Posts Tagged: Cloud 9

Still Nurbing Along

Enric Ruiz Geli’s Villa Nurbs is still incomplete after 13 years. The good news is, however, that it does not appear to be an abandoned construction site, as I had previously suspected in an entry to this blog posted over three years

Still Nurbing Along

Enric Ruiz Geli’s Villa Nurbs is still incomplete after 13 years. The good news is, however, that it does not appear to be an abandoned construction site, as I had previously suspected in an entry to this blog posted over three years

Reality Check: Spain

[Text originally published in Mark Magazine #50] Revisiting architecture is always a good thing to do, especially when the work is risqué and experimental, and especially when times are a-changin’, as they are in places like Spain. For nowhere has

Reality Check: Spain

[Text originally published in Mark Magazine #50] Revisiting architecture is always a good thing to do, especially when the work is risqué and experimental, and especially when times are a-changin’, as they are in places like Spain. For nowhere has

Media-TIC, another Sad Spectacle?

In an article I wrote a few years ago on Barcelona’s Media-TIC building, for Mark Magazine #25, I concluded my optimistic text by asking: “Will its ETFE pillow system work successfully and eventually make its way onto curtain-wall façades of office

Media-TIC, another Sad Spectacle?

In an article I wrote a few years ago on Barcelona’s Media-TIC building, for Mark Magazine #25, I concluded my optimistic text by asking: “Will its ETFE pillow system work successfully and eventually make its way onto curtain-wall façades of office

Villa Nurbs: a Sad Spectacle

It is June 2012, and  after a decade of construction Villa Nurbs is still incomplete. In fact, construction has now seemingly come to a halt. If this is indeed the case, then Villa Nurbs appears to be falling into ruin even before

Villa Nurbs: a Sad Spectacle

It is June 2012, and  after a decade of construction Villa Nurbs is still incomplete. In fact, construction has now seemingly come to a halt. If this is indeed the case, then Villa Nurbs appears to be falling into ruin even before

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