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Saturday, December 05, 2020
Barkow Leibinger, Fidelio Opera Set in Vienna (Austria)
11/09/2020

Barkow Leibinger, Fidelio Opera Set in Vienna (Austria)

The only opera that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote, Fidelio, has not ceased to attract music connoisseurs since it premiered in Vienna in 1805. For the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, the Theater an der Wien has presented – with set designs by the architect...

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Esrawe Studio, Tori Tori Santa Fe in Ciudad de México
19/08/2020

Esrawe Studio, Tori Tori Santa Fe in Ciudad de México

This is the fifth branch, in Mexico City, of the famous Tori Tori chain of Japanese restaurants. It is located on the ground floor of a corporate building in the modern business district that gives it its name, Santa Fe, and in addressing the culinary program the design of the space...

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Nendo, Shanghai Times Square (China)
11/08/2020

Nendo, Shanghai Times Square (China)

Shanghai Times Square within the Pudong district is the result of working on a nine-floor commercial building containing over 53,000 square meters of space. The objective was to accommodate 170 establishments, mostly fashion and lifestyle stores but also several...

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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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Herzog & de Meuron, Uniqlo flagship store in Tokyo
30/06/2020

Herzog & de Meuron, Uniqlo flagship store in Tokyo

The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has turned the Marroniere Gate department store in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood into a new global flaship store for the Japanese clothing and accessories brand Uniqlo. The conversion of the 1984 edifice revolves around subtraction...

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Clavel Arquitectos, partial renovation of NH Hotel Casino in Badajoz
09/06/2020

Clavel Arquitectos, partial renovation of NH Hotel Casino in Badajoz

Shortlisted in the Interiors section of the 2020 FAD Awards, this project by the Murcia firm Clavel Arquitectos – headed by Manuel Clavel Rojo and Luis Clavel Sainz – involves a 2,800-square-meter five-star hotel at Avenida Adolfo Díaz Ambrona, in the Extremaduran city...

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Koichi Takada, Qatar National Museum Gift Shops
22/04/2020

Koichi Takada, Qatar National Museum Gift Shops

The interior design of the National Museum of Qatar in Doha sought first of all to resonate with the image of a desert rose that the French architect Jean Nouvel had chosen to give the building, and secondly to ensure an intelligible reading of the intricate journey through...

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External Reference & Uroz, Jané Winestore in Comarruga (Tarragona)
11/03/2020

External Reference & Uroz, Jané Winestore in Comarruga (Tarragona)

Carmelo Zappulla of External Reference Architects and Chu Uroz renovated this liquor store in a 700-square-meter space located at kilometer 1187 along the N-340 road leading from Vendrell to Comarruga, in the Lower Penedes region. With verbal information...

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Lucas y Hernández-Gil, A12 House in Madrid
10/03/2020

Lucas y Hernández-Gil, A12 House in Madrid

Occupying what used to be a store, with direct access from the street, this dwelling is conceived as a mix between the Mediterranean house – introverted and spilling out into a courtyard – and the phenomenological house as described by Gaston Bachelard: a space...

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Cano Lasso, Second Home London Fields
04/10/2019

Cano Lasso, Second Home London Fields

Located in Hackney, one of the most popular neighborhoods in London today, Second Home’s new coworking and innovation branch addresses its context and its program in two ways: through the facade and through the work atmosphere, respectively. Inspired by...

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Valerio Olgiati, Céline Flagship in Miami (USA)
22/08/2019

Valerio Olgiati, Céline Flagship in Miami (USA)

Creating a virtual world through the poetic use of materials was Valerio Olgiati’s intention in designing this store in the design district of the city of Miami for the French high-end fashion brand Céline. Such virtuality has to do with the manipulation of the space...

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RCR arquitectes, Gallery / Atelier / House in Bordeaux (France)
16/08/2019

RCR arquitectes, Gallery / Atelier / House in Bordeaux (France)

Located in the city of Bordeaux, the project renovates an old warehouse with vaulted spaces that were once cellars for storing fish and supplies. The intervention seeks to reactivate the area by making the most of its central location and the existence of a cozy garden...

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Damien Hirst’s Vegas hotel room is an inhabitable art experience
08/03/2019

Damien Hirst’s Vegas hotel room is an inhabitable art experience

The Spaces

Damien Hirst has designed an immersive art hotel room at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, complete with a pair of formaldehyde sharks...

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David Chipperfield, Selfridges Duke Street in London
26/09/2018

David Chipperfield, Selfridges Duke Street in London

The British David Chipperfield has renovated and enlarged the central London department store Selfridges, giving it a new entrance on the east facade and a large space for the sale of luxury accessories. The extension connects the historic edifice on Oxford Street...

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RE/Form by Zaha Hadid Design
24/09/2018

RE/Form by Zaha Hadid Design

The collection of carpets consists of 22 designs, inspired by four themes that feature prominently in Zaha Hadid’s work: striated lines, ribbonlike projections, pixelated landscapes and organic cellular shapes...

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SOM: BBVA Interior Design
10/05/2018

SOM: BBVA Interior Design Pdf

The Global Interior Design Standards, designed by Studio Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), facilitate the creation of a highly performative workplace for BBVA. The standards convey the company’s core brand ideas while bolstering client services...

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Langarita-Navarro, Daruan Space in Madrid
13/12/2017

Langarita-Navarro, Daruan Space in Madrid

The firm of María Langarita and Víctor Navarra renovated Daruan Group’s office in Madrid’s Aravaca ward, adapting it to new needs: a stronger corporate identity and more work stations. With budget and time limits, without interrupting the company’s...

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Zaha Hadid Architects 3D prints an experimental structure
06/06/2017

Zaha Hadid Architects 3D prints an experimental structure

Inhabitat

The nearly three-meter-tall Thallus was 3D printed from premium polylactide plastic. Six-axis robotics technology was used...

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A ghostly courtyard in Abu Dhabi by Edoardo Tresoldi
04/06/2017

A ghostly courtyard in Abu Dhabi by Edoardo Tresoldi

The Spaces

Colossal arches, columns and domes built with wire mesh manage to create a Classical courtyard as the setting for a royal event in Abu Dhabi. After the event the...

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Inside the new Ikea museum
20/06/2016

Inside the new Ikea museum

The Guardian

The museum, housed on the site of the chain’s first store in Älmhult, in southern Sweden, is a celebration of everything Ikea...

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Aidlin Darling Design, Windhover Contemplative Center in Palo Alto
04/02/2016

Aidlin Darling Design, Windhover Contemplative Center in Palo Alto

Within the Stanford campus, at the heart of Silicon Valley, this gallery shelters the Windhover series by the American artist Nathan Oliveira (1928–2010), who taught in this university for over three decades. Conceived as a place for calm and contemplation...

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Tour of Google’s Campus Madrid
29/12/2015

Tour of Google’s Campus Madrid

The London firm Jump Studios (a Populous company) – in collaboration with the Madrid office CBRE – has transformed an old industrial building in the Spanish capital into Google’s sixth campus for entrepreneurs.

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Zaha Hadid’s Liquid Glacial collection
18/08/2015

Zaha Hadid’s Liquid Glacial collection

The architect Zaha Hadid has added a range of tables and stools and a bowl to her collection of designs. Resembling ice formations that melt, the pieces are made of acrylic and present transparent finishes in color.

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The seven versions of the Series  7™ chair
10/07/2015

The seven versions of the Series 7™ chair

Fritz Hansen

Seven international architects have made their interpretation of the iconic Series 7™ chair designed by Arne Jacobsen...

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FAD Awards 2015 winners
03/07/2015

FAD Awards 2015 winners

The Bastida House (Girona) by Ramón Bosch & Elisabeth Capdeferro and the Ozadi Tavira Hotel in Tavira (Portugal) by Pedro Campos Costa shared first prize in the 57th FAD Architecture Awards. The jury presided by Víctor López Cotelo praised...

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David Chipperfield’s Valentino store opens in New York
16/09/2014

David Chipperfield’s Valentino store opens in New York

The new flagship store of the fashion house Valentino has opened on Fifth Avenue in New York. Occupying an old building raised by John Burgee and Philip Johnson for Takashimaya Department Store, the new shop – designed by David Chipperfield –...

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Apple store by Foster + Partners opens in Istanbul
27/05/2014

Apple store by Foster + Partners opens in Istanbul

The first Foster-designed Apple store has opened in Istanbul, Turkey. The British firm was commissioned in 2013 to design retail spaces for the computer technology, electronics, and digital distribution company, extending a collaboration begun with...

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OMA for Coach in Tokyo: Glass Spikes in Omotesando
19/04/2013

OMA for Coach in Tokyo: Glass Spikes in Omotesando

A corner of Tokyo’s Omotesando neighborhood now features a new flagship store, designed by Rem Koolhaas, for the leather goods and accessories brand Coach. Inspired by the wooden display shelves in the New York...

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Sustainable Showroom, Pulgón Diseño at Medialab-Prado
19/03/2013

Sustainable Showroom, Pulgón Diseño at Medialab-Prado

A symbolic giant heart on a suspended structure of cardboard boxes was the main feature of the launching – on 7th March at Medialab-Prado, recently renovated close to the Caixaforum in the center of Madrid – of the sportwear brand...

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Q:NØ Arquitectos: VIP room at ARCO 2013
28/02/2013

Q:NØ Arquitectos: VIP room at ARCO 2013

Javier de Andrés, Fernando Garví and Miguel Rivilla of the Segovian firm Q:NØ designed the VIP room at ARCO, Madrid’s annual international contemporary art fair, which took place last week. Winner

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David Chipperfield David Chipperfield
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The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
Atlas: Europe Atlas: Europe
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Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
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Atlas: America Atlas: America
Devoted to the latest architecture of America, it is the second volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
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