Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Francisco Mangado, Norvento Headquarters in Lugo
15/08/2019

Francisco Mangado, Norvento Headquarters in Lugo

The new headquarters of Norvento, a group that specializes in renewable and efficient energy sources, aims to maximize power quality and respect for the environment. The building’s design addresses the double nature of the site...

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Jiménez Torrecillas arquitectos, Alcázar Genil Station in Granada
14/08/2019

Jiménez Torrecillas arquitectos, Alcázar Genil Station in Granada

The Granada Metro construction works, which began in 2007, involved building a single rail line crossing the city, connecting it with several towns in the metropolitan area and linking many of its key activity hubs and sites. This infrastructure covers approximately...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage & Art in Hong Kong
13/08/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage & Art in Hong Kong

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...

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Enric Ruiz-Geli / Cloud 9, Villa Stgilat (Spain)
12/08/2019

Enric Ruiz-Geli / Cloud 9, Villa Stgilat (Spain)

This experimental house in Aiguablava (Girona) has two principal characteristic features: the sustainable way it engages with its surroundings and the manner in which it is built. The first results from adapting to the topography, respecting the property’s...

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Fuertes-Penedo arquitectos, House in Miraflores (Spain)
09/08/2019

Fuertes-Penedo arquitectos, House in Miraflores (Spain)

The renovation of this dwelling in Miraflores, a small locality in Muros (A Coruña), was first and foremost based on utmost respect for the place. This necessitated paying close attention to realities like the scale of the house’s surroundings, to preexisting elements...

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Sauerbruch Hutton, The New Ludgate in London
08/08/2019

Sauerbruch Hutton, The New Ludgate in London

With its curvilinear shape and dynamic facade of multicolored louvers, the volume confidently engages with the urban fabric and the corporate headquarters of London’s City. The compact volume of the office building is tapered and rounded off...

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PICHarchitects/Pich-Aguilera & 2BMFG, Sant Pau Research Institute in Barcelona
07/08/2019

PICHarchitects/Pich-Aguilera & 2BMFG, Sant Pau Research Institute in Barcelona

The building for the Research Institute of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital concentrates the research activity of this foundation, previously scattered throughout the hospital complex. The proposal is located on the northeast end of the ensemble designed...

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Jean Nouvel, Alda Fendi Foundation in Rome (Italy)
06/08/2019

Jean Nouvel, Alda Fendi Foundation in Rome (Italy)

Within the historical area of the city of Rome, three buildings have been turned into a cultural center containing exhibition halls, accommodations for artists, and a rooftop restaurant. The complex sits at the southwestern end of the Palatine Hill, close to the Temple...

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Fuses-Viader Arquitectes, Art Center in Sant Julià de Ramis (Girona)
05/08/2019

Fuses-Viader Arquitectes, Art Center in Sant Julià de Ramis (Girona)

The project sets out to refurbish the Sant Julià de Ramis castle, a military fortress raised at the end of the 19th century, and that is located in the town of the same name, close to Girona. The ensemble was closed down in 1970, and was gradually abandoned since...

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Howland, Milne y Wilton, Cork House in Berkshire (England)
03/08/2019

Howland, Milne y Wilton, Cork House in Berkshire (England)

Beside the River Thames stands this house built by Matthew Barnett Howland in collaboration with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton. Shortlisted for the 2019 Stirling Prize, the winner of which will be announced on 8 Ocrober, it presents five volumes topped...

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Frida Escobedo, Mar Tirreno residential complex in Mexico City
01/08/2019

Frida Escobedo, Mar Tirreno residential complex in Mexico City

The studio led by the Mexican Frida Escobedo has completed this residential block in Colonia Popotla, Mexico City. The project ‘folds’ the balconies inwards as private courtyards. This strategy takes inspiration from the traditional courtyard-house proposing different degrees...

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BIG + HFF, Puzzle House in Copenhagen
31/07/2019

BIG + HFF, Puzzle House in Copenhagen

Bjarke Ingels, of the Danish firm BIG, and Simon Frommenwiler, founder of the Basel studio HHF, created this installation that was set up for three days in the garden of the Swiss Embassy in Copenhagen. The volume is made up of geometric blocks in pink, red, and fuchsia...

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Sou Fujimoto / NL*A / OXO, L’Arbre Blanc Tower in Montpellier (France)
26/07/2019

Sou Fujimoto / NL*A / OXO, L’Arbre Blanc Tower in Montpellier (France)

Of 17 floors and 10,000 square meters, the design of this iconic tower located by Lez River is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of outdoor living, and is the result of the collaboration of the Japanese office with two young French studios. Located on a privileged spot...

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EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture, BerKM Cultural Center in Bergama (Turkey)
25/07/2019

EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture, BerKM Cultural Center in Bergama (Turkey)

The Istanbul practice of Emre Arolat and Gonca Paşolar built this culture and leisure center in the Turkish city of Bergama, over the foundations of what was the lower part of the Greek polis Pergamon. A footbridge bordered with vegetation connects the adjacent park...

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The new city for a million outside Karachi
20/07/2019

The new city for a million outside Karachi

The Guardian

Bahria Town promises Pakistan’s middle classes respite from traffic, terror attacks and blackouts – local villagers are fighting to be heard by developers...

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Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)
19/07/2019

Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)

The Burkinabè architect Francis Kéré designed this permanent pavilion for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. The building joins a series of unique pieces that engage in dialogue with nature on the...

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Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca
16/07/2019

Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca

On a slope with views of the north coast of the island of Menorca sits this one-family residence built by Nomo Studio, the Barcelona firm of Alicia Casals and Karl Nyqvist. The composition of the facade pursues a reinterpretation of the Menorcan custom of framing windows...

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Avella taller de arquitectura, two cabins in Nirgua (Venezuela)
15/07/2019

Avella taller de arquitectura, two cabins in Nirgua (Venezuela)

Scattered on a 40-hectare estate in Nirgua, a city in Venezuela’s State of Yaracuy, 245 kilometers from Caracas, are these camping faciities for children, including installations for recreational activities. With Ricardo Avella at the helm, the project involves adding two...

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Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel in Heshun (China)
12/07/2019

Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel in Heshun (China)

The firm of Shanshan Qi, working out of offices in New York and Hangzhou, designed this hotel in Heshun (in Tengchong County), once a staging post along the southern Silk Route. The stepped construction is adapted to the 13-meter-wide plot that slopes to form...

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David Chipperfield Architects, James Simon Galerie in Berlin
11/07/2019

David Chipperfield Architects, James Simon Galerie in Berlin

In continuity with Friedrich August Stüler’s forum architecture, the James Simon Galerie serves as the new entrance building for Museum Island, occupying the site where Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Neuer Packhof building used to stand. A mostly underground ‘archaeological...

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SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA
09/07/2019

SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA

Built in 2015 for the Serpentine Gallery in London, the pavilion designed by the Spanish firm SelgasCano will until 24 November be an events venue for the company Second Home, located in La Brea Tar Pits, in the heart of Los Angeles.

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Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)
09/07/2019

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)

The local firm headed by Pablo Muñoz Payá renovated this single-family home in Petrer, a municipality located in the interior of Alicante province. The regulations did not allow enlarging the existing surface area of the one-level house – 138 square meters...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Meret Oppenheim Tower in Basel (Switzerland)
05/07/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Meret Oppenheim Tower in Basel (Switzerland)

SBB is one of the largest landowners in Switzerland. This national railway company owns land in prime locations of the urban centers across the country. This previously underutilized potential of real estate has been increasingly developed in the last years...

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John Lautner’s curvilinear Louise Foster house hits the market
05/07/2019

John Lautner’s curvilinear Louise Foster house hits the market

Curbed

One of the architect’s earliest residential commissions, the eye-catching home is up for sale for the first time ever...

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EM2N, WIN4 sports center in Winterthur (Switzerland)
04/07/2019

EM2N, WIN4 sports center in Winterthur (Switzerland)

Working out of offices in Zurich, Berlin, and Brussels, the firm EM2N -- headed by Mathias Müller and Daniel Niggli – has designed three independent volumes that form the shared open-air space of new sport facilities for the city of Winterthur. Construction is planned...

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Alfredo Payá Benedito, Playa Flamenca Seconday School in Orihuela (Alicante)
03/07/2019

Alfredo Payá Benedito, Playa Flamenca Seconday School in Orihuela (Alicante)

This public high school has garnered the 2019 FAD Award for Architecture for Alfredo Payá Benedito and his Alicante-based practice, noname 29. Besides addressing an educational program, the design creates a rich inner passage that helps withdraw the school...

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Arquitectura G, House in San Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona)
02/07/2019

Arquitectura G, House in San Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona)

Halfway between Barcelona and Sant Cugat, La Floresta is a low-density residential neighborhood in the Collserola mountain range. Located on a plot with a deep slope, the house replaces a small dwelling that was self-built by the client’s parents in the 1960s...

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Oppenheim Architecture, Ayla Golf Clubhouse in Aqaba (Jordan)
29/06/2019

Oppenheim Architecture, Ayla Golf Clubhouse in Aqaba (Jordan)

Drawing inspiration from the dunes of the surrounding desert and the tents of the Bedouins, this sinuous concrete construction is the Ayla Golf Clubhouse, a work of the firm of Chad Oppenheim. It is the heart of Ayla Oasis, a 44-square-kilometer development that includes...

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Rojkind + DOSA, Rosario House in Ocuilan de Arteaga (Mexico)
26/06/2019

Rojkind + DOSA, Rosario House in Ocuilan de Arteaga (Mexico)

In collaboration with the non-profit organization PienZa Sostenible, the Mexican firms Rojkind Arquitectos and DOSA Studio undertook the reconstruction of this one-family residence, damaged by the earthquake that shook the area in 2017. Using the topography...

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3XN, International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne
25/06/2019

3XN, International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne

Olympic House has officially opened in Lausanne, Switzerland, in a public park that is home to the 18th-century Château de Vidy, on the shore of Lake Geneva. Seeking the highest level of integration with the natural and historical setting, the Danish firm 3XN...

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