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Piedrabuena House / MUKAarquitectura

05:00 - 7 November, 2017
Cortesía de MUKAarquitectura
Cortesía de MUKAarquitectura

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Prado, 6, 13100 Piedrabuena, Cdad. Real, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Moisés Royo
  • Collaborators

    Claudia Cerrada Isact, Blanca Muñiz de la Espada López, Ana María Sánchez Ruiz, Adelina de la Cruz Morillo
  • Area

    135.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Rural Hotel Complex / ideo arquitectura

05:00 - 7 October, 2016
Rural Hotel Complex  / ideo arquitectura, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Mayte Barrios
  • Principal Design

    Virginia del Barco
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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.

Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real / Rojo/Fernández-Shaw

10:00 - 3 May, 2015
Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real  / Rojo/Fernández-Shaw , Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw
Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Gregorio Marañón, Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Begoña Fernández-Shaw, Luis Rojo de Castro, Basic AAP slp arquitectos
  • Project Year

    2009

Fuensanta House / MUKA Arquitectura

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Fuensanta House / MUKA Arquitectura, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas + 25

Health Center Of Ciudad Real / Arquitecnica

00:00 - 2 March, 2012
Health Center Of Ciudad Real / Arquitecnica, © Aitor Estevez Olaizola
© Aitor Estevez Olaizola

© Aitor Estevez Olaizola © Aitor Estevez Olaizola © Aitor Estevez Olaizola © Aitor Estevez Olaizola + 10

  • Architects

    Arquitecnica - Roberto Moreno Klemming & Peru Cañada Omagogeascoa
  • Location

    Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Laura Fernandez Muñoz, Isabel Dominguez Segura, Nuria Martin Alcaraz
  • Quanity Surveyors

    Oscar Bernedo Antoñanzas
  • Client

    Sescam
  • Constructor

    Ploder