Cidade Da Cultura

Arturo Alvarez

Peter Eisenman and Martín Azúa have re-created nature in Compostela Arturo Álvarez, with a personal and total involvement, has made some sculptural lamps that remind us beautiful flowers which rise slender and impressive towards the sky … The framework is a set of stunning buildings designed by Pete

... More

Specifications

General

Product Name
Cidade Da Cultura
Designer
Arturo Alvarez
Manufactured
Spain

Product Type

Interior Lighting
Other - Lamps

Peter Eisenman and Martín Azúa have re-created nature in Compostela Arturo Álvarez, with a personal and total involvement, has made some sculptural lamps that remind us beautiful flowers which rise slender and impressive towards the sky … The framework is a set of stunning buildings designed by Peter Eisenman called “A Cidade da Cultura” in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Martín Azúa, one of the most prestigious Spanish designers nowadays, was entrusted with designing two integrated spaces ON|OFF where the visitors can relax. Eisenman designed a few buildings, which are an extension of the Galician hills, soft and curvy placing the route of the medieval town of Santiago and the striated ripples of the pilgrim scallop on top; following this language Azúa immersed himself in the magic and mystery of this region, combining tradition and innovation with references to Galician nature but with care and consideration, soaking in the small and subtle… ON area is to restore power and reconnect, the furniture was made by Martinez Otero and the chairs by Konstantin Grcic. OFF space is about relaxing and documentation, the seats were made by a group of Galician basket craftsmen managed by Idoia Cuesta. For this area we have made some sculptural luminaires that open themselves and show all its splendor by sifting a soft and charming light that welcomes guests to stay, to take a rest … The result is there, for your judgment. By the way, I take the chance to invite you to visit this land of “witches” and pilgrims that remain bewitched by the mysteries and beauties that this land hides and some of them try to transmit and reinvent for future generations.

More products by Arturo Alvarez

Share or Add Cidade Da Cultura to your Collections
Latest Other - Lamps
Featured Projects
News
The Diptych by Para Project speaks to urban UNESCO Heritage fabric
26 Jan 2022 News
The Diptych by Para Project speaks to urban UNESCO Heritage fabric

A temporary pavilion for the 2021 Brugge Triennale, TraumaA, Brugge, Belgium, The Diptych by PARA Pr... More

Phoebe Says Wow Architects take a novel approach to coffee in the city with their renovation of Fifteen Steps Workshop Coffee
25 Jan 2022 News
Phoebe Says Wow Architects take a novel approach to coffee in the city with their renovation of Fifteen Steps Workshop Coffee

In a bustling commercial district of Taipei, Phoebe Says Wow Architects undertook this renovation of... More

Simple and robust Paris Metro Line reaches great depths with an impressive structural concept
25 Jan 2022 News
Simple and robust Paris Metro Line reaches great depths with an impressive structural concept

Located at the base of the Paris judicial tribunals, the new Porte de Clichy station by AZC Atelier... More

Holiday Home Hagen features an abstract façade made of ‘knitted’ logs
24 Jan 2022 News
Holiday Home Hagen features an abstract façade made of ‘knitted’ logs

On the outer skirts of Laterns Bonacker, Holiday Home Hagen by Marte.Marte Architects is part of a s... More

Lafine de Paris Wedding Showroom provides a unique platform for works of art
21 Jan 2022 News
Lafine de Paris Wedding Showroom provides a unique platform for works of art

In China, Huqiu Wedding City is an important wholesale and retail base for the wedding industry that... More

Peloponnese Rural House by Architectural Studio Ivana Lukovic provides needed respite for a nature-loving family
21 Jan 2022 News
Peloponnese Rural House by Architectural Studio Ivana Lukovic provides needed respite for a nature-loving family

Surrounded by picturesque olive groves in the Greek village of Kalamia, Peloponnese Rural House by A... More

New Alcalá church by Beautell Arquitectos takes a new approach to the traditional architecture of the Canary Islands
21 Jan 2022 News
New Alcalá church by Beautell Arquitectos takes a new approach to the traditional architecture of the Canary Islands

Since the 2011 demolition of the old Alcalá Church for security reasons, locals of the Canary... More

Casa en la Piedad by Cotaparedes Arquitectos offers an exploration of introspective architecture
21 Jan 2022 News
Casa en la Piedad by Cotaparedes Arquitectos offers an exploration of introspective architecture

An exploration of introspective architecture, Casa en la Piedad by Cotaparedes Arquitectos is locate... More