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Miniature Spain Time Lapse Video by Joerg Daiber

If you’ve enjoyed the previously posted time lapse videos of Kiev, Ukraine and Lisbon, Portugal, then you just might like this one too. Photographer and filmmaker Joerg Daiber of Spoonfilm, created this attractive miniature-like tilt-shift video of Spain using tilt-shift effect, shot in locations around Seville, Madrid and El Chorro. [More posts about Spain here] Related Images:

ABC Museum dedicated to drawing and illustration in Madrid, Spain

The new ABC Museum, designed by architects Aranguren + Gallegos, aims at becoming an international artistic benchmark as well as a symbol of the cultural offer of Madrid, Spain. It is entirely dedicated to the world of drawing and illustration and has few rivals in Europe capable of standing comparison with the liveliness of the initiatives and with charm of its location. It has been created inside an old factory in Calle de Amaniel, not far from the gardens of Plaza de España in the centre of Madrid. The work had to satisfy many of the project challenges typical of historical contexts without forgetting… Read more »

A Walk through Plaza Mayor de Madrid

In the heart of Spanish Capital, Madrid, lies the infamous Plaza Mayor (Mayor’s Square), a grand rectangular square measuring 120m long and 90m wide (394ft x 295ft). It’s surrounded by three-story residential buildings (at one point up to six stories high) with 237 breathtaking balconies facing the Plaza and a total of nine arched entrances. Related Images:

Sagrera Linear Park – new “green lungs” for Barcelona, Spain

Development of new railway connections in Barcelona, Spain, dug in the ground a new tunnel route for the trains, emptying plenty of space above ground for something new and fresh in the heart of the city. Winners of 2011 design competition in Spain – Alday Jover, RCR and West8 – suggested covering around 40 hectars of land with a “green lung” – La Segrera Linear Park or Park del Cami Comtal, a slim garden strip slicing through the city. Construction period is expected to take 14 months of work, when complete, the new diagonal axis will be the connection between Catalan Pyrenees, the seashore,… Read more »

Night Time Spain Architectural Heritage in HDR

A pleasant set of photos of architectural icons of Spain’s heritage, taken by photographer marcp_dmoz. Pictures have been processed afterwards to generate HDR (high dynamic range) images, making them look like real life paintings.  These are a few examples of Marc’s photos showing his talented eye in snapping Spanish architecture: [Photography Copyrights marcp_dmoz] Related Images:

Metropol Parasol – The Largest Wooden Structure in the World

Metropol Parasol is one of the most creative and outstanding redevelopment of the city square – Plaza de la Encarnacion in Seville, Spain. In 2004 German Architect Jurgen Mayer H. won the competition of creating a new iconic place for Seville. 2011 Mayer presented the new world’s largest wooden structure in style of urbanism of the 21st century. The bizarre frame, shaped as a gigantic mushroom, consists of 8000 wooden items, covering 5000 sq m of the Plaza (the size is 150 by 70 meters, built on 4 levels with a maximum height of 26 meters). It took a series… Read more »

How Many Architects Can You Fit in One Hotel?

In July 2005, a new hotel was added to Madrid’s hotel inventory. The Puerta America wasn’t just another hotel opening in the Spanish capital, it was ‘The’ hotel, a luxury concept. The Puerta America is very unique in the fact that it was a co-design between 19 of the today’s biggest internationally acclaimed names in the field of Architecture and Interior Design from 13 different countries, showcasing their magic in a very harmonious piece of design. With a price tag rising up to around $100 million there were really no obstacles to their imagination. They approached a minimalist high tech… Read more »

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