Within the Quinta da Ponte in the Portuguese town of Sintra, a few kilometers from Lisbon, is this two-story construction that is part of a row of buildings arranged along the perimeter wall of the property. The ground floor contained a shop, and the
This building containing five apartments and two commercial units stands at an irregularly shaped corner lot in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighborhood, discreetly complementing a block of the Eixample. Inducing natural lighting and ventilation, the cylind
Shortlisted for the 2022 FAD Award in the Architecture section, the house was designed as an L-shaped porch opening onto a courtyard cum garden. With a total area of 202 square meters, the three-level building is surrounded by party walls, and its wh
The Barcelona firm Arquitectura-G – headed by Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, and Igor Urdampilleta – designed this 1,000-square-meter block containing four flats and two duplexes. Carrer Praga bends toward the interior of the plot
Behind a renovated old facade on Verdi street in Barcelona, where white is the dominant color, the floors of the house descend toward the rear garden, where the building shows its true size. The fragmentation of the different levels forms interior ba
A former banking office in the Swedish capital – an anonymous institutional building located in the city center – became world-famous in 1973 thanks to an armed heist and hostage crisis that triggered in the victims a psychological reaction later cal
Located in Barcelona, the Acid House is the outcome of converting a factory into a corporate innovation center. Conceived with an economy of means in mind, the project maintains the original layout in two differentiated zones: the main shed has been
Halfway between Barcelona and Sant Cugat, La Floresta is a low-density residential neighborhood in the Collserola mountain range. Located on a plot with a deep slope, the house replaces a small dwelling that was self-built by the client’s parents in
To maintain the sense of a continuous space without sacrificing funcionality, the partitions and furniture-couches never touch the ceiling and walls; a painstaking palette of materials and tones defines the complex.
The flow of stairs and stacked rooms shows on the outside as a series of elongated openings that have the effect of reinforcing the vertical character of the preexisting domestic tower.
The revamp of a small agricultural construction in Santa Margarida de Montbui (Barcelona) involved, firstly, an intervention on the lot, creating where there was no preamble between the hut and the fields an artificial transition. This translates int
Like others in the area, this masia (Catalan farmhouse) was built on rocky ground. It had to be adapted to the slope of the terrain, which, in combination with various enlargements and modifications carried out over time, gave rise to a labyrinth of
The red of the floors and ceilings and the white of the walls and frames create a chromatic dichotomy that resonates with the green reflections of a food garden and a courtyard.
Constructed in the workshop and thought out to provide spaces for temporary storage and beds, the modules are flexible; with hardly any alteration they can be adapted to the rooms of four tourist dwellings.
Llacuna Building The jury of 2022 FAD Awards – Francesc Rifé (chair), Xavier Delgado, Carme Fiol, Uriel Fogué, Patrícia Santos Pedrosa, and Jelena Prokopljević – gave the award in the Architecture category to the Llacuna residential building in Poble
The winners of the 63rd FAD Awards have been announced. The Architecture prize goes to 46 social housing units in the Fabra & Coats factory in Barcelona, by Roldán + Berengué. The jury – Fabrizio Barozzi at the helm, joined by Agnès Blanch, Daria
Besides the Pritzker, the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – or simply the Mies van der Rohe Award – is the only trophy that gets hype in the more generalized communications media. Thus the great expectation surrounding the announcement of the