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 second phase of the Helga de Alvear Museum of Contemporary Art aims to create an efficient and versatile cultural hub with a clear and balanced image. A simple and recognizable volume, from a formal and structural point of view, that establishes
The new cloister functions as a topographical link with the garden, accentuating its greenery by creating a new forest of columns that extends and connects with the museum; outside, stairs, platforms, and ramps guide visitors towards the entrance...
After refurbishing the old Casa Grande – a building from the early 20th century that contained the houses of two brothers – and converting it into the Helga de Alvear Foundation Center for the Audiovisual Arts, the team of Emilio Tuñón is close to co
The Madrid firm Paredes Pedrosa has won the idea competition for Plaza del Mar, a square in the Galician city of Sanxenxo, and its immediate surroundings. Carme Pinós and Emilio Tuñón came in second and third. There were 35 entries in all. The winnin
The complex, built primarily with concrete, metal, and glass, is organized by three distinctive elements: a unifying basement that houses the congress center, an industrial building with versatile spaces, and an office tower to round off the ensemble
The house is a simple prismatic volume with a square floor plan of 16-meter sides, and each of the four facades is perforated by three windows. The stretches of wall have been constructed with local quartzite stone, and the windows are framed with Ex
A group of prismatic volumes is arranged around a porticoed patio that functions as distributing element and gives access to the museum, divided into two distinct sectors: the exhibition area and the events and educational spaces...
The museum takes inspiration from Islamic architecture. In this way, the articulation of the halls is based on the system of cells of Qala Iktyaruddin Citadel in Kabul, where the vaulted brick spaces follow an elementary spatial matrix. The pro
The new Benjamin Rothschild & Vega Sicilia winery proposes an architecture of ‘terroir,’ foreign to current trends and styles, where the location, climate, the land and its vegetation define the building’s form and the type of construction.
Aiming to blend with the existing constructions, the proposal completes the urban block with a large crystal cube, and articulates the whole complex around a covered public square that presents the Town Hall as a place open to citizens.
Resting on a platform with an uneven perimeter that accommodates a parking lot, shops, services and a high-rise garden, the towers, of 240 meters in height, house 447 luxury apartments for western businesspeople living in Dubai. The slenderness
Conceived as a prism that serves as an architectural filter between the campus and the landscape, the pavilion is a meeting point for teachers, visitors, workers and students, aside from serving as a reception place for international guests. Op
Evoking the vernacular architecture of Tyrol, the structure above grade consists of two volumes flanking a courtyard which organizes the building with the public space and gives way to the underground world of excavated wineries in the area.
On a steep slope overlooking Los Alemanes beach, the house, of 400 square meters, aims to adapt itself to the terrain through a series of horizontal platforms, protected from the wind by thick concrete pillars that frame Mediterranean-like atmosphere
Towards the exterior, the house is a simple prismatic volume with a square floor plan, with sides measuring 16 meters. Its walls are built with local quartzite stone. Inside, nine cubic spaces with 4.20-meter-sides accommodate the different uses of t
In the year 2008, the Madrid-based studio Mansilla + Tuñón won the international competition to build the first of the domes included in the Regional Plan for the Duero Valley: the main building of the Institutional Campus of Eco-City Soria, in Soto
The Institutional Building – also known as Energy Dome – of the Environment City in Soto del Garray, Soria, wishes to become a forceful and optimistic intervention able to qualify the series of natural and artificial spaces surrounding it, endowing i
The Automotion Museum is to be located on a piece of land delimited by the old and the new highway that connects Madrid and Toledo, and by an old drovers’ road. The Varahondas stream crosses the plot, of some 60,000 square meters, dividing it into tw
The Museum of Cantabria strives to resemble the mountains that can be seen on a clear day beyond the Las Llamas valley – a new urban park in the heart of Santander –, with their uneven but similar outlines. Instead of the classical composition mechan
On a vantage site of Madrid’s cityscape, by the Royal Palace and overlooking the Campo del Moro from the plaza of the Almudena, the museum is surrounded by heterogeneous and complex heritage. The project is based on two fundamental principles on an u
The barrié de la Maza Foundation takes up the courtyard and the small bay, parallel to the street, of a building designed by the architect Manuel Gómez Román in 1919. The reduced dimensions of the site, a rectangle measuring 25x15 meters, have been c
Very close to Atocha station, the old El Águila brewery is a reflection of the recent past of Arganzuela, today a residential district in the south of Madrid that was once characterized by its industrial fabric. The construction of its main buildings
Running one of the most prestigious architecture firms in the world, David Chipperfield is particularly appreciated in Spain, not only by virtue of his beautifully balanced work but also because of the warmth that radiates from one who spends long pe
Memory speaks in these ten interviews with masters. I borrow from Vladimir Nabokov’s autobiography the title for the presentation of these conversations, transcribed as monologues to place the focus on the protagonists, whose voices I hope to have re
When the German gallerist Helga de Alvear decided fifteen years ago to install her collection of art in a modernist mansion in Cáceres, in Extremadura region, she approached the architects Luis Moreno Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón and commissioned them t
On display through 30 April at the ICONNO, showroom in Madrid are elements and complements designed by renowned architects which are linked to buildings designed by them. Organized within the framework of Off de Madrid Design activities and in colla
The Madrid studio of Emilio Tuñón has won the bid to expand the architecture school of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT). Its design divides the program into three blocks: the existing building, containing administrative services and off
Royal Collections Museum The FAD Award for Architecture in 2017 went to the Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, by Mansilla + Tuñón. According to the jury, chaired by Belén Moneo, it “masterfully delivers an architecture which is timeless and sedate,
Time is the thread of this essay by Emilio Tuñón which traces the historical footprint of the Royal Palace, explains the concept of the new museum, and remembers his partner Luis Mansilla.
Thinking out small works is a vaccine against excesses, and materializing them a way to architecture of the kind that is more humane, more necessary, and closer to nature.
It has been announced that Emilio Tuñón will be building the Wine Dome and Francisco Mangado, in collaboration with Juan Herreros, the Technology Dome, having won the latest competitions for Duero Domes, a phased project of the autonomous government
El valor de la literatura, como el de la vida, sería menor sin el recurso de la contradicción o de la paradoja. Don Quijote es la encarnación de una paradoja errante; el final del Canto a mí mismo de Whitman concluye así: «¿Me estoy contradiciendo? /
La Fundación Caja de Arquitectos, dentro de su colección ‘arquia/temas’, ha editado un muy recomendable libro sobre Enric Miralles. La edición, que ha estado a cargo de Josep M. Rovira, cuenta con contribuciones de diversos autores: Oriol Bohigas, Ra
Mansilla & Tuñón’s 2008 competition winning scheme for the Energy Dome of the Soria Environment City begins with a few simple, rule-based operations. The starting point is a half sphere; an easy to describe geometric container, sized to accommoda
Modernity has been a universal passion. All modern poets have chased after that magnetic and elusive figure that fascinates them. Baudelaire was the first. He was also the first to touch her and discover that she is nothing but time that crumbles in
Luis Moreno Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón are family men. Trained in the familial studio of Rafael Moneo, in 1992 they established their own with the same domestic atmosphere, and during two decades they have engendered a family of architectural forms as
En homenaje a José Antonio Corrales, representante de una generación que hizo arquitectura en tiempos de escasez, los autores repasan su vida, sus obras más destacadas y la ética del trabajo que caracterizó su trayecto profesional.
La cornisa más hermosa de Madrid incorpora una nueva pieza, remate del conjunto formado por el Palacio de Oriente y la Catedral de la Almudena; un museo que es a la vez un murallón.
Ahondar en la vida de los antepasados es un ejercicio que aúna el legítimo deseo de saber con el temor gozoso y un tanto impúdico de descubrir algo insospechado de nuestros mayores. Este libro, publicado con ocasión de la exposición homónima organiza
We look back and are perhaps able to untangle the facts and the ideas, to rebuild itineraries, to sense the complexity of things, and certainly, to observe how interests sail in a particular current, in a certain direction. And we see that ideas and
En las últimas décadas del siglo pasado, las diferentes administraciones de la Justicia de España no fueron conscientes del colapso judicial que se estaba gestando como consecuencia del crecimiento exponencial de los procesos derivados de la nueva si
El año 1992 fue realmente un año favorable para España, en el que los eventos celebrados confirmaron su creciente presencia económica y cultural en el mundo. En ese año se fundó también el estudio Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos, como Patricia Molins nos
Manuel (1963) y Francisco (1964), hermanos y residentes en Lisboa, docentes en la Universidad Autónoma de la capital lusa y unidos profesionalmente desde 1998, han superado ya la condición de jóvenes promesas, pasando a consagrarse como valores segur
Luis M. Mansilla: Many things that happen in life are a mix of intention and chance. My father was a naval engineer, but on my mother’s side, too, there were people connected to art. The time came to choose a path and I asked my twin brother, “What a
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