Situated close to the Czech border, Blaibach has a new village square where the concert hall built by the German architect Peter Haimerl is hidden in a tilted box incrusted into the ground. In reference to the Bavarian town’s stone carving tradition, the facades of this solitaire of a building are wrapped with plates of granite. The inclination above the slope gives way to a staircase leading to the foyer below. Inside, the auditorium is clad with concrete scales composed according to acoustic specifications. The unfaced surfaces receive a texture created by the light filtering in through the large slits.
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.