Friday, June 30, 2017

1513. Baku, Azerbaijan
















Dear Harry,

"Baku's history of fire worship provided the inspiration for
the design" (Barry Hughes of HOK)

Best,
R


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1512. Andros. Hotel Triton. 1958















Dear Demetrius,

"Architecture is not concerned with problems of aesthetic
but problems of life and existence" (Aris Konstantinidis)

Regards,
R

Monday, June 26, 2017

1511. Mount Angel Abbey Library. St. Benedict, Oregon















Dear Jeremy,

" Listen readily to holy reading"
(Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 4)

Respectfully,
R

Friday, June 23, 2017

1510. Stockholm. Observatoriet och Stadsbiblioteket. Flygfoto














Mamá,

En pocos días estaremos en Estocolmo, Entre otras cosas
iremos a ver la famosa biblioteca de Asplund.
Espero que te guste. Se inauguró el mismo año que papá
nació. Será especial.

Besos,
R

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

1509. Convento de San Pedro Martir, Madrid





















Querido cura Miguel,

"La iglesia es un aire sagrado creado por formas, símbolos,
dimensiones y orientación de la luz"
(Miguel Fisac)

Un abrazo,
R

Monday, June 19, 2017

1508. Lambert. St. Louis Municipal Air Terminal















Dear Eero,

"Man needs a serene architectural background to save his sanity
in today's world" (Minoru Yamasaki)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, June 16, 2017

1507. Brasilia, Cathedral





















Dear Nuno,

(...)
De curvas é feito todo o Universo.
O universo curvo de Einstein.
(Oscar Niemeyer)

Sincerely,
R

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

1506. Viipurin Kirjasto. Vyborg Library















Dear Michael,

"I love your pre-ordained design
and am ready to play this role
but the play being acted is not mine
For this once let me go."

(Boris Pasternak-Hamlet)

Sincerely,
R

Monday, June 12, 2017

1505. Kokkola, Uusi Kirkko





















Querida Rosa,

"...y hacen casas nuevas y canciones nuevas."
(Federico García Lorca-Doña Rosita la soltera)

Besos,
R

Friday, June 9, 2017

1504. Restaurante El Diablo, Timanfaya, Lanzarote
















Queridos Joaquín, Manolo y Alfredo,

"El mayor negocio de un país es su educación"
(César Manrique)

R

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

1503. Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix AZ





















Dear Ken,

"Architecture goes from mind to heart to hand; it's a very direct
process. With or without digital technology, the starting point is
always the same." (Will Bruder)

Best,
R

Monday, June 5, 2017

1502. Estación terminal de viajeros Madrid-Chamartín















Dear Joel,

"The designing and building process should progress from
the inside to the outside of the building. This is more logical
and rigourous than the opposite direction. Form is the
consequence" (José Antonio Corrales)

Best,
R

Friday, June 2, 2017

1501.The Wedding Palace, Ulan Bator, Mongolia

















Dear Jennifer,

"Keep it in mind and it is sure to come,
take it slow and you are certain to reach"
(Mongolian Proverb)

Best regards,
R