Posts Tagged: heritage

Interview with Daniel Mòdol, Architect and Politician

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #68] In Barcelona, architect and independent politician Daniel Mòdol was recently appointed city councillor for architecture, urban landscape and heritage, a new position resulting from a governance pact between Mayor Ada Colau’s Barcelona en Comú

Interview with Daniel Mòdol, Architect and Politician

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #68] In Barcelona, architect and independent politician Daniel Mòdol was recently appointed city councillor for architecture, urban landscape and heritage, a new position resulting from a governance pact between Mayor Ada Colau’s Barcelona en Comú

Skin-Deep Beauty

Rambla de Canaletes, Barcelona. 8:30 AM. The morning light is shining through the window openings of a façade that has been left standing all by itself. The façade originally belonged to a building that contained several floors of dwellings over ground-level shops; a

Skin-Deep Beauty

Rambla de Canaletes, Barcelona. 8:30 AM. The morning light is shining through the window openings of a façade that has been left standing all by itself. The façade originally belonged to a building that contained several floors of dwellings over ground-level shops; a

What’s in a Name?

image courtesy wikipedia.org How should we name an important temple after it undergoes a complete religious change of use, but only a partial architectural transformation? And what if that temple is, moreover, known around the world because of its original use? Cordova’s cathedral

What’s in a Name?

image courtesy wikipedia.org How should we name an important temple after it undergoes a complete religious change of use, but only a partial architectural transformation? And what if that temple is, moreover, known around the world because of its original use? Cordova’s cathedral

Old Buildings, New Buildings

“I don’t know whether we should be designating heritage buildings.” — Frank O. Gehry Why is preserving old buildings only ever a question of heritage? Shouldn’t we be maintaining and re-using whatever buildings can be salvaged for environmental reasons at

Old Buildings, New Buildings

“I don’t know whether we should be designating heritage buildings.” — Frank O. Gehry Why is preserving old buildings only ever a question of heritage? Shouldn’t we be maintaining and re-using whatever buildings can be salvaged for environmental reasons at

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”

Exquisite Corpse: CaixaForum Madrid by Herzog + de Meuron

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] A large sculpture next to a mega monochrome painting – at first glance and from a distance, that’s what the serrated box and vertical garden of the new CaixaForum Madrid resemble. A Per Kirkeby next to

Exquisite Corpse: CaixaForum Madrid by Herzog + de Meuron

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] A large sculpture next to a mega monochrome painting – at first glance and from a distance, that’s what the serrated box and vertical garden of the new CaixaForum Madrid resemble. A Per Kirkeby next to