Friday, December 28, 2018

1714. Bruxelles 1958. Pavillon de la Yougoslavie
















Dear Sam,

This elegant and graceful, almost ethereal Yugoslav Pavilion
was highly admired when built in the occasion of the Brussel's
Exposition of 1958.  Today it is still standing in a different
location: Saint Paulus College at Wevelgem, Belgium.

Best regards,
R

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

1713. Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp
















Dear David,

"The purpose of architecture is to move us"
(Le Corbusier)

Buon Natale,
R

Friday, December 21, 2018

1712. Republic Square, Tbilisi, Georgia
















Dear Zurab,

The monumental concrete arches nicknamed "Andropov's Ears"
were built to honor an oficial visit of Yuri Andropov, the general
secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and former
chairman of the KGB.
The monument was demolished in 2005 after Georgia's
independence from the Soviet Union occurred in 1991.

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

1711. Baghdad University. Office Tower.





















Dear George,

"Baghdad is an ideal project.(...) The total design of a
university is a goal achieved" (Walter Gropius)

Regards,
R

Friday, December 14, 2018

1710. L'Ecole la plus moderne de France














Querido Walter,

"No les evitéis a vuestros hijos las dificultades de la vida,
enseñadles más bien a superarlas" (Louis Pasteur)

Un abrazo,
R

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

1709. MIT's Ray and María Stata Center














Dear Sarah,

"The Stata's appearance is a metaphor for the freedom, daring,
and creativity of the research that's supposed to occur inside it."
(Robert Campbell)

Regards,
R

Friday, December 7, 2018

1708. Hotel Xenia, Poros



























Dear Dimitri,

"You have to become laòs (the people of God) yourself
first before you can show others what is valuable from
your own people" (Aris Konstantinidis)

Sincerely,
R

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

1707. The Kruševo Makedonium, Macedonia














Querido José,

En 1903 un grupo de macedonios hizo frente al ataque del
Imperio Otomano iniciando un movimiento que desembocaría
en la creación de la República de Macedonia.
En 1974 se levantó este monumento-edificio que recuerda
extrañamente a las válvulas de un corazón, quizá inspirado
por los corazones de aquel grupo.

Un abrazo,
R