Tag: Frank Gehry

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, […]

Cloud of smoke | José Ramón Hernández Correa
09-03-2020 15 Comments

Cloud of smoke | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The prestigious study of architecture MVRDV has presented his project The Cloud, that went  to build in Seoul, Korea, in 2015. And I say “it went ” because the thing has twisted  of the silliest way. It has not been the crisis, neither any technical problem, but the public opinion, the one who seems to be that it goes to […]

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-01-2020 No Comments

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Durante la visita a la casa que ocupó en Helsinki, hoy conservada con el mobiliario y objetos originales y mensajera de una juventud y frescura que asombran, la joven que hace de guía nos comenta que Alvar Aalto no había sido profeta en su tierra, que se criticaron sus edificios, que hubo quejas sobre la pertinencia urbana de algunas de […]

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
17-01-2020 No Comments

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Debo una lejana admiración por Finlandia en gran parte a la que me trasmitió desde hace ya muchos años Domingo Álvarez, quien la tiene a raíz de su devoción por Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) arquitecto fundamental. Por eso he querido siempre visitar ese país. Y ahora, cuando a propósito de ese posible viaje buscaba los datos del Arq. Juhani Pallasmaa (1935), […]

Looking down | Íñigo García Odiaga
28-05-2018 No Comments

Looking down | Íñigo García Odiaga

To reject the direct look of the eyes can be a symptom of shame or coyness, this way it is in the habit of being interpreted when someone us lowers the look. But in some cultures like the Japanese it is a symptom of respect. For the architect this gesture can be of submission. Mies lowers the look to get […]

Learning | Pedro Hernández
02-04-2018 No Comments

Learning | Pedro Hernández

“In Internet there is a lot of garbage”. — A former teacher before the question of a pupil if it was possible to learn out of the university classrooms. There is in YouTube an interview to the writer Isaac Asimov who, out of context, reproduces occasionally for the social networks. In her, the Russian assures that the future – or […]

The IInd Gaztapiles, an urban festival of art, music and gastronomy
17-10-2017 No Comments

The IInd Gaztapiles, an urban festival of art, music and gastronomy

¡¡Vuelve Gaztapiles!! Tras el éxito de su primera edición. El próximo 21 de octubre en los barrios de Gaztambide y Chamberí se celebrará Gaztapiles un festival urbano de arte, música y gastronomía donde la acción está tanto en la calle como en los locales del barrio. Exposiciones, performances, actuaciones musicales de blues, pop, world music, contemporánea, tap dance, cañas y tapas. Las actuaciones tendrán lugar en […]

The Frank Gehry´s House | Íñigo García Odiaga
07-04-2017 No Comments

The Frank Gehry´s House | Íñigo García Odiaga

Frank Gehry designed and remodelled in the year 1978 an old man bungaló of 2 floors and 60 years of antiquity in California, to adapt it as his familiar house. Gehry had approximately 40 years, one had got divorced from his first wife, and it has just started with his own study of architecture. It was living in a small […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi
27-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi

We continue with the second part of the interview William J. R. Curtis on the occasion of the reissue of the book “Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms”. Con respecto a la historia y a la posible continuidad hegeliana de la que hablábamos antes, en el contexto actual, ¿Cree que existe una posición comúnmente aceptada sobre la necesidad de conocerla, tal […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi
20-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi

In the year 2015, coinciding with 50 anniversary of the death of the prolific teacher Le Corbusier, the publishing house Phaidon re-edited the extension of the book Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms by William J.R Curtis, historian of the architecture, critic, writer, painter and British photographer. William J.R Curtis is specially known by his critique of the history of the modern architecture and his […]

From the architecture of the dirt to the architecture of the company | Stepienybarno
14-10-2016 No Comments

From the architecture of the dirt to the architecture of the company | Stepienybarno

El pasado 20 de noviembre 2015, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, mientras moderaba la estupenda mesa redonda de Siza x Siza, comentó que la obra del maestro portugués, más allá de sus evidentes bondades, tenía el plus de que estaba pensada cuidando todos los detalles -incluso el poco tratado tema de la limpieza del proyecto-. Para ilustrarlo hablaba de cómo en uno de […]

Against the architectural symbolism | José Ramón Hernández Correa
04-04-2016 One Comment

Against the architectural symbolism | José Ramón Hernández Correa

In the S. The XVIIIth the neoclassic architect utopista Ledoux designed an ideal city for a new ideal company. One of the buildings of this wonderful city was the Oikema: a “house of the pleasure”. It is not exactly what you are thinking; it is worse. To the citizen (male) of the new company it was necessary to give sexual […]

Do you know Louis Kahn's work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
08-02-2016 One Comment

Do you know Louis Kahn’s work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I know that the facts will be revealing the immense lie through that we live here. And without stopping being alert I insist on going beyond her. I take so again, the topic of my visit to the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany, remembering on what already I commented it brings over of my desire to explain of what way […]

José María Echarte Ramos · Architecture and critique | N+1
12-11-2015 No Comments

José María Echarte Ramos · Architecture and critique | N+1

Up to the date we have crossed of the hand of diverse architects, some of the most diverse and varied activities that they recover, well of complementary form to the activity more tradition of the architect or as principal activity. Today we enter the wide world of the “critique”, and that better way of it doing that of José María […]

The robotic bricklayer | Íñigo García Odiaga
16-03-2015 36 Comments

The robotic bricklayer | Íñigo García Odiaga

The enthusiasm for advancing and for crossing new ways has done that the contemporary architecture has managed to revile even the traditional systems of construction based on the brick and on the workforce of a bricklayer. Overcome Eladio Dieste’s works that from the rational language of the modern movement they were proposing the use of the brick as an element […]

Sydney Pollack, architecture and cinema | Jorge Gorostiza
13-02-2015 No Comments

Sydney Pollack, architecture and cinema | Jorge Gorostiza

Through the fault of an article that I am writing for an of Lima magazine, I have had to see the documentary Sketches of Frank Gehry directed by Sydney Pollack in 2005. I must confess that only it had seen fragments of this movie and now, that I have seen her he informs, probably some day writes something in this blog […]

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered
16-09-2014 No Comments

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered

The Master of Modern. More discoveries from the Julius Shulman vaults. TASCHEN’s Modernism Rediscovered (2000) brought to light for the first time forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman’s personal archives. Paying tribute to residential and commercial buildings that had slipped from public view, Shulman`s stunning photographs uncovered a rarely seen side of California Modernism. This extensive, three-volume follow-up […]

Call for entries for the international ideas competition to convert 21,500 m2 of tracks in the centre of Bilbao into an underground section
31-07-2014 No Comments

Call for entries for the international ideas competition to convert 21,500 m2 of tracks in the centre of Bilbao into an underground section

Bilbao, the Basque city that is internationally renowned for its urban regeneration process sparked by Frank Ghery’s Guggenheim Museum, has convened an international ideas competition to recover 21,500 m2 occupied by the access tracks to its main station. It is the first edition of a competition specifically aimed at students and recent graduates in architecture, with a first prize of […]

Visual acoustics. Julius Shulman's modernity
07-02-2014 No Comments

Visual acoustics. Julius Shulman’s modernity

Visual acoustics had the premiere with great acclamation in The Angels Film Festival, International Festival du south film l’Art, The Angels County Museum of Art, Museum of Art Kimbell and Apple’s World Headquarters (Cupertino). It has obtained multiple prizes to the Best Documentary in the International Festival of Palm Springs’s Cinema, Festival of Austin’s Cinema, Festival of Lone Star’s Cinema […]

The Competition
27-12-2013 No Comments

The Competition

After gaining a contest of international very important architecture, after a process that was alike a movie of suspense, Ángel Borrego Cubero decides to do a documentary on contests, a practical appellant in the world of the architecture. During the last four years, it devoted himself to find, to document and edit in format of movie the intense work that […]

Projecting in architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
26-07-2013 2 Comments

Projecting in architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

When listening to professors and students speak on the meaning of our career and the “methods of design of avant-garde”, consider that they leave  several empty that desmerecen our profession and that interests me manifest in this essay. It is true that a genius as Le Corbusier can have said that the architecture is: “the wise game, correct, glorious of […]

Catacresis of architecture | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-05-2013 No Comments

Catacresis of architecture | Marcelo Gardinetti

Frank Gehry’s work is deliberately singular. One declares in favour of the representation of a confused and disintegrated environment that it reflects his own vision of the city. His buildings countersign these characters by means of the assembly of dissimilar, fragmented, decorative elements, foreign to any established order. It uses of visual ambiguities, colors and textures to compose the objet […]

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
15-04-2013 No Comments

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the worlds greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images […]

Why Architecture Matters
30-10-2012 One Comment

Why Architecture Matters

In Why Architecture Matters, Paul Goldberger, possibly the most influential architecture critic of the last few decades, elaborates a wonderful treaty in which he explains with a concise and brilliant prose how architecture not only provides us with shelter but also shapes our relationship to space and time in a singular way, not only as individuals but as a society, […]

magazine ARQ [77] URGENCIA Y MATERIA
14-06-2011 30 Comments

magazine ARQ [77] URGENCIA Y MATERIA

To a year of the earthquake of February 27 in Chile and to a month of Miyagi’s tsunami, the topic of the first magazine of 2011 tries to stimulate a reflection in the crossing between devastation and architecture. Dividing with a review of the debates generated in the work of the cathedral of Santiago in s. The XVIIIth – marked […]

The garden of the contemplations | Íñigo García Odiaga
05-06-2011 39 Comments

The garden of the contemplations | Íñigo García Odiaga

The architecture of the pavilions, of the small facilities is in the habit of producing very extreme results, or they generate projects of incalculable value on those who will be debated for years or on the contrary they present noisy failures.  The ephemeral of these constructions, his symbolic value and the lack of specific uses to sheltering, contribute to the […]

The Architect Actor | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-01-2011 2 Comments

The Architect Actor | Íñigo García Odiaga

The Zinemaldi donostiarra projected during this his 58ª edition of the festival the documentary film How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?. A documentary film on the path of the architect Norman Foster, that visited the festival as if of a star hollywoodiense treated . That the architecture has sucumbido in front of the power of the mediático, is […]