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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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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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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 (http://miesarch.com/portal/site/miesarch/work-detail):

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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WHAT A LOVELY WAY TO WORK

Picture yourself on Weekend, maybe a Saturday, the sun is shining, it´s cold, but not to cold for a walk, One or two clouds in the sky and you have been all morning lying on the terrace tanning your self, experiencing the real “weather project “( not the one in the Tate modern) drinking a happy tonic, only because it is too soon to turn your happytonic into something else; Suddenly, an Idea.

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