Headquartered in Montblanch (Tarragona) and running office branches in Miami and Los Angeles, the firm Kriskadecor undertakes bespoke projects with architects and interior designers, offering them a wide variety of solutions for separating areas, cla
With over 40 years of experience in aluminum extrusion and designing and manufacturing solutions for architecture, the firm Strugal presents a range of doors for interiors, exteriors, and also wardrobe fronts. Promoting aluminum as an alternative to
Minimalist sliding system especially suitable for large dimensions (until 4.000 mm/sash of width or height). Possible to cover great openings with a glass surface of 94%, visible section of just 25 mm with outstanding thermal and acoustic performance
Complementary solution designed to be placed in the exterior of the windows by means of hidden fixings. It allows the safe opening of windows and doors enjoying an unobstructed view.
84mm depth hinged system with profiles including 6 interior chambers and insulating foams inserted both in frame and sash that allows to achieve the best thermal performance in the market. A 84 Passivhaus HI version, with Uw transmittance value of on
Panel formado por dos láminas de aluminio lacado con pintura PvdF de 22/40 micras en su cara exterior y primer de protección en la interior. Núcleo central de compuesto mineral y polietileno de 3 mm de espesor. Solución constructiva eficaz, económica
The Swiss firm Forster Profile Systems sells its solution for glazing and windows featuring Forster Unico XS thermal insulation and steel profiles, which are ideal for use in restoring historical buildings. The CDL Group is the exclusive distributor
With its aluminum profile and maximum weight of 160 kg, the Wicline 75 evo window manufactured by Technal, low in energy consumption, is the only one on the market that boasts Switzerland’s Minergie-P certification.
In the XS-150 TH window, the company Extrugasa has developed a new fenestration concept that combines the advantages of frictionless sliding systems with maximum waterproofing demands and standards.
Strugal S82RP is the first aluminum window system to earn the Passivhaus certificate in Spain. It is entirely recyclable, with frames of 82 mm and sheets of 90.5 mm, and presents a transmittance of 0.70 W/m2K.
Designed specially for large balconies, the firm exlabesa’s sliding window system CRS-77 has a frame measuring 77 mm and a sheet measuring 38 mm, allowing safe and easy handling of glass sheets weighing 200 kg.
At the edge of the medieval Galata district, facing the Bosphorus, a building with industrial airs has replaced the obsolete facilities of what was the country’s first museum of contemporary art.
A masterplan seeks to give the second campus of the British Library a significant overhaul, enhancing its storage capacity as well as improving its overall environmental performance. The revamped brutalist building will include new public zones with
A cylindrical pavilion clad in folded aluminum sheets gives ancillary service to the world’s only theater found on the premises of a fully operating daily market of fresh food produce. Facing the brutalist hangar designed by Hermkes that now includes
Part of the plan to modernize the Bay of Gibraltar Campus of the University of Cádiz (UCA) is this library with an abstract skin of perforated aluminum that dissipates solar overheating. Rather than functioning as a university service exclusively, it
The plot on which these laboratories are located was the last one available at Columbia University’s Morningside campus, and therefore the new gateway to the campus from its Manhattanville expansion. From the start it was decided that the new buildin
Elevated above the ground, the Center for Hearing and Language is accessed by means of a slender path that winds towards the ground level. The new school, surrounded by grand existing trees, replaces two massive provisional buildings. The L-shaped vo
In order to ensure growth in a competitive market while maintaining strategically crucial areas of research and development in Switzerland, Trafag relocated their headquarters to a 10,000-square meter industrial zone located in between Zurich’s Oberl
This new construction is located at the western end of the China Resources University campus, in Xiong’an New Area of Beijing. Surrounded by red brick buildings, the complex is sunken 1.5 meters into the ground to reduce its visual impact on the are
At the boundary between the residential and industrial areas of Vilablareix, a municipality in the eastern Catalonian comarca of Girónés, stands this educational center. A compact volume aligned with the street Marie Curie optimizes the orientation o
The library is conceived as a gate of access to the Jardines de la Agricultura (Agriculture Gardens), which it joins and becomes part of. In order to adapt to the historic layout of the 18th century gardens and to respect the existing trees, the buil
Working out of offices in Berlin, Beijing, and Shanghai, the practice of Ziyu Zhuang took on this project in Qingdao. Located within the Zangma Mountain Tourism Resort, it is a reinterpretation of traditional church architecture, maintaining elements
In the Baiyun Central Business District of the city of Guangzhou, the company Infinitus China has inaugurated its new main offices. Containing close to 186,000 square meters, the complex – named Infinitus Plaza – comprises two buildings interconnecte
The complex comprises a small community of eight dwellings in a quiet residential area of Peñagrande, in the north of Madrid, configured under the typology of duplexes stacked on two levels, all of which have two corner orientations. The four lower d
The project is based on the need to respond both to the lack of use and internal functioning of the original building that became obsolete due to the unplanned arrival of new technologies, and to problems of security and sustainability. The task has
In the heart of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem stands this research facility for the scientific exploration of the brain. The upper three levels are shaded by an aluminum screen with patterns representing drawings by the Spanish neuroscientist Sa
To enrich the experience of visitors to the iconic building, an emergency staircase is walled with undulating aluminum link curtains, in what is a new take on sensual Modernisme lines. Paying tribute to the decoration of Gaudí’s light well, the insta
A result of the international call for ideas convened by Bocconi University to extend its facilities in Milan, the project for the new campus sits on grounds located south of the current university campus, between a park and the urban environment clo
Established in 2009 by Amanda Levete, the London firm AL_A has built two new buildings in the heart of the historic British university campus: the William Doo Undergraduate Centre and the Dr Lee Shau Kee Access Centre. The Undergraduate Centre com
Instead of being simply a facility for the safeguarding, display, and dissemination of the work of Edvard Munch, the building is conceived to be a dynamic hub for contemporary culture and a cohesive element for Oslo and the country at large. Designed
This building was commissioned by the Provincial Development Company of West Flanders to provide four large rentable working and production spaces for young companies in various professional fields. Raised on an elongated site in the municipality of
The 37,000-square-meter building for Taiwan’s oldest city presents an inverted stepped shape designed by Mecanoo, the Dutch firm headed by Francine Houben, in collaboration with the local office Mayu Architects. Held up by quartets of slender white c
Located 3,200m above sea level, this modular glamping is one of the highest altitude hotels in the world, and was built in under five months. Each cabin is assembled from three modules made of a steel frame and aluminum sandwich panels with stone woo
On the shores of Lake Tai, in the city of Suzhou’s Wujiang District, known for its canals and located 110 kilometers from Shanghai, stands this cultural center by the French architect Christian de Portzamparc, surrounded by a 500-meter-long steel-and
Aluminum is a complex material whose many virtues do not quite compensate for all its defects. Among its strengths is the capacity to take on a wide diversity of forms, colors, and finishes, and the fact that it lends itself to mechanization in nearl
If there is a material that clearly illustrates how technological progress is applied to architecture, it is aluminum. Despite this metal’s presence in numerous areas of everyday life, it is, from a historical perspective, very recent. Not until the
To build is to choose. Architectural design is a crucible of objectives, data, and criteria, all merging in a single proposal. The step toward materialization, always implicit, is just one more turn of the screw in the routine of rejection and select
A skyscraper is always singular. It does not matter if it stands alone, in a numerous group, or in pairs, like New York’s disappeared Twin Towers; this essential piece of contemporary culture still aims to become an urban landmark and symbol of techn
Between the completion of the Sainsbury Centre and the start of the Hong Kong project, Foster benefited from the relaxation of commitments to undertake a personal project, a house for himself in Hampstead. The design, of which full size mockups were
To many, the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts is the ultimate well-serviced box, and the climax of all the experiments undertaken by Foster in the previous ten years, from Reliance and Olsen to IBM and SAPA; to others, this monumental framed cont
Rafael Moneo has finished the auditorium and convention center of San Sebastián, formed by two leaning glass cubes on the edge of the ocean.