Thoughts and stories

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Patio de Sombras was born as a source of thought on the practice of architecture and art. This is the main focus of motivation for good practice. Have fun!

Art to forget

On the occasion of our collaboration with archsharing and docexdoce, this small reflection on the art generated during the pandemics appears.

How does the series of this art follow from a contemporary point of view?

Ethics & Aesthetics: Travel Scketchbooks

La semana pasada, presentábamos la obra de The Lisbon Wireman (el sobrenombre de David Oliveira) comparando los trazos temblorosos de sus esculturas en el espacio con los de un cuaderno de dibujo, líneas de ideación, apuntes, acompasados con el traqueteo de un tren, o con un apoyo inestable, sobre un […]

Christmas scenarios

Don’t worry! We haven’t forgotten! Did you miss our usual Tuesday publication? We’re justified… We asked Santa for help with this week’s entry, and of course, we had to wait until tonight for him to put everything under the Christmas tree in our patio. Now that we have everything we […]

One range less

Is architecture losing value? Where do purely idea contests lead us into? What is the value of constructed architecture nowadays?

Unbelievable. Tale of a lie

When in 1987 Pollock captured an extinct species billions of years ago flying over Boston, people had no choice but to believe. Was it all false?

Degrees of freedom?

Are orchestras becoming less and less fashionable? Or to focus even more on that question: are orchestra conductors in danger of extinction, because orchestras are less and less fashionable? Have we gone mad? No, perhaps you intuit where we want to go with this extravagant question, but for those who […]

Ideas or identities?

At what point did we lose our way and begin to move away from local identities? Does this always happen? Is there a middle ground?

Paper strata

What is design? How do you design? Can you enjoy it? A new chapter in our “Tales of the Thousand and One Nights of Delivery”.