Friday, April 28, 2017

1486. Otaniemi. Institute of Technology
















Dear Timo,

"The very essence of architecture consists of a variety and
development reminiscent of natural organic life. This is the
only true style in architecture" (Alvar Aalto)

Respectfully,
R

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

1485. Moscow. Club Soueff, Lesnaia Street
















Dear Irina,

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
architecture.

Regards,
R

Monday, April 24, 2017

1484. Dessau. Gropius-Siedlung. Bauhaus-Dessau-Törten













Dear Jan,

"Limitations makes the creative mind inventive"
(Walter Gropius)

Warm regards,
R

Friday, April 21, 2017

1483. Riga. Centralais Kolhozu tirgus
















Dear Martin,

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.

Regards,
R


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

1482. Plaza Tamayo, La Paz, Bolivia














Querido Juan,

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.

Un abrazo,
R

Monday, April 17, 2017

1481. Halsingborg. St.Jorgens Plats med St.Jorgenfontanen














Dear Glenn,

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,
R

Friday, April 14, 2017

1480. National Farmers Bank, Owatonna, Minn.















Dear Russell,

"Every building is like a person: single and unrepeatable"
(Louis H. Sullivan)

Regards,
R


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1479. Sevilla Exposición Ibero Americana Pabellón de Chile.














Querido Manolo,

"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,
R

Monday, April 10, 2017

1478. Shukkhov tower, Russia

















Dear Ken,

"A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its
elements are no longer their justification in nature"
(Guillaume Apollinaire)

Cheers,
R

Friday, April 7, 2017

1477. Teatro Regio Torino, Italy
















Dear Teresa,

"Myth is nothing new as a means to better understand the
moral of reality" (Carlo Mollino)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

1476. La Pobla de Lillet. Chalet-refugio Catllaràs
















Querida Cristina,

Encontré ésta interesante postal del chalet refugio que 
Gaudí construyó en la Pobla de Lillet en 1905 para su 
conocido mecenas el empresario Güell.

Besos,

Monday, April 3, 2017

1475. Helsinki. Lentoasema. The aerodrome














Dear Helene

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.

Best,
R