1922 (Valls, Barcelona, Spain) - 1998 (Barcelona, Spain)
After a brief informalist phase represented by the Ugalde House - with its organic curves and fragmented walls - Coderch embarked on a stylistic transition which included the momentary mountain incursion of the Olano House (1957) at Comillas and the
A catalyst of the Catalan avant-garde was the foundation in 1951 of Grupo R, which was propitiated by the visits of Bruno Zevi and Alvar Aalto to Barcelona, and partly summed up the prewar ideals of the GATEPAC. As a founding member and ideologist of
During the decade of the fifties in Spain, avant-garde movements began to infiltrate the architectural profession, although an attitude of compromise continued to predominate, with the principles of modernity more or less adapted to local traditions.
La casa Moratiel, o MMI, fotografiada por Francesc Caíala Roca en 1957, vivió hasta que José María Sostres murió. Y, entonces, se hicieron los dos silenciosamente ejemplares. Mientras vivió fue recibiendo las marcas de los días y las cosas: le hicier
(1922-1998) The pioneer of Spanish architectural photography died in Barcelona at 75, leaving more than 300,000 negatives and prints which illustrate the extraordinary sharpness of his eye and document the history of several decades. Born in Valls,
I would like to have a house that resembles me (in beauty); a house that reflects my humanity.” This phrase, by Ernesto N. Rogers, summarizes the preoccupations concerning the one-family residence that emerge in the immediate postwar period, in the h