Posts Tagged: strategy

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

City as Landscape: City of Culture of Galicia by Eisenman Architects

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #27] Monte Gaiás Library Is the pleasure of architecture intellectual or sensual? Of the mind or of the body? This theoretical debate, which is currently raging between the parametric-blobo-diagrammatic-conceptualists and the mythopoetic-tectonic-perceptual- phenomenologists has been

City as Landscape: City of Culture of Galicia by Eisenman Architects

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #27] Monte Gaiás Library Is the pleasure of architecture intellectual or sensual? Of the mind or of the body? This theoretical debate, which is currently raging between the parametric-blobo-diagrammatic-conceptualists and the mythopoetic-tectonic-perceptual- phenomenologists has been

Monument Ahead: CajaGranada Cultural Centre by Alberto Campo Baeza

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #22] The CajaGranada complex and Genil River seen from beneath the Sierra Nevada highway The Entrance Courtyard / the Elliptical Courtyard Restaurant on top floor of Screen Building Granada, the medieval seat of the Nasrid

Monument Ahead: CajaGranada Cultural Centre by Alberto Campo Baeza

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #22] The CajaGranada complex and Genil River seen from beneath the Sierra Nevada highway The Entrance Courtyard / the Elliptical Courtyard Restaurant on top floor of Screen Building Granada, the medieval seat of the Nasrid

Designer Façadism

Façade by Toyo Ito A new luxury apartment building for tourists has recently opened on Passeig de Gràcia, across from Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà, whose website states: “Located in a privileged area of Passeig de Gràcia, in the centre of

Designer Façadism

Façade by Toyo Ito A new luxury apartment building for tourists has recently opened on Passeig de Gràcia, across from Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà, whose website states: “Located in a privileged area of Passeig de Gràcia, in the centre of

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

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

Kitbashing, street remakes, and bisexual architecture: a conversation with Kim Adams

[originally published in C International Contemporary Art #70, summer 2001]     Rafael Gómez-Moriana: Kim, you gave a talk in 1988 at the Christiane Chassay Gallery in Montreal in which you showed slides of “street remakes”: vehicles and buildings re-made by their

Kitbashing, street remakes, and bisexual architecture: a conversation with Kim Adams

[originally published in C International Contemporary Art #70, summer 2001]     Rafael Gómez-Moriana: Kim, you gave a talk in 1988 at the Christiane Chassay Gallery in Montreal in which you showed slides of “street remakes”: vehicles and buildings re-made by their