‘Table of Contents’ – Illustration for Praxis #14: True Stories

Click to enlarge Praxis 14, “True Stories”, guest edited by Ana Miljacki, with Amanda Reeser Lawrence and Ashley Schafer, considers the ways in which architects tell stories. Films, fictions, sitcoms, comics, and fairytales are among the types of architectural narratives featured in the issue. These acts of architectural storytelling are considered for their capacity asContinue reading “‘Table of Contents’ – Illustration for Praxis #14: True Stories”

Numerus Klausus #15: Underwater Zoom (‘E la nave va…’)

Click to enlarge The original cartoon can be found as originally published in the “Klaus Kube” section of Uncube Magazine #22: Water, edited by Sophie Lovell, Florian Heilmeyer, Elvia Wilk et al, which focuses on Water as a design material, and gathers everything from Matthias Schuler to the Hoover Dam or rei Otto. Federico Fellini, Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ and Archigram’sContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #15: Underwater Zoom (‘E la nave va…’)”

Numerus Klausus #13: Mars Attracts! (AKA: Mars One… and two, and three…)

Click to enlarge “More than 100,000 people have applied to be a part of the Mars One project, which aims to colonize the red planet starting in 2022. Out of the thousands, 40 people will be selected. Of the 40, just four will participate in the first passage to Mars, which is scheduled to leave inContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #13: Mars Attracts! (AKA: Mars One… and two, and three…)”

Numerus Klausus #12: The Big FAT Kill (AKA: It’s a Fat, Fat, Fat, World)

Click to enlarge They’ve built schools like wedding cakes and are making a real-life gingerbread house with Grayson Perry. But the UK’s most playful practice is breaking up after 23 years. They have built a romanesque church out of sparkly blue sequins, a school that looks like a gothic wedding cake and turned the headContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #12: The Big FAT Kill (AKA: It’s a Fat, Fat, Fat, World)”

2013 Recap (III): Goodbye, Topolinia

Last, but not least on the list (too much, huh?) of interesting stuff I was somehow involved in busy 2013 was being featured in “Goodbye Topolinia” [Malcor D’Edizioni, 2013], a book on comics and architecture written by Laura Cassará and Sebastiano D’Urso. As Laura defines it, “the book is an essay, written side by side,Continue reading “2013 Recap (III): Goodbye, Topolinia”

2013 Recap (II): Musings on the Napoli Comicon

Original photograph from The Cartoonist Project, copyright Simone Florena One of the highlights of 2013 -which has certainly been the busiest year in terms of Klaus-related events so far- was the unexpected invitation to participate in the 2013 Comicon in Naples, in late April. created in 1998, the Naples Comicon has evolved from a ratherContinue reading “2013 Recap (II): Musings on the Napoli Comicon”

2013 recap: Numerus Klausus

So, before January is over, I’d like to post the first one in a series of posts that look back at some of the stuff that happened in 2013 but which, due to the hectic-ness of these last months, had to wait till now. So, as a starting point, I thought it would be niceContinue reading “2013 recap: Numerus Klausus”

Numerus Klausus #10: Shardnado! (AKA: So Long, Piano Man)

Click to enlarge “Why is it the tallest? I don’t really remember. I don’t really care. It was actually taller at the beginning, it was 400 meters, but then aeronautics came and they said that you can not because you interfere with the flight of the air planes. So we broke it. The building isContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #10: Shardnado! (AKA: So Long, Piano Man)”

Numerus Klausus #09: Faulty Towers (Viñoly Attacks!)

Click to enlarge “Developers have promised urgent action to “cover up” the Walkie Talkie skyscraper in the City after an ultra-bright light reflected from the building melted a Jaguar car on the streets below.  The 525ft, £200 million building has been renamed the “Walkie Scorchie” after its distinctive concave surfaces reflected a dazzling beam ofContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #09: Faulty Towers (Viñoly Attacks!)”

2012 Recap: MAS Context Analog | Chicago

Photograph by Matthew Messner The lapse from 2012 to 2013 and the months that followed have been a particularly busy period, both regarding my work as Klaus and my scholarly life, so almost a year has gone by without my posting a single word about the ARCHITECTURAL NARRATIVES Exhibition in the MAS Context: analog eventContinue reading “2012 Recap: MAS Context Analog | Chicago”