Posts Tagged ‘ Madrid ’

Miguel Sousa


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Miguel Sousa is a portuguese illustrator and art director. He currently lives in Madrid, Spain. He is graduated in graphic design and has a master in illustration and animation. He draws everyday on his sketchbook and likes to play sports. He has a very personal way of drawing which makes his work very unique and creative.

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Benoit Challand – Typography


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Benoit Challand is a 3D artist & art director originally french but working in Madrid, Spain and with a highly impressive talent. Here’s a selection of his creations of 3D typography.

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The Passenger In Madrid, Spain.


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On first glance, The Passenger restaurant, recently opened in the trendy Malasaña neighborhood’s Triball area in Madrid, Spain, appears like any retro dining establishment with heavy-handed use of leather, brass and dark wood. Yet there is a distinct undertone of a train, of a fine passenger train of a bygone era.  The bulky and clubby arm chairs, the iron table legs, the big windows all refer to a time when heads of state and industrialists, often traveling with their wives and servants, occupied entire train cars and dined in the most lavishly appointed dining cars rivaling the best-known fine establishments of the time.

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But the real fun aspect of the 150-seat The Passenger — coffee bar by day, rock bar by night —  is the illusion of movement. The three “windows” in the main seating area are actually video screens onto which a constant, synchronized stream of video is programmed so that it flows  from window to window, creating a feeling of looking out the window of a moving train.  The restaurant’s designers at Parolio took their inspiration from the long-and-narrow space and then continued with the train travel concept throughout. Consistent with the classic rock music played at night, the main hall of the restaurant is decorated with images of the greatest stars of classic rock pictured in trains and railway stations.

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Loopy Home


This stunning architectural piece called the 360 House in Madrid, Spain eschews standard conformity by looping in on itself. The roof is at once protective and accessible as a walkway. Congrats to Andrés Silanes, Fernando Valderrama and Carlos Bañón for creating such a sunning design.

Madrid’s Club MUSEE.


Club MUSÉE is Madrid’s fresh take on what night clubs could be — a combination art gallery and night club, but both with a sharp, trendy edge.  Designed by creative director and designer Parolio of Madrid’s Parolio & Euphoria Lab the space provides a strong back-drop for powerful art.  At Club MUSÉE black glass and mirrors, bright-colored sculptural furniture and a three-meter-wide  LED video screen create a visual challenge for the artists’ work that ranges from paintings to video art and other  installations.  The work of upcoming photography and illustration talent is currently on display from photographer Robert Bartholot from Berlin,  Paco Peregrín from Madrid  and illustrator Glenn Hilario from New York.  The visual feast is supported by music mixed by Madrid’s hottest DJs who offer electronic, pop and house music.  Parolio’s strong sense of drama, theater and color work well at Club MUSÉE, and is evident in many of his other projects, including Pacha Madrid night club and Le Marquis restaurant and lounge.

Spain’s ‘Youth Factory’.


Youth Factory, Factoría Joven, in Mérida, Spain, is an example of what can be done if a regional government works with the community and local designers to meet the needs of youth that may otherwise be heading down the slippery path of street life.  The structure may not be a permanent monument to architecture, but it is definitely a better place than the back streets of Spanish cities. I’m all for any attempt at all to provide children and youth a place to be kids, to be creative and just have some fun.  Factoría Joven was designed by Madrid-based Selgascano Architects, a partnership between husband and wife, José Selgas and Lucía Cano.

Using recycled furniture, inexpensive building materials and temporary solutions, the designers were definitely not looking to build a monument to architecture; they were much more interested in affordable ordinariness and practical possibilities.  Factoría Joven helps attract the restless, unemployed street youth off the streets and provides them with a place to skateboard, hip-hop dance, climb rocks, create graffiti — whatever they would otherwise do in much more sinister surroundings. There are also a computer lab and a dance studio, both 800-square-meters in size. Meeting rooms and spaces for theatre, video and music are all included.  This is one of several such “youth factories” in the area; recreational centers and places that are inclusive, open and safe.

The La Finca Estate.


A-cero architecture studio has recently finished this contemporary home in The La Finca estate in the town Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid). The façade of the house is made of travertine marble which is combined with dark grey granite in several areas, as in the vertical plane of the main façade. White has the main role in the building (in interiors and exteriors).  Furthermore, it has numerous ample windows. Both elements give to the house a lot of light and vitality.  In the exterior area of the home there is a barbecue and a spectacular bar designed by A-cero besides a exterior swimming pool (with jacuzzi). The basement contains a gym, a cinema room, wine vault, and the garage.  House furniture has been designed by A-cero with top quality materials and finishes.