I have highly schizophrenic tastes in design, especially when it comes to architecture.
My tastes easily waver between traditional and modern design. In general, I’m usually underwhelmed by the oh-so-common ambitiousness of plopping sleek modern projects into old-world ambiance, but I can also appreciate the allure of the intended contrast.
Madrid is certainly one city that can pull off unabashedly mixing its old-world syle with modern architecture. It’s easy to ooh and awe over iconic buildings like the palacio de comunicaciones while still gazing up in astonishment at the ultra-optimistic, ultra-modern 4 towers.
I’ve always been intrigued with Madrid’s seemingly senseless city planning. Some days, nothing makes sense to me, but passing by these buildings always gives me a sense that there is a higher design power in Madrid and they have one quirky sense of humor.
Well, these are just a few of the many unique buildings that Madrid has to offer. There’s just so many beautiful and odd architectural projects going on in the city at any moment in time. I can’t wait to see the finished Civil Court by Zaha Hadid Architects or the new convention center by the 4 towers complex, but it looks like both projects are on hold for the moment. Damn crisis…