With the idea of enlarging their current residence, a building set between party walls, the clients acquired the property adjacent to their rear patio, and the result is an elongated complex facing two streets, with a central courtyard linking the tw
The brief was to build a house on a hilltop outside the city of Toledo. The hill faces southwest and offers views of the distant horizon, reaching the Gredos Mountains to the northeast. The 60x40-meter site has a 10-meter drop. At the highest point w
In a pleasant atmosphere around a garden, a facility on the outskirts of Toulouse provides research and meeting spaces for archeologists working in nearby excavations. A simple porticoed structure harbors a series of flexible spaces with generous ope
The building is separated from the back area of the plot (south) and inserts lightwells that also provide ventilation, transformed into gardens to bring sunlight in. The windows and materials used help differentiate common and private areas...
The planning frenzy that Baron Haussman breathed into the Paris of 1850 led to an ambitious succession of urbanistic operations of an imperial grandeur that continued even after the establishment of the Third Republic twenty years later. It was in th
This weekend house fills the whole of a deep lot in a small town in Flanders. An existing row house on the site is turned into guest quarters, while its long backyard is absorbed, transformed into the weekend house proper. The new house is organized
This freestanding dwelling is placed in the middle of a parcel between woods and farmland near the village of Buggenhout. The modular steel fence that encloses it is an integral part of the design, defining the volume of the house and setting it apar
The Evangelical Protestant Church’s new headquarters in Stuttgart occupies the site of a 15th-century Dominican monastery destroyed in World War II and makes its remnants part of it. The complex replaces the disjointed postwar reconstruction and crea
The building’s design adapts to the needs of children: the sloping ellipse prompts them to run in endless circles; the rubber roof prevents injuries, and the underfloor heating using warm air prevents burns that could occur with conventional systems.
The proposal is based on the understanding of the hospital building as an urban space, through the recovery and revaluation of its historic qualities, and the appropriate incorporation of the building in the city. The intervention allows the hospital
Bringing contemporary life into this traditional courtyard without diminishing memory was the objective of a project fundamentally pursuing dialogue between past and present. Located in a typical alley or hutong in old Beijing, the construction falls
Jørn Utzon’s design method was hermeneutic and intuitive. His chief assistant Mogens Prip-Buus describes the team’s work method in Logbook 1 (the Courtyard Houses) as follows: “….we didn’t work on the basis or around theories, we merely tried to unde
A menudo, cuando hablamos de arquitectura vieja, pretendemos encontrar en la arquitectura una muy precisa circunstancia de los seres vivos —la vejez— otorgando al tiempo la categoría clasificatoria y catalogando así la arquitectura según los tiempos