Tag: territory

The border of contact, encounter and exchange space | Luis Gil
13-01-2020 No Comments

The border of contact, encounter and exchange space | Luis Gil

The intrinsic nature of the border is that of being an area of danger, an insecure space in which the development of the essential tasks of life requires a state of continuous alertness. It is the space for the exchange of energy, where it is released or integrated into new areas, which implies a constant rebalancing of the forces acting […]

Maceira House | Castroferro Arquitectos
08-01-2020 No Comments

Maceira House | Castroferro Arquitectos

The position of the house is marked by the granite outbreak. A large mass of stone was waiting for us below, which made us rethink the whole project to let us be guided by that new element that appeared on the scene. Thus, the building sits lightly on that stone base, a compact housing by necessity that is only violated […]

The plan as a tool for border overflow | Luis Gil
30-12-2019 No Comments

The plan as a tool for border overflow | Luis Gil

The border as a tense space that opposes its transit, requires effort, determination, formal or fundamental change to be transgressed and overcome or inhabited temporarily or continuously. Thus, the passage through the border or the limit, the jump from one medium to another implies the discovery of a technique that makes possible the survival in the other margin, the change, […]

The border, artificial and invented mechanism | Luis Gil
23-12-2019 No Comments

The border, artificial and invented mechanism | Luis Gil

In this way when the natural barrier (the geographical accident) artificially used to protect the interior ecosystem, is insufficient, inadequate or non-existent for the desired economic or social use, then man develops not only artificiality over the natural but also takes a step more and build an ex-novo border. It is an invention that saves the natural deficiency, and around […]

Limits, nature and artifice | Luis Gil
16-12-2019 No Comments

Limits, nature and artifice | Luis Gil

When talking about limit or border, the words of bankruptcy or separation are instantly added to the conversation. A first approach to the definition of boundary or border spaces, would limit them as those areas of emptiness or obstacle that are shaped or structured as a nature that is little or not practicable, in which the movement slows down or […]

Refugio Doñana | Fermín G. Blanco
11-12-2019 No Comments

Refugio Doñana | Fermín G. Blanco

Era un día gris y amarillo. No sabía si era lluvia lo que traía el viento, o es que la niebla pesaba mojando el suelo. El denso silencio del aire solo se cortaba por el murmullo de los árboles, y por algunos rayos de sol que huían de las nubes. Caía la tarde, helaban las hojas. Salía humo de la […]

Mastery as a fundamental and physical problem of boundary and border phenomena | Luis Gil
09-12-2019 No Comments

Mastery as a fundamental and physical problem of boundary and border phenomena | Luis Gil

The movement and walking is innate to the activity of man, for various reasons, from the great migrations and movements in the search for Paleolithic hunting to the present day. A movement that was originally forced by the need to survive against the adverse nature, much earlier than the subsequent sedentary and articulation of man with the territory through the […]

House in Mera | Patricia Sabín – Enrique M. Blanco
04-12-2019 No Comments

House in Mera | Patricia Sabín – Enrique M. Blanco

A small holiday home in Mera –Oleiros -, the result of a family with two children. A friendly environment in the natural, on an intermediate scale, in a context suitable for living on foot, but difficult in the next built. Absence of references in their environment beyond orientation. An ostensibly triangular plot, with more than seventy meters along the road. […]

Allegory of the border and the limit | Luis Gil
02-12-2019 No Comments

Allegory of the border and the limit | Luis Gil

The neoliberal actuality that we have had to live makes it difficult, like no other, to refer behaviors, events and attitudes to a stable horizon, a concrete framework that serves as an articulator, as an element of dialogue and background to the analysis of a hardly acotable contemporaneity, nothing defined and a rapid emptying of contents, whose ultimate goal seems […]

Casa Almudena | Jesús Perales Arquitecto
27-11-2019 No Comments

Casa Almudena | Jesús Perales Arquitecto

THE COMMISSION Almudena and Jordi asked us to design a ground floor house, for them and their two children to live in. They have many hobbies, such as music, arts and crafts and cooking. They always look forward to spending time together as a family. The objective of the property was clear: for all the members of this small family […]

¿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 […]

Architectures on the Waterfont
14-11-2019 No Comments

Architectures on the Waterfont

A dive into the Archivo of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award that tackles the regeneration of European cities through their waterfronts. The Fundació Mies van der Rohe in collaboration with Arquitectes per l’Arquitectura (AxA) inaugurate today the exhibition “Architectures on the waterfront” at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona. The exhibition is dedicated to […]

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 […]

Imagining the Mediterranean House
05-11-2019 No Comments

Imagining the Mediterranean House

This catalog focuses on the theme of “the Mediterranean house” investigating its operational presence in a limited historical environment: the fifties. Period characterized by the decisive influence in Spain of two masters of international architecture – Gio Ponti and Alberto Sartoris – whose ideology is based on a weighted mediation between tradition and modernity. It is a cultural project of […]

Alberto Corral Corral · Ubuild, a new construction system in wood
31-10-2019 No Comments

Alberto Corral Corral · Ubuild, a new construction system in wood

We have seen how the architects these years have recovered and covered diverse fields of work, even explored in some less common ones such as research and development of products or systems, mainly populated by other professionals. Although I+D is an area that has not been very prolific in architecture lately, we find some cases such as the Galician architect, […]

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 […]

Botas Ghirlanda → Malaparte → Godard → Cavani | Jorge Gorostiza
04-10-2019 No Comments

Botas Ghirlanda → Malaparte → Godard → Cavani | Jorge Gorostiza

Recently, surfing the net, I found the picture Gulf of Capri, which Juan Manuel Botas Ghirlanda painted in the first decade of the last century and whose reproduction attached on this text. It is curious that the pictures and almost everything, is now seen more on the screens than in reality, although the impression is not the same. When I […]

In search of coherence | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
23-09-2019 No Comments

In search of coherence | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

It is not because the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2009 had dedicated lectures and analytical studies, the reason we are interested in the Le Corbusier holiday shelter built in Roquebrune-Cap Martin on the shores of the French Mediterranean. It has always captured our attention because it represents what seems to be scarce at the present time in the […]

Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50s
19-09-2019 No Comments

Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50s

“What is the Mediterranean? A thousand things at the same time, it is not a landscape, but innumerable landscapes. it is not a sea, but a set of seas.” Fernand Braudel, 1985 The exhibition Imagining the Mediterranean house. Italy and Spain in the 50s on the theme of “the Mediterranean house”, investigating its operational presence in a limited historical environment: […]

Borders within Border: Fragmentation, Disposition and Connection
08-08-2019 No Comments

Borders within Border: Fragmentation, Disposition and Connection

Borders within Border: Fragmentation, Disposition and Connection 2nd Urbanism at Borders Global Conference, Universidad de Malaga, Spain 23-25 October 2019+ uma.es/urbanismatborders IMPORTANT DATES: Registration: 31 August 2019 The multifaceted digital and economic divides are transmuting our understanding of the relationship between socio-economic orders and challenge the existence of the territoriality. The straight line that connects two points in the territory […]

Vari Caramés. Sites
06-08-2019 No Comments

Vari Caramés. Sites

In 2018, Fabulatorio publishes Lugares a photobook that brings together the most recent work of the photographer Vari Caramés (Ferrol, 1953), with which the artist refers to the world of his memories and the narrow line that separates reality and memory , an editorial design signed by the Desescribir Galician studio that has just been awarded a Golden LAUS awarded […]

Everything reaches the sea | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
15-07-2019 No Comments

Everything reaches the sea | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

“Nothing is transmissible but Thought” is the title of the last text written by Le Corbusier before his death in 1965. A phrase that explains in a very complete way the reason why the legacy of this man has had irreplaceable character for the development of architecture. Because it was not only through the orderly dissemination of his work, carried […]

House in Brión | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos
19-06-2019 No Comments

House in Brión | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos

The project that concerns us is a small single-family house on the ground floor, with the “sieteymedio” system. “Sieteymedio” system is a wooden construction system, designed by Arrokabe arquitectos, modulated and at the same time flexible, that allows to efficiently solve both the structure and external enclosures and the relationship between both. The final image is based on design guidelines […]

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
14-06-2019 No Comments

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

When crossing the door of the Radisson SAS, hotel, on the bustling Vesterbrogade avenue, something strange happens. Time seems suspended. On the other side of the street, the Tivoli faces its dreamlike exuberance to the strict geometry that Arne Jacobsen drew for his tower in the Center of Copenhagen. But in the lobby of the Radisson, everything seems to respond […]

Casa Cachóns | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos
12-06-2019 No Comments

Casa Cachóns | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos

A housing needs program is previously established, adjusting it until an optimal solution is found in terms of distribution, orientations and relationship between the internal surface and volume and the surface of the enclosure. To the conditioned part of the house an auxiliary open building is added continuing with the cover to two waters, the cornice height and the facade […]

Framed Landscapes. European photographic Commissions, 1984-2019
11-06-2019 No Comments

Framed Landscapes. European photographic Commissions, 1984-2019

The exhibition and the book that accompanies it gather eight long-term photographic missions carried out in Europe, some projects were promoted by public or semi-public institutions of different countries, regions and European cities, which counted with the involvement of several dozens of photographers. La exhibition y el libro que la acompaña reúnen ocho misiones fotográficas de larga duración llevadas a […]

Learn from what has been | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-06-2019 No Comments

Learn from what has been | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Architects can not form without knowing, and learning to love, what preceded us. A young woman who recently wrote that she cared little about Ronchamp and that she preferred the most current, will be able to become a draftsman, a CAD technician, a construction assistant, but to be an architect she will have to adopt a higher level of reflection. […]

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 […]

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
24-05-2019 No Comments

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

Arne Jacobsen considered himself, above all, an architect. But the transcendence of his furniture has made him recognized as an industrial designer, something he always tried to escape. Jacobsen believed that design, architecture and the arts could function as a whole, according to the ideas of gesamtkunstwerk. This ideal of artistic synthesis led him to design the chair 3100 for […]

VMI | AAW (Aritz Almenar Workshop)
08-05-2019 No Comments

VMI | AAW (Aritz Almenar Workshop)

Cuando nos enfrentamos a un nuevo proyecto de arquitectura, partimos de una serie de situaciones y condiciones existentes que serán pilares en la concepción base de nuestro proyecto. Lugar, programa y presupuesto: estos tres elementos acotan el infinito de posibilidades y comienzan a dibujar soluciones, estrategias de intervención, y gestos arquitectónicos. La imagen abstracta de la arquitectura surge de manera […]