Tag: objet trouvé

Las cafeteras de Aldo Rossi | Borja López Cotelo
19-06-2020 No Comments

Las cafeteras de Aldo Rossi | Borja López Cotelo

Las cosas no siempre son lo que parecen. Una cafetera, por ejemplo, puede ser la puerta de entrada a un hombre y a una época1. En los dibujos de Aldo Rossi aparecen de manera recurrente anónimas cafeteras como fantasmas de un pasado recordado entre la niebla del Po. Del mismo modo que sus bocetos de maniquíes aluden a esa Clase […]

The dissonance and the paradox | Marcelo Gardinetti
10-12-2018 No Comments

The dissonance and the paradox | Marcelo Gardinetti

“Since the mid-seventies, Stirling has shown his struggle against the boredom produced by the repetition of modern architecture, against its triviality and its inability to situate itself in historical contours. For this he tried to display a work that was narrative and figurative and, at the same time, abstract and technologically advanced”.1 The architectural work of Stirling goes through the […]

Objet trouvé [08] : When Coderch wanted to portray his house as Caufus Kaufmann | Rodrigo Almonacid
03-09-2018 No Comments

Objet trouvé [08] : When Coderch wanted to portray his house as Caufus Kaufmann | Rodrigo Almonacid

The Kaufmann House (also known as the “Desert House”) is probably the most popular house of Richard Neutra. His nocturnal image is one of the icons of Modern Architecture Photography par excellence, and although it was not the most appropriate to the intentions of the architect1, the magnificent photograph of Julius Shulman (fig.3) will end up equaling in importance (if […]

Objet trouvé [07] : Borobio and "another" pavilion of Barcelona | Rodrigo Almonacid
12-06-2017 No Comments

Objet trouvé [07] : Borobio and “another” pavilion of Barcelona | Rodrigo Almonacid

Todos los arquitectos conocemos la Exposición Universal de Barcelona de 1929 casi únicamente por lo que supuso para la arquitectura moderna la construcción del mítico “Pabellón de Barcelona”, es decir, el Pabellón de Alemania de Mies van der Rohe. Aquel evento internacional surgido de la necesidad de apertura de un país aislado al sur de los Pirineos tras la Primera […]

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid
07-11-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [06] : Stirling and the vane of the Florey | Rodrigo Almonacid

In the moment to project the building Florey for the Queens College (St. Clements, Oxford, 1968-71), James Stirling already had seen finished two of his better works: the School of Engineering of the University of Leicester (1959-63) and the library of the Faculty of History for the University of Cambridge (1964-67). Three projects constitute his already mythical “Red Trilogy”, name […]

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the 'luminous' building | Rodrigo Almonacid
29-02-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the ‘luminous’ building | Rodrigo Almonacid

The year 1970 is a point of inflexion in Alejandro de la Sota’s architectural path: on one hand, it loses the contest of Chair of Elements of Composition of the ETSAM, after going as teacher fourteen years at the time, and to have turned into doctor five years before; on the other hand, he does not turn out to be […]

Objet trouvé [04] : Sostres and the radiator of the “MMI” House | Rodrigo Almonacid
05-06-2015 2 Comments

Objet trouvé [04] : Sostres and the radiator of the “MMI” House | Rodrigo Almonacid

In the middle of the 50 of the 20th century, the Catalan architect Josep Maria Sostres (1915-84) leaves the environment pirenaico of his natal locality of Urgel’s Cathedral to give beginning to his more brilliant stage linked to the Mediterranean littoral. In less than one decade it is capable of projecting a series of works that reflect a great wisdom […]

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg's towers - landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid
27-10-2014 No Comments

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg’s towers – landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid

In Elineberg, Jørn Utzon had occasion to open an organic architecture solved with admirable simplicity and without resorting to formulae of residential buildings in height already known. The idea of repetition, inherent in a block of multiple floors (since the case is this), is finely altered by the Danish architect to give him a fullly human sense linked with the […]

Antoni Arola. Talking with the light
07-08-2014 No Comments

Antoni Arola. Talking with the light

Antoni Arola sat in his desk, surrounded with his objets trouvés, his books, his light, Antoni Arola discovers in this interview his how it approaches the process of creation of a lamp, the way that continues to go on from the original idea to an object of lighting with own entity. It speaks about his form of looking, of his […]

Objet trouvé [01]: Arne Jacobsen and the columns of the Olimpeión of Athens | Rodrigo Almonacid
27-09-2013 One Comment

Objet trouvé [01]: Arne Jacobsen and the columns of the Olimpeión of Athens | Rodrigo Almonacid

Arne Jacobsen was a great draftsman and even better watercolorist. When he was enjoying a few vacations always his pencils and paintbrushes were accompanying him. He was enjoying this interest, which it was cultivating from his infancy. Always he confessed that it was not any more than it, a mere interest, which did not have any artistic pretension with those […]