1983. Maggie´s Centre, Dundee


Dear Monica,

"I think it´s an inviting building, I think people will 

want to come inside and spend time there, and I really 

hope that in some small way it might contribute to a 

sense of rejuvenated vigor for moving forward and 

living life" (Frank Gehry) 

Warm regards, 


1981. Turun Teatteri. Katsomo.


Querida Cristina,

Aquí te mando una postal antigua del interior del
teatro de Turku, obra temprana de Aalto. Fijándome
en la inteligencia del diseño y la elegancia de los detalles
recuerdo la anécdota de cuando alguien le preguntó a
Aalto sobre el módulo de construcción que utilizaba
a lo que el maestro le contestó sin pestañear que 
el milímetro. 


1980. Sanatorium 'Zonnestraal'


Dear Rem,

"Las necesidades del hombre son finitas, solamente
son infinitas las espirituales y estas requerirán cada 
vez más atención" (Jan Duiker)


1979. München. Pinakothek. Trepennhaus


Dear Jan H.,

“Hans Döllgast was truly one of the first 
creative preservationists that we had in 
Germany after the war. Today, most people
have forgotten that he belonged to the very 
few by virtue of whose efforts the Leo von 
Klenze’s Alte Pinakothek was not demolished 
and replaced by something ‘contemporary.’ 
With his suggestion, he showed how one could 
close up a hole torn open by bombs without 
replacing everything as if nothing had happened. 
His repair work strove to let the building’s scars 
remain visible
….It is certain that in the future, Döllgast’s 
modesty of built means and his reverence for 
history will again become qualities to strive for
 – namely when our ideology of perfectionism
has run itself into the ground.”
(Paulhans Peters)


1978. Bilbao. Isozaki Atea


Dear Hans,

"My first experience of architecture was the void of 

architecture, then I began to consider how people 

might rebuild their homes and cities.”

(Arata Isozaki)



1976. M/S Museet for Søfart. Maritime Museum of Denmark.


Dear Sara,

"What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! 
In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, 
in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of 
animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me." 
(William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Best regards,