Tag: Tadao Ando

Living in the Desert
18-12-2018 No Comments

Living in the Desert

Living in the desert analyzes the best examples of contemporary architecture located in the desert. Whether built to intelligently support harsh conditions or consciously designed to complement the sun-drenched environment, this compelling compendium invites the reader to admire captivating buildings set within the spectacular backdrop of arid desert landscapes. The selection, carried out by experts, includes 50 modern houses and offers […]

Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today
20-11-2018 No Comments

Ando. Complete Works 1975–Today

This fresh and incisive overview of Tadao Ando’s oeuvre spans from his beginnings in 1975 to today. Through photographs and architectural drawings, the XXL-sized tribute sheds light on the Modernist master and includes such new projects as the Shanghai Poly Grand Theater and the Clark Center at Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Discover the completely unique aesthetic of Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the […]

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
13-11-2018 No Comments

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is an amazing compendium that documents brutalist architecture as never before. This extraordinary study is the most exhaustive and varied research on brutalism and shows this style with existing, demolished, classic and contemporary examples from around the world. This remarkable volume is a fascinating and monumental chronicle of more than 850 brutalist buildings organized geographically in […]

Living on Water. Contemporary Houses Framed By Water
14-08-2018 No Comments

Living on Water. Contemporary Houses Framed By Water

“For a building to maintain a dialogue with its surroundings, it is necessary that it be able to respond to the difficulties it poses.” Living on Water presents the best examples of contemporary architecture that maintains a special relationship with water. Whether incorporating water intelligently in the structure or with a meticulous design to frame the natural landscape, this beautiful […]

Nomadic homes. Architecture in movement
04-01-2018 No Comments

Nomadic homes. Architecture in movement

Nomadic homes come in all shapes and sizes. They are for the wealthy and the poor, the trendy and the out-of-luck. Changing one’s place of residence is an endeavor that is as old as humanity, for reasons of season, or, more recently, to better occupy leisure time. Written and edited by Philip Jodidio, this volume with illustrations by Russ Gray contains some […]

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture
12-10-2017 No Comments

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture

The Ornament is A Crime is a visual celebration of the modernist architecture that includes a spectacular selection of the most important architectural movement of the modern history. Beautifully illustrated, this compendium invites us to think over and discover the trip of the modernism from the decade of 1920 up to the current importance. Inspired by Adolf Loos, one of […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi
27-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi

We continue with the second part of the interview William J. R. Curtis on the occasion of the reissue of the book “Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms”. Con respecto a la historia y a la posible continuidad hegeliana de la que hablábamos antes, en el contexto actual, ¿Cree que existe una posición comúnmente aceptada sobre la necesidad de conocerla, tal […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi
20-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi

In the year 2015, coinciding with 50 anniversary of the death of the prolific teacher Le Corbusier, the publishing house Phaidon re-edited the extension of the book Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms by William J.R Curtis, historian of the architecture, critic, writer, painter and British photographer. William J.R Curtis is specially known by his critique of the history of the modern architecture and his […]

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 […]

The third space | Íñigo García Odiaga
08-08-2014 No Comments

The third space | Íñigo García Odiaga

The city is one of the paradigms of the human activity, and probably it is impossible to define it without alluding to the intensity of the relations, the exchanges and the connections between the citizens, that it is capable of generating. From a spatial point of view, all the legislation and all the regulations they allude only to two types […]

Green Architecture Now! (Vol.01)
28-01-2014 No Comments

Green Architecture Now! (Vol.01)

«Los más hermosos y sorprendentes “edificios verdes”. Proteger el medio ambiente no solo es una opción interesante, es la actitud más inteligente.» Stern.de, Hamburg, Alemania Philip Jodidio y la editorial Taschen, editan el volumen número 1 de la serie Green Architecture Now!. Este número, con los subtítulos de arquitectura verde, arquitectura ecológica y arquitectura sostenible, reune obras de distintos estudios […]

External interiors [II] | Íñigo García Odiaga
27-05-2013 No Comments

External interiors [II] | Íñigo García Odiaga

External interiors [I] | Íñigo García Odiaga  This text is the second part of a writing that is the comparison between two houses the Azuma House constructed by Tadao Ando in 1975 in Osaka and the Moriyama House finished in the year 2005 according to SANAA’s project, in which one tries to think about the ambiguous thing between interior and […]

External interiors [I] | Íñigo García Odiaga
24-05-2013 No Comments

External interiors [I] | Íñigo García Odiaga

This text is the first part of a comparison between two houses that to the eyes of the western mentality have at the same time something of incomprehensibly and something of attractive crux. Two houses constructed with a difference of thirty years that solve a similar typology, which we might name of “one-family urban”, both in cities of Japan and […]

Premio Internazionale di architettura sacra
16-03-2010 30 Comments

Premio Internazionale di architettura sacra

ETSAC. Coruña. Spain from March 12 to 24. The exhibition picks up the earned prize for our lady’s monastery of Novy Dvur of Pawson and finalists of the IV prize internazionale gave architettura sacral. Monasterio de nuestra señora de  Novy Dvur  de Pawson | tectonicablog + www.fondazionefratesole.org