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House in Barrio del Carmen / Hugo Mompó Architecture + Juan Grau

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio

EKKLESÍA / pinktruder

  • Architects: pinktruder
  • Location: Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Miguel Arraiz García / David Moreno Terrón
  • Area: 144.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Noel Arraiz

© Noel Arraiz © Noel Arraiz © Noel Arraiz © Noel Arraiz

Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences Stars in Disney's "Tomorrowland"

Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences has taken a starring role in Tomorrowland, Disney's latest blockbuster. Located in the former riverbed of the Turia in Valencia, Spain, the City of Arts and Sciences comprises a cinema (L'Hemisfèric), a landscaped walk and sculpture garden (L'Umbracle), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the largest aquarium in Europe (L'Oceanográfico), and the renowned Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. The complex was constructed in stages commencing in July 1996, and opened to the public in October 2005. Unique and strikingly futuristic, the iconic group of buildings caught the eye of Tomorrowland producer Jeffrey Chernov, who spoke effusively of the building at a recent press conference for the film.

"Calatrava's architecture is just phenomenal and inventive and exciting. It's very skeletal, like you're looking at the vertebrae of a dinosaur or prehistoric fish," said Chernov. "You walk into that place and you never want to leave. That's the vibe we wanted for Tomorrowland."

El Musical Cultural Center / Eduardo de Miguel Arbonés

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Nozomi Sushi / Masquespacio

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

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Oslo Restaurant / Borja Garcia Studio

  • Architects: Borja Garcia Studio
  • Location: Carrer Catalans, 8, 46001 Valencia, Spain
  • Project Architects: Borja García. Laura Ros
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photography: Courtesy of Borja García Studio

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Rehabilitación de Edifico en la Calle Cervantes / Antonio Altarriba

  • Architects: Antonio Altarriba
  • Location: Calle Cervantes, 06330 Valencia, Badajoz, Spain
  • Area: 391.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo

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Could a Lick of Super Strong Carbon Paint Fix Caltrava's Palau de les Arts?

Will the peeling shell of Santiago Calatrava’s Palau de les Arts in Valencia be saved by an innovative, new paint? Calatrava's $455.6 million project, which surpassed its budget four times over, has sprouted many defects over the years, but none more damning than its peeling facade - a defect that spurred the city of Valencia to sue Calatrava's office. However, Spanish paint manufacturer Graphenano has proposed an innovative solution: Graphenstone, a mixture of limestone powder and the allotrope graphene, which should just prevent further deterioration. Whether the solution could also relieve some courtroom tension, remains to be seen. Read more on Inhabitat and The Architect's Newspaper

Vegamar Seleccion Wine Shop / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

  • Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Location: Carrer de Colón, Valencia, Spain
  • Principal In Charge: Fran Silvestre
  • Collaborator Architect: Jordi Martínez, Ángel Fito
  • Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
  • Area: 123.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo

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La Petite Brioche / Binomio Estudio

  • Architects: Binomio Estudio
  • Location: Calle de Sorni, 28, 46004 Valencia, Spain
  • Area: 63.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: David Zarzoso

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Caixa Ontinyent Cultural Center / Ramon Esteve

  • Architects: Ramon Esteve
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Site Manager: Gonzalo Llin
  • Architect: Ramon Esteve
  • Technical Architect: Antonio Morales
  • Project Area: 1855.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: Xavier Mollà

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Time House / LADAA

  • Architects: LADAA
  • Location: Vilamarxant, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Sergio Adelantado, Sara López Blanco
  • Construction Company: Construciones Nideker
  • Area: 550.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of LADAA

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19 Dwellings on Viana Street / García Floquet Arquitectos

  • Architects: García Floquet Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle Viana 16, Valencia, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Francisco Javier
  • Construction: Mayocons S.L.
  • Budget: 1,222,253 €
  • Client: Gestvalencia S.L.
  • Project Area: 0.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photography: Iñaki Bergera

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House in Monasterios / Ramon Esteve

  • Architects: Ramon Esteve
  • Location: Monasterios, Spain
  • Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Mayte Piera

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Corrugated Cardboard Pavillion / Miguel Arraiz + David Moreno

Built for the annual traditional festival called “Fallas” held in Valencia in March, the corrugated cardboard temporary pavilion was made out with 3.000 purposefully made corrugated hexagonal boxes as the only structural material. The main challenge for the project by architect Miguel Arraiz and sculptor David Moreno was the wind and the rain, because the structure should be at the urban space during at least 5 days. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Events Center Feria Valencia / Tomás Llavador

Courtesy of Tomás Llavador  Arquitectos+Ingenieros
Courtesy of Tomás Llavador Arquitectos+Ingenieros
  • Architects: Tomás Llavador
  • Location: Carrer d'Alfarrasí, 18, 46035 València, Valencia, Spain
  • Main Contractor: UTE FCC/LUBASA/PAVASAL
  • Structure: MC2, Julio Martínez Calzón
  • Area: 10275.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Tomás Llavador Arquitectos+Ingenieros

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Arabista Ribera School / Victor García Martínez

  • Architects: Victor García Martínez, Victor García Terol, José Gozalbez Esteve
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Collaborators: Daniel Martin Fuentes, Marta Sinisterra Olavarrieta, Cristina Tudela Marco
  • Area: 13450.0 sqm
  • Photography: Diego Opazo

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