Miquel Lacasta releases the book Axonométrica. Paseos por el voladizo, published by Ediciones Asimétricas
The volume includes a selection of architecture-related articles that were published in his blog, which he started in 2012
Miquel Lacasta, a lecturer in the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, recently released the book Axonométrica. Paseos por el voladizo [Axonometrics: Walks around the Cantilever], published by Ediciones Asimétricas as part of its “The Printed Window” collection. The volume features a selection of articles about architecture that were originally published in his blog, www.axonométrica.blog, which he started in 2012. It includes conversations with other architects and short essays in which the lecturer gives thought to numerous aspects of architectural theory and practice.
According to Dr Lacasta, “The aim was not to prove that there is one unequivocal way of approaching architecture. It was rather a shared state of reflection that developed over the course of almost nine years. This created a sort of cosmogony of what really interests me about architecture, key issues, spaces for interaction with other disciplines and required readings -at least for me”. The book also vindicates the value of walking as an essential component of the thought and writing process. “The book emerged as a plea of sorts to slow things down. Writing is breathing. It needs time, a mise-en-scène, a ritual. Some people do yoga; I write”, he asserts.
Miquel Lacasta holds a PhD in Architecture from the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, where he has worked as a lecturer in the Area of Architectural Design since the School was founded. He is also co-founder of the architecture and urbanism studio Archikubik, whose distinctions include the 2015 International FAD Award, the Disclosure Award at the 13th BEAU Architecture and Urbanism Awards in 2016 and the German Design Award. Archikubik’s designs were also chosen to grace both the Spanish and Catalan pavilions at the 2016 Venice Biennale.