Tag: movimiento moderno

Asuntos en serie I: Complejidad y ficción | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
29-06-2020 No Comments

Asuntos en serie I: Complejidad y ficción | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

“Por fortuna, está demostrado que el tiempo no es absoluto”. Dr. House en el capítulo «Tres historias» (2005) Uno de los protagonistas de la serie House, sin tanto carisma como el doctor que le da nombre, pero posiblemente con más minutos de pantalla, es el Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. Esta institución es un hospital universitario ficticio, creado expresamente para la […]

Colección completa de la revista AC. Documentos de actividad contemporánea (1931-37)
11-06-2020 No Comments

Colección completa de la revista AC. Documentos de actividad contemporánea (1931-37)

AC. Documentos de Actividad Contemporánea es la revista del movimiento racionalista español GATEPAC (Grupo de Artistas y Técnicos Españoles para el Progreso de la Arquitectura Contemporánea) y cuyo acrónimo del título se corresponde a “Arquitectura Contemporánea”. Se publicaron 25 números entre 1931 y 1937. El GATEAC, fundado en Zaragoza en 1930, que sirve de medio de expresión del movimiento racionalista […]

Casa Hanselmann de Michael Graves y la reformulación semántica de la arquitectura moderna | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2020 No Comments

Casa Hanselmann de Michael Graves y la reformulación semántica de la arquitectura moderna | Marcelo Gardinetti

En los años 60, la arquitectura de Michael Graves estuvo influida de un modo determinante por las composiciones de la vanguardia de la arquitectura moderna de las décadas de 1920 y 1930, y fundamentalmente por la obra de Le Corbusier. En esos años, Graves no plantea un proceso regresivo al trabajo de las vanguardias; propone una revisión crítica de algunas […]

Meetings; Venturi and Eisenman | axonometrica
03-04-2020 No Comments

Meetings; Venturi and Eisenman | axonometrica

Eisenman and Venturi  have different well paths. It is not necessary to demonstrate anything to support such a affirmation. It can be said that they represent two schools of reflection on the architecture almost opposite. And nevertheless both were determinant at the moment of giving a step beyond the modernity. Eisenman is essentially syntactic, looks in the root of conceptual for the […]

Intrahistorias de la Arquitectura 2020
12-03-2020 No Comments

Intrahistorias de la Arquitectura 2020

«Todo lo que cuentan a diario los periódicos, la historia toda del ‘presente momento histórico’, no es sino la superficie del mar, una superficie que se hiela y cristaliza en los libros y registro. (…) Los periódicos nada dicen de la vida silenciosa de millones de hombres sin historia que a todas horas del día y en todos los países […]

Robin Hood Gardens & Criteria for Mass Housing | bRijUNi
10-01-2020 No Comments

Robin Hood Gardens & Criteria for Mass Housing | bRijUNi

Allison y Peter Smithson construyeron para el Greater London Council entre 1966 y 1972 estos dos edificios de viviendas sociales situados hoy al borde de la pujante área de negocios de Canary Wharf, sólo separada por las vías del tren (que no es poco) pero sólo conectadas con los antiguos muelles por un paso inferior bajo las vías del tren. […]

The Bauhaus in the Thyssen collections
10-12-2019 No Comments

The Bauhaus in the Thyssen collections

Participating in the events organised to mark the centenary of the Bauhaus, the museum is organising a small exhibition featuring works from its permanent collection by artists historically associated with that institution. It will pay particular attention to works created during the period when the Bauhaus was active (1919 to 1933), some of them included in the exhibitions organised by […]

¿Enseñar arquitectura? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
18-11-2019 No Comments

¿Enseñar arquitectura? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Pasaron muchos años después de mi entrada como profesor interino en la Facultad de Arquitectura de la UCV antes de que pudiera encontrarme cómodo con el rol de profesor. Conociendo mis carencias, mis dudas, no creía estar en capacidad de orientar a los más jóvenes, de apuntar con cierta claridad en una disciplina que todavía no me abría del todo […]

Fernando Moreno Barberá, architect
15-10-2019 No Comments

Fernando Moreno Barberá, architect

He was a Spanish architect of the Modern Movement, specifically of the third generation. After his training in Germany, he stood out especially for the profusion and quality of his teaching architecture, promoted by the Law on Secondary and Professional Education (1949), although like the vast majority of European architects he also dedicated a section of his production to the […]

In search of coherence | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
23-09-2019 No Comments

In search of coherence | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It is not because the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2009 had dedicated lectures and analytical studies, the reason we are interested in the Le Corbusier holiday shelter built in Roquebrune-Cap Martin on the shores of the French Mediterranean. It has always captured our attention because it represents what seems to be scarce at the present time in the […]

Divide and win | Íñigo García Odiaga
16-09-2019 No Comments

Divide and win | Íñigo García Odiaga

There is a Latin maxim “Divide et impera”, which gave good results to the great strategists of history such as Julius Caesar or Napoleon. But this military logic is also one of the foundations of computer science and algorithmic design. A calculation methodology that faces the resolution of a complex problem by cutting it into simpler parts of the same type […]

Family Architecture | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina
02-08-2019 No Comments

Family Architecture | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina

A quick reading of the PROFESSIONAL ACTION DEONTOLOGICAL RULES OF ARCHITECTS – and I say fast because all our obligations are summarized in less than fifteen short pages – does not mention a word about whether an architect has to question the field of architecture. When, finally, we find an article, the 24th, which refers to our commitment to society, […]

Everything reaches the sea | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
15-07-2019 No Comments

Everything reaches the sea | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

“Nothing is transmissible but Thought” is the title of the last text written by Le Corbusier before his death in 1965. A phrase that explains in a very complete way the reason why the legacy of this man has had irreplaceable character for the development of architecture. Because it was not only through the orderly dissemination of his work, carried […]

The car house | Íñigo García Odiaga
24-06-2019 No Comments

The car house | Íñigo García Odiaga

Between 1934 and 1935 Mies van der Rohe developed the study of patio houses. Houses that are reduced to a minimum domestic program, which are isolated from the city, without a concrete context beyond their own inhabitant, a hypothetical Mies.1 But among all these houses there is a unique proposal, the so-called Patio House “with garage”. The orthogonality of the […]

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
14-06-2019 No Comments

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

When crossing the door of the Radisson SAS, hotel, on the bustling Vesterbrogade avenue, something strange happens. Time seems suspended. On the other side of the street, the Tivoli faces its dreamlike exuberance to the strict geometry that Arne Jacobsen drew for his tower in the Center of Copenhagen. But in the lobby of the Radisson, everything seems to respond […]

Learn from what has been | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-06-2019 No Comments

Learn from what has been | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Architects can not form without knowing, and learning to love, what preceded us. A young woman who recently wrote that she cared little about Ronchamp and that she preferred the most current, will be able to become a draftsman, a CAD technician, a construction assistant, but to be an architect she will have to adopt a higher level of reflection. […]

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
24-05-2019 No Comments

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

Arne Jacobsen considered himself, above all, an architect. But the transcendence of his furniture has made him recognized as an industrial designer, something he always tried to escape. Jacobsen believed that design, architecture and the arts could function as a whole, according to the ideas of gesamtkunstwerk. This ideal of artistic synthesis led him to design the chair 3100 for […]

Lubetkin: Whipsnade's manifest | José Ramón Hernández Correa
11-03-2019 One Comment

Lubetkin: Whipsnade’s manifest | José Ramón Hernández Correa

On November 7, 2003 my friend Ángel Sanguino gave me a book published by the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya titled Aprendiendo de todas sus casas. It gave it to me during a food that a group of friends architects we were doing in Toledo on the first Fridays of every month, and to whose desserts we were reading an article […]

The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-01-2019 No Comments

The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti

In 1928, Theo van Doesburg formulated the most transgressive and consistent review on neoplasticism. The design for the interior rooms of Café Aubette exposes the patterns of elementarism, a representation that progresses the neoplastic idea to a spirited dynamic against the orthodoxy of horizontal and vertical dualism. This decision of Van Doesburg produced a confrontation between the most prolific members […]

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-12-2018 No Comments

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I spoke here the last time of the Marseille Unit, completed in 1953, as an emblematic building of the twentieth century. It can be useful to talk about this building and what originated it. The European political-social explosion of the first decades of the twentieth century, produced, had to produce it, a radical change of perspective in terms of the […]

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta
30-11-2018 2 Comments

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta

In the first work of Formal Eisenman The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, his doctoral thesis, begins as there began Jacobs in The Rise and Fall of Great American Cities, or Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, with a critique to the Modern Movement. It can be said that the alternative pressure of the decade of the 60, they need of any […]

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey
12-11-2018 No Comments

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey

 “We observed that buildings can be designed as gloves that comfortably surround each finger of the hand or as mittens that allow the hands and fingers of different sizes to adjust and move. Some of the most lyrical buildings of the first Modern Movement are gloves, designed so specifically that they can hardly accommodate small changes.” 1 Gloves or mittens, in […]

Courts On a modern theory
30-10-2018 No Comments

Courts On a modern theory

During 2015 the artists and cultural managers Leslie Fernández and Óscar Concha developed the last cycle of “Mobile Showcase Project”, space that for years brought installations, works and representations of different artists and collectives from all over Chile to the streets of the city of Conception. This last cycle took the well-traveled showcase outside the building Tribunales, an iconic work […]

Bauhaus, minimalist agreement | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-10-2018 No Comments

Bauhaus, minimalist agreement | Marcelo Gardinetti

The reconstruction of demolished architectural heritage induces, fortunately, interpretations that exceed the representation of the work itself. These definitions erect parallel or antagonistic positions that cause different controversies, which generally increase the idea of patrimonial value. The reconstruction of the houses designed by Walter Gropius for the masters of the Bauhaus affected by war actions during the second war offered […]

Teachers of the form and the space. Luciano Kulczewski
27-09-2018 No Comments

Teachers of the form and the space. Luciano Kulczewski

TEACHERS OF THE FORM AND THE SPACE it is a series that checks biographies of big Chilean architects, who with his work influenced the daily urban one and who until today affect in the form in which the inhabitant relates to the city in which it lives. In this edition, we will revise the life of the architect Luciano Kulczewski. His […]

The hand that moves the crane | Javier Mozas
23-07-2018 No Comments

The hand that moves the crane | Javier Mozas

In the early years of the 20th Century, Henry Ford spoke of the rationality of the production process and justified the extreme proximity of his machines in the production plant -greater than that of any other company in the world-, for an unnecessary separation of only six inches would end up passing on extra costs to the consumers. Fordism fattened […]

Jane Jacobs and the humanization of the city | Martín Marcos
04-05-2018 No Comments

Jane Jacobs and the humanization of the city | Martín Marcos

In the last twelve months there was celebrated, in the majority of the cities of the world and with different actions, the centenary of the birth of Jane Jacobs, brilliant town planner and social activist that with his book “Death and life of the big cities” (1961) I change definitively the way of looking and analyzing the urban phenomena. Jane […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

“I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the unidirectional criterion […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
26-02-2018 2 Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Universal history of the Turpitude [I] | José Ramón Hernández Correa It was supposed that this was going to be a space on theory and critique of architecture, but ultimately it has more gossips that other things. And it is that I am very a fan and very mythomaniac, and in the lives of my heroes I am interested even more […]

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević
29-01-2018 No Comments

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević

En la primavera de 2014, se cumplieron quince años desde los ataques aéreos de la OTAN sobre Belgrado y de la destrucción parcial de lo que muchos arquitectos coincidirían en calificar como uno de los mejores ejemplos del modernismo socialista yugoslavo: El Cuartel General del Ejército Yugoslavo –Generalštab-, obra del arquitecto Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967). Fue construido entre 1956 y 1963 según […]