Modern angles

23 Feb
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Trelawny

I love modern architecture, and I generally go for the more organic versions, but I spotted some nice angular buildings recently, so I thought I’d share them with you. Here’s a selection of modern angles for you to enjoy…

The residential building on Carrer Trelawny, right by the beach next to the Port Olímpic,  wouldn’t look out of place in a vintage beach resort, thanks mostly to the colours used for the tile detail on the side wall. The angles of the balconies and windows create an interesting pattern, not dissimilar to that used on the tiles. Nice.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Trelawny

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça Urquinaona

On Plaça Urquinaona we find a delightful example of brutalist architecture. I love the oblong windows, but am not so keen on the curtains on some of them, or of all the advertising that they are used for. Oh well… at least the building is in use!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça Urquinaona

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Ronda Universitat

This building on Ronda Universitat is a little crazy, but fun at the same time. I wonder what it’s like inside? It looks like the bay windows have something like a star-shaped floor plan. Interesting. The profusion of plants on the roof bodes well – there’s bound to be a nice terrace up there!

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Via Laietana

This one, on Via Laietana, I like a lot. Rectangles that jut in and out from the façade, the use of metallic trim and panels in different colours. Simple, yet very effective, and quite playful, don’t you agree?

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Via Laietana

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Port Olímpic

My favourite among those I am showing you today, is this temporary structure, that I happened to spot at the Port Olímpic a couple of weeks ago. I love it! Solar panels means electricity comes from the best source possible, and the wooden panels with their gorgeous wood grain are a great shell material. The pointy triangles that form the south-facing side are something out of a sci-fi film – kinda scary and aggressive, but funky too. It almost looks like a large mechanical monster, like a transformer or something like that, that is about to start moving. Hats off to the car manufacturer who used it to promote their newest model!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Port Olímpic

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