Gallery: Pedro Kok’s Video Shows Beautiful Metropol Parasol In Action i...

 

Can’t get enough of the Metropol Parasol? Neither can we, and we just love this new video narrative of the urban sculpture. Filmed by Brazilian artist Pedro Kok, the short video produced for Domus shows how the people of Seville are embracing their new promenade. Stunning views of the city are visible from the top of the structure and cool, luxurious shade is available below. At night, the new giant-scale structure is a hot bed of activity.

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  1. toric color contacts February 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

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  2. Cody Furguson February 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

    It’s not like you’re going to have to clean it yourself.

  3. c.a.l. May 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    WHile I’m very happy to see imaginative ,visully interesting bldgs,this one doesn not look green /sustainable. IT’s clearly a maintenance nightmare. Polyurethane in a sunbaked climate will probably need to be recoated every 5 years,Ca you imagine getting ladders /scaffolds placed to do that. THe owner is going to be shocked by the cost.All that extra surface area is going to collect dirt and debris like crazy,,making the recoat eve more difficult. My aphorism about what’s wrong with design in industrial capitalist culture is : The poeple who designthing snever have to build ,clean,paint ,fix or move them. This sturcture is a great example.I wonder how much scrap wood was hauled away from cutting this odd shaped pieces. There are things that can be doen with scrpa wood,but unless the architect,or whoever contracted the building specify so,construction industry just throws cutoffs in the dump The idea that wood is renewable gives a very distorted impression of how green it is to build with wood. True,trees can be regrown,but not forests.Clearcuts are replanted with evenly spaced trees all the same gave and size.This eliminates habitat and disrupts the successiion cycle of other plants that grew in the forets.Tree farms are uniform monoculture.

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