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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Abstraction and Empathy. Kandinsky in Madrid
29/12/2015

Abstraction and Empathy. Kandinsky in Madrid

If we take it literally, the straightforward title of the most mediatic exhibition currently on view at Madrid City Hall’s CentroCentro – ‘Kandinsky: A Retrospective’ – can be said to be adequate. It is in fact a journey through the Russian...

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RCR Arquitectes at ICO Museum in Madrid
24/12/2015

RCR Arquitectes at ICO Museum in Madrid

From 24 February through 8 May 2016 the ICO Museum in Madrid will be hosting 'RCR Arquitectes: Shared Creativity,' a journey through the twenty-five years of the practice led by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, y Ramon Vilalta.

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TBA, House for a man and a tree in Mutilva (Navarre)
16/12/2015

TBA, House for a man and a tree in Mutilva (Navarre)

The firm TBA Taller Básico de Arquitectura – led by Javier Pérez-Herreras and Francisco Javier Quintana de Uña –, in collaboration with Edurne Pérez Díaz de Arcaya, has carried out this project on Universidad avenue in the Navarrese town of Mutilva...

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Architecture & Industry: Old Materials / New Uses. Second Day
04/12/2015

Architecture & Industry: Old Materials / New Uses. Second Day

Alba Carballal

Thursday 3 December was day two of the ‘Architecture & Industry: Old Materials / New Uses’ seminar directed by Francisco Mangado and Ramón Sanabria and organized...

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Winners of ideas competition for renovation of old Clesa factory
30/11/2015

Winners of ideas competition for renovation of old Clesa factory

The competition for ideas for the revamp of the main shed of the old Clesa factory – designed by Alejandro de la Sota and located on Cardenal Herrera Oria avenue, in Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district – has resulted in a selection of entries which has now been...

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Progress in the construction of the Botín Centre in Santander
27/11/2015

Progress in the construction of the Botín Centre in Santander

Here is a video showing the progress made between July and September 2015 in the construction of the Botín Centre in Santander, designed by the Genoa architect Renzo Piano.

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‘Particle Traces,’ Daniel Lergon at Ivorypress
24/11/2015

‘Particle Traces,’ Daniel Lergon at Ivorypress

From 24 November to 16 January the Madrid gallery Ivorypress hosts the second solo exhibition, in Spain, of Daniel Lergon (Bonn, 1978). Instead of paint or industrial pigments, the German artist uses...

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Arquitectura - G renovates ‘noucentista’ house in Barcelona
16/11/2015

Arquitectura - G renovates ‘noucentista’ house in Barcelona

Outside Barcelona is this house recently renovated by Arquitectura – G, the Catalan firm of Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, and Igor Urdampilleta. Built early in the 20th century as a summer home, the 260-square-meter dwelling has been turned...

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Madrid Río, Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design
06/11/2015

Madrid Río, Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design has announced the winner of the 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design: Madrid Río, the operation that has transformed the Manzanares riverside in the Spanish capital, a work of the team...

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Rafael de La-Hoz to build Real Madrid’s new corporate offices
03/11/2015

Rafael de La-Hoz to build Real Madrid’s new corporate offices

To centralize all its services and modernize its administrative facilities, Real Madrid C.F. announced a competition for new corporate offices in Sport City, located in Valdebebas, an urban development on the outskirts of the Spanish capital. The winning design...

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‘Manuel Gallego: Architecture 1967–2015’ at the Barrié Foundation
02/11/2015

‘Manuel Gallego: Architecture 1967–2015’ at the Barrié Foundation

On view from 18 November 2015 to 10 April 2016 at the Barrié Foundation in La Coruña is ‘Manuel Gallego: Architecture 1967–2015,’ the first retrospective ever to be put together on the architect from Orense. Curated by Gallego himself and with a montage...

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Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos, dwellings en Oropesa (Toledo)
27/10/2015

Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos, dwellings en Oropesa (Toledo)

This project of the Madrid practice of Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio Pedrosa is located where three small houses were incrusted in the old wall of the castle of the town of Oropesa, in Toledo province, serving as nexus between the castle and the Church...

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Bosch Capdeferro, Scaffold House in Begur (Girona)
26/10/2015

Bosch Capdeferro, Scaffold House in Begur (Girona)

A riverbed that glides down the mountain of Begur (Girona) towards the sea lends its name to the cove on which this house rests. The construction of the house started in the 1950s and was developed in several phases,  giving rise to a volume alien to the environment...

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‘Josef Koudelka. Uncertain Nationality’
20/10/2015

‘Josef Koudelka. Uncertain Nationality’

On view up to 29 November in Madrid, at the Bárbara de Braganza Hall of the Mapfre Foundation, is a retrospective on Josef Koudelka (Boskovice, 1938), a Czech engineer and photographer with French citizenship, member of the agency Magnum Photos...

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PKMN [pacman], MJE House in Salinas (Asturias)
19/10/2015

PKMN [pacman], MJE House in Salinas (Asturias)

The project for the MJE House is part of the Little Big Houses initiative of the Madrid group PKMN [pacman]. María José and Enrique live in Mexico and frequent Europe. They wanted a place of their own to stay in Asturias...

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Alexandre Marcos & Ángel Luis Rocamora, La Monsina nursery school
05/10/2015

Alexandre Marcos & Ángel Luis Rocamora, La Monsina nursery school

Winner in the architecture section of the 17th awards given by the Valencia Region Institute of Architects, the La Monsina nursery school by Alexandre Marcos and Ángel Luis Rocamora is located in Callosa del Segura, a town in Alicante province. The educational center...

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‘Essentials’, David Chipperfield at ICO Museum in Madrid
30/09/2015

‘Essentials’, David Chipperfield at ICO Museum in Madrid

David Chipperfield

Is there a point to collecting together and looking back over the works of thirty years? For the architect, the next project is always more interesting. However...

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Tomas Amat + Pablo Belda, Las Cigarreras café in Alicante
28/09/2015

Tomas Amat + Pablo Belda, Las Cigarreras café in Alicante

In the gardens of the old tobacco factory of Alicante, a huge cicada – 25 meters long and 10 wide – poses outside the Las Cigarreras Cultural Center. Designed by Tomás Amat and Pablo Belda, this pavilion containing a café is inspired in the morphology...

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Hans Abaton, enlargement of center for cerebral palsy patients in Madrid
17/09/2015

Hans Abaton, enlargement of center for cerebral palsy patients in Madrid

On Calle Adonis in Madrid, near the old Campamento military barracks, is the Duques de Lugo rehabilitation and special education center for children and youth suffering cerebral palsy. Sponsored by the Esther Koplowitz Foundation, its recent extension is a work...

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SUMA, library, daycare, and historical archive in Barcelona
17/09/2015

SUMA, library, daycare, and historical archive in Barcelona

La propuesta del estudio madrileño SUMA —dirigido por Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano— ha resultado ganadora del primer premio en el concurso convocado por el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona para construir un edificio que albergue una biblioteca...

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Josep Camps & Olga Felip: Studio for a painter in Girona
07/09/2015

Josep Camps & Olga Felip: Studio for a painter in Girona

The project of the Catalan firm of Josep Camps and Olga Felip addressed the client’s call to build a 60-square-meter atelier in the garden of his Girona residence on a material budget of 34,000 euros. Clad in wood, the pavilion with a cross-shaped floor...

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‘Museos en blanco’, José Manuel Ballester at Ivorypress
04/09/2015

‘Museos en blanco’, José Manuel Ballester at Ivorypress

On 8 September the Madrid gallery Ivorypress opens ‘Museos en blanco,’ an exhibition showing recent works of José Manuel Ballester. Born in Madrid in 1960, the painter and photographer invites us to ‘empty our museums’ and suggests...

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‘Urban Regeneration’ at the Enric Miralles Foundation in Barcelona
02/09/2015

‘Urban Regeneration’ at the Enric Miralles Foundation in Barcelona

David Cabrera sends us a photo shoot of the exhibition  ‘Urban Regeneration’ on view until 30 September at the Enric Miralles Foundation in Barcelona.

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Josep Miàs, Can Zariquiey Center in Arenys de Munt (Barcelona)
26/08/2015

Josep Miàs, Can Zariquiey Center in Arenys de Munt (Barcelona)

In the catalan county of Maresme, the small municipality of Arenys de Munt is located 45 kilometers from the city of Barcelona, in the northeastern end of the province. With an important textile industry and a growing service sector, the population...

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Madrid blew €105 million on failed “City of Justice” project
24/08/2015

Madrid blew €105 million on failed “City of Justice” project

El País

The former head of the regional government of Madrid wasted €105 million of taxpayer’s money on a grandiose project to create what was described in its time...

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José Ignacio Linazasoro, Los Amantes Square in Teruel
20/08/2015

José Ignacio Linazasoro, Los Amantes Square in Teruel

Up to recently, the Plaza de los Amantes was not a square in the true sense, but simply a void left over in the wake of bombings over Teruel during the Spanish Civil War. Nevertheless, because the void is a spot at the center of the city, and one which offers...

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Garcés-De Seta-Bonet, studio for painter Eduardo Arranz-Bravo
19/08/2015

Garcés-De Seta-Bonet, studio for painter Eduardo Arranz-Bravo

Vallvidrera, a peripheral neighborhood of Sarriá-Sant Gervasi, one of the ten districts making up the city of Barcelona, is the location of the studio of the painter Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, a work of the Catalan firm of Jordi Garcés, Daria De Seta, and Anna Bonet...

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Nieto Sobejano, Barceló Market in Madrid
12/08/2015

Nieto Sobejano, Barceló Market in Madrid

The Barceló Market area in Madrid includes public spaces, buildings and temporary installations belonging to one same complex. Its multiple denomination – market/sports center/library – soon speaks of collective engagement...

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Pere Puig: cultural center in Santa Margarita de Montbuy (Barcelona)
06/08/2015

Pere Puig: cultural center in Santa Margarita de Montbuy (Barcelona)

In the small municipality of Santa Margarita de Montbuy, in the county of Anioa, is the Mont-Àgora Cultrual Center. The result of a competition won in 2008 by the Catalan firm of Pere Puig, the building presents a volume containing a library, a conference hall...

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Madrid: ‘Monumental Photography in the 19th Century’ at the BNE
04/08/2015

Madrid: ‘Monumental Photography in the 19th Century’ at the BNE

On view up to 4 October at the Spanish National Library in Madrid is ‘Looking at Architecture: Monumental Photography in the 19th century,’ an exhibition presenting the close relationship between architecture and photography.

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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.
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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
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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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