Monday, October 31, 2016

1409. Volksschule Darmstadt (unbuilt)

Dear Martin,

"Humans are intruders and not part of this world. Their way of
being in the world is not to dwell in it, but to seek wellbeing in it"

(José Ortega y Gasset)

Best wishes,

Friday, October 28, 2016

1408. Pabellón de la Navegación, Sevilla

Querido Manolo,

"Otro rasgo característico de la obra de Vázquez Consuegra es
su maestría y sensibilidad al contraponer horizontales y verticales,
macizos y huecos, elementos metálicos esbeltísimos y obra vista
recia o estucados austeros" (Peter Buchanan)

Un abrazo,

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

1407. IBM Thomas J. Watson research Center

Dear Juan,

...the scientist's venture into the unknown.


Monday, October 24, 2016

1406. Heerlen. Nieuwbouw schunck


no hay nada en mí sino una larga herida,
una oquedal que ya nadie recorre,
presente sin ventanas, pensamiento
que vuelve, se repite, se refleja
y se pierde en su misma transparencia,
(Octavio Paz, Piedra de Sol)


Friday, October 21, 2016

1405. Cerkev sv. Mihaela na Barju

Dear Helena,

"One could claim that Plecnik adopted a kind of postmodern
attitude regarding historicism and modern movement, but he was
much more radical, much more adventurous, and reckless than any
of today's postmodernists." (Frederick Achleitner)


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

1404. Paris. Immeuble Rue Agar

Dear David,

"Architecture contains within itself everyone of the other arts,
without exception." (Hector Guimard)

Best regards,

Monday, October 17, 2016

1403. Keskuskatu ja Kirjatalo. Helsingfors, Suomi.

Dear Sarah,

Two remarkable structures designed by Alvar Aalto can be seen
adjacent to the brick building drew by Eliel Saarinen in 1930.
To the far left the Rautatao Office or "Iron House" finished in
1955. To the right and occupying the corner, The Academic
Bookshop Building, that also houses the Stockmann department
store, designed between 1962 and 1966 and built in 1969.


Friday, October 14, 2016

1402. Sevilla. Puente del Alamillo

Querido Juan,

Para venir a poseerlo todo,
no quieras poseer algo en nada:
Para venir a serlo todo,
no quieras ser algo en nada.

(San Juan de la Cruz)


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

1401. Goteborg- Redbergsvagen & Gubberogatan

Dear Ture,

This small white building in the intersection of two streets houses
the Cinema Flamman ("The Flame") which is a humble and
beautiful example of the much-celebrated Swedish functionalist's
architectural style.


Monday, October 10, 2016

1400. St. Henrik's Ecumenic Art Chapel, Hirvensalo, Finland

Estimados Arvo y Nora,

Y el sueño vivía en el vacío de mi espíritu.
Un habitación de madera,
En penumbras,

(Roberto Bolaño, Los Perros Románticos)


Friday, October 7, 2016

1399. New International Terminal.SFO

Querida Zenobia,

¿Te cojí? Yo no sé
si te cojí, pluma suavísima,
o si cojí tu sombra.

(Juan Ramón Jiménez, Grácil, Cancioncillas Espirituales)


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

1398. Leon. MUSAC

Dear Herta,

"Painting is possible with anything you like, with sunflower seeds,
with postage stamps, with postcards or playing cards, with
candlesticks, with pieces of oilcloth, with false collars, with
wallpaper, with newsprint." (Guillaume Apollinaire)


Monday, October 3, 2016

1397. Crystal Arch Room. Tropicana Club. Havana, Cuba

Dear Gerardo,

"I consider that the architectural side of
painting is mathematics, its abstract side; and
I want to humanize it"
(Juan Gris)