Tag: MOMA

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta
08-02-2019 No Comments

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta

The 60s were the age of the megastructures, the age of the Utopian dreams, the age of the revolts against the established. In turn they were the epoch of the construction of the imaginary common one. The age of a politicallly active, almost arrogant optimism; At the beginning of the 70, probably for pure law of the pendulum, it came […]

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta
11-05-2018 No Comments

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta

Superstudio‘s work was stimulated by different intentions. Superstudio describes his own work in terms of ‘radical architecture’, ‘anti-Utopia’, ‘negative Utopia’, or ‘of guerrilla warfare’. He is, especially, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, co-founder of the group together with Natalini, which were employed at this theoretical base. He understood the radical architecture of the decade of the 60 and beginning of the […]

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey
13-03-2017 No Comments

The Bunshaft case. Notes on the fragility | José Antonio Sumay Rey

Few cases there is more paradigmatic on the question of the conservation of the modern architecture that the case Bunshaft. Rough man and of few words, Gordon Bunshaft (1909-1990) is known internationally by the Lever House (1952) and by his work in the signature Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) where it would develop all his career until 1979. His work is […]

Do you know Louis Kahn's work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
08-02-2016 One Comment

Do you know Louis Kahn’s work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I know that the facts will be revealing the immense lie through that we live here. And without stopping being alert I insist on going beyond her. I take so again, the topic of my visit to the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany, remembering on what already I commented it brings over of my desire to explain of what way […]

The modern architecture. Romanticism and reimbursement
26-01-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture. Romanticism and reimbursement

This book was published originally in 1929, for what it constitutes the first history of the modern architecture. But his transcendency remained eclipsed by the appearance, only three years later, of another book of the author who would: The international style, corresponded with Philip Johnson like fruit of the exhibition that both organized in the Museum of Modern Art of […]

Cycle wheel | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
09-10-2015 No Comments

Cycle wheel | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

The Universal Exhibition of Brussels was marked by the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, which respective pavilions occupied the most important cabins of this political chessboard into which there turned the great Belgian park chosen for the celebration. Both plots were provocativamente conflicting, with both countries distrusting mutually and embarked in a promotional contest. In fact, […]

EXPORT. Spanish architecture abroad
25-02-2015 No Comments

EXPORT. Spanish architecture abroad

EXPORT approaches the Spanish architecture abroad from a very opened perspective that it bears in mind practical organized by means of profiles (Insiders, Young Achievers, Producers, Scholars, Healers and Outsiders), as well as the paper that other agents play (Soft Power, Giants of Construction, Publishing and Retail Empire) that help to obtain a richer and plural vision of the sector […]

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 […]

At the edge of the Critique. 2014-2015
03-10-2014 One Comment

At the edge of the Critique. 2014-2015

Roca, in collaboration with the Escuela Politécnica Superior CEU San Pablo, organizes the cycle of days ‘At the edge of the critique’, that has as aim think about the theory and architectural critique of the hand of prestigious professionals of the sector. These days will celebrate from October 7, 2014 to March 25, 2015 in the Roca Madrid Gallery. ‘At […]

Le Corbusier. An atlas of modern landscapes
06-02-2014 No Comments

Le Corbusier. An atlas of modern landscapes

Le Corbusier, a key figure of the architecture of the 20th century, was pioneering in the studies of improvement of the housings of the lowest classes and proposed new forms of efficient architecture in very populated cities. Le Corbusier was, in turn, a multidisciplinary artist, with a work that spreads also to the painting and the photography, joining art and […]

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-01-2014 2 Comments

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga

Le Corbusier was saying that it preferred drawing to speaking. It is more rapid and leaves less space for the lie. As the architects, also the own discipline prefers expressing in the drawing, in the image, to demonstrate his raison d’être. The architecture, maybe for his need to express and make concrete a still imaginary future, his better ally has […]

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 […]

Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City
07-11-2013 No Comments

Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City

In the MOMA, of New York until January 5, 2014. The ethos of collage shapes every aspect of contemporary culture, from the glut of signs and images to the many layers of digital information to the art of sampling. This installation revisits early uses of collage to trace its evolution as both an aesthetic technique central to architectural representation and a […]

The Artist is Present [trailer]
15-02-2013 No Comments

The Artist is Present [trailer]

Documentary ‘The Artist is Present’, that has the premiere today in Spain, follows Marina Abramovic in the preparation of the retrospective that the MoMA of New York dedicated to the artist in 2010. + info

Notebook of New York [VI] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
07-08-2012 No Comments

Notebook of New York [VI] | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

To cross the museums neoyorkinos continues the experience of crossing his avenues. […] In the book Big Street, Allan B. Jacobs dedicates the second part to compiling a series of «streets that they teach». Between them the Fifth Avenue, at a height of Central Park. Jacobs aims that «Both the park and the street seem of easy access». Concerning the Fifth Avenue they […]