AD Classics: Casa Milà / Antoni Gaudí

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With its undulating façade and surrealist sculptural roof, Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Milà appears more organic than artificial, as if it were carved straight from the ground. Known as La Pedera, the quarry, the building was inspired by the Modernista movement, ’s version of Art Nouveau..

School in San Medir / rdl arquitectos

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Architects: rdl arquitectos
Location: Sants, ,
Architect In Charge: Jesús Carrasco-Muñoz Prats
Team: Santiago de León Molina, Jesús Carrasco-Muñoz, Juan Carlos Roure Nuez, Francesca Monjo, Sandra Tischer, Joao Sobral
Area: 1,475 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Capilla Llop

Apartment Building and Learning Center In Barceloneta District / EC Compta Arquitectes S.L.

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Architects:
Location: , Spain
Project And Construction Manager: Ana Garcia
Project And Design Team: Joan Cortés, Rubén Férez
Year: 2012
Photographs: nieve | Productora Audiovisual

The Communicating Vessels / Victor Gonzalez Marti

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Architects: Victor Gonzalez Marti
Location: Rambla Catalunya, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Victor Gonzalez Marti
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Victor Gonzalez Marti

SIFERA House / Josep Camps & Olga Felip

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Architects: Josep Camps & Olga Felip
Location: Barcelona,
Technical Architect: Albert Serrats
Collaborators: Mariella Agudo, Aitor Horta, Irene Solà
Structural Design: GMK Grup
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

House Pedralbes / BCarquitectos

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Architects: BCarquitectos
Location: , España
Architect In Charge: Susana Zanón, Gabriel Barba
Structural Engineer: Manuel Lopez
Contractor: Luis Parés
Area: 950.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Julio Cunill

Primary Care Center / Josep Camps & Olga Felip

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Architects: Josep Camps & Olga Felip
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Call for Projects: Eme3 International Architecture Festival 2013

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Bringing together the new producers of emergent architecture in a space for experimentation, display and debate, eme3 just launched the period for the submission of projects to take part in the 8th edition of eme3 Festival to be held in from June 27th to 30th at Fabra y Coats. Inviting architects, designers and artists to present innovative and unconventional projects that go beyond common trends in urban planning and construction, they are searching for projects that are product of a critical reflection to reality, with an eye on the political, economic and social context. Submissions are due no later than April 19. For more information, please visit here.

Sports Facility / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

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Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes
Location: ,
Project Architects: Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
Collaborators: Francesc Puig, Oriol Marin, Gerardo Rodríguez
Area: 4,300 sqm
Year: 2005
Photographs: José Hevia

Porta Fira Towers / Toyo Ito AA + Fermín Vázquez (b720 Arquitectos)

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Architects: Toyo Ito (ITO AA) + Fermín Vázquez (b720 Arquitectos)
Location: Plaza Europa 45-47 (Hotel) 41-43 (Oficinas), 08902 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, , Spain
Total Area: 80.108 sqm (56.014sqm s/r + 24.093sqm b/r)
Hotel: 34.688sqm (23.395sqm s/r + 11.293sqm b/r)
Offices: 45.420sqm (32.619sqm s/r + 12.800sqm b/r)
Proyect date: 2004-2006
Hotel: April 2006 – Jan 2010
Offices: April 2006 – May 2009
Photos: Nils Becker, Toyo Ito AA

Residence and Day Center for the Mentally Handicapped / Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje

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Architects: Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje
Location: ,
Project Architect: Jesús Arcos
Design Team: Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover
Collaborators: Aroa Álvarez, Rubén Páez, Marilena Lucivero
Client: GISA
Area: 2,098 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jordi Bernadó

Interior Restoration of an Attic Duplex / Cavaa Arquitectes

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Architects: Cavaa Arquitectes
Location: , Spain
Project Authors: Jordi Calbetó i Oriol Vañó, Elena Albareda
Collaborators: Pep Vinuesa, Valentí Albareda
Construction: Mètric integra
Photographs: Filippo Poli

The Municipal Nursery Filadora / BCNP Arquitectes UTE

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Architects:
Location: , Spain
Project Architects: Noemí Bañeres, Javier Cristóbal, Cristina Navas, Zaida Pérez
Technical Architect: Carles Olomí
Collaborators: Berga-González Arquitectos
Area: 1,141.83 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Marc Tomas

Redevelopment of the Rail Corridor in Sants / Sergi Godia, Ana Molino Architect

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Architects: Sergi Godia,
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Architect In Charge: Sergi Godia, Ana Molino, JA Acebillo
Construction Management: Josep Carles Montoliu, Angel López, Paco Alcañiz
Sturctural Study: Julio Martínez Calzón
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sergi Godia Moragues

AD Classics: Parc Güell / Antoni Gaudí

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Parc Güell is a park designed by Antoni Gaudí upon the request of Count Eusebi Güell, who wanted to build a stylish park for the aristocrats of . The Count had planned to build a housing development that would take advantage of the area’s views and fresh air; however, only two show houses were completed. Gaudí himself inhabited one of them, designed by architect Francesc Berenguer in 1904. The house is now a museum showcasing some of Gaudí’s work. The park is a common tourist attraction in , and is known for its famous terrace and iconic entrance, flanked by two Gaudí buildings.

Casa TdM / Bbats+Tirado

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Architects: Silvia Barbera Correia, Cristóbal Tirado Luchsinger
Location: ,
Collaborators: Agustin Pinedo, Luisa Santos, Ignacia Balart
Area: 235.0 sqm
Year: 2006
Photography: Francisco Nogueira

111 Building / Flores Prats

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Architects: Flores PratsRicardo Flores, Eva Prats
Location: Barcelona,
Collaborators: Constanza Chara, Fotini Trigonaki, Natalia Uribe, Celia Carroll, Robyn Creagh, Christine van Sluys, Laura Geraci, Jorge Lopez, Abdulla Al-Shamsi, Javier Lecumberri, Mar Garrido, Maria Amat, Elvire Thouvenot, Eirene Presmanes, Andrea Schneider, Filippo Abrami, Arabella Masson, Jorge Casajús, Horacio Arias, Ellen Barten, Michelle Lopez, Nadia Mustopo, Lars Bach, Jonny Pugh
Area: 14,000 sqm
Photographs: Adrià Goula, Duccio Malagamba, Àlex Garcia

Yute’s / Flores Prats

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Architects: Flores Prats
Location: Sant Just Desvern, ,
Collaborators: Silvia Bianchini, Nina Leypoldt, Els van Meerbeek, Cristian Zanoni, Guido Fiszson, Ellen Halupczok, Inecita Florez, Paula Avila, Eugenia Troncoso, Israel Hernando, Jonny Pugh
Area: 2,000 sqm
Photographs: Hisao Suzuki