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Friday, September 25, 2020
Bizna estudio, Teleclub Bécquer in Noviercas (Soria)
09/06/2020

Bizna estudio, Teleclub Bécquer in Noviercas (Soria)

Founded by Rocío García (Bilbao, 1998) and Pedro Torres (Albacete, 1987), Madrid-based Bizna studio has designed this meeting space for residents of Noviercas, a municipality in the comarca of Moncayo, in Soria province. Shortlisted in the Architecture section...

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Ruizesquiroz Arquitectos, Amaya Sport in Noáin (Navarra)
04/06/2020

Ruizesquiroz Arquitectos, Amaya Sport in Noáin (Navarra)

The firm of Josean Ruiz Esquíroz, based in Madrid and Navarre, has designed new headquarters for the sports equipment manufacturer Amaya Sport. The location is the Talluntxe industrial park in Noáin, 5 kilometers from Pamplona. With a built area of 1,957 square meters...

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Lagula Arquitectes, Santa Clara apartment building in Girona
03/06/2020

Lagula Arquitectes, Santa Clara apartment building in Girona

Close to the El Molí power plant and the Puente de Piedra (stone bridge) over the river Onyar in Girona, at Santa Clara 11, stands this residential block by Lagula Arquitectes, the Barcelona firm headed by Toni Alonso, Martín Ezquerro, Ignacio López, Manel Morante...

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Amman Cánovas & Maruri, El Molinete Archaeology Museum in Cartagena
02/06/2020

Amman Cánovas & Maruri, El Molinete Archaeology Museum in Cartagena

The Madrid practice of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri designed this museum located underneath the health center of the historical quarter of Cartagena, in Murcia province, drawing up the project with the express intention of preserving the found remains...

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Pablo Larroulet, Hotel AKA Patagonia in Puerto Natales (Chile)
29/05/2020

Pablo Larroulet, Hotel AKA Patagonia in Puerto Natales (Chile)

In Puerto Natales, in the Patagonian region of glaciers, volcanoes, and mountains, the cabins designed by the Chilean architect Pablo Larroulet pursue the idea of a meeting of landscape and architecture, but also a contrast. The complex presents seven timber volumes...

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Summary, Modular housing and services in Vale de Cambra (Portugal)
28/05/2020

Summary, Modular housing and services in Vale de Cambra (Portugal)

The completely modular, prefabricated structure of reinforced concrete made it possible to comply with the proprietors’ flexibility requirements and execution time frames. The structural modules were prefabricated with elements of reinforced concrete...

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Furniture Urban Alphabets (F.U.A.)
27/05/2020

Furniture Urban Alphabets (F.U.A.)

Made out of obsolete material salvaged from the municipal warehouses of Madrid City Hall, F.U.A. is a prototype for sustainable and reusable public installations where social, energy, and environmental considerations converge, designed by David Cárdenas...

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Co-Architectes, Saint-Joseph Media Library on Reunion Island (France)
26/05/2020

Co-Architectes, Saint-Joseph Media Library on Reunion Island (France)

A work of the firm Co-Architects, headed by Nicolas Peyrebonne, this building is located in Saint-Joseph, a commune on the southern tip of Réunion, one of the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. Establishing a constant dialogue with the...

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Ignacio Hornillos, Chapel House in Madrid
25/05/2020

Ignacio Hornillos, Chapel House in Madrid

The renovation and enlargement of this house in Madrid's Ciudad Lineal district was carried out by Ignacio Hornillos (Madrid, 1985), in a project consisting of four architectural operations: excavating a chapel, inserting the master bedroom, attaching a pavilion...

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Wutopia Lab, Sinan Books Poetry Store in Shanghai
25/05/2020

Wutopia Lab, Sinan Books Poetry Store in Shanghai

To build a church within a church: this was the intention of Wutopia Lab for one of Shanghai’s most emblematic bookstores. The first church addressed by the project is an Orthodox temple raised in 1932, the walls of which have been kept intact and the interior...

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Dining Al Serra
23/05/2020

Dining Al Serra

World Architects

As restaurants reopen after months of lockdown, one in Amsterdam is offering diners the option of two-person greenhouses. The gimmick is working: the restaurant is fully booked until June...

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El Equipo Mazzanti, refurbishment of Romelio Martínez Stadium in Barranquilla (Colombia)
19/05/2020

El Equipo Mazzanti, refurbishment of Romelio Martínez Stadium in Barranquilla (Colombia)

The Bogotá firm of Giancarlo Mazzanti renovated and enlarged this 1935 stadium in Baranquilla, the capital of Colombia's Atlántico Department. The objective was to reorient the facilities in compliance with standards set by the 2018 Central American...

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Anna i Eugeni Bach, House in La Bisbal d’Empordà (Spain)
15/05/2020

Anna i Eugeni Bach, House in La Bisbal d’Empordà (Spain)

In the gridded extension of La Bisbal d’Empordà (Girona), an old chocolate factory has been transformed into a studio and family home that gives importance to the building’s original character. Hence we have a construction where loadbearing stone facades allow...

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Rafael Moneo + Canals Moneo Arquitectos, expansion of Ribas winery in Consell
14/05/2020

Rafael Moneo + Canals Moneo Arquitectos, expansion of Ribas winery in Consell

Located in the municipality of Consell, Bodegues Ribas is the oldest winery on the island of Majorca, founded in 1711. Listed in the town's Historical Heritage Catalog, the complex includes winemaking installations, a stately house, and the vineyard. The 800-square-meter...

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Vo Trong Nghia, villa in Ha Long (Vietnam)
13/05/2020

Vo Trong Nghia, villa in Ha Long (Vietnam)

Falling within the 'houses for trees' series of the Ho Chi Minh City-based practice of Vo Trong Nghia, this residence faces Ha Long Bay in northeast Vietnam, dotted with small elevated islands. With the intention of fusing architecture and nature, the pentagon-plan building's...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Hotel Opus ME in Dubai
08/05/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Hotel Opus ME in Dubai

In the emirate’s skyscraper-filled Burj Khalifa district, Opus ME Dubai of the Meliá Hotels International chain is in a building that Zaha Hadid herself designed before dying in 2016. In a play of solids and hollows, opacity and transparency, the scheme presents two towers...

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Ferrier Marchetti Studio, Grand Central Saint-Lazare in Paris
07/05/2020

Ferrier Marchetti Studio, Grand Central Saint-Lazare in Paris

Adjacent to the Saint-Lazare Station in Paris, this mixed-use development is the work of the local practice of Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti. The project involves restoring and rehabilitating a listed historical edifice, and raising a 20,000-square-meter, seven-floor...

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Botteri-Connell, HS House in City Bell (Argentina)
05/05/2020

Botteri-Connell, HS House in City Bell (Argentina)

In City Bell, a town located in Buenos Aires Province, stands this residence designed by Sofía Botteri and Patricio Connell's La Plata-based firm. The 275-square-meter building, organized around a central pond, is designed in pursuit of 'immateriality,' playing...

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Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion
05/05/2020

Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion

The New York Times

The Morandi Bridge collapsed on Aug. 14, 2018. The new bridge was designed by the architect Renzo Piano, who donated his services to his native city. (Video)...

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BIG, Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus (Switzerland)
01/05/2020

BIG, Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus (Switzerland)

The Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet is located within the famous luxury watch manufacturer’s historical complex of workshops and factories. It reflects the innovative spirit of the firm – which has successfully maintained its autonomy as a family enterprise...

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Esrawe Studio, Arca Design Center in Guadalajara (Mexico)
30/04/2020

Esrawe Studio, Arca Design Center in Guadalajara (Mexico)

Serving as a showroom, the building resonates with the quarry it is located in – and with the idea of a forum – through the monumentality expressed by its wrinkled and veined stone cladding. Two volumes make up the complex. The more monumental construction gives...

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abr/+/arquitectos, KUNSTHAL design center in Bilbao
29/04/2020

abr/+/arquitectos, KUNSTHAL design center in Bilbao

The new CSD KUNSTHAL design school center occupies an industrial pavilion in Zorrotzaurre, an artificial island in Bilbao, that has been renovated by abr/+/arquitectos, which works from offices in Madrid and Hondarribia. The firm’s founders, Jesús Arrecubieta...

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Makin Molowny Portela, Valle San Lorenzo Pavilion in Arona
28/04/2020

Makin Molowny Portela, Valle San Lorenzo Pavilion in Arona

In the southern part of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, stands this municipal pavilion built by the local practice of Rodrigo Makin, Javier Molowny, Fernando Portela, and Alberto A. Portela.  The covered space is a venue for sporting activities, but also for a range...

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María Milans Studio, Camp O house-studio in the Catskills (NY)
23/04/2020

María Milans Studio, Camp O house-studio in the Catskills (NY)

The firm of María Milans del Bosch, based in Madrid and New York, built this house-studio in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Set on a slope at an altitude of 1,000 meters, amid larch, oak, and birch trees, it has minimal impact on the terrain, with a footprint...

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Koichi Takada, Qatar National Museum Gift Shops
22/04/2020

Koichi Takada, Qatar National Museum Gift Shops

The interior design of the National Museum of Qatar in Doha sought first of all to resonate with the image of a desert rose that the French architect Jean Nouvel had chosen to give the building, and secondly to ensure an intelligible reading of the intricate journey through...

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Seven Towers Transforming Nyc’s Skyline
21/04/2020

Seven Towers Transforming Nyc’s Skyline

Cool Hunting

From windows inside—or out of—the five boroughs, and in the uncanny stillness of the present day, one might be able to see that NYC‘s skyline has changed dramatically in recent years...

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COBE, Karen Blixen Plads in Copenhagen
21/04/2020

COBE, Karen Blixen Plads in Copenhagen

With an area of 20,000 square meters, Karen Blixen Plads is one of Copenhagen’s largest squares. Located within a strategic enclave between the city university’s South Campus and the Royal Danish Library, the new public space arose from adopting a combination...

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Steimle Architekten, library in Kressbronn (Germany)
18/04/2020

Steimle Architekten, library in Kressbronn (Germany)

The Stuttgart practice of Thomas Steimle and Christine Steimle turned a barn into a library and community center for Kressbronn, a locality on the German side of Lake Constance. Because of the farm building's history, ingrained as it is in the memory of people in the...

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AMPS, house in Hampshire (UK)
16/04/2020

AMPS, house in Hampshire (UK)

The firm AMPS, based in Madrid and London, designed this house beside the prime residence of the owners of a farm in Hampshire County, for use by friends and relatives visiting for long periods of time. Inserted into the English countryside, it reinterprets the barns...

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Martín Lejarraga, Loop Homes Palace student residence in Granada
15/04/2020

Martín Lejarraga, Loop Homes Palace student residence in Granada

The Cartagena-based practice of Martín Lejarraga has turned a couple of palatial 19th-century buildings at Calle Duquesa 21, in Granada, into a university dormitory. All the while respecting heritage and pursuing an image of continuity, the intervention connects the two...

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New Books
AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO AV Monographs
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.
Arquitectura Viva 227 - KAAN Arquitectura Viva
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.
AV Proyectos 99 - FOSTER+PARTNERS AV Proyectos
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.
Other publications
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
RCR arquitectes RCR arquitectes
Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre.
SANAA SANAA
The 352-page volume, in hardcover and fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, which gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa over almost three decades of work of the three studios they lead in Tokyo
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
David Chipperfield David Chipperfield
The Fundación ICO presents the bilingual Spanish-English catalogue of the exhibition ‘Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects.’ Featuring thirty works and projects, the book covers thirty years in the career of the British architect. 
Juan Navarro Baldeweg Juan Navarro Baldeweg
The Fundación ICO publishes, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg,’ which covers the professional career of the Spanish architect, establishing connections between his works as if they formed a zodiac, a ring of constellations. 
The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
Atlas: Europe Atlas: Europe
Devoted to the most recent architecture of the European continent, it is the fourth volume in a series which develops and updates the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
Devoted to the most recent architecture of Africa and the Middle East, is the third volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: America Atlas: America
Devoted to the latest architecture of America, it is the second volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Asia and Pacífic Atlas: Asia and Pacífic
This Atlas, devoted to the latest architecture of Asia and the Pacific, is the first volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas. Circa 2000 Atlas. Circa 2000
The BBVA Foundation presents Atlas. Arquitectura global circa 2000, a volume of 312 pages published also in Spanish. Centered on the period opened by the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this work intends to be a critical assessment of world architecture in our global times.
Spain Builds, 1975-2010 Spain Builds, 1975-2010
Second edition of the work published in 2006 coinciding with the exhibition on architecture in Spain held at the MoMA. Now, to mark Spain's presence at Expo Shanghai, the oeuvre is extended, adding Chinese to the original languages.
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