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Percepciones del espacio público | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte
04-09-2020 No Comments

Percepciones del espacio público | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte

La ciudad ha sido considerada un elemento determinante en la conducta de los individuos. En este contexto, adquiere vital importancia el estudio sobre las cuestiones relativas a la percepción y lectura del espacio público como máxima expresión de la interacción unívoca ciudad-individuo. Existe en las ciudades un componente sintáctico, relativo a la morfología y a las características físicas; y uno […]

Manifiesto arquitectónico paso a paso. Un ensayo sobre la arquitectura contemporánea a través de las iglesias
23-07-2020 No Comments

Manifiesto arquitectónico paso a paso. Un ensayo sobre la arquitectura contemporánea a través de las iglesias

«Con esta herramienta el autor quería hacer visible lo invisible: desgranar los procesos interiores de la creación para hacerlos llegar tanto a otros arquitectos como a los usuarios, destinatarios últimos de los proyectos y de los edificios». Del prólogo de Eduardo Delgado Orusco. El patrimonio arquitectónico moderno está escondido en cada barrio de Madrid. La arquitectura nos rodea en nuestro […]

Asuntos en serie I: Complejidad y ficción | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
29-06-2020 No Comments

Asuntos en serie I: Complejidad y ficción | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

“Por fortuna, está demostrado que el tiempo no es absoluto”. Dr. House en el capítulo «Tres historias» (2005) Uno de los protagonistas de la serie House, sin tanto carisma como el doctor que le da nombre, pero posiblemente con más minutos de pantalla, es el Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. Esta institución es un hospital universitario ficticio, creado expresamente para la […]

Reflexiones | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
18-05-2020 No Comments

Reflexiones | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Hace poco leía que en Nueva York-Manhattan se están empezando a ofrecer terrazas-jardín construidas en los techos planos de los edificios como una prestación novedosa que aparte de suplir las necesidades de áreas verdes comunitarias, contribuye a frenar el escurrimiento de las aguas de lluvia, mejora el comportamiento térmico de los techos y hace amable la fachada hacia el cielo, […]

Descubrir y aprender | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
13-04-2020 No Comments

Descubrir y aprender | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), junto a otros, nos ayudó a comprender que el inconsciente tutela o motiva por caminos impredecibles nuestros actos. Ese inconsciente, según el mismo Jung, tiene también una dimensión colectiva, que comparten sociedades enteras. Hay otro concepto manejado por Jung, que me impresionó mucho en lecturas tempranas y se refiere al “espíritu de los tiempos” (“zeitgeist” en […]

Otra vez el star system | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
20-03-2020 No Comments

Otra vez el star system | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

En los tiempos de la primera modernidad se dio forma a un marco ético que tuvo mucha influencia como moderador del natural deseo de construir de todo arquitecto. Hoy los principales rasgos de ese compromiso ético se ocultan tras los guiños filosóficos postmodernos y esa suerte de indiferencia a todo orden moral que los acompaña. El arquitecto estrella de hoy, […]

The psychological perception of the city | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte
04-11-2019 No Comments

The psychological perception of the city | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte

In 2007, and for the first time in history, the world’s urban population was already more numerous than the rural population.1 According to the forecasts of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in 2050 75% of the population Population will live in cities. The situation was very different at the end of the 19th century, when only […]

New tools proyectuales of reference: HiperMaterialidad | Miquel Lacasta
30-08-2019 No Comments

New tools proyectuales of reference: HiperMaterialidad | Miquel Lacasta

New tools proyectuales of reference: Productive Landscapes | axonometrica “There is no architecture without confidence in the matter.” Luis Moreno Mansilla1 Introduction If we understand the idea of matter in his philosophical form, namely, everything what exists out of the spirit and independently of the thought, or in other words, the not spiritual and not ideal part of the royal […]

New tools proyectuales of reference: Productive Landscapes | axonometrica
23-08-2019 No Comments

New tools proyectuales of reference: Productive Landscapes | axonometrica

New tools proyectuales of reference: Common Spaces | Miquel Lacasta Introduction Productive landscapes. The idea of landscape has opened a gap in the considerations and the traditional beginning of the body to discipline of the architecture and the urbanism. Actually the logics of the landscape, interpreted of opened form, allow to understand the relations between environments, that is to say […]

New tools proyectuales of reference: Common Spaces | Miquel Lacasta
16-08-2019 One Comment

New tools proyectuales of reference: Common Spaces | Miquel Lacasta

The time of the laments is in the habit of opening way to a serene and sometimes bold reflection. The vision and the reading of the field after the battle, removes reflections, and of form more convulsed that programmed, it activates new hopes. The current situation, not only in local terms, but worldwide, should promote a rigorous debate on the […]

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza
28-06-2019 No Comments

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago, preparing a lecture that I was going to give at the School of Architecture of Valladolid, invited by GIRAC, I was looking for more information about Albert Bela Viragh, a scenographer I had already written about, and I found an advertisement for the movie Empty Ams directed by Frank Reicher, published in several American film magazines […]

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti
17-06-2019 No Comments

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti

Two design circumstances were decisive to establish the character that typifies the architecture of the Convent of La Tourette. The first is embodied by defining the horizontal plane governing the highest point of the terrain, so that, from that horizontal, the building descends copying the irregular topography of the slope. The second is to mutate the concept of traditional cloister […]

Lubetkin: Whipsnade's manifest | José Ramón Hernández Correa
11-03-2019 One Comment

Lubetkin: Whipsnade’s manifest | José Ramón Hernández Correa

On November 7, 2003 my friend Ángel Sanguino gave me a book published by the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya titled Aprendiendo de todas sus casas. It gave it to me during a food that a group of friends architects we were doing in Toledo on the first Fridays of every month, and to whose desserts we were reading an article […]

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
21-01-2019 No Comments

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Lately, based on reading blogs and websites, I am reading more about architecture than in many years. I am almost returning to the reading level I had when I was a student. Between that era of the school of architecture and the current one there is a turbid (and lucrative) stage of successful professional who bought expensive magazines to see […]

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa
31-12-2018 No Comments

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa

In this blog I spread myself often against what I consider intolerable excesses of the architecture of flash, and criticize her without reservations (and I believe that deservedly). The own title of my blog, ¿Arquitectamos locos?, already I it have counted several times, it is necessary to to the indignation that I sit (or that was feeling, in full epoch […]

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 […]

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa
15-01-2018 No Comments

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few weeks ago a nice anonymous reader left a comment at an entry “The modern concept of architectural space”. The comment was so brief that I copy complete: “very interesting! And the continuation?” What continuation? I did not have conscience of which there had to be no continuation. I reread that old woman entered (of December, seven of two […]

The modern concept of architectural space | José Ramón Hernández Correa
15-12-2017 No Comments

The modern concept of architectural space | José Ramón Hernández Correa

There is Giulio Carlo Argan´s book hat titles The concept of architectural space from the Baroque to our days, of the sixties and today descatalogado (as so many people and so many fundamental books), that seems to me to be the most interesting. (It was of the New publishing house Vision, of Buenos Aires, and I am useful to be grateful […]

Lebbeus Woods's alternative world | Marcelo Gardinetti
13-11-2017 No Comments

Lebbeus Woods’s alternative world | Marcelo Gardinetti

During his professional life, Lebbeus Woods sketched thoughts. The images that it produced incorporate observations of an improbable future. It moves on suggestive ideas that are not submitted to the rules of the company. On the contrary, it questions them. His representations, inhabitants of an inhospitable territory, personify his singular ontology. Floating structures and mobile constructions that compose a statement […]

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-10-2017 No Comments

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The Mission Housing is a program with so many omissions and improvisations as the enormous investments that it has demanded. It was conceived and he manages the affairs privately, between political and professional relatives subject to confidentiality, and progresses with the economic, juridical and professional irrationality that has done to itself characteristic of the Venezuelan petroestado. There do not exist […]

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
29-09-2017 No Comments

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

When I was studying architecture we had a Cuban teacher called Ricardo Porro Hudalgo (1925-2014), who should construct in the pro-Castro Cuba a few years later one of few works of worthy architecture of mention in the half century of Cuban revolution, a school of art with vaults of brick that has been very praised. Lazy, Marxist militant in this […]

Transparent landscapes | Miquel Lacasta
25-09-2017 One Comment

Transparent landscapes | Miquel Lacasta

La percepción que tenemos del paisaje urbano es siempre múltiple, lateral y solapada. No es solamente la visión la que domina la percepción, el oído, el olfato y el tacto tienen un papel importante. La amalgama de información multisensorial que concurre al convivir con un entorno urbano determinado, construye un arquetipo que de forma instantánea confrontamos con nuestra memoria del […]

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
22-09-2017 One Comment

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Vengo ocupándome desde hace cierto tiempo del tema del populismo. Otras veces lo he tocado, aclarando que no me refiero sólo al populismo político1 sino al populismo en general. A los arquitectos el tema nos concierne porque si hay algo que daña la visión general que se tiene de la arquitectura es el populismo. Esto no parece tan a la mano […]

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica
01-05-2017 2 Comments

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica

Apart from the origin or the cultural common substratum, the sciences of the complexity share certain common features with the architecture that arises in the decade of the 60s and that we can follow even today, that reinforce precisely this both cultural and social base. Briefly we might say that the sciences of the complexity and the theoretical reflections and […]

The sociocultural origin of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica
03-04-2017 One Comment

The sociocultural origin of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica

The image of this post belongs to the architect and thinker Lebbeus Woods | artfinder.com One of the areas of reflection of this blog consists of looking for the origin of the paradigm of the contemporary complexity. This will hides the deep conviction of that the idea of complexity is today key for the development of tools proyectuales valid in […]