VIDEO: I LIKE Yellow

ArchDaily has teamed up with Portugal’s Canal 180 to bring you their series I LIKE. Check out episode 6, I LIKE Yellow, which features João Luís Carrilho da Graça‘s School Of Music In LisbonManuelle Gautrand Architecture‘s Cite Des Affaires in Saint-Etienne, Ecosistema Urbano‘s Ecopolis PlazaTham & Videgård Arkitekter‘s Tellus Nursery School and a project by Höweler + Yoon.

I LIKE is an original series on architecture and spatial intervention, developed in a collaboration between Canal 180 and LIKEarchitects atelier. Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto have created a chromatic experiment and spatial exercise—organized by color—that reveals some of the most amazing architectural interventions in the world.

Next week ArchDaily will premier the seventh installment of I LIKE. Stay tuned!

Previous episodes in the I LIKE series:

Episode 1 – I LIKE Black
Episode 2 – I LIKE Pink
Episode 3 – I LIKE Purple
Episode 4 – I LIKE Multicolor
Episode 5 – I LIKE Blue

Dordrecht Energy Carousel / Ecosistema Urbano

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The Centre for Visual Arts and Amsterdam design bureau Carve recently invited ten European design firms to develop unconventional, inventive, and playful objects for a new public space in the western Netherlands city of Dordrecht. Responding to the challenge, Spanish architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano designed the - an energy-generating chandelier of hanging ropes meant to engage kids of all ages in the densely populated suburbs surrounding Governeusplein Square.

Read more about Dordrecht Energy Carousel after the break!

Venice Biennale 2012: SPAINLab / Spain Pavilion


During the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale opening, we had the chance to interview Débora Mesa, curator of the Spain Pavilion together with Antón García-Abril, partners at Ensamble Studio.

SPAINLab, the name of the exhibit, looks to expose the research process behind the works of contemporary Spanish Architects:

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More photos about the pavilion and description from Anton and Débora after the break:

Citizens Redesign Their City in Dreamhamar / Ecosistema Urbano

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’s Kommune decided to take a pioneer approach to the construction of the new Stortorget Square, now just a parking lot. In an effort to bring democracy back to public spaces, citizens are invited to join the free on-site workshops that will take place from September to November, to question themselves about their city and work together to improve it. The workshops follow a horizontal and participative methodology, led by Ecosistema Urbano that will determine Stortorget’s new configuration, which is known as Dreamhamar. More images and project description after the break.

Ecopolis Plaza / Ecosistema Urbano

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Architects: Ecosistema Urbano
Location: Rivas Vaciamadrid, ,
Client: City Council of Rivas-Vaciamadrid
Building floor Area: 3,000 sqm
Public space: 7,500 sqm
Construction cost: 2,700,000 €
Building cost per sqm: 700 €/sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Mark Bentley, Emilio P. Doiztua