Mabel Plascencia

The message of architecture’s phenomenological medium

When we talk about materials in architecture, the process of manufacturing reigns above it all in order to express whatever desire design withholds, almost without limits. The sincerity within the material’s rawness is now facing its faux-version when costs are at stake and time is of the essence, mostly for reaching the intended design.... READ MORE...

The material-ability praxis of Manuel Kretzer

Architect and Designer Manuel Kretzer is research assistant at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He coordinates the Postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies’ digital design and production modules... READ MORE...

The anonymous architecture, a globalization transporter

Over the years, technology has been seducing our domestic spaces and urban integrities with possibilities of expansion beyond traditional overviews. At the end of the WWII, military technology was already arising, inserting itself at home for necessity and altering our perceptions of space. Media and technology have dismantled any barrier near or far, expressing the inexistent lines and boundaries between countries, landscapes, events and culture. Today we find ourselves learning from every other culture, from DYI's someone posted online proving its workability or not; with open source technologies that convert our homes into micro labs for our children who suddenly become makers.... READ MORE...