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Two Houses in One / unparelld’arquitectes

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  360
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Europerfil, Griesser, Prefabricats Planas

Impress Dental Clinic / Raúl Sánchez

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Can Lliro Coffee-Concert Refurbishment / Aulets Arquitectes + Carles Oliver

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Tips for Architects Working At Home During COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused an estimated 900 million people around the world to remain at home. Among them are architects and designers who have been asked to work remotely to prevent the virus from spreading through the workplace. For many architects, this is undoubtedly a new territory. However, for ArchDaily, it is not, and we can assure you that it is possible not only to work from home, but to use this time to greatly enhance your skills, knowledge, and development as an architect.

Can Sau. Emergency Scener / unparelld’arquitectes

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  113
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Modern Masters, Rajoleria Llensa, Rixaab

Curtains as Room Dividers: Towards a Fluid and Adaptable Architecture

Over the past few decades, interior spaces have become increasingly open and versatile. From the thick walls and multiple subdivisions of Palladian villas, for example, to today's free-standing and multi-functional plans, architecture attempts to combat obsolescence by providing consistently efficient environments for everyday life, considering both present and future use. And while Palladio's old villas can still accommodate a wide variety of functions and lifestyles, re-adapting their use without changing an inch of their original design, today, flexibility seems to be the recipe for extending the useful life of buildings as far as possible.

How, then, can we design spaces neutral and flexible enough to adapt to the evolving human being, while still accomplishing the needs that each person requires today? An ancient element could help redefine the way we conceive and inhabit space: curtains.

Emperor Qianmen Hotel / asap. Image © Jonathan LeijonhufvudReady-made Apartment / azab. Image © Luis Diaz DiazPURE / Sílvia Rocio + Mariana Póvoa + esse studio. Image © Francisco NogueiraJL Madeira Office / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Ilana Bessler+ 48

Municipal Archive / Aulets Arquitectes

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  • Architects: Aulets Arquitectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  196
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: JUNG, Roca, UnicMall, Alfareria Soler, Ladrilleria Mallorquinas

A12 House / Lucas y Hernández – Gil

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Madrid, Spain

What to Expect from Interiors of the Future

In 2018, the UN released an article stating that 55% of the world’s population already lived in urban areas, predicting that by 2050 this percentage would reach 68%. This trend toward greater urbanization carries with it several implications regarding environmental degradation and social inequality. According to National Geographic, urban growth increases air pollution, endangers animal populations, promotes the loss of urban tree cover, and heightens the likelihood of environmental catastrophes such as flash flooding. These health hazards and catastrophic phenomena may be more likely to impact poorer populations, as larger cities tend to demonstrate higher rates of economic inequality and uncontrolled growth tends to produce unequal distributions of space, services, and opportunities.

To mitigate these negative effects of urbanization, designers are increasingly prioritizing sustainability and the maximization of available space – allowing more people to occupy less space with a smaller footprint.

Courtesy of SeuraBatipin Flat / studioWOK. Image © Federico VillaCasa da Escrita / João Mendes Ribeiro. Image © do mal o menosStudio 45 / Marston Architects. Image © Katherine Lu+ 13

Psychology of Space: How Interiors Impact our Behavior?

With most of our lives spent indoors, the space we occupy has a major role in our psychological behavior. Environmental psychology or Space psychology is, in fact, the interaction between people and the spaces they inhabit. Lighting, colors, configuration, scale, proportions, acoustics, and materials address the senses of the individual and generate a spectrum of feelings and practices.

From inducing warmth and safety, defining well-being, or creating a positive and efficient working environment, space can have a whole lot of impact on how we act or on what we feel; therefore, design and creative measures should be considered according to the social and psychological needs of the occupants.

Camper Store / Oficina Penadés

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  • Architects: Oficina Penadés
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  180
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Innovation Hub Acid House Barcelona / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Raw Materials: 8 Wooden Houses from Spain

Is wood the future of construction?

The history etched into Spain's wooden houses has many lessons to teach us about the role of wood in creating everything from light-weight and mobile modular homes to interior and exterior finishes. What's more, these lessons are not limited to new constructions. They apply to everything from furniture to remodels. 

Landaburu Borda Rural House / Jordi Hidalgo Tané

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Bera, Spain
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  430
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Restaurant Cheriff / Mesura

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  • Architects: Mesura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  175
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Flos, ICONICO, Terraconti, BD DESIGN, +4

Roquet Coffee Shop / NUA Arquitectures

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  • Architects: NUA Arquitectures
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  78
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Zangra, HAI, Ondacer

Duplex in Sant Gervasi / ARQUITECTURA-G

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  • Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  150
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Palma Hideaway House / Mariana de Delás

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  • Architects: Mariana de Delás
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  990 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: JUNG, Acor, Complementto, Faro, Jallut Pinturas, +1