Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator

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Standing tall as a “striking symbol of hope and prosperity,” the Intempo skyscraper in ,  is missing one essential component: a working elevator. Although the towers’ have been riddled with issues from the start, its “over-excited” developers decided to double the structure’s original height from 20 to 47 stories. Unfortunately, the expansion was realized without the appropriate recalculation of its elevator system, leaving little space for larger lifts and motor equipment that would naturally be required for a taller building. Since, the project’s architects, Roberto Perez Guerras have resigned and it is unclear as to how the developers will overcome the issue.

Reference: Gizmodo, El Pais

19 Dwellings on Viana Street / García Floquet Arquitectos

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Architects: García Floquet Arquitectos
Location: ,
Budget: 1,222,253 €
Client: Gestvalencia S.L.
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Iñaki Bergera

Saint John Baptist Chapel / Alejandro Beautell

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Architects: Alejandro Beautell
Location: Tenerife, Islas Canarias,
Design Team: Jorge Díaz, Eloy Fernández
Client: Tenerife Bishopric
Area: 77.15 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Efraín Pintos

The Condestable’s House / Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos

© Luis Prieto

Architects: Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos
Location: , Navarra, Spain
Area: 6,819 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Luis Prieto

AIBS / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners
Location:
Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: Jean-Luc Laloux

House in San Prudencio Norte / Patxi Cortazar

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Architects: Patxi Cortazar
Location: Victoria-Gasteiz,
Technical Architect: José Ramón Hurtado
Client: Private
Project Area: 450 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: César San Millán

Seville University Residence Hall / Donaire Arquitectos + SSW Arquitectos

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Donaire Arquitectos + SSW Arquitectos
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Juan Pedro Donaire Barbero, Miguel Ángel de la Cova Morillo Velarde, Javier Arroyo Yanes
Design Team: Ignacio Núñez Bootello, Jesús Núñez Bootello, Delia Pacheco Donaire, José Francisco García Gutiérrez, Hilario José García González, Oscar Manuel Ortega Pacheco, Pablo Baruc García Gómez
Area: 1,864 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Alda

FABRA & COATS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto & Francesc Bacardit architects

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Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto + 
Location: , Spain
Team: Mateu Baylina, Fabio Ferone, Pere Fuertes, Eulàlia Gómez, Anna Mañosa, Miquel Lloveras, Ivan Martínez, Eduard Álvarez
Consultants: BOMA (Structure), Josep Malgosa, Xavier Delgado, Montse Riera (Tech. Arch.), JSS (Systems)
Area: 8,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ferran Mateo, Shlomi Almagor, Courtesy of Manuel Ruisánchez & Francesc Bacardit arquitectos, Fran Bacardit, Judit Contreras, Edu Ferrer Alcover

CAN DURBAN / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners
Location: ,
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Jean-Luc Laloux

PCITAL GARDENY / Pich-Aguilera Architects

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Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
Location: , Cataluña, Spain
Team: Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle Pagés, José Maria Puigdemasa Hospital.
Project Area: 19,020 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Jordi V. Pou

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

JGC House / MDBA

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Architects: MDBA
Location: Sant Cugat del Vallés,
Architect In Charge: Maria Díaz
Project Year: 2012
Photographer: Adrià Goula

Casa Gotmar 138 / Miquel Àngel Lacomba

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Architects: Miquel Àngel Lacomba
Location: , Pollença,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Miquel Àngel Lacomba

POMARET Houses / PichArchitects

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Architects: PichArchitects
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: Ute Müncheberg
Area: 541 sqm
Photographs: Simón García

Gamesa / Vaillo-Irigaray y Asociados

© Rubén Pérez Bescós

Architects: Vaillo-Irigaray y Asociados
Location: , Navarra,
Project Architects: Antonio Vaíllo i Daniel, Juan L. Irigaray Huarte, Daniel Galar Irurre, Josecho Vélaz Ballesteros
Area: 10675.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photography: Rubén Pérez Bescós

PARETS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

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Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto
Location: , Spain
Design Team: Pere Fuertes, Anna Casals, Susana Toyos, Nuria Piè, Miquel Burget, Aida Munsó, Felipe Peña
Consultants: BOMA (Structure), Eulàlia Aran (Tech. Arch.), Joan González Gou (Systems), Arcadi de Bobes (Sustainability)
Area: 4,665 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Shlomi Almagor, Susana Toyos

Sant Joan de Reus University Hospital / Pich-Aguilera Architects + Corea & Moran Arquitectura

© Adrià Goula

Architects: Corea & Moran Arquitectura, Pich-Aguilera Architects
Location: , Cataluña, Spain
Team: Felipe Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle Pagés, Mario Corea y Luis Morán
Project Area: 86,013 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Patio-House In Gracia / Carles Enrich

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Architects: Carles Enrich
Location: Gracia, Barcelona,
Constructor: CRK
Area: 145 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Enric Fabre, Courtesy of