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Ceip Rincón De Bonanza / MACLA Arquitectos

  • Architects: MACLA Arquitectos
  • Location: Orihuela, Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Miguel Cabanes Ginés, Elena Robles Alonso & Pedro Gambín Hurtado
  • Area: 4444.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo

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

Tourist Apartments and Commercial Premises Valdelagrana / SV60 Arquitectos

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architect Office: SV60 Arquitectos
  • Location: Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain
  • Archictect: Antonio González Cordón
  • Collaborators: Antonio G. Liñán, Luis E. Villar, Manuel Gutierrez de Rueda
  • Year: 2004
  • Photography: Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada

Santa Ana and San Joaquín Church / RGRM Arquitectos

From the architect. People and place, place and people and light and sea…

The commission was to substitute the old church of El Puerto, a modest building that had welcomed the parishioners of this area of the city for 30 years, and which the people of the neighborhood understood as their parish. Understanding the link between parishioners and the sea and to translate it into the project has been a starting point for the project, to create an understanding between people and the architecture.

Rooting architecture in the places it belongs, this is an approach we defend. The identity of the place giving shape to the architecture.

The sea of the sailors that we have known personally and who year after year take the Virgin and Saint Anne in procession, the light from Almeria, white, everything generates a palpable whole in our work, to create links and complicities with the new building.

The program is simple: a meeting and celebration space for at least 400 people, classrooms for catechesis, meeting rooms for the parish and a home for the pastor. The plan is laid out from a continuous wall that folds on itself to form the central nave. It houses the sacristy and rectory, and becomes the bell tower. The chapels are grouped within a stone volume, an intimate area, wrapped by the outer wall. The nave, fractured by a crack, is flooded with light. It is this axis that “pulls” the altar to the streets in a gesture of calling. When the door is opened, the altar is seen from the square, powered by the light axis.

The south facade is isolated from the outside, and a corridor of operable windows is created to generate cross ventilation. There are no air conditioning systems.

The roof is made up of heavy volumes that seem to float due to the light, looking, with weightlessness, the sacred.

The concept of happiness is a self-imposed premise, a feeling to achieve inside the building. Light is the tool we use to achieve it.

Beato Jacinto Castañeda Education Center / Fernández Soler Monrabal Arquitectos

© Carlos Soler Monrabal
© Carlos Soler Monrabal
  • Architects: Carlos Soler Monrabal + Luisa Fernández Rodríguez
  • Location: Calle Proyecto Bola I-2, 27, 46800 Játiva, Valencia, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Juan Antonio Díaz Romero
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: Carlos Soler Monrabal

© Carlos Soler Monrabal © Carlos Soler Monrabal © Carlos Soler Monrabal © Carlos Soler Monrabal

Funeral Home and Garden in Pinoso / Cor & Asociados

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos

AA Bilbao Visiting School: "Computing topos II"

'Connection - Import Ticino' Exhibition

Organized by AAAB, the 'Connection - Import Ticino' Exhibition, which begins today and runs until June 9, aims to create a network of cultural connections between cities as a means of spreading the values of urbanism and architecture. The exhibition features a project that was born out of the desire to establish a cultural connection between the city of Barcelona and other European cities. A series of architecture exhibitions are the focus of this project, which also offers other events such as conferences and meetings between universities and aims to create synergies between the professional architects involved. Each event, which is called a “connection”, is composed of a first exhibition in Barcelona, followed by a second presentation in the invited country. For more information, please visit here.

Tudela-Culip Restoration Project / EMF

  • Architects: EMF
  • Location: Cap de Creus cape, Cadaqués, Catalunya, Spain
  • Landscape Architects: Martí Franch
  • Architects: J/T ARDÉVOLS S.L. Ton Ardèvol
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of EMF

Courtesy of EMF Courtesy of EMF Courtesy of EMF Courtesy of EMF

Garoza House / Herreros Arquitectos

Industrialized modular housing prototype that allows growth and changes over time. All building systems are dry.

Complete units are manufactured in a workshop, with all interior finishes of the maximum size supported by conventional transport (3m wide, 2.5m tall, and up to 12m long).

Only the last layer of the facade and the roof are placed in situ to ensure continuity, overlap and waterproofing of joints.

Interior partitions, storage and fixed furniture are incorporated to the walls, which house good technical quality building services, home automation and other customized items for each configuration.

The resulting assemblage offers quality, control over the building runtime, maintenance plans and growth options far superior to traditional construction. Principles of sustainable economy and the spirit of recycling accompany all project decisions.

Garoza House 10.1 is the first application of the industrialized prototype, adjusted to the needs and personality of its owners.

House for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena Architecture

  • Architects: Arnau Tiñena Architecture
  • Location: Botarell, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Arnau Tiñena
  • Technical Architect: Josep Anguera
  • Construction: Construcciones Manuel Velarde MVC
  • Area: 148.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena

Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena

'Childhood and Public Space': A Dialogue Between the Arts, Education and Urban Design Conference

Taking place July 6-7 at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, the 'Childhood and Public Spaces' international conference offers a series of perspectives and experiences on actual childhood space scenarios in the city. An encounter with urban-design practice, educational experience and artistic methods are key aspects of this hands-on approach. It will also include a forum allowing dialogue between international professionals and workshops that take you to actual spaces in Barcelona. This action has been organized by the design and space-creation masters students of the UPC-CCCB. The deadline to register for the event is June 15. More information after the break.

Tsm3 Unstable House / Carlos Arroyo

  • Architects: Carlos Arroyo
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos
  • Design Team: Carlos Arroyo, Vanessa Cerezo
  • Area: 154.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Courtesy of Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

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

Acces Pavillion in “Els Turons de Les Tres Creus” / Toni Girones

  • Architects: Toni Gironès
  • Location: Montornès Del Vallès, Barcelona, España
  • Architect in Charge: Toni Gironès Saderra
  • Area: 200.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Aitor Estévez, Cortesia de Toni Gironès

© Aitor Estévez © Aitor Estévez © Aitor Estévez © Aitor Estévez

58 Municipal Houses / Lourdes Bueno Garnica & José Miguel Chaparro Mora

© Javier Orive
© Javier Orive
  • Architects: Lourdes Bueno Garnica, José Miguel Chaparro Mora
  • Location: Calle Manuel Azaña Díaz, 191, 41300 La Rinconada, Sevilla, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Alberto de la Cruz Martínez
  • Area: 6,507 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Javier Orive, Unknown Photographer

© Javier Orive © Javier Orive © Javier Orive © Javier Orive

Legal Medical Institute of Granada / Andrés López, Jesús Bozzo y Rosa Palacios

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada

Technical Construction Pavilion of the Universitario de Toledo General Hospital / TASH

  • Architects: TASH - Taller de Arquitectura Sánchez-Horneros
  • Location: Avenida Río Estenilla, 21, 45007, Toledo, Spain
  • Design Team: Emilio Sánchez-Horneros, Antonio Sánchez-Horneros, Álvaro Cabrera
  • Area: 680 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

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

Emergency Station in Alboraya / OMBRA Arquitectos

  • Architects: OMBRA Arquitectos
  • Location: Alboraya, Spain
  • Architects in Charge: Pablo Peñín Llobell, Diego Carratalá Collado, Francisco Miravete Martín y Carmen Mellado Vera
  • Area: 2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos

Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos