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Le Corbusier, the tree and the forest | Marcelo Gardinetti
19-07-2013 5 Comments

Le Corbusier, the tree and the forest | Marcelo Gardinetti

“A tree will be able to be planted on the level 1, on the available emptiness in front of the housing. His foliage will be able to rise to will.” Le Corbusiers´letter to the Dr. Pedro Curutchet, on May 24, 1949 In the work of Le Corbusier, the elements of the nature establish an unavoidable reference in his projects without […]

Berthold Lubetkin. Architecture and the tradition of progress
19-07-2013 No Comments

Berthold Lubetkin. Architecture and the tradition of progress

Few architectural monographs collect in a complete way the entire life and works of one author. Berthold Lubetkin. Architecture and the tradition of progress is certainly one of those cases. The book, originally published by RIBA in 1992 has just been reprinted and completed by Artifice Books in an essential volume. Berthold Lubetkin (1901-1990) came from Russia to United Kingdom […]

Eight recommendations to the architects for Walter Gropius | Fernando Freire Forga
15-07-2013 One Comment

Eight recommendations to the architects for Walter Gropius | Fernando Freire Forga

During his visit to Peru, in 1953, Walter Gropius realized eight recommendations to the architects. “Walter Gropius was entertained by a cocktail in the Architects’ Company that constituted simultaneously an institutional success. Don Rafael Marquina, on having delivered the diploma that he it accredits as honorary partner to him, said that his presence in the bosom of the Company was constituting […]

Alfredo Baertl Montori | Fernando Freire Forga
08-07-2013 No Comments

Alfredo Baertl Montori | Fernando Freire Forga

The architect Alfredo Baertl Montori (it was born in Lima – Peru on March 09, 1928) realized the studies of architecture in the National University of Engineering (in this Engineers’ School at the time), in the same city, being entitled in the year of 1951. From 1948 until 1950 he practised in the offices of the architect Raúl Morey and […]

Epilogue | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
05-07-2013 No Comments

Epilogue | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«Scanty disciplines there be of major interest that the etymology; it owes to the unforseeable transformations of the primitive sense of the words throughout the time» Jorge Luis Borges, About classic ones (1952) Jorge Luis Borges us remembers that the words have a history and Denys Cuché adds that «uo to a point, the words do the history»[1]. The words appear in certain […]

Asplund … and Göteborg's tapestry | Rodrigo Almonacid
28-06-2013 No Comments

Asplund … and Göteborg’s tapestry | Rodrigo Almonacid

On having finished the project for the extension of Göteborg’s Town hall (Sweden, 1935-37), E. G. Asplund signed his work. It was not alone a question of signing the planes, not. He signed literally his work. To make it today might to us look like an exercise of self-praise, but I believe that to do it as it was done […]

The trade of the signs | Marcelo Gardinetti
28-06-2013 2 Comments

The trade of the signs | Marcelo Gardinetti

In to say of Immanuel Kant, the architecture makes concrete as an art of the forms, a knowledge before conceived of an object that though it must answer to a usefulness, since artistic fact is not governed by a certain end and therefore, his form does not have his beginning in the nature but in an arbitrary end. This arbitrariness […]

Anecdotal and "light approximation" to Andrew Geller | Fernando Freire Forga
21-06-2013 One Comment

Anecdotal and “light approximation” to Andrew Geller | Fernando Freire Forga

Returning to the individualism and the personal appraisals, which I have learned in the practice is that it is “I please for everything” and the clients do not know of architecture and do not have why to know: they did not study the career. The responsibility is in the architect who is left to go for commercial topics and who […]

UnDo ReDo
19-06-2013 2 Comments

UnDo ReDo

UnDo ReDo is a place of meeting and reflection on the furniture, very specially the chairs, inside and about the architecture. Meeting, rehabilitation, interpretation and care of the furniture according to the philosophy of work of the missing person artist Louise Bourgeois I do, I undo, I redo. The furniture always have accompanied to the architecture, are the architecture inside the […]

Le Corbusier´s architecture
03-06-2013 No Comments

Le Corbusier´s architecture

Le Corbusier turned in the middle of the decade of 1920 into a prophet of the new architecture. In 1922 he designs the Plant of a contemporary city, a city for three million persons with a central space of cruciform skyscrapers, buildings in bend and wide green spaces, contributing an interesting zoning for activities. In the Villa Saboye of 1929 […]

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-06-2013 No Comments

Binnacle | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«If we could load on the architecture the responsibilities that weigh on the construction of ships, we would have for time buildings better than the Parthenon»[1] Horatio Greenough For the architects of the modernity, the naval construction has been a constant reference. Peter Collins, in his test Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture (1750-1950), remembers his how, already in the 19th century, the american […]

External interiors [II] | Íñigo García Odiaga
27-05-2013 No Comments

External interiors [II] | Íñigo García Odiaga

External interiors [I] | Íñigo García Odiaga  This text is the second part of a writing that is the comparison between two houses the Azuma House constructed by Tadao Ando in 1975 in Osaka and the Moriyama House finished in the year 2005 according to SANAA’s project, in which one tries to think about the ambiguous thing between interior and […]

Wittgenstein House
21-05-2013 No Comments

Wittgenstein House

This house, support of a philosophical constructed truth, stays beyond the nature and the city. It is an entity that tries to reflect the truth, and this cleanliness and objectivity is his interior content. The Neue Sachlichkeit stays inagurada simultaneously that the house, and Hartlaub and Grosz found in the Tractatus one of his intellectual supports. The house, with this […]

Catacresis of architecture | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-05-2013 No Comments

Catacresis of architecture | Marcelo Gardinetti

Frank Gehry’s work is deliberately singular. One declares in favour of the representation of a confused and disintegrated environment that it reflects his own vision of the city. His buildings countersign these characters by means of the assembly of dissimilar, fragmented, decorative elements, foreign to any established order. It uses of visual ambiguities, colors and textures to compose the objet […]

The adequacy of the modern architecture to Peru [II] | Fernando Freire Forga
17-05-2013 No Comments

The adequacy of the modern architecture to Peru [II] | Fernando Freire Forga

The local customs. The customs and Peruvian traditions at all time will meet reflected in the projection of modern buildings. Customs that show a national reality, a way of living particular and different to the places where this modern architecture was in preparation, which will allow to provide, to the modern projects developed in Peru, with a local imminent identity. […]

The Mies ´s unsuccessful deck chair… | Rodrigo Almonacid
17-05-2013 No Comments

The Mies ´s unsuccessful deck chair… | Rodrigo Almonacid

[…] For a nomadic individual, the war is a familiar scene since it contains many vital materials. During a war there are suspended the rules of conviviality that the civil society has given itself to yes same and there are adopted other foreign procedure that, suddenly, direct the whole frantic activity of the warlike moment. The battlefield is a definite […]

The adequacy of the modern architecture to Peru [I] | Fernando Freire Forga
13-05-2013 One Comment

The adequacy of the modern architecture to Peru [I] | Fernando Freire Forga

The search of the identity. The development of the architecture in Peru from the colonial epoch to the present day is tied basically to the architectural evolution of countries by traditions and customs foreign to the Peruvian reality, for what the local architects, at all time, have tried to give him to this adopted architecture some characterization that allows to […]

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-05-2013 No Comments

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

In 1951, being still a student, Fernando Távora is present at the VIII Internacional of modern Architecture Congress in Hoddesdonin (England), where Le Corbusier and Gropius coincides. The title of the congress, «The heart of the city», advances the overcoming of the Letter of Atenas and the interest for the problems of the local context, a search of the local identity that […]

A Guide to Archigram 1961-74
22-04-2013 No Comments

A Guide to Archigram 1961-74

Archigram: Cult-Architecture. A Guide to Archigram 1961-1974 is a small book (postcard size but with around 500 pages) that reviews graphically and concisely the work of this influential British architects team. The text reviews an earlier edition of Dennis Crompton (Concerning Archigram) published by Academy Editions in 1994. Perhaps because of its size, the book enables a very close reading […]

Modern architecture in Peru [I] | Fernando Freire Forga
22-04-2013 No Comments

Modern architecture in Peru [I] | Fernando Freire Forga

The Modern Architecture developed in Peru late, approximately 20 years after the first European precedents were constructed. By the ends of the decade of 1920 Him Corbusier had defined his five points of the modern architecture formed later of the Villa Savoye, and Mies van der Rohe already had done the demonstrated own thing the qualities of a new architecture […]

Obsolecence do rascacielos | Marcelo Gardinetti
19-04-2013 No Comments

Obsolecence do rascacielos | Marcelo Gardinetti

“Assuming condescendientemente the worse of the taste and value of his clients, the big signatures of architecture are prolonging the life of a type that has not been affected by new ideas or ambitions from the accomplishment of the World Trade Center in 1972. After having turned New York into an unbearable demonstration of architectural mediocrity, now they follow his […]

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
15-04-2013 No Comments

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the worlds greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images […]

Architect Clorindo Testa (1923-2013) | Martín Marcos
15-04-2013 2 Comments

Architect Clorindo Testa (1923-2013) | Martín Marcos

A creator between Apollo and Dionysus Though born in Naples, Italy and come to the Argentina at the age of five; Clorindo Testa was an overcoat a man of Buenos Aires. A flaneur porteño. Dazzling architect and brilliant artist was a product of an educated and passionate city, of there his principal qualities were nourished and extracted. Formed in the […]

Soviet Modernism, Unknown History
12-04-2013 No Comments

Soviet Modernism, Unknown History

The idea is extended of that all the creative effort of three decades one invested in solving the pressing problem of the housing, which supposed the raising of entire neighborhoods based on buildings, gray of void architectural interest and desangelados: a landscape that abroad was identified by the uniformity that was creating the communism. To this period there was called […]

Stars | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
09-04-2013 No Comments

Stars | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

«Rapid! Ignite the stars before the leads are founded», Aldo van Eyck wrote in the year 1959, in plenary session he debates on the ways that the modern architecture should take. A difficult, complex moment and, at the same time attraction, where the protagonists were demonstrating across his work accompanied of writings, sketches and reflections, the doubts and illusions on […]

Sleeplessness | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
05-04-2013 No Comments

Sleeplessness | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«Any authentic construction, any human creation is an interaction of functions and not a differentiation of domains» José María de Labra The José de la Mano gallery of Madrid, in his interest to reveal the authors’ unknown work of last century, has realized the second explanatory project about José María de Labra with the suggestive title of Laboratorio de Formas[1]. As it is indicated […]

The Particular House · Jorge Taberna
22-03-2013 No Comments

The Particular House · Jorge Taberna

With the intention of bringing over a bit from light to an object of so complex study and it multimeasures as that of The Particular House, this book appears as an exercise of reflection that tries to integrate from a theoretical studding different points of view from which the topic can be approached. Opposite to the extension and complexity of […]

Transparencies | Jorge Meijide
22-03-2013 No Comments

Transparencies | Jorge Meijide

Transparencies In 1927 Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich realize for the Werkbund Austellung celebrated in Stuttgart between July and September under Die Wohnung’s name, the Glasraum. Both had already realized one month before in Berlin the oneiric, labyrinthine and silky Coffee Samt&Seide for the exhibition Die Mode der Give Me. These stands inaugurate a collaboration between both, both professional […]

Three melodies of Le Corbusier | Marcelo Gardinetti
18-03-2013 4 Comments

Three melodies of Le Corbusier | Marcelo Gardinetti

The break of the conceptions academicistas produced by the pictorial revolution of ends of the 19th century and fundamentally the search of the most important interpreters of the cubism obsessed for representing the depth in two dimensions, created a new universe of images that gave origin to numerous artistic currents. In the subsequent years, the pictorial idea developed by the […]