Tag: Frank Lloyd Wright

Meetings; Venturi and Eisenman | axonometrica
03-04-2020 No Comments

Meetings; Venturi and Eisenman | axonometrica

Eisenman and Venturi  have different well paths. It is not necessary to demonstrate anything to support such a affirmation. It can be said that they represent two schools of reflection on the architecture almost opposite. And nevertheless both were determinant at the moment of giving a step beyond the modernity. Eisenman is essentially syntactic, looks in the root of conceptual for the […]

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, […]

Intrahistorias de la Arquitectura 2020
12-03-2020 No Comments

Intrahistorias de la Arquitectura 2020

«Todo lo que cuentan a diario los periódicos, la historia toda del ‘presente momento histórico’, no es sino la superficie del mar, una superficie que se hiela y cristaliza en los libros y registro. (…) Los periódicos nada dicen de la vida silenciosa de millones de hombres sin historia que a todas horas del día y en todos los países […]

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), […]

Case Study Houses
07-01-2020 No Comments

Case Study Houses

The Case Study House program is a landmark of American architecture. Its driving force, John Entenza, was a champion of Modernism who gathered some of history’s greatest talents, including Richard Neutra, Charles an Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. This retrospective revisits all 36 prototype homes through comprehensive documentation, photography, floor plans, and sketches. The Case Study House program (1945–1966) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and […]

New York bridges
26-12-2019 No Comments

New York bridges

Nueva York tiene más de 2000 puentes y túneles. Varias agencias dirigen esta red de cruces, incluyendo el Departamento de Transporte de la Ciudad de Nueva York, Autoridad de Transporte Metropolitano, Autoridad portuaria de Nueva York y Nueva Jersey, Departamento de Transporte del Estado de Nueva York y Amtrak. Muchos de los túneles y puentes importantes de la ciudad han establecido o batido récords. El Túnel Holland fue primer […]

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 […]

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women
19-11-2019 No Comments

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women is the first of its kind: an innovative celebration of exceptional architecture and a glorious visual manifesto with more than 180 buildings from around the world designed by women. Although projects designed by women often go unnoticed, Breaking Ground shows that it is not because the architecture is not exemplary, because it is. This book […]

Akropolis Now | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
27-09-2019 No Comments

Akropolis Now | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

A small professional assignment has led me these days to find careers with a future. It was my first time. I confess that the information found after a first search, reaches a greater relevance in terms of the trend it draws than in terms of the information itself: upward races vs. declining races, skills vs. vocations, techniques vs. thoughts, practices […]

In search of coherence | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
23-09-2019 No Comments

In search of coherence | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It is not because the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2009 had dedicated lectures and analytical studies, the reason we are interested in the Le Corbusier holiday shelter built in Roquebrune-Cap Martin on the shores of the French Mediterranean. It has always captured our attention because it represents what seems to be scarce at the present time in the […]

Everything reaches the sea | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
15-07-2019 No Comments

Everything reaches the sea | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

“Nothing is transmissible but Thought” is the title of the last text written by Le Corbusier before his death in 1965. A phrase that explains in a very complete way the reason why the legacy of this man has had irreplaceable character for the development of architecture. Because it was not only through the orderly dissemination of his work, carried […]

Learn from what has been | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-06-2019 No Comments

Learn from what has been | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Architects can not form without knowing, and learning to love, what preceded us. A young woman who recently wrote that she cared little about Ronchamp and that she preferred the most current, will be able to become a draftsman, a CAD technician, a construction assistant, but to be an architect she will have to adopt a higher level of reflection. […]

Theories of opened end | Miquel Lacasta
22-04-2019 No Comments

Theories of opened end | Miquel Lacasta

The will of the blog, axonométrica, and of the weekly exercise of reflection brings over of the architecture in his theoretical dimension, is based between other references and inspirations, in what Peter Eisenman develops in his doctoral thesis as Theories debaters of opened end. That is to say, so much the will of the blog, that of the architectural practice that […]

La grapa de ABC | Alberto Ruiz
01-04-2019 No Comments

La grapa de ABC | Alberto Ruiz

José entró a la cocina con el ejemplar de ABC debajo del brazo. Se sentó en su butaca preferida, junto a la ventana mientras Trini le ponía un café. En tazón grande, con la leche muy caliente, como lo tomaba desde que era un crío. Abrió el periódico. Le encantaba el olor de la tinta y, sobre todo, que el […]

Atlas de Teoría(s) de la Arquitectura
26-02-2019 No Comments

Atlas de Teoría(s) de la Arquitectura

Atlas of Theory(s) of Architecture is a visual sample of different ways of seeing the art of building. It is an exhibition in the plural, since there is no single way of conceiving what architecture is, how it is done and how it should be understood. Architecture, like any discipline, develops its theory in words; but, together, it is capable […]

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 […]

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-12-2018 No Comments

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I spoke here the last time of the Marseille Unit, completed in 1953, as an emblematic building of the twentieth century. It can be useful to talk about this building and what originated it. The European political-social explosion of the first decades of the twentieth century, produced, had to produce it, a radical change of perspective in terms of the […]

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
13-11-2018 No Comments

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is an amazing compendium that documents brutalist architecture as never before. This extraordinary study is the most exhaustive and varied research on brutalism and shows this style with existing, demolished, classic and contemporary examples from around the world. This remarkable volume is a fascinating and monumental chronicle of more than 850 brutalist buildings organized geographically in […]

The ministries of 1984 | Jorge Gorostiza
09-11-2018 No Comments

The ministries of 1984 | Jorge Gorostiza

Studying the cities and armored buildings against the aerial bombings, I remembered the design with a warhead shape made by Terence Verity,, the scenographer of the movie 1984 (Michael Anderson, 1956), for the London ministries, which George Orwell describes in his novel: “The Ministry of Truth: it was different, to an astonishing extent, from any other object that came to view.” […]

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga
17-09-2018 No Comments

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga

Often one thinks that the formatos only give response to the dimensions of the sheets, the linens or the frames, establishing relations between his different dimensions. Thus the dimensions of the paper are organized to industrial level, being based on the number v2 to establish all the relations between the parts and everything. The format is understood therefore as an […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

“I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the unidirectional criterion […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
19-02-2018 2 Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I believe that there is no doubt (and I write “believe”) in celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe as three more big architects of the 20th century. There are dozens of brilliant architects, and hundreds of extraordinary architects, but I believe that these three are another thing. At least in my opinion. I have mentioned […]

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel
22-01-2018 No Comments

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel

It can be said, without too many exaggeration, that any architecture is eclectic, and can be added also that so often reside in this condition the most important bases of his own quality. But has to be admitted equally that there are occasions, and periods, in that the above mentioned eclecticism is in the foundation itself of the architectural products […]

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 […]

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture
12-10-2017 No Comments

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture

The Ornament is A Crime is a visual celebration of the modernist architecture that includes a spectacular selection of the most important architectural movement of the modern history. Beautifully illustrated, this compendium invites us to think over and discover the trip of the modernism from the decade of 1920 up to the current importance. Inspired by Adolf Loos, one of […]