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New Standards, Finland at the 17th Architecture Biennale

11-05-2021 - News

New Standards, Finland at the 17th Architecture Biennale

The Finnish Pavilion responds to the theme of the 17th Architecture Exhibition at Biennale di Venezia, “How will we live together”, with an exhibition entitled New Standards featuring the example of the Puutalo Oy consortium, which developed a prefabricated timber housing system as a response to the Karelian refugee crisis of the 1940s.

Open Arquitectura’s Amura Tower in Veracruz

03-05-2021 - News

Open Arquitectura’s Amura Tower in Veracruz

Carlos Ramos de la Medina and Ricardo Fernández Rivero of Mexican architectural studio Open Arquitectura have completed a record-breaking construction in their hometown, Veracruz. The Torre Amura residential tower is the tallest building on the Mexican coast, but the architects minimise its impact on the coastline using passive design solutions.

Timeless architecture: Alfons Soldevila’s Casa Mas Ram

29-04-2021 - News

Timeless architecture: Alfons Soldevila’s Casa Mas Ram

The home and studio of Alfons Soldevila, architect and professor of architecture at UPC in Barcelona, a friend and contemporary of such great architects as Elias Torres and Oscar Tusquets, was built in 1971 and offers a tangible example of his tireless innovative spirit. The timeless character of this prototype home is captured in Marcela Grassi’s photographs.

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Anna and Eugeni Bach’s Seven Lives in Barcelona

22-04-2021 - News

Anna and Eugeni Bach’s Seven Lives in Barcelona

Architects Anna and Eugeni Bach built Seven Lives, a small block of three tiny apartments between established buildings in the historic centre of Barcelona’s Horta district that stands out for its great attention to detail and prominent accents of colour.

Urban connections: Casa Senhora da Hora

20-04-2021 - News

Urban connections: Casa Senhora da Hora

Portuguese architect Raulino Silva built a single-family home in Senhora da Hora, near Porto. The building’s clean forms fit with great elegance into a heterogeneous residential neighbourhood, contributing new value.

MDO’s Yantai Experience Centre

15-04-2021 - News

MDO’s Yantai Experience Centre

More Design Office (MDO) of Shanghai designed Yantai Experience Centre, a real estate developer’s showroom and exhibition space that stands out in its anonymous urban setting with its high-impact organic shapes.

Award-winning architecture for the sporting tradition of Quebec

13-04-2021 - News

Award-winning architecture for the sporting tradition of Quebec

Designed by ABCP architecture, the ice-skating rink in Parc des Saphirs, Boischatel, Canada is a sporting facility sheltered from the weather in both summer and winter by an iconic glulam roof. The award-winning structure made out of locally sourced materials is very popular with the locals.

A Roof for Silence, Lebanese Pavilion at Biennale di Venezia

07-04-2021 - News

A Roof for Silence, Lebanese Pavilion at Biennale di Venezia

Architect Hala Wardé, founder of HW Architecture, is the curator of the Lebanese Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition, entitled A Roof for Silence, addresses the issue of coexistence, a theme of particular importance at this time, and not only in Lebanon.

Metaform’s warehouse to office transformation

05-04-2021 - News

Metaform’s warehouse to office transformation

Architectural practice Metaform has renovated an old warehouse in Steinsel, Luxembourg, in a balanced renovation project converting the industrial building to contain the offices of an IT company.

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