Cook-ing

Sir Peter Cook -the man, the myth, the ringmaster- points at Peter Cook, the comic book character during a dinner in Porto. Anyone who’s thrown even a casual glance at this blog (or at my twitter feed) knows I have a thing both for science fiction and for the visionary architectural scene of the 1960s-70sContinue reading “Cook-ing”

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: 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”

Metabunker’s in Da Haus (Haas) – Illustration for Clog: SCI-FI

Click to enlarge (Scroll down for full panorama) “Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.” J. G. Ballard: “Fictions of Every Kind” (Books and Bookmen -February 1971) Koolhaas read The Cast of the Metabarons. Or maybe not. Certainly, much asContinue reading “Metabunker’s in Da Haus (Haas) – Illustration for Clog: SCI-FI”

Full House vs. Full(er) House. Illustration for MAS Context: Ownership

Click to enlarge As some of you who have been around here for a while will remember, some time ago (years, actually) my beloved Peter Reyner Banham made his entry into this blog by means of a cartoon that sprang from a suggestion by Kazys Varnelis, who was doing his annual re-reading of  Banham’s ‘The Great Gizmo’ alongContinue reading “Full House vs. Full(er) House. Illustration for MAS Context: Ownership”

Get a Job(s) / Close encounters in Cupertino 2. Illustration for Clog: Apple

Click to enlarge Previous collaborations for CLOG: BIG here and here …………………………………………………………………………………………………  “Et in Arcadia Ego”  Poussin “And it’s a question of how far we’re willing to go in order to let the ego shine, in order to let that beacon penetrate not only the local scene but the world.” Taylor Hackford For all itsContinue reading “Get a Job(s) / Close encounters in Cupertino 2. Illustration for Clog: Apple”

The New City Reader: The Weather Forecast Inception

Click to enlarge Cartoon for The New City Reader: Weather Section, a continuous 3-spread graphic that includes a large city expanse with magnified close-ups pertaining building materials/architectural objects and their relation to weather. The weather section has been guest-edited by Jeffrey Inaba/ C-LAB, and put together with the collaboration of  Justin Fowler, Simon Battisti, NathalieContinue reading “The New City Reader: The Weather Forecast Inception”

The New City Reader: (Un)Real Estate

Click to read Cartoon for The New City Reader issue VII: Real State, with contributions by Peter Tolkin, Mabel O. Wilson, Carmen Argote, Chloë Bass, Brigette Borders, John Cantwell, Catherine Ingraham (not this topic, this time), Marisa Jahn/CUP, Olalekan Jeyifous, Alexandra Lange, Elizabeth Lasater, Zoe Malliaros, Mitch McEwen, Minna Ninova, Daniel Payne, Alan Rapp, CassimContinue reading “The New City Reader: (Un)Real Estate”

Klaus in eVolo Magazine 03: Cities of Tomorrow

Click to enlarge The above is a (slight variation on a) cartoon just published in the Fall/Winter issue of New York- based, Carlo Aiello-directed eVolo Magazine. Other than the cartoon itself, the magazine focuses, under the title “Cities of Tomorrow”, on recent works by Arup Biomimetics, AS/D, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, LAVA – LaboratoryContinue reading “Klaus in eVolo Magazine 03: Cities of Tomorrow”