¿Por qué la Arquitectura se sigue dibujando? / Why is Architecture still being drawn?

Click to enlarge Next Saturday, November 14, I will be giving a two-hour seminar in the course ‘¿Por qué la Arquitectura se sigue dibujando? – Ocho Experiencias de Dibujo Arquitectónico’ [Why is Architecture still being drawn? – Eight Experiences with architectural drawing] organized by Publishing House/Multimedia Emporium Arquine. This course is yet one more inContinue reading “¿Por qué la Arquitectura se sigue dibujando? / Why is Architecture still being drawn?”

‘Letter to a Young Architect’ 2-page comic for the Architectural Review no. 1474

Click to enlarge. The cartoon as published in the magazine (in two facing pages) can be found below Back in late July, Elly Beaumont, from the Architectural Review, contacted me regarding their -then- forthcoming issue, which would feature, in R.M. Rilke fashion, a series of ‘Letters to a Young Architect’ written by a selection ofContinue reading “‘Letter to a Young Architect’ 2-page comic for the Architectural Review no. 1474”

We don’t need no education (Happy World Architecture Day 2020)

Click to enlarge Earlier today I was getting ready to post about my contribution to the AR’s ‘Letters to a Young Architect’ special issue, which in my case, has quite a special focus on architects’ education, when I realized (as in: someone mentioned it in twitter) that today we celebrate (ha!) simultaneously the World ArchitectureContinue reading “We don’t need no education (Happy World Architecture Day 2020)”

Looking backwards: Remembering Mextropoli 2018

From left to right: Aura Luz Melis, Petra Blaisse, Him, Alex Hernández, Pedro Hernández (not related), Miquel Adriá, Iñaqui Carnicero. (Click to enlarge) As you may know, from September 5 until today, September 7 2020, Mextropoli, Festival de Arquitectura y Ciudad is celebrating its 7th edition, ‘(Un)sustainable City’ in Mexico City. As usual, this yearContinue reading “Looking backwards: Remembering Mextropoli 2018”

A Short (Architectural) History of the 20th Century Review, Celebration, and Tribute to 40 Years of Robert Crumb’s “A Short History of America” – Article for ARQ #103

“I’m obviously prone to hyperbole, but ‘A Short History of America’ has got to be one of the greatest comic strips ever drawn […]. Chris Ware (Hignite, 2006:259). In 1979, Robert Crumb published what would later become one of his most unusual and also most celebrated works outside the realm of underground in the FallContinue reading “A Short (Architectural) History of the 20th Century Review, Celebration, and Tribute to 40 Years of Robert Crumb’s “A Short History of America” – Article for ARQ #103”

An Analysis of “A Short History of America” by Robert Crumb.

Robert Crumb. «A Short History of America». CoEvolution Quarterly, nº 23, Sausalito (CA): Point. 21 September, 1979, 22-25. [The following text has been excerpted from the article ‘A Short (Architectural) History of the 20th Century. Review, Celebration and Tribute to 40 Years of “A Short History of America” by Robert Crumb’ In: ARQ No. 103:Continue reading “An Analysis of “A Short History of America” by Robert Crumb.”

A Short (Architectural) History of the 20th Century. Review, Celebration and Tribute to 40 Years of “A Short History of America” by Robert Crumb

Klaus (2019). A Short (Architectural) History of the 20th Century. Click to enlarge. As you’ll probably know, if you’ve been following my work in any capacity, one of the main reasons why I persist in my cartooning career is that it provides me with a vehicle to channel my need to draw. Or, putting itContinue reading “A Short (Architectural) History of the 20th Century. Review, Celebration and Tribute to 40 Years of “A Short History of America” by Robert Crumb”

CoronaMaison (II): La Villa, Ça Va?

Click here to enlarge Ok, so, as you already know if you follow muy twitter feed (wich you definitely should, of course), I finally gave in and draw a second entry on the CoronaMaison (‘CoronaMansion’) challenge, so as to pretend that I could really manage not to lose steam and turn this into a short seriesContinue reading “CoronaMaison (II): La Villa, Ça Va?”