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Bikini 32 residence and office, Madrid in Spain by hollegha arquitectos

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Article source: hollegha arquitectos 

To make a building of 4.75m width and 13m length not look narrow might be impossible. Nevertheless, interiors were supposed to be spacious and generous. Time to rethink traditional systems! So we developed a façade concept that occupies only 18cm and offers perfect insulation for both cold and heat. Columns are visible in the interior.

The relation between in and out is very much perceptible in the whole building. Due to its proportions, you may see the sun rise and set without leaving the room.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casares

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casares

  • Architects: hollegha arquitectos 
  • Project: Bikini 32 residence and office, Madrid
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Pablo Casares
  • Completion: 2009
  • Site: Calle Islas Bikini, 32 / 28035 Madrid, España
  • Total floor area: 236m2
  • Facade material: Visaform plywood with phenolic resin coating

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Single family house in Madrid, Spain by hollegha arquitectos

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source: hollegha arquitectos

Being used to the spacial restrictions typical for a city with high density like Madrid, a 1 800m2 (19 370 sqft) plot almost makes you feel lost when you first enter it. We found it extremely important to create a home that integrates the outdoor space and makes it liveable. The climate is very dry and hot in summer, on the other hand you can use terraces all over the year if they are a little protected against sun, wind and rain.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casares

Image Courtesy © Pablo Casares

  • Architects: hollegha arquitectos (Daniel Hollegha, Carlota Tamames, Brigitte Hollegha)
  • Project: Single family house
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Pablo Casares
  • Site: Madrid, Spain
  • Completion: 2011
  • Total floor area: 752m2 (8 092 sqft)
  • Facade materials: aged zinc sheet, ipê wood

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“SANTA MADRONA” – 62 SOCIAL DWELLINGS in Barcelona, Spain by PICHARCHITECTS

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: PICHARCHITECTS

The project of  “Santa Madrona” deals with an urban space, where two apartment blocks with an affordable renting price have to be placed, nearby a small public square of the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona. The intervention had to place also, a public equipment on its ground floor, with a specific area and  some specific leisure spaces. So then, the project had this interesting challenge to propose in one hand apartment blocks with an affordable renting price, with all the facilities that were needed, an urban space intimately bounded to the block’s life and an equipment that will promote the so necessary mixture of uses.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: PICHARCHITECTS
  • Project: SANTA MADRONA”. 62 SOCIAL DWELLINGS
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Software used: AUTOCAD
  • Volume of the construction: 5.704,10 m²
  • Final Cost: 3.106.091,92€
  • Authors: Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier and Teresa Batlle i Pagès. Architects.
  • Group Directors: Angel Sendarrubias. Pau Casaldáliga
  • Project Director: Ute Müncheberg
  • Specialists: INDAGSA, structure. RP GRUP, facilities. GPCAT, measurements and estimates.
  • Building company: INBISA

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LAS ARENAS in Barcelona, Spain by Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source:  Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects

In spite of the fact that the former bullring, in disuse since 1989 and with a neo-mudéjar style, didn’t actually have high architectural value, it was clear that, being poised in such an impressive location for more than a century, this site was really in the minds of every citizen, and its symbolic value lead to a suitable preservation. That’s why the architectural answer, already from the first outlines, was orientated towards its maintenance as a second skin of the new building. Nevertheless, such preservation met great technical complexity: first, an evident physical deterioration; second, a strange height, four meters above the nearby streets. The technical effort was worth it, in the end to present a strong, atypical cylindrical form.

Image Courtesy ©  Josep Maria Mills, David Cardelús, Luis Alonso

Image Courtesy © Josep Maria Mills, David Cardelús, Luis Alonso

  • Architects: Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects (Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners)
  • Project: LAS ARENAS
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Josep Maria Mills / David Cardelús / Luis Alonso
  • Customer / Client: Company of New Bullring, SL / Metrovacesa
  • Structural Engineering: BOMA (Brufau Obiol, Moya and Associates)
  • Engineering Facilities: JG ASSOCIATES
  • Project Management: Bovis Lend Lease
  • Manufacturer: Dragados
  • Project Year: 2000
  • Implementation period: 2005 – 2011
  • Area: 105,000 m²
  • Construction cost: € 130 million

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ESPAI BARONDA in Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain by Alonso y Balaguer

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Alonso y Balaguer

Located in Parc dels Torrents, La Baronda complex is one of the most important town planning actions in the city of Esplugues, reuniting and combining in the same public space concepts such as exhibition and meetings, as well as the goal of becoming, without a doubt, a new reference in integral design centres.

Image Courtesy © Alonso y Balaguer

Image Courtesy © Alonso y Balaguer

  • Architects: Alonso y Balaguer
  • Project: ESPAI BARONDA
  • Location: Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
  • Constructor: Tau Icesa, S.A
  • Surveyors: Xavier de Vera Vila
  • Structural Engineering: AREA 5/BOMA
  • Engineering Facilities: SURIS

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CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER Córdoba in Spain by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Article source: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Architecture is always feeding on images concealed in our memory, ideas that at some point become clear and unexpectedly mark the outset of a project. Perhaps for this reason the echoes of the Hispano-Muslim culture still present in Córdoba have unconsciously meant more than a marginal note in our project. In contrast to the homogeneity that globalized civilization seems to impose in all contexts, the Contemporary Art Center aims to interpret a different Western character, overcoming the clichés of that common expression.

Image Courtesy ©  Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
  • Project: CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
  • Location: Córdoba, Spain
  • Photography: Roland Halbe, Fernando Alda.
  • Client: Government of Andalucia.
  • Partners In Charge: Fuensanta Nieto – Enrique Sobejano.
  • Communicative Lighting Façade: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, in cooperation with realities:united
  • Project Architect: Vanesa Manrique
  • Collaborators: Sebastián Sasse, Beat Steuri, Carlos Ballesteros, Mauro Herrero, Bart de Beer, Alexandra Sobral, Juan Carlos Redondo, Rocío Domínguez, Nik Wenzke, Gilta Koch, Jesús Gijón.
  • Mechanical Engineer: R. Úrculo Ingenieros Consultores, S.A., Arkilum S.L. (Illumination)
  • Fire Prevention Consultant: 3i Ingeniería Industrial, S.L.
  • Lighting Consultant: Iluminación Lledó, S.A.
  • Models: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P., Juan de Dios Hernández – Jesús Rey
  • Project Date: 2006
  • Construction: 2008 – 2013
  • Construction Company: FCC, S.A.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MUSIC SCHOOL in Almonte, Spain by DONAIRE ARQUITECTOS

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Article source: DONAIRE ARQUITECTOS

Restoration of the “Los Reales de Almonte” Warehouse for use as a public library, and School of Arts (Music, Dance and Art). The project is centred on a warehouse registered as being of Cultural Interest.

It is situated in the “Culture City” in Almonte, next to the town’s new Theatre and enclosed within a public square.

Specifically, the library is located in a wine cellar, typical of the local area. The building is 78m long and 10,5m wide, with a total area of 821 m² The building is open on 3 sides.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: DONAIRE ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MUSIC SCHOOL
  • Location: Almonte, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Project year: 2004-2010
  • Client: Almonte Town Hall
  • Area: 1.725,00 m²
  • Budget: 828.214,10 €
  • Architect authors: Juan Pedro Donaire Barbero
  • Architect team: Jesús Núñez Bootello, Ignacio Núñez Bootello , Carmela Domínguez Asencio , Tibisay Cañas Fuentes , Beatriz Hacar Hernández , Juan Vega Espinar , David Rapado Moreno , Delia Pacheco Donaire , Pablo Baruc García Gómez.
  • Engineering: Javier Drake Canela , Guillermo Márquez Villanueva, Alfonso Buiza Camacho.

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HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH in La Laguna, Spain by Fernando Menis Architects

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Article source: Fernando Menis Architects

This project built in La Laguna (Tenerife), was thought to be a space that incites reflection, a meditation space, a intrinsic place, mystic, a MEETING POINT BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURES. A place where a person of any race, character or belief, can go to find himself in the temple, or join with other people in the cultural center.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Menis Architects

Image Courtesy © Fernando Menis Architects

  • Architects: Fernando Menis Architects
  • Project: HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH
  • Location: La Laguna, Spain
  • Program: Church and Parish Centre.
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete.
  • Materials: Local stone, reinforced concrete, gold leaf.
  • State: Constructed Parish Center (2005-2008); Iglesia (2005 – …) process.
  • Sponsor: Holy Redeemer Parish.

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Siesta Twin Houses in Ibiza, Spain by Zuccherodesign Architects

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Article source: Zuccherodesign  Architects

Zucchero Architects, in collaboration with the Dutch textile designer Antje Paul-Kessel from iDress, has created a pristine all white scenario for these extremely colorful textiles played out in various shapes and forms. The fundamental color palette is neutral and monochromatic.

Image Courtesy © Zuccherodesign  Architects

Image Courtesy © Zuccherodesign Architects

  • Architects: Zuccherodesign  Architects
  • Project: Siesta Twin Houses
  • Location: Ibiza, Spain
  • Software used:  Autocad, 3D Studio, V Ray and Photoshop

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Cruise Ship Terminal in the Port in Seville, Spain by ARQUITECTOS HOMBRE DE PIEDRA & buró4

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Article source: ARQUITECTOS HOMBRE DE PIEDRA & buró4

The Port of Seville needed a new Cruise Ship Terminal with a flexible character, multipurpose, extendable, easily removable and even movable. This would permit to accomodate the unpredictable number of passengers in the port and it would not limit the possibilities of the urban-port valuable space of the Muelle de las Delicias. Re-using shipping containers was proposed. On the other hand, the place, near the historic centre, was claiming an object of architectural quality to dialogue with its urban environment.

Image Courtesy ©  Jesús Granada.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada.

  • Architects: ARQUITECTOS HOMBRE DE PIEDRA & buró4
  • Project: Cruise Ship Terminal in the Port
  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada.
  • Design Team: Juan Manuel Rojas Fernández, 
Jesús Díaz Gómez
, José Luis Sainz-Pardo Prieto-Castro, Ramón de los Santos Cuevas Rebollo, Jorge Ferral Sevilla, Laura Domínguez Hernández, Francisco Javier Carmona Stamatis Zografos
, Cristiano Rossi, Angelene Clarke
  • Structural engineering: Same as architects
  • Construction supervision: Same as architects
  • Quantity Surveyor: Manuel J. Cansino Conejero
  • Client: Seville Port Authority
  • Built area: 508 m2 (gross)
  • Cost: 225.210 € 443 €/m2
  • Design phase (beginning and ending month, year): January 2013- March 2013
  • Construction phase (beginning and ending month, year): March 2013 – April 2013 (45 days: 30 days in the industry and 15 days on-site)

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