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The hunger games: Architects in danger

The Architect as Worker : Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Towards the mid-1800s, “professions” emerged as a new form of “work”; they anticipated personal and responsible attitudes to careers in the democratic public realm. This has failed as professions have found a space within the market...

New Politics of the Spectacle: “Bilbao” and the Global Imagination

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...In 1997, virtually overnight, “Bilbao” appeared on the map (Figure 12.1). Frank Gehry's dazzling design for a far-flung branch of the Guggenheim Museum was not just an extraordinarily audacious architectural achievement, nor was it merely...

Disputing calculations in architecture: notes for a pragmatic reframing of parametricism and architecture

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The discussion on parametricism in architecture needs to be reframed. The desire for a new technologically driven march of progress has gained an amplified voice that conceals a much richer ecosystem of heterogeneous realities...

Malls and commercial planning policies in a compact city: The case of Barcelona

Shopping Towns Europe : Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre, 1945–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This chapter is an outcome of the research project: Los mercados alimentarios de Barcelona. El mercado del Born y la renovación de los mercados municipales durante el siglo XX. (HAR2012-35387). This project was financed by the Spanish...

Curtains: Décor for the End of Empire

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...Within a polemic titled Advertisements for Architecture, Bernard Tschumi declared, ‘Architecture only survives where it negates the form that society expects of it. Where it negates itself by transgressing the limits that history has set...

From Photographic Fragments to Architectural Illusions at the 1929 Poble Espanyol in Barcelona

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...During the mid-1920s a small group of artists and architects from Barcelona traveled across Spain photographing and sketching the nation's architecture. Their pictorial records, souvenirs of their research, formed the basis for the plans...

A Pilgrimage to the Alcázar of Toledo: Ritual, Tourism and Propaganda in Franco's Spain

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...Introduction On 18 July 1936 a group of right-wing generals launched a military uprising aiming to topple the democratically elected left-wing coalition government that led the Spanish Republic. This was the beginning of the Spanish Civil...