In 1889 Antoni Gaudí was commissioned to build a school pavilion in Barcelona for the Teresian Religious Community of Ganduxer. Over the years …
An uninterrupted avian premise supplies fresh eggs to residents of Casa Wabi, a foundation that seeks to create a small community of artists on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Grids made of charred wooden boards form a permeable openwork that protects the fe
With simultaneous references to Japanese Asanoha and Islamic arabesque patterns, a three-dimensional openwork represents the meeting of two ancient decorative traditions.
This 192-square-meter house by Palera arquitectos (Sergio J. Díaz and Juan M. Caldero) is located in Los Menas, a village within the municipality of Huércal-Overa, in the north of Almería province. Close to the Almanzora River, the town's urban fabri
An office building rises on an irregular plot of land in the form of a fragmented prism clad in a modular lattice of concrete that combines ‘tapatío’ tradition with contemporary techniques. On the various floors, which shrink in area the higher one g
The project is based on the need to respond both to the lack of use and internal functioning of the original building that became obsolete due to the unplanned arrival of new technologies, and to problems of security and sustainability. The task has
On a corner lot in the center of Bat Trang Town, located just a few kilometers from the Vietnamese capital and known for its pottery-making tradition, stands this residence for the family of an old ceramics specialist. The building has three overlap
At the foot of the ancestral castle of Oka, a small information center tells the history of the enclave beneath an expressive play of roofs clad in a lattice of smoked bamboo. A bamboo gallery marks the garden’s boundary, leading to an elevator that
A temporary space for open-air events in a residential area of central Tokyo features a vibrant lattice executed with oblong panels of cross-laminated cedarwood. Beneath its translucent skin of plastic resin fins, the pavilion features a recreation a
Besides a new place of worship, an ensemble of buildings provides a Sunni community with spaces for leisure and gathering, and seeks to trigger an entire regeneration of the zone. The language used avoids historicism and reinterprets traditional icon
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...
In the town of Molins de Rei, in Barcelona, the new El Molí Library – previous Biblioteca Pau Vila – is located in the old industrial warehouse of Ferrer y Mora, a textile factory built in 1858, also known as ‘fábrica del molí’ because of its locatio
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
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
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 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
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 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.
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 building for the Research Institute of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital concentrates the research activity of this foundation, previously scattered throughout the hospital complex. The proposal is located on the northeast end of the ensemble de
In the year 2011, Tarragona was chosen as the host city for the 18th edition of the Mediterranean Games. Located in the new olympic ring west of the city, the Palau d’Esports Catalunya – with capacity for 5.000 spectators – was one of the main venues
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
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 facade free of structural constraints postulated by Le Corbusier in his five points towards a new architecture was the logical consequence of the open plan. The liberation of the two families of planes – perpendicular or parallel to the ground –
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