Tag: Eero Saarinen

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
03-12-2019 No Comments

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

The most varied study on American modernist houses, with the best examples of this popular architectural style worldwide. The Mid-Century Modern (American architectural modernism) is one of the most celebrated architectural styles of all time. Frequently characterized by open spaces, swimming pools, sunken living rooms and masonry fireplaces, this golden stage of architecture and design is especially linked to the […]

Rain of light | Íñigo García Odiaga
18-02-2019 No Comments

Rain of light | Íñigo García Odiaga

Curiously, the most intense memory left in our memory by the Roman Pantheon is that of an absence, the point where matter disappears to lighten the concrete membrane of its dome, where it is more slender. In that zenith, the oculus with its nine meters in diameter, opens the interior space to the sky, allowing the air and also the […]

Spaces in the emptiness | Jorge Gorostiza
17-08-2018 No Comments

Spaces in the emptiness | Jorge Gorostiza

A spaceship of the airline Bread Am (Bread American World Airways) crosses the terrestrial orbit, transports only a passenger and is sleeping, in the support of the seat that has ahead there is a flushed screen, similar to those who have the current planes, is the Doctor Heywood Floyd and course goes to the Space Station V. What can turns […]

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 […]

Black: Architecture in Monochrome
07-12-2017 No Comments

Black: Architecture in Monochrome

An innovative look to the beauty and the showiness of the black architecture throughout thousand years. Black: Architecture in Monochrome is a fascinating study on the intensity, the force and the mysticism of the black color in the world of the construction. The black, which hoards a great cultural and historical importance – already is like a symbol of transgression, […]

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
03-06-2016 No Comments

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

It suits to support the opened well ears. César Pelli should have thought something like that during his stay about Eero Saarinen’s study to the suburbs of Detroit, one of the more fertile offices of architecture about the architects’ training and for that there happened figures as notable as Robert Venturi or Kevin Roche. Counts Pelli that the own Eliel […]

The peanut and the shell | Jorge Meijide
15-04-2016 No Comments

The peanut and the shell | Jorge Meijide

For the poet, in the construction of the necessary image to his occupation, the look is fundamental. The poetry, as the architecture, is a search. “The poetry goes out to the light when she is looked and not when one presents it” says to us Pavese1. Without this search of the poetical image, without this search that the attentive and […]

Architecture-Art (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
25-09-2015 No Comments

Architecture-Art (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Any work of art, it does not import his major or minor relative value, aspires to be kept intact across the time in wait to be a sight, reading, executed, represented. And precisely because of it, to preserve them and to protect them from the step of the years is for what the Museums and the Libraries exist. But with […]

Architecture-Art (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
28-08-2015 No Comments

Architecture-Art (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

He was saying last week that the architecture rides between the utilitarian thing and the poetical thing and that this condition that could call hybrid does that to qualify of artist an architect for the fact of it being turns out to be strange, in spite of that to any writer, poet, musician or painter, bad or mediocre, gives himself […]

Architecture-Art (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
31-07-2015 No Comments

Architecture-Art (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It seems to be completely unnecessary to wonder today if the Architecture is or not an Art, question that was very present in the sixties immediately after the effort of the Marxist sectors to insist on his utilitarian condition qualifying the “artistic” vision as a nineteenth-century diversion. Because already today all the big museums of contemporary art have very active […]

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 […]

Arts & Architecture 1945-49
08-09-2014 No Comments

Arts & Architecture 1945-49

Los mejores años de nuestra vida. O cómo Arts and Architecture sentó las bases de la construcción y la cultura de posguerra Desde fines de la Segunda Guerra Mundial hasta mediados de los sesenta, en la arquitectura americana sucedieron cosas muy excitantes, como el hecho de que los nuevos talentos emergentes se focalizaran en innovadores proyectos de materiales de bajo […]

After Saarinen's fingerprints | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
19-05-2014 No Comments

After Saarinen’s fingerprints | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

Eero Saarinen dedicated a very small part of his career to the topic of the housing, in fact, only he constructed two. In words of one of the most important experts of his work, Antonio Roman Asensio: “the design of the one-family house simply was not fitting with the exercise of the profession as it Saarinen understood”1. In spite of […]

The penalty of Jørn Utzon | Borja Lopez Cotelo
03-03-2014 One Comment

The penalty of Jørn Utzon | Borja Lopez Cotelo

The night of June 20, 1976 it was falling a thin rain on Belgrade. Antonín walked his skinny figure for forty meters that separate the midfield of the penalty spot, placed the ball and moved back to take run. It raised the head. Before him, this Sepp Maier’s bony and fierce face; maybe then he remembered Zdeněk Hruška, that companion […]

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, […]

Good Design Award 2009
18-01-2010 72 Comments

Good Design Award 2009

In 1950 Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Egar Kaufmann, Jr founded prizes Good DesignTM in Chicago to select and emphasize the best designs and products, ideas more innovative, inventions more original and visionaries of all the industrial and graphic fields of design. In 2009, and in spite of the crisis have been received in Chicago Atheneum a record […]