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!

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”.

Breaking Bad and El Camino: A film by Quentin Tarantino

One of the most iconic scenes of Hollywood storie is the next shootout: Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) pointing his gun at Mr. White (Interpreted by Harvey Keitel), while Eddie Cabot (Chris Penn) points at him, and then the shooting begins, killing the Cabots and seriously wounding Mr. White. The end of […]

Hic sunt dracones

In the past, the phrase “Hic sunt dracones” frequently appeared in cartographies. What dangers did they advertise? And if so, where are those dragons now?

The curious art of destroying art

On certain occasions, art destroys, only to create a more abstract art, beyond what pre-existed, and which now transcends its own limits.

Without canvas

The Amazon rainforest is burning, we are indignant, but are we really aware of other ways in which we also harm the planet?

Building with air

It seems that construction with EFTE and other lightweight materials has led us to rethink what such important concepts as “limit” mean. How far have we come?