Posts Tagged: architecture

The Politics of Architecture

Why is supposedly “advanced” architecture appreciated by so many of today’s dictatorial rulers, and what does this tell us about the politics of contemporary architecture? Can cutting-edge architecture still be considered “progressive” when it’s being commissioned by national leaders such

The Politics of Architecture

Why is supposedly “advanced” architecture appreciated by so many of today’s dictatorial rulers, and what does this tell us about the politics of contemporary architecture? Can cutting-edge architecture still be considered “progressive” when it’s being commissioned by national leaders such

The Phenomenology of Solar Energy

I recently installed a thermal-solar hot water system on my rooftop, and it has profoundly changed the way I live, making this HVAC technology quite architectural; certainly more than other mechanical systems. Indeed, we could even say “phenomenological”, at least

The Phenomenology of Solar Energy

I recently installed a thermal-solar hot water system on my rooftop, and it has profoundly changed the way I live, making this HVAC technology quite architectural; certainly more than other mechanical systems. Indeed, we could even say “phenomenological”, at least

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

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

Fake Architecture News?

A few weeks ago, I received a curious e-mail from someone representing “a digital marketing agency currently working with a leading architecture and design firm.” They wrote to inquire if I, as the proprietor of this architecture blog, would be

Fake Architecture News?

A few weeks ago, I received a curious e-mail from someone representing “a digital marketing agency currently working with a leading architecture and design firm.” They wrote to inquire if I, as the proprietor of this architecture blog, would be

Vinylizing the Barcelona Pavilion

The Barcelona Pavilion is as white as Greek yoghurt right now. All the Roman travertine, ancient green marble, green Alpine marble, the golden onyx and stainless steel surfaces have been covered with white vinyl as part of an installation by

Vinylizing the Barcelona Pavilion

The Barcelona Pavilion is as white as Greek yoghurt right now. All the Roman travertine, ancient green marble, green Alpine marble, the golden onyx and stainless steel surfaces have been covered with white vinyl as part of an installation by

Archispeak in Political Propaganda

The Catalan independence movement has for years been churning out a great deal of propaganda in order to win over the hearts and minds of not only Catalans, but also the rest of the world. This conflict is a global

Archispeak in Political Propaganda

The Catalan independence movement has for years been churning out a great deal of propaganda in order to win over the hearts and minds of not only Catalans, but also the rest of the world. This conflict is a global