Posts Tagged: Spain

Ill-Fitting: The Balenciaga Museum

[a shorter version of this text was originally published in Disegno #1] The Balenciaga Museum: a refurbished 19th-century palace onto which a vast new glass shed has been added. The canted, curving sea-facing glass facade of the addition is punctuated by

Ill-Fitting: The Balenciaga Museum

[a shorter version of this text was originally published in Disegno #1] The Balenciaga Museum: a refurbished 19th-century palace onto which a vast new glass shed has been added. The canted, curving sea-facing glass facade of the addition is punctuated by

Park, Shop, and Pray. Sacred-Profane Mixed-Use Building in San Sebastian by Rafael Moneo

Church, supermarket and parking garage in a single structure Churches are architecture whereas supermarkets and parking garages are not. At least, that’s what we’ve been taught by the likes of Nikolaus Pevsner and others. What, then, do we make of a single

Park, Shop, and Pray. Sacred-Profane Mixed-Use Building in San Sebastian by Rafael Moneo

Church, supermarket and parking garage in a single structure Churches are architecture whereas supermarkets and parking garages are not. At least, that’s what we’ve been taught by the likes of Nikolaus Pevsner and others. What, then, do we make of a single

Water Tower and Bridge Pavilion

[originally published in Mark Magazine #16] Bridge Pavilion by Zaha Hadid, left, and Water Tower by Enrique de Teresa. Water Tower One of the ironies of world expositions is that while they apparently act as a catalyst for large-scale urban

Water Tower and Bridge Pavilion

[originally published in Mark Magazine #16] Bridge Pavilion by Zaha Hadid, left, and Water Tower by Enrique de Teresa. Water Tower One of the ironies of world expositions is that while they apparently act as a catalyst for large-scale urban

Punch and Play: Palmeritas Healthcare Center, Seville, by CHS Arquitectos

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] [versión en castellano sigue a continuación] Any voyage from an airport to a city centre proves that urban peripheries the world over relate more to each other than to their very namesakes. Seville, Spain’s

Punch and Play: Palmeritas Healthcare Center, Seville, by CHS Arquitectos

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] [versión en castellano sigue a continuación] Any voyage from an airport to a city centre proves that urban peripheries the world over relate more to each other than to their very namesakes. Seville, Spain’s

Exquisite Corpse: CaixaForum Madrid by Herzog + de Meuron

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] A large sculpture next to a mega monochrome painting – at first glance and from a distance, that’s what the serrated box and vertical garden of the new CaixaForum Madrid resemble. A Per Kirkeby next to

Exquisite Corpse: CaixaForum Madrid by Herzog + de Meuron

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] A large sculpture next to a mega monochrome painting – at first glance and from a distance, that’s what the serrated box and vertical garden of the new CaixaForum Madrid resemble. A Per Kirkeby next to