Tag: editorial Gustavo Gili

Ecological urban planning in Latin America
22-10-2019 No Comments

Ecological urban planning in Latin America

Mohsen Mostafavi, Gareth Doherty, Marina Correia, Ana María Durán Calisto and Luis Valenzuela (eds.) “Ecological urbanism is an initiative of the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University that understands the project as a synthesis capable of connecting ecology and urbanism. The initiative tries to reveal imaginative and practical methods to address climate change and sustainability in the urban environment, understanding […]

How much house do we need? Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cottage
10-09-2019 No Comments

How much house do we need? Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cottage

The space we inhabit, reduced to a minimum, has been a source of fascination and experimentation throughout history. Henry David Thoreau lived in his forest hut in Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847. Le Corbusier built in 1952 for him and his wife the famous Cabanon of the Côte d’Azur. Inspired by these experiences, Urs Peter Flueckiger and his students […]

Premio Peña Ganchegui 2019
02-04-2019 No Comments

Premio Peña Ganchegui 2019

Cuando se cumplen diez años de la muerte del arquitecto Luis Peña Ganchegui, se convoca la segunda edición del galardón que lleva su nombre, dirigido a la joven arquitectura vasca y dotado con una retribución de 6.000 € en metálico. De carácter bienal, el premio fue creado en 2017 por el Departamento de Medio Ambiente, Planificación Territorial y Vivienda del […]

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta
10-08-2018 No Comments

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta

Atmosphere and climate. In one of his writings, Olafur Eliasson speaks about the atmospheric time.1 In the introduction to the above-mentioned text, The Museums are Radical, Eliasson develops a small statement of the interaction between time and energy. I do not know exactly why it has turned into artist of head-board of many architects, but it is necessary to admit […]

Deceitful transparencies Observations and reflections provoked by a visit to the house Farnsworth
27-04-2017 No Comments

Deceitful transparencies Observations and reflections provoked by a visit to the house Farnsworth

The work of the architects Herzog and of Meuron is for all known and it has been widely published in numerous monographs and magazines. Nevertheless, rarely the architects have shown themselves with the writing. Deceitful transparencies it is the first book of test written by the Swiss architects, who, after a visit to the house Farnsworth of Mies van der […]

Conversations with Enric Miralles
25-10-2016 No Comments

Conversations with Enric Miralles

Enric Miralles (1955-2000) is considered to be one of the figures key to understand the Spanish recent architecture and many of the topics appellants who today manage in the architectural contemporary practice and the theory. This book gathers a conversation, unpublished till now, that the Barcelonian architect supported with Enrique Walker in 1999 immediately after a writing of the own […]

Theories and history of the contemporary city
14-07-2016 No Comments

Theories and history of the contemporary city

The contemporary city is an uncertain creature. His condition of sumatorio of social and economic, cultural and political, temporary and spatial variables turns her into a multiple puff-pastry difficult to apprehend. Infinity of theories and histories they go decades trying it, from what it has derived a doctrinaire equally vast and complex corpus. The aim of this book is to […]

Design and visual communication. Contribution to a methodology proyectual
09-06-2016 No Comments

Design and visual communication. Contribution to a methodology proyectual

What is a good design? Slightly beautiful or slightly suitable? This book compiles 50 lessons that Bruno Munari gave in the decade of the sixties in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts of Cambridge (Massachusetts). They were years of rapid transformations for the graphical design, which scarcely had started being professionalized and already having to approach fundamental questions as […]

Inhabiting
10-03-2016 One Comment

Inhabiting

This book gathers five tests on the idea of living of the architect and critical Finn Juhani Pallasmaa. Of the look fenomenológica that appears in the first one and more extensive article, “Identity, intimacy and domicile” (1994), up to the meaning of the experience of the time in the empirical human reality of “Inhabiting the time” (2015), the set not […]

Four horizons. A visit to Ronchamp's chapel of Le Corbusier
14-01-2016 No Comments

Four horizons. A visit to Ronchamp’s chapel of Le Corbusier

This book gathers the conversations supported between John Berger, John Christie, sister Lucia Kuppens and sister Telchilde Hinckley after Le Corbusier visiting in 2009 Ronchamp’s chapel. In this trip of peregrinaje spiritual and architectural, the dialogs show as a live honoring to the chapel and to his architect. Four visitors come to Notre-Dame-du-Haute from very different paths, four looks that […]

Pilot floors. Domestic experimental cells
01-09-2015 No Comments

Pilot floors. Domestic experimental cells

‘Pilot floors he gathers a selection of domestic cells in the collective housing that they are born of an innovative and experimental will. Often Utopian or visionary and with zeal to answer to new forms of life, these domestic cells question the present and try to foresee the future. This book presents a summary of examples of the whole world […]

Carme Pinós. Architectures
19-03-2015 No Comments

Carme Pinós. Architectures

This book is not alone the most complete anthology of Carme Pinós’s work, but a tour of almost two decades for the topics and the worries appellants who have marked the work of the study of this Barcelonian arquitecta. Across an elegant selection of the works and the most significant projects of the study, of the critical contributions of Peter […]

The Architect Says. Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom
10-03-2015 No Comments

The Architect Says. Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

If there is something that the architects like more that to project, it is to speak about architecture. Already be on his inspiration, his knowledge or counting some witty anecdote, the architects need to communicate imperatively his work. The Architect Says is a compendium of appointments of more than hundred key architects of the history of the architecture that Oscar Niemeyer […]

A graphical system for the covers of books. Towards a language of parameters
23-12-2014 No Comments

A graphical system for the covers of books. Towards a language of parameters

A graphical message is not a spontaneous product that appears for inspiration, with a finished and complete form, in the mind of his author. Any graphical message answers to a process of reflection, strategy and capture of decisions that it affects so much to the meaning that wants to be transmitted like to the way of expressing it visually. In […]

The room. Beyond the room of being
09-12-2014 No Comments

The room. Beyond the room of being

It is habitual that in the books of theory and it tells the history of the architecture of the housings turn out to be represented only for his rooms of being, leaving of side the rest of rooms. It seemed that, in spite of his major number, the bedroom did not have any transcendency in a housing. Simply it is […]

Rem Koolhaas. Conversations with Hans Ulrich Obrist
11-11-2014 No Comments

Rem Koolhaas. Conversations with Hans Ulrich Obrist

This book compiles six interviews that Hans Ulrich Obrist has come supporting with Rem Koolhaas on the most recent topics treated by OMA and I LOVE. In them not only it is composed in a dialogue on the path and the thought of Rem Koolhaas, but there are approached his last Asian works, the public library of Seattle, the House […]

Oneiric paths of Singapore. Portrait of a metropolis potemkin ... or thirty years of table it levels
23-10-2014 No Comments

Oneiric paths of Singapore. Portrait of a metropolis potemkin … or thirty years of table it levels

Placed almost in the antipodes of the scene that gave origin to the modern project, Singapore is raised surprisingly as triumphant leader of the strategy of the modern housing. Probably as the confluence with the Asian authoritarianism and the mentality, this island and city – condition of the Southeast Asia he has adopted without scruples the program mecanicista and racionalist […]

Delirious of New York. A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
16-10-2014 No Comments

Delirious of New York. A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Manhattan is the scene where there is represented the last act of the western civilization. With the population explosion and the invasion of the new technologies, Manhattan has turned, from the middle of the XIXth century, into the laboratory of a new culture, that of the congestion; a mythical island where real makes the unconscious group of a new metropolitan […]

About of the city
14-10-2014 No Comments

About of the city

Rem Koolhaas is one of the big thinkers and contemporary debaters it brings over of the city. Since in 1978 his fundamental text was publishing Delirium of New York, the Dutch architect has been catapulted as one of the voices most listened at the moment of approaching the reflection concerning the contemporary city. His contributions have centred on the study […]

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 […]

Begining to lose. An analysis of the deterioration
11-09-2014 No Comments

Begining to lose. An analysis of the deterioration

We live of backs to the degradation and the tailing. In a world where the consumerism governs our lives, paradoxically we ignore the decadence, as if the garbage and the deterioration were not forming a part intrinsic of the society and of the life same. In this book, Kevin Lynch puts the area of attention on this question and offers […]

Reading is to breathe, is to develop. Olafur Eliasson's writings
08-08-2014 No Comments

Reading is to breathe, is to develop. Olafur Eliasson’s writings

Reading is to breathe, is to develop is the first publication that gathers Olafur Eliasson’s texts written up to the date. Across twenty-four brief tests and of the evocativas images of some of his works, the Danish artist of Icelandic origin presents the topics more appellants of his artistic path and invites us to think about his complex aesthetic and […]

Jørn Utzon. Conversations and other writings
05-08-2014 No Comments

Jørn Utzon. Conversations and other writings

“The human beings experience his environments in different degrees. If one takes an extreme sensibility as the incident of the light and of the shades, as the color and as the space that him makes a detour, then it has the innate qualities of an architect and an artist. If one not only is receptive, but also it has a […]

Conversations with Mies van der Rohe. American certainties
01-08-2014 No Comments

Conversations with Mies van der Rohe. American certainties

“When we begin a project we do not think about the form, think about the correct way of using the materials; later we accept the result. When we work we allow that the big ideas should remain in the air. We do not want that they go down. Often we are surprised with the result. I compile the facts, all […]

Alejandro de la Sota. Writings, conversations, conferences
25-07-2014 No Comments

Alejandro de la Sota. Writings, conversations, conferences

The work of the architect Alejandro de la Sota (Pontevedra, 1913 – Madrid, 1996) has been spread profusely so much in Spain as abroad and his influence has been left to feel in several generations of Spanish contemporary architects. In spite of the attention that has lent to his work, the same thing has not happened with his texts. This […]

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Seeing is everything. Interviews and conversations 1951-1998
22-07-2014 No Comments

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Seeing is everything. Interviews and conversations 1951-1998

There are scanty the written reflections that Henri Cartier-Bresson bequeathed on his own photographic practice and surely it was in the interviews that it granted along his career where the French artist proved to be more generous in words and demonstrated his more alive thought on the photography. This book assembles twelve of these conversations that show to an exciting […]

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Photography of the native
18-07-2014 No Comments

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Photography of the native

Considered as one of the most influential photographers of our time, Henri Cartier-Bresson raised the practice of the snap shotting to the category of art to discipline. Critic and penetrating observer, his writings brings over of the theory and the practice of the photography they have exercised a fundamental influence in the contemporary photographers. Coming out in photographs of the […]

Housing in Barceloneta | Aldo G. Facho Dede
30-06-2014 One Comment

Housing in Barceloneta | Aldo G. Facho Dede

I knew Coderch with this building, it was for finishing the career and an architect friend me “presented” it in a book that I could not have obtained. It impressed me for the complexity of the plant that in the first look is opposed to the clarity of the fronts. I it re-drew several times and tried to take her […]

The classic language of the architecture. From L.B. Alberti to Le Corbusier
13-06-2014 No Comments

The classic language of the architecture. From L.B. Alberti to Le Corbusier

The classic architecture is a visual language and, as any other language, has his own grammatical procedure. With this premise of item, John Summerson introduces us in the foundations and the origins of the classic architecture and, by means of a historical tour, reveals the classic substratum that one hides in the architecture from the ancient times up to the […]