Tag: vanguardia

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 […]

VAD 01 Los Inicios
04-07-2019 No Comments

VAD 01 Los Inicios

Un gran abanico de cuestiones se prestan a la reflexión y tienen cabida en este primer número de VAD. veredes, arquitectura y divulgación. “Amo los inicios. Los inicios me llenan de maravilla. Yo creo que el inicio es lo que garantiza la consecución”. SUMARIO Prólogo – Los inicios. Equipo editorial Editorial – Amar los comienzos. Santiago de Molina Artículos de […]

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-04-2019 No Comments

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga

It is said that the classical Greek sculpture reached its maximum splendor when it began to use the contrapposto. This Italian term could be defined as the relation that the different parts of the body establish when initiating the movement. The weight of the body rests mainly on one leg, so that the corresponding hip rises with respect to the […]

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste
14-03-2019 No Comments

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste

“… finally a book that brings a breath of fresh air to the lifeless literature on Bauhaus”. Domus, Milan. Between two world wars, the Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. Realized with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, this updated edition celebrates the school’s centennial, gathering 550 illustrations across 400 pages, including architectural plans and biographies of key figures like Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, and Marianne Brandt. The ultimate […]

Nikolai Ladovsky: the house-commune and the psychoanalytic method of teaching architecture | Jelena Prokopljević
04-03-2019 No Comments

Nikolai Ladovsky: the house-commune and the psychoanalytic method of teaching architecture | Jelena Prokopljević

Housing was one of the great themes of architectural research since the early post-revolutionary years in the Soviet Union. The house commune was being drawn as one of the best solutions and developed in two directions: the reorganization of existing homes and building new ones. The first option comprehended the subdivision of expropriated houses and the new division of the […]

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 […]

The architecture in front of the death of the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa
28-09-2018 One Comment

The architecture in front of the death of the art | José Ramón Hernández Correa

The artistic forefronts always have looked at the architecture of an ambiguous way. On one hand, the artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, musicians …) they have had always the label hung of chisgarabises, and have sought with zeal to put in his troupe some architect, who seemed to give him venerability to the group or movement that was. (An architect […]

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević
29-01-2018 No Comments

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević

En la primavera de 2014, se cumplieron quince años desde los ataques aéreos de la OTAN sobre Belgrado y de la destrucción parcial de lo que muchos arquitectos coincidirían en calificar como uno de los mejores ejemplos del modernismo socialista yugoslavo: El Cuartel General del Ejército Yugoslavo –Generalštab-, obra del arquitecto Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967). Fue construido entre 1956 y 1963 según […]

Edvard Ravnikar's local filter | Jelena Prokopljević
18-12-2017 No Comments

Edvard Ravnikar’s local filter | Jelena Prokopljević

Edvard Ravnikar (1907 Novo Mesto – 1993 Ljubljana) is considered, after Plečnik, though only in the temporary scale, the most important architect of Slovenia. Ljubljana is of Ravnikar, so much or more than of Plečnik, though not always it is recognized. Together with Edo Mihevc he was the founder of the new school of architecture of the socialist Slovenia or Yugoslavian […]

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel
04-09-2017 No Comments

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel

1. The world in the one that developed the history of the Bauhaus was very different from the current one, though his influence in the art, the design and the architecture is recognized still in a very clear way. El mundo en el que se desarrolló la historia de la Bauhaus era muy distinto al actual, aunque su influencia en […]

Konstantín Mélnikov: City as sleep machine | Jelena Prokopljević
31-07-2017 No Comments

Konstantín Mélnikov: City as sleep machine | Jelena Prokopljević

In 1929, in full propaganda explosion about the first five-year plan was summoned the contest for the Green City, a neighborhood of rest placed in the green space in the suburbs of Moscow. The first five-year Soviet plan (1928-1932) took as a central topic the large-scale industrialization and the mechanization of all the branches of production, colectivización of the agriculture and […]

Kobro and Strzemiński. Avant-Garde Prototypes
13-07-2017 No Comments

Kobro and Strzemiński. Avant-Garde Prototypes

Active from the late 1910s until the early 1950s, Katarzyna Kobro and Władysław Strzemiński produced work that was especially consistent with modernist avant-garde ideas. Touching on various disciplines, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and industrial and graphic design, their oeuvre anticipated new trends that were to reach their plenitude in the practices of later generations, such as minimalism, the Zero movement, […]

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz
24-04-2017 No Comments

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz

La capitalidad de la nación fue un asunto fundamental para el régimen de Franco. La duración sostenida del frente de Madrid desde los últimos días del año 1936 hasta el final de la guerra había provocado considerables daños materiales, especialmente en la zona oeste de la capital —Ciudad Universitaria, barrio de Moncloa, Gran Vía— cuya reparación se convirtió en asunto […]

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
10-03-2017 73 Comments

Think the architecture (III) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Article continuation of “Thinking the architecture (II)”. The notes that have written on this subject have to see with my participation in Valencia, Spain, in the Seminar Thought and Architecture organised amongst other by the colleague José María Lozano of the School of Architecture of the Polytechnical University. It realised  between the 11 and on 15 November 2011. The document […]

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga
06-05-2016 No Comments

The modern architecture | Fernando Freire Forga

The works developed by philosophers and thinkers, from ends of the 18th century have been determining what today we know as Modern Age and his derivations. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered to be the most influential thinker of the modern Europe, thanks to him works are had as “Critique of the Judgment” (1790) that form a part of the conception […]

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta
21-03-2016 No Comments

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time | Miquel Lacasta

Of the complex thing. Ambiguity, Difference, Time. Speaking about the complex thing is inabarcable. It would come to be like to trace the mythical cartographic map to scale 1:1 to that Borges was referring in the story Of The Rigor of the Science.1 The task, would need such a precise description, that the described object and the description itself would […]

The municipal architect | José Ramón Hernández Correa
11-05-2015 2 Comments

The municipal architect | José Ramón Hernández Correa

If there is an architect tied to a city, and, furthermore, if there is an architect tied to the urban development development of a city, this it is Willem Marinus Dudok to Hilversum. Dudok was born in Ámsterdam in 1884, and at the age of sixteen it initiated his military career. It was destined for the colonies of Indonesia, and to […]

The mountain inhabited | Sergio de Miguel
17-04-2015 26 Comments

The mountain inhabited | Sergio de Miguel

1. The homo sapiens, the human being, carries 200.000 years on the earth, although somehow our history can that it began does so only 30.000, in this remote instant in which a first ancestor felt the need to represent, exteriorizar and reflect his thought, in that moment in that his intelligence knew traspasar the animal limit and act to satisfy, […]

The robotic bricklayer | Íñigo García Odiaga
16-03-2015 36 Comments

The robotic bricklayer | Íñigo García Odiaga

The enthusiasm for advancing and for crossing new ways has done that the contemporary architecture has managed to revile even the traditional systems of construction based on the brick and on the workforce of a bricklayer. Overcome Eladio Dieste’s works that from the rational language of the modern movement they were proposing the use of the brick as an element […]

By Parts | Íñigo García Odiaga
12-01-2015 60 Comments

By Parts | Íñigo García Odiaga

The architecture unlike other artistic works, dragged by his own functional definition has presented  many times along the history like a sum of pieces, of stays or of parts. This system compositivo reappears in the architecture more vanguardista, that contradictoriamente does alarde to escape of the composition. That somehow the functionalism, that is to say the proyectación of architectures by […]

Monument
15-09-2014 No Comments

Monument

Cities are made of buildings, infrastructures, streets, squares, parks and corners that are conducive to meetings, confrontations and exchanges. The form and meaning of these spaces tend to be the result of a mixture of two distinct yet complementary processes: they are either planned and governed by projects that prefigure – with varying degrees of success – the form and […]

Rural architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
25-08-2014 2 Comments

Rural architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

There exists the widespread idea of which the contemporary this architecture tied inevitably to the urban thing and therefore to the density of the great city. Nevertheless in territories or companies of life intimately tied to the field, the landscape or definitively the nature, the modern architecture has made way for itself in the rural environment. The rules are different, […]

Central market of design, a bet for the culture and the leisure
03-06-2014 No Comments

Central market of design, a bet for the culture and the leisure

From October one comes celebrating Central Market of Design in collaboration with Dimad in Slaughter house of Madrid. It has turned into a monthly meeting that it has as aim bet for the design and the art more avant-gardists and for the tailors, jewelers, industrial designers, interior desinger, illustrative … natives with more ingenuity and projection. They have defined us […]

Architecture Dadá and Heritage of the Humanidá
13-03-2014 2 Comments

Architecture Dadá and Heritage of the Humanidá

Jose Ramon Sierra Delgado. Professor of the University of Seville and artist recognized internationally – us reveals a concept of Heritage understood like widely joint of visions and contradictory understandings; a link of union between art and architecture that it plans of the vague border of the territory of the affective personal selections; as modal for pretentious and empty defensive […]

Engine of Modernity
12-02-2014 No Comments

Engine of Modernity

In 1951 there is constituted in Barcelona the Grup R, an association which aim, according to the first one of the articles of his bylaws, is ” the study and spreading of the problems of the contemporary art and especially of the architecture “. Under the letter R, to come to terms with Renovation and cultural and architectural Recovery, the Group […]

Netherlands · Rietveld-Schroeder House
08-07-2013 No Comments

Netherlands · Rietveld-Schroeder House

The house Rietveld Schröder (in Dutch: Rietveld Schröderhuis) (also known as the House Schröder) placed in Utrecht (Netherlands) was constructed in 1924 by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in collaboration with Ms Truus Schröder-Schrader, who entrusted the project for what it was his residence, and that of his three children, up to his death in 1985. The principal requirement was […]

Absent manifests | bRijUNi
07-06-2013 5 Comments

Absent manifests | bRijUNi

In the year 2007 the magazine Icon, to celebrate his number 50, entrusts 50 manifests to some other artists, designers, town planners and architects between whom we can mention to Rem Koolhaas, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid or Steven Holl. His publishing house, which was beginning with the judgment: “The age of the manifest has ended”, it ended up by claiming […]

Paul Klee: master of the Bauhaus
01-04-2013 2 Comments

Paul Klee: master of the Bauhaus

The exhibition is the result of several years of work in collaboration with the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, and it is based on what may well be —after the publication of the artist’s catalogue raisonné— the most significant and relevant research project on Klee of a “structural” nature conducted in the last decades: the critical edition of his pädagogischer […]

Sixte Illescas Arquitecto (1903-1986). De la Vanguardia al olvido
08-05-2012 One Comment

Sixte Illescas Arquitecto (1903-1986). De la Vanguardia al olvido

Always I have defended that the architecture has to be made clear across a few external circumstances to her that they him are consubstantial. The architecture is not a Beautiful Art, but an arte aplicada, in small letter, that, more that to explain the life, is, or would have to be, this life. It is at the time when it […]

Paradigmas | Jorge Gorostiza
28-03-2011 1,138 Comments

Paradigmas | Jorge Gorostiza

Sailing along the Network I have found an old page of the Foundation Telefonica where there are all the conferences that gave in the course Projections and Utopias of the Forefront, The development of the architectural modernity I dress across the history of the cinema, between October 9 and November 13, 2007 developed in the headquarters of the Telefonica in […]