Tag: William J.R. Curtis

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 […]

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 […]

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti
17-06-2019 No Comments

The attributes of La Tourette | Marcelo Gardinetti

Two design circumstances were decisive to establish the character that typifies the architecture of the Convent of La Tourette. The first is embodied by defining the horizontal plane governing the highest point of the terrain, so that, from that horizontal, the building descends copying the irregular topography of the slope. The second is to mutate the concept of traditional cloister […]

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
06-10-2017 No Comments

Populism (III) Portela dixit | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

The Mission Housing is a program with so many omissions and improvisations as the enormous investments that it has demanded. It was conceived and he manages the affairs privately, between political and professional relatives subject to confidentiality, and progresses with the economic, juridical and professional irrationality that has done to itself characteristic of the Venezuelan petroestado. There do not exist […]

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
29-09-2017 No Comments

Populism (II) | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

When I was studying architecture we had a Cuban teacher called Ricardo Porro Hudalgo (1925-2014), who should construct in the pro-Castro Cuba a few years later one of few works of worthy architecture of mention in the half century of Cuban revolution, a school of art with vaults of brick that has been very praised. Lazy, Marxist militant in this […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi
27-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (II) | bRijUNi

We continue with the second part of the interview William J. R. Curtis on the occasion of the reissue of the book “Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms”. Con respecto a la historia y a la posible continuidad hegeliana de la que hablábamos antes, en el contexto actual, ¿Cree que existe una posición comúnmente aceptada sobre la necesidad de conocerla, tal […]

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi
20-01-2017 No Comments

Interview William J. R. Curtis (I) | bRijUNi

In the year 2015, coinciding with 50 anniversary of the death of the prolific teacher Le Corbusier, the publishing house Phaidon re-edited the extension of the book Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms by William J.R Curtis, historian of the architecture, critic, writer, painter and British photographer. William J.R Curtis is specially known by his critique of the history of the modern architecture and his […]

Interview to RCR Arquitectes
11-03-2016 No Comments

Interview to RCR Arquitectes

On the occasion of the exhibition “RCR Arquitectes. Shared creativity”, that you can visit from the last February 24 until May 8, 2016, 2016 in Museum Ico of Madrid, we have had the opportunity to realize a small interview to Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, that they shape the RCR arquitectes study. Con motivo de la exposición , […]

Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms
28-05-2015 No Comments

Le Corbusier. Ideas and Forms

It is impossible to understand the architecture of the 20th century and of our epoch without approaching first to Le Corbusier (1887-1965). We can find his buildings in places as remote as Paris, La Plata or the Panyab and his influence it has been left to feel all over the world along several generations. Phaidon takes pleasure in presenting Le Corbusier: […]

The stone and the light | Marcelo Gardinetti
25-04-2014 3 Comments

The stone and the light | Marcelo Gardinetti

In remote times, the early man discovered in the cavern a place where to find cover before the rain and the cold. This revelation, which allowed him to support the inclemencies of the climate in a space of relative comfort, is labelled by Umberto Eco as the birth of the architecture1. Thousands of years later, the pristine image narrated by […]

Spontaneous architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
14-04-2014 2 Comments

Spontaneous architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

The values of the autoconstructed cities. The economy of the globalization, with the current crisis between his modals, drags without concessions to the contemporary company towards a major imbalance between classes; maybe forgotten in west but not much less in the emergent countries. This imbalance accentuates the borders between the city of the urbanism and what we might name the […]

Unclassifiable architectures: the "Goetheanum" (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid
08-11-2013 No Comments

Unclassifiable architectures: the “Goetheanum” (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid

Unclassifiable. Indescribable. Inabarcable. Inaprensible. In-“not-I know-how many-things”… The GOETHEANUM is one of these works of Modern Architecture that destabilizes the spectator, already be profane or learned this one in Architecture. Not uselessly, estimated reading, it is the this one of these big works ignored by the big priests of the Historiography of the Modern Movement as Giedion, Pevsner, or Hitchcock, for […]

Carpenter center at 50: Le Corbusier´s language in reinforced concrete
31-07-2013 No Comments

Carpenter center at 50: Le Corbusier´s language in reinforced concrete

Inside the course Compost Them 2013, which realizes the Foundation Them Compost Architecture, William J. R. Curtis will give the conference with the title ” Carpenter center at 50: Him Corbusier’s language in reinforced makes concrete “. The conference will take place in the Colexio Oficial de Arquitectos de Galicia, Casa da Conga (Plaza da Quintana, Santiago de Compostela) on Wednesday, […]

William J.R. Curtis | Days Architecture and Critique 2012
06-05-2013 No Comments

William J.R. Curtis | Days Architecture and Critique 2012

Conference of qualified William Curtis “Platforms and horizon” in the Galician Center of Contemporary Art (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, August 2, 2012, inside the cycle “Days Architecture and Critique 2012” organized by the Compost Arquitectura Foundation, an initiative that tries to bring over to the citizenship the opinion and the vision of international critics in a few conferences raised as […]

Days Architecture and Critique 2012
30-07-2012 2 Comments

Days Architecture and Critique 2012

The Compostela Arquitectura Foundation organizes the days of Architecture and critique 2012, with the collaboration of diverse institutions since it are the Town hall of Santiago, the University of Santiago, the Colexio de Arquitectos de Galicia, the Embassy Switzerland, and the CGAC. It is an initiative that tries to bring over to the citizenship the opinion and vision of international […]

Conference William J.R. Curtis
02-08-2011 37 Comments

Conference William J.R. Curtis

The CAinstitute, inside the international course ” Compost Summer Program ” that has begun last July 18, 2011 and of which they are the promoters and organizers, it has inserted a series of 7 special interventions in his program of the course, of which it offers, thanks to an agreement of collaboration with the Foundation Paideia Galiza, the opportunity to […]