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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: Ctrl+Space Architectural

Project by Polish team: Arch. Robert Barelkowski / Leszek Chlasta / Adam Tuszynski / Mateusz Jarzabkiewicz, from Armageddon Biuro Projektowe, Poznan – Poland

Where should digital art be presented? We believe it should become a place merging the analog with the virtual, a place allowing for constant redefinition of how digital can interact with the physical. We are strongly convinced DAMM cannot replicate the typology of a typical museum, providing a flexible open source experiencing of the art.
Outer skin makes it an institution active regarding of whether building is open or closed, interactive screens allow for exploration, contemplation, research or play.
[…] Open floor as well as suspended grid gives infinite options to rearrange, at the same time provide human-responsive surfaces to reflect the visitors’ behavior.

Image Courtesy © Ctrl+Space Architectural

Image courtesy of Ctrl+Space

  • Architects: Ctrl+Space Architectural
  • Project: MADRID Digital Arts Museum – THIRD PRIZE WINNER
  • Location: MADRID, Spain


MADRID Digital Arts Museum – IDEAS COMPETITION – Honorable Mention

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: Ctrl+Space Architectural


  • Architects: Ctrl+Space Architectural
  • Project: MADRID Digital Arts Museum – IDEAS COMPETITION – Honorable Mention
  • Location: MADRID, Spain

Project by Polish team: Arch. Michał Sapko / Patrycja Stołtny / Brygida Zawadzka / Duong Vu Hong

The main concept bases on focusing on the principal features of digital art and transforming them into architecture. […] By using the digital screens, introducing the flexible areas – thanks to fractal structure and steel construction – as well as interactive expositions we want to show the importance of modern technology in contemporary museum design. Additionally, the work of the museum states in line with sustainable policy.
The building is divided into two parts: one solid, including the museum zones and the other – transparent, 5-storey open space, which is the extension of the nearby street. Newly created public space invites visitors to the museum and can be important according to the organization of city events, as well as a catalyst of culture in Madrid.

Polish team, Image Courtesy © Ctrl+Space Architectural

Polish team, Image courtesy of Ctrl+Space


CE Museum in Madrid, Spain by Pablo Limón Design Office

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Article source: Pablo Limón Design Office

Pablo Limón Design Office has designed the new summer terrace for the contemporary art museum La Casa Encendida in Madrid.

Image Courtesy © Coke Bartrina

Image Courtesy © Coke Bartrina


ANDRÉS GALLARDO SHOP in Madrid, Spain by Pablo Limón Design Office

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Article source: Pablo Limón Design Office

Pablo Limón Design Office has designed the new studio – shop of innovative jeweler Andrés Gallardo in Madrid.

The heart of the project is to highlight ANDRESGALLARDO’s jewelry within the space. The entire space was conceived with this in mind.

Image Courtesy © Raúl Córdoba

Image Courtesy © Raúl Córdoba


PLAY-TIME APARTMENTS in Madrid, Spain by Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Article source: Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)

The PLAY- TIME apartments is a project of seven units for short term rental in Ciudad Lineal, Madrid. The developer chose the place because he was looking for an oasis in the city. As architects , we proposed to intensify that condition. The movement of the building gives each housing with its own terrace and the construction system provides its own garden in the perimeter. The units, two per floor , are independently assembled on a vertical core -with elevator and services- so they can be oriented freely, limited only by urban conditions and the spiral staircase that climbs around the perimeter, to which they turn their backs.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Client: private commission. 2011.
  • Construction: 2013
  • Team (SUMA): Bárbara Rodríguez, architect, Luis Quintano, architect, Rita Álvarez-Tabío, intern.
  • Consultants: Nuria Sáiz, quantity surveyor, Julio González, green façade and landscape., David Izquierdo, structure engineering, Jesús Huerga, structure engineering, Raúl Romero y Antonio Contreras, services engineering.

Building process:

  • Contractor: Diezma Rosell Construcciones s.l.
  • Structure: SANDO-COMEUT.


Rehabilitation of the Madrid History Museum in Madrid, Spain by Frade Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Article source: Frade Arquitectos

The Real Hospicio del Ave María y Santo Rey Don Fernando was founded in 1673 by the Queen Mariana de Austria.

Between 1673 and 1703, architects including José del Arroyo, Felipe Sánchez, Teodoro Ardemans, Fillippo Pallota and Francisco de Sevilla constructed the first phase of the church and part of the principal building.

Image Courtesy ©  Manuel Pérez Cazorla

Image Courtesy © Manuel Pérez Cazorla

  • Architects: Frade Arquitectos
  • Project: Rehabilitation of the Madrid History Museum
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography:  Manuel Pérez Cazorla
  • PROPERTY: Madrid City Council
  • OPENING: 2010
  • CURRENT USABLE AREA:  6282,77 m2
  • ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT: Frade Arquitectos S.L.
  • CONSTRUCTION COMPANY: Ortiz  Construcciones y Proyectos
  • REMODELING: Frade Arquitectos SL


Apartment renovation in Madrid, Spain by Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Article source: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos

The project plays with the idea of a landscape to distort the apartment’s small size. The request by the client for a “real” staircase to climb to the elevated bed allows for the construction of a “mountain” which also serves as delimitation between access and kitchen and as storage, entrance cupboard and workspace at its top. A small table grows out of a step, with two stools shadowing its form when they hide under it.

The kitchen’s contour is outlined precisely, framing it to define its limits and creating a new object for the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Yen Chen

Image Courtesy © Yen Chen

  • Architects: Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
  • Project: Apartment renovation
  • Location: Calle ZURITA. Barrio Lavapiés. Madrid. España.
  • Photography: Yen Chen
  • PROGRAMA: Reforma de vivienda
  • ARQUITECTO RESPONSABLE: Miguel Bernardini y Aurelie Beriot.


House # 1.130 in Madrid, Spain by estudio.entresitio

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Article source: estudio.entresitio

This is a single-family house, but quite a large one, something over 5 hundred square meters, site is narrow and long and sloped towards south.

Two different schemes superimposed one on top the other; a longitudinal one, based on spatial forking, and the one underneath, based on a hand fingers like configuration. As a result, it is a fractured mass, ruled by the rhythm of the roof structure.

Image Courtesy ©  Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: estudio.entresitio
  • Project: House # 1.130
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Completion Date: April 2013
  • Gross area
  • Square meters: 500 m2
  • Square footage: 5000sq2
  • Owner: private client (withheld)
  • Design Team: María Hurtado de Mendoza, César Jiménez de Tejada, José María Hurtado de Mendoza, Álvar Rui.
  • Internal collaborators entresitio: Miguel Crespo, Marco Plazzogna, Anne-Dorothée Herbot, Mia Molato


  • Structure: María José Camporro
  • EMP: Geasyt SA
  • Construction supervisor: Guillermo Parilla
  • Landscape: Planta paisajistas.
  • General contractor: Triplicado SL: María Hurtado de Mendoza, César Jiménez de Tejada, José María Hurtado de Mendoza
  • Structure contractor: Teycisa
  • Plastic striped formwork sheet: LHV Formliner. Grupo Valero.
  • White self compacting concrete: Cemex.
  • Roofing: Green roof. Aimad S.L.
  • Wood work: Intrama


Medialab-Prado in Madrid, Spain by Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Article source: María Langarita and Víctor Navarro

Perhaps more than anything else, it is the very strangeness of the diverging intentions found in the La Serrería Belga adaptation project for the Medialab-Prado that makes it possible for them to coexist, though not without a certain measure of irony.

The first of these caustic coexistences stems from a certain institutional schizophrenia. While the ‘Paseo del Arte’ was transformed into Madrid City Hall’s banner to attract international tourism, an architectural competition was simultaneously promoted in the same area, which would end up serving an institution that sponsored debates that were deeply critical of this model.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos (María Langarita and Víctor Navarro)
  • Project: Medialab-Prado
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Collaborators: Elena Castillo, Marta Colón, Javier González Galán, Roberto González, Juan Palencia, Guillermo Trapiello, Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Paula García-Masedo
  • Structures: Mecanismo
  • Installations: Úrculo Ingenieros
  • Landscaping: Lorena García Rodríguez
  • Project date: January 2008
  • Client: Área de las Artes. Madrid City Hall
  • Budget: 1600 euros/m2


Mirador Building in Madrid, Spain by MVRDV

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Article source: MVRDV

Sanchinarro is a residential suburb on the north east edge of Madrid. Surrounded by highways, with views towards the Guadarrama Mountains.

The building was developed as a reference point for the city extension and region at large, as a counterpoint against the massive uniformity of the surrounding blocks. The 22 level building acts as a frame for the distant landscape. The large lookout at 40 metres above the ground provides inhabitants and neighbours with a commu­nity garden and a space from where they can contemplate the skyline. The proposal opens domestic architecture to the new city environment and to its surrounding territories.

Image Courtesy ©  Rob ‘t Hart.

Image Courtesy © Rob ‘t Hart.

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Mirador Building
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Rob ‘t Hart.
  • Client: Municipality of Madrid
  • Size & Program: 18.300 m2; 156 apartments
  • Budget: 10 Million Euro
  • Contractor: Dragados y Consytucciones, Madrid, Spain
  • Co-Architect: Blanca Lleó Associates, Madrid, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Apartec Colegiados S.L., Madrid, Spain
  • Structure: NB35, Madrid, Spain
  • Services: JG & asociados, Barcelona, Spain
  • Concept Design: May 2001 – January 2002
  • Definitive Design: January 2002 – June 2005
  • Construction: November 2002 – June 2005


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