Tag: Jane Jacobs

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta
30-11-2018 2 Comments

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta

In the first work of Formal Eisenman The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, his doctoral thesis, begins as there began Jacobs in The Rise and Fall of Great American Cities, or Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, with a critique to the Modern Movement. It can be said that the alternative pressure of the decade of the 60, they need of any […]

Jane Jacobs and the humanization of the city | Martín Marcos
04-05-2018 No Comments

Jane Jacobs and the humanization of the city | Martín Marcos

In the last twelve months there was celebrated, in the majority of the cities of the world and with different actions, the centenary of the birth of Jane Jacobs, brilliant town planner and social activist that with his book “Death and life of the big cities” (1961) I change definitively the way of looking and analyzing the urban phenomena. Jane […]

Lebbeus Woods's alternative world | Marcelo Gardinetti
13-11-2017 No Comments

Lebbeus Woods’s alternative world | Marcelo Gardinetti

During his professional life, Lebbeus Woods sketched thoughts. The images that it produced incorporate observations of an improbable future. It moves on suggestive ideas that are not submitted to the rules of the company. On the contrary, it questions them. His representations, inhabitants of an inhospitable territory, personify his singular ontology. Floating structures and mobile constructions that compose a statement […]

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica
01-05-2017 2 Comments

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica

Apart from the origin or the cultural common substratum, the sciences of the complexity share certain common features with the architecture that arises in the decade of the 60s and that we can follow even today, that reinforce precisely this both cultural and social base. Briefly we might say that the sciences of the complexity and the theoretical reflections and […]

The Architecture of David Lynch. Richard Martin
23-07-2015 No Comments

The Architecture of David Lynch. Richard Martin

From the Red Room in Twin Peaks to Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive, the work of David Lynch contains some of the most remarkable spaces in contemporary culture. Richard Martin’s compelling study is the first sustained critical assessment of the role architecture and design play in Lynch’s films. Martin combines original research at Lynchian locations in Los Angeles, London and […]

The street and the house. Readings to live the city
19-06-2015 No Comments

The street and the house. Readings to live the city

 Institut d’Humanitats Course in Barcelona. We tend to think that he marries and street, inside and out, publicly and privately, they can exist independently, almost like opposite. This division, nevertheless, ignores up to what point the house is a social construction, politically connoted, and the street a place to be lived and not only a space of traffic or of […]

Magda Sánchez-Javier Burón · Didactics and spreading | Los Paseos de Jane Córdoba
14-04-2015 No Comments

Magda Sánchez-Javier Burón · Didactics and spreading | Los Paseos de Jane Córdoba

One of the values to standing out against the forums, as the IV Foro Arquia/Próxima 2014 at which we are present last October, is opportunity to know first hand new activities/projects that other companions realize and develop well of individual form or in equipment. One of these presented and selected initiatives they were Paseos de Jane Córdoba, which exhibition was chargeable to […]

Major safety needs better public space | Martin Marcos
15-03-2013 2 Comments

Major safety needs better public space | Martin Marcos

Is it possible to add up from another look to discipline to such a complex and urgent problem? Can good public space induce social behaviors and make a city surer? Some of them hold that to repair rapidly the “torn windows” and to return to think the street are the best preventive politics. In 1969 Philip Zimbardo, teacher of Stanford’s […]

Jacobs versus Le Corbusier | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
17-09-2012 No Comments

Jacobs versus Le Corbusier | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Jacobs versus Le Corbusier The city already cannot be a place thought from the rules, but a life space from the beginning. To many years have happened since one could have stated the failure of planning the cities in the medium and long term. Probably this system was pertinent at the beginning of the 19th century where still it was […]

The secret sea | Cristina García-Rosales
29-06-2012 No Comments

The secret sea | Cristina García-Rosales

The architect Le Corbusier carried away of the sea, was also an enthusiast of the transatlantic ones. When it realized his first trip to New York, invited by the authorities of EUUU, it did it on board of one and remained very impressed on having experimented during the voyage, that the life of a ship was differentiating very little of […]

Jane Jacobs: Parting Words (2007)
24-05-2011 86 Comments

Jane Jacobs: Parting Words (2007)

It was the divulging scientific, theoretical one of the urbanism and political – social Canadian activist born in The United States. I show them here a video on one of the last public interventions of a very influential activist in favor of the transformation of the conception of the urbanism in the United States to achieve new spaces for the […]