“Basically, I realized I was living in that awful stage of life between twenty-six to and thirty-seven known as stupidity. It’s when you don’t know anything, not even as much as you did when you were younger, and you don’t even have a philosophy about all the things you don’t know, the way you did when you were twenty or would again when you were thirty-eight.” ― Lorrie Moore, Anagrams
via The Pilcrow “Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.”
“Like so many other nerdy, disaffected young people of that time, I dreamed of becoming an ‘artist’, i.e., somebody whose adult job was original and creative instead of tedious and dronelike.” ― David Foster Wallace, The Pale King
Max Cetto (1903-1980), de origem alemã, foi um teórico, historiador e arquitecto mexicano, fundador- membro do CIAM (Congrés International d’Architecture Moderne).
Em 1947 estabelece-se no México, após a experiência e percurso na Europa e na América do Norte, onde colaborou com Richard Neutra. No México, Cetto associa à arquitectura local as suas referências, demonstrando respeito na integração dos seus projectos na Natureza, enriquecendo-os através do uso de materiais e técnicas locais. Um dos seus projetos mais notáveis é o Jardines del Pedregal, na Cidade do México, em colaboração com Luis Barragán.
Max Cetto (1903-1980), of German origin, was a theorist, historian and Mexican architect, founding member of CIAM (Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne).
He settles in Mexico, n 1947, after a time in Europe and North America, where he collaborated with Richard Neutra. In Mexico, Cetto associates his own references to local architecture, showing respect in the integration of his projects in Nature, enriching them through the use of local materials and techniques. One of his most notable projects is the Jardines del Pedregal, Mexico City, in collaboration with Luis Barragán.
Imagens: Max Cetto; Casa Cetto, Cidade do México, México; Casa Berdecio, Jardines del Pedregal, México- projeto em colaboração com Luis Barragán (Fotografia de Guillermo Zamora).