Erick Villagomez is the Editor-in-chief at Spacing Vancouver. He is also an educator, independent researcher and designer with personal and professional interests in the urban landscapes. His private practice – Metis Design|Build (http://metisdb.com/) – is an innovative practice dedicated to a collaborative and ecologically responsible approach to the design and construction of places. You can also see some of his drawing and digital painting adventures at Visual Thoughts – http://visualthoughts.ca/.

Book Review: Analysing Architecture (Fourth Edition)

Author: Simon Unwin (Routledge, 2014) At a time when increasing complexity seems to be the overriding direction in all fields, lucidly... Read More

Visual Thoughts #42

Last VT image: The Dominion Building at sunset – Vancouver, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Mannahatta: An Natural History of New York City

Author: Eric W. Sanderson (Harry N. Abrams, 2013) Cities are inseparable from their unique landscapes.  The values and culture of the... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks: Cities for People

Author: Jan Gehl (Island Press, 2010) With the great success of his consulting practice and several excellent books to his name, the... Read More

Book Review – Sun Wind and Light: Architectural Design Strategies (3rd Edition)

Authors: G. Z. Brown, Mark DeKay (Wiley, 2014) As the complexity of buildings has increased over the past decades, issues around... Read More

Visual Thoughts #35

Last VT image: The Vancouver “Dingbat” building type, Vancouver, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors... Read More

Book Review: 100 Years of Architectural Drawings: 1900-2000

Author: Neil Bingham (Laurence King Publishing, 2013) The late Australian avant-garde artist Brett Whiteley once said “A great... Read More

Visual Thoughts #33

Last VT image: Sunset near 12th Ave and Woodland Drive, Vancouver, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing... Read More

Book Review, From the Stacks: Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments

Author: David Gissen (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009)
 Nature is ever present in our daily lives, Yet when we think and speak of... Read More

Visual Thoughts #32

Last VT image: Landscape in Bolivar Province near Guaranda, Ecuador. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing... Read More