Posts Tagged: building industry

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,

Why Be Normal

Recently, I visited two buildings that provoked me to seriously question everything I learned in school. One is a student residence on the campus of the ETSAV-UPC architecture school, completed in 2011, while the other is the Institute for Environmental Science

Why Be Normal

Recently, I visited two buildings that provoked me to seriously question everything I learned in school. One is a student residence on the campus of the ETSAV-UPC architecture school, completed in 2011, while the other is the Institute for Environmental Science

Pure Shit

I couldn’t agree more, Frank.

Pure Shit

I couldn’t agree more, Frank.

Architecture’s Prime Taboo, is one of its ‘Fundamentals’, too.

Russia’s pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, titled ‘Fair Enough’, is one of the few exhibitions in the entire Biennale that made me laugh out loud. And not out of ridicule. On the contrary: I laughed because it was poignantly satirical.

Architecture’s Prime Taboo, is one of its ‘Fundamentals’, too.

Russia’s pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, titled ‘Fair Enough’, is one of the few exhibitions in the entire Biennale that made me laugh out loud. And not out of ridicule. On the contrary: I laughed because it was poignantly satirical.

Some Reflections on Concrete Formwork

Every building material symbolizes something, and the most modern building materials are no exception. Glass, we have been told, is representative of “transparency” and democracy, even though glass is never entirely invisible. Similarly, we have been educated to believe, after visiting countless

Some Reflections on Concrete Formwork

Every building material symbolizes something, and the most modern building materials are no exception. Glass, we have been told, is representative of “transparency” and democracy, even though glass is never entirely invisible. Similarly, we have been educated to believe, after visiting countless

Power, Corruption and Architecture

Photo courtesy ElMundo.com Transparency International released its annual report some weeks ago, and this year’s corruption perception index, which ranks 177 countries from least to most corrupt, lists Spain as having dropped from position 30 to 40. In just one year. Yes, you

Power, Corruption and Architecture

Photo courtesy ElMundo.com Transparency International released its annual report some weeks ago, and this year’s corruption perception index, which ranks 177 countries from least to most corrupt, lists Spain as having dropped from position 30 to 40. In just one year. Yes, you

Building as Research: Media-TIC by Cloud 9

[originally published in Mark Magazine #25] Column-free lobby Truss space Two facades with different pillow systems: ETFE fog configuration and ETFE diaphragm configuration. The range of building materials and construction techniques available to contemporary architects is unparalleled in history. New

Building as Research: Media-TIC by Cloud 9

[originally published in Mark Magazine #25] Column-free lobby Truss space Two facades with different pillow systems: ETFE fog configuration and ETFE diaphragm configuration. The range of building materials and construction techniques available to contemporary architects is unparalleled in history. New