enric miralles (5)

  • Viewpoints

    A New Book Chronicles the Turbulent History of Architectural Complexity

    … Anne Couture, Steel Cloud, unbuilt proposal for Los Angeles, California, 1988. PHOTO BY EDUARD HUEBER Other acclaimed (if familiar—and overwhelmingly white) talents, from Daniel Libeskind to Enric Miralles; Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Farshid Moussavi, are each given a few pages, and the book abounds in revelations. There’s a strong emphasis on graphic representation …

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    The Reign of Spain

    Over the past few years, Spain has experienced something of an architectural renaissance. The explosion of design creativity has resulted in landmarks like the renovated Santa Caterina Market, in Barcelona, by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue; and the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia, by Santiago Calatrava. But it has also spawned a …

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    Interior World

    … buildings such as Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue’s Scottish Parliament—are definitely intended as civic markers. But we don’t have to worry about the world being populated with Liebskinds and Gehrys. It’s not going to happen. What do you make of starchitect interiors? Well, take the Hotel Puerta America, in Madrid …

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    Let There Be Light

    … into other cultures. In the case of the Scottish Parliament, a villagelike complex that was the subject of considerable controversy from its inception, the principals supported architect Enric Miralles’s vision of a building without the hierarchies usually seen in government structures while preserving the drama of his spaces. They drew inspiration from both Charles …

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    Progressive Parliaments

    … at the craggy edge near the Palace of Holyroodhouse. From an entry of 70 architects, a short list of five led to the choice of Catalan architects Enric Miralles and his wife, Benedetta Tagliabue (who became principal designer when Miralles died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage in 2000). Their firm, EMBT, was teamed with the …