The firm GAD Line + Studio, which works in close collaboration with the University of Hangzhou, has been tasked to develop this affordable housing development for the rural community of Dongziguan, in China’s Fuyang District. Inspired in the region’s vernacular architecture, the flexible configuration presents groups of dwellings that incorporate courtyards. The facades combine white and gray-toned bricks, alternating openwork surfaces to let air circulate. The reinterpretations of traditional slanting roofs yield asymmetrical lines that give identity and variety to the complex.
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.