The market of Quibala, an Angolan municipality, was transported from Spain in sea containers. From the very start, the project was marked by the need to optimize the space inside the containers, and the solution adopted was a system of trusses with dimensions making it possible to ship forty-six of them, packed in pairs, in a single container. That is, the 30 square meters within the container could take in the 1,800 square meters of the building’s sheds. The result was a completely modular system with the flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of a marketplace. Formwise, the roofs of undulating sheet metal were placed in such a way that openings were created, and these were closed up with panels of translucent polycarbonate for light to enter through, while louvers on the facade facilitate ventilation and give the building a chromatic character of strong local reminiscences, accompanied by powerful graphics that help the predominantly illiterate local population identify the selling areas.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.