Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Lapeña & Torres: Baluarte del Príncipe en Palma de Mallorca
29/07/2014

Lapeña & Torres: Baluarte del Príncipe en Palma de Mallorca

Torn down since the end of the 19th century in order to let the city grow, the walls surrounding Palma de Mallorca have preserved to this day a few stretches – those located closer to the sea, towards which the city could...

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DossierTowers. Arquitectura Viva 164
25/07/2014

DossierTowers. Arquitectura Viva 164

Despite their lack of mechanical and energy efficiency, high-rise buildings continue to proliferate in the financial and service-sector centers of cities all over the world...

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Königs Architekten,St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Schillig (Germany)
25/07/2014

Königs Architekten,St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Schillig (Germany)

The Church of Saint Mary is located on the Atlantic coast in Wangerland, not far from the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park. Its typological simplicity is evident from a bird’s eye view, the building’s apparently intricate formal game...

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Atelier Alice / EPFL, Pavilion for the Luna Saint-Prex (Switzerland)
18/07/2014

Atelier Alice / EPFL, Pavilion for the Luna Saint-Prex (Switzerland)

Luna was developed for the 6th edition of the St. Prex Classics festival, which is held annually in a small municipality by Lake Leman. This ephemeral structure accommodates a flexible auditorium with a modular capacity of 500 or 700 spectators...

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Norman Foster opens Yacht Club de Monaco
17/07/2014

Norman Foster opens Yacht Club de Monaco

In Montecarlo, forming the centerpiece of Monaco’s remodeled harbor, the Yacht Club built by Foster + Partners recently opened its doors. Raised on reclaimed land, the new social and sporting facilities are organized in terraced floors and closed...

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Alberto Campo Baeza, House of the Infinite in Cádiz
16/07/2014

Alberto Campo Baeza, House of the Infinite in Cádiz

Conceived as an infinite stone block facing the Atlantic, the house built by Alberto Campo Baeza is located on the coast of Cádiz. The material chosen for the construction is Roman travertine marble, evoking the past of the zone...

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‘The Interlace’ apartments by OMA / Ole Scheeren in Singapore
15/07/2014

‘The Interlace’ apartments by OMA / Ole Scheeren in Singapore

In 2007, as head of OMA in Asia, Ole Scheeren received the commission to build a 1,040-unit apartment complex, called ‘The Interlace’, in the city-state of Singapore. The German architect completed construction work in 2013, years after leaving Rem Koolhaas’s...

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Barge & Bouza, Ethnographic Center in Curtis (A Coruña)
11/07/2014

Barge & Bouza, Ethnographic Center in Curtis (A Coruña)

Located on the plains of the upper part of the Mandeo River basin, in the Galician municipality of Curtis – some 40 kilometers from A Coruña –, the new Ethnographic Center has a double role: an educational one, with courses and workshops...

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‘BIG Maze’ of Bjarke Ingels Group opened in Washington
10/07/2014

‘BIG Maze’ of Bjarke Ingels Group opened in Washington

On view up to 11 September at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. is the huge labyrinth designed by the Danish office of Bjarke Ingels. Within a square with 18-meter sides, the installation built with birch wood offers visitors...

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F8 Architecture: Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage in Dialakoroba (Mali)
08/07/2014

F8 Architecture: Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage in Dialakoroba (Mali)

Outside Dialakoroba, a village located 50 kilometers from Bamaki, the capital of Mali, the Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage is home to about fifty infants, children and young people up to 18 years of age. The design of the Parisian office F8 Architecture arranges blocks...

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Kengo Kuma: Daiwa Building at University of Tokyo
07/07/2014

Kengo Kuma: Daiwa Building at University of Tokyo

Striking a contrast with the other constructions making up the University of Tokyo, which present conventional campus materials like concrete, stone, or metal, the facades of the Daiwa Building are clad with wood and earth. Designed as a place...

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Green Energy Research Center in Shanghai by Archea Associati
04/07/2014

Green Energy Research Center in Shanghai by Archea Associati

A center for the development of clean technologies, this building with a rectangular floor plan presents a very compact volume divided into three parts to accommodate the specifications of a unique program. The first two floor levels are designed...

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Chapel in the woods by Studio Zermani in Varano dei Marchesi (Italy)
03/07/2014

Chapel in the woods by Studio Zermani in Varano dei Marchesi (Italy)

In the Italian province of Parma, immersed in the mountainous landscape of the village of Varano dei Marchesi, an open-air chapel is an invitation to prayer in the vicinity of the old Casa Faggi hospital and the pilgrimate route between...

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UDP Economics and Business Faculty in Santiago (Chile)
02/07/2014

UDP Economics and Business Faculty in Santiago (Chile)

In Santiago, Chile, at the foot of San Cristóbal Hill and over the Huechuraba Valley, stands the Economics and Business Faculty of Diego Portales University (UDP), a work of Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta, and Gabriela Manzi...

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World Horticultural Expo in Qingdao, theme pavilion by UNStudio
01/07/2014

World Horticultural Expo in Qingdao, theme pavilion by UNStudio

Situated in the Chinese province of Shandong, the port city of Qingdao celebrates the World Horticultural Expo up to 25 October. The theme is ‘From the Earth, For the Earth’ and more than a hundred countries are participating...

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Carme Pinós. CaixaForum in Zaragoza (Spain)
30/06/2014

Carme Pinós. CaixaForum in Zaragoza (Spain)

The CaixaForum in Zaragoza competition was called in 2008. The new building goes up on the Milla Digital (digital mile), an area recovered from the grounds of the old El Portillo train station. Developed by the City Council...

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David Closes: Auditorium in the church of Sant Francesc Convent
27/06/2014

David Closes: Auditorium in the church of Sant Francesc Convent

Located in the Barcelona town of Santpedor, the Convent of Sant Francesc was built in the 18th century by Franciscan monks. They had little opportunity to enjoy it, however. With Mendizabal’s 1836 disentailment of church property...

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Carsten Höller finishes viewing tower with slide at Vitra Campus
26/06/2014

Carsten Höller finishes viewing tower with slide at Vitra Campus

For the Swiss firm Vitra and within its production base in Weil am Rhein, near the Swiss-German border, the German artist Carsten Höller has completed an observation tower equipped with a slide. Since it opened to the public in 1984 the Vitra...

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This summer's Serpentine pavilion is the weirdest ever
25/06/2014

This summer's Serpentine pavilion is the weirdest ever

The Guardian

A bulbous white cocoon, still sticky with the excretions of whatever creature made it, has landed in Kensington Gardens. Perched atop a ring of boulders...

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Zaha Hadid, Issam Fares Institute in Beirut (Lebanon)
24/06/2014

Zaha Hadid, Issam Fares Institute in Beirut (Lebanon)

The headquarters of the Issam Fares Institute for Public  Policy and International Affairs (IFI), designed by Zaha Hadid for the American University of Beirut, is now complete. Part of a campus masterplan drawn up by the U.S. firm Sasaki Associates...

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HHS: Renewable Energy Plant in Hamburg (Germany)
20/06/2014

HHS: Renewable Energy Plant in Hamburg (Germany)

Allied air raids on German cities in the final years of World War II led to the construction of gigantic bunkers of reinforced concrete where the civilian population could seek shelter during bombings. The interior of one of those that remained...

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Gösta Serlachius Museum extension by MX_SI in Mänttä (Finland)
17/06/2014

Gösta Serlachius Museum extension by MX_SI in Mänttä (Finland)

A work of the Barcelona studio MX_SI (Mara Gabriela Partida, Héctor Mendoza, and Boris Bezán), the new extensión of the Gösta Serlachius contemporary museum in the Finnish city of Mänttä has opened its doors...

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Ábalo Alonso: Nursery School in Orense (Spain)
13/06/2014

Ábalo Alonso: Nursery School in Orense (Spain)

The idea of this preschool was to evoke a forest. In a newly developed part of Orense’s university campus, the building for use and accessibility reasons is one-story, and it is built with the structural economy of vernacular...

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Renzo Piano, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in Paris
11/06/2014

Renzo Piano, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in Paris

Newly inserted into the 13th arrondissement of Paris is the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, a curved volume that takes the shape of an ‘organic creature’...

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BFM, houses by Walter Gropius and Moholy-Nagy on Dessau (Germany)
09/06/2014

BFM, houses by Walter Gropius and Moholy-Nagy on Dessau (Germany)

In 1992, work began on saving and preserving the seven ‘masters’ houses’ designed by Walter Gropius in 1925 for the Bauhaus school in Dessau, damaged by air raids during World War II. The Berlin office of Bruno Fioretti Márquez...

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Domenico Fiore: Basiliani Hotel in Matera (Italy)
06/06/2014

Domenico Fiore: Basiliani Hotel in Matera (Italy)

For thousands of years the settlers and inhabitants of Matera in Italy’s Basilicata region mined the hill at whose bottom the astonishing city is set, scraping the toba rock to build their poor dwellings. Little by little the Sassi (stones) – remains perhaps of other...

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Neutelings Riedijk, Rozet cultural center in Arnhem (Netherlands)
04/06/2014

Neutelings Riedijk, Rozet cultural center in Arnhem (Netherlands)

Part of the plan to boost Arnhem’s new Rijnboog development and connect the bank of the Rhine to the heart of the city, the Rozet Cultural Center – a work of the Rotterdam firm Neutelings Riedijk – gathers in its 12,000 square meters a library...

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OAM, office and social housing in Málaga (Spain)
03/06/2014

OAM, office and social housing in Málaga (Spain)

The building’s location on low-consistency terrain that has been much used by humanity through the ages, presenting Roman and Moorish strata at shallow levels, determined the kind of foundation system to be used for this office...

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‘Bus:Stop’ canopies in Krumbach (Austria)
02/06/2014

‘Bus:Stop’ canopies in Krumbach (Austria)

The internationally recognized offices of Sou Fujimoto, Wang Shu, Rintala Eggertsson, Ensamble Studio, Smiljan Radic, Vylder Vinck Taillieu, and Alexander Brodsky have in collaboration with architects and artisans of Krumbach designed seven canopies...

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RCR, Soulages Museum in Rodez (France)
30/05/2014

RCR, Soulages Museum in Rodez (France)

The museum dedicated to the artist Pierre Soulages in Rodez, his home town, is in the very central Foirail park: an almond-shape public space, a few meters from the old city and from the square of the Gothic cathedral, the most important building of... [+]
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