The classics believed that places have memory, and that their own character is custodied by a protecting spirit, the ‘genius loci.’ The Vallehermoso Athletics Stadium in Madrid is an example, a place that has gone through many phases. It was here, in
Inspirado en el Fun Palace de Cedric Price, el centro para artistas ‘The Shed’ responde a las exigencias de flexibilidad espacial mediante su gran cubierta de ETFE telescópica.
Located on the outskirts of Paris, the École Centrale is one of the oldest engineering schools in the country. Within an internal restructuring program, the school called a competition in 2012 to build a new school. Under the concept of ‘Lab City,’ t
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
Built in 2015 for the Serpentine Gallery in London, the pavilion designed by the Spanish firm SelgasCano will until 24 November be an events venue for the company Second Home, located in La Brea Tar Pits, in the heart of Los Angeles.
A total of 13,792 m³ of air is enclosed in nine cylinders of recycled ETFE of 730 cm in diameter, supported by a light steel structure. The two front inflatables have the capacity to move to adapt to changing light, climate, and program conditions...
The western end of Manhattan, where the High Line meets Hudson Yards, is the home of The Shed, a new center for artistic creation and research designed by Diller Scofidio Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The complex, currently under con
The center is on the boundary between the town and the country, between the artificial and the natural. It was necessary to choose one of the two sides, and from the outset the second option was chosen. This forced to rest the buildings on a much low
Desert City is a multifunctional complex devoted to xerophyte plants and the production of a whole culture of interests around this species. It is a sustainable and ecological center, where different activities going from exhibition, breeding, and sa
A dematerizlized roof of ETFE pillows is seton the church’s stone walls to protect it from inclemencies, but in a way that preserves the oudoor atmosphere characteristic of ruins.
Inspired in the water production process, the new building – with spaces connected by a ramp – is wrapped in an undulating glass envelope topped by an ETFE roof. A mesh covers the existing volumes to give the complex a unified image... [+]
Located at Hudson Yards in New York, very close to Thomas Heatherwick’s The Vessel (see Arquitectura Viva 213), rises The Shed, another major hybrid of architecture and sculpture, this time by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. While the theme of the ludic mo
Inflatable architectures (coined ‘inflatoestructuras’ in Spanish by architect Prada Poole) invite us to look for the means, the way to build space forms that provide alternatives to the strict architectural paths that we found so disappointing when w
Con este artículo sobre las aplicaciones de las envolventes de ETFE termina la serie sobre la fachada ligera y la relación fructífera entre los arquitectos y la industria.
Concebido como una nave industrial de la era digital, el nuevo MediaTIC se alza como el primer edificio público del distrito 22@, un icono que concilia el pasado fabril de este barrio de la ciudad condal con su efervescente futuro tecnológico. Se tra