Known for participating in building projects like Allianz Riviera or San Mamés Stadium, IASO designs, manufactures, and installs tautened structures, ETFE facades and roofs, and textile facades.
Las Plastic Chairs de Charles y Ray Eames se encuentran entre los diseños más importantes de la historia del mueble. Tras su presentación inicial en el concurso "Low Cost Furniture Design" (Diseño de muebles de bajo coste) organizado por el Museo de
The bioinspired pavilion shows how processes that account for geometrical, productional, structural, environmental, and aesthetic requirements, along with robotic fabrication techniques applied to natural materials, generate works that are both ecolo
In the heart of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem stands this research facility for the scientific exploration of the brain. The upper three levels are shaded by an aluminum screen with patterns representing drawings by the Spanish neuroscientist Sa
This 518-square-meter industrial building is located in Las Torres de Cotillas, a municipality in the comarca Vega Media del Segura, and is home to Prefabricados de hormigón Montalbán y Rodríguez, combining two uses: offices and a showroom for the fi
Up to 17 May, World Recycling Day, Plaza Juan Goytisolo in Madrid – in front of the Reina Sofía Museum – hosts a pavilion made of prefabricated plastic elements that will later be entirely reused and recycled. A work of the Madrid practice of Ignacio
Designed by Dosis, the Madrid practice of Isabel Collado and Ignacio Peydro, the inflatable Pipeline pavilion was on 26 February, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, the catwalk for fashion house Kenzo’s presentation of its autumn-winter 2020 collect
Located in Molinete Archaeological Park, in the historic center of Cartagena, the museum occupies the ground level and basement of the health center. The project was drafted – with the building of the Roman Curia already excavated –, with the intenti
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.
Located on the outskirts of Paris, the École Centrale is one of the oldest engineering schools in the country. Within an internal restructuring program, the school called a competition in 2012 to build a new school. Under the concept of ‘Lab City,’ t
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.
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.
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.
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... [+]
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.
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...
Desert City is a multifunctional complex devoted to xerophyte plants and the production of a whole culture of interests around this species. It is a sustainable and ecological center, where different activities going from exhibition, breeding, and sa
The center is on the boundary between the town and the country, between the artificial and the natural. It was necessary to choose one of the two sides, and from the outset the second option was chosen. This forced to rest the buildings on a much low
The facade of the hotel is covered with a series of perforated pieces or polycarbonate resin caps (cobogós) that are fire and sun resistant, produced by injection of the material under pressure in steel molds, and fixed in folding frames... [+]
The pavilion’s envelope is a prestressed plastic mesh that lets the air flow through and natural light come in, which helps keep energy use to a minimum. Built for Expo 2015, the structure is conceived to be easily dismantled and reassembled elsewher
Manufactured from opaque and transparent PVC, this inflatable pavilion generates a reconfigurable space: an initial bubble of 65 m² can be transformed into a multi-room measuring 400 m² and reaching a height of up to 8 meters... [+]
This standardized system – based on a polymeric compound reinforced with thermoplastic fiber and generated by pultrusion – is capable of varying with the programmatic requirements of the architecture, generating non-predetermined forms... [+]
Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton’s vision of the McQueen SS22 woman as a storm chaser required a lofty stage and with the show signalling the iconic British brand’s homecoming that was two decades in the making, the stakes were even h
According to statistics gathered by the World Health Organization, as much as 93% of the children of the world are constantly breathing in polluted air. Airbubble is a project developed by the London firm ecologicStudio that endeavors to address this
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...
We call it Earth, but we could have named it Water. More than two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans, which interact with the earth’s biosphere and the atmosphere to influence climate and intervene in the carbon cycle. The widespread use of fo
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 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
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
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