Posts Tagged: adaptive re-use

CAP Macba

[Publicado originalmente en BCN MÉS #80] El pollo que se está montando entre el movimiento vecinal ravalero y el Macba sobre el futuro uso de la Capella de la Misericordia tiene una solución que seguro que dejará a las dos partes contentas. Como ya sabe todo

CAP Macba

[Publicado originalmente en BCN MÉS #80] El pollo que se está montando entre el movimiento vecinal ravalero y el Macba sobre el futuro uso de la Capella de la Misericordia tiene una solución que seguro que dejará a las dos partes contentas. Como ya sabe todo

Radical Architecture at its Most Subversive

This house near Barcelona ranks among the most radical and subversive works of architecture of 2014, and yet it’s not by one of the usual suspects, but by an architect you’ve probably never heard of (in case you’re wondering, his name

Radical Architecture at its Most Subversive

This house near Barcelona ranks among the most radical and subversive works of architecture of 2014, and yet it’s not by one of the usual suspects, but by an architect you’ve probably never heard of (in case you’re wondering, his name

Spanish Steps

[Originally published in Azure, Nov/Dec 2013] One thing becomes immediately apparent when approaching MediaLab-Prado. There is no confusing old with new. The architectural contrast of La Serrería Belga (the Belgian Sawmill) – among the first buildings in Madrid constructed from reinforced concrete –

Spanish Steps

[Originally published in Azure, Nov/Dec 2013] One thing becomes immediately apparent when approaching MediaLab-Prado. There is no confusing old with new. The architectural contrast of La Serrería Belga (the Belgian Sawmill) – among the first buildings in Madrid constructed from reinforced concrete –

Old Buildings, New Buildings

“I don’t know whether we should be designating heritage buildings.” — Frank O. Gehry Why is preserving old buildings only ever a question of heritage? Shouldn’t we be maintaining and re-using whatever buildings can be salvaged for environmental reasons at

Old Buildings, New Buildings

“I don’t know whether we should be designating heritage buildings.” — Frank O. Gehry Why is preserving old buildings only ever a question of heritage? Shouldn’t we be maintaining and re-using whatever buildings can be salvaged for environmental reasons at

Hotel Agbar?

image courtesy Wikipedia Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper reported three days ago that the Agbar Tower, an office building designed by Jean Nouvel and completed in 2005, is to be converted into a luxury hotel. The news should come as no surprise. Architecture

Hotel Agbar?

image courtesy Wikipedia Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper reported three days ago that the Agbar Tower, an office building designed by Jean Nouvel and completed in 2005, is to be converted into a luxury hotel. The news should come as no surprise. Architecture

Sociability Generator

[Originally published in Azure, October 2013] Gràcia, with its narrow streets and the atmosphere of the former village still intact, is Barcelona’s most popular ‘hood. Its annual festa major, a week-long party held every August, outdoes all of the other

Sociability Generator

[Originally published in Azure, October 2013] Gràcia, with its narrow streets and the atmosphere of the former village still intact, is Barcelona’s most popular ‘hood. Its annual festa major, a week-long party held every August, outdoes all of the other

Exquisite Corpse: CaixaForum Madrid by Herzog + de Meuron

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] A large sculpture next to a mega monochrome painting – at first glance and from a distance, that’s what the serrated box and vertical garden of the new CaixaForum Madrid resemble. A Per Kirkeby next to

Exquisite Corpse: CaixaForum Madrid by Herzog + de Meuron

[originally published in Mark Magazine #14] A large sculpture next to a mega monochrome painting – at first glance and from a distance, that’s what the serrated box and vertical garden of the new CaixaForum Madrid resemble. A Per Kirkeby next to