Cuatro muestras de simpatía

Martínez Santa-María, Luis (2011). Cuatro muestras de simpatía. "Cuadernos de proyectos arquitectónicos" (n. 2); pp. 93-98. ISSN 2171-956X.


Title: Cuatro muestras de simpatía
  • Martínez Santa-María, Luis
Item Type: Article
Title of Book: El lugar
Título de Revista/Publicación: Cuadernos de proyectos arquitectónicos
Date: 2011
ISSN: 2171-956X
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Proyectos Arquitectónicos
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Once again, the plan becomes the place where you define and achieve specific care for the man. The school, the home, the court of justice, the toilet...Architecture does not respond to uses: it is disdainful of them, goes beyond, tames them, forces to embrace them, asks for new uses, forces them to go through paths of unknown authenticity, and warns them of the humanity that they have. I thought all the provocations or inaccuracies in the plan of the court of Lister were, again, a consequence of trying to solve a meeting full of ambivalence: a set of weak and small men, crosses a wall covered in toilets and holds their deeds accountable in front of a stage of other men that would immediately rise quick over them. The adjustments and misalignments employed in this work as in the School in Dorf by Heinrich Tessenow and in the Secondary School in Karlshamn by Eric Gunnar Asplund and led to the same direction as that pointed out: The remembrance of the house. And that primal good, the house, would be expressed in Lister Court by means of an oblique sun ray which moves unobstructed around the room, on a pendulum clock, on a pavement placed stone by stone, or on the impertinence and smallness of a set of ridiculous toilets. The house would constantly appear, as a filtration, in the history of men; those that with weak ambitions so often distance themselves from its center. It does not matter: The idea or the fragment of a house would come back in each work. The architecture would introduce, with its capitulation to the house, its sympathy for man.

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