Wednesday, November 22, 2017

1575. Tech Town, Otaniemi, Finland














Dear Erik,

Alvar Aalto won the competition for the Otaniemi campus
in 1949. Years later, in 1973 three triple-tower complexes
were carried out by Heikki Siren and Martti Melakati.
The emphasis of the original design was on social contact
with groups of rooms arranged around a common living cell.

Regards,
R


Monday, November 20, 2017

1574. Cádiz. Vista aerea















Mamá y familia,

Esta postal la compré en la Plaza de las Flores de Cádiz
cuando estuvimos de vacaciones allí. La foto muestra el
sitio donde años después construyeron los apartamentos
donde nos quedamos y al fondo mis admirados pilones de
Cádiz.

Besos,
R

Friday, November 17, 2017

1573. Finlandia Talo














Dear Richard,

"Happiness is a place between too much and too little"
(Finnish proverb)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

1572. Varldsarvet Skogskyrkogarden
















Querida Cristina,

"Aquello que desean cantar siempre encuentran una canción"
(Refrán sueco)

Besos,
R

Monday, November 13, 2017

1571. Nueva catedral de Managua, Nicaragua
















Querido Walter,

Me ha costado algunos años encontrarla pero al fin he
conseguido una postal de la Catedral Metropolitana de la
Purísima Concepción, aunque como tu me dijistes muchos
la conocen como "la chichona". He leido que en la explanada
de afuera se pueden congregar hasta 100,000 personas mirando
hacia el altar exterior que tiene esta interesante catedral.

Un abrazo hermano, y te veo el lunes.
R

Friday, November 10, 2017

1570. Eames House, Pacific Palisades, California





















Dear Richard,

"Design addresses itself to the need"
(Charles Eames)

Best regards,
R

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

1569. Citroëngebouw, Amsterdam














Dear Jan,

Next to the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium built by Jan Wils,
stands this magnificent showroom for Citroën also designed
by Wils and still in use.

Best,
R

Monday, November 6, 2017

1568. Sydney Opera House, Early model.
















Dear Betty,

This is a large and impressive model of the Sydney Opera House
in the studio of its architect Jorn Utzon, in Denmark, 1960.

Regards,
R

Friday, November 3, 2017

1567. Arniches y Domínguez. La arquitectura y la vida.





















Querida Inés,

Espero que estés bien de salud y la vida te sea amable. Me
mandaron a casa ésta postal y me acordé de tí y de nuestra
estupenda exposición de postales de 2013. Si no estás en
México, disfruta de Madrid, su gente estupenda y sus edificios
hermosos.

Besos,
R

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

1566. Verona. Museo di Castelvecchio





















Papá,

Sé que esta imagen te gustaría: lo antiguo fundido
armónicamente con lo nuevo.
Felíz cumpleaños. Te echamos mucho de menos.

R

Monday, October 30, 2017

1565. Frankfurt A.M. Niederrad-Zickzackhausen













Dear Angela,

"Economic lobbies are the new authorities in urban planning. ... 
no wonder the architect is dismissive: I do not build as good as 
I can, but as bad as I must." (Ernst May)

Regards,
R

Friday, October 27, 2017

1564. Arthur Heurtley House, 1902














Dear Ingrid,

"In architecture, plasticity is only the modern expression of an
ancient thought" (Frank Lloyd Wright, The Natural House)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

1563. Otter Creek Club House













Dear Louis,

"My father was Episcopalian, my mother Presbyterian, and
I’m an architect" (Harry Weese)

Best wishes,
R

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