Archinect - News 2017-10-17T14:39:07-04:00 Barcelona terrorists were planning a bombing of Sagrada Família Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-23T13:50:00-04:00 >2017-08-26T21:16:03-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The terror cell that brought carnage to north-eastern Spain, killing 15 people and injuring more than 130, was planning attacks on a much larger scale, including the bombing of Barcelona&rsquo;s Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia church, a suspect has told a court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal made the admission after being brought before a judge in Madrid, Spanish media reported, quoting court officials.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>As the hearing progressed, police were attempting to reconstruct the final 96 hours in the life of the member of the cell who killed 13 people and injured more than 130 others when he drove a hired Fiat van along the crowded Las Ramblas last Thursday.</em></p> "Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation" showcases the collaborative efforts to finish Gaudí's towering basilica Nicholas Korody 2015-04-02T13:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-05T11:16:32-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;What makes [the project] exceptional is the reduction of authorship to a team,&rdquo; says the architect Mark Burry in&nbsp;<em>Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation</em>, a new film by Stefan Haupt documenting the history, present, and future of perhaps the world&rsquo;s most famous construction site: the Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia in Barcelona.&nbsp;Premiering Friday at the Laemmle's Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, the film is a thoughtful, slow-paced consideration of the Antoni Gaud&iacute;-designed basilica that has taken over a century to build. In an era in which the architect and their oeuvre often seem to overshadow the singular work itself, the film stands out as a study of various individuals who have, in many cases, devoted their entire lives to a project that they may never see completed.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Paralleling the deferral of authorship by Gaud&iacute;, those currently involved in the project appear uniquely devoted to the larger project, even at the expense of their own exposure. Almost like a stage play, the film introduces a series of character...</p> Gaudí’s uncompleted masterpiece will finally be finished—in ice Alexander Walter 2014-06-30T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T13:57:26-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology are trying to build a new, temporary version of the monumental church well before then, but with some notable differences. At just over 123 feet tall, their Sagrada Familia will be a 1:4 model of the original. It will be erected on a site in Finland, almost 2,000 miles north of Barcelona. It will take them three weeks to build it this winter, rather than a century. And instead of stone, it will be constructed out of ice.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A 1-Minute Video Shows The Completion Of Gaudí's Sagrada Família Archinect 2013-09-30T20:47:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T20:47:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A new video, released by the Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia Foundation, illustrates what some of those changes might look like. Combining helicopter footage with computer-animated renderings, the structure&rsquo;s final stages take shape before you eyes. Spires shoot up in succession, the central cupola rises into view, and the Glory facade--the church&rsquo;s principal entrance as outlined by Gaud&iacute;--materializes out of thin air.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 130 years later, modern software helps complete Gaudi's architectural masterpiece Archinect 2013-03-11T15:26:00-04:00 >2013-03-24T17:02:11-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Using advanced aeronautical design software, Mark Burry and other architects have been able to reverse engineer Gaudi's models from leftover shards. Today, Burry is among a group of architects leading construction on the church's central tower, which, when completed, will stand 566 feet above the ground, making it the tallest church on Earth. But the fact that they had to use 21st century software to realize a 19th century vision stands as testament to Gaudi's avant garde design language.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Família does not need a completion date Alexander Walter 2011-09-23T14:30:24-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"My client is not in a hurry", Antoni Gaud&iacute; is said to have remarked when asked if he was concerned about the time it was taking to build the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona. According to the Old Testament, Gaud&iacute;'s client was in much more of a hurry than his architect: he rushed to create the world in just six days, although even He needed a rest on the seventh.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Sagrada Familia reopens after 'arson attack' (BBC) Javier Arbona 2011-04-21T12:02:49-04:00 >2011-05-02T14:44:01-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>One of Spain's most famous landmarks, the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, has been reopened after a suspected arson attack on Tuesday.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Read more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Hyperallergic</a></p>