Posts Tagged: crap

Pure Shit (II)

This building in the Catalan Pyrenees is a perfect example of the kind of “pure shit” that constitutes 98% of everything that is designed and built today. Yet another ordinary masonry construction topped with corrugated fiber cement board panels, the absolute cheapest roofing material on

Pure Shit (II)

This building in the Catalan Pyrenees is a perfect example of the kind of “pure shit” that constitutes 98% of everything that is designed and built today. Yet another ordinary masonry construction topped with corrugated fiber cement board panels, the absolute cheapest roofing material on

Pure Shit

I couldn’t agree more, Frank.

Pure Shit

I couldn’t agree more, Frank.

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

Strange Bedfellows

Left: Construction of Instant City, Ibiza, in 1971 (photo domusweb.it) Right: Hotel Algarrobico, Carboneras, Almería, 2010. The image at left shows the construction of the “Instant City” during the congress of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID)

Strange Bedfellows

Left: Construction of Instant City, Ibiza, in 1971 (photo domusweb.it) Right: Hotel Algarrobico, Carboneras, Almería, 2010. The image at left shows the construction of the “Instant City” during the congress of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID)

The Politics of Crap

Architectural competitions to design *only* the facade of a building are increasingly commonplace in Germany, according to an op-ed piece in the German magazine Bauwelt. These kinds of competitions provide a compromise solution between a city’s qualitative interest in maintaing

The Politics of Crap

Architectural competitions to design *only* the facade of a building are increasingly commonplace in Germany, according to an op-ed piece in the German magazine Bauwelt. These kinds of competitions provide a compromise solution between a city’s qualitative interest in maintaing