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...
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
With more levels and windows than it should, the house combines the rigid rhythm of small openings with an ordered interior where living spaces unfold left and right from the central staircase. The last floor stretches under a vault...
In 2004, the city of Naples invited different international architects – including Benedetta Tagliabue, Richard Rogers, Álvaro Siza, Massimiliano Fuksas, or Dominique Perault – to design the stations for the city’s new metropolitan line... [+]
This experimental house in Aiguablava (Girona) has two principal characteristic features: the sustainable way it engages with its surroundings and the manner in which it is built. The first results from adapting to the topography, respecting the prop
The refurbishment project proposes inserting a new iconic and efficient structure – two T-beams that shape a cross of asymmetrical arms – to clear the space from intermediate supports in a single gesture and create a free-flowing floor plan... [+]
Located three hours by road from Mexico City, the Terreno House simultaneously addresses two theoretically contradictory demands: shelter in the extreme climate of a region where there can be thermal drops and rises of more than thirty degrees in the
The Beijing firm Vector Architects has renovated this house on the southeast end of Huangqi Peninsula, Fujian Province, for the captain of a ship and his family. The intervention addressed the deterioration of the building by adding a 12-centimeter-t
The teachers’ houses were designed to attract teachers out to the countryside, as well as to promote the use of earth as a sustainable and durable building material. The houses were realized as a series of adaptable modules, each of size comparable t
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