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PETRA. The Stone Atelier / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

05:00 - 24 September, 2017
PETRA. The Stone Atelier / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos + 24

This Quirky Architecture Couple’s Instagrams are #instagoals

09:30 - 16 September, 2017

A post shared by Anna Devís (@anniset) on

Whether they're pretending facade details are raindrops or peeking out of Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja, Daniel Rueda and Anna Devis introduce a unique perspective on the city. The Valencia-based duo are #couplegoals, and their Instagram accounts reveal their fun, quirky personalities and love for the built environment.

Scrolling through their feeds, viewers get a glimpse of the couple’s travels through whimsical portraits which celebrate the beauty of architecture. The adorable duo playfully interacts with their surroundings, using the city as their stage and architecture—and each—other as characters.

House on the Olive Trees / Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos

09:00 - 11 September, 2017
House on the Olive Trees / Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos, © Germán Cabo
© Germán Cabo

© Germán Cabo © Germán Cabo © Germán Cabo © Germán Cabo + 49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Carlos Gallardo Llopis, Javier Gallardo Llopis, José Luis Gallardo Blanquer
  • Design Team

    Fernando Usó Martín, María Mequita Vidal, Ana Pérez Recatalá, Raúl Sol Jódar Alba Luengo Moreno, Sergio Noverges Bellmunt, Noelia Marzo García
  • Area

    233.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Forment House / Mano de Santo

02:00 - 1 September, 2017
Forment House / Mano de Santo, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain
  • Authors Architects

    Francesc de Paula Garcia Martinez, Ana Gil Collado, Francisco Miravete Martín
  • Area

    402.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Ricard Camarena Restaurant / Francesc Rifé Studio

03:00 - 28 August, 2017
Ricard Camarena Restaurant / Francesc Rifé Studio, © David Zarzoso
© David Zarzoso

© David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso + 32

Hidden Studio Beneath a Busy Bridge Provides Creative Solitude for Its Designer

12:00 - 21 August, 2017
Hidden Studio Beneath a Busy Bridge Provides Creative Solitude for Its Designer, © Jose Manuel Pedrajas
© Jose Manuel Pedrajas

As urban environments become denser, more expensive and, on occasion, less desirable, creative minds are creating novel ways to escape the hustle, bustle, and tumult of the city. Fernando Abellanas, a designer based in Valencia, has gone to new extremes in his search for solitude. Positioned beneath a traffic bridge somewhere in the Spanish city, a hidden studio comprises a shelf, a chair, and a small desk – all anchored to the concrete undercarriage of the bridge by means of rails and rollers. Movable, the "room" becomes both impenetrable and isolated by the turn of a hand crank.

© Jose Manuel Pedrajas © Jose Manuel Pedrajas © Jose Manuel Pedrajas © Jose Manuel Pedrajas + 16

ARV Office / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

09:00 - 1 June, 2017
ARV Office  / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Fran Silvestre, Fran Ayala, Vicente Picó
  • Interior Designer

    Alfaro Hofmann
  • Area

    626.0 m2

MArch. Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation

04:00 - 22 May, 2017
MArch. Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation, MArch - Team
MArch - Team

MArch Valencia originates as a cultural meeting point for professional architects and designers, students and companies with a same set of values; with the aim of bringing together and sharing all different experiences that arise during creative processes.

A nexus between the academical, professional and enterprise worlds, which is vital nowadays.

This different master and postgraduate MArch programs, are directed by Fran Silvestre and feature influential speakers and studios from the current architecture as Alvaro Siza Studio, Souto de Moura Studio, Manuel Aires Mateus Architects, OAB • Ferrater, Juan Domingo Santos and Fran Silvestre Architects.

BULLIT / Hugo Mompó

15:00 - 14 April, 2017
BULLIT / Hugo Mompó, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Borriana, 14, 46005 València, Valencia, España
  • Architect in Charge

    Hugo Mompó
  • Photographs

Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences Through the Lens of Photographer Sebastian Weiss

09:30 - 9 April, 2017
Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences Through the Lens of Photographer Sebastian Weiss, © Sebastian Weiss Photography
© Sebastian Weiss Photography

As a young boy, Santiago Calatrava's fascination with light in his native Valencia fueled his determination to draw, design, and eventually build. His Ciudad de Artes y Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) is a perfect example of the influence of the Valencian sun on the architect's work. The seven cultural buildings define a formal vocabulary all their own, with a dynamism between blanched curves and rhythmic visual patterns. So bright it almost glows on clear days, the materiality of the structures emphasizes the ability of light to outline the spatial relationships between Calatrava's shapes, and shift them as the sun moves through the sky.

In his most recent photo series, Sebastian Weiss has captured the tendency of the shapes of the City of Arts and Sciences to "complement each other and even merge to a harmonic unity," as the photographer himself puts it. The photos were originally featured on his Instagram, @le_blanc, and develop a new way of looking at the oft-photographed tourist spot. His images imagine the complex as a pulsating "light-space installation" of equally systematic and creature-like forms in constant conversation with one another. The series gives the sense of looking at different sections of a particularly beautiful beast—its ribs, underbelly, horns, etc.—captured within the complex's shallow pools.

© Sebastian Weiss Photography © Sebastian Weiss Photography © Sebastian Weiss Photography © Sebastian Weiss Photography + 17

House Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto Valencia

02:00 - 18 December, 2016
House Rehabilitation in Valencia / DG Arquitecto Valencia, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio + 23

White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World

09:50 - 26 September, 2016
White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Not every piece of architecture can be an economic and social success. But there is one dreaded term reserved for only the mot wasteful of projects: "white elephants." The term comes from a story of the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who would reportedly gift sacred albino elephants to courtiers they didn't like. Refusing the gift from the king would have been unacceptable, but being sacred, these animals were forbidden from work, leading the courtier to financial ruin—a fact the kings knew all too well.

Of course, in architecture the term "white elephant" is used frequently to disparage certain projects, and whether a project is deserving of such infamy is usually a matter of perspective. Often eyesores or reminders of poorly spent funds, these projects refuse to be forgotten despite few wanting to remember them. Dotted around the world and across history, they all have the same thing in common: although they may (or may not) have once looked good on paper, they probably should have just stayed on paper.

Courtyard Residence in Benimaclet / Gradolí & Sanz

13:00 - 21 September, 2016
Courtyard Residence in Benimaclet / Gradolí & Sanz, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    València, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carmel Gradolí, Arturo Sanz
  • Area

    108.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Loft Renovation in 'El Cabañal' / AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTES

13:00 - 22 June, 2016
 Loft Renovation in 'El Cabañal'  / AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTES, © Germán Cabo
© Germán Cabo

© Germán Cabo © Germán Cabo © Germán Cabo © Germán Cabo + 13

Ricart House / Gradolí & Sanz

09:00 - 10 June, 2016
Ricart House / Gradolí & Sanz, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    València, Spain
  • Author Architects

    Arturo Sanz Martínez, Carmel Gradolí Martínez
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

Habitual Restaurant / Rife Design

11:00 - 6 January, 2016
Habitual Restaurant / Rife Design, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Jorge Juan, 19, 46004 València, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Frances Rifé
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Vernacular Penthouse / El fabricante de espheras

15:00 - 31 December, 2015
Vernacular Penthouse / El fabricante de espheras , © Milena Villalba
© Milena Villalba

© Milena Villalba © Milena Villalba © Milena Villalba © Milena Villalba + 20

Ca Peter & Lisa / David Estal

05:00 - 12 November, 2015
Ca Peter & Lisa / David Estal, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio + 22