The underlying strategy of this operation is to merge the three programmes – a terminal building, a control tower, and two workshops – with a single formal gesture that manages to avoid appearing as a strange artefact landed on the fields and maintai
The radical transformation of this 1950’s office building is primarily aimed at improving its usage and thoroughly updating its features. The original anodyne building – set between party walls, with serious structural issues – is renovated by means
The materials, technology, and available resources, along with the self-built architecture of the region determined the building methods used in this kindergarten, promoted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and built by the local community...
A chromatic roof is the highlight in the conversion of a traditional siheyuan courtyard into a preschool center that is remarkable, too, in its openness to daylight and vegetation. The principal strategy of the project involved wrapping the preexisti
The Germina Foundation is a non-profit institution dedicated to integration and complementary learning experiences for children at risk of social exclusion. Since its creation in the year 2004, the institution has grown and extended its activity, and
The new cultural district includes the complete metamorphosis of a 17th-century convent and the construction of a museum on the cultural inheritance of the 20th century. The main spatial strategy for the new museum was to create a footpath that trave
Within the plan for the new district of Smíchov City, two buildings of offices, with commercial and public spaces at ground level, use the same structural grid and prefab concrete elements of different colors on the facade for sun protection...
Conceived as an ‘urban technofarm,’ Run Run Run is a politically driven infrastructure that seeks to turn the street into a “playing and training field” and provoke human encounters in places and activities traditionally belonging to the realm of the
Located in Hackney, one of the most popular neighborhoods in London today, Second Home’s new coworking and innovation branch addresses its context and its program in two ways: through the facade and through the work atmosphere, respectively. Inspired
The renovation of MVRDV’s offices pursues spatial continuity between the five arched segments that form the complex, and creates spaces for the firm’s 150 employees to interact in.
The neighborhood of Arcosur is the first residential expansion towards the south of Zaragoza. The building is located on one of the structuring axes of the area, and it is the first public facility completed there, so these two aspects together give
Architecture has a difficult relationship with color. If heroic modernity embraced a clinical, hygienic white, subsequent revisions extended the palette to the natural tones of raw material, but without giving up on the ascetic ideal of chromatic rel
Architect turned photographer Yener Torun started taking pictures of colourful buildings in Istanbul in 2014. For his latest series, he has travelled round Turkey, to the likes of Ankara, Izmir and Antalya. He looks for clean lines, bright colours an
Much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter's work, which at its most distinctive defines its own category of abstraction, still exudes a vitality today. He left behind not just those 9,000 pieces of art (not counting the hand puppets he
Color had a bad reputation. In classical Greece, Plato condemned dyes because they were falsehoods and could be used by women to manipulate men; in classical Rome, Pliny and Seneca censured the florid colors of the Orient, in which they saw (in a new
It can hardly be said that Robert and Sonia Delaunay are unknown in Spain. Their work has been the theme of exhibitions here since the very first one organized by the Juan March Foundation, in Madrid, in 1982. What distinguishes the current show at t
Con la idea de revitalizar el casco histórico de L’Aquila —la ciudad italiana que en 2009 sufrió un devastador terremoto— acaba de inaugurarse un auditorio construido por Renzo Piano en colaboración con el milanés Alessandro Traldi. Situada cerca del
En Nørrebro, uno de los barrios con mayor densidad étnica de Copenhague (en él conviven hasta sesenta nacionalidades), el equipo formado por BIG, Topotek1 y el colectivo de artistas Superflex acaba de terminar una dotación llamada a ser un vehículo d
‘Naturalmente diversos’ es el lema de la instalación con la que España participa en la sexta edición de Floriade, la feria internacional de horticultura que, desde 1960, se viene celebrando cada diez años en Holanda, y que puede visitarse en la local
Salpicado de bloques residenciales a medio habitar y paralizado por la crisis, el ensanche de Móstoles tiene un nuevo y singular vecino: el centro de servicios sociales construido por el estudio madrileño Dosmasuno (Ignacio Borrego, Néstor Montenegro
El estudio barcelonés Mestura acaba de terminar un edificio residencial en Castelldefels que servirá para cubrir la demanda de vivienda del Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (PMT), un campus universitario de reciente creación situado en el área metro
En Albolote, un pueblo de la Vega de Granada, se levantan los volúmenes blancos y abstractos de la nueva escuela infantil de la localidad (ver AV Monografías 147-148), un edificio diseñado por el granadino Alejandro Muñoz Miranda. El programa se dist