Tag: Francesc Català-Roca

Imagining the Mediterranean House
05-11-2019 No Comments

Imagining the Mediterranean House

This catalog focuses on the theme of “the Mediterranean house” investigating its operational presence in a limited historical environment: the fifties. Period characterized by the decisive influence in Spain of two masters of international architecture – Gio Ponti and Alberto Sartoris – whose ideology is based on a weighted mediation between tradition and modernity. It is a cultural project of […]

Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50s
19-09-2019 No Comments

Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50s

“What is the Mediterranean? A thousand things at the same time, it is not a landscape, but innumerable landscapes. it is not a sea, but a set of seas.” Fernand Braudel, 1985 The exhibition Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50s on the theme of “the Mediterranean house”, investigating its operational presence in a limited historical environment: […]

Escala humana. Temporada 1
13-08-2019 No Comments

Escala humana. Temporada 1

Un programa que centra su mirada en los aspectos humanos inherentes a la arquitectura, el urbanismo y el diseño. Todos ellos forman parte de nuestra vida cotidiana y generan historias que merece la pena ser contadas. El programa estará presentado por Núria Moliner, arquitecta, compositora y cantante del grupo musical Intana, que nos aportará sus conocimientos sobre arquitectura desde una […]

Objet trouvé [08] : When Coderch wanted to portray his house as Caufus Kaufmann | Rodrigo Almonacid
03-09-2018 No Comments

Objet trouvé [08] : When Coderch wanted to portray his house as Caufus Kaufmann | Rodrigo Almonacid

The Kaufmann House (also known as the “Desert House”) is probably the most popular house of Richard Neutra. His nocturnal image is one of the icons of Modern Architecture Photography par excellence, and although it was not the most appropriate to the intentions of the architect1, the magnificent photograph of Julius Shulman (fig.3) will end up equaling in importance (if […]

Interview to Iñaki Bergera
20-03-2017 No Comments

Interview to Iñaki Bergera

On the occasion of the recent inaugurated exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970‘ in the ICO Museum we have had the opportunity to support a small conversation the commissioner of the exhibition, Iñaki Bergera on this first honoring realized in Spain to these two systems of representation of the architecture. “The cities, the monuments, […]

Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970
28-02-2017 No Comments

Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970

The ICO Museum inaugurates the exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970’, that will be opened until the next May 14. This project is promoted by the Department of Promotion, organized and produced with the support of the ICO Foundation and has possessed the collaboration of PHotoEspaña as well as of the project of investigation […]

The IIIrd European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA
20-12-2016 One Comment

The IIIrd European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA

The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA, biennial contest organized with the support of the COAC (Architects’ Official College of Catalonia) and AADIPA (Architects’ Group for the Defense and the Intervention in the Architectural Heritage) whose aim resides in distinguishing the good patrimonial practice and contributing to his spreading, opens the inscriptions of his 3 ª edition. The European […]

Objet trouvé [04] : Sostres and the radiator of the “MMI” House | Rodrigo Almonacid
05-06-2015 2 Comments

Objet trouvé [04] : Sostres and the radiator of the “MMI” House | Rodrigo Almonacid

In the middle of the 50 of the 20th century, the Catalan architect Josep Maria Sostres (1915-84) leaves the environment pirenaico of his natal locality of Urgel’s Cathedral to give beginning to his more brilliant stage linked to the Mediterranean littoral. In less than one decade it is capable of projecting a series of works that reflect a great wisdom […]

From the extrados of the photography of architecture. Exhibition ICO FAME in Valencia.
18-02-2015 No Comments

From the extrados of the photography of architecture. Exhibition ICO FAME in Valencia.

Exhibition that gathers a small representative sample of the homonymous exhibition that, organized by the Foundation ICO in collaboration with the Project of Investigation FAME, took place in the Museum ICO of Madrid inside the Festival PHotoEspaña in the summer of 2014. The exhibition tries to put in value the paper to discipline of the photography in the context of […]

Photography and modern architecture in Spain, 1925-1965
09-06-2014 2 Comments

Photography and modern architecture in Spain, 1925-1965

Photography and modern architecture in Spain, 1925-1965, is born of a project of investigation in development and presents, for the first time and of explicit form, an approximation to the paper of the photography in the architectural Spanish modernity. It is established as temporary flexible frame those decades that the historiography of the Spanish architecture indicate like specific of what […]

Engine of Modernity
12-02-2014 No Comments

Engine of Modernity

In 1951 there is constituted in Barcelona the Grup R, an association which aim, according to the first one of the articles of his bylaws, is ” the study and spreading of the problems of the contemporary art and especially of the architecture “. Under the letter R, to come to terms with Renovation and cultural and architectural Recovery, the Group […]