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Modular Units Create a Raised Garden Screen in this Structure in Spain

06:00 - 15 February, 2017
Modular Units Create a Raised Garden Screen in this Structure in Spain, © Marcos Morilla
© Marcos Morilla

This project, by Spanish architects Longo + Roldán, turned out to be a great solution for an unused space that was unexpectedly getting a lot of attention in the interior of a quarry. 

Instead of building new buildings or remodeling existing cabins they designed an intricate metal lattice structure that forms a web of planters of different depths, containing various species of plants. This solution not only revitalizes the space but also protects existing buildings from the sun, improving their thermal conditions.

© Marcos Morilla © Marcos Morilla © Marcos Morilla © Marcos Morilla + 43

Marbel's House / MYCC Oficina de Arquitectura

13:00 - 12 February, 2017
Marbel's House / MYCC Oficina de Arquitectura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 21

World's First 3D Printed Bridge Opens in Spain

06:00 - 7 February, 2017
World's First 3D Printed Bridge Opens in Spain, Courtesy of IAAC
Courtesy of IAAC

The first 3D printed pedestrian bridge in the world opened to the public on December 14 in Madrid. Led by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in a process that took a year and a half from its conception, the structure crosses a stream in Castilla-La Mancha Park in Alcobendas, Madrid.

Although similar initiatives have already been announced in the Netherlands, this is the first to have finished construction. The structure is printed in micro-reinforced concrete, and measures 12 meters in length and 1.75 meters wide.

Courtesy of IAAC Courtesy of IAAC Courtesy of IAAC Courtesy of IAAC + 5

Musikene / GA + Atxurra Zelaieta Arquitectos

03:00 - 3 February, 2017
Musikene / GA + Atxurra Zelaieta Arquitectos, © Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

© Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Jorge Allende + 21

Font Rubi Cottage / Marc Mogas & Jordi Roig

05:00 - 2 February, 2017
Font Rubi Cottage  / Marc Mogas & Jordi Roig, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Camprodon, Spain
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Vicenç Galiana
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

AGi Wins Competition to Transform Galician Roman Ruins into Sensory Museum

14:00 - 28 January, 2017
AGi Wins Competition to Transform Galician Roman Ruins into Sensory Museum, Courtesy of AGi Architects
Courtesy of AGi Architects

AGi Architects has won a competition to transform 18 ancient Roman sites into a natural museum in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain. The winning proposal, entitled In Natura Veritas, was selected from 26 submissions in a competition organized by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works. The AGi scheme, due to be realized in the coming months, aims to preserve the memory of the natural environment chosen as a living place by the Roman settlers hundreds of years ago and to treat the visitor to a multi-sensory journey through the 18 sites across the Pontevedra landscape.

Courtesy of AGi Architects Courtesy of AGi Architects Light, sounds, scents and textures change throughout the journey. Image Courtesy of AGi Architects An archaeological grid structures the landscape. Image Courtesy of AGi Architects + 12

TR House / PMMT

04:00 - 27 January, 2017
TR House / PMMT, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Team

    Alex Herráez, Joana Cornudella, Luis Gotor
  • Area

    506.02 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Santa María de Vilanova de la Barca / AleaOlea architecture & landscape

05:00 - 23 January, 2017
Santa María de Vilanova de la Barca  / AleaOlea architecture & landscape, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    25690 Vilanova de la Barca, Lleida, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    AleaOlea architecture & landscape
  • Area

    200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

House in Valldoreix / 05AM Arquitectura

05:00 - 22 January, 2017
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valldoreix, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    05AM Arquitectura
  • Area

    457.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Call for Entries: COCA.17 MediActions (Deadline Extended)

10:00 - 20 January, 2017
Call for Entries: COCA.17 MediActions (Deadline Extended), Deadline for call for materials
Deadline for call for materials

Architecture is no longer just a product of design and construction but also a vehicle of a social action. Communication and mediation are key to this process. The role of architects has to do more with interdisciplinary teamwork than with authorship.

Casa Lissen / Studio Wet

15:00 - 18 January, 2017
Casa Lissen  / Studio Wet, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Castilleja de la Cuesta, Spain
  • Other Participants

    Daniel Yusty, Pedro Lobato, Víctor Silveira, Sharifa Haidari, Manvir Hansra, Anna Thomaidou, Julián Calvo, Simona Lupo
  • Area

    161.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Dra. Campoy Dental Clinic / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad

06:00 - 16 January, 2017
Dra. Campoy Dental Clinic / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

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

The Spaniard Who Spent 50 Years Building a Cathedral With His Own Hands

08:00 - 14 January, 2017
The Spaniard Who Spent 50 Years Building a Cathedral With His Own Hands , © Flickr user: santiago lopez-pastor, licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
© Flickr user: santiago lopez-pastor, licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

A huge cathedral with tall towers and a magnificent dome rises slowly in the municipality of Mejorada del Campo, 20 kilometers from Madrid. It seems like a common occurrence, but it is not. The building has been under construction for 50 years - brick by brick - by one man: Justo Gallego Martínez, farmer, ex-monk and a self-taught architect of 91 years of age.

Learn about his life's work (literally) after the break.

© Wikipedia user: JMPerez, licensed under Public Domain © Wikipedia user: Javier Carro, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 © Flickr user: santiago lopez-pastor, licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 © Flickr user: santiago lopez-pastor, licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 + 10

Discover Madrid's Geometric Architecture Through This Photo Series

13:00 - 12 January, 2017

Digital Designer and Creative Director Joel Filipe has unveiled Geometry of Madrid Architecture, a series of photographs depicting the bold architecture of Madrid. Through the project, Filipe reveals varying “geometries within minimalist clichés that underline the lines of the buildings.”

Buildings photographed in the series include Ciudad BBVA, by Herzog & de Meuron, Museo ABC, by Aranguren & Gallegos Architects, Hospital Rey Juan Carlos, by Rafael de La-Hoz, and more.  

“This project aims at challenging the viewer by exploring the intimate relationship between architecture and photography,” said Filipe.

Experience the geometry of Madrid, after the break. 

Distrito Telefónica - Rafael de La-Hoz. Image © Joel Filipe Apartamentos en Gran Vía - Madrid. Image © Joel Filipe  Hospital Rey Juan Carlos - Rafael de La-Hoz. Image © Joel Filipe Hospital Rey Juan Carlos - Rafael de La-Hoz. Image © Joel Filipe + 22

Peixoto House / Erbalunga estudio

17:00 - 11 January, 2017
Peixoto House / Erbalunga estudio, © Iván Casal Nieto
© Iván Casal Nieto

© Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Erbalunga estudio
  • Other Participants

    AGM Ebanistas, Aluminios Sestelo Silva, Cocinas Valenzuela.
  • Area

    70.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Tetuán-Amaliach Square / Héctor Navarro + ARKHITEKTON

09:00 - 11 January, 2017
Tetuán-Amaliach Square / Héctor Navarro + ARKHITEKTON, ©  David Montero
© David Montero

©  David Montero ©  David Montero ©  David Montero ©  David Montero + 11

Three-Gable Roof House / Arrokabe Arquitectos

13:00 - 10 January, 2017
Three-Gable Roof House / Arrokabe Arquitectos, © Luis Díaz Díaz
© Luis Díaz Díaz

© Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz + 17

Andalucía Rejects Construction of Alvaro Siza's New Gate of Alhambra Project

06:00 - 9 January, 2017
Andalucía Rejects Construction of Alvaro Siza's New Gate of Alhambra Project, New gate, by Alvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos. Image ©  Alvaro Siza Vieira + Juan Domingo Santos; Rendering by LT Studios
New gate, by Alvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos. Image © Alvaro Siza Vieira + Juan Domingo Santos; Rendering by LT Studios

The Regional Government of Andalucía (Spain) has decided not to move forward with plans to build "Puerta Nueva," the project for the new gate of Alhambra. Designed by Álvaro Siza and Juan Domingo Santos, the proposal won an international competition held in 2010. According to the newspaper El País, the decision follows the latest Icomos report, which rejects its construction and suggests it would have a "negative impact on the exceptional universal value of this monument World Heritage." 

The 1992 Pritzker Prize winner's project sparked a long-running dispute between the Monument Patronage, the Mayor's Office of Granada and cultural institutions of Andalusia for the high concentration of commercial services that would be included in the project. "How is it possible to argue that the project is not integrated and is invasive in the landscape when the jury noted that one of its main virtues was its integration in a place so sensitive and intervened since the twentieth century?" remarked Siza and Santos on the decision of Andalucía, according to El País.