Posts Tagged: complexity

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

Ill-Fitting: The Balenciaga Museum

[a shorter version of this text was originally published in Disegno #1] The Balenciaga Museum: a refurbished 19th-century palace onto which a vast new glass shed has been added. The canted, curving sea-facing glass facade of the addition is punctuated by

Ill-Fitting: The Balenciaga Museum

[a shorter version of this text was originally published in Disegno #1] The Balenciaga Museum: a refurbished 19th-century palace onto which a vast new glass shed has been added. The canted, curving sea-facing glass facade of the addition is punctuated by

Go With the Flow

[originally published in The Canadian Architect, August 1999] The World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall is a vast steel and glass-vaulted tropical microclimate in the middle of that city’s suburbs; a Biosphere III for the age of leisure and consumption

Go With the Flow

[originally published in The Canadian Architect, August 1999] The World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall is a vast steel and glass-vaulted tropical microclimate in the middle of that city’s suburbs; a Biosphere III for the age of leisure and consumption