Tag: maestro

On the originality in architecture | José Ramón Hernández Correa
06-06-2016 5 Comments

On the originality in architecture | José Ramón Hernández Correa

A few weeks ago, the inexhaustible library of Javier Echepare‘s images proposed this Nikolai Ladovsky‘s project us. Immediately he us remembered to all much more famous other one, truth?. Certainly, when Javier put this image the response was immediate. We go, that anyone sees. ( In my case, in addition, it gives the chance of which I have the latter […]

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 […]

The teachers' need | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
02-05-2016 No Comments

The teachers’ need | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

The teachers’ need. In the twentieth anniversary of Alejandro de la Sota’s death. In the year 1966 there comes to Alejandro de la Sota’s study the Marquess of Alta Gracia, president of the Deputation orensana and of the advice of the provincial Savings bank. The motive of the visit was the order of a great formative and residential complex for […]

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 […]

Alejandro de la Sota. Simple Justification of his work
21-04-2016 No Comments

Alejandro de la Sota. Simple Justification of his work

Conference declared by Alejandro de la Sota in the International University Menéndez Pelayo of A Corunna in the summer of 1986. The conference, which was forming a part of the Course “Peripheral Alternatives to the Modern Movement”, took “Alejandro de la Sota as a title. Simple Justification of his work”.

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 […]

The modern architecture in Latin America
31-03-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture in Latin America

This book turns on the modern architecture that was constructed in Latin America between the decades of 1930 and 1970, and on the thought that sustained her. For it a tour offers for 18 indisputable figures of the architectural Latin-American panorama, which in addition share the narrow relation that they established between his work and his ideology. It is a […]

Frank Lloyd Wright. The art of constructing
29-03-2016 No Comments

Frank Lloyd Wright. The art of constructing

The documentary ” The art of constructing ” approaches in two chapters the life and work of the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It shows themselves some of his constructions as Taliesin (house, estate and Wright’s study) Fallingwater (House of the waterfall) and the Museum Guggenheim in New York, between others. El documental “El arte de construir” aborda en dos […]

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 […]

Óscar Niemeyer | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-03-2016 No Comments

Óscar Niemeyer | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I overcome the fence that the political reality us stretches every day to all and decide to speak1 of Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) whose longevity stopped in December, 2012. Already once I wrote that it had had the privilege of conversing with him in his study of the Atlantic Avenue opposite to Copacabana in 1994. We speak about his Brief of […]

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the 'luminous' building | Rodrigo Almonacid
29-02-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the ‘luminous’ building | Rodrigo Almonacid

The year 1970 is a point of inflexion in Alejandro de la Sota’s architectural path: on one hand, it loses the contest of Chair of Elements of Composition of the ETSAM, after going as teacher fourteen years at the time, and to have turned into doctor five years before; on the other hand, he does not turn out to be […]

The domestic intrigue | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
01-02-2016 No Comments

The domestic intrigue | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The contemporary house has turned, among other things, into a department store. The western culture has multiplied the need of cupboards and lumber rooms where to arrange of practical form the whole universe of domestic current accessories: from tool boxes and folding stairs to disguises and dresses of holiday; from bicycles and skates to curtains, towels and comforters; from boxes […]

Aldo Rossi's lesson | José Ramón Hernández Correa
22-01-2016 One Comment

Aldo Rossi’s lesson | José Ramón Hernández Correa

At the end of the seventies until middle of the eighties of the century twenty (I joust the period in which I studied architecture in the ETSAM), the Modern Movement was already criticized without mufflers. In the school one was speaking about the modern ones and, in general, still one was admiring them, but already the reverential respect had got […]

Kahn in Exeter | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
11-01-2016 31 Comments

Kahn in Exeter | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

When Luis Kahn (1901-1974) made to himself present in the world of the architecture, from his offers for Philadelphia and the construction of the Medical Towers of the University of Pennsylvania (1957-65), the impact of his work, and especially of his speech, it was extraordinary. To his death it might be said that they did not remain followers but adorers, […]

Louis Kahn's words | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
07-12-2015 2 Comments

Louis Kahn’s words | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I remember a conversation with Louis I. Kahn (1902-1974) in his office, 45 years ago. I took notes in a notebook that I preserve and in which the teacher planned a few minuscule sketches that I hoard. Did I mention that Kahn had a way of expressing very particularly? It was doing in certain way linguistic philosophy, was exploring the […]

Pietilä's pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa
30-11-2015 3 Comments

Pietilä’s pavilion | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The Finnish architect Reima Pietilä, whose better work is maybe the Students’ Center Dipoli, of Espoo (about which we will speak another day), was announced by the Finnish pavilion of the Expo of Brussels of 1958. (Good exhibition. Remember that already we speak about the Spanish pavilion. But there are others very interesting all those, about whom maybe it is […]

Arquia/Maestros 04 · 05 · 06
24-11-2015 No Comments

Arquia/Maestros 04 · 05 · 06

Already three copies of the edition are available for the sale 2015 of the collection arquia/maestros, produced and edited by the Arquia Foundation consisting of the recordings (audio-visual monographs) of you interview relevant architects of the contemporary architecture. The object of the collection is that out-standing teachers of the architecture transmit his thought, of alive voice, to future generations of […]

Albi's lasting testimony | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
02-11-2015 No Comments

Albi’s lasting testimony | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Whenever it saw the drawings of Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) the great architect Estonian – American, were called me always the attention those of Albi’s Cathedral, with his buttresses planned with ascending spirals. They were indicating all the interest it put Kahn in this building of the 13th century, interest that I see now expressed in words, on me having […]

Siza x Siza
01-10-2015 No Comments

Siza x Siza

Siza x Siza is the result of a long publishing project, in which the own Alvaro Siza chooses 6 works of between more than 400 realized ones during his professional life, more than 60 years. The architect in a deep interview at the expense of Carlos Seoane, explains the reasons of the selection as well as a great quantity of reflections […]

The disciples | José Ramón Hernández Correa
28-09-2015 No Comments

The disciples | José Ramón Hernández Correa

On January 11 Giuseppe Verdi came to Madrid to see his opera The Forza of the Destination in the Royal Theatre. It remained enough days and the opera saw several times. It was lodging near the Royal Theatre, besides to seeing the work, it had time him to knowing the environment of the environment, the world that was formed in the […]

The best notary ... | José Ramón Hernández Correa
10-08-2015 One Comment

The best notary … | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Finland, this country that suggests us efficiency, solvency, education, high standard of living and a heap of good things, has the the highest “general level” in his population, but it does not have too many brilliant prominent figures in his history. (They are not many inhabitants either they do not even have a lot of time). This way, to prompt […]

Conversations with Enric Miralles. Josep Quetglas
28-07-2015 No Comments

Conversations with Enric Miralles. Josep Quetglas

Video of Josep Quetglas’s splendid conference brings over of Enric Miralles, during the days ” Conversations with Enric Miralles ” organized by the foundation Enric Miralles in June, 2015.

Instruments of measure of the time (IV) | Jorge Rodríguez
24-07-2015 No Comments

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

Instruments of measure of the time (III) | Jorge Rodríguez ‘When you make your trip to Ítaca. He asks that the way is long, Full of adventures, fully of experiences.’ Constantino Cavafis We are closing the caseto, that we all want beach and partyng, and in summer a good evening party attracts until every sunday. And already set to close, […]

Casa da Chá, Matosinhos. Álvaro Siza
14-07-2015 No Comments

Casa da Chá, Matosinhos. Álvaro Siza

Restaurant Gives Boa Nongoes, House gives Chá in Matosinhos, Oporto was constructed between the years 1.958-1.963, for the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza. Natal residence of the architect is considered to be his first representative work, constructed closely together of Matosinhos. The construction links itself with the area and reveals itself as the observer is crossing it, of this form, the […]

Alvar Aalto 1898-1976. Organic architecture, art and design
02-07-2015 No Comments

Alvar Aalto 1898-1976. Organic architecture, art and design

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was the most important Finnish architect of his generation and a leading exponent of modernism viewed from a humanistic perspective. His buildings, such as the Paimio Tuberculosis Sanatorium, the Viipuri (Viborg) Library and the Villa Mairea, all situated in Finland, embody a masterful, organic interplay of volume, materials and light. Aalto’s laminated plywood chairs made him one […]

Frank Lloyd Wright
18-06-2015 No Comments

Frank Lloyd Wright

A building of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is unequivocally personal but simultaneously it evokes the whole epoch. Wright’s, notable designs for his exceptional knowledge of an ecological environment and the use of steel and crystal for trastocar the interior interface / exterior, marked the entry in the modernity, beside a hollow be doing in the annals of the history of […]

Le Corbusier. An Atlas of Landscapes
16-06-2015 No Comments

Le Corbusier. An Atlas of Landscapes

In spite of the fact that it left us already fifty years ago, the many-sided figure of Him Corbusier continues being an object of reflection nowadays. This monograph – the third one on the architect after two consecutive numbers in 1987 (AV 9 and 10) – is published to the thread of the exhibition that the MoMA dedicated to the […]

Objet trouvé [04] : Sostres and the radiator of the “MMI” House | Rodrigo Almonacid
05-06-2015 2 Comments

Objet trouvé [04] : Sostres and the radiator of the “MMI” House | Rodrigo Almonacid

In the middle of the 50 of the 20th century, the Catalan architect Josep Maria Sostres (1915-84) leaves the environment pirenaico of his natal locality of Urgel’s Cathedral to give beginning to his more brilliant stage linked to the Mediterranean littoral. In less than one decade it is capable of projecting a series of works that reflect a great wisdom […]

Projecting the window | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
25-05-2015 2 Comments

Projecting the window | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

The geometry of the hollow affects simultaneously so much in the perceptive interior variable – exterior, since in the lighting of a stay or the own constructive solution of the surrounding one. The traditional vertical hollow associated with the construction of walls ambles, defines a spatial and emotional threshold between the exterior nature and the interior space in semidarkness; the […]