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José Manuel Ballester Decontextualized Sceneries
20/05/2016

José Manuel Ballester Decontextualized Sceneries

On view through 11 Septermber at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid is the exhibition ‘José Manuel Ballester, Landscapes Encountered: Bosch, El Greco, Goya,’ curated by Elisa Hernando Calero. José Manuel Ballester... 

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Fernando Suárez Corchete, municipal swimming pool in Constantina
16/05/2016

Fernando Suárez Corchete, municipal swimming pool in Constantina

A work of the Sevillian practice of Fernando Suárez Corchete, the covered swimming pool of Constantina, 87 kilometers from Seville, is the winner of the latest Piscina & Wellness Barcelona awards organized by the Catalonia Institute of Building Technology...

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H Arquitectes, ICTA-ICP in Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona)
27/04/2016

H Arquitectes, ICTA-ICP in Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona)

Located in the UAB campus in Cerdanyola del Vallès, the ICTA-ICP building is a research center in environmental science and paleontology. In tune with its function, from the beginning the building was designed according to sustainability criteria...

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Harmonies of the Number. Elena Asins, in memoriam
25/04/2016

Harmonies of the Number. Elena Asins, in memoriam Pdf

Julia Ramírez

Elena Asins was born in Madrid in 1940. She used to talk about having had it tough. Being a woman and an artist during the peak years of...

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Nou Camp Nou construction phases
22/04/2016

Nou Camp Nou construction phases

Designed by the Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei, in collaboration with Joan Pascual and Ramon Ausió Arquitectes, F.C. Barcelona's new stadium is going up in different phases, allowing uninterrupted use during construction.

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GAZ Arkitektoak, Musikene in San Sebastian
20/04/2016

GAZ Arkitektoak, Musikene in San Sebastian

Dirigido por Aitor Gurtubay, Asier Atxurra y Unai Zelaieta, el estudio de Bilbao GAZ Arkitektoak es el autor de la nueva sede del Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco (Musikene) en San Sebastián. Situada en la plaza de Europa, cerca del campus universitario...

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Carquero arquitectura, intervention on Matrera Castle in Villamartín
18/04/2016

Carquero arquitectura, intervention on Matrera Castle in Villamartín

The firm Carquero arquitectura – headed by Carlos Quevedo Rojas – carried out the project to consolidate the Homage Tower of Matrera Castle in Villamartín, a municipality of the county of Sierra de Cádiz. The fortress was built in the 9th century on Pajarete...

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Barcelona's unloved planner invents science of 'urbanisation'
06/04/2016

Barcelona's unloved planner invents science of 'urbanisation'

The Guardian

Constricted by its medieval walls, Barcelona was suffocating – until unknown engineer Ildefons Cerdà came up with a radical expansion plan...

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José María Sánchez García, facilities for MEGAISA in Don Benito
05/04/2016

José María Sánchez García, facilities for MEGAISA in Don Benito

The San Isidro industrial complex in Don Benito – a small town in Badajoz province, in the Spanish region of Extremadura – now includes facilities of the electrical systems company MEGAISA. With its built area of 1,500 square meters and budget of 700,000...

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Competition to renovate Salón de Reinos building
01/03/2016

Competition to renovate Salón de Reinos building

To increase its exhibition space, the Prado Museum in Madrid has announced a competition for the architectural renovation of the nearby Salón de Reinos and its fitting out for museum use. The Prado celebrates its bicentennial in 2019 and part of the...

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‘RCR Arquitectes – Shared Creativity’ in Madrid
24/02/2016

‘RCR Arquitectes – Shared Creativity’ in Madrid

From 24 February through 8 May 2016 the ICO Museum in Madrid will be hosting an exhibition on the Olot-based practice led by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta. Curated by Josep Maria Montaner, ‘RCR Arquitectes...

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Capilla & Vallejo, Nature Interpretation Center at Bardenas Reales
09/02/2016

Capilla & Vallejo, Nature Interpretation Center at Bardenas Reales

Conrado Capilla and José V. Vallejo are the authors of the renovation and enlargement of the reception and information center of the Bardenas Reales natural park, which belongs to the Navarrese municipality of Arguedas. In a place called Aguilares...

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BSA, roof for church of the Monastery of San Juan in Burgos
03/02/2016

BSA, roof for church of the Monastery of San Juan in Burgos

José Manuel Barrio and Alberto Sainz de Aja of the firm BSA, with offices in Burgos and Madrid, have in the historical quarter of the city of Burgos worked on the church of the Monastery of San Juan, built in the 11th century. With the mission of protecting...

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Sweeping Aerial Shots of Spain Look Like Alien Terrain
02/02/2016

Sweeping Aerial Shots of Spain Look Like Alien Terrain

Wired

The surreal landscapes in David Maisel’s The Fall don’t look like anything on earth. The ashen colors and strange geometry appear otherworldly...

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Josep Ferrando, house between party walls in Sant Cugat del Vallès
02/02/2016

Josep Ferrando, house between party walls in Sant Cugat del Vallès

The historical quarter of Sant Cugat del Vallès, north of the city of Barcelona, is listed as a cultural heritage site, so this old dwelling set between party walls – with just a five-meter bay – was required to preserve its front facade and roof. To address these limitations...

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MMIT Arquitectos, Malecón football field in Torrelavega (Cantabria)
26/01/2016

MMIT Arquitectos, Malecón football field in Torrelavega (Cantabria)

The Cantabrian practice of Javier Terán Alonso, Agustín Montes Gaisán, and Alberto Montes Gaisán –MMIT Arquitectos – has refurbished the stadium of the Spanish football club Real Sociedad Gimnástica de Torrelavega, in the Cantabrian...

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Alberto Campo Baeza, Raumplan House in Madrid
21/01/2016

Alberto Campo Baeza, Raumplan House in Madrid

On a sloping plot in Aravaca, a ward of the city of Madrid, stands this 500-square-meter house that complies with local building codes with a square floor plan of 12 x 12 meters divided into quadrants of 6 x 6. The vertical development is based on the Loosian...

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Román & Canivell, Jardines de Murillo apartments in Seville
12/01/2016

Román & Canivell, Jardines de Murillo apartments in Seville

At number 32 of Rastro street in the old quarter of Seville, between the Murillo Gardens and the San Bernardo neighborhood, rises this residential block that the local firm Roman & Canivell designed for the property company Metrovacesa...

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Museological installation of the Spanish Royal Collections Museum begins
04/01/2016

Museological installation of the Spanish Royal Collections Museum begins

The completion of the fourth and final phase of the construction of the Spanish Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, involving equipment and installations for the building designed by Tuñón + Mansilla, is now being followed up with work on the museographic...

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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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