Tag: Oscar Niemeyer

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti
17-06-2019 No Comments

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti

Two design circumstances were decisive to establish the character that typifies the architecture of the Convent of La Tourette. The first is embodied by defining the horizontal plane governing the highest point of the terrain, so that, from that horizontal, the building descends copying the irregular topography of the slope. The second is to mutate the concept of traditional cloister […]

Another essential Brazilian | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
08-04-2019 No Comments

Another essential Brazilian | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

This wandering through the legacy of Oscar Niemeyer takes one to the Brazilian culture. And within it architecture as an accepted expression, promoted and integrated into a kind of national “being”. Because that journey of centennial and exceptional man is also the path of a culture. To verify what has been said, it is enough to refer to Lucio Costa […]

XI BIAU - Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial
27-12-2018 No Comments

XI BIAU – Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

The CALL FOR WORKS FOR THE XI IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING IS NOW OPENO (XI BIAU). The biennial will be held in Asunción (Paraguay) in October 2019 and will show the way of living in Latin America from everyday life. Last Monday, December 17th, Casa América was presented, coinciding with the celebration of the II Ibero-American Congress […]

Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today
20-11-2018 No Comments

Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today

This fresh and incisive overview of Tadao Ando’s oeuvre spans from his beginnings in 1975 to today. Through photographs and architectural drawings, the XXL-sized tribute sheds light on the Modernist master and includes such new projects as the Shanghai Poly Grand Theater and the Clark Center at Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Discover the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the […]

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
13-11-2018 No Comments

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is an amazing compendium that documents brutalist architecture as never before. This extraordinary study is the most exhaustive and varied research on brutalism and shows this style with existing, demolished, classic and contemporary examples from around the world. This remarkable volume is a fascinating and monumental chronicle of more than 850 brutalist buildings organized geographically in […]

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-08-2018 No Comments

City and architecture: a dyad | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Making architecture a fundamental instrument in the construction of the city has been the most significant of the evolution of urban thought of the last two decades. But getting to that point was not easy. While it is true that in the debate on the city of the early twentieth century that notion seemed to be a priority argument of […]

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-02-2017 No Comments

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The desire to confirm points of view on what it is necessary to to do has been done loudly between architects in the last three decades. In some academic means this desire turned as for study, is named (incorrectly) A Theory of the Architecture. That would be a body of ideas, concepts, points of view, which seek to explain the […]

X Latin-Americans Architecture and Urbanism Biennial in São Paulo 201
13-10-2016 No Comments

X Latin-Americans Architecture and Urbanism Biennial in São Paulo 201

“Un arquitecto es alguien que imagina lo que deseas pero con un poco más de exactitud que tú”. Con esta cita de Paul Valèry glosaba la comisaria de la Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Ángela García de Paredes, la figura de Eduardo Souto de Moura, premiado en esta bienal con el Premio Iberoamericano, y que protagonizará en breve uno […]

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 […]

About the last teacher | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
11-04-2016 No Comments

About the last teacher | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

After my comments of the previous weeks I clarify that I am not in any way establishing direct kinships between architects as Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) and Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), who, being contemporary, followed antagonistic courses. What yes I have said is that both, together with others, and each one with his specificity, are examples of the effort for extending […]

The modern architecture in Latin America
31-03-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture in Latin America

This book turns on the modern architecture that was constructed in Latin America between the decades of 1930 and 1970, and on the thought that sustained her. For it a tour offers for 18 indisputable figures of the architectural Latin-American panorama, which in addition share the narrow relation that they established between his work and his ideology. It is a […]

Óscar Niemeyer | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-03-2016 No Comments

Óscar Niemeyer | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I overcome the fence that the political reality us stretches every day to all and decide to speak1 of Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) whose longevity stopped in December, 2012. Already once I wrote that it had had the privilege of conversing with him in his study of the Atlantic Avenue opposite to Copacabana in 1994. We speak about his Brief of […]

Refurbishment and Extension of ArcelorMittal R&D Headquarters [insideOUT] | Baragaño Architects
11-11-2015 No Comments

Refurbishment and Extension of ArcelorMittal R&D Headquarters [insideOUT] | Baragaño Architects

The origin of the project was the need expressed by ArcelorMittal’s Global R&D Centre at Aviles, located in this building, to have more workspace. An existing building, rational, symmetric, with a heavy architecture, heavy concrete walls and brick facades, that have been already extended in the 70´s. The inside-out sushi roll, also known as Uramaki, has the peculiarity that the […]

From the nuclear city to the Eco-city | Íñigo García Odiaga
30-10-2015 40 Comments

From the nuclear city to the Eco-city | Íñigo García Odiaga

It seems that the construction of a city ex–novo, from zero it is an exposition that it has to see with the antiquity, but actually it is a phenomenon that taking to this him I finish even at present. To construct a new city, where before there was nothing he carries a titanic exposition and of maximum importance, for what […]

Docks in Avilés Port [Neighbours of Óscar Niemeyer] | Baragaño Architects
02-09-2015 No Comments

Docks in Avilés Port [Neighbours of Óscar Niemeyer] | Baragaño Architects

“If you want to build a boat, don’t start looking for wood, cutting planks or distributing the work, first you have to remind in men the longing of sea, free and wide” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry A privileged location in the Aviles harbour sited in front of the city. An industrial landscape with ArcelorMittal´s factory as main character. Because of the […]

Again the critique | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-04-2015 No Comments

Again the critique | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Other times I have written on my first impression of the Gothic architecture, in Chartres, during a juvenile trip. One summer evening I entered to the cathedral his principal portal. To live through the immense space bathed by the light of the west one leaked through the vitrales of the front, at this hour shining in all his brilliance, there […]

The Architect Says. Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom
10-03-2015 No Comments

The Architect Says. Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

If there is something that the architects like more that to project, it is to speak about architecture. Already be on his inspiration, his knowledge or counting some witty anecdote, the architects need to communicate imperatively his work. The Architect Says is a compendium of appointments of more than hundred key architects of the history of the architecture that Oscar Niemeyer […]

The beauty of the ugly thing | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-09-2014 No Comments

The beauty of the ugly thing | Íñigo García Odiaga

Since it has happened every year from 2000, on June 1, 2012 there was opened the public the summer pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery of London. The Pavilion of 2012 has been realized by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The equipment that was responsible for the most emblematic building of the […]

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered
16-09-2014 No Comments

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered

The Master of Modern. More discoveries from the Julius Shulman vaults. TASCHEN’s Modernism Rediscovered (2000) brought to light for the first time forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman’s personal archives. Paying tribute to residential and commercial buildings that had slipped from public view, Shulman`s stunning photographs uncovered a rarely seen side of California Modernism. This extensive, three-volume follow-up […]

FicArq. International festival of Cinema and Architecture of Native of Avila 2014
10-07-2014 No Comments

FicArq. International festival of Cinema and Architecture of Native of Avila 2014

The International Festival of Cinema and Architecture of Native of Avila (FicArq) will celebrate his second edition between July 15 and 19. The emblematic Cultural International Center Óscar Niemeyer of the Asturian city to receive á most of the programming, which produces honoring to the social, vital or economic transformations stimulated from the architecture, the urbanism and, certainly, the cinema. […]

The architecture of Oscar Niemeyer from his drawings · Presentation
27-05-2014 No Comments

The architecture of Oscar Niemeyer from his drawings · Presentation

This thursday, the 29th of May, inside the activities that the Librería Formatos organizes in his cultural program intemción, the presentation of the book will take place “Niemeyer’s architecture, from his drawings” by Manuel Franco. “I study on the architectural work of Oscar Niemeyer from the point of view of the analysis of the graphical expression. The comparative exercise between the […]

Patrimonio y Nación Latinoamericana. Brasilia
18-04-2014 No Comments

Patrimonio y Nación Latinoamericana. Brasilia

The first chapter of the second season of the documentary series Heritage and Nation. Put on: on Sunday, the 22nd of December, 2013, 16hs. Public TV. Conduction and Script: Prof. Arq. Alberto Petrina Dirección: tionción: Arq. Fermín Labaqui CePIA / Secretariat of Culture of the Nation

Spontaneous architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
14-04-2014 2 Comments

Spontaneous architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

The values of the autoconstructed cities. The economy of the globalization, with the current crisis between his modals, drags without concessions to the contemporary company towards a major imbalance between classes; maybe forgotten in west but not much less in the emergent countries. This imbalance accentuates the borders between the city of the urbanism and what we might name the […]

The architecture of Oscar Niemeyer from his drawings
27-02-2014 No Comments

The architecture of Oscar Niemeyer from his drawings

I study on the architectural work of Oscar Niemeyer from the point of view of the analysis of the graphical expression. The comparative exercise between the graphical designs of the architect and his constructed work rests on a rich documentation, in his original most, which consists both of graphical sketches and of photographies. The book is structured in four chapters, […]

Oscar Niemeyer · The Architect of the Century
11-12-2012 2 Comments

Oscar Niemeyer · The Architect of the Century

The documentary tells the story of Oscar Niemeyer, one of the main names in world architecture, whose principal feature is the curved line. Testimonials of engineers, historians and Brazilian personalities like Ferreira Gullar, Gilberto Gil and Chico Buarque. While drawing, he remembers his childhood in Rio de Janeiro and his professional career. http://youtu.be/cb98pnHhnt0 Produced by: TAL Directed by: Marcelo Gomes

Oscar Niemeyer. An architect engaged
11-12-2012 No Comments

Oscar Niemeyer. An architect engaged

Oscar Niemeyer. An architect engaged The documentary OSCAR NIEMEYER An ARCHITECT ENGAGED speech of the most prolific architect of the 20th century, one of the creators of Brasilia, explains us his life devoted to the architecture in a century shaken by the political ideologies and the artistic movements. It is the testimony of an artist that still believes in the […]

A casa do Oscar
25-05-2012 One Comment

A casa do Oscar

“A casa do Oscar” is the first one of a series of 5 notebooks in that the publishing house Fabulatorio wants to explore, across the photography, the couples of relations space – life and culture – civilization. It is, in addition, a visual honoring to the architect Oscar Niemeyer, reference long-lived and emphasized from the project utopista and transformer of […]

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [V] | Cristina García-Rosales
24-04-2012 2 Comments

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [V] | Cristina García-Rosales

Brasilia: a great machine to live or a made Utopia of reality? [IV] | Cristina García-Rosales Crossed by some Niemeyer’s buildings. Let’s be going to do now a short tour for the most out-standing buildings, as if we were in Brasilia visiting the city and we had access to enter them. Planned buildings all for the architect Niemeyer. I think […]