“Nicolás Combarro. Form, Action” at CGAC Santiago

July 24, 2018

Nicolás Combarro (A Coruña, 1979) fits into a new spectrum of artists who work with photography. His work focuses on architecture and the concept of construction in coexistence with and feeding into the practice of documentation and intervention, the latter being understood as taking action on space and the landscape.

 

ST (Desvelar_Desplazar_I) © Nicolás Combarro

ST (Desvelar_Desplazar_I) © Nicolás Combarro

 

His work as a professor and curator of exhibitions with outstanding artists such as photographer Alberto García-Alix and painter Miguel Ángel Campano, have enabled him to develop the precision and artistic versatility that define his perception. (more…)

Roland Halbe at COAM Madrid presents “9 photographs-9 situations”

May 29, 2018

On May 16 the exhibition “9 photographs-9 situations” was inaugurated, showing large-format photographs of the German Roland Halbe, referenced in the digital monograph “Roland Halbe for himself” of the international collection of architecture ebooks + scalae architects.

 

Guthrie Theatre Minneapolis, USA, Jean Nouvel, 2006 © Roland Halbe

Guthrie Theatre Minneapolis, USA, Jean Nouvel, 2006 © Roland Halbe

 

The renowned photographer, based in Stuttgart, has already worked in Spain with Banco Santander, the Canary Biennial or FCC and was curator of the On-Site: New Architecture in Spain exhibition at the MoMA in New York in 2006. (more…)

“Clotet_Tusquets 1960-1980″ at COAC Barcelona

March 8, 2018

The exhibition takes a tour through the field of building and urban planning, making the leap to furniture and audiovisual, one of the most outstanding pieces being the film “Miró, Otro”. It is an action recorded by Pere Portabella that shows the participation of the architects in the exhibition of the end of the 60s on the work of the Catalan painter.

 

Vittoria House, Oscar Tusquets © Oscar Tusquets

Vittoria House, Oscar Tusquets © Oscar Tusquets

 

The College of Architects of Catalonia has inaugurated the exhibition “Clotet_Tusquets 1960-1980″, which covers the twenty-year architectural career of Lluís Clotet and Òscar Tusquets. The exhibition will collect a wide selection of drawings, documents, photographs and objects that the couple of architects has been creating over these two decades of joint work, and will be available until April 7. (more…)

“Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network” at La Casa Encendida Madrid

March 5, 2018

La Casa Encendida presents the exhibition Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network, a guide for this brave new world that helps us understand how to be and how to view our own bodies and societies in the techno-capitalist context.

 

The Seavangelist by Jacob Hurwitz Goodman and Daniel Keller © DIS

The Seavangelist by Jacob Hurwitz Goodman and Daniel Keller © DIS

 

A project by DIS with Darren Bader, Will Benedict y Steffen Jørgensen, Casey Jane Ellison, Ilana Harris-Babou, Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman y Daniel Keller, Ian Isiah, Kim Laughton, Anastasia Davydova Lewis en colaboración con Eno Swinnen, Chus Martínez, Ada O’Higgins, Babak Radboy, Christopher Kulendran Thomas en colaboración con Annika Kuhlmann, Lance Tooks, Ryan Trecartin, Amalia Ulman, McKenzie Wark, Maroon World and Malte Zander. (more…)

Factory of Electrical Assembly by José María Sánchez García

February 27, 2018

Discover the winner of the BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award Sustainability And Innovative Use Of Material Category Prize: a project for this electrical assembly factory transforms the industrial landscape of Don Benito, overcoming its anodyne setting.

 

Factory Of Electrical Assembly in Spain, by José María Sánchez García © Roland Halbe

Factory Of Electrical Assembly in Spain, by José María Sánchez García © Roland Halbe

 

According to the panel of judges chairman, Jesús Aparicio, “[…] the projects is an electrical assembly workshop located in Extremadura, where we were impressed by the clever use of materials and geometry, the result being a place of work that is closed to the outside yet bright inside.” (more…)

‘UNFINISHED’ opens in Berlin – Winner of the last edition of the Venice Biennale

February 12, 2018

Curated by the architects Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans, Unfinished presents a selection of works that shows how creativity and commitment can transcend material limitations. The exhibition UNFINISHED is now open at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. It’s an adaption of the exhibition held at the Spanish Pavilion during the last Venice Architecture Biennale; winner of the Golden Lion for the best National Pavilion.

 

© Juan Rodriguez

© Juan Rodriguez

 

The exhibition is a response to the problematic situation in Spain that arose during the economic crisis after the real estate boom. The situation made many architecture practices reflect and respond with serenity and sensibility to the excesses that had occurred. UNIFINISHED displays a ‘combative architecture’, based on concepts such as resignation, adaptability and re-appropriation, offering a new vision on how Spanish architects have reflected on and related to new strategies. (more…)

Madrid Design Festival: events, installations and exhibitions

February 3, 2018

Madrid Design Festival Madrid Design Festival is an international event that will convert Madrid into the capital of design and elevate the city to a privileged position on the international arena. The festival will be held in February 2018 and will encompass all design disciplines, from architecture to graphic design, communications to interior design, all of them hybridising into a contemporary and innovative format.

 

Kalevan kirkko, Tampere 1964-66. Arkkitehdit Raili ja Reima Pietilä.

Kalevan kirkko, Tampere 1964-66. Arkkitehdit Raili ja Reima Pietilä.

 

Madrid Design Festival is a widespread project that will infiltrate every corner of the city, becoming the very best tool to democratise design and transmit the importance of this discipline that transforms our lives each and every day. A language that can generate methodologies, change mentalities, positively alter our environment and, above all, redesign the world. (more…)

Royal Collections Museum by Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos

January 23, 2018

Discover the winner of the BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award National Prize in Spain: Royal Collections Museum by Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos, a museum which is part of the natural-artificial landscape of the western ‘cornice’ of Madrid while also preserving the open, public character of La Almudena Square.

 

Royal Collections Museum by Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos © Luis Asín

Royal Collections Museum by Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos © Luis Asín

 

According to the panel of judges chairman, Jesús Aparicio, “[…] a sprawling museum that further enhances Madrid’s most iconic cityscape known as “la Cornisa”, tying in beautifully with the existing Royal Palace.” From an urban perspective, the project is based on two planning principles: on the one hand, the Royal Collection museum should be part of the natural-artificial landscape of Madrid’s western edge, and on the other hand, it is necessary to maintain the open, public nature of La Almudena Square and preserve the views of the gardens beneath the western lip of the city.

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“Región (The Narratives). Changes in Landscape and the Politics of Water” at MUSAC

January 20, 2018

The exhibition is the result of the research into how great hydraulic works have produced transformations in territory. It focuses especially on the reservoirs in the north east of the province of Leon, the Porma Reservoir and the Riaño Reservoir,the fiftieth and thirtieth anniversaries of which are commemorated respectively in 2017.

 

"Región (The Narratives). Changes in Landscape and the Politics of Water" © MUSAC

“Región (The Narratives). Changes in Landscape and the Politics of Water” © MUSAC

 

The project takes its title from the literary work Volverás a Región (1967) by Juan Benet (Madrid, Spain,1927-1993). The story is the conceptual starting point for the show.Benet, an engineer who built the dam of the River Porma in the Leonese valley of Vegamián, mythologisedin his novel the natural and human space that would be flooded under the waters, thus exemplifying the essential dilemma of these processes that make past and future, progress and memory antagonists. (more…)

“La Même Indifférence” exhibition at CentroCentro Madrid

January 6, 2018

The work proposes a comparison between the neighborhoods of Orcasur and La Courneuve, presenting aspects and common situations in both neighborhoods as a reflection on the influence of urban planning on society and its development. “The same set of measures applied on a large scale will produce identical or very similar results in different societies and at different times.”

 

"La Même Indifférence"  ©   Aquellos Que Esperan / Koln Studio

“La Même Indifférence” © Aquellos Que Esperan / Koln Studio

 

Including in the cultural program of Tandem Paris-Madrid this photographic exhibition reflects on the influence of urbanism on society and its development, as well as on the identity of the inhabitants. The group “Aquellos que esperan”, formed by photographers Borja Larrondo and Diego Sánchez, documents since 2012 the aspects and situations of daily life in the suburbs, investigating the physical and psychic dimensions generated by both architectural structures and institutional policies. They carry out fieldwork consisting of many micronarratives to ask questions instead of reaching closed conclusions. (more…)