Tag: desarrollo urbano

Urban discrimination | Aldo G. Facho Dede
13-09-2019 No Comments

Urban discrimination | Aldo G. Facho Dede

According to the UN, violence is a form of discrimination that inhibits the ability to enjoy equal rights and freedoms. Although gender violence, given the alarming figures, is one of the most visible issues today, there are other types of acts that affect and endanger our lives every day, and whose scale of responsibility exceeds that of a particular subject. […]

La Gran Vía de Madrid. Breve biografía crítica de una gran calle (VI) | Antón Capitel
02-09-2019 No Comments

La Gran Vía de Madrid. Breve biografía crítica de una gran calle (VI) | Antón Capitel

El edificio Madrid-París ocupa con especial atractivo una posición intermedia del tramo segundo y horizontal de la Gran Vía, en la acera Sur, o de los números pares. La singularidad del edificio procede sobre todo de haber sido primero un edificio más bajo (de 7 alturas más unos torreones en las esquinas) y de haber sido, más adelante, prácticamente duplicado, […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (V) | Antón Capitel
26-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (V) | Antón Capitel

The third section, descendant, as if referring to the most hurried new times, was made as we said from the thirties to the fifties; that is, leaving the terrible civil war behind. The Gran Vía, unfinished, contemplated and suffered the bombings of the Franco military from the Casa de Campo, and those of German aircraft, and the Telefonica building, still […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (IV) | Antón Capitel
19-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (IV) | Antón Capitel

At the end of the second section and beginning of the third there was a high-interest spatial and formal episode, the Plaza del Callao, which can also be considered as a “fourth act” of the total “theater” that Gran Vía supposes. Or if you prefer, and because of its uniqueness, a theater of your own. An intense and independent scene, […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (III) | Antón Capitel
12-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (III) | Antón Capitel

El segundo tramo (o segundo “acto” del “teatro”), de la red de San Luis a la Plaza del Callao, contaba con una notable ventaja, la condición horizontal y recta, lo que hizo que su imagen urbana sea la mejor, y en la que puede imponerse más el propio espacio urbano vacío como tal, sin que sea demasiado necesaria la relativa […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (II) | Antón Capitel
05-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (II) | Antón Capitel

El primer tramo de la Gran Vía, que asciende –dando con ello una cierta sensación de fatiga, como si se rememorara la dificultad que se tuvo para iniciarla-, comienza con el gran edificio singular que fue el de la Unión y El Fénix (Alcalá 39, arqtos. Jules y Raymond Fevrier, 1905-10, hoy “Metrópolis” y anterior, en realidad, a la avenida), […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (I) | Antón Capitel
29-07-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (I) | Antón Capitel

Madrid nació en el oeste de lo que hoy es el casco antiguo, justamente en el lugar del palacio, en el mismo borde de la cresta militar sobre el río Manzanares. Y se extendió hacia unos terrenos de accidentada topografía, lo que provocó desde el principio su irregularidad planimétrica, agravada también por la complicada configuración del trazado de los caminos y […]

The bollards, my father and the Norwegians | José Ramón Hernández Correa
08-07-2019 One Comment

The bollards, my father and the Norwegians | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few years ago my father was walking along his neighborhood. It had rained and the soil was wet. One slipped and fell with so bad luck that his chest found in the fall a metallic bollard that broke a rib and bruised him a lung. The rib knit soon and the pulmonary injury was not very serious, but now, […]

Worker holidays. Tourism infrastructure in socialist countries | Jelena Prokopljević
01-07-2019 No Comments

Worker holidays. Tourism infrastructure in socialist countries | Jelena Prokopljević

Like the right to work, the 8-hour day and two days of weekly rest, the socialist working class had a number of days off for annual rest. The number of days depended on the type of work they performed, their difficulty or danger to health, the level of responsibility of the worker within their unit of work or their position […]

Nikolai Ladovsky: the house-commune and the psychoanalytic method of teaching architecture | Jelena Prokopljević
04-03-2019 No Comments

Nikolai Ladovsky: the house-commune and the psychoanalytic method of teaching architecture | Jelena Prokopljević

Housing was one of the great themes of architectural research since the early post-revolutionary years in the Soviet Union. The house commune was being drawn as one of the best solutions and developed in two directions: the reorganization of existing homes and building new ones. The first option comprehended the subdivision of expropriated houses and the new division of the […]

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age
29-01-2019 No Comments

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Where will I live in fifty years? What are the advantages and disadvantages of residing in a city? How will cities change and evolve in that time and how should planners prepare for that evolution? For all those who are interested in these issues, whether students, academics, professionals or readers in general, Phaidon’s new book, Shaping Cities in an Urban […]

Pyramiden, the Soviet city in the Arctic | Jelena Prokopljević
26-11-2018 No Comments

Pyramiden, the Soviet city in the Arctic | Jelena Prokopljević

Pyramiden was a Norwegian mining settlement located on Spitzbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, about 1000 kilometers from the north pole and as many from the Norwegian coast. The Russians, in fact, prefer to call the whole archipelago with the name Spitzbergen, neutral and not Scandinavian, claiming that the discoverers of the islands around the twelfth century were […]

Londres, the biggest capital of Europe | Antón Capitel
08-10-2018 No Comments

Londres, the biggest capital of Europe | Antón Capitel

London had a double birth. On the one hand, there was London proper, what is now known as the City, the city of the merchants and the bourgeoisie, and the city also of the Cathedral, of the bishop. This was the first and most important population, which was not the seat of government, but of commerce, and which had and […]

Illegal city | Aldo G. Facho Dede
11-06-2018 No Comments

Illegal city | Aldo G. Facho Dede

According to the census of 2007, the last one about which we know proved, near 50 % of the of Lima population marginal (BUM),1 lives in neighborhoods urban which are defined as those urban cores that present levels of monetary poverty, and they lack services of infrastructure and equipment (MVCS 2012).2 Though the great growth of this type of developments was […]

For what better quality of urban life? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
01-06-2018 No Comments

For what better quality of urban life? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

We tend not to think about the city, or in other words, not to think about the city, but in terms of gratification or conflict. The city pleases us, welcomes us, stimulates us, or the city rejects us, is negative, closes our sensibility. That is why we are able to see in it, on the one hand the bright or […]

III Concurso Internacional de Ideas para estudiantes y jóvenes arquitectos y arquitectas
08-05-2018 No Comments

III Concurso Internacional de Ideas para estudiantes y jóvenes arquitectos y arquitectas

“A new civic development in Langaran-Otxarkoaga Street, Bilbao.” International Idea Competition for students and young architects. BIA Urban Regeneration Forum 2018 has announced the III International Idea Competition for students and young architects, encouraging urban regeneration from a social point of view. Under the title “A new civic development for Langaran-Otxarkoaga Street, Bilbao: the transformation of consolidated buildings”, the contest […]

El mito de la Castellana, una utopía contemporánea | Antón Capitel
07-05-2018 No Comments

El mito de la Castellana, una utopía contemporánea | Antón Capitel

La Castellana es el gesto urbano más importante de Madrid, un poderosísimo rasgo metropolitano que pocas ciudades tienen. Afortunado fue el momento inicial en que se urbanizó la vaguada del Prado de San Jerónimo y se convirtió en un Paseo (finales del siglo XVIII), y afortunada también la decisión de que, acompañando la cuadrícula del ensanche y siguiendo la vaguada, […]

The future of "Las Palmas" | Aldo G. Facho Dede
09-04-2018 No Comments

The future of “Las Palmas” | Aldo G. Facho Dede

The visit of the Pope has left several topics us to think, one of them is the role that must fulfill the “Las Palmas” air base in the Lima of the 21st century. Good is known, Lima has doubled in inhabitants and surface in the last forty years, and this growth has not had like correlato a model of planning […]

What is the urbanism feminist? By Col·lectiu Punt 6
15-03-2018 No Comments

What is the urbanism feminist? By Col·lectiu Punt 6

Incorporating in the planning and the urban design the needs and experiences of all the persons, visibilizando the daily life of the women (from his different realities) that traditionally has not been born in mind. – Script: Col·lectiu Punt 6. – Audio-visual accomplishment: Carme Gomila by Cooperativa de Tècniques. – Film crew: Carme Gomila and Susanna González. – Assembly and composition: Carme Gomila […]

Planning the well-being | Aldo G. Facho Dede
20-11-2017 No Comments

Planning the well-being | Aldo G. Facho Dede

On Town planning, Green Rio and the baipases. From the origin of the times, the cities have been intense spaces of exchange, where the men have sought to construct a major degree of well-being, understood by Aristotle as the “better good”. The evolution in his mechanisms of government and regulation has to see with the constant exploration of forms of […]

Lima has future | Aldo G. Facho Dede
20-10-2017 No Comments

Lima has future | Aldo G. Facho Dede

On January 18 we remember one more anniversary of the Iberian foundation of our city, opportune event to do a pause and to think about his projection for the year that we begin, and towards two transcendental events, since they are the Pan-American Games and the Bicentenary of our Independence. In the last two years we have lived through the […]

Chiclayo, the great square of the north  | Aldo G. Facho Dede
11-09-2017 No Comments

Chiclayo, the great square of the north | Aldo G. Facho Dede

When they ask me why it does more than six years I travel to dictate classes to Chiclayo, answer that it is because I think that the future of our country is in cities as this one, commercial nodes and of services, which articulate the production of different peoples and cities with the big centers of distribution on a national […]

Piura's plagues | Aldo G. Facho Dede
24-07-2017 No Comments

Piura’s plagues | Aldo G. Facho Dede

Thanks to the Former Testament we could have found out on the succession of plagues that it suffered the Egyptian village towards 13th century B.C. On this topic paths have been realized investigations to be able to explain from the science what is presumed like of divine origin, there being coincidence in indicating a series of physical and climatic disorders […]

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza
14-07-2017 No Comments

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza

The cities, in spite of all his blemishes and disadvantages, are the most original, creation notable and typical of the human beings. It does not fit the minor doubt that today the life of our species on this planet might not understand without these built-up environments where we develop our lives. The populations are like the alive organisms: they are […]

Documentary "The scale humanizes"
11-07-2017 No Comments

Documentary “The scale humanizes”

If for many years the cities have been seen only as an environment destined to favor the growth of projects and companies, and consistently they have been designed to prioritize the use of the car, in the last times new voices have come claiming what for the citizenship began to be already a need, to possess designed cities, designed and […]

50 Urban Blocks
29-06-2017 No Comments

50 Urban Blocks

50 Urban Blocks is the first in a collection of designing cards aimed to simplify architectural design. This first set of cards contains 50 new examples of how to design a block, how to organize space and ultimately how to build the city. Each 13 x 8 cm double-sided card proposes a possible urban form including measurements and data on […]

San Juan Ostuncalco Health Center | Arquitectura Sin Fronteras España
28-12-2016 No Comments

San Juan Ostuncalco Health Center | Arquitectura Sin Fronteras España

The project of extension of the San Juan Ostuncalco Health Center is included inside the work of cooperation that Architecture Without Borders carries out from the year 1997 in Guatemala. The aim of the project is to clear the saturated center of municipal health, where the situation of accumulation and the bad quality of the spaces the minors and the […]

The imaginary city
13-12-2016 No Comments

The imaginary city

The imaginary city. The decades of civil Spanish postwar period do not treat each other about a dead past, it is a question rather of a vision of the present. An inventory of indications probably they us can reveal what has happened. To re-compose the pieces, contextualizar the political and social reality that was living through the country, to be […]

Louis Kahn's words | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
07-12-2015 2 Comments

Louis Kahn’s words | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I remember a conversation with Louis I. Kahn (1902-1974) in his office, 45 years ago. I took notes in a notebook that I preserve and in which the teacher planned a few minuscule sketches that I hoard. Did I mention that Kahn had a way of expressing very particularly? It was doing in certain way linguistic philosophy, was exploring the […]