Tag: Íñigo García Odiaga

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 […]

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 […]

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-04-2019 No Comments

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 It is said that the classical Greek sculpture reached its maximum splendor when it began to use the contrapposto. This Italian term could be defined as the relation that the different parts of the body establish when initiating the movement. The weight of the body rests mainly on one leg, so that the corresponding hip rises with respect […]

Rain of light | Íñigo García Odiaga
18-02-2019 No Comments

Rain of light | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Curiously, the most intense memory left in our memory by the Roman Pantheon is that of an absence, the point where matter disappears to lighten the concrete membrane of its dome, where it is more slender. In that zenith, the oculus with its nine meters in diameter, opens the interior space to the sky, allowing the air and […]

Public space as a battlefield | Javier Mozas
03-12-2018 No Comments

Public space as a battlefield | Javier Mozas

5.0 01 Public space was for Hannah Arendt, 1906-1975, a place for Action.1 Arendt believed that democracy needed to be exercised in the public realm, that it was useless to enact it in the private space of the household. Action has two very different resources: one peaceful, the other violent. One using Words and the other Battle; that is, Discourse […]

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga
23-11-2018 No Comments

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 The territories are generally sculpted by water. Its absence or abundance determines the appearance of the landscape in which the architectures are inserted, which are nothing more than a small obstacle in the slow flow of water along the surface of the earth. Juan Navarro Baldeweg knows it well, and summed up this idea in the installation and […]

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga
15-10-2018 No Comments

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 In 1998 Peter Zumthor concluded the construction of Sogn Benedetg‘s small chapel. The Building was coming to replace the baroque church constructed in the Swiss people of Sumvitg that had been destroyed by an avalanche of snow. The original church knew of the risk to which it was exposed for what one of his buttresses had specialized himself […]

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga
17-09-2018 No Comments

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Often one thinks that the formatos only give response to the dimensions of the sheets, the linens or the frames, establishing relations between his different dimensions. Thus the dimensions of the paper are organized to industrial level, being based on the number v2 to establish all the relations between the parts and everything. The format is understood therefore […]

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

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 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 […]

VI Arquia/Próxima Festival: Relevant Practices 2018
07-08-2018 No Comments

VI Arquia/Próxima Festival: Relevant Practices 2018

5.0 01 The motto of this biennial RELEVANT PRACTICES, defined by the curator, invites us to reflect on the paradox produced by the international success of Spanish architecture (Pritzker Prize 2017, León de Oro at the Venezia Biennial, leadership of Spanish architects in international studies as well as teachers in leading Schools of Architecture) that does not correspond with the […]

Fronteiras. Writings and Projects of Architecture, Landscape and Territory
31-07-2018 No Comments

Fronteiras. Writings and Projects of Architecture, Landscape and Territory

5.0 01 FRONTEiRAS is one of the projects developed by AiPAC (Associaçao Ibérica para a Inovação, Património, Arquitectura e Cultura). Currently, it is framed as a solid catalyst for cross-border activities between Spain and Portugal and gives rise to a tool capable of uncovering and investigating the linkages on both sides of the border. A strategic action that tries to make […]

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-06-2018 No Comments

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 They tell that it liked to exclaim Jørn Utzon “At all up to Africa”, while it was observing the sea from the top of the cliffs where his first house places in Can Lis, Majorca. Maybe it is this expression the best way of describing the landscape in the one that places the house, since though those who […]

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

Looking down | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 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 […]

Standing up | Íñigo García Odiaga
30-04-2018 No Comments

Standing up | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Our culture and language leads us to exposing us often to the risk of coming to superficial conclusions, based precisely on information taken of the epidermis of the things. The rapid and fast consumption of images despises the search of an interior truth. The “good look” is according to the dictionary that one that defines the good aspect […]

Architectures of the pain | Íñigo García Odiaga
19-03-2018 No Comments

Architectures of the pain | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 The end of the first world war in 1918, gave step to a prosperous period of political changes and social revolutions. All these changes had his reflection in the art and in the architecture, and it would be impossible to give a moderately logical explanation of the Russian forefronts, the constructivism or the international style, without the historical […]

Carving | Íñigo García Odiaga
08-01-2018 No Comments

Carving | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 When in 1923 Sigfried Giedion delivered his speech opposite to the students of design during the week of opening of the Bauhaus, his principal message was of “listening to the material and to uncover the secret life of the amorphous thing”. Uncovering the art caught in the matter it is not necessary to excavate but deal, for that […]

The trade of the structures consultant (IV) | Juan Carlos Arroyo
27-11-2017 No Comments

The trade of the structures consultant (IV) | Juan Carlos Arroyo

5.0 02 It is not the same thing 8 that 80; but 227 yes it is the same thing that 222. “The verbal precision is one of my major worries and the numerical precision is one of my minor worries.” As teacher and engineer much worries the precision. And it is necessary to be necessary from two points of view, […]

Architects and Engineers (Prometheu and Alien?) | José Ramón Hernández Correa
06-11-2017 No Comments

Architects and Engineers (Prometheu and Alien?) | José Ramón Hernández Correa

0.0 00 And I remained amazed. The first thing that happened to me was: “Architects, architects, what ready we believe ourselves, and we sink before a faucet!” “It Takes already”. “To seeing if we learn”. And I thought about the eternal polemic strictly between ourselves and the engineers. The architects we are in the habit of leaving the problems to […]

Having fingerprint | Íñigo García Odiaga
30-10-2017 No Comments

Having fingerprint | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 It is evident that the constructed marks the place, annotates and defines it, for what his track is commendable and permanent in the time, the mass of the built-up thing can be even felt. It is not a fingerprint, is not the vestige that anybody or something has left there, but the lasting presence of the constructed. But […]

The trade of the structures consultant (III) | Juan Carlos Arroyo
28-08-2017 No Comments

The trade of the structures consultant (III) | Juan Carlos Arroyo

0.0 00 Does how much weigh his building? We all think that our profession is many responsibility. The consultants of structures also … why not! The professionals we have a responsibility on the result and therefore we must know what has to give, before doing the work. We have to have this fusible alert in order that if it works […]

Assembling | Íñigo García Odiaga
07-08-2017 No Comments

Assembling | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Assembling is for definition the action to join pieces or parts, and implies the that cannot be waived appearance of a meeting. Often it is the expressiveness of the meeting the one that makes the architecture legible and understandable, since it is there where there has remained registered the information on which the construction is based. For the […]

The deformed form | Íñigo García Odiaga
03-07-2017 No Comments

The deformed form | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 In the first glimpse something does not fit, but for against, the set radiates an attractive magnetism. Jean Prouvé constructed together with Charlotte Perriand this prototype for the Lounge of Domestic Arts opposite to the Grand Palais of Paris. Time later it was dismantled, but still some images and schemes remain. Designed for workers of the oil taken […]

Between dividing | Íñigo García Odiaga
22-05-2017 No Comments

Between dividing | Íñigo García Odiaga

0.0 00 Uno de los primeros ejemplos de la resaca dejada por Mies van der Rohe en la ciudad de Nueva York es la Rockefeller Guest House, obra de Philip Johnson, construida en 1950. Diseñada para Blanchette Rockefeller Hooker, la casa fue elogiada en su momento por la crítica, dada su sencillez y sobriedad. La casa fue concebida principalmente, como […]

The Frank Gehry´s House | Íñigo García Odiaga
07-04-2017 No Comments

The Frank Gehry´s House | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Frank Gehry designed and remodelled in the year 1978 an old man bungaló of 2 floors and 60 years of antiquity in California, to adapt it as his familiar house. Gehry had approximately 40 years, one had got divorced from his first wife, and it has just started with his own study of architecture. It was living in […]

e n g a w a # 20
06-04-2017 No Comments

e n g a w a # 20

0.0 00 After Antonio’s steps or as his fingerprints continue. This number of engawa 20 “After Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas’s steps” divides in two parts. The first one where we have assembled the most intimate texts that have come to us on the part of acquaintances or relatives of Antonio and one comes second where they find the most analytical texts […]

Light Boxes | Íñigo García Odiaga
06-02-2017 No Comments

Light Boxes | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Louis Kahn managed to assure that a space where it should not enter the natural light, might not considered an architectural space. The affirmation though maybe slightly exagerate, it is undoubtedly suggestive. In fact the architecture in one of his multiple definitions might decide as the art of controlling the light, and control her in addition depending on […]

Urbanismo Lento | Íñigo García Odiaga
11-11-2016 173 Comments

Urbanismo Lento | Íñigo García Odiaga

0.0 00 The construction of the city was historically a process slow and based on the apilamiento of strata. On the Roman city the medieval one was arising, Arabic or Jewish later and of chronological form all the urban forms typical of every epoch. In the middle of the 20th century, it gave beginning for against an expansive urbanism, of […]

The scenes of the cinema | Íñigo García Odiaga
02-09-2016 22 Comments

The scenes of the cinema | Íñigo García Odiaga

0.0 00 During these days the scenes of the Kursaal and of the Victoria Eugenia will receive the next edition of the international festival of cinema of San Sebastian. From another more remote point of view, it will be the own city native of San Sebastian the one that uses as scene to the own festival. The architecture and the […]

The face of the city | Íñigo García Odiaga
27-06-2016 No Comments

The face of the city | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Already for years the city has gained his pulse to the field. The city is synonymous of urban life, of economic activity and of cultural and commercial offer, but not always it it is of well-being or quality of life. The big cities of the Asian southeast are the cities of the planet with major pace of growth, […]

High Mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga
29-04-2016 111 Comments

High Mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 During the months of winter one of the activities that occupies of important way the leisure is the enjoy of the mountain. Equipments of different índole like shelters, hostels or stations of ski are surpassing little by little his simple condition of buildings of mountain to incorporate architectures that somehow improve the offer and the quality of the […]