DESCRIPTION – San Sebastián: Conflict between nature and artifice
A committed city with a predominance presence of nature creates an architecture that historically speaks about the continuous tension between artifice and geography.
This tension is manifested throughout its recent history, first in the peculiar reinterpretation of Modernism, filtered through the stylistic of the vernacular architecture, producing a “international/ local” style, characteristic of the expansion of the city in the first half of the twentieth century. Secondly and in a more evident way, in those human interventions in places where nature dominates and often continues to dominate the artifice.
It is this conflict that defines the city to the present day. Not even contemporary architecture is able to get rid of this commitment and allows to “deform” itself in the search for a possible and harmonious relationship with the waves, the winds, the mountains belonging to the urban interwoven.
Discover this tour in the spanish city of San Sebastián and discover the conflict between nature and artifice through its architecture and heritage. Our tours are focused on architecture and urbanism and they are perfect for architecture lovers, experts and professionals as well as groups and student trips. Enjoy with Artchitectours guided visits around the world, made by professional guide-architects who will come along with us throughout the itinerary.