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As part of the 2021 celebration of A Cel Obert, a festival of ephemeral architecture held in Tortosa (Tarragona), this monumental-scale, over 6-meter-high lamp is the work of the architects Manuel Bouzas and Santiago del Águila, in collaboration with
Located three hours by road from Mexico City, the Terreno House simultaneously addresses two theoretically contradictory demands: shelter in the extreme climate of a region where there can be thermal drops and rises of more than thirty degrees in the
Devoted to preserving the legacy of the Hakka community, an ethnic and linguistic minority in China, the museum is located in a small rural enclave whose population, according to tradition, renounced agriculture to develop expertise in constructing w
The new stadium of the Atlético de Madrid extends the old Athletics Stadium of the Community of Madrid - nicknamed ‘La Peineta’ -, completed in 1994 by the same architects and with capacity for 19.000 spectators, a building whose distinctive image be
Located in the very heart of Seoul, an overpass for vehicles, 16 meters high at its highest and built with steel and reinforced concrete, has been transformed into a huge elevated walkway almost a kilometer long that is part of an ambitious project t
Laid out with a sober modulation and inserted in a labyrinthine pattern evocative of a kasbah, the houses and main support building address the needs of elderly couples.
Plaza del Torico, the core of Teruel’s old district, fulfills a dual role as a distribution space for pedestrian flows and a precinct for citizen leisure. The redevelopment operation is used to delicately superimpose a thin contemporary layer on the
The square is a knot of circulating traffic and pedestrians with train lines overhead, designed as a mosaic of grass and asphalt; the treatment of the columns which support the train lines creates an urban forest. Lighting is one of the key elements
The project studies the the genetic creation of bioluminescent trees for urban and domestic use by introducing in the plants the gene responsible for the GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein), obtained from the Aequorea victoria jellyfish...
‘Iris’ is a site-specific design commissioned by the city of Madrid for Plaza Canalejas, a perfectly round urban square with a diameter of 50 m in the city centre of Madrid. At 9 m above the ground, the mesh of concentric red and blue light ro
“I am a Spaniard, and thus a realist (…) The other day I entered a Gothic Cathedral… If I have lost my calm, I blame it on this.” The Ortega y Gassett quote is evidence of a well-known fact: the history of architecture is the history of the search fo
Good lighting does not only make things visible. It also directs our gaze, influences perception, draws attention to details, orients, gives form to objects, and relates them to points of space. Uniformity in the distribution of lighting levels is an
The evolution of the glass envelope goes along with the evolution of architecture as one of the most representative components of contemporaneity, and is the architectural element that most significantly expresses the cultural values of society, and