Category Archives: Making

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

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

Low-Cost Flat Reno

For this small apartment renovation project in Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella district, an awkward and inefficient spatial organization was remedied by redistributing uses, consolidating daytime spaces, and reducing corridor length. A kitchen became a bathroom, while a small living room, a

Low-Cost Flat Reno

For this small apartment renovation project in Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella district, an awkward and inefficient spatial organization was remedied by redistributing uses, consolidating daytime spaces, and reducing corridor length. A kitchen became a bathroom, while a small living room, a

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.

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.

Door of Perception

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven

Door of Perception

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven

Picture Frame House

The Picture Frame House is a two-story concrete, masonry and wood structure built into the side of a ravine in the Balinese countryside near the town of Ubud. It consists of a U-shaped volume containing private spaces (a studio and two bedroom suites) that

Picture Frame House

The Picture Frame House is a two-story concrete, masonry and wood structure built into the side of a ravine in the Balinese countryside near the town of Ubud. It consists of a U-shaped volume containing private spaces (a studio and two bedroom suites) that

Own ‘N Rent: a flexible housing system

Own’NRent is a flexible housing system designed to enable the adaptation of dwellings to changing spatial needs throughout a lifetime. The system is premised on being able to ‘connect’ (and later ‘disconnect’, if necessary) two different types of spaces: 1.) a basic ‘Core Dwelling Unit’

Own ‘N Rent: a flexible housing system

Own’NRent is a flexible housing system designed to enable the adaptation of dwellings to changing spatial needs throughout a lifetime. The system is premised on being able to ‘connect’ (and later ‘disconnect’, if necessary) two different types of spaces: 1.) a basic ‘Core Dwelling Unit’