Tag: idea

Fernando Moreno Barberá, architect
15-10-2019 No Comments

Fernando Moreno Barberá, architect

He was a Spanish architect of the Modern Movement, specifically of the third generation. After his training in Germany, he stood out especially for the profusion and quality of his teaching architecture, promoted by the Law on Secondary and Professional Education (1949), although like the vast majority of European architects he also dedicated a section of his production to the […]

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 […]

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta
10-08-2018 No Comments

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta

Atmosphere and climate. In one of his writings, Olafur Eliasson speaks about the atmospheric time.1 In the introduction to the above-mentioned text, The Museums are Radical, Eliasson develops a small statement of the interaction between time and energy. I do not know exactly why it has turned into artist of head-board of many architects, but it is necessary to admit […]

Looking down | Íñigo García Odiaga
28-05-2018 No Comments

Looking down | Íñigo García Odiaga

To reject the direct look of the eyes can be a symptom of shame or coyness, this way it is in the habit of being interpreted when someone us lowers the look. But in some cultures like the Japanese it is a symptom of respect. For the architect this gesture can be of submission. Mies lowers the look to get […]

The Red Thread: Nordic Design
20-07-2017 No Comments

The Red Thread: Nordic Design

The Red Thread is an elegant study on the beauty, the simplicity and the functionality of the northern design, so much past as present. His title inspired by the Swedish expression give röda tråden (the red thread), it is a metaphor of the essence of a history or creative work that is in use for describing the foundation of a […]

Anomaly | Wayward Wandering
25-01-2016 No Comments

Anomaly | Wayward Wandering

The word does anomaly come from the Greek ἀν and ὁμαλός, that is to say ‘not equal’, that does not conform to the general rule, the norm, the habitual behavior. In the area of the physical sciences, for example, it represents any variation with regard to a model of reference, in linguistics it indicates the irregularity in the conjugation of a […]

Of the complex thing. Previous considerations | Miquel Lacasta
18-01-2016 No Comments

Of the complex thing. Previous considerations | Miquel Lacasta

Fragile L’ordre of l’arquitectura, the fragile order of the architecture, is Joaquim Español’s delicious doctoral thesis defended in the year 1993 and directed by the philosopher Xavier Rubert de Ventós. In her of delicate and extraordinarily well written form, nevertheless Spanish is equally a poet, and therefore, an expert in handling the instrument of the writing, guides us across what […]

The Architecture School Survival Guide
22-09-2015 No Comments

The Architecture School Survival Guide

The students of architecture commit the same mistakes year after year and forget the same essential elements at the moment of being employed at the study. In this practical guide basic advices and suggestions are provided to help the students to extract the maximum profit of his work, all this accompanied of ingenious and beautiful illustrations realized by the own […]

Esquinazos | Juan Creus
24-08-2015 No Comments

Esquinazos | Juan Creus

E The corner is a way of breaking the reality to claim not linear readings of the space. S Bends where the habit, as current of use, separates and concentrates in a concrete place: it forms a corner. Q They are not gestures, but the expression of new features of the daily thing introduced as courts and indications. U As […]

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 […]

International contest of ideas to improve access to Oviedo city through the old a-66 highway
20-02-2015 2 Comments

International contest of ideas to improve access to Oviedo city through the old a-66 highway

The goal and objectives of this International Ideas Contest is to search for the best three proposals for the renewal of the urban stretch of the old A-66 highway that provides access to Oviedo (Asturias). The terms and conditions for this invitation were generated from open and collaboration workshops with series of debates geared towards tackling the problems, necessities and […]

The management of the unpredictable thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
31-03-2014 No Comments

The management of the unpredictable thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In occasions we have argued on the “program” as a compromising element of the project of architecture. The architects we have presumed to know, even better than the own users, that one that they precisely need, doing of the “reintepretation” of the program one of our more valuable contributions to the order. Nevertheless, the time us is in the habit […]

Videourbana. New geografías. Latin-American contexts
14-03-2014 No Comments

Videourbana. New geografías. Latin-American contexts

Already there are available the bases and the inscription of VIDEOURBANA’s summons. You can accede to the bases in the following link. This edition of the BIAU, giving continuity to the Contest of Ideas in the Network initiated in previous summons, tries to use the possibilities that offer the audio-visual means to put jointly perceptions on the urban space. The […]

100 Ideas that changed the architecture
11-02-2014 No Comments

100 Ideas that changed the architecture

A succinct, pleasant and accessible introduction of the wide range of ideas that give form to the architecture. Analysis of basic elements of the construction, as doors, windows or columns, as well as of the material innovators who have developed along the history of the architecture, as the steel. An interesting exploration of the historical and architectural movements and of […]

The Eames and Billy Wilder | Jorge Gorostiza
05-02-2014 No Comments

The Eames and Billy Wilder | Jorge Gorostiza

I believe that it is not necessary to say those who were Billy Wilder, either Ray and Charles Eames (always it is in the habit of putting to Chat first probably for being a man). What probably is known less is the friendship that joined them for many years. According to Tom Wood in his book The Bright Side of […]

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
23-05-2013 No Comments

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks The paradigm of the complexity applied in the architecture and his expression in the conceptual binomial geometry and complexity arises during the decade of the 60, contrary to Charles Jencks’s position that places it at the end of the 20th century and beginning of the XXIst. The tour of this binomial starts in […]

Sleeplessness | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
05-04-2013 No Comments

Sleeplessness | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«Any authentic construction, any human creation is an interaction of functions and not a differentiation of domains» José María de Labra The José de la Mano gallery of Madrid, in his interest to reveal the authors’ unknown work of last century, has realized the second explanatory project about José María de Labra with the suggestive title of Laboratorio de Formas[1]. As it is indicated […]

Vertical Desire | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-03-2013 3 Comments

Vertical Desire | Íñigo García Odiaga

Often we observe buildings that show a great desire for conquering the uprightness. It is immediate to think about the idea proportion, a concept that unties the royal height of an object or of a building of his desires of uprightness. A limited plant, opposite to one strong component in the axis Z guarantees the formalization of a tower though […]

The VIIth Days of Architecture and Design
15-02-2013 No Comments

The VIIth Days of Architecture and Design

The Cluster da Madeira de Galicia invites you to take part in the Days VII of Architecture and Design that will take place next February 28, in the building Cersia, of Santiago de Compostela. The design is a fundamental tool in the process of innovation, so much in the part of the own definition and product development, since in his […]

Notebook of New York (y VII) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
16-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York (y VII) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from… Last day of the trip coincided with the visit to the Museum of the City, a building near the Guggenheim projected in 1932 by Joseph H. Freedlander with an neocolonial architecture neocolonial so different from the concebida for Wright in the first half of century. There, like a magnificent closing of the voyage, there was showing himself the sample The […]

Disguised distances | bRijUNi
16-08-2012 3 Comments

Disguised distances | bRijUNi

[1] Some time ago, someone who was devoting himself to the organization of events of international character related to the architecture, was saying to us that there were great more people interested in speaking that in listening. Coming from someone with experience and success in this type of complex plannings us turned out to be strange because we had been […]

Notebook of New York (VI) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York (VI) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from In the book Great Streets, Allan B. Jacobs dedicates the second part to compiling a series of «streets that they teach». Between them the Fifth Avenue, at a height of Central Park. Jacobs aims that «Both the park and the street seem of easy access». Concerning the Fifth Avenue they turn out to be different of the principal museums of New […]

Notebook of New York (V) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York (V) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from The fingerprint of the teachers remains indelible in the plot of New York. To the distant and passionate presence of Le Corbusier, from his provocative initiation visit of up to his retreat with the disenchantment for the building of the UN in 1947, adds those of other teachers, between them both paradigms of the architectural modernity. Frank Lloyd Wright […]

Contest of ideas Landscape, Architectura & Wine [result]
06-08-2012 No Comments

Contest of ideas Landscape, Architectura & Wine [result]

Though finally there was unanimity in the failure, the deliberation of the winners of the contest Landscape, Architecture and Wine expanded a few hours due to the great interest woken up by the quantity of ideas that were turning out to be prominent. The failure was realized last July 19 and in view of the level of the participants, the […]

Groups or equipments … About the subtle differences | Miguel Villegas
16-07-2012 No Comments

Groups or equipments … About the subtle differences | Miguel Villegas

It is a topic that I have treated already several times, but, and you will excuse the opportunism to me miser, it of yesterday it has left her me bouncing. A few days ago, he was chatting with Lorenzo Barnó in the Laboratorio de Ideas del COAG on another important topic for us, that of being a company and he was […]

Notebook of New York (IV) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
06-07-2012 One Comment

Notebook of New York (IV) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from The High Line supposes the meeting with the city of the 30s – decade in the one that constructed the air line of railroad herself to avoid the dangerousness of sharing the street with the pedestrians – and the Nueva York of the 21st century, when the routes – in disuse from 1980-were claimed by the citizens. It is […]

Notebook of New York (III) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
21-06-2012 One Comment

Notebook of New York (III) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from For Le Corbusier, the skyscrapers of New York were too small. – they are not big enough – he said, answering to the journalists who interviewed it in the MoMA, within a few hours of his arrival to the United States in 1935. Surprised by the observation, they will attend to the explanation of the architect, developed later […]

Notebook of New York (II) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
17-06-2012 One Comment

Notebook of New York (II) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from Geography and geometry have been intimately joined from the origins of the urbanism. Across the geometry the planning of the cultures became simple, and also the construction of the city. The plot reticulada not only allows the control of the present – and the assumption of the past – but it shelters the future growth, theoretically immensely. The […]

Notebook of New York (I) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
16-06-2012 2 Comments

Notebook of New York (I) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

The trip to a city known always is a fascinating experience. Even more if it is a question of a destination chased for time, which visit turns into an ansíada put and, at the same time, in the beginning of new reflections and trips in the space and the time, that they extend and recall the own experience. These days […]

3Concepts 1e-IDEA
17-06-2011 1,399 Comments

3Concepts 1e-IDEA

We’re contributing with HP and Autodesk to launch this competition called 3Concepts 1e-IDEA. Attached you can find all the info and material related with the competition. Hope you’re interested in participating. The concept of the competition is: Where do ideas come from? The metaphor that can respond to this question can be an utopic project,a small-scale proposal, a big-scale urban […]