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 – Michael Graves: Images of a Grand Tour

Author: Brian Ambroziak (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005) Between sitting alongside Peter Eisenman, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk... Read More

Book Review: Manual of Section

Authors: Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. Lewis (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Drawings and different types of visual... Read More

Complexity and Contradiction: The New TELUS Garden Building

[Editor’s Note: This article written by Spacing Vancouver Editor-in-Chief, Erick Villagomez, was recently published in the... Read More

Book Review – Studio Futures: Changing Trajectories in Architectural Education

Editors: Donald Bates, Vivian Mitsogianni, Diego Ramirez-Lovering (ORO Editions, 2015) The design studio is a central part of the... Read More

Book Review – Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Authors: Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Reflecting on the history of humankind, one... Read More

Book Review: A Burglar’s Guide to the City

Author: Geoff Manaugh (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016) Cities are many things to many different people. They are hubs of creativity... Read More

Book Review—Bruno Munari: Square Circle Triangle

Author: Bruno Munari (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) All disciplines are filled with unsung heroes, significant figures who have... Read More

Book Review: Ladders (2nd edition)

Author: Albert Pope (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015) “The contemporary city, the city that is at this moment under... Read More

Book Review: A Line in the Andes/Una Linea En Los Andes

Editor:  Felipe Correa & Ramiro Almeida (Applied Research + Design Publishing, 2013) “What country is that?” is a common question... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks – Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post-carbon World

These days it has become nearly impossible to open a newspaper or read a website without encountering numerous doomsday predictions of... Read More