Tag: Holland

Paimio Chair | Borja López Cotelo
17-04-2020 No Comments

Paimio Chair | Borja López Cotelo

En la Europa de los años 30 la tuberculosis era una de las principales preocupaciones sanitarias. Por todo el continente se construían sanatorios para tratar a los infectados con una rutina que incluía baños de sol y largas horas de descanso respirando aire fresco. De acuerdo con estos ideales higienistas, e inspirado por el Zonnestraal de Duiker, Alvar Aalto proyectó […]

Silla BKF Chair | Borja López Cotelo
06-03-2020 No Comments

Silla BKF Chair | Borja López Cotelo

La Guerra Civil abocó a la emigración a muchos españoles. Aquellos que pudieron elegir, no siempre decidieron quedarse. Antonio Bonet Castellana había nacido en la España de 1913, como Coderch y como Alejandro de la Sota. Pero a Bonet el inicio de la guerra le sorprendió en París. Antonio Bonet había comenzado a trabajar con Sert y Torres i Clavé en 1932, […]

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 […]

Director´s Office of the Oud-Mathenesse Neighborhood | Marcelo Gardinetti
21-09-2015 No Comments

Director´s Office of the Oud-Mathenesse Neighborhood | Marcelo Gardinetti

When Johanes Jacobus Pieter Oud is nominated an architect of the city of Rotterdam in first 1918, one of his aims it was to plan an important quantity of urban interventions, promoting the construction of numerous neighborhoods with the aim to relieve the deficit of housings. The first intervention of the urban development plan that public does is the design […]

The evaluated university | Antón Capitel
03-01-2014 One Comment

The evaluated university | Antón Capitel

With some frequency it appears in the press – that can never avoid what should ignore intelligently – a supposed “ranking” of the Universities, in relation to the investigation or to the totality, and where always there appear big holders in whom one affirms that the Spanish women are to the tail, none between the 100 first ones of the […]

Woodworks Buschmann Bella
12-12-2013 No Comments

Woodworks Buschmann Bella

A happy work “Is it this to live happy? Can it be called this to live? There is in the world something less bearable, I do not say already for a man of good heart, or for a born well man, but only for anyone that it should have a minimum of common sense, or, ado, a rest of humanity? […]

MVRDV - Almere Oosterwold
30-05-2012 912 Comments

MVRDV – Almere Oosterwold

MVRDV’s last offer fits with his DNA. And it is that these Dutches represent the spirit of the country where they have his headquarters. It is possible that sometimes his offers seem to be viable only in the same place from which they come but it is possible that they manage to become universal. His last idea gathers this increasing […]

What exists between the street and the house | José Valladares
02-02-2012 2 Comments

What exists between the street and the house | José Valladares

Having walked along Amsterdam is difficult not to think that the city informs seems to have been constructed in agreement to an agreement between the public thing and the private thing. A generous and responsible agreement that he benefits to both: the great wealth of the public space of the city is guaranteed by the appropriation that of does the […]

Stills
15-11-2011 No Comments

Stills

The Foundation of the Architects’ Official College of Madrid (COAM) will celebrate on Thursday, the 10th of November, close to the embassy of Holland, the seminar ‘ Drafts, Plans and Barcodes: The city in future time ‘. In addition, there will be inaugurated to retrospective exhibition ‘Stills’ of the Dutch study Wiel Arets Architects. The sample crosses in an exhaustive […]

Architects that they didn´t teach me in the school: Jacoba Mulder | Pedro Hernández
10-03-2011 68 Comments

Architects that they didn´t teach me in the school: Jacoba Mulder | Pedro Hernández

Arquitectas that did not teach me in the school: Jacoba Mulder “The idea [of the Playgrounds for Amsterdam] was of the arquitecta Jacoba Mulder, boss of the Department of Town planning. As Liane Lefaivre counts in the book Ground-up city play seize to design tool (2007), when Jacoba Mulder see from his window a girl playing in a corner of the […]

Joan Busquets.Erasmus Award 2011
25-01-2011 39 Comments

Joan Busquets.Erasmus Award 2011

The Prize Erasmus was instituido in 1958 and since has recognised the contributions realised by politicians like Robert Schuman, Jean Monnet, Jacques Delors or Mary Robinson, as well as personalities of the world of the letters and the thought, case of Vaclav Havel, Claudio Magris, Jean Piaget or Marguerite Yourcenar, or of the arts, as Marc Chagall, Oskar Kokoschka, Henry […]