Posts Tagged: activism

Notes from a Recent Construction Site Visit

I was recently fortunate enough to be shown a truly interesting work of architecture currently under construction in Barcelona: La Borda housing co-operative, by Lacol arquitectura cooperativa. Visiting buildings under construction is fundamental to architectural learning. On a construction site,

Notes from a Recent Construction Site Visit

I was recently fortunate enough to be shown a truly interesting work of architecture currently under construction in Barcelona: La Borda housing co-operative, by Lacol arquitectura cooperativa. Visiting buildings under construction is fundamental to architectural learning. On a construction site,

Reporting From the Affront

  [Text published in art4d magazine #238] The Venice Biennale is a huge event; architecture’s biggest. It’s so big, if we include the many so-called “collateral events” that take place throughout the city in addition to the Arsenale and the

Reporting From the Affront

  [Text published in art4d magazine #238] The Venice Biennale is a huge event; architecture’s biggest. It’s so big, if we include the many so-called “collateral events” that take place throughout the city in addition to the Arsenale and the

Cycling Barcelona versus Copenhagen: an Experiential Comparison

The other day I read an interesting critique of Barcelona’s cycling infrastructure titled “The Arrogance of Space”, by the Copenhagenize Design Company. As an avid cyclist living in Barcelona, and having recently visited Copenhagen on a week-long study trip with a group

Cycling Barcelona versus Copenhagen: an Experiential Comparison

The other day I read an interesting critique of Barcelona’s cycling infrastructure titled “The Arrogance of Space”, by the Copenhagenize Design Company. As an avid cyclist living in Barcelona, and having recently visited Copenhagen on a week-long study trip with a group

Radical Architecture at its Most Subversive

This house near Barcelona ranks among the most radical and subversive works of architecture of 2014, and yet it’s not by one of the usual suspects, but by an architect you’ve probably never heard of (in case you’re wondering, his name

Radical Architecture at its Most Subversive

This house near Barcelona ranks among the most radical and subversive works of architecture of 2014, and yet it’s not by one of the usual suspects, but by an architect you’ve probably never heard of (in case you’re wondering, his name

Seriously now, folks.

The other day, a friend of mine posted a rather humorous item titled “Religious Truths” on Facebook along with the disclaimer: “I hope nobody will be offended by this post, which is only a joke.” The first thought that struck me was: what has

Seriously now, folks.

The other day, a friend of mine posted a rather humorous item titled “Religious Truths” on Facebook along with the disclaimer: “I hope nobody will be offended by this post, which is only a joke.” The first thought that struck me was: what has

Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?

Al Jazeera is currently airing a series of architectural documentaries in six parts titled “Rebel Architects“, the first of which is titled “Guerrilla Architect” and focusses on Seville’s Santiago Cirugeda and his office Recetas Urbanas (Urban Recipes). The documentary is un-narrated, as is

Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?

Al Jazeera is currently airing a series of architectural documentaries in six parts titled “Rebel Architects“, the first of which is titled “Guerrilla Architect” and focusses on Seville’s Santiago Cirugeda and his office Recetas Urbanas (Urban Recipes). The documentary is un-narrated, as is

Strange Bedfellows

Left: Construction of Instant City, Ibiza, in 1971 (photo domusweb.it) Right: Hotel Algarrobico, Carboneras, Almería, 2010. The image at left shows the construction of the “Instant City” during the congress of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID)

Strange Bedfellows

Left: Construction of Instant City, Ibiza, in 1971 (photo domusweb.it) Right: Hotel Algarrobico, Carboneras, Almería, 2010. The image at left shows the construction of the “Instant City” during the congress of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID)