Tag: Peter and Alison 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 […]

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 […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (XI) | Cristina García-Rosales
05-09-2014 One Comment

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales I have tried to discover a few arquitectas and designers not known for the great public, who maybe design with another look, placing the human being in the center of his projects, that is to say, to the user. The debate is opened. And to end I […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (X) | Cristina García-Rosales
29-08-2014 No Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales The second arquitecta was Rita Fernandez Queimadelos, also not known. It was employed at Madrid, Murcia and Barcelona, even it does little it was living also and was an accustomed internaut at his 92 years. María Juana Ontañón was the fourth woman in obtaining the title of […]

Rehabilitation and extension of a small vernacular housing in Quintelas | Luis Gil+Cristina Nieto
09-07-2014 No Comments

Rehabilitation and extension of a small vernacular housing in Quintelas | Luis Gil+Cristina Nieto

The exceeded domain. The conflict between the prexistencia and the extended program. The architecture inside the architecture and what it does not fit* We belong, already almost all without exception, to the western culture of the excess, a behavior that Guy Debord and the situacionistas advanced and denounced at the beginning of them 60s of the SXX. A company of […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IX) | Cristina García-Rosales
09-06-2014 No Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VIII) | Cristina García-Rosales In Spain she was Matilde Ucelay our first arquitecta and since it finishes his studies in 1936, up to the current moment, 72 years have happened and several generations of women. If there is an arquitecta that should be known in Spain she is, she, Matilde Ucelay […]

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 pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VIII) | Cristina García-Rosales
02-05-2014 One Comment

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VII) | Cristina García-Rosales Now Lina Bo Bardi wanted to have a brief recollection for the italo-Brazilian arquitecta. Well it can be said that, together with Eileen Gray, it shaped the feminine side of the modernity. Lina was born in Rome in 1914 and died in Sao Paulo in 1992. He […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VII) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-04-2014 3 Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VI) | Cristina García-Rosales Now, and by means of a few slight brushstrokes, I would like to mention another great pioneering European arquitecta: Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, deceased on January 23, 2000 in a hospital of Vienna, when it was on the verge of expiring 103 years. This arquitecta specialized herself in the […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (VI) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-04-2014 No Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (V) | Cristina García-Rosales We spend now to a slightly later stage-1924-1949-and go away to Finland, the so called country of thousand lakes. Aino Marsio Aalto, was a Finnish arquitecta classified in 1924 in Helsinki, companion of the architect Alvar Aalto. Aino and Alvar Aalto. AAA. The signature of the three […]

Cyprien Gaillard | Pedro Hernández
14-03-2014 No Comments

Cyprien Gaillard | Pedro Hernández

Entre vandalisme et esthétique minimale, romantisme et Land Art. Cyprien Gaillard représente l’architecture contemporaine comme une ruine moderne sur le point d’être envahie par la nature, tel que le faisait le peintre ruiniste Hubert Robert avec le Louvre au XVIIIème siècle. Text route Gaillard plays with the vision of the architecture, seemingly consumed by the nature, so that this one […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (V) | Cristina García-Rosales
07-03-2014 No Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales Let’s be going to know now another arquitecta and another type of architecture, inside the same epoch. To the “house at the edge of the sea” or “E.1027”, and to the Irish Eileen Gray who constructed it between 1926 and 1929, being his more important work. To […]

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales
07-03-2014 2 Comments

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

The pioneering arquitect women: the presence of the absence (III) | Cristina García-Rosales Let’s do a jump in the history and of 1900 let’s go to 1920-30, to the so called happy years 20. Though there am assumed that these years belonged to the woman, only they corresponded to them in certain cliches: as that of woman“garcon” smoking a cigarette, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Domestic Utopias. The house of the Future of Alison and Peter Smithson
01-07-2013 No Comments

Domestic Utopias. The house of the Future of Alison and Peter Smithson

Architecture, landscape, art, design and cinema interlace in this book that goes from the particular thing to the universal thing, provoking a reflexive attitude on the concept of house of the future in the contemporary architecture. The first chapters are uncovering gradually the thought of youth of Alison and Peter Smithson across his first perishable and dreamy works. His house […]

Experiments with Life Itself. Radical domestic architectures between 1937 and 1959 · Francisco González de Canales
16-04-2013 No Comments

Experiments with Life Itself. Radical domestic architectures between 1937 and 1959 · Francisco González de Canales

Despite being two decades marked by war-and its consequences-between 1937 and 1959 there were produced some of the most prominent residential experiments of the 20th century. Precisely the darkness of this age can be read as a detonating of a renewing reaction by the architectural sphere. This way Francisco Gonzalez of Channels does it in Experiments with the life itself. […]

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 […]

The perverse privacy | bRijUNi
30-10-2012 3 Comments

The perverse privacy | bRijUNi

Concerning the year 2007 Alejandro Zaera was negotiating with the EMV the near construction of his building of social housings in Carabanchel. It can be that it was there when one informed that these common corridors that, in the style of the famous streets in the sky of the Smithson, it had raised as place of local meeting and collective […]

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 […]