Tag: Peter Smithson

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 […]

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta
19-10-2018 No Comments

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta

In 1997, Deborah Berke, Yale’s teacher publishes the text Thoughts on the Everyday inside the book Architecture of the Everyday,1 edited one by Steven Harris and her itself. The text is an allegation against the influence of the media in the architecture, the usurpation of the daily advertising in our lives and for extension, the emergency of architects / brands and […]

Questions about the room | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
08-09-2017 No Comments

Questions about the room | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The space is the distance between two bodies. The dictionary always so conclusive1. Is here the exact, fenced and seemingly objective definition of the contumacious countless one, container of everything what exists: the space, distance between two bodies. The inoffensive aspect of this geometric precision on the space, actually limits the spatial condition to the constellation of relations between his marginal […]

The space of the mirrors | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
29-05-2017 No Comments

The space of the mirrors | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The mirrors work as the pupils of a within the walls space, a room outdoor from that they observe us. In occasions there preserve even some recollections of our lives, as the porous and dusty mirrors of the old houses, which seem to examine from the hats and suits to stripes of ours forbears1. Also the mirrors take care of […]

The domestic intrigue | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
01-02-2016 No Comments

The domestic intrigue | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The contemporary house has turned, among other things, into a department store. The western culture has multiplied the need of cupboards and lumber rooms where to arrange of practical form the whole universe of domestic current accessories: from tool boxes and folding stairs to disguises and dresses of holiday; from bicycles and skates to curtains, towels and comforters; from boxes […]

Pilot floors. Domestic experimental cells
01-09-2015 No Comments

Pilot floors. Domestic experimental cells

‘Pilot floors he gathers a selection of domestic cells in the collective housing that they are born of an innovative and experimental will. Often Utopian or visionary and with zeal to answer to new forms of life, these domestic cells question the present and try to foresee the future. This book presents a summary of examples of the whole world […]

Carme Pinós. Architectures
19-03-2015 No Comments

Carme Pinós. Architectures

This book is not alone the most complete anthology of Carme Pinós’s work, but a tour of almost two decades for the topics and the worries appellants who have marked the work of the study of this Barcelonian arquitecta. Across an elegant selection of the works and the most significant projects of the study, of the critical contributions of Peter […]

Praise of the incorrectness | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
24-11-2014 No Comments

Praise of the incorrectness | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

The architecture lives placidly in the area of the orthodoxy, bendecida for the rules commonly accepted by the group, freely of mistakes or faults. The codes justify, the cánones legitimize. Though not always. The history has given us magnificent examples of architecture arisen from what Enrique Walker qualifies as “the ordinary thing” 1, that is to say, the daily thing, […]

The window of the desires | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
10-10-2014 No Comments

The window of the desires | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

There exists in the Fifth Avenue of New York a window on which the people crowd from the street. In the night and day, sosegadamente, we imagine almost silently. A window seductora and hypnotic as a putting of the Sun or a rain of stars. Nobody might imagine that actually, which is admired by the own emotion of the corsair […]

After Saarinen's fingerprints | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
19-05-2014 No Comments

After Saarinen’s fingerprints | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

Eero Saarinen dedicated a very small part of his career to the topic of the housing, in fact, only he constructed two. In words of one of the most important experts of his work, Antonio Roman Asensio: “the design of the one-family house simply was not fitting with the exercise of the profession as it Saarinen understood”1. In spite of […]

The Smithsons on Housing
09-07-2013 No Comments

The Smithsons on Housing

Peter Smithson (Stockton-on-Tees 1923-2003) and Alison Smithson (Alison Gill) (Sheffield 1928-1993) were two architects and English town planners who were employed actively at the theoretical aspects of the architecture of the decades of the 50 and 60. They are considered to be co-founders of the brutalismo, and there formed a part of the Team 10, one group of architects that […]

The Charged Void: Architecture
21-01-2013 No Comments

The Charged Void: Architecture

The Charged Void is more than a complete works volume. It is a publishing project personally run by Alison and Peter Smithson in which they document, like a photo album, its more than 50 years working in the fields of architecture and urbanism. Apparently the original idea was to publish three volumes: architecture, urbanism and critical writings. At least that […]

How to design a chair [Colección Design Museum]
10-02-2012 2 Comments

How to design a chair [Colección Design Museum]

” When we design a chair we are designing a company and a city in miniature “, there wrote the British architect Peter Smithson. The chair is one of the most anthropomorphous furniture that exist: it has legs, arms and back and, in occasions, elbows, knees, feet and headboard. To design a chair implies thinking about his use, about the […]

The ordinary thing
02-02-2011 25 Comments

The ordinary thing

This book gathers a series of articles that approach the notion of the ordinary thing in architecture and trace, across the selection of tests, a genealogy of this category in the theory of the architecture throughout last forty years. The expression the ordinary thing constitutes the common denominator of a series of notions that have relation with the appropriation and […]

The Hybrid Carpets, Infrastructure and Mobility
19-09-2009 67 Comments

The Hybrid Carpets, Infrastructure and Mobility

“The mobility is the key of the planning, so much from the social point of view, since organizationally. The mobility is not alone related to ways and roads, but with the displacement in general, that concerns a fragmented and mobile community. The ways form a part of the essential physical infrastructure of the community”. Uppercase. Peter and Alison Smithson. 1960 […]