Located in a rugged terrain, the residence came about from combining three preexisting elements – the actual house, the stable, and the walls – with a new piece of contemporary cut. Despite the poor state of conservation of the old constructions, the architect and the proprietor together opted for a restoration and expansion strategy that would revolve around two decisions. The first was to execute the addition in such a way that the entire dwelling would come under a single roof. The second involved making coherent use of one same material, reinforced concrete, consolidating the original walls structurally – in some cases making them as much as a meter thick – while generating a dialogue between old and new by means of the analogous textures of stone and cement.
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.