(Don Benito, 1975)
Less than an hour’s drive from the Spanish capital, in an area of great historical and natural importance marked by the presence of the Monastery of El Escorial and the landscape protected by the south slope of Mount Abantos, the house complies with
Taking the building as an urban entity, the project upgrades all the spaces and historical elements of the former hospital in order to accommodate a contemporary program...
The imposition of a new structural order altogether transforms a house nestled between party walls, without sacrificing the formal expression of its vaulted ceiling...
At the foot of Luna Castle, the lodging facility follows the fortress lines, and digs itself into the ground between the steep hill and the bulwark in order not to compete with the historical enclave...
The project intervenes in the landscape by restructuring the estate with vineyards and green terraces; restoring Villa Cristina through the recovery of the old vaults after eliminating the false ceilings and creating partitions with furniture; and ex
To achieve maximum functional efficiency and a contemporary image with minimum cost, the proposal concentrates the program in a new building placed east of the site, freeing up the rest of the plot for circulation, gymnasium, and drill halls... [+]
A structural framework of concrete sows all levels on the outside, articulating the massive character of the lower retaining walls and the lightness of the upper body, which houses the public program, reversing the conventional domestic scheme... [+]
The seriation is applied to the domestic space, arranging the different uses in rooms of identical proportion and size, bounded by an exterior ambulatory that surrounds the house around its perimeter and is offered as a place to stay... [+]
The refurbishment project proposes inserting a new iconic and efficient structure – two T-beams that shape a cross of asymmetrical arms – to clear the space from intermediate supports in a single gesture and create a free-flowing floor plan... [+]
A perimeter portico ties the edge of the site to the city, opens up the plaza, and creates a shaded space while respecting the buried archaeological elements and asserting the value of the Roman sewer. Three volumes house recreational and cultural pr
The project articulates the ascent through Cerro de la Estrella to the castle that crowns it, in a sequential route that incorporates two new structures: an archaeological plaza and an interpretation center that covers the ruins of the old church...
Every two years since 1993, the Spanish Association of Architecture Institutes has given the National Award for Architecture, which has over the years changed in sensibilities but always recognizes exceptional works, buildings that somehow innovate a
Ties between Switzerland and José María Sánchez García, born in Badajoz, Spain, include his winning of the BSI Swiss Architectural Award in the year 2014, the invitation for him to teach at the prestigious Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, and
Selected among 27 candidates from 16 countries, José María Sánchez García is the fourth architect – the first European – to take home the BSI Swiss Architectural Award, after Solano Benítez of Paraguay, Diébédo Francis Kéré of Burkina Faso and Studio
Carrying the day over 26 other candidates from 16 countries, José María Sánchez García is the fourth architect, and the first European, to obtain the BSI Swiss Architectural Award, succeeding Solano Benítez of Paraguay, Diébédo Francis Kéré of Burkin
Los galardones concedidos desde 1958 por la institución catalana han recaído en esta edición en el Instituto de Rafal, Alicante, del Grupo Aranea (AV 141-142), en la categoría de Arquitectura; en el Paseo Marítimo de Benidorm, de Carlos Ferrater (OAB
El Centro de Tecnificación Deportiva en Guijo de Granadilla, en Cáceres, diseñado por el madrileño José María Sánchez García, ha abierto sus puertas. Emplazado en un entorno privilegiado, en la cuenca del Tajo, plantea dos círculos concéntricos de do