Tag: objeto

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 […]

Día Internacional del Libro 2020
23-04-2020 No Comments

Día Internacional del Libro 2020

Para celebrar el Día Internacional del Libro, tan atípico, desde veredes, arquitectura y divulgación queremos repasar  las publicaciones realizadas para que puedas recordarlas y reseñar aquellas que hayas leído o te interesaría leer. Esperamos que así este periodo que nos ha tocado vivir sea más llevadero. Sin preámbulos os dejamos las 30 publicaciones seleccionadas, como se suele decir ni son […]

Case Study Houses
07-01-2020 No Comments

Case Study Houses

The Case Study House program is a landmark of American architecture. Its driving force, John Entenza, was a champion of Modernism who gathered some of history’s greatest talents, including Richard Neutra, Charles an Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. This retrospective revisits all 36 prototype homes through comprehensive documentation, photography, floor plans, and sketches. The Case Study House program (1945–1966) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and […]

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
03-12-2019 No Comments

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

The most varied study on American modernist houses, with the best examples of this popular architectural style worldwide. The Mid-Century Modern (American architectural modernism) is one of the most celebrated architectural styles of all time. Frequently characterized by open spaces, swimming pools, sunken living rooms and masonry fireplaces, this golden stage of architecture and design is especially linked to the […]

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson
08-01-2019 No Comments

Verner Panton. From Ida Engholm and Anders Michelson

Verner Panton documents the amazing versatility of one of the most influential and recognizable designers of the postwar period. With his inspiring and extravagant personality, he was at the same time a catalyst and protagonist of the design revolution in the sixties Panton distanced itself from the Scandinavian tradition of handmade teak furniture and advocated the use of innovative materials […]

Five Senses. Introduction to reading the writings of Juhani Pallasmaa | Luis Gil Pita
10-09-2018 No Comments

Five Senses. Introduction to reading the writings of Juhani Pallasmaa | Luis Gil Pita

Three short months before Valentine’s Day 1996,1 during a meeting with D. Alejandro de la Sota in his studio, this one referred, in an aside of the conversation to the category of the constructed work of Manuel Gallego, in each one of the different scales that ranged from the responsible direction in the urban implantation to the final accent that […]

The bicycle | Sergio de Miguel
20-08-2018 No Comments

The bicycle | Sergio de Miguel

Let’s fix us in the bicycle. This beautiful ma’quina. His result has managed to be so polished and exact that scarcely it has had to change in de’cadas. His slow development has not allowed another thing that the ambitious sofisticacio’n of his components. One could not have modified the quality and quantity of his pieces, or systems of pieces. As […]

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter
24-04-2018 No Comments

Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

Along the history, the chair has offered to designers of the whole planet infinite opportunities to experiment with new materials and methods inside the parameters of an object created eminently to fulfill a practical intention. Chair: 500 Designs that Matter, the most detailed collection of the most innovative, elegant and influential chairs of the world. This original book, a complement […]

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 […]

Persiana Barcelona, reinventing the tradition with functionality and design
30-11-2017 No Comments

Persiana Barcelona, reinventing the tradition with functionality and design

– With a subtle intervention, Persiana Barcelona improves the traditional blind of rope. A sustainable, innovative and modern piece that gives response to diverse problematic and requirements. – The authors, Usón and Sarquella, whose work has been recognized by awards as the Arquia/Próxima prize that distinguishes the best young architects of Spain, have developed a qualitative design supporting a process of handcrafted […]

About the WC | Elías Cueto
03-11-2017 No Comments

About the WC | Elías Cueto

Politics about the WC. Probably the excellent seat, the most universal support and the one that of stranger and mixed up form we share throughout the day with other persons: the throne, the WC. This name comes from the acrónimo Englishman for “water close”and refers to the hydraulic closing, the mechanism of sifonamiento by means of which the pipe that connects our […]

Libe Fdez. Torróntegui · reharq | Creative consultancy specialized in cultural heritage
28-09-2017 No Comments

Libe Fdez. Torróntegui · reharq | Creative consultancy specialized in cultural heritage

After the vacation period we take again the interviews in the section It marks with beacons. In this occasion we move up to Bilbao to chat with Libe Fdez. Torróntegui, arquitecta with posgrado in “Rehabilitation and architectural restoration” for the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona, 2012) and founder of reharq*. Drink she is an enthusiast of the communication who works in […]

domohomo arquitectos · Forniture design
06-07-2017 No Comments

domohomo arquitectos · Forniture design

Along the history the big teachers of the architecture penetrated into the design of furniture, enclosed some of them there came companies destined for the design and the manufacture. Because of it today we move to Santiago de Compostela to know the work that they realize in domohomo. Study of architecture and design that it is born in 2011 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 […]

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 […]

The kitchen of the Oíza´s grandmother | La choricera de Segovia
13-02-2017 2 Comments

The kitchen of the Oíza´s grandmother | La choricera de Segovia

Years ago I listened to Sáenz de Oíza to speak against the excessively functional design, and it put a very convincing example. He spoke that the functional kitchen of the Bauhaus had all the necessary elements foreseen exhaustively, up to the last detail, and all this perfectly modulated and optimized. It was a marvel that in the twenties, while the […]

Objects of affection | Jorge Rodríguez
09-09-2016 No Comments

Objects of affection | Jorge Rodríguez

‘I nonetheless am deformed by the links by the things that surround me. As a mollusk that lives in his shell, this way I live in the 19th century, which is now ahead useless as an uninhabited shell. I put on it in the ear.’ Walter Benjamin Aldo Rossi was saying of his architecture that the things saw with great […]

Isaac Díaz Pardo | Elías Cueto
24-06-2016 61 Comments

Isaac Díaz Pardo | Elías Cueto

Pasan ya más unos años desde que gracias a Alfonso Mato y guiados por Isaac Díaz Pardo varios amigos tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar el Instituto Gallego de Información. Hoy y después de dudar mucho, me permito compartir alguna de las imágenes tomadas en aquella visita llamando la atención sobre las sillas diseñadas y fabricadas por el creador del Laboratorio […]

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 […]

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto
13-05-2016 195 Comments

Transformar, intervenir, modificar, adaptar… ¿copiar? | Elías Cueto

En una fugaz conversación con Magdalena surgió este tema de la originalidad de los diseños, de cómo y hasta dónde copiar, de lo significativo de un diseño por sus antecedentes y sus referencias… Un ejemplo: 1-380 de Horgenglarus. El fabricante suizo ha desarrollado una gran cantidad de sillas caracterizadas por su diseño contenido y poco provocador. El modelo Classic 1-380 […]

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto
29-01-2016 2 Comments

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto

In the hedonistic and decadent context of a nineteenth-century resort stand out a series of original seats. Vacation chairs of white color from which the prominent figures, impeccably dresses, submit to the good life and are left to see proud with all his miseries and hysterias. Seemingly autobiographical, Fellini’s movie peels the problems of identity, insecurity and creative crisis across […]

Chair Farm (Cultivating chairs) | Xosé Suárez
21-12-2015 258 Comments

Chair Farm (Cultivating chairs) | Xosé Suárez

Is it possible to cultivate a chair instead of making it, dismantling the paradigm of the industrial production? To this question Werner Aisslinger is going to give response in the fair I design Ventura Lambratte of Milan, as part of a collective project named Instant Stories. The German designer, who already has been employed at other experimental projects as the […]

Deployé | Elías Cueto
23-11-2015 41 Comments

Deployé | Elías Cueto

The deployé is a transformed metal-worker, a product obtained from a simple flat sheet of steel to which a few longitudinal cuts are practised to stretch it later in the direction perpendicular to the above mentioned cuts. Of this form a new sheet is obtained, with form of enrrejado and up to five times more light. This technology uses for […]

In one piece | Elías Cueto
26-10-2015 20 Comments

In one piece | Elías Cueto

The sophistication in the design and construction of the chairs has had much that to see with the assembly of different materials and forms. Nevertheless the technology does possible chairs of an alone piece in those who the material, his form, or simply the technology and the process of shaped, reach a singular expressiveness. In what to the designs of […]

The continuous movement | Sergio de Miguel
16-10-2015 41 Comments

The continuous movement | Sergio de Miguel

The research of the myth of the continuous movement, represented with insistence through the secular design of the machine of the “perpetual mobile”, the machine that could realise work of uninterruptible form (perpetuum mobile) without need of energetic contribution of the outside, results so happy like conmovedora. Numerous artifacts have been proposed along the history. All they really inventive. Free […]

Cantilever Chair | Xosé Suárez
14-09-2015 26 Comments

Cantilever Chair | Xosé Suárez

According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, a chair is a “seat with support, in general with four legs, and in that alone a person fits”. This academic definition can turn out to be very debatable from the point of view of the personal experience, and generates an interesting controversy: is it a chair the tape that wraps […]

…chairs and smiles | Elías Cueto
03-08-2015 One Comment

…chairs and smiles | Elías Cueto

In “philosophy of the design” it was aiming At Vilém Flusser that the objects hinder, that “object” the own word he shares with the word “obstacle” his Latin root: ob-iectum. And the philosopher was indicating the way for those who were attentive: The convenience of which in a future the designers were insisting less and less on the quality of […]

B de Bauhaus. Un diccionario del mundo moderno
25-06-2015 No Comments

B de Bauhaus. Un diccionario del mundo moderno

A magisterial class on design, architecture, form, objects and consumption in the century XXI.Con her To of Authentic. This way it begins this book, which is something more than a dictionary: an essential guide to understand the modern world. For what Warhol it is authentic false, how they believe the national identities, and what is this strange habit of collecting. […]

The design in the office in the century XX
27-04-2015 No Comments

The design in the office in the century XX

The design in the office in the 20th century. From the typewriter to the personal computer it establishes a point of item from which to appear to the sophistication of the writing and to the development of the design in the office up to his definitive displacement to the digital universe. The integration of the woman to the labor market […]