Batlle i Roig worked from 2003 to redevelop the waste landfill site in the Vall d'en Joan, in the El Garraf Nature Reserve to the North-East of Barcelona. In Batlle i Roig’s project the artificial orography combines with the natural landscape to create a public park.
Chinese architects are showing new interest in rural life. In the Shangping Village Regeneration project, He Wei revives village life by reclaiming ancient farming structures to stimulate an economy that can rely on more than just tourism.
On the occasion of the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, which will end on 17 September, MAD architectural studio restored with artistic spaces the Kiyotsu Gorge tunnel of Tokamachi, an area of outstanding natural beauty, while the Dominique Perrault Architecture studio designed the Drape House pavilion.
An example of a perfectly executed urban renaissance by the Austrian architecture studio smartvoll, on the site of an old armoury in Salzburg, Austria is the 2018 AZ Awards Winner for Residential Interiors.
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.
ReCS Architects (Pier Maria Giordani, Mario Scaffardi, Zhen Chen and Antonella Marzi) responded to the request to make over a legacy from the 1960s by compressing its functions, improving its environmental performance and building interaction between interiors and exteriors.
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