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House in Ladera / Estudio Juan Domingo Santos

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  396
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Pladur, Alberto Rodríguez Puertas Metálicas, Cauchil SL, Cristalería Herrera e Hijos SL, +4

Villa K / Marion Regitko Arquitectos + Igloo Design

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School Architecture: Examples in Plan and Section

For architects, schools are often complex structures to design. They must provide a variety of spaces for education, and also consider sports and recreational activities. But beyond its size or surface, the greatest challenge is to design an area that fosters a positive pedagogical environment for children. Below, a selection of +70 school projects with their drawings to inspire your proposals for learning campuses.

Iberian Museum / J.L. López de Lemus, Harald Schönegger, Ignacio Laguillo & Luis Ybarra

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Jaén, Spain
  • Architects: EDDEA
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Torresfire

Dental Clinic in Los Remedios / PRÁCTICA

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  • Architects: PRÁCTICA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  208
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Brinner, General Climatización, Madel, Robert McNeel & Associates, +2

The Catalan Vault in Spanish Architecture: 15 Projects that Are Breathing New Life into An Old Technique

Casa JASB / Alessia Scardamaglia. Image © Nuria VilaCasa Tomás / LAB + Pepe Gascon. Image © José HeviaBeats / Nook architects + byn studio. Image © Nieve | Productora AudiovisualKaikaya / Masquespacio. Image © Luis Beltran+ 16

In some cases, a roof can become the shining centerpiece in a work of architecture. Catalan vault, also known as Valencian timbrel vault, became a fixture in Spanish architecture in the 19th century, popularized thanks to its low cost and ease of sourcing and assembly. With the ability to span over 30m per module, this technique is currently making a comeback, establishing itself as a go-to construction method in industrial architecture and can be seen in everything including workshops, factories, and warehouses.

Mirrors in Architecture: Possibilities of Reflected Space

Mirror Garden / ARCHSTUDIO. Image © Ning Wang
Mirror Garden / ARCHSTUDIO. Image © Ning Wang

KAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. Image © Derek SwalwellSi estas paredes hablasen / Serrano + Baquero Arquitectos. Image © Fernando AldaPH José Mármol / Estudio Yama. Image © Javier Agustin RojasThe Mirror Window / Kosaku Matsumoto. Image © Nobutada Omote+ 39

Humans have used mirrors since as early as 600 BCE, employing highly polished obsidian as a basic reflective surface. Over time, people began to use small pieces of gold, silver, and aluminum in a similar manner, both for their reflective properties and for decoration. By the 1st century CE, people had started using glass to make mirrors, but it was only during the European Renaissance that Venetian manufacturers began making mirrors by applying metallic backings to glass sheets, remaining the most common general method of mirror manufacturing today. Since then, mirrors have continued to play both a decorative and functional role in architecture, serving a clean, modern aesthetic despite its ancient origins. Below, we investigate how mirrors are made, provide a brief history of mirrors in architecture, and offer several tips for architects looking to use mirrors in their designs.

Municipal Food Market and Youth Center Rehabilitation / Ácrono Arquitectura + Blanca Esteras Serrano

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: VMZINC, Cortizo, Roca, Tres, Adobe, +7

MKR Store / Vásquez Consuegra

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Sevilla, Spain

Magallanes Park / Vázquez Consuegra

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Sevilla, Spain
  • Architects: Vázquez Consuegra
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  420
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Wandering Museum / Héctor Ayarza

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Tropical Modernism: Costa Rica’s New Elevated Treehouses

Costa Rica’s new modern homes are built to float above the landscape. This wave of elevated housing is designed to minimize environmental impact while working with varied terrain. Aiming to become a carbon-neutral country, Costa Rica is transforming its housing market as it experiences a growing demand for more residential buildings.

© Jordi Miralles© Andres Garcia LachnerCourtesy of Garcia Lachner photography© Nic Lehoux+ 12

40 Impressive Details Using Concrete

Due to its ability to mold and create different shapes, concrete is one of architecture's most popular materials. While one of its most common uses is as a humble foundation, its plasticity means that it is also used in almost all types of construction, from housing to museums, presenting a variety of details of work that deserves special attention.

Check out this collection of 40 projects that highlight the use of concrete. Impressive! 

Best Houses of 2019

© Quang Tran© Simon Wilson with Amelia Holmes© Peter Eckert© Shigeo Ogawa+ 51

More than 5.000 architecture projects were published in ArchDaily this year.  Year after year, we curate hundreds of residential projects, and as we know our readers love houses, we compiled a selection of the most visited residential projects published on the site. 

Set in various locations around the world, in urban, rural, mountain and beach landscapes; a variety of structural designs, from traditional masonry to the most technological prefabricated systems; from small dwellings to large houses and materials such as concrete, wood, and bricks as the most used. We also found their design and typology solutions were very much aligned with their specific settings and all of them share a strong dialogue between the house and nature, whether it is its direct surroundings or the introduction of green into a more condensed urban setting. 

This selection of 50 houses highlights the most visited examples during these twelve months and, according to our readers, were the most attractive in innovation, construction techniques, and design challenges. Check them out below: