Author Archives: Rafael Gomez-Moriana

About Rafael Gomez-Moriana

Architect, educator and writer. Partner at ArqEstructura. Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. Blogger at criticalista.com.

CAP Macba

[Publicado originalmente en BCN MÉS #80] El pollo que se está montando entre el movimiento vecinal ravalero y el Macba sobre el futuro uso de la Capella de la Misericordia tiene una solución que seguro que dejará a las dos partes contentas. Como ya sabe todo

CAP Macba

[Publicado originalmente en BCN MÉS #80] El pollo que se está montando entre el movimiento vecinal ravalero y el Macba sobre el futuro uso de la Capella de la Misericordia tiene una solución que seguro que dejará a las dos partes contentas. Como ya sabe todo

¡Viva la macromani!

[articulo publicado originalmente en BCN MÉS #62] Como ocurre cada verano, otro año más se van llenando las calles de miles de turistas, aquella especie que arrasa y se dispersa como una plaga por todos los rincones del mundo, devorándolos

¡Viva la macromani!

[articulo publicado originalmente en BCN MÉS #62] Como ocurre cada verano, otro año más se van llenando las calles de miles de turistas, aquella especie que arrasa y se dispersa como una plaga por todos los rincones del mundo, devorándolos

Shit-Architect / Arquitecto de mierda

    [Text originally published in / Texto originalmente publicado en BCN MÉS #73. Versión en castellano sigue a continuación]   Shit-Architect In Manhattan, they say that if you were to throw a stone into a crowd, chances are it

Shit-Architect / Arquitecto de mierda

    [Text originally published in / Texto originalmente publicado en BCN MÉS #73. Versión en castellano sigue a continuación]   Shit-Architect In Manhattan, they say that if you were to throw a stone into a crowd, chances are it

Gaudí’s Essential Hut

  El Xalet de Catllaràs is a mountain refuge by Antoni Gaudí completed in 1905 for workers of the Asland cement company owned then by Eusebi Güell, Gaudí’s principal patron. It is situated in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees

Gaudí’s Essential Hut

  El Xalet de Catllaràs is a mountain refuge by Antoni Gaudí completed in 1905 for workers of the Asland cement company owned then by Eusebi Güell, Gaudí’s principal patron. It is situated in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees

Electoral Architecture

Elections for the mayorship of Barcelona are coming up later this year, and we’re already being delivered promises in the form of outrageous urban-architectural proposals. As reported by yesterday’s La Vanguardia, a German businessman named Karl Jacobi, who is running for

Electoral Architecture

Elections for the mayorship of Barcelona are coming up later this year, and we’re already being delivered promises in the form of outrageous urban-architectural proposals. As reported by yesterday’s La Vanguardia, a German businessman named Karl Jacobi, who is running for

Fake Architecture News II

A few posts back, I discussed “fake architecture news” (FAN) in blogs and social media, describing an offer I had recently received to allow this very blog you’re reading to feature unidentified “sponsored content” in exchange for financial compensation. Another

Fake Architecture News II

A few posts back, I discussed “fake architecture news” (FAN) in blogs and social media, describing an offer I had recently received to allow this very blog you’re reading to feature unidentified “sponsored content” in exchange for financial compensation. Another

How Much Does Your Conscience Weigh, Mr. Foster?

Dear Norman, I just read the following in the Architect’s Journal: “Amid an escalating crisis over the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi authorities have announced Foster’s place on the advisory board of its $500 billion NEOM project. An official statement

How Much Does Your Conscience Weigh, Mr. Foster?

Dear Norman, I just read the following in the Architect’s Journal: “Amid an escalating crisis over the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi authorities have announced Foster’s place on the advisory board of its $500 billion NEOM project. An official statement