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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

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.

10 Traditional Festivals Around the World: A Good Excuse to See New Architecture

09:30 - 13 January, 2017

We experience our cities daily through ordinary acts, whether it’s commuting, looking for a quiet place, having lunch downtown, or even exercising. However, one of the most exceptional ways to experience the different roles of a city's urban space is through traditional festivals, rooted in local cultures presented through different clothing, culinary arts, dances and other arts.

Through these festivals, one can see the uses and the demands of the urban public space, in which cultural actions offer new ways to take over the city - at a time when the streets are no longer just a transit space and become a space of leisure and residence, overtaken by a different atmosphere.

New cultures are built on new practices. Through travel, architects can expand their repertoire and gain new influences for their projects. Here, we take a look at some traditional festivals around the world that serve as a good excuse to unveil new ways of thinking about a city and, as a result, to see great architectural works.

Discover Madrid's Geometric Architecture Through This Photo Series

12:00 - 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

14 Short Stories About Architects, Attitudes and Odd Architectural Anecdotes

07:00 - 27 December, 2016
14 Short Stories About Architects, Attitudes and Odd Architectural Anecdotes, Álvaro Siza photographed by Fernando Guerra. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Álvaro Siza photographed by Fernando Guerra. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

A new collection of five minute-long On Design stories—developed by the team behind Section DMonocle 24's 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft—profile a person, survey a place, or unpack an idea that’s changing or shaping design and architecture today. We've selected fourteen of our favorites from the ongoing series, examining issues as wide as Postmodernism and the architectural competition, to five-minute profiles of Alvaro Siza, Josef Hoffman, Kengo Kuma and Superstudio.

English for Fun Flagship in Madrid / Lorena del Río + Iñaqui Carnicero

03:00 - 19 December, 2016
English for Fun Flagship in Madrid  / Lorena del Río + Iñaqui Carnicero, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal +15

German School Madrid / Grüntuch Ernst Architects

03:00 - 5 December, 2016
German School Madrid / Grüntuch Ernst Architects, © Celia de Coca
© Celia de Coca
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Monasterio de Guadalupe, 7, 28034 Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Armand Grüntuch, Prof. Almut Grüntuch-Ernst
  • Area

    27065.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Norman Foster Selected To Remodel Museo del Prado Hall of Realms in Spain

09:05 - 24 November, 2016
Norman Foster Selected To Remodel Museo del Prado Hall of Realms in Spain, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

According to Spanish media outlet El País, Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura have won an international ideas competition to design the new addition of the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The team beat 47 other participants, including firms such as Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, OMA, and Souto Moura Arquitectos, and will be in charge of the renovation and transformation of the Salón de Reinos. 

El País reports that the project will cost €30 million and will "provide a large atrium to access the building’s south façade." This "will lead to an exhibition space on the first story," while also making the park and surrounding site more pedestrian friendly.

Arguelles Apartment Refurbishment / Carrascal•Blas

02:00 - 13 November, 2016
Arguelles Apartment Refurbishment  / Carrascal•Blas , © Guiomar Martín Domínguez
© Guiomar Martín Domínguez

© Guiomar Martín Domínguez © Guiomar Martín Domínguez © Guiomar Martín Domínguez © Guiomar Martín Domínguez +19

Valdemingomez Forest Park / Israel Alba Estudio

05:00 - 15 October, 2016
Valdemingomez Forest Park  / Israel Alba Estudio, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal +31

Soar over Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and More With These Incredible 360-Degree Panoramas

12:00 - 2 October, 2016

Since 2009, Mario Carvajal has captured amazing panoramic photographs from his hometown in Colombia as well as top destination spots around the globe. He has climbed the Empire State Building in New York and Colpatria Tower in Bogota, Colombia. Carvajal has captured the geographical beauty of Iceland as well as the intensity of Paris at night. 

As Carvajal mentioned in an interview with ArchDaily, images in 360 degrees "allow the viewer to dive into an attractive and interesting 'virtual world' to experience immersive sensations". Of course, with the new surge in popularity these types of pictures have experienced with the hardware becoming more readily available and these images being shared more and more every day through Facebook, Carvajal's work reaches new levels, allowing thousands of people to see the world from above. 

Below, we invite you to see his best shots of iconic buildings and landscapes around the world. For a complete experience, we recommend using Google Cardboard.

The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten

09:31 - 2 October, 2016
The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten, Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lisboa_Avenida_Novas.jpg'>Wikimedia user Cruks</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © Wikimedia user Cruks licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

From Yaba in Lagos to the suburb of Bandra in Mumbai, Metropolis Magazine provides a scenic tour around the world’s “most creative” neighborhoods. Spread across ten rapidly growing cities like Cape Town and Turin, the article provides a comprehensive glimpse into these lesser discussed hubs of creativity.

Madrid Tourist Information Pavilions / José Manuel Sanz Arquitectos + Irene Brea

11:00 - 30 September, 2016
Madrid Tourist Information Pavilions / José Manuel Sanz Arquitectos + Irene Brea, © José Javier Cullen
© José Javier Cullen

© José Javier Cullen © José Javier Cullen © José Javier Cullen © José Javier Cullen +31

Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal / Izaskun Chinchilla Architects

13:00 - 11 September, 2016
Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal / Izaskun Chinchilla Architects, © Imagen subliminal
© Imagen subliminal

© Imagen subliminal © Imagen subliminal © Imagen subliminal © Imagen subliminal +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Conde de Casal, 28009 Madrid, Spain
  • Architects Collaborators

    Adriana Cabello, Alejandro Espallargas, Guillermo Sánchez, Jesús Valer
  • Trainee Student

    Cristina Traba
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Royal Collections Museum / Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos

03:00 - 25 August, 2016
Royal Collections Museum / Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos, © Luis Asín
© Luis Asín

© Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Luis Asín +54

  • Architects

    Luis M. Mansilla, Emilio Tuñón
  • Location

    El Pardo, 28048 Madrid, Spain
  • Area

    50000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photography

    Luis Asín

PLAY-TIME apartments / SUMA

09:00 - 22 August, 2016
PLAY-TIME apartments / SUMA, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada Model +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle De Fernández Caro, 35, 28027 Madrid, España
  • Architects in Charge

    Elena Orte, Guillermo Sevillano
  • Architect Collaborators

    Bárbara Rodríguez, Luis Quintano, arquitecto
  • Internship

    Rita Álvarez-Tabío
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

High Trestle Trail Bridge / RDG Planning & Design

17:00 - 1 August, 2016
High Trestle Trail Bridge  / RDG Planning & Design, © Iris22 Productions
© Iris22 Productions

© Iris22 Productions © Iris22 Productions © Iris22 Productions © Iris22 Productions +15

Home Back Home #03 Ana Mombiedro / Enorme Studio

13:00 - 28 July, 2016

© Javier de Paz García © Javier de Paz García © Javier de Paz García © Javier de Paz García +28