Tag: teoría e historia

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 […]

Demonstrate for a new clinical reason in the architecture | Miquel Lacasta
05-07-2019 One Comment

Demonstrate for a new clinical reason in the architecture | Miquel Lacasta

Demonstrate for a new clinical reason in the architecture.1  We are installed in a time disgregado, opened to multiple interpretations of the reality. We advance helter-skelter between infinite clouds of information banalizada and by excess and exuberance, are unable to detect the limits, the solapamientos, the densities and the specific weights of the real. We live in an antiarchitectural world. […]

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti
17-06-2019 No Comments

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti

Two design circumstances were decisive to establish the character that typifies the architecture of the Convent of La Tourette. The first is embodied by defining the horizontal plane governing the highest point of the terrain, so that, from that horizontal, the building descends copying the irregular topography of the slope. The second is to mutate the concept of traditional cloister […]

Bunkerized architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-05-2019 No Comments

Bunkerized architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

Paul Virilio was born in 1932 and grew up in Nantes, where at the age of eight he witnessed the arrival of the Germans, and at eleven the destruction of the city under a shower of bombs from the allies. At the end of the war he discovered the sea at the same time as peace, since the coast due […]

Les Heures Claires. Josep Quetglas
28-05-2019 No Comments

Les Heures Claires. Josep Quetglas

Con la habitual agudeza crítica y rigor investigador de Josep Quetglas, el libro documenta exhaustivamente los antecedentes, el encargo, el desarrollo y modificaciones de los sucesivos proyectos, los presupuestos en los que Le Corbusier profundizaba en la definición material de la casa y la construcción. También se trata la azarosa vida de esta obra, que incluye la ocupación por las […]

Plato wins | José Ramón Hernández Correa
13-05-2019 One Comment

Plato wins | José Ramón Hernández Correa

We all know a couple of things on Platón, or maybe only one: “That said that the objects that we see and feel are scarcely a vague shade, a pale reflection of the ideal objects, which us turn out to be unattainable and are beyond our perception, as archetypes.” Each and every of the hammers of the world are concrete […]

Classes in one word | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
15-04-2019 No Comments

Classes in one word | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

We often remind our teachers both for their works and for their speeches, brief aphorisms in the form of compressed reasonings that so many turns reach over the years. Surely the most classic and well-known “citations” already clustered in the memory, some dogmatic as sentences probably out of focus. However, some of those concise phrases are ingenious and condensed with […]

Another essential Brazilian | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
08-04-2019 No Comments

Another essential Brazilian | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

This wandering through the legacy of Oscar Niemeyer takes one to the Brazilian culture. And within it architecture as an accepted expression, promoted and integrated into a kind of national “being”. Because that journey of centennial and exceptional man is also the path of a culture. To verify what has been said, it is enough to refer to Lucio Costa […]

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 […]

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, […]

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta
08-02-2019 No Comments

Utopía/Nutopia | Miquel Lacasta

The 60s were the age of the megastructures, the age of the Utopian dreams, the age of the revolts against the established. In turn they were the epoch of the construction of the imaginary common one. The age of a politicallly active, almost arrogant optimism; At the beginning of the 70, probably for pure law of the pendulum, it came […]

About the standardization of the wrong technology | Marc Chalamanch
01-02-2019 No Comments

About the standardization of the wrong technology | Marc Chalamanch

In recent decades the omnipresence of technology has accelerated our history as never before. Technological determinism tries to explain how technology by itself is capable of influencing and transforming in a positive way the socioeconomic context in which it develops. According to its followers, technology has become the central axis of the historical changes that determine development and social progress; […]

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. […]

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa
21-01-2019 No Comments

Does anyone know what criticism is? | José Ramón Hernández Correa

Lately, based on reading blogs and websites, I am reading more about architecture than in many years. I am almost returning to the reading level I had when I was a student. Between that era of the school of architecture and the current one there is a turbid (and lucrative) stage of successful professional who bought expensive magazines to see […]

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 […]

Autoorganization and Cybernetics | Miquel Lacasta
04-01-2019 No Comments

Autoorganization and Cybernetics | Miquel Lacasta

Lately the notion of self-organization has taken a certain protagonism in the conception of the city and the architecture, probably to political / social current recomic singer of the situation. In a sense it can sound to chimera the fact that so much, objects as persons, have a trend towards an organization not programmed in advance. It is more, I […]

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa
31-12-2018 No Comments

Something that I do not want to be | José Ramón Hernández Correa

In this blog I spread myself often against what I consider intolerable excesses of the architecture of flash, and criticize her without reservations (and I believe that deservedly). The own title of my blog, ¿Arquitectamos locos?, already I it have counted several times, it is necessary to to the indignation that I sit (or that was feeling, in full epoch […]

Yes needs more | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
24-12-2018 No Comments

Yes needs more | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

This is a strange entrance with respect to the habitual thing and perhaps for that reason it pleases us especially. It is a text that is not specifically dedicated to architecture, nor to its authors; Nor does it talk about urban strategies, energy management or resources and many other issues that have interested us for years. This time we wanted […]

Leonidov's tragedy | José Ramón Hernández Correa
21-12-2018 No Comments

Leonidov’s tragedy | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The student of architecture Ivan Ilich Leonidov did the most famous final project of career of the history. So much it is so it appears in any History of the Modern Architecture that boasts. The Institute Lenin shows how a boy who is finishing his studies is capable of solving with a blow of genius the eternal programmatical disagreements between […]

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 […]

Oíza
11-12-2018 No Comments

Oíza

Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza (1918-2000) was one of the most important Spanish architects of the second half of the 20th century. He built important works such as the Basilica of Aránzazu, the Madrid buildings of the Bank of Bilbao and Torres Blancas, and the Palace of Festivals of Santander. Despite the recognition he enjoyed during his life and his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modern Masters. Francisco Sáenz de Oiza
22-11-2018 No Comments

Modern Masters. Francisco Sáenz de Oiza

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 second conference is dedicated to Francisco Sáenz de Oizaa (1918-2000), author of the Torres Blancas building, Torre-Triana in Seville and […]

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 […]