Spanish Firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Awarded 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal

Contemporary Arts Center Córdoba / . Image © Roland Halbe

Spanish firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos has been selected to receive the 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal. Awarded every three years, the Alvar Aalto Medal recognizes an office or architect “with outstanding merit in creative architecture.” Nieto Sobejano and its founders – Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano—were commended by the jury for their profound understanding of the local cultures where they work.

“Nieto and Sobejano were key names in the new wave of Spanish architecture, which emerged in the late 1970s. The roots of their architecture lie in , and its multi-layered history and culture,” the jury wrote. “Their works speak a silent language, proving that the precondition of meaningful architecture is an in-depth understanding of local culture and the context of the design brief.”

Nozomi Sushi / Masquespacio

© David Rodríguez y Carlos Huecas

Interior Designers: Masquespacio
Location: Valencia, Valencia,
Creative Director: Ana Milena Hernández Palacios
Creative Junior: Nuria Martínez
Architect Junior: Virgínia Hinarejos
Area: 233.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Rodríguez y Carlos Huecas

P House / Artigas Arquitectes

© Lluís Sans

Architects: Artigas Arquitectes
Location: Barcelona, Barcelona,
Architects In Charge: Albert Artigas, Ester Fortuny, Judit Onsès, Albert Ortiz
Area: 540.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Lluís Sans

In Residence: Xavier Corbero

The latest episode in NOWNESSIn Residence series takes viewers into the Esplugues de Llobregat home of Catalan artist . Albert Moya captures Corbero’s life size cabinet of curiosities— brimming with art pieces and eclectic miscellany— as the artist himself wanders through a Piranesi-esque series of seemingly impossible cantilevered staircases and arches.

“What I try to do does not stem from reason,” says Corbero, “What I always attempt to do is poetry.”

Office for Architecture Studio and Coworking Space / As – Built

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Architects: As – Built
Location: Rúa Pardo Baixo, 23, 15403 , A Coruña,
Design Team: Pablo Ríos, Moncho Rey
Area: 82.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Moncho Rey

20 VPO / Kauh Arquitectos

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Kauh Arquitectos
Location: Calle Trece Rosas, 6, 11140 , Cádiz,
Architect In Charge: Vincent Morales Garoffolo, Juan Antonio Sánchez Muñoz
Area: 2752.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Technological Park of Coruña University / Angel Rico Painceiras & Manuel Vazquez Muiño

© Hector Santos Diez

Architects: Angel Rico Painceiras y Manuel Vazquez Muiño
Location: Campus da Zapateira, 15008 A Coruña, A Coruña,
Area: 1688.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hector Santos Diez

House 1014 / H Arquitectes

© Adrià Goula

Architects: H Arquitectes
Location: Granollers, Barcelona,
Architect In Charge: David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó
Area: 637.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Mountain Guest House / Dom Architecture

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Architects: Dom Architecture
Location: , ,
Architect In Charge: Pablo Serrano Elorduy
Interior Designer: Blanca Elorduy
Area: 65.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Dom Architecture

NKO House in Tudela / Lagula Arquitectes + Studio Ahedo

© Adrià Goula

Architects: Lagula Arquitectes, Studio Ahedo
Location: 31500 , Navarra, Spain
Area: 316.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrià Goula

PilMa House / Azootea

© Paula Arroyo

Architects: Berta González Salinero, Alegría Zorrilla Miras
Location: 28511 , Madrid, Spain
Project Area: 236.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Paula Arroyo

LIANG XIN Oriental Therapy Center / Magén Arquitectos

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Architects: Magén Arquitectos
Location: , ,
Arquitectos A Cargo: Jaime Magén y Francisco J. Magén
Project Area: 382.0 m2
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

JG House / Modulo 12 Architects

© Angel Baltanás

Architects: Modulo 12 Architects
Location: Villaviciosa, Asturias,
Architect In Charge: Jorge Palomo Carmona
Area: 75.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Angel Baltanás

Girona Public Library / Corea & Moran Arquitectura

© Pepo Segura

Architects: Corea & Moran Arquitectura
Location: , ,
Architect In Charge: Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico Corea Moran Arquitectura
Area: 8072.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Pepo Segura

Entre Muros Dwelling / Azootea

© OjoVivo foto / Paula Arroyo

Architects: Azootea
Location: 26322 , La Rioja, Spain
Project Architects: Alegría Zorrilla Miras, Claudia Olalla Gil
Structures: Jofemar s.l.
Project Area: 73.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: OjoVivo foto / Paula Arroyo

Farm Surroundings / Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

© Marc Torra Ferrer

Architects: Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura
Location: La Vall d’en Bas, ,
Architect In Charge: Arnau Vergés Tejero
Year: 2014
Photographs: Marc Torra Ferrer

Ecological House 3.0 / NOEM

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Architects: NOEM
Location: , Castellón,
Project Area: 96.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Meritxell Arjalaguer

Marquesina en Plaza San Juan Bosco / MLMR Arquitectos

© Javier Martín Pascual

Architects: MLMR arquitectos
Location: Pamplona, Navarre,
Architect In Charge: Javier Martín, Víctor Larripa, , Daniel Ruiz de Gordejuela
Area: 17.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Javier Martín Pascual, Víctor Larripa Artieda