hemeroteka | Madrid: Las antiguas Escuelas Pías de San Antón serán museo de arquitectura y sede del COAM

Imagen: El País
Los arquitectos abren su casa
Las Escuelas Pías de San Antón será museo y sede del colegio profesional. La saca de presos de Paracuellos salió de este edificio, después cárcel franquista.
Patricia Gosálvez | El País, 2011-05-30

El arquitecto tiene facilidad para resumir. ¿Cómo explicaría su proyecto? "¡Árboles!", sonríe Gonzalo Moure. Y así sintetiza una complejísima obra de 20.000 metros cuadrados y casi 40 millones de euros. La reforma de las Escuelas Pías de San Antón lleva años transformando el centro de los escolapios para alojar el Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) y, desde que el Ministerio lo aprobó hace siete días, una sede del Museo Nacional de Arquitectura.

book | John Madin

John Madin / Alan Clawley.
London : RIBA, 2011.
[XII], 147 p. : fot., planos

Serie: Twentieth Century Architects (RIBA)
ISBN 9781859463673*Materias:
Madin, John, 1924-
Arquitectura - Siglo XX - Gran Bretaña.
Biblioteca A-72 MADIN JOH

John Madin was the indisputable master of post-war architecture in Birmingham. The work of Madin and his associates had a profound influence on the reshaping of the city after the war, producing some of the most iconic buildings of that period, such as the Birmingham Central Library, the Chamber of Commerce and the Post and Mail Building.

Trained in the modernist style but too much of a craftsman to abandon decoration, his work is characterised by attention to detail, a preference for natural materials and a desire for decoration and art in his buildings. Many have characterised Madin as a commercial architect, but as the author argues, there was another side to his work: his conservationist approach to the development plan for the Calthorpe Estate, his workman-like master-planning of Dawley, Telford and Corby new towns, his public service commissions, and his design and layout of housing schemes that are still lived-in and popular today, testify to his commitment to human values.

Lavishly illustrated with images from Madin’s personal archive and stunning new photography, this book is an essential read for architects, students, architectural historians and modernist enthusiasts interested in learning more about a key figure in British post-war architecture.This book has been commissioned as part of a series of books on Twentieth Century Architects by RIBA Publishing, English Heritage and The Twentieth Century Society.
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