Photo credits: Pablo Ausucua García.
In the small Spanish town of Cantabria, Fernandez-Abascal y Muruzabal working in collaboration with Ortiz y Barriento, has designed a parish church, that although abstracted to a minimal form, will be immediately understood and recognized as a Catholic place of worship by the parishioners.
The church is richly decorated, but not by applied paints and arts, rather by the materiality of fabric and finishes. Read more
2007 Benetton Nursery Treviso, Venice, Italy.
The Spanish Architect, Alberto Campo Baeza, has been awarded this year’s Arnold W. Brunner memorial prize. The prize is handed down by the American Academy of Arts and Letters to architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture as art. Read more
Photos: Roberto Ercilla – Miguel Ángel Campo.
The Roman God Janus, after whom the month of January was named, was the God of beginnings and transitions. He is usually depicted as having two faces, looking in opposite directions towards the beginning and the end.
This house reminds me of this depiction. On the one side it is part of a luxury housing estate and clearly fits that category, whilst on the other hand it faces an industrial site and so takes ideas for its form from that view.
The architects see this as a critique of the unsatisfactory nature of the luxury housing round about, but a case could be made that the design provides a penetrating insight into a sense of unease about the site and the neighbours. Read more
Photos: Jorge López-Conde.
Carved by human hand from the living rock of a Spanish hill, is a network of tunnels and galleries that form the cellars of the winery known as the Castle Winery, Calle Las Bodegas, “Camino de Santiago”. This network of tunnels is ancient, and in local lore, has always been there.
Called upon to develop this working winery, Moral Arquitectura wanted to connect into this ancient world to unveil it as a series of spatial experiences that tell not just a history of the winery, but a history of the very lives and ways of the people, the wine and the rock that are so inextricably linked to this place. Read more
Photos: Jesús Torres of García architects.
This pavilion does not have a specific use but it is carefully designed to fit into its surrounding landscape in a specific way. Read more