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Gallery: Public Auditorium in Llinars del Vallès by Alvaro Siza + Aresta Arquitectura

18:00 - 1 February, 2016
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Architecture photographer Joao Morgado just shared with us images of Alvaro Siza's newest project in Barcelona -designed in collaboration with local office Aresta Arquitectura- the Public Auditorium in Llinars del Vallès.

The project is conformed by two red brick buildings, one which houses an auditorium with capacity for 300 seats and a second building with all the offices and technical spaces associated to the theater.

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Vineyard House / Blaanc

05:00 - 12 January, 2016
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Sobreiras – Alentejo Country Hotel / FAT - Future Architecture Thinking

02:00 - 9 December, 2015
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Barn House / Inês Brandão Arquitectura

03:00 - 1 December, 2015
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JC House / JPS Atelier

05:00 - 8 November, 2015
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Ground Control: How Concrete Reshapes Our Relationship to the Earth

09:30 - 28 October, 2015
Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Concrete has long had a close relationship with the earth; as the favorite material for the creation of building foundations, one of its most common uses is effectively as a more reliable replacement for soil. In the twentieth century, concrete’s ability to transform our interaction with the ground was taken to the next step. As architects and engineers explored the opportunities offered by a combination of reinforced concrete and the modernist mindset, multiple attempts were made to replace the ground in a more dramatic way: by creating a new ground, separated from the earth itself. Most widespread among these plans was the engineer’s elevated highway which emerged worldwide, and the most relevant to architects the “streets in the sky” embodied by developments such as the Smithsons’ Robin Hood Gardens. Newcastle-upon-Tyne offers a city-wide example of this theory, embarking on an ambitious plan to become the “Brasilia of the North” by creating an elevated network of pedestrian routes entirely separated from the automobiles below - though the project was abandoned in the 1970s with only small sections implemented.

After Modernism’s dramatic fall from grace in the 1970s and 80s, this project to reinterpret the ground with concrete was largely forgotten. Of course architects still used concrete in their designs, but they were content with a purely traditional relationship to the ground: their buildings were discrete entities which sat upon the earth, and nothing more. However, as explored at length in Stan Allen and Marc McQuade’s 2011 book Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain, recent years have shown architects willing to work upon the ground once again, in new and exciting ways. In the years since Landform Building’s publication, this trend has only intensified, as demonstrated by the following three projects.

Santa María de los Caballeros Chapel / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo. Image © Andrés Valbuena Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Hélène Binet Mulini Beach / Studio 3LHD. Image © Joao Morgado Santa María de los Caballeros Chapel / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo. Image © Andrés Valbuena +10

Family House Correnteza 21 / Humberto Conde

03:00 - 25 September, 2015
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House in Gandra / Raulino Silva Arquitecto

22:00 - 17 July, 2015
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House of Four Houses / PROD architecture & design

05:00 - 22 May, 2015
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  • Architects

    PROD architecture & design
  • Location

    Penafiel, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Paulo Carvalho, Susana Correia
  • Design Team

    Paulo Carvalho, Susana Correia, Fernando Paiva and Paulo Borlido
  • Area

    501.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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SilverWoodHouse / Ernesto Pereira

06:00 - 9 March, 2015

The Power Of The Plan: Drones And Architectural Photography

00:00 - 28 January, 2015
Boa Nova Teahouse / Álvaro Siza Vieira. Image © Joao Morgado
Boa Nova Teahouse / Álvaro Siza Vieira. Image © Joao Morgado

What is the draw of the aerial view? Whereas architects and designers often find solace in this particular spatial perspective there is a more inclusive, universal appeal to this way of seeing. The ease of access to online mapping services has increased our collective reliance on understanding our world from above.

Maps condense the planet into a little world inside our pocket, the commodification of which has universalised the ‘plan-view’ photograph. The question of whether or not their ubiquitous availability, having now been assimilated into our collective consciousness, is a positive step for the status of the plan is a discussion ongoing. Yet, in the face of this dilemma, architectural photographers are pushing the boundaries of drone technology in order to find new meaning.

Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus / OPEN Architecture. Image © Xia Zhi Biomuseo / Gehry Partners. Image © Fernando Alda House in Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Terminal Rodoviario / Castelo Branco . Image © Joao Morgado +13

Technological Park in Obidos / Jorge Mealha

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
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Faith & Form's 2014 Religious Art & Architecture Award Rewards Diversity in Religious Design

00:00 - 4 January, 2015
St. Gregory’s Church Agrigento, Italy Pellitteri & Associati Studio. Image © Alessia Riccobono
St. Gregory’s Church Agrigento, Italy Pellitteri & Associati Studio. Image © Alessia Riccobono

Originally published by The Huffington Post as "These Religious Architecture Award Winners Evoke The Sacred In Unconventional Ways," this article reveals the winners in the 2014 Religious Art & Architecture Award run by Faith & Form, an organization dedicated to promoting the architecture of worship.

What makes a space sacred?

If the winners of Faith & Form's 2014 Religious Art & Architecture award are any indication, it may be something different every time. A high ceiling, curved walls, stained glass windows or lush landscaping -- no two winners are alike, and yet each offers viewers a fresh way of interacting with the divine.

Take a look at some of Faith & Form's 2014 award and honor award winners for religious architecture after the break

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Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
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Pieres House / Graciana Oliveira

01:00 - 31 December, 2014
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Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
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LOIOS Recovery / ODDA

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
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Pe no Monte - Rural Tourism / [i]da arquitectos

01:00 - 23 October, 2014
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