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The Creative Thinking of Fernando Higueras (2015)

TESIS: (Thesis)

Title: The creative thought of Fernando Higueras. (2015)

  • Author(s): Ascension García Ovies.
  • Director(s): Ismael García Ríos, Carmen García Reig
  • Summary: To approach the creative thinking of Fernando Higueras as an architect, we start from the study of his creative constants in chronological evolution divided into 9 research directions. In them we observe the importance of his work NOT CONSTRUCTED, as a germ of the creative constants of his thought and part of it we study, analyze and reconstruct graphically in 3D. Fernando Higueras learned from his previous architectural works or proposals reaching the constructive and formal maturity full of Beauty through the composition and combination of said constants with astonishing naturalness. It is also important to add, in order to come to the understanding of the constants of the creative thinking of the architect, the component of "intuition" of every artist, of his way of looking and observing things as a source of inspiration. The architect's "way of looking" tells us about his sensitivity to the popular and vernacular habitat of man.
  • Abstract: The analysis of Fernando Higueras's creative thought as an architect begins with a study of his main creative themes and their chronological evolution, divided into nine directions of research. Here we see the importance of his UNBUILT work as the germ of the creative themes of his thought, part of which we study, analyse and reconstruct graphically in 3-D. Fernando Higueras drew on his e architectural works and ideas and reached anarlier ultimate constructive and formal maturity that was infused with beauty through composition and the amazingly natural combination of these keynote themes. In order to gain a greater understanding of the key themes of the architect's creative thought it is also worth noting the element of artists' intuition, their way of seeing and observing the world as a source of inspiration. The architect's "way of seeing" reveals his sensitivity to the popular and traditional human habitat. Thanks to Antonio Miró, in the period between 1963 and 1970 Fernando Higueras was able to provide a real framework for a large part of his constructive ideas. The object of study of the present work is to determine the architect's "invariant" as a means of understanding his creative thought. The aims of the present study are to explore his thoughts in greater depth, to examine his work from the chronological-evolutionary point of view for an insight into the relationships and the creative connections between them, to observe and apprehend the evolution of his main creative themes and compositional keynotes, to analyse graphically part of his unbuilt work in order to improve our understanding of these underlying themes through their reconstruction using the latest graphic digital resources. The 3-D reconstruction of part of his unbuilt work highlights the magnitude of his creative thought. The methodology used to collect all the necessary information includes an examination of his writings and articles in journals and newspapers, criticisms, observations, plans, projects, building specifications, period photographs, models, the opinions of his family and friends, and visits to some of his built work. Nine directions of research were then established for each main theme of his creative thought. Each direction includes an analysis from two different points of view: the first, theoretical or chronological-evolutionary aspect, based on a selection of some of his built and unbuilt works; and a second graphic aspect based on the study and reconstruction of part of his unbuilt work. The result is a survey of the evolution of his work with a view to establish the connections and their interrelationships, through to the ultimate maturity of his creative themes in both his built and unbuilt work. Fernando Higueras is on a constant quest for excellence, a perpetual desire to do things a little better, until a point where he has gains mastery over his own recurrent themes, in the fullness of maturity and of his formal and constructive expression. The creation of three-dimensional models in 13 projects of his unbuilt work offers a new look at the capacity of his creative thought, in addition to the evidence in some of these projects of the constructive and compositional germs of many of his ideas and themes. Finally, this work has contributed to the understanding of Fernando Higueras in a broader dimension, from the freshness of his unbuilt work through to the capacity of his creative thought, the evolution of his main themes, the study of his final unbuilt works, his sensitivity to the arts as a whole and to everything beautiful. The 360 plates of illustrations provided forms the basis of the study and analysis of his extensive unbuilt work.
  • Link: http://oa.upm.es/34963/

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