Wednesday, March 29, 2017

1473. Balneario La Floresta. Hotel Casino. Uruguay














Querida Sara,

" La mucha luz es como la mucha sombra: no deja ver"
(Octavio Paz)

Recuerdos,
R

Monday, March 27, 2017

1472. La Manga. Costa Cálida


















Estimada Victoria,

"Los elementos arquitectónicos que formarán la nueva
ciudad estarán formados por una serie, poco numerosa,
de estructuras sistematizadas" (Antonio Bonet Castellana)

En primer término el club náutico Dos Mares, proyectado
por Antonio Bonet y acabado en 1966.

Sigo admirando la primorosa obra de su padre.

R

Friday, March 24, 2017

1471. Copenhagen. Vesterbro Passage at night















Dear Finn,

"There is always a point when one senses one's lack
of skill, the doubt" (Arne Jacobsen)

Best,
R

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1470. Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton IN














Dear Elizabeth,

"-I'd like to know what Otto Wagner can do for you that
your father can't do!-. This was the way he invited me to
work with him" (My Father - John Lloyd Wright)

Sincerely,
R

Monday, March 20, 2017

1469. Railway Station, Johannesburg, South Africa















Querido Alex,

(...)
No mires nunca atrás,
vete despacio
y reza como yo
a San Cayetano,
que ni tú ni yo estamos
en disposición
de encontrarnos.

(Encuentro- Federico García Lorca)

Saludos,
R

Friday, March 17, 2017

1468. Stadtteilbibliothek Münster
















Dear Jan,

"In my opinion what is necessary is a wider cultural re-validation,
a new mythology of the physical, the material" (Peter Wilson)

Best,
R

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

1467. Venosta. Albergo Val Martello
















Dear Romina,

"The architect must imagine for each window a person at
the sill, for each door a person passing through" (Gio Ponti)

Best regards,
R

Monday, March 13, 2017

1466. La Maison du Peuple de Bruxelles















Dear David,

"What I prefer in the flower is the stem" (Victor Horta)

Warmest regards,
R

Friday, March 10, 2017

1465. Chain Houses (Ketjutalo), Tapiola, Finland















Estimado Timo,

Para Aulis Blomstedt estructura y proporción son los
elementos que subyacen en toda obra de arquitectura.

Saludos,
R

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

1464. Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma





















Dear Greg,

"Today is that tomorrow you thought about yesterday"
(American proverb)

Best,
R

Monday, March 6, 2017

1463. Motel Xenia, Paliouri, Chalkidikis, Greece
















Dear Aris,

"Wine and truth" (ancient Greek saying)

Much respect,
R

Friday, March 3, 2017

1462. Aalto Musiktheater Essen





















Dear Elissa,

"We should work for simple, good, undecorated things"
(Alvar Aalto)

Respectfully,
R

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1461. A Coruña. Domus, Casa del Hombre















Querido Manuel,

"Los materiales son a la arquitectura lo que las palabras a
la literatura" (César Portela)

Saludos,
R

Monday, February 27, 2017

1460. Communal House, Ekaterinburg, Russia















Dear Fidel,

This building followed a similar scheme as in the very experimental
housing project that was Narkomfin in Moscow, also designed
by Ginzburg simultaneously with this one in Ekaterinburg.
This building however seems to have a more secure future than
its counterpart in Moscow.

Cheers,
R

Friday, February 24, 2017

1459. Fiumicino. Aeroporto Intercontinentale di Roma















Dear Gio,

"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together" (African Proverb)

Saluti,
R

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

1458. Bellavista Tegnet af Arne Jacobsen.
















Querido Félix,

"Cuando has estado viajando por el extranjero nada es más
entrañable que regresar a casa" (Arne Jacobsen)

Saludos cordiales,
R

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