Thursday, January 31, 2013
"We wished to make the Opera accesible in the widest
possible sense, by laying out a "carpet" of horizontal and
sloping surfaces on top of the building. This carpet has
been given an articulated form related to Oslo's cityscape"
(Tarald Lundevall of Snøhetta)
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
El edificio INP en la esquina de Arguelles con Plaza
Carbayon es un ejemplar edificio racionalista construido
en los años 30 y finalizado en 1942. Sus arquitectos,
Casariego Terreros y el tambien renombrado pintor
Joaquin Vaquero Palacios, consiguieron transformar esta
populosa esquina de la capital ovetense en uno de los
puntos mas atractivos y modernos de la ciudad en buena
parte del siglo XX.
Posted by Rafael Cazorla at 5:47 AM
Sunday, January 27, 2013
When finished in 1937, a perfect synthesis through the
harmonic contrast between the classical old facade of
Goteborg Law Courts and the new and modern
extension facade was exemplary achieved by one of the
most important Scandinavian architects: Erik Gunnar
Asplund. This building is the one in pale yellow beyond
the statue of king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden seen
in this postcard.
Friday, January 25, 2013
"Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with
separated problems. If we split life into separated problems
we split the possibilities to make good building art."
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"Buildings should communicate something, they should be
emotional…What a building feels like is the important thing.
Does it make you laugh? Does it make you cry?
(Laurinda Spear/ Arquitectonica)
Iconic Imperial Condominium Building is seen on the left
side of this picture showing its animated and colorful
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Mont Parnes casino-hotel located on Mount Parnis
at an altitude of 1078 m, rallied Greece’s intellectual
avant-garde of the time. The architect of this delicate
and elegant building was inspired by both modern and
medieval Greek architecture.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
"This Saturday I am going to a factory near Tours to paint
on enamel 2 X 9 m2 doors = 18 m2. The time spent
learning from L'Eplattenier is bearing fruit: I'm really ready
for this kind of thing" (Le Corbusier in a letter to his mother)
Thank you sooo much for your beautiful postcards. I was
thrilled when I saw the two postcards with the Claude
Parent's building. I also enjoy his architecture and they are
very hard to find.
Thank you again.
All the best.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The "Big O" in Montreal is one of the most recognizable
stadiums in the world and a masterpiece of modern
organic architecture. Planned for the 1976 Olympic
Games, its 175-metre tower is the tallest inclined structure
in the world.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The white building near to the bottom left corner of the
picture is the elementary school designed by Karantinos
in 1932. A brilliant example of the Modern Movement
and part of the Greek school building program of this
period, this is one of the best-known Greek buildings
of the era.
Friday, January 11, 2013
This is a tourist hotel in Lapland that architect Ralph Erskine
built when he was 34. This building was his first job of
greater importance. The hotel merges with the surrounding
beautiful natural landscape, so literally that even the roof has
a ski slope.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
"The particular way in which functional-symbolic elements
are put together may be the "art" in the architecture"
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Dijo una vez Ricardo Legorreta que Mexico es un pais
de arquitectos; de constructores, y que el no era una
excepcion. Tu tambien ayudaste a construir mi casa con
tus cuidados. Te estamos agradecidos por eso y por tu