Tag: Eduardo Torroja

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 […]

Second opportunities | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
18-06-2018 No Comments

Second opportunities | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

In 1961, just two years after the reconstruction of the Pavilion of the Hexagons in Madrid’s Casa de Campo, there was another surprising breakthrough in the Spanish capital: the arrival of the pavilion that the Duchy of Luxembourg had built at the Brussels World Expo of 1958. “Offered in advantageous conditions”,1 they affirmed the chronicles of the time. Few now […]

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 eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel
22-01-2018 No Comments

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel

It can be said, without too many exaggeration, that any architecture is eclectic, and can be added also that so often reside in this condition the most important bases of his own quality. But has to be admitted equally that there are occasions, and periods, in that the above mentioned eclecticism is in the foundation itself of the architectural products […]

The trade of the structures consultant (IV) | Juan Carlos Arroyo
27-11-2017 No Comments

The trade of the structures consultant (IV) | Juan Carlos Arroyo

It is not the same thing 8 that 80; but 227 yes it is the same thing that 222. “The verbal precision is one of my major worries and the numerical precision is one of my minor worries.” As teacher and engineer much worries the precision. And it is necessary to be necessary from two points of view, from a […]

Carlos Arniches and Martín Domínguez. The Architecture and the Life
03-10-2017 No Comments

Carlos Arniches and Martín Domínguez. The Architecture and the Life

The sample produced by the ICO Foundation, crosses the vital and professional path of one of the architects’ more creative companies of the 20th century in Spain, members of the generation of 25. The Museum ICO presents from next October 4 the exhibition: Carlos Arniches and Martín Domínguez “The Architecture and the Life”.. The sample produced by the Foundation ICO, crosses […]

The trade of the structures consultant (III) | Juan Carlos Arroyo
28-08-2017 No Comments

The trade of the structures consultant (III) | Juan Carlos Arroyo

Does how much weigh his building? We all think that our profession is many responsibility. The consultants of structures also … why not! The professionals we have a responsibility on the result and therefore we must know what has to give, before doing the work. We have to have this fusible alert in order that if it works out slightly […]

The trade of the structures consultant (II) | Juan Carlos Arroyo
08-05-2017 No Comments

The trade of the structures consultant (II) | Juan Carlos Arroyo

Una buena estructura es como un buen equipo. Escribiendo el anterior post sobre el oficio de consultor de estructuras ha surgido el nombre de varios personajes insignes y uno de ellos, español, que, en mi opinión, es el paradigma del concepto estructural; no en vano escribió Razón y ser de los tipos estructurales, un libro de estructuras que no contiene fórmula […]

The trade of the structures consultant (I) | Juan Carlos Arroyo
20-02-2017 No Comments

The trade of the structures consultant (I) | Juan Carlos Arroyo

Can you do the pine with the arms opened 45º? For years I formulated (for me itself) the secret of “having trade”, something that a good shopkeeper must have, a good doctor, a good taxi driver, a good engineer and a good architect. The trade consists of three ingredients, the deep knowledge of the concept, the order of magnitude and […]

Monuments of concrete | Íñigo García Odiaga
16-12-2013 No Comments

Monuments of concrete | Íñigo García Odiaga

The first half of the 20th century supposed the accession of the reinforced concrete as the new material of the architecture. His structural capacity opened the way for the inventiveness in the sense of the utilization of big structures of concrete for building public. Still today this generation of architects and engineers who experimented with new forms derived from the […]

Informes de Construcción [379 documents]
03-05-2012 No Comments

Informes de Construcción [379 documents]

Founded the year 1948 on the Technical Institute of the Construction and of the Cement, Informes de la Construcción is a scientific publication with quarterly periodicity. It treats topics of architecture, engineering, public works, environment, facilities, rehabilitation, constructive systems, technologies of tests, ensued from investigations of components and systems of the building, etc. The magazine is directed architects, engineers, construction companies, […]

Ildefonso Sánchez del Río Pisón. El ingenio de un legado
19-03-2012 31 Comments

Ildefonso Sánchez del Río Pisón. El ingenio de un legado

The success obtained with the exhibition and the book dedicated on the occasion of his centenary, ‘ The conquest of the slenderness ‘, has allowed to Félix Candela the Foundation Juanelo Turriano the accomplishment of a project for a long time dear: to remember, studies and to spread the figure of the engineer Ildefonso Sanchez of the Rio Rammer, contemporary […]

Remembering Manuel Ángel Ganoza | Fernando Freire Forga
13-10-2011 61 Comments

Remembering Manuel Ángel Ganoza | Fernando Freire Forga

El arquitecto Manuel Ángel Ganoza Plaza nació en Trujillo – Perú el 01 de Octubre de 1930. Los estudios primarios y secundarios los realizó en la ciudad de Trujillo y Lima respectivamente. Entre los años de 1950 y 1954, estudió la carrera de Arquitectura en la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería en Lima, obteniendo luego el título de Ingeniero-Arquitecto en Enero […]

The lost architectures: Frontones | Eduardo Torroja+Secundino Zuazo
28-06-2009 29 Comments

The lost architectures: Frontones | Eduardo Torroja+Secundino Zuazo

Of the maintenance of the architectural heritage of the cities occupy  the institutions created for the case and the architects that elaborate the peritaje technical that serves of base for the protection and care of the works to protect. Many times, too many times, occurs that those low whose protect find  the buildings and constructions to preserve, do the fat […]