The first phase of the project to transform the large urban vacuum of 6,000 m² into a new public space consists in building a structure of corrugated steel rods that restore the geometry of the original cavea through its guidelines and generatrices..
Three starting points: understanding the historic value of Lleialtat Santsenca (1928), an old working class cooperative in the Sants neighborhood; knowing to the detail the building’s (physical) state to maintain as much as possible; and being sensit
In a semi-desert landscape between the Nile and Atbara rivers, the remains of the city of the Kushites in Meroe – a powerful dynasty that reigned from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD – were declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2011. Located ab
Three small steel-clad buildings arranged in the manner of military pavilions engage in dialogue with a small fort of massive walls of quarry granite.
The restoration pursues a differentiation between the solidness of the old watchtower and the light obsolescent nature of an ensemble of new elements of CorTen steel.
The nave of a ruined 17th-century chapel have been reinforced by means of a shell of concrete that serves to give structural and spatial continuity to the interior.
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.
Metal shutters and profiles, boards taken from formworks, and other recycled materials give shape to an intervention that puts new meaning into the idea of ‘heritage’.
Accidentally unearthed during some construction work, the deposit of Gaudí’s time has been restored in a way that maintains the protagonism of the brick arches and Catalan vaults.
The architectural site that has reached our days is part of a group of 11th-century buildings around a Benedictine monastery outside the city of Burgos, a crossing point in the Way of Saint James. The church, with three naves and several chapels,
In the historic center of Palma, Casal Balaguer is a large noble house from the 14th century, refurbished in the 16th and extended in the 18th. At the end of the past century, the City Council decided to convert it into a cultural center, making the
Santa María de Vilanova de la Barca is a Gothic church of the 13th century that was partially destroyed in 1936 during Civil War bombings. Since then the building has remained in a state of neglect and only the east facade, some fragments of the aisl
The enlargement of the Museo dellOpera del Duomo and of the Ospedale degli Innocenti are fine models of heritage integration.
Far from giving remains of the past an inert ‘aura’ that distances them from us, the projects featured here work on vestiges to give them a second life.
Perhaps like us, buildings live in time and perish in space. They are built over years or decades and often last centuries, suffering the ravages of weather, use or conflict, experimenting metamorphoses or changes and in the end being demolished or c
The early moderns saw the past as a hindrance to eliminate or at least transcend and ‘go beyond.’ But as modernity matured, becoming less and less ‘modern,’ the past tended to shed its bad reputation and eventually carved an actual niche for itself i
Dead stones are very much alive. We think about ruins as residues or traces of past activities, and fail to appreciate the fertility of these material remains, which store both the thermodynamic capital of their transport, preparation, and assembly,
Modern Movement architecture was born amid manifestos and controversies, and from the very start came with an impressive retinue of manuals and monographs. Orthodox history itself and the genealogies of modern architecture took off with force in 1923
The raging cruelty waged by the Islamic State’s henchmen on its prisoners and population of the regions it occupies has been eclipsing the brutality of their attacks on the architectural and artistic footprints of the past, but these latter actions a
The earthquake that struck Nepal at 11:56 on the morning of 25 April, marking 7.8 on the Richter scale, killed over 7,000 people, injured over 16,000, and left about 450,000 homeless. This human tragedy is also economic (it is estimated that reconstr
A joke. The latest outlandish idea in an election period. Madness. Benidorm’s bid for a place in Unesco’s list of World Heritage Sites, in the twin category of Good Culture and Good Nature, was made public this week, and been lambasted and parodied.
Buildings have many lives, because their functional erosion is often faster than their physical ruin. The stubborn persistence of their shells, where the materials, energy and knowledge used in their construction are deposited – what we now would cal
Tourists traveling today to the great city of Istanbul will be finding it harder to frame with their cameras and mobile phones the image that the age-old city has had up to very recently: that of a vast, dense, and ancient hamlet marked by the vertic
Partly because of the economic crisis, which has particularly affected architects, work on heritage has returned to the forefront, seen as a professional opportunity at a moment when, paradoxically, indifference to history in an operational sense and
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