Thursday, June 28, 2018

1662. Finlandia Talo















Dear Sam,

"Even the smallest daily chore can be humanized with the
harmony of culture" (Alvar Aalto)

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

1661. Torre del Oro y Torre Sevilla















Querida Jose,

"Veo a mis edificios como miembros de la ciudad y al diseñarlos
intento que sean ciudadanos contribuyentes y responsables"
(César Pelli)

Un abrazo,
R

Thursday, June 21, 2018

1660. International Fair of Thessaloniki
















Dear Helena,

The Hellenic Tourist Organization (HTO) Pavilion is shown
in this postcard beyond the lonely tree in the middle of the picture.
This was the first built architectural manifesto of great architect
Aris Konstantinidis.

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

1659. Tampere Fire Station















Dear Aino,

This fantastic building was designed and built in1907 by an
authentic pioneer: Olivia Mathilda (Wivi) Lönn. She was the
first Finnish female architect to have started her own office in
1898 in her country.

Respectful,
R

Thursday, June 14, 2018

1658. Herning. Den ny Svømmehal. Brændgårdvej
















Dear Arne,

"I do not want to be addicted to the right angle. I deal with lots
of imbalances in my buildings" (Anton Christensen)

Regards,
R

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

1657. Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño, Caracas, Venezuela















Dear Simón,

"Brutalism, a play between crudity and finesse"
(Le Corbusier)

Respectfully,
R

Friday, June 8, 2018

1656. Empresa Nacional de Luz y Fuerza, Managua















Querido Walter,

Este edificio es una de las joyas de la arquitectura moderna
nicaragüense por su limpieza de lineas, su rotundidad y
severidad y por su forma elegante y ágil de llegar al suelo.
A pesar de su aparente fragilidad resistió sin problemas el
fuerte terremoto de 1972.

Un abrazo,
R

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

1655. Messe Turm, Frankfurt





















Dear Jan,

"Creativity has more to do with the elimination of
the inessential than with inventing something new"
(Helmut Jahn)

Best regards,
R

Monday, June 4, 2018

1654. Majolikahaus, Wien 6





















Dear Walter,

"The details are not the details. They make the design"
(Charles Eames)

Sincerely,
R

Friday, June 1, 2018

1653. Cranbrook Art Museum. Interior















Dear John,

"Art was born as a desire, not as a demand"
(Eliel Saarinen)

Sincerely,
R