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The works of Miguel Fisac at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid

Published: May 17, 2010

 

On the occasion of the presentation of the book “The Matter of Architecture”, published by the Miguel Fisac Foundation, there was an academic event at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid which served to bring together many students and lecturers, giving them direct knowledge of the latest activities and objectives of the Foundation. It was its chairman, Ramon Ruiz-Valdepeñas who, closing the round of interventions, gave a presentation on the current situation of the Foundation and its latest news: the modification and restructuring of its web page, with more content, in a form that is more agile and up to date, which will allow a quicker and more efficient visit. The Head of the College, Luis Maldonado and the professors Luis Fernandez Galiano, Luis Martinez Santa-Maria, Luis Mansilla and Francisco Arques were present at the event.

 

Presentation of the book "The Matter of Architecture"

Published: May 14, 2010


The book The Matter of Architecture, published by the Miguel Fisac Foundation, was presented at the headquarters of the Architects Association of Ciudad Real in the presence of the General Director of Housing, Gema de Cabo.

The book collects together the complete content of the First Miguel Fisac International Congress of Architecture, which took place in Almagro in 2007 with the attendance of renowned architects from around the world.

The Chairman of the Foundation, Ramón Ruiz-Valdepeñas, pointed out in his speech that despite the general crisis, the Foundation is still going ahead with its founding objectives, “making a virtue of need, progressing slowly but soundly looking towards the year 2013, when we will celebrate the centenary of Miguel Fisac’s birth. It will be a great occasion to promote the work of the architect from La Mancha, a point of reference in the architecture of the 20th century.

Also present were the Chairman of the Architects Association of Ciudad Real, Federico Pérez Parada, and Francisco Arques, Technical Director of the Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

The Foundation sponsors a new book on Fisac

Published: May 01, 2010


A new book has been published with the title: Miguel Fisac, La madera en la Iglesia de San Pedro Martir y en el Colegio de la Asunción, with the sponsorship of AITIM, La Navarra S.L., and the Miguel Fisac Foundation. This edition has been produced by students and teachers of the Unidad Didactica Jose Luis Arana (2008-2009 year) which is part of the Architectonic Design department at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid.

The book depicts the use of wood in two of Fisac’s important projects: the Iglesia de San Pedro Martir (church of Saint Peter the Martyr), part of the Teologado de los Padres Dominicos in Alcobendas, Madrid; and the school for the congregation of Asuncion de Cuestas Blancas, also in Alcobendas, Madrid

 
 

Conference by Ruiz-Valdepeñas: Miguel Fisac, the search for sublime space

Published: May 01, 2010


Invited by the Catedral de Santa Maria de Vitoria Foundation, the chairman of the Foundation, Ramon Ruiz-Valdepeñas, gave a lecture at the Church of La Coronación de Vitoria, designed by Miguel Fisac, with the title: Miguel Fisac, the search for sublime space.

 This conference took place on April 23rd and was part of the activities organized to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the construction of this church. In his speech, the architect Ruiz-Valdepeñas, analyzed Fisac’s constructive and creative processes in his permanent search for special, and sublime, spaces which never leave those who see them and experience them indifferent.

 



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