Travel Guide: Barcelona, Spain
Bubbling with an electrical energy and warmed by the Mediterranean sun, Barcelona is unsurprisingly one of Europe’s liveliest destinations. It has a world-famous soccer team and some tremendous tapas, but it’s really the incredible history of artistic innovation that draws the crowds. A unique language and culture—plus a bit of a chip on the shoulder—helped Barcelona develop a peerless style that’s intricately woven into its architecture. Every big city in Spain seems to have its own iconic…
Spain - Barcelona - Toyo Ito facade
The story goes that famous Japanese Architect Toyo Ito initially turned down the commission to redesign this facade on the Suites Avenue Hotel on the Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona. When he realised it was almost opposite Gaudis Casa Mila (La Pedrera) he quickly changed his mind.
Tod's Omotesando Building, Toyo Ito | Tokyo | Japan | MIMOA
Toyo Ito’s Tod’s Omotesando Building is a slender, L-shaped building for the Italian footwear retailer, it contains offices and a boutique fronting Omotesando, Tokyo’s famous four-lane, tree-lined boulevard that in recent years has become the city’s showplace for luxury brands and top architects. The seven-storey building continues Ito's exploration of ideas of surface, the dramatic structure mimicking the shapes of the tall elm trees that stretch along Omotesando Avenue and reinterprets…
Toyo Ito - Serpentine. The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 appeared to be an extremely complex random pattern that proved, upon careful examination, to derive from an algorithm of a cube that expanded as it rotated. The numerous triangles and trapezoids formed by this system of intersecting lines were clad to be either transparent or translucent, giving a sense of infinitely repeated motion.
A TREE IS A TREE IS A…BUILDING?
It is interesting to see the latest developments in neuroscience being used to justify an approach to design that has been around for a very long time. In short, this approach is to use natural for…
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Sumika Pavilion – Toyo Ito
Proyecto: Sumika Pavilion Arquitecto: Toyo Ito & Associates Localizacion: Tokyo, Japon Proyecto: 2008 Construccion: 2008 Fotografia: galchonok via flic
Edificio Suites Avenue, diseñado por Toyo Ito, en Passeig de Gracia 83
En un lugar privilegiado del Paseo de Gracia, en el centro de Barcelona y con un diseño exclusivo de fachada realizado por el prestigioso arquitecto Toyo Ito, los apartamentos turísticos con suites de lujo, Suites Avenue nacen con una identidad única y vanguardista, en concordancia con la Pedrera de Gaudí, que se encuentra justo delante. Ideal para largas estancias tanto para ocio como para negocios. + info: Edificio Suites Avenue Toyo Ito, arquitectura del s. XXI (video) Biografía de Toyo…
Gallery of Photography: Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan - 35
Image 35 of 50 from gallery of Photography: Toyo Ito by Iwan Baan. Photograph by Iwan Baan
AD Classics: Tower of Winds / Toyo Ito & Associates
Completed in 1986 in Yokohama, Japan. The Tower of Winds is a project largely indicative of Toyo Ito's approach to architecture, particularly his belief in the importance of technology...