The blue house on the sea

The blue house on the sea, by Ignasi Solà-Morales

On a cold and blustery Saturday in February 2001 Ignasi Solà-Morales and I went to visit this house in Mallorca...

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Self, Shell, Shelter

Self, Shell, Shelter

To speak of the shelter is to recall an archaic, primitive argument of our work. The condition of protection from a hostile exterior...

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5 books recommended by Josep Lluís Mateo

5 books recommended by Josep Lluís Mateo

Josep Lluís Mateo recommends the five most significant books about architecture produced over the last 35 years for him.

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Architecture degree zero: island, desert, mountain

Island, desert, mountain: architecture degree zero

Architecture – that prosthesis sometimes necessary for survival – is presented in its initial condition. As degree zero.

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Transfer. Monograph Mountain. Josep Lluís Mateo

Mountain

The relationship between architecture and landscape in environments of extreme topography.

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Transfer. Monograph Desert. Josep Lluís Mateo

Desert

Establishing links between the desert and architecture entails imagining an object facing its antagonist...

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Earthworks

Take two of my projects 30 years apart, one recent work and one early scheme; despite the lapse in time and their very different contexts, they reveal much in common.

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Le bon sauvage

Le Bon Sauvage. A Contemporary Architect’s Status

The imaginary of the profession of architect has historically seen the emergence of various paradigms...

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The values of architecture

THE VALUES OF ARCHITECTURE – Josep Lluís Mateo

Preparatory notes for an oral intervention in the closing session of the Architects’ Congress of Catalonia...

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Monograph Island. Transfer. Josep Lluís Mateo

Islands

Islands, finite, enclosed spaces: the limit as condition and presence, as unifying moment.

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Monograph Island. Transfer. Josep Lluís Mateo

TRANSFER: a new Global Architecture Platform

Transfer is a new independent digital editorial project based on the production and transmission of architectural knowledge...

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References = Books

References = Books

“People ask me what my references are ...”

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A look at Object Studio, Harvard GSD

A look at Object Studio, Harvard GSD

We have the pleasure to present a short video about Object Studio...

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EARTH

EARTH

The earth is our support, our base, the root that will, eventually, allow us to fly. To speak of the earth requires us...

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