‘Everyday Camouflage in the City’


Church of Our Lord in the Attic, Amsterdam. Photography Sheila Nadimi.

‘Everyday Camouflage in the City’ is a research study conducted with photographer Sheila Nadimi of buildings that purposely use a deceiving outward appearance, i.e. a “strategy of deception”, to conceal uses deemed problematic. It was presented at the 2nd Savannah Symposium “Authenticity and Architecture” and published in On Site Review #9 and Lotus International #126. Read online here.


About Rafael Gomez-Moriana

I am an architect, writer and educator. rafagomo.com chronicles my architectural making, writing, teaching and curating activity, while criticalista.com is an archive of my writings as well as a platform for venting personal rants and observations. I studied architecture at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and at the Berlage Institute (the Netherlands). I direct the University of Calgary’s architecture term-abroad program in Barcelona, and have previously taught in the Metropolis Masters Program in Architecture and Urban Culture, CIEE Architecture and Design program, as well as at Carleton University and the University of Manitoba.

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