MACBA in Barcelona, Spain

The MACBA museum of Art in Barcelona is a gem of architecture designed by Richard Meier. His design uses a strict adherence to the grid. This can be seen on the spatial movements of the design, its massing and most obviously, on its tertiary elements (the grid lines).

Its context is in direct contrast to MACBA. The surrounding buildings are all composed of highly detailed facades with rhythmic consistent aperture counts. MACBA on the other hand uses the grid as its tertiary scaler in order to create asymmetrical moments.

The MACBA is really an object in the landscape, foreign to any of its surroundings This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Richard Meier’s strict adherence to the grid is evident everywhere you go.

Nevertheless, he still manages to play with the grid by throwing in some curvature here and there.


2 thoughts on “MACBA in Barcelona, Spain

I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Attila Ovari

Loving Life and Inspiring Others

The Camera Life

Photography Magazine

the war with sarx

thoughts on flesh vs. Spirit and other topics that concern a disciple of Jesus

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

Photographies from my soul

I see, I love, I shoot :)


in our cinematic moment

Attenti al Lupo

Phil Lanoue Photography

I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.

Hopping Across Cultures

The World is just ........ Awesome !!

%d bloggers like this: