Tag: Philip Johnson

Universal history of the Turpitude [III] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
05-03-2018 No Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [III] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa I finish the trilogy (I, II) that I promised, not because there should no be many any more turpitudes, but because I believe that it costs with one of each one of the three big ones. And I finish off the series with relief, because it is not nice […]

Black: Architecture in Monochrome
07-12-2017 No Comments

Black: Architecture in Monochrome

An innovative look to the beauty and the showiness of the black architecture throughout thousand years. Black: Architecture in Monochrome is a fascinating study on the intensity, the force and the mysticism of the black color in the world of the construction. The black, which hoards a great cultural and historical importance – already is like a symbol of transgression, […]

From the crystal inhabitants | Pedro Hernández
24-11-2017 No Comments

From the crystal inhabitants | Pedro Hernández

“One night, the people of the mirror invaded the Earth. His force was big, but after bloody battles the magic arts of the Yellow Emperor prevailed. This one rejected the invaders, imprisoned them in the mirrors and they were imposed by the task of repeating, since in a species of dream, all the acts of the men. It deprived them […]

Unpublished Madrid (V) | Cristina García-Rosales
25-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (V) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (IV)  The Warehouse in Castile Square is an installation belonging to the Canal de Isabel II. He is placed, from 1952 at the end of the walk of the Castilian one in the municipal area of the one that was the fourth warehouse of the Plaza of Castile (constructed in the year 1939), and with a capacity […]

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales
18-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (III)  In Emilio Castelar’s Summer-house we will be able to admire some notable architectures. As the building Castelar (Catalan headquarters of the Insurances of West), with his prop that supports the rest of the set. It was projected by the architect Rafael de La-Hoz Arderius in 1975. In 2010 it was reformed under the direction of […]

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (II)  The Colon Towers (previously Jerez Towers) are two twin skyscrapers with 116 meters of height and 23 plants. They were constructed by the architect of Madrid Antonio Lamela and the engineers Leonardo Fernandez Troyano, Javier Manterola and Carlos Fernandez Casado. They have a structure suspended from two big props joined in the high thing by a platform, […]

Unpublished Madrid (II) | Cristina García-Rosales
04-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (II) | Cristina García-Rosales

Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (I)  We continue the tour for the Barceló Cinema, opposite the Barceló Market, restored lately and, therefore, much more modern. The Barceló Cinema is in the Barceló street, doing forms a corner with Larra, and it was constructed, opposite to the gardens of the Hospice of Madrid as cinema of neighborhood. The architect was Luis Gutiérrez Soto. […]

Unpublished Madrid (I) | Cristina García-Rosales
28-07-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (I) | Cristina García-Rosales

We are going to realize a tour for Unpublished Madrid, where we will discover buildings that correspond to the modern movement in the architecture. Beginning for some racionalist buildings of the 30s or 40s of the 20th century, and ending for four skyscrapers of the Paseo de la Castellana, near the Castilla Square. Buildings, many of them, very recognized in […]

Between dividing | Íñigo García Odiaga
22-05-2017 No Comments

Between dividing | Íñigo García Odiaga

Uno de los primeros ejemplos de la resaca dejada por Mies van der Rohe en la ciudad de Nueva York es la Rockefeller Guest House, obra de Philip Johnson, construida en 1950. Diseñada para Blanchette Rockefeller Hooker, la casa fue elogiada en su momento por la crítica, dada su sencillez y sobriedad. La casa fue concebida principalmente, como un lugar […]

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
06-05-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

The works developed by philosophers and thinkers, from ends of the 18th century have been determining what today we know as Modern Age and his derivations. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered to be the most influential thinker of the modern Europe, thanks to him works are had as “Critique of the Judgment” (1790) that form a part of the conception […]

The modern architecture. Romanticism and reimbursement
26-01-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture. Romanticism and reimbursement

This book was published originally in 1929, for what it constitutes the first history of the modern architecture. But his transcendency remained eclipsed by the appearance, only three years later, of another book of the author who would: The international style, corresponded with Philip Johnson like fruit of the exhibition that both organized in the Museum of Modern Art of […]

curatorial and juror: A personal matter | bRijUNi
03-11-2014 No Comments

curatorial and juror: A personal matter | bRijUNi

Continuing with some of the ideas that there was debated last October 7 in the Roca Madrid Gallery inside the first one of the “4 meetings Al Borde de la Crítica 2014” whose initial review appeared in Arquia’s blog, we us would like to detain now in one of the topics that arose in the round of later questions to the […]

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered
16-09-2014 No Comments

Julius Shulman. Modernism Rediscovered

The Master of Modern. More discoveries from the Julius Shulman vaults. TASCHEN’s Modernism Rediscovered (2000) brought to light for the first time forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman’s personal archives. Paying tribute to residential and commercial buildings that had slipped from public view, Shulman`s stunning photographs uncovered a rarely seen side of California Modernism. This extensive, three-volume follow-up […]

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 […]

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. […]

Pointes Magazine [n02]
26-03-2013 No Comments

Pointes Magazine [n02]

The second number of POINTES where it is begun to value Phillip Johnson’s action for the Plaza of Castile of Madrid, the difference between the films of the past with the current importance and his evolution, a walk along New York near to the Theatre Apollo, a reflection on Egon Schiele’s work and a study on the door as limit. […]

Modern architecture | bRijUNi
01-03-2013 3 Comments

Modern architecture | bRijUNi

The modern thing, or probably the new thing, always has happened for being something good. One wanted or was chasing to be modern, or it to seem, until it fell down in the account of which the modern thing was yesterday and which the sigh of the present was inasible, and the aspiration of modernity, also. The history and the […]

Tomb and Monument | Íñigo García Odiaga
18-02-2013 No Comments

Tomb and Monument | Íñigo García Odiaga

Was saying Adolf Loos, that only there is a small part of the architecture that belongs to the art: the funeral monument and the commemorative monument. Everything else, that one that serves for an end, that one that has a concrete functionality, to live, to work, leisure, had to remain excluded from the kingdom of the art. The vision funcionalista […]

Miraflores's Baths. Hector Velarde | Fernando Freire Forga
14-08-2012 4 Comments

Miraflores’s Baths. Hector Velarde | Fernando Freire Forga

In search of the origins of the modern architecture in Peru I thought that there existed a building that it might have meant the beginning: Miraflores’s Baths, projected by the architect Hector Velarde between 1934 and 1935. Though by the Peruvian historians this building has been catalogued inside the so called architecture – locally – as ” Style Nose ” […]

The Modern Form in the One-family Peruvian Housing 1950-1970 | Fernando Freire Forga
28-07-2011 24 Comments

The Modern Form in the One-family Peruvian Housing 1950-1970 | Fernando Freire Forga

The modern movement arises as consequence of the social ideology of the epoch, the artistic evolution, the technological reached advances and the new trends of life in the developed countries. Critics recount, that chronologically the modern architecture, is recognized after the artistic revolution happened during the forefronts of beginnings of the 20th century. The modernity, with a new look to […]