René Cassagne Housing in Cenon | Martin Duplantier Architectes

René Cassagne Housing in Cenon | Martin Duplantier Architectes

This project is situated along the upper Garonne River on a plateau overlooking the city center.  The arrival of a private developer in these underprivileged areas shows the evolution of the area during the past decade.  In terms of urbanity, this project creates density for the metropolitan center while serving as an anchor for the…

Pasqual Maragall Foundation Plaza | Miba Architects

Pasqual Maragall Foundation Plaza in Barcelona | Miba Architects

This new public space will be the access plaza to the BETA building and the connection between the UPF urban Campus and the Ciutadella park. The BETA building is the new headquarters for the Pasqual Maragall Foundation for Research in Alzheimer’s. This projects makes part of the arch-land series and is the first of the…

Perovo Housing in Kamnik | Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

The houses on Perovo stand on an exposed location with an exceptional view of the Kamniško-Savinjske Alps in the background. However the view is not the only characteristic of this location, as the houses represent a dominant feature of the valley when viewed from below. It was necessary to design and create a quality living…

Museum of Energy in Asco | Arquitecturia

Museum of Energy in Asco | Arquitecturia

The Museum of Energy is located at the entrance of the city of Ascó, next to the river Ebro. Through a careful approach to the site by an analysis at different levels and also, by a research for references to be incorporated at the proposal, the citizens become familiar with and take ownership of the…

Roman Temple of Diana in Mérida | José María Sánchez García

Roman Temple of Diana in Mérida | José María Sánchez García

The project recovers the environment of Roman Temple of Diana, which was old forum and center of the Roman city. Acting in a place with that important historical and archaeological load was a challenge that has meant working, from the beginning, both with existing traces and with those traces that existed in Roman times. The work…

Plaza de los Amantes en Teruel | José Ignacio Linazasoro

Plaza de los Amantes en Teruel | José Ignacio Linazasoro

La Plaza Amantes no era propiamente una plaza sino el vacío causado por los bombardeos de la Guerra Civil que asolaron la ciudad. Se intentó, sin embargo, a lo largo de la Postguerra, y con mayor o menor fortuna, transformar ese vacío en una plaza confiando en su situación central y en la presencia dominante…

Los finalistas al premio Mies van der Rohe 2017

La Comisión Europea y la Fundació Mies van der Rohe han elegido estos cinco finalistas que competirán por el Premio de Arquitectura Contemporánea de la Unión Europea – Premio Mies van der Rohe 2017 – que se dará a conocer el día 12 de mayo en Bruselas. Premio que tiene carácter bienal y su principal propósito…

NAVEZ social units in Schaarbeek | MSA + V+Architects

NAVEZ social units in Schaarbeek | MSA + V+Architects

This housing project fulfills the local authorities double ambition: to represent the urban revalidation scheme with a landmark at the entrance of the city and to provide exemplary apartments for large families. The building develops passive bright apartments and establishes a dialogue with the infrastructure and a the heritage neighbourhood.

Barcelona y Dalí bajo la mirada del fotógrafo Francesc Català-Roca

Barcelona y Dalí bajo la mirada del fotógrafo Francesc Català-Roca

Francesc Català-Roca fue un fotógrafo español cuya fotografía se caracteriza por la búsqueda del ambiente humano bajo puntos de vista originales. Català-Roca se consideraba a sí mismo como un profesional de la fotografía que intentaba captar la realidad cotidiana, creyendo en fin que era más un documentalista que artista, sin embargo su obra combina la realidad…

Parque Kindergarten in Cascais | Promontorio Architects

Located in the vicinity of the Cascais, the kindergarten occupies a steep and quasi-triangular plot in an allotment of oversized villas. Densely vegetated, the plot forms a cul-de-sac where the two-storey building occupies its core while accommodating to the topography and gently inflecting its volume to save as many trees as possible. Working in close collaboration…

World Trade Center bundled towers in New York city | AZPML

The world’s tallest building requires a new high-rise typology. If we look at the evolution of the skyscraper type, we see a process in which the increase in height of the structure results in a tendency of the organisation to concentrate the structural section in the periphery of the plan, as the lateral forces become…

46 Viviendas en Vallecas | UNTERCIO Arquitectura

Una vivienda con personalidad múltiple y consciente de los cambios de estación. Una vivienda que permite abrirte a dos hábitats diferentes; el de la calle, enmarcado en un nuevo desarrollo urbano pero cerca de la vida de villa de Vallecas, y el del patio de manzana acotado y seguro. El solar se fragmenta y unas piezas…

Bicentennial Children’s Park in Santiago | Elemental

The project consists of over 1,800 m2 children’s playground, including tree houses, swings with harness, a forest of water spheres, and a toboggan cascade with more than 60 toboggans arranged on the hillside. The proposal uses the difficulties of the terrain to solve a classic dilemma of children’s games: make them either safe or entertaining?…

Centro de Creación Jóven Espacio Vías en León | [SIC] Estudio

Un lugar concebido para y desde la acción como es el caso de Espacio Vías, supone una apuesta radical por la implicación de la ciudadanía en la construcción de la ciudad. El proyecto rehabilita una antigua estructura ferroviaria para producción artística, dota de un nuevo equipamiento para la juventud y regenera el área urbana del…

Botín Centre in Santander  Renzo Piano + Luis Vidal

Botín Centre in Santander | Renzo Piano + Luis Vidal

The Centro Botín is a new space for art, culture and the diverse activities of the Fundación Botín. It will be constructed in the Jardines de Pereda, on the seafront of the city of Santander in north-western Spain. The project reclaims an area have been used as a car park, restoring it to the city.…

Gimnasio Juan del Enzina en León | DMG Arquitectura

El gimnasio nace de la necesidad de sustituir el anterior de los años 70 para afrontar nuevos usos, todo ello en una zona muy comprometida del centro de la ciudad de León. Visualmente ligado a emblemáticos monumentos, el nuevo volumen, de geometría pura, se cubre con una piel continua y calada de losas de piedra…

Telcel Theatre in México D.F. | Ensamble Studio 

Telcel Theatre in México D.F. | Ensamble Studio 

Cervantes Theater, buried underground, evidences its presence through a large metallic structure lifted from ground level, named Dovela (Keystone), which acts as a lure. Ensamble Studio understand contemporary culture as a constant expression of connectivity with the movements of time, and the layers of history that overlap and hybridize the Mexican culture are of great inspiration to make a…

Citigroup Center in New York | Hugh Stubbins

The Citigroup Center is an office tower in midtown Manhattan. It was designed by architect Hugh Stubbins and structural engineer William LeMessurier in 1977. It is 279 m tall and has 59 floors. The building is one of the most distinctive and imposing in New York’s skyline, thanks to a 45° angled top and a…

Consciência das pessoas: a melhor promoção para o ciclismo

Parte da infância de muitas pessoas, as primeiras pedaladas em uma bicicleta geralmente remetem a memórias positivas. A experiência em muitas cidades sugere que oferecer instalações especiais para o trânsito de bicicletas é apenas uma parte do processo de estimular cada vez mais pessoas a pedalar. Políticas mais amplas, que incluem mudanças no desenho urbano das vias,…

Imam Reza Shrine Complex in Mashhad, Iran

The Imam Reza shrine is a complex which contains the mausoleum of Imam Reza. It is the largest mosque in the world by dimension and the second largest by capacity. Also contained within the complex are the Goharshad Mosque, a museum, a library, four seminaries, a cemetery, the Razavi University of Islamic Sciences, a dining hall…