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Saturday, December 05, 2020
Nexo Arquitectura + Gutiérrez delaFuente Arquitectos + Andrés Perea Arquitecto, Metro Headquarters and Museum in Madrid
02/12/2020

Nexo Arquitectura + Gutiérrez delaFuente Arquitectos + Andrés Perea Arquitecto, Metro Headquarters and Museum in Madrid

The CIT (Centro Integral de Transporte) is an initiative of Metro de Madrid to build a transport center in the old sheds of Plaza de Castilla in Madrid. The competition was called in 2016...

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Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, seafront of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
26/11/2020

Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, seafront of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

This project encompasses 5,484 square meters on the seafront of Las Palmas – capital of Gran Canaria island – in the area of the naval base and the Santa Catalina dock. Carried out by the local practice of Pedro Romera García and Ángela Ruiz Martínez, it drew...

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Aires Mateus, House in Monsaraz, Alentejo (Portugal)
25/11/2020

Aires Mateus, House in Monsaraz, Alentejo (Portugal)

The great Alqueva Lake, located on the frontier of Extremadura and the Portuguese Alentejo, is the largest artificial lake in Western Europe, with an area of 250 square kilometers and more than 1,160 kilometers of interior coast. Since the inauguration of the dam...

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Virgilio Gutiérrez, Acamán School Pavilion in La Laguna (Tenerife)
24/11/2020

Virgilio Gutiérrez, Acamán School Pavilion in La Laguna (Tenerife)

The Hermanas Hospitalarias del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) is a female catholic congregation founded by the Italian priest Benito Menni (1841-1914) in the municipality of Ciempozuelos (Madrid), and whose activity...

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Josep Mª Julià Capdevila, EMAV Can Batlló in Barcelona
17/11/2020

Josep Mª Julià Capdevila, EMAV Can Batlló in Barcelona

Since its birth in 1878, the Can Batlló compound and La Bordeta quarter share a long history of growth and transformation with Barcelona. The city’s industrial heyday saw the complex expand and new buildings rise. Over time, however, these fell into disuse...

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Junquera Arquitectos, courtyard houses in Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid)
16/11/2020

Junquera Arquitectos, courtyard houses in Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid)

A work of the Madrid firm Junquera Arquitectos, this complex of 34 homes mainly pursues the typology of the courtyard house. Through the privacy-ensuring walled courtyard, the place where the family can gather in the open air, the different domestic spaces interconnect...

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taller básico de arquitectura, offices in the Arbea corporate campus, Alcobendas (Madrid)
11/11/2020

taller básico de arquitectura, offices in the Arbea corporate campus, Alcobendas (Madrid)

Based in Madrid and Pamplona, the practice of Javier Pérez-Herreras and Francisco Javier Quintana de Uña – taller básico de arquitectura – has amid fir and pine trees built this 900-square-meter office pavilion that opens out on its long facade to the forest...

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med.arquitectos, Costacabana Houses in Almería
10/11/2020

med.arquitectos, Costacabana Houses in Almería

On the edge of Almería’s Costacabana neighborhood, on a 380-square-meter L-shaped corner plot, stands this building containing two similarly-sized dwellings. A work of the Andalusian firm med.arquitectos (José Moreno Ferre and Javier Peña), the bunker-like...

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Camp del Ferro  sport center in Barcelona
06/11/2020

Camp del Ferro sport center in Barcelona

Barceló Balanzó Arquitectes, AIA Activitats Arquitectòniques, and Gustau Gili Galfetti worked as a team in this municipal sports complex of Barcelona’s La Sagrera neighborhood. Because of the area’s high degree of urban density, the site’s reduced dimensions...

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Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, stacked houses in Telde (Las Palmas)
04/11/2020

Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, stacked houses in Telde (Las Palmas)

The practice of Pedro Romera García and Ángela Ruiz Martínez has stacked concrete tubes of near-square (3.65 x 3.20 m) sections in raising 25 dwellings between the streets Lola Massieu and Los Gofiones in Telde, a municipality on Grand Canary Island. With a built...

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De Lapuerta + Campo, Brains School – Maria Lombillo, Madrid
26/10/2020

De Lapuerta + Campo, Brains School – Maria Lombillo, Madrid

This secondary school on Calle María Lombillo in Madrid is a work of the local practice of José María de Lapuerta and Paloma Campo. The design is focused on the Passivhaus strategy. Aside from diaphanous and extendable classrooms, it creates points of contact...

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Javier de las Heras Solé, music school in Amorebieta-Etxano
14/10/2020

Javier de las Heras Solé, music school in Amorebieta-Etxano

The scheme drawn up by the Catalan architect Javier de las Heras Solé that placed first in the 2015 ideas competition for a school of music in Amorebieta-Etxano, a municipality in the Basque comarca of Duranguesado, presents a compact box cutting a singular figure...

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Muñoz Miranda Arquitectos, Residential Building in Málaga
13/10/2020

Muñoz Miranda Arquitectos, Residential Building in Málaga

This is a project that appears on the seashore, near a preexistence of a protected smokestack from the beginning of the 20th century, that informs us of the industrial activity in that area, at that time the industrial outskirts of Málaga. Pairs of identical buildings were...

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‘Alfaro in Xàtiva. Dialogue with History’
09/10/2020

‘Alfaro in Xàtiva. Dialogue with History’

The work of the world-renowned Valencian sculptor Andreu Alfaro (1929-2012) is characterized by its synthesis of all the knowledge he absorbed in the course of years. A reduction of form, an exercise in creating a single stroke in the void, showing the evident connection...

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B + M + L, Aniceto House in Seville
30/09/2020

B + M + L, Aniceto House in Seville

The young Málaga architects Eugenia Álvarez Blanch, Elena Sánchez Montero, and Enrique Bravo Lanzac have turned an old retail space in Seville’s central neighborhood of San Luis – at Calle Aniceto Sáenz 1, close to Plaza de Pumarejo – into a home and workshop...

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‘Architecture Fragments’, by Marià Castelló
26/09/2020

‘Architecture Fragments’, by Marià Castelló

It is a project that was born tangent to the borders between different plastic arts, especially drawing, photography, painting, sculpture and architecture. Concrete paintings, plaster projections or dreamlike architectures. The works that make up this sample...

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DJ arquitectura, University of Málaga Fine Arts School courtyard
24/09/2020

DJ arquitectura, University of Málaga Fine Arts School courtyard

The Granada practice of Diego Jiménez López and Juana Sánchez Gómez, DJ arquitectura, has been commissioned to eliminate obsolete structures and refurbish installations of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Málaga, in its El Ejido campus...

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Twobo + Luis Twose, renovation of Aigües de Vilajuïga industrial plant
22/09/2020

Twobo + Luis Twose, renovation of Aigües de Vilajuïga industrial plant

The Catalan team of Twobo arquitectura + Luis Twoso worked on the hundred-year-old plant that extracted mineral waters coming from a 70-meter-deep aquifer in Vilajuïga, a municipality of the Girona comarca of Alt Empordà, located near the Cap de Creus natural park...

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Guallart Architects, Rec House in Igualada (Barcelona)
18/09/2020

Guallart Architects, Rec House in Igualada (Barcelona)

In Igualada’s Rec neighborhood, once an industrial area focused on leather tanning and now becoming a cultural hub, the Barcelona practice of Vicente Guallart (Valencia, 1963) has turned two late-19th-century buildings that hosted a residence and a small textile...

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OOIIO Arquitectura, terraced houses in Madrid
16/09/2020

OOIIO Arquitectura, terraced houses in Madrid

The Madrid firm established by Joaquín Millaìn Villamuelas, OOIIO Arquitectura, built these two houses in the Montecarlo residential area of Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district. Adapted to the particular needs of two different families, the designs present personalized...

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‘Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan’ at Museo ICO
16/09/2020

‘Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan’ at Museo ICO

On view from 16 September to 17 January at the ICO Museum in Madrid are 76 images taken by the photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon – born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942 – that show the architectural transformation of Lower Manhattan. Curated by Lyon himself...

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Concéntrico 06
12/09/2020

Concéntrico 06

The Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design, an annual reflection on the urban environment and the city, held its latest edition from 3 to 6 September 2020.

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A Second Virus Wave Grips Spain
01/09/2020

A Second Virus Wave Grips Spain

The New York Times

The coronavirus is spreading much faster in Spain than anywhere else in Europe. After a relative lull during the summer...

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Space Popular, Brick Vault House in Valencia (Spain)
24/08/2020

Space Popular, Brick Vault House in Valencia (Spain)

Located in Nueva Santa Bárbara (Valencia), the Brick Vault House was carried out in collaboration with the local architects Alberto Burgos and Javier Cortina. It is the result of combining two fundamental strategies: a spatial grid and a construction solution of ceramic vaults...

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OHLAB, Casa Palerm in Lloret de Vistalegre (Mallorca)
20/08/2020

OHLAB, Casa Palerm in Lloret de Vistalegre (Mallorca)

In a rural part of the island of Mallorca, in the municipality of Lloret de Vistalegre, stands this residence built by the firm OHLAB, which Paloma and Jaime Oliver run from offices in Palma de Mallorca and Madrid. Elongated, stretching perpendicular to the site’s steep...

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Roldán + Berengué, Refurbishment of Rambla 124 (Barcelona)
18/08/2020

Roldán + Berengué, Refurbishment of Rambla 124 (Barcelona)

The commission involved turning Hotel Montecarlo into a retail, office, and residential building, adapting its historical elements to the new uses and in the process upgrading them. Presenting two fronts of different urban character, the building sews up the...

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Lacol Arquitectura, 28 Cooperative Dwellings in Barcelona
10/08/2020

Lacol Arquitectura, 28 Cooperative Dwellings in Barcelona

The project arose from an initiative of neighbors to collectively address their need for access to housing through a cooperative organized on a right-of-use basis. Large communal spaces within the building serve to foster goodwill among the inhabitants, encouraging...

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Arquitectura-G, Acid House in Barcelona (Spain)
03/08/2020

Arquitectura-G, Acid House in Barcelona (Spain)

Located in Barcelona, the Acid House is the outcome of converting a factory into a corporate innovation center. Conceived with an economy of means in mind, the project maintains the original layout in two differentiated zones: the main shed has been turned into...

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Roldán + Berengué, 46 Social Dwellings in the Fabra & Coats Factory, Barcelona
31/07/2020

Roldán + Berengué, 46 Social Dwellings in the Fabra & Coats Factory, Barcelona

The old textile complex is being recovered to join the Barcelona Art Factories network,  adding 28,000 m² of public space and, for the first time in this type of intervention, of social housing. Built in 1905 to store thread, the warehouse is 100x15 meters and 11 meters...

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'It Begins With One Word. Choose Your Own,' by Katarzyna Krakowiak
29/07/2020

'It Begins With One Word. Choose Your Own,' by Katarzyna Krakowiak

Through 23 August the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona hosts the sound installation by the Polish artist  Katarzyna Krakowiak, composed of 300 words in 14 languages.

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