Tag: habitar

La extinción de los cuerpos | Pedro Hernández
27-03-2020 No Comments

La extinción de los cuerpos | Pedro Hernández

Apuntes sobre la posible trasformación del espacio y lo sensible en un capitalismo acelerado. Acelerar En La durée poignardée, René Magritte nos ofrece un paisaje surrealista en el que una locomotora emerge del salón de una casa burguesa a través de la chimenea. Sobre ella destaca otro elemento: un reloj. El diálogo entre ambos se establece, además, en que el círculo […]

Domestic domain. Border and boundary as "enclosure" | Luis Gil
03-02-2020 No Comments

Domestic domain. Border and boundary as “enclosure” | Luis Gil

The rediscovery of the edge and the enclosure as an object of study and as a generator of new ways of understanding where current affairs happen, not as in the cultural and presentation issue of the subject being limited by the metaphor of the transition of the end and in particular of the crisis neoliberal of the end of the […]

Café Roquet | NUA Arquitectures
29-01-2020 No Comments

Café Roquet | NUA Arquitectures

En un local en planta baja abandonado y ocupado durante mucho tiempo por una gestoría, se plantea una actuación para concederle una segunda vida transformándolo en un luminoso espacio gastronómico que pueda acoger, además de los servicios de cafetería y restauración, usos educativos y culturales que puedan contribuir a la activación de este barrio de la ciudad de Valls. El […]

Architectures on the border and border | Luis Gil
27-01-2020 No Comments

Architectures on the border and border | Luis Gil

If the edge, as a boundary or border, can only be approached by force (energy in a pure state without cultivating) or the strategy attached to its concretion, the technique (the invention that allows acting to deceive adversity), history architectures gestated at the border it has also materialized in a double formalization. In this way, the border and border space […]

The border city | Luis Gil
20-01-2020 No Comments

The border city | Luis Gil

The liminal cities, they are of entry and exit, susceptible to be besieged and therefore forced to protection in adverse moments. They are spaces or surrounding territories fighting at the same time against the outside that with the own necessity to grow like other communities in more stable situations. The closed or walled city, both the maritime, the one built […]

The border of contact, encounter and exchange space | Luis Gil
13-01-2020 No Comments

The border of contact, encounter and exchange space | Luis Gil

The intrinsic nature of the border is that of being an area of danger, an insecure space in which the development of the essential tasks of life requires a state of continuous alertness. It is the space for the exchange of energy, where it is released or integrated into new areas, which implies a constant rebalancing of the forces acting […]

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 […]

The plan as a tool for border overflow | Luis Gil
30-12-2019 No Comments

The plan as a tool for border overflow | Luis Gil

The border as a tense space that opposes its transit, requires effort, determination, formal or fundamental change to be transgressed and overcome or inhabited temporarily or continuously. Thus, the passage through the border or the limit, the jump from one medium to another implies the discovery of a technique that makes possible the survival in the other margin, the change, […]

The plant and the ruin | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
27-12-2019 No Comments

The plant and the ruin | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

I remember the first time I had an original before my eyes. That pencil-drawn plant contained all the information necessary for the execution of the project: dimensions, levels, finishes, materials, types of walls, ceiling height, program, support, relationship with the immediate environment … More than a plant we could say that it was a map, a latent structure in a […]

The border, artificial and invented mechanism | Luis Gil
23-12-2019 No Comments

The border, artificial and invented mechanism | Luis Gil

In this way when the natural barrier (the geographical accident) artificially used to protect the interior ecosystem, is insufficient, inadequate or non-existent for the desired economic or social use, then man develops not only artificiality over the natural but also takes a step more and build an ex-novo border. It is an invention that saves the natural deficiency, and around […]

Limits, nature and artifice | Luis Gil
16-12-2019 No Comments

Limits, nature and artifice | Luis Gil

When talking about limit or border, the words of bankruptcy or separation are instantly added to the conversation. A first approach to the definition of boundary or border spaces, would limit them as those areas of emptiness or obstacle that are shaped or structured as a nature that is little or not practicable, in which the movement slows down or […]

Mastery as a fundamental and physical problem of boundary and border phenomena | Luis Gil
09-12-2019 No Comments

Mastery as a fundamental and physical problem of boundary and border phenomena | Luis Gil

The movement and walking is innate to the activity of man, for various reasons, from the great migrations and movements in the search for Paleolithic hunting to the present day. A movement that was originally forced by the need to survive against the adverse nature, much earlier than the subsequent sedentary and articulation of man with the territory through the […]

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 […]

Allegory of the border and the limit | Luis Gil
02-12-2019 No Comments

Allegory of the border and the limit | Luis Gil

The neoliberal actuality that we have had to live makes it difficult, like no other, to refer behaviors, events and attitudes to a stable horizon, a concrete framework that serves as an articulator, as an element of dialogue and background to the analysis of a hardly acotable contemporaneity, nothing defined and a rapid emptying of contents, whose ultimate goal seems […]

Imagining the Mediterranean House
05-11-2019 No Comments

Imagining the Mediterranean House

This catalog focuses on the theme of “the Mediterranean house” investigating its operational presence in a limited historical environment: the fifties. Period characterized by the decisive influence in Spain of two masters of international architecture – Gio Ponti and Alberto Sartoris – whose ideology is based on a weighted mediation between tradition and modernity. It is a cultural project of […]

Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50s
19-09-2019 No Comments

Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50s

“What is the Mediterranean? A thousand things at the same time, it is not a landscape, but innumerable landscapes. it is not a sea, but a set of seas.” Fernand Braudel, 1985 The exhibition Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50s on the theme of “the Mediterranean house”, investigating its operational presence in a limited historical environment: […]

The same and the different | Sergio de Miguel
20-05-2019 No Comments

The same and the different | Sergio de Miguel

“Nadie come naranjas bajo la luna llena”. Federico García Lorca When we have to proceed, in any area, we do so through distinctions, through disjunctive elections. Then we try to discern broad categories. Often involuntary. But what we always distinguish, by pure instinct, is everything that relates and unites in front of what separates and separates. What is proper and […]

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 […]