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 – Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

Author: Simon Unwin (Routledge, 2010) At a time when meaningful analyses of the built environment seems to be suffering from extreme... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – (re)Designing Nature: Current Concepts for Shaping Nature in Art and Landscape Architecture

Authors: Susanne Witzgall, Florian Matzner, and Iris Meder (Hatje Cantz, 2011) The relationship between nature and the the built world... Read More

Book Review – Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses

Author: SooJin (Steven) Park (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012) Le Corbusier needs no introduction in the architecture and urban... Read More

Book Review – The Public Library: A Photographic Essay

Author: Robert Dawson (Photographer) with Bill Moyers (Foreword)and Ann Patchett (Afterword) – (Princeton Architectural Press... Read More

Book Review – Farming Cuba: Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up

Author: Carey Clouse (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) In light of growing urban populations and diminishing resources, the issues... Read More

Visual Thoughts #44

Last VT image: A fragment of the Manhattan skyline viewed from near Peter Detmold Park, New York. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the... Read More

Five Key Questions for the Study of Public Life

Although studies on the interaction between public life and public space are relatively few, several great examples do exist. From... Read More

Book Review: How to Study Public Life

Authors: Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre (Island Press, 2013) Those versed in research around public life and urban spaces are bound to... Read More

Visual Thoughts #43

Last VT image: View to Smoke Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver... Read More

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