Tag: habitar

Lo igual y lo distinto | Sergio de Miguel
20-05-2019 No Comments

Lo igual y lo distinto | Sergio de Miguel

“Nadie come naranjas bajo la luna llena”. Federico García Lorca Cuando tenemos que proceder, en cualquier ámbito, lo hacemos mediante distinciones, mediante elecciones disyuntivas. Entonces procuramos discernir categorías amplias. A menudo involuntarias. Pero lo que siempre distinguimos, por puro instinto, es todo aquello que relaciona y une frente lo que aleja y separa. Lo que es propio y cercano de […]

Conversation | Sergio de Miguel
18-03-2019 No Comments

Conversation | Sergio de Miguel

We could think that when we use the term conversation we approach to describe what we understand for dialog, and for extension for monologue, but actually they are distant expressions. To have a conversation remains removed of giving or imposing logics or dual or individual challenges. Emparenta of more precise form in spite of gathering in crowds meaningfully to proceed […]

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 […]

Diseño sin revolución | Pedro Hernández
18-01-2019 No Comments

Diseño sin revolución | Pedro Hernández

“Architecture or revolution”, wrote Le Corbusier in 1923. It is a turbulent time, just five years before the world had seen the first workers’ revolution in Russia triumph. The revolution – like its twin rebellion and revolt – is a space for chaos, reverses the established order with a social mass intermingled and turned into a multitude. Le Corbusier, a lover […]

The dibrujo | Sergio de Miguel
07-01-2019 No Comments

The dibrujo | Sergio de Miguel

“In hands of the architect, the la’piz constitutes a bridge between the mind that he imagines and the image that appears in the leaf of paper; in the ecstasy of the work, the draftsman forgets both his hand and the pencil and the image emerges as if it was an automatic projection of the mind that he imagines; or probably […]

XI BIAU - Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial
27-12-2018 No Comments

XI BIAU – Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

The CALL FOR WORKS FOR THE XI IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING IS NOW OPENO (XI BIAU). The biennial will be held in Asunción (Paraguay) in October 2019 and will show the way of living in Latin America from everyday life. Last Monday, December 17th, Casa América was presented, coinciding with the celebration of the II Ibero-American Congress […]

Sorting out toys | Sergio de Miguel
17-12-2018 No Comments

Sorting out toys | Sergio de Miguel

There are universes, ours is one, where there are joined a countless number of diverse presences. They join, are connected, congregate, gather in crowds, and sometimes they are accumulated. Often they agglomerate and assemble, are gathered and pile up, even they are packed in not measurable quantities. Then we tend to produce, inevitably, meaningful connections, links, binds and links. Orders. […]

The air is weightless | Sergio de Miguel
19-11-2018 No Comments

The air is weightless | Sergio de Miguel

As the ocean is formed especially by water, the architecture is done principally by air. Even so that determines what happens in the ocean, and in the architecture, is not another thing that what is not a water, or air. Continent and content are never unlike, remote, and coincidental. When we refer to the matter with which the architecture is […]

Opportunity | Sergio de Miguel
01-10-2018 No Comments

Opportunity | Sergio de Miguel

The most valuable quality of any action propositiva is to have a measured approach and an elegant intention with which to affect emotionally. To manage to wake up associations that stimulate the thought. To be capable of understanding the solution of a guessed right and suitable way. To distinguish profitable resources and to find the keys that explain the ideal […]

The inhabitable cities, a drift. Tandem Madrid-Paris 2017
30-08-2018 No Comments

The inhabitable cities, a drift. Tandem Madrid-Paris 2017

This short film is the result of a project by which two designers from Madrid and two from Paris have spent a few days living in one and another city, living the day to day of its inhabitants. His look and his experience is like that of any citizen, but they can not escape that it is also the designer’s […]

Jorge Lobos. Interviews
28-08-2018 No Comments

Jorge Lobos. Interviews

After finishing his architecture studies, Jorge Lobos travels to Chiloé to do a month’s work, which would end up transforming into years. At that time he developed his architectural work in conjunction with the group of architects that was already in the area, and studied the culture of the territory, weaving the first ideas about what he would later define […]

Renovation of the apartment in Eixample | Adrian Elizalde
22-08-2018 No Comments

Renovation of the apartment in Eixample | Adrian Elizalde

This project presents the reform of a house located in the Eixample Cerdà. The building, which dates back to 1930, has an area of 70 m2 with a main facade that overlooks Calle Provença and a service patio. Originally, the flat had the typical compartmentalized distribution of the Eixample with different layers of materials and facilities that had been superimposed […]

The bicycle | Sergio de Miguel
20-08-2018 No Comments

The bicycle | Sergio de Miguel

Let’s fix us in the bicycle. This beautiful ma’quina. His result has managed to be so polished and exact that scarcely it has had to change in de’cadas. His slow development has not allowed another thing that the ambitious sofisticacio’n of his components. One could not have modified the quality and quantity of his pieces, or systems of pieces. As […]

Charlotte Perriand: the art of living, the art of living
17-07-2018 No Comments

Charlotte Perriand: the art of living, the art of living

The most emblematic pieces of the woman who laid the foundations of modern design land in Barcelona with the exhibition “Charlotte Perriand: the art of living, the art of living”, which can be seen from July 11 to September 7, 2018 in MINIM Barcelona. MINIM and Cassina invite you to this exhibition dedicated to the architect, designer and photographer Charlotte […]

Recognize | Sergio de Miguel
04-06-2018 No Comments

Recognize | Sergio de Miguel

In many processes of investigation that we carry out to find the real possibilities of action it depends on our capacity identifying and distinguishing. Of exercising this iteration, this to return to the knowledge from the attention and the intention in search of new fields of interpretation. Opening one to examine intensely, one to ascend on having been able to […]

I+U Collection. Building Systems Series
03-05-2018 No Comments

I+U Collection. Building Systems Series

Book series, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, dedicated to the calculation and design of building systems. From the study of hydraulic, electrical, lighting and ventilation systems to fire safety systems or planning the design from energy saving and sustainability. ENERGY SAIVINGS IN BUILDING DESIGN. Saving energy is nothing more than reducing energy consumption by achieving the same results as by spending […]

On-tuición | Sergio de Miguel
23-03-2018 No Comments

On-tuición | Sergio de Miguel

Our nature has provided an innate skill to us. The aptitude to use a type of deep, perceptive and inexplicable knowledge, for which we manage to understand and imagine realities without having to come to elaborated reasonings. A luck of instantaneous creativity that, showing him independently from the acquired knowledge, shows secretly sometimes as a happy hunch and always as […]

3x3 House | Crux Arquitectos - MCP Arquitectura
24-01-2018 No Comments

3×3 House | Crux Arquitectos – MCP Arquitectura

The home and to live; two mysteries of the same equation raised before every project of future house, to which the architecture must give response. Every new house is an anthropologic exercise of rethinking the primitive psychology of the being, at the time that there are looked new ways of occupying and coexisting with the space. Origin and future are […]

Contemporary | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
22-12-2017 No Comments

Contemporary | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The Argentine poet was wondering on his contemporary ones, establishing conditions and manners of coexistence beyond a time and an epoch: those who are my contemporary? It was said. The awake enormous question interest, even more in the current moment, a displaced and speculative present in which the label “contemporary” appears as faithful accompanist of the most sweetened felonies: I […]

Engineering of the Ingenuity | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
13-10-2017 No Comments

Engineering of the Ingenuity | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture requests a certain predisposition before the finding, something similar to a condition of expectation. The pleasure of the discovery is addictive, stimulant from the militancy of the most contumacious of the ingenuities, often intimately related to the sense of the humor and, in last instance, the intelligence. We imagine that precisely to this Alejandro de la Sota refers […]

Questions about the room | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
08-09-2017 No Comments

Questions about the room | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The space is the distance between two bodies. The dictionary always so conclusive1. Is here the exact, fenced and seemingly objective definition of the contumacious countless one, container of everything what exists: the space, distance between two bodies. The inoffensive aspect of this geometric precision on the space, actually limits the spatial condition to the constellation of relations between his marginal […]

Quattuor | Fernando M. Molina León - Sofía Urzainqui - José Rodríguez - Maite Rodríguez
26-07-2017 One Comment

Quattuor | Fernando M. Molina León – Sofía Urzainqui – José Rodríguez – Maite Rodríguez

Ephemeral architecture in the gardens the Citadel of Pamplona. “Quattuor” suggests a different way of looking. Four repeated volumes, only of a counterfoil and the intermediate space, of it are born infinite readings. Abundance and emptiness form an exterior coherent set and an interior of “streets” with not conventional limits. As four tense prisms, as if we were forcing the perspective, […]

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza
14-07-2017 No Comments

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza

The cities, in spite of all his blemishes and disadvantages, are the most original, creation notable and typical of the human beings. It does not fit the minor doubt that today the life of our species on this planet might not understand without these built-up environments where we develop our lives. The populations are like the alive organisms: they are […]

Vestiges of the future | Marcelo Gardinetti
19-06-2017 No Comments

Vestiges of the future | Marcelo Gardinetti

Critics and unsatisfied of the offers of the modern movement with the statu quo of the epoch, Archigram established during a decade images of an interesting reflexive flow on the cities and his architecture. Amateur was born the group in 1961 with the publication of a magazine produced of way for Peter Cook, David Greene and Mike Webb. The name […]

From the weariness (II) | Pedro Hernández
16-06-2017 No Comments

From the weariness (II) | Pedro Hernández

Or of the bed or of the rest does not take place for. In different publications like Advertising and privacy, The domesticity in war or Sexuality and Space,, the historian and investigator Beatriz Colomina has planned an alternative reading of the architecture and on how along the 20th century and thanks to the development and expansion of different optical and mercantile technologies […]

The space of the mirrors | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
29-05-2017 No Comments

The space of the mirrors | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The mirrors work as the pupils of a within the walls space, a room outdoor from that they observe us. In occasions there preserve even some recollections of our lives, as the porous and dusty mirrors of the old houses, which seem to examine from the hats and suits to stripes of ours forbears1. Also the mirrors take care of […]

Shift House | Miguel Plata Hierro
17-05-2017 No Comments

Shift House | Miguel Plata Hierro

The emergency of a new sensibility. At the end of the decade of the 60, the world of the art suffers a change and is opened for contemporary works as the performance, the land art and the facilities site-specific. The materials, the processes and the tools turn, from this moment, into the major worries of the creators. The artistic object […]

The architecture in a climate of change. A guide for the sustainable design
11-05-2017 No Comments

The architecture in a climate of change. A guide for the sustainable design

The architecture in a climate of change. A guide for the sustainable design. The building construction is specially involved in the emission of carbon dioxide, and it is suitable that his design and construction is a basic factor in the offensive for mitigating the effects of the climate change. In the new conception of the buildings the integrated design is […]

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey
13-03-2017 No Comments

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey

Few cases there is more paradigmatic on the question of the conservation of the modern architecture that the case Bunshaft. Rough man and of few words, Gordon Bunshaft (1909-1990) is known internationally by the Lever House (1952) and by his work in the signature Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) where it would develop all his career until 1979. His work is […]