by Josep Lluís Mateo, Ed. ACTAR. Barcelona, 2016.
The practice of architecture ultimately produces objects, buildings and spaces—realities, facts. And they are the bottom line when it comes to judging the validity of an idea or the interest of an approach. Ultimately, architecture, which is an intellectual activity, becomes a seemingly immutable, enduring fact. Beyond good or evil.
It is this factual dimension that we aim to explain here, presenting a series of buildings (and some projects) produced during our recent activity.
They are accompanied by words (a few, to summarize ideas and present data), some planimetric diagrams, and general, distant discourses to contextualize and broaden perspectives.
In the end, however, the building has to speak for itself, and it is this conversation that the book aims to reproduce.
Josep Lluís Mateo