WINNERS! Anniversary 2018

It’s finally time to unveil the winners of our second anniversary draw. We know that you are all wishing to know if your name appears on the list of winners, but first we would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors who have managed to get us here. […]

Architectures of Sadness (VI): Comillas’ Graveyard

The cemetery of Comillas appears thanks to some peculiar circumstances. The ingredients needed for its creation were the abandonment of an old parish church, the need to create a cemetery, and the sensitivity of a population to decide to use the ruin as an enclosure for this function. This place […]

On Fortune and Misfortune: The Luck of the Artist

Before we begin, we want to remind you that today is the LAST DAY to participate in the Patio de Sombras draw. So if you haven’t already, what are you waiting for? There are prizes of 2000€ in books, magazines and more at your fingertips. Run, it’s over! In a […]

Chronicle of a death? Cuatro Caminos depot

We cannot talk about this project without first mentioning its creator, Antonio Palacios Ramilo. This figure is well known among those inhabitants of Madrid who enjoy such emblematic buildings as the Casino de Madrid, the Edificio de las Cariátides (the former Banco Español del Río de la Plata), the Círculo […]

In the intimacy of your patio and my roof: Projects for the city of the future

Intervention on the existing city and its methodology, both architecturally and urbanly, is a subject, fortunately or unfortunately, in constant debate and evolution –what would be of us without that debate?– Within this eternal dilemma, disparate voices appear that speak about lost values, opportunities and urban offers; others less audible […]

Patios(+)Personales: Martín Dulanto

This week we bring back an article that is framed in our favorite section, Patios(+)Personales! And to consolidate our interest in generating an international image in Patio de Sombras, on this occasion our protagonist comes from the other side of the Atlantic: We present Martín Dulanto. For those who do […]

Sáenz de Oiza’s “Duck”

Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza | Cáseda, 12 October 1918. Madrid, 18 July 2000; he is undoubtedly one of the masters of modern architecture in our country. A controversial, risky, reflective and critical creator of energetic, vehement and passionate verb, whose works are admired and discussed in equal parts, but […]

Second Anniversary Contest!

Are you looking for the links to quickly participate in our contest? They are below the image of the instructions! Good luck! Finally! Here we are to tell you what we have been planning for so long with all our affection. Our second anniversary! It has been a long road, […]

Earth’s Dreams: The Journey of Creativity

In Patio de Sombras we have already considered before the capacity of inspiration that Inert Nature can have. This week, we look again at the sky, to focus on one of the celestial bodies that has most aroused our curiosity, imagination and respect: The Moon. Its size, movement and changing […]

Manifesto: Art in slippers

We live in limited and interconnected societies, cities, towns, communities… More or less massified nuclei of different individuals, with different aspirations and capacities. Every day, we cross our gaze with dozens of people who instantly transmit to us impressions that may go unnoticed or make a dent in our spirits. […]