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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
García-Germán Arquitectos, House in Ánaz (Cantabria)
20/01/2020

García-Germán Arquitectos, House in Ánaz (Cantabria)

Ánaz is a locality belonging to the municipality of Medio Cudeyo, in Spain’s Cantabria region, and there, in an enclave near Torreánaz Palace, the architectural practice of Jacobo García-Germán has built this reinterpretation of nearby mountain homes. The compact volume...

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Thom Mayne at Cevisama 2020
14/01/2020

Thom Mayne at Cevisama 2020

It has been confirmed that Thom Mayne / Morphosis will be taking part in the Architecture and Design Forum at the Cevisama International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, slated to be held from 3 to 7 February in Valencia.

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Carles Enrich Studio, restoration of Merola Tower in Puigreig (Barcelona)
13/01/2020

Carles Enrich Studio, restoration of Merola Tower in Puigreig (Barcelona)

The Barcelona practice of Carles Enrich undertook the restoration of one of the two faces of the defense tower at the castle of Merola, the only remnants of the 13th-century construction in Puigreig, a municipality of the comarca of Berguedà...

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Belinda Tato at Cevisama 2020
11/01/2020

Belinda Tato at Cevisama 2020

It has been confirmed that Belinda Tao / Ecosistema Urban will be taking part in the Architecture and Design Forum at the Cevisama International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, slated to be held from 3 to 7 February in Valencia.

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Antón García-Abril at Cevisama 2020
08/01/2020

Antón García-Abril at Cevisama 2020

Antón García-Abril / Ensamble Studio will be participating in the Architecture and Design Forum of the Cevisama international trade fair for ceramic tiles, to be held from 3 to 7 February in Valencia.

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Ensamble Studio, Ca’n Terra in Mahón (Menorca)
31/12/2019

Ensamble Studio, Ca’n Terra in Mahón (Menorca)

Ensamble Studio, the firm led by Antón García-Abril (1969) and Débora Mesa (1981), works across disciplines to explore the most innovative approaches, focusing on the processes rather than on the results. Their projects fuse reality and imagination, studying...

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Benedetta Tagliabue / EMTB at Cevisama 2020
24/12/2019

Benedetta Tagliabue / EMTB at Cevisama 2020

Tagliabue confirms she will be present at the Architecture and Design Forum of the next Cevisama international ceramic tile fair, to be held from 3 to 7 February in Valencia.

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vaumm architects, renovation of Aircraft Carrier building in San Sebastián
23/12/2019

vaumm architects, renovation of Aircraft Carrier building in San Sebastián

The Basque firm vaumm has renovated the pavilion that Luis Tolosa built in 1943 at San Sebastián’s port. It was a storage for the wooden boxes used by the fishing fleet. Because of the cantilevered roof deck – where fishing nets were repaired, cleaned...

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Barozzi Veiga expected at Cevisama 2020
19/12/2019

Barozzi Veiga expected at Cevisama 2020

Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga, winners of the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award, confirm they will be attending the Architecture and Design Forum of the next Cevisama international trade fair for ceramic tiles, set to take place from 3 to 78 February in Valencia...

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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Hofmann House in Rocafort (Valencia)
19/12/2019

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Hofmann House in Rocafort (Valencia)

Rocafort, a municipality in Horta Nord, a comarca of the Valencian community, is the location of this house whose distinguishing feature is a T-shaped roof. For this work the Valencia practice of Fran Silvestre and Andrés Alfaro Hofmann has been named the 2020 winner...

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RCR to grace Cevisama 2020
18/12/2019

RCR to grace Cevisama 2020

The Catalan Pritzker laureates have confirmed they will be participating in the Architecture and Design Forum of the next Cevisama international trade fair for ceramic tiles, set to take place from 3 to 7 February  in Valencia.

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Caballero Colón, Can Canyís in Capdepera (Majorca)
16/12/2019

Caballero Colón, Can Canyís in Capdepera (Majorca)

A work of the firm of Paula Caballero and Diego Colón, which runs offices in Madrid and Palma, this one-family residence sits on a steep rocky slope in Cañamel, in the Majorcan municipality of Capdepera, surrounded by vegetation. The 240-square-meter complex presents...

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Andrés Jaque, Run Run Run Restaurant in Madrid
06/12/2019

Andrés Jaque, Run Run Run Restaurant in Madrid

Conceived as an ‘urban technofarm,’ Run Run Run is a politically driven infrastructure that seeks to turn the street into a “playing and training field” and provoke human encounters in places and activities traditionally belonging to the realm of the domestic and individual...

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Odile Decq, Antares tower in Barcelona
05/12/2019

Odile Decq, Antares tower in Barcelona

The Paris practice of the architect Odile Decq has released images of a residential building she has designed that will soon be starting to go up at Plaza de Levante in Barcelona. With 28 floors and 89 luxury apartments ranging between 98 and 386 square meters...

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Turner prize awarded four ways after artists' plea to judges
04/12/2019

Turner prize awarded four ways after artists' plea to judges

The Guardian

All four nominees ( Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani) asked judges to recognise ‘commonality, multiplicity and solidarity’...

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Elisa Valero, Eight Experimental Dwellings in Granada
14/11/2019

Elisa Valero, Eight Experimental Dwellings in Granada

The dwellings are located in Realejo, an old Jewish ‘arrabal’ (a group of houses outside the city center) and one of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. This area, at the foot of the Alhambra, has a steep topography, and some of its urban blocks have differences...

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Fernando Casasempere at Ivorypress
06/11/2019

Fernando Casasempere at Ivorypress

This exhibition, open to the public until 11 January 2020, brings together a series of sculptural and pictorial works based on three sources of inspiration: pre-Hispanic heritage, the Chilean landscape and the impact that living in London for twenty-two years has had...

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Vora, Vallirana 47 residential block in Barcelona
24/10/2019

Vora, Vallirana 47 residential block in Barcelona

The Catalonian firm vora, headed by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, revamped this 1924 building containing five dwellings, set between party walls on Vallirana 47, in Barcelona's Farró neighborhood. The strategy was to restore preexisting elements (hydraulic mosaic pavements...

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ERRE arquitectura + HOK architects, Valencia Arena
24/10/2019

ERRE arquitectura + HOK architects, Valencia Arena

The Valencia-based firm ERRE – headed by José Martí, Amparo Roig, and M. Ángeles Ros – in collaboration with the American firm HOK has designed the Valencia Arena multipurpose pavilion, commissioned by Licampa 1617, the holding company of the Valencian...

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Burgos & Garrido + Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, San Esteban archaeological site
17/10/2019

Burgos & Garrido + Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, San Esteban archaeological site

Two Madrid practices – one headed by Francisco Burgos and Ginés Garrido, the other by Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente – have worked together on a proposal that has won for them the competition...

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Arcosur Center in Zaragoza, Fernando García Mercadal Award
16/10/2019

Arcosur Center in Zaragoza, Fernando García Mercadal Award

The Arcosur Child Education center in Zaragoza, a work of Magén Arquitectos, is the 34th winner of the Fernando García Mercadal Award, an annual prize for outstanding projects carried out in the region of Aragón…

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Dominique Perrault Architecture, Exhibition Hall in León
15/10/2019

Dominique Perrault Architecture, Exhibition Hall in León

The Santa Elvira sugar refinery was, since the early 20th century until its closing in 1992, one of the key economic motors of the city. The site where the old factory building was located was the place designated for the construction of the new Convention Center...

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Bjarke Ingels at Cevisama 2020
11/10/2019

Bjarke Ingels at Cevisama 2020

Bjarke Ingels (Copenhagen, 1974), founder of the firm BIG, has confirmed that he will be participating in the Architecture and Design Forum at the next Cevisama international ceramics fair, set for 3–7 February at Feria Valencia...

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AZAB, Herriko Plaza in Mallabia (Biscay)
08/10/2019

AZAB, Herriko Plaza in Mallabia (Biscay)

Globalization also affects urban planning by imposing on it too a loss of the contextual and social values that are transferred to plans and buildings. In this way, the spaces let go of their referential qualities, traditions, landscapes or memory to adopt a global aesthetic...

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Belén Ilari wins 2020 Trans-hitos competition
04/10/2019

Belén Ilari wins 2020 Trans-hitos competition

The ‘Pop’ project of the architect Belén Ilari is the 16th winner of Trans-hitos competition, organized by Cevisama (the international ceramics fair held every year in Valencia) in collaboration with the Ceramic Technology Institute (ITC) and the Spanish Ceramic...

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Imagining the Mediterranean House at Museo ICO
02/10/2019

Imagining the Mediterranean House at Museo ICO

On view through 12 January 2020 at ICO Museum in Madrid is ‘Imagining the Mediterranean House: Italy and Spain in the 50s,’ an exhibition curated by Antonio Pizza that focuses on a historic moment when, in architecture, the two countries forged vigorous...

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Barcelona's car-free 'superblocks' could save hundreds of lives
15/09/2019

Barcelona's car-free 'superblocks' could save hundreds of lives

The Guardian

A study calculates that the city could prevent 667 premature deaths every year if it created all 503 superblocks envisaged in its initial plan...

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Barcelona's shipping container homes
14/09/2019

Barcelona's shipping container homes

The Guardian

Just a stone’s throw from La Rambla, the Spanish city is building 12 shipping container flats to help tackle its social housing crisis...

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Open House Madrid 2019
13/09/2019

Open House Madrid 2019

The architecture-and-city festival Open House Madrid is set for 28 and 29 September, and this time pays tribute to Miguel Fisac through exhibitions and visits to some of his major built works. More than 120 guided tours will be offered this year, free of charge and including...

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‘Karl Blossfeldt. Urformen der Kunst’ at Thyssen
11/09/2019

‘Karl Blossfeldt. Urformen der Kunst’ at Thyssen

On view through 5 October at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid is a free-entry exhibition on the work of the German photographer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932), organized by Loewe and curated by Juan Naranjo. The beauty of nature is captured...

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