My first architectural series of Barcelona has been the most popular article on my blog in 2017, so I spent dozens of hours exploring Barcelona to propose you another “Looking up” series.
The Modernism and modern architecture make Barcelona a rich city for urban exploration. Believe me, I never stop to discover new spots. Some of them are hidden, private or only opened once per year (during the 48h open house Barcelona). Here we also have a great example of how giant companies have bought and destroyed architectural heritage in order to create temples of mass consumption. Think about it.
Ceilings are definitely a precious element of interior architecture and design. They fascinate me because there are unreachable, untouchable, and they make photogenic patterns. There are attractive, bewitching and inspiring.
This is another series of 10 photographies taken in my home town Barcelona.
By Salvador Viñals y Josep Domènech i Estapà, 1881 – See the series here
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau
By Lluís Domènech i Montaner, 1905 – World UNESCO Heritage
Antic Hotel Diagonal Tuset
By Domènec Sugrañes i Gras, 1929
By Ramon Reventós, 1929
Zara Plaza Catalunya
By Eugenio Pedro Cendoya, 1931
Infrastructure built in the 90’s
H&M Portal de L’Àngel
By Estudio Mariscal, 2008
Ayre Hotel Rossellon
By Wortmann, Guillermo Bañares & Carlos Narváez, 2009
Renovated in 2009
Metro Station Llefià
By Alfons Soldevila Barbosa, 2010