iheartblob // We are exploring the idea of the Architectural Object. Our discipline invests so much meaning into objects that they develop a metaphysical existence of their own; this coupled with advances in technological tools is driving us towards a singularity wherein the role we serve as architects is clearly vague.
Fantastic Offense: The urgent reality of the affordable housing crisis in growing cities around the globe illustrates a desperate need for diverse strategies that can become the underlying framework of the future city. Simultaneously, alternative models for housing within cities lacking the mechanisms to meet future demand must also anticipate hybrid functions beyond basic shelter if they hope to attract the varied workforce that underlays the competitiveness of the city in global markets.
Frame House and House of Many Moons: CAZA // CAZA (Carlos Arnaiz Architects) is a Brooklyn-based design studio, workshop, and think tank with offices in Manila, Philippines; Bogotá, Colombia and Lima, Peru. CAZA’s team consists of design professionals from around the world who envision an optimistic future for architectural thinking and informed experimentation.
Confórmi (conformi.tumblr.com) is an archive I started one year ago, to manage my visual references. It is a personal work. instrument that puts prominent or neglected elements in relation, which are already present in our collective visual mind and culture. The work acts on the formal and aesthetic level with images that are immediately understandable, even to the uninitiated.