Posts tagged as 'Spain'
Wind Tower by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos; image courtesy of the architects
A Valencia-based architectural practice Fran Silvestre Arquitectos have designed this striking tower devoted to the wind which ‘combines renewable energy that feeds the city and its facilities with electricity, without needing other resources.’ (more…)
'Coral' pendant light by Arturo Alvarez
Spanish designer Arturo Alvarez has created this series of delicate, organically-shaped suspension lights inspired by the beauty and structural complexity of aquatic life. Encompassing five different models, ‘Coral’ is made of texturised silicone mesh in white, black or orange and the collection was presented earlier this year at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012. (more…)
'Tab' stool by Nadadora for Sancal
A Valencia-based design studio Nadadora have realised this minimalist, curved chestnut veneer stool for a Spanish furniture brand Sancal. Available in two heights and in wide range of shades, ‘Tab’, which can also be used as a small coffee table, was inspired by ‘trobos’: a Spanish word that describes hives made from hollow logs, very typical of the northern Iberian Peninsula. (more…)
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…)