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Santiago Cirugeda: The rebel architect on social projects
Rebel architect Santiago Cirugeda tells us why he is drawn to public projects and breaking the laws.
Origami-inspired dress fits at every stage of pregnancy
Designers have come up with a wearable flexible enough to expand with its pregnant user.
Cristina de Middel on her signature brand of filmic photography
The work of Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel has been exhibited worldwide – we found out what goes into her cinematic-style images.
"The Walking Society" — a Camper retrospective
New book “The Walking Society” presents a behind-the-scenes look at Camper, the Mallorcan family-owned business, now in its fortieth year.
Illustrator sketches the ghosts of projects yet to come
Artist and illustrator Marta Menacho creates delicate watercolour and ink drawings of imagined works by anonymous artist group Luzinteruptus.
Guerilla art installations by Luzinterruptus
Two recent guerilla light installations by anonymous artists Luzinterruptus highlight some issues with European democracies.
A year in the life of a bench
Hungarian photographer’s “Life of a Bench” series captures the diversity of daily activity centered on a simple wooden structure.
Pink Intruder builds a cardboard pavilion in Valencia’s town square
The Ekklesia pavilion was assembled in the centre of a crossroads in the Spanish city of Valencia to coincide with the annual Falla festival.
Cristina de Middel exhibits latest surreal photo project in Spain
"This Is What Hatred Did" is Cristina de Middel's latest photographic project, a modern-day interpretation of a classic Nigerian novel.
Around the world with illustrator Bea Crespo
Spanish illustrator Bea Crespo's work traverses continents, cityscapes and cultures with clarity and humour.
An edible water-filled bead
Meet the Ooho! – if water were a fruit, this is how it would be packaged.
Gong Repeater by Jordi Pla
This Spanish designer creates a wall clock that forces people to slow down.
A store design made for walking
Multidisciplinary studio Lagranja Design crafts a contemporary cobbler look for Spanish shoe retailer Tascón’s two stores in Barcelona.
Recipes for urban subversion
Santiago Cirugeda is not the kind of architect to sit around and wait for commissions. Is this the future of architecture in austerity-hit Europe?
Santiago Cirugeda is a subversive architect from Seville, Spain, whose work focusses on reclaiming urban spaces for public use.
"Colores (Para Lole Part 2)" by Martin & Martin
Charles and Ray Eames' "Powers of Ten" documentary inspires this charming low-tech music video.
BISAZZA Hayón Tiles by Jaime Hayón
Patterns multiply underfoot in the Spanish designer's new collection of tiles for Bisazza.
Marti Guixé: Creativity without culture and knowledge is just spam
The playful Catalonian designer gets serious about culture and creativity.
Guerilla Architect – trailer
Watch a preview of the first episode of "Rebel Architecture", Al Jazeera's new documentary series on architects who push the boundaries of the profession.
Kettal Mesh by Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola contrasts the texture of expanded metal mesh with the solidity of wood and marble in her latest collection of outdoor furniture for Kettal.
Flip and Sketch by Ryan Frank
Ryan Frank's eco-sleeve design brand TAPEGear falls for flax.
Jaime Hayón has designed two striking ceramic side tables for Bosa.
"Ghost" is Catalonian interior and industrial designer, Martí Guixé's new take on classic Kerman rug design.
Jaime Hayón's collection of Orolog wristwatches combine classical elements with modern details.
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