Curved Calligraphy

Mohsen Mostafavi 

Instituto Ramón y Cajal

Miguel Fisac’s work never quite follows the trajectory of his contemporaries. Maybe it is the influence of his travels, his familiarity with international architecture, or his interest in a broader intellectual debate that give his work an unconventional character and unease. His fascination for engineering and constructive experimentation make his buildings distinct, pushing the boundaries of the conventional to produce extra-ordinary architectural qualities with a variety of motifs, working and reworking them. One concept that appears even in the early days is the curved line. Although the orthogonal prevails in his buildings’ plans, curves appear in projects like the housing block in Córdoba (1947), the church in Escaldes, Andorra (1951), or in the furniture he designed during these years... [+]

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