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The Taj Mahal, an eternal tribute to love

El Taj Mahal, un eterno homenaje al amor


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!!!



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 €.

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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.

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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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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.

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Photo by Begoña Soto_Alday

Photo by Carmen de Andrés_Mamita Papaya

Photo by Carmen de Andrés_Mamita Papaya Puppet


INTRO 2015_ArquIPSoundS

To Start, at last, our architectural IPS experience, we decided to merge the methological process and my personal gratefulness to all office colleagues in an amazing concert by ANAUT

Clients, workmates, friends and family made the event a special moment for us_Many thanks to everybody.

The first one to many other surprises!!!

Cartel by Noelia Moral Sanz

Why Music? Why Music related to Architecture?

Anyway, Architecture and Music are supported in qualities and abstract, mathematically measurable and analyzable relations; both also have a common historical experience and share concepts as rhythm, harmony, construction…

It may be relatively easy to theorize or invent about the commonalities between the two arts, but is more complicated to delve into the complex network of relationships that both disciplines have been intertwined in the course of the centuries. Since a comprehensive approach to the connection between architecture and sound is clear, as clear as the connection between architecture and light. The sound-waves interact obviously in architectural volumes physically as well as significantly in our ear, that are always open. Architecture is experienced through our ears as well as through our eyes. We can find examples in buildings rhythms, repetitions, counterpoints. Both disciplines have key elements to solve, such as the problem of proportions.

We would like to open with this theme as an investigation along our future projects that gives us new reflections, ideas, motivations, experiences, work improvements…..

Are we talking about architecture as ´frozen music´?
Buildings as if they were (music) scores?
Resonant rooms?
Mathematical structures and proportions?
Architecture and music as individual creations or products of a cultural and social structures?
Are we talking about musicians performing sound-architects? Or they act as architectural spaces composers?

Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello

Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello

Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello

Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello


Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello


A great Discovery!

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La Rioja Technology Transfer Center

An incredible day!!!! JJU+IPE+BSO total piloting ;)

  • Great meeting

  • Some quality-time with the team

  • One of them showed us FOA building.

Just a coincidence? a great start for our new Amazing Project, LETS GO!

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Building info (

The Centre is composed by a national education centre for IT training, and research and development and an incubator for IT-related businesses. The design explores ways to make the building an integral part of the landscape by producing an environment where nature and technology are intrinsically connected. The classrooms and offices are organised along a corridor that also contains the public spaces and opens up to the gardens on one side. A series of ramps and terraces extend the interior spaces outside and provide solar protection for the fully glazed facades. The building’s roof forms a public promenade over the River Park, connected to the city on either side by bridges and its volume is surrounded by a green canopy that produces a shaded microclimate around the transparent volume: a glass box under a vineyard.


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