Tag: Robert Venturi

Clouds | Sergio de Miguel
09-09-2019 No Comments

Clouds | Sergio de Miguel

“There will not be a single thing that is not a cloud. They are the cathedrals of vast stone and biblical crystals that time will pave. It is the Odyssey, which changes like the sea. There is something different every time we open it”. Clouds (I). Jorge Luis Borges Human thought is a mystery. It supports a variety of unimaginable […]

The challenge of the significance | Miquel Lacasta
27-05-2019 One Comment

The challenge of the significance | Miquel Lacasta

This suggestive title Joaquim Español gives it in the chapter 13 of Forma y consistencia.1 The book thinks brings over of a double distortion. On the one hand in many contemporary architectures still late the old phrase of Mies Van der Rohe we reject to recognize problems of form. That is to say, the architecture must be understood like it exempts […]

Theories of opened end | Miquel Lacasta
22-04-2019 No Comments

Theories of opened end | Miquel Lacasta

The will of the blog, axonométrica, and of the weekly exercise of reflection brings over of the architecture in his theoretical dimension, is based between other references and inspirations, in what Peter Eisenman develops in his doctoral thesis as Theories debaters of opened end. That is to say, so much the will of the blog, that of the architectural practice that […]

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

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta

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 of any […]

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 […]

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta
19-10-2018 No Comments

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta

In 1997, Deborah Berke, Yale’s teacher publishes the text Thoughts on the Everyday inside the book Architecture of the Everyday,1 edited one by Steven Harris and her itself. The text is an allegation against the influence of the media in the architecture, the usurpation of the daily advertising in our lives and for extension, the emergency of architects / brands and […]

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

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

“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 unidirectional criterion […]

Lebbeus Woods's alternative world | Marcelo Gardinetti
13-11-2017 No Comments

Lebbeus Woods’s alternative world | Marcelo Gardinetti

During his professional life, Lebbeus Woods sketched thoughts. The images that it produced incorporate observations of an improbable future. It moves on suggestive ideas that are not submitted to the rules of the company. On the contrary, it questions them. His representations, inhabitants of an inhospitable territory, personify his singular ontology. Floating structures and mobile constructions that compose a statement […]

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-10-2017 No Comments

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The Mission Housing is a program with so many omissions and improvisations as the enormous investments that it has demanded. It was conceived and he manages the affairs privately, between political and professional relatives subject to confidentiality, and progresses with the economic, juridical and professional irrationality that has done to itself characteristic of the Venezuelan petroestado. There do not exist […]

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
29-09-2017 No Comments

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

When I was studying architecture we had a Cuban teacher called Ricardo Porro Hudalgo (1925-2014), who should construct in the pro-Castro Cuba a few years later one of few works of worthy architecture of mention in the half century of Cuban revolution, a school of art with vaults of brick that has been very praised. Lazy, Marxist militant in this […]

The victory of the cynicism | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-08-2017 No Comments

The victory of the cynicism | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The advertising success was perfectly predictabl1, one would speak about the matter, the book would be bought, but León of Gold? Yes, in effect they received a major prize. That definitively stops very well proven get out of focus joined the superficialness of those who direct the creation of prestiges in the world of the architecture. And also in the world […]

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica
01-05-2017 2 Comments

Sciences of the complexity: A common logic with the architecture | axonometrica

Apart from the origin or the cultural common substratum, the sciences of the complexity share certain common features with the architecture that arises in the decade of the 60s and that we can follow even today, that reinforce precisely this both cultural and social base. Briefly we might say that the sciences of the complexity and the theoretical reflections and […]

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-03-2017 34 Comments

Thinking the architecture (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (I)”. It is necessary to clear what can understand by ideology, a word that is used to  apply only to the politics and produces doubts applied to other human activities. I take this definition: “An ideology is the group of ideas that inciden in elder or lower degree in the characteristics of the practice […]

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

Thinking the architecture (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

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 explain the […]

The Barcelona Pavilion by Grain, " of fluke? | Rodrigo Almonacid
23-01-2017 No Comments

The Barcelona Pavilion by Grain, ” of fluke? | Rodrigo Almonacid

We might think, at least for a moment, that the Pavilion of Germany in Barcelona of Grain finished so well “of fluke”? Last Wednesday, the 4th of May, 2016 José Ramón Hernández Correa was throwing the following affirmation in his agitator post of Facebook: “To Mies van der Rohe the Pavilion of Barcelona went out for him well of fluke.” […]

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

The analogous statement of Aldo Rossi | Marcelo Gardinetti

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, not to […]

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
03-06-2016 No Comments

The biggest following thing | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

It suits to support the opened well ears. César Pelli should have thought something like that during his stay about Eero Saarinen’s study to the suburbs of Detroit, one of the more fertile offices of architecture about the architects’ training and for that there happened figures as notable as Robert Venturi or Kevin Roche. Counts Pelli that the own Eliel […]

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 […]

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel
18-03-2016 30 Comments

Kahn (A homage) | Sergio de Miguel

The architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) is born in Estonia but is carried in his first years of life to the United States where after a brilliant period of artistic restlessness studies architecture in the University of Pennsylvania, learning the precepts of the “Beux-Arts” of his teacher Paul Cret. It had no  if the bad or the good luck to […]

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the 'luminous' building | Rodrigo Almonacid
29-02-2016 No Comments

Objet trouvé [05] : Sota and the ‘luminous’ building | Rodrigo Almonacid

The year 1970 is a point of inflexion in Alejandro de la Sota’s architectural path: on one hand, it loses the contest of Chair of Elements of Composition of the ETSAM, after going as teacher fourteen years at the time, and to have turned into doctor five years before; on the other hand, he does not turn out to be […]

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho
22-06-2015 No Comments

Utopia or interescalaridad | Michael Ángel Díaz Camacho

In 1974 Mariano Bayón interviews an Alejandro of the Jack isolated from the Academy, the margin already of the cultural paraphernalia of the architecture, an environment of the one that is separated voluntarily: “I will write something in a builders’ magazine, for builders” 1. Undoubtedly, the interest of Jack for the questions you will discipline they remove him from a […]

In favour of the perplexity | Sergio de Michael
13-03-2015 No Comments

In favour of the perplexity | Sergio de Michael

Between the ignorance and the certainty, between the skepticism and the dogmatism, a territory, a very fertile disturbance exists. Subtle. It tightens. The luckiest mental condition of the complicated game of intentions, vaguenesses, preferences, calculations and feelings into which any creative search turns. Any vital attitude. It is a question of an internal sigh encouraged by the doubt, the surprise […]

Dead space | Íñigo García Odiaga
09-02-2015 No Comments

Dead space | Íñigo García Odiaga

The summer, the vacations and the leisure invite to going out to the street, to conquering the public space and to socializing. Often the current urbanism, centred on what we might be call the development of the downtown, leaves other spaces to propose scenes to these summer activities. In the edges of the city the left spaces, the dead spaces […]

An approximation to a young person Eisenman | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
09-01-2015 One Comment

An approximation to a young person Eisenman | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Between 1963 and 1973 Eisenman there writes, his doctoral thesis The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, [1] of vital importance in his later work, in 1963, Towards an Understanding of Form in Architecture, in Architectural Design in the number 457, also in 1963, Notice on Conceptual Architecture: Towards to Definition, in Design Quaterly nº78-79 in 1970 and Cardboard Architecture; House […]

Learning of Las Vegas. The symbolism forgotten the architectural form
23-09-2014 No Comments

Learning of Las Vegas. The symbolism forgotten the architectural form

In 1968, one group of three teachers and several students of the school of architecture of the Yale University they made a trip to Las Vegas in order to carry out a project of investigation on the formal analysis of the architecture of the peculiar city of the State of Nevada. The result would materialize four years later with the […]

Complexity and contradiction in architecture
18-09-2014 No Comments

Complexity and contradiction in architecture

In an attempt of debunking of the “wise persons” presupposed of the architecture socially valued for the decade of 1960, Robert Venturi answered to a series of notions that they had guided to the modern designers of architecture. The experience of the urban landscape formed chaotic by overlapping of elements loaded with symbolism and the checking of which the ideal […]

The ordinary thing, Enrique Walker | Pedro Hernández
09-12-2013 No Comments

The ordinary thing, Enrique Walker | Pedro Hernández

¿Qué es lo Ordinario? Lo banal, lo cotidiano, lo vernácular… aquello existente, que ya está ahí, que forma parte de la realidad pero la arquitectura, como disciplina, ha excluido como caso de estudio. Son los carteles, los aparcamientos, los ascensores…son los elementos rechazados en origen por la arquitectura académica que, al recogerlos, debe cuestionarse a si misma como disciplina, redefiniendo, […]

Learning from the Cuencas
31-10-2013 No Comments

Learning from the Cuencas

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 of places […]

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 […]

Denise Scott Brown | Congreso Arquine No.14
30-04-2013 One Comment

Denise Scott Brown | Congreso Arquine No.14

Conversation with the arquitecta and urbanista Denise Scott Brown, socia of the study Venturi Scott Brown and Associates and authoress of the book ‘Navy of words’ (Arquine, 2013).