Set into Hong Kong’s dense fabric of skyscrapers, the central police station and prison of colonial times have been restored and transformed into an art and heritage center. The inserted volumes create a new relationship with the site context by cantilevering above the perimetral wall. Public spaces and circulation elements are formed below which serve as places for gatherings and activities. Striking a contrast with the old masonry blocks, the new buildings are given a 100%-recycled aluminum skin perforated with varying degrees of density and presenting different patterns, depending on use.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.