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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
‘Mat Collishaw. Dialogues’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden
12/04/2019

‘Mat Collishaw. Dialogues’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden

The Sorigué Foundation in Lérida presents the first solo exhibition in Spain on Mat Collishaw (Nottingham, 1966), on view through 24 May in the Villanueva Pavilion of Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden. The exhibition focuses on two key themes of the oeuvre...

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Chillida Leku reopens
12/04/2019

Chillida Leku reopens

Outside Hernani, the museum founded by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida reopens to the public on 17 April, with its outdoor scuptures and the exhibition space inside the Zabalaga house.

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Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba, The Young Old House in Cercedilla (Madrid)
11/04/2019

Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba, The Young Old House in Cercedilla (Madrid)

In Cercedilla, a municipality in the Guadarrama mountain range, 57 kilometers from Madrid, stands this 1970s summer house that has now been renovated and enlarged by Enrique Espinosa (Cuenca, 1981) and Lys Villalba (Madrid, 1981), following a triple strategy...

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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum extension and renovation
10/04/2019

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum extension and renovation

Phase one of the competition to revamp Bilbao’s Museum of Fine Arts has ended with the shortlisting of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos; Rafael Moneo; Foster + Partners with LM Uriarte Arkitektura; BIG with AZAB and Proskene; Snøhetta with Foraster Arquitectos...

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Noguera and Fernández Ponce, Turó de la Peira sports center in Barcelona
09/04/2019

Noguera and Fernández Ponce, Turó de la Peira sports center in Barcelona

Anna Noguera and José Javier Fernández Ponce carried out this project that involved building a new multisport center for Barcelona’s Turó de la Peira neighborhood and fitting out the interior of one of its city blocks. The facilities are housed in a volume set into the ground...

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Aulets Arquitectes, Muncicipal Archive of Felanitx (Majorca)
01/04/2019

Aulets Arquitectes, Muncicipal Archive of Felanitx (Majorca)

Like just another house in the old quarter of Felanitx, a locality in the southeast of the island of Majorca, stands this construction that houses the municipal archives, a work of the Majorcan firm Aulets Arquitectes, led by Francisco Cifuentes, Sebastià Martorell...

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Espinet Ubach, social housing in Barcelona
28/03/2019

Espinet Ubach, social housing in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Miquel Espinet and Antoni Ubach has completed this 26-unit apartment building on a leftover plot that borders with the old Can Batlló textile factory, in the Sants neighborhood. The courtyard is the main feature, serving as a hub for neighbors...

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Zooco Estudio, M4 House in Torrelodones (Madrid)
11/03/2019

Zooco Estudio, M4 House in Torrelodones (Madrid)

Set up in 2008 by Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, and Sixto Martín Martínez, the firm Zooco Estudio – working from offices in Madrid and Santander – built this one-family residence based on the rupture of a volume in accordance with a strict sense of direction...

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Ruiz Barbarin arquitectos, full refurbishment of Torre Castellana 81 in Madrid
07/03/2019

Ruiz Barbarin arquitectos, full refurbishment of Torre Castellana 81 in Madrid

Recently declared a Site of Cultural Interest (BIC), in the Monuments category, the former headquarters of the BBVA on Paseo de la Castellana, a work of Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza, has been refurbished by the Madrid firm led by the Navarrese architect...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, Sunbrella space at Casa Decor Madrid
04/03/2019

Izaskun Chinchilla, Sunbrella space at Casa Decor Madrid

The Madrid architect Izaskun Chinchilla has designed an installation for the firm Sunbrella to display at the 54th Casa Decor exhibition, on view in the Spanish capital through 10 March. Based in Glen Raven, Florida, Sunbrella manufactures textiles for exteriors...

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‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO
28/02/2019

‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO

On view through 19 May at the ICO Museum is an exhibition on Fernando Higueras (Madrid, 1930-2008), curated by Lola Botia and organized by the ICO Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Public Works Ministry’s Directorate-General for Architecture...

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OLA Estudio, DFG Pavestone offices in Monçao (Portugal)
26/02/2019

OLA Estudio, DFG Pavestone offices in Monçao (Portugal)

The A Coruña-based practice headed by Óscar López Alba, OLA Estudio, has built new facilities for DFG Pavestone, a company that exploits granite quarries. With a built area of 380 square meters and a material execution budget of 502,000 euros, the construction...

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TEd'A arquitectes, House for Laia and Biel (Barcelona)
18/02/2019

TEd'A arquitectes, House for Laia and Biel (Barcelona)

The mission was to renovate a floorthrough apartment on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia consisting of three different parts, two of them situated along the facade and the other tucked into the building. The intervention concentrated all efforts on a single action...

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Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalist: Conference Center in Plasencia, by Selgascano
14/02/2019

Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalist: Conference Center in Plasencia, by Selgascano

The center is on the boundary between the town and the country, between the artificial and the natural. It was necessary to choose one of the two sides, and from the outset the second option was chosen. This forced to rest the buildings on a much lower level than the...

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Ágora arquitectura, weekend refuge
11/02/2019

Ágora arquitectura, weekend refuge

The Barcelona firm Ágora – set up in 2014 by Joan Casals Pañella and José Luis Cisneros – built this hut on a small plot in a camping area of the Catalan Pyrenees, at the confluence of the rivers Durán and Segre and the road that connects Bellver de la Cerdanya...

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COR, Natural Collections Museum of the University of Alicante
04/02/2019

COR, Natural Collections Museum of the University of Alicante

Working from offices in Alicante, Elche, and Albacete, the firm COR Asociados Arquitectos – headed by Miguel Rodenas and Jesús Olivares – has turned one of the oldest buildings of the University of Alicante into a home for its natural collections. With a total area...

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Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture 2
31/01/2019

Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture 2

In the context of Cevisama, the international fair of the ceramic industry, is a forum directed by Luis Fernández-Galiano and titled ‘Material Architecture 2.’ (29 and 30 January in Valencia)...

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Arquitectura G, House for a Single (Barcelona)
31/01/2019

Arquitectura G, House for a Single (Barcelona)

The commission was to transform an old 10x70-meter tailoring and dressmaking workshop into a residence for one person that would in addition have to incorporate a studio and atelier for artistic creation. With this as starting point the intervention had two objectives...

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Ideas for seven ‘poblados’ of Madrid
23/01/2019

Ideas for seven ‘poblados’ of Madrid

Josean Ruiz Esquíroz

Madrid It is not often that the ideas of young architects can be heard. This exhibition presents the work of a group of recent graduates of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’s architecture school (ETSAM), carried out in the class conducted by Professor Luis Fernández-Galiano...

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Pereda Pérez, house in Pamplona
21/01/2019

Pereda Pérez, house in Pamplona

In a newly created urban core located on the outskirts of the city of Pamplona stands this house designed by the Navarrese practice of Carlos Pereda and Óscar Pérez. Rectangular and elongated in plan, the simple construction is fragmented to present a friendly scale...

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Josean Ruiz Esquiroz / Marta Muñoz, CRTL+Green (Madrid)
15/01/2019

Josean Ruiz Esquiroz / Marta Muñoz, CRTL+Green (Madrid)

This conversion of an industrial space into a studio-house is located in the vicinity of Madrid Río. Because of lack of thermal insulation, the first decision was to create a second enclosure of glass, separate from the outer wall. The resulting passable gallery would do much...

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Harquitectes, 1413 House in Ullastret (Gerona)
07/01/2019

Harquitectes, 1413 House in Ullastret (Gerona)

Instead of placing the house in the middle of the garden, the project proposes surrounding it: a house that functions as a fence. A house-wall permits recovering the urban continuity and also experimenting with a new, very elongated type, everything on one level, adapted...

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Langarita Navarro, Penthouse H in Madrid
02/01/2019

Langarita Navarro, Penthouse H in Madrid

Located in Madrid’s Salamanca neighborhood and originally meant to be a painting school, this penthouse presents a main volume with a gabled roof that offers generous headroom, 7 meters up to the ridge, and a large iron-framed window facing north to ensure a...

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Ghostly faces loom over Barcelona in Edoardo Tresoldi’s installation
25/12/2018

Ghostly faces loom over Barcelona in Edoardo Tresoldi’s installation

The Spaces

A set of huge wire faces have taken up residence on the rooftop of Barcelona’s L’illa Diagonal to mark the building’s 25th anniversary...

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Emilio Tuñón + Carlos Martínez Albornoz,  Stone House in Cáceres
07/12/2018

Emilio Tuñón + Carlos Martínez Albornoz, Stone House in Cáceres

The house is a simple prismatic volume with a square floor plan of 16-meter sides, and each of the four facades is perforated by three windows. The stretches of wall have been constructed with local quartzite stone, and the windows are framed...

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Batlle i Roig, Camí de les Guixeres in Igualada (Barcelona)
06/12/2018

Batlle i Roig, Camí de les Guixeres in Igualada (Barcelona)

A work of Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, and Iván Sánchez, the track called the Camino de las Guixeres is part of a larger project for the Igualada Green Ring, the objective of which is to generate a series of footpaths and bicycle lanes around the city’s perimeter...

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Church of the Main Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas
03/12/2018

Church of the Main Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas

Fernández-Abascal + Muruzabal, Alonso / Barrientos and Pesquera Ulargui arquitectos have carried out an overhaul of the Church of the Main Seminary  of the Pontifical University of Comillas (Cantabria). Construction of the seminary began in 1881 and it fell into...

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Ghost Towns Still Haunt Spain
28/11/2018

Ghost Towns Still Haunt Spain

Bloomberg

The real estate sector’s recovery in Spain is developing at two clearly different speeds. One part of the country is consolidating the recovery of the sector another part is stagnating...

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Ivorypress Madrid: ‘White Van Man’ by Gavin Turk
16/11/2018

Ivorypress Madrid: ‘White Van Man’ by Gavin Turk

The show, open until 19 January 2019, delves into the current socio-political situation in the UK at the sight of the still unknown impact of Brexit (photo gallery)...

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Aitor Ortiz: ‘La memoria trazadora'
09/11/2018

Aitor Ortiz: ‘La memoria trazadora'

On view through 3 March at the University of Navarre Museum is 'La memoria del trazado,' an exhibition of 140 images taken by the photographer Aitor Ortiz (Bilbao, 1971) since the mid-1990s. More than 80 have never been displayed in public before...

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