Tag: Javier Mozas

Journals of Japan. Architecture and more
11-07-2019 No Comments

Journals of Japan. Architecture and more

Mental constructions. The guides only serve to confirm that most of the crowded places are not just mental constructions. The founders of a + t research group, Aurora Fernandez Per and Javier Mozas, present Diarios de Japón, a collection of texts and drawings that decipher architecture, landscaping and everyday life through: · 12 guide-maps · 29 representations of buildings · […]

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

The car house | Íñigo García Odiaga

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 of the […]

Los procesos Re- como expiación | Javier Mozas
10-06-2019 No Comments

Los procesos Re- como expiación | Javier Mozas

La Humanidad ha consolidado, a lo largo del tiempo, una morbosa relación de amor y odio con la Naturaleza. Admiración y contemplación, o dominio y sometimiento. En la conferencia que pronuncia Rem Koolhaas en Harvard el 3 de abril de 2009 bajo el título Sustainability: advancement versus apocalypse,1 mostró en las primeras imágenes, una pintura de Caspar David Friedrich, 1774-1840, […]

ACTIVATORS. Public Space Strategies
19-03-2019 No Comments

ACTIVATORS. Public Space Strategies

a + t magazine returns to the public realm through the  STRATEGY series, which began in 2010 with the aim of highlighting and naming the strategies and actions underlying each project. 85 actions are identified within the 13 projects included in the issue. This new volume of the STRATEGY series, a+t 51, called ACTIVATORS, includes works by MVRDV, Jaja, Adept, Nendo, Vaumm, Wowhaus, […]

Concerning the life of houses. Another way of being flexible | Javier Mozas
14-01-2019 No Comments

Concerning the life of houses. Another way of being flexible | Javier Mozas

“In this room (…), Mrs Moreau decided to install her kitchen. The decorator Henry Fleury conceived an avant-garde design for her and began to proclaim that it would be the prototype of the twenty-first century kitchen: a culinary laboratory one generation ahead of its time, provided with the most sophisticated technical improvements, equipped with microwave ovens, invisible hotplates, remote-controlled household […]

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

Public space as a battlefield | Javier Mozas

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 and War. […]

Diary about memory | Javier Mozas
22-10-2018 No Comments

Diary about memory | Javier Mozas

Remembrance 5, Friday, September 29, 2000 “(…) memory has different dimensions, and the person who remembers, from the moment he chooses perspective, also determines the level of emotional connotation of his memories, which are not only evoked and re-elaborated, but also that are reconstructed in a different way according to the needs, interpretations and emotional states”.1 Reading a headline in […]

The moral condition of the materials | Javier Mozas
21-09-2018 No Comments

The moral condition of the materials | Javier Mozas

Mies van der Rohe tenía la creencia de que el arte de la construcción debía de basarse en los materiales. En el programa docente que envió a Henry T. Heald, decano del Instituto Armour (más tarde se convertiría en el Instituto de Tecnología de Illinois), el 10 de diciembre de 1937, incluía tres categorías, Medios, Fines y Planificación-Creación. Mies van […]

Complex buildings. Learning systems
21-08-2018 No Comments

Complex buildings. Learning systems

School buildings house complex systems. From kindergarten to the university faculty, the journey through learning levels consists of an accumulation of vital experiences arising from the interaction between these systems. The educational function, so called by Functionalism, now builds its environments with new paradigms that reflect and respond to an increasingly diverse and complex social agenda. a+t 50 Learning Systems […]

The hand that moves the crane | Javier Mozas
23-07-2018 No Comments

The hand that moves the crane | Javier Mozas

In the early years of the 20th Century, Henry Ford spoke of the rationality of the production process and justified the extreme proximity of his machines in the production plant -greater than that of any other company in the world-, for an unnecessary separation of only six inches would end up passing on extra costs to the consumers. Fordism fattened […]

50 Housing Floor Plans
22-03-2018 No Comments

50 Housing Floor Plans

50 Housing Floor Plans is the second pack of the a+t research group collection aiming to promote the compact city and the desirable dwelling. Containing 50 floor plans from recent collective housing buildings (2000-2017) with different sizes and forms (Z-shape, Butterfly, Spine, Empty Circle, Cactus…), in addition to 50 housing units taken from projects. Criteria for Estimated Privacy & Exterior-ness. a+t research group analyses all […]

From the Hybrid to the Complex Building | Aurora Fernández Per - Javier Mozas
29-12-2017 No Comments

From the Hybrid to the Complex Building | Aurora Fernández Per – Javier Mozas

The hybrid building. Our interest in this type of project is based on land consumption. The disperse city is the underlying reason for a significant part of the damage being done to the planet. Not only does it increase emissions as a result of individualized transport and consumption but it also undermines social cohesion and opportunities for social interaction, even […]

The Office on the Grass. The Evolution of the Workplace
02-11-2017 No Comments

The Office on the Grass. The Evolution of the Workplace

“When they reached the top of the stairs, the view was spectacular. The roof overlooked most of the campus, the surrounding city of San Vincenzo and the bay beyond.” This paragraph from the novel The Circle (Dave Eggers) describes the paradigm of the office in the digital era, which is ubiquitous, with no defined space or time. Everything can be done at […]

FORM&DATA Projects of collective housing. An anatomical review
11-10-2016 No Comments

FORM&DATA Projects of collective housing. An anatomical review

The drawing of the elephant raises the relation between structure support and forms. This interior system we know that it exists, but we are not conscious of his materiality at all time. FORM&DATA includes an anatomical review of 20 projects of collective housing, which reveals the real relation between form and internal organs and discovers the place where one finds […]

Rashomon. The triple truth of the architecture
14-12-2011 3 Comments

Rashomon. The triple truth of the architecture

Rashomon is the name of a big wooden door in dilapidated state under which protect  of a torrential rain three characters: a leñador, a plebeian and a monk. A same history is explained of contradictory way, situating to the viewer in an uncomfortable posture that does not facilitate him the deduction of the become true. In this book, Javier Young […]

This is Hybrid
14-02-2011 40 Comments

This is Hybrid

After years of investigation, a+t architecture publishers presents the first theoretical book-practical on the hybrid buildings. Inspiring in the four numbers of the series Hybrids in the magazine to t, the book realises a route through the theories and projects more significant of the history. Steven Holl prologa the book with an introduction in which it anticipates the way that […]