The Shanghai firm headed by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu were tasked to renovate an old brick building containing two levels of offices, to combine this use with a cultural center including a library, an exhibition hall, and a multipurpose space for 100 people. Located in Beijing’s Miyun district, amid mountains and rivers, the existing concrete structure was used, and a floor was added. Minimizing the building’s visual impact, the facades are given rhythm by vertical aluminum panels of brown tones covering the brick walls of grayish colors, which also clad the interior walls. The volumes are woven around a main courtyard and are complemented by garden areas that play with the presence of water in raised pools ‘carved’ with a network of routes.
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.