Friday, October 30, 2015

1252. Ennis-Brown House, Los Angeles, California















Dear Vincent,

"No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be
of the hill. Belonging to it." (Frank Lloyd Wright)

Best regards,
R

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

1251. Cesate, Chiesa Parrocchiale del villaggio















Querida Cristina,

El poblado INA en Cesate se comenzó en 1952 siguiendo
los postulados de las ciudadades jardín inglesas. Sus lineas
maestras fueron diseñadas por el estudio BBPR pero muchos
de los más brillantes arquitectos de la época como Franco
Albini, Enrico Castiglioni o Ignazio Gardella entre otros
trabajaron en distintos edificios. Esta iglesia parroquial de San
Francisco de Asís, grávida por fuera pero con una cubierta
que parece levitar cuando se observca desde dentro, es obra
del gran maestro Gardella.

Besos,
R

Monday, October 26, 2015

1250. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Interior, Stoccolma
















Dear Ugo,

"Like art, architecture leaves content aside" (Gio Ponti)

Regards,
R

Friday, October 23, 2015

1249. Night view of Odaiba















Querido Antonio,

A la derecha de ésta imagen nocturna de Tokyo se puede
ver las oficinas centrales de Fuji-Sankei construidas por
el maestro Tange en 1996. Este gran arquitecto, desaparecido
en 2005, dijo que la arquitectura con su fuerte capacidad
de simbolismo debe ser capaz de apelar al corazón de las
personas.

Un abrazo,
R

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

1248. Privatmuseum Heidi Weber, Haus Zürich















Dear Jan,

Le Corbusier's last building was not built of concrete, his
favorite building material, but entirely of steel, enamel, and
glass. This small and charming pavilion is located near the
Zürichhorn and houses the Heidi Weber Museum dedicated
to the work of this extraordinary artist and architect.

Warm regards,
R

Monday, October 19, 2015

1247. Bank of the Future














Dear Allison,

The State Capitol Bank in Oklahoma City is a reamrkable
example of Googie Mid-Century architecture in the United
States. Although the bank president wanted a "bank of the
future" he also told the architect that he liked the bank to look
more like a cocktail lounge than a bank.
American architectural photographer Julius Shulman
celebrated the originality and ingenuity of this building
with one of his iconic and powerful images.

Regards,
R

Friday, October 16, 2015

1246. Hotel Xenia, Arta















Querido Pedro,

"Quien verdaderamente aprende a ver, se acerca a lo invisible"
Paul Celan

Un abrazo,
R

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

1245. Hotel Xenia, Poros
















Estimada Gisèle,

"También piedras son flores, sólo que su aroma es más fuerte"
(Paul Celan)

R

Monday, October 12, 2015

1244. John F. Kennedy International Airport














Querido José

(...)
Al viento, sobre la sierra,
tiene el águila dorada
las anchas alas abiertas.
(...)
(Antonio Machado)

Abrazos,
R

Friday, October 9, 2015

1243. Filadelfiakyrkan, Stockholm














Querido Manuel,

(...)
Del abierto balcón al blanco muro
va una franja de sol anaranjada
que inflama el aire, en el ambiente obscuro
(...)
(Antonio Machado)

Abrazos,
R

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

1242. Milwaukee Art Museum















Dear Joan,

In Milwaukee, visiting the MAM, including the latest new
Quadracci Pavilion that features a dramatic movable steel louvers
inspired by the winds of a bird.

Regards,
R

Monday, October 5, 2015

1241. Chicago Savings Bank Bldg.














Dear Daniel,

This is a original postcard depicting one of the most famous
building of the First Chicago School: The Chicago Saving
Bank. This Chicago landmark features a beautiful masonry
cladding of terracotta and the two typical Chicago School
window types: the bay or oriel projecting windows and the
Chicago windows with a large fixed center panel and two
smaller movable double-hang sasches at each side.

Best wishes,
R

Friday, October 2, 2015

1240. Vitra Design Museum in Weil Am Rhein















Dear Steen,

"I think the blurring of the lines between art and architecture
has got to happen" (Frank Gehry)

Regards,
R