1922. Miller House, Columbus, Indiana


 












Dear Maria,

"I have come to the conviction that once one embarks 
on a concept for a building, this concept has to be 
exaggerated and overstated and repeated in every 
part of its interior so that wherever you are, inside 
or outside, the building sings with the same message."
(Eero Saarinen)

Respectfully,
R

1921. Jyväskylä Kasvatusopillinen Korkeakoulu (College of Education)


 












Dear Anton,

The auditorium or seminar hall located in the main 
building of the University of Jyväskylä is also called
Festival Hall as it is used for community assemblies.
The main building is one of the most notable works
of Alvar Aalto's red brick period.

Regards,
R

1920. Velódromo Barcelona


 













Querida Cristina,

En los jardines aledaños del velódromo de Horta se
encuentra la escultura Poema visual transitable en tres 
tiempos: Nacimiento, camino —con pausas y 
entonaciones— y destrucción de Joan Brossa, amigo
de Esteve Bonell, uno de los arquitectos del velódromo.

Besos,
R

1919. Colonnade Bridge in Piešťany, Slovakia


 













Dear Dietrich,

The iconic "glass bridge" in Piešťany is a symbol of the
city and a jewel of Slovakian architectural functionalism.

Sincerely,
R

1918. Kazan Circus, Tatarstan


 






Dear Piet,

The iconic flying-saucer Kazan Circus built in
1967 is an amazing and pioneering reinforced concrete 
conic shell structure with no vertical supports inside.

Sincerely,

1917. LUMA fabriken, Stockholm, Sweden


 







Dear Sven,

One of Sweden first functionalist industrial facilities,
the LUMA factory was built in Stockholm in 1930. 
Until the factory closure in the 1970s the Luma lamps 
were tested in the all glazed top test room that 
became a powerful and poetic emblem of the factory.

Best regards,
R

1916. Cine Esplanada (Flamingo), Lobito


 













Dear Nuno,

The former Esplanada Flamingo outdoor cinema in 
Lobito, Angola is an impressive modern building well 
adapted to the local climate conditions particularly 
the night breeze from the sea. Its expressive roof 
structure, spanning 16 meters, is formed by V-shaped 
reinforced concrete porticoes supported from above 
by single cables under tension.

Regards,
R

1915. Pozdrav iz Ljubljane (Greetings from Ljubljana)


 







Querido Juan,

El edificio del mercado en Liubliana (Eslovenia)
es un magnífico edificio con influencias renacentistas
construido sobre uno de los lados del rio Ljublianica
entre los famosos Puente de los Dragones y Puente
Triple. Este último construido también por el mismo
arquitecto eslovaco Jože Plečnik.

Un abrazo,
R