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MM House / OHLAB

02:00 - 19 October, 2016
MM House  / OHLAB, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    OHLAB
  • Team

    Paloma Hernaiz, Jaime Oliver, Rebeca Lavín, Walter Brandt, Sergio Rivero de Cáceres
  • Area

    196.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

An Open-Air House / Arnau Estudi d'Arquitectura

11:00 - 17 October, 2016
An Open-Air House / Arnau Estudi d'Arquitectura, © Marc Torra Ferrer
© Marc Torra Ferrer

© Marc Torra Ferrer © Marc Torra Ferrer © Marc Torra Ferrer © Marc Torra Ferrer +31

Trouble Hits the Final Stages of Gaudí's La Sagrada Familia

06:00 - 17 October, 2016
Trouble Hits the Final Stages of Gaudí's La Sagrada Familia, Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0
Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0

Over the course of 134 years of construction of the Sagrada Familia, the unfinished masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona has experienced three unresolved conflicts. First, there was a lack of a (contemporary) construction permit, the nonpayment of taxes, and finally the uncertainty about whether or not to finally build the large plaza to the southeast that Gaudí imagined with the forced expulsion of up to 3,000 residents and lessees, all living in the area surrounding Sagrada Familia’s Glory Façade.

In recent days, these three issues have come to light almost simultaneously, but let’s discuss them one by one. Bitterly upset by what he describes as "a project without plans in Gaudi's name" Councilman of Barcelona Architecture, Urban Landscape and Heritage Daniel Mòdol called the Sagrada Familia a "giant Easter cake".

His statement, reported by the press two weeks ago, overshadowed the official Municipal proposal made to the temple’s construction monitoring committee "if they plan to modify the planning around the basilica" in a maximum period of six months. This is in reference to the large esplanade designed by Gaudi in his original plan, in front of the Glory Façade (between the streets Mallorca and Arago): a walkway 60 meters wide that would connect the temple with Diagonal Avenue.

Interior of the Sagrada Familia. Image © Flickr User: Kah-Wai Lin, bajo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: Fredrik Rubensson, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: H.KoPP, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 +5

Valdemingomez Forest Park / Israel Alba Estudio

05:00 - 15 October, 2016
Valdemingomez Forest Park  / Israel Alba Estudio, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal +31

Driessen House / Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto

11:00 - 14 October, 2016
Driessen House / Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo +13

Quique Dacosta's Restaurant / gg architects

01:00 - 8 October, 2016

© Alfonso Calza © Alfonso Calza © Alfonso Calza © Alfonso Calza +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dénia, Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Maria Jose Mora

  • Project Architect

    Quique Dacosta, Jose Ramon Tramoyeres, Javier Cortina
  • Area

    22.65 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Rural Hotel Complex / ideo arquitectura

05:00 - 7 October, 2016
Rural Hotel Complex  / ideo arquitectura, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Mayte Barrios
  • Principal Design

    Virginia del Barco
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

A Scaffolding System for a Temporary Facility / Peris+Toral.arquitectes

03:00 - 5 October, 2016
A Scaffolding System for a Temporary Facility / Peris+Toral.arquitectes, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Marta Peris, José Manuel Toral
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

How Barcelona's "Superblocks" Pedestrian Plan Hopes to Return the Streets to the People

09:30 - 1 October, 2016

Cars have reshaped cities across the world, largely at the cost of everyone outside of a private vehicle. In recent years the "grid city" of Barcelona has been suffering from clogged roads and choked air quality, with urban traffic contributing to the 3500 premature deaths caused by air pollution each year. Beginning in the district of Eixample, proposals laid out in the 2014 Urban Mobility Plan aims to diffuse traffic congestion and reduce air pollution in the city. In a recent film Vox have picked up on one of a number of potential schemes: the Superblock concept (known as superilles in Catalan). According to Salvador Rueda, the Director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona who developed the plan, these are "grid[s] of nine blocks [in which] the main mobility happens on the roads around the outside, [...] and the roads within are for local transit only."

Madrid Tourist Information Pavilions / José Manuel Sanz Arquitectos + Irene Brea

11:00 - 30 September, 2016
Madrid Tourist Information Pavilions / José Manuel Sanz Arquitectos + Irene Brea, © José Javier Cullen
© José Javier Cullen

© José Javier Cullen © José Javier Cullen © José Javier Cullen © José Javier Cullen +31

"Architecture for Children" Explains Why We Should Teach Architecture to Kids

08:00 - 30 September, 2016
"Architecture for Children" Explains Why We Should Teach Architecture to Kids, Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto
Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto

During the 2015 school year, fourth-year students of the Ceip Praza de Barcelos primary school in Galicia (Spain) had the opportunity to take an introductory architecture course during school hours, thanks to the initiative of a local project called “Arquitectura Para Niños” or “Architecture for Children”.

Society today is under information overload, children need to learn to locate and filter it through and develop their own content, explains the initiative team led by Ana Barreiro, Marta Guirado and Africa Martinez.

Session 3. Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto Session 5. Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto Session 3. Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto Session 6. Image Courtesy of Taller Abierto +16

AD Classics: Fundació Joan Miró / Josep Lluís Sert

06:00 - 30 September, 2016
AD Classics: Fundació Joan Miró / Josep Lluís Sert, © Ana Rodríguez
© Ana Rodríguez

Located on Montjuic hill in Barcelona and designed by the rationalist style architect Josep Lluis Sert, ​​the Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) is a unique space imagined by Miró with a dream of bringing art to the entire world.

The construction of this museum in 1975 was a major event in Barcelona because at the time there was a lack of cultural infrastructure in the city. Now 40 years have passed and the Foundation’s spaces host the work of Joan Miró as well as temporary exhibitions of emerging artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

© Ana Rodríguez © Ana Rodríguez © Ana Rodríguez © Ana Rodríguez +16

Ben van Berkel - IAAC Opening Lecture 2016/17

09:23 - 28 September, 2016
Ben van Berkel - IAAC Opening Lecture 2016/17

IAAC Lecture Series 2016/17
OPENING LECTURE
Wednesday 19th of October 2016
Lecture by Ben van Berkel - UNStudio

@ 19.00, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public

19.00 - Opening
19.20 - Welcome Areti Markopoulou
19.30 - Ben van Berkel Lecture
21:00 - Refreshments

Ben van Berkel, born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is the Founder and Principal Architect of UNStudio in Amsterdam, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. He was recently awarded the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor's Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. UNStudio is

La Pinada House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

03:00 - 28 September, 2016
La Pinada House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +57

Harnessing the Full Potential of Modern Dimensional Stone: CEU event

12:35 - 27 September, 2016
 Harnessing the Full Potential of Modern Dimensional Stone: CEU event

Join us for Harnessing the Full Potential of Modern Dimensional Stone: An evening of tapas and education about Stone from Spain!

Since man first figured out how to dig a hole, we have been harvesting the natural treasures of the earth and using stone for our buildings and arts. With such a long history, it’s easy to forget how much research, innovation and technology infuses the stone industry - breathing new life into the possibilities provided by this material that is millions of years old.

Chapel in Valleaceron / Sancho Madrilejos

02:00 - 27 September, 2016
Chapel in Valleaceron       / Sancho Madrilejos , Courtesy of Juan Carlos Sancho
Courtesy of Juan Carlos Sancho
  • Architects

  • Location

    13400 Almadén, Cdad. Real, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Sol Madridejos, Juan Carlos Sancho
  • Project Year

    2001

3rd Architecture Week

16:15 - 26 September, 2016
3rd Architecture Week

Achieving almost zero energy in all our civilization facilities became a n international target for all developing communities, As all these communities are working on decreasing energy consumption of all these factors, Buildings which is consider to be the most important factors in the human lifecycle, So all energy communities are working on achieving almost zero energy building.

House Refurbishment in Conde de Torrejon Street / Pablo Baruc

13:00 - 26 September, 2016
House Refurbishment in Conde de Torrejon Street / Pablo Baruc , © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seville, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Baruc
  • Collaborators

    Ana Benítez Morales
  • Area

    180.57 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs