Architecture + McDonalds

Today I ordered thee great books from Amazon. The first two are  architecture related and the third one...well, it's also an architecture book, what the heck.

Eames House: Charles and Ray Eames (Architecture in Detail) by James Steele

Eames House is the house that Charles and Ray Eames build and lived. This book collects the plans and pictures as well as the story behind the building. 

Phaidon Press  / 60 pages /  English
ISBN-10: 0714842125
ISBN-13: 978-0714842127

Le Corbusier: Moments in the Life  by Arthur Rüegg (Editor), René Burri (Photographer)

An awesome compilation of pictures of some of LeCorbusier' s most iconic buildings. Magnum photographer René Burri shows us the buildings the way magazines never do, once they are used and deteriorated, once people have lived in the buildings.

Birkhäuser Architecture / 181 pages / German & English
Publishing date: 1995.06.27
ISBN-10: 3764359994
ISBN-13: 978-3764359997

Ray Crock's biography that tells the story of how he met the McDonald's Brothers and took their restaurant to a globalized franchise as we know today.

St. Martin's Paperbacks / 218 pages / English
Publishing date:1992.04.15
ISBN-10: 0312929870
ISBN-13: 978-0312929879

DESIGN | ETSAM Library logo

The Architecture School Library where I actually work, was looking for a logo, so they prepared a competition where I was awarded with the second price and got the thick book  I'm holding in the picture. The book was not so interesting to me so they let me change it for an A+U monograph about Cecil Balmond,  a Monograph about Konstantin Melnikov and some other books.

Logitech Z-5500

Today I bought this magnificent 300€ sound system, I hope to have some money soon to buy a projector and start enjoying movies in a big screen.

AKIRA DVD Special Edition

I just received a superb edition of AKIRA on DVD, the 1989 anime film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. This japanese gorgeous box set includes the film with English and Japanese audio tracks and English subtitles, a second disc with plenty of bonus material and a 800 page book with the complete storyboard of the film drawn by Otomo himself. This edition is out of stock but you can always check out the Amazon Japan Marketplace.

Some of the videos included in the bonus disc, explain the processes called Quick Action Recording, a technic used during production to check the animation.

DESIGN | Rafael Moneo lectures from 1995

DVD collection design for AAGRAFA from a series of lectures given by architect Rafael Moneo at Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid in the 3rd Biennial of Spanish Architecture that took place in 1995. 

Those are probably the DVD covers I'm most proud of, above all the ones I did all this years in AAGRAFA. This time we had to digitalize a bunch of old VHS tapes containing lectures given by Rafael Moneo at the III Biennial of Spanish Architecture in Círculo de Bellas Artes on 1995. Each of the lectures focused on a architect so I decided it would be cool to meld Moneo's face with each of the architects he was speaking about. If you really like architecture talks, all this six lectures are a are a must watch. Believe me, they are really, really interesting. Available now on ETSAM libary.  -Ioannes

III. Bienal  de Arquitectura española
Ciclo de conferencias en el círculo de Bellas artes
Principios diversos en seis arquitectos contemporaneos

Rafael Moneo: James stirling
1995-XI-14 / 110 min / Deposit number [V-808]

Rafael Moneo: Aldo Rossi
1995-XI-15 / 95 min / Deposit number [V-809]

Rafael Moneo: Peter Eisenman
1995-XI-16 / 118 min / Deposit number [V-810]

Rafael Moneo: Alvaro Siza
1995-XI-21/ 112 min / Deposit number [V-811]

Rafael Moneo: Frank Gehry
1995-XI-22 / 118 min / Deposit number [V-812]

Rafael Moneo: Rem Koolhass
1995-XI-23 / 121 min / Deposit number [V-813]

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