// arthitectural / Spain

Ramon Esteve
Myrtus Convention Center


The proposal of the building is to generate a construction that will be used for conventions, seminars and banquets supporting up to a thousand people. The organic geometry of the building developed under a circular grid, generates continuity between spaces, a stimulation to flow through them. The building’s sinuous shell line grants it with a […]


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Alvaro Siza
Meteorology Service Building


Among Alvaro Siza and Adolf Loos there is an affinity that is based on neoclassical common vocation. The “almost nothing” is the Loos figure that recurs in the projects developed by Alvaro Siza too. Extreme synthesis even in this Meteorology Service Building with a circular plan and a cylindrical shape for a six floors structure […]


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alcolea+tárrago arquitectos
Sport Indoor Track La Figuerassa


The proposal begins with an open competition entry promoted by the City Hall of Palafolls (Barcelona). The proposal requirements were only to cover an existing 40×20 meters concrete track in a very poor condition, which was mainly used for the training of a local children skating club, and the recreational play of five-a-side soccer and […]


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bgstudio
Pasarela del Postiguet


Alicante is a city that grew overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. “Pasarela del Postiguet” is an essential element that connects its urban center with the sea, spanning the Juan Bautista Lafora avenue which, with its intense traffic, presents a true visual and physical barrier between the beach promenade and the city. In this way Pasarela becomes […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
House set in Garden


Set in a landscaped residential area close to the town centre, the site for the house is a large plot dotted with already existing grown trees and plants. The project consists of a number of similar pieces arranged and connected together among the spaces between the trees, in turn giving rise to a sequence of […]


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AQSO arquitectos office
Zurbarán Clinic


This clinic is located in the mezzanine of a residential building near the Castellana Avenue, in the heart of Madrid. The space is indirectly illuminated through several generous patios and the homogeneous zenith light is intensified by the white atmosphere of the health center. The arrangement of the spaces is based on two different circulations, […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Apartment in El Carmen (Casa en El Carmen)


The apartment is on the first floor of a mid-19th century three-storey building, located in the city centre of Valencia. Considering the limited gross area and the scant natural light, this refurbishment project partitioned only the night-time areas and enhanced the verticality of the dwelling to the utmost, making the most of its high ceilings. […]


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alcolea+tárrago arquitectos
INNOVA – Local and Business Development Centre


The debate around work spaces from the beginning of the industrial revolution has been a constant topic in architecture. The necessity of accommodate new uses because of new activities has improved new tipologies for the discipline and the city. In this sense, it is easy to remember good examples both of buildings and cities. But […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
House Built Into The City


The apartment is located in the city centre of Valencia on the first floor of a five-storey building. This project remodels two apartments that have been joined together, radically altering the former layout. The proposal clearly differentiates day and night areas, both of them articulated around a spacious corridor which allows a clear flow from […]


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Rebecca Horn
L’Estel Ferit


These blocks, tower thing and leaning cubes on Barceloneta beach [Playa de la Barceloneta – 41°22’35N 02°11’28E] near Port Vell, which seem to have become a bit of a landmark, are actually an art work called L’Estel Ferit (the wounded star or the injured comet) it was designed by the artist the German-born Rebecca Horn […]


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Richard Meier & Partners Architects
MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona


Built on a previously monastic enclave near the historic Casa de la Caritat (the area near the Ramblas, in the Old Gothic Quarter) Meier’s Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona appears massive, bright, white, pristine and inviting, contrasting starkly with the rather down-at-heel surroundings it is intended to help regenerate [41°22’59N 02°10’03E].


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K/R Architects
Parque de Levante Master Plan


John Keenen and Terence Riley, founding partners of K/R Architects, announced today that the firm has completed the master plan for the 100-acre (40-hectare) Parque de Levante in Murcia, Spain.The plan, which reinvents the concept of a museum-park explores therelationship between art and culture as a generator of creativity and education,as well as economic dynamism […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Multi-use Space in Tinglado 2


An eventual architecture is proposed in the number 2 tinglado building with a respectful manner towards existing patrimony, without touching it. The project’s structure imitates tinglado’s structural scheme, composed by two buildings which frame the metallic structure. This way both of the volumes that outline the proposal join together by means of an element which, […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
House on Cliffside (Casa en un Acantilado)


The extremely steep plot of land offers such spectacular sea views that it invites one to spend time, relax and do nothing. A piece is incrusted into the sloping land, maintaining its natural profile which is overshadowed by the house on top. Under the sunlight, the swimming-pool is closer to the sea and a quiet […]


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World Architecture Festival
Entries into WAF Awards 2011


World Architecture Festival (WAF), the world’s largest, live, inclusive and interactive global architecture event, is returning to Barcelona for its fourth successive year. And the organisers have today unveiled the super-jury, who will cast their vote on the World Building of the Year at the WAF Awards, which take place during the Festival. This year’s […]


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Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Liceo Ópera Barcelona


The exhibition is part of the institutional events to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the reconstruction of the Gran Teatre del Liceu. The exhibition is divided into four episodes (Before – the years before the fire, Then – the reconstruction, After – the 10 commemorated years and Tomorrow – the future). Each of these episodes […]


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Influential architects, Part 8
Antoni Gaudi


Antoni Gaudi made it possible for the architects of today to think beyond straight lines. See why…


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Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Susana Solano Exhibition


The project aims to scale the space to the object that will be displayed, providing order and rhythm to an exhibition that wants to be intimate. The models of public sculptures done by Susana Solano are treated as jewels that relate to each other visually as they do historically. A single system is designed to […]


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EMBT
Ricard Viñes Square


  The large green open spaces that surround the Seu Vella Cathedral and dominate the whole city are the most beautiful public areas in Lleida, and are what we chose as our reference point. The designs for the new Ricard Viñes Square must possess some of this beauty. The focus of our proposal is to […]


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Mozas Aguirre Arquitectos
Vital Building


This is the headquarters for the local savings bank.The building reproduces the scale of the surrounding small woods, a park of the Natura 2000 networking programme. The floor plan has a chromosome shape with four arms. The structural concept is based on pairs of exterior metal supports, clad in stainless steel composite panels. One of […]


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