Tag: teoría

¿Enseñar arquitectura? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
18-11-2019 No Comments

¿Enseñar arquitectura? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Pasaron muchos años después de mi entrada como profesor interino en la Facultad de Arquitectura de la UCV antes de que pudiera encontrarme cómodo con el rol de profesor. Conociendo mis carencias, mis dudas, no creía estar en capacidad de orientar a los más jóvenes, de apuntar con cierta claridad en una disciplina que todavía no me abría del todo […]

Bauhausmädels. A Tribute to Pioneering Women Artists
12-11-2019 No Comments

Bauhausmädels. A Tribute to Pioneering Women Artists

Meet trailblazers like Marianne Brandt, Gertrud Arndt, and Lucia Moholy in Bauhausmädels—or “Bauhaus girls”, a term that expressed admiration for the young women who bravely eluded traditional gender roles to build a different future. With never-before-seen portraits and biographies, this is a unique celebration of the Bauhaus centennial and a long-overdue tribute to the school’s women artists. Celebrating the centennial of a groundbreaking School of Art and Design, this […]

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
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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 […]

Go back before going | bRijUNi
28-10-2019 No Comments

Go back before going | bRijUNi

Contemporary and avant-garde culture, countervanguardia and perhaps underground culture, pop culture and some types of subculture as well as any anti-mainstream movement are likely to advance the evolution of aesthetic (if still existing) and thought issues and their own definition It implies this subversive positioning. It is difficult to clearly state what a thing is and what is not; when […]

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 […]

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo
18-10-2019 No Comments

Silla Thonet número 14 | Borja López Cotelo

The chair number 14 emerged from the factory of Michael Thonet in 1859. He did not receive a name, he simply identified with the number 14 according to practical criteria. This fact largely summarizes the revolutionary philosophy that Thonet introduced in the production of furniture. In the mid-nineteenth century the furniture was manufactured by hand. Skilled workers and patients were […]

The purist space | Marcelo Gardinetti
30-09-2019 No Comments

The purist space | Marcelo Gardinetti

The atelier of the painter Amédée Ozenfant´s house is builted in 1922 embodies a synthesis of the purist space proclaimed by Le Corbusier during those years. This house is the first one in Paris and in it he puts into practice his ideas regarding the architecture of the new times. Ozenfant and Le Corbusier shared a plastic idea narrated between 1918 […]

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo
20-09-2019 No Comments

Red and blue chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld | Borja López Cotelo

In 1917 the cartography of the new Europe was drawn to the rhythm of the Allied cannons. Gerrit T. Rietveld, busy in the daily work of his furniture workshop in Utrech, remained oblivious to this reality. He preferred to draw the plans of a new chair. Gerrit T. Rietveld had worked in his father’s workshop since 1900. At twelve he […]

Divide and win | Íñigo García Odiaga
16-09-2019 No Comments

Divide and win | Íñigo García Odiaga

There is a Latin maxim “Divide et impera”, which gave good results to the great strategists of history such as Julius Caesar or Napoleon. But this military logic is also one of the foundations of computer science and algorithmic design. A calculation methodology that faces the resolution of a complex problem by cutting it into simpler parts of the same type […]

How much house do we need? Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cottage
10-09-2019 No Comments

How much house do we need? Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cottage

The space we inhabit, reduced to a minimum, has been a source of fascination and experimentation throughout history. Henry David Thoreau lived in his forest hut in Walden Pond between 1845 and 1847. Le Corbusier built in 1952 for him and his wife the famous Cabanon of the Côte d’Azur. Inspired by these experiences, Urs Peter Flueckiger and his students […]

Clouds | Sergio de Miguel
09-09-2019 No Comments

Clouds | Sergio de Miguel

“There will not be a single thing that is not a cloud. They are the cathedrals of vast stone and biblical crystals that time will pave. It is the Odyssey, which changes like the sea. There is something different every time we open it”. Clouds (I). Jorge Luis Borges Human thought is a mystery. It supports a variety of unimaginable […]

La Gran Vía de Madrid. Breve biografía crítica de una gran calle (VI) | Antón Capitel
02-09-2019 No Comments

La Gran Vía de Madrid. Breve biografía crítica de una gran calle (VI) | Antón Capitel

El edificio Madrid-París ocupa con especial atractivo una posición intermedia del tramo segundo y horizontal de la Gran Vía, en la acera Sur, o de los números pares. La singularidad del edificio procede sobre todo de haber sido primero un edificio más bajo (de 7 alturas más unos torreones en las esquinas) y de haber sido, más adelante, prácticamente duplicado, […]

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 […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (V) | Antón Capitel
26-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (V) | Antón Capitel

The third section, descendant, as if referring to the most hurried new times, was made as we said from the thirties to the fifties; that is, leaving the terrible civil war behind. The Gran Vía, unfinished, contemplated and suffered the bombings of the Franco military from the Casa de Campo, and those of German aircraft, and the Telefonica building, still […]

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 […]

Mathematics and beauty in architecture. On the shoulders of giants
22-08-2019 No Comments

Mathematics and beauty in architecture. On the shoulders of giants

Mathematics and architecture have a more than evident relationship since the construction of the first buildings. Mathematics not only guarantees the safety of buildings, which resist weight and do not fall, but also beauty. We find the golden reason in the Parthenon, the dome of revolution in Hagia Sophia; the 17 possible tessellations in the Alhambra in Granada, the Fibonacci […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (IV) | Antón Capitel
19-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (IV) | Antón Capitel

At the end of the second section and beginning of the third there was a high-interest spatial and formal episode, the Plaza del Callao, which can also be considered as a “fourth act” of the total “theater” that Gran Vía supposes. Or if you prefer, and because of its uniqueness, a theater of your own. An intense and independent scene, […]

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 […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (III) | Antón Capitel
12-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (III) | Antón Capitel

El segundo tramo (o segundo “acto” del “teatro”), de la red de San Luis a la Plaza del Callao, contaba con una notable ventaja, la condición horizontal y recta, lo que hizo que su imagen urbana sea la mejor, y en la que puede imponerse más el propio espacio urbano vacío como tal, sin que sea demasiado necesaria la relativa […]

The exterminio of the goat | José Ramón Hernández Correa
09-08-2019 No Comments

The exterminio of the goat | José Ramón Hernández Correa

-Gentlemen: the economy of our country looms ruin, is already an old phenomenon in front of which only remains us look for him a solution and leave already to regret it. I go to be brief and go to say you, so quickly as it can, the measure, the only measure, for what create have to request of the public […]

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (II) | Antón Capitel
05-08-2019 No Comments

The Gran Vía of Madrid. Brief critical biography of a great street (II) | Antón Capitel

El primer tramo de la Gran Vía, que asciende –dando con ello una cierta sensación de fatiga, como si se rememorara la dificultad que se tuvo para iniciarla-, comienza con el gran edificio singular que fue el de la Unión y El Fénix (Alcalá 39, arqtos. Jules y Raymond Fevrier, 1905-10, hoy “Metrópolis” y anterior, en realidad, a la avenida), […]

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 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 […]

RCR. El Sueño de la Villa
23-07-2019 No Comments

RCR. El Sueño de la Villa

El Arts Santa Mònica acoge la exposición “RCR. EL SUEÑO DE LA VILLA“, que reúne dos exposiciones precedentes en torno al proyecto de la Villa, un centro de creatividad compartida impulsado por la fundación RCR Bunka. Las exposiciones han sido “Sueño y naturaleza”, en el espacio expositivo Cataluña en Venecia en el marco de la Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia 2018, y “Geografía de […]

VAD 02. Call for Papers. The prototypes
18-07-2019 No Comments

VAD 02. Call for Papers. The prototypes

Si en el primer número de VAD. veredes, arquitectura y divulgación se descansaba la mirada en “los inicios”, en aquellos comienzos y principios que proporcionan de manera tangible o simbólica lo que desea existir, ahora se quiere explorar con amplitud los parámetros pertenecientes a los orígenes. Ese surgir, nacer y aparecer, donde germina la arquitectura. “La naturaleza será cambiada por […]

¿Cuál es la arquitectura del futuro?
16-07-2019 No Comments

¿Cuál es la arquitectura del futuro?

En Brasil, en medio de la nada, se construyó uno de los proyectos arquitectónicos más audaces de la Historia. Se trata de Brasilia, la capital de un país que, a principios de los años 60, buscaba un nuevo comienzo. Brasilia iba a demostrar que la arquitectura puede transformar la sociedad. Pero cincuenta años después, el centro de Brasilia es caro […]

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. […]