The Madrid practice of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri designed this museum located underneath the health center of the historical quarter of Cartagena, in Murcia province, drawing up the project with the express intention of preservin
The classics believed that places have memory, and that their own character is custodied by a protecting spirit, the ‘genius loci.’ The Vallehermoso Athletics Stadium in Madrid is an example, a place that has gone through many phases. It was here, in
Under the motto ‘Better City, Better Life,’ the Universal Expo of Shanghai 2010 gathered over 200 countries, inviting them to reflect on issues like urban development, well-being, and sustainable growth. Aside from the usual requisites, one of the br
Inspirado en el Fun Palace de Cedric Price, el centro para artistas ‘The Shed’ responde a las exigencias de flexibilidad espacial mediante su gran cubierta de ETFE telescópica.
By the east gate of the Forbidden City, in the heart of Beijing, an old siheyuan-style house is renovated with four types of modular polyethylene blocks that let natural light pass through and fill the interior spaces.
A succession of translucent acrylic cylinders resting on wooden bars surround the different spaces of the Nacrée restaurant and serve as support for bouquets of flowers that seem to float on the air.
Located in Hackney, one of the most popular neighborhoods in London today, Second Home’s new coworking and innovation branch addresses its context and its program in two ways: through the facade and through the work atmosphere, respectively. Inspired
Built in 2015 for the Serpentine Gallery in London, the pavilion designed by the Spanish firm SelgasCano will until 24 November be an events venue for the company Second Home, located in La Brea Tar Pits, in the heart of Los Angeles.
Organized around a central courtyard, the four enclosed pavilions that make up this building for the processing of organic food are covered with translucent polycarbonate panels.
This pavilion, designed and developed digitally, was handmade by weaving ‘threads’ of 100% recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The hollows of the envelope and the seats are integrated into the structure following its fluid contours... [+]
A total of 13,792 m³ of air is enclosed in nine cylinders of recycled ETFE of 730 cm in diameter, supported by a light steel structure. The two front inflatables have the capacity to move to adapt to changing light, climate, and program conditions...
The project for a memory box like the Molinete Archaeology Museum in the center of Cartagena, recently completed by the Madrid-based practice of Atxu Amman, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri, had to be tackled with a difficult, two-pronged objective
HOOP is a pre-established element in the place, but reversible, respectful, which guarantees the total enjoyment of beaches and parks in a safe way, ensuring the social distance of the users and controlling the capacity of these places...
Located at Hudson Yards in New York, very close to Thomas Heatherwick’s The Vessel (see Arquitectura Viva 213), rises The Shed, another major hybrid of architecture and sculpture, this time by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. While the theme of the ludic mo
Twenty years ago now, the MoMA in New York – and later the MACBA in Barcelona – hosted a magnificent architecture exhibition titled ‘Light Construction.’ Architects of the caliber of Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Tschumi, Zumthor, Holl, Ito, Sejima
Inflatable architectures (coined ‘inflatoestructuras’ in Spanish by architect Prada Poole) invite us to look for the means, the way to build space forms that provide alternatives to the strict architectural paths that we found so disappointing when w
Designed by Miguel de Guzmán and the studio Veidimanna Protum, the single-family house is located in El Espinar, a small town in the mountains north of Madrid. The plot has a privileged location, on the boundary of the town next to the Natural Park o
Designed by the Murcia-based architecture studio Adhoc msl, the Prefab Home draws inspiration from the typical cottages found on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, which are quite successful at addressing the basic dwelling requirements. This system ai
The future lies in small things. Aware as they are that the days of the technological and productive model associated with conventional materials (plastic, silicon) are numbered, scientists are like bygone alchemists in search of the philosopher’s st
Today there are several kinds of organic materials that are being developed in search of options to replace petroleum-derived plastic. MycoBond is an example of this innovative type of product. Developed by the New York-based company Ecovative, MycoB
Con este artículo sobre las aplicaciones de las envolventes de ETFE termina la serie sobre la fachada ligera y la relación fructífera entre los arquitectos y la industria.
Concebido como una nave industrial de la era digital, el nuevo MediaTIC se alza como el primer edificio público del distrito 22@, un icono que concilia el pasado fabril de este barrio de la ciudad condal con su efervescente futuro tecnológico. Se tra