Friday, July 30, 2010
With the loss of José Antonio Corrales on July 25, we also lose a key figure to understand the Spanish architecture in the second half of the twentieth century.
Read the entire article in spanish by Rafael Moneo at EL PAIS
posted by MANSILLA + TUÑÓN at 9:26 AM
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
The way we look at things transforms them. In Antonioni's film, the act of zooming into a photo becomes an alchemical operation, a look of great intensity with the power to reveal the fragments of a story. With each new zoom we go away from what we know and we dive into the mysterious inner world of the author.Blow Up is an ambiguous object whose original scale is unknown. It appears to us as a mute object, without references, sculpted by the look of the architect in a place where thoughts leave words behind and are finally set free.
ingredients for four people
for the soup
· 1 onion
· 1 red pepper
· 10 ripe tomatoes
· 2 slices of bread
· a pinch of cumin
· 4 cloves of garlic
· 8 grapes
· olive oil
for the basil jelly
· 50g fresh basil
· 15 cl grape juice
· 3 sheets of gelatine soaked
for the grape jelly
· 33 cl of white grape juice
· 2 sheets of gelatine (40g)
· 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
01. Sautée the onion and chopped red pepper with a little olive oil
02. Add tomatoes, cut into pieces, and a pinch of cumin. Simmer and add a sauce of chopped garlic and bread in cubes
03. Blend and add salt and sugar
01. Drain and blend the basil leaves with gelatine previously soaked and grape juice. Pass through a fine sieve and let stand two hours in the refrigerator.
01. Heat the juice and dissolve the gelatine previously soaked and drained.
02. Add soy souce.
03. Drain through a colander on a pyrex dish and let congeal in the refrigerator
Distribute diced gelatin and quartered grapes in soup plates . Add a splash of olive oil and the soup.
posted by MANSILLA + TUÑÓN at 12:35 PM
The International Center of Visigoth Culture takes formal and constructive references from a pragmatic and striven architecture, ranging from a modernity of minimums, with elemental volumes, to a vernacular architecture, balanced, sustainable and quiet.The proposal is structured around a system of quadrangular cells, with a broken perimeter and fragmented volumes that try to stimulate a large area free of buildings. Without having to appeal to an iconic unique volume, it constitutes a reference point, a focus for activating the area, establishing an appropriate relationship with the built elements of the environment. The proposed package consists of a cluster of elementary cells that confront different orientations. The movement of volumes, covers, and geometry try to solve the visual relationships with the environment by using the deliberate formal ambiguity of its picturesque and not hierarchical volumetry, and the earthy colors of their materials, looking for a bond with the environment.
Richard Rogers+Vidal Asociados
Alejandro Zaera Polo
Emilio Tuñón y Luis M. Mansilla
Fuensanta Nieto y Enrique Sobejano
Angela García de Paredes e Ignacio García de Pedrosa
Antonio Cruz y Antonio Ortiz