‘Architecture and Design Reboot’

‘Architecture and Design Reboot’ is an article published in rocagallery.com that shows, using several examples, how certain architects and designers are employing strategies of material reduction and reuse, as distinct from recycling, in order to combat our growing mounds of waste.


Industrial designer Curro Claret in his studio with chairs made of discarded goods by members of Barcelona’s homeless community. A simple steel bracket designed by Claret enables this process.


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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