Dysfunctional Landmarks


Therapeutical Observatory. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Projects by Emilio López-Galiacho

 

I like to think of “Dysfunctional Landmarks” and “Hotel Troya” as high resolution architectural machinima. These are works that talk about the promiscuity of genres and typologies, the closeness between the monumental and the monstrous, the anomalous attraction, scale as an aberration, representation as a trap and function as a nightmare. His gaze is not guilty, but distant and objective; strictly empirical. These images are not intended to denounce anything. They are cold, dispassionate, almost scientific records—no perspectives, only elevations—of that which lives hidden and concealed in the mind of the architect. Goya put it well: “The sleep of reason produces monsters.”

Emilio López-Galiacho


Neutral Tower. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Tumoral Monastery. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Underground Chapel. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Unfinished Health Resort. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Hotel Troya #1. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Hotel Troya #1. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Hotel Troya #2. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Hotel Troya #2. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Hotel Troya #3. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Hotel Troya #3. © Emilio López-Galiacho.

 

Emilio López-Galiacho is an architect, visual artist and composer. In 1992, he co-founded Arquimedia, a group focused on the relationship between New Media, Architecture and Communication. He is Deputy Publisher and Art Director of FronteraD digital magazine.
www.emiliogaliacho.com | www.fronterad.comm | @emiliogaliacho



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