Tag: Jørn Utzon

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
21-01-2019 No Comments

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Lately, based on reading blogs and websites, I am reading more about architecture than in many years. I am almost returning to the reading level I had when I was a student. Between that era of the school of architecture and the current one there is a turbid (and lucrative) stage of successful professional who bought expensive magazines to see […]

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa
31-12-2018 No Comments

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa

In this blog I spread myself often against what I consider intolerable excesses of the architecture of flash, and criticize her without reservations (and I believe that deservedly). The own title of my blog, ¿Arquitectamos locos?, already I it have counted several times, it is necessary to to the indignation that I sit (or that was feeling, in full epoch […]

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

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga

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 as an […]

Projecting with nature | Guido Cimadomo
09-07-2018 No Comments

Projecting with nature | Guido Cimadomo

Every time I find more interest in immersing myself in nature than in visiting the latest examples of author architecture. On a recent trip to Australia, a European architect marveled that he had not planned to visit the Sydney Opera House. Despite the distances of the Australian continent, seemed scandalized in my interest for nature, for the forests of the […]

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

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga

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 have visited […]

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel
22-01-2018 No Comments

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel

It can be said, without too many exaggeration, that any architecture is eclectic, and can be added also that so often reside in this condition the most important bases of his own quality. But has to be admitted equally that there are occasions, and periods, in that the above mentioned eclecticism is in the foundation itself of the architectural products […]

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel
26-05-2017 20 Comments

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel

Utzon Left his footprint. But, as they did Gabriel García Márquez with One hundred years of solitude or Rachmaninoff with his second symphony, bequeathed us generously a grandísima master work. Certainly imborrable. A piece in the puzzle of our culture whose length dilutes  in the time. Few works have been so iconic, so representative of his geography. So inténsamente hit […]

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
31-03-2017 No Comments

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture is born from the meticulous arrangement of fingerprints and coverages. In occasions one of them will be sufficient. The fingerprint is established as a vestige, a sign, an engraving or an emergency on the landscape: the land like “the simplest form of the architecture”.1 The fact of extending to the air a protective surface, of stretching a coverage […]

Rafael Moneo, courage and conviction
01-11-2016 No Comments

Rafael Moneo, courage and conviction

The Museum of Roman Art of Merida, The Kursaal of San Sebastian and other important works are showed today by Rafael Moneo, the only prize Pritzker of Architecture born in Spain and teacher of several generations of national and international architects. It obtains the architect’s title in the Technical Top School of Architecture of Madrid, where it graduated in 1961. […]

One morning in Can Lis | José Antonio Sumay Rey
08-08-2016 No Comments

One morning in Can Lis | José Antonio Sumay Rey

“It is a question of a house, of the stars or of the desert, which constitutes his beauty is invisible.” The little prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Last summer accompanied of my family, I could visit Can Lis, the house that Jørn Utzon constructed himself in the surrounding areas of I Carry Petro, Majorca. Khan Lis is one of four houses […]

Jan Utzon On Jorn Utzon
21-04-2015 No Comments

Jan Utzon On Jorn Utzon

Jan Utzon, leading architect and son of world-renowned Sydney Opera House designer Jorn Utzon, speaks about his father and his vision for Sydney’s most famous building.

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg's towers - landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid
27-10-2014 No Comments

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg’s towers – landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid

In Elineberg, Jørn Utzon had occasion to open an organic architecture solved with admirable simplicity and without resorting to formulae of residential buildings in height already known. The idea of repetition, inherent in a block of multiple floors (since the case is this), is finely altered by the Danish architect to give him a fullly human sense linked with the […]

Jørn Utzon. Conversations and other writings
05-08-2014 No Comments

Jørn Utzon. Conversations and other writings

“The human beings experience his environments in different degrees. If one takes an extreme sensibility as the incident of the light and of the shades, as the color and as the space that him makes a detour, then it has the innate qualities of an architect and an artist. If one not only is receptive, but also it has a […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VI) | epR
03-07-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VI) | epR

Bird marinades They all resemble Jørn Utzon as a high man. But actually it it was not. Utzon seemed to be extraodinary because it lived on a platform, as that it had seen in Mexico or in Japan in his youth; and from her it looked behind and forward. It recognized oriental temples and Mayan constructions; he remembered the models […]

Arquia/Maestros 02 · Rafael Moneo
17-04-2014 No Comments

Arquia/Maestros 02 · Rafael Moneo

RAFAEL MONEO. Interviewed by Luis Fernandez-Galiano RAFAEL MONEO VALLÉS (Tudela, 1937) is the only Prize Spanish Pritzker, but close to the artistic excellence that this distinction celebrates, the influential path of the of Navarre architect is marked by the intellectual dimension of his projects and for a pedagogic vocation that has expressed across his generous dedication to the education in […]

The penalty of Jørn Utzon | Borja Lopez Cotelo
03-03-2014 One Comment

The penalty of Jørn Utzon | Borja Lopez Cotelo

The night of June 20, 1976 it was falling a thin rain on Belgrade. Antonín walked his skinny figure for forty meters that separate the midfield of the penalty spot, placed the ball and moved back to take run. It raised the head. Before him, this Sepp Maier’s bony and fierce face; maybe then he remembered Zdeněk Hruška, that companion […]

Utzon: inspiration, vision, architecture
14-02-2014 No Comments

Utzon: inspiration, vision, architecture

Sydney Opera House is the most celebrated modern building in the world yet its architect, Jorn Utzon, has always shunned publicity and remains the least well known of the major modern architects. Written with unprecedented access to Utzon, his archives and associates, Utzon: Inspiration, Vision, Architecture presents the first comprehensive account of his work and ideas, and situates his achievements […]

Of vocations | Borja Lopez Cotelo
16-09-2013 One Comment

Of vocations | Borja Lopez Cotelo

Nobody in my neighborhood knew to Mies Van der Rohe. The children we were not dreaming of being Alvar Aalto because our altar they were occupying it Bruce Lee, Rocky Balboa, Peio Uralde or Zoran Stojadinovic. I, who was a bit rare, sometimes was changing aim and was aspiring to happen to the great Sempé. The days were passing between books […]

(in brackets) (II) | Jorge Rodríguez
12-07-2013 No Comments

(in brackets) (II) | Jorge Rodríguez

(in brackets) (I) | Jorge Rodríguez With the arrival of the first weeks of heat, I decided to move to Campania to the meeting of a few good friends. A luck of Grand Tour inversely, always in train. To cross Messina’s strait and to notice as so much the landscape as the infrastructures they leave this African magic that infects […]

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-06-2013 No Comments

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«If we could load on the architecture the responsibilities that weigh on the construction of ships, we would have for time buildings better than the Parthenon»[1] Horatio Greenough For the architects of the modernity, the naval construction has been a constant reference. Peter Collins, in his test Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture (1750-1950), remembers his how, already in the 19th century, the american […]

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Wolf Price 2013
22-01-2013 No Comments

Eduardo Souto de Moura, Wolf Price 2013

The Foundation Wolf, a non-profit-making institution with headquarters in Israel, grants from 1978 his prizes to scientists in five categories – agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics-, and one to artists, rotating between the disciplines of Architecture, Music, Painting and Sculpture. In this category of the Arts, the last edition has rewarded the Portuguese Eduardo Souto de Moura, from whom […]

Trilito | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
13-12-2012 No Comments

Trilito | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the year 1949, Alejandro de la Sota projected a residential set in Galicia: a series of temporary housings that were separated of the traditional idea of hotel, locating the housings for different types of dispersed families on the territory, while the common services would center in another isolated building. Between the residential proposed types one appears with a very simple […]

Since clear surrounded by the forest | José Valladares
01-03-2012 One Comment

Since clear surrounded by the forest | José Valladares

for javier and carlos, companions of trip It is possible to think about the constructions of Jorn Utzon as clear surrounded by a forest. It is like that in Khan Lis, his first housing in Majorca, where the house arranges carefully between the pines, avoiding them here and there, looking for a place between them, to come to the sea. […]