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Three Apartments in Madrid / Fast and Furious Production Office

13:00 - 24 January, 2018
Three Apartments in Madrid / Fast and Furious Production Office, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

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House MD / Lucas y Hernández – Gil

09:00 - 16 January, 2018
House MD  / Lucas y Hernández – Gil, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia + 34

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.

This seemingly simple, but impressive doing is the most recent intervention by the anonymous artist SpY was part of Four Seasons (Cuatro Estaciones), an urban art program run by the Madrid City Council to celebrate the IV Centenary of the Plaza Mayor.

RÒMOLA / Andrés Jaque Architects

05:00 - 11 December, 2017
RÒMOLA / Andrés Jaque Architects, © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero. Imagen Subliminal
© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero. Imagen Subliminal

© Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero. Imagen Subliminal © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero. Imagen Subliminal © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero. Imagen Subliminal © Miguel de Guzmán y Rocío Romero. Imagen Subliminal + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle de Hermosilla, 4, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Category

  • Office for Political Innovation

    Laura Mora Vitoria, Roberto González García, Paola Pardo, Víctor Cano Ciborro, Nieves Calvo López, Marina Fernández Ramos, Marta Jarabo Devesa, Danay Kamdar, Pablo Maldonado, Solé Mallol, Valentina Marín, Flavio Martella, Víctor Nouman García, Larissa Reis, Isabel Sánchez del Campo, Belverence Tameau, Borja García Lázaro.
  • Landscaping Contractor

    Desert City and Los Peñotes
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Caledonian Somosaguas / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski

10:00 - 7 December, 2017
Caledonian Somosaguas / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 65

Yojigen Poketto / elii

05:00 - 30 November, 2017
Yojigen Poketto / elii, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

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Tennis & Padel School Office / BETA.ø architecture office

11:00 - 27 October, 2017
Tennis & Padel School Office / BETA.ø architecture office, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

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O´Donnell 12 Building Renovation / Fenwick Iribarren Architects

15:00 - 28 September, 2017
© Miguel Guzmán & Rocío Romero
© Miguel Guzmán & Rocío Romero

Madrid's Forgotten Geometries Through The Lens of Joel Filipe

06:00 - 27 September, 2017
Madrid's Forgotten Geometries Through The Lens of Joel Filipe, © Joel Filipe
© Joel Filipe

After the first series of photographs revealing Madrid's architectural geometries, Joel Filipe shared his work with us again; this time the Into the Fog series. In these photographs, Filipe presents, through a layer of mist, well-known projects featuring the skyline of the Spanish capital.

PwC Tower / Carlos Rubio Carvajal and Enrique Álvarez-Sala Walther. Image © Joel Filipe PwC Tower/ Carlos Rubio Carvajal and Enrique Álvarez-Sala Walther + Torre Cepsa / Norman Foster. Image © Joel Filipe Crystal Tower/ César Pelli and Ortiz & Léon. Image © Joel Filipe Space Tower / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Henry N. Cobb, José Bruguera. Image © Joel Filipe + 12

Architecture City Guide: 20 Places Every Architect Should Visit in Madrid

08:00 - 20 September, 2017
Architecture City Guide: 20 Places Every Architect Should Visit in Madrid, © Nico Trinkhaus [Flickr], License CC BY-NC 2.0
© Nico Trinkhaus [Flickr], License CC BY-NC 2.0

Madrid is unfathomable. If the city itself is immense, it´s examples of interesting architecture are overwhelming. For over a half a century, Madrid has been an experimental laboratory for modern and contemporary architecture in Spain. With numerous examples of innovative and experimental architecture, as well as many failures, few of which are valued and recognized. This selection seeks to show archetypal examples of architecture that have transcended time; it does not intend to be an exhaustive list of the city´s architectural works. Many will think that the list lacks important buildings and personally, I couldn´t agree more. That is perhaps the beauty of Madrid: there is a diversity of opinion, there are thousands of sites to see, the city surprises you with every step you take.

Poblado Dirigido de Caño Roto Zarzuela Hippodrome. Image © Ana Amado Ciudad BBVA. Image © Joel Filipe Primer Puente impreso en 3D del mundo. Image Cortesía de IAAC + 22

Time-Lapse Shows the Roof Installation at Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium

09:30 - 3 September, 2017

On Thursday, July 29th, the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano's roof was officially completed. This new stadium, a renovation of the old Peineta athletics stadium, is the new home ground of Spanish football club Atlético Madrid.

In this video, FCC Construcción captures the intense work on the roof which was designed and constructed by engineers Schlaich Bergermann Partner. The milestone marks four months of intense work since the installation of the first of the 96 PTFE radial panels at the north end of the stadium.

Madrid Announces Design Competition to Remodel 11 of the City´s Public Squares

06:00 - 10 August, 2017
Madrid Announces Design Competition to Remodel 11 of the City´s Public Squares , Parque Mirasierra en el distrito Fuencarral-El Pardo. Image © Comunidad de Madrid [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Parque Mirasierra en el distrito Fuencarral-El Pardo. Image © Comunidad de Madrid [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The municipality of Madrid´s Area of Sustainable Urban Development, in collaboration with the Official College of Architects of Madrid, has announced a design competition to remodel eleven public plazas in the outskirts of the Spanish capital city as an urban regeneration strategy for the city´s periphery.

As part of the strategic plan, Regenerate Madrid, the competition, “Plaz-er”, seeks to “contribute to the creation of an upgrading program for the civic plazas located on the city´s periphery, understood as representative spaces with a singular and identifying character for the local areas population that should be reinforced through the new project."

Desert City / Garciagerman Arquitectos

05:00 - 31 July, 2017
© Imagen Subliminal
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  • Architects

  • Location

    San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Jacobo García-Germán
  • Architectural Team

    Jacobo García-Germán, Miguel López, Raquel Díaz de la Campa, Marta García Laura Carrero, Martha Sosa Dias, Lidia de Lucas, Marta Roldán, Andrea Gutierrez, Victoria Álvarez, Margot Roset, Paula Lizcano, Alba Gil, Celia Sánchez.
  • Photographs

The Pavilion / Norman Foster Foundation

03:00 - 13 July, 2017
The Pavilion / Norman Foster Foundation, © Luis Asín
© Luis Asín

© Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Luis Asín © Luis Asín + 29

VONNA / PYO arquitectos

05:00 - 9 July, 2017
VONNA / PYO arquitectos, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle de Castelló, 37, 28001 Madrid, Spain
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Paul Galindo Pastre, Ophélie Herranz Lespagnol
  • Design Team

    Héctor Rivera Bajo, David Freijeiro González, Lorenzo Grieco, Jungmin Lee, Eleonora Lo Buono
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

MCH: MAS in Collective Housing

18:30 - 3 July, 2017
MCH: MAS in Collective Housing, Logo MCH, UPM and ETH
Logo MCH, UPM and ETH

The Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housinghttp://www.mchmaster.com/, MCH, is a postgraduate full-time international professional program of advanced architecture design in cities and housing presented by Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (UPM) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). After nine editions, it is rated as one of the best architecture master’s programs by architects and experts.

Architects from all nations are trained to develop their expertise in these issues and have demonstrated a high professional level, making important contributions in research projects, winning competitions or taking leadership roles in the most relevant architecture firms.

The Norman Foster Foundation's Wing-Shaped Pavilion Provides a Home for Le Corbusier's Car

07:00 - 21 June, 2017
The Norman Foster Foundation's Wing-Shaped Pavilion Provides a Home for Le Corbusier's Car, © Guillermo Rodríguez
© Guillermo Rodríguez

Earlier this month, the Norman Foster Foundation opened its doors in central Madrid. Inhabiting in an old residential palace, and having undergone extensive renovation works since, the Foundation have also constructed their own contemporary courtyard pavilion. Housing a treasure trove of artefacts from Lord Foster's personal collection, the structure—which is shaped like the wing of an aircraft—also exhibits a newly restored 1927 Avions Voisin C7 originally owned by Le Corbusier.

© Guillermo Rodríguez © Guillermo Rodríguez © Guillermo Rodríguez © Guillermo Rodríguez + 13

Norman Foster Foundation Includes Aravena, Ive and Other Leading Names in Their 2017 "Future is Now" Conference

14:15 - 6 June, 2017
© Norman Foster Foundation
© Norman Foster Foundation

Last month the Norman Foster Foundation, created to promote "interdisciplinary thinking and research to help up-and-coming architects, designers and urbanists to anticipate the future," coincided the opening of its new Madrid-based headquarters with an international conference. Future is Now pulled together a broad collection of professionals—including Sir Jonathan Ive, Marc Newson, Olafur Eliasson, Maya Lin, Alejandro Aravena, and Luis Fernández-Galian—who addressed an audience of 1,800 (including 1,100 students) in the Spanish capital's Royal Theater.

Watch the conference in its entirety, or read a summary, after the break.