Tag: Le Corbusier

Necrotectónicas. Architects' deaths
17-06-2014 No Comments

Necrotectónicas. Architects’ deaths

The love for the architecture makes many people venerate his authors, want to know more of his lives and, sigh, of his deaths. It seems as if this way we were capable of understanding them better and of valuing more his works, which are, definitively, the only ones that matter. These deaths of the biggest architects them go down the […]

Drawing the nature | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
16-06-2014 One Comment

Drawing the nature | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

Of many infamies that the architects we promote often, the fact of drawing the nature constitutes, probably, the most beautiful. In our planes there turn out to be represented somehow trees and plants, rivers and seas, oceans devoid of the sky blue one of the maps. But perhaps is it possible to condense the tides or the landscapes in a […]

The classic language of the architecture. From L.B. Alberti to Le Corbusier
13-06-2014 No Comments

The classic language of the architecture. From L.B. Alberti to Le Corbusier

The classic architecture is a visual language and, as any other language, has his own grammatical procedure. With this premise of item, John Summerson introduces us in the foundations and the origins of the classic architecture and, by means of a historical tour, reveals the classic substratum that one hides in the architecture from the ancient times up to the […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales
09-06-2014 No Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VIII) | Cristina García-Rosales In Spain she was Matilde Ucelay our first arquitecta and since it finishes his studies in 1936, up to the current moment, 72 years have happened and several generations of women. If there is an arquitecta that should be known in Spain she is, she, Matilde Ucelay […]

Instruments of measure of the time (I) | Jorge Rodríguez
16-05-2014 No Comments

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

Always the doubts have assaulted me, I hesitate when the moment to choose approaches. But it is something that has never worried me. The doubt, the uncertainty is common. Far from denoting sluggishness or weakness, I see it as the indicative one of reflection, of pause and silence before the action. Come to this point, do I want to remember […]

Le Corbusier - Unité d'Habitation Marseille
15-05-2014 No Comments

Le Corbusier – Unité d’Habitation Marseille

The Unité d’Habitation Marseille, the first order that receives of the French State, is one of the projects icónicos of Le Corbusier and one of these basic references to any architect. It begins to be planned immediately after the Second World war (1945-46), entering construction 1951. This work, of a magnitude without precedents for his author, is seen relentizada by […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VIII) | Cristina García-Rosales
02-05-2014 One Comment

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VII) | Cristina García-Rosales Now Lina Bo Bardi wanted to have a brief recollection for the italo-Brazilian arquitecta. Well it can be said that, together with Eileen Gray, it shaped the feminine side of the modernity. Lina was born in Rome in 1914 and died in Sao Paulo in 1992. He […]

The stone and the light | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-04-2014 3 Comments

The stone and the light | Marcelo Gardinetti

In remote times, the early man discovered in the cavern a place where to find cover before the rain and the cold. This revelation, which allowed him to support the inclemencies of the climate in a space of relative comfort, is labelled by Umberto Eco as the birth of the architecture1. Thousands of years later, the pristine image narrated by […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VII) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-04-2014 3 Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VI) | Cristina García-Rosales Now, and by means of a few slight brushstrokes, I would like to mention another great pioneering European arquitecta: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, deceased on January 23, 2000 in a hospital of Vienna, when it was on the verge of expiring 103 years. This arquitecta specialized herself in the […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VI) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-04-2014 No Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (V) | Cristina García-Rosales We spend now to a slightly later stage-1924-1949-and go away to Finland, the so called country of thousand lakes. Aino Marsio Aalto, was a Finnish arquitecta classified in 1924 in Helsinki, companion of the architect Alvar Aalto. Aino and Alvar Aalto. AAA. The signature of the three […]

Scenaries with Soul. Inventary of places to pray
08-04-2014 No Comments

Scenaries with Soul. Inventary of places to pray

“The landscapes with soul that Eduardo Delgado Orusco proposes us in this book, are landscapes of the soul calmly, with the calmness that grants to the architecture the presence of the spirit. These architectures are landscapes crossed by the breath of a soft aura, that rumor in which Elías recognized the God’s presence. How might we define better the sacred […]

Influences in Aldo Rossi's drawing: killing the father | Borja López Cotelo
04-04-2014 One Comment

Influences in Aldo Rossi’s drawing: killing the father | Borja López Cotelo

Often the time dilutes the certainty. Aldo Rossi emerged in the second half of the 20th century as the man called to illuminate a generation in the shade of the modernity. Precocious iconoclast in his revisionist offer of the contemporary urbanism, many they were thinking about seeing in his theory the way to continuing in the definition of a new […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (III) | epR
28-03-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (III) | epR

The night bird Many Alvar Aalto’s things have been said. That was racionalist, that was organicista, that fought for the independence of Finland in 1917. That he liked the wine, the night and the young women. Maybe they all are true. It would explain Viipuri, Paimio, the Mairea, Otaniemi, Säynätsalo, his circles and his two marriages. Always I remember that […]

Sverre Fehn Schreiner House
20-03-2014 No Comments

Sverre Fehn Schreiner House

Fehn was born in Kongsberg, Buskerud.[2] He received his architectural education shortly after World War II in Oslo, a crisis course that would later become an independent school under various names during the next decades, today known as the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He quickly became the leading Norwegian architect of his generation. In 1952–1953, during travels in […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (V) | Cristina García-Rosales
07-03-2014 No Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales Let’s be going to know now another arquitecta and another type of architecture, inside the same epoch. To the “house at the edge of the sea” or “E.1027”, and to the Irish Eileen Gray who constructed it between 1926 and 1929, being his more important work. To […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales
07-03-2014 2 Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales Let’s do a jump in the history and of 1900 let’s go to 1920-30, to the so called happy years 20. Though there am assumed that these years belonged to the woman, only they corresponded to them in certain cliches: as that of woman“garcon” smoking a cigarette, […]

Collage yand Architecture
05-03-2014 No Comments

Collage yand Architecture

It does little more than hundred years, since for accident, and thanks to Picasso, the painting stopped being a painting thanks to the incorporation of unexpected matters on a linen. Since it corresponds to the insignificance or to the modesty of an art that scarcely works with new, the above mentioned centenary has happened practically unnoticed. And nevertheless to explain […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales
21-02-2014 No Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales I will begin for Scotland. We all know Charles Reine Mackintosh. Well then, Margaret and Frances Macdonald, two sisters designers (still they did not have the title of arquitectas) worked together with Mackintosh and his friend Herbert MacNair at the beginning of the 20th century – from […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales
21-02-2014 No Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (I) | Cristina García-Rosales After this small introduction I want to offer an honoring to the pioneering woman architects, women who could live through his life with imagination and enthusiasm, which they were capable of breaking molds and customs, allowing the current arquitectas to cross our way with major facility. His […]

Le Corbusier. An atlas of modern landscapes
06-02-2014 No Comments

Le Corbusier. An atlas of modern landscapes

Le Corbusier, a key figure of the architecture of the 20th century, was pioneering in the studies of improvement of the housings of the lowest classes and proposed new forms of efficient architecture in very populated cities. Le Corbusier was, in turn, a multidisciplinary artist, with a work that spreads also to the painting and the photography, joining art and […]

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-01-2014 2 Comments

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga

Le Corbusier was saying that it preferred drawing to speaking. It is more rapid and leaves less space for the lie. As the architects, also the own discipline prefers expressing in the drawing, in the image, to demonstrate his raison d’être. The architecture, maybe for his need to express and make concrete a still imaginary future, his better ally has […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (I) | epR
28-01-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (I) | epR

The raven man. A good day, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris decided that, in forward, would be called Le Corbusier. It decided also that already it would not be Swiss but French, and turned into raven – ¿or was it a magpie?-. It glided weightlessly between the writing, the painting and the architecture, settled in the gleaming shoulders of his cousin Pierre, of […]

On photography in architecture | Santiago Carvajal
27-01-2014 No Comments

On photography in architecture | Santiago Carvajal

We will speak about the photography in the architecture as a tool to document her and to transmit it, it is not a question of an artistic photography if not rather descriptive, that it shows and reports the virtues of a work. To document and to describe architecture by means of the photography, we must be to so much that […]

Le Corbusier intervened in Marseille | Marcelo Gardinetti
16-01-2014 2 Comments

Le Corbusier intervened in Marseille | Marcelo Gardinetti

The terrace of the Unit Room of Marseilles will be opened the visitors established as space for exhibitions of contemporary art, an initiative of the designer Ora-Ïto. The famous terrace of Cité Radiuse designed by Le Corbusier, it was sold to the French artist in 2010, after being several years without use and plunged in an outpost been of deterioration for […]

(in brackets) (IV) | Jorge Rodríguez
20-12-2013 One Comment

(in brackets) (IV) | Jorge Rodríguez

(in brackets) (IV) | Jorge Rodríguez I want to finish this one series of articles that are grouped under the umbrella of my parenthesis by this image. This one I portray of ends of the 19th century, a print of the most common thing, a mother adormilada, throwing a siesta. That of today, it is a very special text. The […]

From Bauhaus to Our House
17-12-2013 No Comments

From Bauhaus to Our House

Wolfe criticizes the trends of the modern architecture for avoiding any external ornamentation. It praises architects as Louis Sullivan who, from ends of the 19th century up to his death in 1924, constructed a good number of adorned buildings. He directs his critique the International Style and the Modern Movement exemplified in architects as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Him. Ludwig […]

The spirit of the beehive | Marcelo Gardinetti
08-11-2013 One Comment

The spirit of the beehive | Marcelo Gardinetti

In the last decades of last century, the reformulation of the architecture of the modern movement was seated in the break of the formal autonomy of the work, indicating that the same one is a condition of an urban certain context. Without leaving totally these premises, later reactionary developments the inflexibility of the forms arisen from processes tipológicos, there guaranteed […]