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Architectural Adventures: Through Portugal and Northern Spain Architectural Tour

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural heritage of Portugal and Northern Spain on a once-in-a-lifetime 17-day journey with Architectural Adventures. From historic Lisbon to vibrant Barcelona, visit and explore 14 cities and 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites while enjoying world-class accommodations and fine regional dining. Sip Oporto’s famed port wine, see Santiago’s monumental cathedral, tour the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and see where the bulls run in Pamplona before traversing the breathtaking Pyrenees Mountains en route to Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.

Alvaro Siza’s Galician Center of Contemporary Art Through the Lens of Fernando Guerra

The following photo set by Fernando Guerra focuses on the Galician Center of Contemporary Art, a project by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.

Located in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, the Galician Center for Contemporary Art was developed in 1993. Its declared horizontality and respect for the surrounding buildings and the urban structure are configured in the most remarkable gestures of this project. The solid and austere volumes form the boundaries of the area to the streets, with subtractions that make it accessible. The center has several permanent and temporary exhibition rooms, auditorium, library, cafeteria and administrative rooms.

House Between-Lines / OLAestudio

© Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez + 14

Houses  · 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project OLAestudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World

Not every piece of architecture can be an economic and social success. But there is one dreaded term reserved for only the mot wasteful of projects: "white elephants." The term comes from a story of the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who would reportedly gift sacred albino elephants to courtiers they didn't like. Refusing the gift from the king would have been unacceptable, but being sacred, these animals were forbidden from work, leading the courtier to financial ruin—a fact the kings knew all too well.

Of course, in architecture the term "white elephant" is used frequently to disparage certain projects, and whether a project is deserving of such infamy is usually a matter of perspective. Often eyesores or reminders of poorly spent funds, these projects refuse to be forgotten despite few wanting to remember them. Dotted around the world and across history, they all have the same thing in common: although they may (or may not) have once looked good on paper, they probably should have just stayed on paper.

Cultural Catalyst / ARROKABE Arquitectos

© Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz + 23

Renovation  · 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project ARROKABE Arquitectos
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

Caramoniña Allotments / Abalo Alonso arquitectos

© Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez © Hector Santos Diez + 12

Heritage  · 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Abalo Alonso arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

Casa do Medio / ARROKABE Arquitectos

© Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz + 34

Refurbishment  · 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Proyecto Hombre / Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos

Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos + 18

Center for New Technologies / Francisco Mangado

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe + 9

Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Francisco Mangado
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2007

Casas Reais / Concheiro de Montard

© Luis Díaz Díaz
© Luis Díaz Díaz
Houses  · 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Concheiro de Montard
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    89.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012

© Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz + 14

Rehabilitation Hotel Moure / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

© Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez + 24

Restoration  · 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The City of Culture / Eisenman Architects

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba + 14

Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Eisenman Architects
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2011

SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO

SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO + 75

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO

Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO Musical Studies Centre / ENSAMBLE STUDIO + 29

Music Venue  · 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Ensamble Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2002