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Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth
14-03-2017 No Comments

Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth

With this cartoon, Mad Architects: Mies versus Farnsworth, it begins and probably it finishes a series that enough time ago I began but that did not see the light till now. There did not happen the critical, lucid, humorous and ironic rasero that characterizes me (if I do not say it to myself …) and unless some magazine, web etc, pays me […]

SW Architect’s version. Your father
29-12-2016 No Comments

SW Architect’s version. Your father

For if you are not sufficiently freaks as to recognize this dialog, it is based like not, in Star wars‘ mythical scene: Probably it must have finished the emblem with a NOOOOO of the scholar and be thrown to the emptiness looking for work (a suicide, nowadays), but far from it and motivated by the incessant petitions of the fans […]

SW Architect’s version: Public competitive examinations
10-11-2016 No Comments

SW Architect’s version: Public competitive examinations

Lengthways and width of the professional life, every architect who boasts and even those who are despised like to me, they have run up with civil servants or visadores that with our zeal to obtain a license, turn into supposed benefactors of the law and in malechores of the profession. But I suppose that under all that, before they were […]

SW Architect’s version: Changes of web
21-07-2016 No Comments

SW Architect’s version: Changes of web

After a lot of time, I return to the load with this most interesting and most enterteining comical strip that will do the delights of all those that as me, for lack of work, we decide that the most important thing is to have a posh web, of phantones gray and confirm in black and white with the illusion that […]

SW Architect’s version: Looking for employed at the Java de Hot´s office
21-06-2016 No Comments

SW Architect’s version: Looking for employed at the Java de Hot´s office

(Look at the text in perspective of a point of escape) After leaving the office of Lex, the scholar continues in his incessant search of work to the price that is. After an insane reflection, the scholar discovers that he has not a curriculum the sufficiently wide thing in order that they look at it, not at least to the […]

SW Architect’s version: Looking for jobs
14-04-2016 No Comments

SW Architect’s version: Looking for jobs

Already you have here the awaited Spin-off of the scholar. Equal it gives me for two or three emblems, who knows, it is so difficult to find work in this galaxy as in any different, for what you do not reject that it returns crawling to Lex’s office. Lexcursó perpetrated these comical strips for the whiteness of 2011, how they […]

SW Architect’s version: Fellowship contracts
22-03-2016 No Comments

SW Architect’s version: Fellowship contracts

It was observing that if Scholar changes the B for a simple Pr of the word, it happens to be said Precariously. Thing not beyond of the reality and I suppose that Scholar must be a derivation of the word Precariously, since almost it means the same thing. “YESSS, I ended the career, already I am an architect!” “No scholar […]

Star Wars The Architect's version. The Architectural Competition | Lexcursó
04-02-2016 No Comments

Star Wars The Architect’s version. The Architectural Competition | Lexcursó

Trailer of the movie based on the cómic Star Wars The Architect’s version. “After 15 years doing architecture, there is no money to construct. His office has gone away to the bankruptcy. It begins a long and hard voyage for left lots and faked contests..” Lexcursó, architect e ilustrator Barcelona, october 2011

Brutselas #02 | eiza
21-07-2015 No Comments

Brutselas #02 | eiza

As an architect, and “adopted” Bruxellois for two years, I will try to tell you from my point of view, and through my “arquicomics” what this city is like. To this end, I propose to start this “presentation” of Brussels by its most characteristic element: the “maison bruxelloise”, a house typology apparently simple but which has consequences for the urban […]

Brutselas #01 | eiza
19-05-2015 2 Comments

Brutselas #01 | eiza

We have all heard of Brussels and, however, we do not have a clear picture of this city: halfway between the capital of the European institutions and the base of operations for sightseeing tours (Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp …) Brussels has far more to offer for those who live there and have the opportunity to get to know it every day. […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (XII) | epR
13-01-2015 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (XII) | epR

José Antonio Corrales. Other three sides of the hexagon that in 1958 revolutionized the Spanish architecture of postwar period from Heysel’s distant esplanade. Corrales and Molezún. Batman and Robin. Laurel and Hardy. Romario and Bebeto. La Historia está llena de memorables parejas bien avenidas. Corrales and Molezún. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Hendrix and Clapton. Frazier and Ali. Some […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (XI) | epR
02-12-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (XI) | epR

Ramón Vázquez Molezún holding the helm, the half-open eyes, while the ship dances on the waves curled of her laugh. Ramón Vázquez Molezún crossing Europe to loins of his Lambretta. Ramón Vázquez Molezún dispersing hexagons in an immense plant. Ramón Vázquez Molezún drawing impossible sections risen up a hillside. Ramón Vázquez Molezún imagining a minimal house astraddle of the land and the […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (X) | epR
04-11-2014 2 Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (X) | epR

Jose Antonio Coderch de Sentmenat, catalan aristocrat, captain Scott de la España of postwar period. Probably it was late, or too soon. Maybe in another place it would have obtained a major recognition, but in the current Catalonia it has been relegated to the garret of the inconvinient forbears. His first sketch of the house Ugalde costs more than five […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (IX) | epR
02-10-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (IX) | epR

Don Alejandro was giving hares whom he was asking for cats. Jack, the architect, constructed classrooms that were floating on a gymnasium, emptied the front of a civil government, suspended glassy viewing-points on a street dressed in stone. Sota, the draftsman, scribbled buildings and faces with fragile, scanty, agonizing lines. Sota, the teacher, Galician and teimado, declined to tread on […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VIII) | epR
29-08-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VIII) | epR

The dodo bird. Fehn and his drawings of line. Fragile, synthetic and cryptic. Drawings that are almost at all. Exiguous outlines in which it fits the entire world. Cosmogonophy of horizons and ships, of the Suns and lunas, always of men. Fehn and his architecture of elongated shades. The young person northern prodigy of Brussels, Venice and Hamar. Then, the […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VII) | epR
01-08-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VII) | epR

Gunnar Asplund and his nemesis. Fights of roosters Gunnar was the hinge between the chill Swedish classicism and the winds that were blowing of the south. A refined and visionary teacher. In 1915, while Europe was drained, he conceived the most beautiful contemporary cemetery. But Gunnar was not alone. To his side there was a muffled shade, it avoids even […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VI) | epR
03-07-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (VI) | epR

Bird marinades They all resemble Jørn Utzon as a high man. But actually it it was not. Utzon seemed to be extraodinary because it lived on a platform, as that it had seen in Mexico or in Japan in his youth; and from her it looked behind and forward. It recognized oriental temples and Mayan constructions; he remembered the models […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (V) | epR
30-05-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (V) | epR

The cuckold Born in the chill Baltic one and with the slightly bad face of smallpox, his history could have been sad as that of that Akákievich from Gógol. But Kahn decided to live through two lives. Two simultaneous lives, with two women, with two families. As the pretty bird, it overflew other skies to look for other nests. Two […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (IV) | epR
28-04-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (IV) | epR

Franky the Kid Frank grew in a farm of Wisconsin. It was before working with L. H. Sullivan in Chicago. Maybe the city seemed to the farmer to be too artificial and decided then to dismember the architecture, to preface the housings in extraodinary projecting beyond his walls and to dilute them in the nature. It was called them Prairie […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (III) | epR
28-03-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (III) | epR

The night bird Many Alvar Aalto’s things have been said. That was racionalist, that was organicista, that fought for the independence of Finland in 1917. That he liked the wine, the night and the young women. Maybe they all are true. It would explain Viipuri, Paimio, the Mairea, Otaniemi, Säynätsalo, his circles and his two marriages. Always I remember that […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (II) | epR
28-02-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (II) | epR

The migratory architect He was the man of the short phrases. Less it is more, God is in the details. Prussian, straight, tenacious. His houses of brick and his German Pavilion were not sufficient to save it from the beast that was devastating Germany. It was not also enough to him to emigrate with his itinerant Bauhaus of Weimar to […]

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (I) | epR
28-01-2014 No Comments

Portraits across the eyes of a near-sighted person (I) | epR

The raven man. A good day, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris decided that, in forward, would be called Le Corbusier. It decided also that already it would not be Swiss but French, and turned into raven – ¿or was it a magpie?-. It glided weightlessly between the writing, the painting and the architecture, settled in the gleaming shoulders of his cousin Pierre, of […]

The origins of the architecture (IV) | epR
30-12-2013 One Comment

The origins of the architecture (IV) | epR

Often I ask myself when it was begun to speak about energy efficiency. Or, better, when this argument transformed in mere demagoguery and in absolute value capable of justifying mediocre projects. Turning the pages of books of Bernard Rudofsky or Myron Goldfinger we recognize another type of energy efficiency – but also economic and social – capable of forming humanized […]

The origins of the architecture (III) | epR
29-11-2013 No Comments

The origins of the architecture (III) | epR

We find them in the most unexpected place: on having doubled the corner, in the square of the neighborhood, or in this piece of open land that we believed stranger for the rest of the world. They are the author’s architectures, ostentatious offerings to the eternity of major architects who resist as obscene recollections of last times. Today they lie, […]

The origins of the architecture (II) | epR
30-10-2013 No Comments

The origins of the architecture (II) | epR

A fissure exists between the architect and the company. It is not exactly an abyss, is not a deep pit, but there is something that separates it from those for whom, in last instance, he conceives his projects. There is not a question himself to quarrel the one who has reason but of assuming that a problem of communication exists […]

The origins of the architecture (I) | epR
30-09-2013 No Comments

The origins of the architecture (I) | epR

The architecture is, by his own nature, a discipline mediated. On the contrary that a painter or a poet, the architect sees how his idea takes form through numerous intermediaries. It is part of this thick skin discipline that it does of the architecture a slow paquidermo in front of the eclosión of new avant-gardes, but that at the same […]

Architects for s. XXI (IV) | epR
27-08-2013 One Comment

Architects for s. XXI (IV) | epR

They are bad times to live of the architecture. The days happen without the telephone sounds, without Herbert Johnson entrusts us a few offices or the father Couturier insists on contracting to construct a chapel us in The Vosges. Because of it now it is the moment to affirm, as the haughty laborer of Madariaga, that in my hunger I […]

Architects for s. XXI (III) | epR
29-07-2013 No Comments

Architects for s. XXI (III) | epR

It turns out to be curious to think about the architects as a species on the verge of extinction, but maybe this idea is not very far from the reality. At least in a country where the laws, the fierce competition and (digámoslo high place, it is therapeutic) the absence of ethics of a wide sector of the profession when […]

Architects for s. XXI (II) | epR
24-06-2013 One Comment

Architects for s. XXI (II) | epR

We believed difficultly that the things were deteriorating, but we were wrong. The global crisis there has joined in Spain a new legal frame that, sooner or later, will turn the architect into an insignificant figure to do architecture. We still have the consolation of thinking that Chesterton would have found this paradox hilarious, or of remembering Steinberg’s words when […]

Architects for s. XXI (I) | epR
31-05-2013 No Comments

Architects for s. XXI (I) | epR

Still I remember when to study architecture he was assuring a future you. Or it they believed all: your parents were looking at you with approval and your friends were saying to you that, from then, you would pay the beers. Now, after a structural crisis and a change of law in the horizon, to study architecture seems to have […]