Monday, January 30, 2017

1448. Secretariat, Chandigarh















Dear Tim,

"All that remains is the dream, the dream of being free,
the dream of being master of one's destiny"
(Le Corbusier, When the Cathedrals were white)

Regards,
R

Friday, January 27, 2017

1447. Guggenheim Bilbao. Detalle del atrio
















Dear Arantxa,

"One of my greatest influences is the Italian artist Gian
Lorenzo Bernini." (Frank Gehry)

Regards,
R

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1446. San Remo, Monastere St. Elie





















Querida Paola,

"El material más resistente en la construcción es el arte"
(Gio Ponti)

Besos,
R

Monday, January 23, 2017

1445. Eduardo Souto Moura





















Querido Manolo,

"El problema actual de la arquitectura consiste en no tener
ninguna limitación, en poder hacer todo lo que se quiera"
(Eduardo Souta de Moura)

Abrazos,
R

PS. Croquis para la Burgo Tower, Oporto.

Friday, January 20, 2017

1444. Lotus-shaped Gandhi Bhawan, Chandigarh














Dear Charles,

"Convenience, subsistence, these are not solutions...
We should have struggled for the conditions of civilization"
(Pierre Jeanneret)

Respectful,
R

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1443. Cruz y Ortiz. Museo ICO












Querida Olga,

"No planificamos un libro de estilo. Nuestro trabajo sale del
cine y la literatura que nos gusta. Todo comparte unos valores
asentados por el tiempo. Nos interesa los creadores que hablan
de sus propias experiencias con mucha independencia"
(Antonio Cruz)

Un abrazo,
R

Monday, January 16, 2017

1442. Aarhus Byraadssalen paa Raadhuset














Dear Louis,

"The fundamental factor in architecture is proportion.
Proportion is precisely what makes the old Greek temples
beautiful" (Arne Jacobsen)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, January 13, 2017

1441. Rest Home of Mivtahim. Zichron Yaaqov.















Dear David,

The jury members of the Israel Award declared that this building
provided a rare example of an architecture that synthesizes the
earth and the sky.

Peace,
R

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

1440. Casa d'abitazione Novo Comum, Como.















Dear Jan,

"Modernism took art and culture by the scruff of the neck
and revolutionized the built environment."
(Dennis Sharp)

Warm regards,
R

Monday, January 9, 2017

1439. Peter Stuyvesant School. The Netherlands Antilles.















Dear Jo,

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars"
(Martin Luther King Jr.)

Regards,
R

Friday, January 6, 2017

1438. Mäntyniemi, Helsinki, Finland
















Dear Osmo,

"My ideas do not progress: they move around like clouds over
the archipelago of the architectural ideas of modernism."
(Reima Pietilä)

Best,
R

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

1437. Falkoping, Centralstationen















Dear Erik,

"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space"
(Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

Best,
R

Monday, January 2, 2017

1436. Amsterdam. Amstelstation















Dear Teresa,

"Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a
building: it's not just a physical idea, it's also an intelectual
one" (Helmut Jahn)

Best regards,
R