Monday, October 30, 2017

1565. Frankfurt A.M. Niederrad-Zickzackhausen













Dear Angela,

"Economic lobbies are the new authorities in urban planning. ... 
no wonder the architect is dismissive: I do not build as good as 
I can, but as bad as I must." (Ernst May)

Regards,
R

Friday, October 27, 2017

1564. Arthur Heurtley House, 1902














Dear Ingrid,

"In architecture, plasticity is only the modern expression of an
ancient thought" (Frank Lloyd Wright, The Natural House)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

1563. Otter Creek Club House













Dear Louis,

"My father was Episcopalian, my mother Presbyterian, and
I’m an architect" (Harry Weese)

Best wishes,
R

Monday, October 23, 2017

1562. Oulu. The Town Theater and the Library














Dear Jan,

Visiting the high-tech city of Oulu in Northern Finland.
City Hall and Main library are two very modern and
picturesque buildings. Beautiful city with some good
restaurants.

See you soon,
R

Friday, October 20, 2017

1561. Moscow. New Apartment Building














Dear Georgi,

The very large VTsIK residential complex was reserved for
officials of the Communist Party when built in 1931. Later
during the Stalinist purges many tenants dissapeared and the
building began to be known popularly as the "House of Ghosts"

Best regards,
R

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1560. Stuttgart, Weissenhofsiedlung














Dear Max,

" The house must fit its occupant like a good suit; it must
clothe him. The main aesthetic principle is this: the look of
the rooms without people in them is irrelevant; what counts
is how people look in them." (Bruno Taut)

Regards,
R

Monday, October 16, 2017

1559. UNO City, Wien














Dear Mark,

The building complex hosting United Nations Offices at
Vienna.

Best,
R

Friday, October 13, 2017

1558. Stockholm. Konserthuset














Mama,

Esta es una buena foto de la Sala de Conciertos de Estocolmo
en donde nos hicimos una foto juntos delante de la fuente de
bronce llamada el Pozo de Orfeo.

Besos,
R

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

1557. Stockholm Konserthuset. Stora hallen














Dear Ingrid,

Along with the Stockholm Public Library the Stockholm
Concert Hall is the best and more recognized example of
the "Swedish Grace". This is also the placed where the awarding
ceremonies for the Nobel Prize are held annually.

Cheers,
R

Monday, October 9, 2017

1556. Model of Sydney Opera House, 1960















Querido Miguel Angel,

He pensado mucho en ti y en tu maravilloso libro de Le Corbusier
y sus maquetas cuando vi esta foto de una impresionante
maqueta de la Opera de Sydney. La foto fue tomada en 1960 en
el estudio de Utzon en Dinamarca.

Un abrazo,
R

Friday, October 6, 2017

1555. Metrosol Parasol















Cristina,

"Mi pequeña teoria es que constantemente estamos trabajando
sobre ideas que conectan con nuestras experiencias de la niñez"
(Jürgen Mayer)

Besos,
R

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

1554. Chapelle de Notre-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp















Dear Susan,

"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster and leaves less
room for lies" (Le Corbusier)

Best,
R

Monday, October 2, 2017

1553. Copenhagen. The new Broadcasting House and the Concert Hall.














Dear Jorn,

"No life without aesthetics" (Vilhelm Lauritzen)

Regards,
R