51 Public Social Dwellings / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P

Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa

Architects: Conxita Balcells Blesa
Location: ,
Architect: Conxita Balcells Blesa
Area: 3,875 sqm
Year: 2007
Photography: Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa

D.H.C Energy Production Center / Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje

© Jordi Bernardo

Architects: Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje
Location: Zaragoza,
Year: 2008
Photographs: Jordi Bernardo, José Hevia

Health Faculty of San Jorge University / Taller Básico de Arquitectura

© José Manuel Cutillas

Architects: Taller Básico de Arquitectura
Location: Universidad San Jorge, A-23, km299, 50830 Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, Zaragoza,
Architect In Charge: Javier Pérez-Herreras, Francisco Javier Quintana De Uña
Design Team: Edurne Pérez Díaz De Arcaya, David Santamaria Ozcoidi, Leire Zaldua Amundarain, Daniel Ruiz De Gordejuela Telleche, Irene Ajubita Díaz
Building Company: San Jorge Ute
Building Engineer: Carlos Munilla Orera
Area: 8853.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Manuel Cutillas

Housing Complex in Sevilla / DL+A Arquitectos Asociados

© Fernando Alda

Architects: DL+A Arquitectos Asociados
Location: Sevilla,
Architect In Charge: Jose Maria De Lapuerta, Carlos Asensio, Paloma Campo Ruano
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Child School at Can Nebot / Rahola Vidal

© José Hevia

Architects: Rahola Vidal
Location: , Eivissa,
Architect In Charge: Víctor Rahola Aguadé
Area: 512 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: José Hevia

Rossend Montané School / GGG

© José Hevia

Architects: GGG
Location: Sant Pere Molanta, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Gustau Gili Galfetti
Area: 2,791 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: José Hevia

Navalmoral de la Mata / Matilde Peralta del Amo

© Luis Asin

Architects: Matilde Peralta del Amo
Location: ,
Area: 1,200 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Luis Asin

4 Porches and 4 Skylights House / Ferran Vizoso + Jesús Cardona

© José Hevia

Architects: Ferran Vizoso, Jesús Cardona
Location: Menorca, Islas Baleares,
Area: 145 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: José Hevia

Servef Center in Novelda / Calatayud-Navarro Arquitectos

© Diego Opazo

Architects: Calatayud-Navarro Arquitectos
Location: ,
Authors: Carlos Calatayud Revert, Jesús Navarro Morcillo y José Ramón
Client: Servicio Valenciano de Empleo y Formación
Area: 1,004.54 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Diego Opazo

Els Gorgs Institute, Cerdanyola del Valles / BAAS, Jordi Badia

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: BAAS, Jordi Badia
Location: Cerdanyola del Vallés, , Spain
Architect: BAAS,
Year: 2007
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

“El Molino” Cultural Center / Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje

© Jordi Bernardo

Architects: Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje
Location: Utebo, ,
Technical Architect: Luis M. Gutiérrez, Eva Brugal
Area: 2,850 sqm
Photographs: Jordi Bernardo

New Montjuic Cable Car Stations / FORGAS Arquitectos

© Filippo Poli

Architects: FORGAS Arquitectos – Joan Forgas y Dolors Ylla-Catalá
Location: Barcelona,
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Filippo Poli, Jordi Tost, Courtesy of

Health Center in Canet de Mar / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P

© Lourdes Jansana

Architects: Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P
Location: Barcelona,
Architect: Conxita Balcells Blesa, conxitabalcellsassociats s.l.p.
Area: 1,614 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Lourdes Jansana

House in Madrid / A-cero

© Jacobo España

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

Law May Render Architects Unnecessary in Spain

Courtesy of NoalaLSP, via Plataforma Arquitectura

As if architects in  weren’t struggling enough – what with the Crisis closing half the country’s studios and putting over 25% of Spanish architects out of work - a new law could now render Spanish architects effectively unnecessary.

A preliminary document reveals that, if passed, The Law of Professional Services (LSP) will modify labor regulations in order to allow engineers, or really any one “competent” in construction, to take on the work of architects:

“Exclusivity is eliminated. Architects or engineers with competency in construction will be able to design and direct projects, including residential, cultural, academic or religious buildings. [...] If a professional is competent enough to execute one building’s construction, it is understood that he/she will also be capable of executing other kinds of buildings, regardless of its intended use.”

Unsurprisingly, Spanish architects have risen up against the law, mobilizing both physical protests as well as social media campaigns. Even Pritzker-Prize winner has offered his opinion on the matter…Hear what Moneo has to say, after the break…

Sports Club / GEO Arquitectos

© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: GEO Arquitectos
Location: Alcobendas, ,
Architects In Charge: Álvaro Galmés, Arturo Grinda, Miguel Olazábal
Area: 2,570 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

Zigzag House / Cobaleda & García Arquitectos

Courtesy of Cobaleda & García Arquitectos

Architects: Cobaleda & García Arquitectos
Location: Pozuelo de Alarcón, ,
Architect In Charge: Luciano Cobaleda Hernández y Raúl García García
Structures: José Miguel Melo
Technical Architect: Ramón Chivite García
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Courtesy of Cobaleda & García Arquitectos

Child Education Center / Planta33 Arquitectura

© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: Planta33 Arquitectura – Rodrigo Muñoz García
Location: , Toledo,
Area: 976 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán