Tuesday, January 29, 2019

1723. Helsinki Tullimakasiini

Dear Elissa,

Gunnar Taucher, who was Helsinki's city architect from 1924 to
1941, designed many public buildings including housing, hospitals,
schools, and many other facilities.  Among these, his harbor
warehouses shown in the picture. Today this building is serving as
a terminal for the Viking Line ferries company.


Friday, January 25, 2019

1722. Hälsning från Eslöv

Dear Bengt,

Hans Asplund, the son of Gunnar Asplund, was also as his
father was, an important architect and professor. The Community
Center (Medborgarhuset) at Eslöv (shown on the top right picture)
is one of his first and most successful projects.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

1721. Kastrup Flyverbo

Dear Hans,

Flyverbo in Kastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen where the main
international airport of the country is located, is a large residential
building that Thomsen and Kampmann designed and built for the
the DDL (Danish Airline) workers between 1947 and 1949.


Friday, January 18, 2019

1720. Sagrada Familia, Gaudí

Querido David,

"La inteligencia sin ambición es un pájaro sin alas"
(Salvador Dalí)


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

1719. Concepción, Chile, Estación Ferrocarriles del Estado

Querida Mónica,

"Primera condición de toda obra maestra: pasar inadvertida"
(Nicanor Parra, poeta chileno)


Friday, January 11, 2019

1718. Berlin-Reinickendorf-Ost, Aroser-allee mit Brückenhaus

Dear Siby,

In addition to the Siemensstadt housing estate and the "Horseshoe"
settlement in Britz among others, the "White Town" at the village
of Reinickendorf was one of the most remarkable functionalist
residential communities built in Berlin in the 1930s.
The centerpiece of this 60,000 square meter estate was the
bridge-like building across the Aroser Allee built by Otto Rudolf


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

1717. Stockholmsutställningen 1930

Dear Anne,

"(...) my parents went to visit the grand exhibition in Stockholm
in 1930. (...) There they were exposed to a new and simple, white
architecture that drew in light and air, one that let in the sunshine
and paid homage to the practicality, the uncovered- you might call
it the functionalist. This was evident in Gunnar Asplund's
exhibition buildings that were made with light constructions and
emanating something completely new in Scandinavia.(...)
(Jörn Utzon)


Friday, January 4, 2019

1716. Terme Radioattive Regina Isabella Lacco Ameno (Isola Ischia)

Querido Gio,

"Dejando intactos solo la columnata exterior, su nombre, los
buenos augurios, y la historia sin cambios" (Ignazio Gardella)

Saludos cordiales,

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

1715. Secessions-Ausstellung, Wien

Querida Cristina,

Te mando un preciosa postal de 106 años de antigüedad.
Esta es además un magnífico complemento de otra que publiqué
en este blog hace ahora casi diez años el día 7 de enero de
2009 (postal número 176).

Todo mi cariño y feliz año nuevo.