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Friday, July 03, 2020

Antonio Lamela (1926 - 2017)

An architect, builder, and developer, Antonio Lamela inherited from his father the practical intelligence and exacting discipline that explains the continued success of his career since his very first work, the rational and elegant apartment building at O’Donnell 33, which would serve as a laboratory for subsequent projects of his, among them the large hotels and tourist residential complexes erected along the Costa del Sol and in Mallorca. But it was Madrid that saw his most important works go up, works of such scale and visibility that they contributed to the shaping of the city’s image, from Hotel Meliá on Calle Princesa or the Galaxia complex to the innovative Colón towers, the iconic Pirámide building, the renovation of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, or the stunning Terminal 4 at Barajas Airport, in the latter case in association with the British Richard Rogers. This long career saw an Estudio Lamela transformed into a choral enterprise with a significant presence abroad, while its founder continued to pursue his personal interests and concerns as the visionary pioneer of ecology and globalization that he was.
AV Monografías 225 - AIRES MATEUS AV Monographs
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.
Arquitectura Viva 225 - VIDA Y VIRUS Arquitectura Viva
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.
AV Proyectos 98 - FALA AV Proyectos
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.
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