Posts tagged as 'Spain'
The Metropol Parasol towers above the city of Seville; photo courtesy of Arup
Completed less than a year ago in a previously derelict area of Seville, the imposing 30-metre-high Metropol Parasol is one of the largest timber structures ever built. Designed by a Berlin-based architect Jürgen Mayer H. and the engineering specialists Arup, the initially-opposed-by-the-public Parasol has since become one of the city’s most famous landmarks. It has also affected the people who live and work around the Plaza de la Encarnacíon. In their recent documentary about the structure, Arup spoke to a number of local residents and business owners who explained why the Parasol plays such an importnat role in the lives of Sevillians. (more…)
Monteagudo Museum by Amann Cánovas Maruri; photo by David Frutos
Yet another hotspot on Spain’s already-impressive map of wonderful, if sometimes bizarre, museums, this Monteagudo Museum has been realised by the Madrid-based practice Amann Cánovas Maruri in 2010. Known also as Centro de Visitantes de San Cayetano, the two-storey building is located on a site of high archeological importance, on a hill of Monteagudo, in the south-eastern Region of Murcia. Featuring an intricately-detailed, weathering steel façade which envelopes the otherwise austere, concrete building, the museum ‘tends to adapt to multiple boundary conditions, responding to the preservation of the remains, with special attention to the integration into the hillside.’
Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts by GPY Arquitectos; photo by Miguel de Guzmán
GPY Arquitectos, the Spanish architectural practice established by Juan Antonio González Pérez and Urbano Yanes Tuña have completed this multifunctional, concrete-and-wood art centre located on the biggest island of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. Featuring a striking, zigzagging ‘system of ramps that relate the different scenic spaces of the building’, the multi-storey building has been developed with the intention of providing ‘a platform, an urban stage with the city and landscape as backdrop,’ where ‘the action determines the space of representation.’ (more…)
Auditorio y Casa de la Música de Algueña by Cor & Asociados; Photographer: David Frutos
In a rural town in Spain, COR architects realised a stunning music hall and cultural space on a budget of just little more than half a million Euro.
An old police post was converted and extended with an annex clad in white, glossy tiles which reflect the sky and the sparse but impressive landscape in all its different aspects….
Teatro Municipal by Donaire Arquitectos; photo by Javier
A site of an old winery has been transformed into a major cultural destination of the southern Spanish region of Huelva thanks to the Seville-based Donaire Arquitectos and their recently-finalised Theatro Municipal. Located in Almonte, the imposing, geometrical structure towers above its low-rise surroundings while the structure’s plain, unornamented façade allows the theatre to blend harmoniously with its environment. The 3,265-square-meters theatre has been completed in spring this year at a total cost of over €4 million. (more…)
The third edition of PLDC will take place in Madrid between 19 - 22 October
Madrid is hotting up. This October sees a predicted 1,300 visitors head to the Spanish capital for the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) 2011, a major further-education event, where new lighting solutions, information sharing on research results, cutting-edge technologies and business networking are all on the agenda. (more…)
The winning projects of the 11th edition of the International Design Contest by Andreu World
Earlier this week, on the opening day of Feria Habitat Valencia, the Spanish furniture manufacturer Andreu World has unveiled the winning projects of this year’s, 11th edition of the International Design Contest organised by the company. (more…)
'Nort' side table by the Valencian Estudio Estres
We’re currently in the beautiful, sun-drenched city of Valencia at Feria Hábitat Valencia 2011 - an annual design fair, which this year attracted some 950 exhibitors from more than 20 countries. And while the industry heavyweights present their relatively recent products from across the furniture, lighting and textile sectors, an impressive number of 40 recent graduates and young, up-and-coming design practices, showcase their talent with an array of innovative, at times surprising, products and prototypes at the coinciding nude (Nuevo Diseño Español) exhibition.