En Blanco N° 28: Concrete Textures (texturas en hormigón)
Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València & TC Quadernos, 2020
Textures are full of intentions, to a greater or lesser extent, and endowed with meaning. This is the central theme of this issue of En Blanco, which analyzes seven works, by different authors, that stand out for the use of texture in generating their meaning. Texture is a visual element that sensitizes and materially characterizes the surfaces of objects, but what kind of knowledge can a texture give rise to? And with what method? Each of the seven works published in this issue of EN BLANCO is developed with plans, details and images. An identity card of this and the image of the texture is provided – thus conforming the contextual level of analysis – the intention is to complement it from a global perspective in the set of the seven works. With this, the reason for the choice of these seven texture-images and the richness that each one of them offers is based If the texture of the Clyfford Still Museum is generated, through a rigorous, modulated and controlled technique that responds to the artistic emotions of the program it contains; the work of the Saint-Nazaire Theater in France connects with the emotion of the place, the history, the culture and the people. Both have the ability to awaken the emotional meaning of the place, of the landscape, of an artist’s work, or of being integrated into preserved spaces. Other textures are due to the noblest function of the building and the impact and social response that they can arouse; This is the case of the Boca de Veracruz Forum in Mexico, by the architect Michel Rojkind and the Béziers Palace of Justice in France by the group of architects Ateliers 2/3/4. These two image-textures accompany the order and the beat of the music and show the strength of justice.