Located in the state of Nayarit, west of the country, the proposal rests on the ground with a succession of staggered terraces, which alternate layers of water with vegetation, and allow enjoying both the mountain views and the Pacific seascape...
On the outskirts of Dubai, and in contrast with its busy activity and density, the project is broken up into small constructions that are disseminated in the landscape and create an ideal atmosphere for the center devoted to longevity and to improvin
To control the development of the Cyclades, the regulations demanded a building that would not alter the landscape. Taking the cave houses as reference, the bathrooms are buried with a sequence of cylindrical spaces open to the sky with large roofli
When in 1964 Bernard Rudofsky filled the MoMA galleries with ‘Architecture Without Architects,’ among cave houses of Cappadocia and adobe huts of Mali he included two photographs of Mojácar taken by José Ortiz Echagüe, with a short text in which he b
The roof of solar panels will protect both travelers waiting in the station itself and the terraces of the blocks of offices, and adopts the form of a series of catenary arches that evoke that profile of the city with the sierra of Madrid in the back
The north terminal, inspired by the mountains in the backdrop of the station, is a geometric response to the vaulted system of the south terminal. In both cases, the double-height floors offer visual and spatial continuity with the exterior…
Developed as a typological variation of the Equis House, the six residences that make up the ensemble form a compact and coherent whole, even though they were not designedat the same time.
The Danish architect Dorte Mandrup has won an international competition to build an institution for the preservation and celebration of Inuit culture, linked to the indigenous populations of the Arctic regions of North America. The project for the In
The rioja alta has the ideal climatic, geological, and topographic conditions for winemaking. Though its production dates back to ancient times, the arrival of the railroad in the 19th century and the interest of French winemakers in the excellent lo
A work of the Asturian firm sukunfuku Studio – Miguel Huelga and Iria de la Peña – this museum stands on the slope of Mount Castillo, surrounded by the winding road that leads to the caves it harbors. Inserted into a complex topography, the C-shaped
A monumental marble volume is tucked into the terrain, adjusting to the stepped contours of the land to expand the access to the museum’s excavated galleries. This piece is also a walkable outdoor platform to contemplate the landscape...
Located in remote Nanshangang, which belongs to Sangzhou Town, this building contains a tourist center and spaces for showcasing local history and culture. Amid terraced fields and rolling mountains, the stone-clad volume blends into the environment
The plot lies perpendicular to the reservoir of San Juan, an area with a high degree of protection due to the ecological value of the reservoir, and enjoys privileged views and private access to the water all over its east borderline. The respect tow
The Beijing-based firm of Ma Yangson, MAD Architects, was commissioned to build the Quzhou Sports Park, a complex spanning almost 700,000 square meters, in the city of Zhejiang. Surrounded by trees, the facilities – including a swimming pool and a ho
En una ciudad conocida por su clima extremo, un espacio consagrado a las artes escénicas despliega sus sinuosas formas como si hubiese sido moldeado por los severos elementos. Como una topografía que emerge de los humedales circundantes, el centro re
The idea of nature in the east – connected to the cultivation of the spirit – gives rise to the concept of city committed to the emotional well-being of its dwellers. True to this premise, the Beijing-based studio of Ma Yansong proposes a sports park
The Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, built by order of King Philip II, was not only a political and religious utopia, but also an environmental one that shaped the mountainous woody landscape around. Precisely in a special enclave of this lan
A steep hill at the foot of Mount Rokko, facing south and with panoramic views from Osaka Bay all the way to the Port of Kobe, was the site chosen for this residential complex built over the course of two decades. In spite of having been completed i
The tea factory is located in a rugged area of steep slopes and tropical flora. Hence the decision to apply the strategy of embedding the entire program into the mountain, and covering it with an artificial hill: a formation of stepped green roofs. W
On a slope of the Yanshan Mountains in northern China, at one end of the east-west axis that crosses Beijing, the theater rises as a material symbol of the contrast between the sinuous natural landscape and the vast open urban setting of the city. Th
Playgrounds emerged during modernity, and constitute small oases that separate children from a city for which they are still not prepared. Robert Moses saw them as symbols of democracy; Aldo van Eyck, as spaces that are fundamental for social integra
The brief was to build a house on a hilltop outside the city of Toledo. The hill faces southwest and offers views of the distant horizon, reaching the Gredos Mountains to the northeast. The 60x40-meter site has a 10-meter drop. At the highest point w
As if it were the deck of a ship stranded between two beaches, a horizontal platform on a huge stone box that seems to have emerged from the bowels of the Earth offers views of the distant sea...
The tabula rasa of modernity was historical, but also topographical. In its effort to raise generic buildings, canonical functionalism decided to erase the traces of the architectural languages of the past, which could be felt as a heavy burden of hi
Either merging with the landscape or in themselves becoming landscapes, topographical buildings suggest altogether new ways of shaping the flows of cities and territories.
American architect Peter Eisenman is the winner of the international competition to design the Galician City of Culture in Santiago de Compostela.