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TOVA 3D printed house in local earth by IAAC

15-09-2022

TOVA 3D printed house in local earth by IAAC

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) presents Spain's first 3D printed building using earth. The building, constructed using a Crane WASP – the architectural 3D printer – illustrates new ways of addressing the social and environmental challenges of the future through the IAAC’s various education and research programs.

Haz Arquitectura, good building practices for the community

07-06-2022

Haz Arquitectura, good building practices for the community

A knowledgeable combination of positive impact for the local community and reduced environmental footprint: this is the new Trinitat Vella Centre for Community Life on the outskirts of Barcelona, designed by the Haz Arquitectura studio. Passive architecture is the key element of a public complex offering social, health and cultural functions.

Denys & von Arend Interior design for passive offices in Barcelona

10-05-2022

Denys & von Arend Interior design for passive offices in Barcelona

Conveying a sense of efficiency in a relaxing atmosphere: the key concept characterising the new offices designed by Denys & von Arend in Barcelona according to the PassiveHaus standard for Coatresa's headquarters, company specialised in the production of moulds and coatings for the food bakery sector.

Battleiroig redesigns a Barcelona cemetery

21-04-2022

Battleiroig redesigns a Barcelona cemetery

Multidisciplinary studio Battleiroig worked on Roques Blanques Metropolitan Cemetery in Collserola Nature Park in El Papiol, Barcelona. Cluster number 6 of the cemetery’s 7 clusters, designed as a 122-hectare garden, was developed on the basis of a respect for and conservation of the environment, offering new ways of remembering the dead.

ACABADO MATE’s renovation of the LT ENERRAY offices

31-03-2022

ACABADO MATE’s renovation of the LT ENERRAY offices

The founders of architectural studio ACABADO MATE, Alessandra Faraone and Valeria Merola, renovated the LT ENERRAY offices in Bologna with interior designer Laura Muñoz. Remote working during the pandemic succeeded in creating a welcoming multisensorial space in line with the customer’s corporate philosophy.

IAAC’s Solar Greenhouse produces both food and energy

10-03-2022

IAAC’s Solar Greenhouse produces both food and energy

IAAC, the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, has built an advanced ecological prototype of a Solar Greenhouse made using natural zero-kilometre materials and digital construction techniques in the Natural Park of Collserola, producing food and energy in cities.

The seven finalists for the European Union Award for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2022

22-02-2022

The seven finalists for the European Union Award for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2022

The finalists for the 2022 Mies van der Rohe Award, the European Union Award for Contemporary Architecture, include five works in the "Architecture" category and two works of "Emerging Architecture". The international panel of judges will visit the seven projects in the month of March and announce the two winners at the end of April. In May, as usual, the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona will host the awards ceremony and an exhibition of the finalist projects.

The finalists of the Mies van der Rohe Award 2022

25-01-2022

The finalists of the Mies van der Rohe Award 2022

On January 17 the jury of the Mies van der Rohe Award 2022, chaired by architect Tatiana Bilbao, announced the projects selected for the European Union's Biennial Contemporary Architecture Award. A total of 40 works, considered representative of current European architectural trends, with particular attention to the themes of sustainability and circularity, social inclusion and aesthetic research.

Farewell to architect Ricardo Bofill

19-01-2022

Farewell to architect Ricardo Bofill

Architect Ricardo Bofill died in Barcelona on January 14, 2022 at the age of 82. He was one of Spain’s best-known architects, creator of such important projects as Parco Manzanares in Madrid or the National Theatre of Catalonia, works with a profound impact on the landscape such as the W Hotel in Barcelona, iconic constructions such as the Muralla Roja or La Fábrica, his own home and the headquarters of his studio, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.

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