Tag: New York

Advertising with architect | Jorge Gorostiza
22-03-2019 No Comments

Advertising with architect | Jorge Gorostiza

On other occasions, some advertisements published in film magazines have already been mentioned in this space, in which an architect or a building appears in their images, related to the cinematographic activity. A few days ago I found the one that is reproduced above, in a number of Moving Picture World appeared in November 1920. In this ad, signed in […]

Ángel  Camacho · ArchiMaps
08-11-2018 No Comments

Ángel Camacho · ArchiMaps

In this new interview of the Baliza section we contacted Ángel Camacho (Madrid, 1983) architect and Master in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture by the E.T.S.A of Madrid to discover ArchiMaps, “an app that facilitates architects and architecture enthusiasts to locate buildings of interest in different cities or regions”. This young Madrid-born architect started his professional career in 2008 […]

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream
10-05-2018 No Comments

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream

Josep Lluis Sert, un sueño nómada Josep Lluís Sert was the first Spanish architect of international reputation. “Apostle of the rationalism in Spain”. Apostle of the rationalism in Spain and Dean of the Faculty of Harvard’s Architecture during almost two decades, Sert was also a man full of contradictions. A rebellious spirit. Free verse in a world dominated by the […]

Fritz Lang and New York | Jorge Gorostiza
27-10-2017 No Comments

Fritz Lang and New York | Jorge Gorostiza

On Sunday, the 12th of October, 1924, the Deutschland German transatlantic moored in a wharf of the West Side of Manhattan, between his passengers they were the Erich Mendelsohn architect and the filmmakers Erich Pommer and Fritz Lang, , apparently, it annotated the latter in his diary that it had seen «a street, illuminated, as if it was by day, for neons, all of them aggressive, […]

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza
14-07-2017 No Comments

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza

The cities, in spite of all his blemishes and disadvantages, are the most original, creation notable and typical of the human beings. It does not fit the minor doubt that today the life of our species on this planet might not understand without these built-up environments where we develop our lives. The populations are like the alive organisms: they are […]

ArchiMaps
30-03-2017 No Comments

ArchiMaps

ArchiMaps is a guides’ new application of architecture for Smartphone and Tablet. Each of his maps, centred on a certain city or region, shows more than 250 works of architecture of all the epochs, carefully selected. Simple and functional. The structure of the application is simple. It is possible to navigate upon every ArchiMap in way map and in way […]

The IIIrd Summons Scholarship of Investigation in New York 2017
28-03-2017 No Comments

The IIIrd Summons Scholarship of Investigation in New York 2017

The Foundation Arquia, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of San Fernando’s Fine arts, calls a scholarship for the development of a project of investigation to realizing in an academic center of recognized prestige in New York, in order to create the conditions and to facilitate the means to stimulate the investigation in the area of the Architecture. A scholarship […]

The gondola | Sergio de Miguel
17-02-2017 21 Comments

The gondola | Sergio de Miguel

The dream of the “tower of glass”, whose origin finds  linked to the figure and Mies Van der Rohe´s work since in 1919 drew the visionario skyscraper of the Friedrichstrasse, went to have in his resolution a problem so prosaico like unexpected. In 1950, when Gordon Bunshaft (SOM) and the Lever House of Charles Luckman heaved  in the Park Avenue […]

Faults of fragmentation | Sergio de Miguel
22-08-2016 29 Comments

Faults of fragmentation | Sergio de Miguel

In the recent architecture we find a resource appellant of figurative transgression. His aim is not other one that to put in value, to emphasize, the buildings that for his character and purpose have to stand out in his environment. It is known that the principal virtue of the architecture is to control the fragmentation. Definitively, the quantities. There exist numerous […]

New York Times | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
15-08-2016 36 Comments

New York Times | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

In spite of that his production suffers from the excess and it him had come well to have only 10 % of the works that it accumulates in his career, I believe that Renzo Piano (1937) is an architect who has produced some of the best buildings of these times in which so many wrong things are asked him to […]

Mechanical stairs | Sergio de Miguel
30-05-2016 1,279 Comments

Mechanical stairs | Sergio de Miguel

We imagine the remote moment in which our ancestors invented the mechanism of the stairs. The physical resource to be able to go up or go down walking a slope with ease. The happy occurrence to have successive horizontal planes displaced in vertical and diagonal with which go surpassing a change of level. Almost any change of level. The stairs […]

The architect of New York. Rafael Guastavino
28-04-2016 No Comments

The architect of New York. Rafael Guastavino

“The architects of America have with him [Rafael Guastavino i Moreno] a debt of gratitude not only for having been a trustworthy and conscientious builder but for new possibilities have made possible in the field of the architectural design.” Peter B. Wight, 1901 Peter B. Wight was recognizing in Rafael Guastavino’s life i Brown the great contribution of this Valencian […]

Real-estate fiction 3
16-02-2016 No Comments

Real-estate fiction 3

In this collage of fictions in which the city and his inhabitants are the protagonists one hides the record of the urban conflicts associated with the socioeconomic model of an epoch. Of equal way, his conclusions project a range of solutions only limited by the imagination. Probably let’s be able estimate the cinema of fiction for his documentary revelations, and […]

The hyper-time city.The Falling Man | Miquel Lacasta
19-10-2015 One Comment

The hyper-time city.The Falling Man | Miquel Lacasta

This image represents another jump to the emptiness. It is not necessary to explain the moment in which the photography was taken. The photographer of Associated Press, Richard Drew was, as different many, covering the event, according to the journalistic slang. The image is so brutal that the mere informative fact comes out. In fact the this qualified image, as […]

Ficción Inmobiliaria 2
11-08-2015 No Comments

Ficción Inmobiliaria 2

In this collage of fictions in which the city and his inhabitants are the protagonists one hides the record of the urban conflicts associated with the socioeconomic model of an epoch. Of equal way, his conclusions project a range of solutions only limited by the imagination. Probably let’s be able estimate the cinema of fiction for his documentary revelations, and […]

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi'
21-05-2015 No Comments

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’

‘Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’ is the new book by José Juan Barba, an essay which looks into the texts, inventions, drawings and ideas of Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and the great Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi, in search of new perspectives which broaden the way we see, think y make Architecture. On ‘Invenciones: Nueva York […]

1st  Arquia/Real Academia de San Fernando's Fine arts Investigation Scholarships
04-05-2015 No Comments

1st Arquia/Real Academia de San Fernando’s Fine arts Investigation Scholarships

The Arquia Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Academy of San Fernando’s Fine arts, in order to stimulate the investigation in the area of the Architecture, they call a scholarship for the development of a project of investigation to realizing in an academic center of recognized prestige in New York. The aim is tries to stimulate the project accomplishment of […]

The robotic bricklayer | Íñigo García Odiaga
16-03-2015 36 Comments

The robotic bricklayer | Íñigo García Odiaga

The enthusiasm for advancing and for crossing new ways has done that the contemporary architecture has managed to revile even the traditional systems of construction based on the brick and on the workforce of a bricklayer. Overcome Eladio Dieste’s works that from the rational language of the modern movement they were proposing the use of the brick as an element […]

Of the segregation | Pedro Hernández
06-03-2015 No Comments

Of the segregation | Pedro Hernández

A few days ago the blog of architecture Unhabitat was aiming – rather well it was questioning – at the existence of a building in New York that was having two income: an access “for poor” placed in the lateral part and other one, located in the main face, where the most wealthy persons could accede. The text aims that, […]

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 […]

Delirious of New York. A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
16-10-2014 No Comments

Delirious of New York. A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Manhattan is the scene where there is represented the last act of the western civilization. With the population explosion and the invasion of the new technologies, Manhattan has turned, from the middle of the XIXth century, into the laboratory of a new culture, that of the congestion; a mythical island where real makes the unconscious group of a new metropolitan […]

Sverre Fehn's notebooks | Borja López Cotelo
12-09-2014 4 Comments

Sverre Fehn’s notebooks | Borja López Cotelo

These clear mornings of June they disguised the city of Oslo. Closing the eyes, allowing that the Sun should warm the skin, one could believe that he was in Palermo, in Smyrna, probably enclosedly in Cadiz or Tangier. But at the end of the street there was a green foyer that we had to cross every day: the discreet Nasjonalmuseet […]

Exhibition Archizines
02-04-2014 No Comments

Exhibition Archizines

ARCHIZINES celebrates the reappearance of the magazines alternative and independent from architecture worldwide. The itinerant exhibition treated by Elias Redstone in collaboration with Architectural Association, assembles 100 fanzines, magazines and bulletins of more than 20 countries that provide an alternative vision to the architectural established literature. Edited by architects, artists and students, these publications promote new platforms for the comment, […]

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 […]

Real-estate company fiction
09-01-2014 No Comments

Real-estate company fiction

THE FICTION LIKE RECORD [Found Footage Inmobiliario]. Real-estate fiction compiles material formed by movies of fiction where the problematic ones associated with the question of the housing appear in the plot principal or crusades with this one. The fiction rarely treats on places; in the fiction it imports the history. But if we attend to the location, without stopping paying […]

The ordinary thing, Enrique Walker | Pedro Hernández
09-12-2013 No Comments

The ordinary thing, Enrique Walker | Pedro Hernández

¿Qué es lo Ordinario? Lo banal, lo cotidiano, lo vernácular… aquello existente, que ya está ahí, que forma parte de la realidad pero la arquitectura, como disciplina, ha excluido como caso de estudio. Son los carteles, los aparcamientos, los ascensores…son los elementos rechazados en origen por la arquitectura académica que, al recogerlos, debe cuestionarse a si misma como disciplina, redefiniendo, […]

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 […]

Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Architecture after Images
24-07-2013 No Comments

Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Architecture after Images

Few architects have demonstrated a worry for the image in movement so explicit as the one that demonstrates the office of New York Diller Scofidio + Renfo. Architecture after Images is an essential guide for whom it has interest to approach his singular narrative universe. Request excuses my ignorance to itself, but it was not until a few months ago […]