Posts Tagged: Energy

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

Experitecture

Empirical experimentation has always been intrinsic to architecture. Attempting to build something that has never been built before in terms of form, height, structural spans, new kinds of building methods and materials, or new ways of living is a basic human trait that has always involved learning through

Experitecture

Empirical experimentation has always been intrinsic to architecture. Attempting to build something that has never been built before in terms of form, height, structural spans, new kinds of building methods and materials, or new ways of living is a basic human trait that has always involved learning through

Get Smart

Façade detail of the “Smartcity Barcelona” pavilion A façade design in which photovoltaic panels end up casting shadows upon other photovoltaic panels does not seem to me to be the “smartest” design idea. “Form follows energy” is the catchy slogan

Get Smart

Façade detail of the “Smartcity Barcelona” pavilion A façade design in which photovoltaic panels end up casting shadows upon other photovoltaic panels does not seem to me to be the “smartest” design idea. “Form follows energy” is the catchy slogan

Energy Monument Crisis

Gemasolar concentrated solar power plant, near Fuentes de Andalucía Nuclear power plant in Bavaria The very brightly glowing tower of the upper photograph is situated in the agrarian countryside between Seville and Cordova. Visible from afar thanks to both its height and

Energy Monument Crisis

Gemasolar concentrated solar power plant, near Fuentes de Andalucía Nuclear power plant in Bavaria The very brightly glowing tower of the upper photograph is situated in the agrarian countryside between Seville and Cordova. Visible from afar thanks to both its height and