Monday, February 20, 2017

1457. Turku Uutta Arkkitehtuuria. KOP Bank building, Turku















Dear Albert,

"The echo knows all languages" (Finnish proverb)

Cheers,
R

Friday, February 17, 2017

1456. Oslo
















Dear Peter,

A postcard featuring the Norwegian National Opera and
Ballet designed by Tarald Lundevall of Snøhetta,
"In many ways life is synonymous with place"
(Craig Dykers, founder of Snøhetta)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1455. Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc. Design for the Whitehall Ferry Terminal NYC















Dear Andrea,

"Visitors love to access New York from that ferry; just think
of what they would have seen. From State Island the terminal
facade would have resembled a small, bright postage stamp,
and would have frown in size and detail as you approached"
(Denise Scott Brown)

Best wishes,
R

Monday, February 13, 2017

1454. Rotterdam














Dear John,

"I am shaped by the crisis of the thirties and the constant fear
of bankruptcy. Frugality, hard work, and business were important
to me and have been shaped me as an architect."(Win Quist)

Sincerely,
R

PS. The office building featuring this postcard is the
Willemswerf, designed by Quist and completed in 1988.


Friday, February 10, 2017

1453. Nord LB Building. Hannover, Germany















Dear Peter,

"The geometric discipline became oppresive..."
(Günter Behnisch)

Best,
R

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

1452. Langwieser Viadukt. Eisenbahnbrücke, Chur-Arosa.
















Dear Peter,

When built the Langwieser viaduct was the largest railway
bridge in the world. It is still one of the most famous bridges
in Switzerland and a structure of cultural relevance for this
country,

Regards,
R

Monday, February 6, 2017

1451. Torino. Mostra delle Regioni: Veneto, 1961
















Dear Marco,

The Pavilion of Venice at the Turin 1961 Mostra delle Regioni
had as its theme "The Sense of Color and the Rule
of Water" and you can see in the picture that color and water
were indeed the main forces in it.

Best,
R

Friday, February 3, 2017

1450. Sugar Bowl Lodge















Dear Gordon,

"Architecture is not a goal. It is the picture frame, not the picture"
(William Wilson Wurster)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

1449. University College Library, Ibadan















Dear Scott,

"We were fated to make a new architecture out of our love for
the place and our obedience to nature, and to make it with
cement and steel, asbestos sheets. wood above the termite line,
glass, paint and some stone later, and not much else".
(Maxwell Fry)

Sincerely,
R

Monday, January 30, 2017

1448. Secretariat, Chandigarh















Dear Tim,

"All that remains is the dream, the dream of being free,
the dream of being master of one's destiny"
(Le Corbusier, When the Cathedrals were white)

Regards,
R

Friday, January 27, 2017

1447. Guggenheim Bilbao. Detalle del atrio
















Dear Arantxa,

"One of my greatest influences is the Italian artist Gian
Lorenzo Bernini." (Frank Gehry)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1446. San Remo, Monastere St. Elie





















Querida Paola,

"El material más resistente en la construcción es el arte"
(Gio Ponti)

Besos,
R

Monday, January 23, 2017

1445. Eduardo Souto Moura





















Querido Manolo,

"El problema actual de la arquitectura consiste en no tener
ninguna limitación, en poder hacer todo lo que se quiera"
(Eduardo Souta de Moura)

Abrazos,
R

PS. Croquis para la Burgo Tower, Oporto.

Friday, January 20, 2017

1444. Lotus-shaped Gandhi Bhawan, Chandigarh














Dear Charles,

"Convenience, subsistence, these are not solutions...
We should have struggled for the conditions of civilization"
(Pierre Jeanneret)

Respectful,
R

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1443. Cruz y Ortiz. Museo ICO












Querida Olga,

"No planificamos un libro de estilo. Nuestro trabajo sale del
cine y la literatura que nos gusta. Todo comparte unos valores
asentados por el tiempo. Nos interesa los creadores que hablan
de sus propias experiencias con mucha independencia"
(Antonio Cruz)

Un abrazo,
R

Monday, January 16, 2017

1442. Aarhus Byraadssalen paa Raadhuset














Dear Louis,

"The fundamental factor in architecture is proportion.
Proportion is precisely what makes the old Greek temples
beautiful" (Arne Jacobsen)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, January 13, 2017

1441. Rest Home of Mivtahim. Zichron Yaaqov.















Dear David,

The jury members of the Israel Award declared that this building
provided a rare example of an architecture that synthesizes the
earth and the sky.

Peace,
R

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

1440. Casa d'abitazione Novo Comum, Como.















Dear Jan,

"Modernism took art and culture by the scruff of the neck
and revolutionized the built environment."
(Dennis Sharp)

Warm regards,
R

Monday, January 9, 2017

1439. Peter Stuyvesant School. The Netherlands Antilles.















Dear Jo,

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars"
(Martin Luther King Jr.)

Regards,
R

Friday, January 6, 2017

1438. Mäntyniemi, Helsinki, Finland
















Dear Osmo,

"My ideas do not progress: they move around like clouds over
the archipelago of the architectural ideas of modernism."
(Reima Pietilä)

Best,
R

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

1437. Falkoping, Centralstationen















Dear Erik,

"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space"
(Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

Best,
R

Monday, January 2, 2017

1436. Amsterdam. Amstelstation















Dear Teresa,

"Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a
building: it's not just a physical idea, it's also an intelectual
one" (Helmut Jahn)

Best regards,
R

Friday, December 30, 2016

1435. Academy of Science Building, Canberra, Australia















Querida Luisa,

"Tiende la belleza a la esfericidad"
(María Zambrano- Claros del bosque)

Besos,
R

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

1434. Torremolinos. Hotel Pez Espada
















Querido Alfredo,

"Málaga nos mira por el ojo egipcio de sus jábegas."
(Jean Cocteau)

...y gracias por tu interesante novela.

Saludos cordiales,
R


Monday, December 26, 2016

1433. Hotel DU LAC. Tunis
















Dear Louis,

This hotel building is been said to serve as the inpiration for
the sandcrawlers used by the jawas in the movie Star Wars
Episode IV, A New Hope that largely took place in Tunisia.
Nonetheless, the architect of this building, that it is now under
threat of demolition, was inspired by the Italian Pavilion at the
1954 Zagreb Fair.

Love,
R

Friday, December 23, 2016

1432. Edificio Inca. Guayaquil, Ecuador















Querido Antonio,

"Las formas y los colores nos acercan a la realidad"
(Karl Kohn Kagan)

Un abrazo,
R

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

1431. Africa Hall. Addis Ababa















Dear Gio,

"The truth is awaiting rediscovery" (Arturo Mezzedimi)

Ciao,
R

Monday, December 19, 2016

1430. Potsdam. Schloss Charlottenhof















Dear Jan

"The sole path to modern greatness lies in the study of the ancient"
(Karl Friedrich Schinkel)

Very best,
R

Friday, December 16, 2016

1429. Baia Mare. Palatul politico-administrativ
















Dear Maria,

"Light does not come from light, but from darkness"
(Mircea Eliade)

Best,
R

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

1428. Schiers. Salgina-Brucke
















Dear Corey,

This vintage picture postcard features the famous timber
scaffolding for the bridge. Richard Corey, the engineer who
devised it, miraculously survived a 35 meter fall while
surveying the construction site.

Warm regards,
R

Monday, December 12, 2016

1427. Water reservoir. Cherkasy, Ukraine
















Dear Rem,

"Vladimir Shukhov's technical ideas brought world's recognition
to the Russian school of engineering and stay actual to this day"

Sincerely,
R

Friday, December 9, 2016

1426. Mallorca. Illetas. Vista general
















Querida Pilar,

"El camino es siempre mejor que la posada"
(Miguel de Cervantes)

Besos,
R

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

1425. Dulles International Airport. Everything Hinges on Hager Here.














Dear Sam,

"The Agora should be no larger than the audible space of
a shout" (Aristotle)

Best,
R

Monday, December 5, 2016

1424. Glen Harder House after Julius Shulman





















Dear Glenn,

"The artist must have an unlimited capacity and range for feeling,
an insatiable curiosity and boundless enthusiasm" (Bruce Goff)

Best regards,
R