Tag: Le Corbusier

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
13-11-2018 No Comments

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is an amazing compendium that documents brutalist architecture as never before. This extraordinary study is the most exhaustive and varied research on brutalism and shows this style with existing, demolished, classic and contemporary examples from around the world. This remarkable volume is a fascinating and monumental chronicle of more than 850 brutalist buildings organized geographically in […]

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey
12-11-2018 No Comments

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey

 “We observed that buildings can be designed as gloves that comfortably surround each finger of the hand or as mittens that allow the hands and fingers of different sizes to adjust and move. Some of the most lyrical buildings of the first Modern Movement are gloves, designed so specifically that they can hardly accommodate small changes.” 1 Gloves or mittens, in […]

The million-dollar machine and the joy of architecture | Luis Gil Pita
05-11-2018 No Comments

The million-dollar machine and the joy of architecture | Luis Gil Pita

On the adequacy of a public space in the Tilos. Teo 2018. Eduardo Cruz Aguiar. “I always liked to talk about architecture as fun; if it is not done happily it is not Architecture. This joy is precisely the Architecture, the satisfaction that is felt. The emotion of Architecture makes us smile, it makes us laugh. Not life”. Alejandro de […]

Tradition and modernity embrace in the new series LS 1912 of switches of lever by Jung
23-10-2018 No Comments

Tradition and modernity embrace in the new series LS 1912 of switches of lever by Jung

Jung, who presented his new range of switches LS 1912 in the last edition of the Light + Building fair, has baptized the new series as a tribute to the year in which Albrecht Jung founded the company and is, without a doubt, a recognition of his roots stylistic and conceptual. Past and present united by design. It was in […]

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
05-10-2018 No Comments

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I have mentioned Eugène Claudius Petit (1907-1989) several times in this space. I have to talk more about him. To say first of all that Claudius, a name he adopted in the underground of the anti-Nazi resistance, was first and foremost a politician. Of modest origin, worker, he became a cabinetmaker as part of one of the learning associations (the […]

The Aspre House | nomarq estudi d’arquitectura
19-09-2018 No Comments

The Aspre House | nomarq estudi d’arquitectura

Light and volume work in unison and can be seen through the composition of the pathways of an architectonic work. Le Corbusier, with its uber-known catchphrase, “architecture is the wise game (…) of volumes under the light,” supported the story of an obsession: that of the study of light, its movement, to the point of taking form like a part […]

Are we softening ourselves? | Elías Cueto
07-09-2018 No Comments

Are we softening ourselves? | Elías Cueto

Daisuke Motori is a young Japanese architect whose work, the informal and the domestic, is often a source of inspiration and gives rise to objects that go along with an accomplice. One of his first works is Lost in sofa, a somewhat ironic version of the Kubus sofa designed by Josef Hoffmann. In 1910 the architect of the Secession submitted […]

Architecture pioneers
04-09-2018 No Comments

Architecture pioneers

In the twentieth century women managed to break through in the professional world. In the field of architecture, the ascent towards their labor consideration was staggered: it was incorporated, in the first instance, through disciplines such as interior design, furniture and various decorations. This lecture series will feature four pioneers whose careers gave a new meaning to architecture: Eileen Gray […]

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-08-2018 No Comments

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Making architecture a fundamental instrument in the construction of the city has been the most significant of the evolution of urban thought of the last two decades. But getting to that point was not easy. While it is true that in the debate on the city of the early twentieth century that notion seemed to be a priority argument of […]

Tino house | EMAC Arquitectura
25-07-2018 No Comments

Tino house | EMAC Arquitectura

El hombre puede ser de un lugar, estar en un lugar, o pertenecer a él. Se puede vivir en un sitio, habitar o morar. Algunas diferencias entre términos son claras; otras, más sutiles; y en las leves particularidades entre ellas se encuentra la manera que uno tiene de relacionarse con el territorio que lo sostiene y el espacio que lo […]

Charlotte Perriand: the art of living, the art of living
17-07-2018 No Comments

Charlotte Perriand: the art of living, the art of living

The most emblematic pieces of the woman who laid the foundations of modern design land in Barcelona with the exhibition “Charlotte Perriand: the art of living, the art of living”, which can be seen from July 11 to September 7, 2018 in MINIM Barcelona. MINIM and Cassina invite you to this exhibition dedicated to the architect, designer and photographer Charlotte […]

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 […]

Jacinto Esteva, filmmaker and architect | Jorge Gorostiza
22-06-2018 No Comments

Jacinto Esteva, filmmaker and architect | Jorge Gorostiza

Sometimes in the department store of provinces unsuspected findings take place. It does very little visiting increasingly limited section of videoes of one of them, I found a jewel buried between enormous boxes of popular series, the edition that they have done the Film library of Catalonia and Cameo with Jacinto Esteva‘s work. A really very elegant, exquisite edition – […]

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

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | 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 […]

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 […]