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XVIII Century Traditional House rehabilitation in León, Spain by Marcos Miguélez Architect

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Marcos Miguélez Architect

The project is located in Ponferrada´s City Hall Square, next to the base of the Clock Tower, in one of the 5 gateways to the walled medieval city. This stretch of the wall remains intact due to its shared joint ownership with the cloistered convent of the Conceptionist, which has allowed its preservation until today.

The building corresponds to the traditional construction of XVIII Century houses in El Bierzo: rectangular, formed by volumes attached, with facade shield, courtyard, stratifying its uses by heights. The upper floor is devoted to housing, with a noble area in the square and another craft workshop in the courtyard. The ground floor housed commercial activities.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Vázquez

Image Courtesy © Antonio Vázquez

  • Architects: Marcos Miguélez Architect
  • Project: XVIII Century Traditional House rehabilitation
  • Location: Ponferrada, León, Spain
  • Photography: Antonio Vázquez
  • Client: Trastevere
  • Main Construction Company: Puferca
  • Colaborators: Alejandro Mikrós Herce
  • Size: 600 m2
  • Year: 2016


EXTENSION TO THE COURTHOUSE in León, Spain by Enrique Bardají & Asociados

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Article source: Enrique Bardají & Asociados

The Judicial Shared Services Building is in Ponferrada next to the Sil riverside park. It is an independent building but designed as an extension to the existing courthouse which, together with two cultural and National Police Force buildings, complete the block and restrict the entry of light into the extension.

Image Courtesy © José Manuel Cutillas Medina

Image Courtesy © José Manuel Cutillas Medina

  • Architects: Enrique Bardají & Asociados
  • Location: Ponferrada, León. Spain
  • Photography: José Manuel Cutillas Medina
  • Architects Design: Enrique Bardají Álvarez and Carlos Santi Merayo
  • Site Management: Enrique Bardají & Asociados, S.L.
  • TECHNICAL ARCHITECT: Juan José Ruiz de la Fuente
  • AREA OF ACTION: 3,527 m2
  • No. OF FLOORS: 4 + 2   


Center for Persons With Disabilities “ASPAYM” in León, Spain by Amas4arquitectura

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Article source: Amas4arquitectura

This project belongs to a series which explores massing that liberates space, and that renders protagonist that which “is not”. Such “blank space”, in the form of courtyards, subtractions, or voids, articulates the building. Light is given by indirect and unique openings. The structure is solved with large surface elements, which are manifested as enclosure. This accumulation of load-bearing mass yields great facade panes, with generate shadows and transparencies of unique artistic value.

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  • Architects: Amas4arquitectura
  • Project: Center for Persons With Disabilities “ASPAYM”
  • Location: C/ San Juan de Sahagún, León – Spain
  • Photography: Amas4arquitectura
  • Design team: Javier López de Uribe, Fernando Zaparaín, Fermín Antuña, Eduardo García
  • Collaborator: Pablo Guillén Llanos
  • Consultants: Lucio Monje Ahijado (control), Pejarbo (structural), Grado Ingeniería (installations)
  • Client: Fundación ASPAYM
  • General contractor: Construcciones Moral Calvo S.A.
  • Dates: Project 2006, Final 2011
  • Built surface: 1.035,00 sqm
  • Cost: 1.048.547,44 €


Casa De Descanso in Leon, Spain by Virginiaarq

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Article source: Virginiaarq


Constraints: Orientation and Environment

Two are the main starting conditions when designing this space, coupled with the programmatic conditions: first, the analysis and the relationship with the environment and, secondly, the study of the guidelines in relation to the various parts program.

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  • Architects: Virginiaarq
  • Project: Casa De Descanso
  • Location: Development The Tomillar, Celada De La Vega, Leon, Spain
  • Title Of Work: Rest House
  • Promoter: Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda
  • Construction: Constructora Cepedana, Sl
  • Constructed Area: 108.49 M2
  • Architect: MS. Virginia Gonzalez Rebollo
  • Architecture Award Vii Of Castile And Leon 2006-2007 Category Houses

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The plot is a rectangle oriented north-south, bordering the path rolled eastward and falls in elevation of 5 meters to the west. Treating it seeks to achieve integration in place betting on a wild vegetation herbal aromatic shrubs, …

They raise two volumes that are embedded in the sloping terrain and fly across the top of it (antigravity effect), blind to the path east, except the crack of entry, and that open towards the light and landscape.

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  • Muro cortina y carpinterías Aluminio: CORTIZO
  • Panel fachada: LARSON.
  • Estructura: PRECESA

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Relaxation and meditation.

Two eyes looking at the scenery and catch the light: the volume of colored concrete tectonic opens to the distant landscape of mountains, West captures the light that illuminates the living space and fits like a photographic snapshot sunsets. The metal volume is oriented to the northwest, is a place that captures more light controlled north, which is smoother and works better to give light to the library area. From this space captures the snapshot through the hole is a profile of the city of Astorga and establishing a visual relationship with its highest point: the cathedral.

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So are two looks, with different types of light, void ratio, … and are closely related to the activity that takes place in the interior: estar-oeste-paisaje/leer-norte-catedral.

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The basic program requested by the client is that of minimum housing, the main space is the living-rest and reading area. Around this server spaces are developed, consisting of a toilet, wardrobe, office and bedroom unit minimum. The entire program takes place in a single field, which turns into a double-height space in the living area.

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Structural and constructive approach

Structurally resolved through a reinforced concrete walls that serve as edge beams equivalent to the full height of the wall, which are embedded in the ground and fly four meters getting creating an effect of lightness: body mass of concrete that gives the illusion of light box resting on the hillside in an apparent unstable equilibrium.

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The structure, the concrete wall seen finishing material is double-height volume. We have studied carefully the material quality of these concrete walls, which are colored in situ. During the process of the work were done extensive testing with different dosages of dye to get a concrete with a texture and color inspired by the clay of the environment so that it integrates into the landscape and at the same time acquire its own identity.

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The volume that houses the library and is also oriented north-wall is structurally a cantilevered concrete beam, but outside is lined with aluminum panel. The inverted roof is not passable gravel finish.

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Inside the concrete wall is projected with extruded polystyrene insulation and 50 mm mineral wool as insulation. Finally freestanding trasdosa with plasterboard wall.

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It raises the cantilevered staircase, recessed one side in the concrete wall (same structural criteria that the building itself: total absence of pillars). The railing is galvanized and painted steel.

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The bedroom on the double-height space is structurally more concrete slab of reinforced concrete overalls cantilevered seen similarly colored than the outer enclosure.

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Habitat ITESM Leon in Leon, Mexico by SHINE Architecture

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: SHINE Architecture

This retrofit project intends to revitalize a underutilized space, into a 1180m2 art/design studio workshop for students within Tec de Monterrey’s, Campus in Leon, Mexico.

The intervetion in the old building aimed to be an inovative proposal in use, aesthetics [although in acordance to the existing buildings in campus] and life test for bioclimatic strategies.

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  • Architect: SHINE Architecture
  • Project: Habitat ITESM Leon
  • Location: Leon, Mexico
  • Developed by: SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura
  • Typology: Education
  • Year: 2012 2
  • Area:1180m [12,701sq.ft.]
  • Project Credits [Alphabetical Ordered]: Salvador Ferreiro, Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Ruben Vazquez, Jose Zermeno, “SHINE Architecture”
  • Renders, Scale Models, Drawing Credits: SHINE Architecture
  • Photo Credits: SHINE Architcture
  • Sustainable Environmental Design Advise: Michael Smith,  SAAi México Structural Engineering: Jorge Gallardo,  SANSON Estructuras
  • Civil Works: Jorge Gonzalez,  emplekton
  • Facade Works: Josué Rincón,  ALUDOMO
  • Wood Decks: Edgar Angulo,  Pisos Vieri
  • Lamp Designer: Sebastián Beltrán,  Natural Urbano
  • Electric engeneering: Jesus López
  • Acoustics Advise: Daniel Ruvalcaba,  Quorum Acoustics


H1 House in León, Spain by Santiago F. Carnerero

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Santiago F. Carnerero

The location of housing has been decisive in the genesis and  development of the project, first of all we find a neighborhood of single  family housing developments with a conventional architectural language  and the other hand a steep slope of land with beautiful views over the  banks of Bernesga river. The choice of a single material such as concrete  facilitates the resolution of structural problems associated with  establishing in this difficult location and stresses in sharp contrast with  its surroundings a commitment with contemporary architectural  language.

Image Courtesy Santiago Carnerero

  • Architects: Santiago F. Carnerero
  • Project: H1 House
  • Location: León, Spain
  • Major materials: concrete, ceramic tiles and aluminum.
  • Built area: 526 sqm
  • Design date: 2009
  • Construction date: 2010‐12
  • Site: Carbajal de la Legua (León), Spain
  • Photography: Santiago Carnerero


GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities in León, Spain by estudio SIC

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: estudio SIC

The biopharmaceutical facilities, first antibody monoclonal manufacturing plant built in Spain, is the expression of the complex inner manufacturing processes of the product: a technological, efficient and sustainable solution.

GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities

  • Architects: estudio SIC
  • Project: GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities
  • Location: León, Spain


Aluminium Refinery Offices in León, Spain by Madland Estudio & Espacio Papel arquitectos

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Article source: Madland Estudio & Espacio Papel arquitectos

The commission was to build the main offices of an aluminium refinery. The project responds to the need for the building to be an emblem of the company, on one hand, and a functional building with a complex and diverse program on the other. The program can be defined in four different areas: administrative zone, education area, laboratories and dressing rooms. The building is attached to the refinery on two sides, has a square floor plan and a surface of 900m2.

Image Courtesy Elena Almagro

  • Architects: Madland Estudio & Espacio Papel arquitectos
  • Project: Aluminium Refinery Offices
  • Location: León, Spain
  • Collaborator: Myriam López Rodero.
  • Structural Engineering: Tresca Ingeniería.
  • Owner: COREAL, Compañía Refinera de Aluminio.


Youth Art Center in León, Spain by SIC Arquitectura

Friday, April 29th, 2011

place conceived for and from the civil participation, as VIAS case, mean a strong investment for people to get involved in the urban structure and constitution. The project restores an ancient rail building for art production, provides a brand new equipment for the youth and regenerates a new area in the city centre through the recovery of FEVE tracks as public space.

Youth Art Center

  • Architects: SIC Arquitectura – Esaú Acosta, Mauro Gil-Fournier, Miguel Jaenicke
  • Project: Youth Art Center
  • Location: León, Spain
  • Typology: Rehabilitación
  • Client: Ayto de León
  • Year: 2008-2010
  • Place: León, Spain
  • Coauthor: Pedro Colón, Raquel Buj.
  • Team: Alfredo Puente, Jorge Pellitero


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