Posts Tagged: infrastructure

Mega-Market

  Barcelona’s biggest market, Mercat Sant Antoni, has finally opened its doors after a renovation process lasting nearly a decade. The original market, by architect Antoni Rovira i Trias, was completed in 1882 within the then-new Eixample district, occupying an

Mega-Market

  Barcelona’s biggest market, Mercat Sant Antoni, has finally opened its doors after a renovation process lasting nearly a decade. The original market, by architect Antoni Rovira i Trias, was completed in 1882 within the then-new Eixample district, occupying an

Built-In Obsolescence

The other day, out of the blue, my printer suddenly stalled, even though it had been working perfectly for once. Strange warning lights started blinking, and they were definitely not the familiar signals indicating a paper jam or the need to install –yet again– fresh ink cartridges. After

Built-In Obsolescence

The other day, out of the blue, my printer suddenly stalled, even though it had been working perfectly for once. Strange warning lights started blinking, and they were definitely not the familiar signals indicating a paper jam or the need to install –yet again– fresh ink cartridges. After

Inteligencia empresarial / Corporate Intelligence

[English text follows below] Ya sabemos que hoy en día está muy de moda llamar ‘inteligente’ o ‘smart’ a todo absolutamente, incluso a los últimos modelos de televisores. Pero hacer publicidad de un nudo de autopistas como ejemplo de ‘infraestructura

Inteligencia empresarial / Corporate Intelligence

[English text follows below] Ya sabemos que hoy en día está muy de moda llamar ‘inteligente’ o ‘smart’ a todo absolutamente, incluso a los últimos modelos de televisores. Pero hacer publicidad de un nudo de autopistas como ejemplo de ‘infraestructura

Brutal Underground: Three Metro Stations in Barcelona by Garcés – de Seta – Bonet

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #54] Barcelona has a problem: too many motor vehicles occupy too much space and fill the densely populated inner city with too much exhaust and noise, causing gridlock, smog and, for many, nearly unbearable stress.

Brutal Underground: Three Metro Stations in Barcelona by Garcés – de Seta – Bonet

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #54] Barcelona has a problem: too many motor vehicles occupy too much space and fill the densely populated inner city with too much exhaust and noise, causing gridlock, smog and, for many, nearly unbearable stress.

Perspective is Everything

  Same place seen from different viewpoints (Pas de la Casa, Andorra). Neon duty-free stores selling discounted liquor and cigarettes to ski bums already high on oxygen and speed, causing interminable traffic queues at border crossings back into Schengen-land. If

Perspective is Everything

  Same place seen from different viewpoints (Pas de la Casa, Andorra). Neon duty-free stores selling discounted liquor and cigarettes to ski bums already high on oxygen and speed, causing interminable traffic queues at border crossings back into Schengen-land. If

Quaderns #262: A Gut Reaction

[Originally published in Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme online] Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme #262 is provocatively titled “Parainfrastructures”, an invented word that is rich with ambiguity. Are we to understand this as a type of subsidiary or ancillary infrastructure operating parallel to a more

Quaderns #262: A Gut Reaction

[Originally published in Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme online] Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme #262 is provocatively titled “Parainfrastructures”, an invented word that is rich with ambiguity. Are we to understand this as a type of subsidiary or ancillary infrastructure operating parallel to a more

Context is Still Everything

The building that looks like an anvil is the soon to be completed Disseny HUB Barcelona, a design museum by the veteran firm MBM (Martorell, Bohigas, MacKay). It is characterized by a very large cantilever suspended over an elevated highway

Context is Still Everything

The building that looks like an anvil is the soon to be completed Disseny HUB Barcelona, a design museum by the veteran firm MBM (Martorell, Bohigas, MacKay). It is characterized by a very large cantilever suspended over an elevated highway