Tag: historia

Divide and win | Íñigo García Odiaga
16-09-2019 No Comments

Divide and win | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 There is a Latin maxim “Divide et impera”, which gave good results to the great strategists of history such as Julius Caesar or Napoleon. But this military logic is also one of the foundations of computer science and algorithmic design. A calculation methodology that faces the resolution of a complex problem by cutting it into simpler parts of the […]

How much house do we need? Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cottage
10-09-2019 No Comments

How much house do we need? Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cottage

5.0 03 The space we inhabit, reduced to a minimum, has been a source of fascination and experimentation throughout history. Henry David Thoreau lived in his forest hut in Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847. Le Corbusier built in 1952 for him and his wife the famous Cabanon of the Côte d’Azur. Inspired by these experiences, Urs Peter Flueckiger and […]

Recuerdos de Alejandro de la Sota
05-09-2019 No Comments

Recuerdos de Alejandro de la Sota

5.0 02 Talk by Manuel Gallego and Carlos Puente “Memories of Alejandro de la Sota” held at COAG Headquarters in Santiago on December 12, 2018, moderated by Carlos Quintáns.

Sigurd Lewerentz. 44 photographs of the trip in Italy
03-09-2019 No Comments

Sigurd Lewerentz. 44 photographs of the trip in Italy

5.0 03 On September 16, the exhibition “Sigurd Lewerentz. 44 photographs of the trip in Italy” is inaugurated at the School of Art and Superior of Design in Olot, which is part of the cycle The Album of the architect, and which has previously been exhibited at the headquarters of Girona and Figueres of the College of Architects of Catalonia. […]

La Gran Vía de Madrid. Breve biografía crítica de una gran calle (VI) | Antón Capitel
02-09-2019 No Comments

La Gran Vía de Madrid. Breve biografía crítica de una gran calle (VI) | Antón Capitel

5.0 01 El edificio Madrid-París ocupa con especial atractivo una posición intermedia del tramo segundo y horizontal de la Gran Vía, en la acera Sur, o de los números pares. La singularidad del edificio procede sobre todo de haber sido primero un edificio más bajo (de 7 alturas más unos torreones en las esquinas) y de haber sido, más adelante, […]

Restless asses, infinite seats
29-08-2019 No Comments

Restless asses, infinite seats

5.0 03 Jimmy Durham said that the chairs delimit our bodies in order to become essential and that architecture – the holy spirit of a ghostly and elusive entity linked to the State – was in charge of inventing them. In the same way, hundreds of artists and writers have spent decades showing us the role of the most restless […]

Architecture, design and society in the early Modern Period
27-08-2019 No Comments

Architecture, design and society in the early Modern Period

5.0 02 It is not possible to understand the meaning of architectural masterpieces built throughout history without first understanding the meaning of “being an architect” and how his activity developed. The use of the copy of drawings, the importance of treaties for the transmission of knowledge, the meaning of the centralized plant or the importance of mathematics and geometry in […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (V) | Antón Capitel
26-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (V) | Antón Capitel

5.0 03 The third section, descendant, as if referring to the most hurried new times, was made as we said from the thirties to the fifties; that is, leaving the terrible civil war behind. The Gran Vía, unfinished, contemplated and suffered the bombings of the Franco military from the Casa de Campo, and those of German aircraft, and the Telefonica […]

Mathematics and beauty in architecture. On the shoulders of giants
22-08-2019 No Comments

Mathematics and beauty in architecture. On the shoulders of giants

5.0 01 Mathematics and architecture have a more than evident relationship since the construction of the first buildings. Mathematics not only guarantees the safety of buildings, which resist weight and do not fall, but also beauty. We find the golden reason in the Parthenon, the dome of revolution in Hagia Sophia; the 17 possible tessellations in the Alhambra in Granada, […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (IV) | Antón Capitel
19-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (IV) | Antón Capitel

5.0 01 At the end of the second section and beginning of the third there was a high-interest spatial and formal episode, the Plaza del Callao, which can also be considered as a “fourth act” of the total “theater” that Gran Vía supposes. Or if you prefer, and because of its uniqueness, a theater of your own. An intense and […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (III) | Antón Capitel
12-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (III) | Antón Capitel

5.0 01 El segundo tramo (o segundo “acto” del “teatro”), de la red de San Luis a la Plaza del Callao, contaba con una notable ventaja, la condición horizontal y recta, lo que hizo que su imagen urbana sea la mejor, y en la que puede imponerse más el propio espacio urbano vacío como tal, sin que sea demasiado necesaria […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (II) | Antón Capitel
05-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (II) | Antón Capitel

5.0 02 El primer tramo de la Gran Vía, que asciende –dando con ello una cierta sensación de fatiga, como si se rememorara la dificultad que se tuvo para iniciarla-, comienza con el gran edificio singular que fue el de la Unión y El Fénix (Alcalá 39, arqtos. Jules y Raymond Fevrier, 1905-10, hoy “Metrópolis” y anterior, en realidad, a […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (I) | Antón Capitel
29-07-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (I) | Antón Capitel

5.0 04 Madrid nació en el oeste de lo que hoy es el casco antiguo, justamente en el lugar del palacio, en el mismo borde de la cresta militar sobre el río Manzanares. Y se extendió hacia unos terrenos de accidentada topografía, lo que provocó desde el principio su irregularidad planimétrica, agravada también por la complicada configuración del trazado de los […]

The church of Tas, Sopuerta | Garmendia Cordero Arquitectos
24-07-2019 No Comments

The church of Tas, Sopuerta | Garmendia Cordero Arquitectos

4.6 07 Any change in the use of a space obviously requires a series of actions that adapt said place to the new needs that are presented beyond the implicit ones that the mere updating of it entails. On this occasion, the task of transformation was as motivating as it was exceptional: transforming an abandoned Renaissance church into a home. […]

The distinctive modernity of Norman Foster | Marcelo Gardinetti
22-07-2019 No Comments

The distinctive modernity of Norman Foster | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 05 Far from the process of ambiguous and controversial representation promoted by the postmodern convulsion that dominated the architectural scene of the early 80s, the work of Norman Foster, aligned with the thought of Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, was promulgated in favor of a technological update of the modernity. His work ponders the mechanical analogies of the modern […]

VAD 02. Call for Papers. The prototypes
18-07-2019 No Comments

VAD 02. Call for Papers. The prototypes

5.0 03 Si en el primer número de VAD. veredes, arquitectura y divulgación se descansaba la mirada en “los inicios”, en aquellos comienzos y principios que proporcionan de manera tangible o simbólica lo que desea existir, ahora se quiere explorar con amplitud los parámetros pertenecientes a los orígenes. Ese surgir, nacer y aparecer, donde germina la arquitectura. “La naturaleza será […]

¿Cuál es la arquitectura del futuro?
16-07-2019 No Comments

¿Cuál es la arquitectura del futuro?

5.0 01 En Brasil, en medio de la nada, se construyó uno de los proyectos arquitectónicos más audaces de la Historia. Se trata de Brasilia, la capital de un país que, a principios de los años 60, buscaba un nuevo comienzo. Brasilia iba a demostrar que la arquitectura puede transformar la sociedad. Pero cincuenta años después, el centro de Brasilia […]

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

Everything reaches the sea | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

5.0 03 “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 […]

Leica | Borja López Cotelo
12-07-2019 No Comments

Leica | Borja López Cotelo

5.0 01 Por suerte, nuestra mente no está formada por compartimentos estancos. Al menos, no la de Oskar Barnack. Había trabajado desde 1911 en el desarrollo de una cámara de cine para la empresa Leitz, pero todo cambió cuando se preguntó qué pasaría si exportase ciertas ideas al diseño de una cámara fotográfica. Las incómodas planchas metálicas hacían de la […]

Demonstrate for a new clinical reason in the architecture | Miquel Lacasta
05-07-2019 One Comment

Demonstrate for a new clinical reason in the architecture | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 02 Demonstrate for a new clinical reason in the architecture.1  We are installed in a time disgregado, opened to multiple interpretations of the reality. We advance helter-skelter between infinite clouds of information banalizada and by excess and exuberance, are unable to detect the limits, the solapamientos, the densities and the specific weights of the real. We live in an […]

VAD 01 Los Inicios
04-07-2019 No Comments

VAD 01 Los Inicios

5.0 01 Un gran abanico de cuestiones se prestan a la reflexión y tienen cabida en este primer número de VAD. veredes, arquitectura y divulgación. “Amo los inicios. Los inicios me llenan de maravilla. Yo creo que el inicio es lo que garantiza la consecución”. SUMARIO Prólogo – Los inicios. Equipo editorial Editorial – Amar los comienzos. Santiago de Molina […]

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza
28-06-2019 No Comments

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza

5.0 01 A few months ago, preparing a lecture that I was going to give at the School of Architecture of Valladolid, invited by GIRAC, I was looking for more information about Albert Bela Viragh, a scenographer I had already written about, and I found an advertisement for the movie Empty Ams directed by Frank Reicher, published in several American […]

The car house | Íñigo García Odiaga
24-06-2019 No Comments

The car house | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Between 1934 and 1935 Mies van der Rohe developed the study of patio houses. Houses that are reduced to a minimum domestic program, which are isolated from the city, without a concrete context beyond their own inhabitant, a hypothetical Mies.1 But among all these houses there is a unique proposal, the so-called Patio House “with garage”. The orthogonality […]

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti
17-06-2019 No Comments

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 01 Two design circumstances were decisive to establish the character that typifies the architecture of the Convent of La Tourette. The first is embodied by defining the horizontal plane governing the highest point of the terrain, so that, from that horizontal, the building descends copying the irregular topography of the slope. The second is to mutate the concept of […]

A casa do taberneiro | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos
05-06-2019 No Comments

A casa do taberneiro | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos

5.0 05 The building is a traditional construction with a type of medieval origin typical of the rueiros de Santiago de Compostela characterized by the presence of its two walls pinions arranged as facades. Over time, this provision of house pine tree between medianeras was being replaced with the lift of new plants and / or the replacement of the […]

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

Learn from what has been | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

5.0 01 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 […]

Bunkerized architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-05-2019 No Comments

Bunkerized architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Paul Virilio was born in 1932 and grew up in Nantes, where at the age of eight he witnessed the arrival of the Germans, and at eleven the destruction of the city under a shower of bombs from the allies. At the end of the war he discovered the sea at the same time as peace, since the […]

Les Heures Claires. Josep Quetglas
28-05-2019 No Comments

Les Heures Claires. Josep Quetglas

5.0 01 Con la habitual agudeza crítica y rigor investigador de Josep Quetglas, el libro documenta exhaustivamente los antecedentes, el encargo, el desarrollo y modificaciones de los sucesivos proyectos, los presupuestos en los que Le Corbusier profundizaba en la definición material de la casa y la construcción. También se trata la azarosa vida de esta obra, que incluye la ocupación […]

The challenge of the significance | Miquel Lacasta
27-05-2019 One Comment

The challenge of the significance | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 This suggestive title Joaquim Español gives it in the chapter 13 of Forma y consistencia.1 The book thinks brings over of a double distortion. On the one hand in many contemporary architectures still late the old phrase of Mies Van der Rohe we reject to recognize problems of form. That is to say, the architecture must be understood like […]

Forms of design. Galicia XXI
23-05-2019 No Comments

Forms of design. Galicia XXI

5.0 01 ‘Forms of design. Galicia XXI’, aims to build a story from the present of the creative potential of Galicia in the field of design. The idea is to project what is being done while keeping an eye on the mirror, to review what has been achieved from a symbolic point of view: the publication of the Formas de […]