Think Sol, International Ideas Competition

Courtesy of Piensa Sol

As part of the Architecture Week in Madrid, 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 plaza. Its objective is to compile proposals through an international ideas competition to profile the path of its evolution looking to improve the 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

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Architects: Carlos de Riaño Lozano
Location: Calle Conde Duque, 28015 Madrid, Spain
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: Madrid,
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 Tokyo 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 , Tokyo and Istanbul 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: Madrid,
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: FLINT
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

IE’s Master in Architectural Management and Design

IE School of Architecture & Design through its unique combination of design, innovation and management, expands the boundaries of traditional architectural education. IE welcomes students who seek challenges and aspire to become leaders in the dynamic world of architecture and design.

The Master in Architectural Management and Design combines management with advanced design studies, allowing participants to deepen their knowledge of the relationship between the two areas.

Profile: The Master in Architectural Management & Design is aimed at a range of professionals with varying levels of experience; from junior designers looking to take on management responsibilities, to partners in architectural firms willing to reinvent their practices.

- Duration: 13 months
- Format: Blended (online + onsite periods)
- Language: English
- Location: + + Online
- More info:

Torremocha del Jarama / Otto Medem de la Torriente

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Architects: Otto Medem de la Torriente
Location: Madrid, Spain
Collaborators: Carlos Bernárdez Agrafojo, Laura Portillo Rodríguez
Area: 351 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Antonio Terrón

Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard / Olalquiaga Arquitectos

© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: Olalquiaga Arquitectos
Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect In Charge: Rafael Olalquiaga Soriano, Pablo Olalquiaga Bescós, Alfonso Olalquiaga Bescós
Design Team: Javier Morales Luchena, Jesús Resino, Luis Cristóbal
Civil Engineer: Luis Casas
Year: 2013
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

Wayra / estudio QA

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Architects: estudio QA
Location: Madrid,
Project Architect: Miguel Ángel García Alonso
Project Team: Susana Torre Arias, Diana do Río, Alejandra Ochoa, Rebeca Sarabia, Andrés Daza
Area: 9,456 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Wayra / Munich, Wayra / , Carlos Rodríguez / Madrid

IE Master in Architectural Management and Design and IE Master in Work Space Design present

- “So you want to be famous?”. Peter Murray shares his 7 rules of message design for architects.
- “Co-designing Workspace”. Oliver Marlow explains the TILT Method, his vision about the past, the present and the future of workspace, and how it’s all about people. 

This series of online master classes and conferences have served as a forum for students to participate in open discussions between scholars, critics, independent professionals, entrepreneurs, curators and cultural activists. 

More after the break.

JC36 / IAD

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Architects: IAD
Location: Madrid,
Architect In Charge: S.Cottrell, J.Michelangeli, R.Sá
Iad Collaborators: [A.Gros, L.Martinez
Engineering: VALLADARES Ingenieria S.L
Project Management: COTEBA-ARGOS S.L
General Contractor: PEYBER
Area: 6350.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of IAD

Video: IE Paper Pavilion / Shigeru Ban Architects

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Shigeru Ban Architects shared with us their timelapse video for their latest construction, the IE Paper Pavilion. Made up of 173 paper tubes, this temporary structure is located in the grounds of IE’s campus and will be used to host executive education events and other activities. The structural design is eminently efficient. It took only two weeks to build, is based on sustainability objectives, and there was a requirement that it be a temporary construction. For more information on the project, please visit here.

House in Madrid / A-cero

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Architects: A-cero
Location: ,
Director: Joaquín Torres
Architect Partner: Rafael Llamazares
Area: 2,840 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jacobo España

IE Master in Architectural Design presents the Online Master Classes series: Stan Allen

Traditional histories of Urbanism have seen the city as something separate from nature, organized according to its own rules and conventions. Given the current emphasis on environment and sustainability, and recent experiments in the sustainable urbanism, it makes sense to revisit the history of the city from a new perspective. This seminar will look briefly at the history of the city from the 19th century to the present through the lens of landscape and nature. Beginning with Haussmann and Cerda, we will look at Fredrick Law Olmsted and the City Beautiful Movement, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City proposal and post-war suburban development in the US, ending with the emergence of Landscape Urbanism in the late 1990’s.

Date: June 19, 2013. 17:00 time.
Title: “Architecture, Cities and Nature”
Speaker: Stan Allen, SAA Prinicipal. Academic Advisor at IE Master in Architectural Design.

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IE Master in Architectural Design Lecture Series: Josep Lluís Mateo

The IE Master in Architectural Design as part of the Lecture Series 2013 in conjunction with the Círculo de Bellas Artes presents “Lugar, tiempo y materia. Obra reciente, 2010 – 2013″, by .

In this lecture he will manifest his continuing interest in demonstrating the links between construction, research, intellectual development and the pragmatism required to make architecture a reality, as expressed in his recent work.

Josep Lluís Mateo is currently Professor of Architecture and Projects, ETH-Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule/ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (2002-present). Academic Advisor, Master in Architectural Design, School of Architecture and Design (2012-present). Vice President of Arquiberia (International Association of Spanish Architects) (2011-present). Founder member of the Cercle de Cultura (Culture Circle) in Barcelona (2010). Visiting lecturer, Princeton, Columbia University, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, ABKStuttgart, UP8 Paris, OAF, Oslo and ITESMMexico.

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Tsm3 Unstable House / Carlos Arroyo

© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: Carlos Arroyo
Location: Madrid,
Architect In Charge: Arquitectos
Design Team: Carlos Arroyo, Vanessa Cerezo
Area: 154.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Courtesy of Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos