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Monday, December 10, 2018
FAD Award for Architecture 2018: 14 Dwellings in Formentera
08/06/2018

FAD Award for Architecture 2018: 14 Dwellings in Formentera

The project Life Reusing Posidonia was born with the objective of supplying verified data to the administrations responsible for regulating the environmental impact in the building sector. Carles Oliver, Antonio Martín, Joaquín Moyá and Alfonso Reina built...

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FAD Award for Interior Design 2018: apartments in Majorca, by TEd'A
08/06/2018

FAD Award for Interior Design 2018: apartments in Majorca, by TEd'A

The Majorcan firm Ted’A Arquitectes, headed by Irene Pérez and Jaume Mayol, has transformed an existing building at Can Picafort into tourist apartments. The building, which terraces down toward the sea, is fragmented into two volumes that rise two and three levels...

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Fjordenhus by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur Eliasson
07/06/2018

Fjordenhus by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur Eliasson

The headquarters of Kirk Kapital, in the Danish fjord of Vejle, is the first building designed entirely by the artist Olafur Eliasson, who has collaborated before in architectural projects like the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík or the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion of 2007...

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Liu Jiakun's Serpentine Pavilion Beijing
02/06/2018

Liu Jiakun's Serpentine Pavilion Beijing

CNN

As a first foray outside Britain for the Serpentine Gallery's hugely successful series of temporary pavilions, a row of 38 steel rods pulled taut by cables...

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UNStudio, Ellipsicoon pavilion
01/06/2018

UNStudio, Ellipsicoon pavilion

The Dutch firm UNStudio, led by Ben van Berkel, has designed this sculptural pavilion for Revolution Precrafted, company specialized in prefabricated construction. The continuous volume is woven with strands of high-density polyethylene and was digitally developed...

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Felipe Assadi, H House in Zapallar (Chile)
31/05/2018

Felipe Assadi, H House in Zapallar (Chile)

A concrete structure with cantilevers of up to 7 meters that compensate for one another frames views of the sea in the commune of Zapallar, in Chile’s Valparaíso Region. Conceived to ‘inhabit the structure,’ Felipe Assadi’s project starts from the top down...

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Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia
29/05/2018

Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia

The Vatican is participating in the Venice Architecture Biennale, for the first time ever, with a proposal that is an updating of the old theme of religious propaganda, using a series of ten chapels designed by signature architects that are scattered within a wooded...

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Archi-Union Architects, Bamboo Pavilion in Chongzhou (China)
25/05/2018

Archi-Union Architects, Bamboo Pavilion in Chongzhou (China)

The dense bamboo forests near Daoming Town, in Chongzhou, in the Chinese province of Sichuan, supply the material that is the main source of income for the community. Traditionally, families and neighbors spend time together weaving bamboo. In this context...

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Herzog& de Meuron, Îlot A3 residential project in Lyon (France)
24/05/2018

Herzog& de Meuron, Îlot A3 residential project in Lyon (France)

The compact city center of Lyon, on the peninsula between the Rhône and Sâone rivers, is expanding southwards into the area that ends in the Confluence, where the two rivers converge. Located to the east of the peninsula, the master plan for Lyon Confluence 2...

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Bosch Capdeferro, redevelopment of Marià Lavèrnia street in Barcelona
23/05/2018

Bosch Capdeferro, redevelopment of Marià Lavèrnia street in Barcelona

The street Marià Lavèrnia stretches on top of the Turó de la Rovira, a 262-meter-high hill that was a privileged natural vantage point and stratefic site for defending Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. Where afluent families had built summer homes at the start...

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BIG, House A45 in Hudson Valley (New York)
21/05/2018

BIG, House A45 in Hudson Valley (New York)

Bjarke Ingels Group - with offices in Copenhagen, New York, and London – has built its first prototype of A45 house, designed for the new prefab housing company Klein. With a delivery time of approximately six months, the volume is built from modules that are assembled...

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Kengo Kuma, Comico Art Museum in Yufu (Japan)
18/05/2018

Kengo Kuma, Comico Art Museum in Yufu (Japan)

The new cultural center designed by the Tokyo-based studio of Kengo Kuma is located in Yufu (Oita Prefecture), on Kyushu Island in southern Japan. The center blends carefully with its natural environment thanks to the building type and materials chosen...

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Barozzi Veiga, music school in Brunico (Italy)
17/05/2018

Barozzi Veiga, music school in Brunico (Italy)

The Barcelona firm of Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga renovates and enlarges the Casa Ragen, current home of the music school of Brunico, a town in the Italian province of South Tyrol. Integrated into the old quarter, the project stretches along the site’s perimeter...

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Frank Gehry, Facebook Campus in Menlo Park (California)
15/05/2018

Frank Gehry, Facebook Campus in Menlo Park (California)

Like an enormous anonymous garage, Facebook´s new campus conceals its exact polish with the easygoing, almost slapdash air that characterizes the company.

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OMA, tower at Fondazione Prada in Milan
15/05/2018

OMA, tower at Fondazione Prada in Milan

Located in a distillery dating back to 1910, the Milanese headquarters of the Fondazione Prada recently incoporated a new tower rising 60 meters. The building contains six levels of exhibition galleries, combining square and trapezoidal floor plans.

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Morpheus Hotel in Macau (China)
11/05/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, Morpheus Hotel in Macau (China)

Hotel Morpheus is now in the final phases of construction. Paulo dos Sousa has photographed it, practically finished, showing how it blends into the skyline of the city of Macau from its position on the Cotai isthmus. The project counts a total area...

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OMA's Blox opens in Copenhagen
09/05/2018

OMA's Blox opens in Copenhagen

This mixed-use building is strategically located to face the main canal of the Danish capital, between the Slotsholmen cultural district and the urban center. The project creates new links between these areas, respecting traffic at street level and establishing overpasses...

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Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz, Refurbishment and Extension of a Psychiatric Center (Spain)
08/05/2018

Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz, Refurbishment and Extension of a Psychiatric Center (Spain)

A group of abandoned pavilions built in the 19th century in Pamplona, Navarre, is the starting point of a project which has refurbished them while raising a series of volumes to form a psychiatric and geriatric center. Both the renovation and the new constructions were carried...

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Ángel Verdasco renovates old market of Melilla
07/05/2018

Ángel Verdasco renovates old market of Melilla

Jesús Granada takes his camera around the building renovated by the Madrid practice of Ángel Verdasco, transformed into an educational center that includes the city of Melilla’s Professional Conservatory of Music, an adult learning center, and an Official School of Languages.

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Carmody Groarke, pavilions for house in East Sussex
06/05/2018

Carmody Groarke, pavilions for house in East Sussex

The London firm headed by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke was commissioned to design two volumes to enlarge the livable space of a one-family home located in a rural environment of the southeast English county of East Sussex. On the one hand, an 18th-century brick...

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Enota, chapel in Skorba (Eslovenia)
03/05/2018

Enota, chapel in Skorba (Eslovenia)

Skorba is a small village which, because of its proximity to Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest city, has with the passage of years transformed into a commuter suburb without a clearly legible center, nor even a clear structure, the result of an organic growth and heterogeneous...

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LAN architecture, refurbishment of 709 dwellings in Lormont (France)
02/05/2018

LAN architecture, refurbishment of 709 dwellings in Lormont (France)

Abuse of undefined spaces – terrains vagues which debilitate urban life and marginalize the outskirts – is one of the negative consequences of modern planning. The purpose of this refurbishment of 709 dwellings in three towers and five blocks located...

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Unsangdong Architects, Forest of Wisdom Library in Seoul
27/04/2018

Unsangdong Architects, Forest of Wisdom Library in Seoul

In the Hannae neighborhood of the Nowon district of the South Korean capital, beside a park that stretches along the banks of the Jungrang River, rises this small library designed by the local firm Unsangdong Architects, headed by Yoon Gyoo Jang and...

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Idom, building at University of Alioune Diop in Bambey (Senegal)
26/04/2018

Idom, building at University of Alioune Diop in Bambey (Senegal)

Located 120 kilometers west of Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is Bambey, a city short of urban infrastructures and services for its 20,000 inhabitants whose principal sources of income are peanut growing and livestock. Javier Pérez Uribarri and Federico Pardos Auber...

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Mecanoo's National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts
25/04/2018

Mecanoo's National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

World's largest single-roof performing arts center by Mecanoo nears completion in Taiwan. Weiwuying incorporates five separate state-of-the-art performance spaces, covering a surface area of 35 acres and is set in the spectacular 116-acre subtropical park...

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Dominique Coulon, sports center in Strasbourg (Francia)
25/04/2018

Dominique Coulon, sports center in Strasbourg (Francia)

In the Robertsau neighborhood of Strasbourg one finds these sports facilities designed by the French firm Dominique Coulon & Associés. The center is to serve the needs of the local community as well as of the nearly 1,000 enrolled in the school nearby, children of...

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70F, visitor center for Duivenvoorde Castle in Voorschoten
24/04/2018

70F, visitor center for Duivenvoorde Castle in Voorschoten

The nocturnal image of the new pavilion on the grounds of the castle built in the 13th century in Voorschoten, a city in the Netherlands province of South Holland, brings to mind a barn. During the day, the construction opens up to the exterior by means of new movable...

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Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete
19/04/2018

Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete

Curbed

In Barvikha Forest, right outside Moscow, Capital Hill Residence boasts Hadid’s signature elements—swopping curves, cantilevering roof overhangs, and glass expanses...

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Alejandro Soffia, Shotgun House in Santiago de Chile
19/04/2018

Alejandro Soffia, Shotgun House in Santiago de Chile

With prefabricated elements it is possible to meet massive demands for the virtues of design, integrated into repeatable construction solutions. To optimize their advantages, the Chilean architect Alejandro Soffia has designed a residential typology of large dimensions...

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Lacaton & Vassal, transformation of 530 dwellings in Bordeaux (France)
18/04/2018

Lacaton & Vassal, transformation of 530 dwellings in Bordeaux (France)

The housing crisis of the 1960s led to the construction in the northen part of the city of Bordeaux of the Cité du Grand Parc, a large-scale urban project that addressed the growing demand for dwellings in the aftermath of World War II. Now, in the framework of a...

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