The undulating Metropol Parasol shade-capturing sculpture in Seville Spain, also the world's largest timber-framed structure, designed by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects, was profiled by Inhabitat and has captured news media attention since it opened in March.
Located at Plaza de la Encarnacion where a parking garage had been planned, the innovative, neutral-toned polyurethane-coated bonded timber shelter Metropol Parasol that covers a community center, museum, farmer's market and restaurant, with stores and stairs between, and offers wondrous rooftop promenade city views, contrasts on purpose with its medieval neighborhood, Inhabitat reported, claiming Metropol Parasol "defines Sevilleĺs iconic cultural role, meshing a historic archaeological destination with a sleek contemporary landmark."
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mesutilgim (93912) 2013-11-08 12:10
Vayyy Rigocan !
Dottoreyi šileden šıkartacak bir šalışma olmuş.
Selam ve sevgiler (gene Şileden !)
rbassin (22497) 2013-11-08 12:11
c'est une magnifique photo N&B, l'architecture est gÚniale et est vue depuis un POV valorisant.
Il y a de trŔs bons contrastes.
PaulVDV (27816) 2013-11-08 12:41
What a roof! Like a giant waving waffle.
Excellent choice of POV and very well composed.
Best regards, Paul
m (0) 2013-11-08 12:47
haha..it does look like a waffle and a very curvy one:) The pic's a bit fuzzy but nonetheless impressive. Smartly composed too.
williewhistler (16308) 2013-11-08 14:00
Hello Deniz,you have found a lovely subject for your BW treatment,there are many pleasing shapes and curves and you have portrayed them with considerable expertise.
A fine composition with excellent tones and contrast.
Kind regards Les.
willperrett (10137) 2013-11-08 14:32
Wow: what an amazing structure! The b/w treatment concentrates our eyes on form and line, as I'm sure you intended. Why didn't I see this when I was in Sevilla last year??
npecanhuk (74442) 2013-11-08 18:10
Very interesting and attractive details!
Truly beautiful and eye-catching picture!
Black & white, exposure, chosen pov and composition are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
photoray (13981) 2013-11-08 18:57
A very impressive huge sculpture architecture combining rectangular squares into flowing lines like waves. The first time I have viewed the Metropol Parasol and you have created an excellent vision.
macjake (66546) 2013-11-09 0:10
what the heck is THIS!!!!!!!!!!
I feel like i'm a bee and I'm stuck inside the bee's nest and can't get out! haha
Spain certainly does have some weird wacky architecture, can't wait to see it in person some day.
If it were made of shiny silver steel I would think its made by the famous architect Gehry!
very cool indeed, nice shot!
jhm (150742) 2013-11-09 0:51
I am no black and white fan, but these picture is perfect taken with high quality and a superb subject.
Excellent depth and perspective, great architecture picture
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant to look at.
Great composition, perfectly captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
gojo (1769) 2013-11-09 0:53
I don┤t like waffles, but this one is fantastic.
Spectacular framing. Looks another must go and see place.Nice to see a B&W from You!
delpeoples (57264) 2013-11-09 2:29
Merhaba dear Deniz
An impressive photo, with sensational graphism and perspective. Great choice the B&W, the lines and curves are a visual feast and the monochrome allows us to concentrate solely on them and not be distracted. The squarish framing also accentuates the graphism and geometries.
Excellent work, a winner
MarcT (20964) 2013-11-09 5:03
Nice contrast rich B&W composition. Lots of volume in this one. Best wishes
saxo042 (37794) 2013-11-09 6:08
A very impressive architecture! Your capture is well planned and performed with a perfect balance between the different elements.
emka (94356) 2013-11-09 8:17
I haven't seen it yet and what an amazing structure! You are right, it looks like huge undulating waffle or goffre. Very nice in black and white treatment enhancing all the details of this unique building, but I suppose that with blue sky behind it and creamy colour it would be also nice.
when I see your last photos from Seville, and photos from Cordoba and Barcelona by Lisa (or Juan of course), I think that going to Spain wouldn't be bad idea :).
Warm regrads MAlgo
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2013-11-09 8:32
Todays Trekeath that allows me to learn something new, I had never heard of this and I am so chuffed to learn of it in your gallery; what a place!!
Its design is like something from another world, and perfectly suited to black and white, while your note makes this sound like a really innovative and smart place. Love the glint of light on the left and the couple at the balustrade. Thanks for sharing another beauty!
All the best
ChrisJ (111572) 2013-11-09 11:35
I was still in Erzurum in April. Quite different and much colder then the Sahara in August! Love the honeycomb / waffle shaped architecture here. I only spent a few minutes in Seville and would have loved to have taken some photos of the bus station exterior, which had some of the best graffiti art I've ever seen. I changed buses and headed to Cordoba. Maybe next time I will stay a few days. The b&w conversion works well here and the people add scale. Good sharpness and tight framing. Tfs!
Angelillo (9374) 2013-11-10 1:48
This is a "dancer" shot... the movement is really extraordinary. Good eyes for catch this particular view. Really beautiful! I hope your stay in Spain has been great!
parvatibb (1387) 2013-11-10 12:30
bulmak cok kolay olmamistir tabii...
Adina yakisir bir foto olmus' ismini kiskandim
bostankorkulugu (42416) 2013-11-11 3:23
sırf burada fotoğraf šekmek išin bile seviya'ya gitmek şart oldu... ortadaki šifti išeren vertikal bir kropla ševredeki kalabalıklardan kurtulsaydın keşke :P ...
zoomer (6) 2013-11-11 11:00
Impressive architecture and your photo is splendid!All the best Wolf.
Silvio1953 (139811) 2013-11-12 10:52
Ciao Deniz, great view of fantastic building, fascinating B&W composition, splendid light, wonderful graphic and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (117237) 2013-11-12 11:05
Une architecture contemporaine magnifique, bien cadrer, bon POV, belle version en N/B, superbe
sevy (58) 2013-11-13 0:13
Interesting architectur shot. I like the B&W conversion and the comparison with a waffle which is really working.
The composition is effecient with the stairs starting in a corner and leading the look toward the big roof.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-13 2:59
shapes and geometry in its purest form(even if most of us associate it with delicious waffle:)btw.the title is really great and makes the shot even more intriguing.
Superb upward perspective and conversion into monochrome!
The roof construction looks definitely like a good place for all photographers wanting to "experiment" a little bit.
Have a good day
bona (13737) 2013-11-13 4:18
this building is amazing. Love the lines and this great "waffle" roof. Spain is famous for it nice architecture I hope one day I could visit this pretty country.
mjw364 (838) 2013-11-15 3:21
My kind of subject matter. I like the way you have used the fence rail to lead our eye into the image - good POV. I also like the way you have filled the upper portion with the "waffle". the little fence in the lower right has the potential to lead us into another area of interest but the shadow area is very dark here.
I think I would love to have had a play with my sigma lens here too!
josepmarin (58343) 2013-11-15 4:28
the B&W treatment gives a nice atmosphere in this urban scene, and provides a strong contrast between the awesome architectural elements, the light and the shades.
The graphical wealth of the composition is a true eye-catcher.
A good work.
mcmtanyel (21323) 2013-11-16 8:04
This is a very impressive structure. The repeating patterns it generates together with its curvature provide a feast to the eyes.
Heat transfer? I might venture a guess that you studied mechanical engineering (or chemical).
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34279)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-04-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-08 12:07
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