Tag: movimiento moderno

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales
18-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (III)  In Emilio Castelar’s Summer-house we will be able to admire some notable architectures. As the building Castelar (Catalan headquarters of the Insurances of West), with his prop that supports the rest of the set. It was projected by the architect Rafael de La-Hoz Arderius in 1975. In 2010 it was reformed under the direction of […]

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (II)  The Colon Towers (previously Jerez Towers) are two twin skyscrapers with 116 meters of height and 23 plants. They were constructed by the architect of Madrid Antonio Lamela and the engineers Leonardo Fernandez Troyano, Javier Manterola and Carlos Fernandez Casado. They have a structure suspended from two big props joined in the high thing by a platform, […]

Unpublished Madrid (II) | Cristina García-Rosales
04-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (II) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (I)  We continue the tour for the Barceló Cinema, opposite the Barceló Market, restored lately and, therefore, much more modern. The Barceló Cinema is in the Barceló street, doing forms a corner with Larra, and it was constructed, opposite to the gardens of the Hospice of Madrid as cinema of neighborhood. The architect was Luis Gutiérrez Soto. […]

Unpublished Madrid (I) | Cristina García-Rosales
28-07-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (I) | Cristina García-Rosales

We are going to realize a tour for Unpublished Madrid, where we will discover buildings that correspond to the modern movement in the architecture. Beginning for some racionalist buildings of the 30s or 40s of the 20th century, and ending for four skyscrapers of the Paseo de la Castellana, near the Castilla Square. Buildings, many of them, very recognized in […]

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO
30-05-2017 No Comments

Ornamento Journal #2 AALTO

Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of his constructive purpose. The ornament is a concept taboo of the modern architecture and has been chased by real brutality along the 20th century, though indisputable modern teachers worked with architectural elements that without being decorative were exercising an aesthetic analogous function. Today, a […]

Ornamento Journal #1 MIES
25-05-2017 No Comments

Ornamento Journal #1 MIES

Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of his constructive purpose. The ornament is a concept taboo of the modern architecture and has been chased by real brutality along the 20th century, though indisputable modern teachers worked with architectural elements that without being decorative were exercising an aesthetic analogous function. Today, a […]

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica
01-05-2017 2 Comments

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica

Apart from the origin or the cultural common substratum, the sciences of the complexity share certain common features with the architecture that arises in the decade of the 60s and that we can follow even today, that reinforce precisely this both cultural and social base. Briefly we might say that the sciences of the complexity and the theoretical reflections and […]

From the Utopian failure | Pedro Hernández
17-04-2017 No Comments

From the Utopian failure | Pedro Hernández

The architecture for yes same is unable to put solution to the males of the company. For much that has existed during great part of the 20th century an effort from the theory for claiming the autonomy of the discipline, today we know that the architecture limits itself, actually, in a complex process that is affected by the economic thing, […]

The sociocultural origin of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica
03-04-2017 One Comment

The sociocultural origin of the sciences of the complexity | axonometrica

The image of this post belongs to the architect and thinker Lebbeus Woods | artfinder.com One of the areas of reflection of this blog consists of looking for the origin of the paradigm of the contemporary complexity. This will hides the deep conviction of that the idea of complexity is today key for the development of tools proyectuales valid in […]

The Modern Movement and the Law to the City. Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago
23-03-2017 One Comment

The Modern Movement and the Law to the City. Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago

Last November, 2017 there was celebrated the 9Th Iberian DOCOMOMO Congress ‘Modern Movement, Cultural Heritage and Company’, Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago I intervened as one of the referees invited of the second day, dedicated to the social dimension of the problems discussed in the meeting. “As I commented in his moment in this chat explored a series of traditions of design – well-known, […]

Interview to Iñaki Bergera
20-03-2017 No Comments

Interview to Iñaki Bergera

On the occasion of the recent inaugurated exhibition ‘Chamber and model. Photography of models of architecture in Spain, 1925-1970‘ in the ICO Museum we have had the opportunity to support a small conversation the commissioner of the exhibition, Iñaki Bergera on this first honoring realized in Spain to these two systems of representation of the architecture. “The cities, the monuments, […]

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 […]

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-03-2017 34 Comments

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (I)”. It is necessary to clear what can understand by ideology, a word that is used to  apply only to the politics and produces doubts applied to other human activities. I take this definition: “An ideology is the group of ideas that inciden in elder or lower degree in the characteristics of the practice […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi
27-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi

We continue with the second part of the interview William J. R. Curtis on the occasion of the reissue of the book “Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms”. Con respecto a la historia y a la posible continuidad hegeliana de la que hablábamos antes, en el contexto actual, ¿Cree que existe una posición comúnmente aceptada sobre la necesidad de conocerla, tal […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi
20-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi

In the year 2015, coinciding with 50 anniversary of the death of the prolific teacher Le Corbusier, the publishing house Phaidon re-edited the extension of the book Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms by William J.R Curtis, historian of the architecture, critic, writer, painter and British photographer. William J.R Curtis is specially known by his critique of the history of the modern architecture and his […]

The landscape codified in Arne Jacobsen's architecture
05-01-2017 No Comments

The landscape codified in Arne Jacobsen’s architecture

To study Arne Jacobsen’s work demands certain patience. His scanty public declarations or written texts demand to be sent to the facts in yes, be perfect these in the shape of building, daily object, architectural project, textile design, drawing, water-color or photography. A minimal distance was separating his study of architecture and his domestic garden, place where it was in […]

New Belgrade, the virtual capital of the Yugoslavia of Titus | Jelena Prokopljević
02-01-2017 No Comments

New Belgrade, the virtual capital of the Yugoslavia of Titus | Jelena Prokopljević

“We are happy to be able to realize your great idea of constructing New Belgrade and ready to use all our forces to expire with this great duty…”, the letter was saying that on April 11, 1948 the juvenile brigades read to the Marshall Titus in the holiday of beginning of works in New Belgrade. Near 150.000 voluntary young persons […]

The worker and the light | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
28-11-2016 2 Comments

The worker and the light | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

At the beginning of 1923 and for order by Walter Gropius, Edmund Lill it realized a photographic article of the factory of molds for shoes Fagus in Alfeld a. d. Leine (Germany) constructed between 1911 and 1913. As Annemarie Jaeggi explains in his book Fagus. Industriekultur zwischen Werkbund und Bauhaus (Jovis Berlin, 1998), treats itself about the second occasion in […]

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 … […]

La batalla cotidiana | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
11-07-2016 No Comments

La batalla cotidiana | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In occasions a fragment hides the traces of the totality. The vibration of the paved one, the diversity of his scales, the sheen of the low light on the broken profile of each and every of the pieces, the soil represents somehow the territory of the whole city, the soil as set of trodden, the country as an amalgam of […]

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
06-05-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

The works developed by philosophers and thinkers, from ends of the 18th century have been determining what today we know as Modern Age and his derivations. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered to be the most influential thinker of the modern Europe, thanks to him works are had as “Critique of the Judgment” (1790) that form a part of the conception […]

Of the weariness (I) | Pedro Hernández
04-03-2016 No Comments

Of the weariness (I) | Pedro Hernández

Violence White is the name of an exhibition realized in the frame of the artistic project 1 Month / 1 Artist, a small space located in the Historical Center of city of Mexico. Realized by the Japanese artist Seiko Yamamoto this work departs from the modern architecture as leitmotiv. His it initiated it is simple, Yamamoto takes the predominantly white […]

Aldo Rossi's lesson | José Ramón Hernández Correa
22-01-2016 One Comment

Aldo Rossi’s lesson | José Ramón Hernández Correa

At the end of the seventies until middle of the eighties of the century twenty (I joust the period in which I studied architecture in the ETSAM), the Modern Movement was already criticized without mufflers. In the school one was speaking about the modern ones and, in general, still one was admiring them, but already the reverential respect had got […]

The end of the modern city [Le saut dans le vide] | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
13-07-2015 2 Comments

The end of the modern city [Le saut dans le vide] | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The image is well-known. Yves Kelin constructs a forceful image in which he itself throws to the emptiness from what it looks like the top part of a wall, just person from a cornice. Seemingly the jump is of approximately 3 meters, probably 3,50, of height and the first physical sensation it is that of pain. As a mechanism of […]

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
22-06-2015 No Comments

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1974 Mariano Bayón interviews an Alejandro of the Jack isolated from the Academy, the margin already of the cultural paraphernalia of the architecture, an environment of the one that is separated voluntarily: “I will write something in a builders’ magazine, for builders” 1. Undoubtedly, the interest of Jack for the questions you will discipline they remove him from a […]

Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999). An introduction
16-06-2015 No Comments

Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999). An introduction

This Artek’s documentary presents an interesting approach on work and the personality of the Finnish designer Ilmari Tapivaara, outstanding pupil of the teachers of the Modern Movement and creator of several of the icons of the design of the 20th century. “A chair is not just a seat – it is the key to the whole interior” from Artek oy […]

The vacuity of the critique | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
08-06-2015 No Comments

The vacuity of the critique | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

All the architects that I named last week and that it was necessary to me to name for reasons of space are children of the Modern Movement in spite of that his individual developments, his personal distances, could be included in created categories ad-hoc by some respected historian by the idea of emphasizing the specificity of his work. Categories certainly […]

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 […]

Cultural Association Dimomo Arquitectura · Didactic project and diffusion | cortaypega
15-01-2015 2 Comments

Cultural Association Dimomo Arquitectura · Didactic project and diffusion | cortaypega

In this one new delivery, we move to the south of Spain, up to Granada concretely, to know a bit more the project of playful and divulgative character, cortaypega. This initiative arises to the protection Cultural Association Dimomo Arquitectura formed in 2014 by an anxious group of architects (Miguel Centellas Soler, Sebastián Del Pino Cabello, Pablo García-Pellicer López, Ricardo Hernández […]

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 […]