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In the intimacy of your patio and my roof: Projects for the city of the future

Intervention on the existing city and its methodology, both architecturally and urbanly, is a subject, fortunately or unfortunately, in constant debate and evolution –what would be of us without that debate?– Within this eternal dilemma, disparate voices appear that speak about lost values, opportunities and urban offers; others less audible […]

Patios(+)Personales: Martín Dulanto

This week we bring back an article that is framed in our favorite section, Patios(+)Personales! And to consolidate our interest in generating an international image in Patio de Sombras, on this occasion our protagonist comes from the other side of the Atlantic: We present Martín Dulanto. For those who do […]

Sáenz de Oiza’s “Duck”

Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza | Cáseda, 12 October 1918. Madrid, 18 July 2000; he is undoubtedly one of the masters of modern architecture in our country. A controversial, risky, reflective and critical creator of energetic, vehement and passionate verb, whose works are admired and discussed in equal parts, but […]

Second Anniversary Contest!

Are you looking for the links to quickly participate in our contest? They are below the image of the instructions! Good luck! Finally! Here we are to tell you what we have been planning for so long with all our affection. Our second anniversary! It has been a long road, […]

Earth’s Dreams: The Journey of Creativity

In Patio de Sombras we have already considered before the capacity of inspiration that Inert Nature can have. This week, we look again at the sky, to focus on one of the celestial bodies that has most aroused our curiosity, imagination and respect: The Moon. Its size, movement and changing […]

Brief essay on infinity: Two years

  Two years! And it seems like only yesterday we began to write -there by Tumblr- more adventurous thoughts than correct ones. Many things have changed in Patio de Sombras since then, but there’s one thing we haven’t changed: The spirit of a constant Call for Papers publication, always in […]

Eternal temporariness in the refugee camps

Temporary, spontaneous, improvised, dirty, unhygienic, vulnerable… These are just some of the adjectives that are often attributed to refugee camps. The number of displaced persons in the world today stands at 68.5 million, the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War. The temporariness in many of these cases is […]

Coloring scars: Boa Mistura

A few days ago, we reviewed one of the greatest problems that the cities of this century suffer and will suffer: Gentrification. In this analysis, we learned that one of the most important factors for this phenomenon to happen is the stigmatization of the neighborhood in which this problem is […]

Life Corridors

How much of what we know about nature in relation to our cities and architecture is real? Are we plagued by clichés and assumptions that shape our work, but in reality are ineffective tools or can lead to problems? This week we seek to answer these questions, and learn a […]

The generation that never hung their pictures

Currently, more than 20% of the Spanish population lives in rented housing, although this figure rises among people between 20 and 39 years old, reaching 11 million citizens, almost a quarter of the total. In addition, more than half are not planning to buy a home in the next 10 […]