Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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

Monday, May 28, 2018

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

Friday, May 25, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

1649. Casa Madre de la Compañía de Santa Teresa de Jesús. Gaudí
















Querido Manuel,

"La verdad padece, pero no perece"
(Santa Teresa de Jesús)

Abrazos,
R

Monday, May 21, 2018

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

Friday, May 18, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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

Monday, May 7, 2018

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

Friday, May 4, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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