lay . muro

Aparcamiento subterráneo y plaza pública . Inca

fotos: gracias a Charmaine Lay . Carles Muro

La construcción de la nueva estación de autobuses
junto a la estación de tren existente consolida
este lugar
como la principal conexión entre la
ciudad y el resto de la isla. La construcción de un
aparcamiento subterráneo para dar apoyo a los
viajeros constituye una magnífi ca oportunidad
para transformar este fragmento de ciudad.


_Barrioalto . Nueva Hospederia de turismo . Castuera

fotos: gracias a ETB Arquitectos
La nueva hospedería de Turismo en Castuera se plantea como una intervención
que busca sus lógicas de desarrollo en las dinámicas de crecimiento urbano. Cerrada entre una densa y fascinante trama urbana en la parte alta del pueblo, la hospedería se asienta en el lugar actuando como parte de ciudad más que bloque compacto que ocupa el territorio. La necesidad de responder a una escala de pequeño tamaño en este barrio y la fuerte condición de exposición hacia Castuera y el paisaje abierto de Extremadura hacen que el edificio se desarrolle como un conjunto de piezas generado a partir de un proceso de fragmentación, como una una piedra rota (fragmentada, descompuesta, fracturada).

Herzog & de Meuron

Espacio Goya . Zaragoza

photos: urbanity . arquinews . video

Matos-castillo arquitectos

Museo del grabado contemporáneo . Fuendetodos

fotos: Matos-castillo arquitectos

Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Seekongresshaus . Zürich

photos: courtesy of Frei + Saarinen


V&A Boilerhouse Yard . London

photos: Victoria & Albert Museum . OMA 

The need for additional space for major exhibitions at the V&A suggests a strategy for future expansion and reorganization. Instead of filling courtyards with multi-story museum spaces, we propose liberating courtyards that are currently filled in with single level structures and utilizing the underground spaces beneath them. In this way, we provide new outdoor spaces for museum visitors, open up historic interiors, and create a new underground network of spaces – accessible from multiple points within the museum – for exhibitions, conservation, exhibition preparation, and storage. In addition, we propose a new East-West axis for the V&A that extends from Exhibition Road to the historic heart of the Museum in North and South Courts.   

Extrastudio arquitectura . Oficina dos Jardins

Island Regeneration . Tavira

photos: courtesy of Extrastudio

In 2009, Polis Litoral Ria Fomosa - the public company responsible for Lisbon’s EXPO 98, launched a series of public competitions
for the coastline re-qualification of the Algarve. Mostly known as a mass-tourist destination, Algarve combines a mix of fiercely urbanized areas, with an unspoiled system of islands and marshlands.

staab Architekten

Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop

photos: Staab Architekten

In der Geschichte der Künstlerkolonie Ahrenshoop
liegt der Schlüssel zu unserem vorgeschlagenen architektonischen Konzept für das neue Kunstmuseum. Trotz uneingeschränkter Zeitgenossenschaft der hier arbeitenden Künstler war sowohl bei ihren Werken als auch bei ihren Häusern eine tiefe Verbindung mit der Landschaft und der baulichen Tradition dieser Region zu spüren. So ist das vorgestellte Konzept der Versuch einer Transformation dieses ländlichen Bautypus in eine zeitgemäße Museumsstruktur.

Jamie Fobert architects

University of Creative Arts Centre . Bath

photos: Jamie Fobert architects

We gave the dance studio a prime position
in the new building, within a form which extended over the public aproach, so that its lively activity would act as a signal to the campus.


Performance center . Ptuj

photos: Enota

Studio Banana TV

entrevista Magüi González

vídeo: Studio Banana TV 

Lacaton Vassal

Commercial and leisure-time building in la Villette . Paris

photos: © Lacaton & Vassal


Agropolis. Terreform ONE . One Prize Competition

fotos: Terreform ONE

autores: Manuel Alvarez Monteserin, Sara Perez Alvarez, Maria Mallo Zurdo, Guiomar Contreras Ruiz


Ordos 100 . Villa 26

photos: archdaily

This territory is Agharti. It extends through the undergrounds
from the whole world, starting from Mongolia and Inner Mongolia. This territory comes from time or the two continents East and West formed an only one territory. This underneath world is lit by an intense unreal light coming from the plants. The citizens of this strange underground civilization undertake what pushes and appears on the surfaces of the earth's crust, like the trees and grass.


house . SHIMOUMA

photos: KAZUYA SAITO ARCHITECTS . designboom

Christ & Gantenbein Architect

Kunstmuseum Erweiterungsbau Burghof . Basel

photos: bustler

Stéphane Malka


photos: Stéphane Malka

An alternative art gallery in the lineage of the Salon des Refuses
, this project inserts itself under the Barbes metro station using a shifted urban strategy.
An assemblage of powerfully simple rough precast concrete, the modules are attached to each other and secured to the beams of the viaduct. The alignment of different blocks creates spatial diversity while the unified whole protects the artwork and creates a strong interiority. Nevertheless, lateral openings introduce unexpected light from below as well as elevationally reframing views to the site.

João Mendes Ribeiro e Cristina Guedes

Casa das Caldeiras . Coimbra

photos: archdaily . FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

AGENCY architecture LLC

Super Levee Urban Farm . Terreform ONE . One Prize Competition

photos: Terreform ONE

The project proposes a global system of levees, serving also as a new  brand of urban farms
at the city's edge, preserving local ecologies while protecting cities from emerging dangers.  Each stage of the levee supports the next.  Clippings, compost, and surplus crops from farming levels are used as nutrients and food for a series of fish farms, marshes, and restorative dune ecologies.  Waste from marine life and nutrients from algal habitats are then used to fertilized farm levels, making the levee a complete ecology.

Mansilla y Tuñón

Museo De La Vega Baja

photos: Mansilla y Tuñón . Toletum Visigodo
Arquitectura Viva

The International Center of Visigoth Culture takes formal and constructive references from a pragmatic and striven architecture
, ranging from a modernity of minimums, with elemental volumes, to a vernacular architecture, balanced, sustainable and quiet.The proposal is structured around a system of quadrangular cells, with a broken perimeter and fragmented volumes that try to stimulate a large area free of buildings.


in flakes .street furniture . Towada

photos: Sadao Hotta . Kuniya Oyamada

Javier de las Heras Solé

Círculos de aire

"texto" completo: engawa 02

"pretiero dibujar a  hablar
,   dibujar   es  más  rápido y deja  menos espacio para   la mentira".
le corbusier

Hongmin Kim . Suvin Ju

Self food station . Terreform ONE . One Prize Competition

photos: Terreform ONE

Since it enters a twenty-first century, a city's competitiveness has started
to represent a nation's competitiveness. For more rational and efficient economic activities, megacities all over the world are growing up in a way of compactness. However, focusing only on quantitative development, it is true that qualitative development is being neglected. In order to solve such a city problem, we propose 'Self Food Station' like a huge farm near the city.

Suppose design office

Private house . Hiroshima

photos: Suppose design office . plans: dezeen


Hedgehog . Teheran

photos: Cheungvogl

AZL Atelier Zhanglei

CIPEA 4# House, Nanjing

photos: azl architects

Estudio Barozzi Veiga

Auditorium . Elche

photos: gracias a Estudio Barozzi Veiga

El proyecto para el nuevo Auditorio de Elche surge de unas intenciones
que sintéticamente podrían resumirse en tres puntos esenciales:

Núria Salvadó . David Tapias

Cine Lídia . Riudecols

photos: gracias a José Hevia . Salvadó . Tapias . video

Transformación de una antigua sala de cine en una casa.

Paulo David arquitecto


photos: courtesy of FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura . Paulo David

This intervention in the town of Câmara de Lobos struck us as a unique opportunity.
It came about as part of a competition run by the Regional Government with the objective of fostering reflexion on a short but important stretch of coastline along the western shore of the island’s capital.
Working in such an extreme locale, both beautiful and weathered by social and physical erosion, it was important to make a thorough examination of the site, stripping it down to its bare essentials.

cremascoli, okumura e rodrigues, arquitectos

orani museum

photos: thanks to cremascoli . okumura . rodrigues

The International Public Competition for the extension of the Orani museum
, dedicated to Costantino Nivola, requires an ambitious, dificcult and delicate project:
1 – Ambitious because it intends to emphasize Nivola’s artistic path;
2 – Difficult as it tries to re-create a life’s intellectual path transforming it into spaces that are searching to describe an artistic activity developed in the latest century. Difficult in the attempt to synthesize it all.
3 – Delicate since it requires an intervention in an existing structure that is, already, an exhibition path integrated in the landscape.

Mulders vandenBerk Architecten

UIA Infopoint . Turijn

photos: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten

La plage architecture et paysage

DATAROCK . Europan 10 . VARDØ


Museum Folkwang . Essen

photos: SANAA . phase1


Mirage house . Santiago de Chile

photos: Supersudaka

The plot is 5000 m2 and the client didn’t know what to put on it,
so he changed his mind constantly.
We proposed to invent an infinite context, a promenade where he could add program for ever in time without affecting each other. A necklace with more -or less- valuable jewels attached.
In the intersection of the “eight” loop the house is situated, and the interior of the circles crops are suggested to pay less taxes.
The house organization also works as an infinite loop.
The façade reflects the same idea: a mirage…


Market square and multifunctional cultural building . Jordanow

photos: courtesy of NArchitekTURA
The idea is based on transformation
of surrounding landscape (mountains and fields) into new urban plan.


Mosque Design . Dubai

photos: Brusselssprout . archdaily

Studio Banana TV

entrevista  Javier García Solera

vídeo: Studio Banana TV 


House 60 . Toronto

photos: Carlyle Routh . archdaily

Herzog & de Meuron

Beirut Terraces

photos: beirutterraces

aldayjover Arquitectos

District Heating and Cooling . Zaragoza

fotos:  aldayjover
En el vértice norte del meandro de Ranillas se implantan dos edificios,
y D.H.C. destinados a albergar instalaciones relacionadas con la generación y
transformación de energía con un altísimo nivel de exigencia tanto técnica
como urbana: forman buena parte de la fachada del Parque Metropolitano del
Agua y son los primeros edificios en una de las entradas estratégicas de la

Santatecla Arquitectos

Concurso Bomberos . Valencia

photos: gracias a Santatecla Arquitectos

Rory Hyde

Unsolicited Architecture

full text: rory hyde dot com blog . unsolicited bootleg

Establishing the 4 pillars of a traditional architectural commission – client, site, budget and program –
the chart declares that unsolicited architecture operates in the absence of at least one of these. Thereby making the project undesirable or even impossible to tackle using the standard tools of the commercial practice. The chart also reinforces the role of reality in the production of an unsolicited project. And here comes my favourite bit: “If you design the object without the financing, you’re an academic; if you design the marketing without the object you’re a politician; if you design the financing without the object, you’re a capitalist.”


Peter Zumthor

De Meelfabriek . Leiden

photos: demeelfabriek . tracked by Cristoph Vogl
The Meelfabriek is an industrial complex of several large buildings that produced flour from different types of grain, brought in by boats on the canal. It grew in different phases from 1883 until 1988, when production was closed down for economical and political reasons.
The cluster of buildings sits on a bastion of the mediaeval fortification of Leiden, originally an open strip of land surrounding the city, which was in the course of the 19th and 20th century gradually developed into an industrial belt. In the late 20th century most of the buildings on the industrial belt were dismantled, following the cities policy to establish a green belt of parkland.


studio . Chatelaine

 Group8 . more: archdaily

Anne Holtrop

Two models for embassies

photos: Anne Holtrop

Powerhouse Company . RAU

H2Otel . Amsterdam

photos: archdaily

How to make a hotel in the Amstel kwartier
that is intimately linked to the view on the Amstel and Amsterdam? How to make a Hotel that uses the elements of air, water, wood and sunlight for creating an ultimately sustainable hotel? How to use the famed Dutch light for creating beautifully lit hotel rooms? The tower slowly rotates towards the view over the river and the city centre. The wood-cladded facade is designed to fully profit from sunlight and heath. The compact verticality gives the area urban density. 

Cyril-Emmanuel Issanchou

Mikado pavilion

photos: courtesy of Cyril-Emmanuel Issanchou
This project of temporary pavilion had to address the problems of transport
and setting up of the structure, as well as to offer a flexible but safe space for exhibitions.

alcolea+tárrago arquitectos

Catedral ortodoxa en la plaza Macedonia . Skopje

photos: gracias a alcolea+tárrago arquitectos

La propuesta parte de un equilibrio entre tradición y modernidad.
La tradición, revisada bajo la óptica contemporánea, parece un camino adecuado para contribuir decisivamente a la memoria colectiva de la ciudad y expresar con intensidad la tradición religiosa macedonia.

adamo-faiden arquitectos

Casa Vignolo. Benavídez

photos: gracias a adamo-faiden arquitectos

Camps+Felip Arquitecturia

Biblioteca . Caldes de Malavella

Josep Camps+Olga Felip Arquitecturia

Rory Hyde Projects

Lily & Martin's house . Chappelvale

photos: courtesy of Rory Hyde

A private home for an artist couple in the Otway region of Victoria, Australia.
The house is formed around a large hexagonal brick wall that presents a tough exterior to the road, while forming a generous and welcoming courtyard to the interior.
The design was developed collaboratively with the clients through the online blog A Sculpture for Living, which continues to track the ongoing developments leading up to construction.