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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
AH Asociados, refurbishment and extension of San Juan de Dios Hospital
28/06/2017

AH Asociados, refurbishment and extension of San Juan de Dios Hospital

The old hospital building, raised by Víctor Eúsa in the 1940s, used to be outside Pamplona’s urban core, on a hill overlooking the Arga riverbed. There were functionality-related difficulties caused by a series of interventions, as well as problems with the surroundings...

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Aires Mateus, meeting center in Grandola (Portugal)
27/06/2017

Aires Mateus, meeting center in Grandola (Portugal)

The Lisbon-based brothers Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus have come up with a formal play of solids and voids in this sculptural volume located in Grandola, a municipality in the Setúbal district of Portugal’s Alentejo region. With a built floor area of 670...

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MAIO: 110 rooms, apartment building in Barcelona
26/06/2017

MAIO: 110 rooms, apartment building in Barcelona

MAIO Architects – Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López, and Anna Puigjaner – has designed this apartment building on Calle Provenza of the Catalonian capital, drawing inspiration from the traditional domestic typology of the Eixamble, Barcelona’s...

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Selgascano, auditorium and convention center of Plasencia (Cáceres)
23/06/2017

Selgascano, auditorium and convention center of Plasencia (Cáceres)

A full day of open doors and a concert of the Extremadura Orchestra marked the official opening, on 22 June, of the city of Plasencia’s convention center, a work of the Madrid studio of José Selgas and Lucía Cano. Completed in 2013, the building is located...

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Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Luis Vidal, Centro Botín
22/06/2017

Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Luis Vidal, Centro Botín

The Centro Botín, a space for art, culture and education, projecting into the Bay of Santander, was strongly supported by Emilio Botín (1934-2014), president of Banco Santander and financed by the Botín Foundation, one of the most important private...

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Norman Foster Foundation Pavilion
21/06/2017

Norman Foster Foundation Pavilion

Officially opened on 1 June, the headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation is a historical mansión in Madrid, a work of Joaquín Saldaña, complemented now by a pavilion in the courtyard where exhibitions and cultural events will be held, and where objects...

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Serpentine pavilion 2017: a shimmering African canopy
20/06/2017

Serpentine pavilion 2017: a shimmering African canopy

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Inspired by a tree used as a meeting place in his native village of Gando, architect Francis Kéré has brought a piece of Burkina Faso to London – a deceptively simple roof... (Photos)

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Ecocapsule A New way of sustainable living
20/06/2017

Ecocapsule A New way of sustainable living

Ecocapsule is a self-sustainable smart house powered solely by solar and wind energy. It allows you to live off-the-grid, with the luxury of a hotel room. It can serve as a cottage, pop-up hotel or even as a charging station...

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Frida Escobedo, La Tallera Siqueiros in Cuernavaca (Mexico)
19/06/2017

Frida Escobedo, La Tallera Siqueiros in Cuernavaca (Mexico)

La Tallera Siqueiros is a museum, workshop, and artists’ residence built on and around a 1965 construction that was the home and studio of the muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros in the final years of his life. A space for art production and criticism...

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Abalo Alonso, Caramoniña Orchards in Santiago de Compostela
16/06/2017

Abalo Alonso, Caramoniña Orchards in Santiago de Compostela

The historical quarter of Santiago de Compostela was designated a World Heritage Site in 1985, but degraded areas remain in the city, and Caramoniña is one of these places. It is located between the green belt that surrounds the old town and the alley...

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Nendo, CoFuFun Plaza in Tenri (Japan)
16/06/2017

Nendo, CoFuFun Plaza in Tenri (Japan)

In front of the train station of Tenri, a city in Japan’s Nara prefecture, is this 6,000-square-meter plaza designed by Nendo, a Tokyo studio founded by Oki Sato (Toronto, 1977). This is one of the first architectural projects of Sato, who graduated from Waseda University...

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Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, Fosun Foundation in Shanghai
15/06/2017

Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, Fosun Foundation in Shanghai

The British firms of Norman Foster and Thomas Heatherwick are building the Bund Finance Center in Shanghai, a 420,000-square-meter complex that includes two 180-meter towers and the recently finished Fosun Foundation cultural cente...

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How an OMA-Designed Art Museum Opened in Congo
14/06/2017

How an OMA-Designed Art Museum Opened in Congo

Artsy

This space, a white cube gallery and international research center, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), might seem a surreal construction for Lusanga...

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RCR arquitectes & Pau Llimona, Enigma Restaurant in Barcelona
14/06/2017

RCR arquitectes & Pau Llimona, Enigma Restaurant in Barcelona

The winners of this year’s Pritzker Prize – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta of RCR arquitectes – and Pau Llimona designed this restaurant for the prestigious chef Albert Adrià, and it has been built in collaboration with the studio Sánchez Guiisado...

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Dugo, Egea, and Raso, restoration of Portocarrero Palace in Palma del Río
13/06/2017

Dugo, Egea, and Raso, restoration of Portocarrero Palace in Palma del Río

Pedro Dugo, César Egea, and Antonio Raso have revamped Portocarrero Palace in Palma del Río, a municipality of Córdoba province, located 60 kilometers from Córdoba city. It is a land of citrus fruit plantations in the Vega del Guadalquivir...

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Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor (Mallorca)
12/06/2017

Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor (Mallorca)

Manacor, birthplace of Rafa Nadal, who has just won his tenth French Open trophy, is the city that the tennis champion has chosen as home to a huge high-competition sports center specialized in technical training for young athletes. As announced some...

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Superimpose, Micro-O pavilion in Hangzhou (China)
09/06/2017

Superimpose, Micro-O pavilion in Hangzhou (China)

East of Hangzhou, capital of China’s Zhejiang Province, and immersed in Tai Yang Valley amid rice fields and bamboo groves, is this center for learning about nature, a work of the Hong Kong firm Superimpose. The Micro-O pavilion is part of an initiative...

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MoMA Completes First Phase of Renovation
07/06/2017

MoMA Completes First Phase of Renovation

Diller Scofidio + Renfro have completed the first phase of the renovation of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) and unveiled their final design, in collaboration with Gensler, to extend the institution...

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MVRDV finishes Bałtyk tower in Poznan (Poland)
06/06/2017

MVRDV finishes Bałtyk tower in Poznan (Poland)

Located on the banks of the river Warta, Poznan is the capital of Poland’s Greater Poland region, and one of the country’s oldest and largest cities. On the site of the old Baltyk cinema now rises a mixed-use tower by the Dutch firm MVRDV...

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Kengo Kuma, Hangkou SOHO Office Tower in Shanghai
05/06/2017

Kengo Kuma, Hangkou SOHO Office Tower in Shanghai

Located in Hangkou, one of Shanghai’s most protected districts, this tower contains 95,000 square meters of office space in 29 stories (private units in the higher floors, shared workplaces in the lower ones). It is organized like a typical medium-rise building...

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A ghostly courtyard in Abu Dhabi by Edoardo Tresoldi
04/06/2017

A ghostly courtyard in Abu Dhabi by Edoardo Tresoldi

The Spaces

Colossal arches, columns and domes built with wire mesh manage to create a Classical courtyard as the setting for a royal event in Abu Dhabi. After the event the...

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The World´s Largest Floating Solar Plant goes online in China
03/06/2017

The World´s Largest Floating Solar Plant goes online in China

Futurism

The solar power plant floats where coal used to be mined. The installation is helping China´s transition toward renewables...

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Aki Hamada, community center in Ayase (Japan)
03/06/2017

Aki Hamada, community center in Ayase (Japan)

In Ayase, a city in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture, stands this multipurpose space for the local community, designed by Aki Hamada. For better blending into the heterogeneous enviroment, with its mix of houses and factories, the two-story building combines...

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Renzo Piano, art gallery in the Château La Coste winery
26/05/2017

Renzo Piano, art gallery in the Château La Coste winery

In a recondite enclave reached through country roads – in Le Puy-Saint-Réparade, a village in France’s Provence región – is the Château La Coste winery. The landscape of vineyards engages in dialogue with works by architects and artists like Tadao Ando...

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World's largest spokeless Ferris wheel to open soon in Shandong
25/05/2017

World's largest spokeless Ferris wheel to open soon in Shandong

Shanghaiist

George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. unveiled the world's first Ferris wheel in 1893v. More than 120 years later, China has decided to reinvent it...

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AAU Anastas, stone pavilion in Jericho (Palestine)
24/05/2017

AAU Anastas, stone pavilion in Jericho (Palestine)

In collaboration with the French architecture school ENSA Paris-Malaquais, the firm AAU Anastras – working from offices in Bethlehem and Paris – is carrying out a project to investigate new techniques for building with stone. This self-supporting pavilion...

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MVRDV completes Seoul’s Skygarden
22/05/2017

MVRDV completes Seoul’s Skygarden

Since its construction in the 1970s, the overpass by Seoul’s Central Station connected Namdaemun market with the area located east of the train tracks until safety inspections in 2006 deemed the structure unsafe and intended to demolish and rebuild it. However...

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How a repurposed art deco cinema could revitalise the city
21/05/2017

How a repurposed art deco cinema could revitalise the city

The Guardian

The £37m Chester Storyhouse, designed by Bennetts Associates, built around a Grade II-listed Odeon dating from 1936...

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Vector Architects refurbishes house in Chinese port
19/05/2017

Vector Architects refurbishes house in Chinese port

Located in Beijiao, a village in China’s Fujian province, this one-family residence has been renovated, enlarged, and given a barrel-vaulted roof encloses a new multipurpose living area with views of the sea. A work of the Beijing firm founded by Gong Dong...

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Historic Turkish tomb moved to make way for hydroelectric dam
18/05/2017

Historic Turkish tomb moved to make way for hydroelectric dam

The Guardian

The 1,100-tonne Zeynel Bey monument was lifted whole on Friday and transported more than a mile on a wheeled platform...

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