Tag: Denise Scott Brown

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta
30-11-2018 2 Comments

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta

In the first work of Formal Eisenman The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, his doctoral thesis, begins as there began Jacobs in The Rise and Fall of Great American Cities, or Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, with a critique to the Modern Movement. It can be said that the alternative pressure of the decade of the 60, they need of any […]

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey
12-11-2018 No Comments

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey

 “We observed that buildings can be designed as gloves that comfortably surround each finger of the hand or as mittens that allow the hands and fingers of different sizes to adjust and move. Some of the most lyrical buildings of the first Modern Movement are gloves, designed so specifically that they can hardly accommodate small changes.” 1 Gloves or mittens, in […]

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta
19-10-2018 No Comments

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta

In 1997, Deborah Berke, Yale’s teacher publishes the text Thoughts on the Everyday inside the book Architecture of the Everyday,1 edited one by Steven Harris and her itself. The text is an allegation against the influence of the media in the architecture, the usurpation of the daily advertising in our lives and for extension, the emergency of architects / brands and […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

“I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the unidirectional criterion […]

The analogous statement of Aldo Rossi | Marcelo Gardinetti
21-11-2016 No Comments

The analogous statement of Aldo Rossi | Marcelo Gardinetti

In the second half of the 20th century, the architectural search of postwar period strains for reaching an alternative offer of the modernity. You appear as Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Braun, Charles Moore and Robert Stern were promoting, in tuning in with the consumer capitalism, a return to the representation and the symbolism suppressed by the modern movement, not to […]

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta
23-05-2016 No Comments

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior. Annotatting the reflections it brings over of the complexity, they are necessary two categories that they send to the idea of the intersubjective thing. In many of the previous texts and surely in future texts, the intersubjective thing is present of underlying form. The idea of intersubjectivity divides of stating the mistake of […]

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the 'luminous' building | Rodrigo Almonacid
29-02-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the ‘luminous’ building | Rodrigo Almonacid

The year 1970 is a point of inflexion in Alejandro de la Sota’s architectural path: on one hand, it loses the contest of Chair of Elements of Composition of the ETSAM, after going as teacher fourteen years at the time, and to have turned into doctor five years before; on the other hand, he does not turn out to be […]

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
22-06-2015 No Comments

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1974 Mariano Bayón interviews an Alejandro of the Jack isolated from the Academy, the margin already of the cultural paraphernalia of the architecture, an environment of the one that is separated voluntarily: “I will write something in a builders’ magazine, for builders” 1. Undoubtedly, the interest of Jack for the questions you will discipline they remove him from a […]

Learning of Las Vegas. The symbolism forgotten the architectural form
23-09-2014 No Comments

Learning of Las Vegas. The symbolism forgotten the architectural form

In 1968, one group of three teachers and several students of the school of architecture of the Yale University they made a trip to Las Vegas in order to carry out a project of investigation on the formal analysis of the architecture of the peculiar city of the State of Nevada. The result would materialize four years later with the […]

Complexity and contradiction in architecture
18-09-2014 No Comments

Complexity and contradiction in architecture

In an attempt of debunking of the “wise persons” presupposed of the architecture socially valued for the decade of 1960, Robert Venturi answered to a series of notions that they had guided to the modern designers of architecture. The experience of the urban landscape formed chaotic by overlapping of elements loaded with symbolism and the checking of which the ideal […]

The ordinary thing, Enrique Walker | Pedro Hernández
09-12-2013 No Comments

The ordinary thing, Enrique Walker | Pedro Hernández

¿Qué es lo Ordinario? Lo banal, lo cotidiano, lo vernácular… aquello existente, que ya está ahí, que forma parte de la realidad pero la arquitectura, como disciplina, ha excluido como caso de estudio. Son los carteles, los aparcamientos, los ascensores…son los elementos rechazados en origen por la arquitectura académica que, al recogerlos, debe cuestionarse a si misma como disciplina, redefiniendo, […]

Learning from the Cuencas
31-10-2013 No Comments

Learning from the Cuencas

The purpose of the research project Aprendiendo de las Cuencas [Learning from the Cuencas] is to offer a new gaze on the cultural landscape of the Cuencas or coal mining areas of central Asturias. To this end, the project aligns itself with some of the key architectural manifestos of recent decades, arising as a result of seminal analyses of places […]

Denise Scott Brown | Congreso Arquine No.14
30-04-2013 One Comment

Denise Scott Brown | Congreso Arquine No.14

Conversation with the arquitecta and urbanista Denise Scott Brown, socia of the study Venturi Scott Brown and Associates and authoress of the book ‘Navy of words’ (Arquine, 2013).

The ordinary thing
02-02-2011 25 Comments

The ordinary thing

This book gathers a series of articles that approach the notion of the ordinary thing in architecture and trace, across the selection of tests, a genealogy of this category in the theory of the architecture throughout last forty years. The expression the ordinary thing constitutes the common denominator of a series of notions that have relation with the appropriation and […]