Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Carlos Ferrater wins National Architecture Prize

The Ministry of Housing, which oversees the state's architecture programs here in Spain, has awarded the National Architecture Prize to Barcelona architect Carlos Ferrater this year.

Ferrater is author of the House for a Photographer II, a Record Houses feature last year. I also wrote on his Catalunya Convention Center in Barcelona in the June 2002 issue of Architectural Record (pages 114 - 119). Other works include the Mediapro Tower and Montjuic Botanical Gardens in Barcelona, and the latest additions to the Science Museum in Granada.

More on the prize on the SCALAE web page (in Spanish).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Current exhibitions in Madrid

A selection of architecture shows on view this spring:

Los Ángeles de Julius Shulman
Sala de Exposiciones Canal de Isabel II
Santa Engracia, 125
Through May 16th.

La conquista de la esbeltez
Celebrating Felix Candela's centenary.
Centro Conde Duque
Sala Bóvedas
Calle Conde Duque, 11.
Through April 18th.
Additional photos and information on the AV webpage (in Spanish).

Los brillantes 50
Spanish architects of the 1950s.
La Arquería
Paseo de la Castellana, 67
Through April 18th.
Additional information from El País (in Spanish).

Sièntete con Arne Jackobsen
Fundación Arquitectura COAM
Calle Piamonte, 23
From April 8th through May 15th