Excusus into Nocturnal Obliteration in Architectural Media

Founded in 1982 by Richard Levene and Fernando Marquez, El Croquis is a renowned architectural magazine that rarely features night photography. In February 2020, Richard Levene was invited by HEAD – Genève to create a nocturnal edition of the journal. Under his guidance, students spent a week gathering documentation on, and photographing, contemporary buildings in Geneva from dusk to after nightfall. They subsequently laid out and presented this material in a virtual edition titled El Croquis Night. This reversed the journal's usual circadian rhythm, prompting the question: “Is architectural representation diurnal by default?”

Category: Essay. English, French
Author/s: Javier F. Contreras
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Interiority. Vol. 4, No. 2 (2021): 181-190 / Plan Libre, No. 179 (2020): 12-14