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Architect@Work, in Barcelona again

Architect@Work will be held in Barcelona from 14th of February to 15th. It is one of the most important events about the architectural world and it will land in Barcelona for the second consecutive year. This time, it will take place on the Barcelona International Convention Center- Willy de Brandt Square, 11-14 08019 Barcelona-, from 1pm to 8pm. A very important architectural event which is expects to have a great reception, as in the previous edition. Architect@Work is a show aimed ex…

Architectural trends for 2018

  The new year is upon us and, as always, that means new trends. Society changes and evolves with every year that passes and, of course, architecture is required to adjust accordingly. In 2017 we heard about the millennials—a generation of nonconformist, sceptical, college-educated young people, plugged into social media. This latest generational phenomenon coupled with the current socioeconomic framework will make 2018 the year to address this new tide of requirements and incorporate them …

Tiny houses

  Recent years have brought about a change in architecture, particularly with regard to residential buildings and homes. One such change is the increasingly popular fashion for tiny houses, with architects responding to the rising demand to create this type of housing in which every centimetre of space counts and has a specific use. Tiny houses can be dismantled, are transportable, light, customisable, eco-friendly and affordable for almost anyone. The emphasis is on quality rather than th…

The Elbe Philharmonic Hall

Hamburg is home to one of the most astonishing and expensive buildings in the world. The idea to create a spectacular space to bring together the worlds of music, dance and theatre originally started in 2001. Having been unanimously approved by the city authorities, the construction work for the Elbe Philharmonic Hall got underway on 2 April 2007 with the laying of the first stone, and was completed in 2016, with the official inauguration held on 11 January 2017, 15 years after the original c…

Capsule or house?

There is a heightened awareness of the importance of recycling and caring for our surroundings in today’s society, which is why, when the Framlab studio in New York came up with the idea of capitalising on unused spaces to create temporary housing for homeless people, everyone loved it. Given the large number of homeless people in the city, the architects at the Framlab studio devised a project called Homed which makes the most of urban spaces which are, on the whole, vacant for the constru…

The spy museum par excellence, SPYSCAPE

A unique type of museum is coming to New York. An incredible edifice by architect’s studio Adjaye Associates, SPYSCAPE is a spy museum and interactive experience that is set to open in December. Located in midtown Manhattan, it covers 5,574 square metres and houses the secrets of espionage in seven exhibitions featuring intelligence operations, hacking, rare artefacts, exhilarating storytelling, and much more. Strategically designed with transparent and smoked glass and low lighting, the a…

Lego House

The incredible LEGO House opened in September in Billundla, Denmark. It took four years to build this fabulous space, which covers 12,000 square metres and contains 25 million of the legendary toy building bricks. It was built by architects from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), who put this brilliant idea into practice using 21 white bricks piled on top of each other. The building is clad in white ceramic tiles, giving the impression that it is made from real LEGO bricks. The ground floor has th…

From crane to luxury venue

There is currently a clear trend for reuse, recycling and, above all, transformation. Providing a completely new lease of life for an object, material or thing that is now obsolete in terms of the task for which it was originally created. There are a great number of architects and designers opting to look at architecture from a different perspective; one that is more functional and respectful of the environment. Many examples exist of areas previously designed for one use which have now been…
boat cabin mobile house

Is it a boat or a cabin?

We need to head to Nantes in the Loire River region of France to explore this small but incredible wooden construction, which serves as a unique guest accommodation option. Architect Aurélie Poirrier, working together with Igor-Vassili, Pouchkarevtch-Dragoche and Vincent O’Connor, was eager to provide guests with the opportunity to rediscover this almost-forgotten area of the river and, as a result, came up with a new 15-square-metre mobile housing concept. Developed in 2013, the house ha…
oslo opera house

A unique building dedicated to music

Oslo Opera House is probably the most important contemporary building in the whole of Norway. It’s an eye-catching building not only for its urbanism but also for the sense of culture it exudes and its bold, imaginative forms. Work was completed in 2008, just a year after construction began. It was designed by the Norwegian architectural firm Snohetta, which was also responsible for the Norwegian embassy in Berlin and the new library of Alexandria, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in Egypt. …