Tag: Walter Gropius

Theories of opened end | Miquel Lacasta
22-04-2019 No Comments

Theories of opened end | Miquel Lacasta

5.0 01 The will of the blog, axonométrica, and of the weekly exercise of reflection brings over of the architecture in his theoretical dimension, is based between other references and inspirations, in what Peter Eisenman develops in his doctoral thesis as Theories debaters of opened end. That is to say, so much the will of the blog, that of the architectural […]

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

Bauhaus. Updated Edition. Magdalena Droste

5.0 01 “… 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Universal history of the Turpitude [III] | José Ramón Hernández Correa
05-03-2018 No Comments

Universal history of the Turpitude [III] | José Ramón Hernández Correa

5.0 02 Universal history of the Turpitude [II] | José Ramón Hernández Correa I finish the trilogy (I, II) that I promised, not because there should no be many any more turpitudes, but because I believe that it costs with one of each one of the three big ones. And I finish off the series with relief, because it is […]

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa
15-01-2018 No Comments

Unfulfilled promises and dark transparencies | José Ramón Hernández Correa

5.0 01 A few weeks ago a nice anonymous reader left a comment at an entry “The modern concept of architectural space”. The comment was so brief that I copy complete: “very interesting! And the continuation?” What continuation? I did not have conscience of which there had to be no continuation. I reread that old woman entered (of December, seven […]

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture
12-10-2017 No Comments

Ornament is Crime. Modernist architecture

5.0 01 The Ornament is A Crime is a visual celebration of the modernist architecture that includes a spectacular selection of the most important architectural movement of the modern history. Beautifully illustrated, this compendium invites us to think over and discover the trip of the modernism from the decade of 1920 up to the current importance. Inspired by Adolf Loos, […]

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

The Bauhaus (an honoring) | Sergio de Miguel

5.0 01 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 […]

Unpublished Madrid (V) | Cristina García-Rosales
25-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (V) | Cristina García-Rosales

0.0 00 Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (IV)  The Warehouse in Castile Square is an installation belonging to the Canal de Isabel II. He is placed, from 1952 at the end of the walk of the Castilian one in the municipal area of the one that was the fourth warehouse of the Plaza of Castile (constructed in the year 1939), and with […]

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales
18-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (IV) | Cristina García-Rosales

0.0 00 Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (III)  In Emilio Castelar’s Summer-house we will be able to admire some notable architectures. As the building Castelar (Catalan headquarters of the Insurances of West), with his prop that supports the rest of the set. It was projected by the architect Rafael de La-Hoz Arderius in 1975. In 2010 it was reformed under the […]

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales
11-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (III) | Cristina García-Rosales

5.0 01 Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (II)  The Colon Towers (previously Jerez Towers) are two twin skyscrapers with 116 meters of height and 23 plants. They were constructed by the architect of Madrid Antonio Lamela and the engineers Leonardo Fernandez Troyano, Javier Manterola and Carlos Fernandez Casado. They have a structure suspended from two big props joined in the high thing by […]

Unpublished Madrid (II) | Cristina García-Rosales
04-08-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (II) | Cristina García-Rosales

5.0 01 Continuation of Unpublished Madrid (I)  We continue the tour for the Barceló Cinema, opposite the Barceló Market, restored lately and, therefore, much more modern. The Barceló Cinema is in the Barceló street, doing forms a corner with Larra, and it was constructed, opposite to the gardens of the Hospice of Madrid as cinema of neighborhood. The architect was Luis […]

Unpublished Madrid (I) | Cristina García-Rosales
28-07-2017 No Comments

Unpublished Madrid (I) | Cristina García-Rosales

5.0 01 We are going to realize a tour for Unpublished Madrid, where we will discover buildings that correspond to the modern movement in the architecture. Beginning for some racionalist buildings of the 30s or 40s of the 20th century, and ending for four skyscrapers of the Paseo de la Castellana, near the Castilla Square. Buildings, many of them, very […]

Palacio de la república de Berlín. Un patrimonio imposible | Jelena Prokopljević
15-05-2017 No Comments

Palacio de la república de Berlín. Un patrimonio imposible | Jelena Prokopljević

5.0 01 La construcción del Palacio de la Republica en Berlín oriental empezó unos 23 años antes de su construcción real. Empezó el 7 de septiembre de 1950 cuando Walter Ulbricht, el nuevo secretario general de la SED (Partido Socialista Unificado de Alemania) firmó la orden de dinamitar el Stadtschloss, el Palacio Real y símbolo de poder del imperio prusiano. La destrucción […]

The worker and the light | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
28-11-2016 2 Comments

The worker and the light | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

5.0 02 At the beginning of 1923 and for order by Walter Gropius, Edmund Lill it realized a photographic article of the factory of molds for shoes Fagus in Alfeld a. d. Leine (Germany) constructed between 1911 and 1913. As Annemarie Jaeggi explains in his book Fagus. Industriekultur zwischen Werkbund und Bauhaus (Jovis Berlin, 1998), treats itself about the second […]

Do you know Louis Kahn's work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
08-02-2016 One Comment

Do you know Louis Kahn’s work? | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

5.0 01 I know that the facts will be revealing the immense lie through that we live here. And without stopping being alert I insist on going beyond her. I take so again, the topic of my visit to the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany, remembering on what already I commented it brings over of my desire to explain of […]

Albi's lasting testimony | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz
02-11-2015 No Comments

Albi’s lasting testimony | Oscar Tenreiro Degwitz

0.0 00 Whenever it saw the drawings of Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) the great architect Estonian – American, were called me always the attention those of Albi’s Cathedral, with his buttresses planned with ascending spirals. They were indicating all the interest it put Kahn in this building of the 13th century, interest that I see now expressed in words, on […]

The continuous movement | Sergio de Miguel
16-10-2015 41 Comments

The continuous movement | Sergio de Miguel

0.0 00 The research of the myth of the continuous movement, represented with insistence through the secular design of the machine of the “perpetual mobile”, the machine that could realise work of uninterruptible form (perpetuum mobile) without need of energetic contribution of the outside, results so happy like conmovedora. Numerous artifacts have been proposed along the history. All they really […]

From (des)normalize the bodies | Pedro Hernández
20-10-2014 No Comments

From (des)normalize the bodies | Pedro Hernández

5.0 01 he book The art of projecting in architecture designed and developed in the decade of the 30s of last century by the German architect Ernst Neufert is an illustrated inventory of dimensional and spatial solutions with that to establish a system of foundations, procedure and prescriptions on enclosures, buildings, requirements of program and spatial relations, dimensions of buildings, […]

Pioneers of Modern Design: from William Morris And Walter Gropius.
30-09-2014 No Comments

Pioneers of Modern Design: from William Morris And Walter Gropius.

0.0 00 Key piece and indispensable document to understand and to interpret the birth and the path fundacional of the Modern Movement. His content, which begins with the doctrines of William Morris and his followers is an exciting analysis, plenary session of anecdotes and personal references, which include all the stages of the genesis of the design of the 20th […]

Modern architecture without modern movement | Aldo G. Facho Dede
29-09-2014 No Comments

Modern architecture without modern movement | Aldo G. Facho Dede

5.0 01 Modern architecture without modern movement. The case of Peru. Talking with the architect Ricardo Cárdenas I gave form to the concept of which in Peru the Modern Architecture developed without Modern Movement. This sounds of the first reading less incoherent, how is it possible to detach the architecture of the movement that gives him sustenance?, in the lines […]

Bauhaus. Collection books and magazines
29-08-2014 No Comments

Bauhaus. Collection books and magazines

5.0 01 The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in the city of Weimar by German architect Walter Gropius. Its core objective was a radical concept: to reimagine the material world to reflect the unity of all the arts. Gropius explained this vision for a union of art and design in the Programm des Staatlichen Bauhauses Weimar (1919), which described a […]

The face of the 20 th century
20-05-2014 No Comments

The face of the 20 th century

5.0 01 Less is More presents Bauhaus The face of the 20 th century. written and narrated by Frank Whitford. 1994

Spaces to learn. Architecture and Teaching (III) | Raquel Martínez - Alberto Ruiz
18-04-2014 No Comments

Spaces to learn. Architecture and Teaching (III) | Raquel Martínez – Alberto Ruiz

5.0 01 New educational spaces to the heat of the modern movement and the new pedagogic expositions The irruption of the modern movement in the architectural European panorama produced the first examples of school typology really evolved. The certain thing is that the building of social court was in few occasions a central topic of the modern, great movement more […]

From Bauhaus to Our House
17-12-2013 No Comments

From Bauhaus to Our House

0.0 00 Wolfe criticizes the trends of the modern architecture for avoiding any external ornamentation. It praises architects as Louis Sullivan who, from ends of the 19th century up to his death in 1924, constructed a good number of adorned buildings. He directs his critique the International Style and the Modern Movement exemplified in architects as Ludwig Mies van der […]

The Bauhaus de Dessau · Frédérie Compain
15-11-2013 No Comments

The Bauhaus de Dessau · Frédérie Compain

0.0 00 This Frédérie Compain’s documentary shows the process of design and construction of the building projected by Walter Gropius in 1926, which at present Bauhaus Dessau is administered by the Foundation.

Eight recommendations to the architects for Walter Gropius | Fernando Freire Forga
15-07-2013 One Comment

Eight recommendations to the architects for Walter Gropius | Fernando Freire Forga

0.0 00 During his visit to Peru, in 1953, Walter Gropius realized eight recommendations to the architects. “Walter Gropius was entertained by a cocktail in the Architects’ Company that constituted simultaneously an institutional success. Don Rafael Marquina, on having delivered the diploma that he it accredits as honorary partner to him, said that his presence in the bosom of the Company […]

The adequacy of the modern architecture to Peru [I] | Fernando Freire Forga
13-05-2013 One Comment

The adequacy of the modern architecture to Peru [I] | Fernando Freire Forga

0.0 00 The search of the identity. The development of the architecture in Peru from the colonial epoch to the present day is tied basically to the architectural evolution of countries by traditions and customs foreign to the Peruvian reality, for what the local architects, at all time, have tried to give him to this adopted architecture some characterization that […]

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
03-05-2013 No Comments

Reconquest | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

5.0 01 In 1951, being still a student, Fernando Távora is present at the VIII Internacional of modern Architecture Congress in Hoddesdonin (England), where Le Corbusier and Gropius coincides. The title of the congress, «The heart of the city», advances the overcoming of the Letter of Atenas and the interest for the problems of the local context, a search of the local […]