Tag: Le Corbusier

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
08-06-2018 No Comments

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1957 Paulo Mendes da Rocha designs the chair “Paulistano” for the lounges of the Gymnasium of São Paulo’s Athletic Club. It suits to rescue this brief description in technical which in the design and social commitment they look like two faces of the same currency: “The chair is done by pipe of steel, which is very cheap. It is […]

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream
10-05-2018 No Comments

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream

Josep Lluis Sert, un sueño nómada Josep Lluís Sert was the first Spanish architect of international reputation. “Apostle of the rationalism in Spain”. Apostle of the rationalism in Spain and Dean of the Faculty of Harvard’s Architecture during almost two decades, Sert was also a man full of contradictions. A rebellious spirit. Free verse in a world dominated by the […]

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 […]

The drawn city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
23-04-2018 No Comments

The drawn city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The city constitutes an inexhaustible source of information on us. His arrested observation reveals landscapes in continuous transformation, landscapes in movement: transitory landscapes. The drawing as cognitive instrument of the urban decanting, acts from one of the most former tools that are known: the perspective, the point of view from which the matter, a point is considered or analyzes anyone […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

“I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the unidirectional criterion […]

Radiant city. Attacked Le Corbusier | Pedro Hernández
09-03-2018 No Comments

Radiant city. Attacked Le Corbusier | Pedro Hernández

Any model is an exploration to future, a promise, a desire, the ideal image of a thought of what will have to be the architecture. Architecture before the architecture or architecture without a place or architecture in any place. Constructing a model is to anticipate this future; it is to establish in advance (and without risk of being wrong) a […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
26-02-2018 2 Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

It was supposed that this was going to be a space on theory and critique of architecture, but ultimately it has more gossips that other things. And it is that I am very a fan and very mythomaniac, and in the lives of my heroes I am interested even more than his works. (I believe that he would be a marvellous […]

Changing the education to change the city (II) | Stepienybarno
23-02-2018 No Comments

Changing the education to change the city (II) | Stepienybarno

In the previous post we were trying to give a brief revision of the most important milestones that we were finding on having thrown a look behind in the exciting world of the architecture and the education. In the above mentioned text we us were walking along almost all the 20th century up to coming an eighties and it is […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
19-02-2018 2 Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I believe that there is no doubt (and I write “believe”) in celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe as three more big architects of the 20th century. There are dozens of brilliant architects, and hundreds of extraordinary architects, but I believe that these three are another thing. At least in my opinion. I have mentioned […]

Changing the education to change the city (I) | Stepienybarno
16-02-2018 No Comments

Changing the education to change the city (I) | Stepienybarno

With the present article we initiate one small trilogy revising that we understand, from Stepienybarno, that they are some keys inside the world of the education and the buildings educations, and that, in turn, can turn out to be determinants at the moment of having healthier and inhabitable cities. For it, we will drift apart the sufficient thing, in the time […]

Breviary of Ronchamp
15-02-2018 No Comments

Breviary of Ronchamp

“And if to dedicate (sacrare) was the term that was designating the exit of the things of the sphere of the human right, to profane was meaning to return, inversely, the things to the free use of the people.” Giorgio Agamben, Elogio della profanazione. Corbusier returns to the free use of the common one the work of Him in Ronchamp: such […]

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević
29-01-2018 No Comments

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević

En la primavera de 2014, se cumplieron quince años desde los ataques aéreos de la OTAN sobre Belgrado y de la destrucción parcial de lo que muchos arquitectos coincidirían en calificar como uno de los mejores ejemplos del modernismo socialista yugoslavo: El Cuartel General del Ejército Yugoslavo –Generalštab-, obra del arquitecto Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967). Fue construido entre 1956 y 1963 según […]

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 […]

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa
15-01-2018 No Comments

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few weeks ago a nice anonymous reader left a comment at an entry “The modern concept of architectural space”. The comment was so brief that I copy complete: “very interesting! And the continuation?” What continuation? I did not have conscience of which there had to be no continuation. I reread that old woman entered (of December, seven of two […]

Institutional drawings | Marcelo Gardinetti
12-01-2018 No Comments

Institutional drawings | Marcelo Gardinetti

In the postwar period, during the first revisionism of the modern movement, some schools of architecture coincided in approaching the abstract analysis of the architecture, affirming that the actors fundacionales assimilated in his development the pictorial operations expressed by the cubism. One of the propellents of this thought was Bernhard Hoesli who, after Corbusier left the study of Him, I […]

Drawing of two lots with 4 copies by Recolectores Urbanos publishing house
09-01-2018 5 Comments

Drawing of two lots with 4 copies by Recolectores Urbanos publishing house

After the corresponding Christmas period and with desire of beginning the year 2018 of the best way, we bring for our readers a new drawing, in this occasion of the hand of Recolectores Urbanos. The drawing will consist of two packaging formed by the following four copies: – Paisajes con Alma. Inventario de lugares para rezar. – Yes, We Are Open! Fabricación […]

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 […]

Presentations of the session in deferred from the Latin-American I Congreso Redfundamentos
26-12-2017 One Comment

Presentations of the session in deferred from the Latin-American I Congreso Redfundamentos

Presentation of the Congress at the expense of Manuel Blanco (President of Honor), Santiago de Molina (The Director) and Arturo Franco (The Director). With Jose Ignacio Linazasoro‘s participation (President of Honor) Inaugural conference: References and projects. José Ignacio Linazasoro. The Halldor Gunnløgsson House (1959). A look to East from the Sund. Carmen García Sánchez. Protohábitat. Investigation in social, sustainable and sure […]

Edvard Ravnikar's local filter | Jelena Prokopljević
18-12-2017 No Comments

Edvard Ravnikar’s local filter | Jelena Prokopljević

Edvard Ravnikar (1907 Novo Mesto – 1993 Ljubljana) is considered, after Plečnik, though only in the temporary scale, the most important architect of Slovenia. Ljubljana is of Ravnikar, so much or more than of Plečnik, though not always it is recognized. Together with Edo Mihevc he was the founder of the new school of architecture of the socialist Slovenia or Yugoslavian […]

About the WC | Elías Cueto
03-11-2017 No Comments

About the WC | Elías Cueto

Politics about the WC. Probably the excellent seat, the most universal support and the one that of stranger and mixed up form we share throughout the day with other persons: the throne, the WC. This name comes from the acrónimo Englishman for “water close”and refers to the hydraulic closing, the mechanism of sifonamiento by means of which the pipe that connects our […]

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture
12-10-2017 No Comments

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture

The Ornament is A Crime is a visual celebration of the modernist architecture that includes a spectacular selection of the most important architectural movement of the modern history. Beautifully illustrated, this compendium invites us to think over and discover the trip of the modernism from the decade of 1920 up to the current importance. Inspired by Adolf Loos, one of […]

The impact of the new thing - Problems in Utopia
10-10-2017 No Comments

The impact of the new thing – Problems in Utopia

The worry for the social problems reaches with the planes of ideal cities of Le Corbusier, Buckminster Fuller‘s speculations and the strange lost city of Brasilia. Offers designed to a vision only and idealized of the architects and that does not answer to the real conducts and needs of the persons who live it, rooting out a cultural inheritance of […]

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-10-2017 No Comments

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The Mission Housing is a program with so many omissions and improvisations as the enormous investments that it has demanded. It was conceived and he manages the affairs privately, between political and professional relatives subject to confidentiality, and progresses with the economic, juridical and professional irrationality that has done to itself characteristic of the Venezuelan petroestado. There do not exist […]

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
29-09-2017 No Comments

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

When I was studying architecture we had a Cuban teacher called Ricardo Porro Hudalgo (1925-2014), who should construct in the pro-Castro Cuba a few years later one of few works of worthy architecture of mention in the half century of Cuban revolution, a school of art with vaults of brick that has been very praised. Lazy, Marxist militant in this […]

Questions about the room | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
08-09-2017 No Comments

Questions about the room | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The space is the distance between two bodies. The dictionary always so conclusive1. Is here the exact, fenced and seemingly objective definition of the contumacious countless one, container of everything what exists: the space, distance between two bodies. The inoffensive aspect of this geometric precision on the space, actually limits the spatial condition to the constellation of relations between his marginal […]

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel
04-09-2017 No Comments

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel

1. The world in the one that developed the history of the Bauhaus was very different from the current one, though his influence in the art, the design and the architecture is recognized still in a very clear way. El mundo en el que se desarrolló la historia de la Bauhaus era muy distinto al actual, aunque su influencia en […]

Unpublished Madrid (V) | Cristina García-Rosales
25-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (V) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (IV)  The Warehouse in Castile Square is an installation belonging to the Canal de Isabel II. He is placed, from 1952 at the end of the walk of the Castilian one in the municipal area of the one that was the fourth warehouse of the Plaza of Castile (constructed in the year 1939), and with a capacity […]

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales
18-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (III)  In Emilio Castelar’s Summer-house we will be able to admire some notable architectures. As the building Castelar (Catalan headquarters of the Insurances of West), with his prop that supports the rest of the set. It was projected by the architect Rafael de La-Hoz Arderius in 1975. In 2010 it was reformed under the direction of […]

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (II)  The Colon Towers (previously Jerez Towers) are two twin skyscrapers with 116 meters of height and 23 plants. They were constructed by the architect of Madrid Antonio Lamela and the engineers Leonardo Fernandez Troyano, Javier Manterola and Carlos Fernandez Casado. They have a structure suspended from two big props joined in the high thing by a platform, […]