Posts Tagged: modernity

Destination Architecture

  [Originally published in Mark Magazine #68] Barcelona may be well known today as an urban tourism destination, but it was not always thus. Four decades ago, in the 1970s, Barcelona was a declining industrial port city in which the

Destination Architecture

  [Originally published in Mark Magazine #68] Barcelona may be well known today as an urban tourism destination, but it was not always thus. Four decades ago, in the 1970s, Barcelona was a declining industrial port city in which the

Cruise Ships

Le Corbusier famously wrote in Vers une architecture that we should look to ocean liners as examples of a new, modern architecture. This makes me wonder: what would he think of today’s new generation of XXL cruise ships? After all, these are so large,

Cruise Ships

Le Corbusier famously wrote in Vers une architecture that we should look to ocean liners as examples of a new, modern architecture. This makes me wonder: what would he think of today’s new generation of XXL cruise ships? After all, these are so large,

Everyday Camouflage in the City

[Originally published in Lotus International # 126. Earlier versions published in proceedings of Second Savannah Symposium “Authenticity in Architecture” (2001) and in On Site Review #9] Introduction “Finally the journey leads to the city of Tamara. You penetrate it along streets thick with

Everyday Camouflage in the City

[Originally published in Lotus International # 126. Earlier versions published in proceedings of Second Savannah Symposium “Authenticity in Architecture” (2001) and in On Site Review #9] Introduction “Finally the journey leads to the city of Tamara. You penetrate it along streets thick with