Josep Lluís Mateo

Islands, desert, mountain. Degree zero architecture | Josep Lluís Mateo
16-07-2018 No Comments

Islands, desert, mountain. Degree zero architecture | Josep Lluís Mateo

The fascination caused by distant places, in the limit of human existence, places where it might be better to spend than to stay, or where to stay always go along with a vague sense of threat (condition, from romanticism, at the base of the aesthetic experience). The island as a closed, finite place, with endemism as a possibility. The island […]

The noble savage. A Contemporary Architect’s Status | Josep Lluís Mateo
05-02-2018 No Comments

The noble savage. A Contemporary Architect’s Status | Josep Lluís Mateo

“Gardez-vous de la pureté, c’est le vitriol de l’âme…” Paul Valéry A Contemporary Architect’s Status. The imaginary of the profession of architect has historically seen the emergence of various paradigms. One, not too distant, is that of the globalised cosmopolitan genius, defending globalisation and, to use its own terms, the generic, and constantly proposing new horizons, which he finds in […]