Friday, February 24, 2017
"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together" (African Proverb)
Labels: a: Riccardo Morandi; Andrea Zavitteri; Amedeo Luccichenti; Vincenzo Monaco, c: Italy, y: 1960
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
"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)
Monday, February 13, 2017
"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)
PS. The office building featuring this postcard is the
Willemswerf, designed by Quist and completed in 1988.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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
Monday, February 6, 2017
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.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
"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".
Monday, January 30, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
"El problema actual de la arquitectura consiste en no tener
ninguna limitación, en poder hacer todo lo que se quiera"
(Eduardo Souta de Moura)
PS. Croquis para la Burgo Tower, Oporto.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
"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"
Monday, January 16, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
"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)
Friday, December 30, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
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.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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.