Tag: Le Corbusier

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-03-2017 34 Comments

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (I)”. It is necessary to clear what can understand by ideology, a word that is used to  apply only to the politics and produces doubts applied to other human activities. I take this definition: “An ideology is the group of ideas that inciden in elder or lower degree in the characteristics of the practice […]

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-02-2017 No Comments

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The desire to confirm points of view on what it is necessary to to do has been done loudly between architects in the last three decades. In some academic means this desire turned as for study, is named (incorrectly) A Theory of the Architecture. That would be a body of ideas, concepts, points of view, which seek to explain the […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi
27-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi

We continue with the second part of the interview William J. R. Curtis on the occasion of the reissue of the book “Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms”. Con respecto a la historia y a la posible continuidad hegeliana de la que hablábamos antes, en el contexto actual, ¿Cree que existe una posición comúnmente aceptada sobre la necesidad de conocerla, tal […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi
20-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi

In the year 2015, coinciding with 50 anniversary of the death of the prolific teacher Le Corbusier, the publishing house Phaidon re-edited the extension of the book Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms by William J.R Curtis, historian of the architecture, critic, writer, painter and British photographer. William J.R Curtis is specially known by his critique of the history of the modern architecture and his […]

The habitat city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
09-01-2017 No Comments

The habitat city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The City has turned progressively and probably from the Industrial Revolution, in a luck of great predator on the way. His paper as revitalizing agent of the economic and cultural activity of the world, the progress, has formed conurbations of consumption, mega-structures disconnected of the cycles of the nature, the energy or the resources. The Generic City weighs too much […]

Moneo, from the idea of front | Marcelo Gardinetti
06-01-2017 No Comments

Moneo, from the idea of front | Marcelo Gardinetti

Incorporated into a determinant plot of the local identity, Rafael Moneo‘s intervention for the town hall of Murcia achieves his contextual agreement by means of the observance of the protagonism of the buildings that compose the historical heart of the city up to reaching a complementación without fractures. The Moneo´s operation around it is focused in heightening the existing architectures, […]

New Belgrade, the virtual capital of the Yugoslavia of Titus | Jelena Prokopljević
02-01-2017 No Comments

New Belgrade, the virtual capital of the Yugoslavia of Titus | Jelena Prokopljević

“We are happy to be able to realize your great idea of constructing New Belgrade and ready to use all our forces to expire with this great duty…”, the letter was saying that on April 11, 1948 the juvenile brigades read to the Marshall Titus in the holiday of beginning of works in New Belgrade. Near 150.000 voluntary young persons […]

Equipped housings? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
23-12-2016 One Comment

Equipped housings? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Introduction. One of the most persistent obstacles in companies like ours is the subordination to the points of view of the central countries with regard to what it must be done. It is the old history of the peripheries that so well he analyzed in his moment, giving him a draft of a lot of interest Jose Ortega y Gasset […]

The beautiful thing and the Sinister thing | Miquel Lacasta
16-12-2016 One Comment

The beautiful thing and the Sinister thing | Miquel Lacasta

In zones of comfort, that is to say, in known environments, parametrized in advance or structured before in the mind of the individuals, the opposite dualities can manage to make sense. I refer to dualities of the type full or empty, black or white, opened or enclosure, etc. These opposite or exclusive dualities, there work because the recipient of the […]

The worker and the light | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
28-11-2016 2 Comments

The worker and the light | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

At the beginning of 1923 and for order by Walter Gropius, Edmund Lill it realized a photographic article of the factory of molds for shoes Fagus in Alfeld a. d. Leine (Germany) constructed between 1911 and 1913. As Annemarie Jaeggi explains in his book Fagus. Industriekultur zwischen Werkbund und Bauhaus (Jovis Berlin, 1998), treats itself about the second occasion in […]

Le Corbusier. Le Grand
06-10-2016 No Comments

Le Corbusier. Le Grand

A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier (1887–1965), one of Modernism’s most influential architects, urban planners, and theorists. Approximately 2,000 images and documents, many previously unpublished, feature his major built works, urban plans, paintings, publications, and furniture as well as sketches, archival photographs, and personal correspondence. Rarely seen photographs and correspondence shed new light on […]

To see, it closes the eyes | Miquel Lacasta
03-10-2016 No Comments

To see, it closes the eyes | Miquel Lacasta

What continues is the product of a fortuitous meeting. A meeting, which like amicable confrontation, relates two parallel attitudes enclosed in the same space. I explain … I have visited a par of times the new headquarters of the Film library of Catalonia in the Raval of Barcelona, of José Luís Mateo. The meeting with the forceful nudity of a […]

LS ZERO by Jung, flush electrical mechanisms
27-09-2016 No Comments

LS ZERO by Jung, flush electrical mechanisms

The European leader in systems of building automation and electrical mechanisms of design and high quality, Jung, presents the new LS ZERO, a series of mechanisms compatible with those of the classic LS 990 to install completely to evenness of the wall. Both in walls of traditional masonry and in plaster panels, walls of wood or in furniture, the mechanisms […]

Critique of architecture? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
19-09-2016 2 Comments

Critique of architecture? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

A few days ago I stopped reading the book My Life of the German critic of Polish, Jewish origin, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, a well-known man in Germany, where it lives his ninety two years. I make consist his Jewish condition because MRR suffered very much as a result of it in his adoptive country during the times in which the Nazism […]

Koolhaas's intellectual ardor | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-08-2016 No Comments

Koolhaas’s intellectual ardor | Marcelo Gardinetti

The distinctive feature of the thought of Rem Koolhaas comes from his conviction to proclaim the polyfunctionality of the architectural fact, a declaration that dogmatizes by means of the distribution of the elements of the program in independent caps but that they assure between yes strategies of reciprocity. This operation is the corollary of a deep analysis of the program […]

Klaus: Architecture, cómic and critique (II)
25-08-2016 No Comments

Klaus: Architecture, cómic and critique (II)

Retomamos la charla que comenzamos hace unos días con Klaus, esperamos que disfruten tanto como lo hemos hecho nosotros. De todos modos, al margen de lo humorístico, en muchas de ellas reflexionas sobre diferentes temas, ¿podríamos decir que realizas crítica de arquitectura? Lo malo de la polisemia es que no te deja más opción que contestar a todo que sí. […]

Klaus: architecture, cómic and critique (I)
23-08-2016 No Comments

Klaus: architecture, cómic and critique (I)

De acuerdo con su reseña biográfica más habitual, ‘Klaus es un caricaturista frustrado que vive en un viejo castillo y Europa.’ En realidad, tras el pseudónimo Klaus se esconde un arquitecto, urbanista y profesor de Historia de la Arquitectura particularmente interesado en las relaciones entre la arquitectura y los mass media, que lleva desde 2009 siendo el azote del ‘star […]

Jacobsen, the weighting of the essential thing | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-07-2016 No Comments

Jacobsen, the weighting of the essential thing | Marcelo Gardinetti

The prelude of the second world war limited the architectural productions of the European countries involved in the contest (fundamentally Germany, France and Italy) where, in reason of the most influential impellers of the activity being seated, the modern movement was developing with major obstinacy. In a competing way, there becomes massive the diffusion of works constructed to the north […]

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel
22-07-2016 43 Comments

The Oíza´s trip | Sergio de Miguel

Oíza Finished the career of architecture in the year 1946 and thanks to his excellent academic file cost  of a scholarship to do a trip of intense learning by the United States between October of 1947 and November of 1948. It was a period of absolute renewal in the world. After the agotadora second world-wide war, the main teachers and […]

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
08-07-2016 No Comments

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In the last entry of my blog, I was mentioning the MAE + CINE Arquitectura tras la pantalla, celebrated in Matimex, in which there intervened the filmmaker and architect Fernando Colomo. Looking for information about his work, to prepare this encentro, I found several interviews in which he was speaking on the relations between cinema and architecture, which can be […]

In casing gift | José Ramón Hernández Correa
04-07-2016 8 Comments

In casing gift | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier is a masterpiece, and therefore it is many things. One has spoken and great writing on her, and one will continue speaking and writing much more. As all the masterpieces, it is inexhaustible; because not only it is what is, but what each of us we want that it is. I have so that to […]

Again the education | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
20-06-2016 No Comments

Again the education | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Jesús Tenreiro (1936-2007), dijo una vez en mi presencia (y si mal no recuerdo en la del colega profesor Américo Faillace) que una de las cosas que más importaba en la docencia de nuestra disciplina era crear un ambiente donde la preocupación por la arquitectura, su presencia en ejemplos concretos, el debate sobre ella y sobre muchos otros aspectos de […]

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel
17-06-2016 No Comments

Alvar Aalto, a modern, classic and contemporary teacher | Antón Capitel

Alvar Aalto (Kuortane, Finland, 1898; Helsinki, 1976) was the great juvenile teacher of the modern architecture, very later to Frank Lloyd Wright, but also to Le Corbusier and to Mies van der Rohe, of similar age between them and intermediate between both first ones. And it might be said this way, without too many exaggeration, that with the works of […]

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
03-06-2016 No Comments

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

It suits to support the opened well ears. César Pelli should have thought something like that during his stay about Eero Saarinen’s study to the suburbs of Detroit, one of the more fertile offices of architecture about the architects’ training and for that there happened figures as notable as Robert Venturi or Kevin Roche. Counts Pelli that the own Eliel […]

Definitions| Jorge Meijide
16-05-2016 No Comments

Definitions| Jorge Meijide

Today the thing goes of definitions, of words that define others. Defining is to delimit and if we notice of Wittgenstein‘s words “the limits of my language constitute the limits of my world”, we will test our limits and will see up to where our world comes. Let’s define for example architecture, not more not less. All the members of […]

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
06-05-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

The works developed by philosophers and thinkers, from ends of the 18th century have been determining what today we know as Modern Age and his derivations. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered to be the most influential thinker of the modern Europe, thanks to him works are had as “Critique of the Judgment” (1790) that form a part of the conception […]

Idea and development of the living machine | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-04-2016 No Comments

Idea and development of the living machine | Marcelo Gardinetti

The houses represent Citrohän the first important essay of Le Corbusier about a serial housing that can be constructed from standardized components. Convinced that the advance of industrialization can be the vehicle to meet much of the needs of man tries, with a practical criterion and rational lead its architecture towards that direction. During the second decade of the twentieth […]

About the last teacher | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
11-04-2016 No Comments

About the last teacher | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

After my comments of the previous weeks I clarify that I am not in any way establishing direct kinships between architects as Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) and Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), who, being contemporary, followed antagonistic courses. What yes I have said is that both, together with others, and each one with his specificity, are examples of the effort for extending […]

John Sayles.  Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
01-04-2016 No Comments

John Sayles. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In a serie of income that I have named Architects and Filmmakers, that I began in 2011, I have been gathering opinions about architecture of the diverse directors like Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Valerian Borowczyk, René Clair, Luigi Comencini, Dziga Vertov, Jose Luis García Sanchez, John Ford, Amos Gitai, Peter Greenaway, Abbas Kiarostami and Raúl Ruiz; the actress Viola Dana; […]

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel
18-03-2016 30 Comments

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel

The architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) is born in Estonia but is carried in his first years of life to the United States where after a brilliant period of artistic restlessness studies architecture in the University of Pennsylvania, learning the precepts of the “Beux-Arts” of his teacher Paul Cret. It had no  if the bad or the good luck to […]