// arthitectural / Spain

Ramon Esteve
San Rafael Senior Citizens Day Centre


The fluency of the spaces and the visual relations between them are the concepts that best define this project, that tries to avoid the isolation of the different activities, relating one to each other and promoting the communication between the users of the centre in order to dynamize interpersonal relations. In this kind of centre, […]


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Vicens + Ramos
Parish Church in Cordoba


The parish center is located on a corner plot in a residential area between Historiador Dozy and Francisco Azorín streets. The extended side is situated in front of a green zone and the lateral side faces residential buildings. The rest of the surroundings are still undeveloped. To the north and west of the plot the […]


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dosmasuno arquitectos
Social Services Center


The programme of the new local Social Services Center in Móstoles is strongly conditioned by two facts: on the one hand, it hosts many identical spaces –single, unipersonal offices- and it is placed within a new, aseptic urban fabric –currently being developed- which features no constraints but the street network and the plot orientation. On […]


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H ARQUITECTES
House 804


Located in a pleasant residential neighbourhood, the house is a compact building (almost a cube) surrounded by a 3 meters wide perimeter necessary courtyard, which is the minimum mandatory gap based on current regulations. The pre-existing yard, the swimming-pool and the shed set at the back of the plot are preserved by the express wish of […]


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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
German Pavilion


An emblematic work of the Modern Movement [41°22’14N – 02°08’60E], it has been exhaustively studied and interpreted as well as having inspired the oeuvre of several generations of architects. The Barcelona Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as the German National Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition [http://www.miesbcn.com/en/outside.html]. Built from glass, […]


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dosmasuno arquitectos
Central Library and Museum for the University of Alcalá de Henares


Memory – Occupying a historic building. We thought that the project for the new Central Library of Alcalá de Henares University should not be strictly limited to a refurbishment task, in which a new program and furniture are to supersede the original ones. It should be understood as an insertion into an existing party-wall, acquiring […]


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AQSO arquitectos office
Fragmented house


‘Arquitectos Office’ (AQSO) has recently completed the construction of the ‘Fragmented house’. The concept solution for this residence starts from a compact block transforming, after several divisions and shifts, into an external broken-down form, result of the arrangement of the interior spaces. The house is located near Laguna de Duero, a town situated in the […]


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Sala Ferusic Architects
Lagravera winery


La Gravera is a winery conceived under low cost criteria, where the optimization in energy and material means and resources become important. Economic sustainability usually comes together with environmental sustainability. A warehouse of the 58, belonging to an old gravel quarry industry, is recovered to reactivate and transform it into a winery, through the disposal […]


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ALT arquitectura
Roncero House


In a slope raises a two-story house with distinct entrances for each floor. The property is developed as a narrow longitudinal scheme to make the most of garden plot. The volume arises from the main street of the merger of the two branches of access and it develops as a concrete materialization in the first […]


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Zon-e Arquitectos
Apartment block close to the highway


The building is located near Pamplona, in the north of Spain, but its potential location would be nearby of any given highway. In this particular case, from every panoramic window, you may enjoy an amazing view to the highway that connects Pamplona with Madrid and Barcelona. The shape and volume of this building responds to […]


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Denorte Project Management
Ibermutuamur Building


“A building stands in all its complexity of lines on the eye. Sometimes, given its size and proximity of the spectator who contemplates it is impossible to perceive its volume, forcefulness, and therefore perceive it as a symbol. Because we want buildings without coats, without haughtiness emblematic, not exorbitant budgets, buildings that speak of the […]


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Stone Designs & Narita Estudio
Bar Cascarero


A cascarero is a typical Andalusian building which left to dry the peels of oranges to transform them later in different products, from medical to gunpowder. This has been the starting point and which gives name to this bar and den Malaga. Inspired in the Orange and the structure of the cascareros wood, Stone Designs, […]


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Zon-e Arquitectos
Z2U House


The Z2U house has been built on high ground in the development of Gorraiz, near Pamplona. The lot has an elongated form, with a road traffic access in its southwestern side and astounding views in its northeastern side.  The regulation demands locating the building in the lot’s barycenter, leaving 3 meters free from both sides, […]


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dosmasuno arquitectos
102 dwellings in Carabanchel


High accuracy casts have already been used by the EMVS, who had the chance to test their results and performance. This project introduces an important innovation in the constructive process by fabricating the casts in aluminium. This implies a considerable lightening of the pieces, which enables the workers to manipulate them safely and without any […]


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ARThitectural on flickr Part 1


Our Flickr Pool has now more than 160 photos! As you know the best pictures will be published on the 5th day of next month, highlighting the photographers credit with a link to his Flickr page. The best five pictures from Flickr Part I are: Photo by: Yiannos Vrousgos | Sperone Westwater Gallery | Foster […]


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Ramon Esteve
House in Monasterios


The house is located in an elevated residential area, which is dominated by the hillside that leads down to the sea. This view marks the direction that the walls will follow, in an abstract manner, defining the project. The house is built as a compact volume of differing heights, in a style determined by the […]


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Antoni Gaudi
The Park Güell


Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí”. The […]


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ALT arquitectura
JC&M House


In a very beautiful natural environment this single-family dwelling lies hidden. Taking advantage of the sloping terrain, it is integrated into the rest of the housing development, chameleon like, shown as a bird’s-eye view of the plant, only a stretch of the façade is visible. Thus a one-storey dwelling is considered, in which all the […]


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Two/Bo arquitectura + Luis Twose Arquitecto
Grifols Academy


The aim of the Project was to convert a sixteenth-century house into a new academy centre. The site is  located in Parets del Vallés and is surrounded by a group of new factories.  The house was one of the few vestiges of the rural past of the town. Before architects intervention, the house was abandoned […]


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SOLID architecture
Zaragoza World Expo’s Austrian Pavilion


The Austrian Pavilion at the EXPO 2008 in Zaragoza was designed by an interdisciplinary team formed by SOLID architecture, Michael Strauss and Scott Ritter. For the EXPO 2008 the participating countries rented spaces in buildings provided by the organizer. The room made available for the Austrian pavilion had a semi-circular shape. The central idea of […]


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