Sunday, March 28, 2010

382. Convention Center, Reno (Nevada)


Dear Sarah,

"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

Thursday, March 25, 2010

381. Wien mit Hochhaus



Dear Bruno,

The Herrengasse Skyscraper was the first materialization
of the Skyscraper concept built in Vienna in 1935; though
the stepped top floors are visible only from a certain
distance.

Best regards.
R

Monday, March 22, 2010

380. Intra. Casa del Fascio



Querido Paco,

Esta Casa del Fascio fue contruida en 1933 por Luigi Vietti,
arquitecto cercano al circulo del Gruppo 7 y a su lider
Terragni. La frescura y el atrevimiento de esta arquitectura
evocan claramente las obras del maestro de Como.

Un abrazo.
R

Friday, March 19, 2010

379. Ev.Stephanuskirche in Wolfsburg-Detmerode


Dear Goran,

The Church in Detmerode was designed by Aalto in 1960.
Up in the ceiling the church features nineteen circular acoustic
reflectors that evoke beautifully an impression of floating.

Best.
R

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

378. Eindhoven. 18 September Plein



Dear Richard,

The Bijenkorf (The Beehive) department store in Eidhoven
was designed by architect Gio Ponti and built in 1967. It
took the typical Dutch polder landscape as his inspiration
for the façades that are finished almost exclusively with
ceramic tiles in multiple shades of green.

Best regards.
R

Saturday, March 13, 2010

377. Casa Genini a Breganzona


Dear Aldo,

"To build is a sacred act, an action that
transforms a condition of nature into a
condition of culture" (Mario Botta)

Sincerely
R

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

376. Donostia-San Sebastian


Querida Cristina,

"Por si el tiempo me arrastra
a playas desiertas
hoy cierro yo el libro
de las horas muertas.
Hago pajaros de barro
Hago pajaros de barro y los echo a volar"
(M. Garcia Garcia-Perez)

Estas salas que hizoMoneo se convirtieron
en otra cosa y se echaron a volar

Besos.
R

Sunday, March 7, 2010

375. Glasgow School of Art. Main entrance.


Dear Alison,

"Art is the flower, Life the green leaf.
There are things more precious, more
beautiful, more lasting than life itself"
(Charles R. Mackintosh)

Regards.
R

Thursday, March 4, 2010

374. Sydney and Circular Quay, N.S.W.



Dear Seth,

"...So this illustrated the most important thing of all, which
is that you are able to imagine a life lived by people before
you begin to design" (Jorn Utzon)
This is a lovely postcard showing Utzon's Sydney Opera
House still under construction.

All the very best.
R

Monday, March 1, 2010

373. Barcelona. Construcciones modernas



Dear Tanu,

“Reflection and action respectively complement and
balance each other and must be alternated. Just like
we need both legs to make steps forwards: action and
reflection.” (Antoni Gaudi)
Here's an interesting postcard
of Gaudi's Casa Mila still under construction.

Best
R