Tag: Le Corbusier

Unclassifiable architectures: the "Goetheanum" (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid
08-11-2013 No Comments

Unclassifiable architectures: the “Goetheanum” (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid

Unclassifiable. Indescribable. Inabarcable. Inaprensible. In-“not-I know-how many-things”… The GOETHEANUM is one of these works of Modern Architecture that destabilizes the spectator, already be profane or learned this one in Architecture. Not uselessly, estimated reading, it is the this one of these big works ignored by the big priests of the Historiography of the Modern Movement as Giedion, Pevsner, or Hitchcock, for […]

The device wall-window | Santiago Carvajal
20-09-2013 3 Comments

The device wall-window | Santiago Carvajal

The following text is born of the worry generated from the review meddled to two projects of Le Corbusier: The small house in Corseaux-Vevey of 1923 and the villa Savoye of 1928, I have wondered why the placement of walls and windows where seemingly it is not necessary to have, the one in the terrace of the villa Savoye and […]

Absent Le Corbusier, Villa Church | Marcelo Gardinetti
18-09-2013 No Comments

Absent Le Corbusier, Villa Church | Marcelo Gardinetti

“It is a question of the restoration of a beautiful ancient building in Ville d’Avray (Mr. Church). A villa of classic style and a new building, annexe to the villa, with garages in the ground floor, rooms of servitude and a foyer, in the first floor rooms with all the comforts, dining room, room of being with a loft, bath, […]

Of vocations | Borja Lopez Cotelo
16-09-2013 One Comment

Of vocations | Borja Lopez Cotelo

Nobody in my neighborhood knew to Mies Van der Rohe. The children we were not dreaming of being Alvar Aalto because our altar they were occupying it Bruce Lee, Rocky Balboa, Peio Uralde or Zoran Stojadinovic. I, who was a bit rare, sometimes was changing aim and was aspiring to happen to the great Sempé. The days were passing between books […]

The machine of living
10-09-2013 No Comments

The machine of living

Documentary on the architect Him Corbusier, his longings, passions and his work in the city of the silver, the House Curutchet. Reported by the teachers of the fau, unlp, between others. Realised for the matter realisation iv educational: carlos vallina faculty of fine arts audiovisual arts natioonal de la plata university la plata, buenos aires, argentina anus of realisation 2012 […]

Carpenter center at 50: Le Corbusier´s language in reinforced concrete
31-07-2013 No Comments

Carpenter center at 50: Le Corbusier´s language in reinforced concrete

Inside the course Compost Them 2013, which realizes the Foundation Them Compost Architecture, William J. R. Curtis will give the conference with the title ” Carpenter center at 50: Him Corbusier’s language in reinforced makes concrete “. The conference will take place in the Colexio Oficial de Arquitectos de Galicia, Casa da Conga (Plaza da Quintana, Santiago de Compostela) on Wednesday, […]

Architects for s. XXI (III) | epR
29-07-2013 No Comments

Architects for s. XXI (III) | epR

It turns out to be curious to think about the architects as a species on the verge of extinction, but maybe this idea is not very far from the reality. At least in a country where the laws, the fierce competition and (digámoslo high place, it is therapeutic) the absence of ethics of a wide sector of the profession when […]

Projecting in architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
26-07-2013 2 Comments

Projecting in architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

When listening to professors and students speak on the meaning of our career and the “methods of design of avant-garde”, consider that they leave  several empty that desmerecen our profession and that interests me manifest in this essay. It is true that a genius as Le Corbusier can have said that the architecture is: “the wise game, correct, glorious of […]

Le Corbusier, the tree and the forest | Marcelo Gardinetti
19-07-2013 5 Comments

Le Corbusier, the tree and the forest | Marcelo Gardinetti

“A tree will be able to be planted on the level 1, on the available emptiness in front of the housing. His foliage will be able to rise to will.” Le Corbusiers´letter to the Dr. Pedro Curutchet, on May 24, 1949 In the work of Le Corbusier, the elements of the nature establish an unavoidable reference in his projects without […]

(in brackets) (II) | Jorge Rodríguez
12-07-2013 No Comments

(in brackets) (II) | Jorge Rodríguez

(in brackets) (I) | Jorge Rodríguez With the arrival of the first weeks of heat, I decided to move to Campania to the meeting of a few good friends. A luck of Grand Tour inversely, always in train. To cross Messina’s strait and to notice as so much the landscape as the infrastructures they leave this African magic that infects […]

Le Corbusier and Greece · Panayotis Tournikiotis
11-07-2013 No Comments

Le Corbusier and Greece · Panayotis Tournikiotis

In the picture of the program of Conferring of doctorate in Architecture of the Top Technical Institute of Lisbon, it is glad of inviting them to the conference of the teacher Panayotis Tournikiotis titled “Le Corbusier and Greece” that will take place in the audience VA1 on July 12 to them 11.30h noticing of the best way the closure of […]

The trade of the signs | Marcelo Gardinetti
28-06-2013 2 Comments

The trade of the signs | Marcelo Gardinetti

In to say of Immanuel Kant, the architecture makes concrete as an art of the forms, a knowledge before conceived of an object that though it must answer to a usefulness, since artistic fact is not governed by a certain end and therefore, his form does not have his beginning in the nature but in an arbitrary end. This arbitrariness […]

To study Architecture? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
22-06-2013 5 Comments

To study Architecture? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I believe that at this point the readers of this blog already you will know that the Government of Spain prepares a law (that of Professional Services, or LSP) that, among other things, it will allow the exercise of the architecture to the engineers. ( We finish of finding out that they postpone his approval: They prolong our agony). The draft […]

Le Corbusier´s architecture
03-06-2013 No Comments

Le Corbusier´s architecture

Le Corbusier turned in the middle of the decade of 1920 into a prophet of the new architecture. In 1922 he designs the Plant of a contemporary city, a city for three million persons with a central space of cruciform skyscrapers, buildings in bend and wide green spaces, contributing an interesting zoning for activities. In the Villa Saboye of 1929 […]

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-06-2013 No Comments

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«If we could load on the architecture the responsibilities that weigh on the construction of ships, we would have for time buildings better than the Parthenon»[1] Horatio Greenough For the architects of the modernity, the naval construction has been a constant reference. Peter Collins, in his test Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture (1750-1950), remembers his how, already in the 19th century, the american […]

Le Corbusier: The Last Project · Dionisio González
27-05-2013 No Comments

Le Corbusier: The Last Project · Dionisio González

Next May 30 Dionisio González will inaugurate his first exhibition in Ivorypress Space, under the title Le Corbusier: The Last Project. In this sample, which forms a part of the Festival Off PHotoEspaña, the recognized photographer thinks about the Utopia, the survival and the destruction from twenty projects that the architect Le Corbusier did not manage to realize. “This exhibition tries […]

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-05-2013 No Comments

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

In 1951, being still a student, Fernando Távora is present at the VIII Internacional of modern Architecture Congress in Hoddesdonin (England), where Le Corbusier and Gropius coincides. The title of the congress, «The heart of the city», advances the overcoming of the Letter of Atenas and the interest for the problems of the local context, a search of the local identity that […]

From the isothermal box to the sustainable organism… | Rodrigo Almonacid
22-04-2013 No Comments

From the isothermal box to the sustainable organism… | Rodrigo Almonacid

In 1993, the prestigious architect and critical Finn Juhani Pallasmaa, was formulating an idea of refoundation of the Architecture on the basis of a return to the origins of the discipline, appealing to the ecology as companion of trip of the future architects: “I cannot imagine another desirable perspective in the future that a form of ecological life, in which […]

Architect Clorindo Testa (1923-2013) | Martín Marcos
15-04-2013 2 Comments

Architect Clorindo Testa (1923-2013) | Martín Marcos

A creator between Apollo and Dionysus Though born in Naples, Italy and come to the Argentina at the age of five; Clorindo Testa was an overcoat a man of Buenos Aires. A flaneur porteño. Dazzling architect and brilliant artist was a product of an educated and passionate city, of there his principal qualities were nourished and extracted. Formed in the […]

Three melodies of Le Corbusier | Marcelo Gardinetti
18-03-2013 4 Comments

Three melodies of Le Corbusier | Marcelo Gardinetti

The break of the conceptions academicistas produced by the pictorial revolution of ends of the 19th century and fundamentally the search of the most important interpreters of the cubism obsessed for representing the depth in two dimensions, created a new universe of images that gave origin to numerous artistic currents. In the subsequent years, the pictorial idea developed by the […]

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
15-02-2013 No Comments

Neoplasticity | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the year 2008, Lego presented the Sears Towers of Chicago inside his line «Architecture», the first work of a series that would develop in the following years with the Guggenheim Museum of New York, Sídney’s opera or tthree paradigmatic modernity housings: the Fallingwater House of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Farnsworth House of Mies van de Rohe and the Villa Saboya of Le Corbusier. The […]

Defense of the defensible thing | bRijUNi
01-02-2013 2 Comments

Defense of the defensible thing | bRijUNi

The history of the contemporary architecture, that is to say, from “the death” of the modern movement, it is the history of the search of the approximation to the company. First with the review that the young members of the CIAM propose in the TEAM 10, looking for an urbanism more human and nearer to what today we name fenomenología. […]

Housing in Calle Roma Street. Teodoro Cron | Aldo G. Facho Dede
02-01-2013 No Comments

Housing in Calle Roma Street. Teodoro Cron | Aldo G. Facho Dede

Much does that I check this building. When student us was presented as a project modern whose link with the place was in the reintepretation of the forms and climatic colonial technologies, highlighting it as one of the examples in which the modern local architecture was nourished of his predecessors. If we remain with this first reflection, product of a […]

The architectural mechanism of Le Corbusier | Marcelo Gardinetti
05-12-2012 No Comments

The architectural mechanism of Le Corbusier | Marcelo Gardinetti

“Open your eyes! We eat in a small restaurant of coachmen in the center of Paris; in the background are the bar and the kitchen, a mezzanine cut into two the room height, its anterior part faces the street. One fine day this is discovered and are seen the tests that facilitates entire an architectural mechanism that may correspond to […]

90 years of the first purist villa of Le Corbusier | Marcelo Gardinetti
10-11-2012 One Comment

90 years of the first purist villa of Le Corbusier | Marcelo Gardinetti

The architectural reflections expressed by Le Corbusier in L’Esprit Nouveau between 1918 and 1922, articles mainly were transcribed to pages of Vers une architecture published a year later, were embodied first as made evident in the construction of the Villa Besnus. Vaucresson The modest housing, served to Le Corbusier as a testing laboratory built to shape the language that develop […]

The first star architect
30-10-2012 No Comments

The first star architect

Le Corbusier was a painter, architect, designer and theoretical Swiss of world renown. He is considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, though his polemic contacts with totalitarian rate misted his good name.

Jacobs versus Le Corbusier | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
17-09-2012 No Comments

Jacobs versus Le Corbusier | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Jacobs versus Le Corbusier The city already cannot be a place thought from the rules, but a life space from the beginning. To many years have happened since one could have stated the failure of planning the cities in the medium and long term. Probably this system was pertinent at the beginning of the 19th century where still it was […]

Notebook of New York (y VII) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
16-08-2012 No Comments

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

Come from… Last day of the trip coincided with the visit to the Museum of the City, a building near the Guggenheim projected in 1932 by Joseph H. Freedlander with an neocolonial architecture neocolonial so different from the concebida for Wright in the first half of century. There, like a magnificent closing of the voyage, there was showing himself the sample The […]

Notebook of New York (VI) | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2012 No Comments

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

Come from In the book Great Streets, Allan B. Jacobs dedicates the second part to compiling a series of «streets that they teach». Between them the Fifth Avenue, at a height of Central Park. Jacobs aims that «Both the park and the street seem of easy access». Concerning the Fifth Avenue they turn out to be different of the principal museums of New […]