Posts Tagged: theory

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

A World Apart: Architectural Autonomy as Artistic Freedom / Un mundo aparte. La autonomía arquitectónica como libertad artística

[Originally presented at and published in Out-onomy, Critic|all II International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism, ETSAM / Resumen en castellano sigue a continuación]   “An artist can make a cart with square wheels, but an architect can’t.” —Louis Kahn  Artistic Freedom

A World Apart: Architectural Autonomy as Artistic Freedom / Un mundo aparte. La autonomía arquitectónica como libertad artística

[Originally presented at and published in Out-onomy, Critic|all II International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism, ETSAM / Resumen en castellano sigue a continuación]   “An artist can make a cart with square wheels, but an architect can’t.” —Louis Kahn  Artistic Freedom

La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto / Architectural Criticism and the Public Image of the Architect

[English text follows below] [una versión previa de este texto ha sido presentada en un simposio de la ETSAB y publicada en Palimpsesto 13] La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto La imagen importa más que nunca. En la sociedad

La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto / Architectural Criticism and the Public Image of the Architect

[English text follows below] [una versión previa de este texto ha sido presentada en un simposio de la ETSAB y publicada en Palimpsesto 13] La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto La imagen importa más que nunca. En la sociedad

A conversation with Ricardo Devesa

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #58] Ricardo Devesa is editor in chief of Actar, a Barcelona-based publisher known for books on architecture, graphic design and contemporary art – and for ‘boogazines’, which typically feature brightly coloured soft plastic covers. Founded

A conversation with Ricardo Devesa

[Originally published in Mark Magazine #58] Ricardo Devesa is editor in chief of Actar, a Barcelona-based publisher known for books on architecture, graphic design and contemporary art – and for ‘boogazines’, which typically feature brightly coloured soft plastic covers. Founded

Beauty

‘Beauty’ is one of the rarest words used by professionals when talking about architecture, yet it is one of the most used by laypeople. I admit to not using the ‘B’ word a whole lot myself, and so I will hereby try to write

Beauty

‘Beauty’ is one of the rarest words used by professionals when talking about architecture, yet it is one of the most used by laypeople. I admit to not using the ‘B’ word a whole lot myself, and so I will hereby try to write

From Baukunst to Kunstwelt: The Biennialization of Architecture

There is no doubt that architecture is an art. The eternal question is which kind. Is architecture a building art? A social art? A visual art? A performance art? An urban art? (though that seems to have other connotations these days) All of

From Baukunst to Kunstwelt: The Biennialization of Architecture

There is no doubt that architecture is an art. The eternal question is which kind. Is architecture a building art? A social art? A visual art? A performance art? An urban art? (though that seems to have other connotations these days) All of

Death of a Manifesto

“Architecture Must Blaze” is the title of a 1980 manifesto by Coop Himmelb(l)au. In it, the architects declare: “we don’t want to exclude everything that is disquieting.” A ‘wing’ suspended from a crane is set ablaze to mark the occasion. 35 years later, outside the

Death of a Manifesto

“Architecture Must Blaze” is the title of a 1980 manifesto by Coop Himmelb(l)au. In it, the architects declare: “we don’t want to exclude everything that is disquieting.” A ‘wing’ suspended from a crane is set ablaze to mark the occasion. 35 years later, outside the