PKMN Architectures Creates Sliding Transformer House in Madrid

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“All I Own House is a project that materializes the interior of a house through its inhabitant’s personal belongings,” say PKMN Architectures about their All I Own House, a small customizable home and studio for client Yolanda Pila of ERREPILA Design Studio. Built in a small neighborhood in northern Madrid, the single-storey house belonged to the client’s grandmother. Now, it serves all the functions required of Yolanda’s dynamic living and working style.

Competition Winners Announced for Madrid Digital Arts Museum

First Prize: Urban Interface / Arch. Michelangelo Vallicelli, Lorenzo Sant’Andrea, Nicolò Troianiello (Rome, Italy). Image Courtesy of Ctrl+Space Architectural Competitions

A team of architects from Rome have been announced as winners of CTRL+SPACE’s ideas competition for a digital arts museum in central . The competition challenged teams to envision a 21st-century contemporary arts museum that embodies technology as an “integrated medium of work” and questions the meaning of “public access.”

The winning proposals, after the break.

Redondeado / Carolina González Vives

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Architects: Carolina Gonzalez Vives
Location: Madrid, Madrid,
Project Architect: Carolina Gonzalez Vives
Project Area: 350.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

Madrid to Eliminate Cars from City Center

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Starting January, the City of Madrid will close off 190 hectares of its central core to traffic, expanding its restricted vehicular areas to 352 hectares. Vehicles not belonging to residents within the city’s four most central barrios will be restricted to large avenues. If a vehicle enters the car-less zone, and does not have access to one of the 13 official parking lots, the owner will be automatically ticketed €90 ($115 U.S). The new legislation is part of a larger goal to completely pedestrianization central Madrid by 2020. 

HUBflat / CH+QS arquitectos

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Architects: CH+QS arquitectos
Location: Madrid, Madrid,
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of CH+QS arquitectos, Elena Almagro

LV House / A-Cero

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Architects: A-Cero
Location: Madrid, Madrid,
Architect In Charge: Joaquín Torres & Rafael Llamazares
Area: 1000.0 sqm
Photographs: Plasmalia

Building MAKRO / Enrique Bardají & Asociados

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Architects: Enrique Bardají & Asociados
Location: Paseo Imperial, ,
Architect In Charge: José Luis Olalla Merlo
Design Team: Enrique Bardají Álvarez,Carlos Santi Merayo
Area: 17,751 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jesús Granada, Miguel Angel García

Rehabilitation of the Madrid History Museum / Frade Arquitectos

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Architects: Frade Arquitectos
Location: Calle Fuencarral, , Spain
Area: 6,282 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Manuel Pérez Cazorla

In Progress: Apartments with Perimeter Gardens in Madrid / SUMA

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Architects: Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)
Location: Madrid, 
Project Date: 2013-
Construction: Diezma Rosell Construcciones s.l.
Structure: SANDO-COMEUT
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Medialab-Prado / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos

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Architects: Langarita Navarro Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: María Langarita, Víctor Navarro
Year: 2008
Photographs: Miguel de Guzman

# House # 1.130 / Estudio.Entresitio

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Architects: Estudio.Entresitio
Location: ,
Design Team: María Hurtado de Mendoza, César Jiménez de Tejada, José María Hurtado de Mendoza, Álvar Ruiz
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roland Halbe, Courtesy of Estudio.Entresitio

San Lucas Pavilion / FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol ARCHITECTURE LANDSCAPE

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Architects: FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol ARCHITECTURE LANDSCAPE
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

Biblioteca Angel Gonzalez / Carlos de Riaño Lozano

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Architects: Carlos de Riaño Lozano
Location: , Spain
Year: 2010
Photographs: Miguel de Guzman

Tupper Home / Andrés Jaque

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Architects: Andrés Jaque
Location: , Spain
Design Team: , Pedro Pinto-Correia, Teresa del Pino, Helena Bartosova, Sarah Caperos, Rebecca Frisoli, Iris Hutinger, Pedro Pinto-Correia, Jorge Ruano
Year: 2007
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

VARS House / aceboXalonso

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Architects: aceboXalonso
Location: Madrid,
Architects In Charge: Victoria Acebo, Ángel Alonso
Area: 1,400 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Eugeni Pons, Martin Varsavsky

Museo Arqueológico Nacional / Frade Arquitectos

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Architects: Frade Arquitectos
Location: Calle Serrano, Madrid,
Design Team: SL
Area: 23 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Niccolo Guasti, Gabriel López, Jose Manuel Ballester, Luis Asin

Single-Family Home in Las Encinas / Vicens + Ramos

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Architects: Vicens + Ramos
Location: Pozuelo de Alarcón, ,
Architects In Charge: Ignacio Vicens y Hualde, José Antonio Ramos Abengózar
Year: 2004
Photographs: Courtesy of Estudio Vicens+Ramos, Eugeni Pons

House in Islas Bikini / Hollegha Arquitectos

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Architects: Hollegha Arquitectos
Location: Calle Islas Bikini, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Brigitte Hollegha, Daniel Hollegha
Collaborators: Viktoria Jiru, Lisbet Parada
Area: 236 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Pablo Casares