Museu Casa Ayora in Almussafes (Valencia)

Museu Casa Ayora in Almussafes (Valencia)

Trazia   Spain   The Valencia-based firm Trazia, headed by Carlos Pardo and Lucía Hernández, has renovated Casa Ayora – on Calle Mayor in Almussafes, a municipality in the comarca Ribera Baja – for museum use. Set between party walls, the building was a Dominican convent and then a private residence, home of Dolores Ayora Olcina (1878-1958)...



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Series 'Retratos'


The eighteen works selected – from the Qatar National Library to the Axel Springer Campus, by way of the Timmerhuis or MEETT – were designed and built by OMA during the period between the financial crisis of 2008 and the coronavirus pandemic outbreak in 2020.These were times of change at the office itself, after establishing an organizational model based on a more collective and diverse notion of the architectural profession. Each one of the eight partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Jason Long – keeps their own profile within the kaleidoscopic OMA. 

Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei

The architecture of the German firm headed by Arno Lederer, Jórunn Ragnarsdóttir, and Marc Oei turns back to the tradition of solid walls and clearly marked enclosures; it seeks to enrich the spatial experience by means of a tactile sensuality. In the Art/Culture section, Simón Marchán writes on the artist and graphic designer Alberto Corazón, recently deceased, and Rafael Moneo presents the fundamentals of the architecture of Carme Pinós, in time with the exhibition on her lifework now on view at Museo ICO in Madrid. The magazine’s dossier looks at Norman Foster’s InnHUb complex in Switzerland.

David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield Architects develops very diverse projects, from the refurbishment of abandoned complexes to new buildings in different European cities. The issue features two recent competitions for the city of Madrid: the new Metropolitan Forest; and the renewal of AZCA, presenting the winning project by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with b720. The following section gathers four coworkings. The construction section features the renovation by SANAA of La Samaritaine department store in Paris. Lastly, the pilot, architect and photographer Jon Tugores shows some of his photographs taken from aircrafts, and where the atmosphere is the main actor.

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