"The architects of America owe him [Rafael Guastavino Moreno]
a debt of gratitude for not only having been a faithful and
conscientious contractor, but for having made possible a larger
field of architectural design." (Peter B. Wight)
(...) Si nosotros encontráramos también una pura,
contenida, estrecha, humana franja de huerto, nuestra,
entre el río y la roca (...)
(Rainer Maria Rilke "Las Elegías de Duíno" 1922)
The interior of this church in Järvenpää is full of
dramatic and beautiful effects shaped by natural light.
Just because of that this church is considered to be a
remarkable example of Finish architectural modernism.
1728. University of Jyväskylä. The Teachers Training School and the Main Building in the background
When designing the plans for the Jyväskylä Institute
of Pedagogics in 1951 Aalto envisioned this place to
become the "Athens of the North" as he was inspired
by the Greek Acropolis layout.
Este es uno de los edificio-barcos que vimos en nuestros
paseos por la maravillosa ciudad de Santander. El otro
fue el cercano Edificio Siboney, también con muchas
referencias náuticas aunque no tan evidentes como las
de este Club Náutico.
"The spiral is a spiritualized circle. In the spiral form, the circle,
uncoiled, has ceased to be vicious; it has been set free"
"If you go to see Brasilia, the important thing is this: you may or
may not like the buildings, but you could never say you had seen
something similar before" (Oscar Niemeyer)
P.S. Oscar Niemeyer was the architect of most of buildings of
new capital city Brasilia and Lucio Costa the urban planner. The
Television Tower is though a project of architecture signed by
"Symbol dominates space. Architecture is not enough.
Because the spatial relationships are made by symbols
more than by forms, architecture in this landscape
becomes symbol in space rather than form in space."
(Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour,
Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of