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Tham & Videgård, Casa Krokholmen in Stockholm (Sweden)
01/12/2017

Tham & Videgård, Casa Krokholmen in Stockholm (Sweden)

This small vacation home designed by the architectural firm Tham & Videgård is located on a strategic promontory of the island of Krokholmen, very close to the city of Stockholm. The wooden construction faces a forest of ...

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Zaryadye Park in Moscow opens
24/11/2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Zaryadye Park in Moscow opens

Beside the Moskva River and a minute’s walk from the Kremlin and Red Square, the Zaryadye was an over 50,000-square-meter urban void between Moscow’s tourist zone and the Kitay-Gorod business district. This area, inhabited in the past, has a troubled...

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Daniel Libeskind, National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa
23/11/2017

Daniel Libeskind, National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa

Designed by the New York firm of Daniel Libeskind, the monument in the Canadian capital honors the millions of Jews that the Nazis murdered and the survivors who fled to Canada. The construction is organized in two zones with significant grade differences...

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Diener & Diener, Swiss Re Next office building in Zurich
22/11/2017

Diener & Diener, Swiss Re Next office building in Zurich

The undulating glass prism designed by the Swiss firm Diener & Diener Architekten is located at the heart of the Mythenquai campus of the insurance company Swiss Re, in the city of Zurich. The building replaces one from the 1960s, and rises from the interaction...

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Yojigen Poketto by Elii Architects
22/11/2017

Yojigen Poketto by Elii Architects

This video by Imagen Subliminal shows an apartment in downtown Madrid that has been been given a space-optimizing renovation job by the local firm Elii Arquitectos, founded by Urial Fogué, Eva Gil, and Carlos Palacios.

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Ramón Esteve Estudio, cottage in a vineyard in Fontanares (Valencia)
21/11/2017

Ramón Esteve Estudio, cottage in a vineyard in Fontanares (Valencia)

The Valencia practice of Ramón Esteve built this dwelling intended as a second home amid pine groves and vineyards outside Fontanares, a rural municipality in the Albaida Valley county. To blend into the landscape, the building with its pitched roof is single-level...

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MAD, apartment buildings in Huangshan (China)
17/11/2017

MAD, apartment buildings in Huangshan (China)

Headed by Ma Yansong, the Beijing firm MAD has completed ten apartment buildings that mimic the mountain landscape of Huangshan (yellow mountains), in China’s Anhui province. A UNESCO Heritage Site since 1990, the mountain range is known for the beauty...

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'mies missing materiality' by Anna & Eugeni Bach
17/11/2017

'mies missing materiality' by Anna & Eugeni Bach

On view through 27 November, 'mies missing materiality' is an artistic intervention by Anna & Eugeni Bach that turns the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona into a life-size mock-up, dressing it with a single uniform white material.

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José Manuel Martínez Rodríguez, House in Comporta (Portugal)
16/11/2017

José Manuel Martínez Rodríguez, House in Comporta (Portugal)

The  Asturian architect José Manuel Martínez Rodríguez, a professor at the Valladolid School of Architecture, has finished a one-family vacation house with views of Pego Beach in Comporta (Portugal). The strong identity of the area is transferred to the design...

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OMA transforms office building in The Hague (Netherlands)
15/11/2017

OMA transforms office building in The Hague (Netherlands)

This project of Ellen van Loon of Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture involved restructuring a ministry building in The Hague, with the collaboration of the architect of the original construction completed in 1990, Jan Hoogstad. The renovation...

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Langarita-Navarro, Altafonte offices in Madrid
14/11/2017

Langarita-Navarro, Altafonte offices in Madrid

The new Madrid offices of Altafonte, a distributor of music content, were designed by the local firms Langarita-Navarro and Estudio Gonzalo del Val. An obsolete space was revamped to address the needs of a company steep in the process of expansion worldwide...

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Fernanda Canales, Bruma House in México
14/11/2017

Fernanda Canales, Bruma House in México

Located in the State of Mexico, the Bruma House had to address three fundamental questions: the first was how to build in the middle of a forest without felling a single tree; the second was how to open up ...

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MVRDV at Dutch Design Week 2017
13/11/2017

MVRDV at Dutch Design Week 2017

Held from 21 to 29 October and titled 'Extension,' the latest Dutch Design Week presented projects in over a hundred locations within the city of Eindhoven. One is the colorful (W)ego by the Rotterdam firm MVRDV, a 9-room hotel that allows reconfigurations...

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Ensamble Studio, Structures of Landscape in Montana (USA)
10/11/2017

Ensamble Studio, Structures of Landscape in Montana (USA)

On 5,000 hectares of cattle ranch in Fishtail, Montana, at the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park, the Tippet Rise Art Center includes among its facilities devoted to music and contemporary sculpture a series of unique large-scale sculptural installations...

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Qatar National Library by OMA opens with over one million books
08/11/2017

Qatar National Library by OMA opens with over one million books

The Peninsula Qatar

Designed by renowned dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the Qatar National Library is spread over an area of 45,000 square-metre and has a collection of books in around 20 languages...

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Steven Holl, Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
08/11/2017

Steven Holl, Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University

The New York firm of Steven Holl, in collaboration with BNIM of Kansas City (Missouri), has designed a complex for the performing arts for Princeton University (New Jersey). The new project integrates three buildings with a public plaza situated under a pool...

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Jürgen Mayer, building for FOM University in Düsseldorf (Germany)
07/11/2017

Jürgen Mayer, building for FOM University in Düsseldorf (Germany)

The Berlin practice of Jürgen Mayer has designed this university facility in Düsseldorf’s central neighborhood of Derendorf. The 8,000-square-meter construction addresses the need for more school space, given the growing number of FOM enrolments...

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dRMM, Hastings Pier (England)
07/11/2017

dRMM, Hastings Pier (England)

The Royal Institite of British Architects (RIBA) recently bestowed the Stirling Prize on Hastings Pier, a work by dRMM, the London practice headed by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh, and Sadie Morgan. Built in 1872 in Hastings, a town in East Sussex...

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MVRDV completes public library in Tianjin (China)
06/11/2017

MVRDV completes public library in Tianjin (China)

A work of the Dutch firm MVRDV in collaboration with the local  office TUPDI, this 33,700-square-meter library for 1.2 million books opened recently in the Binhai district of Tianjin, a coastal municipality in western China, three years after the first drawing was made...

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100 Classrooms for refugee children
04/11/2017

100 Classrooms for refugee children

Emergency Architecture & Human Rights

EAHR is building sand- bag schools to host Syrian and Jordanian children in Za’atari village, located just outside the Za’atari refugee camp, 10 km from the Syrian border...

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Solano Benítez, Barbecue pavilion in Asunción (Paraguay) 
03/11/2017

Solano Benítez, Barbecue pavilion in Asunción (Paraguay) 

In the countries of the Southern Cone or Antarctic America, a quincho is a small pavilion usually installed at the back of urban lots and used during family celebrations as a venue for conversation around a barbecue grille. In this one of ‘Aunt Coral,’...

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Tangram, Sisallete House in Cadrete (Zaragoza)
02/11/2017

Tangram, Sisallete House in Cadrete (Zaragoza)

Designed by the Zaragoza practice of David Martínez, Tangram, the Sisallete House is located in the town of Cadrete, in Zaragoza province, 12 kilometers from Zaragoza city. The one-family dwelling is defined by its broad and flat, slopeless site...

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KAPSARC by Zaha Hadid Architects opens in Riyadh
01/11/2017

KAPSARC by Zaha Hadid Architects opens in Riyadh

KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) recently opened in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. A work of the British firm Zaha Hadid Architects, the research institution rises in the desert landscape with a modular structure of hexagons...

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Black and Burned Wood
31/10/2017

Black and Burned Wood

The New York Times

An ancient Japanese technique protects cedar by charring it a witchy charcoal. It’s having a renaissance in the...

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AZPML, Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno (Switzerland)
30/10/2017

AZPML, Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno (Switzerland)

The firm AZPML, headed by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno, has enlarged and renovated the former Palazzo Scolastico as a venue for the film festival of Locarno, in Switzerland’s Canton of Ticino. The main objective of the project was to consolidate...

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A mosque without minarets stirs controversy in Tehran
29/10/2017

A mosque without minarets stirs controversy in Tehran

The Guardian

The Vali-e-Asr mosque, designed by the Iranian architects Reza Daneshmir and Catherine Spiridonoff, is near the City theatre...

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Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero, Children’s Village in Formoso do Araguaia (Brazil)
27/10/2017

Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero, Children’s Village in Formoso do Araguaia (Brazil)

Raised on the initiative of the Fundaçao Bradesco in 1973 and located in the rural zone of Formoso de Araguaia, in one of Brazil’s central regions, Fazenda Canuanã is a small cluster of buildings that serves as a boarding school, and within it, the Brazilian firms...

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Interiors of newly opened Bloomberg HQ
26/10/2017

Interiors of newly opened Bloomberg HQ

Obra de Foster + Partners, la nueva sede europea de la empresa norteamericana de información financiera está situada en el corazón de la City de Londres. A sus pies se encuentra la escultura de agua y bronce Arroyos olvidados de la española Cristina Iglesias.

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Office KGDVS, Solo Houses II in Matarraña (Teruel)
25/10/2017

Office KGDVS, Solo Houses II in Matarraña (Teruel)

The experimental house designed by Kersten Geers and David Van Severen (Office KGDVS) seeks to emphasize the Mediterranean landscape of the Cretas zone iof Teruel province. The sea backdrop and vegetation around give the place a high scenic value...

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Farshid Moussavi: La Folie Divine in Montpellier
24/10/2017

Farshid Moussavi: La Folie Divine in Montpellier

The Guardian

Two apartment blocks in France by the London architect Farshid Moussavi show that affordable housing can be inspirational and stand up to grander neighbours...

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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.
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Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change.
Necessary Architecture Necessary Architecture
Following the editions of 2010 and 2012, ‘More for Less’ and ‘The Common,’ the third international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad came with the heading of ‘Necessary Architecture’, centering upon values of austerity but also on cultural aspects of architecture.
The Common The Common
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2012) appealed to civic solidarity as an instrument of architecture in facing the urgent economic and environmental challenges of today.
More for Less More for Less
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2010) aimed to take stock of the change of mood in architecture. Published in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book presents the interviews with the participants.
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Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
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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.
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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.
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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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