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“Carrefour planet”: you are joking, right?
“Carrefour planet”: you are joking, right?

This summer, while out desperately searching for a basket for my bicycle, I made my first ever trip to the Gran Via 2 shopping centre only to be met by a 6m² sign hanging from one of the sides of the temple. The frieze bears the text “Carrefour Planet” and my first impression was that maybe the name was the

Plans and Projects for Barcelona 2011-2015
Plans and Projects for Barcelona 2011-2015

“We are working to make Barcelona a self-sufficient city of productive neighbourhoods at a human speed, within a hyper-connected and zero-emissions metropolis”. The content of this book represents a wide selection of the plans and projects developed in the city of Barcelona in the period covering from the year 2011 to 2015, divided in types and thoroughly explained.

A leap in scale in the conception of public space
A leap in scale in the conception of public space

Leadership is required in order to discover future areas for urban transformation, to reserve the land and begin designing public space. This is crucial in order to define the quality of a new area in a city. The hope of building a better city must be kept very much alive; the greatest challenge facing us with regard to the future

The unnecessary conflict
The unnecessary conflict

Explica Michael Storper que San Francisco és una ciutat molt més atractiva que Los Angeles quan s’estudia des d’una perspectiva de proximitat a l’inividu, a nivell de microanàlisi.

Conference in the IAAC: “Everyday City”

Talk in the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia about the everyday city.

Wardrobes
Wardrobes

Dear Valentina, Today you are not quite four months old but I have already fallen victim to all the clichés and stereotypes of a mother-to-be and, with your father, we have turned the house upside down in order to make room for you in a redistributed apartment so that it is more comfortable for all three of us. The past

Zones versus use
Zones versus use

My regular hairdresser’s is not on the ground floor of some busy city street but instead is on the sixth floor of an apartment block, specifically the private residence of a hairdresser who works from home because she is separated, her daughter is ill and the company where she had worked loyally for over 20 years, couldn’t see fit to

To do and to undo
To do and to undo

The first photograph belongs to the home of Sir Peter Hall in Ealing, a magnificent three-storey Victorian house located in a cul-de-sac complete with galleries and garden in an area of Outer London with very low-density population. For a time, I became obsessed (in the good sense of the word) with the lectures of Peter Hall and his own personal

Urb&Domestic
Urb&Domestic

El format Karakia, l’han copiat després programes com Nous catalans, o Babel, de RTVE (versions catalana i espanyola), que no han arribat a la qualitat del programa original.

SASKIA SASSEN. We need to talk
SASKIA SASSEN. We need to talk

El pasado 18 de enero, Saskia Sassen, profesora de Sociología en la Universidad de Columbia de Nueva York y autora de Territorio, autoridad y derechos (Katz, 2010) habló en el ciclo de conferencias Crisis que está teniendo lugar en el CCCB hasta finales de marzo.

For you, what does the term Mediterranean city actually mean?
For you, what does the term Mediterranean city actually mean?

Fa uns segles el Mediterrani era equilibri: amb ciutats intermèdies molt actives, amb comerç interportuari, amb boscos litorals que controlaven l’erosió i amb àrees fèrtils per a l’agricultura.

Post-congress reflections
Post-congress reflections

El congrés va reivindicar l’aplicació d’un “gest Cerdà” (estudiar les disfuncions de la ciutat existent per superar-les amb l’aplicació d’un paquet de mesures multidisciplinars tot fent un salt d’escala en el territori) a la realitat metropolitana d’avui.