Lubna Alayeli, Nina Jotanovic, Ceren Temel, and Farah Alayeli are a team of students at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) that has developed the ‘Soft Skin’ project. Inquiring into the architectural possibilities of structures filled with air, this ‘skin’ is made of a series of thin layers of flexible silicone and elastic fabric forming ‘inflatable ‘cells.’ The resulting membrane has resistance, materiality, and transparency, and is therefore apt for dealing with the vibrations and pressures imposed upon it by wind, and with the infiltration of solar light.
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.