Video: “about architecture_without capital letters” / Alejandro Beautell

As part of “Time Space Existence” at the Venice Biennale — the exhibition which has brought over 100 architects, including Norman Foster, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Ricardo Bofill, together — the young Spanish architect, Alejandro Beautell, presents the installation: “about architecture_without capital letters.”

Beautell’s video, which explores his recent works completed in the Canary Islands (including ArchDaily 2014 Building of the Year, St. John Baptist Chapel), provokes the viewer to consider the essence of architecture, smaller scales, and the tradition inherent in the architectural profession.

Enjoy the video above and make sure to revisit Beautell’s stunning Building of the Year, the St. John Baptist Chapel.

Refurbishment at C_Galera 43 / CREUSeCARRASCO

© Héctor Santos-Díez

Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO
Location:
Area: 703.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Héctor Santos-Díez

Medialab-Prado / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos

© Miguel de Guzman

Architects: Langarita Navarro Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: María Langarita, Víctor Navarro
Year: 2008
Photographs: Miguel de Guzman

Ampliación de la plaza Espanyola / Noemí Martínez

© Adrià Goula

Architects: Noemí Martínez
Location: Plaça Espanyola, 4, 08903 Hospitalet de Llobregat, , Spain
Design Team: Amado Martín, Virgínia Díaz del Río, Verónica Cereijo
Area: 898.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Pine Forest Pavilion / e2b arquitectos

© Enrique Agües

Architects: e2b arquitectos
Location: Carrer Àries, 1, 03110 , Alicante,
Area: 180.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Enrique Agües

Bodebo Store In Barcelona / CAVAA

© Jordi Surroca

Architects: CAVAA
Location: Carrer de Sant Hermenegild, , Spain
Architects In Charge: Jordi Calbetó, Oriol Vañó
Area: 74 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jordi Surroca

Administration Extension / CRYSTALZOO

© David Frutos

Architects: CRYSTALZOO
Location: La Nucia, ,
Architect In Charge: José Luis Campos Rosique
Design Team: Juan Parra, Francisco T. Espí, Ivon Omar Fernández
Area: 165 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Frutos, Courtesy of CRYSTALZOO

# House # 1.130 / Estudio.Entresitio

© Roland Halbe

Architects: Estudio.Entresitio
Location: Madrid,
Design Team: María Hurtado de Mendoza, César Jiménez de Tejada, José María Hurtado de Mendoza, Álvar Ruiz
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roland Halbe, Courtesy of

Tienda Camper Palma der Mallorca / Fernando Amat

© Sanchez y Montoro

Architects:
Location: Calle de San Miguel, 17, 07002 Palma (Mallorca), Balearic Islands,
Client: Camper www.camper.com
Area: 113.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sanchez y Montoro

MNGB House / VAUMM

© Aitor Ortiz

Architects: VAUMM
Location: Aiete Tunelak, , Gipuzkoa,
Architect In Charge: Julen Rozas
Area: 340 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

Chao House / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

© Hector Santos-Díez

Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos
Location: Costa da Morte,
Area: 221 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hector Santos-Díez

Octavio Cuartero / Candel Arquitectura

© Toni Villar

Architects: Candel Arquitectura
Location: Calle Octavio Cuartero, ,
Architect In Charge: Francisco Candel Jimenez
Area: 3100.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Toni Villar, David Frutos

168 Dwellings in Hospitalet de Llobregat / Estudio Rubio & Álvarez-Sala

© Lluis Casals

Architects: Estudio Rubio & Álvarez-Sala
Location: Llobregat, 43006 ,
Project Architects: Carlos Rubio Carvajal, Enrique Ávarez-Sala Walther
Project Area: 27900.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photography: Lluis Casals

COAS Offices and Headquarters / Otxotorena Arquitectos

© Rubén Pérez Bescós

Architects: Otxotorena Arquitectos
Location: , Biscay, Spain
Collaborator Architect: Lander Berasategui
Area: 875 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rubén Pérez Bescós

Mercedes House In Garden City / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

© Raul Lamoso

Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Year: 2009
Photographs: Raul Lamoso, Héctor Santos, Courtesy of Arquitectos

School in Vilaflor / TECHNE

Courtesy of TECHNE

Architects: TECHNE
Location: 38613 , Santa Cruz de Tenerife,
Architect In Charge: José Manuel Rodríguez Peña
Engineer: Nelson Hernández Dorta
Project Year: 2014
Photography: Courtesy of TECHNE

San Lucas Pavilion / FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol ARCHITECTURE LANDSCAPE

© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol ARCHITECTURE LANDSCAPE
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation / Otxotorena Arquitectos

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: Otxotorena Arquitectos
Location: Alicante,
Architect In Charge: Juan M. Otxotorena, José L. Camarasa
Collaborator Architects: Gloria Herrera, Jorge Ortega
Area: 16,657 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute