Ornamento Journal is a visual exploration of the formal values of the architectural detail, independently of its constructive purpose.
The ornament is a taboo concept of modern architecture and has been persecuted with real savagery throughout the 20th century, although indisputable modern masters worked with architectural elements that, without being decorative, exerted an analogous aesthetic function. Today, a deep reflection on the important role of the ornamental in architecture is absolutely necessary.
Consider Ornamento as a reference manual, a catalyst for ideas or design, a catalog of objects loaded with thought that undoubtedly encourage creativity or reflection.
In this first issue we focuse some of Mies van der Rohe’s works, in which his passionate interest in the abstract aesthetics of the material and its intersections is demonstrated.