Tag: Le Corbusier

The secret sea | Cristina García-Rosales
29-06-2012 No Comments

The secret sea | Cristina García-Rosales

The architect Le Corbusier carried away of the sea, was also an enthusiast of the transatlantic ones. When it realized his first trip to New York, invited by the authorities of EUUU, it did it on board of one and remained very impressed on having experimented during the voyage, that the life of a ship was differentiating very little of […]

Notebook of New York (III) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
21-06-2012 One Comment

Notebook of New York (III) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from For Le Corbusier, the skyscrapers of New York were too small. – they are not big enough – he said, answering to the journalists who interviewed it in the MoMA, within a few hours of his arrival to the United States in 1935. Surprised by the observation, they will attend to the explanation of the architect, developed later […]

Notebook of New York (II) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
17-06-2012 One Comment

Notebook of New York (II) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

Come from Geography and geometry have been intimately joined from the origins of the urbanism. Across the geometry the planning of the cultures became simple, and also the construction of the city. The plot reticulada not only allows the control of the present – and the assumption of the past – but it shelters the future growth, theoretically immensely. The […]

Notebook of New York (I) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
16-06-2012 2 Comments

Notebook of New York (I) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

The trip to a city known always is a fascinating experience. Even more if it is a question of a destination chased for time, which visit turns into an ansíada put and, at the same time, in the beginning of new reflections and trips in the space and the time, that they extend and recall the own experience. These days […]

Le Corbusier controlled.Villa Besnus | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-05-2012 No Comments

Le Corbusier controlled.Villa Besnus | Marcelo Gardinetti

Lucky only a few housings realized Le Corbusier has been demolished. Between them we count the Maison du Tonkin in Boredaux of 1926, destroyed in 1975, the villa Church in ville D’avray of 1927 and the apartment Beistegui in Paris of 1929. Others, they have suffered the excessive intervention of his owners. A typical case is the neighborhood in Fruges […]

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [V] | Cristina García-Rosales
24-04-2012 2 Comments

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [V] | Cristina García-Rosales

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [IV] | Cristina García-Rosales Crossed by some Niemeyer’s buildings. Let’s be going to do now a short tour for the most out-standing buildings, as if we were in Brasilia visiting the city and we had access to enter them. Planned buildings all for the architect Niemeyer. I think […]

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [III] | Cristina García-Rosales
10-04-2012 4 Comments

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [III] | Cristina García-Rosales

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [II] | Cristina García-Rosales The 20th century and the Modern Movement What did happen with the arrival of the 20th century? The need to implant a formula hygienist and humanist inside an igalitarian concept of bottom, especially, from the end of the guerras mundial, did that architects and […]

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [I] | Cristina García-Rosales
27-03-2012 2 Comments

Brasilia: A great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [I] | Cristina García-Rosales

” The beauty is imposed in the sensibility of the human being “ Oscar Niemeyer Introduction The desire to plan an ideal city understood as area of life has is started in different moments of the history. Thinkers and architects have developed his aptitude to imagine, to feel and, later, to construct in the space, places capable of sheltering igalitarian […]

Le Corbusier. Le Cabanon
03-02-2012 3 Comments

Le Corbusier. Le Cabanon

Le Corbusier. Le Cabanon The documentary CABANON counts the history of the cabin of wood that Corbusier drew, in forty five minutes, to his wife Yvonne, as gift of birthday. It happened on December 30, 1951 in Roquebrune-Cap Martin (France), being in the lunchroom ” mer’s L’étoile “, on which it would support one of the walls of his new […]

Cuatro libros de arquitectura
05-01-2012 4 Comments

Cuatro libros de arquitectura

“The made well architecture is out of discussion, but it is very difficult”. With these words Francisco Cabrero was expressing his own rigor as architect, feature that defines all his work, all one of the most significant and innovative of last 60 years in Spain. The Cantabrian architect died in Madrid on February 26 to 92 years. Born in Santander, […]

Eileen Gray. Invitation to the trip
07-12-2011 42 Comments

Eileen Gray. Invitation to the trip

The collection of documentaries edited by the Foundation Box of Architects, whose copies already have commented  in this blog, has arrived to his number twenty. His title is Invitation to the trip, is directed by Jörg Bundschuh in 2006 and devoted to the work of the interesting Eileen Gray, centring in the villa And.1027, that began to build in 1926 […]

Cugnot Award of Distinction
21-10-2011 2 Comments

Cugnot Award of Distinction

The Historians’ Company of the Automotion of The United States has granted one of his annual prizes to the book Voiture Minimum: Him Corbusier and the Automobile, written by the teacher of the School of Architecture of To Corunna Antonio Amado and published by the Institute of Technology of Massachusetts (MIT Press). In the work, Dear it investigates and documents […]

O’Mighty Green | Beatriz Ramo
30-06-2011 2,146 Comments

O’Mighty Green | Beatriz Ramo

0. Introduction Sustainability currently shares many qualities with God; supreme concept, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient; creator and judge, protector, and (…) saviour of the universe and the humanity. And, like God, it has millions of believers. SAs we, the humans, are simple beings and desconfiados and need of images to be able to affirm our beliefs, the Green (the Echo, […]

Le Corbusier: Vers une architecture, 1923
16-06-2011 1,391 Comments

Le Corbusier: Vers une architecture, 1923

During certain time the interests of Le Corbusier ranged between the architecture and the painting, after his movement to Paris in 1917. Together with Amédée Ozenfant it founded the movement named purism, creating taverns in which it was combining the scientific character of the cubism with a classic sense of the harmony. This association of modernity and classicism turned into […]

Voiture Minimum. Le Corbusier and the Automobile
13-06-2011 One Comment

Voiture Minimum. Le Corbusier and the Automobile

The architect Antonio Amado describes the project in detail, it relating to the architectural work of Him Corbusier, the Utopian urban development visions of the Modern Movement, and the designs of cars of other architects as Walter Gropius or Frank Lloyd Wright. It contributes abundant images, including many pages with sketches and planes of Him Corbusier for the Voiture Minimum, […]

Massilia
07-06-2011 849 Comments

Massilia

Massilia was the name of the paquebot in which Le Corbusier travelled for the first time to the New World in 1929.It is now the name chosen to collect, in a yearly return journey, writings and other pieces of heterogeneous origin, but all sharing the same aim and style. The aim of Massilia is to try to understand Le Corbusier’s […]

Practice of the Multifamiliar Architecture in Lima | Fernando Freire Forga
25-05-2011 40 Comments

Practice of the Multifamiliar Architecture in Lima | Fernando Freire Forga

As part of the works of investigation developed up to the date, later there is done a brief historical – graphical review of the architectural multifamiliar context in the city of Lima, for which three periods have decided: 1. The Consolidation of the Modern Architecture 1950 – 1970, 2.-The Postmodern Period and of Transition 1970 – 1990 and 3.-The Period […]

'Twelve houses/Twelve histories'
30-11-2010 28 Comments

‘Twelve houses/Twelve histories’

The history of the house, of the home, is the history of the human beings. Of how it was the technical and cultural evolution developed by the man to the hour to inhabit the space. This shows the exhibition \’Twelve houses/Twelve histories\’, and does it through an approach to the house through his surroundings, of the people that inhabit it, […]

MAESTROS DE LA ARQUITECTURA DEL SIGLO XX
01-03-2010 30 Comments

MAESTROS DE LA ARQUITECTURA DEL SIGLO XX

Fundación Juan March. Madrid. 9, 11, 16 and 18 March 2010. Luis Fernandez-Galiano develops a series of lectures on the trajectories of the four main architects of the twentieth century. Tuesday 9 March. Frank Lloyd Wright Thursday, 11 March. Mies van der Rohe Tuesday, March 16. Le Corbusier Thursday, 18 March. Alvar Aalto La arquitectura es un arte coral, pero se trenza alrededor de trayectorias individuales. […]

Sobre una experiencia de John Hejduk en la casa La Roche | Carlos Barberá Pastor
25-09-2009 7 Comments

Sobre una experiencia de John Hejduk en la casa La Roche | Carlos Barberá Pastor

Hejduk visits Valencia in October, 1980, to give a workshop in the School of Architecture. On Wednesday, the 29th, initially of his second conference and clarifying “some ends of the yesterday chat”, Hejduk says: “how many of you do you know the pictures of Unsandstone? Well then, the color of this picture is that of the house The Roche-Jeanneret, and […]

Invisible bows | Federico Climent Guimerá
16-09-2009 6 Comments

Invisible bows | Federico Climent Guimerá

When Le Corbusier comes to Majorca he is 45 years old. Two years before it had obtained the French citizenship and had married Yvonne Gallis. His small office composed by his cousin P. Jeanneret and he itself, starts receiving professional young women and students of all the corners of the world. He constructs, between 1929 and 1932, the villa Savoye, […]

The crisis of the Modulor, from the Modulor | Rafael de Cáceres
07-09-2009 No Comments

The crisis of the Modulor, from the Modulor | Rafael de Cáceres

This writing treats of a concrete passage of the history of the architecture: that of the crisis of the Modulor because of his disability to generalize the measure of 226 cm (the man with the elevated arm) as minimal height of the housings, and of how this crisis might have excelled if Corbusier had added the series v5 in the […]

Sobre la villa Hutheesing-Shodhan: pormenores de un encargo | María Candela Suárez
02-09-2009 One Comment

Sobre la villa Hutheesing-Shodhan: pormenores de un encargo | María Candela Suárez

In the volumes 5 and 6 of the OEuvre Complète appear two versions for the villa Hutheesing – Shodhan. They correspond to the deliveries of October 24, 1951 and of May, 1953, respectively. Nevertheless, the drawing FLC 6463 exposes a ” Schéma comparatif des trois stades principaux of l’étude ” 2, where there is included, besides those, a third version […]

The Megaestructura of Neutral and Schindler in 1927 to Ginebra
16-07-2009 36 Comments

The Megaestructura of Neutral and Schindler in 1927 to Ginebra

In the decade of the 20 there was two big contests where the new ideas that floated in Europe put  to proof: the Contest of the Chicago Tribune (1922) in Chicago and the contest for the Palace of the Society of the Nations (1927) in Ginebra. In both, big resolutions of the modern teachers fell in front of the most […]

Residence Saavedra. Lucio Costa
07-07-2009 44 Comments

Residence Saavedra. Lucio Costa

“Our house appears, this way, almost always little decked and poor person, compared with the opulence of the palaces and villas Italians… Nevertheless, to affirm that it does not take any value as a work of architecture is something that does not correspond to the reality.” Lucio Costa. The Residence Saavedra is located in Correias, in Petrópolis, RJ. House of […]

Brazilian Architecture: Lucio Costa
07-07-2009 44 Comments

Brazilian Architecture: Lucio Costa

The Brazilian architect Lucio Costa was born in France in 1902 and expired in Rio of Janeiro in June, 1998. Son of Brazilians, realized the basic studies in England and Switzerland, until 1916, and architect graduated in 1924, in the Art school, in the city of Rio of Janeiro. The interest woken up by Lucio Costa’s works comes from the […]

Brazil
07-07-2009 1,418 Comments

Brazil

1) Like INTRODUCTION ON THE MODERN BRAZILIAN ARCHITECTURE. According to Kenneth Frampton, the beginning of the modern Brazilian architecture can distinguish in the company formed by Lucio Costa y Gregori Warchavichk, Russian architect, who was employed at Italy influenced by the futurists. The appointment of Coast, after the revolution of 30 of Getulio Vargas, as the director of the art […]