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Reforma de una vivienda en Castelldefels / ARQUITECTURA-G

15:00 - 21 April, 2017
Reforma de una vivienda en Castelldefels  / ARQUITECTURA-G, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Castelldefels, Barcelona, España
  • Architect in Charge

    Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta)
  • Area

    200.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2017
  • Photography

Concéntrico 03, Logroño´s Architecture and Design Festival

10:15 - 21 April, 2017
Concéntrico 03, Logroño´s Architecture and Design Festival

Architects and designers from Singapore, Brazil, Chile, Germany, France, Portugal and Spain participate in Concéntrico 03, the urban festival of ephemeral installations in Logroño.

45 Years of Architecture Model Photography in Spain

12:00 - 16 April, 2017
45 Years of Architecture Model Photography in Spain, International Design Competition for the José Batlle y Ordóñez Monument in Montevideo (Uruguay), 1959. Architect: Roberto Puig Álvarez. Sculptor: Jorge Oteiza. Image © Photographic Library of the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Oteiza Museum Archives
International Design Competition for the José Batlle y Ordóñez Monument in Montevideo (Uruguay), 1959. Architect: Roberto Puig Álvarez. Sculptor: Jorge Oteiza. Image © Photographic Library of the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Oteiza Museum Archives

138 images, 14 albums, 20 magazines, 13 original models and one projection are part of Modeling for the Camera: Photography of architectural models in Spain, 1925-1970, the current exhibition of the ICO Museum in Madrid, curated by Iñaki Bergera, PhD of Architecture from the University of Navarra.

The exhibition is tied to the book of the same name that was published in 2016, edited by La Fábrica and the Ministry of Public Works (Spain). In times when 3D visualization software has popularized, accelerated and perfected the rendering industry, both materials choose to value the legacy of architectural model photography in the 20th century.

Club Táchira, Caracas (Venezuela), 1956. Architects: Eduardo Torroja Miret and José Fructoso Vivas Vivas. Image © Modern construction archives- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Alberto Sartoris. © García Moya Preliminary design outdoor gazebo for music band. National Prize of Architecture, 1962. Architect: Juan Daniel Fullaondo Errazu. Image © Paco Gómez Archive / Foto Colectania Foundation Headquarters of JORBA Laboratories, Madrid, 1965. Architect: Miguel Fisac ​​Serna. Image © C. Jiménez. Fisac ​​Foundation Torres Blancas, Madrid, 1969. Architect: Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza. Image © Collection Architectural College of Catalonia Historical Archives. Photography: L. Jiménez +15

House in Pedralbes / BC Estudio Architects

05:00 - 15 April, 2017
House in Pedralbes / BC Estudio Architects, © Julio Cunill
© Julio Cunill

© Julio Cunill © Julio Cunill © Julio Cunill © Julio Cunill +15

BULLIT / Hugo Mompó

15:00 - 14 April, 2017
BULLIT / Hugo Mompó, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Borriana, 14, 46005 València, Valencia, España
  • Architect in Charge

    Hugo Mompó
  • Photographs

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

08:00 - 10 April, 2017

If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s infrastructure were very different from the current system. The educational model of the twentieth century could be defined as being similar to the "spatial model of prisons, with no interest in stimulating a comprehensive, flexible and versatile education."

However, we are now at a time when social, economic and technological developments have created a more global society and where information and learning are becoming more affordable. This radical change has transformed the societies in which we live, leaving the current educational model based on a rigid and unidirectional teaching obsolete. 

As such, there are schools that have not only broken the mold of traditional teaching but have formed new educational standards, exploring new paradigms and opening up new possibilities within the design of educational spaces. Since architecture and educational models often reflect the ideology of a society, how is the school of 21st century defined? 

Vittra Telefonplan / Rosan Bosch. Image Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop. Image Cortesía de Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Kwel Ka Baung School / A.gor.a Architect. Image Cortesía de Agora Architects Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki +31

Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences Through the Lens of Photographer Sebastian Weiss

09:30 - 9 April, 2017
Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences Through the Lens of Photographer Sebastian Weiss, © Sebastian Weiss Photography
© Sebastian Weiss Photography

As a young boy, Santiago Calatrava's fascination with light in his native Valencia fueled his determination to draw, design, and eventually build. His Ciudad de Artes y Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) is a perfect example of the influence of the Valencian sun on the architect's work. The seven cultural buildings define a formal vocabulary all their own, with a dynamism between blanched curves and rhythmic visual patterns. So bright it almost glows on clear days, the materiality of the structures emphasizes the ability of light to outline the spatial relationships between Calatrava's shapes, and shift them as the sun moves through the sky.

In his most recent photo series, Sebastian Weiss has captured the tendency of the shapes of the City of Arts and Sciences to "complement each other and even merge to a harmonic unity," as the photographer himself puts it. The photos were originally featured on his Instagram, @le_blanc, and develop a new way of looking at the oft-photographed tourist spot. His images imagine the complex as a pulsating "light-space installation" of equally systematic and creature-like forms in constant conversation with one another. The series gives the sense of looking at different sections of a particularly beautiful beast—its ribs, underbelly, horns, etc.—captured within the complex's shallow pools.

© Sebastian Weiss Photography © Sebastian Weiss Photography © Sebastian Weiss Photography © Sebastian Weiss Photography +17

Roteta House / Estudio Peña Ganchegui

05:00 - 9 April, 2017
Roteta House / Estudio Peña Ganchegui, © Edorta Subijana
© Edorta Subijana

© Edorta Subijana © Edorta Subijana © Edorta Subijana © Edorta Subijana +16

EMBT Breaks Ground on Pioneering Cancer Center in Barcelona

17:15 - 7 April, 2017
EMBT Breaks Ground on Pioneering Cancer Center in Barcelona, Render – Kálida Sant Pau Centre. Image © Playtime
Render – Kálida Sant Pau Centre. Image © Playtime

EMBT has broken ground on Kálida Sant Pau, a new cancer treatment center located in Barcelona, Spain. Led by EMBT co-founder Benedetta Tagliabue, the pioneering project will provide practical, emotional and social support to patients that complements more conventional medical treatment. The latest project in the Maggie’s Center global network, the center will offer free programs that are “accessible and provided in a warm and welcoming purpose built space where you can ask questions and seek advice in order to feel supported, informed and understood.”

LEKA Open Source Restaurant / IAAC FAB Lab Barcelona

11:00 - 6 April, 2017
LEKA Open Source Restaurant / IAAC FAB Lab Barcelona, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Badajoz, 65, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Miguel Guerrero, Anastasia Pistofidou
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center / Singular Studio

13:00 - 1 April, 2017
Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center / Singular Studio, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    03730 Xàbia, Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    J. Moragues, F. Nieto, R. Paternina
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Traspinedo City Hall Refurbishment / Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez

05:00 - 1 April, 2017
Traspinedo City Hall Refurbishment / Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez, © Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez
© Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez

© Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez © Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez © Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez © Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza Mayor, 1, 47330 Traspinedo, Valladolid, Spain
  • Architect in charge

    Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez
  • Area

    574.0 m2
  • Project year

    2014
  • Photography

    Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez

5 Zaha Hadid Buildings Seen From Above

08:00 - 31 March, 2017
5 Zaha Hadid Buildings Seen From Above, Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China. Image © Deimos Imaging
Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China. Image © Deimos Imaging

This week marks the first anniversary of the death of Zaha Hadid, the most successful and influential female architect in the architectural discipline. Born in Baghdad (Iraq) in 1950, Hadid became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize in 2004, and twelve years later received the gold medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Hadid's untimely death left a fascinating and inspiring legacy. Meanwhile her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, continues to work on nearly a hundred projects worldwide. To remember her legacy, Spanish company Deimos Imaging has shared a series of photographs focusing on Hadid's work in five countries.

The images were captured by the Deimos-2 satellite, which was launched in 2014 and designed for very high-resolution Earth observation applications, providing multispectral images of just 75 centimeters per pixel. Hadid's incredible works take on a new dimension when you contemplate their proportions from the sky—or rather, from a satellite.

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion. Image © Deimos Imaging Sheikh Zayed Bridge. Image © Deimos Imaging Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Deimos Imaging Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Image © Deimos Imaging +26

CANANA L.A. Brew Pub / Martin Lejarraga

11:00 - 29 March, 2017
CANANA L.A. Brew Pub / Martin Lejarraga, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Antonio Pascual, 26, 30390 La Aljorra, Murcia, Spain
  • Area

    220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

How Artificial Intelligence Helped to Create a Gaudí-Inspired Thinking Sculpture

06:00 - 23 March, 2017
How Artificial Intelligence Helped to Create a Gaudí-Inspired Thinking Sculpture, Courtesy of IBM
Courtesy of IBM

IBM and New-York-based design studio SOFTlab have teamed up to create the first thinking sculpture, inspired by Gaudí and developed with IBM’s Watson cognitive technology for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

In order to help design the sculpture, Watson was taught about the history and style of Gaudí and the architecture of Barcelona through volumes of images, literary works, articles, and even music. From these references, Watson helped to uncover critical insights on patterns in Gaudí's work—like crabs, spiders, and color palettes—that the design team didn't initially associate with Gaudí. The resulting four-meter-tall sculpture features a structural surface made of over 1200 unique aluminum parts, and is unmistakably reminiscent of Gaudí’s work both in look and feel, yet entirely distinct.

The sculpture was on display from February 27 to March 2 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it interacted with visitors by changing shape in real-time, in response to sentiments from Twitter. To learn more about the sculpture, ArchDaily was given to opportunity to speak with IBM Watson Manager Jonas Nwuke.

Courtesy of IBM Courtesy of IBM Courtesy of IBM Courtesy of IBM +10

Pizzeria Massa / FLEXOARQUITECTURA

05:00 - 22 March, 2017
Pizzeria Massa / FLEXOARQUITECTURA, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +13

Urdanibia Square / SCOB

15:00 - 20 March, 2017
Urdanibia Square / SCOB, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Irun, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergi Carulla Altadill , Oscar Blasco Lázaro
  • Area

    3820.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Stella Maris Chapel / Alejandro Beautell

09:00 - 18 March, 2017
Stella Maris Chapel / Alejandro Beautell , © José Oller
© José Oller

© Alejandro Beautell ©  Efraín Pintos © Alejandro Beautell © Alejandro Beautell +40