Posts Tagged: cultural identity

Thinking Big: The City of Culture of Galicia as Regional Development Strategy

[Text originally commissioned in 2011 for the catalogue of an international traveling exhibition on museums of the 21st century that never materialized and for which I was never remunerated] “Our client wanted a project that is ‘in the world.’”[i] -Peter

Thinking Big: The City of Culture of Galicia as Regional Development Strategy

[Text originally commissioned in 2011 for the catalogue of an international traveling exhibition on museums of the 21st century that never materialized and for which I was never remunerated] “Our client wanted a project that is ‘in the world.’”[i] -Peter

Collective Intelligence, or Collective Stupidity?

The above image is circulating on the internet accompanied by all sorts of captions of all sorts of cities on all sorts of continents, showing us how images, so easily appropriated and manipulated today, are deployed toward all sorts of

Collective Intelligence, or Collective Stupidity?

The above image is circulating on the internet accompanied by all sorts of captions of all sorts of cities on all sorts of continents, showing us how images, so easily appropriated and manipulated today, are deployed toward all sorts of

City as Landscape: City of Culture of Galicia by Eisenman Architects

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #27] Monte Gaiás Library Is the pleasure of architecture intellectual or sensual? Of the mind or of the body? This theoretical debate, which is currently raging between the parametric-blobo-diagrammatic-conceptualists and the mythopoetic-tectonic-perceptual- phenomenologists has been

City as Landscape: City of Culture of Galicia by Eisenman Architects

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #27] Monte Gaiás Library Is the pleasure of architecture intellectual or sensual? Of the mind or of the body? This theoretical debate, which is currently raging between the parametric-blobo-diagrammatic-conceptualists and the mythopoetic-tectonic-perceptual- phenomenologists has been

Ugh Canada

An architect is, by definition, a designer of buildings, right? Well, the government of Canada, a nation whose credo is “peace, order and good government”, has, in all its wisdom, entrusted the architectural design of the Canadian Pavilion at Expo

Ugh Canada

An architect is, by definition, a designer of buildings, right? Well, the government of Canada, a nation whose credo is “peace, order and good government”, has, in all its wisdom, entrusted the architectural design of the Canadian Pavilion at Expo

Monument Ahead: CajaGranada Cultural Centre by Alberto Campo Baeza

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #22] The CajaGranada complex and Genil River seen from beneath the Sierra Nevada highway The Entrance Courtyard / the Elliptical Courtyard Restaurant on top floor of Screen Building Granada, the medieval seat of the Nasrid

Monument Ahead: CajaGranada Cultural Centre by Alberto Campo Baeza

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #22] The CajaGranada complex and Genil River seen from beneath the Sierra Nevada highway The Entrance Courtyard / the Elliptical Courtyard Restaurant on top floor of Screen Building Granada, the medieval seat of the Nasrid

Cedar Island, Lebanon: Learning from Dubai?

In my earlier posting “Hotel Barcelona”  I mention a coastal high-rise hotel that resembles the Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai. Well, here’s a Lebanese Cedar artificial island project inspired by Dubai’s Palms. I guess this is one way to

Cedar Island, Lebanon: Learning from Dubai?

In my earlier posting “Hotel Barcelona”  I mention a coastal high-rise hotel that resembles the Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai. Well, here’s a Lebanese Cedar artificial island project inspired by Dubai’s Palms. I guess this is one way to

Gaudí in Red Alert

“Gaudí en alerta roja” is the title of an online petition currently the source of much debate in Barcelona. Its proponents, a group of luminaries from the local architectural and cultural establishment, argue that Gaudí’s work should be left “alone”

Gaudí in Red Alert

“Gaudí en alerta roja” is the title of an online petition currently the source of much debate in Barcelona. Its proponents, a group of luminaries from the local architectural and cultural establishment, argue that Gaudí’s work should be left “alone”