The hotel complex seeks to distance itself from the voracious American touristic business. Its geometric distribution in plan, its formality overall, and the chosen materials are guided by an organicity that reduces both the visual and the environmen
The station has been renovated several times on the basis of the same element: the vault. The new design respects this geometry and is inspired by the city’s yellow brick facades to rebuild a large double-height hall in the three-story building…
This flexible system organizes the ensemble by means of a geometric grid inspired by the current domes. The proposal consists of a modular terminal, a system of raised platforms, and a minimum intervention on the old passenger terminal…
The railway complex is transformed into a large courtyard that generates several internal itineraries around the platforms and the tracks, guaranteeing connectivity and improving pedestrian circulation between the accesses from each side. The archite
The 20-meter-high building is subdivided into horizontal layers that respond to the stacked spatial program. Functionally, the building is structured in three main areas: the stacked ice rinks, the high diving and competition pools, and the leisure a
“Majorca is paradise, if you can stand it!” This warning pronounced by Gertrude Stein, directed at Robert Graves when he told her about his plans of leaving cold England, echoes in a house that harnesses traditional wisdom to create an agreeable redo
The built area of the house takes up the full length of the plot. Scattering the program across the site permits creating outdoor interstitial gaps that are controlled by the built space, turning the exterior and the interior into one same element. L
The new church reconstructs a hillock that was located behind the second city wall of the 17th century, now disappeared. The old pit will be cleaned and emptied out to facilitate the formwork process of the future structure. The geometric halls of th
With its marés stone walls and vaults the dwelling reinterprets the traditional distribution of the courtyard-house, now decomposed into units that are shifted from the center to the perimeter to play with the geometry of the floor plan and cross ven
The project is based on a reflection on the excessive technification and dehumanization of health centers and, as a consequence, the desire to qualify the interior space, endowing it with adequate architectural conditions based on the section, natura
The open and organic architecture of the parish marks a contrast with the heavy and compact center of the city with a radially undulating roof that reinterprets the archetypal form of Romanesque and Gothic aisles through nature.
A Madrid business school has expanded its facilities with the construction of new teaching spaces that together have the effect of consolidating the entire campus around a pine grove. A stone vault built with 777 pieces parameterized and fitted toget
Taking inspiration from the vernacular constructions in the area, and built for a friend of the architects, the house starts out from a consideration: that of the intermediate space as a privileged one, a place for welcoming and sharing. Raw earth, i
The complex features of this site in Hyogo Prefecture, within a labyrinth of retaining walls and winding narrow alleys spread out on a steep terraced hill, made it practically impossible to transport and deliver materials and machinery, making it nec
The new auditorium is placed underground, conceived as a large foyer where the building’s horizontal connections converge. The character of the intervention is marked by the preservation of the three historical facades and the existing vaults...
In L’Escala, a municipality in the Alt Empordà comarca of Girona province, stands this one-family residence designed by Bellafilarquitectes, the Barcelona practice of Albert Massagué and Marta Andreu. With a built area of 204 square meters, it was de
On 19 September 2017, an earthquake jolted the city of Jojutla in the Mexican state of Morelos, destroying over 2,600 homes and leaving nearly all public infrastructures in ruins. The team formed by AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura | Camilo Restrepo (C
“Una casa come me” was the instruction that Curzio Malaparte gave Adalberto Libera when he contracted him to build the villa in Capri that Brigitte Bardot would immortalize walking down its stepped roof, wrapped in a bathrobe, in the Godard film. Equ
On a steep hillside overlooking the fertile Maipo River Valley, the Chilean firm MAPAA – Cristián Larraín and Matías Madsen – has for a family enterprise completed small offices within three bays raised on supports over the slope and covered with bar
The imposition of a new structural order altogether transforms a house nestled between party walls, without sacrificing the formal expression of its vaulted ceiling...
Close to the ruins of what was the most important porcelain factory during the Ming Dynasty, a new museum echoes the forms and materials of traditional pottery-making ovens. The concrete vaults are clad in bricks left over from previous constructions
The core of Olot has the same problem that many historical towns have to contend with: the indiscriminate demolitions that result in empty lots going abandoned, disfiguring the street and ultimately destroying the urban decorum of public space. In th
Located in Nueva Santa Bárbara (Valencia), the Brick Vault House was carried out in collaboration with the local architects Alberto Burgos and Javier Cortina. It is the result of combining two fundamental strategies: a spatial grid and a construction
The Beijing studio Zhu-Pei has built a museum adjacent to what is left of the thousand-year-old imperial pottery-making complex of the prefectural city of Jingdezhen, a porcelain capital of the world, China’s Sevrès. The building is composed of a ser
First introduced in the 17th century through the master builders of Italy, the timbrel vault became part of the heritage of traditional construction in eastern Spain. Nevertheless, it was in the United States much later on, towards the end of the 19t
La vegetación, el agua y la geometría serán los protagonistas del edificio para el Museo Nacional de Afganistán, según la propuesta vencedora en el concurso convocado por el Ministerio de Cultura afgano y la Embajada de EE UU, que ha sido diseñada po
In 1992, Foster and Partners won the competition to build a new airport for Hong Kong. To be placed, like Osaka’s Kansai (whose competition Foster lost to Piano in 1988) on an artificial island, the huge building was to be the largest construction pr
Winners of competitions in 1989, 1990 and 1991, Cranfield, Cambridge and Camus are three educational buildings that share expressive roofs, climate-conscious detailing and a convivial understanding of learning. Gravid with light references and wise i
Having built many distinguished office buildings, Foster Associates were considered specialists in the type, and the booming eighties brought several commissions. After the cancellation of the BBC project, the Mexican Televisa headquarters would have
Elected to the Royal Academy in 1983, two years later Foster was commissioned to improve the exhibition galleries on top of Burlington House. Although limited in scope, this project was deeply significant for the importance of the institution involve
Both Frankfurt and the BBC were significant projects that never reached completion; but whereas the indoor athletics stadium, winner of a restricted competition in 1981, substantially develops and extends the concept of the Sainsbury Centre, the new
The new airport of Hong Kong, a project recently completed by the British Norman Foster, is the largest construction of our times.