Shadow of a Doubt

“Shadow of a Doubt” is a permanent architectural installation on the roof of a 19th century apartment building in Barcelona’s Sant Antoni neighbourhood that consists of a triangular piece of textile mounted above a private roof terrace belonging to a German opera director. Visible from the triangularly shaped Plaza de Goya, the hovering silhouette seeks to draw attention to Barcelona’s eccentric roof-scape, the informal, organic architecture of which contrasts sharply with the gridded and orderly street-scape below while largely remaining out of sight to the majority.

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Actually, it’s just a ready-made shade sail I was hired to install by a friend-of-a-friend who wanted to make his roof terrace enjoyable in the summertime; nothing more, really. The pretentious archi-speak is merely ornamentation.

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About Rafael Gomez-Moriana

Architect, educator and writer. Partner at ArqEstructura. Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. Blogger at criticalista.com.

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