“Modelling for the camera. Photography of architectural models in Spain, 1925–1970″ at ICO Madrid

February 23, 2017

Through this exhibition, Museo ICO focuses on, for the very first time in Spain, the role of models and the photography thereof in the creation of the image of architectural modernity in Spain.

 

Sede de los Laboratorios JORBA, Madrid, 1965. Miguel Fisac Serna. Fotografía © C. Jiménez. Imagen cortesía de La Fábrica

Sede de los Laboratorios JORBA, Madrid, 1965. Miguel Fisac Serna. Fotografía © C. Jiménez. Imagen cortesía de La Fábrica

 

The exhibition features 138 photographs, 14 albums and contact sheets, 20 magazines, 13 models and one projection, for the large part, all specimens are originals that reflect on modern architecture. The photographs were taken by around 35 photographers over more than four decades. Francesc Català-Roca, Kindel, Pando, Luis Lladó, Oriol Maspons-Julio Ubiña, Francisco Gómez, are just a few of the photographers on show at this exhibition.

Their cameras captured the models used for the most noteworthy architectural projects in modern history, and other less known projects, undertaken by the best Spanish architects of the mid- 20th century, such as Josep Lluís Sert, Miguel Fisac, José Antonio Coderch, Francisco de Asís Cabrero, Javier Carvajal, Alejandro de la Sota and Fernando Higueras. 
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The Museo del Prado exhibits the finalist proposals presented in the Hall of Realms competition

December 13, 2016

The Museo del Prado has organised a public exhibition to present the eight finalists that entered the international tender for the architectural renovation and museum adaptation of the Hall of Realms. The winning proposal was presented by the team made up of Foster + Partners L.T.D. and Rubio Arquitectura S.L.P.

 

Hall of Realms winning proposal by Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura © Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura

Hall of Realms winning proposal by Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura © Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura

 

The Museo del Prado exhibits the eight finalist proposals presented as part of the Tender for the Renovation of the Hall of Realms. The tender, which was announced in the Official State Gazette (B.O.E.) on 1st March 2016, and whose purpose was to choose the team of architects to be entrusted with the renovation  of the Hall of Realms, was settled last 22nd November. (more…)

“The Visible City”, maps and social transformation at CentroCentro Madrid

October 18, 2016

The Visible City is an exhibition presenting maps as forms of visualization, social transformation and analysis tools, repositories of knowledge and learning environments thanks to technology. It is the second exhibition within the cycle “Architecture, City and Thought Hub”, curated by Inés Caballero.

 

"In the Air" application, Nerea Calvillo © CentroCentro

“In the Air” application, Nerea Calvillo © CentroCentro

 

“Architecture, City and Thought Hub” is CentroCentro’s architecture section current exhibition.  Curated by Inés Caballero, this exhibition brings together content, language and hidden values ​​of the architecture of the city of Madrid existing in its historical and professional legacies, academic papers, specialized publications and cultural catalogs. (more…)

“Atlas of the Ruins of Europe” showing at CentroCentro Madrid

October 6, 2016

The exhibition, open until the end of January, elaborates a new account of the history and memory of Europe, searching for new narratives and a personal reflection of the visitor.

 

C.A.S.I.T.A. [Loreto Alonso, Eduardo Galvagni y Diego del Pozo) Vallas de la frontera entre Ceuta y Melilla 1985-2014 2014. Serie de 12 grabados intervenidos  Cortesía de los artistas

C.A.S.I.T.A. (Loreto Alonso, Eduardo Galvagni y Diego del Pozo) Vallas de la frontera entre Ceuta y Melilla 1985-2014. Serie de 12 grabados intervenidos. Cortesía de los artistas

 

CentroCentro, Madrid’s Town Hall cultural centre has recently inaugurated the exhibition “Atlas of the ruins of Europe“, a new project which is part of the centre’s seasonal program reflecting on Europe since last May. Organized and produced by CentroCentro, the exhibition explores the ruins of modern European infrastructures, taking more than  140 examples -prints, books, paintings, photographs, video and other documents- from over a hundred artists, ranging from the century XVI to the present.

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Visit Madrid’s most emblematic buildings during OPEN HOUSE architecture festival

September 21, 2016

In its second edition, the Festival has signed an agreement with the local Architects’ Guild (COAM) whereby OPEN HOUSE Madrid will be held on the 1st and 2nd of October, during the city’s “Architecture Week”, opening over 100 buildings and urban spaces to the general public.

 

Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, Fernando Higueras y Antonio Miró, 1965

 

The city’s most emblematic buildings will be open to the public on the first weekend of October, celebrating Madrid’s Architecture Week. Over 40 new buildings and urban spaces will join the previous year’s circuit, with over 25,000 visitors: historical buildings such as the National Senate Building, the Zarzuela Theatre, or the National Car Park -where the official car fleet is kept-, as well as recently completed contemporary buildings like the BBVA sail building (by Herzog & de Meuron) or the Repsol Campus, by Spanish architect Rafael de la Hoz. (more…)

“Gabriele Basilico, architecture and city” photographs from the collections of MAXXI in Madrid

July 18, 2016

The exhibition is a journey through several Italian and international cities -Rome, Milan, Genova, Naples, Palermo, Beirut- envisioned through the eyes of one of the most important interpreters of contemporary photography.

 

Roma, Palazzina San Maurizio © Gabriele Basilico

Roma, Palazzina San Maurizio © Gabriele Basilico

 

The Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid presents, as a part of the International Photography Festival PHOTOESPAÑA2016,  the exhibition “Gabriele Basilico, architecture and city. Photographs from the collections of MAXXI”, curated by Margherita Guccione with Simona Antonacci. (more…)

“Hiroshi Sugimoto” conceptual photography at Mapfre Foundation Madrid

July 14, 2016

A notably intellectual artist, Sugimoto’s work contains a highly meditated conceptual element that encourages the spectator towards philosophical reflection and which the artist has used to reinterpret some of the principal genres in the classic tradition of photography.

 

Union City Drive-in, Union City , 1993. Gelatin silver print. © Hiroshi Sugimoto

Union City Drive-in, Union City , 1993. Gelatin silver print. © Hiroshi Sugimoto

 

From 23 June to 25 September 2016, Fundación Mapfre is presenting an exhibition in its Madrid exhibition space in Paseo Recoletos 23 on the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, offering a survey of his work through his best-known series.

The exhibition is divided into five sections devoted to the artist’s major series: Theaters (1976-present); Lightning Fields (2006-present); Dioramas (1976-2012); Portraits (1994-1999); and Seascapes (1980-present). On display are a total of 41 large-format works that offer a survey of the artist’s last forty years of artistic activity while also looking forward to future creations, given that some of these series are still ongoing. (more…)

“Architecture, City and Thought Hub” at CentroCentro Madrid

June 5, 2016

This series of exhibitions at gather and showcase hidden content, languages and values related to the architecture of the city of Madrid that can be found in its historical archives, professional legacies, academic works, specialised publications and cultural catalogues

 

Periferia © Carlos Albalá

Periferia © Carlos Albalá

 

Architecture, city and thought Hub is a new series of exhibitions held in the architecture section at CentroCentro, curated by Inés Caballero.  The series, which comprises four exhibitions, will connect and gradually construct a large repository which will gather an imagery of the city that enables us to observe its present, understand its past and design its future. A great archive of archives of informative, historical and emotional content.

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A tracking shot through z4z4 architects’ Casa Tobogan

May 17, 2016

The new house designed by z4z4 Architecture Office in Madrid is the result of the three-layered encounter between two prototypical house-designs and a large garden void.

 

TB House by Z4Z4 AAA © Imagen Subliminal / Miguel de Guzmán

TB House by Z4Z4 AAA © Imagen Subliminal / Miguel de Guzmán

 

Architecture office z4z4 have recently completed the construction of the Casa Tobogán (Slide House). Located off the beaten track in the outskirts of Madrid, the house is the result of a three-layered design in which two different houses and a crossing void join together to create a cinematographic experience of domestic life. (more…)

“Atlas Entropía #Madrid” at La Casita Azul

April 5, 2016

From March 3 to May 15, the exhibition space will show “Atlas Entropía # Madrid”, an exhibition curated by the architects Jacobo García-Germán and Eduardo Prieto in collaboration with the reputed photographer Juan Rodríguez.

 

Atlas Entropía #Madrid. M-30 Social Housing © Juan Rodrígez

Atlas Entropía #Madrid. M-30 Social Housing © Juan Rodrígez

 


La Casita Azul
is a permanent space dedicated to increase the presence of architecture in Madrid´s cultural offer. A small space for large works. An urban pocket that will host some of the most important architects that will bring their work to the public in an accessible way, thanks to the display´s scale. “Atlas Entropia #Madrid” will be the sixth installment hosted by this particular space, the only one exclusively dedicated to showing architecture in the city.

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