Private House III / COOTAR

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Architects: COOTAR
Location: , Spain
Design Team: Federico Sotomayor, Carlos Gomez Zorrilla, Juan Fernandez, Gabriel Fernandez
Area: 1975.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

The WAYRA – IE Master in Work Space Design Challenge

IE School of Architecture and Design has reached an agreement with WAYRA TELEFÓNICA to organize a Design Challenge with the students of the Master in Work Space Design.

The challenge will consist in looking for ideas to re-design their astonishing 12.000 square foot premises located in the 8th floor of the historic building of Telefónica in Gran Vía, the heart of .

WAYRA is a start-up accelerator belonging to IT giant TELEFÓNICA, with presence in more than twelve countries through their network of WAYRA Academies, where they host and mentor young startups for a year.

Meeting Bar Plaza Castilla / Losada García arquitectos

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Architects: Losada García arquitectos
Location: Plaza Castilla, Madrid,
Architect In Charge: Alberto García, Ramiro Losada
Collaborators: José Jiménez, Álvaro Carrillo
Area: 105 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alfonso Herranz

GOOGLE MADRID HQ / Jump Studios

© Daniel Malhão

Architects: Jump Studios
Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect In Charge: Jump Studios
Managing Director: Simon Jordan
Creative Director: Shaun Fernandes
Project Architect / Lisbon Office Head: Laszlo Varga
Year: 2013
Photographs: Daniel Malhão

In Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

© Diego Opazo

Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Location: Madrid,
Architect In Charge: Fran Silvestre, Jordi Martínez, María José Sáez
Collaborator Architect: Fran Ayala, Ángel Fito
Area: 95,803 sqm
Photographs: Diego Opazo, Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Didomestic / Elii

Architects: Elii
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios
Area: 57.60 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

Workspace Lavapies Market / Colectivo PEC

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Architects: Colectivo PEC
Location: , Spain
Design Team: Rodrigo Muñoz García, Pablo García Bachiller, Laura Casanova Colvee, Pablo Farfán, Rosa San José Miguel, Ana María Marrero Castro, Mónica Cuende Lozano, Marian Cuenca, Manuel Cifuentes Hernández, Javier Miranda Abad, Jesús Peinado Alonso, Angel Cabra, Mónica Bujalance
Area: 4137.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Juan Carlos Quindós

Playa Mayor Services Building UAM / MTM Arquitectos

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Architects: MTM Arquitectos
Location: Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Campus Cantoblanco, Calle Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 5, 28031 Madrid,
Project And Work Coordinator: Miguel García-Redondo Villar, Carmen Antón, Laura Casas, Ana Arriero, Jesús Barranco, Álvaro Maestro
Area: 26090.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luis Asin, Ferrovial

8 B Nave / Arturo Franco

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Architects: Arturo Franco
Location: Legazpi, Madrid,
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Carlos Fernández Piñar

Vivienda La Florida / Otto Medem de la Torriente

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Architect: Otto Medem de la Torriente
Location: , Spain
Partners Architects: Carlos Bernárdez Agrafojo, Laura Portillo Rodríguez, Carlos Fernández Salgado
Area: 1,270 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Cortesia de Otto Medem de la Torriente

Pabellones De Arbolado / Israel Alba

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Architects: Israel Alba
Location: Las Tablas, Madrid,
Collaborators: Mónica Domínguez
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Think Sol, International Ideas Competition

Courtesy of Piensa Sol

As part of the Architecture Week in , the “Past, Present and Future of Sol” exhibition was inaugurated and the brief for the International Ideas Competition was publicated.

PIENSA SOL is a reflection about the future of Madrid’s Puerta del Sol plaza. Its objective is to compile proposals through an international ideas competition to profile the path of its evolution looking to improve the Puerta del Sol context. To get to this objective PIENSA SOL is planned in a structured process base in four complementary phases: COMPETITION, EXHIBITION, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND REFLECTION.

Conde Duque / Carlos de Riaño Lozano

© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: Carlos de Riaño Lozano
Location: Calle Conde Duque, 28015 ,
Technical Architects: María del Hierro, Luis García Cebadera
Area: 29262.0 sqm
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Alfonso Quiroga

Social Housing in Madrid / Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Oficce

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Architects: Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Oficce
Location: , Spain
Director: Iñaqui Carnicero
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Oficce

Urban Shelter / MYCC

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Architects: MYCC
Location: ,
Design Team: Carmina Casajuana, Beatriz G. Casares, Marcos Gonzalez
Area: 21.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Elena Almagro

Tokyo to Host the 2020 Olympics!

© Zaha Hadid Architects

UPDATE: Minutes ago was announced as the host of the 2020 Olympics. Zaha Hadid’s design to become the Olympic stadium.

Today the International Olympic Comitee (IOC) will choose the city that will host the 2020 Olympics, with Madrid, Tokyo and competing for the important event. The three cities just finished their presentations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, including presidents and royal members. As we await for the results, we present you the three stadiums designed to host the Olympics in each city.

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ONO Corporate Headquarters / ACXT Arquitectos

© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Borja Aróstegui Chapa, Jose Luis Álvarez Teixeira, Ana Peigneux
Project Director: Ana Diaz González
Project Architects: Ana Diaz González, Javier Álvarez de Tomás
Area: 13,750 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos

French School Saint Exupéry / FLINT

© Alberto Ruiz López

Architect Office: FLINTArgola Arquitectos
Location: , España
Principal Architects:
Associated Architects: Argola Arquitectos
Architects In Charge: Zora Sander (FLINT) – Francisco Botella Botella (ARGOLA)
Directors: Veronique Tastet, Christophe Gautié (FLINT) – Joaquín Aramburu Maqua (ARGOLA)
Project Team: Marie Josée Matte, Teresa Martínez Fernández (FLINT)
Area: 4135.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photography: Alberto Ruiz López