Inspired in the architecture of Mies van der Rohe, this one-family dwelling designed by Shigeru Ban is located in Hokuto, a city of Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture. Using cedar wood instead of brick and concrete, the Japanese architect imitates Miesian configuration through a series of floor-through walls defining the interior spaces and connecting them to the exterior ones and the garden. In the same way, the plane of the ceiling, also of cedar wood, stretches on in a cantilever, giving nuance to the separation between inside and out.
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.