The latest project by Masquespacio, the creative consultancy founded by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse is located on the famous island of Ibiza, the ultimate holiday resort in the Balearic Islands.
The project in Guadurnal, Ecuador by the architects from Al Borde and Taller General implements the reuse of materials and existing buildings to create a new space for the local community, which suffered huge losses in the April 2016 earthquake.
The architects from the Ecuadorian firm Natura Futura Arquitectura have created a greenhouse using local materials and as a self-building initiative in Nayón, near Quito, with the partners of Huertomanías, a cooperative whose members have some mental health problems.
Combining the contemporary needs of a rapidly developing country like Cambodia with the themes of sustainable architecture - and more importantly locally sourcing material and labour- is one of the points of the Bamboo Landmark Design Challenge promoted by the Building Trust International NGO.
To design the Museum of Handcraft Paper, a building preserving the memories of the artisan community in the village of Xinzhuang in southwest China, architect Hua Li of Trace Architecture Office (TAO) studied not only local building techniques but the traditional way of working with paper, and used both in a work symbolising the culture it showcases.
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