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PIAZZA D’ITALIA. Postmodern Party in New Orleans

PIAZZA D’ITALIA. Postmodern Party in New Orleans

Charles Moore |New Orleans, USA [1978]There are many reasons to visit a city like New Orleans, but very few know that the Piazza d'Italia is one of them. It was considered a masterpiece of architecture even before it was built. Today, after a dark period, it looks its...

The young architect who dreamed of New York

The young architect who dreamed of New York

In 2008 I fell in love with New York. I don't know how or why, but it just happened. Why am I telling you this?  Because today it’s been 5 years since I moved to the city. I just wanted to stay for a couple of years, but they turned into 5! Although much has happened,...

THE BUBBLE HOUSE. From Manhattan to the moon

THE BUBBLE HOUSE. From Manhattan to the moon

Maurice Medcalfe | New York, USA [1975] Is it real or fiction? After seeing this photo, you may be wondering if the Bubble House is real or just a photomontage inspired by the futuristic drawings of the 60s. Well, I confirm that this house exists and it is located in...

The pink door on Captiva Island

The pink door on Captiva Island

Architecture does not only mean important and emblematic works. The fact is that we can find a building that catches our attention in any corner. Therefore, while I am preparing the next post -in which I will show you one of the most famous works of modern...

FLORIDA ROAD TRIP. Much more than sun and sand

FLORIDA ROAD TRIP. Much more than sun and sand

 If the United States has anything that I love, it is the variety of places to visit. You can either spend a summer surrounded by snow or celebrate Christmas Eve wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Today’s road trip will take us to the second destination, because if you...

Finding Bighorn Sheep in Yellowstone

Finding Bighorn Sheep in Yellowstone

As man can't live on Architecture alone (and neither do I...), today we open the new section 'Architecture Break'. Do not panic! I will not switch sides 😉 It will be a place where I will post pictures from time to time. Pictures of which I don't have much to say, but...

Chicago from the air

Chicago from the air

This is not one of my best pictures of Chicago, but it is the last one I took last summer. And when I see it, I wonder: Who doesn't like sitting near the window in an airplane? This is the only way to enjoy these amazing views, and if you have your camera, you can...

Binoculars Building, by the provocative Frank Gehry

Binoculars Building, by the provocative Frank Gehry

This time let's do a very quick visit, a building that I found by chance. I am referring to the Binoculars Building, by the famous architect Frank Gehry. Before visiting a city, I usually try to make a list with Architectural Visits that I cannot miss. Nevertheless,...

Steven Holl sculpts his new library in New York

Steven Holl sculpts his new library in New York

In my last post we saw a house conceived as a piece of art -the Rietveld House-, but the building I bring today does not lag behind. I am talking about the Hunters Point Library by the well-known architect Steven Holl. Do not miss it standing on the East River bank as...

Rietveld Schröder House and De Stijl movement

Rietveld Schröder House and De Stijl movement

Is it a sculpture to live or a house designed as a piece of art? Gerrit Rietveld did an experimental project in 1924, which ended being much more than just a dwelling. This is the Rietveld Schröder House, an icon of the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl. The artistic...