Tag: Ralph Erskine

Robin Hood Gardens & Criteria for Mass Housing | bRijUNi
10-01-2020 No Comments

Robin Hood Gardens & Criteria for Mass Housing | bRijUNi

Allison y Peter Smithson construyeron para el Greater London Council entre 1966 y 1972 estos dos edificios de viviendas sociales situados hoy al borde de la pujante área de negocios de Canary Wharf, sólo separada por las vías del tren (que no es poco) pero sólo conectadas con los antiguos muelles por un paso inferior bajo las vías del tren. […]

Flat and parallel | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
25-12-2015 One Comment

Flat and parallel | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

In occasions the man lives strange territories, inhospitable as a frozen desert, hostile as the chill wind of the glaciers. For some strange reason, we have belonged to these places and have adapted to his nature from the coat, the culture or the management of the ecosystems. The architecture means to understand in the first instance the environmental consequences of […]

Nave 8b de Matadero Madrid | Arturo Franco
31-12-2014 No Comments

Nave 8b de Matadero Madrid | Arturo Franco

In a small ship of the former slaughter house of Madrid, the ship 8 B, have withdrawn the tiles of a cover from themselves in poor condition, have been piled up and have interfered inside to solve a need. Hitherto there might come the summary of this intervention. The slaughter house of Madrid was projected concerning 1907 and constructed during […]

Domesticating the mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga
15-12-2014 4 Comments

Domesticating the mountain | Íñigo García Odiaga

The autumn is maybe the epoch of the year the most related to the mountain, before the winter when it begins the intense cold and the forests show an unsurpassable image. A type of architecture that is tied intimately to this activity, that of the refuge of mountain. The architects who investigated the minimal working housing, and the solutions standardized […]

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg's towers - landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid
27-10-2014 No Comments

Objet trouvé [03] : Jørn Utzon and Elineberg’s towers – landscapes | Rodrigo Almonacid

In Elineberg, Jørn Utzon had occasion to open an organic architecture solved with admirable simplicity and without resorting to formulae of residential buildings in height already known. The idea of repetition, inherent in a block of multiple floors (since the case is this), is finely altered by the Danish architect to give him a fullly human sense linked with the […]

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 […]

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. […]