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House #20 / Rue Space

  • Architects: Rue Space
  • Location: 31592 Cintruénigo, Navarra, Spain
  • Project Architects: Raúl Montero, Emilio Pardo
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Aitor Estévez

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

Reforma de planta baja Residencia Universitaria Flora Tristán / José Luis Sainz-Pardo + Plácido González + Miguel Ángel Chaves

  • Architects: José Luis Sainz-Pardo, Plácido González, Miguel Ángel Chaves
  • Location: Sevilla, Spain
  • Technical Architects: Domingo Pozo Morón, Luis Domínguez Álvarez
  • Project Area: 1210 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Jesús Granada

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

Sotogrande's Sailing School / Héctor Fernández Elorza/HFE Arch + Carlos García Fernández

© Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano

Municipal Indoor Pool in Constantina / Suárez Corchete

  • Architects: Suárez Corchete
  • Location: Avenida Andalucía, S/N, 41450 Constantina, Sevilla, España
  • Architect In Charge: Fernando Suárez Corchete, Lorenzo Muro Álvarez
  • Project Area: 727.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda

Living Under a Rock: Setenil de las Bodegas

The Andalucian town of Setenil de las Bodegas looks like something from the set of a culturally adventurous fantasy film, but cave dwelling is actually common in Andalucia; being so close to the African continental plate, geological forces threw up mountain ranges and volcanoes that are perfectly suited for habitation. The rocks and caves make for surprisingly easy settlement, and the nearby Cueva de la Pileta shows evidence of a human presence up to 25,000 years ago. After that, though, the inhabitants of the caves here are mostly ignored up until the 12th century, when Setenil's Moorish castle appears on the historical record.

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3X1 House / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

  • Architects: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos
  • Location: 18514 Aldeire, Granada, Spain
  • Project Architects: Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez
  • Project Area: 614.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

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Maritime Station in Baiona / Santos y Mera Arquitectos S.L.P

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8 Inscribed Houses and Three Courtyards / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

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House for a Violinist / OAM

  • Architects: OAM
  • Location: Málaga, Málaga, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Iñaki Pérez de la Fuente, Cristina García Baeza
  • Area: 82.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jesús Granada

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

Veterinary Hospital Canis Mallorca / Estudi E. Torres Pujol

  • Architects: Estudi E. Torres Pujol
  • Location: Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Esteve Torres Pujol
  • Area: 1538.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jose Hevia

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Samu House / Carlos Campo, Miguel Jareño

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Fuensanta House / MUKA Arquitectura

  • Architects: MUKA Arquitectura
  • Location: Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Moisés Royo Márquez
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas

Spanish Firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Awarded 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal

Spanish firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos has been selected to receive the 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal. Awarded every three years, the Alvar Aalto Medal recognizes an office or architect “with outstanding merit in creative architecture.” Nieto Sobejano and its founders – Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano—were commended by the jury for their profound understanding of the local cultures where they work.

“Nieto and Sobejano were key names in the new wave of Spanish architecture, which emerged in the late 1970s. The roots of their architecture lie in Spain, and its multi-layered history and culture,” the jury wrote. “Their works speak a silent language, proving that the precondition of meaningful architecture is an in-depth understanding of local culture and the context of the design brief.”

Nozomi Sushi / Masquespacio

  • Interior Designers: Masquespacio
  • Location: Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Creative Director: Ana Milena Hernández Palacios
  • Creative Junior: Nuria Martínez
  • Architect Junior: Virgínia Hinarejos
  • Area: 233.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: David Rodríguez y Carlos Huecas

© David Rodríguez y Carlos Huecas © David Rodríguez y Carlos Huecas © David Rodríguez y Carlos Huecas © David Rodríguez y Carlos Huecas

P House / Artigas Arquitectes

  • Architects: Artigas Arquitectes
  • Location: Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Albert Artigas, Ester Fortuny, Judit Onsès, Albert Ortiz
  • Area: 540.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Lluís Sans

© Lluís Sans  © Lluís Sans  © Lluís Sans  © Lluís Sans

In Residence: Xavier Corbero

The latest episode in NOWNESS' In Residence series takes viewers into the Esplugues de Llobregat home of Catalan artist Xavier Corbero. Albert Moya captures Corbero's life size cabinet of curiosities— brimming with art pieces and eclectic miscellany— as the artist himself wanders through a Piranesi-esque series of seemingly impossible cantilevered staircases and arches. 

"What I try to do does not stem from reason," says Corbero, "What I always attempt to do is poetry."