DHUB. Barcelona Design Center / MBM Arquitectes

© Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Architects: MBM Arquitectes
Location: , Cataluña,
Project Architects: Martorell, Bohigas, Mackay, Capdevila, Gual
Area: 29,352 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Sentmenat / MIRAG

© Jordi Surroca

Architects: MIRAG
Location: , Spain
Area: 18,300 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jordi Surroca

‘Connection – Import Ticino’ Exhibition

Courtesy of AAAB

Organized by AAAB, the ‘Connection – Import Ticino’ Exhibition, which begins today and runs until June 9, aims to create a network of cultural connections between cities as a means of spreading the values of urbanism and architecture. The exhibition features a project that was born out of the desire to establish a cultural connection between the city of and other European cities. A series of architecture exhibitions are the focus of this project, which also offers other events such as conferences and meetings between universities and aims to create synergies between the professional architects involved. Each event, which is called a “connection”, is composed of a first exhibition in , followed by a second presentation in the invited country. For more information, please visit here.

‘Childhood and Public Space’: A Dialogue Between the Arts, Education and Urban Design Conference

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Taking place July 6-7 at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, the ‘Childhood and Public Spaces’ international conference offers a series of perspectives and experiences on actual childhood space scenarios in the city. An encounter with urban-design practice, educational experience and artistic methods are key aspects of this hands-on approach. It will also include a forum allowing dialogue between international professionals and workshops that take you to actual spaces in Barcelona. This action has been organized by the design and space-creation masters students of the UPC-CCCB. The deadline to register for the event is June 15. More information after the break.

AD Classics: Igualada Cemetery / Enric Miralles + Carme Pinos, photos by David Cabrera

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Completed in 1994, the Igualada Cemetery was designed by Enric Miralles and to be a place of reflection and memories. After 10 years of construction, their envision of a new type of cemetery was completed and began to consider those that were laid to rest, as well as the families that still remained.

The Igualada Cemetery is understood by the architects to be a “city of the dead” where the dead and the living are brought closer together in spirit.  As much as the project is a place for those to be laid to rest, it is a place for those to come and reflect in the solitude and serenity of the Catalonian landscape of Barcelona, Spain. More on the project after the break.

Home for the Elderly / BCQ Arquitectes

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Architects: Baena Casamor Arquitectes
Location: ,
Area: 1,144 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Carles Climent

Ikibana Paral Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

© Adrià Goula

Architects: El Equipo Creativo
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: Oliver Franz Schmidt, Natali Canas del Pozo
Design Team: Mireia Gallego, Cristina Huguet, Lucas Echeveste Lacy
Area: 260 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrià Goula

30 Unit Multifamily Housing Building / Narch

© Hisao Suzuki

Architects: Narch
Location: Barcelona,
Project Architect: Joan Ramon Pascuets Iglesias, Mònica Mosset Gou
Collaborators: Joan Ovejero, Proisotec, Josep Sandez
Client: Arqespais s.l.
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Hisao Suzuki

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

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: Josep Camps & Olga Felip
Location: , Spain
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: , Spain
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

© José Hevia

Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes
Location: , Spain
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