Monday, March 26, 2018

1628. Rovaniemi Library, Finland















Dear Elissa,

"The library was built in 1965 and has one of Aalto's most
successful late interiors with several changes of level and with
lighting designed to exploit the low northern sun."
(J.M. Richards. 800 Years of Finnish Architecture. Vancouver:
David and Charles, 1978. p.179)

Respectfully,
R

Friday, March 23, 2018

1627. Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, 2001
















Dear Berta,

"Architecture should make us feel different,  if not,
engineering should be enough" (Daniel Libeskind)

Sincerely,
R

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

1626. Hotel Xenia, Kos, Dodecanesos
















Dear Yorgos:

"Architecture is not an art, it is a natural function"
(Aris Konstantinidis)

Respectfully,
R

Monday, March 19, 2018

1625. Wolfsburg-Rabenberg, St. Heinrichs-Kirche





























Dear Albert,

The  postcard features a crown-shaped church inspired by
Henry II  Roman-German Emperor and built by Peter Koller,
Austrian-German architect and city-planner of the city of
Wolfsburg.

Regards,
R

Friday, March 16, 2018

1624. Aeropuerto Internacional Eldorado, Bogota, Colombia














Estimado Luis,

"Las inquietudes intelectuales de Cuéllar, Serrano y Gómez
condujeron a una acelerada dinámica interna que convirtió a
la oficina en una vanguardia arquitectónica y técnica desde
finales de los años 1940"
(http://blogs.virtual.unal.edu.co/hacolombia/category/cap-vi/3-primera-fase/)

Agradecido,
R

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

1623. Tehran, L'université














Dear Mahmoud,

"A new language is a new life" (Persian proverb)

Respectfully,
R

Monday, March 12, 2018

1622. Erba. Monumento ai Caduti















Dear Mario,

"An the fire and the rose are one"
(T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding)

Best regards,
R

Friday, March 9, 2018

1621. Milano. Via F. Turati, Ca' Brütta















Dear Bruno,

"The Ca'Brütta, the Ugly House, is seen as a symbol of the
dividing line between eclecticism and the modern, for its
freedom in the use of plaster and simplification of the façade.
It was also the first example in Italy of the splitting of a city
block, creating a private road open to the public"
(Giovanni Tomaso Muoio)

Regards,
R


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

1620. Marcellise (Verona) Villa Girasole















Dear Mario,

"Erano sempre vedute nuove e in una luce diversa, eppur non
avevo percepito nessun movimento. Questo quadri sono stati
l'invenzione di papà" (Lidia Invernizzi)

Sincerely,
R

Monday, March 5, 2018

1619. Darmstadt Stadt Krankenhaus Frauenklinik














Dear Jan,

Visiting Darmstadt's Women Hospital, one of the five
"master buildings" in this city.
Hope you are doing well.

Cheers,
R

Friday, March 2, 2018

1618. St. Catherine's College, Oxford
















Dear Berta,

(...)
If you came this way,
Taking any route, starting from anywhere,
At any time or at any season,
It would always be the same: you would have to put off
Sense and notion. You are not here to verify,
Instruct yourself, or inform curiosity
Or carry report. You are here to kneel
(...)

(T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding)

Best,
Rafael