1940. Looshaus, Wien, Austria


 










Dear Josef,

"Cultural development involves the elimination of
ornaments from useful objects"
(Ornament & Crime, Adolf Loos)

Respectfully,
R

1939. Seattle Art Museum.


 










Dear Bob,

"They owe me not a Pritzker Prize but a Pritzker
inclusion ceremony" (Denise Scott Brown)

Respectfully,
R

1938. Wanda Metropolitano. Madrid


 












Dear Manuel,

"Architecture is a very synthetic activity. Many 
factors take parts: economic, constructive, social, 
visual...the building must be the connecting point 
of all of them." (Antonio Ortiz)

Sincerely,
R

1937. Union Carbide Building. New York


 










Dear Eero,

"Architecture changed all the time, it has always 
changed. It's never been boring" 
(Natalie de Blois)

Sincerely,
R

1934. Scottish Parliament Building


 









Dear Arthur,

"From our recollections of Scotland we find these 
images (a row of Scottish boats laying on the ground 
upside down) that stick in our minds...The boats 
offered by the land. We like these boats not only in 
their construction, but also in their delicate presence 
in a place. Something about their form floating in the 
landscape should be part of our project"
(Enric Miralles)

With gratitude,
R

1933. Potsdam. Einstenturm


 














Querido abuelo Joaquín,

Un día lluvioso de agosto de 1994 mi amiga
Sybille me llevó en su Kawasaki a visitar el 
mítico observatorio astronómico dedicado a
Einstein en Potsdam. Recorrimos los 25 kilómetros
desde Berlín hasta la milenaria y hermosa ciudad de
Potsdam y al llegar empezó a llovernos fuerte.
Bajar el pequeño prado rodeado de hermosos árboles
hasta llegar al edificio bajo la lluvia fue un vivencia
personal que jamás olvidaré.

Un beso,
R