THE AIR BECOMES SERENE
Parish Center in Porcuna.
Pablo Millan, architect.
“The air becomes serene and dresses in beauty and unused light, Salinas, when divine music sounds, governed by your divine hand.” Fray Luis de Leon.
I must confess at this point that from the first moment the images of Pablo Millán’s latest project in Porcuna have captivated me.
Some very white arcades, with simple white ribbed vaults, on two floors, make up two sides of a beautiful patio in Porcuna. The other two sides are the walls or dividing walls that, intentionally painted white, are a perfect complement to our arcades and, if it fits, they give them more value.
Any architect immediately comes to mind the EUR of Rome, by the architects Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Lapadula and Mario Romano. Here more content and with proportions capable of moving us.
Giorgio de Chirico, the Italian surrealist painter, also comes to my memory, with his series “The Enigma of the Day” that some of us carry in our hearts.
But, above Romano and De Chirico, the work of the very young Sevillian architect Pablo Millán is of the highest order. And it conveys to us the spirit of that verse with which we began this writing. Serenity, beauty, light, divine music.
And, once again, the very accurate images of Javier Callejas.
Alberto Campo Baeza