Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
SUMA Arquitectura, Play-Time Apartments in Madrid
20/08/2018

SUMA Arquitectura, Play-Time Apartments in Madrid

Play-time is a project for seven short-term rental apartments in the Madrid district of Ciudad Lineal. The developer chose the place with the idea of searching for ‘an oasis in the middle of the city,’ and the project intends to intensify that condition...

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Carme Pinós, Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona
14/08/2018

Carme Pinós, Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona

The new Massana School is part of a long process of urban transformation around Plaça de la Gardunya, in the Raval neighborhood, in the historic center of Barcelona. The project analyzes the place in detail. Unlike the residential block...

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AZPML, FCAYC Headquarters in Cerezales del Condado (León)
10/08/2018

AZPML, FCAYC Headquarters in Cerezales del Condado (León)

Located since 2008 in the former schools of Cerezales del Condado, a town located 23 kilometers away from León, in the northwest of Spain, the Cerezales Antonino and Cinia Foundation is a private institution, focused on the development of the territory...

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Rafael Moneo, Descendientes J. Palacios Winery in Corullón (León)
07/08/2018

Rafael Moneo, Descendientes J. Palacios Winery in Corullón (León)

The Descendientes J. Palacios Winery was located in the town of Villafranca del Bierzo. Its facilities were spread in different structures and warehouses, so it became necessary to reconfigure and gather them all in one building. The desire to blend with the rural...

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Plantea Estudio, Sala Equis in Madrid
02/08/2018

Plantea Estudio, Sala Equis in Madrid

The Madrid office Plantea Studio —Luis Gil, Lorenzo Gil, and José Silva— has refurbished an old movie theater on number 4 of Duque de Alba street in Madrid, converting it into a new space for cultural activities. The center’s program includes live music, exhibitions...

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Lessons from Spain’s recovery after the euro crisis
27/07/2018

Lessons from Spain’s recovery after the euro crisis

The Economist

The British magazine The Economist dedicates a special report to Spain in which it considers that our country is a great place to live, though many Spaniards are not aware of it, and sets the economic health in contrast to the political difficulties.

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Spain’s democracy is about to turn 40. How well has it worn?
27/07/2018

Spain’s democracy is about to turn 40. How well has it worn?

The Economist

Since the approval of the Constitution in 1978, Spain has lived the best period in its history since the Golden Age, but today the country needs an in-depth checkup.

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Better together
27/07/2018

Better together

The Economist

Spain is a modern democracy, with separation of powers and where human rights are respected, in no way different to other European countries, so the weekly British magazine recommends resolving political differences in the context of a united country.  

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Practical workshop on traditional construction
27/07/2018

Practical workshop on traditional construction

In connection with the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré. Primary Elements’, opening at Madrid’s Museo ICO in October, the ETSAM (in collaboration with the CIAT, or Center for Research in Traditional Architecture) has organized a workshop, directed by professor Jesús San Vicente...

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El Muelle, guest pavilion at Villa Magnolia in Marbella (Málaga)
26/07/2018

El Muelle, guest pavilion at Villa Magnolia in Marbella (Málaga)

The Málaga firm Taller de Arquitectura el Muelle, headed by Francisco Fernández Ballesteros and Arturo López Payer, has enlarged Villa Magnolia, located in the Guadallmina Baja development of Marbella (Málaga). There was a need to extend the existing home...

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Vaillo, Irigaray, Vélaz & Galar, Pharmaceutical Factory in Lekaroz
20/07/2018

Vaillo, Irigaray, Vélaz & Galar, Pharmaceutical Factory in Lekaroz

The Baztán Valley is an area in the north of Navarre, bordering with France, with a spectacular natural environment, surrounded by mountains and dotted with towns made up of individual houses. The demolition of the famous historic school...

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System Arquitectura, transformation of Intelhorce factory in Málaga
19/07/2018

System Arquitectura, transformation of Intelhorce factory in Málaga

The main building of the old state textile company Intelhorce, raised in the late 1950s by the architect Ramón Vázquez Molezún and the civil engineer Manuel María Valdés, is undergoing renovation to become the new distribution center of the children’s fashion...

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Murado & Elvira, municipal library and historical archive of Baiona (Pontevedra)
17/07/2018

Murado & Elvira, municipal library and historical archive of Baiona (Pontevedra)

The practice of Claro Murado and Juan Elvira has carried out the renovation and conversion of the Sancti Spiritus Hospital in Bayona. The 17th-century complex underwent a series of transformations and then was abandoned for a long time. Now it has reopened...

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Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona
11/07/2018

Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Pere Joan Ravetllat and Carme Ribas has revamped this historical market in Barcelona, built in 1882 in accordance with a project drawn up by the architect Antonio Rovira i Trias and the engineer José M. Cornet y Mas. Reopened...

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Luis Machuca, visitor reception center for Caminito del Rey in Ardales
09/07/2018

Luis Machuca, visitor reception center for Caminito del Rey in Ardales

The Málaga-based practice of Luis Machuca, author of the recuperation of the Caminito del Rey, has now completed a visitor reception center for this well-known walkway along the walls of a narrow gorge in Málaga province. Located on a promontory overlooking...

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elii, Save the Children foundation in Madrid
28/06/2018

elii, Save the Children foundation in Madrid

Headed by Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, and Carlos Palacios, the Madrid firm elii has renovated and enlarged the Save the Children’s facilities in Madrid’s Vallecas district, specifically to address the NGO’s program of directly attending to the needs of children. In accordance...

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Taller Abierto, Ibernegi headquarters in Toledo
28/06/2018

Taller Abierto, Ibernegi headquarters in Toledo

The new headquarters of the energy consultancy firm Ibernegi is located in the industrial area of Santa María de Benquerencia, in the province of Toledo. The Madrid studio Taller Abierto – Nacho Román Santiago, Julio Rodríguez Pareja, and Daniel Martínez Díaz...

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Idom, Beronia Rueda Winery
27/06/2018

Idom, Beronia Rueda Winery

Gonzalo Tello of the Spanish engineering and architecture company IDOM has designed new facilities for the Beronia winery in Rueda (Valladolid) to address new needs of wine production and accommodate a wine tourism program, creating an attractive architectural...

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Video: Axis building in Madrid by Foster + Partners
21/06/2018

Video: Axis building in Madrid by Foster + Partners

Norman Foster will turn the old Madrid headquarters of Barclays Bank into Axis, to be called so because of its strategic location on Madrid's Plaza de Colón. With a diagrid facade and an increase in height, the CBRE Global Investors building could contain offices and retail spaces.

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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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Foster + Partners, refurbishment of Plaza Colón building in Madrid
20/06/2018

Foster + Partners, refurbishment of Plaza Colón building in Madrid

The newest Madrid project of Foster + Partners has been announced. It will transform what was a Barclays Bank office, on Plaza Colón, into a taller building for a mix of uses. Because of the choice location, at the intersection of Paseo de la Castellana and Calle Génova...

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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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Day 2 of the ‘Less Architecture, More City’ in pictures
14/06/2018

Day 2 of the ‘Less Architecture, More City’ in pictures

The second day of the 5th Architecture Society International Congress unraveled in three sessions: ‘The City as a Project,’ with Farshid Moussavi and Belinda Tato; ‘Architecture of Urbanity,’ with Salvador Rueda and Deyan Sudjic; and ‘Urban Futures, Human Futures,’ with Jan Gehl and Jaime Lerner.

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Day 1 of the ‘Less Architecture, More City’ in pictures
13/06/2018

Day 1 of the ‘Less Architecture, More City’ in pictures

The first day of the 5th Architecture Society International Congress unfolded in three sessions: ‘The City Sets Us Free,’ with Eduardo Mendoza and Leonardo Padura; ‘The Government of Cities,’ with Manuel Carmena and Joan Clos; and ‘Urban Visions,’ with Iwan Baan and Dominique Perrault.

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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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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
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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
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Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
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