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Bubble cube

24 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
Bubble cube

One of Barcelona’s more recent architectural gems is, in my opinion at least, the bubble cube that arose in the 22@ district and which is known as the Media-TIC building. It shimmers in the sun on the corner of Carrer Sancho d’Àvila and Carrer Roc Boronat with its futuristic bubble skin comprised of inflatable compartments made of ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluor Ethylene).

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Quirky cladding

Designed by Barcelona-based architectural firm Cloud 9, it stands out from its neighbours with its quirky cladding, which provides both shade and thermal insulation.

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Great support

13 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
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Rambla de Catalunya

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! With the Oscars approaching and yesterdays BAFTAs already having been handed out, the buzz around who is expected the win those golden statuettes is increasing. I thought I’d share my nominees for the best in a supporting role with you here, today. Here are some that offer great support to the gorgeous buildings around Barcelona – enjoy!

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