Posts Tagged: pragmatism

The pursuit of pleasure by the most efficient available means: the urbanism of Benidorm, Spain

[originally published in Onsite Review # 14] Benidorm is a city in southeastern Spain with an urban morphology that is highly unusual for Europe: it is a city of point towers. From a distance, it resembles an American downtown or a new

The pursuit of pleasure by the most efficient available means: the urbanism of Benidorm, Spain

[originally published in Onsite Review # 14] Benidorm is a city in southeastern Spain with an urban morphology that is highly unusual for Europe: it is a city of point towers. From a distance, it resembles an American downtown or a new

Relationship of Convenience: The polarization of theory and practice in architecture

[Originally published in Proceedings of The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture West Central 1997 Regional Conference, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba] Abstract The dialectical relationship between ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ is perhaps nowhere as rich, ambiguous and complex as

Relationship of Convenience: The polarization of theory and practice in architecture

[Originally published in Proceedings of The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture West Central 1997 Regional Conference, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba] Abstract The dialectical relationship between ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ is perhaps nowhere as rich, ambiguous and complex as

Straightforward

[originally published in VMX 95] “Architecture, whether it is a work of art or not, must be utilitarian or else fail completely. Art is not utilitarian.” -Sol LeWitt (1) As an endeavour that attempts to transcend the utilitarianism of ‘building’

Straightforward

[originally published in VMX 95] “Architecture, whether it is a work of art or not, must be utilitarian or else fail completely. Art is not utilitarian.” -Sol LeWitt (1) As an endeavour that attempts to transcend the utilitarianism of ‘building’