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Architecture and Engineering Side by Side: the Case of Urban Bridges

Architecture and Engineering Side by Side: the Case of Urban Bridges - Films & Architecture
Courtesy of Javier Haddad

The technical needs of the construction of bridges many times guide the development of the design itself. However, architecture is never put aside, rather the opposite. The aesthetics of bridges that we collect in this article are the result of an intense, demanding, and stimulating dialogue between architecture and engineering, where the search for solutions only ends when both disciplines are fully satisfied.

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“Our Goal is to Recover Nature in The Places Where it has Disappeared”: Joan Batlle, from Batlleiroig

Batlleiroig is an architecture firm based in the city of Barcelona, whose extensive portfolio encompasses urban projects, landscaping, buildings, and interior design. We spoke with Joan Batlle Blay, Architect & Landscape Architect and partner at the firm, about the innovations and challenges in his work. According to him, “In our office, we think that R+D (research and development) is the company’s main tool to innovate and evolve our work method into an absolute creed for the planet.” See the full interview below:

Pedestrian Connection Between Barcelona and Montcada i Reixac / Batlleiroig

  • Architects: Batlleiroig
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  7608
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Arribas center SL, Bianchini, Breinco, Cofunco SA, Fundición Dúctil Fábregas SAU, +4
  • Professionals : SBS Simón i Blanco

Transforming Factories into Living Spaces: The Changing Face of Spain's Industrial Architecture

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Casa Rec / Guallart Architects. Image Cortesía de Guallart Architects

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The progressive departure of factories from cities, often due to environmental regulations, noise ordinances, or the price of real estate, has left many urban manufacturing facilities abandoned and out of use. As these urban factories are left empty, many adventurous developers are taking advantage of the plentiful space, light, and flexible functions that they offer, leading to a residential revitalization in many of the world's defunct manufacturing facilities.   

46 Dwellings in the Former Fabra & Coats Factory / Roldán + Berengué

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5391
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Clever, Cortizo, Duravit, ESCOFET, Firestone Building Products, +42

The Versatility of Gabion Walls, From Infrastructure to Urban Furniture

Widely used in infrastructure, gabion walls are structures made of mesh metal cages filled with stones. These permeable walls use galvanized steel wire to withstand outdoor conditions. 

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Trends Report: Inclusive Design

As users of ArchDaily demonstrate certain affinities and greater interest in particular subjects, these topics emerged as trends. Inclusive Architecture was one of the most searched concepts on ArchDaily in 2018.

Retail Stores Under 100 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and Section

Designing commercial spaces has historically been a challenge. In these environments, spatial distribution plays a fundamental role, even more so if we have a few extra square meters. With this being said, the study of these spaces in plan and section can be a great starting point. It not only allows us to analyze the logistics and circulation of customers but also helps us find efficient variations and innovations that will enable your store to stand out from the others.

Below, we've selected a series of 25 examples in plan and section that can help you understand how different architects faced the challenge.

Bike Path / Batlleiroig

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Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
  • Architects: Batlleiroig
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  8
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018

Lookout Path at the Old Gypsum Mines / Batlleiroig

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  • Architects: Batlleiroig
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018

CAP Cibeles / Valor-Llimós

CAP Cibeles / Valor-Llimós - Housing, Facade, Balcony
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Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects: Valor-Llimós
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5880
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2010
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Technal, ULMA Architectural Solutions, Armstrong Ceilings

House in LLavaneres / MIRAG ArquitecturaiGestió

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Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Spain

Mercat Calafell / Batlleiroig

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Calafell, Spain
  • Architects: Batlleiroig
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  8360
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012

Bodebo Store In Barcelona / CAVAA Arquitectes

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Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects: CAVAA Arquitectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  74
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2013

New Massimo Dutti Headquarters In Tordera / Batlleiroig

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