Tag: territory

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga
15-10-2018 No Comments

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga

In 1998 Peter Zumthor concluded the construction of Sogn Benedetg‘s small chapel. The Building was coming to replace the baroque church constructed in the Swiss people of Sumvitg that had been destroyed by an avalanche of snow. The original church knew of the risk to which it was exposed for what one of his buttresses had specialized himself in the […]

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
05-10-2018 No Comments

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I have mentioned Eugène Claudius Petit (1907-1989) several times in this space. I have to talk more about him. To say first of all that Claudius, a name he adopted in the underground of the anti-Nazi resistance, was first and foremost a politician. Of modest origin, worker, he became a cabinetmaker as part of one of the learning associations (the […]

Spyglass
20-09-2018 No Comments

Spyglass

Five hills border the historic center of the city of Concepción, located in the south-central zone of Chile. Each with its own form, scale, context and history. The hills Amarillo, Caracol, Chepe, La Pólvora and the Virgin are the milestones of an invisible perimeter route through the city, which surrounds another path, that which is born between the hills of […]

The Aspre House | nomarq estudi d’arquitectura
19-09-2018 No Comments

The Aspre House | nomarq estudi d’arquitectura

Light and volume work in unison and can be seen through the composition of the pathways of an architectonic work. Le Corbusier, with its uber-known catchphrase, “architecture is the wise game (…) of volumes under the light,” supported the story of an obsession: that of the study of light, its movement, to the point of taking form like a part […]

House PI | Enrique Jerez
01-08-2018 No Comments

House PI | Enrique Jerez

P and I are our clients, the owners of a house with land in this neighborhood of the Obra Sindical del Hogar, inaugurated in 1946 and located southwest of the city of Burgos. The original homes are very interesting: modest, rational, constructively simple and based on what could be considered a vernacular or popular architecture. Unfortunately, at present the neighborhood […]

Fronteiras. Writings and Projects of Architecture, Landscape and Territory
31-07-2018 No Comments

Fronteiras. Writings and Projects of Architecture, Landscape and Territory

FRONTEiRAS is one of the projects developed by AiPAC (Associaçao Ibérica para a Inovação, Património, Arquitectura e Cultura). Currently, it is framed as a solid catalyst for cross-border activities between Spain and Portugal and gives rise to a tool capable of uncovering and investigating the linkages on both sides of the border. A strategic action that tries to make the political […]

Tino house | EMAC Arquitectura
25-07-2018 No Comments

Tino house | EMAC Arquitectura

El hombre puede ser de un lugar, estar en un lugar, o pertenecer a él. Se puede vivir en un sitio, habitar o morar. Algunas diferencias entre términos son claras; otras, más sutiles; y en las leves particularidades entre ellas se encuentra la manera que uno tiene de relacionarse con el territorio que lo sostiene y el espacio que lo […]

Islands, desert, mountain. Degree zero architecture | Josep Lluís Mateo
16-07-2018 No Comments

Islands, desert, mountain. Degree zero architecture | Josep Lluís Mateo

The fascination caused by distant places, in the limit of human existence, places where it might be better to spend than to stay, or where to stay always go along with a vague sense of threat (condition, from romanticism, at the base of the aesthetic experience). The island as a closed, finite place, with endemism as a possibility. The island […]

Projecting with nature | Guido Cimadomo
09-07-2018 No Comments

Projecting with nature | Guido Cimadomo

Every time I find more interest in immersing myself in nature than in visiting the latest examples of author architecture. On a recent trip to Australia, a European architect marveled that he had not planned to visit the Sydney Opera House. Despite the distances of the Australian continent, seemed scandalized in my interest for nature, for the forests of the […]

House C in Costa da Morte | CREUSeCARRASCO
04-07-2018 No Comments

House C in Costa da Morte | CREUSeCARRASCO

The house is located on a high ground 3.5 meters above the road. It is an area of growth of the main urban core where, over the years, 4 and 5-storey housing blocks have been appearing. The planning establishes an alignment that involves the demolition of the retaining wall of the farm and the construction of the entire front of […]

En el tiempo. Carlos Cánovas
03-07-2018 No Comments

En el tiempo. Carlos Cánovas

“His photographs are poetic monuments built at intermediate moments that precede or recall major social and industrial changes, which leave traces in the space we inhabit”. In time, it is a journey through the work of Carlos Cánovas from the 80s to the present through 128 photographs grouped in six successive series: Tapias (1980), Extramuros (1983-1990), Vallès Oriental (1990), Landscape […]

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

Kokfelt, minimal house of maximum intensity | Rodrigo Almonacid

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 terms not […]

Day care center for people with alzheimer’s disease in Benavente | studio VR Architecture
27-06-2018 No Comments

Day care center for people with alzheimer’s disease in Benavente | studio VR Architecture

The new Day Care Center for People with Alzheimer’s Disease in Benavente (Zamora, Spain) arises from the aging of the region’s population. When designed, there was no proven scheme for this typology, despite the growth of the disease in recent years in some regions of the country. Hence, the initial program only specified for the inclusion of spaces for cognitive […]

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

At all up to Africa | Íñigo García Odiaga

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 have visited […]

California Crazy. American Pop Architecture
21-06-2018 No Comments

California Crazy. American Pop Architecture

“Combine a free-thinking population with the desire to reinvent itself and you’ll get the perfect breeding ground for the sweeping and the amazing to thrive”. Jim Heimann At the dawn of the automobile era, the passion of Americans for travel gave rise to a new wave of imaginative entrepreneurs who catered to the needs of this new means of transport. […]

Akelarre Hotel | mecanismo
20-06-2018 No Comments

Akelarre Hotel | mecanismo

Akelarre is the result of more than forty years of development of an own identity. A refined mixture of the respect of the time and the preservation of the tradition with an obsession for the investigation and the innovation. Symbiosis is precisely this between the integration in the context and the innovation what they define the spirit of the Akelarre […]

Illegal city | Aldo G. Facho Dede
11-06-2018 No Comments

Illegal city | Aldo G. Facho Dede

According to the census of 2007, the last one about which we know proved, near 50 % of the of Lima population marginal (BUM),1 lives in neighborhoods urban which are defined as those urban cores that present levels of monetary poverty, and they lack services of infrastructure and equipment (MVCS 2012).2 Though the great growth of this type of developments was […]

Inhabitat Study House 03 | nomarq estudi d’arquitectura
06-06-2018 No Comments

Inhabitat Study House 03 | nomarq estudi d’arquitectura

Neither being nor object can be understood in an isolated way. We define ourselves and gain meaning through interactions and frictions, reactions and relationships. Architecture, an object which hosts life, positions itself halfway between entity and artefact, multiplying the means of friction that surround it. Territory and human being begin a dialogue with each other through landscape and architecture, hence […]

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona
05-06-2018 No Comments

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona

“We can only capture time through its manifestations, meaning the traces, places and events where time has been expressed”. Juhani Pallasmaa Architecture and urban planning, along with other disciplines, reflect the structure, evolution and thinking of each era of society (including the most recent history). Many publications have dealt with the subjects of historical, architectural-archaeological, palaeontological, geological and scenic heritage […]

For what better quality of urban life? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
01-06-2018 No Comments

For what better quality of urban life? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

We tend not to think about the city, or in other words, not to think about the city, but in terms of gratification or conflict. The city pleases us, welcomes us, stimulates us, or the city rejects us, is negative, closes our sensibility. That is why we are able to see in it, on the one hand the bright or […]

Twentysix (Abandoned) Gasoline Stations
29-05-2018 No Comments

Twentysix (Abandoned) Gasoline Stations

Iñaki Bergera discovered on a trip along the West Coast of the United States a desolate landscape, apparently barren, that exuded beauty. The beauty of everyday life His narrative purity. Service stations that, dismantled at the beginning of the 90s, gave way to the services of the multinationals. Abandoned gas stations. Ruined. Blurred icons but living witnesses of a time […]

Slate, natural stone
17-05-2018 No Comments

Slate, natural stone

“Building and thinking are always, each in their own way, inescapable for living” Heidegger said and from that premise part of popular architecture showing a faithful reflection of a way of life and traditions attached to their people and their territory. This architecture, a heritage that is preserved, in large part, thanks to the durability of the materials of the area and […]

The difficult dialog between the Korean architects. Notes on the Biennial show of architecture of Venice 2014 | Jelena Prokopljević
14-05-2018 No Comments

The difficult dialog between the Korean architects. Notes on the Biennial show of architecture of Venice 2014 | Jelena Prokopljević

“Nobody till now could have spoken on both Koreas at the same time. Nobody has risked to a dangerous experiment as this one”, They have been the words of Hyungmin Pai’s gratefulness, one of the commissioners of the pavilion of Korea, at the moment of being grateful for the prize of the Biennial show. Dangerous because to expose parallel the […]

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

Standing up | Íñigo García Odiaga

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 or way […]

Dis-cover | Sergio de Miguel
27-04-2018 No Comments

Dis-cover | Sergio de Miguel

Since seekers of effective surprises our creative capacity can remain reduced by the existence of too many caps of information. Impeded by a dense coverage of unconscious hypotheses, inherited concepts and not expressed ideas. Only we manage to liberate ourselves in an effective way when, from the practice of a lateral thought, we are capable of preventing the preconceived valuations, […]

Premio Juana de Vega de Intervenciones en el Paisaje. Convocatoria 2018 Viviendas unifamiliares
26-04-2018 No Comments

Premio Juana de Vega de Intervenciones en el Paisaje. Convocatoria 2018 Viviendas unifamiliares

This category has for object recognize the best one-family housing, both of new plant and of rehabilitation, which could influence favorably the types of housing that is constructed in Galicia. They can be candidates for the prize lo/s autor/eres of the project. Only will be admitted projects realized in Galicia, which should finish between January 1, 2015 and December 31, […]

Seixo 3.0 | quepasamodernoArquitectos
25-04-2018 No Comments

Seixo 3.0 | quepasamodernoArquitectos

The Angra mount is the geological set that believes in his south slope one of the faces of Barrañán’s raspberry. Bathed by the predominant winds come from the Atlantic Ocean it has like proved a set of rocky rich formations in quartz that they coexist with a dense and low vegetation. Between the skirt of the Angra mount and Barrañán’s […]

The drawn city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho
23-04-2018 No Comments

The drawn city | Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho

The city constitutes an inexhaustible source of information on us. His arrested observation reveals landscapes in continuous transformation, landscapes in movement: transitory landscapes. The drawing as cognitive instrument of the urban decanting, acts from one of the most former tools that are known: the perspective, the point of view from which the matter, a point is considered or analyzes anyone […]

House in Casas Novas | Carbajo Barrios Arquitectos
18-04-2018 No Comments

House in Casas Novas | Carbajo Barrios Arquitectos

The housing is very determined so much by the functional demands of the members of the family that will reside in the housing, in which one of the members moves habitually in wheelchair, since for the topography of the plot, with a strong difference and an important difference of level between this one and the thoroughfare to the one that […]

House Between-lines | OLA estudio
28-03-2018 No Comments

House Between-lines | OLA estudio

Located in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. The house between-lines arises from the desire to systematize and expedite the constructive solutions. Our clients had a tight budget so, in a sense, we had to escape from constructive rhetoric and anything that was not essential. This home is a simple system, both implantation and constructive. Order patterns easily repeatable and without complex […]