Rem Koolhaas, Mythologized on the Big Screen

[Originally published in Azure Magazine Nov. / Dec. 2016] Filmed, produced, directed and edited by Tomas Koolhaas over the course of four years, Rem is a film about an architect more than it is a film about architecture. The feature-length documentary

Rem Koolhaas, Mythologized on the Big Screen

[Originally published in Azure Magazine Nov. / Dec. 2016] Filmed, produced, directed and edited by Tomas Koolhaas over the course of four years, Rem is a film about an architect more than it is a film about architecture. The feature-length documentary

Three Roles Played by Architecture in Three Recent Films

[Originally published in O magazine] Buildings are as ubiquitous in films as they are in our lives. Even in the most arcane science fiction films, there is always a built structure of some kind sheltering intelligent beings of some sort or

Three Roles Played by Architecture in Three Recent Films

[Originally published in O magazine] Buildings are as ubiquitous in films as they are in our lives. Even in the most arcane science fiction films, there is always a built structure of some kind sheltering intelligent beings of some sort or

Scatological Cantilever?

Unlike so many contemporary cantilevers whose only purpose, seemingly, is to out-do other cantilevers in depth, height or width, the tiny cantilever poking out of the wall of this defunct factory in Vic, Catalonia, must surely have served a very precise function. But what? There

Scatological Cantilever?

Unlike so many contemporary cantilevers whose only purpose, seemingly, is to out-do other cantilevers in depth, height or width, the tiny cantilever poking out of the wall of this defunct factory in Vic, Catalonia, must surely have served a very precise function. But what? There

Hyperbolic Holiday Greetings…

…and may the funicular be with you in 2017      

Hyperbolic Holiday Greetings…

…and may the funicular be with you in 2017      

Benidorm Mon Amour

Benidorm is surreal enough when it is seen from the AP7 highway. But it is even stranger when seen from the slopes of Puig Campana, a 1406 m high mountain from which the leisure metropolis looks even more like a highly

Benidorm Mon Amour

Benidorm is surreal enough when it is seen from the AP7 highway. But it is even stranger when seen from the slopes of Puig Campana, a 1406 m high mountain from which the leisure metropolis looks even more like a highly

Architecture Without ‘Parti’: Erwin Broner’s House and Studio in Ibiza

One of the first lessons every student learns in architecture school is that an architectural design must always be based on a “parti,” or a “big idea” that can be neatly summed up in a simple diagram. As we know, this can

Architecture Without ‘Parti’: Erwin Broner’s House and Studio in Ibiza

One of the first lessons every student learns in architecture school is that an architectural design must always be based on a “parti,” or a “big idea” that can be neatly summed up in a simple diagram. As we know, this can

The Barcelona Pavilion as Cozy Christmas Home

Here’s yet another advertisement that features the Barcelona Pavilion. This one isn’t a print ad for a famous German brand of luxury automobiles, but a TV ad for a Dutch brand of  beer that has just come out for Christmas, even though it’s November

The Barcelona Pavilion as Cozy Christmas Home

Here’s yet another advertisement that features the Barcelona Pavilion. This one isn’t a print ad for a famous German brand of luxury automobiles, but a TV ad for a Dutch brand of  beer that has just come out for Christmas, even though it’s November