Tag: sociedad

Otra vez el star system | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
20-03-2020 No Comments

Otra vez el star system | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

En los tiempos de la primera modernidad se dio forma a un marco ético que tuvo mucha influencia como moderador del natural deseo de construir de todo arquitecto. Hoy los principales rasgos de ese compromiso ético se ocultan tras los guiños filosóficos postmodernos y esa suerte de indiferencia a todo orden moral que los acompaña. El arquitecto estrella de hoy, […]

Teresa Couceiro Núñez · Directora de la Fundación Alejandro de la Sota
19-03-2020 No Comments

Teresa Couceiro Núñez · Directora de la Fundación Alejandro de la Sota

Alejandro de la Sota creía que la arquitectura se hace de dentro hacia fuera. “Solo le hacía falta un sitio donde pensar”, así los cuentan sus hijos o colaboradores en las charlas que han impartido sobre el maestro pontevedrés. Para Alejandro de la Sota este espacio no era otro que su estudio ubicado en la C/Bretón de los Herreros, 66, […]

Cloud of smoke | José Ramón Hernández Correa
09-03-2020 15 Comments

Cloud of smoke | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The prestigious study of architecture MVRDV has presented his project The Cloud, that went  to build in Seoul, Korea, in 2015. And I say “it went ” because the thing has twisted  of the silliest way. It has not been the crisis, neither any technical problem, but the public opinion, the one who seems to be that it goes to […]

Underworld | Íñigo García Odiaga
14-02-2020 No Comments

Underworld | Íñigo García Odiaga

Architecture as a society has its low funds. These dark and hidden places, in which life goes differently. The refinement of luxury and pageantry have been lost in those spaces, to give importance exclusively to that which is essential. In 1957, Le Corbusier built Santa Maria de La Tourette, a floating convent on the green slopes of Éveaux, on the […]

Domestic domain. Border and boundary as "enclosure" | Luis Gil
03-02-2020 No Comments

Domestic domain. Border and boundary as “enclosure” | Luis Gil

The rediscovery of the edge and the enclosure as an object of study and as a generator of new ways of understanding where current affairs happen, not as in the cultural and presentation issue of the subject being limited by the metaphor of the transition of the end and in particular of the crisis neoliberal of the end of the […]

Architectures on the border and border | Luis Gil
27-01-2020 No Comments

Architectures on the border and border | Luis Gil

If the edge, as a boundary or border, can only be approached by force (energy in a pure state without cultivating) or the strategy attached to its concretion, the technique (the invention that allows acting to deceive adversity), history architectures gestated at the border it has also materialized in a double formalization. In this way, the border and border space […]

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 […]

Case Study Houses
07-01-2020 No Comments

Case Study Houses

The Case Study House program is a landmark of American architecture. Its driving force, John Entenza, was a champion of Modernism who gathered some of history’s greatest talents, including Richard Neutra, Charles an Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. This retrospective revisits all 36 prototype homes through comprehensive documentation, photography, floor plans, and sketches. The Case Study House program (1945–1966) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and […]

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 […]

Refugio Doñana | Fermín G. Blanco
11-12-2019 No Comments

Refugio Doñana | Fermín G. Blanco

Era un día gris y amarillo. No sabía si era lluvia lo que traía el viento, o es que la niebla pesaba mojando el suelo. El denso silencio del aire solo se cortaba por el murmullo de los árboles, y por algunos rayos de sol que huían de las nubes. Caía la tarde, helaban las hojas. Salía humo de la […]

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 […]

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
03-12-2019 No Comments

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

The most varied study on American modernist houses, with the best examples of this popular architectural style worldwide. The Mid-Century Modern (American architectural modernism) is one of the most celebrated architectural styles of all time. Frequently characterized by open spaces, swimming pools, sunken living rooms and masonry fireplaces, this golden stage of architecture and design is especially linked to 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 […]

Containment walls | Íñigo García Odiaga
08-11-2019 No Comments

Containment walls | Íñigo García Odiaga

Probablemente la foto más conocida de la guerra fría es la capturada por Peter Leibing el 15 de agosto de 1961. La imagen refleja el instante en el que el suboficial de la guardia de fronteras de la Alemania Oriental, Conrad Schumann, salta el muro de Berlín, aún en construcción en el sector francés de la capital Alemana. Más allá […]

The psychological perception of the city | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte
04-11-2019 No Comments

The psychological perception of the city | Ignacio Grávalos – Patrizia Di Monte

In 2007, and for the first time in history, the world’s urban population was already more numerous than the rural population.1 According to the forecasts of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in 2050 75% of the population Population will live in cities. The situation was very different at the end of the 19th century, when only […]

Opportunity limits | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-10-2019 No Comments

Opportunity limits | Íñigo García Odiaga

Border spaces, barriers and links. The old frontiers, geopolitical barriers that operated from the territorial expression of the sovereignty of a country, are blurred at present, configuring intermediate spaces, which define areas of opportunity. They are also the regions in conflict, which show more clearly the tensions and concentrations of activity that borders introduce into the territorial continuum. While these […]

El futuro es un no lugar | Pedro Hernández
21-10-2019 No Comments

El futuro es un no lugar | Pedro Hernández

El 5 de diciembre de 2016, Amazon, el gigante de las ventas online, publicaba en su perfil de YouTube un vídeo titulado Introducing Amazon Go and the world’s most advanced shopping technology. La idea era tan sencilla como radical, y parecía sacada de una historia de una ciencia ficción, pero con un nivel de realismo que hacía preguntarse por qué a […]

Resin interpretation centre | contextos de arquitectura y urbanismo
09-10-2019 No Comments

Resin interpretation centre | contextos de arquitectura y urbanismo

We understand social-sustainability as any building that is appreciated by their neighbours that maintain an ongoing relation with it. That’s why the transformation of the old slaughterhouse from the Spanish village of Traspinedo (Valladolid) in the Resin Interpretation Centre, better known as CIR, was raised according to a dual commitment: -As an iconic reading of the rural area where the […]

The architect hinders | José Ramón Hernández Correa
06-09-2019 No Comments

The architect hinders | José Ramón Hernández Correa

I have a new entry in the blog outlined, and already it was going with her when this morning Fernando Sánchez Dragó has slipped past (sigh, this man!) and it has instructed me to write urgently different this one. He has spoken in National Radio, and has annotated a book that, for what he has said, seems to be very interesting:  La Historia […]

New tools proyectuales of reference: HiperMaterialidad | Miquel Lacasta
30-08-2019 No Comments

New tools proyectuales of reference: HiperMaterialidad | Miquel Lacasta

“There is no architecture without confidence in the matter.” Luis Moreno Mansilla1 Introduction If we understand the idea of matter in his philosophical form, namely, everything what exists out of the spirit and independently of the thought, or in other words, the not spiritual and not ideal part of the royal thing, we will have a purely negative definition. We […]

Architecture, design and society in the early Modern Period
27-08-2019 No Comments

Architecture, design and society in the early Modern Period

It is not possible to understand the meaning of architectural masterpieces built throughout history without first understanding the meaning of “being an architect” and how his activity developed. The use of the copy of drawings, the importance of treaties for the transmission of knowledge, the meaning of the centralized plant or the importance of mathematics and geometry in the diary […]

New tools proyectuales of reference: Productive Landscapes | axonometrica
23-08-2019 No Comments

New tools proyectuales of reference: Productive Landscapes | axonometrica

Introduction Productive landscapes. The idea of landscape has opened a gap in the considerations and the traditional beginning of the body to discipline of the architecture and the urbanism. Actually the logics of the landscape, interpreted of opened form, allow to understand the relations between environments, that is to say they throw new readings between, of a side, the urban […]

New tools proyectuales of reference: Common Spaces | Miquel Lacasta
16-08-2019 One Comment

New tools proyectuales of reference: Common Spaces | Miquel Lacasta

The time of the laments is in the habit of opening way to a serene and sometimes bold reflection. The vision and the reading of the field after the battle, removes reflections, and of form more convulsed that programmed, it activates new hopes. The current situation, not only in local terms, but worldwide, should promote a rigorous debate on the […]

Borders within Border: Fragmentation, Disposition and Connection
08-08-2019 No Comments

Borders within Border: Fragmentation, Disposition and Connection

Borders within Border: Fragmentation, Disposition and Connection 2nd Urbanism at Borders Global Conference, Universidad de Malaga, Spain 23-25 October 2019+ uma.es/urbanismatborders IMPORTANT DATES: Registration: 31 August 2019 The multifaceted digital and economic divides are transmuting our understanding of the relationship between socio-economic orders and challenge the existence of the territoriality. The straight line that connects two points in the territory […]

Family Architecture | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina
02-08-2019 No Comments

Family Architecture | Halldóra Arnardóttir – Javier Sánchez Merina

A quick reading of the PROFESSIONAL ACTION DEONTOLOGICAL RULES OF ARCHITECTS – and I say fast because all our obligations are summarized in less than fifteen short pages – does not mention a word about whether an architect has to question the field of architecture. When, finally, we find an article, the 24th, which refers to our commitment to society, […]

The electronic intruder. TV in the architectural space
25-07-2019 No Comments

The electronic intruder. TV in the architectural space

Today the viewer is no longer a passive subject that supports what the channels emit, but he chooses his own programming, thanks to the fact that the television also receives what is broadcast by other devices. Despite this, the television receiver is still an artifact with which we live in all houses and in most public establishments. In this moment […]