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
The French firm TANK, headed by Olivier Camus and Lydéric Veauvy, designed this complex of 55 housing units wrapped in pinewood. The simple volume is part of a larger residential development that also includes a building by Agence Guervilly. The co
Inserting the sports program – playground, ice rink, squash court, golf pit, and fitness areas – in the spaces between the new buildings means transforming the weaknesses of the context into the strengths of the project...
A set of internationally-recognized architects will design the residential units included in the masterplan structured by the studio, tackling issues of housing and community, fostering collective diversity, and addressing the needs of the area...
Rising over one of the main highways of access into the city, in the eastern part of Madrid, the firm SUMA – established by architects Guillermo Sevillano and Elena Orte in 2005 – proposes a freestanding block of co-op apartments and studios for a yo
The building is separated from the back area of the plot (south) and inserts lightwells that also provide ventilation, transformed into gardens to bring sunlight in. The windows and materials used help differentiate common and private areas...
Six different spaces, with features that link the activities to certain emotions that arise, reflect a notion of the 21st century house as a flexible place that is transformed in accordance with the need of living isolated and connected to the commun
The project rotates the mesh that organizes the place to improve the orientation of the apartments and create terraces that open out to the street. The concrete structure will be painted in two tones of green to differentiate its constituent elements
One single piece groups all the apartments maximizing the open spaces; their location to the east of the plot and the facade composition emphasize the qualities of the environment, farmlands with few buildings, mountains to the north, and prairies t
Renovating the north and west buildings offers the opportunity to bring out the strengths of the place, improve the connection among spaces, transform the new children’s house, and provide an affordable and welcoming space for the families who live t
This small residential block on a gap site in the heart of Madrid’s old town conceals behind its modest outward appearance an ambitious approach to sustainable construction. The building integrates naturally into the urban fabric thanks to its size a
The residential building that the Madrid-based trio Arenas Basabe Palacios has raised in the Spanish capital’s Salamanca neighborhood has two different faces: towards the street it presents a classical tripartite composition soberly regulated by pref
A sensitive interpretation of the genius loci: this is how one could describe the social housing developent that the studio Oliver, Reina, Martín, Moyà & Garcías has executed in Son Gotleu, one of the poorest, most vulnnerable among the neighborhoods
In the 1920s, leaders of the modern avant-garde gathered at the International Congresses of Modern Architecture (CIAM) coined a word to refer to all the basic needs of a house: Existenzminimum, or ‘minimal existence.’ The term did not take root at on
530 Dwellings in Bordeaux Refurbishing the collective housing constructions built during the boom of the 1950s and 1960s is one of the main problems in European cities. A problem that, faced with common sense and talent, can lead to projects that are
Four couples who are friends agreed to be the developers and users of a block containing five dwellings and a sequence of spaces for communal use and interaction. This was the story behind the building that Thomas Lussi and Lola Domènech have raised
A rigorous volume breaks up into three parts in order to implant itself on the site with delicacy. This is the residential project that came about through a 2013 competition won by Amann, Cánovas, and Maruri of Temperaturas Extremas – in collaboratio
As the Munch Museum in Olso nears completion, Madrid-based Estudio Herreros – in collaboration with the Norwegian firm MIM-A – has finished a residential block in Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona). Offering a mixture of free-market and price-regulate
It is difficult to name a country where the modern program of social reform and hygienization through housing has been as strong as in France. In the 1920s, Le Corbusier declared architecture to be a crucial instrument in addressing societal ills Arc
deFlat Kleiburg Residential Complex The renovation of the deFlat Kleiburg residential complex in Amsterdam, by the Dutch firms NL Architects and XVW architectuur, has won the biennial Mies van der Rohe Award. The other four finalists were: the Ely Co
Preserving the character of natural landscapes constitutes one of the challenges being addressed by builders of the 21st century, including the members of the Chinese firm MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, Qun Dang, and Yosuke Hayano and working mai
The endeavor to improve the typology and energy properties of obsolete buildings, whilst preserving their formal virutes, defines an altogether new way of regarding heritage.