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“El Molino” Cultural Center / Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje

  • Architects: Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje
  • Location: Utebo, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Luis M. Gutiérrez, Eva Brugal
  • Area: 2850.0 m2
  • Year: 2004
  • Photography: Jordi Bernardo

© Jordi Bernardo © Jordi Bernardo © Jordi Bernardo © Jordi Bernardo

House in Madrid / A-cero

  • Architects: A-cero
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Director: Joaquín Torres
  • Architect Partner: Rafael Llamazares
  • Area: 2840.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jacobo España

© Jacobo España © Jacobo España © Jacobo España © Jacobo España

Law May Render Architects Unnecessary in Spain

As if architects in Spain weren't struggling enough - what with the Crisis closing half the country's studios and putting over 25% of Spanish architects out of work - a new law could now render Spanish architects effectively unnecessary.

A preliminary document reveals that, if passed, The Law of Professional Services (LSP) will modify labor regulations in order to allow engineers, or really any one "competent" in construction, to take on the work of architects: 

“Exclusivity is eliminated. Architects or engineers with competency in construction will be able to design and direct projects, including residential, cultural, academic or religious buildings. [...] If a professional is competent enough to execute one building’s construction, it is understood that he/she will also be capable of executing other kinds of buildings, regardless of its intended use.”

Unsurprisingly, Spanish architects have risen up against the law, mobilizing both physical protests as well as social media campaigns. Even Pritzker-Prize winner Rafael Moneo has offered his opinion on the matter...Hear what Moneo has to say, after the break...

Sports Club / GEO Arquitectos

  • Architects: GEO Arquitectos
  • Location: Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
  • Architects in Charge: Álvaro Galmés, Arturo Grinda, Miguel Olazábal
  • Area: 2570.0 m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Zigzag House / Cobaleda & García Arquitectos

  • Architects: Cobaleda & García Arquitectos
  • Location: Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid. Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Luciano Cobaleda Hernández y Raúl García García
  • Structures: José Miguel Melo
  • Technical Architect: Ramón Chivite García
  • Area: 400.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Courtesy of Cobaleda & García Arquitectos

Courtesy of Cobaleda & García  Arquitectos Courtesy of Cobaleda & García  Arquitectos Courtesy of Cobaleda & García  Arquitectos Courtesy of Cobaleda & García  Arquitectos

Child Education Center / Planta33 Arquitectura. Rodrigo Muñoz García

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Courtyard Social Houses in Es Mercadal / Ferrer Forés

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

Housing in Baracaldo / Linazasoro Arquitectura

© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects: Linazasoro Arquitectura
  • Location: El Ferrocarril, 6, 48901 Barakaldo, Biscay, Spain
  • Project Architect: José Ignacio Linazasoro Rodriguez
  • Area: 10000.0 m2
  • Year: 2008
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

House in Pantano de San Juan / GEO Arquitectos

  • Architects: GEO Arquitectos
  • Location: Ávila, España
  • Architects in Charge: Álvaro Galmés, Arturo Grinda, Miguel Olazábal
  • Collaborators: José Luís Gutiérrez, Juan C. Plaza
  • Technical Architect: Cristina Arias Utrero
  • Site area: 2.240 m2
  • Area: 780.0 m2
  • Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Álvaro Galmés

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Single-family Dwelling / José Soto García

© Imagina2
© Imagina2
  • Architects: José Soto García
  • Location: Jerez. (cádiz). Spain
  • Architect in Charge: José Soto García
  • Design Team: Marco Antonio Rodríguez Calvo
  • Constructor: Juan Ignacio Giráldez Molinillo, Edificación Y Proyectos Guerrero Sánchez S.L
  • Area: 21673.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Imagina2

© Imagina2 © Imagina2 © Imagina2 © Imagina2

IE Master in Architectural Design presents the Online Master Classes series: Stan Allen

Traditional histories of Urbanism have seen the city as something separate from nature, organized according to its own rules and conventions. Given the current emphasis on environment and sustainability, and recent experiments in the sustainable urbanism, it makes sense to revisit the history of the city from a new perspective. This seminar will look briefly at the history of the city from the 19th century to the present through the lens of landscape and nature. Beginning with Haussmann and Cerda, we will look at Fredrick Law Olmsted and the City Beautiful Movement, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City proposal and post-war suburban development in the US, ending with the emergence of Landscape Urbanism in the late 1990’s.

New Public School for Primary Education “Ave Maria-Patxi Larrainzar” / Taller Básico de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Taller Básico de Arquitectura - Javier Pérez-Herreras Javier Quintana de Uña
  • Location: Avenida Marcelo Celayeta, 10, 31014 Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Area: 0.0 m2
  • Year: 2007
  • Photography: Xabier Ilundain Madurga, Taller Básico de Arquitectura

© Xabier Ilundain Madurga, Taller Básico de Arquitectura © Xabier Ilundain Madurga, Taller Básico de Arquitectura © Xabier Ilundain Madurga, Taller Básico de Arquitectura © Xabier Ilundain Madurga, Taller Básico de Arquitectura

Eastern District of Seville Police Station / Paredes Pedrosa

  • Architects: Paredes Pedrosa / Ángela García de Paredes, Ignacio Pedrosa
  • Location: Avenida de Emilio Lemos, 22, 41020 Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Area: 3178.0 m2
  • Year: 2009
  • Photography: Roland Halbe, Luis Asín

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Luis Asín © Luis Asín

39 Housing Program / José Soto García

  • Architects: José Soto García
  • Location: 11593 Estella del Marqués, Cádiz, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: José Soto García
  • Collaborators: Mercedes Salido Suárez, Lourdes Ramirez Retamal, Damián Sobral Rivas, David Castillo Falcón
  • Constructor: Ameconst S.L. Ejuca s.a.
  • Area: 6362.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Imagina2

© Imagina2 © Imagina2 © Imagina2 © Imagina2

IE Master in Architectural Design Lecture Series: Josep Lluís Mateo

The IE Master in Architectural Design as part of the Lecture Series 2013 in conjunction with the Círculo de Bellas Artes presents "Lugar, tiempo y materia. Obra reciente, 2010 - 2013", by Josep Lluís Mateo.

Forn de la Vila de Llíria Restoration and Musealization / hidalgomora arquitectura

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
  • Architects: hidalgomora arquitectura
  • Location: Calle de la Santísima Sangre, Llíria
  • Architect Construction Manager: Javier Hidalgo Mora
  • Chief Technical Architect Of Execution: Julio Sánchez López
  • Graphic Design: Marta Villazón
  • Constructor: Torremar, S.L.
  • Budget: 473.575,21 €
  • Developer: Ayuntamiento de Llíria
  • Area: 256.0 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo

Social and Cultural Center in Novelda Av. - Elche / Julio Sagasta + Fuster Arquitectos

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
  • Architects: Julio Sagasta, Fuster Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle Asunción Parreño Garci, 1, 03205 Elche, Alicante, Spain
  • Area: 1677.0 m2
  • Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo