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House City Wall / nodo17 group

© Imagen Subliminal© Imagen Subliminal© Imagen Subliminal© Imagen Subliminal+ 28

  • Architects: nodo17 group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  900
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Elevator, Presto

CaixaForum Sevilla / Vázquez Consuegra

Courtesy of Duccio MalagambaCourtesy of Duccio Malagamba© Jesús GranadaCourtesy of Duccio Malagamba+ 27

  • Architects: Vázquez Consuegra
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Contemporary Art Space in the Former Convent of Madre de Dios / Sol89

© Fernando Alda© Fernando Alda© Fernando Alda© Fernando Alda+ 16

  • Architects: Sol89
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  830
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Casa Perea Borobio / Canales Lombardero

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda + 23

Seville, Spain
  • Architects: Canales Lombardero
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  219
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: ROCKWOOL, Strugal, DANOSA, Hormigones Relosa SA, RA Cerámica, +1

BG Apartment / Francesc Rifé

© Fernando Alda© Fernando Alda© Fernando Alda© Fernando Alda+ 18

Seville, Spain

House Refurbishment in Conde de Torrejon Street / Pablo Baruc

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda + 23

Seville, Spain
  • Architects: Pablo Baruc
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  180
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Akros, Vossé

Renovation of Sports Pavillion at University Campus / Rosana Caro Martínez

© Javier Orive© Javier Orive© Javier Orive© Javier Orive+ 14

Perro Viejo Restaurant / Donaire Arquitectos

© Fernando Alda© Fernando Alda© Fernando Alda© Fernando Alda+ 18

Building for 21 Houses / Roman y Canivell

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán + 34

Seville, Spain

From Seville to San Francisco: 3 Pelli Clarke Pelli Projects in Progress

US firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is renowned for their iconic and sustainable designs, having won numerous awards, including the AIA’s Firm Award. They currently have several projects under construction, ranging from a transit center in San Francisco to an office and retail tower in Seville, Spain. Read on after the break for an overview of three of their current projects, all in various states of completion.

Contemporary Art Space in the Old Convent of Madre de Dios / sol89

© Fernando Alda© Fernando AldaCourtesy of sol89© Fernando Alda+ 19

  • Architects: sol89
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  830 Area:  830
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014

Sports Facilities in Island of Cartuaja / Cayuela Marqués Architects

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada + 22

Reforma de planta baja Residencia Universitaria Flora Tristán / José Luis Sainz-Pardo + Plácido González + Miguel Ángel Chaves

© Jesús Granada© Jesús Granada© Jesús Granada© Jesús Granada+ 12

Seville Convention Center / Vázquez Consuegra

© Duccio Malagamba© Duccio Malagamba© Duccio Malagamba© Duccio Malagamba+ 28

Rijksmuseum Revisited: The Dutch National Museum One Year On

The Rijksmuseum, which reopened last year after a decade of restoration and remodelling, is a museum dedicated to “the Dutchness of Dutchness.” Pierre Cuypers, the building's original architect, began designing this neogothic cathedral to Dutch art in 1876; it opened in 1885 and has stood guard over Amsterdam's Museumplein ever since.

Over the centuries, the building suffered a series of poorly executed 'improvements': intricately frescoed walls and ceilings were whitewashed; precious mosaics broken; decorative surfaces plastered over; and false, parasitic ceilings hung from the walls. Speaking in his office overlooking the Rijksmuseum’s monumental south west façade, Director of Collections Taco Dibbits noted how the most appalling damage was incurred during the mid-20th century: “everything had been done to hide the original building […but] Cruz y Ortiz [who won the competition to redesign the Rijks in 2003] embraced the existing architecture by going back to the original volumes of the spaces as much as possible.”

For Seville-based Cruz y Ortiz, choosing what to retain and what to restore, what to remodel and what to ignore were, at times, difficult to balance. Cruz y Ortiz found their answer in the mantra: 'Continue with Cuypers'. They threw the original elements of the building into relief but did not act as aesthetes for the 'ruin'. In contrast to David Chipperfield and Julian Harrap's restoration of Berlin's Neues Museum, for instance, Cruz y Ortiz rigorously implemented a clean visual approach that favoured clarity over confusion. What is original, what is restored, and what is new mingle together in a melting pot of solid, understated architectural elements. Sometimes this approach contradicted Cuyper's original intentions; however, more often than not it complements them in a contemporary way.

Courtesy of Rijksmuseum. Image © John Lewis MarshallCourtesy of Rijksmuseum / Great Hall. Image © Jannes LindersCourtesy of Rijksmuseum / Gallery of Honour. Image © Iwan BaanCourtesy of Rijksmuseum / Cuyper's Library Restored. Image © Iwan Baan+ 39

Cruise Ship Terminal in the Port of Seville / Hombre de Piedra + Buró4

© Jesús Granada© Jesús Granada© Jesús Granada© Jesús Granada+ 23

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  508
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Lamp Lighting

Alamillo Health Center / Suárez Corchete

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda + 21

Municipal Center for Citizen Activities / Sección B Arquitectura

© Jesús Granada© Jesús Granada© Jesús Granada© Jesús Granada+ 29