About a decade ago, I travelled to the Canary Islands, and on the island of Tenerife, I was struck by the architecture of the El Auditorio. The Auditorio de Tenerife was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and his architecture is the focus of today’s post.
White Cabana (a few more photos of my trip to the El Auditorio)
Here are five other favourites from Calatrava’s extensive collection of white projects.
If you’re in Toronto, you may recognize another Calatrava – the BCE Place Galleria (built in 1992). I remember going to BCE Place when I was young, and I was in awe of the light that came through this building. Another visit is long overdue!
In 2016, Calatrava created the transportation hub at the World Trade Center in New York City. The structure looks like it’s about to take flight.
I love the repetition of shapes on this building in Valencia, Spain.
Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias
The Milwaukee Art Museum is striking, too, with its dramatic points and curves.
via Simply Sinova
Finally, this building at Florida’s Polytechnic University easily caught my eye. In fact, it caught my eye a couple of years ago on a drive from Tampa to Orlando, but I never pulled over to investigate it up-close. Maybe I’ll get an close-up view if if I end up taking the same road trip in a few weeks!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Yes, yes, cottages remain on my mind. I keep coming across some gorgeous cottages online that I hope you don’t mind that I keep sharing them here.
This place by la Shed is bright and airy, and it comes with incredible views.
I could move right on in!
This weekend really felt like summer. I celebrated the completion of my MBA with family and friends, I ate ice cream, and I spent time at the pool.
So today, to “cool off,” I’m taking you on a virtual tour of some spectacular pools. Ready to dive in?
Bulgari Hotel, photo by Christina Arrighi
via Reno Guide
Bradley E. Heppner
Rolling Stone Landscapes
House Chapple, Tribe Studio Architects
I saw images of this Texas barn venue on Pinterest, and I was eager to see more. The White Sparrow Barn looks to be primarily used as a wedding venue, but I think a party of any sort would be beautiful in this stunning space.
Simple black lines can be quite striking. This duo caught my attention.
House C. staircase
Ron Gilad – Molteni & C, via Azure
I took a double-take when I came across Zaha Hadid‘s Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan. Why? Because not a single straight line was used. Curves. This building has curves and only curves!
Heydar Aliyev Center
It’s pretty cool, isn’t it?
If my nephews had their way, they’d live in this Lego House. But they’d probably want it to be all blue or green or red. And have life-size Lego Ninjago out front, too.
I, of course, prefer the Lego House as it is in white. Isn’t it amazing?
Lego House, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, via Minimalissimo
I recently came across the work of architect Jean Verville, and I was soon lost in a website of beautiful design projects. Here are some spaces that really caught my eye.
unitÃ© d’habitation Westmount Square
These two houses have a traditional, symmetrical design, but their scale is much different.
via Christopher Fillipidis
via Miniature Co.
I don’t know how Instagram algorithms work, but sometimes the fancy behind-the-scenes technology really works in my favour. Recently, Instagram introduced me to the work of McKinley Burkart. This architecture and interior design firm, which has studios in Calgary and Vancouver, has an extensive portfolio of beautiful restaurants, retail, residential, and work spaces.
Bruce Lifestyle Store
Village Ice Cream
Elbow Park House