We are going in circles

Museo de la Memoria de Andalucía Granada Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza (2)Museo de la Memoria de Andalucía Granada Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza (3)Museo de la Memoria de Andalucía Granada Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza (4)Museo de la Memoria de Andalucía Granada Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza (5)Museo de la Memoria de Andalucía Granada Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza (6)Museo de la Memoria de Andalucía Granada Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza (7)Museo de la Memoria de Andalucía Granada Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza

The Ma: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory, in Avenida de las Ciencias, Granada, Spain designed by Alberto Campo Baeza Architects. / photographed by Javier Callejas

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We need cover

Eduardo Torroja. Zarzuela racetrack stands.Photos by Ximo Michavila (4) Eduardo Torroja. Zarzuela racetrack stands.Photos by Ximo Michavila (6) Eduardo Torroja. Zarzuela racetrack stands.Photos by Ximo Michavila (2) Eduardo Torroja. Zarzuela racetrack stands.Photos by Ximo Michavila (3) Eduardo Torroja. Zarzuela racetrack stands.Photos by Ximo Michavila (5)

Beautiful photographs of the very elegant racetrack stands of the Zarzuela Hippodrome (1935) in Madrid, Spain, by architects Carlos Arniches and Martín Dominguez, and engineer Eduardo Torroja / photographed by Ximo Michavila.

Group Hug

'Castells' - fantastic photographs by David Oliete capturing the human tower-building competition in Tarragona, 'Castells' - fantastic photographs by David Oliete capturing the human tower-building competition in Tarragona, 'Castells' - fantastic photographs by David Oliete capturing the human tower-building competition in Tarragona, 'Castells' - fantastic photographs by David Oliete capturing the human tower-building competition in Tarragona, 'Castells' - fantastic photographs by David Oliete capturing the human tower-building competition in Tarragona, 'Castells' - fantastic photographs by David Oliete capturing the human tower-building competition in Tarragona,

‘Castells’ – fantastic photographs by David Oliete capturing the human tower-building competition in Tarragona, Spain. The human towers, or castells, have been built during festivals in the Catalonia region since the late 18th century. The process may look chaotic but it is highly organized—team members are assigned to specialized roles depending on their strength and size.

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New meets Old

Convent de Sant Francesc remodeled by architect David Closes is a church located in Santpedor, Spain Convent de Sant Francesc remodeled by architect David Closes is a church located in Santpedor, Spain Convent de Sant Francesc remodeled by architect David Closes is a church located in Santpedor, SpainConvent de Sant Francesc remodeled by architect David Closes is a church located in Santpedor, Spain

Convent de Sant Francesc remodeled by architect David Closes is a church located in Santpedor, Spain. Built between 1721 and 1729 by Franciscan priests the church was long abandoned and its convent complex was demolished in 2000. The church renovation began in 2003 and the original building that stood in ruins was enhanced with some modern elements yet the traces of time and wear were preserved as part of the building’s history. The church was turned into an auditorium, cultural space while the upper levels of the chapels are to be turned into a historical archive.

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We get twisted

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Photo series from the famous Pavilion of Spain at the Expo of Shanghai in 2010, designed by Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT.

// The pavilion was a steel structure covered with twisted wicker panels. The wicker covers were woven by Spanish handcrafters in different patterns and different colors of wicker. The panels finally were covered by a special waterproofing material. They were also contributing to the thermal comfort of the pavilion taking into account the local climate.

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We see red

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Inside look into  ‘La Muralla Roja’ – the Red Wall, a residential building in Calp, Spain designed by architecture office Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, 1973

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Pressure is on

alicia-martin puking building. Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. There have been three site-specific installations, thus far, of the massive sculptural works in this series known as Biografias, translated as Biographies, that each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out around and atop one another.  Martin's giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books' loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated. Take a look at the short video, below, to see the piece in motion.

alicia martin art books building installation sculpture stream of books reading kunst artist creative incredible alicia-martin puking building. Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. There have been three site-specific installations, thus far, of the massive sculptural works in this series known as Biografias, translated as Biographies, that each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out around and atop one another.  Martin's giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books' loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated. Take a look at the short video, below, to see the piece in motion.

Photograph of an art installation series presenting buildings around Madrid pouring out thousands of books, by Spanish artist Alicia Martin.

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