Stephen Prina

As He Remembered It . 2011

photos: © Museum Associates/LACMA . + GALERIE GISELA CAPITAIN . Petzel Gallery

The origin of Los Angeles-based artist Stephen Prina’s installation As He Remembered It is a memory from the 1980s of walking down La Brea Avenue with fellow artist Christopher Williams.


Restaurante Les Cols . Olot

RCR . Fotos: © Hisao Suzuki . © Josep Oliva . + les cols . arquitectura viva

Evocar el passat. Reunir-se a l’exterior, prop d’una font, sota l’ombra d’una arbreda, l’àpat familiar al camp, l’aplec en plena natura.



H ARQUITECTES . dataAE . fotos: © Adrià Goula -exterior- . © H ARQUITECTES . © dataAE -interior-

Las nuevas viviendas para universitarios se encuentran en la misma manzana que la escuela de arquitectura del Vallès.

Antonio Ballester Moreno


+ Maisterra Valbuena

Kwiecień . Zhongtian

Roofscape / Escape . 69.70 competition

design team: Agnieszka Kwiecień . Chris Zhongtian Yuan . 69.70

Plot 69 and 70 are two typical American city blocks that are filled with mostly com­mercial, mixed-use buildings, and few cultural buildings. Many issues of these two plots represent the problematic public space-making in American urban landscape: lack of urban, public areas; disconnections between buildings; rigidity of the American zoning system, etc.

Luis Romero Martínez


+ opengap

Se propone habitar un paisaje, de modo que el Centro de interpretación se concibe como un lugar de experiencias.


château visitor center . chillon

group8 . images: © Thomas Sponti

Competition proposal.


Children’s Home-for-All . Higashimatsushima


HOME-FOR-ALL is a recovery support for the Great East Japan Earthquake led by current Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Toyo Ito together with Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima.

Maurizio Cattelan

at Fondation Beyeler

VernissageTV . + Fondation Beyeler

Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Exposición Susana Solano Trazos . Madrid

Cadaval & Solà-Morales . fotos: © Miguel de Guzmán . + domus

La exposición de arte gráfica de la escultora Susana Solano busca construir espacios acordes con la escala de las piezas mostradas. Cuatro artilugios de carácter lineal fuerzan una relación íntima con las obras de formato pequeño, mientras que al exterior permiten que las grandes piezas expuestas gocen de la neutralidad de un espacio poco densificado.

Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti

XXS house . Ljubljana

Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti . photos: © Matevž Paternoster

WeXtra-eXtra-Small House is located in a specific part of the centre of Ljubljana. The neighbourhood called Krakovo has a structure of a historical village, which was in the Middle Ages supplying the nearby monastery with fresh food and is today highly protected historical area.

Herzog & De Meuron

Institute of Science and Technology campus . Skolkovo

Herzog & de Meuron

Luca Selva Architekten

st. jakobshalle . basel

+ Luca Selva Architekten

Competition proposal. 3rd Prize.

Jesper Just

Biennale di Venezia interview

+ Biennale Danish Pavilion

Nuno Brandão Costa

instalaciones deportivas . Oporto

nuno brandão costa

El edificio previsto para el Polo del Campo Alegre de la Universidad de Oporto, con los principales aspectos en una sola planta baja (con las áreas técnicas y de apoyo en el sótano), se destina a la práctica de la educación física y el e-learning.

Emmet Gowin

Edith, Danville ( Virginia) . 1963

photos: © Emmet Gowin | Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. + Fundación Mapfre

Durante su primera década como fotógrafo, Emmet Gowin trabajó con una Leica de 35 mm y con una cámara de fuelle de 4 x 5 pulgadas.


The New Music World Centre . Wuhan

+ archdaily

The New Music World artist life Centre is located at the Culture Creative Industrial Park of Wuhan “The River City No.1”. The industrial Park was the former Light vehicle manufacturer of Wuhan; it was the factory that the first walking tractor of PRC was produced at 1957.

Batlle & Roig Architects


Batlle & Roig Architects . photos: © Jordi Surroca . + archello

The Saló Central area is located in the junction of two axis which have a significant importance in the city of Sant Boi de Llobregat: Santa Creu de Calafell road (C-245) and Josep Mariages avenue.

Álvaro Siza Vieira

2012 Venice Biennale interview

Biennale Architettura

Herzog & de Meuron

Volkshaus Bar and Brasserie . Basel

Herzog & de Meuron . photos: © Adriano Biondo . + Volkshaus Basel

The history of the Burgvogtei, a medieval manor and later the Volkshaus Basel, goes back to the 14th century. The location has always been a site of concentrated and varied use - a piece of city within the city.

Aproximacions núm. 2


Aproximacions . + pdf completo

Berrel Berrel Kräutler . Degelo Architekten


Berrel Berrel Kräutler . Degelo Architekten

Competition proposal. 1st Prize.

Ricardo Bak Gordon

House . Pousos

Ricardo Bak Gordon . photos: © João Morgado . + archdaily

This is a two levels house that occupies an unleveled terrain, bringing just one level to the street front side.

Julie Mehretu

at Marian Goodman

+ Marian Goodman

MTM arquitectos

Centro Cívico . La Cañada

MTM arquitectos . FOTOS: © Luís Asín . © MTM arquitectoS

El proyecto busca dar una respuesta lo más ajustada a los requerimientos que se plantean tanto a nivel de programa como de entorno y espacio, de los cuales serían los más importantes:

Monica Majoli

Black Mirror (Amy) . 2011

+ Monica Majoli . L & M Arts

Themes of absence, projection, attachment and temporality have informed Majoli’s work over the past 20 years.

Wiel Arets Architects

Schwäbisch Media . Ravensburg

Wiel Arets Architects . photos: © Jan Bitter . + baunetz

The The several diverse and distinct media types that make up the Schwäbisch Media are housed in one building in Ravensburg, which is the economic center of Upper Swabia.

Cavaciocchi . Brazao


Riccardo Cavaciocchi . photos: © Edoardo Delille

The Restoration Center is located in the historical center of Lecce, in the midst of ancient and irregular streets, flanked by buildings of small and medium size which are all built in the traditional local stone “pietra leccese”.

Wim Goes Architectuur

Royal Belgian Sailing Club Alberta . Zeebrugge

Wim Goes Architectuur . photos: © Filip Dujardin . + WAN

Between two maritime extremes, on the edge of a byland is a contemporary landscape. On the one side a container port with its inhuman scale generated by its activity, day and night, a proof of economy.

Oliver Croy + Oliver Elser

THE 387 HOUSES OF PETER FRITZ (1916–1992) . 1993–2008

la Biennale di Venezia . photos: © Francesco Galli . + architizer

A collection of model buildings owned by Oliver Croy and Oliver Elser, which they found in a junk shop in 1993.

Maria Rius Ruiz

Asylum . organic infrastructure for life . regeneration of a quarry

Maria Rius Ruiz . tutores: Jaime Coll, Cristina Jover, Manel Bailo, Jordi Pagès. ETSAB. + is arch

Can Baró is a neighbourhood located at the foot of ‘el Turó de la Rovira’, one of the 3 hills of the park ‘Els tres Turons’, in Barcelona.

John Pawson

St Moritz Church . Augsburg

John Pawson . + detail

Since its foundation nearly a thousand years ago, the history of the Church of St Moritz in the Bavarian city of Augsburg has been one of change and transformation, brought about by the successive interventions of man and fate.


Casa Luz. Vivienda unifamiliar . Cilleros

ARQUITECTURA-G . fotos: © José Hevia

Reforma integral manteniendo fachadas.


DE DÉPENDANCE SCHIEBLOCK . In the temporary city


This is a story that takes place between fall 2007 and the moment it was written. What began as a critical article, which was translated into a exhibited manifesto at the Venetian Biennale, has turned into a very concrete legal process that is trying to span a bridge between utopia and the urban reality. Even more than a story about a architectural project, it says something about the changing role of the architect, a changing role the architect must accept if he wishes to still play a fundamental part in the development of the city.

plan:b . Izaskun Chinchilla

Plaza de la Hoja . Bogotá

plan:b . Izaskun Chinchilla

Cukrowicz Nachbaur

Vorarlberger museum . Bregenz

Cukrowicz Nachbaur . photos: © Adolf Bereuter, Hanspeter Schiess/Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten . + baunetz

Die bestehende Situation ist geprägt von der Lage des Grundstückes im Spannungsfeld zwischen offener Seelandschaft und kompaktem Stadtgefüge.


University Campus SUPSI . Mendrisio


Competition proposal.

Dominique Coulon et Associes


Dominique Coulon et Associes . photos: © Eugeni PONS

Located at the approach to the town of Mattaincourt, the new medico-social establishment (Maison d'Accueil Spécialisé - MAS) blends into the landscape, merging with the topography of the surrounding area. It preserves the landscape. Its roof, onto which the local meadowland extends, contributes to the building?s integration.


centro de investigación marítima . STA. MARTA


El patio y el pabellón son dos principios arquitectónicos opuestos en la manera de entablar relaciónes al exterior.

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Gagosian Hong Kong


Dorte Mandrup

Ama’r Children’s Culture House . Copenhague

Dorte Mandrup . photos: © Torben Eskerod . © Dorte Mandrup . © Jens Lindhe . + archdaily

The Children’s Culture House mediates the varying scales of adjacent buildings through extruding and cutting their forms. The joint of the building, where the extened lines of the existing buildings meet, is low- ered to allow maximum sunlight to reach the neighboring courtyard.

Basel Pavilion of Culture (BPOC)


+ archmedium

Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten


Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten . Oechsli Partner Architekten

Das Grundstück befindet sich als Landschaftsterrasse in einer parkähnlichen Anlage unmittelbar nach dem Rheinfall und ist geomorphologisch geprägt durch die charakteristische Landschaftsform eines Flusstales.

Anna & Eugeni Bach, arquitectes

CASA ANORO . Sant Esteve de Palautordera

Anna & Eugeni Bach, arquitectes . photos: © Jordi Bernadó . © Eugeni Bach

El proyecto consiste en la ampliación de una casa de fin de semana de una urbanización de Sant Esteve de Palautordera, una casa de veraneo de dos plantas construida en varias fases durante los años 80.


Inter National Design

170 social housing units . Ceuta

Inter National Design . photos: © Fernando Alda . +

The international competition on Vanguard Social Housing (VIVA) organized by the Spanish Ministry of Housing placed a high emphasis on the relationship of the new architecture with the urban environment under the slogan 'We Make City'.

Kanka . Urbanova

The Geiranger Hug Promenade . Bergen

design team: Boris Kanka . Vendula Urbanova . + 120 HOURS competition

The design is based on a minimum damage, maximum effect approach. The idea is to create a pier that would connect the area where the cruise ships can anchor with the village so no additional shuttle transport is necessary.

Chen Zhen

Purification Room . 2000

+ Sarthe Gallery

Chen exhibited his first installations in 1990, ten years before he died. In his work, Chen explored the dualities and contradictions of life as a means of creating harmony through difference.

Espinàs . Tarrasó


Espinàs . Tarrasó . fotos: © Adrià Goula

El Paseo Marítimo de Badalona, en el tramo entre la calle del Mar y la Nova Marina, completa la transformación urbanística de la zona industrial que configuraba el litoral sur de la fachada marítima de la ciudad.

AV62 arquitectos

Museo Cristóbal Balenciaga . Getaria

av62 arquitectos . Fotos: © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Nuestro trabajo como arquitectos consiste en crear un lugar nuevo que permita que las obras de Balenciaga y los visitantes de este museo formen parte de un mismo espacio/tiempo sin aristas.

Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Messe Basel New Hall



Pabellón para la práctica del hockey y el voleibol . Zúrich


El edificio se sitúa en las afueras de Zúrich, con muy buenas comunicaciones tanto por tren como por autobús y coche. Y si nos elevamos del nivel de la calle descubrimos unas hermosas vistas frente a los Alpes.

Art Basel


Tors Torn skyscrapers . Stockholm

OMA . images: © OMA . © bloomimages . © Frans Parthesius

OMA has won the design competition for Tors Torn in Stockholm. The project, led by OMA Partner Reinier de Graaf and OMA Associate Alex de Jong, and designed as the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden, was selected from entries by four competing practices.

Eva Valdecantos Ortigosa


PFC . Universidad Internacional de Cataluña . + is arch

Observando como la topografía de Montjuic crea un claro límite entre la montaña y la ciudad, es interesante hablar de cómo la trama urbana supera esta barrera y asciende por la montaña, enfrentándose a ella.

James Turrell

Second Meeting . 1989



Head in the Clouds Pavilion . NYC


Head in the Clouds structure’s armature is made from 1.5″ aluminum tubes that use less material and are easier to transport than more traditional materials such as wood.

Rossella Biscotti

I dreamt that you changed into a cat… gatto… ha ha ha . 2013

Rossella Biscotti . + wilfried lentz

In this work, Rossella Biscotti focuses on the human condition and circumstances in detention.

GSMM architetti . Farina

Nuova biblioteca municipale . Setúbal

GSMM architetti . Stefano Farina

A biblioteca publica é uma sala de estar para a cidade, que convida qualquer um a experimentar novos percursos no conhecimento, e por outro lado oferece não só estruturas adequadas, mas sobretudo um espaço maleável, de modo que estes percursos não restem somente experiências pessoais, mas que sejam partilhados.

Marte.Marte Architekten

Maiden Tower . Dafins

Marte.Marte Architekten . photos: © Marc Lins

What could match the massive presence of Marte‘s concrete home, this raw, stony material, this self-contained unit? Oxidizing steel: just as raw, just as authentic in its expression and its properties. The interior impression remains the same – wood surfaces, warm colors, fine pores.