Tag: Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Brodski and Utkin
01-10-2019 No Comments

Brodski and Utkin

From 1978 to 1993, the young Soviet architects Aleksandr Brodski and Ilya Utkin created an extraordinary series of prints with strangers, and sometimes impossible, buildings and urban landscapes based on a variety of architectural, literary and visual sources, from classical mythology to science fiction. The drawings present absurd proposals and fictional urban landscapes in eclectic mixtures of ancient mausoleums, industrial buildings, neoclassical […]

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 […]

The drawn city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
23-04-2018 No Comments

The drawn city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The city constitutes an inexhaustible source of information on us. His arrested observation reveals landscapes in continuous transformation, landscapes in movement: transitory landscapes. The drawing as cognitive instrument of the urban decanting, acts from one of the most former tools that are known: the perspective, the point of view from which the matter, a point is considered or analyzes anyone […]

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel
18-03-2016 30 Comments

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel

The architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) is born in Estonia but is carried in his first years of life to the United States where after a brilliant period of artistic restlessness studies architecture in the University of Pennsylvania, learning the precepts of the “Beux-Arts” of his teacher Paul Cret. It had no  if the bad or the good luck to […]

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi'
21-05-2015 No Comments

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’

‘Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’ is the new book by José Juan Barba, an essay which looks into the texts, inventions, drawings and ideas of Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and the great Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi, in search of new perspectives which broaden the way we see, think y make Architecture. On ‘Invenciones: Nueva York […]

By Parts | Íñigo García Odiaga
12-01-2015 60 Comments

By Parts | Íñigo García Odiaga

The architecture unlike other artistic works, dragged by his own functional definition has presented  many times along the history like a sum of pieces, of stays or of parts. This system compositivo reappears in the architecture more vanguardista, that contradictoriamente does alarde to escape of the composition. That somehow the functionalism, that is to say the proyectación of architectures by […]

Las artes de Piranesi
16-05-2012 4 Comments

Las artes de Piranesi

Caixaforum Madrid receives an exhibition on one of the most important illustrators of the S. The XVIIIth that cultivated as nobody the tridimensionalidad and the detail in the engraving. Giovanni-Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was one of the most important draftsmen of the 18th century. The technology, the intensity and the evocative power of his work have had later influence in romantic, […]

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [V] | Cristina García-Rosales
24-04-2012 2 Comments

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [V] | Cristina García-Rosales

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [IV] | Cristina García-Rosales Crossed by some Niemeyer’s buildings. Let’s be going to do now a short tour for the most out-standing buildings, as if we were in Brasilia visiting the city and we had access to enter them. Planned buildings all for the architect Niemeyer. I think […]

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [III] | Cristina García-Rosales
10-04-2012 4 Comments

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [III] | Cristina García-Rosales

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [II] | Cristina García-Rosales The 20th century and the Modern Movement What did happen with the arrival of the 20th century? The need to implant a formula hygienist and humanist inside an igalitarian concept of bottom, especially, from the end of the guerras mundial, did that architects and […]

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [I] | Cristina García-Rosales
27-03-2012 2 Comments

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [I] | Cristina García-Rosales

” The beauty is imposed in the sensibility of the human being “ Oscar Niemeyer Introduction The desire to plan an ideal city understood as area of life has is started in different moments of the history. Thinkers and architects have developed his aptitude to imagine, to feel and, later, to construct in the space, places capable of sheltering igalitarian […]