I like to think of “Dysfunctional Landmarks” and “Hotel Troya” as high resolution architectural machinima. These are works that talk about the promiscuity of genres and typologies, the closeness between the monumental and the monstrous, the anomalous attraction, scale as an aberration, representation as a trap and function as a nightmare. His gaze is not guilty, but distant and objective; strictly empirical. These images are not intended to denounce anything. They are cold, dispassionate, almost scientific records—no perspectives, only elevations—of that which lives hidden and concealed in the mind of the architect. Goya put it well: “The sleep of reason produces monsters.”
The Potential of the Territory Beyond The Only Possible World Architecture Without Idealism (Of A Sort) Game of Ornaments Metropol Parasol Boom Bust Rubble Dust Terrible Beauty Cities Dysfunctional Landmarks Weak Networks and Movement Scales in Architecture Something Exceptional F*ck Your Tectonics Unseen Realities Immanent Cartography
Projects by Emilio López-Galiacho.