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AD Classics: National Museum of Roman Art / Rafael Moneo

Arches have long been used to mark the greatest achievements of Roman civilization. Constantine, Titus, and Septimus Severus built them to commemorate their military victories. Engineers at Segovia and Nîmes incorporated them into their revolutionary aqueducts. And fifteen hundred years after the Fall of Rome, Rafael Moneo gave a modern touch to the ancient structure in Mérida's breathtaking National Museum of Roman Art, located on the site of the former Iberian outpost of Emerita Augusta. Soaring arcades of simple, semi-circular arches merge historicity and contemporary design, creating a striking yet sensitive point of entry to the remains of one of the Roman Empire's greatest cities.

© Flickr user Manuel Ramirez Sanchez The entrance lunette. Image © Flickr user Tomas Fano Segmented and relieving arches work in visual and structural harmony. Image © Flickr user Guzman Lozano © Flickr user Daniel Sancho

Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real / Rojo/Fernández-Shaw

Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw

Raval of the Sea Hotel / VVArquitectura

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

Llorell House in La Costa Brava / DOSARQUITECTES

© Simon Garcia © Simon Garcia © Simon Garcia © Simon Garcia

Disfrutar Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

  • Architects: El Equipo Creativo
  • Location: Carrer de Villarroel, 163, 08036 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Area: 520.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

House Refurbishment in Baralla / OLAestudio

  • Architects: OLAestudio
  • Location: 27680 Baralla, Lugo, España
  • Architect In Charge: Oscar López Alba
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photography: Héctor Santos-Diez

© Héctor Santos-Diez © Héctor Santos-Diez © Héctor Santos-Diez © Héctor Santos-Diez

Sardinera House / Ramón Esteve

© Mariela Apollonio  © Mariela Apollonio  © Mariela Apollonio  © Mariela Apollonio

Genoves Park's Lookout and Protection Building / José Luis Bezos Alonso

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Esther Koplowitz Foundation / Hans Abaton

© Hans Abaton
© Hans Abaton
  • Architects: Hans Abaton
  • Location: Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Ricardo de Landaluce Arias
  • Collaborator Architects: Víctor Conde Buezas, Naama de Miguel de Pablo, David Díaz Vizán, Laura Fringuello, Gonzalo Martín Román, Ana Martínez Campos, Juan Millán Ghisleri, Fernando Ortiz Campos, Wolney Ortiz de Oliveira, Darío Ortiz Seseña, Francisco Peláez Marín, Elías Sancho de Agustín, Javier Tavera Tolmo
  • Area: 2350.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Hans Abaton

© Hans Abaton © Hans Abaton © Hans Abaton © Hans Abaton

PIC Pavillion / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

© Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto

Multifunctional Building "Fondo" / Pich-Aguilera Architects

  • Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
  • Location: Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Felipe Pich-Aguilera, Teresa Batlle I Pagès
  • Area: 8954.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Simón García

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García

2 Dwellings at Tamarit ST / Carles Enrich

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El Musical Cultural Center / Eduardo de Miguel Arbonés

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba

Bela Muxía Hostel Extension / CREUSeCARRASCO

  • Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO
  • Location: Rúa Encarnación, 15125 Muxía, A Coruña, Spain
  • Project Architects: Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco
  • Project Area: 553.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Hector Santos-Díez

© Hector Santos-Díez © Hector Santos-Díez © Hector Santos-Díez © Hector Santos-Díez

OJALÁ / Andrés Jaque

  • Architects: Andrés Jaque
  • Location: Calle de San Andrés, 1, 28004 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Design, Coordination: Sebastian Bech-Ravn, Ljubo Dragomirov, Roberto González García, Senne Meesters, William Mondejar, Jorge Noguera Facuseh, Silvia Rueda Cuellar, Jarča Slamova
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

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

Weston House / Antonio Maciá Mateu

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

Patio Refurbishment in Santibañez de Valcorba / Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez

  • Architects: Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez
  • Location: Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
  • Area: 420.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso

© Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso © Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso © Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso © Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso

Novopie Podiatric Clinic / Estudio de Arquitectura Antonio Jurado

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