Friday, October 28, 2011

572. Museu de Arte Contemporanea. Niteroi, Brasil


Dear Adriana,

"It is not feminine architecture; it is architecture by an
architect who loves women" (Oscar Niemeyer)

Regards.
R

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

571. Marco de Canaveses, Portugal


Querido Eduardo,

"El diseño es el deseo de la inteligencia"
(Alvaro Siza Vieira)

Saludos.
R

Saturday, October 22, 2011

570. Agadir, La Poste



Dear David,

Thanks to you and to your great blog
archipostcard.blogspot.com I discovered the fascinating
work of French-Moroccan architect Jean-François
Zevaco. It is hard to believe there is not much published
information about his work. Buildings like the
Physiotherapy Center and the Clubhouse both in Tit
Mellil, the Sidi Harazem Thermal Bath Complex in Fez,
the Beni-Mellal Courthouse in Beni-Mellal, or the Fire
Station in Agadir, deserve our admiration and better
knowledge.

Warm regards.
R

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

569. Patio del Hotel El Panama, Panama


Dear Sam,

"There is too much conformity in contemporary architecture.
I like to think of architecture as an individual creative
expression; I get more pleasure out of my work if I carry
through my own convictions rather than pursue a dogma
outlined by some other architect." (Edward Durell Stone)

Best.
R

Sunday, October 16, 2011

568. Museo de Arte Moderno en el Bosque de Chapultepec


Querido Martin,

"La arquitectura es una disciplina de servicio en la que
se empieza por considerar a la persona que va a utilizarla"
(Pedro Ramirez Vazquez)

Un abrazo.
R

Thursday, October 13, 2011

567. Rijkamuseum Kroller-Muller


Dear Klaus,

"I tell you that the time will come when the furnishing of
a prison cell by Professor Van de Velde will be
considered and aggravation of the sentence" (Adolf Loos)

Regards.
R

Monday, October 10, 2011

566. Hotel Xenia. Mykonos


Dear Dimitris,

"We might discover the eternal character of all architecture,
that which is expressed differently in each age but that is in
the end its most interesting aspect" (Aris Konstantinidis)

Regards
R

Friday, October 7, 2011

565. Sarasota Senior High School



Dear Steve,

I hope you enjoy the emotional, yet intellectual nature of
Paul Rudolph's designs. A wonderful architect who also
thought outside the box.

Thank you for everything you have done for us.
R

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

564. Sauze d'Oulux. Regione Lago Nero


Dear Mary,

"Only when a work is not explainable other than in terms
of itself can we say that we are in the presence of art.
This ineffable quality is the hallmark of an authentic work"
(Carlo Mollino)

Best.
R

Saturday, October 1, 2011

563. Greetings from Chandigarh



Dear Tanu,

"The materials of city planning are sky, space, trees,
steel and cement in that order and in that hierarchy."
(Le Corbusier)

Best regards,
R