Fahrenheit – curated bags

Nos encontramos una tarde de finales de primavera (justo antes del Primavera Sound, que marca el inicio de los festejos estivales) en su estudio. Un rincón donde crear y gestionar Fahrenheit, lugar que comparten con otros creadores como Lantoki, en pleno corazón del Raval barcelonés. Rodeada de bolsos, mochilas y muestrarios de cuero, Andrea me recibe con una sonrisa y un vaso de agua. Ha hecho los deberes y ha respondido la mayoría de las preguntas que le mandamos, aunque la idea es charlar: en directo siempre sale mejor. Sin grabadora ni vídeo, la idea de grabarlo y hacer algo más interactivo me parece fenomenal, así que tendremos que ser un poco más tecnológicos la próxima vez, ya que hoy solo tiraremos de libreta y bolígrafo.

Walden-7: an utopian project

In the outskirts of Barcelona, we find the iconic Walden-7 created by Ricardo Bofill’s architecture studio in the 1970s. The project was conceived as an utopian attempt to build a communal building, a city inspired by the kasbahs in Morocco and bee hives. It was designed by a multidisciplinar group of professionals ranging from engineers and architects, to psychologists and philosophers. They tried to come up with the perfect community, a building adapted to its environment and its people, a building that could strengthen the bonds between neighbors.

Casa Vicens de Gaudí – Entre el margalló i la zinia

La Casa Vicens és la primera obra arquitectònica d’Antoni Gaudí, construïda entre 1883 i 1888, a l’encara residencial vil·la de Gràcia. El projecte li va ser encomanat com a una segona residència estival per la familia del corredor de borsa Manuel Vicens i Montaner.
-Casa Vicens is the first architectural work of Antoni Gaudí, built between 1883 and 1888, in the back then residential village of Gràcia. The project was entrusted to him as a summer residence for the family of the stock broker Manuel Vicens i Montaner.-

MACBA: the white museum

Deep in the heart of Barcelona there is a unique building, a shinning white pearl surrounded by the old town streets: the MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), a work by the American architect Richard Meier. The vicinities are burning with life and cheer, a place where all kinds of people gather to skate or to enjoy the sun mirrored in the glazed walls of the museum.