The renovation of this dwelling in Miraflores, a small locality in Muros (A Coruña), was first and foremost based on utmost respect for the place. This necessitated paying close attention to realities like the scale of the house’s surroundings, to pr
The conventional concept of home for the elderly is replaced here by that of a village protected from the harsh landscape of Castile by a wall of concrete blocks.
The castle of Santa Cruz is a modest building which is part of a series of small forts, watchtowers, and fachos that were erected in the 17th and 18th centuries along the banks of the river Miño as border strongholds. Santa Cruz does not stand out in
The intervention involved consolidating the old stone walls and erecting a pavilion. This new element serves to connect all the preexisting parts and is given a skin of zinc characterized by a special matte finish.
Flanked by two bands of services, the central inner bay connects the city to the riverbank, and appears as a large sinuous volume characterized by the metallic materiality of cross-seam zinc panels.
Laid out around a central atrium, the inner volume of the building is clad with a skin of rhomboidal plates of painted zinc whose joints allow for dilations caused by temperature changes.
An 18th-century building, compact and traditional, combined with an industrialized light porch, forms a dwelling that opens up to its beautiful natural surroundings.
THE HOUSE of the Xuklis is a residence for the relatives of children diagnosed with cancer and under treatment in Barcelona hospitals. The project, an initiative of AFANOC (association of relatives and friends of children undergoing oncological trea
The public space as active environment needs to be reinvented all the time: planning this process from premises that place heritage before landscape is compatible with others that make entertainment or environmental aspects prevail. In this way, the
Located in Barcelona’s Maresme region, the library was drawn up in life of Enric Miralles and its construction began a decade ago; since then the project has gradually evolved until is recent completion. The proposal started out as a single large roo
A couple bought one of the very few plots with views of the sea that remained unbuilt in the Bay of Biscay. After scouting every sea village from Plentzia to San Vicente de la Barquera for almost a year, they found the place they where looking for in
The use of thin sheets of malleable metals to solve the problem of waterproofing roofs is a deep-rooted, centuries-old practice in western construction, especially in countries of plenty of rain. Because they are so easy to bend and fold, building tr
En 2002 cayó, víctima de aluminosis, el teatro Atlántida de Vic; ocho años después, Josep Llinás, Josep Llobet, Pedro Ayesta y Laia Vives han terminado el nuevo conjunto que lo sustituye, bautizado como Centro de Artes Escénicas de Osona, la comarca