I Heart Spanish Architecture
Although I could write forever about mobile architecture (and I will continue down that path for the next article), I thought I’d take a break and write about real-world architecture. The wonders of architecture captivate me like nothing else. I greatly respect the original designers and the forces they must overcome to create beautiful, contemporary, and seemingly gravity-defying structures that will stand for hundreds of years. This passion for great structures is exemplified in Spanish architecture.
Spanish architecture has been evolving and growing since what some people call the “Effect 92”, which was hosting both the Olympic Games in Barcelona and the Universal Exhibition in Seville in 1992. Through a combination of economic, political, and social factors, Spanish architecture has developed and become one of the finest exemplars of modern architecture in the world. From wineries to corporate giants, contemporary and bold design appears to have been accepted into Spanish architecture.
Thankfully, many of the new structures from around the world are evolving quickly and I have a strong interest in architecture from China, Japan, U.S., and others. I’ll certainly keep them in the back of my mind when I plan my next vacation.
Image sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hemispheric_-Valencia,_Spain-_Jan_2007.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Guggenheim_night.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Auditoriotenerifenoche.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Barcelona_Torre_Agbar_01.jpg