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Camino de Santiago Trek French Arrival Ramp / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

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Santiago de Compostela Bus Station / IDOM

Santiago de Compostela Bus Station / IDOM - Interior Photography, Sustainability, Beam
© Aitor Ortiz

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Architects: IDOM
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  95476 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  EQUITONE, Inasus, thyssenkrupp, Acciona, Ascensores Enor, +8

House Between Party Walls / Ansede Quintáns, arquitectos

House Between Party Walls / Ansede Quintáns, arquitectos - Interior Photography, Extension, Facade, Door, Beam
© Luis Díaz Díaz

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  180
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Cielo, Mutina, Rebordelo, Segundo Rey, SieroLam, +1

Transformation of Offices Into Four Apartments / Ansede Quintáns, arquitectos

Transformation of Offices Into Four Apartments / Ansede Quintáns, arquitectos - Featured Image
© Luis Díaz Díaz

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Technal, MARAZZI, Galparquet, Segundo Rey

High-Speed Station, Pedestrian Walkway and Clara Campoamor Square / Estudio Herreros

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Architectural Adventures: Through Portugal and Northern Spain Architectural Tour

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural heritage of Portugal and Northern Spain on a once-in-a-lifetime 17-day journey with Architectural Adventures. From historic Lisbon to vibrant Barcelona, visit and explore 14 cities and 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites while enjoying world-class accommodations and fine regional dining. Sip Oporto’s famed port wine, see Santiago’s monumental cathedral, tour the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and see where the bulls run in Pamplona before traversing the breathtaking Pyrenees Mountains en route to Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.

Alvaro Siza’s Galician Center of Contemporary Art Through the Lens of Fernando Guerra

The following photo set by Fernando Guerra focuses on the Galician Center of Contemporary Art, a project by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira.

Located in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, the Galician Center for Contemporary Art was developed in 1993. Its declared horizontality and respect for the surrounding buildings and the urban structure are configured in the most remarkable gestures of this project. The solid and austere volumes form the boundaries of the area to the streets, with subtractions that make it accessible. The center has several permanent and temporary exhibition rooms, auditorium, library, cafeteria and administrative rooms.

House Between-Lines / OLAestudio

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Architects: OLAestudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  168
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Cortizo, Finsa, Leroy Merlín
  • Professionals : CONSALPA

White Elephants: Over-Budget, Unsuccessful, and Embarrassing Architecture Projects From Around the World

Not every piece of architecture can be an economic and social success. But there is one dreaded term reserved for only the mot wasteful of projects: "white elephants." The term comes from a story of the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who would reportedly gift sacred albino elephants to courtiers they didn't like. Refusing the gift from the king would have been unacceptable, but being sacred, these animals were forbidden from work, leading the courtier to financial ruin—a fact the kings knew all too well.

Of course, in architecture the term "white elephant" is used frequently to disparage certain projects, and whether a project is deserving of such infamy is usually a matter of perspective. Often eyesores or reminders of poorly spent funds, these projects refuse to be forgotten despite few wanting to remember them. Dotted around the world and across history, they all have the same thing in common: although they may (or may not) have once looked good on paper, they probably should have just stayed on paper.

Cultural Catalyst / ARROKABE Arquitectos

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Caramoniña Allotments / Abalo Alonso arquitectos

Caramoniña Allotments  / Abalo Alonso arquitectos - Heritage, Door, Facade, ArchCaramoniña Allotments  / Abalo Alonso arquitectos - Heritage, Stairs, FacadeCaramoniña Allotments  / Abalo Alonso arquitectos - Heritage, GardenCaramoniña Allotments  / Abalo Alonso arquitectos - Heritage, Facade, Arch, BenchCaramoniña Allotments  / Abalo Alonso arquitectos - More Images+ 7

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Casa do Medio / ARROKABE Arquitectos

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  444
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  FAKRO

Proyecto Hombre / Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos

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Center for New Technologies / Francisco Mangado

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Casas Reais / Concheiro de Montard

Casas Reais / Concheiro de Montard - Featured Image
© Luis Diaz Diaz
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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Rehabilitation Hotel Moure / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

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The City of Culture / Eisenman Architects

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2011
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  BANDALUX

SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO

SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO - Institutional Buildings, Arch, ColumnSGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO - Institutional Buildings, Garden, FacadeSGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO - Institutional Buildings, Facade, Arch, ColumnSGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO - Institutional Buildings, Door, Handrail, StairsSGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela / ENSAMBLE STUDIO - More Images+ 70

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