Tag: Cultural equipment

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga
26-04-2019 No Comments

Unstable equilibrium | Íñigo García Odiaga

It is said that the classical Greek sculpture reached its maximum splendor when it began to use the contrapposto. This Italian term could be defined as the relation that the different parts of the body establish when initiating the movement. The weight of the body rests mainly on one leg, so that the corresponding hip rises with respect to the […]

ACTIVATORS. Public Space Strategies
19-03-2019 No Comments

ACTIVATORS. Public Space Strategies

a + t magazine returns to the public realm through the  STRATEGY series, which began in 2010 with the aim of highlighting and naming the strategies and actions underlying each project. 85 actions are identified within the 13 projects included in the issue. This new volume of the STRATEGY series, a+t 51, called ACTIVATORS, includes works by MVRDV, Jaja, Adept, Nendo, Vaumm, Wowhaus, […]

Monumental Cinema by Casto Fernéndez-Shaw | Jorge Gorostiza
15-03-2019 No Comments

Monumental Cinema by Casto Fernéndez-Shaw | Jorge Gorostiza

Reviewing the work of the architect Casto Fernández-Shaw, I have found that many issues of his magazine Cortijos y rascacielos are digitized and can be accessed at Memoria de Madrid. In number three of that magazine, published in the winter of 1930, one of his visionary projects was published, in this case the Monumental Cinema, of which only the illustration […]

Box in the box | Arenas Basabe Palacios Arquitectos
27-02-2019 No Comments

Box in the box | Arenas Basabe Palacios Arquitectos

Rehabilitation of industrial building and change of use as a cultural association in Móstoles. The project entails the refurbishment of a 940 m2 warehouse located in Móstoles (Madrid) and its conversion into a building that provides spaces for a cultural association and sporting activities for young students. The scheme aims to preserve the existing structure and the industrial character of […]

Renovation of former Espíritu Santo Hospital building for Municipal Library and Historic Archive in Baiona | Murado & Elvira Architects
16-01-2019 No Comments

Renovation of former Espíritu Santo Hospital building for Municipal Library and Historic Archive in Baiona | Murado & Elvira Architects

The new Public Library and Historic Archive is located at the former Sancti Spiritus Hospital. The existing structure was built in the XVI century behind the ex-collegiate church of Santa María. It is a two-level building embedded in the sloped historic city center with a garden and an inner courtyard. The garden had an orchard and well and the courtyard […]

Escuela infantil Santa Susana | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos
09-01-2019 No Comments

Escuela infantil Santa Susana | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos

Antecedentes. Estado original. La escuela infantil ocupa un edificio de Antonio Palacios construido en 1908, el “Pabellón de recreo artístico e industrial”, promovido por la sociedad del mismo nombre y que fue inaugurado coincidiendo con la Exposición Regional Gallega de 1909 de la que formó parte. El edificio contaba únicamente con dos plantas: sobre el zócalo, ciego únicamente hacia la […]

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga
15-10-2018 No Comments

Construction time | Íñigo García Odiaga

In 1998 Peter Zumthor concluded the construction of Sogn Benedetg‘s small chapel. The Building was coming to replace the baroque church constructed in the Swiss people of Sumvitg that had been destroyed by an avalanche of snow. The original church knew of the risk to which it was exposed for what one of his buttresses had specialized himself in the […]

Enclosed Emptiness | UPV/EHU instalation for Concentric 04
15-08-2018 No Comments

Enclosed Emptiness | UPV/EHU instalation for Concentric 04

The 4th edition of Concéntrico,, the ephemeral architecture festival held in Logroño at the end of April, numbered also a contribution from the University of the Basque Country among its installations: the “Enclosed Emptiness” project, carried out by the students of the Higher Technical School of Architecture of San Sebastian. Picked out among the proposals made in the courses of […]

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta
10-08-2018 No Comments

Atmospheric time | Miquel Lacasta

Atmosphere and climate. In one of his writings, Olafur Eliasson speaks about the atmospheric time.1 In the introduction to the above-mentioned text, The Museums are Radical, Eliasson develops a small statement of the interaction between time and energy. I do not know exactly why it has turned into artist of head-board of many architects, but it is necessary to admit […]

Rehabilitation of local center in Noallo de Abaixo | MOL Arquitectura
27-12-2017 No Comments

Rehabilitation of local center in Noallo de Abaixo | MOL Arquitectura

Antecedentes y objetivo. La actuación planteada pretende la recuperación de la  antigua escuela unitaria como centro vecinal de Noallo de Abaixo. Al encontrarse la edificación previa en una situación de ruina total, con la estructura a punto de colapsarse, se reformula todo el proyecto. En planta baja se organiza una única estancia diáfana polivalente, destinada a diversas actividades (charlas, talleres, […]

Club Mate and Zambó Assai Offices | República Portátil
20-12-2017 No Comments

Club Mate and Zambó Assai Offices | República Portátil

The order realized by Club Mate Chile and Zambó Assaí was the development of his new commercial offices, located in the managerial core of Franklin neighborhood, in the commune of Santiago de Chile. This neighborhood was founded in the periphery of the city of Santiago and little by little it was taking a strong commercial character, giving I go on […]

Fundamental room for Sala de carga | República Portátil
06-12-2017 No Comments

Fundamental room for Sala de carga | República Portátil

Context. Sala de Carga is a gallery of contemporary art to the interior of a maritime container, calls different producers to intervening in places of high accessibility. The container equipped with lighting and electricity receives in his interior proposed of artists of different places and works as an itinerant gallery located in the public space. For the cycle exhibitions of […]

Romaño Vista Alegre Civic Center | Abalo Alonso Arquitectos
22-11-2017 No Comments

Romaño Vista Alegre Civic Center | Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

A compact, sober piece, which one seeks to adapt to the local scale. A civic center that pivota about an emptiness to double height; the foyer like heart of the building, place of meeting, of stay in the steps stairs, of access to the different spaces: room, computer science of multiple uses, general bathroom and offices in the ground floor. […]

Monte do Gozo swimming pools | OLA estudio
04-10-2017 No Comments

Monte do Gozo swimming pools | OLA estudio

Utilization of facilities. Before the construction of the swimming pools, the Monte do Gozo contains the space of graderío and scene for big concerts with capacity for 36.000 persons. The swimming pools there take advantage, with a small reform, the ticket office, bathroom and cafeteria of the side of west. The project, original of Alfonso Penela, he constructed these pieces […]

Vello Cárcere Building. Rehabilitation of the former jail in Lugo for cultural center | CREUSeCARRASCO
13-09-2017 No Comments

Vello Cárcere Building. Rehabilitation of the former jail in Lugo for cultural center | CREUSeCARRASCO

To take advantage of the idea of opening to the public of a jail, cellular space and to discipline, subverting the beginning of vigilance and custody in beginning of search, sample and appreciation of cultural and social values. Propossing an opened compartimentación, working each of the spaces in a flexible way with degrees of opening and of intervention related to […]

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel
26-05-2017 20 Comments

The sphere of the sea | Sergio de Miguel

Utzon Left his footprint. But, as they did Gabriel García Márquez with One hundred years of solitude or Rachmaninoff with his second symphony, bequeathed us generously a grandísima master work. Certainly imborrable. A piece in the puzzle of our culture whose length dilutes  in the time. Few works have been so iconic, so representative of his geography. So inténsamente hit […]

Pavilion pop-up for programmatical activation in COCA | Conjuntos Empáticos
24-05-2017 No Comments

Pavilion pop-up for programmatical activation in COCA | Conjuntos Empáticos

This ephemeral pavilion is constructed for the celebration of the holiday of closing of the International I Congreso of Architectural Communication, developed between May 17 and 19, 2017. The object is designed and produces as an element of pneumatic architecture that is located in the rose garden of the Technical Top School of Architecture of Madrid, and uses as support […]

Baixo Miño cross-border strengths interpretation Center | rodríguez + pintos arquitectos
10-05-2017 No Comments

Baixo Miño cross-border strengths interpretation Center | rodríguez + pintos arquitectos

The Santa Cruz castle is a defensive structure of “modest” character that, nevertheless, registers as a singular element in the extraordinary context of forts, watchtowers and “fachos” or you camphorate that were raised in the XVIIth and XVIIIth century along the márgenes of the river Miño. At present it stands out not for his constructive or military relevancy, but for […]

Recovery and occupation of an agricultural ship of beginning of s. The XXth | Estudio Serrano + Baquero | Estudio Serrano + Baquero
15-03-2017 No Comments

Recovery and occupation of an agricultural ship of beginning of s. The XXth | Estudio Serrano + Baquero | Estudio Serrano + Baquero

Context. The project is in Nervión’s neighborhood in Seville that, as is observed in the different photographies of epoch and in the ancient mapping, always it has had a strong industrial character. It was for many years the area of supply of the city, with multitude of agricultural plots in which wheat was cultivated especially. Already in 1830 part of […]

Mercat de la Salut Square | vora
16-11-2016 No Comments

Mercat de la Salut Square | vora

The neighborhood of La Salut is a peripheral quarter of Badalona, a big council attached to Barcelona. It grew strongly in the 60’s and 70’s with immigration from the south of Spain, and recently strong identity problems have emerged due to a high rate of new immigration from all over the world. The aim of the intervention is to give […]

Depósito del Rei Martí en Barcelona | archikubik
19-10-2016 No Comments

Depósito del Rei Martí en Barcelona | archikubik

Unexpected spaces – reappropriate Spaces. There are spaces that arise as a lucky and unexpected finding. A serendipia of axes X And Z. Before the surprise of finding a not foreseen space, there arises the need to give him a use and a social dimension with new activities. A space of potential energy that on having been discovered and having […]

Zumthor, between the quiet and the seduction | Marcelo Gardinetti
07-10-2016 No Comments

Zumthor, between the quiet and the seduction | Marcelo Gardinetti

One of Peter Zumthor‘s principal motivations with regard to his own work consists of proposing the immediate understanding of the constructed object, to dive by means of a primary observation the emotional sensibility of his spectators. In search of this aim, Zumthor tries that the combinations of forms, materials, colors and textures, they amalgamate in the perceptive thought, giving place […]

Faults of fragmentation | Sergio de Miguel
22-08-2016 29 Comments

Faults of fragmentation | Sergio de Miguel

In the recent architecture we find a resource appellant of figurative transgression. His aim is not other one that to put in value, to emphasize, the buildings that for his character and purpose have to stand out in his environment. It is known that the principal virtue of the architecture is to control the fragmentation. Definitively, the quantities. There exist numerous […]

New York Times | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
15-08-2016 36 Comments

New York Times | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

In spite of that his production suffers from the excess and it him had come well to have only 10 % of the works that it accumulates in his career, I believe that Renzo Piano (1937) is an architect who has produced some of the best buildings of these times in which so many wrong things are asked him to […]

Flor de Amancaes Park | Aldo Facho Dede + abalosllopis arquitectos
03-08-2016 No Comments

Flor de Amancaes Park | Aldo Facho Dede + abalosllopis arquitectos

“We divide of the conviction of that the city and the citizenship construct themselves from the Public Spaces, that these have to not organize only the urban plot but transform in places where the citizens develop and enjoy in equality.” AFD+Abalosllopis Urban development Concepcion. The Flor de Amancaes Zonal park was thought to be a pole of urbanity. We divide […]

“El Coso” public space and fish-pond of companies |cómo crear historias
15-06-2016 No Comments

“El Coso” public space and fish-pond of companies |cómo crear historias

The sights from the high part are spectacular. The garden that produces water gives step to a sea covers of ancient houses that transforms in a landscape of gardens with the mounts in the horizon. To enjoy this experience, we place a viewing-point overflying the garden, with a pavement of wood that stops to guess what exists below, beside providing […]

COAVN Awards 2016
14-06-2016 No Comments

COAVN Awards 2016

The Architects’ Official College Basque – Navarrese one (COAVN) has delivered this Thursday, the 9th of June, the COAVN Awrds of Architecture 2016 in a ceremony with more than 160 guests that Sebastián took place in the Lounge of Plenary sessions of the Town hall of Donostia-San Sebastian. The show led by Oihane Kill You, it assembled in the cardinal […]

Belvís Catalyst | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos
08-06-2016 No Comments

Belvís Catalyst | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos

The order was centring on the rehabilitation of a former dry that was forming a part of a tannery placed in the areas of Belvís’s current park. It was a question of solving a cultural equipment with a very opened program; the intervention was seeking to put in value a catalogued building having multifunctional spaces for exhibitions, meetings, rooms of […]