Wednesday, March 30, 2016

1317. Linkoping, Folkets hus.
















Dear Stefano,

"I don't think the best way to solve urban problems is by means
of rising urban density. In my opinion, it is better to focusing on
a balanced integration between town and countryside"
(Sven Markelius)

Best wishes,
R

Monday, March 28, 2016

1316. Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA















Dear Rachael,

"Announcer: A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies!
A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and
adventure!

-Blade Runner (1982)

Good luck,
R

Friday, March 25, 2016

1315. Bilbao, Zubi-Zuri
















Dear Iñaki,

"l'architettura dipende dalle membra dell'uomo"
(Michelangelo Buonarroti)

Abur,
R

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

1314. The Oakland Museum















Dear James,

"Scale is a very elusive aspect of architecture and of course it
relates to the particulat nature, use, environment, and location
of the building." (Kevin Roche)

Best,
R

Monday, March 21, 2016

1313. Chiesa Nostra Signora del Cadore, (Borca)
















Querido Arrigo,

Como el maestro Scarpa que dibujaba con ambas manos,
no pude evitar poner mis manos en los maravillosos
materiales pensados por él para esta iglesia en las
montañas. Es cierto, la arquitectura de Scarpa no se puede
visitar con las manos en los bolsillos...

Saludos cordiales,
R

Friday, March 18, 2016

1312. Manila International Airport
















Dear Tina,

"I have always thought that what happens inside a building
should relate to the outside."( Leandro V. Locsin)

Best regards,
R


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

1311. Willis, Faber, and Dumas Ltd.,Ipswich, Suffolk, England
















Dear Wendy,

"Architecture is a connection with the past. However, our concern
is not for relics but for the revitalization of historic buildings,
repurposing them for a new generation. Architecture can
communicate memory, but it can also communicate values and a
sense of place." (Norman Foster)

Respectfully,
R

Monday, March 14, 2016

1310. Ayamonte. Puente V Centenario















Queridos Cristina y Alberto,

La libélula

Cuando pienso en lo mejor de la infancia recuerdo el leve
aleteo de la libélula sobre el charco: el mundo era rojo y
brillante como su cuerpo y el futuro olía como la tierra
mojada tras las lluvias de septiembre. No sé si entonces
comprendía la belleza de aquel rubí detenido en el aire.
Pero sentía su poder: mantenía a raya los inviernos.
(Rafael Argullol-El Puente de Fuego)

Besos y abrazos,
R

Friday, March 11, 2016

1309. Plaza de la Encarnación, Sevilla











Querido José Luís,

seta. 2. f. Cualquier especie de hongo, comestible o no, con forma
de sombrilla, sostenida por un pedicelo.

encarnación. 3. f. Personificación, representación o símbolo de
una idea, doctrina.

Un abrazo,
R

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

1308. Hillside Drafting Studio. Taliesin














Hola Cristina,

Visitando la maravillosa Taliesin East en Spring Green,
Wisconsin. Esta es una imagen de la gran sala de dibujo
que Frank Lloyd Wright llamaba el bosque abstracto.
En este espacio Wright dibujó muchas de sus obras
maestras como la casa de la cascada, las oficinas para
Johnson & Son o el museo Guggenheim de Nueva York.

Besos a todos.
R

Monday, March 7, 2016

1307. Chiesa di Collina di Pontelung (Pistoia)














Dear Pietro,

"The small and moving church of Collina is where Michelucci
attempted to rescue the anonymous language and the continuity
between cottage and land in the peasant world." (Bruno Zevi)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, March 4, 2016

1306. Matosinhos, Portugal















Dear Alberto,

"The design of one house is almost the same as the design of
another: walls, windows, doors, roof. And yet it is unique.
Each element is transformed as it comes into relation with
another." (Alvaro Siza)

Warm regards,
R

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

1305. Fortes Dell Restaurant, Hyde Park, London














Dear Ray,

"...but the British public's antipathy to modernism changes
very slowly."(Dennis Sharp)

A charming interior view of the Dell Restaurant, one of the two
restaurants (the other, The Serpentine, demolished in 1990)
built in Hyde Park by modernist architect Patrick Gwynne.

Regards,
R