Tag: London

Stone
29-10-2019 No Comments

Stone

One hundred and seventy examples of the most extraordinary stone structures in the world in the last 5,000 years. “The stone is not an anachronism; it’s the future”. – William Hall The stone is an extraordinary building material with endless possibilities. It can be formal and elegant, but also fun and invigorating. Imagine the beautiful pink and white marble facade […]

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age
29-01-2019 No Comments

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Where will I live in fifty years? What are the advantages and disadvantages of residing in a city? How will cities change and evolve in that time and how should planners prepare for that evolution? For all those who are interested in these issues, whether students, academics, professionals or readers in general, Phaidon’s new book, Shaping Cities in an Urban […]

Ángel  Camacho · ArchiMaps
08-11-2018 No Comments

Ángel Camacho · ArchiMaps

In this new interview of the Baliza section we contacted Ángel Camacho (Madrid, 1983) architect and Master in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture by the E.T.S.A of Madrid to discover ArchiMaps, “an app that facilitates architects and architecture enthusiasts to locate buildings of interest in different cities or regions”. This young Madrid-born architect started his professional career in 2008 […]

Londres, the biggest capital of Europe | Antón Capitel
08-10-2018 No Comments

Londres, the biggest capital of Europe | Antón Capitel

London had a double birth. On the one hand, there was London proper, what is now known as the City, the city of the merchants and the bourgeoisie, and the city also of the Cathedral, of the bishop. This was the first and most important population, which was not the seat of government, but of commerce, and which had and […]

ArchiMaps
30-03-2017 No Comments

ArchiMaps

ArchiMaps is a guides’ new application of architecture for Smartphone and Tablet. Each of his maps, centred on a certain city or region, shows more than 250 works of architecture of all the epochs, carefully selected. Simple and functional. The structure of the application is simple. It is possible to navigate upon every ArchiMap in way map and in way […]

Real-estate fiction 3
16-02-2016 No Comments

Real-estate fiction 3

In this collage of fictions in which the city and his inhabitants are the protagonists one hides the record of the urban conflicts associated with the socioeconomic model of an epoch. Of equal way, his conclusions project a range of solutions only limited by the imagination. Probably let’s be able estimate the cinema of fiction for his documentary revelations, and […]

Ficción Inmobiliaria 2
11-08-2015 No Comments

Ficción Inmobiliaria 2

In this collage of fictions in which the city and his inhabitants are the protagonists one hides the record of the urban conflicts associated with the socioeconomic model of an epoch. Of equal way, his conclusions project a range of solutions only limited by the imagination. Probably let’s be able estimate the cinema of fiction for his documentary revelations, and […]

B de Bauhaus. Un diccionario del mundo moderno
25-06-2015 No Comments

B de Bauhaus. Un diccionario del mundo moderno

A magisterial class on design, architecture, form, objects and consumption in the century XXI.Con her To of Authentic. This way it begins this book, which is something more than a dictionary: an essential guide to understand the modern world. For what Warhol it is authentic false, how they believe the national identities, and what is this strange habit of collecting. […]

Dolores Victoria Ruiz Garrido · Education | Little Architect
11-06-2015 No Comments

Dolores Victoria Ruiz Garrido · Education | Little Architect

A few months ago we had the fortune of helping and taking part in “The periphery of the architecture” organized by HNA and curator for study Stepienybarno, included in the cycle “The reality of the architect”. One of the referees was Dolores Victoria Ruiz Garrido and Little Architect was presenting his project. “It is an educational program on architecture, city […]

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi'
21-05-2015 No Comments

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’

‘Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’ is the new book by José Juan Barba, an essay which looks into the texts, inventions, drawings and ideas of Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and the great Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi, in search of new perspectives which broaden the way we see, think y make Architecture. On ‘Invenciones: Nueva York […]

curatorial and juror: A personal matter | bRijUNi
03-11-2014 No Comments

curatorial and juror: A personal matter | bRijUNi

Continuing with some of the ideas that there was debated last October 7 in the Roca Madrid Gallery inside the first one of the “4 meetings Al Borde de la Crítica 2014” whose initial review appeared in Arquia’s blog, we us would like to detain now in one of the topics that arose in the round of later questions to the […]

From portrait to self-portrait
22-10-2014 No Comments

From portrait to self-portrait

“… From portrait to self-portrait … (acronym: P2SP)”, Antonio Nodar’s project that from 1996, has not stopped coming out in photographs artists for the world, portraying them in black and white. Every artist receives his photography and returns it after intervening on her with total freedom. The project, that together with his creator, he travels for the world from London, city […]

MADRID RÍO: the dubious cost of an attractive park | Antón Capitel
11-08-2014 No Comments

MADRID RÍO: the dubious cost of an attractive park | Antón Capitel

1. The city of Madrid has very recently developed a big and magnificent new park that stretches for some miles along the Manzanares riverbank. Despite being an important alteration of the city center in its very essence, this change cannot be considered on its own; quite on the contrary, it is the result of a dubious engineering scheme, namely the […]

The parable of the Englishman | Borja López Cotelo
23-05-2014 No Comments

The parable of the Englishman | Borja López Cotelo

I remember my brief stay in the St. James College, in Maypole Green, Essex. In the evenings of rain, to chop of the drops against the sill was sounding as the second-hand of a clock that seemed to go increasingly slowly, while a green and gray landscape was filtering across the ogival window. I, often, was losing the time searching […]

The disaster of the London City. Or, put his real one facing the financial business | Antón Capitel
05-05-2014 One Comment

The disaster of the London City. Or, put his real one facing the financial business | Antón Capitel

The principal characteristic of the city of London has been it of not having town planning. Or, at least, her of not having “tracing”, geometrically or compositivo. This idea turned into a real unvariant, almost an obsession, and came up to the end from that, after the frightening “Great Fire” of 1666, which destroyed the city practically completely, the Parliament […]

Exhibition Archizines
02-04-2014 No Comments

Exhibition Archizines

ARCHIZINES celebrates the reappearance of the magazines alternative and independent from architecture worldwide. The itinerant exhibition treated by Elias Redstone in collaboration with Architectural Association, assembles 100 fanzines, magazines and bulletins of more than 20 countries that provide an alternative vision to the architectural established literature. Edited by architects, artists and students, these publications promote new platforms for the comment, […]

Brief notes on the Trinta gallery by Pablo Tomé architect | Luis Gil Pita
24-01-2014 One Comment

Brief notes on the Trinta gallery by Pablo Tomé architect | Luis Gil Pita

We are going to report, in a few words, so brief that almost we do not use any more than the own ones asked his architect, Pablo Tomé, the quality and the architectural experience of the work of the gallery of contemporary art Trinta in rúa Virxe da Cerca 24, Santiago de Compostela. We only want to recount with a few […]

Third Natures
15-01-2014 No Comments

Third Natures

Third Natures presents 15 years of speculations, projects and works constructed by the duo of architects of Madrid Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda together with his collaborators. The exhibition will be a tour from the beginning of his practice in 1997 up to his last works, completed in 2013. In total, 26 projects showed across drawings, models, objects […]

Real-estate company fiction
09-01-2014 No Comments

Real-estate company fiction

THE FICTION LIKE RECORD [Found Footage Inmobiliario]. Real-estate fiction compiles material formed by movies of fiction where the problematic ones associated with the question of the housing appear in the plot principal or crusades with this one. The fiction rarely treats on places; in the fiction it imports the history. But if we attend to the location, without stopping paying […]

London, disguised city. The architecture in the formation of the character of the British capital
06-12-2013 No Comments

London, disguised city. The architecture in the formation of the character of the British capital

This book crosses the history of the architecture of the British capital, of the 17th century the XXth, analyzing three characters, ideal or disguises that it produced: the ideal classic one, the romantic one and the modern one. Thus, there supposes both an interpretation of the history of the London architecture and an interesting guide of the architecture of the […]

Utopia London
02-08-2013 No Comments

Utopia London

It had a time in which the London citizens had a vision of a better future. A group of young idealistic architects fused art and science to construct an igalitarian city. This documentary is his history. Directed by Tom Cordell, the full-lenght film Utopia London is a trip to the city where it was born, interviewing the architects who designed […]

The Smithsons on Housing
09-07-2013 No Comments

The Smithsons on Housing

Peter Smithson (Stockton-on-Tees 1923-2003) and Alison Smithson (Alison Gill) (Sheffield 1928-1993) were two architects and English town planners who were employed actively at the theoretical aspects of the architecture of the decades of the 50 and 60. They are considered to be co-founders of the brutalismo, and there formed a part of the Team 10, one group of architects that […]

Star Trek and Norman Foster | Jorge Gorostiza
05-05-2013 No Comments

Star Trek and Norman Foster | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I wrote an entry on the cartel of the Los últimos días movie in that was appearing the Agbar Tower by Jean Nouvel and enough before I published another entry on the persistence of the Gherkin Building  in the alternative reality where La brújula dorada. Now looking held up one of caterls of Star Trek into Darkness, I have […]

The present like Utopia | Jorge Gorostiza
24-11-2012 6 Comments

The present like Utopia | Jorge Gorostiza

In a previous entry of this blog he was writing on the new magazine of cinema and architecture Teatro Marittimo, created and directed by David Rivera. In his first number dedicated to constructed Utopias, they published my qualified article «The present as Utopia» and subgraduate «sight of the current city from the past», on how in the movies of science fiction […]

The birds | Jorge Meijide
30-08-2012 No Comments

The birds | Jorge Meijide

The birds Occasionally, and only occasionally, in the architecture they give themselves stellar moments. Moments of this that “shine on the night of the ephemeral thing”. Fleeting moments in the time that there unleash more important and lasting actions that they themselves. Moments similar to those of these historical miniatures as which the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig reports in his […]

The saving like icon | Íñigo García Odiaga
22-05-2012 One Comment

The saving like icon | Íñigo García Odiaga

When the saving is an advertising slogan. London 2012. Already it has begun the countdown for the ceremony that will give beginning to the Olympic Games of London 2012 and the headquarters where the different disciplines will be disputed are ready to receive the athletes and the public. An event of these characteristics has no doubt an advertising capital effect, […]

How to design a chair [Colección Design Museum]
10-02-2012 2 Comments

How to design a chair [Colección Design Museum]

” When we design a chair we are designing a company and a city in miniature “, there wrote the British architect Peter Smithson. The chair is one of the most anthropomorphous furniture that exist: it has legs, arms and back and, in occasions, elbows, knees, feet and headboard. To design a chair implies thinking about his use, about the […]

Interviews Deyan Sudjic
20-04-2011 43 Comments

Interviews Deyan Sudjic

Studio Banana TV interviews Deyan Sudjic, acclaimed architecture critic and director of the Design Museum London. In this interview he talks about a broad variety of topics of his interest, from the multiple scales of design, through the challenges faced by the next generation of architects, all the way to speculating about the future of printed media. Deyan Sudjic is […]