Author Archives: Rafael Gomez-Moriana

About Rafael Gomez-Moriana

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

‘The Poseidon Adventure’

‘The Poseidon Adventure’ is a review of an experimental prototype of 14 social housing units on the Spanish island of Formentera by civil-servant architects of the Instituto Balear de la Vivienda (IBAVI, the Balearic Housing Institute) that, among other innovations,

‘The Poseidon Adventure’

‘The Poseidon Adventure’ is a review of an experimental prototype of 14 social housing units on the Spanish island of Formentera by civil-servant architects of the Instituto Balear de la Vivienda (IBAVI, the Balearic Housing Institute) that, among other innovations,

English Translation of _Santa Maria del Mar_

Santa Maria del Mar is a book authored by University of Barcelona art historians Joan Domenge and Jacobo Vidal that I translated from Catalan to English. The book explains the fascinating history of one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings: a

English Translation of _Santa Maria del Mar_

Santa Maria del Mar is a book authored by University of Barcelona art historians Joan Domenge and Jacobo Vidal that I translated from Catalan to English. The book explains the fascinating history of one of Barcelona’s most emblematic buildings: a

‘For Greener Cities’

‘For Greener Cities’ is an article in RocaGallery.com comparing various works of European cycling infrastructure: a multi-storey bike parking structure by VMX as well as a bike bridge by Wilkinson Eyre in Amsterdam, a bike path by Batlle & Roig

‘For Greener Cities’

‘For Greener Cities’ is an article in RocaGallery.com comparing various works of European cycling infrastructure: a multi-storey bike parking structure by VMX as well as a bike bridge by Wilkinson Eyre in Amsterdam, a bike path by Batlle & Roig

‘Into the Woods’

‘Into the Woods’ is an article published in rocagallery.com about engineered wood and its innovative application in the making of La Borda, a Barcelona housing cooperative recently completed by Lacol Arquitectura Cooperativa.

‘Into the Woods’

‘Into the Woods’ is an article published in rocagallery.com about engineered wood and its innovative application in the making of La Borda, a Barcelona housing cooperative recently completed by Lacol Arquitectura Cooperativa.

14 Proposals for an Urban Housing Cooperative above a Gym

A brief, 60 minute guerilla street exhibition of work by students of University of Calgary’s Barcelona term-abroad program on the partially boarded-up storefronts of the project site (Ronda Sant Pau 46).

14 Proposals for an Urban Housing Cooperative above a Gym

A brief, 60 minute guerilla street exhibition of work by students of University of Calgary’s Barcelona term-abroad program on the partially boarded-up storefronts of the project site (Ronda Sant Pau 46).

‘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.

‘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.

‘Small City Architecture: Walden 7 as a Social Network’

‘Small City Architecture: Walden 7 as a Social Network’ is an article published in online medium rocagallery.com that looks at how the architecture of Walden 7 –an ambitious housing project completed in the mid-1970s by Taller de Arquitectura— enables the formation

‘Small City Architecture: Walden 7 as a Social Network’

‘Small City Architecture: Walden 7 as a Social Network’ is an article published in online medium rocagallery.com that looks at how the architecture of Walden 7 –an ambitious housing project completed in the mid-1970s by Taller de Arquitectura— enables the formation