Tag: Marcel Breuer

La inocencia perdida | bRijUNi
18-09-2020 No Comments

La inocencia perdida | bRijUNi

Dejábamos atrás la Suecia de los años 50 y el análisis casi con microscopio de su cambiante espacio urbano en los alrededores de Estocolmo y en algunas de sus new towns mientras unos niños se bañaban en las fuentes de Vällingby y otros, no muy lejos de allí, jugaban al sol en lo que parece un entorno tranquilo y protegido, […]

Paimio Chair | Borja López Cotelo
17-04-2020 No Comments

Paimio Chair | Borja López Cotelo

En la Europa de los años 30 la tuberculosis era una de las principales preocupaciones sanitarias. Por todo el continente se construían sanatorios para tratar a los infectados con una rutina que incluía baños de sol y largas horas de descanso respirando aire fresco. De acuerdo con estos ideales higienistas, e inspirado por el Zonnestraal de Duiker, Alvar Aalto proyectó […]

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson
08-01-2019 No Comments

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson

Verner Panton documents the amazing versatility of one of the most influential and recognizable designers of the postwar period. With his inspiring and extravagant personality, he was at the same time a catalyst and protagonist of the design revolution in the sixties Panton distanced itself from the Scandinavian tradition of handmade teak furniture and advocated the use of innovative materials […]

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
13-11-2018 No Comments

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is an amazing compendium that documents brutalist architecture as never before. This extraordinary study is the most exhaustive and varied research on brutalism and shows this style with existing, demolished, classic and contemporary examples from around the world. This remarkable volume is a fascinating and monumental chronicle of more than 850 brutalist buildings organized geographically in […]

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
08-06-2018 No Comments

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1957 Paulo Mendes da Rocha designs the chair “Paulistano” for the lounges of the Gymnasium of São Paulo’s Athletic Club. It suits to rescue this brief description in technical which in the design and social commitment they look like two faces of the same currency: “The chair is done by pipe of steel, which is very cheap. It is […]

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter
24-04-2018 No Comments

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Along the history, the chair has offered to designers of the whole planet infinite opportunities to experiment with new materials and methods inside the parameters of an object created eminently to fulfill a practical intention. Chair: 500 Designs that Matter, the most detailed collection of the most innovative, elegant and influential chairs of the world. This original book, a complement […]

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture
12-10-2017 No Comments

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture

The Ornament is A Crime is a visual celebration of the modernist architecture that includes a spectacular selection of the most important architectural movement of the modern history. Beautifully illustrated, this compendium invites us to think over and discover the trip of the modernism from the decade of 1920 up to the current importance. Inspired by Adolf Loos, one of […]

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel
04-09-2017 No Comments

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel

1. The world in the one that developed the history of the Bauhaus was very different from the current one, though his influence in the art, the design and the architecture is recognized still in a very clear way. El mundo en el que se desarrolló la historia de la Bauhaus era muy distinto al actual, aunque su influencia en […]

Carles Martí and María Moliner´s book | Luis Gil Pita
31-10-2016 No Comments

Carles Martí and María Moliner´s book | Luis Gil Pita

You will excuse me and especially to whom in the bottom I dedicate these brief words, the not scientific at all approximation of these lines to the “written architecture” by Carles Martí. With complete certainty, his rigor and extreme modesty would never admit a text as the present. Nonetheless, in this occasion I am going to contradict the teacher … […]

High Mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga
29-04-2016 111 Comments

High Mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga

During the months of winter one of the activities that occupies of important way the leisure is the enjoy of the mountain. Equipments of different índole like shelters, hostels or stations of ski are surpassing little by little his simple condition of buildings of mountain to incorporate architectures that somehow improve the offer and the quality of the service offered. […]

From the architecture to the museum. Fingerprints | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz
11-12-2015 No Comments

From the architecture to the museum. Fingerprints | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz

In the photographies that Candida Höfer carried out of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design of Norway, in Oslo, they do not appear you present. It is known that in the work of the German artist this one is not an unusual situation, his belonging to Düsseldorf’s School aligns her with the photography taxonómica of his teachers Bernd […]

From the architecture to the museum. Chests | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz
13-11-2015 No Comments

From the architecture to the museum. Chests | María González-Juanjo López de la Cruz

The whole life of photographies enclosed in a shed of wood, a chest he was saying. As if they were stolen works, in that place they were hiding good part of the best images of the architecture of the 20th century. Julius Shulman portrayed during the second half of last century the better of the modern architecture of the coast […]

Cantilever Chair | Xosé Suárez
14-09-2015 26 Comments

Cantilever Chair | Xosé Suárez

According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, a chair is a “seat with support, in general with four legs, and in that alone a person fits”. This academic definition can turn out to be very debatable from the point of view of the personal experience, and generates an interesting controversy: is it a chair the tape that wraps […]