Tag: maestro

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 […]

Spatial construction | Íñigo García Odiaga
18-05-2015 2 Comments

Spatial construction | Íñigo García Odiaga

If it was trying to summarize in a word which is the last end of the architecture, from an academic point of view, the agreement would be impossible, but no doubt, one of the words with major consensus would be the term space. The space, the construction of an interior isolated of the environment, can be understood as the first […]

The first Le Corbusier | Sergio de Miguel
15-05-2015 44 Comments

The first Le Corbusier | Sergio de Miguel

The path of the first years of Him Corbusier like architect, in the first decades of the 20th century, was devoted almost with exclusividad to the investigation around the subject of the house and characterised  for being plagada of researches and findings, of inventions and redesigns, that had a big importance no only in his back architecture but, besides, in […]

The municipal architect | José Ramón Hernández Correa
11-05-2015 2 Comments

The municipal architect | José Ramón Hernández Correa

If there is an architect tied to a city, and, furthermore, if there is an architect tied to the urban development development of a city, this it is Willem Marinus Dudok to Hilversum. Dudok was born in Ámsterdam in 1884, and at the age of sixteen it initiated his military career. It was destined for the colonies of Indonesia, and to […]

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.

Jan Utzon On Jorn Utzon
21-04-2015 No Comments

Jan Utzon On Jorn Utzon

Jan Utzon, leading architect and son of world-renowned Sydney Opera House designer Jorn Utzon, speaks about his father and his vision for Sydney’s most famous building.

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, […]

Revealing the past | Íñigo García Odiaga
13-04-2015 217 Comments

Revealing the past | Íñigo García Odiaga

Paul Scheebart was saying in 1914 in the text Glasarchitektur that the architecture had to change and evolve adopting the glass as paradigm of the modernity and of a company more raised culturally. The constructions of walls of load with small windows had to transform in opened buildings that were introducing the light of the Sun, of the moon and […]

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, […]

Design Q & A | Eames Office
07-04-2015 No Comments

Design Q & A | Eames Office

This film is an exploration of Charles and Ray’s design philosophy. In 1969, curator Madame L’Amic of the Musée Arts Decoratifs in Paris, asked five international designers participating in the exhibition Qu’est ce que le design? (What Is Design?) to answer a series of questions about their field. Three years later, the Eameses transferred slides to film to make Design Q&A, which shows images of furniture, toys, exhibitions, […]

Joaquín Costa, 21 | Antonio Giráldez López
03-04-2015 One Comment

Joaquín Costa, 21 | Antonio Giráldez López

Joaquín Costa, 21 “We have turned poor in the experiences of the threshold. To penetrate in the dream is probably the only one that today stays -more, with it, also the awakening–” Walter Benjamin, Obra de los Pasajes. “The door is the physical sign of a singularity, and as any sign, must reverberate in the one that crosses it and […]

Sota en min
05-03-2015 No Comments

Sota en min

Conference of the Cultural club of Santiago given on October 13, 2014 for D. Juan de la Sota, photographer and artist, son of Alejandro de la Sota, and presented by D. Rafael Lopez Torres, journalist.

Architecture dead language and other writings
03-03-2015 No Comments

Architecture dead language and other writings

Grassi’s position in the panorama of the current architecture is really singular. His denial to condescend with the idolatry of the new thing, with this insatiable zeal of surprises that places the architecture in the area of the mode, places it out of the rules of game that today govern the guidelines of conduct of the professional elite and turns […]

The architect Curro Inza | José Ramón Hernández Correa
02-03-2015 One Comment

The architect Curro Inza | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Francisco de Inza was born in Madrid in 1929 and died in Brick in 1976, with forty seven years newly fulfilled. He was a project teacher in the school of Navarre, and in his pupils and companions it left an indelible fingerprint, but, the truth, in the rest of Spain his recollection lasted little. (I began the career of architecture […]

Lost occasions | José Ramón Hernández Correa
02-02-2015 No Comments

Lost occasions | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Last month, the companion Joan Carles Sánchez, as consequence of a few comments that we did in twitter on the humility and the simplicity of treatment of the big teachers, suggested me to dedicate an entry of this blog to Alejandro de la Sota; not so much to expose an academic speech as to count my personal experiences with the genius. So […]

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 […]

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
16-01-2015 No Comments

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«When the students had put his ideas on the paper, Kahn was helping them with his critiques, which were direct and of the maximum value. Often there were energetic and interesting discussions between the teachers of engineering and of architecture when the concept, the solutions and applications of a project in I make concrete they were different. The students were […]

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 […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (XII) | epR
13-01-2015 No Comments

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

José Antonio Corrales. Other three sides of the hexagon that in 1958 revolutionized the Spanish architecture of postwar period from Heysel’s distant esplanade. Corrales and Molezún. Batman and Robin. Laurel and Hardy. Romario and Bebeto. La Historia está llena de memorables parejas bien avenidas. Corrales and Molezún. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Hendrix and Clapton. Frazier and Ali. Some […]

The architecture of the essence. L. Barragan (1902-88) – A. de la Sota (1913-96)
06-01-2015 No Comments

The architecture of the essence. L. Barragan (1902-88) – A. de la Sota (1913-96)

The architecture of the essence: L. Barragán and A. de la Sota tries, in a temporary frame annotated to the 20th century, to approach the process of ideación from diverse optical, complementary all of them. The authors of the texts develop an aspect of the logic of the project process, across different visions of the works of the selected authors. […]

Do not be what | José Ramón Hernández Correa
02-01-2015 One Comment

Do not be what | José Ramón Hernández Correa

On Saturday, the 23rd of February the magnificent program Documents, of RNE, was dedicated to Miguel Fisac: “Miguel Fisac’s architecture: Concrete of meat and bone”. The good architecture ends up by triumphing, and Fisac, which was in the comb of the wave from the beginning of his professional career until the sixties, and that in the seventies suffered an unjust […]

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 […]

Unleashed Oíza | José Ramón Hernández Correa
08-12-2014 No Comments

Unleashed Oíza | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza was a genius. Yes, a genius. In all the meanings of the word, even in her of “having very much genius”. Always he was saying ingenious, creative, stimulant things. It was impossible to know what fertile associations of ideas it was going to do, and it was doing his exciting speech. Unless you him were […]

Remembering Coderch
04-12-2014 One Comment

Remembering Coderch

The movie “Remembering Coderch” it is a portrait coral on the architect as being a human being. Directed by Poldo Pomés, he gathers the testimonies from those that worked with Coderch, which knew him, or that then have done significant contributions to the study of his work. Far from the labels, a man dear appears and respected by who they […]