Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Into BCN again

Checking out modern architecture today.....

This hotel was designed by Jean Nouvel, who did the Torre Acbar in BCN, but also did the Museé Quay Branley in Paris, which I adore!!!!  Strangely he doesn't have it on his website.....you'd think you could pay someone to keep that up to date.

Anyway, it's a pretty cool building and was pretty darned empty when we were there.  I imagine that when there's a big trade fare on.......it's kinda not in the center of the city.  It also much have cost a BUNDLE!!!

This is the building we went to see, some kind of hotel...pretty cool design...


This building is next door, a sort of unexpected surprise.


The original one, this architect, I am told, likes to work with print on glass, I think it is kind of fancier than just print, but it doesn't seem like it is destined to last.


This one is by a Japanese architect, and is likely to feature again next week!

I like it.


The surprising other building, I like the geometry of it...



See?


Back to the original goal...the other three sides all have that white palm tree top shape, while this has cloud pattern and is open in the middle, filled with trees and plants!


See?


We went up to the terrace, the advantage of looking and speaking like you come from abroad, is that people believe that you come from abroad!


Nice pool, no?


This however is stupid.  This is what they have for railings....it goes up to about 6 feet or 2 meters.  NOT POSSIBLY LEGAL...it can easily be climbed, and if you look, it would be quite a big fall.


We wandered in some of the central section as well....pretty no?


On the left are the bedrooms, a little tricky to figure out which is yours!


Another neighbouring building, not as elaborate, though I like the work with the red, blue and green.


And as an aside, seen quite randomly in another part of town.....some more traditional architecture.


Hope you enjoyed it!

2 comments:

elpadawan said...

I saw a TED talk a couple of weeks ago. It's got architecture, sustainability, and BCN all together. You'd probably like it :)
http://www.ted.com/talks/xavier_vilalta_architecture_at_home_in_its_community.html

oreneta said...

Cool!!!! I'm sure I'll like it.....very very Catalan name.