For an Architecture of Imagination

“Commercial rather than Avant-Garde”

Josep Muntañola 

Casa Tula, Menorca, 1987-1990

Such was Oscar Tusquets’s comment on the news that his housing project at Fukuoka was the favorite of Japanese housewives —even above those of the country’s own architects—, and it has become a slogan of his attitudes toward design and architecture. With this phrase as premise, Josep Muntañola analyzes the recent architecture of Tusquets, Diaz and Associates in the form of two readings, called light and heavy, and a brief theoretical digression into the philosophy of the imagination... [+]

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