Tuesday, October 30, 2018

1697. Balfron Tower





















Dear Amy,

"The whole object of building high is to free the ground for
children and grown-ups to enjoy Mother Earth and not to cover
every inch with bricks and mortar." (Ernö Goldfinger)

Regards,
R

Friday, October 26, 2018

1696. Centro Botin Centre, Santander















Cristina,
Sáenz de Oíza citando a García Lorca decía que el esfuerzo, la
técnica y el oficio son las tres premisas que requieren el oficio
de arquitecto (o de cualquier artista).
Al visitar este edificio el verano pasado noté que los tres estaban
presentes.

Besos,
R

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

1695. Aalto Theater, Essen
















Querida Siby,

"Sin el encanto, lo demás es inútil"
(Jorge Luis Borges, Una, La Divina Comedia; Siete Noches)

Besos,
R

Friday, October 19, 2018

1694. Fondation Louis Vuitton
















Dear Frédéric,

"I see my building as if it were moving through the forest,
tracing an alley, a fluid liquid element, an entity whose unity
and direction from whatever side, always seems different, not
easy to determine whose nature and ephemeral quality blend
with the clouds, variation of the sky and rain being factors
constantly changing the perception of the building"
(Frank Gehry, talking about Fondation Louis Vuitton)

With gratitude,
R

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

1693. Atrio del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao





















Mamá, Louis,

"...el mundo entero es un Bilbao más grande"
(Miguel de Unamuno, Rimas de dentro)

Besos muchos muchos,
R

Friday, October 12, 2018

1692. J.K.K. Kirjasto














Querido Roberto,
.
"...,pero biblioteca es pan o pirámide o cualquier otra cosa..."
(Jorge Luis Borges, La Biblioteca de Babel)

Con admiración,
R

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

1691. Tallinn, Hotel Olümpia





















Dear Indira,

One of Tallinn's most noticeable building, this 26-story
hotel building was built for the 1980 Summer Olympics
sailing competitions occasion. It was renovated in 1997
and most recently in 2017 and renamed Radisson Blu
Hotel Olümpia.

Sincerely,
R

Friday, October 5, 2018

1690. Fagus Werk
















Dear Karl,

"The role of the walls becomes restricted to that of mere screens
stretched between the upright columns of the framework to keep
out rain, cold and noise." (Walter Gropius)

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

1689. Centro Botín, Santander















Dear Luis,

“I feel truly honored to have taken on this project for the city
of Santander because it is yet another example in my repertoire
of open, tolerant, and accessible cultural spaces, joining the
Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Auditorium in Rome, Foundation
Beyeler in Basel, the Morgan Library in New York, and the Art
Institute of Chicago; all urban spaces loved by the people”
(Renzo Piano)

Regards,
R