Conference: Social Housing in Spain

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Social Housing in is intended to be the first of a series of international programs by the AIANY Housing Committee, highlighting exemplary housing design around the world. For the first program of the series, AIANY have invited three leading architects from who are currently teaching in the tri-state area: Carmen Espegel, Iñaqui Carnicero, and María Hurtado de Mendoza. The panelists will present and comment upon innovative projects that follow the country’s strong social commitment to housing.

The first decade of the XXI century was a landmark of quality and diversity in social housing in Spain.During those years, Spain built more collective housing than the production of England, France, and Germany combined. Approximately 4 million of units were built between 2000 and 2008. The municipal housing companies promoted, by means of open design competitions, a large number of significant works that championed research to new ways of living, hybrid typologies, construction systems linked to prefabrication and industrialization methods, and towards finding new explorations of shared space for new communities. The right to housing is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution. Publicly protected housing in Spain represents a peculiarity compared to social housing models in other EU countries, in that it is housing provided almost entirely for owner-occupation.

Title: Conference: Social Housing in Spain
Website: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=7055
Organizers: AIANY Housing Committee
From: Thu, 29 May 2014 18:00
Until: Thu, 29 May 2014 20:00
Venue: Center For Architecture
Address: 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012,

The Muskiz Municipal Sports Centre Extension / G&C Arquitectos

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Architects: G&C Arquitectos
Location: , Biscay,
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of G&C arquitectos, Jorge Allende

Rehabilitación Masía / Hernández Arquitectos

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Architects: Hernández Arquitectos
Location: Aitana, 03517, ,
Architect In Charge: Pedro Hernández
Area: 1802.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Mayte Piera

House In Travesseres / Garcés – De Seta – Bonet

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Architects: Garcés – De Seta – Bonet
Location: Travesseres, Lleida,
Architect In Charge: Jordi Garces
Area: 324 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Garcés – De Seta – Bonet

Auditorium And Congress Center Expo 2008 / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

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Architects: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Location: Zaragoza,
Architect In Charge: Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano
Project Architect: Patricia Grande
Photographs: Roland Halbe, Fernando Alda

VARS House / aceboXalonso

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Architects: aceboXalonso
Location: , Spain
Architects In Charge: Victoria Acebo, Ángel Alonso
Area: 1,400 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Eugeni Pons, Martin Varsavsky

Museo Arqueológico Nacional / Frade Arquitectos

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Architects: Frade Arquitectos
Location: Calle Serrano, Madrid,
Design Team: SL
Area: 23 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Niccolo Guasti, Gabriel López, Jose Manuel Ballester, Luis Asin

Sports Hall at C.P. Pablo Iglesias / Planta 33 Arquitectura

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Architects: Planta 33 Arquitectura
Location: Talavera de la Reina, Toledo,
Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Muñoz García
Area: 830 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Palíndromo Mészáros

Villa CP / Zest Architecture

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Architects: Zest Architecture
Location: Girona,
Area: 440 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Renovation of an Industrial Building Into a Single Family House / Guim Costa Calsamiglia

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Architects: Guim Costa Calsamiglia
Location: , Lleida, Spain
Project Area: 164 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Anton Briansó

Restoration of Arab Tower in Riba de Saelices / Ignacio Vila Almazán + Alejandro Vírseda Aizpún + José Ignacio Carnicero

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Architects: Ignacio Vila Almazán + Alejandro Vírseda Aizpún +
Location: Riba de Saelices, Guadalajara,
Project Area: 145 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Montse Zamorano

Grafting Architecture: Catalonia at Venice

Convent de Sant Francesc / David Closes. Image © Jordi Surroca; Courtesy of Institut Ramon Llull

is returning for the second time to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale with the Arquitectures Empeltades / Grafting Architecture. Referencing the botanical process of grafting, the proposal seeks to elucidate the changes taking place in contemporary Catalan architecture by highlighting processes in which “living traditions” are being updated as new.

More on “Grafting Architecture” after the break…

Sports Hall in Alcazar de San Juan / Rojo/Fernandez-Shaw

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Architects: Rojo/Fernandez-Shaw
Location: , Ciudad Real,
Architect In Charge: Begoña Fernández-Shaw Zulueta, Luis Rojo de Castro
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Begoña Fernández-Shaw

Single-Family Home in Las Encinas / Vicens + Ramos

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Architects: Vicens + Ramos
Location: Pozuelo de Alarcón, ,
Architects In Charge: Ignacio Vicens y Hualde, José Antonio Ramos Abengózar
Year: 2004
Photographs: Courtesy of Estudio Vicens+Ramos, Eugeni Pons

Housing And Urban Development Project In Manresa / Pich-Aguilera Architects

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Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
Location: Avinguda de les Bases de ,  , , Spain
Architect In Charge: Felipe Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle Pagés
Project Manager: Margherita Aricó
Area: 8,504 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects

“Santa Madrona” – 62 Social Dwellings / Pich-Aguilera Architects

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Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
Location: Travessera de Dalt, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle i Pagès
Area: 5,704 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Simon García

Pantheon For An Engineer / Martinez Vidal

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Architects: Martinez Vidal
Location: Cementerio de Nuestro Padre Jesús, ,
Area: 27 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Frutos

Reforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich Gimenez

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Architects: Carles Enrich Gimenez
Location: Eixample, , Spain
Area: 92 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez