Monday, June 29, 2015

1199. St. Mary's Catholic Church, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
















Dear Nigel,

"Like frozen music in time, we capture the spirit of a place
whose momentary magic lies embedded within the stone
that supports it.” (Douglas Cardinal)

Cordially,
R

Friday, June 26, 2015

1198. Rosen House, Los Angeles, CA






















Estimado Alan,

"No volvería a hacer una casa como la de
los Rosen. Fue hecha con el espíritu de la
época. No podría repetirla"
(Craig Ellwood)

Afectuosamente,
R

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

1197. Diaconessenhuis, Rotterdam, Voorgevel















Querida MK

Perdido como un quinto en día de permiso
como un santo sin paraíso.
como el ojo del maniquí
huraño como un dandy con lamparaones
como un barco sin polizones...
así estoy yo, así estoy yo, sin tí.
(Joaquín Sabina-Así estoy yo sin ti)

R

Monday, June 22, 2015

1196. Camara de Diputados y Palacio de Gobierno, Campeche















Dear Michael,

Architecture is first and foremost construction, but construction
designed with the primary purpose of ordering the space for a
particular purpose and aiming certain intentions" (Lucio Costa)

Best,
R

Friday, June 19, 2015

1195. Rakennettua Kulttuuria. Kiasma, Helsinki






















Dear Fedir,

"For our Helsinki Museum of Contemporary
Art, Kiasma the most important building
material was light. Of the twenty-five galleries
which make up the main function of the
museum all have a slice of natural light. The
behavior of light guided many decisions. The
low angle of the Helsinki sun – never reaching
above 51 degrees – helps give sectional form
to the curved “light catching” aspect of the
architecture. Changes in natural lighting
conditions are left visible – so passing clouds
bring shadow – brightness varies as the interior
experience varies." (Steven Holl)

Thank you,
R

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

1194. de Young with the pool of enchantment.
















Dear Tony,

"We are so busy flowing on the surface of things, that never
really look at them" (Duane Michals)

Best wishes,
R

Monday, June 15, 2015

1193. De Dageraad, Amsterdam
















Dear Tom,

At De Dageraad housing section Michel de Klerk developed
his ideas of "urban theater" designing some row of dwellings
as large farmhouses that worked as theatrical scene paintings
at the two squares of the new housing district.

Sincerely,
R

Friday, June 12, 2015

1192. Susqueda, Central Eléctrica. Sala de columnas


















Dear Vittoriano,

"Demand from them (the good modern architects)
an architecture full of human kindness, full of
imagination, neat, essential, pure: pure as a crystal"
(Gio Ponti-Love Architecture)

Sincerely,
R

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

1191. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Stoccolma






















Dear Enzo,

"Love architecture, ancient and modern,
because...it has created around us the
simultaneity of many ages; it has created
Venice and New York.
...
Love architecture for the magic it
has created around us, around our lives."
(Gio Ponti-Amate L'Architettura)


Regards,
R

Monday, June 8, 2015

1190. Hilltop Bar at Walker Hill Hotel, Seoul, Korea























Dear Nari,

“My home is the womb. The womb’s
home is the mother, the mother’s home
is the house and the house’s home is
the environment. It’s wrong to think of
a home as just a residence."
(Kim Swoo Geun)

Haenguneul dama!
R

Friday, June 5, 2015

1189. Hervannan Kirkko, Tampere, Finland

















Dear Pim,

The image of a common tree in Finland, the spruce, was taken as
an inspiration theme by the Pietiläs while designing the elevations
of the Hervanta Congregational and Recreational Center in Tampere.

Regards,
R

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

1188. Palacio de las Convenciones de La Habana, Cuba

















Querido Mario,

El Palacio de las Convenciones en Cubanacán es obra de Antonio
Quintana Simonetti, arquitecto y paisajista cubano precursor de la
arquitectura moderna en la isla. Quintana fue autor de edificios
destacados como la Sede del Seguro Médico, el Centro Wifredo
Lam, la Casa de los Cosmonautas o el Parque Lenin. Recibió la
medalla de oro del Colegio Nacional de Arquitectos en 1956 y
1959.

Saludos cordiales,
R

Monday, June 1, 2015

1187. Teatro Nacional de Guatemala. Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias.


















Querido Juan Carlos,

"Leo en la palma de mi mano,
Patria, tu dulce geografía.
Sube la línea de mi vida
con trazo igual a tus volcanes
y luego baja como línea
de corazón hasta mis dedos."
(Miguel Angel Asturias-Autoquiromancia)

Un abrazo,
R