Tag: Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga
17-09-2018 No Comments

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga

Often one thinks that the formatos only give response to the dimensions of the sheets, the linens or the frames, establishing relations between his different dimensions. Thus the dimensions of the paper are organized to industrial level, being based on the number v2 to establish all the relations between the parts and everything. The format is understood therefore as an […]

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
08-06-2018 No Comments

The expectation of the modern thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1957 Paulo Mendes da Rocha designs the chair “Paulistano” for the lounges of the Gymnasium of São Paulo’s Athletic Club. It suits to rescue this brief description in technical which in the design and social commitment they look like two faces of the same currency: “The chair is done by pipe of steel, which is very cheap. It is […]

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
31-03-2017 No Comments

Fingerprints and coverages | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture is born from the meticulous arrangement of fingerprints and coverages. In occasions one of them will be sufficient. The fingerprint is established as a vestige, a sign, an engraving or an emergency on the landscape: the land like “the simplest form of the architecture”.1 The fact of extending to the air a protective surface, of stretching a coverage […]

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 […]

The city is of all
15-08-2014 No Comments

The city is of all

“If the proclamation of which the city must be for all turns out to be necessary it is because one forgets often the last justification of our trade: that the architecture is not but the manifestation of a knowledge that has to be solidary and generous. Paulo Mendes da Rocha’s work is intense and risky, both for his materiality and […]

On photography in architecture | Santiago Carvajal
27-01-2014 No Comments

On photography in architecture | Santiago Carvajal

We will speak about the photography in the architecture as a tool to document her and to transmit it, it is not a question of an artistic photography if not rather descriptive, that it shows and reports the virtues of a work. To document and to describe architecture by means of the photography, we must be to so much that […]

Construction in the residence Butantã by Paulo Mendes da Rocha | Santiago Carvajal
22-11-2013 No Comments

Construction in the residence Butantã by Paulo Mendes da Rocha | Santiago Carvajal

The residences Butant ã, they show us in an exemplary way as to slant, of a few constructive fundamental elements since they are columns, girders, slabs and walls, a forceful visual construction is formed, without any accessory or cosmetic external operation to the own conditions of his construction. These constructive elements are conceived as surfaces, and lines, strictly modulated with […]

On the drawing in architecture | Santiago Carvajal
21-10-2013 One Comment

On the drawing in architecture | Santiago Carvajal

In the different trades, there are indispensable tools for his development, without these it would be difficult and almost impossible that are carried out, these are the substance of the trade, perhaps can someone imagine a seamstress without thread and needle? As well as the chalk is to the tailor, the lead and the level is to the bricklayer, the […]

Revista 1:100 nº 38
19-07-2012 4 Comments

Revista 1:100 nº 38

In November of last year the Seminar of Latin-American Architecture that was realized in Campinas and San Paul’s Biennial show, in Brazil they were the perfect excuse to travel and to come to this incredible city most filled with Brazil and considering all his metropolitan area, the major metropolis of South America. Only for his urban structure and architectural quality, […]

Brazilian Architecture: Paulo Mendes da Rocha
07-07-2011 39 Comments

Brazilian Architecture: Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Paulo Mendes da Rocha’s architecture shocks already to the first sight: it demonstrates, in spite of only observing it, his condition of fruit of a creative action, for the opportunity of his emergency, for the consistency of his spatial structure and, in end, for the solvency of his plasticity. No gesture of the author who betrays alleviation or impulse of […]