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The Factory / Pepe Gascón

  • Architects: Pepe Gascón
  • Location: Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area: 593.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia

Dos Casas Unifamiliares + Pabellón de Visitas / Sergi Serra Casals & Marta Adroer Puig

© Aleix Bagué © Aleix Bagué © Aleix Bagué © Aleix Bagué

Casa T / Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura

© Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol

Yael Reisner + Peter Cook Create Installation to Celebrate Democracy Through Marriage

From the architect. Created for Barcelona's BCN RE.SET festival organized this year by the Fundació Enric Miralles as part of the city's Tricentenari BCN celebrations, this installation by Yael Reisner and Peter Cook responds to the theme of 'democracy'. The design, titled "Take My Hand" takes inspiration from a number of factors - notably the location of the site outside Barcelona's Civil Registration building, and the idea that the protection of human rights and civil liberties is one of the fundamental tenets of democracy.

The installation is therefore designed as a space to be used in marriage ceremonies and a celebration of human rights through civil weddings. Reisner explains that "the option of a civil marriage in many countries opened new possibilities for interfaith marriages, non-religious marriages, and same sex marriages."

More on the installation after the break

Ceremony at the Take My Hand Installation © Marcela Grassi Yael Reisner at the installation of the inflatable canopy Yael Reisner & Peter Cook Celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary at their Take My Hand Installation

Ferreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura

© Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol

Rehabilitation of the Madrid History Museum / Frade Arquitectos

© Manuel Pérez Cazorla © Manuel Pérez Cazorla © Manuel Pérez Cazorla © Manuel Pérez Cazorla

The Garden of the Silhouettes / Esculpir el Aire

  • Architects: Esculpir el Aire
  • Location: Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres
  • Collaborators: Azucena Maestre Mones arquitecto, Gloria Soler Ródenas arquitecto, Mónica Costa López, Ramiro López Pérez, Ricardo Perdomo Flórez, FERPAS (viveros)
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: David Frutos | BISImages

© David Frutos | BISImages © David Frutos | BISImages © David Frutos | BISImages © David Frutos | BISImages

20 Scholarships the AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 / Bilbao, Spain

AA Visiting School is an international network of design workshops and other programs organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture. This event will be realized in Bilbao, Spain between July 23 and August 5.

Mercat Calafell / Batlle & Roig Architects

  • Architects: Batlle & Roig Architects
  • Location: Calafell, Tarragona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge: Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
  • Area: 8360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jordi Surroca

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca

Casa en Gardelegui / Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

  • Architects: Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura
  • Location: 01194 Gardelegi, Álava, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Roberto Ercilla, Miguel Angel Campo
  • Area: 270.0 sqm
  • Photographs: César San Millán

© César San Millán © César San Millán © César San Millán © César San Millán

Under Construction: Apartments with perimeter gardens in Madrid / SUMA

Architects: Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)
Location: c/ Fernández Caro, 35, Madrid, Spain
Client: Private 2011
Project Date: 2013-
Construction: Diezma Rosell Construcciones s.l.
Structure: SANDO-COMEUT
Photography: Jesús Granada

A108 House / OOKO industriarquitectura

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Sales and management office for Sol de Rojales housing development / Esculpir el Aire

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I AM Recycled / PKMN Architectures

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Courtesy of PKMN Architectures
  • Architects: PKMN Architectures
  • Location: Arrasate, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of PKMN Architectures

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Germans Soler Butchery / Pau Sarquella Fàbregas

© Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat

Video: “about architecture_without capital letters” / Alejandro Beautell

As part of "Time Space Existence" at the Venice Biennale -- the exhibition which has brought over 100 architects, including Norman Foster, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Ricardo Bofill, together -- the young Spanish architect, Alejandro Beautell, presents the installation: "about architecture_without capital letters."

Beautell's video, which explores his recent works completed in the Canary Islands (including ArchDaily 2014 Building of the Year, St. John Baptist Chapel), provokes the viewer to consider the essence of architecture, smaller scales, and the tradition inherent in the architectural profession.

Enjoy the video above and make sure to revisit Beautell's stunning Building of the Year, the St. John Baptist Chapel.