Arquitectura Viva
Friday, November 27, 2020
Aires Mateus, House in Monsaraz, Alentejo (Portugal)
25/11/2020

Aires Mateus, House in Monsaraz, Alentejo (Portugal)

The great Alqueva Lake, located on the frontier of Extremadura and the Portuguese Alentejo, is the largest artificial lake in Western Europe, with an area of 250 square kilometers and more than 1,160 kilometers of interior coast. Since the inauguration of the dam...

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Virgilio Gutiérrez, Acamán School Pavilion in La Laguna (Tenerife)
24/11/2020

Virgilio Gutiérrez, Acamán School Pavilion in La Laguna (Tenerife)

The Hermanas Hospitalarias del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) is a female catholic congregation founded by the Italian priest Benito Menni (1841-1914) in the municipality of Ciempozuelos (Madrid), and whose activity...

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Interval Architects, Botanic Art Center in Hengshui (China)
20/11/2020

Interval Architects, Botanic Art Center in Hengshui (China)

The Chinese government’s plan to transform wetlands outside the city of Hengshui into a botanical park included a gallery in which to showcase plants, pottery, and floral art. A work of Interval Architects, the Shanghai-based practice of Oscar Ko and Gu Yunduan...

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gmp, Changzhou Culture Plaza (China)
19/11/2020

gmp, Changzhou Culture Plaza (China)

In the Chinese province of Jiangsu, in the eastern part of the country, Changzhou is a 2,500 year old city with a dense network of rivers that is becoming the new industrial and technological hub in the prosperous Yangtze River delta area. There in Changzhou the Hamburg...

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Snøhetta, Powerhouse Telemark building in Porsgrunn (Noruega)
18/11/2020

Snøhetta, Powerhouse Telemark building in Porsgrunn (Noruega)

The Oslo firm Snøhetta – in collaboration with R8 Property, Skanska, and Asplan Viak – has completed this office building that will consume little energy and produce more than it will need over its lifespan (estimated at 60 years), including in construction...

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Josep Mª Julià Capdevila, EMAV Can Batlló in Barcelona
17/11/2020

Josep Mª Julià Capdevila, EMAV Can Batlló in Barcelona

Since its birth in 1878, the Can Batlló compound and La Bordeta quarter share a long history of growth and transformation with Barcelona. The city’s industrial heyday saw the complex expand and new buildings rise. Over time, however, these fell into disuse...

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Junquera Arquitectos, courtyard houses in Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid)
16/11/2020

Junquera Arquitectos, courtyard houses in Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid)

A work of the Madrid firm Junquera Arquitectos, this complex of 34 homes mainly pursues the typology of the courtyard house. Through the privacy-ensuring walled courtyard, the place where the family can gather in the open air, the different domestic spaces interconnect...

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Horizontal Design, Zhang Yan Cultural Museum in Shanghai (China)
13/11/2020

Horizontal Design, Zhang Yan Cultural Museum in Shanghai (China)

Within Shanghai’s Qingpu district lies the historical Zhang Yan Village, where the Shenzhen practice of Ju Bin, called Horizontal Design, has renovated and refurbished a series of structures and transformed then into part of a museum, fragmented into three halls...

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taller básico de arquitectura, offices in the Arbea corporate campus, Alcobendas (Madrid)
11/11/2020

taller básico de arquitectura, offices in the Arbea corporate campus, Alcobendas (Madrid)

Based in Madrid and Pamplona, the practice of Javier Pérez-Herreras and Francisco Javier Quintana de Uña – taller básico de arquitectura – has amid fir and pine trees built this 900-square-meter office pavilion that opens out on its long facade to the forest...

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med.arquitectos, Costacabana Houses in Almería
10/11/2020

med.arquitectos, Costacabana Houses in Almería

On the edge of Almería’s Costacabana neighborhood, on a 380-square-meter L-shaped corner plot, stands this building containing two similarly-sized dwellings. A work of the Andalusian firm med.arquitectos (José Moreno Ferre and Javier Peña), the bunker-like...

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El Equipo Mazzanti, Fundación Santa Fe Extension in Bogota (Colombia)
09/11/2020

El Equipo Mazzanti, Fundación Santa Fe Extension in Bogota (Colombia)

The project seeks to give coherence to the multipart hospital by means of a base that serves to channel circulation and hold up a ten-story block containing the new ICU area. Composed of brick panels that are anchored to cables of steel...

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Camp del Ferro  sport center in Barcelona
06/11/2020

Camp del Ferro sport center in Barcelona

Barceló Balanzó Arquitectes, AIA Activitats Arquitectòniques, and Gustau Gili Galfetti worked as a team in this municipal sports complex of Barcelona’s La Sagrera neighborhood. Because of the area’s high degree of urban density, the site’s reduced dimensions...

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Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, stacked houses in Telde (Las Palmas)
04/11/2020

Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, stacked houses in Telde (Las Palmas)

The practice of Pedro Romera García and Ángela Ruiz Martínez has stacked concrete tubes of near-square (3.65 x 3.20 m) sections in raising 25 dwellings between the streets Lola Massieu and Los Gofiones in Telde, a municipality on Grand Canary Island. With a built...

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KAAN + Pranlas-Descours, Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat in Lille (France)
03/11/2020

KAAN + Pranlas-Descours, Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat in Lille (France)

This new complex acts as a transition between a motorway built over the historical Vauban fortification and the Eurartisanat Campus of Lille, which the same architects designed. Coexisting in the building are the emphatic boldness of its geometry, the minimalist...

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PPAA, Carrizal housing in Mexico City
29/10/2020

PPAA, Carrizal housing in Mexico City

South of Mexico City, in Lomas Quebradas, stands this ensemble of eight houses built by the Mexican firm Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados (PPAA). The slope of the site allows access to six of them from Calle Pino, and both pedestrian and vehicular access...

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heltwerk architekten, House WW in Caan (Germany)
27/10/2020

heltwerk architekten, House WW in Caan (Germany)

The local fim heltwerk architekten, headed by Henrike Elsner and Lucas Fernández-Trapa, has restored a house in Caan, a community of 700 inhabitants located between Frankfurt and Cologne, in the Westerwaldkreis district of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate...

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Richard Neutra's Iconic Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs is for Sale
26/10/2020

Richard Neutra's Iconic Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs is for Sale

The Guardian / Vivian Ho

Built in 1946 to the designs of Richard Neutra, the house first became famous in Julius Shulman’s twilight black-and-white frame, the misty San Jacinto Mountains in the background...

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De Lapuerta + Campo, Brains School – Maria Lombillo, Madrid
26/10/2020

De Lapuerta + Campo, Brains School – Maria Lombillo, Madrid

This secondary school on Calle María Lombillo in Madrid is a work of the local practice of José María de Lapuerta and Paloma Campo. The design is focused on the Passivhaus strategy. Aside from diaphanous and extendable classrooms, it creates points of contact...

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noa* network of architecture, Ötzi Peak 3251m (Italy)
26/10/2020

noa* network of architecture, Ötzi Peak 3251m (Italy)

At the top of the Schnals Valley glacier, at an elevation of more than 3,000 meters, an observation deck invites excursionists to climb and take in some breathtaking views of the Tyrolean Alps and abrupt landscape. Following the natural topography of the ridge, a light structure...

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David Chipperfield Architects, Jacoby Studios in Paderborn (Germany)
23/10/2020

David Chipperfield Architects, Jacoby Studios in Paderborn (Germany)

The former St. Vincenz hospital, situated in the medieval town center of Paderborn, has been converted by the firm of David Chipperfield into a new headquarters for the company Jacoby Studios. Originally a 17th-century Capuchin monastery, the ensemble was used...

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Dosis, Pipeline Installation for Kenzo in Paris
22/10/2020

Dosis, Pipeline Installation for Kenzo in Paris

Designed by Dosis, the Madrid practice of Isabel Collado and Ignacio Peydro, the inflatable Pipeline pavilion was on 26 February, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, the catwalk for fashion house Kenzo’s presentation of its autumn-winter 2020 collection. Encompassing...
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Studio Zhu-Pei, Imperial Kiln Museum in Jingdezhen (China)
16/10/2020

Studio Zhu-Pei, Imperial Kiln Museum in Jingdezhen (China)

Considered the cradle of pottery and porcelain, the city of Jingdezhen – in northeastern China's Jiangxi province – has been tied to the ceramic industry since the 5th century, when the first craft workshops cropped up that would become the kilns of the emperors...

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Javier de las Heras Solé, music school in Amorebieta-Etxano
14/10/2020

Javier de las Heras Solé, music school in Amorebieta-Etxano

The scheme drawn up by the Catalan architect Javier de las Heras Solé that placed first in the 2015 ideas competition for a school of music in Amorebieta-Etxano, a municipality in the Basque comarca of Duranguesado, presents a compact box cutting a singular figure...

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Muñoz Miranda Arquitectos, Residential Building in Málaga
13/10/2020

Muñoz Miranda Arquitectos, Residential Building in Málaga

This is a project that appears on the seashore, near a preexistence of a protected smokestack from the beginning of the 20th century, that informs us of the industrial activity in that area, at that time the industrial outskirts of Málaga. Pairs of identical buildings were...

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KAAN Architecten, Crematorium Siesegem in Aalst (Belgium)
12/10/2020

KAAN Architecten, Crematorium Siesegem in Aalst (Belgium)

The building is conceived as an oasis of calm that manifests itself exteriorly through few but sculptural openings striking a contrast with the lines of the surrounding landscape. Affixed to the terrain, the crematorium is an ode to order and peace, characterized by high spaces...

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Axel Springer building in Berlin, by OMA
09/10/2020

Axel Springer building in Berlin, by OMA

In 2013 the German publishing group Axel Springer called a competition to expand its Berlin headquarters with a new building that would be both a symbol and a setting for its shift from traditional printing to digital media. Containing 52,000 square meters of work space...

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Estudio Lamela, Canalejas Center in Madrid
06/10/2020

Estudio Lamela, Canalejas Center in Madrid

The project carried out by Carlos Lamela’s firm involved revamping seven of Madrid’s historical buildings, located at Alcalá 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14, at Plaza de Canalejas 1, and at Carrera de San Jerónimo 7. All had been in disuse for over a decade, since the day the...

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Bangkok Project Studio, Elephant World in Thailand
02/10/2020

Bangkok Project Studio, Elephant World in Thailand

The firm founded by Boonserm Premthada, Bangkok Project Studio, has in the Thai province of Surin completed what is to be known as Elephant World, consisting of a ‘cultural courtyard,’ an observation tower, and a museum. This is a local government initiative...

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MVRDV, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
01/10/2020

MVRDV, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

The Dutch firm MVRDV has completed the building in which the art collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – over 151,000 objects – will be stored in one same place for the first time since 1935. The ‘depot’ will open to the public in the autumn of 2021...

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B + M + L, Aniceto House in Seville
30/09/2020

B + M + L, Aniceto House in Seville

The young Málaga architects Eugenia Álvarez Blanch, Elena Sánchez Montero, and Enrique Bravo Lanzac have turned an old retail space in Seville’s central neighborhood of San Luis – at Calle Aniceto Sáenz 1, close to Plaza de Pumarejo – into a home and workshop...

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