BOOK REVIEW: CRÍTICA DE CHOQUE (SHOCK CRITICISM)

The book describes the contemporary cultural landscape, a time when communication and criticism come face to face with new issues such as fake news...

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Unpublished text by Marcel Meili about Quaderns in 80s

Unpublised text by Marcel Meili about Quaderns in the 80s

There are several texts by Josep Lluís Mateo, which have aroused our special interest in Quaderns. Texts about technology, reality and periphery...

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Marcel Meili, 1953 – 2019. In memoriam

In memoriam

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The dream of the metropolis is constructed in the subsoil

The dream of the Metropolis is constructed in the subsoil

Text by Josep Lluís Mateo, for Marcel Meili, Markus Peter 1987 – 2008. Zurich, 2008

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Atacama

Atacama

In the vertical plane, lines draw animals, friendly presences. In the horizontal plane, straight lines mark the layout of the new city...

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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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