Tag: territory

House in Brión | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos
19-06-2019 No Comments

House in Brión | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos

The project that concerns us is a small single-family house on the ground floor, with the “sieteymedio” system. “Sieteymedio” system is a wooden construction system, designed by Arrokabe arquitectos, modulated and at the same time flexible, that allows to efficiently solve both the structure and external enclosures and the relationship between both. The final image is based on design guidelines […]

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
14-06-2019 No Comments

Egg Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

When crossing the door of the Radisson SAS, hotel, on the bustling Vesterbrogade avenue, something strange happens. Time seems suspended. On the other side of the street, the Tivoli faces its dreamlike exuberance to the strict geometry that Arne Jacobsen drew for his tower in the Center of Copenhagen. But in the lobby of the Radisson, everything seems to respond […]

Casa Cachóns | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos
12-06-2019 No Comments

Casa Cachóns | ARKB-Arrokabe arquitectos

A housing needs program is previously established, adjusting it until an optimal solution is found in terms of distribution, orientations and relationship between the internal surface and volume and the surface of the enclosure. To the conditioned part of the house an auxiliary open building is added continuing with the cover to two waters, the cornice height and the facade […]

Framed Landscapes. European photographic Commissions, 1984-2019
11-06-2019 No Comments

Framed Landscapes. European photographic Commissions, 1984-2019

The exhibition and the book that accompanies it gather eight long-term photographic missions carried out in Europe, some projects were promoted by public or semi-public institutions of different countries, regions and European cities, which counted with the involvement of several dozens of photographers. La exhibition y el libro que la acompaña reúnen ocho misiones fotográficas de larga duración llevadas a […]

Learn from what has been | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
03-06-2019 No Comments

Learn from what has been | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

Architects can not form without knowing, and learning to love, what preceded us. A young woman who recently wrote that she cared little about Ronchamp and that she preferred the most current, will be able to become a draftsman, a CAD technician, a construction assistant, but to be an architect she will have to adopt a higher level of reflection. […]

Bunkerized architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga
31-05-2019 No Comments

Bunkerized architecture | Íñigo García Odiaga

Paul Virilio was born in 1932 and grew up in Nantes, where at the age of eight he witnessed the arrival of the Germans, and at eleven the destruction of the city under a shower of bombs from the allies. At the end of the war he discovered the sea at the same time as peace, since the coast due […]

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo
24-05-2019 No Comments

Ant Chair. Arne Jacobsen | Borja López Cotelo

Arne Jacobsen considered himself, above all, an architect. But the transcendence of his furniture has made him recognized as an industrial designer, something he always tried to escape. Jacobsen believed that design, architecture and the arts could function as a whole, according to the ideas of gesamtkunstwerk. This ideal of artistic synthesis led him to design the chair 3100 for […]

VMI | AAW (Aritz Almenar Workshop)
08-05-2019 No Comments

VMI | AAW (Aritz Almenar Workshop)

Cuando nos enfrentamos a un nuevo proyecto de arquitectura, partimos de una serie de situaciones y condiciones existentes que serán pilares en la concepción base de nuestro proyecto. Lugar, programa y presupuesto: estos tres elementos acotan el infinito de posibilidades y comienzan a dibujar soluciones, estrategias de intervención, y gestos arquitectónicos. La imagen abstracta de la arquitectura surge de manera […]

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 […]

Parque Castellar Oliveral. Paisajes de juego | HDH arquitectos
10-04-2019 No Comments

Parque Castellar Oliveral. Paisajes de juego | HDH arquitectos

El juego es un acto de espontaneidad, que por tanto, requiere libertad para poder desarrollarse. Es creación en streaming, un episodio donde un ámbito u objeto cualquiera se transforman en otra cosa diferente, a través de la imaginación o la ensoñación. Este mundo paralelo, casi virtual, se basa así en un soporte físico para construir esa nueva realidad que posibilita […]

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, […]

The IVrd European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA
03-01-2019 No Comments

The IVrd European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA

The European Award for Architectural Heritage intervention AADIPA, a biennial contest organized with the support of COAC (Architects’ Association of Catalonia) and AADIPA (Association of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in Architectural Heritage), the purpose of which is to distinguish quality interventions in heritage and contribute to their dissemination, opens the registration period of its 4th edition. The Award […]

XI BIAU - Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial
27-12-2018 No Comments

XI BIAU – Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

The CALL FOR WORKS FOR THE XI IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING IS NOW OPENO (XI BIAU). The biennial will be held in Asunción (Paraguay) in October 2019 and will show the way of living in Latin America from everyday life. Last Monday, December 17th, Casa América was presented, coinciding with the celebration of the II Ibero-American Congress […]

Leiro Seniors Day Center | müller.feijoo arquitectos
19-12-2018 No Comments

Leiro Seniors Day Center | müller.feijoo arquitectos

The plot on which the day center is built, very close and slightly elevated on the course of the river Avia, has a strong natural slope transformed by a system of stepped terraces called socalcos formed by walls of granite masonry, a traditional system very usual in this region of vineyards that allows to have arable land in plots in […]

Living in the Desert
18-12-2018 No Comments

Living in the Desert

Living in the desert analyzes the best examples of contemporary architecture located in the desert. Whether built to intelligently support harsh conditions or consciously designed to complement the sun-drenched environment, this compelling compendium invites the reader to admire captivating buildings set within the spectacular backdrop of arid desert landscapes. The selection, carried out by experts, includes 50 modern houses and offers […]

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-12-2018 No Comments

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I spoke here the last time of the Marseille Unit, completed in 1953, as an emblematic building of the twentieth century. It can be useful to talk about this building and what originated it. The European political-social explosion of the first decades of the twentieth century, produced, had to produce it, a radical change of perspective in terms of the […]

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga
23-11-2018 No Comments

The roads of water | Íñigo García Odiaga

The territories are generally sculpted by water. Its absence or abundance determines the appearance of the landscape in which the architectures are inserted, which are nothing more than a small obstacle in the slow flow of water along the surface of the earth. Juan Navarro Baldeweg knows it well, and summed up this idea in the installation and in the […]

Cocktail Station | mecanismo
21-11-2018 No Comments

Cocktail Station | mecanismo

At the beginning of the year, Pedro Subijana told us to design a cocktail bar, from which they could prepare and serve unique drinks and cocktails on the terrace of the Akelarre’s Hotel, which we had the opportunity to design in 2017. From the beginning our idea was to design a moving structure, that could be placed on the hotel’s […]

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 […]

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
05-10-2018 No Comments

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I have mentioned Eugène Claudius Petit (1907-1989) several times in this space. I have to talk more about him. To say first of all that Claudius, a name he adopted in the underground of the anti-Nazi resistance, was first and foremost a politician. Of modest origin, worker, he became a cabinetmaker as part of one of the learning associations (the […]

Spyglass
20-09-2018 No Comments

Spyglass

Five hills border the historic center of the city of Concepción, located in the south-central zone of Chile. Each with its own form, scale, context and history. The hills Amarillo, Caracol, Chepe, La Pólvora and the Virgin are the milestones of an invisible perimeter route through the city, which surrounds another path, that which is born between the hills of […]

The Aspre House | nomarq estudi d’arquitectura
19-09-2018 No Comments

The Aspre House | nomarq estudi d’arquitectura

Light and volume work in unison and can be seen through the composition of the pathways of an architectonic work. Le Corbusier, with its uber-known catchphrase, “architecture is the wise game (…) of volumes under the light,” supported the story of an obsession: that of the study of light, its movement, to the point of taking form like a part […]

House PI | Enrique Jerez
01-08-2018 No Comments

House PI | Enrique Jerez

P and I are our clients, the owners of a house with land in this neighborhood of the Obra Sindical del Hogar, inaugurated in 1946 and located southwest of the city of Burgos. The original homes are very interesting: modest, rational, constructively simple and based on what could be considered a vernacular or popular architecture. Unfortunately, at present the neighborhood […]

Fronteiras. Writings and Projects of Architecture, Landscape and Territory
31-07-2018 No Comments

Fronteiras. Writings and Projects of Architecture, Landscape and Territory

FRONTEiRAS is one of the projects developed by AiPAC (Associaçao Ibérica para a Inovação, Património, Arquitectura e Cultura). Currently, it is framed as a solid catalyst for cross-border activities between Spain and Portugal and gives rise to a tool capable of uncovering and investigating the linkages on both sides of the border. A strategic action that tries to make the political […]

Tino house | EMAC Arquitectura
25-07-2018 No Comments

Tino house | EMAC Arquitectura

El hombre puede ser de un lugar, estar en un lugar, o pertenecer a él. Se puede vivir en un sitio, habitar o morar. Algunas diferencias entre términos son claras; otras, más sutiles; y en las leves particularidades entre ellas se encuentra la manera que uno tiene de relacionarse con el territorio que lo sostiene y el espacio que lo […]

Islands, desert, mountain. Degree zero architecture | Josep Lluís Mateo
16-07-2018 No Comments

Islands, desert, mountain. Degree zero architecture | Josep Lluís Mateo

The fascination caused by distant places, in the limit of human existence, places where it might be better to spend than to stay, or where to stay always go along with a vague sense of threat (condition, from romanticism, at the base of the aesthetic experience). The island as a closed, finite place, with endemism as a possibility. The island […]

Projecting with nature | Guido Cimadomo
09-07-2018 No Comments

Projecting with nature | Guido Cimadomo

Every time I find more interest in immersing myself in nature than in visiting the latest examples of author architecture. On a recent trip to Australia, a European architect marveled that he had not planned to visit the Sydney Opera House. Despite the distances of the Australian continent, seemed scandalized in my interest for nature, for the forests of the […]

House C in Costa da Morte | CREUSeCARRASCO
04-07-2018 No Comments

House C in Costa da Morte | CREUSeCARRASCO

The house is located on a high ground 3.5 meters above the road. It is an area of growth of the main urban core where, over the years, 4 and 5-storey housing blocks have been appearing. The planning establishes an alignment that involves the demolition of the retaining wall of the farm and the construction of the entire front of […]

En el tiempo. Carlos Cánovas
03-07-2018 No Comments

En el tiempo. Carlos Cánovas

“His photographs are poetic monuments built at intermediate moments that precede or recall major social and industrial changes, which leave traces in the space we inhabit”. In time, it is a journey through the work of Carlos Cánovas from the 80s to the present through 128 photographs grouped in six successive series: Tapias (1980), Extramuros (1983-1990), Vallès Oriental (1990), Landscape […]

Kokfelt, minimal house of maximum intensity | Rodrigo Almonacid
02-07-2018 No Comments

Kokfelt, minimal house of maximum intensity | Rodrigo Almonacid

The Kokfelt house, more than a house, is a form of life, a díaita or diæta that would say the classic ones. It was designed by the Danish Arne Jacobsen between 1955 and finished of constructing in 1957 as summer housing for a small family. It is not of these memorable pieces for his character modélico in formal terms not […]