Located at the heart of a new real-estate development on Greenwich Peninsula, London’s Design District features 16 buildings. Each is assigned to a different architecture practice, and the invited teams drew up their respective projects knowing nothi
Critical of intensive practices, a family long engaged in raising livestock makes organic cheese in an environment that improves the quality of life of the animals and blends into the landscape. Deviating from the picture of an opaque industrial
The renovation of a modest apartment that dates back to 1850 pursues maximum flexibility in order to fit in a wide-ranging program, in the process trying to make the most of its good orientations.
One hundred years after the arrival of the railroad to Santiago de Compostela, the trench occupied by the extramural rails continues to be an almost insurmountable barrier between the historic center and the neighborhoods that emerged along the roads
A lover of design objects of all kinds needs a storage space in which to live with a collection that over the years has overflowed the storage capacity of a family home. The diversity of sizes, themes and materials is considerable and the need for ar
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
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 small town of Tielt, in the province of West Flanders, is the home of this electronic components shop built on an an elongated, irregular site. The first design decision was to raise the brick party walls to their maximum height. On the side towa
Since its blasting during the First Carlist War, Jorba Castle has been little more than a hodgepodge of ruins high over a small town of the Catalonian comarca of Anoia. But the earth moving carried out in the course of what was to be a simple adjustm
Since regulations did not allow to fix cladding onto the vaults, the digitally fabricated structural system consists of CNC-cut plywood boxes and beams placed using dry-joint techniques to support the insulating lining and the facade polycarbonate...
The la Borda process was launched in 2012, within the context of a program to recover Can Batlló, where a group of neighbors set up a group to collectively address the issue of access to housing through a cooperative system. The architects’ cooperat
The aprop program for provisional housing launched by the City of Barcelona is designed to offer a swift, efficient, and pragmatic response to emergency situations caused by shortage of housing, keeping neighbors from having to leave gentrified distr
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.
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... [+]
Elevated on a steel structure and wrapped in planes of glass, refrigerated panels, and polycarbonate skylights, the house is organized around an elliptical crown of tractioned marble that invites to observe domestic everyday life... [+]
Located in the UAB campus in Cerdanyola del Vallès, the ICTA-ICP building is a research center in environmental science and paleontology. In tune with its function, from the beginning the building was designed according to sustainability criteria. Th
Devoted to the world of gastronomy and recycling, the pavilion is formed by a three-dimensional grid of girders and footings of solid wood assembled with bolts and rigidified with steel crosses.
Both the house and the office prototype are constructed with fiberglass roofs and polycarbonate facades, with interior surfaces clad with bamboo. The space inside is subdivided by curtains and different floor heights to create furniture elements.
While on the outside the building echoes the dry surroundings in its skin of ropes and the tone of the concrete, the polycarbonate inside creates a surrealist aquatic atmosphere.
The light frame, made of precast concrete modular elements to which the users bolt on Nipa palm tree panels and polycarbonate, makes it possible to do without complex foundations, allowing for transportation in small boats.
This new university research center rises on a plot of land with crops growing around it, arranged in patches of the kind which are traditional in the Canary Islands. This organization in terraced platforms also inspired the shape of the building. Th
This house is located in Vinaroz, a tourist spot on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, in the province of Castellón. The architectural landscape here is fundamentally defined by two types of constructions: on one hand, high-rise apartment blocks, and on th
Designed for a couple and their two children, this house in Hyogo Prefecture rises on a small square opening on to views of the sky, which is most of the time overcast in the region, and the mountains. The location determined the shape of the buildin
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
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
«Una gran burbuja de aire sobre un basamento de hormigón», así describen Eva Luque y Alejandro Pascual —Los del Desierto— el pabellón polideportivo que acaban de terminar en el municipio de Garrucha. Los invernaderos de la zona, a base de perfiles de