// arthitectural / Spain

Eva Cotman
A refurbished and recycled apartment in Barcelona


This projects aims to keep the same living feel of the beginning of the XX century in a flat of the Eixample of Barcelona by enhancing the existing features with the least possible amount of intervention. Even though the property on its own does not have a special heritage value, all the constructive elements have […]


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Pepe Gascón & Víctor Sal
Thomas House


Louis Kahn divided spaces into two types: served and servant (where ‘servant’ refers not to domestic staff but to spaces serving other spaces). Marcel Breuer structured a considerable number of his single-family homes into a bi-nuclear scheme. The pre-existing H-shape of the Tomás home already favoured its spatial organization into two living areas, as in […]


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Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
Jerte Loft


The intervention in this 24 sqm-apartment is reduced to the insertion of wooden, enveloping objects in a previously cleared space. An elevated bed forms a private nest dominating the space; the kitchen outlines clearly its contour to limit its extent. Two more wooden frames are placed around the windows, offering the patio outside as another […]


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Óskar Vélez Carrasco
Howa House


Close to one of the best known little beaches on the Spanish Costa Brava, Sa Riera Beach in Begur, on a very steep piece of land a new villa has been built up. Due to combination of orientation and orography of plot not being particularly in favor for the resolution of the task commissioned, the […]


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Pepe Gascón
Squares in Puigcerdà


Remodelling of the most central and relevant public space in Puigcerdà, originally very much deteriorated, with an excessive amount of traffic that diminished the civic and integrating potential of the space. 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 […]


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Pepe Gascón
Sant Miquel Special Education School


Apart from its mere built container, a school is nothing more than a place where teaching and learning take place. This project, therefore, reflects the desire to interact with the city, revealing the flows and activities that occur within the immediate environment of the site. Moreover, this school converges with the work of the Xamfrà […]


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Vaillo + Irigaray Architects + Galar
Biological Research Centre (CIB)


USES AND ORGANIZATION Ground floor: Collective uses and management of the centre( events hall, library and administration) 1 to 2 floors: Research uses ( labs, platforms and service areas) Semibasement: General warehouse of the hospital Roofing floor: It lodges the complex facilities this kind of centre requires Maximum flexibility: Formal multifunctionality and iso-spaces of the […]


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Crystalzoo
“El Tossal” Social Community Centre


La Nucía is a littoral population that is connected with Benidorm but it has an opposed urban development because of its dispersed low-density urbanisations. Neighbourhood relations are diffuse and often antagonistic in these growths. In an attempt to provide these neo-rural developments with community services in order to improve neighbourhood relations, the municipality has promoted […]


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Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos
Medialab – Prado


Perhaps more than anything else, it is the very strangeness of the diverging intentions found in the La Serrería Belga adaptation project for the Medialab- Prado that makes it possible for them to coexist, though not without a certain measure of irony. The first of these caustic coexistences stems from a certain institutional schizophrenia. While […]


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Pepe Gascón
Juncal & Rodney House


Some houses close in on themselves when connection with their surroundings is not desirable. However, others open up to their setting when it is clear that it endows them with qualities and provides their raison d’être and hence must become an intrinsic part of the project. This is the case of the Juncal y Rodney […]


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Josep Ferrando
Single House in Bescanó


The house is situated on a crest, generating different relationships with its immediate environs. On one side, the treetops are at the level of a veranda; on another side, the entwined branches, when viewed from the sitting area, act as a filter through which to contemplate the outdoors. The basalt-covered roof frames and underlines in […]


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Jordi Herrero
Spa Marina Luz Hotel


Can Pastilla is a tourist area of Palma de Mallorca located bayfront. It is a quiet area with excellent sea views and a long walk with lots of activity. In this area coexist houses and medium-sized hotels. One of the best located hotels is the Hotel Marina Luz . It is in front the sea. […]


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PUPO + GASPAR Architecture & Interiors
Residencia JN


Environments 3 suites / living and dining room / kitchen / gourmet space / pool / 2 car garage Client profile  The clients are dynamic and are keen on modern architecture. They have requested a bold design with functional and pratical distribution, few internal divisions, good lighting and integration with the outdoors, especially with the […]


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DNA Barcelona Architects
Punta Brava Residence I


A view of the sea Views to the sea are the driving force behind the design of this project. The design makes use of the location of the site to offer its inhabitants unparalleled view to the Mediterranean. The house is divided between three levels, with a welcoming interior where luxury, style and comfort intertwine. […]


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KAAN Architecten
PLANTA


Fundació Sorigué will explain to the architectural public its soon to be realized project, PLANTA. The building PLANTA will be constructed in a working quarry located in North East Spain, near Barcelona. The materials for the building will literally be harvested from the very ground it will soon occupy, and transformed on site to become […]


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Pepe Gascón
Barbacoa House


This project has its origins in the desire of an elderly couple to have a barbecue for lunches with family and friends – the season permitting – and to enjoy their block of land. Additions made to what was first envisaged as a small one- room construction to be used for these barbecues eventually evolved […]


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Quanto Arquitectura & Moneo Brock Studio
Telefónica Foundation Space


The design Project of the Telefónica Foundation Space (6.370 m2) forms part of a complete rehabilitation project of the Telefónica Building (Gran Vía, Madrid), a symbolic skyscraper from 1930, regarded as one of the jewels of Spanish architecture dating back to the early 20th century. The Project is coordinated and run by the studio Quanto […]


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Nook Architects
G-ROC


Just when we thought that we had closed a cycle which CASA ROC, TWIN HOUSE, and ROC CUBE, one of the old apartments on the same building became vacant ahead of what was expected, so G-ROC became our fourth intervention on the building. With three similar interventions finished, it was easy to identify a common […]


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Rocamora Arquitectura + Javier Gironella Pallarés
Vivienda Teresa


The place’s choice is determined by the urban vocation owners. A quiet street, almost no traffic, located in Raval neighborhood of San José of Elche. The plot size is 7×10.50m, in a street width of 4 meters. Tripartite and complex collaboration: Maite (the owner), and Javier and Ángel (authors of the project, and one of […]


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Borja Garcia Studio
Oslo Restaurant


Introduction The Project is placed in a building completed in the year 1850, in the heart of the city ofValencia. Placed between the busy Plaza del Negrito and the cathedral of the city, the mainobjective of the intervention has been respecting the atmosphere of the building, its materiality and distribution as much as possible. It […]


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