La Canaleta School / 2260mm Arquitectes

© Lluís Bernat

Architects: 2260mm Arquitectes
Location: , Tarragona, España
Architects In Charge: Manel Casellas, Mar Puig de la Bellacasa
Area: 3480.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Lluís Bernat

Moorish Wall in Alto Albaicín / Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas

© David Arredondo y Alberto García

Architects: Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas
Location: Calle Pernaleros Alto, 18010 , , Spain
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: David Arredondo y Alberto García, Vicente del Amo, Theo Coutanceau, Jesús Torres, Courtesy of Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas

House Carrer Migdia / Sau Taller d’Arquitectura

© Andres Flajszer

Architects: Sau Taller d’Arquitectura
Location: , Barcelona,
Area: 173.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andres Flajszer, Courtesy of Sau Taller d’Arquitectura

Flora Tristán Residence Refurbishment / José Luis Sainz-Pardo + Plácido González + Miguel Ángel Chaves

© Jesús

Architects: José Luis Sainz-Pardo, Plácido González,
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Technical Architects: Domingo Pozo Morón, Luis Domínguez Álvarez
Project Area: 1210 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Jesús Granada

House #20 / Rue Space

© Aitor Estévez

Architects: Rue Space
Location: 31592 Cintruénigo, Navarra,
Project Architects: Raúl Montero, Emilio Pardo
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Aitor Estévez

Sotogrande’s Sailing School / Héctor Fernández Elorza/HFE Arch + Carlos García Fernández

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Architects: Héctor Fernández Elorza/HFE Arch, Carlos García Fernández
Location: , , España
Area: 145.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Montse Zamorano

Municipal Indoor Pool in Constantina / Suárez Corchete

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Suárez Corchete
Location: Avenida , S/N, 41450 , Sevilla, España
Architect In Charge: Fernando Suárez Corchete, Lorenzo Muro Álvarez
Project Area: 727.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Alda

3X1 House / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

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Architects: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos
Location: 18514 , , Spain
Project Architects: Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez
Project Area: 614.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

Living Under a Rock: Setenil de las Bodegas

© Flickr CC user Feli García

The Andalucian town of Setenil de las Bodegas looks like something from the set of a culturally adventurous fantasy film, but dwelling is actually common in Andalucia; being so close to the African continental plate, geological forces threw up mountain ranges and volcanoes that are perfectly suited for habitation. The rocks and caves make for surprisingly easy settlement, and the nearby Cueva de la Pileta shows evidence of a human presence up to 25,000 years ago. After that, though, the inhabitants of the caves here are mostly ignored up until the 12th century, when Setenil’s  castle appears on the historical record.

Office in Son Bugadelles / RipollTizon

© José Hevia

Architects: RipollTizon
Location: Polígon Industrial de , Carrer Alacant, 30, 07183 , Illes Balears, España
Architect In Charge: Pep Ripoll – Juan Miguel Tizón
Area: 1019.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: José Hevia

Maritime Station in Baiona / Santos y Mera Arquitectos S.L.P

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Architects: Santos y Mera Arquitectos S.L.P
Location: Rúa Alférez Barreiro, 8, 36300 , Pontevedra, España
Architects In Charge: Jose Jorge Santos Ogando, Jose Carlos Mera Rodríguez
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Santos-Díez (Bisimages)

8 Inscribed Houses and Three Courtyards / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

© Simón García

Architects: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos
Location: Calle Miramar, 35110 Vecindario, Las Palmas,
Project Architects: Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez
Project Area: 898.0 m2
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Simón García , Courtesy of Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

House for a Violinist / OAM

© Jesús

Architects: OAM
Location: Málaga, Málaga,
Architect In Charge: Iñaki Pérez de la Fuente, Cristina García Baeza
Area: 82.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Veterinary Hospital Canis Mallorca / Estudi E. Torres Pujol

© Jose Hevia

Architects: Estudi E. Torres Pujol
Location: , Balearic Islands, Spain
Architect In Charge: Esteve Torres Pujol
Area: 1538.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jose Hevia

Samu House / Carlos Campo, Miguel Jareño

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Architects: Carlos Campo, Miguel Jareño
Location: 13600 , Ciudad Real, España
Area: 572.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Avixual

MMMMMS House / Anna & Eugeni Bach

Courtesy of Eugeni Bach

Architects: Anna & Eugeni Bach
Location: 17465 Camallera, Girona,
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Eugeni Bach

Fuensanta House / MUKA Arquitectura

© Javier Callejas

Architects: MUKA Arquitectura
Location: , , Spain
Architect In Charge: Moisés Royo Márquez
Year: 2014
Photographs: Javier Callejas

Spanish Firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Awarded 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal

Contemporary Arts Center Córdoba / . Image © Roland Halbe

Spanish firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos has been selected to receive the 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal. Awarded every three years, the recognizes an office or architect “with outstanding merit in creative architecture.” Nieto Sobejano and its founders – Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano—were commended by the jury for their profound understanding of the local cultures where they work.

“Nieto and Sobejano were key names in the new wave of Spanish architecture, which emerged in the late 1970s. The roots of their architecture lie in Spain, and its multi-layered history and culture,” the jury wrote. “Their works speak a silent language, proving that the precondition of meaningful architecture is an in-depth understanding of local culture and the context of the design brief.”