The POP-UP House / TallerDE2 Arquitectos


Architects: Arantza Ozaeta Cortázar, Álvaro Martín Fidalgo
Location: Madrid, Madrid,
Project Area: 68.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

Seasonless House / Casos de Casas

© José Hévia

Architects: Casos de Casas
Location: , Castelló, Spain
Architect In Charge: Irene Castrillo Carreira y Mauro Gil-Fournier Esquerra Arquitectos
Area: 361.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: José Hévia

CP House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

© Adrià Goula

Architects: Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
Location: , ,
Project Architects: Josep Ma. Alventosa, Marc Alventosa y Xavier Morell
Project Area: 477.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrià Goula

House in Ávila / Claudia Olalla Gil

© Javier Callejas

Architects: Claudia Olalla Gil
Location: 05230 , Ávila,
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Javier Callejas

Christmas Lights in Madrid: Brut Deluxe’s MOON Through the Lens of Miguel de Guzmán

Miguel de Guzmán, a noted photographer and Spanish audiovisual producer, has shared with us one of his most recent works. MOON is the project by Brut Deluxe that has taken Madrid’s Gran Vía, delivering a perfect urban setting for the year-end celebrations. This context is also the location of a new film by Imagen Subliminal, who has already delighted us in the past with audiovisual proposals for projects like The POP-UP House and Casa del Espinar. The full Moon, after the break.

Dental Clinic / NAN Arquitectos

© Iván Casal Nieto

Architects: NAN Arquitectos
Location: Paseo de Castelao, 25, 36940 , Pontevedra, Spain
Design Team: Vicente Pillado, Wenceslao Lopez, Alberto F.Reiriz
Area: 49.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Iván Casal Nieto

Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

© Diego Opazo

Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Location: 46117 , Valencia,
Architect In Charge: Fran Silvestre
Area: 772.0 sqm
Photographs: Diego Opazo

UDC Gymnasium Under Stands / GLF Arquitectos

© Héctor Santos-Díez

Architects: GLF Arquitectos
Location: Campus Universitario, 15008 , ,
Technical Architect: Óscar Fidalgo
Construction: Aticoruña
Project Area: 408.0 m2
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Héctor Santos-Díez

Bambi Early Childhood Educational Center / Plan9

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Plan9
Location: Calle Mejorana, 14960 Córdoba, Córdoba,
Project Architects: Gloria García de la Banda García, José Luque Bellido
Project Area: 1008.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Alda , José Luque

Plywood Trio Apartment in Madrid / BUJ+COLÓN Arquitectos

© Elena Almagro

Architects: BUJ+COLÓN Arquitectos
Location: Calle de las Huertas, 28914 , Madrid,
Framing: La Carpintería, Madrid.
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Elena Almagro

Inter-generational Center in Atarfe / Luis Llopis y Eva Chacón

© Javier Callejas

Architects: Luis Llopis and Eva Chacón
Location: 18230 Atarfe, Granada,
Project Architects:
Technical Architect: Cristina Llopis
Project Area: 982.0 m2
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Javier Callejas

Baza Municipal Library / Redondo y Trujillo Arquitectos

© Javier Callejas Sevilla

Architects: Redondo y Trujillo Arquitectos
Location: Calle Casicas, 18800 Baza, Granada,
Project Architects: Antonio Redondo Fernández y Antonio J. Trujillo Miranda
Project Area: 3183.0 m2
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Javier Callejas Sevilla

The Work of SelgasCano, the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Designers

Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan

The latest designer of the prestigious Serpentine Gallery Pavilion has been named as SelgasCano, the Spanish practice known for their use of the latest synthetic materials and new technology. The Serpentine Pavilion, which has grown to become one of the most visited annual architecture attractions in the world, aims to provide architects who have never built in the UK their first chance to do so. In the past, this has led to pavilions by globally-recognized names such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, and Peter Zumthor, but in recent years the seems to have changed course a little, instead bringing lesser-known, emergent stars to a much wider audience. This was true of Smiljan Radić and his 2014 pavilion, and will likely prove true for the duo of José Selgas and Lucía Cano.

Although designs for the 2015 pavilion will not be released until February, SelgasCano have promised ”to use only one material… the Transparency,” adding that “the most advanced technologies will be needed to be employed to accomplish that transparency.” This coy description perhaps calls to mind the design of their own office, a partially sunken tube of a building with one side made entirely of curved glass, which won them widespread recognition in 2009.

To give a better idea of the design style that SelgasCano will bring to the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, we’ve rounded up a number of their major projects for your viewing pleasure, after the break.

Dressing Room for a Garden with a Pond / Clara Nubiola

© Adrià Goula

Interior Designers: Clara Nubiola
Location: 43143 , Tarragona,
Project Design: Clara Nubiola
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Bakery in Pozoamargo / Isabel Escudero Herrera

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Architects: Isabel Escudero Herrera
Location: 16708 , Cuenca, Spain
Area: 236.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera

Ca s’Ametller / XLMS

© José Hevia

Architects: XLMS
Location: Majorca, ,
Architect In Charge: Laia martínez Sitjà, Xavi Lozano Segarra
Area: 140.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: José Hevia

SelgasCano to Design 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

Selgas Cano Architecture Office. Image © Iwan Baan

Spanish architects SelgasCano have been selected to design the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which has become one of the top-ten most visited architectural and design exhibitions in the world. The Pavilion will stand in Kensington Gardens during the summer and serving as a multi-purpose social space.

The award-winning studio is led by José Selgas and Lucía Cano and will be the first Spanish architecture practice to design a Serpentine Pavilion, with AECOM once again providing the engineering and technical design services. Although designs will not be revealed until February 2015, SelgasCano had this to say about designing the pavilion:

“This is an amazing and unique opportunity to work in a Royal Garden in the centre of London. Both aspects, ‘Garden’ and ‘London’, are very important for us in the development of this project. We are in the middle of a garden, a ‘Royal’ garden indeed, once divided in two and separated by a Serpentine. That garden clings in the middle of London. Garden and London (which best defines London?) will be the elements to show and develop in the Pavilion. For that we are going to use only one material as a canvas for both: the Transparency. That ‘material’ has to be explored in all its structural possibilities, avoiding any other secondary material that supports it, and the most advanced technologies will be needed to be employed to accomplish that transparency. A good definition for the pavilion can be taken from J. M. Barrie: it aims to be as a ‘Betwixt-and-Between’.”

House and Studio YC / Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office

© Lorenzo Vecchia

Architects: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
Location: Castellcir, Barcelona,
Interior Design: Santiago Parramón,
Area: 290.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Lorenzo Vecchia