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 – Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

We popularly tend to think of cities horizontally—as entities that blanket the terrain. This perception has been fostered by the... Read More

Book Review—Local Code: 3659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

Author: Nicholas de Monchaux (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Sometimes, you don’t know where you are going until you get there... Read More

Book Review – Austere Gardens: Thoughts on Landscape, Restraint, & Attending

Author: Marc Treib (ORO Editions, 2016) With no less than sixteen books under his belt focused on landscape and architecture... Read More

Book Review – Research Methods for Architecture

Author: Raymond Lucas (Laurence King, 2016) “As a discipline, architecture often struggles with the idea of research…” It’s difficult... Read More

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