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

The architects and their private devil | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

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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 […]

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

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta

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5.0 01 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 / […]

n+1. Compulsive trends. José María Echarte
13-03-2018 No Comments

n+1. Compulsive trends. José María Echarte

0.0 00 Sometimes the architects we have believed ourselves so much the paper of unattainable and heroic genius – that someone designed for us – that we have finished for forgetting that child, that girl, who was painting houses of chalk in the soil. That was asking always why. These texts, compulsive, indignant, serious and enterteining, writings from a deep […]

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

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

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5.0 01 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 […]

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

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

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5.0 01 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 […]

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
22-09-2017 One Comment

Populism (I) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

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5.0 01 I come dealing for certain time of the topic of the populism. Other times I have touched it, clarifying that I do not refer only to the political populism but to the populism in general. The architects the topic us concerns because if there is something that damages the general vision that is had of the architecture it […]

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

The victory of the cynicism | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

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5.0 01 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 […]

Hunger of architecture. Need and practice of the daily thing
23-02-2017 No Comments

Hunger of architecture. Need and practice of the daily thing

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5.0 01 Has architecture died? After the age of the architecture of the spectacle, is it possible to begin again? Today, when the virtuality recovers innumerable victims in the shape of souls without body, the reality that offers the architecture offers to us a firm handle in this unrestrained decrease towards the immaterial thing. The architecture allows us to feel […]

The distensiónes of the space in Zaha Hadid | Marcelo Gardinetti
03-02-2017 No Comments

The distensiónes of the space in Zaha Hadid | Marcelo Gardinetti

0.0 00 In terms of methodological investigation, the Zaha Hadid’s first works were the most fruitful. In them it explores and re-formulates searches of the forefronts of beginning of 20th century aborted by the political conditions of those years. The genetic root of these works waters in the language suprematista of Kazimir Malévich. The traffic for the work of the […]

Art's beginning
19-01-2017 No Comments

Art’s beginning

0.0 00 The business management rises finally up to the category of ART: the most effective managerial expositions come now from the world of the design. Arthur Gensler is architect and founder of GENSLER, the signature of architecture and design that more it invoices of the world (Architectural Record), present in 15 countries with 40 offices. In this book, since […]

From the architecture of the dirt to the architecture of the company | Stepienybarno
14-10-2016 No Comments

From the architecture of the dirt to the architecture of the company | Stepienybarno

0.0 00 El pasado 20 de noviembre 2015, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, mientras moderaba la estupenda mesa redonda de Siza x Siza, comentó que la obra del maestro portugués, más allá de sus evidentes bondades, tenía el plus de que estaba pensada cuidando todos los detalles -incluso el poco tratado tema de la limpieza del proyecto-. Para ilustrarlo hablaba de cómo en […]

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

Koolhaas’s intellectual ardor | Marcelo Gardinetti

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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)

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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 […]

Igalitarian status and illusory limit in SANAA | Marcelo Gardinetti
27-05-2016 No Comments

Igalitarian status and illusory limit in SANAA | Marcelo Gardinetti

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5.0 01 A distinctive feature of the work of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa is the valuation extreme of the horizontal space, understanding that he consents the natural movement of the man and facilitates his field of vision of a way that allows to join the architecture with the horizon. This disposition, which takes as a reference the concept of […]

Against the architectural symbolism | José Ramón Hernández Correa
04-04-2016 One Comment

Against the architectural symbolism | José Ramón Hernández Correa

0.0 00 In the S. The XVIIIth the neoclassic architect utopista Ledoux designed an ideal city for a new ideal company. One of the buildings of this wonderful city was the Oikema: a “house of the pleasure”. It is not exactly what you are thinking; it is worse. To the citizen (male) of the new company it was necessary to […]

More housing for less
09-02-2016 No Comments

More housing for less

0.0 00 More housing for less. There exists an architecture that shows his aptitude to answer to social and cultural demands. Foreign to the bad reputation of the construction and to the exagerate budgets of certain ” major architects “, he adapts to the current context offering simple solutions to the most complex cases. And it is that a few […]

Façades (im)portants | Sergio de Miguel
15-01-2016 47 Comments

Façades (im)portants | Sergio de Miguel

0.0 00 The architecture has discurrido from his origins with the paradoja of the duality between the closing and the structure portante. Of a similar way to which find in the classical physics with the light and the disquisition wave-particle. During centuries both elements have been the same thing, that is to say, together have conformed the walls of the […]

When the architects were gods
31-12-2015 No Comments

When the architects were gods

0.0 00 Numerous supernatural figures are known to quines there has assumed the edificiación of the space or the transmission of the technologies cosntructivas to the human beings. In the classic culture, Atenea, mistress of Athens, is probably the popular mas, but it was Foroneo quin “assembled for the first time in a community the inhabitants”. Likewise, Asmodeo, descendant of […]

The girder in the eye. Written in time
16-04-2015 No Comments

The girder in the eye. Written in time

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5.0 01 “The writings of this book arise from the pessimism that wakes up the puerile optimism of this time, this acobardamiento before the uncertainties that it leads to sticking to any mirage of salvation. From a personal look. With the will to indicate what seems moralist goes unlikely without any intention but of putting the eye there where I […]

Fights, criticizes, emigrates | Borja Lopez Cotelo
18-07-2014 3 Comments

Fights, criticizes, emigrates | Borja Lopez Cotelo

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5.0 01 The crisis has ended. The politicians smile again in the newspapers and the means ensalzan a country that could support the composure for five years of impious tempest. They have turned the pats in the back. But maybe the miracle has happened before my door, once again, without stopping: the clients do not crowd in my study and […]

The Competition
27-12-2013 No Comments

The Competition

0.0 00 After gaining a contest of international very important architecture, after a process that was alike a movie of suspense, Ángel Borrego Cubero decides to do a documentary on contests, a practical appellant in the world of the architecture. During the last four years, it devoted himself to find, to document and edit in format of movie the intense […]

An intemperate fluency | Marcelo Gardinetti
23-12-2013 No Comments

An intemperate fluency | Marcelo Gardinetti

0.0 00 Most of the works realized in the last years by Zaha Hadid turns out to be works structured under decisively singular bosses of design, where the rough lines of his formal statement constitute the axis of his emblems, over any other variable. These generatrices applied of a strict way in his works, produce works of extravagant figures that […]

Automoribundia | Borja López Cotelo
15-07-2013 One Comment

Automoribundia | Borja López Cotelo

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5.0 01 We can look at the Death of face; but knowing, since some of us know today, which is the human life, the one who did may without trembling to look abreast the hour of his birth? Thomas de Quincey The first time. The holiday that it was smelling napalm. There my father was, looking with approval. His only […]

Rem Koolhaas and the modern architecture (P2)
28-06-2013 No Comments

Rem Koolhaas and the modern architecture (P2)

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5.0 01 This documentary divides in two episodes. A tour is done by the professional life of Rem Koolhaas, bringing the spectator near to some of his works and principal ideas.

Rem Koolhaas and the modern architecture (P1)
25-06-2013 No Comments

Rem Koolhaas and the modern architecture (P1)

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5.0 01 This documentary divides in two episodes. A tour is done by the professional life of Rem Koolhaas, bringing the spectator near to some of his works and principal ideas.

Star Trek and Norman Foster | Jorge Gorostiza
05-05-2013 No Comments

Star Trek and Norman Foster | Jorge Gorostiza

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5.0 01 A few months ago I wrote an entry on the cartel of the Los últimos días movie in that was appearing the Agbar Tower by Jean Nouvel and enough before I published another entry on the persistence of the Gherkin Building  in the alternative reality where La brújula dorada. Now looking held up one of caterls of Star Trek into Darkness, […]

Defense of the defensible thing | bRijUNi
01-02-2013 2 Comments

Defense of the defensible thing | bRijUNi

0.0 00 The history of the contemporary architecture, that is to say, from “the death” of the modern movement, it is the history of the search of the approximation to the company. First with the review that the young members of the CIAM propose in the TEAM 10, looking for an urbanism more human and nearer to what today we […]

Zahas Hadides why? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
10-12-2012 20 Comments

Zahas Hadides why? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

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5.0 01 I represent boring, tired, bored, to another Zaha Hadid´s new “genius”, and wonder: “why?” “Why?” Zaha Hadid, as all the divine architects, architects – brands, architects – stars, already is not an arquitecta. She is not even a person. She is neither a man nor woman. It is an entity, a corporation. His study is called Zaha Hadid Architects. They are […]