Processes: Penciling the poster for the UNL Hyde Series

Click to enlarge (no, seriously) AKA: ‘I want to post something to pretend this blog’s still active, but I don’t feel like producing real content today’. A quick glimpse of the process of penciling the poster for last year’s Hyde Lecture Series, at the request of the über-nice Karles: Sarah and David Karle, from the University of Nebraska atContinue reading “Processes: Penciling the poster for the UNL Hyde Series”

Hyde Lecture Series. University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2017-18

Click to enlarge Many (count me as one of those) seemed to think this blog was dead, but, alas, we were all wrong and here I am, back for my now customary -it seems- biannual update. There have been some other works waiting the line in the last two years, but, since they’re late already,Continue reading “Hyde Lecture Series. University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2017-18”

ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]: Inclusive Archipolitics – Illustration for A10 #64

Click to enlarge Summer vacation is unfortunately over, so let’s catch up with published work that hasn’t made it to the blog yet. Today’s post belongs in the series of illustrations I did for the ‘Interchange’ interviews published in A10 magazine over the last 2 years. As you may know, A10 went out of businessContinue reading “ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]: Inclusive Archipolitics – Illustration for A10 #64”

Competitive spirit – Illustration for A10 #62

Click to enlarge ALA is one of Finland’s success stories, winning a major competition at the age of 30, heading a 40+ employees’ office at 40 and now looking abroad for new opportunities. Besides redoing the Finnish embassy in New Delhi they are also working on the high profile new library in Helsinki. Still, theyContinue reading “Competitive spirit – Illustration for A10 #62”

SO-IL: Reflections from overseas – Illustration for A10 #61

Click to enlarge Yes, unfortunately, this year’s scholarly life and my increasing committments with real publishing (aaahhh… money…) and its dreadful deadlines (ahhh…. my weekends…) has resulted in an almost total neglection of the blog. So, in order to catch up a little, let’s move on with the series of illustrations I’ve been doing for A10Continue reading “SO-IL: Reflections from overseas – Illustration for A10 #61”

WWAA: Freedom of Flexibility – Illustration for A10 #59

Click to enlarge […] The Polish pavilion in Shanghai is probably the most famous and also most evocative project of WWAA. How would you describe it? How does it relate to your other work? I came through several different phases with this project; first is was like with your first newborn, a strange feeling ofContinue reading “WWAA: Freedom of Flexibility – Illustration for A10 #59”

Piano Player Number Two: Illustration for A10 Magazine

Click to enlarge Something a little bit different this time. A couple months ago, Indira van ‘t Klooster, editor-in-chief of A10 magazine contacted me asking if I would be interested in making some cartoons for a series of interviews with different architects they were featuring this year. Yes, A10 is that magazine founded a decade ago by ArjanContinue reading “Piano Player Number Two: Illustration for A10 Magazine”

Merry Christmas (Manic Corbusian Snowmen Celebrate Christmas)

Hm… Not feeling particularly inspired to draw something new this year, so I decided to recycle -yet one more time- an old drawing, where I had these characters that show up every now and then in the  cartoons (I guess I´ll have to explain where they come from at some point) into Calvin and Hobbes. Somehow. ThisContinue reading “Merry Christmas (Manic Corbusian Snowmen Celebrate Christmas)”

Are Charrettes old School? Illustration for Harvard Design Magazine

Click to Enlarge An illustration for Dan Willis‘s article Are Charrette’s Old School?, published in Harvard Design Magazine 33: Design Pracices Vol. 2. Below, the published version. You can download a .pdf of the whole article here.

Le Grand Tour (On Being Glocal)

Click or go here Universalism used to be a rather simple affair: the more detached from local traditions, the more universal you became. If the stoics could be called ‘citizens of the world’, it’s because they accepted being part of the ‘human race’, above and beyond the narrow labels of ‘Greek’ and ‘barbarian’. A regularContinue reading “Le Grand Tour (On Being Glocal)”