Wednesday, August 30, 2017

1539. Villa in Shaan, Liechtenstein















Dear Jan,

"He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace
in his youth" (Liechstensteiners proverb)

Cheers,
R

Monday, August 28, 2017

1538. Aarhus. Raadhuset
















Mamá,

Dinamarca será el destino de uno de nuestros próximos viajes.

R

Friday, August 25, 2017

1537. Seinäjoki. The Town Hall















Dear Elissa,

"It is easier to build a a grand opera or a city center than to build
a personal house" (Alvar Aalto)

With appreciation,
R

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1536. Chianciano-Terme
















Dear Elizabeth,

"The difference between the poet and the mathematician
is that the poet tries to get his head into the heavens while
the mathematician tries to get  the heavens into his head."
(Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

Regards,
R

Monday, August 21, 2017

1535. The Garden Grove Community Church. Garden Grove, CA















Dear Robert,

"I am an eyewitness to the ways in which people relate to
themselves and to each other, and my work is a way of scooping
and ladling that experience" (Richard Neutra)

Regards,
R

Friday, August 18, 2017

1534. Convent Dominicains La Tourette
















Dear David,

"To create architecture is to put in order functions and
objects" (Le Corbusier)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

1533. The Gherkin Building, London, UK















Dear George,

"It takes a lot of effort to make a building look effortless"
(Norman Foster)

Respectfully,
R

Monday, August 14, 2017

1532. Madrid. Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo y Museo Thyssen.
















Estimado Joaquín,

El antiguo Palacio de Villahermosa fue renovado y adaptado
a museo por el importante arquitecto español Rafael Moneo.
Cuando se terminó la obra Moneo declaró que su mayor
habilidad había sido no hacerse ver mucho para que el museo
fuese amable y no cansase al visitante.

Saludos cordiales,
R

Friday, August 11, 2017

1531. Milano, Nuova Sede Pirelli (in costruzione)





















Querido Miguel Angel,

Esta maravillosa postal muestra la elegante Torre Pirelli en
construcción. Este edificio fue el fruto del trabajo conjunto de
dos grandes maestros como el ingeniero Nervi y el arquitecto
y diseñador Ponti.

Un fuerte abrazo,
R

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

1530. Estadio del F.C. Barcelona. Maqueta














Querido Will,

"He sido un hombre muy dedicado a mi oficio y he dejado
que los clientes me contagiaran su entusiasmo y su ilusión"
(Francesc Mitjans)

Un abrazo,
R

Monday, August 7, 2017

1529. City National Bank, Mason City, Iowa














Dear Elizabeth, Lizbeth, and Arizbeth,

"A building is not just a place to be, but a way to be"
(Frank Lloyd Wright)

R

Friday, August 4, 2017

1528. The Atheneum, New Harmony














Querido Luís,

"A fuerza de construir bien, se llega a ser buen arquitecto"
(Aristóteles)

Saludos,
R

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

1527. Lappia Rovaniemi
















Dear Mike,

A multiview of the Lappi Hall (Rovaniemi theater,
concert and congress hall). On the bottom right it is
possible to see the ceramic tiles used in some interior walls
called "Halla" (Frozen) designed by Aalto and manufactured
by Arabia.

Cheers,
R