The Catalonian firm vora, headed by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, revamped this 1924 building containing five dwellings, set between party walls on Vallirana 47, in Barcelona's Farró neighborhood. The strategy was to restore preexisting elements (hydraulic mosaic pavements, plaster moldings, frames...) and transform the complex combining old and new (enamelled tiles, graphic patterns taken from the building's railings, wallpaper...), all the while respecting the original identity of the 490-square-meter construction. A new spatial arrangement is superposed on the existing traditional layout, which consisted of a conventional corridor and small rooms. Original floors and ceilings are maintained, and partitions slide over them to show temporary layers.
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.