// arthitectural / Spain

Zon-e Arquitectos
Filmmaker’s apartment in Barcelona


The project aims to upgrade an apartment for its new owners: a couple formed by a film director, a book editor and their young daughter. This is a typical apartment of the Ensanche of Barcelona; about 18 meters deep and under 6 meters width. It has two windows on the main façade and a big […]


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Ramon Esteve
Paz y Comedias house


Huge contention walls, built from a local red stone, come along as you climb up the mountain. When you arrive to the house these walls turn into structural plans that define the whole house and generate every space and main rooms of the house. Willing to achieve a whole integration with the environment, the red […]


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Sala Ferusic Architects
Spring in Pantone 375C, Mas Rodó Winery


The Mas Rodó winery consists of a refurbishment and transformation of an agricultural warehouse built in the seventies on top of an old Catalan cottage of the XVIII century, where the structure remained and the intervention focused on defining an image and conditioning the space for a contemporary wine production. Over an original masonry skirting, […]


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Zon-e Arquitectos
Noain City Hall


Traditionally, the City Hall had a noticeable institutional character and its presence was severe and somewhat hieratic. As time went by, it began to lodge other functions and become a place of meeting for the citizens. As a result, its image became smoother, and thus the architecture reacted becoming more pleasant. Now, in the beginning […]


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ALT arquitectura
Martin House


In this house we always fled to make “a nice home”. I think Art is not better or worse for its beauty but the degree of emotion that arises. Beauty is something superficial and, in most cases, false. My obsession in this case was to make a total abstraction (which has nothing to do with […]


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Pepe Gascón
Squares in Puigcerdà


The first step was to remove vehicular traffic by concentrating all the road connections and services on the south-east side of the squares, thereby freeing up a generously expansive central space for citizens’ use. The space, which is very irregular in shape and which has a strongly marked perimeter, is geometrically structured and arranged through […]


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Cerrejon Architects & Magen Arquitectos
La Camisera


The origins of this Project lie in the relationship between the sports placed at the facilities and the features of the site: a 25,226 m2 plot of land with a step downward slope and marked drops in height towards the west and towards the neighboring green space to the north. This proposal meets the needs […]


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Ramon Esteve
Sant Josep Library


The library is a detached building within green surroundings splashed with trees that penetrate into the openings of the building. It is a prism box where the interior fragments with planes that flow between the spaces of the layout of the library. Between two fissures, the building opens to the exterior and allows the interior […]


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Urbanismo y Arquitectura Doblee
Medical Centre in Milagro


The project, beside giving content to the program of a medical doctor’s office, tries to generate a dialog between the interior of the building and the public space that surrounds it, having in it counts the sun and the spaces of privacy of the consultations. With the volumetric game between the ground floor and the […]


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Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez
Levantina


This is the pavilion for the Cersaie fair for Levantina.  The idea of the project was to construct a housing prototype using a ceramic wrapping material that has no limits inside and outside and that would provide homes with a sense of the comfortable, natural, cozy, harmonious aesthetic, functional, healthy and durable environment. The architects […]


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Moreno del Valle Arquitectos, SLP
Railway Control Center


The building is categorical on its implantation, an auxiliary plot nearby the albacete station railways. The proposal gets presence without stridencies, with discretion. The building has to solve a multiuse program, it also has to be a very symbolical landmark. This independent volume integration has allowed its distribution on the plot, in relation with its […]


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Pepe Gascón
Toni House


The house is located on a plot of limited dimensions, characterized by a steep slope. It was considered necessary to develop the project closely integrating the property with the land in contrast to nearby properties which were built upwards, abandoning the land. The result is a sloping architectural work, featuring a single volume embedded in […]


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World Architecture Festival
2011 Winners announced – Day Three


Media-TIC, Barcelona, Spain, designed by Cloud 9 based in Spain , has tonight beaten off competition from hundreds of buildings around the globe to win the ‘World Building of the Year 2011’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards in Barcelona. The presentation of the WAF Awards took place during the largest global […]


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World Architecture Festival
2011 Winners announced – Day Two


Four completed buildings and ten future projects, celebrating designs still on the drawing board, from around the world have today been announced as winners on the second day of the World Architectural Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards is taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World […]


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World Architecture Festival
2011 Winners announced – Day One


Twelve buildings from around the world have today been announced as winners on the first day of the World Architectural Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards is taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being  held in Barcelona (CCIB) this week. Speaking […]


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Alonso, Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados
Leisure & commercial Centre Las Arenas


Barcelona has always been characterised by the particular sensitivity of its citizens with regards its past (cultural, historic, linguistic, literary, architectural, etc.), yet by its marked support for the future and cosmopolitan avant-garde. Las Arenas de Barcelona is a clear, conclusive example of such: the official recognition of a more than interesting marriage between respect […]


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Vertical Garden Design
Replay Barcelona


Replay’s store on Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona now hosts a vertical garden of just above 100m2. In the storefront location, the two storey wall is set in a dramatic and playful environment with waterfalls, sculptures and contrasting materials. As a great place to study nature’s own vertical gardens, the waterfalls were a natural starting […]


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Hackenbroich Architekten
Madrid Campus of Justice


The Madrid Campus of Justice appears as a “fortress” that opens up to the transport hub at the west of the site. The “walls”of the “fortress” are formed by the actual court buildings and the public parking at the perimeter of the site. This “fortress” embraces a raised public zone that allows the visitors to […]


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Mateo Arquitectura
Film Theatre of Catalonia


Headquarters of the new Film Theatre of Catalonia in the Raval district of Barcelona First prize, public competition 2004 << About the form… The ruins mark the structure of the buildings. The Roman forum formalizes the plane of foundations and drains. In the old town, my building sets out to express itself as pure structure […]


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alcolea+tárrago arquitectos
Headquarters for the Biosphere Natural Reserve, Lanzarote


It is not the time for stridency. The show is over. It is necessary an elemental architecture. To do more with less. To come back to order.  Everything must distill serenity and simplicity. There is no need to experiment with complex exercises. On the contrary, it is necessary to encourage a patient reflection, a quiet […]


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