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Solo House

The project for a holiday house in the country of Franja de Aragón, Spain, of the Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen is both monolithic and transparent.

 

Architecture / Ethel Baraona Pohl

 

Xenakis Matters

A volume edited by Saron Kanach explores the many facets of Iannis Xenakis, who sought to engage, explore, and interrogate the full range of human experience, a much needed attitude in today’s architectural practice.

 

Reviews / Ethel Baraona Pohl

Tile of Spain Awards 2012

The winners of the last edition of the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Association Awards — Sol 89 and Ramón Fernández-Alonso — show that architecture is flexible enough to produce quality buildings without wasting resources and spending unnecessary money.

 

Architecture / Ethel Baraona Pohl

 

The value of the infra-ordinary

With Phantom. Mies as Rendered Society, architect Andrés Jaque and his Office for Political Innovation bring visibility to the hidden, imperceptible layers that are essential to keep a building like the Mies van de Rohe Pavilion running.

 

Architecture / Ethel Baraona Pohl

 

There are other worlds

Faced with pessimistic views of our future, these two books can be considered a new attempt to understand the role of architecture as a means to build new models of living.

 

Reviews / Ethel Baraona Pohl

L'Alternativa 2012

The 19th edition of Barcelona's Independent Film Festival showcases several films about space: multiplied, fragmented and diversified, they generate opportunities for reflection and critical debate.

 

Art / Ethel Baraona Pohl