It’s not easy Being Kool – Illustration and text for Clog: REM

Click to enlarge “[…] For those who were already, let’s say, ‘architecturally active’ in the 90s, the second half of the decade featured an increasing presence of Koolhaas-isms in the architecture published  by architectural media. Be it young offices paging Bakema through the Educatorium (those ubliquitous ‘single surfaces’ Jeff Kipnis still chitchatted on in his lecturesContinue reading “It’s not easy Being Kool – Illustration and text for Clog: REM”

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 #02: You’re so Kool

Click to Read Ok, let’s see if I can bring this back on trail. I really need to catch up with the blog. This comes from Uncube Magazine # 07 : Off-places. The published version is slightly different. In the same issue, there’s an interview with Gottfried Böhm by Florian Heilmeyer which is really worthContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #02: You’re so Kool”

Tell me more! (Article for Conditions magazine #10: Gossip)

click to enlarge (…) Digging into the dirty laundry of the architectural star-system is, in any case, neither a recent phenomenon nor a curiosity exclusively circumscribed to today’s divas. The mouth-to-ear airing of our architectural heroes’ private sins has been an inevitable aside of their rise as idols. Small talk on the lower passions ofContinue reading “Tell me more! (Article for Conditions magazine #10: Gossip)”

Hypertourism. Illustration for (in)forma 06

Click to enlarge At some point at the beginning of the Summer, Darwin Marrero, Assistant Dean at the School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico contacted me in order to contribute something to the upcoming sixth issue of (in)forma, which he was editing. The topic for the issue, “Hiperturismo” (Hypertourism) sounded really engaging,Continue reading “Hypertourism. Illustration for (in)forma 06”

From NY to Portimão: Photographic Marathon

Kunst-Haas in the streets of Portimão Last night, at a conference-dialogue at ISMAT, we launched a Photographic Marathon to go along with the Exhibition Klaus.Toon: From NY to Portimão, organised in collaboration with the Delegação do algarve da Ordem dos Arquitectos. The call for submissions will be open till January 10, 2011. The terms areContinue reading “From NY to Portimão: Photographic Marathon”

Koolhaas receives Golden Lion Award

Koolhaas receives the Golden Lion at Venice, possibly awarded to his groundbraking film “The Towering Inferno”. The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for the 12th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice, Giardini and Arsenale, 29th August – 21st November, 2010) has been awarded to the  Pope of Architecture, Rem Koolhaas. The decision was taken by the BoardContinue reading “Koolhaas receives Golden Lion Award”