Tuesday, August 20, 2019

1781. University of Jyväskylä






























Dear Flora,

"The form is a mystery that eludes every definition"
(Alvar Aalto)

Warmly,
R

Friday, August 16, 2019

1780. Friedrichswerdersche Kirche, Berlin
















Dear Max,

"To refine the Gothic by the ancient" (K.F. Schinkel)

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

1779. Yankee Clipper, Fort Lauderdale, Florida















Dear Raúl,

The Yankee Clipper Hotel is a classic example of the mid-century
tropical architectural style known as Miami Modern or MiMo.
Other remarkable examples of this style include the Fontainebleau
Hotel, the Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel, and the Bacardi Building,

Sincerely,
R

Friday, August 9, 2019

1778. Saint Jean de Luz, Le Casino et le Jardin














Dear Brigitte,

"Form is where light and matter intersect"
(Robert Mallet-Stevens quoting Émile Trélat)

Regards,
R

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

1777. Viljava Nakkila Seurakuntakoti Kirkko















Dear Poul,

The building depicted on the postcard is considered to be Finland's
earliest functional-style church.
Next to the church stands the Nakkila Parish Center built in 1970
by Juha Leiviskä.

Regards,
R

Friday, August 2, 2019

1776. Republique Unie du Cameroun. Yaounde. Immeuble CNPS

















Dear Jean,

"Rain does not fall on one roof alone"
(Cameroon proverb)

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

1775. Norway Norsk Bremuseum
















Dear Nuccio,

"I strive to make a building that will make people more aware of
the beauty of the setting." (Sverre Fehn)

Respectfully,
R

Friday, July 26, 2019

1774. Göteborg, Otterhall





















Dear Jan,

This is a vintage postcard depicting Otterhall, Gothenburg's first
skyscraper. It is a 17-story building and was completed in 1929.
The two top floors and roof terrace were occupied by a restaurant
during some years and replaced by office spaces later on.

Best,
R

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

1773. Mondariz- Balneario- Fuente de Troncoso















Querida Rosalía,

Con las manos se forman las palabras,
con las manos y en su concavidad
se forman corporales las palabras
que no podíamos decir.

(Jose Angel Valente, El Fulgor)

R

Friday, July 19, 2019

1772. Abboud Building, Rashid Street, Baghdad
















Dear Robert,

"A story inhabits the memory of each one of us, inhabits the
features, the face and the words with which we speak."
(Rifat Chadirji)

Respectfully,
R

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

1771. Bruxelles Radio-diffusion Nationale Belge


























Querida Ester,

Esta es una tarjeta postal contemporanea de la estructura
mostrada: El Institituto Nacional de Radiodifusión de
Ixelles. El diseño del edificio muestra claras influencias
de la arquitectura holandesa de Berlage y de la alemana
expresionista de Mendelsohn. Los interiores con
maravillosos acabados y detalles están desarrollados en estilo
Art Decó.

R

Friday, July 12, 2019

1770. Lakeuden Risti. Seinäjoki















Querido Louis,

Esta es la iglesia Lakeuden Ristin kirkko construida por Aalto y
que se podría traducir al español con un nombre tan poético como
Iglesia de la Cruz de las Planicies. Su gran cruz de casi 70 metros
de altura sobre la gran extensión rural y plana sobre la que se
asentaba Seinäjoki explica sin embargo su nombre mucho más
prosaicamente. Parece que Aalto entendió bien el espíritu de este
lugar ya que Seinäjoki creció entorno a algunos cruces importantes
de ferrocarril.  Una gran Cruz en el aire para otras grandes cruces
surcadas en la tierra.

Besos,
R

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

1769. Palacio de los Deportes, Santander, Cantabria

















Querido Sergio,

Cuánto medía el pulpo negro
Que oscureció la paz del día?
Eran de hierro sus ramales
Y de fuego muerto sus ojos?
Y la ballena tricolor
Por qué me atajó en el camino?

Pablo Neruda

R

Friday, July 5, 2019

1768. Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä





















Querido Arkhe,

"La belleza en arquitectura es la armonía entre el propósito y
la belleza" (Alvar Aalto)

Besos a todos,
R

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

1767. Zonnestraal














Dear Patrik,

"In hospital people should be able to have time to themselves"
(Zaha Hadid)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, June 28, 2019

1766. Denver International Airport

















Dear Ken,

"We took all the mechanicals off the roof. This freed us to
create a superlight cutting-edge structure, a canopy saturated
with light. In doing so, it saved the airport thousands of tons
of steel and reduced the construction schedule by nine months.”
(Curtis Fentress)

Respectfully,
R

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

1765. Marseille Unite d'habitation
















Dear David,

"This is the first manifestation of an environment suited to modern
life" (Le Corbusier)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, June 21, 2019

1764. La Coruña. Vista aérea. Plaza María Pita, Palacio Municipal y Mercado de San Agustín















Querida Cristina

Una vista aérea de La Coruña en donde se puede ver en la parte
superior izquierda la estructura de arcos parabólicos del Mercado
de San Agustín. Esta obra está inspirada en edificios
centroeuropeos modernos de la épocas y especialmente en Les
Halles Centrales de Reims de Eugène Freyssinet.

Besos,
R

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

1763. Södersjukhuset, Stockholm South General Hospital.















Dear Michael,

"This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a
desire to change his bed" (Charles Baudelaire)

Regards,
R

Friday, June 14, 2019

1762. Hotel Xenia, interior, Poros.















Dear Ada,

"If nature were snug, humans wouldn't have created architecture"
(Aris Konstantinidis)

Truly,
R

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

1761. Idrætshøjskolen Aarhus
















Dear Walter,

"Ability is what you are capable of doing. motivation determines
what you do, and attitude determines how well you do it."
(Lou Holtz)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, June 7, 2019

1760. Helsinki Taidehalli (Art Gallery)















Dear Louise,

"Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth" (Pablo Picasso)

Best,
R

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

1759. Löwenberg i. Schl. Rathaus















Dear Deborah,

"Through art man places himself outside nature, with technics
he places himself inside nature" (Hans Poelzig)

The Löwenberg city hall was built in the XIV century,
renovated by Poelzig in 1903-1905, destroyed in 1945, and
rebuilt in 1958.

Sincerely,
R

Friday, May 31, 2019

1758. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida, Extremadura, España





















Querida Cristina,

"A mí me gusta pensar que el término arquitectura vale tanto para
la prosa como para la poesía" (Rafael Moneo)

Besos,
R

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

1757. Cultural Education Center, Albany, N.Y.














Dear Raymond,

"Architecture is the biggest unwritten document of history"
(Daniel Libeskind)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, May 24, 2019

1756. Sporvejsmuseet skjoldenæsholm, Århus, DK














Dear Mark,

"If a building becomes architecture then it is art"
(Arne Jacobsen)

Best regards,
R

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

1755. Bat'ovany Partizánske, Slovakia
















Dear Henrieta,

The industrial and housing garden city in Bat'ovany was the last
BATA company development built by architect and urban designer
Jirí Voženílek before WWII. The center of the city is dominated by
a large catholic church that can be seen to the right and was
designed by another great architect: Vladimír Karfík.

Respectfully,
R

Friday, May 17, 2019

1754. Kouvola, Uimahalli















Querido Juan,

La piscina municipal cubierta de Kouvola fue diseñada e iniciada
por Jorma Järvi hasta que este murió en 1962. Continuó su labor
hasta la finalización de las obras Erkki Heloma. Järvi fué también
el arquitecto de la piscina del estadio de Helsinki y uno de los que
diseñó la sede central de correos y comunicaciones en la capital
finesa.

Con afecto,
R

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

1753. Hotel de Mar, Palma de Mallorca, España

















Querida Cristina,

"En los caminos diversos que sigue cada arquitecto consciente
tiene que haber algo común, algo que debe estar en todos nosotros"
(José Antonio Coderch de Sentmenat)

Besos,
R

Friday, May 10, 2019

1752. Edificio Atalaya, Barcelona, España















Querida Angeles,

"Solamente puedes enseñar aquello en lo que creas profundamente,
lo que no tienes asumido, no se transmite" (Federico Correa)

Afectuosamente,
R

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

1751. The Hiroshima Prefectural Office



Dear Koji,

Modern architecture in Japan demands some visits to this country.
The Hiroshima office building, with its serene and clean
composition is a good example of it.

Best regards.
R

Friday, May 3, 2019

1750. Republique Rwandaise. Monastere de Gihindamuyaga















Dear Lucio,

"What we have been doing for years is to ask people to help us
organize their landscape. We are the architects and I don’t want
to escape from that responsibility of being or deciding, but I do
not want to decide alone" (Lucien Kroll)

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

1749. Dakar. Le Palais du Grand Conseil















Dear Jean,

"If the eyes do not admire, the heart will not desire"
(Senegalese proverb)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, April 26, 2019

1748. Hotel Las Salinas Costa Teguise Lanzarote
















Querida Lola,

"El arte no es un problema de inspiración sino de transpiración"
(Fernando Higueras)

Agradecido,
R