Tag: teoría e historia

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

The dissonance and the paradox | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 01 “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 […]

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

Modern Masters. Secundino Zuazo

5.0 01 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 […]

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta
30-11-2018 2 Comments

The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 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 […]

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

Modern Masters. Javier Carvajal Ferrer

5.0 01 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 […]

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

Modern Masters. Francisco Sáenz de Oiza

5.0 01 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 […]

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey
12-11-2018 No Comments

Gloves and Mittens | José Antonio Sumay Rey

4.9 07  “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 […]

Ángel  Camacho · ArchiMaps
08-11-2018 No Comments

Ángel Camacho · ArchiMaps

5.0 02 In this new interview of the Baliza section we contacted Ángel Camacho (Madrid, 1983) architect and Master in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture by the E.T.S.A of Madrid to discover ArchiMaps, “an app that facilitates architects and architecture enthusiasts to locate buildings of interest in different cities or regions”. This young Madrid-born architect started his professional career […]

Bauhaus, minimalist agreement | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-10-2018 No Comments

Bauhaus, minimalist agreement | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 01 The reconstruction of demolished architectural heritage induces, fortunately, interpretations that exceed the representation of the work itself. These definitions erect parallel or antagonistic positions that cause different controversies, which generally increase the idea of patrimonial value. The reconstruction of the houses designed by Walter Gropius for the masters of the Bauhaus affected by war actions during the second […]

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

Thoughts on the Everyday | Miquel Lacasta

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 / […]

Against the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa
12-10-2018 One Comment

Against the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa

5.0 03 Some time ago that wanted to give up some philippic against the art, against this concept of art that us has to all encorsetados and sterile. Already it is nice of art. Let’s do the things well, hagámoslas accurately, with attention, with intelligence, and dejémosnos of foolishness. The art, in general, is a concept more that debatable, but […]

Towards a minor architecture
02-10-2018 No Comments

Towards a minor architecture

5.0 01 “A minor architect is a minor destructive character, handyman and hacker, journalist and editor, alter ego and subordinate. Who is skilled at fixing, can also sabotage, and knows how to dismantle as well as assemble”. Jill Stoner, Towards a minor architecture. Architecture can no longer be limited to the art of making buildings, it must also invent the policy […]

Stairs and disembarkations | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
24-09-2018 No Comments

Stairs and disembarkations | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

5.0 02 To the stairs one has to look at her abreast. To attack his tracing walking of backs – or of side – a sudden loss of the balance might suppose1. And the stairs is generous, we would say even detached in the application of the supreme Law of the Gravity2. Any stairs a beginning, an expectation supposes always […]

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga
17-09-2018 No Comments

Formats | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Often one thinks that the formatos only give response to the dimensions of the sheets, the linens or the frames, establishing relations between his different dimensions. Thus the dimensions of the paper are organized to industrial level, being based on the number v2 to establish all the relations between the parts and everything. The format is understood therefore […]

Objet trouvé [08] : When Coderch wanted to portray his house as Caufus Kaufmann | Rodrigo Almonacid
03-09-2018 No Comments

Objet trouvé [08] : When Coderch wanted to portray his house as Caufus Kaufmann | Rodrigo Almonacid

5.0 01 The Kaufmann House (also known as the “Desert House”) is probably the most popular house of Richard Neutra. His nocturnal image is one of the icons of Modern Architecture Photography par excellence, and although it was not the most appropriate to the intentions of the architect1, the magnificent photograph of Julius Shulman (fig.3) will end up equaling in […]

Lessons of the archetype | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
27-08-2018 No Comments

Lessons of the archetype | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

5.0 02 To beginning of the 20s in Germany, a notable group of traditionalist architects establish – in an individual way – a model sachlich, objectively, for the project of architecture1. Actually, the objectivity arises from the common acceptance of an archetype, a symbolic origin that forms a part of the unconscious group in a certain context. The classification and study […]

Affinity in contrast | Marcelo Gardinetti
13-08-2018 No Comments

Affinity in contrast | Marcelo Gardinetti

5.0 01 “It seems to me that the problem in which we find ourselves today is to rethink our relationship with historical buildings. It is necessary to move from an attitude that is evasive and increasingly distant, typical of protection-conservation, to an attitude of projective intervention. It seems to me that what must be done is to reconsider whether there […]

Populism is defeated in the city | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-07-2018 No Comments

Populism is defeated in the city | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

4.0 03 It is true that the urban environment, we said last week, influences the citizen in a way that creates differences between individuals, differences that can separate, exclude, be a factor of unrest and tension. The education of the urban man, and as a consequence of it the improvement of the quality of his family life, has to have […]

Kokfelt, minimal house of maximum intensity | Rodrigo Almonacid
02-07-2018 No Comments

Kokfelt, minimal house of maximum intensity | Rodrigo Almonacid

5.0 02 The Kokfelt house, more than a house, is a form of life, a díaita or diæta that would say the classic ones. It was designed by the Danish Arne Jacobsen between 1955 and finished of constructing in 1957 as summer housing for a small family. It is not of these memorable pieces for his character modélico in formal […]

The intelligence of the desire | Miquel Lacasta
29-06-2018 No Comments

The intelligence of the desire | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 For the important matters, the educations come from very remote places. I think that the architecture is an important matter, and because of it it is suitable to find in places, sometimes distanced from what one thinks, small pearls that help us to give body to our reflections. One of these remote interesting educations comes from the Danish […]

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-06-2018 No Comments

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 02 They tell that it liked to exclaim Jørn Utzon “At all up to Africa”, while it was observing the sea from the top of the cliffs where his first house places in Can Lis, Majorca. Maybe it is this expression the best way of describing the landscape in the one that places the house, since though those who […]

Looking down | Íñigo García Odiaga
28-05-2018 No Comments

Looking down | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 To reject the direct look of the eyes can be a symptom of shame or coyness, this way it is in the habit of being interpreted when someone us lowers the look. But in some cultures like the Japanese it is a symptom of respect. For the architect this gesture can be of submission. Mies lowers the look […]

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta
11-05-2018 No Comments

Superstudio, the radical antiUtopia | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 Superstudio‘s work was stimulated by different intentions. Superstudio describes his own work in terms of ‘radical architecture’, ‘anti-Utopia’, ‘negative Utopia’, or ‘of guerrilla warfare’. He is, especially, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, co-founder of the group together with Natalini, which were employed at this theoretical base. He understood the radical architecture of the decade of the 60 and beginning […]

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream
10-05-2018 No Comments

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream

5.0 01 Josep Lluis Sert, un sueño nómada Josep Lluís Sert was the first Spanish architect of international reputation. “Apostle of the rationalism in Spain”. Apostle of the rationalism in Spain and Dean of the Faculty of Harvard’s Architecture during almost two decades, Sert was also a man full of contradictions. A rebellious spirit. Free verse in a world dominated […]

El mito de la Castellana, una utopía contemporánea | Antón Capitel
07-05-2018 No Comments

El mito de la Castellana, una utopía contemporánea | Antón Capitel

5.0 01 La Castellana es el gesto urbano más importante de Madrid, un poderosísimo rasgo metropolitano que pocas ciudades tienen. Afortunado fue el momento inicial en que se urbanizó la vaguada del Prado de San Jerónimo y se convirtió en un Paseo (finales del siglo XVIII), y afortunada también la decisión de que, acompañando la cuadrícula del ensanche y siguiendo […]

Standing up | Íñigo García Odiaga
30-04-2018 No Comments

Standing up | Íñigo García Odiaga

5.0 01 Our culture and language leads us to exposing us often to the risk of coming to superficial conclusions, based precisely on information taken of the epidermis of the things. The rapid and fast consumption of images despises the search of an interior truth. The “good look” is according to the dictionary that one that defines the good aspect […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

4.5 02 “I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the […]

The eye of the cyclops | Jorge Meijide
30-03-2018 No Comments

The eye of the cyclops | Jorge Meijide

5.0 01 Out of sight, out of mind… I do not recognize myself, am foreign to me itself. I do not recognize myself because my around it is foreign to me. People do things around me. Many people, many things, other things, duplicated things, multiplied things. The life of other one is foreign. How if not, I am not other […]

The architecture of the words | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
12-03-2018 No Comments

The architecture of the words | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

5.0 01 Our life passes under the sky of the words: we live in the language. Often we think stubbornly about the word as a mere utensil across which we treat of explicitar our messages and our arguments, poor fllood of words about – we put – the architecture. Nevertheless, in occasions it was looking like that these sets been […]

Changing the education to change the city (II) | Stepienybarno
23-02-2018 No Comments

Changing the education to change the city (II) | Stepienybarno

5.0 01 In the previous post we were trying to give a brief revision of the most important milestones that we were finding on having thrown a look behind in the exciting world of the architecture and the education. In the above mentioned text we us were walking along almost all the 20th century up to coming an eighties and […]