In Las Tablas, an area within Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district, the Madrid practice of Rafael de La-Hoz has raised this freestanding construction with triangular floor plans where the loadbearing structure of the slabs is pushed outward, forming a huge lattice that gives protection against solar radiation. The office building distributes 14,299 square meters in five floors above ground level, and two underground levels provide 450 parking niches. The roof contains sports facilities.
The project has earned the LEED Platinum Core & Shell certification, the highest distinction granted by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and the 5-star DIGA (Distintivo Indicador del Grado de Accesibilidad) of the Shangri-La Foundation.
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.