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