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Beijing’s Galaxy Soho: Beauty in the shape of a curve

El Galaxy Soho de Beijing: La belleza en forma de curva

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Galaxy Soho by Zaha Hadid. © Fernando de la Cruz. 

     

     It is the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations in the world, but also of modernity. We refer to China, which has been placed at the forefront of global economic and urban expansion in recent years. 

     Es la cuna de una de las civilizaciones más antiguas del mundo, pero también de la modernidad. Nos referimos a China, que en los últimos años se ha situado a la cabeza de la expansión económica y urbanística mundial. 

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RCR Architects. Shared Creativity

RCR Arquitectes. Creatividad compartida

     The ICO Foundation of Madrid presents the exhibition RCR Architects. Shared creativity, which runs more than 25 years of professional career of Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, whose work is based on creating spaces that, besides being functional, are in harmony with nature.

     La Fundación ICO de Madrid acoge la exposición RCR Arquitectes. Creatividad compartida, que recorre los más de 25 años de trayectoria profesional de Rafael Aranda , Carme Pigem y Ramón Vilalta, cuyo trabajo se fundamenta en la creación de espacios que, además de ser funcionales,  estén en armonía con la naturaleza.

Espai Barbieri, RCR Architects Studio. ©Hisao Suzuki

The Espai Barbieri, RCR Architects Studio in Olot (Girona).©Hisao Suzuki

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The Taj Mahal, an eternal tribute to love

El Taj Mahal, un eterno homenaje al amor

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The Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monuments ever built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved

 

 

If there is a building in the world which in itself can be considered a declaration of love in every way, that is the Taj Mahal. A few days before the celebration of Valentine’s Day, we could not let the opportunity pass to stop in this jewel of white marble that today still  make us falling in love with its beauty.

Si hay un edificio en el mundo que en si mismo pueda ser considerado una declaración de amor en toda regla, ese es el Taj Mahal. A unos días de la celebración de San Valentín, no podíamos dejar la pasar la ocasión para detenernos en esta joya de mármol blanco que a día de hoy sigue enamorándonos por su belleza. 

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Architecture and cinema_An inseparable couple

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The “Chinese Shadows” that are projected on the island of Java for five thousand years. Photo by Fernando de la Cruz

 

The idea of using large images as show goes back to antiquity. Bison from the Caves of Altamira or the “Chinese shadows” that are projected on the island of Java  for five thousand years born of the need of man to create a “magical place” in which the succession of moving images take us to an unreal place. That desire to capture the seasonality in space and technical advances of the nineteenth century made possible the birth of a new means of artistic expression: cinema.

La idea de utilizar las imágenes de gran tamaño como espectáculo se remonta a la antigüedad.  Los bisontes de las Cuevas de Altamira o las “sombras chinescas” que desde hace cinco mil años se proyectan en la isla de Java nacen de la necesidad que tiene el  hombre de crear un “espacio mágico” en el que las sucesiones de imágenes en movimiento nos transporten a un lugar irreal. Ese deseo por plasmar la temporalidad en el espacio y los avances técnicos del siglo XIX hicieron posible el nacimiento de un nuevo medio de expresión artístico: el cine.

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OUR best Wishes to Everyone!!!

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Christmas solidarity with Group IPS

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Come to celebrate Christmas with us December 18th. We will share laughs, good music and also we will help children from the poorest neighborhoods of Madrid. How? From 18:00 to 20:30 hours, you can find the best gift for Christmas in our Charity Market. Admission is free.

And if you want to enjoy a fun evening, participate in the Charity Concert that the cellist Pedro Alfaro offered at our office, organized by the Group – IPS, in collaboration with Tu Carrito Musical and Group Scout Pilar, from 21:00 to 23:00. Certainly, it is a nice opportunity to be captivated by the magic of Christmas. The price is 10 €.

Book your tickets at amc@group-ips.com

 

El próximo 18 de diciembre ven a celebrar con nosotros la Navidad. Compartiremos muchas risas, buena música y, además, ayudaremos a los niños de los barrios más humildes de Madrid.  ¿Cómo? De 18:00 a 20:30, podrás encontrar en nuestro Mercadillo Solidario el mejor regalo para estas fiestas. La entrada es libre.

Y si quieres seguir disfrutando de una velada divertida, por tan sólo 10€ participa en el Concierto Benéfico que el violonchelista Pedro Alfaro ofrecerá en la sede de nuestras oficinas, organizado por el Group – IPS ha organizado, en colaboración con Tu Carrito Musical y Group Scout Pilar, desde las 21:00 a las 23:00 horas. Sin duda, una oportunidad única para dejarse hechizar por la magia de la Navidad.

Reserva tus entradas en: amc@group-ips.com

 

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The nature of a modern man

Alvar Aalto 1898-1976. Organic Architecture, Art and Design_The nature of a modern man

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A general view of the Alvar Aalto´s laminated plywood chairs and lamps. Photo by Fernando de la Cruz

Following the success in Barcelona, CaixaForum Madrid presents the exhibition Alvar Aalto 1898-1976. Organic Architecture, Art and Design, an interesting retrospective that traces the life and work of the Finnish architect. Organized by the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Vitra Design Museum, with the support of the ”la Caixa” Foundation, it is an invitation to discover every aspect of his artistic process thanks to the 350 exhibits featured, among them period models, original drawings, furniture, lamps and glassware. It is on view up to January 10th.

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A reflection on Architecture

Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects 1985-2015

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A general view of Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects 1985-2015 that can be visited in ICO Museum of Madrid. Photo by Fernando de la Cruz

Curated by Fulvio Irace, professor of History and Contemporary Criticism at the School of Design of the Politecnico of Milan, and designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the ICO Foundation has organized the exhibition: Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects 1985-2015, that reflects on some of their key projects over the last 30 years and the central role that architectural models play in their working method. It could be visited at the ICO Museum of Madrid until January 24th, 2016.

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Architecture and Spaces

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Photo by Elena Trujillo_Carlos Motta, “Ideological Graffiti”

Architectures and spaces in the Rac Foundation is the title of the exhibition hosted by the CentroCentro Cibeles of Madrid on view up to November 8th. Fifty pieces of the Spanish architect Carlos Rosón ’s collection that represent 37 artists from distant countries whose efforts ran parallel in terms of strategies: to make us thinking about the artistic relationship between architecture and space.

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SofarSounds in our office

Illustration by Sara González

Another extra curricular event in the office. Amazing!!!

A lot of music in a short time? IMPOSSIBLE

Many architectural answers will be given to this.

Many thanks to Sofar Sound Madrid for choosing us to wellcome back after holidays.

Photo by Begoña Soto_The Cooltrance

Photo by Begoña Soto_Alday

Photo by Carmen de Andrés_Mamita Papaya

Photo by Carmen de Andrés_Mamita Papaya Puppet

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