The Beijing-based firm Crossboundaties – founded by Binke Lenhardt and Dong Hao – designed this urbanscape featuring perforated brick walls, panels of core-ten steel, and mirror surfaces, with the color yellow unifying the ensemble. In the Xiaopu are
The residence presents two central spaces, which receive overhead light in order to curb the excessive shade cast by the trees, and are conceived in bioclimatic terms so that they serve as extensions of the garden. The monolayer solution of the ceram
The city of Moreno, in Buenos Aires province, is the location of this residential complex built by MCL Studio, a firm headed by Juan Micieli. With a built area of 7,200 square meters, the building is organized around a central cloister, which, integr
Madrid’s Hortaleza neighborhood is the location of this 245-square-meter dwelling, a work of the firm led by Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier De Andrés De Vicente. The white cube perforated with large windows contai
“Una casa come me” was the instruction that Curzio Malaparte gave Adalberto Libera when he contracted him to build the villa in Capri that Brigitte Bardot would immortalize walking down its stepped roof, wrapped in a bathrobe, in the Godard film. Equ
The versatility of exposed ceramic brick – used on walls, pavings, and enclosures – permits its use in all the different volumes of the ensemble and establishes a dialogue between the historic building and the new extension with the garden...
The office building links up with its context, the old Can Batlló industrial complex, through a facade of large ceramic louvers that give the ensemble a unified and distinctive image, and are also the main control system for the building’s energy nee
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation – in partnership with the non-profit organization Le Korsa – has funded the construction of the new maternity and pediatric clinics of the hospital of Tambacounda, Senegal. The scheme by Manuel Herz – a German arc
Through a strategy of constellations and consolidations, the project seeks to integrate the museum in the city with a new set of galleries specific to the collection, complementing the spaces of the existing MACBA building...
The proposal wishes to blend with the chapel and the Clotet building to create a unitary ensemble, generating with its facade a representative space that shows the activity taking place in the museum and connects it with the plaza and the Meier build
The volumes designed for the museum extension, built with timber structures and facades of local stone, are respectfully integrated into the square, creating new exhibition galleries, and an inner courtyard corridor around the historic apse...
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
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