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”

Numerus Klausus #23: Pritzker 2015 – Missed it by ‘this’ much

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.

ICONIC ON [Article for STUDIO 03: ICON]

Click to enlarge “A decade now, one of Manhattan’s most distinctive icons, that which Baudrillard offered as the perfect architectural embodiment of the simulacrum of the model, disappeared from the island’s skyline. There are other über-New Yorker architectural icons, of course. Earlier and more widely broadcasted for the better part of the XX century, the EmpireContinue reading “ICONIC ON [Article for STUDIO 03: ICON]”

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)”

Enter… The Asian Giant (Pritzker Prize 2012 ceremony)

Click to Enlarge “In all of my architectural design activities I have constantly asked myself the following questions: How can an architecture founded on craftsmanship survive in today’s world? What is the relevance of the traditional Chinese landscape system in a world filled with gigantic artificial structures? In a society undergoing massive city-building campaigns, howContinue reading “Enter… The Asian Giant (Pritzker Prize 2012 ceremony)”

Pritzker 2012: Who they gonna call?

Strolling the Architectural Zoo: Eisenmanis Infuribus (click to enlarge) Later today (in my time zone), the jury of the Pritzker Prize will reveal the name of the laureate for the 2012 edition of the award. This year, the 9-member jury integrated by Lord Peter Palumbo, Alejandro Aravena, Stephen Breyer, Yung Ho Chang, Glenn Murcutt, JuhaniContinue reading “Pritzker 2012: Who they gonna call?”

The New City Reader: Food (III). Being Philip Johnson

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The New City Reader: Food (II). Less is More (Alienating)

Click to Read Noone’s gonna get the cinephilic reference (otherwise, prove me wrong if you dare). In any case, the Food Section of The New City Reader, curated by  William Prince, Krista Ninivaggi, and Nicola Twilley will “hit the stands” at the New Museum next Sunday. Be sure to get a free copy if youContinue reading “The New City Reader: Food (II). Less is More (Alienating)”

The New City Reader: Food (I). A Man for Four Seasons

Click to Read Next week’s section of The New City Reader revolves around food and (in) the city  This issue has been curated (actually, it’s still being produced as I write this) by William Prince & Krista Ninivaggi from Park, and Nicola Twilley, from Edible Geography and co-founder of the engaging Food Print Project. TheContinue reading “The New City Reader: Food (I). A Man for Four Seasons”

Great Moments of Architectural Theory (II): Eisenmania (or The Corruption of the Modern)

The End of the Beginning While classical origins were thought to have their source in a divine or natural order and modern origins were held to derive their value from deductive reason, `not-classical’ origins can be strictly arbitrary, simply starting points, without value. They can be artificial and relative, as opposed to natural, divine, orContinue reading “Great Moments of Architectural Theory (II): Eisenmania (or The Corruption of the Modern)”