2148. The Pavilion for Japanese Art, LACMA


Dear Corliss,

"Every time we do a building, it should be the first and
the last. We must begin again and again."
(Bruce Goff)

2147. Denver Art Museum, North Building, Denver, Colorado


Dear Lisa,

"If a museum has to protect works of art, isn't it
only right that it should be a castle?."
(Gio Ponti)


2146. Wolfsburg, Rathaus mit Kulturzentrum


Dear Sybi,

"Architecture is not merely national but clearly
has local ties in that it is rooted in the earth."
(Alvar Aalto)


2145. Rambla Hotel. Montevideo


Querida Cristina,

El arquitecto y urbanista uruguayo Mauricio 
Cravotto fue responsable de los planes 
reguladores de la ciudad de Montevideo y de
la ciudad de Mendoza en Argentina. Entre sus
obras construidas destacan el Montevideo
Rowing Club,  el Palacio Municipal y el
mostrado en esta foto postal Hotel Rambla en
Es interesante también saber que este arquitecto 
fue también el responsable del modernista y
neobarroco pabellón uruguayo para la 
Exposición Iberoamericana de Sevilla de 1929. 


2144. Helsinki Lastenlinna


Dear Sophie,

The Lastenlinna Children's Hospital that can be
seen in the bottom of this vintage postcard was
a combination of the Functionalism of the 1930s
and the National Romanticism of the 1940s. The
complex combines a high-rise section with a 
curved four-story wards building. 
The complex is also beautifully linked to adjacent 
Arvo Ylpö Park and Kirjailijanpuisto next to it. 
Finally it is worth mentioning that at the opposite end 
of these parks where the triangular site can be seen 
at the top of the picture the remarkable Alvar
Aalto's National Pensions Institute was built some
years later in 1956.


2143. Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie


Dear Alex,

"It is surprising how well the building works, once
people surrender to its limitations"
(David Chipperfield, architect behind its latest restoration)


2141. Nordjyllannds Kunstmuseum, Aalborg Denmark


Querido Jordi.

"La arquitectura moderna no significa el uso de
nuevos materiales, sino utilizar los materiales 
existentes en una forma más humana"
(Alvar Aalto)

Un abrazo,