Wednesday 30 September 2009

New Chamber of Architects

The old three-cornered complex of "Escuelas Pías de San Antón" with church, convent and the beautiful foutain Galapagos (fuente galápagos) will be cleared of all internal structure, achieving only the church and fachades with the foutain.Beside of the chamber it will be contain a library and a públic swimming-pool and better the social condicions of the neighbourhood.

Monday 21 September 2009

White night in Madrid (I)

Like every year the art department of the local government had organized Bread and Games for the masses. Because we are we went, too.
Thousands of people saw illuminated streets, parks and avenues like the Gran Vía you can appreciate down this lines. Various artists presented their work all over the capital. See more in .

White night in Madrid (II)

White night in Madrid (III)

Friday 18 September 2009

Columbus Square

Another view to Plaza de Colón (Columbus square). In the background the Colon Building, in the foreground Barclays Bank and the conversion of an 70th administrative building with a contemporary fachade. In the undergroud floor is situated the Madrid wax museum. The three building, two of them with concrete elements, the new one with light metalic sheets.

Friday 11 September 2009

Urban illness.

We are back. Back with urban damages like the one you can "appreciate" in this picture. Winner of an architectural competition the young authors do not know to realize it in the urban context. Who is to blame? The jury, the architects, the promotor? I do not know. It looks like a conversion of an old building whose green garden had been converted into a (beautiful) metalic fence.