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 – Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public

Author: Doug Suisman (ORO Editions, 2014) As an urban design instructor, practitioner and bibliophile, it is a rare pleasure to... Read More

Book Review: Atlas of Cities

Editor: Paul Knox (Princeton University Press, 2014) With cities at the centre of all major global phenomena—from climate change to... Read More

Book Review – Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory

Author: Charles Waldheim (Princeton University Press, 2016) It goes without saying that despite its contemporary meaning, practice of... Read More

Book Review – Medieval Cities: Their Origins and The Revival of Trade

Author: Henri Pirenne (Princeton University Press, 2014) The late fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett once stated: “If you do not know... Read More

Book Review: Brodsky and Utkin

Authors: Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015) Speaking to his wonderful book Imaginary Cities... Read More

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