The first requirement that MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires) must address is to be inclusive, receptive, and friendly to citizenry as a whole. The city must enter the museum, and with it the visitors, aiming to transform the museum
This hub is located on a small vacant corner plot. The bloody demonstrations that brought democracy to Korea in 1980 had been forged in a now non-existent bookshop on the same corner, and this fact inspired the idea of building a simple manifesto of
Two interventions shape new urban spaces in two Panamanian cities. Firstly, the ‘Corredor Urbano’ (urban highway) threatened to isolate the more modest districts of the city of Colón, so the project occupies the leftover sites around the intersection
The Beijing-based firm Crossboundaties – founded by Binke Lenhardt and Dong Hao – designed this urbanscape featuring perforated brick walls, panels of core-ten steel, and mirror surfaces, with the color yellow unifying the ensemble. In the Xiaopu are
In the Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located to the south of the peninsula of Jutland, this sculptural observation tower stands 25 meters tall and is a tourist attraction. With an elevator tucked into the core, it was built w
Inspirado en la instalación portuaria construida en 1937 por el arquitecto Ketil Ugland para la ciudad noruega de Arendal, cerrada diez años después y posteriormente demolida, el proyecto de la firma Snøhetta es una reinterpretación de la antigua zon
Vinival is an urban sector that takes its name from the old winery, whose main building is still preserved. Occupying twelve hectares, it displays enough entity to become a model fragment of a city. It is connected both with Alboraya and the city of
A carpet of green hills stretches on the south side of the square, and on it rest a caleidoscopic building that reflects the context and wooden bleachers for multiple uses. The blue pavement takes inspiration from the sea, recalling the meaning of ‘S
The sports facilities blend into a public park whose design will attract citizens to practicing exercise. Facades disappear into the terrain, covered by greenery, and contours are engraved into the surface, some forming pedestrian pathways.
In this intervention, for which they have won the 2020 FAD Award for City and Landscape, Iñigo Ocamica and Iñigo Tudanca reinterpret the Castile-León landscape with different types of aggregate concrete for Plaza de la Fuente.
The project involved converting old train tracks between Rosheim and Saint Nabor into a walkway equipped with open-air facilities and pavilions. Besides transporting commuters, the railway served industry. This duality was maintained in the conversio
According to the dictionary, an infrastructure is the set of elements, facilities, or ser-vices required for an organization to operate efficiently. The act of delving beyond the architectural concept of infrastructure as something having to do with
Although climate-change-denier recently assumed power in the USA, all knowledgeable sources agree that the planet has entered a new geological phase, defined by Paul Crutzen as the ‘Anthropocene.’ After two centuries of intense human-produced gases r
During times when urban planning often seems bound to arbitrary actions and scandals, it is common to uphold collective interests as a key icon upon which to base the recovery of a lost legitimacy. Certainly traditional planning has rested, over the
Existe una generalizada convención según la cual la ciudad viene conformada básicamente por los equipamientos y los espacios públicos, una concepción morfologista que remite de forma irrecusable a la arquitectura como la más decisiva (diríase que cas
El uso democrático de las herramientas digitales permite generar un concepto flexible de espacio público basado en la participación espontánea de los ciudadanos.
Cities are not made of buildings, but of people. Their construction material is not steel or concrete, glass or brick; it is the plural lives of those who dwell in them, their needs and demands, their desires and their dreams. However, that social ch
A veces se antoja que los espacios urbanos que los arquitectos y urbanistas proyectan no están concebidos para que en ellos se desarrolle la sociabilidad humana, como si la simplicidad del esquema producido sobre el papel o en la maqueta no estuviera
Para empezar una precisión semántica: observo, con pesar, que llaman chirimbolos a los enormes artefactos que han invadido Madrid bajo la égida del alcalde Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón. Protesto con la autoridad que me da el haber bautizado a los chirimbol