Tag: exposición universal

El despertar. Álvaro Urbano
14-04-2020 No Comments

El despertar. Álvaro Urbano

Como un sueño extraño que parece no tener fin, El despertar reanima a un edificio cuya vida parece ya haber expirado. Con una instalación inmersiva compuesta por fragmentos que conforman el cuerpo de un edificio, se reactiva un inmueble olvidado para provocar un pensamiento especulativo sobre su pasado y futuro. En esta exposición de una sola escena, el artista Álvaro Urbano (Madrid, […]

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 […]

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel
04-09-2017 No Comments

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel

1. The world in the one that developed the history of the Bauhaus was very different from the current one, though his influence in the art, the design and the architecture is recognized still in a very clear way. El mundo en el que se desarrolló la historia de la Bauhaus era muy distinto al actual, aunque su influencia en […]

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz
24-04-2017 No Comments

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz

La capitalidad de la nación fue un asunto fundamental para el régimen de Franco. La duración sostenida del frente de Madrid desde los últimos días del año 1936 hasta el final de la guerra había provocado considerables daños materiales, especialmente en la zona oeste de la capital —Ciudad Universitaria, barrio de Moncloa, Gran Vía— cuya reparación se convirtió en asunto […]

Of the architecture without ideology? | Pedro Hernández
05-12-2016 No Comments

Of the architecture without ideology? | Pedro Hernández

In 2011, Vicente Serrano publishes the book Spinoza’s wound, where it approaches, from the philosophy, the topic of the happiness. In the chapter v –Biopoder without ideologies– it exposes and analyzes how, actually, any way of being able tends to control, to order and articulate any thing that falls down under his influence. It is Highland what, using Nietzche’s words, […]

The Yugoslavian milestone | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
04-12-2015 No Comments

The Yugoslavian milestone | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

The Yugoslavian pavilion of the Universal Exhibition of Brussels of 1958 is one of these works in which the arrow wound turns out to be instantaneous. His elegant design and his elegant interior scenery had as undisguised aim amaze, subdue the spectator. Only this way the rocambolesco understands development of the offer from his origins up to his final concretion. […]

Pietilä's pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa
30-11-2015 3 Comments

Pietilä’s pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The Finnish architect Reima Pietilä, whose better work is maybe the Students’ Center Dipoli, of Espoo (about which we will speak another day), was announced by the Finnish pavilion of the Expo of Brussels of 1958. (Good exhibition. Remember that already we speak about the Spanish pavilion. But there are others very interesting all those, about whom maybe it is […]

Warlike repulsion | Marcelo Gardinetti
12-10-2015 No Comments

Warlike repulsion | Marcelo Gardinetti

Picasso’s Guernica represents a historical event that expresses the conclusive manifestation of the art against the violence represented by the devastating bombardment of the air German force on Basque territory during the Spanish civil war. The work makes explicit the misery of the war and the suffering of the civil inhabitants of the city of Guernika, innocent victims of the […]

Cycle wheel | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
09-10-2015 No Comments

Cycle wheel | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

The Universal Exhibition of Brussels was marked by the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, which respective pavilions occupied the most important cabins of this political chessboard into which there turned the great Belgian park chosen for the celebration. Both plots were provocativamente conflicting, with both countries distrusting mutually and embarked in a promotional contest. In fact, […]

Unfinished business | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
26-06-2015 No Comments

Unfinished business | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

In May, 1958 the architect and critical Italian Bruno Zevi threw a furious assault against the Universal Exhibition of Brussels, describing it as a fair of the pretenses, in which every building was fighting for the attention of the public1. Enclosed Michael Fisac roared against the structural ostentation, the sterile formalism and the architectural extravagancy without content present in the […]

German pavilion. Juan Millares
01-05-2014 One Comment

German pavilion. Juan Millares

Documental en blanco y negro de 14 minutos que cuenta la inauguración del pabellón de Alemania en la Exposición Universal de Barcelona de 1929. En 1929 los Reyes de España inauguraron uno de los más relevantes edificios del siglo XX, el Pabellón de Alemania en la exposición Universal de Barcelona, del arquitecto Mies van der Rohe. Muchos años después el […]

The management of the unpredictable thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
31-03-2014 No Comments

The management of the unpredictable thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In occasions we have argued on the “program” as a compromising element of the project of architecture. The architects we have presumed to know, even better than the own users, that one that they precisely need, doing of the “reintepretation” of the program one of our more valuable contributions to the order. Nevertheless, the time us is in the habit […]