Tag: s. xx

The border city | Luis Gil
20-01-2020 No Comments

The border city | Luis Gil

The liminal cities, they are of entry and exit, susceptible to be besieged and therefore forced to protection in adverse moments. They are spaces or surrounding territories fighting at the same time against the outside that with the own necessity to grow like other communities in more stable situations. The closed or walled city, both the maritime, the one built […]

The border of contact, encounter and exchange space | Luis Gil
13-01-2020 No Comments

The border of contact, encounter and exchange space | Luis Gil

The intrinsic nature of the border is that of being an area of danger, an insecure space in which the development of the essential tasks of life requires a state of continuous alertness. It is the space for the exchange of energy, where it is released or integrated into new areas, which implies a constant rebalancing of the forces acting […]

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. […]

The plan as a tool for border overflow | Luis Gil
30-12-2019 No Comments

The plan as a tool for border overflow | Luis Gil

The border as a tense space that opposes its transit, requires effort, determination, formal or fundamental change to be transgressed and overcome or inhabited temporarily or continuously. Thus, the passage through the border or the limit, the jump from one medium to another implies the discovery of a technique that makes possible the survival in the other margin, the change, […]

The border, artificial and invented mechanism | Luis Gil
23-12-2019 No Comments

The border, artificial and invented mechanism | Luis Gil

In this way when the natural barrier (the geographical accident) artificially used to protect the interior ecosystem, is insufficient, inadequate or non-existent for the desired economic or social use, then man develops not only artificiality over the natural but also takes a step more and build an ex-novo border. It is an invention that saves the natural deficiency, and around […]

Limits, nature and artifice | Luis Gil
16-12-2019 No Comments

Limits, nature and artifice | Luis Gil

When talking about limit or border, the words of bankruptcy or separation are instantly added to the conversation. A first approach to the definition of boundary or border spaces, would limit them as those areas of emptiness or obstacle that are shaped or structured as a nature that is little or not practicable, in which the movement slows down or […]

Mastery as a fundamental and physical problem of boundary and border phenomena | Luis Gil
09-12-2019 No Comments

Mastery as a fundamental and physical problem of boundary and border phenomena | Luis Gil

The movement and walking is innate to the activity of man, for various reasons, from the great migrations and movements in the search for Paleolithic hunting to the present day. A movement that was originally forced by the need to survive against the adverse nature, much earlier than the subsequent sedentary and articulation of man with the territory through the […]

Allegory of the border and the limit | Luis Gil
02-12-2019 No Comments

Allegory of the border and the limit | Luis Gil

The neoliberal actuality that we have had to live makes it difficult, like no other, to refer behaviors, events and attitudes to a stable horizon, a concrete framework that serves as an articulator, as an element of dialogue and background to the analysis of a hardly acotable contemporaneity, nothing defined and a rapid emptying of contents, whose ultimate goal seems […]

Bauhausmädels. A Tribute to Pioneering Women Artists
12-11-2019 No Comments

Bauhausmädels. A Tribute to Pioneering Women Artists

Meet trailblazers like Marianne Brandt, Gertrud Arndt, and Lucia Moholy in Bauhausmädels—or “Bauhaus girls”, a term that expressed admiration for the young women who bravely eluded traditional gender roles to build a different future. With never-before-seen portraits and biographies, this is a unique celebration of the Bauhaus centennial and a long-overdue tribute to the school’s women artists. Celebrating the centennial of a groundbreaking School of Art and Design, this […]

La Gran Vía de Madrid. Breve biografía crítica de una gran calle (VI) | Antón Capitel
02-09-2019 No Comments

La Gran Vía de Madrid. Breve biografía crítica de una gran calle (VI) | Antón Capitel

El edificio Madrid-París ocupa con especial atractivo una posición intermedia del tramo segundo y horizontal de la Gran Vía, en la acera Sur, o de los números pares. La singularidad del edificio procede sobre todo de haber sido primero un edificio más bajo (de 7 alturas más unos torreones en las esquinas) y de haber sido, más adelante, prácticamente duplicado, […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (V) | Antón Capitel
26-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (V) | Antón Capitel

The third section, descendant, as if referring to the most hurried new times, was made as we said from the thirties to the fifties; that is, leaving the terrible civil war behind. The Gran Vía, unfinished, contemplated and suffered the bombings of the Franco military from the Casa de Campo, and those of German aircraft, and the Telefonica building, still […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (IV) | Antón Capitel
19-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (IV) | Antón Capitel

At the end of the second section and beginning of the third there was a high-interest spatial and formal episode, the Plaza del Callao, which can also be considered as a “fourth act” of the total “theater” that Gran Vía supposes. Or if you prefer, and because of its uniqueness, a theater of your own. An intense and independent scene, […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (III) | Antón Capitel
12-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (III) | Antón Capitel

El segundo tramo (o segundo “acto” del “teatro”), de la red de San Luis a la Plaza del Callao, contaba con una notable ventaja, la condición horizontal y recta, lo que hizo que su imagen urbana sea la mejor, y en la que puede imponerse más el propio espacio urbano vacío como tal, sin que sea demasiado necesaria la relativa […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (II) | Antón Capitel
05-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (II) | Antón Capitel

El primer tramo de la Gran Vía, que asciende –dando con ello una cierta sensación de fatiga, como si se rememorara la dificultad que se tuvo para iniciarla-, comienza con el gran edificio singular que fue el de la Unión y El Fénix (Alcalá 39, arqtos. Jules y Raymond Fevrier, 1905-10, hoy “Metrópolis” y anterior, en realidad, a la avenida), […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (I) | Antón Capitel
29-07-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (I) | Antón Capitel

Madrid nació en el oeste de lo que hoy es el casco antiguo, justamente en el lugar del palacio, en el mismo borde de la cresta militar sobre el río Manzanares. Y se extendió hacia unos terrenos de accidentada topografía, lo que provocó desde el principio su irregularidad planimétrica, agravada también por la complicada configuración del trazado de los caminos y […]

VMI | AAW (Aritz Almenar Workshop)
08-05-2019 No Comments

VMI | AAW (Aritz Almenar Workshop)

Cuando nos enfrentamos a un nuevo proyecto de arquitectura, partimos de una serie de situaciones y condiciones existentes que serán pilares en la concepción base de nuestro proyecto. Lugar, programa y presupuesto: estos tres elementos acotan el infinito de posibilidades y comienzan a dibujar soluciones, estrategias de intervención, y gestos arquitectónicos. La imagen abstracta de la arquitectura surge de manera […]

Alberto Giacometti at the Prado Museum
16-04-2019 No Comments

Alberto Giacometti at the Prado Museum

Bicentennial, with the collaboration of the Community of Madrid and the Fondation Beyeler and the support of the Embassy of Switzerland and the Mirabaud Group, presents “Giacometti in the Prado Museum“,”, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, who conceived art as a single and simultaneous place of confluence of past and present time. Although he never traveled […]

Modern Masters. Rafael de la Hoz Arderius
28-03-2019 No Comments

Modern Masters. Rafael de la Hoz Arderius

Conference dedicated to the Madrid architect Rafael de la Hoz Arderius (1924-2000) as part of the Modern Masters cycle of the COAM Architecture Foundation. With this cycle we want to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. Throughout his professional […]

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste
14-03-2019 No Comments

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste

“… finally a book that brings a breath of fresh air to the lifeless literature on Bauhaus”. Domus, Milan. Between two world wars, the Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. Realized with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, this updated edition celebrates the school’s centennial, gathering 550 illustrations across 400 pages, including architectural plans and biographies of key figures like Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and Marianne Brandt. The ultimate […]

Designers, artists and craftsmen. Or what do we mean by innovation | Elías Cueto
08-03-2019 No Comments

Designers, artists and craftsmen. Or what do we mean by innovation | Elías Cueto

Innovation is a term whose meaning is broad. Referring to wood helps to specify the scope of work, but it does not record it sufficiently. There is innovation in wood linked to consolidated fields of knowledge. From forest engineering, or the mechanics of materials to industrial transformation or the chemical digestion of wood, all these fields have given rise to […]

Modern Masters. Luis Cubillo
07-03-2019 No Comments

Modern Masters. Luis Cubillo

Conference dedicated to the Madrid architect Luis Cubillo de Arteaga (1921-2000) as part of the Modern Masters cycle of the COAM Architecture Foundation. With this cycle we want to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. Luis Cubillo de Arteaga (Madrid, […]

Modern Masters. Casto Fernández-Shaw
31-01-2019 No Comments

Modern Masters. Casto Fernández-Shaw

Conference dedicated to the Madrid architect Casto Fernández-Shaw Iturralde (1896-1978) as part of the Modern Masters cycle of the COAM Architecture Foundation. With this cycle we want to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. Son of the writer Carlos […]

What does not fit in time | Luis Gil
28-01-2019 No Comments

What does not fit in time | Luis Gil

The historical horizon that we have had to inhabit makes all Western citizens of today belong without exception to the established society of consumption and excess. A syndrome that advanced and denounced from its beginnings, in the middle of the XX century, different thinkers and sociologists. Since then, capitalism has flooded our lives with superfluous behavior and unnecessary objects. From […]

Modern Masters. Julio Cano Lasso
24-01-2019 No Comments

Modern Masters. Julio Cano Lasso

Conference dedicated to the Madrid architect Julio Cano Lasso (1920-1996), Gold Medal of architecture 1991, as part of the Modern Masters cycle of the COAM Architecture Foundation. With this cycle we want to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. […]

Modern Masters. Francisco de Asís Cabrero
17-01-2019 No Comments

Modern Masters. Francisco de Asís Cabrero

The COAM Architecture Foundation continues this cycle with which it wants to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. This conference is dedicated to Francisco de Asís Cabrero Torres-Quevedo (1912-2005). He entered in 1932 in the Academy of Fine Arts […]

Modern Masters. Corrales and Molezún
13-12-2018 No Comments

Modern Masters. Corrales and Molezún

The COAM Architecture Foundation continues this cycle with which it wants to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. This conference is dedicated to José Antonio Corrales (1921-2010) and Ramón Vázquez Molezún (1922-1993), which constituted one of the reference studies […]

The dissonance and the paradox | Marcelo Gardinetti
10-12-2018 No Comments

The dissonance and the paradox | Marcelo Gardinetti

“Since the mid-seventies, Stirling has shown his struggle against the boredom produced by the repetition of modern architecture, against its triviality and its inability to situate itself in historical contours. For this he tried to display a work that was narrative and figurative and, at the same time, abstract and technologically advanced”.1 The architectural work of Stirling goes through the […]

Modern Masters. Secundino Zuazo
06-12-2018 No Comments

Modern Masters. Secundino Zuazo

The COAM Architecture Foundation continues this cycle with which it wants to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. This fifth conference is dedicated to Secundino Zuazo (Bilbao, 1887 – Madrid, 1970), architect and urban planner especially known works such […]

Modern Masters. Javier Carvajal Ferrer
29-11-2018 No Comments

Modern Masters. Javier Carvajal Ferrer

The COAM Architecture Foundation continues this cycle with which it wants to highlight the importance that the contemporary architectural heritage has for the society of the 21st century, the need for its social recognition and its maintenance and conservation. This third conference is dedicated to Javier Carvajal Ferrer(Barcelona, 1926-Madrid, 2013), architect and key figure in Spanish construction between the 60s […]