They Reign in Spain
edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 1/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
"On Site: New Architecture in Spain" reveals the explosion in creativity that has taken place since Frank Gehry's undulating Guggenheim Museum Bilbao put the country on the contemporary map in 1997. "Bilbao's success established a climate where risk-taking is validated, setting a high level of aspiration," says Terence Riley, outgoing chief curator of architecture and design at New York's Museum of Modern Art, where the show is running.
Presented via models and photos, 53 examples of the most innovative projects range from a chapel in rural Almadenejos by Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office to a residential tower in Valencia by Map Arquitectos. Designs by the U.K.'s Richard Rogers Partnership, Switzerland's Herzog & de Meuron, and Japan's Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, prove that the phenomenon is international, too. February 12–May 1; 212-708-9400; moma.org.