Tag: Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier - Documentary
05-05-2015 No Comments

Le Corbusier – Documentary

An excellent overview of the life and work of architect Le Corbusier including discussion of the Unite d’Habitation in Marseilles and in Part 2 his work in Chandigarh, India. Una ciudad no pertenece a ninguno de estos estados, sino que es administrada de forma directa por el gobierno federal como el Territorio de Chandigarh.

The mountain inhabited | Sergio de Miguel
17-04-2015 26 Comments

The mountain inhabited | Sergio de Miguel

1. The homo sapiens, the human being, carries 200.000 years on the earth, although somehow our history can that it began does so only 30.000, in this remote instant in which a first ancestor felt the need to represent, exteriorizar and reflect his thought, in that moment in that his intelligence knew traspasar the animal limit and act to satisfy, […]

Instruments of measure of the time (III) | Jorge Rodríguez
10-04-2015 No Comments

Instruments of measure of the time (III) | Jorge Rodríguez

Instruments of measure of the time (II) | Jorge Rodríguez ‘Nothing looks like the love as the young woman passion of an artist that initiates the delicious torture of his destination.’ Honoré de Balzac ‘The one who, teenager of genius, has not fluttered on having appeared before a teacher, he will lack always a rope in the violin, a brushstroke, […]

Again the critique | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-04-2015 No Comments

Again the critique | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Other times I have written on my first impression of the Gothic architecture, in Chartres, during a juvenile trip. One summer evening I entered to the cathedral his principal portal. To live through the immense space bathed by the light of the west one leaked through the vitrales of the front, at this hour shining in all his brilliance, there […]

The Architect Says. Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom
10-03-2015 No Comments

The Architect Says. Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

If there is something that the architects like more that to project, it is to speak about architecture. Already be on his inspiration, his knowledge or counting some witty anecdote, the architects need to communicate imperatively his work. The Architect Says is a compendium of appointments of more than hundred key architects of the history of the architecture that Oscar Niemeyer […]

Tras el viaje de Oriente. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret – Le Corbusier
24-02-2015 No Comments

Tras el viaje de Oriente. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret – Le Corbusier

After the trip of East. In this book the famous trip to East reconstructs that Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (Him Corbusier) undertook between twenty-three and twenty-four years across Bohemia, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece and Italy. The author has followed the steps of the young person Jeanneret, city for city, people for people, hamlet for hamlet, street for street, building […]

The architecture software. Reyner Banham's visual fictions | Ignacio los grava - Patrizia Di Monte
06-02-2015 No Comments

The architecture software. Reyner Banham’s visual fictions | Ignacio los grava – Patrizia Di Monte

The architecture software. Reyner Banham’s visual fictions. In 1968 Reyner Banham wrote The Triumph of Software1, one article that would anticipate a new way of understanding the world and that it would affect in a specially subtle way to the architecture. His speech rested principally on two movies that had the premiere the same year and that allowed him to illustrate his […]

The architecture of the trip | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
30-01-2015 No Comments

The architecture of the trip | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

There does not exist for the architects a condition of major excitation that that one who promotes the anteroom of the trip: the best text to learn architecture is the own architecture. As addicts submitted to a powerful influence, we read and document carefully those places and spaces that us wait in a real exercise of (re)discovery. Nevertheless, the trip […]

Do not die without going to Ronchamp. Sáenz de Oíza
15-01-2015 One Comment

Do not die without going to Ronchamp. Sáenz de Oíza

Teacher of teachers, Oíza left in the classrooms of the School of Architecture of Madrid the essence of his thought, defined by him itself as contradictory. Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza, was born in Cáseda (Navarre) but it grew up in Seville. His father, also architect, asked for the movement to Madrid, with the whole family, in order that Oíza […]

By Parts | Íñigo García Odiaga
12-01-2015 60 Comments

By Parts | Íñigo García Odiaga

The architecture unlike other artistic works, dragged by his own functional definition has presented  many times along the history like a sum of pieces, of stays or of parts. This system compositivo reappears in the architecture more vanguardista, that contradictoriamente does alarde to escape of the composition. That somehow the functionalism, that is to say the proyectación of architectures by […]

Of architecture or revolution | Pedro Hernández
05-01-2015 No Comments

Of architecture or revolution | Pedro Hernández

“We kill ourselves and in spite of everything we are modern” Juan Carlos Cano1 In 1964, refiriéndose to the project of the Joint Urbano Nonoalco-Tlatelolco, Mario Pani he writes in the Banobras Magazine– one of these magazines that was serving to promote the architectural modern achievements that were coming supported by this bank institution – that his project and vision […]

Le Corbusier: a vision of the world
23-12-2014 One Comment

Le Corbusier: a vision of the world

“A tour across 168 postcards of them near both thousands that composed the collection of Le Corbusier, in direct dialog with other sources which the Swiss architect was served along his life to create one of the languages more definitorios of our modernity” Le Corbusier begins to collect postcards about 1907 and it will continue doing it during all his […]

Domesticating the mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga
15-12-2014 4 Comments

Domesticating the mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga

The autumn is maybe the epoch of the year the most related to the mountain, before the winter when it begins the intense cold and the forests show an unsurpassable image. A type of architecture that is tied intimately to this activity, that of the refuge of mountain. The architects who investigated the minimal working housing, and the solutions standardized […]

Instruments of measure of the time (II) | Jorge Rodríguez
01-12-2014 One Comment

Instruments of measure of the time (II) | Jorge Rodríguez

Instruments of measure of the time (I) | Jorge Rodríguez ‘We are our memory, are this fantastic museum of inconstant forms, this heap of torn mirrors.’ JL Borges Probably living is any more than an eternal construction than recollections. We pledge in anticipating the melancholy that us will bring the memory, projecting our past future. Probably because of it, when […]

Rare film of Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio
04-11-2014 No Comments

Rare film of Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio

“I am a 71-year-old young person of age. I am a visual man, a man who works with his eyes and his hands, motivated by the plastic manifestation”. The documentary shows a bit of the vision and the spirit of one of the biggest names of the modern world architecture: Le Corbusier.

House on the creek. Amancio Williams in Argentina
30-10-2014 One Comment

House on the creek. Amancio Williams in Argentina

One of the Amancio Williams’s most interesting works, the house for his father in Mar del Plata, Argentina, is recognized as one of the paradigmatic housings of the modernity and of the 20th century. How to construct without doing it? How to put there a house without touching the park? “It is like a box of birds, like a sound […]

The author and the interpreter. Le Corbusier and Amancio Williams in the Curutchet House
28-10-2014 No Comments

The author and the interpreter. Le Corbusier and Amancio Williams in the Curutchet House

This book is the result of an amazing investigation, developed into Doctoral Thesis, on one of the most interesting projects that has given the modern architecture, the house Curutchet of Him Corbusier. The text here presented is the definitive statement of his conception, project and construction, as well as of the surprising relation established between Him Corbusier and Amancio Williams […]

From (des)normalize the bodies | Pedro Hernández
20-10-2014 No Comments

From (des)normalize the bodies | Pedro Hernández

he book The art of projecting in architecture designed and developed in the decade of the 30s of last century by the German architect Ernst Neufert is an illustrated inventory of dimensional and spatial solutions with that to establish a system of foundations, procedure and prescriptions on enclosures, buildings, requirements of program and spatial relations, dimensions of buildings, places, stays, […]

Architecture in deconstruction | Alberto Ruiz
17-10-2014 No Comments

Architecture in deconstruction | Alberto Ruiz

Years ago I had the opportunity to visit the enclosure of what had been the universal exhibition of Seville of that glorious 1992 that seemed that it was going to put Spain in the place that was deserved (probably, I dress the seen, yes that did it). That visit was organized by a teacher of the School of Architecture of […]

Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
13-10-2014 No Comments

Oak Park | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«The inhabitants of Chicago, who did not like the house Robie, that they were feeling offended by the innovation of his aspect and his long and widespread horizontal lines, tried to ridicule her comparing it with a steam ship the same as the critics were going to say hereinafter of Him Corbusier on his buildings. Without knowing it, they were […]

Modernity and do-it-yourself | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
19-09-2014 No Comments

Modernity and do-it-yourself | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

They tell that Albert Frey got fond of the construction of canoes of curled wood and canvas during his jouth1. We imagine the emotion of making the framework based on frames, strakes and parquet floor, as well as the moment to stick suitably sly the canvases top and low, of different weight, outlined by means of thin moldings of bronze […]

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered
16-09-2014 No Comments

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered

The Master of Modern. More discoveries from the Julius Shulman vaults. TASCHEN’s Modernism Rediscovered (2000) brought to light for the first time forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman’s personal archives. Paying tribute to residential and commercial buildings that had slipped from public view, Shulman`s stunning photographs uncovered a rarely seen side of California Modernism. This extensive, three-volume follow-up […]

Sverre Fehn's notebooks | Borja López Cotelo
12-09-2014 4 Comments

Sverre Fehn’s notebooks | Borja López Cotelo

These clear mornings of June they disguised the city of Oslo. Closing the eyes, allowing that the Sun should warm the skin, one could believe that he was in Palermo, in Smyrna, probably enclosedly in Cadiz or Tangier. But at the end of the street there was a green foyer that we had to cross every day: the discreet Nasjonalmuseet […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (XI) | Cristina García-Rosales
05-09-2014 One Comment

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (XI) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales I have tried to discover a few arquitectas and designers not known for the great public, who maybe design with another look, placing the human being in the center of his projects, that is to say, to the user. The debate is opened. And to end I […]

Luigi Comencini. Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
01-09-2014 No Comments

Luigi Comencini. Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In previous income I have been gathering opinions about architecture of the diverse directors like Woody Allen, John Ford, Ingmar Bergman, Valerian Borowczyk, René Clair, Dziga Vertov, Peter Greenaway, Abbas Kiarostami, Raúl Ruiz, the actress Viola Dana, the essayist Sigfried Giedion. In case of the director Amos Gitai, his movie profession was coinciding with that of architect, the same thing […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales
29-08-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales The second arquitecta was Rita Fernandez Queimadelos, also not known. It was employed at Madrid, Murcia and Barcelona, even it does little it was living also and was an accustomed internaut at his 92 years. María Juana Ontañón was the fourth woman in obtaining the title of […]

Bohigas's fantasies (or the advertising lies of the Catalans) | Antón Capitel
27-06-2014 3 Comments

Bohigas’s fantasies (or the advertising lies of the Catalans) | Antón Capitel

I believe honestly that Coderch is not the best architect of Spain in the 20th century, if any sense is that this definition made. Of looking for one, the best they would have been Alejandro de la Sota or Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza. None of the two was from Madrid, Jack of Pontevedra and Oíza of Navarre, but the […]

From the constructive thing like theory | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
23-06-2014 No Comments

From the constructive thing like theory | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

From the constructive thing like theory The reality is always an organization, or complex configuration, which is constituted constant. This way raised, this affirmation stops to guess a beginning of very simple bottom: the fact that something is constructed constant it does not make it less royal, independently of which they are the pieces that integrate this construction. The fact […]

Architectures: Convent of the Tourette by Le Corbusier
23-06-2014 No Comments

Architectures: Convent of the Tourette by Le Corbusier

Documentary of Channel Art of France on the convent of the Tourette designed by Le Corbusier in Lyons. This work, together with others, marks a point of inflexion in the career of the architect towards the brutalismo, leaving behind the architecture of white and pure planes that characterized his work up to the moment. In the design it relied on […]