Posts Tagged: building materials

The Poseidon Adventure: Social Housing in Formentera by IBAVI

[Originally published in The Architectural Review July-August 2019] The small, idyllic Mediterranean island of Formentera, Spain, isn’t the first place that comes to mind as a hotbed of architectural experimentation. Yet it is home to a pair of discreet terraces that

The Poseidon Adventure: Social Housing in Formentera by IBAVI

[Originally published in The Architectural Review July-August 2019] The small, idyllic Mediterranean island of Formentera, Spain, isn’t the first place that comes to mind as a hotbed of architectural experimentation. Yet it is home to a pair of discreet terraces that

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

Monomateriality

Material purity is highly valued in contemporary architecture. The ideal that buildings should be materially consistent inside and out seems to be gaining a foothold in the architectural canon, if highly mediatized prizes like the Pritzker are any indication. RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta, the

Monomateriality

Material purity is highly valued in contemporary architecture. The ideal that buildings should be materially consistent inside and out seems to be gaining a foothold in the architectural canon, if highly mediatized prizes like the Pritzker are any indication. RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta, the

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