Posts Tagged: housing

The Poseidon Adventure: Social Housing in Formentera by IBAVI

[Originally published in The Architectural Review July-August 2019] The small, idyllic Mediterranean island of Formentera, Spain, isn’t the first place that comes to mind as a hotbed of architectural experimentation. Yet it is home to a pair of discreet terraces that

The Poseidon Adventure: Social Housing in Formentera by IBAVI

[Originally published in The Architectural Review July-August 2019] The small, idyllic Mediterranean island of Formentera, Spain, isn’t the first place that comes to mind as a hotbed of architectural experimentation. Yet it is home to a pair of discreet terraces that

Viviendas para vivir

[originalmente publicado en BCN MÉS #79] En las últimas décadas, hemos logrado conectar la ciudad con el mar, hemos creado espacios públicos donde antes aparcaban coches, y hasta hemos suspendido nuevas licencias de hoteles y multado a AirBnB. Pero aún no se ha

Viviendas para vivir

[originalmente publicado en BCN MÉS #79] En las últimas décadas, hemos logrado conectar la ciudad con el mar, hemos creado espacios públicos donde antes aparcaban coches, y hasta hemos suspendido nuevas licencias de hoteles y multado a AirBnB. Pero aún no se ha

Electoral Architecture

Elections for the mayorship of Barcelona are coming up later this year, and we’re already being delivered promises in the form of outrageous urban-architectural proposals. As reported by yesterday’s La Vanguardia, a German businessman named Karl Jacobi, who is running for

Electoral Architecture

Elections for the mayorship of Barcelona are coming up later this year, and we’re already being delivered promises in the form of outrageous urban-architectural proposals. As reported by yesterday’s La Vanguardia, a German businessman named Karl Jacobi, who is running for

Small City Architecture: Walden 7 as a Social Network

[Originally published in RocaGallery.com. Versión en castellano sigue a continuación] “The city is like a great house, and the house in its turn a small city” -Leon Battista Alberti Social networks are nothing new. They have existed for several millennia,

Small City Architecture: Walden 7 as a Social Network

[Originally published in RocaGallery.com. Versión en castellano sigue a continuación] “The city is like a great house, and the house in its turn a small city” -Leon Battista Alberti Social networks are nothing new. They have existed for several millennia,

Housing Thinking

[Originally published in HOUSE US, eds. Jae Sung Chon and Kent Mundle (Winnipeg: OCDI Press, 2018)] In comparison to the design of a single (-family) house, or indeed any singular architectural object, housing involves a different way of thinking. The

Housing Thinking

[Originally published in HOUSE US, eds. Jae Sung Chon and Kent Mundle (Winnipeg: OCDI Press, 2018)] In comparison to the design of a single (-family) house, or indeed any singular architectural object, housing involves a different way of thinking. The

Notes from a Recent Construction Site Visit

I was recently fortunate enough to be shown a truly interesting work of architecture currently under construction in Barcelona: La Borda housing co-operative, by Lacol arquitectura cooperativa. Visiting buildings under construction is fundamental to architectural learning. On a construction site,

Notes from a Recent Construction Site Visit

I was recently fortunate enough to be shown a truly interesting work of architecture currently under construction in Barcelona: La Borda housing co-operative, by Lacol arquitectura cooperativa. Visiting buildings under construction is fundamental to architectural learning. On a construction site,

Dizzying Inequality

Ben Wheatley’s film High Rise, a multi-story about decadence and class war in a Brutalist housing estate in London, brought plenty of images to my mind when I saw it. The first was a tower built by Ábalos & Herreros in

Dizzying Inequality

Ben Wheatley’s film High Rise, a multi-story about decadence and class war in a Brutalist housing estate in London, brought plenty of images to my mind when I saw it. The first was a tower built by Ábalos & Herreros in