Tag: Reyner Banham

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta
30-11-2018 2 Comments

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta

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5.0 01 In the first work of Formal Eisenman The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, his doctoral thesis, begins as there began Jacobs in The Rise and Fall of Great American Cities, or Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, with a critique to the Modern Movement. It can be said that the alternative pressure of the decade of the 60, they need […]

Islands, desert, mountain. Degree zero architecture | Josep Lluís Mateo
16-07-2018 No Comments

Islands, desert, mountain. Degree zero architecture | Josep Lluís Mateo

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5.0 01 The fascination caused by distant places, in the limit of human existence, places where it might be better to spend than to stay, or where to stay always go along with a vague sense of threat (condition, from romanticism, at the base of the aesthetic experience). The island as a closed, finite place, with endemism as a possibility. […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

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4.5 02 “I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the […]

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
24-02-2017 No Comments

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

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5.0 01 The desire to confirm points of view on what it is necessary to to do has been done loudly between architects in the last three decades. In some academic means this desire turned as for study, is named (incorrectly) A Theory of the Architecture. That would be a body of ideas, concepts, points of view, which seek to […]

The analogous statement of Aldo Rossi | Marcelo Gardinetti
21-11-2016 No Comments

The analogous statement of Aldo Rossi | Marcelo Gardinetti

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5.0 01 In the second half of the 20th century, the architectural search of postwar period strains for reaching an alternative offer of the modernity. You appear as Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Braun, Charles Moore and Robert Stern were promoting, in tuning in with the consumer capitalism, a return to the representation and the symbolism suppressed by the modern movement, […]

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

Klaus: Architecture, cómic and critique (II)

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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)

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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 […]

The architecture software. Reyner Banham's visual fictions | Ignacio los grava - Patrizia Di Monte
06-02-2015 No Comments

The architecture software. Reyner Banham’s visual fictions | Ignacio los grava – Patrizia Di Monte

0.0 00 The architecture software. Reyner Banham’s visual fictions. In 1968 Reyner Banham wrote The Triumph of Software1, one article that would anticipate a new way of understanding the world and that it would affect in a specially subtle way to the architecture. His speech rested principally on two movies that had the premiere the same year and that allowed him to […]

Historiography of Modern Architecture
30-05-2014 No Comments

Historiography of Modern Architecture

0.0 00 “With this book, Panayotis Tournikiotis has achieved a great feat ofarchitectural historiography.” Francoise Choay, Professor of the History of Ideas and the History of Urbanism at the French Institute for Urbanism, University of Paris Writing, according to Panayotis Tournikiotis, has always exerted a powerful influence on architecture. Indeed, the study of modern architecture cannot be separated from a […]

Learning from the Cuencas
31-10-2013 No Comments

Learning from the Cuencas

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5.0 01 The purpose of the research project Aprendiendo de las Cuencas [Learning from the Cuencas] is to offer a new gaze on the cultural landscape of the Cuencas or coal mining areas of central Asturias. To this end, the project aligns itself with some of the key architectural manifestos of recent decades, arising as a result of seminal analyses […]

Operative strategies in architecture. Price's project technologies to Koolhaas
31-07-2013 No Comments

Operative strategies in architecture. Price’s project technologies to Koolhaas

0.0 00 On July 11 were delivered in Barcelona the 2013 FAD Awards, including those for the Thought and Criticism category. One of the awards went to Estrategias operativas en arquitectura, an interesting critical contribution to understanding some current architectural trends. In agreement with the record of the juror, “Operative Strategies in architecture it claims the field of action of […]

At the edge of the critique · Session 2: Absent manifests
26-04-2013 No Comments

At the edge of the critique · Session 2: Absent manifests

0.0 00 “…all the historians of the art of traditional orientation, he suffers a trend to value excessively the effect of the books and the theories for the royal creation of the art and the architecture…” Sybil Moholy-Nagy about Reyner Banham The first half of the 20th century was a period where the manifests proliferated in a horizon of historical […]

The Strange Death of Architectural Criticism
24-04-2012 2 Comments

The Strange Death of Architectural Criticism

0.0 00 This one is the title of Martin Pawley’s posthumous book, one of the British critics of the second half of the 20th century, together with Reyner Banham and J. M. Richards, and it expresses a worrying fact: the critique of architecture, so influential a few decades ago, today has an irrelevant paper. In case of the critique of […]

The ordinary thing
02-02-2011 25 Comments

The ordinary thing

0.0 00 This book gathers a series of articles that approach the notion of the ordinary thing in architecture and trace, across the selection of tests, a genealogy of this category in the theory of the architecture throughout last forty years. The expression the ordinary thing constitutes the common denominator of a series of notions that have relation with the […]