Monday, October 23, 2017

1562. Oulu. The Town Theater and the Library














Dear Jan,

Visiting the high-tech city of Oulu in Northern Finland.
City Hall and Main library are two very modern and
picturesque buildings. Beautiful city with some good
restaurants.

See you soon,
R

Friday, October 20, 2017

1561. Moscow. New Apartment Building














Dear Georgi,

The very large VTsIK residential complex was reserved for
officials of the Communist Party when built in 1931. Later
during the Stalinist purges many tenants dissapeared and the
building began to be known popularly as the "House of Ghosts"

Best regards,
R

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1560. Stuttgart, Weissenhofsiedlung














Dear Max,

" The house must fit its occupant like a good suit; it must
clothe him. The main aesthetic principle is this: the look of
the rooms without people in them is irrelevant; what counts
is how people look in them." (Bruno Taut)

Regards,
R

Monday, October 16, 2017

1559. UNO City, Wien














Dear Mark,

The building complex hosting United Nations Offices at
Vienna.

Best,
R

Friday, October 13, 2017

1558. Stockholm. Konserthuset














Mama,

Esta es una buena foto de la Sala de Conciertos de Estocolmo
en donde nos hicimos una foto juntos delante de la fuente de
bronce llamada el Pozo de Orfeo.

Besos,
R

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

1557. Stockholm Konserthuset. Stora hallen














Dear Ingrid,

Along with the Stockholm Public Library the Stockholm
Concert Hall is the best and more recognized example of
the "Swedish Grace". This is also the placed where the awarding
ceremonies for the Nobel Prize are held annually.

Cheers,
R

Monday, October 9, 2017

1556. Model of Sydney Opera House, 1960















Querido Miguel Angel,

He pensado mucho en ti y en tu maravilloso libro de Le Corbusier
y sus maquetas cuando vi esta foto de una impresionante
maqueta de la Opera de Sydney. La foto fue tomada en 1960 en
el estudio de Utzon en Dinamarca.

Un abrazo,
R

Friday, October 6, 2017

1555. Metrosol Parasol















Cristina,

"Mi pequeña teoria es que constantemente estamos trabajando
sobre ideas que conectan con nuestras experiencias de la niñez"
(Jürgen Mayer)

Besos,
R

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

1554. Chapelle de Notre-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp















Dear Susan,

"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster and leaves less
room for lies" (Le Corbusier)

Best,
R

Monday, October 2, 2017

1553. Copenhagen. The new Broadcasting House and the Concert Hall.














Dear Jorn,

"No life without aesthetics" (Vilhelm Lauritzen)

Regards,
R

Friday, September 29, 2017

1552. RCR architects. Creatividad Compartida



















Querido Joaquin,

"Hay que tener raices y hay que tener alas" (Ramon Vilalta)

Paz,
R

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

1551. Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow, 1904














Dear Alice,

"It's not use going back to yesterday, but I was a different
person then" (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland)

Best regards,
R

Monday, September 25, 2017

1550. Paimion Parantola














Dear Rafa,

"When I received the commission to design this sanatorium
I was ill myself and therefore I was able to make a few experiments
and find out what it is really like to be ill" (Alvar Aalto)

R

Friday, September 22, 2017

1549. Madrid. Puerta del Sol















Dear Elena,

"La marquesina es como un caleisdoscopio urbano, una suerte
de faro que nunca se apaga, como tampoco cesa la actividad
en esta plaza" (Antonio Fernandez Alba)

Recuerdos,
R

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1548. Jean Prouve. Grenoble, France













Dear Jean,

The picture features a view of the architectural model for the
hall for the Grenoble Fairgrounds. The girders are supported
by columns that Prouve called "taburet" (stools).

Regards,
R

Monday, September 18, 2017

1547. Stockholm: Stadshuset Borgargarden














Mama,

He encontrado esta postal antigua del ayuntamiento de
Estocolmo. Fue escrita y enviada en 1931, solamente 12
años despues de haber sido inaugurado y 86 años antes
de que nosotros lo visitasemos.

Besos,
R

Friday, September 15, 2017

1546. Stockholm Stadsbibliotek















Querido Juan,

"En la cultura egipcia el espacio se pensaba como direccion
e itinerario con pasajes que se reducen a traves de salas,
patios y calles, en continua tension hacia la meta concluyente"
(Erik Gunnar Asplund)

Un abrazo,
R

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

1545. La Maison Stoclet















Dear Alvaro,

"There are two types of artists: the ones who develop an
idea carefully, sensibly, and systematically,  and the ones
who just hit on the right idea" (Josef Hoffmann)

Best,
R

Monday, September 11, 2017

1544. Moderna Museet, Stockholm
















Dear Richard,

"The museum is conceived as a place to recover the citizen's
self-awareness, through its direct and constant contact with
Stockholm" (Rafael Moneo)

Regards,
R

Friday, September 8, 2017

1543. Einfamilienhaus in Hellerau





















Dear Walter,

"The simplest form is not always the best, but
the best is always simple" (Heinrich Tessenow)

R

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

1542. Cadiz. Puente de la Constitucion de 1812














Pedro,

Dos columnas modernas para Hercules...

R

Monday, September 4, 2017

1541. Skogskapellet. The Woodland Chapel





















Mama,

Gracias por venir conmigo a este maravilloso
pais. Fue como un sueño hecho realidad.

Besos,
R

Friday, September 1, 2017

1540. Finlandia-talo, Helsinki
















Dear Timo,

"Form must have a content, and that content must be linked
with nature." (Alvar Aalto)

Best,
R

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

1539. Villa in Shaan, Liechtenstein















Dear Jan,

"He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace
in his youth" (Liechstensteiners proverb)

Cheers,
R

Monday, August 28, 2017

1538. Aarhus. Raadhuset
















Mamá,

Dinamarca será el destino de uno de nuestros próximos viajes.

R

Friday, August 25, 2017

1537. Seinäjoki. The Town Hall















Dear Elissa,

"It is easier to build a a grand opera or a city center than to build
a personal house" (Alvar Aalto)

With appreciation,
R

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1536. Chianciano-Terme
















Dear Elizabeth,

"The difference between the poet and the mathematician
is that the poet tries to get his head into the heavens while
the mathematician tries to get  the heavens into his head."
(Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

Regards,
R

Monday, August 21, 2017

1535. The Garden Grove Community Church. Garden Grove, CA















Dear Robert,

"I am an eyewitness to the ways in which people relate to
themselves and to each other, and my work is a way of scooping
and ladling that experience" (Richard Neutra)

Regards,
R

Friday, August 18, 2017

1534. Convent Dominicains La Tourette
















Dear David,

"To create architecture is to put in order functions and
objects" (Le Corbusier)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

1533. The Gherkin Building, London, UK















Dear George,

"It takes a lot of effort to make a building look effortless"
(Norman Foster)

Respectfully,
R

Monday, August 14, 2017

1532. Madrid. Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo y Museo Thyssen.
















Estimado Joaquín,

El antiguo Palacio de Villahermosa fue renovado y adaptado
a museo por el importante arquitecto español Rafael Moneo.
Cuando se terminó la obra Moneo declaró que su mayor
habilidad había sido no hacerse ver mucho para que el museo
fuese amable y no cansase al visitante.

Saludos cordiales,
R

Friday, August 11, 2017

1531. Milano, Nuova Sede Pirelli (in costruzione)





















Querido Miguel Angel,

Esta maravillosa postal muestra la elegante Torre Pirelli en
construcción. Este edificio fue el fruto del trabajo conjunto de
dos grandes maestros como el ingeniero Nervi y el arquitecto
y diseñador Ponti.

Un fuerte abrazo,
R

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

1530. Estadio del F.C. Barcelona. Maqueta














Querido Will,

"He sido un hombre muy dedicado a mi oficio y he dejado
que los clientes me contagiaran su entusiasmo y su ilusión"
(Francesc Mitjans)

Un abrazo,
R

Monday, August 7, 2017

1529. City National Bank, Mason City, Iowa














Dear Elizabeth, Lizbeth, and Arizbeth,

"A building is not just a place to be, but a way to be"
(Frank Lloyd Wright)

R

Friday, August 4, 2017

1528. The Atheneum, New Harmony














Querido Luís,

"A fuerza de construir bien, se llega a ser buen arquitecto"
(Aristóteles)

Saludos,
R

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

1527. Lappia Rovaniemi
















Dear Mike,

A multiview of the Lappi Hall (Rovaniemi theater,
concert and congress hall). On the bottom right it is
possible to see the ceramic tiles used in some interior walls
called "Halla" (Frozen) designed by Aalto and manufactured
by Arabia.

Cheers,
R

Monday, July 31, 2017

1526. S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology














Dear John,

"The Crown Hall is almost nothing"
(Mies van der Rohe)

Best,
R

Friday, July 28, 2017

1525.Chiesa Nostra Signora del Cadore, Villagio ENI
















Dear Paolo,

(...)
In the elements
the joint inspires ornament, its celebration.
The detail is the adoration of Nature.

(Louis I. Kahn,- In the work of Carlo Scarpa)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

1524. Helsinki Rautatieasema














Dear Frank,

"Art was born as a desire, not as a demand"
(Eliel Saarinen)

R
PS. Now you learned something else from ES

Monday, July 24, 2017

1523. Central University Library. University California San Diego
















Dear Mary,

"Those who plants trees love others besides themselves"
(Thomas Fuller)
"A book holds a house of gold" (Chinese proverb)

Sincerely,
R