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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Héctor Fdez. Elorza & Manuel Fdez. Ramírez, hermitage of Jarandilla de la Vera
29/09/2016

Héctor Fdez. Elorza & Manuel Fdez. Ramírez, hermitage of Jarandilla de la Vera

In the Plaza de la Constitución of Jarandilla de la Vera – a town in Cáceres province, Spain, with a population of 3,000 – is the hermitage of Santo Sepulcroz...

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archikubik, restoration and reconversión of Rei Martí water deposit
28/09/2016

archikubik, restoration and reconversión of Rei Martí water deposit

In Barcelona’s Sarrià-Sant Gervasi neighborhood, close to Antoni Gaudí’s Torre Bellesguard, is this water storage deposit built at the end of the 19th century. Located beneath a pinewood, the underground premises were accidentally rediscovered in the late...

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Conrad Shawcross and Cornelia Parker at Ivorypress
15/09/2016

Conrad Shawcross and Cornelia Parker at Ivorypress

On view through 12 November at Ivorypress Madrid are shows by two British artists: 'Inverted Spires and Descendant Folds,' by Conrad Shawcross (London, 1977), and 'Verso,' by Cornelia Parker (Cheshire, 1956)...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal in Madrid
13/09/2016

Izaskun Chinchilla, Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal in Madrid

The versatile facility designed by the Madrid studio of Izaskun Chinchilla offers spaces for work and rest which also serve to foster collaboration and interaction among the users. (Photos: Imagen Subliminal - Miguel de Guzmán)

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Nieto Sobejano to enlarge the Sorolla Museum in Madrid
06/09/2016

Nieto Sobejano to enlarge the Sorolla Museum in Madrid

The Madrid architectural office of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano will be renovating and expanding the house-museum of Joaquín Sorolla (Valencia, 1863 – Cercedilla, 1923), known as “the painter of light.” The intervention on the old residence...

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Arquitectura - G, renovation of a ‘masía’ in Empordà
30/08/2016

Arquitectura - G, renovation of a ‘masía’ in Empordà

The firm Barcelona Arquitectura – G has renovated a farmhouse in the Empordà area of Catalonia’s Girona province. Situated amid fruit orchards, the three-story masía contained a disorderly alternation of agricultural and domestic spaces as a result of several...

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Spain Builds (Abroad)
26/08/2016

Spain Builds (Abroad)

The international accounts of Spain’s construction companies stay on the rise and it is estimated that the foreign projects of the ‘six greats’ – ACS, Acciona, Ferrovial, FCC, Sacyr, and OHL –, valued at 101,748 million euros, account for as much as 83%...

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Flores & Prats, Sala Beckett in Barcelona
24/08/2016

Flores & Prats, Sala Beckett in Barcelona

The Catalan office of Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats has refurbished and enlarged the building of the Peace and Justice Workers’ Cooperative, in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighborhoood. It was in disuse, and now is home to the Sala Beckett dramaturgy center...

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Noemí Martínez / AMB, Plaza Espanyola in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
17/08/2016

Noemí Martínez / AMB, Plaza Espanyola in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

After the razing of a building, the intervention enlarged and rearranged the Espanyola Square in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. Incorporating the freed-up lot gave the public space an L shape, which the project used to improve connections with the neighborhood...

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Héctor Fdez. Elorza y Manuel Fdez. Ramírez, Venecia Park in Zaragoza
09/08/2016

Héctor Fdez. Elorza y Manuel Fdez. Ramírez, Venecia Park in Zaragoza

The linear urban infrasrtucture of Venecia Park addresses three different issues: an acoustic problem, the topography of the place, and the matter of draining rainwater. The noise pollution created by vehicular traffic nearby makes it necessary to establish...

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Pablo Gallego Picard, River Beach in Goián (Pontevedra)
02/08/2016

Pablo Gallego Picard, River Beach in Goián (Pontevedra)

In order to restore the river beach of Goián while reactivating the environment of the fortress of San Lorenzo, the project focussed on the only spot legally authorized for the purpose: a hillside of steep slopes facing south, toward the mouth of the Miño River...

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‘Architecture: Change of Climate’: lectures and debates
01/08/2016

‘Architecture: Change of Climate’: lectures and debates

Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad

Lectures and debates at 'Architecture: Change of Climate', the fourth international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad.

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Herzog & de Meuron, New Headquarters for BBVA in Madrid
29/07/2016

Herzog & de Meuron, New Headquarters for BBVA in Madrid

Rafael Moneo

Money and brick come hand in hand, and the fruit of this alliance tends to translate into pure urbanization; an inert fabric of constructions spreads over the territory, irrigated...

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Alberto Pieltain, vacation house in O Chao da Aldea (La Coruña)
26/07/2016

Alberto Pieltain, vacation house in O Chao da Aldea (La Coruña)

Justo Isasi

A cube of stone and glass on a field overlooking the Betanzos estuary and the beach of Cabañas. With no roof, no eaves, no balconies, it looks transplanted from other places...

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The Cadastral Panopticon
26/07/2016

The Cadastral Panopticon

It is to Michel Foucault that we owe the idea that the truly ‘modern’ thing about modernity is neither secularism nor democracy nor capitalism, but the creation of an efficient system of control that is deployed through information, coercion, or both...

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Ceramic volumes, Álvaro Siza in Vallès
21/07/2016

Ceramic volumes, Álvaro Siza in Vallès

Álvaro Siza’s latest building in Spain is the Theater Auditorium of the Barcelona municipality of Llinars del Vallès. On a gently sloping site, the red brick volumes of the new cultural center are placed around the main volume containing the auditorium set box...

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13th BEAU: architectureof ingenuity
20/07/2016

13th BEAU: architectureof ingenuity

“The Spanish architect is an architect of ingenuity.” These words of Begoña Díaz-Urgorri, director of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) alongside Juan Domingo Santos and Carmen Moreno, capture the spirit with which the...

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Paredes Pedrosa, auditorium in Lugo (Galicia)
20/07/2016

Paredes Pedrosa, auditorium in Lugo (Galicia)

Organized in an elongated volume between two levels – the urban one of the avenue and the upper one of the gardens, with a seven meter drop –, the auditorium has a strong topographic condition, like the wall of Lugo, which permits using the site’s...

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Zigzag Arquitectura, San Martín de la Mar Square in Santander
08/07/2016

Zigzag Arquitectura, San Martín de la Mar Square in Santander

With its choice location and spectacular views over the northern Spanish city of Santander, the square involves the stitching up of the urban fabric around, through a system of terraces and banks with geometries that reconcile the grade differences and resolve...

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 ‘Architecture: Change of Climate’
05/07/2016

‘Architecture: Change of Climate’

The fourth of the biennial international congresses organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad took place last week, bringing a cast of leading figures of the world architecture scene to Pamplona to debate around this year’s motto...

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Losada García Arquitectos, house in Peraleda de la Mata (Cáceres)
28/06/2016

Losada García Arquitectos, house in Peraleda de la Mata (Cáceres)

Located in the small town of Peraleda de la Mata, in the western Spanish province of Cáceres, this inherited dwelling has been fully renovated, following a project strongly rooted in local building tradition drawn up by the firm of Ramiro Losada-Amor...

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Telefónica Foundation: ‘Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern’
24/06/2016

Telefónica Foundation: ‘Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern’

On view until 11 September at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid is a retrospective on Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguay, 1874-1949), produced by the MoMA in New York. 

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Luis Vidal + Arquitectos, Can Misses Hospital Renovation in Ibiza
22/06/2016

Luis Vidal + Arquitectos, Can Misses Hospital Renovation in Ibiza

The firm LVA of Luis Vidal – with offices in Madrid, London, Santiago de Chile, and Houston – has refurbished and extended the public hospital of Ibiza. The hospital area has been tripled, and the new facilities reinterpret local architecture through fragmentation...

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CómoCrearHistorias, El Coso Garden in Cehegín (Murcia)
17/06/2016

CómoCrearHistorias, El Coso Garden in Cehegín (Murcia)

A major snowfall in the 1950s destroyed a group of houses in the old quarter of Cehegín, Murcia province, leaving a large empty space that interrupted the flow of adjacent streets. The project uses the paths spontaneously formed by townsfolk crossing...

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‘Following in Inge Morath’s Steps: Views on the Danube’
14/06/2016

‘Following in Inge Morath’s Steps: Views on the Danube’

As part of the PhotoEspaña festival, Telefónica Foundation in Madrid hosts until 2 October an exhibition on the first woman to join the Magnum Photos Agency: Inge Morath (Austria, 1923 – USA, 2002). Setting a dialogue between the past and the present...

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Z4Z4: Tobogán House in Madrid
01/06/2016

Z4Z4: Tobogán House in Madrid

Miguel de Guzmán takes a video through this private house built by the firm Z4Z4 in the Madrid's Aravaca ward. Three cylinders in tangent with one another adapt to the slope of the site and are wrapped in a translucent skin.

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Under construction: Banco Popular HQ, by Arquitectos Ayala
31/05/2016

Under construction: Banco Popular HQ, by Arquitectos Ayala

Construction work on the Banco Popular offices on Luca de Tena street in Madrid is well underway. Designed by Arquitectos Ayala, the building consists of four office blocks separated by courtyards with openings on the facade.

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 ‘Shot at Dawn’ by Chloe Dewe Mathews at Ivorypress
30/05/2016

‘Shot at Dawn’ by Chloe Dewe Mathews at Ivorypress

As part of the festival Off PhotoEspaña and until 16 July the Madrid gallery Ivorypress hosts ‘Shot at Dawn,’ a traveling exhibition of the photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews (London, 1982). For two years Dewe researched for and created a photography...

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‘Ignacio de Cárdenas, a pioneer architect’ in Madrid
26/05/2016

‘Ignacio de Cárdenas, a pioneer architect’ in Madrid

On view through 17 September at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid is an exhibition on Ignacio de Cárdenas (Madrid, 1898 – El Espinar, Segovia, 1979), author of Telefónica's old company headquarters on Madrid's Gran Vía, which was Spain's first...

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Ceramic Facades: House in Granollers by H Arquitectes
24/05/2016

Ceramic Facades: House in Granollers by H Arquitectes

Flanked by party walls on a lot that stretches deep inward from the front border, this house is composed of a succession of volumes that have been deliberately set back to obtain the best possible light and views, and are arranged amid small courtyards chained...

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AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 203 - SILICON VALLEY 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 85 - LACATON & VASSAL 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.
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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
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.
Change of Climate Change of Climate
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.
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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