The site is located in a historical park established in a deep green valley in Osakaʼs Minamikawachi district, well known in Japan as an area containing a cluster of kofun (mounded tombs). The stone arrangements of more than a hundred tombs remain in
The project ‘Stone and Earth’ – drawn up by Gon Architects, the Madrid practice of Gonzalo Pardo Díaz – has won the competition coordinated by the León Institute of Culture for the purpose of building a research center and visitor reception facility
The accidental fall of a young boy into an abyss of Rome’s Esquiline Hill in the 15th century revealed that cavities until then believed to be natural were partly buried vestiges of the Domus Aurea, Nero’s lavish villa, which his successors had hidde
Based in Madrid and (Safat) Kuwait, the firm headed by Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan AGi Architects won a public competition organized by the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda to find designers for projects
In a pleasant atmosphere around a garden, a facility on the outskirts of Toulouse provides research and meeting spaces for archeologists working in nearby excavations. A simple porticoed structure harbors a series of flexible spaces with generous ope
Since its blasting during the First Carlist War, Jorba Castle has been little more than a hodgepodge of ruins high over a small town of the Catalonian comarca of Anoia. But the earth moving carried out in the course of what was to be a simple adjustm
The project remodels the topography of the site to let the museum and the new vegetation rise and grow, filling up the existing city and establishing an active dialogue between the natural landscape, the city, and the sea...
Three longitudinal bands, each containing different programs, organize the new volume and free up space to create a new square whose backdrop is a transparent facade that lets the city observe the circulations and main functions of the building...
The relationship established between the pieces – plinth, museum, administration – aims to create a new public space able to improve the functional, symbolic, and visual conditions of the urban context, taking advantage of the sloping streets around
The cave and the cabin inspire this new public forum, creating a universe of contrasts where timeless spaces – in which museum visitors connect with art – are combined with other ephemeral and changing ones that enable new socialization models...
The Catalan practice of Héctor Mendoza and Mara Partida has won the competition for ideas for the new Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria in Santander, The complex will encompass 18,441 square meters, 7,500 of which will go into an admi
Photographs from the early 20th century have allowed to rebuild the castle using sandstone ashlar pieces with carved headers to let light pass through; a substructure anchored to the concrete cores of the interior of the towers stabilizes the new wal
Located in Molinete Archaeological Park, in the historic center of Cartagena, the museum occupies the ground level and basement of the health center. The project was drafted – with the building of the Roman Curia already excavated –, with the intenti
Two Madrid practices – one headed by Francisco Burgos and Ginés Garrido, the other by Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente – have worked together on a proposal that has won for them the competition
The first phase of the project to transform the large urban vacuum of 6,000 m² into a new public space consists in building a structure of corrugated steel rods that restore the geometry of the original cavea through its guidelines and generatrices..
The project articulates the ascent through Cerro de la Estrella to the castle that crowns it, in a sequential route that incorporates two new structures: an archaeological plaza and an interpretation center that covers the ruins of the old church...
The archaeological remains of the lower level are surrounded by a cultural space, visible from the street. On the upper level a new public area includes a green plaza protected from the sun from which visitors can observe the ruins... [+]
In a semi-desert landscape between the Nile and Atbara rivers, the remains of the city of the Kushites in Meroe – a powerful dynasty that reigned from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD – were declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2011. Located ab
The complex features of the site – with a fragment of the medieval Marinid city –, the compactness of Ceuta, and the deep slope called for a proposal with a unifying character. The architecture is born from the place, offering one reading in spite of
In the project designed to protect the archaeological site of La Olmeda, ancient times coexist with modernity and architecture is set in contrast with the landscape. These concepts wish to make visitors aware of the unitary character that these fragm
Founded as cultural institution in 1933, the Archaeological Museum has changed site and name on several occasions in the course of the past century. Its final location in what used to be the Colegio Menor Santa María del Mar was followed by several e
The museum is located in the Bordeaux region of southwest France, at the boundary of two divergent landscapes: a dense woodland, and the agricultural land of Vézère valley, which has been shaped by human activities and opens up to the sky. The museum
The 2nd century BC Roman site in Montmeló (Barcelona) is brought out in all its splendor through simple but aesthetically powerful means: gabion walls with rusted scrap metal and tubes.
Retractable floor will allow visitors to see the ‘majesty of the monument’ from its centre, says culture minister. The floor of Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiators once fought against each other and wild animals, is set to be restored to its former gl
Archaeologists fear the structural changes aimed to improve access to the Unesco site will “dramatically” change its form. Plans for a major renovation project to the western entrance of the Acropolis have met with strong opposition from archaeologis
The lavish, multimillion-dollar spectacle saw 22 mummies - 18 kings and four queens - transported from the peach-coloured, neo-classical Egyptian Museum to their new resting place 5km (three miles) away. With tight security arrangements befitting the
Experts say Aten is the largest such city ever found and one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb. Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of what is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, buried under san
The project for a memory box like the Molinete Archaeology Museum in the center of Cartagena, recently completed by the Madrid-based practice of Atxu Amman, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri, had to be tackled with a difficult, two-pronged objective
Junto al Museo en Monteagudo (véase AV Monografías 147-148) y el embarcadero de El Hornillo (véase Arquitectura Viva 136), la intervención en el Parque Arqueológico del Molinete en Cartagena es la tercera de las obras concluidas recientemente en Mur
Como en una de esas ‘misiones humanitarias’ auspiciadas por la ONU que caracterizan al naciente siglo XXI, henos aquí ante un caso memorable de colaboración internacional: el Museo del Louvre de París, el Pergamon museum de Berlín, y el British Museu
Históricamente, Burgos ha querido crecer respetando las márgenes de su río principal. Y lo ha hecho generosamente, posibilitando el desarrollo de diferentes tipos de paseos peatonales encadenados a lo largo de los casi diez kilómetros que recorren la