Posts Tagged: ecological design

Eco-Monsters

A recent news item I came across stated: “If SUV drivers were a nation, they would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions”, as apparently SUVs are outselling every other kind of car worldwide. In a changing climate of climate

Eco-Monsters

A recent news item I came across stated: “If SUV drivers were a nation, they would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions”, as apparently SUVs are outselling every other kind of car worldwide. In a changing climate of climate

Reporting From the Affront

  [Text published in art4d magazine #238] The Venice Biennale is a huge event; architecture’s biggest. It’s so big, if we include the many so-called “collateral events” that take place throughout the city in addition to the Arsenale and the

Reporting From the Affront

  [Text published in art4d magazine #238] The Venice Biennale is a huge event; architecture’s biggest. It’s so big, if we include the many so-called “collateral events” that take place throughout the city in addition to the Arsenale and the

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

Experimenting in Public: Metropol Parasol, Seville, by Jürgen Mayer H.

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #33] Seville’s public squares come in all shapes and sizes. Some are large and officious, others small and illicit; some are patronized by conservative families in their Sunday best, while others are taken over by rowdy radicals in their

Experimenting in Public: Metropol Parasol, Seville, by Jürgen Mayer H.

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #33] Seville’s public squares come in all shapes and sizes. Some are large and officious, others small and illicit; some are patronized by conservative families in their Sunday best, while others are taken over by rowdy radicals in their

Experimental Bamboo

The Green School auditorium Bamboo joinery details Bamboo is an ancient building material that fell largely out of favor in the twentieth century, only to be used as scaffolding in the construction of Asian skyscrapers or else to create atmosphere

Experimental Bamboo

The Green School auditorium Bamboo joinery details Bamboo is an ancient building material that fell largely out of favor in the twentieth century, only to be used as scaffolding in the construction of Asian skyscrapers or else to create atmosphere

Blackwash

[originally published in Mark Magazine #31] You wouldn’t know it from looking at photographs such as these. You wouldn’t even know it if you were standing in front of the building itself. And you would definitely never suspect it knowing

Blackwash

[originally published in Mark Magazine #31] You wouldn’t know it from looking at photographs such as these. You wouldn’t even know it if you were standing in front of the building itself. And you would definitely never suspect it knowing

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