The Turf isn’t the only skatepark waiting around to be unearthed. Spain’s first skatepark in… In where? They don’t say! Anyway, they’ve been dogging by hand for over a year and have the freestyle platter and one of the bowls unearthed. The video (Digging) is a about 18 minutes long, and you have to wait about 14 to see some present day skating. I would have liked to see more of the surrounding terrain. It’s like they are keeping it a secret. Confusion says it’s near Barcelona in Arenys de munt. So does S.U.S.C. Digging and bonus vid after the jump. I wonder what’s up with saving the Turf?
[Source: Bowl to Be a Trail ] - Thanks to Michael Pfister for the tip.
I can appreciate this project a lot, but if they wanted to really go old school they’d stick with steel wheels. I really don’t know squat about Nomad Skateboards except it has nothing to do with American Nomad. In fact, this company is out of Spain. They must be doing well though, or at least they have an extremely competent marketing department. The video and imagery for this limited edition board looks thoroughly professional.
- Thanks to Seth Levy for the tip.
This is the 1001 Nights House by A-cero, Joaquin Torres Architects outside of Madrid, Spain. These guys love tranny. This is the third appearance for A-cero in S&A. Too bad this doesn’t have a run up. Check it out over at Contemporists.
- Thanks to Mark P. for the tip.
An artfully done video of indoor skatepark construction in an old tobacco factory in Madrid, Spain with mostly recycled materials. It’s a bit long but it’s interesting, the soundtrack on middle timelapse section section had me cracking up. Check it out.
- Thanks to Sarib Khalsa for the tip.
Factory Youth Movement is a community center in Merida, Spain with skatepark facilities blending into the landscape architecture. Or from a different vantage point, skateable terrain nestling and nurturing the building it was designed for. Pipets loaded and ready. Petri dish courtesy of Selgas Cano. Factory Youth Movement, I ‘m pretty sure I used to have one of their 10″ extended dance singles.
[Source: Simple Genius - Photos: Arch Daily] - Thanks to Betsy Gordon for the tip.
A posers day? I see some vaguely 80-ish fashion in this vid, but otherwise I don’t get it. What I do get is some massive expanses of roly poly concrete that looks ancient and awesome. So much wide open unprogrammed space… That looks like fun.
- Thanks to Sam for the tip.
Here’s a recently constructed house by the architecture firm A-cero out of Madrid. It’s got some nice transitions but the concrete looks a little rough in sections. Still, I’ve seen worse skateparks… That’s a crazy tight miniramp with an extra helping of vert surrounding the front door. More pictures on Freshhome. Bonus shot of another skateable house after the jump
- Thanks to Urban Kravos for the tip.
A Spanish commercial for an Italian car with an American pastime, from Dutch tipster. One and a half seconds of miniramp action.
- Thanks to Matthijs for the tip.
Spanish songs in Andalucia, sing of tight transitions in expensive private residential housing developments, designed by A-cero. Spanish bombs, yo te quiero infinito. Sotogrande!
[Source: CoolBoom] - Thanks to Urban for the tip.
This week’s Shot of the Week is from Peter Diepes over at OMSA. It’s a shot of Txus Dominguez with a one footed carve at the Hagen bowl in Germany, and yes, it’s a make. You can catch it on video over at EuropeSkate. Txus Dominguez has been accused of trying to turn Spain into Oregon as one of the principals behind a skatepark building company called Zut Skateparks. You don’t see teh one footed carve grind much, unless you’re a Northwest Skater like Dan Hughes.
There’s a full frame version in the gallery. Check it out.