Back in March The Pritzker Award Committee announced that this year’s laureate would be Frei Otto. This was excellent news, especially for all megastructural-age nostalgics such as myself… if not for the unfortunate coincidence that Mr. Otto had sadly passed away a coupla days before that.
Click to Enlarge So, yes, my dear(s). The basic gag is exactly the same as the one in the previous post, only reversed this time. Anyone who’s been following this blog, read a few of my texts or just within a few kilometer-radius of me knows what I think about the late-90s-2000s fever with starchitectureContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #22: The Future was Yesterday”
Click to Enlarge (or don’t. It’s up to you) (*) Yes, ‘Hanna’ is Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Warsaw’s current mayor. If you live in Poland and you don’t think Warsaw is suffering from a case of major -and pretty late- Bilbao-itis, drop me a line. The original cartoon can be found as originally published in the “Klaus Kube” section of UncubeContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #21: Pimp my Warsaw”
Click to Enlarge I used to have a blog, didn’t I? Ok, so, now I got my life back, I’ll possibly be updating the blog with all the stuff which, forcefully, has kept being produced throughout all these months. And, for starters, a couple of takes on the cartoon produced for Uncube #25, ”Soft Machines’ (yes,Continue reading “Numerus Klausus #18: Dawn of the Planet of the Grapes”
Click to enlarge Limited and traditional definitions of architecture and its means have lost their validity. Today the environment as a whole is the goal of our activities—and all the media of its determination: TV or artificial climate, transportation or clothing, telecommunication or shelter. The extension of the human sphere and the means of its determinationContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #17: Alles War Architektur”
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…’)”
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!)”