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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Vaillo, Irigaray, Vélaz & Galar, Pharmaceutical Factory in Lekaroz
20/07/2018

Vaillo, Irigaray, Vélaz & Galar, Pharmaceutical Factory in Lekaroz

The Baztán Valley is an area in the north of Navarre, bordering with France, with a spectacular natural environment, surrounded by mountains and dotted with towns made up of individual houses. The demolition of the famous historic school...

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System Arquitectura, transformation of Intelhorce factory in Málaga
19/07/2018

System Arquitectura, transformation of Intelhorce factory in Málaga

The main building of the old state textile company Intelhorce, raised in the late 1950s by the architect Ramón Vázquez Molezún and the civil engineer Manuel María Valdés, is undergoing renovation to become the new distribution center of the children’s fashion...

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Estudio Macías Peredo, Hotel Punta Caliza in Holbox (Mexico)
18/07/2018

Estudio Macías Peredo, Hotel Punta Caliza in Holbox (Mexico)

The firm of Salvador Macías and Magui Peredo, based in Guadalajara (Mexico), has raised this boutique hotel on the island of Holbox (which in Mayan means black hole), off the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The heart of the project is a waterlogged...

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Murado & Elvira, municipal library and historical archive of Baiona (Pontevedra)
17/07/2018

Murado & Elvira, municipal library and historical archive of Baiona (Pontevedra)

The practice of Claro Murado and Juan Elvira has carried out the renovation and conversion of the Sancti Spiritus Hospital in Bayona. The 17th-century complex underwent a series of transformations and then was abandoned for a long time. Now it has reopened...

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The Dutch underground bicycle-park arms race
16/07/2018

The Dutch underground bicycle-park arms race

The Economist

The new underground bicycle park at Utrecht Central railway station opened last year. Three storeys deep, with electronic monitors indicating where spaces...

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Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos, cruise terminal in Lisbon
16/07/2018

Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos, cruise terminal in Lisbon

After a period of persistent decadence, the old Lisbon evoked by Amália Rodrigues has become a desirable destination, already threatening to dethrone other popular tourist hubs, such as Venice and Barcelona. An unbeatable example of this metamorphosis...

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Iconic Vlooyberg Tower heavily damaged after explosion
14/07/2018

Iconic Vlooyberg Tower heavily damaged after explosion

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The Vlooybergtoren is a state-of-the-art staircase which was built 5 years ago. Apparently someone had detoned something at the bottom...

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Moneo Brock, Tec 205 House in Monterrey (Mexico)
13/07/2018

Moneo Brock, Tec 205 House in Monterrey (Mexico)

The house is located in the southern border of Monterrey (Mexico), close to Chipinque ecological park, an urban landscape dominated by the Sierra Madre mountain range. The house’s design addresses the features of a plot marked by the presence of four beautiful...

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Mackintosh building will be rebuilt
12/07/2018

Mackintosh building will be rebuilt

The Guardian

Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire last month, will be rebuilt, the school’s director has told...

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Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona
11/07/2018

Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Pere Joan Ravetllat and Carme Ribas has revamped this historical market in Barcelona, built in 1882 in accordance with a project drawn up by the architect Antonio Rovira i Trias and the engineer José M. Cornet y Mas. Reopened...

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Luis Machuca, visitor reception center for Caminito del Rey in Ardales
09/07/2018

Luis Machuca, visitor reception center for Caminito del Rey in Ardales

The Málaga-based practice of Luis Machuca, author of the recuperation of the Caminito del Rey, has now completed a visitor reception center for this well-known walkway along the walls of a narrow gorge in Málaga province. Located on a promontory overlooking...

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Dream the Combine Transforms MoMA PS1’s Courtyard
07/07/2018

Dream the Combine Transforms MoMA PS1’s Courtyard

Metropolis

Hide & Seek, the Minneapolis firm’s competition-winning proposal for MoMA's Young Architects Program, will host the museum's Warm Up series and more this summer...

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Álvaro Siza, Capela do Monte in Lagos (Portugal)
06/07/2018

Álvaro Siza, Capela do Monte in Lagos (Portugal)

En 2016, Álvaro Siza Vieira was commissioned to build a Christian chapel in Barão de São João (Lagos), his first completed work in southern Portugal’s Algarve region. The small oratory is respectfully inserted into the landscape through its materials and proportions...

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Jean Nouvel inaugurates European Patent Office in Rijswijk (Netherlands)
05/07/2018

Jean Nouvel inaugurates European Patent Office in Rijswijk (Netherlands)

In the Dutch city of Rijkswijk, near The Hague, stands this work of Ateliers Jean Nouvel, based in Paris, in collaboration with the Amsterdam firm Dam & Partners Architecten. The 27-floor building counts a total surface area of 85,000 square meters...

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Apple Cotai Central gives Macau a new oasis of calm
04/07/2018

Apple Cotai Central gives Macau a new oasis of calm

Foster + Partners

Its timeless design reinvigorates a corner of Cotai with a distinctive addition – a luminescent cube, whose pure geometry and warm ‘beacon-like’...

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Peter Böhm, Philosophy Seminar in Münster (Germany)
03/07/2018

Peter Böhm, Philosophy Seminar in Münster (Germany)

In a privileged enclave between the river Aa and the cathedral square of the city of Münster, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a new construction called the ‘Philosophikum’ forms a unity with the preexisting seminar building and connects with it...

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Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium is for sale
02/07/2018

Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium is for sale

Curbed

Paimio Sanatorium, a former tuberculosis sanatorium designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, is looking for a buyer. Completed in 1933 in Paimio, southwest Finland...

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Rafael Viñoly, 277 Fifth Avenue tower in New Yor
02/07/2018

Rafael Viñoly, 277 Fifth Avenue tower in New Yor

The tower 277 Fifth, a work of Rafael Viñoly Architects, has reached its maximum height, all of 202 meters, and thus becomes one of the tallest in that relatively low-lying stretch of Manhattan. Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th Street, the 55-floor condominium...

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Large part of Glasgow School of Art to be urgently dismantled
30/06/2018

Large part of Glasgow School of Art to be urgently dismantled

The Guardian

Council says significant part of south facade of the fire-ravaged Charles Rennie Mackintosh building will have to go after being deemed unsafe...

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53W53: Jean Nouvel's New York Building
29/06/2018

53W53: Jean Nouvel's New York Building

Jean Nouvel, the French starchitect behind 53 West 53rd discusses his journey designing the building. He wanted the tower to be synonymous with New York City, to be a building that couldn't easily be slipped into another skyline...

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DnA Design and Architecture, Hakka Indenture Museum in Shicang (China)
29/06/2018

DnA Design and Architecture, Hakka Indenture Museum in Shicang (China)

The Beijing firm DnA Design and Architecture, headed by Xu Tiantian, has built this museum of stone in Shicang, a town in the Chinese province of Zhejiang where the Hakka community has lived for 150 years. This ethinic group has since the 3rd century suffered five...

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Taller Abierto, Ibernegi headquarters in Toledo
28/06/2018

Taller Abierto, Ibernegi headquarters in Toledo

The new headquarters of the energy consultancy firm Ibernegi is located in the industrial area of Santa María de Benquerencia, in the province of Toledo. The Madrid studio Taller Abierto – Nacho Román Santiago, Julio Rodríguez Pareja, and Daniel Martínez Díaz...

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elii, Save the Children foundation in Madrid
28/06/2018

elii, Save the Children foundation in Madrid

Headed by Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, and Carlos Palacios, the Madrid firm elii has renovated and enlarged the Save the Children’s facilities in Madrid’s Vallecas district, specifically to address the NGO’s program of directly attending to the needs of children. In accordance...

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Idom, Beronia Rueda Winery
27/06/2018

Idom, Beronia Rueda Winery

Gonzalo Tello of the Spanish engineering and architecture company IDOM has designed new facilities for the Beronia winery in Rueda (Valladolid) to address new needs of wine production and accommodate a wine tourism program, creating an attractive architectural...

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Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office, Tree-ness House in Tokyo (Japan)
26/06/2018

Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office, Tree-ness House in Tokyo (Japan)

The Japanese practice of Akihisa Hirata uses the shape of a tree to organize the spaces of a mixed-use building in the Tokyo Ward of Toshima. Within the stack of concrete boxes is an open central void that provides a visual connection between the various floor...

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BAAS, Faculty of Radio and Television in Katowice (Poland)
22/06/2018

BAAS, Faculty of Radio and Television in Katowice (Poland)

The Barcelona practice of Jordi Badia (BAAS) has built the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia, in the Polish city of Katowice, in collaboration with the local firms Grupa 5 Architekci and Maleccy Biuro Projectowe. Their proposal won the 2011...

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David Chipperfield Architects, Amorepacific HQ in Seoul
20/06/2018

David Chipperfield Architects, Amorepacific HQ in Seoul

The 216,000-square-meter new headquarters of South Korea’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, Amorepacific, stands in downtown Seoul. The outcome of a 2010 competition, the recently completed construction started to go up in 2014 on the site occupied...

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Coll-Leclerc, apartments and temporary homes in Barcelona
19/06/2018

Coll-Leclerc, apartments and temporary homes in Barcelona

The Barcelona practice of Jaime Coll and Judith Leclerc was commissioned to build three vertical blocks combining two usually separated programs: 47 social housing units for rent, and 20 temporary accommodations directed at the most vulnerable groups...

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AMO: Prada Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Show
19/06/2018

AMO: Prada Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Show

Prada collaborates once again with Rem Koolhaas's research and design studio AMO. Its space on Via Fogazzaro in Milan is filled with inflatable stools designed in the 1960s by the Danish firm Verpan Panton, positioned in grids indicating the positions of the guests.

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Glasgow School of Art: sprinklers had not been fitted after first fire
18/06/2018

Glasgow School of Art: sprinklers had not been fitted after first fire

The Guardian

Hopes have been raised that Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire on Friday, can be saved as it emerged a new sprinkler system...

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