Tag: postmodernidad

Lapaman Apartament | Sra. Farnsworth
21-08-2019 No Comments

Lapaman Apartament | Sra. Farnsworth

It was about rehabilitating and updating a small apartment of 60 square meters, located in the town of Bueu and with stunning views over the estuary of Pontevedra. The idea was to transform it into a summer residence to be able to rent it during holiday periods. The pre-existing housing dates back to the 70s and was divided into 5 […]

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey
12-11-2018 No Comments

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey

 “We observed that buildings can be designed as gloves that comfortably surround each finger of the hand or as mittens that allow the hands and fingers of different sizes to adjust and move. Some of the most lyrical buildings of the first Modern Movement are gloves, designed so specifically that they can hardly accommodate small changes.” 1 Gloves or mittens, in […]

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
10-03-2017 73 Comments

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (II)”. The notes that have written on this subject have to see with my participation in Valencia, Spain, in the Seminar Thought and Architecture organised amongst other by the colleague José María Lozano of the School of Architecture of the Polytechnical University. It realised  between the 11 and on 15 November 2011. The document […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi
27-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi

We continue with the second part of the interview William J. R. Curtis on the occasion of the reissue of the book “Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms”. Con respecto a la historia y a la posible continuidad hegeliana de la que hablábamos antes, en el contexto actual, ¿Cree que existe una posición comúnmente aceptada sobre la necesidad de conocerla, tal […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi
20-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi

In the year 2015, coinciding with 50 anniversary of the death of the prolific teacher Le Corbusier, the publishing house Phaidon re-edited the extension of the book Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms by William J.R Curtis, historian of the architecture, critic, writer, painter and British photographer. William J.R Curtis is specially known by his critique of the history of the modern architecture and his […]

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta
23-05-2016 No Comments

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior | Miquel Lacasta

From the complex thing. Symbol and Behavior. Annotatting the reflections it brings over of the complexity, they are necessary two categories that they send to the idea of the intersubjective thing. In many of the previous texts and surely in future texts, the intersubjective thing is present of underlying form. The idea of intersubjectivity divides of stating the mistake of […]

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta
21-03-2016 No Comments

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time. Speaking about the complex thing is inabarcable. It would come to be like to trace the mythical cartographic map to scale 1:1 to that Borges was referring in the story Of The Rigor of the Science.1 The task, would need such a precise description, that the described object and the description itself would […]

Do you know Louis Kahn's work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
08-02-2016 One Comment

Do you know Louis Kahn’s work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I know that the facts will be revealing the immense lie through that we live here. And without stopping being alert I insist on going beyond her. I take so again, the topic of my visit to the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany, remembering on what already I commented it brings over of my desire to explain of what way […]

The nature of the change. The nature of change you have changed | Miquel Lacasta
27-11-2015 One Comment

The nature of the change. The nature of change you have changed | Miquel Lacasta

Surely it cannot be said that everything should happen in the decade of the 60, but yes one can affirm that this one was a decade of big changes, of big social transformations, changes, that today we can observe how they are more alive than never. Looking backward, it is easy to recognize significant transformations that have his origin in […]

The hyper-time city.The Falling Man | Miquel Lacasta
19-10-2015 One Comment

The hyper-time city.The Falling Man | Miquel Lacasta

This image represents another jump to the emptiness. It is not necessary to explain the moment in which the photography was taken. The photographer of Associated Press, Richard Drew was, as different many, covering the event, according to the journalistic slang. The image is so brutal that the mere informative fact comes out. In fact the this qualified image, as […]

The beginning of the postmodern city [Der Himmel über Berlin] | Miquel Lacasta
02-10-2015 One Comment

The beginning of the postmodern city [Der Himmel über Berlin] | Miquel Lacasta

“It is wonderful, to live only in spirit, and day after day, eternally, to give faith of the spiritual thing in the persons. But sometimes I get fed up with my spiritual eternal existence. Then it wanted to stop floating eternally for the heights, wanted to notice that I have weight, which was annulling the absence of borders, and to […]

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi'
21-05-2015 No Comments

Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’

‘Inventions: New York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi’ is the new book by José Juan Barba, an essay which looks into the texts, inventions, drawings and ideas of Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and the great Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi, in search of new perspectives which broaden the way we see, think y make Architecture. On ‘Invenciones: Nueva York […]

The variations of the identity. I test on the type in architecture
13-01-2015 2 Comments

The variations of the identity. I test on the type in architecture

The variations of the identity The object of this work is to contribute to a theory of the architectural project in which the idea of type is not conceived as a breeding mechanism but as a structure of the capable form of multiple developments. In this key, the project arquitectural places so far away of the invention of the form […]

Towards a new contextuality | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
29-12-2014 No Comments

Towards a new contextuality | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

One of the possible origins of a certain revival contextualista might relapse, as affirms Eduard Bru, in the fact that the place1 has happened to be more interesting something, more active and propositivo, while city and geography, they have been mixed ineluctablemente, offering an environment much more inciting than the strictly urban one which we were having a decade behind.2 […]

From the constructive thing like theory | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
23-06-2014 No Comments

From the constructive thing like theory | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

From the constructive thing like theory The reality is always an organization, or complex configuration, which is constituted constant. This way raised, this affirmation stops to guess a beginning of very simple bottom: the fact that something is constructed constant it does not make it less royal, independently of which they are the pieces that integrate this construction. The fact […]

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 […]

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
23-05-2013 No Comments

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

The architecture, the science and Charles Jencks The paradigm of the complexity applied in the architecture and his expression in the conceptual binomial geometry and complexity arises during the decade of the 60, contrary to Charles Jencks’s position that places it at the end of the 20th century and beginning of the XXIst. The tour of this binomial starts in […]

Modern architecture for a postmodern company | Aldo G. Facho Dede
08-01-2013 One Comment

Modern architecture for a postmodern company | Aldo G. Facho Dede

I write this note motivated by two conversations supported a time ago, both touched the topic from different but convergent angles in the sense of the force of the Modern Architecture in our times. The first one was with the architect Rubén Pesci from the analysis of a project at which we are employed. We were discussing the composition and […]