The three terraced levels have a porch and a courtyard. The main elevation is a ceramic fabric reinforced with steel that makes it adaptable to three different functions: latticework, ventilated facade, and plinth with concrete panels...
The idea of raising this apartment block came after four friends, with ages between 55 and 65 and living in Lucerne, decided to build a second residence in which to spend periods of time and also with sights set on retiring in Barcelona, a city they
Located in an ecological farm alongside the Yang Cheng Lake in Kunshan, not far from Shanghai, the project consists of four small-scale public buildings, the most important ones being the Harvest Pavilion and the visitor center. The Harvest Pavilion,
The M Woods Entrance Revitalization is an urban renewal project in the 798 Art Zone of Beijing. The site was originally an abandoned industrial warehouse and then started functioning as an art museum from 2014 onwards. The museum management decided t
The design of the new university campus, located west of the capital, is conditioned by the extreme climate of the region and by the lack of infrastructures and services in the area.
Taking advantage of a preexisting construction in disuse which was supposed to be demolished, the project creates a volume and clads it with an abstract lattice of local ceramic blocks.
Opened in the year 2017, the Japan House in São Paulo is the first example developed within the ‘Japan House’ initiative, developed by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote various aspects of Japanese culture in the world. The building
The site in Qianmen East is located within walking distance of Beijing landmarks like Tiananmen Square and Chang’an Avenue, and it used to be a district with many classical Qing/Ming-styled courtyard-houses. However, with the explosive growth of popu
The project is inserted in the very center of the grid that brought the city of Santiago into being in 1541, a matrix that became the urban paradigm of the Laws of the Indies in America. A good portion of this grid still organizes the continuous and
Located in the Dong Da district of the Vietnamese capital, the four-story prismatic building harbors two complementary programs: on the one hand, a showroom for the lighting products of an electronics company; on the other hand, an exhibition gallery
The construction of the Es Puig d’en Valls center started out with the design of a metallic structure to cover two existing outdoor sports grounds in this town near Santa Eulària des Riu, on the east side of the island of Ibiza. During this first con
Since 2000 the Serpentine Gallery has been putting up a pavilion on the lawn of Kensington Gardens for the warm months. This temporary structure has become the great summer benchmark of current architecture, biennials aside. At times drawing from con
The Barcelona practice of Jordi Badia (BAAS), in collaboration with the local firms Grupa 5 Architekci and Maleccy Biuro Projectowe, recently completed the new Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in the Polish town of Katowic
In popular architecture, lattices involve the art of seeing without being seen. The lattice as an element for closing openings, integrated in the enclosure, is much seen in traditional architecture. Use of it has been widespread for both cultural and
This brick house in Buenos Aires has two theoretical references. On one hand, Kenneth Frampton’s definition of tectonics, which he considers not only a “mere disclosure of the construction technique, but, rather, its expressive potential.” To Frampto
Everyone knows about the paradoxes inherent in the idea of a glazed skyscraper in the Persian Gulf, so it is not surprising to hear of solutions such as those that have been developed by Aedas, in collaboration with Arup, in the Al Bahar Towers, two
Una mezquita, un centro islámico y un museo conformarán un nuevo complejo cultural en Tirana que pretende difundir los valores de la tolerancia en Albania, un país en el que conviven las confesiones católica, ortodoxa y musulmana. La propuesta del es
La iglesia y el centro parroquial San Jorge en Pamplona, realizada por los arquitectos Tabuenca y Leache, ha abierto sus puertas en el barrio del mismo nombre de la capital navarra. El proyecto pone en relación las dos plazas urbanas que lo rodean a