This project by the Catalan firm RCR – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramón Vilalta – seeks to blend the architecture with the landscape through interiors and exteriors that blur its limits, adapting to the topography of the site in Lagos, in southe
Located in the city of Bordeaux, the project renovates an old warehouse with vaulted spaces that were once cellars for storing fish and supplies. The intervention seeks to reactivate the area by making the most of its central location and the existen
Located at the bend of a road that joins Camprodón with Olot, the town of La Canya is growing in the form of residential developments similar to those around large cities. However, its location in a rural region has permitted a comfortable combinatio
Executed with steel and composite panels, the kitchen and the tasting tables are arranged organically in a space whose forms and atmospheres try to give clients the impression of being in a cloud.
In a sports complex in Taradell, a small town in the province of Barcelona, the site of this indoor swimming pool and the precipitous terrain determine its configuration, articulated in four parts: the outdoor tracks, the wall, the services building,
The new media library located in Ghent’s historic center presents a stack of horizontal slabs in what is a highly flexible volume. A series of external metal louvers set before the facade of the media library serves to protect the building against su
This purpose of this project of the Catalan, Olot-based firm RCR arquitectes – in collaboration with G. Tregouet – was to merge a preexisting, 1960s building in an expansive meadow in Girona with a new construction, to then reconnect the complex with
The new media library, in the center of Ghent, sits at a bend of the krook, the canal that runs through the city and reaches its lowest level at this point, marking the two ‘zero levels’ of the city: that of the canal itself and that of the many brid
The studio of RCR Arquitectes in Olot, Gerona, has been under transformation over more than one decade. In 2004 the architects bought the old Barberí foundry building, then in ruins, with the objective of transforming it gradually into a workspace th
Con diferentes alturas, los interiores de los prismas ciegos de acero cortén están organizados de acuerdo a una secuencia de atmósferas lumínicas tan exactas como misteriosas.
Located outside Hofheide, a municipality in the northeast of Brussels, the crematorium goes up on a marshy basin that stresses the horizontality of the landscape. The main building, surrounded by a lake, is framed within a perimetral promenade that a
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta of the firm RCR have been made foreign members of France’s Académie d’Architecture, founded in 1840 as the Société Centrale des Architectes primarily to promote architectural quality. RCR in 2015 received
RCR Arquitectos The trend that the Pritzker Prize seemed to have adopted in its latest editions with laureates like Alejandro Aravena or Shigeru Ban did not seem to point in the direction of RCR Arquitectes, a trio whose radical architecture at first
Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre: the most media-savvy award of them all has distinguish
The direction that the Pritzker Prize seemed to have marked by honoring the likes of Alejandro Aravena and Shigeru Ban in the last cycles gave no inkling that this year’s winner would be RCR, a trio whose radical architecture, a priori, does not tall
The Olot trio has received the Pritzker Prize - the second to a Spaniard after Rafael Moneo’s in 1996 - when their studio approaches its thirtieth anniversary.
Museo Soulages Promoted by the Foro de la Arquitectura Española (Spanish architecture forum) of the CSCAE (Spanish Association of Architecture Institutes), the International Spanish Architecture Prizes were presented during a ceremony held at the Ple
An exhibition on RCR Arquitectes at the ICO Museum in Madrid traces an itinerary through the over three decades of shared creativity of its three Catalan members.
Any description of the bright and dark work of RCR must resort to oxymoron. One may use geometric landscapes, weightless gravity or – as their projects were presented here in 2010 – rigorous romanticism: these antithetic terms express the tension bet
In the spirit of “returning to the disciplinary values of the profession,” the FAD Architecture Award has gone to ‘Assisted pedestrian route from the center to Saint George’s Castle’, carried out by João Pedro Falcão de Campos to connect Lisbon’s hig
Although its walls have yet to be decked with drawings, oil paintings, engravings, and other works of art, one can already get a good idea of the spaces contained in the newly completed Soulages Museum, designed by the firm RCR and built in collabora
Barcelona tendrá una nueva diagonal, perpendicular a la anterior... y verde. El concurso para el nuevo Parque Lineal de la Sagrera, también denominado Parc del Camí Comtal, ha sido adjudicado (ver AV Proyectos 45) al equipo formado por los holandeses
Delimitado por el río Ter, dos medianeras con patios de ventilación y una estrecha calle del centro de Ripoll, el nuevo espacio urbano diseñado por el estudio RCR (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem y Ramón Vilalta), junto al barcelonés Joan Puigcorbé, aúna