Tag: Rem Koolhaas

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti
17-06-2019 No Comments

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 01 Two design circumstances were decisive to establish the character that typifies the architecture of the Convent of La Tourette. The first is embodied by defining the horizontal plane governing the highest point of the terrain, so that, from that horizontal, the building descends copying the irregular topography of the slope. The second is to mutate the concept of […]

Los procesos Re- como expiación | Javier Mozas
10-06-2019 No Comments

Los procesos Re- como expiación | Javier Mozas

5.0 02 La Humanidad ha consolidado, a lo largo del tiempo, una morbosa relación de amor y odio con la Naturaleza. Admiración y contemplación, o dominio y sometimiento. En la conferencia que pronuncia Rem Koolhaas en Harvard el 3 de abril de 2009 bajo el título Sustainability: advancement versus apocalypse,1 mostró en las primeras imágenes, una pintura de Caspar David […]

A universe, a house | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-04-2019 No Comments

A universe, a house | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 01 How should a house on the mountainside be for a family with a person confined to a wheelchair? The client himself had the answer: “Contrary to what you would expect, I do not want a simple house. I want a complex house because the house will define my world”.1 The land where the house is located is located […]

La excusa de tomar el té | Piano Piano Studio
17-04-2019 No Comments

La excusa de tomar el té | Piano Piano Studio

5.0 01 Todas las casas son ojos que resplandecen y acechan. Todas las casas son bocas que escupen, muerden y besan. Todas las casas son brazos que se empujan y se estrechan. A los intocables versos de Miguel Hernández en su Cancionero y Romancero de ausencias, yo añadiría que todas las casas son corazón que todo lo rige y nos […]

The architects and their private devil | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
25-02-2019 No Comments

The architects and their private devil | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

5.0 01 Two things were recorded to me from a teenage reading of El Diablo, by Giovanni Papini (1881-1956), which gave the author some difficulties with the ecclesiastical world. The first, that the greatest success of the evil spirit is to make us believe that it does not exist; the second the cover of that edition, the face of the […]

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta
08-02-2019 No Comments

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 The 60s were the age of the megastructures, the age of the Utopian dreams, the age of the revolts against the established. In turn they were the epoch of the construction of the imaginary common one. The age of a politicallly active, almost arrogant optimism; At the beginning of the 70, probably for pure law of the pendulum, […]

Yes needs more | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
24-12-2018 No Comments

Yes needs more | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

5.0 02 This is a strange entrance with respect to the habitual thing and perhaps for that reason it pleases us especially. It is a text that is not specifically dedicated to architecture, nor to its authors; Nor does it talk about urban strategies, energy management or resources and many other issues that have interested us for years. This time […]

Elements of Architecture. Rem Koolhaas
18-10-2018 No Comments

Elements of Architecture. Rem Koolhaas

5.0 03 Architecture under the microscope. Rem Koolhaas’s essential toolkit to building anatomies Elements of Architecture se focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, façade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail.The result is no single history, but rather the web of origins, contaminations, similarities, and differences in […]

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta
11-05-2018 No Comments

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 Superstudio‘s work was stimulated by different intentions. Superstudio describes his own work in terms of ‘radical architecture’, ‘anti-Utopia’, ‘negative Utopia’, or ‘of guerrilla warfare’. He is, especially, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, co-founder of the group together with Natalini, which were employed at this theoretical base. He understood the radical architecture of the decade of the 60 and beginning […]

The noble savage. A Contemporary Architect’s Status | Josep Lluís Mateo
05-02-2018 No Comments

The noble savage. A Contemporary Architect’s Status | Josep Lluís Mateo

3.0 02 “Gardez-vous de la pureté, c’est le vitriol de l’âme…” Paul Valéry A Contemporary Architect’s Status. The imaginary of the profession of architect has historically seen the emergence of various paradigms. One, not too distant, is that of the globalised cosmopolitan genius, defending globalisation and, to use its own terms, the generic, and constantly proposing new horizons, which he […]

From the Hybrid to the Complex Building | Aurora Fernández Per - Javier Mozas
29-12-2017 No Comments

From the Hybrid to the Complex Building | Aurora Fernández Per – Javier Mozas

5.0 02 The hybrid building. Our interest in this type of project is based on land consumption. The disperse city is the underlying reason for a significant part of the damage being done to the planet. Not only does it increase emissions as a result of individualized transport and consumption but it also undermines social cohesion and opportunities for social […]

Articulating the city | Miquel Lacasta
04-12-2017 No Comments

Articulating the city | Miquel Lacasta

0.0 00 I raise of the Generic City of Rem Koolhaas it is undoubtedly, from a merely conceptual point of view, an exciting text. The general idea does not stop indifferently, though one suspects that the text is a tool for the justification of a certain return to it her tabulates levels more own of the modern movement, that of […]

Architecture and Chaos | José Ramón Hernández Correa
18-09-2017 No Comments

Architecture and Chaos | José Ramón Hernández Correa

0.0 00 I have just read a good phrase of Rem Koolhaas in the blog Cosas de Arquitectos. The holder says: “The architecture for definition is a chaotic adventure”. The phrase completes I do not copy it in order that this way you do a visit to these boys, who deserve it, (Frasecica). To do architecture is to coordinate aspects that at first […]

Aki Kaurismäki and Peter Zumthor | Jorge Gorostiza
19-05-2017 No Comments

Aki Kaurismäki and Peter Zumthor | Jorge Gorostiza

0.0 00 Hace ya varios meses publiqué en este blog un post que hizo Alexandre Kluge sobre un encuentro penoso que tuvo con Rem Koolhaas, ahora es al revés, el arquitecto Peter Zumthor es quien habla sobre el cineasta Aki Kaurismäki y además de forma elogiosa. Buscando una fotocopia de un artículo, como me suele suceder a menudo, me encontré con otras […]

Jaume Prat Ortells · critical architecture
20-04-2017 No Comments

Jaume Prat Ortells · critical architecture

5.0 01 A few weeks ago we were entering the world of the critique of architecture of Fredy Massad‘s hand, and today we advance another little thanks to Jaume Prat Ortells (Barcelona, 1975) architect for the ETSAB UPC, Technical Top School of Architecture of Barcelona of the Technical University of Catalonia from 2002. Since then he has collaborated in diverse […]

Rem Koolhaas and Alexander Kluge | Jorge Gorostiza
14-04-2017 No Comments

Rem Koolhaas and Alexander Kluge | Jorge Gorostiza

5.0 01 The director Alexander Kluge has described his assistance to a conference of, according to Kluge, «anxious cultural observer and architect», Rem Koolhaas.. The event happened in the great room of the University of Munich, where they had met thousand persons heard him… Koolhaas spoke in English, slow, placed in a side and far from the microphone. The central […]

The habitat city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
09-01-2017 No Comments

The habitat city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

0.0 00 The City has turned progressively and probably from the Industrial Revolution, in a luck of great predator on the way. His paper as revitalizing agent of the economic and cultural activity of the world, the progress, has formed conurbations of consumption, mega-structures disconnected of the cycles of the nature, the energy or the resources. The Generic City weighs […]

Interviews Isabel Bachs
23-09-2016 No Comments

Interviews Isabel Bachs

4.0 01 30 years have happened since on June 2, 1986 the reconstruction of the Pavilion inaugurated Mies van der Rohe, constructed for the International Exhibition of Barcelona of 1929. Though the process began in 1957 when Oriol Bohigas was writing to Mies to entrust him, again, the pavilion. This year on the occasion of this efeméride, we have the […]

Koolhaas's intellectual ardor | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-08-2016 No Comments

Koolhaas’s intellectual ardor | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 01 The distinctive feature of the thought of Rem Koolhaas comes from his conviction to proclaim the polyfunctionality of the architectural fact, a declaration that dogmatizes by means of the distribution of the elements of the program in independent caps but that they assure between yes strategies of reciprocity. This operation is the corollary of a deep analysis of […]

Klaus: Architecture, cómic and critique (II)
25-08-2016 No Comments

Klaus: Architecture, cómic and critique (II)

5.0 01 Retomamos la charla que comenzamos hace unos días con Klaus, esperamos que disfruten tanto como lo hemos hecho nosotros. De todos modos, al margen de lo humorístico, en muchas de ellas reflexionas sobre diferentes temas, ¿podríamos decir que realizas crítica de arquitectura? Lo malo de la polisemia es que no te deja más opción que contestar a todo […]

Klaus: architecture, cómic and critique (I)
23-08-2016 No Comments

Klaus: architecture, cómic and critique (I)

5.0 01 De acuerdo con su reseña biográfica más habitual, ‘Klaus es un caricaturista frustrado que vive en un viejo castillo y Europa.’ En realidad, tras el pseudónimo Klaus se esconde un arquitecto, urbanista y profesor de Historia de la Arquitectura particularmente interesado en las relaciones entre la arquitectura y los mass media, que lleva desde 2009 siendo el azote […]

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

5.0 01 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 […]

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

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

5.0 01 ‘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: […]

Again the critique | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-04-2015 No Comments

Again the critique | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

5.0 01 Other times I have written on my first impression of the Gothic architecture, in Chartres, during a juvenile trip. One summer evening I entered to the cathedral his principal portal. To live through the immense space bathed by the light of the west one leaked through the vitrales of the front, at this hour shining in all his […]

Rem Koolhaas. Conversations with Hans Ulrich Obrist
11-11-2014 No Comments

Rem Koolhaas. Conversations with Hans Ulrich Obrist

5.0 01 This book compiles six interviews that Hans Ulrich Obrist has come supporting with Rem Koolhaas on the most recent topics treated by OMA and I LOVE. In them not only it is composed in a dialogue on the path and the thought of Rem Koolhaas, but there are approached his last Asian works, the public library of Seattle, […]

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
31-10-2014 No Comments

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

5.0 01 Exoduses the project with which Rem Koolhaas got in the international scene of the architecture in 1972 1. Rem Koolhaas was formed as architect in the Architectural Association of London, where he studied from 1968 to 1972. The Architectural Association was in this moment an anarchic environment where Peter Cook was marking the guideline,2 but where Leon Krier and […]

Delirious of New York. A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
16-10-2014 No Comments

Delirious of New York. A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

5.0 01 Manhattan is the scene where there is represented the last act of the western civilization. With the population explosion and the invasion of the new technologies, Manhattan has turned, from the middle of the XIXth century, into the laboratory of a new culture, that of the congestion; a mythical island where real makes the unconscious group of a […]

About of the city
14-10-2014 No Comments

About of the city

5.0 01 Rem Koolhaas is one of the big thinkers and contemporary debaters it brings over of the city. Since in 1978 his fundamental text was publishing Delirium of New York, the Dutch architect has been catapulted as one of the voices most listened at the moment of approaching the reflection concerning the contemporary city. His contributions have centred on […]

Pointes Magazine [n07]
19-08-2014 No Comments

Pointes Magazine [n07]

0.0 00 The seven number of the magazine of art and architecture POINTEs, edited in Madrid. Pointes is a publication of art and architecture realized by students of different artistic branches, which tries to re-intensify the debate and to go TOWARDS A CRITICAL SPIRIT, as well as the investigation of the references mas important of the XXth century. It is […]

Living and transforming the reality
02-07-2014 No Comments

Living and transforming the reality

0.0 00 The architecture and the design impress enormously the life of the persons, something that is not of be surprising when both disciplines have a sociological and anthropologic forceful background. In this respect, the book Living and to transforming the reality (2013) by Jose Juan Garza Cavazos, illustrates and gathers projects of architecture and design that express a dialectical white […]