Tag: personaje

The penalty of Jørn Utzon | Borja Lopez Cotelo
03-03-2014 One Comment

The penalty of Jørn Utzon | Borja Lopez Cotelo

The night of June 20, 1976 it was falling a thin rain on Belgrade. Antonín walked his skinny figure for forty meters that separate the midfield of the penalty spot, placed the ball and moved back to take run. It raised the head. Before him, this Sepp Maier’s bony and fierce face; maybe then he remembered Zdeněk Hruška, that companion […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (II) | epR
28-02-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (II) | epR

The migratory architect He was the man of the short phrases. Less it is more, God is in the details. Prussian, straight, tenacious. His houses of brick and his German Pavilion were not sufficient to save it from the beast that was devastating Germany. It was not also enough to him to emigrate with his itinerant Bauhaus of Weimar to […]

The architecture of the silence | Marcelo Gardinetti
24-02-2014 4 Comments

The architecture of the silence | Marcelo Gardinetti

The meanings of the word I silence they allow to establish a multiplicity of allegoric images that can be applied indistinctly to different contexts. Understood as absence of noise, it allows to interpret an introverted profile of reflection. In the architectural fact, a silent intervention can turn out to be that one who does not interfere with the natural characteristics […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales
21-02-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales I will begin for Scotland. We all know Charles Reine Mackintosh. Well then, Margaret and Frances Macdonald, two sisters designers (still they did not have the title of arquitectas) worked together with Mackintosh and his friend Herbert MacNair at the beginning of the 20th century – from […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales
21-02-2014 No Comments

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (II) | Cristina García-Rosales

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (I) | Cristina García-Rosales After this small introduction I want to offer an honoring to the pioneering woman architects, women who could live through his life with imagination and enthusiasm, which they were capable of breaking molds and customs, allowing the current arquitectas to cross our way with major facility. His […]

100 Ideas that changed the architecture
11-02-2014 No Comments

100 Ideas that changed the architecture

A succinct, pleasant and accessible introduction of the wide range of ideas that give form to the architecture. Analysis of basic elements of the construction, as doors, windows or columns, as well as of the material innovators who have developed along the history of the architecture, as the steel. An interesting exploration of the historical and architectural movements and of […]

Visual acoustics. Julius Shulman's modernity
07-02-2014 No Comments

Visual acoustics. Julius Shulman’s modernity

Visual acoustics had the premiere with great acclamation in The Angels Film Festival, International Festival du south film l’Art, The Angels County Museum of Art, Museum of Art Kimbell and Apple’s World Headquarters (Cupertino). It has obtained multiple prizes to the Best Documentary in the International Festival of Palm Springs’s Cinema, Festival of Austin’s Cinema, Festival of Lone Star’s Cinema […]

Le Corbusier. An atlas of modern landscapes
06-02-2014 No Comments

Le Corbusier. An atlas of modern landscapes

Le Corbusier, a key figure of the architecture of the 20th century, was pioneering in the studies of improvement of the housings of the lowest classes and proposed new forms of efficient architecture in very populated cities. Le Corbusier was, in turn, a multidisciplinary artist, with a work that spreads also to the painting and the photography, joining art and […]

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-01-2014 2 Comments

Communicating the architecture (I) | Íñigo García Odiaga

Le Corbusier was saying that it preferred drawing to speaking. It is more rapid and leaves less space for the lie. As the architects, also the own discipline prefers expressing in the drawing, in the image, to demonstrate his raison d’être. The architecture, maybe for his need to express and make concrete a still imaginary future, his better ally has […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (I) | epR
28-01-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (I) | epR

The raven man. A good day, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris decided that, in forward, would be called Le Corbusier. It decided also that already it would not be Swiss but French, and turned into raven – ¿or was it a magpie?-. It glided weightlessly between the writing, the painting and the architecture, settled in the gleaming shoulders of his cousin Pierre, of […]

The intimacy | Jorge Meijide
27-12-2013 One Comment

The intimacy | Jorge Meijide

The intimacy For already a certain time I am turning him at about the intimacy. This slippery concept that it has to see with our sphere, since it would define Sloterdijk[1], more internal and that we preserve of the eager curiosity of the world that surrounds us. The intimacy is confused often with the privacy. Both are different concepts. We […]

Monuments of concrete | Íñigo García Odiaga
16-12-2013 No Comments

Monuments of concrete | Íñigo García Odiaga

The first half of the 20th century supposed the accession of the reinforced concrete as the new material of the architecture. His structural capacity opened the way for the inventiveness in the sense of the utilization of big structures of concrete for building public. Still today this generation of architects and engineers who experimented with new forms derived from the […]

Kisho Kurokawa. The Tower Nakagin's Capsule
25-11-2013 One Comment

Kisho Kurokawa. The Tower Nakagin’s Capsule

The documentary The Tower Nakagin’s Capsule there re-visits the building of two towers concrete mixing plants to which there connect 140 prefabricated capsules thought as futurist niches for modern businessmen in Tokyo. Is it the demolition a tragedy or a natural phenomenon of the modern architecture? Will answer residents of the building, a historian of Architecture, an ex-architect of Kurokawa’s […]

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 […]

Konstantín Mélnikov's legacy. Teachers of the Russian forefront
21-11-2013 No Comments

Konstantín Mélnikov’s legacy. Teachers of the Russian forefront

The ETSA of A Coruna (Galicia, Spain) will receive the exhibition “Konstantín Mélnikov’s legacy. Teachers of the Russian forefront” of November 22 to 20 of dicembre of 2103. This sample will complement itself with a cycle of conferences given by Elena Shuminskaya y Vadim Nikolaevich Semienov on Tuesday, the 26th of November. + info

Building Seagram
21-11-2013 No Comments

Building Seagram

Building Seagram s probably one of the most humane architectural monographs that have been published. Firstly, because its author, Phyllis Lambert, projects her own memories to reconstruct the process of design and construction of the building. Secondly, because the architecture is not proposed as an historical event, but as a story in itself, full of relationships, nuances and fascinating readings. […]

Unclassifiable architectures: the "Goetheanum" (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid
08-11-2013 No Comments

Unclassifiable architectures: the “Goetheanum” (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid

Unclassifiable. Indescribable. Inabarcable. Inaprensible. In-“not-I know-how many-things”… The GOETHEANUM is one of these works of Modern Architecture that destabilizes the spectator, already be profane or learned this one in Architecture. Not uselessly, estimated reading, it is the this one of these big works ignored by the big priests of the Historiography of the Modern Movement as Giedion, Pevsner, or Hitchcock, for […]

Rafael Moneo. A theoretical reflection from the profession. Materials of file (1961-2013)
23-10-2013 4 Comments

Rafael Moneo. A theoretical reflection from the profession. Materials of file (1961-2013)

The Foundation Barrié presents his new cultural and educational project: Rafael Moneo. A theoretical reflection from the profession. Materials of file (1961-2013), the first great retrospective of the architect. The exhibition, curator for Francisco González de Canales of the Architectural Association of London, is an own production of the Foundation Barrié, organized in collaboration with Rafael Moneo’s study. Jose Maria Arias, […]

Álvaro Siza: The Architect and the Old Village
14-10-2013 No Comments

Álvaro Siza: The Architect and the Old Village

Álvaro Siza Vieira, a famous visionary Portuguese architect, coordinates the rehabilitation of the monuments and architectonic heritage of Cidade Velha (Old Village) in Santiago, an island of Cape Vert. This project creates great expectations among the local population, who see it as a way of improving their quality of life, but there is conflict between two cultures with different ideas […]

My memories of the School of Architecture | Antón Capitel
04-10-2013 3 Comments

My memories of the School of Architecture | Antón Capitel

1. I arrived to the School of Architecture of Madrid in October of 1964. It began the plan 1964, called plan “ye-ye”, of five years and matrícula direct, without entry neither initiation, neither selectivity, neither at all. We were 1.000 the enrolled. The asignaturas were Algebra linear and infinitesimal Calculation, Physical, Analysis of Forms and general Drawing. The chair of […]

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 […]

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Biography of a look
26-09-2013 No Comments

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Biography of a look

Henri Cartier Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a famous French photographer considered by many the father of the fotorreportaje. He preached always with the idea of catching the decisive instant, version translated from his “images on the sly”. It was a question of putting, so, the head, the eye and the heart in the same moment […]

Absent Le Corbusier, Villa Church | Marcelo Gardinetti
18-09-2013 No Comments

Absent Le Corbusier, Villa Church | Marcelo Gardinetti

“It is a question of the restoration of a beautiful ancient building in Ville d’Avray (Mr. Church). A villa of classic style and a new building, annexe to the villa, with garages in the ground floor, rooms of servitude and a foyer, in the first floor rooms with all the comforts, dining room, room of being with a loft, bath, […]

Centenary of three Big Architects: Fisac, Coderch and Of The Jack
05-09-2013 No Comments

Centenary of three Big Architects: Fisac, Coderch and Of The Jack

The architects we are of celebration. The centenary (1913-2013) of three big architects; Coderch, Of the Jack and Fisac, deserves that we dedicate part of our time and enthusiasm. The days and the exhibition take as a monographic content concrete aspects of the works of these three big architects and the importance of his architectural legacy. The commemorative acts of […]

Let's save our Modern National Heritage | Fernando Freire Forga
02-08-2013 2 Comments

Let’s save our Modern National Heritage | Fernando Freire Forga

It is recomforting and healthy to see that pupils of different powers of architecture join efforts to safeguard our architectural heritage. In this opportunity they have met to take photographies and to gather general information of the Multifamiliar Building in the Juan de Aliaga- Magdalena Avenue, work of the architect Manuel Villarán Freire. Building that lamentably will be demolished, as […]

Projecting in architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
26-07-2013 2 Comments

Projecting in architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

When listening to professors and students speak on the meaning of our career and the “methods of design of avant-garde”, consider that they leave  several empty that desmerecen our profession and that interests me manifest in this essay. It is true that a genius as Le Corbusier can have said that the architecture is: “the wise game, correct, glorious of […]

Court Houses | Fernando Freire Forga
22-07-2013 One Comment

Court Houses | Fernando Freire Forga

The studies related to the Modern Form in the One-family Housing have served me for the project formulation along my career. After analyzing a great number of one-family housings, for the production of this article, I have developed a test in relation to the knowledge acquired on the Court Houses , which have been put into practice in the majority […]