The Barcelona-based Spanish architect Alfredo Arribas (born 1954) is known far beyond the borders of his country. He found international acclaim especially as a designer and interior decorator. The architectural works presented in this book are located in Spain, Japan, China, Germany, France, Belgium and Italy.
Arribas, however, not only impresses with his creation of important buildings all over the world but also with his strong ambitions for urban planning and his abilities. The geographic focal points of the book are at the same time contextual. Arriba&sgrave; buildings in Barcelona are closely connected with the Olympic Games of 1992. His public buildings in the Far East create new spaces of social life. His buildings and projects are dedicated to leisure culture in various European cities (Frankfurt, Leipzig, Paris, Antwerp, etc.), and his apartment houses in Spain express a new Spanish culture of living.