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.

Eco-Monsters

A recent news item I came across stated: “If SUV drivers were a nation, they would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions”, as apparently SUVs are outselling every other kind of car worldwide. In a changing climate of climate

Eco-Monsters

A recent news item I came across stated: “If SUV drivers were a nation, they would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions”, as apparently SUVs are outselling every other kind of car worldwide. In a changing climate of climate

The Poseidon Adventure: Social Housing in Formentera by IBAVI

[Originally published in The Architectural Review July-August 2019] The small, idyllic Mediterranean island of Formentera, Spain, isn’t the first place that comes to mind as a hotbed of architectural experimentation. Yet it is home to a pair of discreet terraces that

The Poseidon Adventure: Social Housing in Formentera by IBAVI

[Originally published in The Architectural Review July-August 2019] The small, idyllic Mediterranean island of Formentera, Spain, isn’t the first place that comes to mind as a hotbed of architectural experimentation. Yet it is home to a pair of discreet terraces that

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