This tower recreates extreme building situations for the training of firemen – using double and triple spaces, spiral staircases, cat ladders, wells, doors, windows, etc. Cantilevered balconies are used for rappelling exercises and vertical rescue dr
The aim of this project located on the Levante beachfront is to foster environmental awareness and publicize the seafaring history of Benidorm. The three different volumes – projection room, exhibition gallery, toilets – are like three rocks bathed b
Wrapped in ceramic brick slats and lattices adapted to the different requirements inside, this day center belongs to a network of municipal health facilities that provide long-term treatments, sparing locals the need to commute to the capital. Organi
With breathtaking views of the bay of Palma, this terraced house is located in the upper part of the plot, adapting to the sloping topography of the land through different levels. Three courtyards are introduced in the facade as transitional spaces b
The Murcian firm headed by José María López and Edith Aroca, in collaboration with The Pink Panther Collective, has won the competition to refurbish the civic center of Roldán, a district under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Torre Pacheco. T
Initially conceived as a house on a podium, to which floors were added with the aim of accommodating a hotel, the building was turned into a geriatric residence, and then abandoned for thirteen years. The original idea of the project involved demolit
This 144-square-meter residence is squeezed between party walls, on a plot that stretches in an east-to-west direction. The west facade faces the town’s main street, and the east side is used for wheeled access. The urban regulations allow: a volume
This office building, covered by brick walls with a concrete structure, is located on a quiet street in Ho Chi Minh City. The functional areas are divided by a continuous vertical void, favoring the access of natural light and air circulation. The of
With a built area of 232 square meters, this residence is formally inspired by the farmhouses located a few meters away: country houses with farmland, composed of a main two-sloped volume to which other constructions of different geometries are attac
Promoted by the Balearic Housing Institute (IBAVI), this public-housing block is located at Platja d'en Bossa, south of the city of Ibiza. Designed by estudi08014 – Adrià Guardiet and Sandra Torres – the apartment building pursues a certain degree o
K House forms part of the western edge to the English Garden in the center of Munich, which, historically, was defined by a border of 18th-century villas. Hence the new building combines a varied programme into a volume that is an interpretation of t
In the Maxvorstadt district on the northeast corner of Munich’s museum quarter, the Brandhorst Museum houses a substantial private collection of late 20th-century and contemporary art. The building, designed specifically for this collection, consists
The Aragonia Complex was designed with a clear objective: to create a social hub in a densely populated area of Zaragoza, and to do so not through a monumental affirmation, but through an architecture that speaks of the richness and diversity of soci
The building is located between the residential area of the marina of Ibiza and an area of floodable and cultivated land. The urban context is heterogeneous in character, with buildings for leisure and tourism combined with housing blocks and vacatio
The connection between the two buildings is assured by new stairs that lead to basement exhibition spaces in the new building. This solution respects the integrity of the existing design while ensuring a cohesive spatial experience for the visitors.
A work of OMA Octavio Mestre Arquitectos —Octavio Mestre and Albert Lluch—, the building for the collectible toys company Magic Box has a total area approaching 3,800 square meters. The triangular plan comes from the shape of the corner lot, which in
A work of the London practice of Niall McLaughlin, the new library in the historical setting of Cambridge University has for 2022 won the Stirling Prize, awarded by Royal Institute od British Architects (RIBA). The ensemble of simple brick volumes re
In 1889 Antoni Gaudí was commissioned to build a school pavilion in Barcelona for the Teresian Religious Community of Ganduxer. Over the years …
In the city of Nacajuca, in the Mexican state of Tabasco, stands the House of Music designed by Colectivo 733 (Gabriela Carrillo, Eric Valdez, Israel Espín, José Amozurrutia, Carlos Gacio). The community center reuses the foundations of a previous bu
A coastal house organizes an extensive program through a meticulous composition of spaces, geometries, and materials that together seek to adapt to the diverse needs of the occupants. The external contrast between the whitewash and the red-tiled clad
This stand-alone, five-story block rises on a base. The main volume is structured by a double bay of apartments that prolong in terrace-like patios, giving the facade a pattern of repeated squares resembling a checkerboard with alternating voids. The
The project renovates an old industrial complex, and with the idea of preserving what already exists it organizes the program around two courtyards: a central one dominated by camphor and wood, and a space to the west with a pond and brick finishes..
In the absence of a clearly defined typological tradition in relation to synagogues, the project connects with Jewish hermeneutics to exalt the written word as an ornamental element.
The expansion of its Teatinos Campus has enabled the University of Málaga to equip itself with cutting-edge facilities and greatly improve its offer of academic programs. One of the beneficiaries of this is the Faculty of Psychology and Speech Therap
The winners of this year’s Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design, organized by the Spanish Association of Wall and Floor Tile Manufacturers (ASCER) with the purpose of highlighting works that make good use of Spanish ceramic tiles
ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association, announced the winners of this year’s Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design. The aim of this these accolades is to distinguish architectural works and interiors that have
Nothing is timeless, still less in architecture, but if one had to look for a material to represent the notion of permanence, it would be brick. Wood was perhaps the first ever to be used by humans, and will perhaps continue to be the one most widely
ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association, announced the winners of the latest Ceramic Tile in Architecture and Interior Design Awards, given yearly to highlight projects completed in Spain that have made outstanding use of ceramic f
One hundred years after Anni and Josef Albers met, their work, philosophy and funding clout have made possible a stunning hospital that is saving lives in one of the hottest places on Earth. When Anni Albers began weaving at the Bauhaus in the 1920s,
The new winners of the Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design, organized by the the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), have been announced. The purpose of these prizes is to promote use of Spanish tiles in arc
In the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, the New Delhi-based firm Studio Lotus has built new offices for the Department of Agriculture. As a government building it was conceived at the outset strictly for official use, but the architects propose
On marshland where lotus plants abound, a pair of mid-20th-century granaries that were in disuse have been brought back to life as a 2,448-square-meter art exhibition gallery, thanks to a project carried out by the Shanghai-based firm Roarc Renew, wh
The Beijing studio Zhu-Pei has built a museum adjacent to what is left of the thousand-year-old imperial pottery-making complex of the prefectural city of Jingdezhen, a porcelain capital of the world, China’s Sevrès. The building is composed of a ser
In 2020, six winners were awarded in five categories: Sharing Public Spaces (University of Silesia, Faculty of Radio and Television, by BAAS Arquitectura), Feeling at Home (Can Jaime I nIsabelle, by TEdA arquitectes), Living Together..
There are new holders of the Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design, organized by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) to draw attention, precisely, to the use of ceramic tiles in works of architecture and in
In the work of Eladio Dieste, whose birth has been one hundred years, technical ingenuity was placed at the service of the social program and Catholic fervor.
In the humble words ‘brick’ and ‘tile’ lies the simplicity, only apparent, of a material that has come down to our days with very specific technological variations. Nevertheless, the modest nature habitually attributed to brick is quickly proven wron
The idea of baking clay arose shortly after the discovery of fire. So prehistoric man did the first mutation of this natural material, and obtained something more stable and resistant: ceramic. With it he made small everyday utensils, such as bowls,
Last February, two major international events connected to the industrial sector of ceramic claddings took place. First was CEVISAMA, the International Exhibition of Ceramics for Architecture, held yearly in Valencia for manufacturers to present thei
A material used in diverse periods and civilizations, modular and warm at the same time, brick has been discredited by modernity but maintains its place in contemporary architecture.
Brick is the Esperanto of construction. While a few cultures may ignore its grammar, those that command its vocabulary are legion, expressing physical needs and immaterial yearnings through the essential language of ceramic prisms. Versatile as no ot
This brick house in Buenos Aires has two theoretical references. On one hand, Kenneth Frampton’s definition of tectonics, which he considers not only a “mere disclosure of the construction technique, but, rather, its expressive potential.” To Frampto
During the late 1980s, the German architect Hans Kollhoff designed and carried out works of great material force, among them Piraeus – a vast flexing brick apartment block located in one of the dockland sites of Amsterdam – and the ascetic mass housi
In the olden days, when bricks were brought out of the kiln where they were baked, the pieces closest to the focus of heat – and therefore overbaked – were discarded on account of their dark burnt tone and their rough volcanic texture. At the start o
First introduced in the 17th century through the master builders of Italy, the timbrel vault became part of the heritage of traditional construction in eastern Spain. Nevertheless, it was in the United States much later on, towards the end of the 19t