Quaderns #271
About Buildings and Food
Xavier Monteys

Essays by Stephen Bates, Gianluca Burgio, Carlos Dias Coelho, Nuria Ortigosa, David Steegmann, among others.Interview with Carolyn Steel.


About Buildings & Food’ take care of the domestic space and the public space from the perspective of food. From this perspective, the relationship between both realities is clarified, since the food traces countless links between these two scenarios: from the supply to the waste, and even when the food separates them, or when we eat on the street we do not do it at home, also allows to observe new relationships between both spaces.

Contemporary Architecture, Magazine
The publication brings together a series of articles that address different issues about food, architecture and the city. The focus is on the food and the actions that this triggers, especially in the public space, affecting its configuration, but also what it has of everyday theater, with new rhythms and gestures that flood the urban scene at certain times. At the same time, it seems opportune to also pick up on what affects the house at present, with the increasing presence of the prepared food that is delivered at home. In this case the reflection focuses on the dining space and its position in the house, which augurs that this space becomes a central space in the house and opens new perspectives that overcome functionalism.
Quaderns –– the journal of the Architects' Association of Catalonia –– has been, throughout the last decades, a reference in the field of architectural publications.

Xavier Monteys He is an architect and professor in the Department of Architectural Projects at the UPC. He has collaborated with the magazine Quaderns d'Arquitectura i Urbanisme con la sección"Domèstica", and he is a regular contributor to the Quadern de El País-Cataluña.

160 pages
Paperback, 19x26 cm
Catalan, English
Polígrafa, 1st edition 2019
ISBN 9788434313774