Tag: pensamiento

About the standardization of the wrong technology | Marc Chalamanch
01-02-2019 No Comments

About the standardization of the wrong technology | Marc Chalamanch

In recent decades the omnipresence of technology has accelerated our history as never before. Technological determinism tries to explain how technology by itself is capable of influencing and transforming in a positive way the socioeconomic context in which it develops. According to its followers, technology has become the central axis of the historical changes that determine development and social progress; […]

What does not fit in time | Luis Gil
28-01-2019 No Comments

What does not fit in time | Luis Gil

The historical horizon that we have had to inhabit makes all Western citizens of today belong without exception to the established society of consumption and excess. A syndrome that advanced and denounced from its beginnings, in the middle of the XX century, different thinkers and sociologists. Since then, capitalism has flooded our lives with superfluous behavior and unnecessary objects. From […]

The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-01-2019 No Comments

The transgressions of the Aubette | Marcelo Gardinetti

In 1928, Theo van Doesburg formulated the most transgressive and consistent review on neoplasticism. The design for the interior rooms of Café Aubette exposes the patterns of elementarism, a representation that progresses the neoplastic idea to a spirited dynamic against the orthodoxy of horizontal and vertical dualism. This decision of Van Doesburg produced a confrontation between the most prolific members […]

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
21-01-2019 No Comments

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Lately, based on reading blogs and websites, I am reading more about architecture than in many years. I am almost returning to the reading level I had when I was a student. Between that era of the school of architecture and the current one there is a turbid (and lucrative) stage of successful professional who bought expensive magazines to see […]

e n g a w a # 23
15-01-2019 No Comments

e n g a w a # 23

Entropy is described by physics as a magnitude that measures the degree of disorder of a system. The image suggested by La Ampliadora for this issue of the magazine may evoke high entropy. An ordered system only supports one possible configuration, so there is more chance that a system is messy. If we make the analogy with the cover container, […]

Concerning the life of houses. Another way of being flexible | Javier Mozas
14-01-2019 No Comments

Concerning the life of houses. Another way of being flexible | Javier Mozas

“In this room (…), Mrs Moreau decided to install her kitchen. The decorator Henry Fleury conceived an avant-garde design for her and began to proclaim that it would be the prototype of the twenty-first century kitchen: a culinary laboratory one generation ahead of its time, provided with the most sophisticated technical improvements, equipped with microwave ovens, invisible hotplates, remote-controlled household […]

The dibrujo | Sergio de Miguel
07-01-2019 No Comments

The dibrujo | Sergio de Miguel

“In hands of the architect, the la’piz constitutes a bridge between the mind that he imagines and the image that appears in the leaf of paper; in the ecstasy of the work, the draftsman forgets both his hand and the pencil and the image emerges as if it was an automatic projection of the mind that he imagines; or probably […]

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa
31-12-2018 No Comments

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa

In this blog I spread myself often against what I consider intolerable excesses of the architecture of flash, and criticize her without reservations (and I believe that deservedly). The own title of my blog, ¿Arquitectamos locos?, already I it have counted several times, it is necessary to to the indignation that I sit (or that was feeling, in full epoch […]

Yes needs more | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
24-12-2018 No Comments

Yes needs more | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

This is a strange entrance with respect to the habitual thing and perhaps for that reason it pleases us especially. It is a text that is not specifically dedicated to architecture, nor to its authors; Nor does it talk about urban strategies, energy management or resources and many other issues that have interested us for years. This time we wanted […]

Sorting out toys | Sergio de Miguel
17-12-2018 No Comments

Sorting out toys | Sergio de Miguel

There are universes, ours is one, where there are joined a countless number of diverse presences. They join, are connected, congregate, gather in crowds, and sometimes they are accumulated. Often they agglomerate and assemble, are gathered and pile up, even they are packed in not measurable quantities. Then we tend to produce, inevitably, meaningful connections, links, binds and links. Orders. […]

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta
30-11-2018 2 Comments

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta

In the first work of Formal Eisenman The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, his doctoral thesis, begins as there began Jacobs in The Rise and Fall of Great American Cities, or Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, with a critique to the Modern Movement. It can be said that the alternative pressure of the decade of the 60, they need of any […]

The air is weightless | Sergio de Miguel
19-11-2018 No Comments

The air is weightless | Sergio de Miguel

As the ocean is formed especially by water, the architecture is done principally by air. Even so that determines what happens in the ocean, and in the architecture, is not another thing that what is not a water, or air. Continent and content are never unlike, remote, and coincidental. When we refer to the matter with which the architecture is […]

The hypermodernity must get the space of the people | Miguel Villegas
02-11-2018 No Comments

The hypermodernity must get the space of the people | Miguel Villegas

An article in La Ciudad Viva, entitled Transit Society of our friends StepienyBarno, triggers as always a chain of ideas. I was going to leave a comment on the web (I have proposed to stop using blog because it seems almost contemptuous …) but I prefer to develop a little more the topic and thus be a little more network. […]

Bauhaus, minimalist agreement | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-10-2018 No Comments

Bauhaus, minimalist agreement | Marcelo Gardinetti

The reconstruction of demolished architectural heritage induces, fortunately, interpretations that exceed the representation of the work itself. These definitions erect parallel or antagonistic positions that cause different controversies, which generally increase the idea of patrimonial value. The reconstruction of the houses designed by Walter Gropius for the masters of the Bauhaus affected by war actions during the second war offered […]

Elements of Architecture. Rem Koolhaas
18-10-2018 No Comments

Elements of Architecture. Rem Koolhaas

Architecture under the microscope. Rem Koolhaas’s essential toolkit to building anatomies Elements of Architecture se focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, façade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail.The result is no single history, but rather the web of origins, contaminations, similarities, and differences in architectural evolution, […]

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga
15-10-2018 No Comments

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga

In 1998 Peter Zumthor concluded the construction of Sogn Benedetg‘s small chapel. The Building was coming to replace the baroque church constructed in the Swiss people of Sumvitg that had been destroyed by an avalanche of snow. The original church knew of the risk to which it was exposed for what one of his buttresses had specialized himself in the […]

Against the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa
12-10-2018 One Comment

Against the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Some time ago that wanted to give up some philippic against the art, against this concept of art that us has to all encorsetados and sterile. Already it is nice of art. Let’s do the things well, hagámoslas accurately, with attention, with intelligence, and dejémosnos of foolishness. The art, in general, is a concept more that debatable, but to include […]

Towards a minor architecture
02-10-2018 No Comments

Towards a minor architecture

“A minor architect is a minor destructive character, handyman and hacker, journalist and editor, alter ego and subordinate. Who is skilled at fixing, can also sabotage, and knows how to dismantle as well as assemble”. Jill Stoner, Towards a minor architecture. Architecture can no longer be limited to the art of making buildings, it must also invent the policy of undoing […]

Opportunity | Sergio de Miguel
01-10-2018 No Comments

Opportunity | Sergio de Miguel

The most valuable quality of any action propositiva is to have a measured approach and an elegant intention with which to affect emotionally. To manage to wake up associations that stimulate the thought. To be capable of understanding the solution of a guessed right and suitable way. To distinguish profitable resources and to find the keys that explain the ideal […]

The moral condition of the materials | Javier Mozas
21-09-2018 No Comments

The moral condition of the materials | Javier Mozas

Mies van der Rohe tenía la creencia de que el arte de la construcción debía de basarse en los materiales. En el programa docente que envió a Henry T. Heald, decano del Instituto Armour (más tarde se convertiría en el Instituto de Tecnología de Illinois), el 10 de diciembre de 1937, incluía tres categorías, Medios, Fines y Planificación-Creación. Mies van […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do we use correctly the language the architects? | Stepienybarno
24-08-2018 No Comments

Do we use correctly the language the architects? | Stepienybarno

The architects we have playing a determinant paper in the construction of our cities, but the communication of what we have done, it has not been the most suitable. The effort for coming to the company that enjoys or suffers our architecture has been scanty. Why when certain architects speak they there is not understood practically anything of what they […]

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 […]

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta
10-08-2018 No Comments

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta

Atmosphere and climate. In one of his writings, Olafur Eliasson speaks about the atmospheric time.1 In the introduction to the above-mentioned text, The Museums are Radical, Eliasson develops a small statement of the interaction between time and energy. I do not know exactly why it has turned into artist of head-board of many architects, but it is necessary to admit […]

The refuge of the light | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
30-07-2018 No Comments

The refuge of the light | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

They tell that it was on having visited Joan’s Miro workshop in Cala Mayor  when Aimé Maeght understood, with real accuracy, the essential component for his future Foundation in Saint Paul of Wins. After numerous studies and projects of prestigious architects, Maeght would discover a homogeneous and vibrant light in the study of the painter, such an intense light and […]

The hand that moves the crane | Javier Mozas
23-07-2018 No Comments

The hand that moves the crane | Javier Mozas

In the early years of the 20th Century, Henry Ford spoke of the rationality of the production process and justified the extreme proximity of his machines in the production plant -greater than that of any other company in the world-, for an unnecessary separation of only six inches would end up passing on extra costs to the consumers. Fordism fattened […]

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-06-2018 No Comments

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga

They tell that it liked to exclaim Jørn Utzon “At all up to Africa”, while it was observing the sea from the top of the cliffs where his first house places in Can Lis, Majorca. Maybe it is this expression the best way of describing the landscape in the one that places the house, since though those who have visited […]

Second opportunities | Silvia Blanco Agüeira
18-06-2018 No Comments

Second opportunities | Silvia Blanco Agüeira

In 1961, just two years after the reconstruction of the Pavilion of the Hexagons in Madrid’s Casa de Campo, there was another surprising breakthrough in the Spanish capital: the arrival of the pavilion that the Duchy of Luxembourg had built at the Brussels World Expo of 1958. “Offered in advantageous conditions”,1 they affirmed the chronicles of the time. Few now […]