1845. Hipódromo La Rinconada, Caracas, Venezuela














Querida Cristina,

Aquí te mando una postal del hipódromo La
Rinconada en Caracas con esas formas expresivas 
tan características de la arquitectura de la época.
El urbanismo, tanto interior como exterior, fue 
planeado y ejecutado por el gran arquitecto y 
paisajista brasileño Roberto Burle Marx.

Un beso y cuídate mucho,
R

1844. London, The Barbican Centre
















Dear Alex,

"For most, brutalism is a miserable danger zone of
concrete... But the Barbican reminds us of how 
different it could have been" (Tom Dixon)

Best regards,
R

1843. Oslo. Hotel Continental














Dear Ivar,

The second  wing of the remarkable Hotel Continental
of Oslo was built in Functionalist style from 1930 to 1932.
Twenty years later, when a third wing expansion was
decided, the same architect was commissioned to
undertake the job.

Respectfully,
R

1842. Seinäjoen kaupungintalo













Querido Manolo,

ICARO

Sobre la horizontal del laberinto
trazaste el eje de la altura
y la profundidad.
                           Caer fue sólo
la ascensión a lo hondo.

(José Angel Valente)

Agradecido,
R

1841. Dresden. Das Hochhaus am Albertplatz















Dear Jan,

The high-rise corner building at Albertplatz in Dresden
was built originally as the headquarters of the Saxon
State Bank. The building was empty for over 15 years
before it was renovated back in 2014.

Cheers,
R

1840. Lieksan Kirkko, Finland















Dear Anni,

"Reima Pietilä saw the etymological meanings of 
language as archetypal expressions of culture." 
(Kaiser Broner)

Sincerely,
R

1839. Oyster Bar & Restaurant, New York














Dear Antoni,

"The Guastavinos were architects in the sense of a master
architect from a thousand years ago." (John Ochsendorf)

Regards,
R

1838. Kasuien annex to the Miyako Hotel, Kyoto















Dear Adan,

"Of all lessons most relevant to architecture today,
Japanese flexibility is the greatest" (Stephen Gardiner)

Regards,
R


1837. Lisboa, Ponte Vasco da Gama















Dear Eduardo,

"A sound structural design is always a good foundation for
an aesthetically pleasing structure" (Armando Rito)

Respectfully,
R