Tag: modulor

In defense of time | Jorge Meijide
19-07-2019 No Comments

In defense of time | Jorge Meijide

“Sed fugit interea, fugit irreparabile tempus”.1 A tour of the Canal de Castilla puts background to these reflections on time. A time of slow discourse between the sound of water. The Canal de Castilla is the great effort of Spanish hydraulic engineering at the end of the 18th century. The late son of the Enlightenment and early victim of the […]

Leonidov's tragedy | José Ramón Hernández Correa
21-12-2018 No Comments

Leonidov’s tragedy | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The student of architecture Ivan Ilich Leonidov did the most famous final project of career of the history. So much it is so it appears in any History of the Modern Architecture that boasts. The Institute Lenin shows how a boy who is finishing his studies is capable of solving with a blow of genius the eternal programmatical disagreements between […]

Palacio de la república de Berlín. Un patrimonio imposible | Jelena Prokopljević
15-05-2017 No Comments

Palacio de la república de Berlín. Un patrimonio imposible | Jelena Prokopljević

La construcción del Palacio de la Republica en Berlín oriental empezó unos 23 años antes de su construcción real. Empezó el 7 de septiembre de 1950 cuando Walter Ulbricht, el nuevo secretario general de la SED (Partido Socialista Unificado de Alemania) firmó la orden de dinamitar el Stadtschloss, el Palacio Real y símbolo de poder del imperio prusiano. La destrucción se justificó […]

Yuri Avvakumov: The Club City | Jelena Prokopljević
06-03-2017 No Comments

Yuri Avvakumov: The Club City | Jelena Prokopljević

In the 80s a group of young bulging architects of the school of architecture of Moscow (MArhkI) formed a part of the theoretical and Utopian movement called architecture of paper. More acquaintances between them were: Mikhail Belov, Alexander Brodsky, Ilya Utkin, Mikhail Flippov, Nadia Bronzova and Yuri Avvakumov. Architecture of paper, or architects of paper it was a pejorative name, an […]

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, […]

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, […]

Instruments of measure of the time (II) | Jorge Rodríguez
01-12-2014 One Comment

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

Instruments of measure of the time (I) | Jorge Rodríguez ‘We are our memory, are this fantastic museum of inconstant forms, this heap of torn mirrors.’ JL Borges Probably living is any more than an eternal construction than recollections. We pledge in anticipating the melancholy that us will bring the memory, projecting our past future. Probably because of it, when […]

Architectures: Convent of the Tourette by Le Corbusier
23-06-2014 No Comments

Architectures: Convent of the Tourette by Le Corbusier

Documentary of Channel Art of France on the convent of the Tourette designed by Le Corbusier in Lyons. This work, together with others, marks a point of inflexion in the career of the architect towards the brutalismo, leaving behind the architecture of white and pure planes that characterized his work up to the moment. In the design it relied on […]

Instruments of measure of the time (I) | Jorge Rodríguez
16-05-2014 No Comments

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

Always the doubts have assaulted me, I hesitate when the moment to choose approaches. But it is something that has never worried me. The doubt, the uncertainty is common. Far from denoting sluggishness or weakness, I see it as the indicative one of reflection, of pause and silence before the action. Come to this point, do I want to remember […]

Le Corbusier intervened in Marseille | Marcelo Gardinetti
16-01-2014 2 Comments

Le Corbusier intervened in Marseille | Marcelo Gardinetti

The terrace of the Unit Room of Marseilles will be opened the visitors established as space for exhibitions of contemporary art, an initiative of the designer Ora-Ïto. The famous terrace of Cité Radiuse designed by Le Corbusier, it was sold to the French artist in 2010, after being several years without use and plunged in an outpost been of deterioration for […]

The crisis of the Modulor, from the Modulor | Rafael de Cáceres
07-09-2009 No Comments

The crisis of the Modulor, from the Modulor | Rafael de Cáceres

This writing treats of a concrete passage of the history of the architecture: that of the crisis of the Modulor because of his disability to generalize the measure of 226 cm (the man with the elevated arm) as minimal height of the housings, and of how this crisis might have excelled if Corbusier had added the series v5 in the […]