Teorema 007: Cenotaph, in the shape of a pyramid, 1780–1790, 39 _ 61.3cm, Ink and wash, Etienne-Louis Boullée

Teorema 007: Cenotaph, in the shape of a pyramid, 1780–1790, 39 _ 61.3cm, Ink and wash, Etienne-Louis Boullée With a similar penchant for drawing illusion as Piranesi, Etienne-Louis Boullée built little but as an educator, theoretician and illustrator, he was a dominant figure in neoclassical visionary/revolutionary architecture. Boullée’s father was the Parisian architect, Louis-Claude Boullée, … Sigue leyendo

Teorema 006: Section sketch, UCSF Mission Bay Campus Community Center, San Francisco, California, by Ricardo Legorreta, late 90’s

Teorema 006: Section sketch, UCSF Mission Bay Campus Community Center, San Francisco, California, by Ricardo Legorreta, late 90’s This concise image is a sketch for the University of California, San Francisco Mission Bay Campus Community Center. The building was created to bring the campus community together with a gymnasium, swimming pools, food services, auditorium, and … Sigue leyendo

Teorema 005: Preliminary design sketch, Church of the Light, by Tadao Ando, 1987

Teorema 005: Preliminary design sketch, Church of the Light, by Tadao Ando, 1987 This image displays preliminary sketches for the Church of the Light in Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan. It was designed in 1987–1988, and underwent construction during 1988 –1989. It consists of a rectangular volume sliced through at a fifteen-degree angle by a completely freestanding … Sigue leyendo

Teorema 004: Preliminary sketch, Vitra Fire Station, by Zaha Hadid, 1991

Teorema 004: Preliminary sketch, Vitra Fire Station, by Zaha Hadid, 1991 Zaha Hadid continually stretches the boundaries of architecture and urban design. Dividing her concentration between practice, teaching, and research, her work experiments with new spatial concepts intensifying existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design. The … Sigue leyendo

Teorema 003: Sketch page for the Baths of Agippa, and Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, by Andrea Palladio

Teorema 003: Sketch page for the Baths of Agippa, and Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, by Andrea Palladio   Palladio was born in Padua, near Venice, in 1508, as Andrea di Pietro dalla Gondola. His early exposure to architecture came both as a stonemason and a craftsman of ornamentation, working in the studio of Giovanni di Giacomo … Sigue leyendo

Plural Innovations

Plural Innovations In a well-known article by Rosalind Krauss, written at the end of the ’70s and titled Sculpture in the Expanded Field, the art critic and theorist set out to situate and analyses vanguard practices in contemporary sculpture, looking at works by Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Mary Miss and Donald Judd. All of them … Sigue leyendo

Teorema 002: Exploration Place Sketch, Moshe Safdie, around 1995

Teorema 002: Exploration Place Sketch, Moshe Safdie, around 1995 This sketch represents an early conceptual design for the Exploration Place Science Center and Children’s Museum in Wichita, Kansas. The project is a one hundred square foot building of galleries, theaters, and exhibit space. It is located in downtown Wichita where the Arkansas and Little Arkansas … Sigue leyendo

Contribuciones: Jacobo García-Germán. Unfinished Manifesto

Unfinished Manifesto Unfinished is not a material but a cultural condition. Unfinished measures the success of architecture inasmuch architecture is unfinished because it becomes a collective concern, it turns collective. This process of collectivization, in architecture, is facilitated by certain devices and obstructed by others. It is enhanced when architecture steps back and reveals its … Sigue leyendo

Food for Thought: Why Art Has the Power to Change the World By Olafur Eliasson

Food for Thought: Why Art Has the Power to Change the World By Olafur Eliasson One of the great challenges today is that we often feel untouched by the problems of others and by global issues like climate change, even when we could easily do something to help. We do not feel strongly enough that … Sigue leyendo

Teorema 001: Grandfather Wall House by John Hejduk 1966-76

Teorema 001: Grandfather Wall House by John Hejduk 1966-76 The drawings of John Hejduk are of particular interest in their attempt to revivify the mystical modernist faith in the meaning of abstract spatial signals by matching the convention of pictorial flatness to the ground plan of architecture. The drawing thereby enforces in the imagination spatial perceptions which … Sigue leyendo