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Roberto Cantoral, the architect of the transition from bolero to ballad | Culture

The influence of the good memory of his father and the inspiration and poetic soul of his mother were certainly worth a lot to him. Roberto Cantoral throughout his musical career. In the bosom of a humble family, Roberto and his brother Antonio soon stood out in the world of song, although not even in […]

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Video | Mission: Save the Casa del Labrador, the palace of Carlos IV designed by the architect of the Prado Museum | Culture

National Heritage has launched an emergency plan to reform what was Carlos VI’s recreational residence in Aranjuez (Madrid), known as Casa del Labrador and the work of Juan de Villanueva, architect in charge of the Prado Museum. The reforms, to which more than seven million euros will be allocated and will last for at least […]

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Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha dies at 92 | Culture

Paulo Mendes da Rocha, architect, during the Mies Van Der Rohe Foundation award ceremony in Barcelona in April 2001. In the neglected historical heart of São Paulo, the Sesc 24 de Maio civic center is crowned by a panoramic public swimming pool. That it is public and has the best views over the city is […]

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the architect who protected the unpredictability of life, dies | Culture

“What is the objective, the purpose of architecture? I could say: ‘support the unpredictability of life.’ There are those who think that the architect does, in the sense of the functional aspects of the subject, something to make people behave in a certain way. No. (…) Architecture supports the unpredictability of life, “said a restless […]

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Rogelio Salmona, the architect of the rebirth of Bogotá based on red brick | Culture

Learning from the best, understanding the traditions that surround you and acquiring your own style to put it at the service of society were the keys to the professional success of Rogelio Salmona. With his constructions, he became a Latin American benchmark in the history of architecture and the person who transformed and recovered the […]

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The architect Genaro Alas and the foundations of modernity | Culture

The architects Genaro Alas and Pedro Casariego in their studio in 1980.Alas Casariego Studio Genaro Alas, from Madrid of Asturian origin, belonged to a generation of architects trained at ETSAM who, like so many others, looked to Europe in order not to lose the pace of history and to be contemporary and, therefore, modern. Born […]

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