Tag: Le Corbusier

Meetings; Venturi and Eisenman | axonometrica
03-04-2020 No Comments

Meetings; Venturi and Eisenman | axonometrica

Eisenman and Venturi  have different well paths. It is not necessary to demonstrate anything to support such a affirmation. It can be said that they represent two schools of reflection on the architecture almost opposite. And nevertheless both were determinant at the moment of giving a step beyond the modernity. Eisenman is essentially syntactic, looks in the root of conceptual for the […]

Otra vez el star system | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
20-03-2020 No Comments

Otra vez el star system | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

En los tiempos de la primera modernidad se dio forma a un marco ético que tuvo mucha influencia como moderador del natural deseo de construir de todo arquitecto. Hoy los principales rasgos de ese compromiso ético se ocultan tras los guiños filosóficos postmodernos y esa suerte de indiferencia a todo orden moral que los acompaña. El arquitecto estrella de hoy, […]

Intrahistorias de la Arquitectura 2020
12-03-2020 No Comments

Intrahistorias de la Arquitectura 2020

«Todo lo que cuentan a diario los periódicos, la historia toda del ‘presente momento histórico’, no es sino la superficie del mar, una superficie que se hiela y cristaliza en los libros y registro. (…) Los periódicos nada dicen de la vida silenciosa de millones de hombres sin historia que a todas horas del día y en todos los países […]

Silla BKF Chair | Borja López Cotelo
06-03-2020 No Comments

Silla BKF Chair | Borja López Cotelo

La Guerra Civil abocó a la emigración a muchos españoles. Aquellos que pudieron elegir, no siempre decidieron quedarse. Antonio Bonet Castellana había nacido en la España de 1913, como Coderch y como Alejandro de la Sota. Pero a Bonet el inicio de la guerra le sorprendió en París. Antonio Bonet había comenzado a trabajar con Sert y Torres i Clavé en 1932, […]

In a new pragmatism | Miquel Lacasta
21-02-2020 No Comments

In a new pragmatism | Miquel Lacasta

In the acquaintance I free The craftman, Richard Sennett  pleads for a return to an attitude, the craftsman’s attitude, which seeks in every moment to do the things well. This generalismo, opened and diffuse at first, remains perfectly outlined along four hundred pages of the book up to constituting an authentic allegation towards a return to the culture of the material […]

Underworld | Íñigo García Odiaga
14-02-2020 No Comments

Underworld | Íñigo García Odiaga

Architecture as a society has its low funds. These dark and hidden places, in which life goes differently. The refinement of luxury and pageantry have been lost in those spaces, to give importance exclusively to that which is essential. In 1957, Le Corbusier built Santa Maria de La Tourette, a floating convent on the green slopes of Éveaux, on the […]

Dos pioneros: Buckminster Fuller y Jean Prouvé. Luis Fernández-Galiano Ruíz
13-02-2020 No Comments

Dos pioneros: Buckminster Fuller y Jean Prouvé. Luis Fernández-Galiano Ruíz

“Aunque se conocen experiencias anteriores a la Revolución Industrial, como los métodos de producción del Arsenal de Venecia, la fabricación en serie, “en cadena”, o “en masa”, se ha vinculado muy  particularmente con aquella. Se aplica a la industria armamentística para extenderse, luego, a la textil y a otras muchas más. Hace cien años de su mano se pusieron en […]

Domestic domain. Border and boundary as "enclosure" | Luis Gil
03-02-2020 No Comments

Domestic domain. Border and boundary as “enclosure” | Luis Gil

The rediscovery of the edge and the enclosure as an object of study and as a generator of new ways of understanding where current affairs happen, not as in the cultural and presentation issue of the subject being limited by the metaphor of the transition of the end and in particular of the crisis neoliberal of the end of the […]

Architectures on the border and border | Luis Gil
27-01-2020 No Comments

Architectures on the border and border | Luis Gil

If the edge, as a boundary or border, can only be approached by force (energy in a pure state without cultivating) or the strategy attached to its concretion, the technique (the invention that allows acting to deceive adversity), history architectures gestated at the border it has also materialized in a double formalization. In this way, the border and border space […]

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-01-2020 No Comments

De nuevo Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Durante la visita a la casa que ocupó en Helsinki, hoy conservada con el mobiliario y objetos originales y mensajera de una juventud y frescura que asombran, la joven que hace de guía nos comenta que Alvar Aalto no había sido profeta en su tierra, que se criticaron sus edificios, que hubo quejas sobre la pertinencia urbana de algunas de […]

The border city | Luis Gil
20-01-2020 No Comments

The border city | Luis Gil

The liminal cities, they are of entry and exit, susceptible to be besieged and therefore forced to protection in adverse moments. They are spaces or surrounding territories fighting at the same time against the outside that with the own necessity to grow like other communities in more stable situations. The closed or walled city, both the maritime, the one built […]

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
17-01-2020 No Comments

La enseñanza de Finlandia | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Debo una lejana admiración por Finlandia en gran parte a la que me trasmitió desde hace ya muchos años Domingo Álvarez, quien la tiene a raíz de su devoción por Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) arquitecto fundamental. Por eso he querido siempre visitar ese país. Y ahora, cuando a propósito de ese posible viaje buscaba los datos del Arq. Juhani Pallasmaa (1935), […]

The border of contact, encounter and exchange space | Luis Gil
13-01-2020 No Comments

The border of contact, encounter and exchange space | Luis Gil

The intrinsic nature of the border is that of being an area of danger, an insecure space in which the development of the essential tasks of life requires a state of continuous alertness. It is the space for the exchange of energy, where it is released or integrated into new areas, which implies a constant rebalancing of the forces acting […]

Robin Hood Gardens & Criteria for Mass Housing | bRijUNi
10-01-2020 No Comments

Robin Hood Gardens & Criteria for Mass Housing | bRijUNi

Allison y Peter Smithson construyeron para el Greater London Council entre 1966 y 1972 estos dos edificios de viviendas sociales situados hoy al borde de la pujante área de negocios de Canary Wharf, sólo separada por las vías del tren (que no es poco) pero sólo conectadas con los antiguos muelles por un paso inferior bajo las vías del tren. […]

Case Study Houses
07-01-2020 No Comments

Case Study Houses

The Case Study House program is a landmark of American architecture. Its driving force, John Entenza, was a champion of Modernism who gathered some of history’s greatest talents, including Richard Neutra, Charles an Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. This retrospective revisits all 36 prototype homes through comprehensive documentation, photography, floor plans, and sketches. The Case Study House program (1945–1966) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and […]

The plan as a tool for border overflow | Luis Gil
30-12-2019 No Comments

The plan as a tool for border overflow | Luis Gil

The border as a tense space that opposes its transit, requires effort, determination, formal or fundamental change to be transgressed and overcome or inhabited temporarily or continuously. Thus, the passage through the border or the limit, the jump from one medium to another implies the discovery of a technique that makes possible the survival in the other margin, the change, […]

New York bridges
26-12-2019 No Comments

New York bridges

Nueva York tiene más de 2000 puentes y túneles. Varias agencias dirigen esta red de cruces, incluyendo el Departamento de Transporte de la Ciudad de Nueva York, Autoridad de Transporte Metropolitano, Autoridad portuaria de Nueva York y Nueva Jersey, Departamento de Transporte del Estado de Nueva York y Amtrak. Muchos de los túneles y puentes importantes de la ciudad han establecido o batido récords. El Túnel Holland fue primer […]

The border, artificial and invented mechanism | Luis Gil
23-12-2019 No Comments

The border, artificial and invented mechanism | Luis Gil

In this way when the natural barrier (the geographical accident) artificially used to protect the interior ecosystem, is insufficient, inadequate or non-existent for the desired economic or social use, then man develops not only artificiality over the natural but also takes a step more and build an ex-novo border. It is an invention that saves the natural deficiency, and around […]

Limits, nature and artifice | Luis Gil
16-12-2019 No Comments

Limits, nature and artifice | Luis Gil

When talking about limit or border, the words of bankruptcy or separation are instantly added to the conversation. A first approach to the definition of boundary or border spaces, would limit them as those areas of emptiness or obstacle that are shaped or structured as a nature that is little or not practicable, in which the movement slows down or […]

Mastery as a fundamental and physical problem of boundary and border phenomena | Luis Gil
09-12-2019 No Comments

Mastery as a fundamental and physical problem of boundary and border phenomena | Luis Gil

The movement and walking is innate to the activity of man, for various reasons, from the great migrations and movements in the search for Paleolithic hunting to the present day. A movement that was originally forced by the need to survive against the adverse nature, much earlier than the subsequent sedentary and articulation of man with the territory through the […]

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
03-12-2019 No Comments

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

The most varied study on American modernist houses, with the best examples of this popular architectural style worldwide. The Mid-Century Modern (American architectural modernism) is one of the most celebrated architectural styles of all time. Frequently characterized by open spaces, swimming pools, sunken living rooms and masonry fireplaces, this golden stage of architecture and design is especially linked to the […]

Allegory of the border and the limit | Luis Gil
02-12-2019 No Comments

Allegory of the border and the limit | Luis Gil

The neoliberal actuality that we have had to live makes it difficult, like no other, to refer behaviors, events and attitudes to a stable horizon, a concrete framework that serves as an articulator, as an element of dialogue and background to the analysis of a hardly acotable contemporaneity, nothing defined and a rapid emptying of contents, whose ultimate goal seems […]

La nueva Smart Radio DAB+ de Jung aporta el mejor sonido digital y conexión inalámbrica vía Bluetooth
10-10-2019 No Comments

La nueva Smart Radio DAB+ de Jung aporta el mejor sonido digital y conexión inalámbrica vía Bluetooth

El líder europeo en material eléctrico y automatización de edificios, Jung, ha presentado una nueva versión digital de su popular radio para empotrar, Smart Radio DAB+ que, además de combinarse con Bluetooth Connect para enlazar con smartphones o tablets vía inalámbrica, se integra en el sistema de automatización de la vivienda o edificio. Sonido de alta calidad y diseño de […]

Textura en la arquitectura socialista. La expresión local y personal | Jelena Prokopljević
07-10-2019 No Comments

Textura en la arquitectura socialista. La expresión local y personal | Jelena Prokopljević

La arquitectura socialista fue generalmente concebida y entendida bajo el pretexto de internacionalismo. Las estrechas relaciones políticas, la ayuda tecnológica y el trasvase de conocimiento entre los países se traducían en la obra construida a través de la similitud de respuestas formales y organizativas. Relacionada con la ideología de la masa popular como el protagonista de la historia, con la […]

Brodski and Utkin
01-10-2019 No Comments

Brodski and Utkin

From 1978 to 1993, the young Soviet architects Aleksandr Brodski and Ilya Utkin created an extraordinary series of prints with strangers, and sometimes impossible, buildings and urban landscapes based on a variety of architectural, literary and visual sources, from classical mythology to science fiction. The drawings present absurd proposals and fictional urban landscapes in eclectic mixtures of ancient mausoleums, industrial buildings, neoclassical […]

The purist space | Marcelo Gardinetti
30-09-2019 No Comments

The purist space | Marcelo Gardinetti

The atelier of the painter Amédée Ozenfant´s house is builted in 1922 embodies a synthesis of the purist space proclaimed by Le Corbusier during those years. This house is the first one in Paris and in it he puts into practice his ideas regarding the architecture of the new times. Ozenfant and Le Corbusier shared a plastic idea narrated between 1918 […]

Akropolis Now | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
27-09-2019 No Comments

Akropolis Now | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

A small professional assignment has led me these days to find careers with a future. It was my first time. I confess that the information found after a first search, reaches a greater relevance in terms of the trend it draws than in terms of the information itself: upward races vs. declining races, skills vs. vocations, techniques vs. thoughts, practices […]

In search of coherence | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
23-09-2019 No Comments

In search of coherence | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It is not because the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2009 had dedicated lectures and analytical studies, the reason we are interested in the Le Corbusier holiday shelter built in Roquebrune-Cap Martin on the shores of the French Mediterranean. It has always captured our attention because it represents what seems to be scarce at the present time in the […]

How much house do we need? Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cottage
10-09-2019 No Comments

How much house do we need? Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cottage

The space we inhabit, reduced to a minimum, has been a source of fascination and experimentation throughout history. Henry David Thoreau lived in his forest hut in Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847. Le Corbusier built in 1952 for him and his wife the famous Cabanon of the Côte d’Azur. Inspired by these experiences, Urs Peter Flueckiger and his students […]

The distinctive modernity of Norman Foster | Marcelo Gardinetti
22-07-2019 No Comments

The distinctive modernity of Norman Foster | Marcelo Gardinetti

Far from the process of ambiguous and controversial representation promoted by the postmodern convulsion that dominated the architectural scene of the early 80s, the work of Norman Foster, aligned with the thought of Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, was promulgated in favor of a technological update of the modernity. His work ponders the mechanical analogies of the modern movement and […]