The Catalan practices of Asun Vidal Layel (AVL Arquitectura) and Antoni Bou i Moncús worked together in renovating two buildings in the historical center of Tarragona. Connected on the ground floor, they harbor a total of eight apartments. The intervention respects the original arrangement of the volumes, their external skin, and the archaeological elements found at ground level.
The 1,535-square-meter building turns inward, with courtyards optimizing orientations and the privacy necessary for the generous exterior spaces of the units to be enjoyed. Combining wood, steel, and the bare stone of the archaeological remains, the exposed structure defines the apartments, which are designed in accordance with the needs of their final users, with cross ventilation and energy-saving criteria.
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.