Architects: MiAS Arquitectes / Josep Miàs, Silvia Brandi, Adriana Porta, Maria Chiara Ziliani, Andreu Canut, Carles Bou
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Engineers: JG instalaciones
Structural Consultants: BOMA
Partners: Mònica Vila, Ana Moretti and José Miñarro
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 5,200 sqm
Photographs: Adrià Goula
Designed by nothing architecture the 20 dwellings in Manresa Barcelona project is part of the partial plan for land subdivision in the sector “La Parada” of Manresa promoted by INCASOL who proposed the design of a main axis, av. dels Dolors, where dwelling units are located in isolation. The building consists of PB +5, for a 3 floor commercial premises and the basement with 31 parking spaces and 20 storage rooms.
IE University and IIT to launch an Architecture Summer School on the Battle of Cities for Sustainability
The Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture, Chicago, and IE School of Architecture & Design, Madrid/Segovia, have joined forces to launch the IE/IIT Summer School, set to take place from July 8 to 15, 2011. The course, headed ATLAS ON DENSITY, will explore the cross implications of levels of density and sustainability from the sprawl of American suburbs to the extreme density of Asian cities.
The intensive 8-day studio-based design workshop will be held in Madrid and will provide enthusiastic architectural undergraduate and graduates worldwide with a stage for debating contemporary architectural and urban ideas, digital and analogue techniques, with an emphasis on inventive design and communication abilities. Using Madrid as a laboratory, participants will explore the architectural, urban, and environmental implications of density. Tutors from Chicago, Madrid, and Singapore, will use their own metropolitan backgrounds to enrich the potential evolution of Spain’s capital.
With Madrid serving as headquarters, case study subject, and site for field research, students will investigate specific urban sustainable challenges. For more information, visit the workshop’s official website.
K/R Architects, announced recently that the firm has completed the master plan for the 100-acre (40-hectare) Parque de Levante in Murcia, Spain. The plan, which reinvents the concept of a museum-park explores the relationship between art and culture as a generator of creativity and education, as well as economic dynamism and tourism. The park will serve the Mediterranean region as a major art destination. K/R recently presented the master plan at City Hall in Murcia. Additional images and descriptive text follows the break.
Our friends from myLapse shared with us a timelapse video on the construction of Diagonal ZeroZero Building, designed by Enric Massip Bosch in Barcelona. The video was made with more than 500,000 photos, 600 hours on site, 400 hours of post production and more than two terabytes of material. Hope you enjoy it!
About an hour car ride outside of Madrid, Spain, is a tiny rural village that just a few years ago had high hopes for an abundant housing market. Yebes is now an example of the economic crisis that has affected the growth of cities. With an excess of 250 row houses, of which only 50 are settled, bad debt has caused these new homes to fall into disrepair with concrete chipping off the buildings, stolen piping, radiators and doors and ghostly empty streets.
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Architects: Donaire Arquitectos
Location: Huelva, Spain
Project Team: Jesús Núñez Bootello, Carmela Domínguez Asencio, Tibisay Cañas Fuentes, David Rapado Moreno, Ignacio Núñez Bootello, Beatriz Hacar Hernández, Delia Pacheco Donaire, Pablo Baruc García Gómez, Celine Nelke
Engineering: Javier Drake Canela, Guillermo Márquez Villanueva, Alfonso Buiza Camacho
Constructor: Procondal S.A.
Project area: 3,265 sqm
Project year: 2004 – 2010
Photographs: Fernando Alda, Javier