Category Archives: Academic text

Housing Thinking

[Originally published in HOUSE US, eds. Jae Sung Chon and Kent Mundle (Winnipeg: OCDI Press, 2018)] In comparison to the design of a single (-family) house, or indeed any singular architectural object, housing involves a different way of thinking. The

Housing Thinking

[Originally published in HOUSE US, eds. Jae Sung Chon and Kent Mundle (Winnipeg: OCDI Press, 2018)] In comparison to the design of a single (-family) house, or indeed any singular architectural object, housing involves a different way of thinking. The

A World Apart: Architectural Autonomy as Artistic Freedom

[Originally presented at / published in Out-onomy, Critic|all II International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism, ETSAM]   “An artist can make a cart with square wheels, but an architect can’t.” —Louis Kahn  Artistic Freedom What are architecture’s disciplinary limits? How much

A World Apart: Architectural Autonomy as Artistic Freedom

[Originally presented at / published in Out-onomy, Critic|all II International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism, ETSAM]   “An artist can make a cart with square wheels, but an architect can’t.” —Louis Kahn  Artistic Freedom What are architecture’s disciplinary limits? How much

La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto / Architectural Criticism and the Public Image of the Architect

[English text follows below] [una versión previa de este texto ha sido presentada en un simposio de la ETSAB y publicada en Palimpsesto 13] La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto La imagen importa más que nunca. En la sociedad

La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto / Architectural Criticism and the Public Image of the Architect

[English text follows below] [una versión previa de este texto ha sido presentada en un simposio de la ETSAB y publicada en Palimpsesto 13] La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto La imagen importa más que nunca. En la sociedad

Criticism 2.0, or Nobody Likes a Critic when Everyone’s a Critic

[This text originated as a talk at the CICA Critical Juncture symposium session “Architectural Criticism Now” in February 2014 at the Architectural Association in London, and was subsequently published in Louise Noelle and Sara Topelson de Grinberg, eds. Critical Juncture: Joseph Rykwert’s Royal

Criticism 2.0, or Nobody Likes a Critic when Everyone’s a Critic

[This text originated as a talk at the CICA Critical Juncture symposium session “Architectural Criticism Now” in February 2014 at the Architectural Association in London, and was subsequently published in Louise Noelle and Sara Topelson de Grinberg, eds. Critical Juncture: Joseph Rykwert’s Royal

Less and More

[Originally published in HUNCH 6 / 7  109 Provisional Attempts to Address Six Simple and Hard Questions, in which 109 contributors were posed six questions by editors Jennifer Sigler and Roemer van Toorn] editors: What is an architect in today’s society?

Less and More

[Originally published in HUNCH 6 / 7  109 Provisional Attempts to Address Six Simple and Hard Questions, in which 109 contributors were posed six questions by editors Jennifer Sigler and Roemer van Toorn] editors: What is an architect in today’s society?

The Valparaiso School and the Construct(ion) of Regional Identity

[Originally published in Hispanic Studies vol. 23] The School of Architecture at the Catholic University of Valparaiso is an important experiment in architectural pedagogy that speculates with the possibility of a distinctly Latin American architecture founded upon values of artisanship

The Valparaiso School and the Construct(ion) of Regional Identity

[Originally published in Hispanic Studies vol. 23] The School of Architecture at the Catholic University of Valparaiso is an important experiment in architectural pedagogy that speculates with the possibility of a distinctly Latin American architecture founded upon values of artisanship

Relationship of Convenience: The polarization of theory and practice in architecture

[Originally published in Proceedings of The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture West Central 1997 Regional Conference, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba] Abstract The dialectical relationship between ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ is perhaps nowhere as rich, ambiguous and complex as

Relationship of Convenience: The polarization of theory and practice in architecture

[Originally published in Proceedings of The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture West Central 1997 Regional Conference, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba] Abstract The dialectical relationship between ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ is perhaps nowhere as rich, ambiguous and complex as