Wednesday, April 26, 2017
This eye-catching view of the Zuev's workers club was taken
in the 1930s, soon after his inauguration.
Architect Golosov embraced expressionism and dynamism
in his works and in this building he was so successful that
it became almost immediately an icon of Soviet Constructivist
Monday, April 24, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
The largest market complex in Europe with more than
16,000 square meters is located in Riga, Latvia. Cosntruction
began in 1924 and ended in 1930. Since 1998 it is part
of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Te mando una postal de la Plaza Tamayo en La Paz. El edificio
alto es conocido como Monoblock y pertenece a la universidad.
Se inauguró en 1947 y fue el primer "rascacielos" de la ciudad
con sus 13 plantas. Es obra del famoso arquitecto boliviano
Emilio Villanueva y aunque obra moderna tiene elementos
estilísticos propios del art deco y del estilo local Tiwanaku.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Visiting beautiful Helsingborg in southern Sweden. This
is a view of a functionalist apartment building that although
it seems to be new was built in 1936.
All the best,
Friday, April 14, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
"El conjunto encuadrado en los jardines interpretará el
espiritu chileno, sin recurrir para ello a motivos coloniales,
sino a agrupaciones de volúmenes y trozos de escultura y
pintura capaces de sugerir el ambiente de un pueblo y de
hacernos adivinar su cultura" (Juan Martíinez Gutiérrez)
Un fuerte abrazo,
Monday, April 10, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Encontré ésta interesante postal del chalet refugio que
Gaudí construyó en la Pobla de Lillet en 1905 para su
conocido mecenas el empresario Güell.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Today I arrived to Malmi airport in Helsinki, the oldest airport
in Finland still in use. This wonderful building was opened in
1938 and its plan although in a undeniable functionalist style
resembles also to a gigantic machine rotor.
Friday, March 31, 2017
"Se trataba de crear un lugar para estar; para que el grupo
familiar permaneciera de manera grata en el rito de despedida
o bienvenida" (Mauricio Gaviría Restrepo- Arquitectura
Moderna en Medellín 1947-1970)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
"Los elementos arquitectónicos que formarán la nueva
ciudad estarán formados por una serie, poco numerosa,
de estructuras sistematizadas" (Antonio Bonet Castellana)
En primer término el club náutico Dos Mares, proyectado
por Antonio Bonet y acabado en 1966.
Sigo admirando la primorosa obra de su padre.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
"-I'd like to know what Otto Wagner can do for you that
your father can't do!-. This was the way he invited me to
work with him" (My Father - John Lloyd Wright)
Monday, March 20, 2017
No mires nunca atrás,
y reza como yo
a San Cayetano,
que ni tú ni yo estamos
(Encuentro- Federico García Lorca)
Friday, March 17, 2017
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Monday, February 27, 2017
This building followed a similar scheme as in the very experimental
housing project that was Narkomfin in Moscow, also designed
by Ginzburg simultaneously with this one in Ekaterinburg.
This building however seems to have a more secure future than
its counterpart in Moscow.
Friday, February 24, 2017
"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together" (African Proverb)
Labels: a: Riccardo Morandi; Andrea Zavitteri; Amedeo Luccichenti; Vincenzo Monaco, c: Italy, y: 1960
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
"Visitors love to access New York from that ferry; just think
of what they would have seen. From State Island the terminal
facade would have resembled a small, bright postage stamp,
and would have frown in size and detail as you approached"
(Denise Scott Brown)
Monday, February 13, 2017
"I am shaped by the crisis of the thirties and the constant fear
of bankruptcy. Frugality, hard work, and business were important
to me and have been shaped me as an architect."(Win Quist)
PS. The office building featuring this postcard is the
Willemswerf, designed by Quist and completed in 1988.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
When built the Langwieser viaduct was the largest railway
bridge in the world. It is still one of the most famous bridges
in Switzerland and a structure of cultural relevance for this
Monday, February 6, 2017
The Pavilion of Venice at the Turin 1961 Mostra delle Regioni
had as its theme "The Sense of Color and the Rule
of Water" and you can see in the picture that color and water
were indeed the main forces in it.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
"We were fated to make a new architecture out of our love for
the place and our obedience to nature, and to make it with
cement and steel, asbestos sheets. wood above the termite line,
glass, paint and some stone later, and not much else".