Interview with Amanda Large & Younes Bounhar

What is this image about and where was this it taken? This photo depicts one of the Absolute Towers by Beijing's MAD Architects and was taken in Mississauga, ON, just west of the city of Toronto, in Canada. When was it taken? It was taken on June 3, 2013 at 12:54pm. The time is a … Continue reading Interview with Amanda Large & Younes Bounhar

Presentation for “Projecto Relâmpago” at IST

Here is the link for the presentation given last evening at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon. The title of the presentation was "Contemporary Residential Transience: Specificities in its Domestic and Urban Appropriation. How can 1 quote and 3 films effect design decisions". Presentation_20160216_IST (with notes) For the full paper and project (Portuguese) behind this presentation … Continue reading Presentation for “Projecto Relâmpago” at IST

Conversa com Carlos Mourão Pereira sobre o espaço e perceção de um arquiteto cego

A primeira vez que o ouvi e vi, eu era aluno de arquitetura e estava na plateia de uma conferência que decorreu no IST. Ficou-me sempre na memória a sua intervenção. Lembro-me que mencionou como eram experiências completamente distintas a visita a diferentes edifícios emblemáticos da arquitetura contemporânea. Seria interessante iniciar esta conversa recuperando aquilo … Continue reading Conversa com Carlos Mourão Pereira sobre o espaço e perceção de um arquiteto cego

Space Democratization: from the Oval Office to your garage

Last Friday (June, 19) comedian Marc Maron interviewed President Barack Obama. "I will be talking with the President of the United States, in my garage! It's crazy! It's crazy..." said Maron, just a few seconds before the President arrived. This event was something that Maron questioned if it was really going to happen. After understanding that in fact … Continue reading Space Democratization: from the Oval Office to your garage