1652. Haus Duldeck beim Goetheanum Dornach














Dear Peter,

The Duldeck House was the first house designed and 
built by Rudolph Steiner. He designed his ideas about 
organic architecture from Goethe's theory of metamorphosis.

Regards,
R

1651. Suomen. Vierumäki















Dear Mikko,

Architect Erik Bryggman was one of the most important
architects from Finland of his time. Bryggman, Aalto, 
and Ekelund introduced Functionalist architecture in 
the country as early as 1929.

Best regards,
R

1650. Pravda Building, Moscow














Dear Michael,

This exemplaray building of the late constructivism era sadly
remains abandoned since 2006 when it suffered a big fire.
Most likely will be demolished in the future.

R

1648. Sabaudia, Piazza Comunale
















Dear Paola,

Sending regards from the modern but also "Roman" city
of Sabaudia.
"For this reason a different form of urban planning -a rural
planning- has developed, whose open and linear morphology 
is rightly contrasted to traditional city planning. Sabaudia is 
in fact an excellent example of modern rural planning"
(Marcello Piacentini, Sabaudia)

Best,
R

1647. Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Artes














Querida Inés,

Espero que estés bien. Aquí te mando una postal muy 
antigua del Círculo de Bellas Artes, que fue enviada el 
mismo año que el edificio se inauguró. El arquitecto, 
Antonio Palacios, fue también el de edificios tan conocidos 
como el Palacio de Comunicaciones, el Hospital de 
Jornaleros de Maudes o el  de la sede del Instituto
Cervantes. Su obra ecléctica tiene influencias de la 
arquitectura de Otto Wagner y de la Escuela de Chicago.

Besos,
R

1646. Rotterdam. Het Bouwcentrum















Dear Jan,

"Life is a circle. The end of one journey is the beginning
of the next one" (Joseph M. Marshall III)

Best,
R

1645. Valencia, España. Club Náutico.














Querido primo Juan,

He encontrado por casualidad alguna información 
sobre Javier Goerlich el arquitecto municipal y mayor 
de Valencia desde 1924 hasta 1956 que influyó 
notablemente en la reformas urbanas del centro y en el 
perfil de la ciudad moderna. En la foto de la postal se 
puede ver una joya de la arquitectura racionalista diseñada 
por él que fue lamentablemente derribada en 1984.

Besos y abrazos,
R

1644. The Viceroy's House New Delhi, India














Dear Tanu,

"...and any stone being mentally handled must become
endowed with such poetry and artistry as God as given you"
(Edwin Lutyens)

Regards from magnificent Rashtrapati Bhavan,
R

1643. Karl-Marx-Stadt H.O. Warenhaus















Querido abuelo,

Los antiguos almacenes Schocken de Chemnitz en una
foto postal posterior a 1945 cuando fueron convertidos
en H.O. Warehaus. Hoy en día albergan el Museo de
Arqueología del estado para lo cual fue restaurado a
su forma original a la vez que adaptado a su nuevo uso
en 2015.

Besos,
R

1642. Trento, Palazzo delle scuole Raffaello Sanzio
















Dear Raffaello,

"The limits of architecture are its strength. Its inability to give
form to a transient idea, its inevitable tendency to stabilize, is
the latent power of architecture" (David Chippefield)

Ciao,
R

1641.The Design Museum. "Plain Space" exhibition installation designed by John Pawson.





















Dear Nicholas,

"The goal here was to communicate the thinking
and give a sense of the body of work, whilst also
engaging the widest possible audience. Since
engagement is facilitated by first hand experience,
a site-specific, 1:1 installation was conceived as a
key element -the first time anyone had constructed
a building inside the Design Museum"
(John Pawson)

Warm regards,
R

1640. The Design Museum's Shad Thames home.





















Dear Dylan,

This charming building was the home of the
world's first museum of mass-produced design.
The building was originally a former 1940s
banana warehouse and was converted to
resemble a building in the international Modernist
Style of the 1930s. In fact, people used to call it
"Bauhaus on Thames"

Best regard,
R