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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018
20/06/2018

Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

becoming, the motto chosen for the Spanish Pavilion in this edition of the Venice Biennale 2018, presents Spanish architecture as seen from learning environments, by means of actions, discourses and pieces of work developed by a wonderful...

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Coll-Leclerc, apartments and temporary homes in Barcelona
19/06/2018

Coll-Leclerc, apartments and temporary homes in Barcelona

The Barcelona practice of Jaime Coll and Judith Leclerc was commissioned to build three vertical blocks combining two usually separated programs: 47 social housing units for rent, and 20 temporary accommodations directed at the most vulnerable groups...

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Less Architecture, More City
15/06/2018

Less Architecture, More City

Eduardo Prieto

The ‘Less Architecture, More City’ international congress came to an end at Pamplona’s Baluarte convention center on Thursday, It was the fifth biennial encounter organized...

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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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‘En el Tiempo. Carlos Cánovas’ at the Museo ICO
06/06/2018

‘En el Tiempo. Carlos Cánovas’ at the Museo ICO

The Museo ICO in Madrid presents this exhibition included in the official selection of PhotoEspaña 2018. Curated by Juana Arlegui, and on view until 9 September, the show offers a tour through the urban landscapes of Carlos Cánovas (Hellín, 1951) from the 1980s...

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5th International Congress on Architecture and Society: Pamplona, 13-14 June
05/06/2018

5th International Congress on Architecture and Society: Pamplona, 13-14 June

The four previous international congresses held by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad under the mottos ‘More for Less’ (2010), ‘The Common’ (2012), ‘Necessary Architecture’ (2014)...

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José Manuel Ballester, ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich’ at Ivorypress
24/05/2018

José Manuel Ballester, ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich’ at Ivorypress

From 24 May through 21 July, Ivorypress presents José Manuel Ballester’s second solo exhibition: ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich.’ For this show the Madrid painter and photographer has developed a series of variations based on Kazimir Malevich’s...

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Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress
24/05/2018

Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress

Ivorypress presents 'The Power of the Portrait', the first exhibition of Swiss artist Gabriella Gerosa in Spain, as part of PHotoEspaña’s Off festival. Although her moving portraits are rooted in artistic tradition, the artist adds a new dimension that is completely contemporary...

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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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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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Emilio Tuñón, UPCT School of Architecture and Construction
12/04/2018

Emilio Tuñón, UPCT School of Architecture and Construction

The Madrid practice of Emilio Tuñón has won first prize in the international competition to enlarge the School of Architecture and Construction on the Alfonso XIII campus of the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT). Carrying the day over sixty other entries...

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Kálida Sant Pau Centre by Miralles Tabliabue EMBT
12/04/2018

Kálida Sant Pau Centre by Miralles Tabliabue EMBT

Part of the network of Maggie’s Centres that offers support to cancer patients, the first Kálida will be completed in Barcelona this year. Creating a welcoming atmosphere, the 400-square-meter building includes a kitchen, a library, and a multipurpose hall, and opens on to to garden zones.

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Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz: psychiatric center in Pamplonag
10/04/2018

Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz: psychiatric center in Pamplonag

Rubén P.Bescos’s video goes through new buildings executed with concrete dyed to insert them respectfully into the context. The geometries of the arches of the old buildings are represented by means of reliefs in the new facades.

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TDB Arquitectura, residential buiding for Metrovacesa in Barcelona
02/04/2018

TDB Arquitectura, residential buiding for Metrovacesa in Barcelona

Built by the Catalan firm of Juan Trias de Bes, this apartment building rises in the Poble Nou neighborhood of Barcelona, inserting itself into the classic gridded extension imposed by the Plan Cerdá. The southeast front of the lot is tangent to the Avenida Diagonal...

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Adolf Loos, on Print and on Trial
28/03/2018

Adolf Loos, on Print and on Trial

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Loos enigma begins to unravel. A new generation of historians is throwing light on the darkest corners of an architect who half a century ago was famously described...

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Jesús Donaire, house between walls in Malagón (Ciudad Real)
26/03/2018

Jesús Donaire, house between walls in Malagón (Ciudad Real)

The Madrid architect Jesús Donaire was commissioned to build a dwelling on a plot of land in the urban center of Malagón where a warehouse for storing farming materials stood. An adobe wall bordered the old building and was a key element of the urban image...

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Paco Gómez Archive: The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image
23/03/2018

Paco Gómez Archive: The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image

On view through 17 June at the Foto Colectania Foundation in Barcelona is 'Paco Gómez: The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image,' curated by Alberto Martín. The exhibition presents four decades of the career of Francisco Gómez...

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BAAS Arquitectura, Montserrat Vayreda School in Rosas (Girona)
15/03/2018

BAAS Arquitectura, Montserrat Vayreda School in Rosas (Girona)

This kindergarten and primary education center is located on the outskirts of Rosas, a municipality in the Alt Empordà county of the Catalonian province of Girona, in a place where the urban fabric has yet to gel. A work of BAAS Arquitectura, it presents a regular...

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b720 Fermín Vázquez, nursery school for Lycée Français in Barcelona
13/03/2018

b720 Fermín Vázquez, nursery school for Lycée Français in Barcelona

After careful analysis of the existing school facilities, a new building is going up, clad with vertical slats of different colors, to harbor all the classrooms, leaving communal spaces (media library and music room) and offices in the restored villa.

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Ricardo Aroca’s meetings
05/03/2018

Ricardo Aroca’s meetings

From 8 to 18 March the Pavilion de Madrid is hosting an exhibition of pen drawings done by Ricardo Aroca during meetings he attended from 1983 to 2016. Since 1964 Aroca has combined architectural practice with duties at the Madrid School of Architecture...

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Joaquín Vaquero Palacios, at Museo ICO in Madrid
26/02/2018

Joaquín Vaquero Palacios, at Museo ICO in Madrid

On view through 6 May at Museo ICO is ‘Joaquín Vaquero Palacios: The Beauty of the Huge, 1954-1980,’ an exhibition on an architect, painter, and sculptor who turned hydroelectric power plants into large-scale total works of art through a global creative process...

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Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9
15/02/2018

Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9

The firm Cloud 9 of the architect Enric Ruiz-Geli has designed a 6,500-square-meter cultural center within the Ágora of Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences. It is to open in 2020.

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IDOM, Red Eléctrica España campus in Tres Cantos (Madrid)
13/02/2018

IDOM, Red Eléctrica España campus in Tres Cantos (Madrid)

Beatriz Olalla of IDOM has headed the project to fully refurbish two buildings of the company Red Eléctrica in the technology park of Tres Cantos. The refurbishment includes an enclosure that will put the building in line with new energy efficiency requirements...

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Baragaño, Mountain House in Valdés (Asturias)
05/02/2018

Baragaño, Mountain House in Valdés (Asturias)

The Madrid firm of Sergio Baragaño has built this house in the mountains for an English landscape gardener and his family. The clients, enamored of Asturias, were involved in the design from the start, opting for an industrialized second residence that respects...

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Arenas Basabe Palacios, cultural association in Móstoles (Madrid)
01/02/2018

Arenas Basabe Palacios, cultural association in Móstoles (Madrid)

The Madrid practice of Enrique Arenas, Luis Basabe, and Luis Palacios has turned an old industrial shed in Móstoles, southwest of the Spanish capital, into a space for a student culture and sport association. The exterior shows a ventilated facade of jagged...

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azpilicueta arquitectura, Astráin pelota court in La Cendea de Cizur (Navarre)
31/01/2018

azpilicueta arquitectura, Astráin pelota court in La Cendea de Cizur (Navarre)

Situado enfrente de la iglesia de la localidad de Astráin, perteneciente al municipio navarro de La Cendea de Cizur, este frontón fue construido en 1933 más por la necesidad de generar un espacio público que una dotación deportiva de primer orden...

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Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture
30/01/2018

Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture

Set to be held on 5 and 6 February in Valencia, in the context of Cevisama, the international fair of the ceramic industry, is a forum directed by Luis Fernández-Galiano and titled ‘Material Architecture.’...

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Zon-e, footbridge/viewpoint over the Rioseco mines in Riosa
29/01/2018

Zon-e, footbridge/viewpoint over the Rioseco mines in Riosa

The village of Llamo in the Asturian municipality of Riosa is located at an altitude of 540 meters and marks the start of a route that one must walk to reach the footbridge/viewpoint designed by Zon-e Arquitectos, the practice of Nacho Ruiz Allén and Josean Ruiz Esquiroz...

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‘Sikka Ingentium‘, by Daniel Canogar
28/01/2018

‘Sikka Ingentium‘, by Daniel Canogar

Sikka Ingentium is a sculptural video installation made with 2.400 recycled DVDs. This multi-thematic piece was inspired by “sikka”, the gold coins sewn to clothing dating back to Babylonic times that eventually became the shiny plastic objects...

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