Tag: Gerrit T. Rietveld

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo
18-10-2019 No Comments

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo

The chair number 14 emerged from the factory of Michael Thonet in 1859. He did not receive a name, he simply identified with the number 14 according to practical criteria. This fact largely summarizes the revolutionary philosophy that Thonet introduced in the production of furniture. In the mid-nineteenth century the furniture was manufactured by hand. Skilled workers and patients were […]

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo
20-09-2019 No Comments

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo

In 1917 the cartography of the new Europe was drawn to the rhythm of the Allied cannons. Gerrit T. Rietveld, busy in the daily work of his furniture workshop in Utrech, remained oblivious to this reality. He preferred to draw the plans of a new chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld had worked in his father’s workshop since 1900. At twelve he […]

What does not fit in time | Luis Gil
28-01-2019 No Comments

What does not fit in time | Luis Gil

The historical horizon that we have had to inhabit makes all Western citizens of today belong without exception to the established society of consumption and excess. A syndrome that advanced and denounced from its beginnings, in the middle of the XX century, different thinkers and sociologists. Since then, capitalism has flooded our lives with superfluous behavior and unnecessary objects. From […]

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson
08-01-2019 No Comments

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson

Verner Panton documents the amazing versatility of one of the most influential and recognizable designers of the postwar period. With his inspiring and extravagant personality, he was at the same time a catalyst and protagonist of the design revolution in the sixties Panton distanced itself from the Scandinavian tradition of handmade teak furniture and advocated the use of innovative materials […]

You can label the emotion; and everything else... | Miguel Villegas
14-09-2018 No Comments

You can label the emotion; and everything else… | Miguel Villegas

Unintentionally wanting, our beloved Bea and Paco (political correctness by placing Beatriz in front) start their latest article for La Ciudad Viva1 with a cultured reference, from those of ETSAM castiza, to an article from the ‘50s. From that tightrope swing, in which few can maneuver, jump without quarreling to quote Argan, introducing in his investigative virtuosity a certain cross reference […]

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter
24-04-2018 No Comments

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Along the history, the chair has offered to designers of the whole planet infinite opportunities to experiment with new materials and methods inside the parameters of an object created eminently to fulfill a practical intention. Chair: 500 Designs that Matter, the most detailed collection of the most innovative, elegant and influential chairs of the world. This original book, a complement […]

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 […]

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
06-05-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

The works developed by philosophers and thinkers, from ends of the 18th century have been determining what today we know as Modern Age and his derivations. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered to be the most influential thinker of the modern Europe, thanks to him works are had as “Critique of the Judgment” (1790) that form a part of the conception […]

Rehabilitation and extension of a small vernacular housing in Quintelas | Luis Gil+Cristina Nieto
09-07-2014 No Comments

Rehabilitation and extension of a small vernacular housing in Quintelas | Luis Gil+Cristina Nieto

The exceeded domain. The conflict between the prexistencia and the extended program. The architecture inside the architecture and what it does not fit* We belong, already almost all without exception, to the western culture of the excess, a behavior that Guy Debord and the situacionistas advanced and denounced at the beginning of them 60s of the SXX. A company of […]

The architecture of the essence: L. Barragán (1902-88) and A. de la Sota (1913-96)
17-10-2013 No Comments

The architecture of the essence: L. Barragán (1902-88) and A. de la Sota (1913-96)

The cycle of conferences Project + Investigation 3 he proposes an approximation to one of the logical processes of the ideación, to his systematizing and transmission by means of the analysis of the works of two of the relating architects of the 20th century in the use of the essential method: Luis Barragán and Alejandro de la Sota. Both architects, […]

Netherlands · Rietveld-Schroeder House
08-07-2013 No Comments

Netherlands · Rietveld-Schroeder House

The house Rietveld Schröder (in Dutch: Rietveld Schröderhuis) (also known as the House Schröder) placed in Utrecht (Netherlands) was constructed in 1924 by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in collaboration with Ms Truus Schröder-Schrader, who entrusted the project for what it was his residence, and that of his three children, up to his death in 1985. The principal requirement was […]

The Modern Form in the One-family Peruvian Housing 1950-1970 | Fernando Freire Forga
28-07-2011 24 Comments

The Modern Form in the One-family Peruvian Housing 1950-1970 | Fernando Freire Forga

The modern movement arises as consequence of the social ideology of the epoch, the artistic evolution, the technological reached advances and the new trends of life in the developed countries. Critics recount, that chronologically the modern architecture, is recognized after the artistic revolution happened during the forefronts of beginnings of the 20th century. The modernity, with a new look to […]

'Twelve houses/Twelve histories'
30-11-2010 28 Comments

‘Twelve houses/Twelve histories’

The history of the house, of the home, is the history of the human beings. Of how it was the technical and cultural evolution developed by the man to the hour to inhabit the space. This shows the exhibition \’Twelve houses/Twelve histories\’, and does it through an approach to the house through his surroundings, of the people that inhabit it, […]