On a sloping plot in Aravaca, a ward of the city of Madrid, stands this 500-square-meter house that complies with local building codes with a square floor plan of 12 x 12 meters divided into quadrants of 6 x 6. The vertical development is based on the Loosian raumplan concept. The more communal parts of the dwelling take up the upper levels. The concatenation of double-height modules rises in a spiral formed by 90-degree turns, and the vertical displacement generates diagonal spaces. The openings on the facades adapt to the movement of the sun in the course of the day, and those on the roof frame views of the city.
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.