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 an article I wrote for The Architectural Review on 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

‘The Poseidon Adventure’

‘The Poseidon Adventure’ is an article I wrote for The Architectural Review on 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

Laneway Patio House

This laneway patio house, situated in the Poblenou district of Barcelona, was built within the envelope of an existing decrepit shed demolished afterwards, keeping only the street façade and one structural bay. Due to a maximum permissible building height of only a

Laneway Patio House

This laneway patio house, situated in the Poblenou district of Barcelona, was built within the envelope of an existing decrepit shed demolished afterwards, keeping only the street façade and one structural bay. Due to a maximum permissible building height of only 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

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

Finalist, BCN NYC Affordable Housing Challenge

The project titled “Elastic Living: A Compact, Adaptable and Affordable Prefab Apartment Prototype” by ArqEstructura (where I’m a partner), Angelo Roventa (architect, Vienna), and Ignaz Furger (business strategist, Zürich) is a finalist in the BCN NYC Affordable Housing Challenge. You can

Finalist, BCN NYC Affordable Housing Challenge

The project titled “Elastic Living: A Compact, Adaptable and Affordable Prefab Apartment Prototype” by ArqEstructura (where I’m a partner), Angelo Roventa (architect, Vienna), and Ignaz Furger (business strategist, Zürich) is a finalist in the BCN NYC Affordable Housing Challenge. You can

‘For Greener Cities’

‘For Greener Cities’ is an article I wrote for 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

‘For Greener Cities’

‘For Greener Cities’ is an article I wrote for 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

‘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).