¿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?”

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”

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?”

Eisenmansion (A Klaus Entry on the Coronamaison Challenge)

Click to enlarge On these days of seclusion, internet is becoming for many, more than ever, the only contact with the world outside (as if it wasn’t before already, for some). And for those of us whose daily activities deal in one degree or another, with drawing, social media are offering a wide range ofContinue reading “Eisenmansion (A Klaus Entry on the Coronamaison Challenge)”

Cover of Arquine #91: (Un)sustainable City

  Click to enlarge As many of you already know if you’re reading these lines, in 2014 I started contributing to Mexican architecture magazine Arquine, which, after the sad demise of both Uncube and A10, has become my longest ongoing collaboration with any architectural media. There have been many -and varied- fruitful results from this relationship,Continue reading “Cover of Arquine #91: (Un)sustainable City”

Iberian Tour 2020: ‘KLAUS: 10 Years of Architecture and Cartoons’ at ETSA – UNAV’

Click to enlarge Following last month’s lecture at the School of Architecture of Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona, next Friday I’ll be presenting a retrospective of my work at the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra (ETSAUN). You’re all welcome if you feel like attending, and you might get a signed print ifContinue reading “Iberian Tour 2020: ‘KLAUS: 10 Years of Architecture and Cartoons’ at ETSA – UNAV’”

January 2020: Lecture at UIC’s ‘Foros 2020’ lecture series (Recap)

Click to enlarge This is something that should have been done almost a month ago, but, as my recaps of my own events go, it’s possibly one of my teeniest delays (there are some events from 2018 which are still waiting their turn into this not-yet-completely-abandoned blog). So, just a few lines to acknowledge &Continue reading “January 2020: Lecture at UIC’s ‘Foros 2020’ lecture series (Recap)”

January 2020: Lecture at UIC’s ‘Foros 2020’ lecture series.

Click to enlarge Next week I will be ging the opening lecture of the ‘Foros’ lecture series at the School of Achitecture of the UIC Barcelona – Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, thanks to a kind invitation by Fredy Massad and Guillem Carabí, organizers of the 2020 edition. This year’s series, titled ‘Co-Benefits’, will focus on theContinue reading “January 2020: Lecture at UIC’s ‘Foros 2020’ lecture series.”