Two exhibitions are currently open at Museo ICO in Madrid: one presenting good examples of Spanish architecture to the public, and one illustrating the damaging effects of urban speculation.
A preview of Spain mon amour was presented at the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2012. The exhibition features fifteen different works from fifteen different cities by famous architects and studios including Francisco Mangado, Mansilla+Tuñón, Nieto Sobejano, Paredes Pedrosa and RCR.
Good architecture, because these projects are built to the right scale for their purpose and fit harmoniously into their surroundings.
"Ruinas modernas" presents a selection of places photographed by architect Julia Schulz-Dornburg: photographs and computer graphics are used to compare the current state of clearly abandoned building sites with the seductive advertisements for housing developments that were never completed, encouraging reflection and promotion of social and economic policy which will protect the landscape from the predation of speculators.
Title: Spain mon amour, Ruinas Modernas
Dates: March 20 ? June 9
Location: Museo ICO, Madrid - Spain
Images: courtesy of Museo ICO