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Ricardo Bofill: “Why Are Historical Towns More Beautiful Than Modern Cities?”

04:00 - 30 August, 2019
Ricardo Bofill: “Why Are Historical Towns More Beautiful Than Modern Cities?”, La Muralla Roja, Alicante, 1973. Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill
La Muralla Roja, Alicante, 1973. Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

To the uninitiated, Ricardo Bofill might come across as something of a chameleon. Comparing the post-modernism of his projects in Paris of the 1980s, his recent glass-and-steel towers, and the stark stoicism of his own home and studio which he renovated in the 1980s, one would be forgiven for thinking that there is no consistent thread present throughout his work. However, as Bofill reveals in this interview from Vladimir Belogolovsky's 2016 “City of Ideas” series, his designs are actually rooted in concepts of regionalism and process which, while recently popular with the architectural community at large, have underpinned his architectural mind since his twenties.

Odile Decq Unveils Her First Residential Skyscraper in Barcelona

13:00 - 31 July, 2019
Odile Decq Unveils Her First Residential Skyscraper in Barcelona, Antares. Image Courtesy of Studio Odile Decq
Antares. Image Courtesy of Studio Odile Decq

Odile Decq has unveiled the design for her first new residential building and luxury skyscraper in Barcelona, Spain. Called Antares, the project will be sited along the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to the architecture, Odile also designed the interiors. Antares was made to be a unique addition to the Barcelona skyline by taking the form of a distinctive architectural tower.

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation Unveil Experimental Madrid School

09:00 - 25 July, 2019
Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation Unveil Experimental Madrid School, © Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation
© Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Andres Jacque / Office for Political Innovation has released their design for the Reggio School in Encinar de los Reyes, Madrid. Promoted by the Reggio Center for Pedagogical Research and Innovation, the project is based on the idea that architectural environments can evoke in children the desire for exploration and inquiry.

Foster + Partners Wins International Competition for Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

05:00 - 25 July, 2019
Foster + Partners Wins International Competition for Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have won the international competition to design the new Bilbao Fine Arts Museum in Spain. The winning proposal was revealed by the president of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Foundation Board. The revitalization will turn Plaza Arriaga into the new heart along the museum’s spine. The proposal seeks to reorient the museum towards the city by restoring the façade of the existing building and making it more permeable, while enhancing the institution’s unique identity.

The Importance of Communication and Context in Enrique Sobejano's Work

08:30 - 28 June, 2019
The Importance of Communication and Context in Enrique Sobejano's Work, Espacio Andaluz de Creación Contemporánea. Image © Roland Halbe
Espacio Andaluz de Creación Contemporánea. Image © Roland Halbe

Past, Present, Future is an interview project by Itinerant Office, asking acclaimed architects to share their perspectives on the constantly evolving world of architecture. Each interview is split into three video segments: Past, Present, and Future, in which interviewees discuss their thoughts and experiences of architecture through each of those lenses. The first episode of the project featured 11 architects from Italy and the Netherlands and Episode II is comprised of interviews with 13 architects from Spain, Portugal, France, and Belgium.

La Sagrada Familia Granted Building Permit after 137 Years

04:05 - 11 June, 2019
La Sagrada Familia Granted Building Permit after 137 Years , © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família
© Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família

Barcelona’s Deputy Mayor for Ecology, Urbanism and Mobility has announced that La Sagrada Familia has finally been issued with a building permit; 137 years after the building began construction. The license means that the iconic structure, designed by Antoni Gaudí, will be allowed to continue building work until 2026.

16 Outstanding Spanish Refurbishment Projects

04:30 - 27 May, 2019
16 Outstanding Spanish Refurbishment Projects, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

In the last few years, Europe has become a leader in refurbishment architecture by renovating and remodeling buildings and historic city centers. These initiatives have halted horizontal expansion and promote equitable city development. 

Preserving the Sense of Community: From Church to Rec Center

02:30 - 1 April, 2019
Preserving the Sense of Community: From Church to Rec Center, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Under heavy bombing, buildings seem to have only one fate: destruction. Severely damaged during the Spanish Civil War, the 13th-century Gothic Church of Vilanova de la Barca (Lleida, Spain) remained abandoned since 1936.

This Off-Site Construction System Duplicates Floors in Barcelona Buildings in 3 Days

07:00 - 22 March, 2019
This Off-Site Construction System Duplicates Floors in Barcelona Buildings in 3 Days, © Albert Argiles / Otger Rius.
© Albert Argiles / Otger Rius.

La Casa por el Tejado, a company specializing in the construction of old buildings, duplicated both the living spaces and the number of floors of an apartment building on Avenida Meridiana in the El Clot neighborhood of Barcelona. The new residences were built off-site in 12-weeks time and in accordance with the building's original dimensions and characteristics.

Cruz y Ortiz Architects’ Wanda Metropolitano declared the World’s Best Stadium

09:00 - 2 January, 2019
Cruz y Ortiz Architects’ Wanda Metropolitano declared the World’s Best Stadium , © Cruz y Ortiz Architects
© Cruz y Ortiz Architects

The recently-completed Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid by Cruz y Ortiz Architects has been named as the best stadium in the world during the World Football Summit 2018. The stadium was opened in September 2017 and is set to host the 2019 UEFA Champions League final in May of this year.