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Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles 1972
05-12-2019 No Comments

Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles 1972

El crítico de arquitectura Reyner Banham explora Los Ángeles en este documental de la BBC de 1972. Incluyendo un paseo por Tiny Naylors con Ed Ruscha y Mike Salisbury.  Es un documental encargado por la BBC en 1972 para popularizar su libro sobre la ciudad, lanzado un año antes. Reyner Banham hace una lectura de Los Angeles, en California, donde aparecen los […]

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 […]

California Crazy. American Pop Architecture
21-06-2018 No Comments

California Crazy. American Pop Architecture

“Combine a free-thinking population with the desire to reinvent itself and you’ll get the perfect breeding ground for the sweeping and the amazing to thrive”. Jim Heimann At the dawn of the automobile era, the passion of Americans for travel gave rise to a new wave of imaginative entrepreneurs who catered to the needs of this new means of transport. […]

Twentysix (Abandoned) Gasoline Stations
29-05-2018 No Comments

Twentysix (Abandoned) Gasoline Stations

Iñaki Bergera discovered on a trip along the West Coast of the United States a desolate landscape, apparently barren, that exuded beauty. The beauty of everyday life His narrative purity. Service stations that, dismantled at the beginning of the 90s, gave way to the services of the multinationals. Abandoned gas stations. Ruined. Blurred icons but living witnesses of a time […]

Admiral House | Molina Designs + L.A Green Designs
14-03-2018 No Comments

Admiral House | Molina Designs + L.A Green Designs

The project is located in the city of Los Angeles to a few Venice Beach’s miles, in a sector where in the last decade he presents a great growth due to his privileged location of Pacific Ocean and the downtown are between the sector of the coast of the ocean. The area where the project is located is a traditional […]

The XXVIth Works CEMEX Award 2017
04-04-2017 No Comments

The XXVIth Works CEMEX Award 2017

From the last March 29 until the next April 21 there is opened the term of presentation of candidacies of the works that will represent to Spain in the XXVI Works CEMEX Prize 2017. The award recognizes the best constructive practices and to his creators in the world across five categories: residential housing, economic housing, building, collective space, and infrastructure. […]

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 […]

RE: The Shakers… Resonances | Xosé Suárez
30-09-2016 No Comments

RE: The Shakers… Resonances | Xosé Suárez

STUDIO GORM, in his series Peg (Peg + Wood Peg) gathers two of the principal characteristics of the tradition Shaker: The first one consists of the union of the pieces of wood for assembly without using accessories; that derives from the form of life of these communities, where there were in use only the materials which they were having in […]

New York Times | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
15-08-2016 36 Comments

New York Times | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

In spite of that his production suffers from the excess and it him had come well to have only 10 % of the works that it accumulates in his career, I believe that Renzo Piano (1937) is an architect who has produced some of the best buildings of these times in which so many wrong things are asked him to […]

The Shakers…| Elías Cueto
29-07-2016 No Comments

The Shakers…| Elías Cueto

In the middle of the 18th century and Ann Lees’s slant, the Shakers are constituted by the first time as a Protestant community split of the Quákeros. The essential beginning of this group is the celibacy, the equality between sexes, the community of goods and the confession. To measured of the 19th century they are the most widespread Utopian community […]

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel
22-07-2016 43 Comments

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel

Oíza Finished the career of architecture in the year 1946 and thanks to his excellent academic file cost  of a scholarship to do a trip of intense learning by the United States between October of 1947 and November of 1948. It was a period of absolute renewal in the world. After the agotadora second world-wide war, the main teachers and […]

From the nuclear city to the Eco-city | Íñigo García Odiaga
30-10-2015 40 Comments

From the nuclear city to the Eco-city | Íñigo García Odiaga

It seems that the construction of a city ex–novo, from zero it is an exposition that it has to see with the antiquity, but actually it is a phenomenon that taking to this him I finish even at present. To construct a new city, where before there was nothing he carries a titanic exposition and of maximum importance, for what […]

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 […]

Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
13-10-2014 No Comments

Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«The inhabitants of Chicago, who did not like the house Robie, that they were feeling offended by the innovation of his aspect and his long and widespread horizontal lines, tried to ridicule her comparing it with a steam ship the same as the critics were going to say hereinafter of Him Corbusier on his buildings. Without knowing it, they were […]

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 […]

Mies Van Der Rohe´s work
24-07-2014 No Comments

Mies Van Der Rohe´s work

Documentary video of the architect Mies Van der Rohe and his works of close conditions.

Josep Renau. American Way of Life. PHE 14
12-06-2014 No Comments

Josep Renau. American Way of Life. PHE 14

The Valencian artist Josep Renau (1907–1982) was a remarkable exponent of the photomontage technique. His links with the Communist Party, dating back to 1931, together with his political views and the influence of art movements such as Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, led him to the conviction that art should be used as a revolutionary weapon. After the Spanish Civil War, […]

A Question of Qualities
01-11-2013 No Comments

A Question of Qualities

A Question of Qualities is a collection of eleven articles and short essays from American critic Jeffrey Kipnis (1951) on some of the most renowned architects today. The texts, written between 1990 and 2008, but not presented chronologically, address -and overflow- key aspects of current architecture. For many people, the name of Jeffrey Kipnis remains associated with Peter Eisenman and […]

«The day in which the modern architecture died» | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-10-2013 4 Comments

«The day in which the modern architecture died» | Íñigo García Odiaga

Pruitt-Igoe was a great urban development project developed between 1954 and 1955 in San Luis’ American city, Missouri. In 1950, the city entrusted to the company Leinweber, Yamasaki & Hellmuth to design Pruitt-Igoe, a new urban development complex that owed his name to Wendell Or. Pruitt, an Afro-American natural pilot of San Luis who fought in the Second World war, […]

Architects for s. XXI (IV) | epR
27-08-2013 One Comment

Architects for s. XXI (IV) | epR

They are bad times to live of the architecture. The days happen without the telephone sounds, without Herbert Johnson entrusts us a few offices or the father Couturier insists on contracting to construct a chapel us in The Vosges. Because of it now it is the moment to affirm, as the haughty laborer of Madariaga, that in my hunger I […]

Le Cirque de Calder
22-07-2013 No Comments

Le Cirque de Calder

The documentary belongs to the summary “La Magie Calder” constituted by 3 documentaries on the artist Alexander Calder that the Portuguese director Carlos Vilardebó realized between 1961 and 1974. Other two are “Les mobiles de Calder” and “Les gauches de Sandy”. In his circus, Calder was giving life to each and every of the prominent figures created by means of […]

The trade of the signs | Marcelo Gardinetti
28-06-2013 2 Comments

The trade of the signs | Marcelo Gardinetti

In to say of Immanuel Kant, the architecture makes concrete as an art of the forms, a knowledge before conceived of an object that though it must answer to a usefulness, since artistic fact is not governed by a certain end and therefore, his form does not have his beginning in the nature but in an arbitrary end. This arbitrariness […]

Chicago - Five Great Buildings
28-05-2013 No Comments

Chicago – Five Great Buildings

Chicago has many truly great buildings. It sits firmly on the map of global architecture and is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Creating a short video about just five great buildings is doing this city a massive disservice, as there are many and this is simply my thoughts. I hope you enjoy it. I loved creating it. Creative and Animation: […]

Tomb and Monument | Íñigo García Odiaga
18-02-2013 No Comments

Tomb and Monument | Íñigo García Odiaga

Was saying Adolf Loos, that only there is a small part of the architecture that belongs to the art: the funeral monument and the commemorative monument. Everything else, that one that serves for an end, that one that has a concrete functionality, to live, to work, leisure, had to remain excluded from the kingdom of the art. The vision funcionalista […]

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
15-02-2013 No Comments

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the year 2008, Lego presented the Sears Towers of Chicago inside his line «Architecture», the first work of a series that would develop in the following years with the Guggenheim Museum of New York, Sídney’s opera or tthree paradigmatic modernity housings: the Fallingwater House of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Farnsworth House of Mies van de Rohe and the Villa Saboya of Le Corbusier. The […]

Boston Skyline Timelaspe
24-01-2013 No Comments

Boston Skyline Timelaspe

They let’s sense beforehand a work where we can estimate the skyline, during the course of one day, of the city with the best rate of employment and standard of living of the USA, maybe because the development of the same one has been established of the investigation, the engineering, the technology, electronics and biotechnology. dreamed in arquiscopio

Educations of the past | Íñigo García Odiaga
12-12-2012 No Comments

Educations of the past | Íñigo García Odiaga

Placed in the north side of Montauk’s road, the last building of the Swiss architects Herzog and of Meuron, it is a great horizontal structure located discreetly in the landscape. For the occasional visitor both new buildings might spend for sendos granaries or agricultural stores that were taking the whole life belonging to this place. Actually these new buildings receive […]