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Becoming: Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018

04:45 - 26 May, 2018
Becoming: Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia. Image © Italo Rondinella
Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia. Image © Italo Rondinella

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Spanish Pavilion. Below, the curatorial team describes the exhibition in their own words. 

Becoming
, the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, seeks to respond to the general theme of the event through the proposals and research being developed in the different learning environments within the country, placing special emphasis on the architect's new multidisciplinary profile.

Spanish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Reflect Architectural Learning Environments

08:00 - 25 May, 2018
Spanish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Reflect Architectural Learning Environments, © Pati Núñez Agency
© Pati Núñez Agency

While 2016's Golden Lion-winning project 'The Unfinished' surveyed architecture after the construction crisis, this year's Spanish pavilion will explore architecture's future through the eyes of researchers. 

Beauty or Tragedy? Aerial Imagery of Spain’s Abandoned Housing Estates Wins DJI Drone Photography Award

12:00 - 5 April, 2018
Beauty or Tragedy? Aerial Imagery of Spain’s Abandoned Housing Estates Wins DJI Drone Photography Award, "Sand Castles (part II)" by Markel Redondo. Image Courtesy of Markel Redondo
"Sand Castles (part II)" by Markel Redondo. Image Courtesy of Markel Redondo

The winners of the DJI Drone Photography Award have been announced, a competition calling for ideas to make creative use of drone photography, and to explore subject matters impossible to experience on foot. This year, the two winning projects consisted of a new perspective on Spain’s 3.4 million abandoned houses, and the documentation of salt production across Europe.

Study in Valencia, Porto and Milan and Travel Around the World with the Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation

00:00 - 26 March, 2018
Study in Valencia, Porto and Milan and Travel Around the World with the Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation

The European University of Valencia offers a postgraduate education linked to Architecture and Design through three educational programmes.

These different MArch programmes are directed by Fran Silvestre and feature influential architects and studios from current architecture such as Alvaro Siza, Souto de Moura, Aires MateusOAB • Carlos FerraterCorreia/Ragazzi and Juan Domingo Santos.

Enric Geli-Ruiz to Design The Future CaixaForum in Valencia

14:00 - 3 March, 2018
Enric Geli-Ruiz to Design The Future CaixaForum in Valencia, Cortesía de Obra Social "La Caixa"
Cortesía de Obra Social "La Caixa"

Earlier this month, in a conference held by the City of Arts and Sciences (Valencia) the winner of a private architecture competition to build the new CaixaForum Valencia was announced. The future cultural center in the Spanish city will be located inside one of Santiago Calatrava's building.

Janet Echelman Suspends Time-Inspired Net Sculpture Over Madrid's Plaza Mayor

11:15 - 13 February, 2018
Janet Echelman Suspends Time-Inspired Net Sculpture Over Madrid's Plaza Mayor, © Janet Echelman, Inc., 2018, photo: João Ferrand
© Janet Echelman, Inc., 2018, photo: João Ferrand

American artist Janet Echelman's latest sculpture is currently on display at Madrid's Plaza Mayor. Titled "1.78 Madrid," the piece is the latest of Echelman's suspended thread sculptures, and the newest piece in her Earth Time Series begun in 2010. On display until February 19th, the piece was unveiled on Friday to mark Madrid's 400th anniversary.

Carme Pinós Will Be the First Spanish Architect to Design Australia's MPavilion

09:00 - 12 February, 2018
Carme Pinós Will Be the First Spanish Architect to Design Australia's MPavilion, Carme Pinós. Image © Livio Matticchio
Carme Pinós. Image © Livio Matticchio

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the fifth edition of the MPavilion will be designed by the Spanish architect Carme Pinós. The MPavilion 2018 will be the first public work commissioned to a Spanish architect in Australia and will be the successor of the pavilion designed by OMA / Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten in 2017. The 2017 pavilion received more than 117,000 visitors and hosted 477 free events over 133 days.

Want A Nice House Without Breaking The Bank? Call An Architect

08:00 - 18 January, 2018
Want A Nice House Without Breaking The Bank? Call An Architect, Casa Gaspar. Image © Hisao Suzuki
Casa Gaspar. Image © Hisao Suzuki

In his original article in the Arquia Foundation Architecture Blog, the author Alberto Campo Baeza talked about how important an architect is in the diagnosis and execution of a construction problem. Comparing the scenario to the importance of a doctor treating a disease, an architect is essential to executing a building project.

A Lawn Circle 70 Meters in Diameter Took Over Plaza Mayor in Madrid

14:00 - 16 December, 2017
A Lawn Circle 70 Meters in Diameter Took Over Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Cortesía de Ayuntamiento de Madrid / Difusión
Cortesía de Ayuntamiento de Madrid / Difusión

Earlier this year the Plaza Mayor in Madrid awoke covered by a giant meadow of natural grass. A circle of 70 meters in diameter, without any restriction of access, allowed Madrilenians to take a break, sit down, read a book or simply take a picture, enjoying this urban landmark from a new perspective.

Galicia Publishes a Guide to Colors and Materials Of Its Traditional Architecture

12:00 - 16 December, 2017
Galicia Publishes a Guide to Colors and Materials Of Its Traditional Architecture, La Guardia Municipality in Pontevedra, Spain. Image © José Luis Cernadas Iglesias [Flickr], licensed brand CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
La Guardia Municipality in Pontevedra, Spain. Image © José Luis Cernadas Iglesias [Flickr], licensed brand CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Last October 23, in the small Galician city of Ares (Spain), the "Guide of colors and materials" was publicly presented, with which the administration of the Galician community - in collaboration with the Galicia College of Architects (COAG) - aims to establish aesthetic criteria and recommendations in the search for a better image and urban quality of Galician populations.