Tag: De Stijl

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo
18-10-2019 No Comments

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo

The chair number 14 emerged from the factory of Michael Thonet in 1859. He did not receive a name, he simply identified with the number 14 according to practical criteria. This fact largely summarizes the revolutionary philosophy that Thonet introduced in the production of furniture. In the mid-nineteenth century the furniture was manufactured by hand. Skilled workers and patients were […]

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo
20-09-2019 No Comments

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo

In 1917 the cartography of the new Europe was drawn to the rhythm of the Allied cannons. Gerrit T. Rietveld, busy in the daily work of his furniture workshop in Utrech, remained oblivious to this reality. He preferred to draw the plans of a new chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld had worked in his father’s workshop since 1900. At twelve he […]

Theories of opened end | Miquel Lacasta
22-04-2019 No Comments

Theories of opened end | Miquel Lacasta

The will of the blog, axonométrica, and of the weekly exercise of reflection brings over of the architecture in his theoretical dimension, is based between other references and inspirations, in what Peter Eisenman develops in his doctoral thesis as Theories debaters of opened end. That is to say, so much the will of the blog, that of the architectural practice that […]

The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-01-2019 No Comments

The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti

In 1928, Theo van Doesburg formulated the most transgressive and consistent review on neoplasticism. The design for the interior rooms of Café Aubette exposes the patterns of elementarism, a representation that progresses the neoplastic idea to a spirited dynamic against the orthodoxy of horizontal and vertical dualism. This decision of Van Doesburg produced a confrontation between the most prolific members […]

The architecture in front of the death of the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa
28-09-2018 One Comment

The architecture in front of the death of the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The artistic forefronts always have looked at the architecture of an ambiguous way. On one hand, the artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, musicians …) they have had always the label hung of chisgarabises, and have sought with zeal to put in his troupe some architect, who seemed to give him venerability to the group or movement that was. (An architect […]

Analogies of total art | Marcelo Gardinetti
03-08-2018 No Comments

Analogies of total art | Marcelo Gardinetti

“There is an old time consciousness, and there is a new one. The first attends to individualism. The new tends toward the universal”. Manifiesto De Stijl, 1918 The compositional similarities between the pictorial work Tableau I by Piet Mondrian in 1920 and the design of the street elevation of the De Unie café by J.J.P. Oud of 1924, respond to […]

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel
04-09-2017 No Comments

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel

1. The world in the one that developed the history of the Bauhaus was very different from the current one, though his influence in the art, the design and the architecture is recognized still in a very clear way. El mundo en el que se desarrolló la historia de la Bauhaus era muy distinto al actual, aunque su influencia en […]

The creative inflexion | Marcelo Gardinetti
04-01-2016 No Comments

The creative inflexion | Marcelo Gardinetti

A characteristic of the work of Le Corbusier is the univocal identity that presents his work. Still in spite of the permanent way changes of his statement, always it is possible to recognize the outline that does of his designs the support of the only event. In this process, one of the most significant evolutions took place in incipient moments […]

Director´s Office of the Oud-Mathenesse Neighborhood | Marcelo Gardinetti
21-09-2015 No Comments

Director´s Office of the Oud-Mathenesse Neighborhood | Marcelo Gardinetti

When Johanes Jacobus Pieter Oud is nominated an architect of the city of Rotterdam in first 1918, one of his aims it was to plan an important quantity of urban interventions, promoting the construction of numerous neighborhoods with the aim to relieve the deficit of housings. The first intervention of the urban development plan that public does is the design […]

The municipal architect | José Ramón Hernández Correa
11-05-2015 2 Comments

The municipal architect | José Ramón Hernández Correa

If there is an architect tied to a city, and, furthermore, if there is an architect tied to the urban development development of a city, this it is Willem Marinus Dudok to Hilversum. Dudok was born in Ámsterdam in 1884, and at the age of sixteen it initiated his military career. It was destined for the colonies of Indonesia, and to […]

The architecture of the essence: L. Barragán (1902-88) and A. de la Sota (1913-96)
17-10-2013 No Comments

The architecture of the essence: L. Barragán (1902-88) and A. de la Sota (1913-96)

The cycle of conferences Project + Investigation 3 he proposes an approximation to one of the logical processes of the ideación, to his systematizing and transmission by means of the analysis of the works of two of the relating architects of the 20th century in the use of the essential method: Luis Barragán and Alejandro de la Sota. Both architects, […]

Projecting in architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
26-07-2013 2 Comments

Projecting in architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

When listening to professors and students speak on the meaning of our career and the “methods of design of avant-garde”, consider that they leave  several empty that desmerecen our profession and that interests me manifest in this essay. It is true that a genius as Le Corbusier can have said that the architecture is: “the wise game, correct, glorious of […]

Netherlands · Rietveld-Schroeder House
08-07-2013 No Comments

Netherlands · Rietveld-Schroeder House

The house Rietveld Schröder (in Dutch: Rietveld Schröderhuis) (also known as the House Schröder) placed in Utrecht (Netherlands) was constructed in 1924 by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in collaboration with Ms Truus Schröder-Schrader, who entrusted the project for what it was his residence, and that of his three children, up to his death in 1985. The principal requirement was […]

Absent manifests | bRijUNi
07-06-2013 5 Comments

Absent manifests | bRijUNi

In the year 2007 the magazine Icon, to celebrate his number 50, entrusts 50 manifests to some other artists, designers, town planners and architects between whom we can mention to Rem Koolhaas, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid or Steven Holl. His publishing house, which was beginning with the judgment: “The age of the manifest has ended”, it ended up by claiming […]

At the edge of the critique · Session 2: Absent manifests
26-04-2013 No Comments

At the edge of the critique · Session 2: Absent manifests

“…all the historians of the art of traditional orientation, he suffers a trend to value excessively the effect of the books and the theories for the royal creation of the art and the architecture…” Sybil Moholy-Nagy about Reyner Banham The first half of the 20th century was a period where the manifests proliferated in a horizon of historical and social […]

Luis Seoane. Murals
30-10-2012 2 Comments

Luis Seoane. Murals

Luis Seoane’s wall work constitutes an essential part of his production, not only for the artistic quality and the beauty of the pieces realized by the artist in public and particular buildings throughout approximately two decades, but for the fundamental paper that the practice of the muralismo supposed in the later evolution of his painting. Known on one hand importantly […]

Constructing Utopias: from De Stijl to New Bauhaus
30-11-2011 2 Comments

Constructing Utopias: from De Stijl to New Bauhaus

Las utopías no sólo carecen de lugar sino de imágenes concretas. A pesar del esfuerzo realizado por Hans Holbein en el siglo XVI para ofrecer una imagen de la isla ideada por Tomás Moro, no ha sido posible generar una iconografía específicamente utópica. Esto se debe, tal vez, a que la utopía es una idea abstracta basada en el orden […]