Spanish architecture and technology. Seven key episodes of the 20th century

Eduardo has collaborated with a chapter entitled "The 60s: the perfect architecture. Fisac. Hydrographic Studies Center" in the book "Spanish architecture and technology. Seven key episodes of the 20th century", published by Edited by Urban Collectors and coordinated by Guido Cimadomo and where other authors such as Rodrigo write Almonacid Canseco, Ramón Araujo Armero, Berta Bardí i Milá, José de Coca Leicher, Daniel GArcía Escudero, Francisco Gonzáles de Canales or María Pura Moreno Moreno.


Synopsis of the book:

The desire to understand technological innovation as a secondary aspect and not as another tool in the design process, has diluted the attention that has been paid to it from the discipline, to the point of showing indifference to its connection with the very relevant construction processes in the activity of the architect.

This volume approaches the architecture of our closest past through the analysis of seven works that attempt to offer a complete panorama — although subjective due to the selection made — of the evolution of architecture in Spain during the 20th century. Faced with a traditional and conservative context, marked by a generalized opposition to technological renewal, some architects appear who made technique their main interest, reflected in episodes of lucid innovation. Through a process of abstraction and elimination of the superfluous, without giving up the expressiveness of the works, it is possible to understand how these architects have managed to respond to existing limitations by solving construction problems and enriching the spatial experience.

In short, some works that demonstrate how innovation and experimentation in the use of the technologies available in each period have made it possible to respond to the problems faced by their authors to finally promote the evolution of Spanish society and its modernization.

Thus, it is recognized that it is through technology that the design and construction process can be carried out, resulting in an expression of man's will to overcome environmental conditions and the context in which he develops in order to be represented.