“The Ring” exhibition, José María Sánchez García at The Blue House Madrid

In this new exhibition at The Blue House, developed by CentroCentro and curated by Jacobo García-Germán, José María Sánchez García Architects presents one of their most important work to date, carried out by one of the Spanish architects with greater projection and international recognition.

 

"The Ring" International Center for Sports Innovation. Cáceres, Spain © José María Sánchez García Architecture Office

“The Ring” International Center for Sports Innovation. Cáceres, Spain © José María Sánchez García Architecture Office


The Blue House
(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. (more…)

“Who lives there?”: Revealing domesticity inside the apartments of Madrid

The installation located in the main hall of COAM, the local architect association of Madrid, displays a heterogeneous set of objects belonging to different house-owners spatially arranged to represent the inside life of several apartments in the city.

 

 

COAM, the local architect association of Madrid, has recently inaugurated the fourth instalment of this year’s temporary exhibition theme: Paréntesis (parenthesis). Under the question title Who lives there?, the installation located in the main hall of COAM displays a heterogeneous set of objects belonging to different house owners spatially arranged to represent the inside life of several apartments in Madrid.

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“Constructing Worlds”, architecture in the eyes of photography

Featuring over 250 works of eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930’s to present time, this exhibition highlights the power of photography in revealing hidden truths in the architecture that shapes our society.

 

Luigi Ghirri, Cementerio de San Cataldo, Módena; el osario en invierno, 1986. © 2014 Eredi Luigi Ghirri. Cortesía Luigi Ghirri Estate

Luigi Ghirri, Cemetery of San Cataldo, Modena, 1986. © 2014 Eredi Luigi Ghirri. Courtesy of Luigi Ghirri Estate

 

On the occasion of the starting season of PhotoEspaña15, the Barbican Centre of London has brought their exhibition “Constructing worlds: Photography and architecture in the modern age” to the ICO Museum in Madrid,  one of the main sponsors and recurring hosts of the international photography festival.

Curated by Alona Pardo and Elias Redstone for the Barbican Art GalleryConstructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us.

From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California, and the modern towers of Venezuela, the exhibition invites you on a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture. Featuring over 250 works, this exhibition highlights the power of photography in revealing hidden truths in our society. The exhibition will remain open until September 6, 2015.

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Archiprix 2015: best graduation projects around the world published

Every two years, Archiprix International invites universities to select their best graduation projects and submit them for participation. This years’ seven winners -and nominees- will be published in a book that offers a picture of the range of designs and the graphical distribution across all continents.

 

Architecture and extreme environment, by Adriana Debnárová. Archiprix 2015 winner  © NAi010 / Archiprix

Architecture and extreme environment, by Adriana Debnárová. Archiprix 2015 winner © NAi010 / Archiprix

 

Every two years, Archiprix International invites all 1,600 university level courses in the field of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture to select their best graduation projects and submit them for participation. Out of the 351 projects presented in Archiprix 2015, 21 were selected as nominees to the  Hunter Douglas Awards, which will be presented in a book published by NAi010. (more…)

Smart cities? This spring, Madrid is keeping a close watch on Big Data

Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, debates, datatones and guided tours many different topics will be discussed, such as information visualization, data mining, collective mapping and collaborative data collection, the policies of information access and reuse, the practices of institutional and government transparency, data security and online privacy.

 

Pertes de l’armée française dans la Campagne de Russie,  Charles Joseph Minard. 1869

Pertes de l’armée française dans la Campagne de Russie, Charles Joseph Minard. 1869

 

This spring Madrid becomes the city of Big Data, bringing together different organizations and initiatives in a program of activities that explores the creative, social and political practices related to data. The centre of Madrid will host two exhibitions, among other activities related to Big Data: BIG BANG DATA , housed in the Espacio Fundación Telefónica, and OJO al DATA, a series of events and activities related to the exhibition to be held simultaneously in Medialab Prado.

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“EXPORT. Spanish Architecture Abroad” Thoughts on a global practice beyond national borders

The narrative used in this exhibition, curated by Edgar González, helps to translate a complex national situation into a series of powerful images and visually compelling diagrams.

 

© Museo ICO

© Miguel de Guzman /ImagenSubliminal

 

From February 24 to May 17, 2015 Museo ICO in Madrid will be showing EXPORT. Spanish Architecture Abroad, an exhibition on the Spanish practices taking place outside Spain. The exhibition attempts to describe Spain’s current situation of fleeting professionals under an analytical yet slightly optimistic point of view.

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