Video: Sagrada Familia / Moment Factory

A huge creative and technical challenge was recently undertaken by Moment Factory. They were invited by the City of and the City of Montreal to create the first sound and light spectacle to be projected on the complex façade of the Sagrada Familia in . This 15 minute-long multimedia show, using video mapping techniques and their X-Agora playback system, was presented within La Mercè Festival in this weekend. The inspiration: to realize Antonio Gaudi’s dream. The architect wished for the façade to be full of colors.

Zero Space & VIP Lounge / ACXT

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Architects: ACXT
Location: Museo Guggenheim, , Spain
Architect In Charge: César Caicoya Gómez-Morán
Design Team: Beatriz Pagoaga
Lighting Consultant: Susaeta Prolighting
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

Lude House / Grupo Aranea

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Architects: Grupo Aranea
Location: , Murcia, Spain
Design Team: Francisco Leiva Ivorra, Martín López Robles
Technical Architect: Antonio Martínez Sánchez
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Jesus Granada © BIS Images

BBK Sarriko Centre / ACXT

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Architects: ACXT
Location: Bilbao,
Project Architect: Javier Aja
Architects : Elena Sa Marques, Beatriz Pagoaga
Project Management: Patxi Sánchez
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

Art School in Burgos / Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez

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Architects: Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Comisaría Lugo / Mestura Arquitectes

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Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: , Galicia,
Design Team: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 5,293.83 sqm
Photographs: Andrés Fraga

In Progress: Logytel I+D / Alarcón + Asociados

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Architects: Alarcón + Asociados
Location: Avda. Punto Es, 4. 28805 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid,
Associated Architect: Cristina Álvarez
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Pablo Cruz, Luis García Craus, Courtesy of

Casa de la Cultura / Daniel Mòdol

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Architects: Daniel Mòdol
Location: Plaza Pere Torrent S/Nº Lloret de Mar‐Girona‐
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Jordi Bernadó

Endesa Pavilion / IaaC

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Architects: IaaC
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Burgos Justice Palace / Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez

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Architects: Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez
Location: Burgos,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

City Police Headquarters in Lleida / Mestura Arquitectes

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Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Jordi Clariana, David Capellas, Francesco Soppelsa

Michelin Restaurant / Josep Ferrando

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Architects: Josep Ferrando
Location: ,
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Inspiration Hotel Winning Proposal / Paul Dieterlen Architecture

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Located in the “Albufera de ”, one of the national territory´s most singular natural areas, the winning proposal for the Inspiration Hotel is formed as a huge ring shaped wooden pier 160 meters in diameter that rises above the Albufera´s water surface. Designed by Paul Dieterlen Architecture, the building is resolved with two main rings, one with an eight meter section which contains the architectural program and the public areas, and another one, with a three meters section turn to the interior that works a continuous circular path. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ceip Martinet / Mestura Arquitectes

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Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: Cornellà de Llobregat, , Spain
Design Team: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 3,448.71 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Video: New Flea Market in Barcelona / Prompt

Designed by Prompt for the IMMB Institut Municipal de Mercats de , the new flea market will play a key role in the economy and urban identity of the city. Their video above highlights the construction process taking part in the dynamic city environment.

Project: B720 Arquitectos / Fermín Vazquez
Client: IMMB Institut Municipal de Mercats de Barcelona
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The Recessionary Interviews: Spain’s Josep Ferrando

Josep Ferrando being interviewed at the ArchDaily office.

used to be a sexy, fit and energetic country. Envy, inferiority complexes, greed, arrogance and pride soaked it in fat. It is currently suffering from moral obesity.” That was Architect Manuel Ocaña’s incendiary take on the current state of his home country, one of the hardest hit by the due to its extraordinary pre-Crisis construction boom (a.k.a “the mother of all housing bubbles”).

For this week’s edition of our Recessionary Interviews series – in which we talk to Architects across the globe surviving the Recession  - we decided to get one final perspective from the Iberian Peninsula. We chatted with Spain’s Josep Ferrando, of Josep Ferrando Bramona Architecture, who told us how the economic bust has shifted focus from public works towards an architecture of “re”: rehabilitating, re-structuring, re-inhabiting.

Get Ferrando’s take on the state of Architecture in Spain today, after the break…

Mare de Déu de Montserrat / Mestura Arquitectes

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Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: Castellví de Rosanes, , Spain
Design Team: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Designer Thomas Heatherwick is Star Guest at Hay Festival Segovia 2012

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Hay Festival Segovia just announced that UK designer Thomas Heatherwick will be the keynote speaker for the architecture and design sessions at the Spanish edition of Hay Festival set to take place in September 27-30. In an hour-long conversation entitled The Truffle Pig Process, will be talking to Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and associate dean of external relations at IE School of Architecture & Design (IE University), about his studio’s creative process and the increasingly blurred borders between design, architecture and society. More information on the event after the break.