London-based 6a Architects – headed by Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald – is the author of Cowan Court, a student residence hall built for Churchill College at Cambridge University. The result of an international competition held for the purpose, the project drew inspiration from works of Brutalist architecture existing on the college campus, raised by the British firm Sheppard Robson in the 1960s and subsequently heritage-listed. The three-story block contains 68 rooms arranged around a central courtyard. The facades curve inward at the base and straighten towards the top, and are clad with untreated reclaimed oak boards. The windows are framed in pale oak.
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.