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The most applauded buildings of 2022/2023

In the world there is a estimated number of 100 million buildings. This figure has grown very rapidly in recent years and is expected to continue to do so in the coming years. So you have to be a great building, with some very special characteristics, to attract attention and be admired as it deserves. We've done a sweep across the planet (from our writing table, of course), to select those that we believe deserve the consideration of "applauded in 2022", to see if you agree. Royal College of Art, Battersea Campus, London, by Herzog & de Meuron Royal College ...
The light steel structure that supports the cabin reduces its visual impact and makes it better integrate into the natural environment.

In this prefabricated cabin you can feel what it is like to live on top of a tree

The buildings perched on trees they are, perhaps, one of the most intense experiences of life integrated in Nature; among other reasons, because its footprint on the ground is minimal. They are also a way to ensure greater privacy and security against overly curious animals. With its A-shape, the proposed PAN Treetop of the norwegian architect Espen Surnevik presents a contemporary stylization of the archetype of the traditional Nordic cabin with a gabled roof, only at the height of the treetops. The cabin is accessed through a separate spiral staircase and connected to it by a walkway. The author has ...
A small orchard around Notre Dame

We already know what the landscape surrounding Notre Dame will be like after its restoration

Paris, Notre Dame, the Seine, trees, a walk... If so it is impossible not to be a hopeless romantic. Just over three years have passed since the fire that almost destroyed one of the symbols of the French capital and with it, part of the rich architectural, historical and cultural heritage of the country. Today it is in the process of being restored and thanks to the landscape artist Bas Smetsits surroundings will compete in beauty with the beautiful cathedral. More than 100 new trees will be planted. According to the landscaper himself, "the project rethinks the emblematic public spaces ...
Without intending it, Frank Gehry had a very brutalist façade in his day, which remains intact at 7001 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California.

Frank Gehry built a house with just $80,000 and now you can visit it

long before Frank Gehry built the Guggenheim in Bilbao, there was already an interest in finding unusual formulas with which to connect volumes and spaces. He demonstrated it in one of his first projects, a 1965 house on Hollywood's busy Melrose Avenue that the architect solved on a shoestring budget of $80,000. It was the most his client, the graphic designer, could pay him. louis danziger, for a task that was apparently not so simple: the house had to be connected with the work space and the walled garden. Today, in 2022, you can see the result of that in ...
A collective dwelling in Barcelona, ​​among the 2022 Mies van der Rohe Awards

A collective dwelling in Barcelona, ​​among the 2022 Mies van der Rohe Awards

The Town House building of Kingston University in London, by Grafton Architects, and the La Borda cooperative housing in Barcelona, ​​by Lacol, chosen as the best projects of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture 2022 - Mies van der Rohe Awards. The Town House building creates an emotional experience from within and through the façade colonnade that creates a domestic atmosphere on different levels. Photo: Dennis Gilbert April 27, 2022, 09:30 Building town house from Kingston University in London, Grafton Architectshas obtained the Architecture Award 2022 of the 2022 European Union Contemporary Architecture Awards - Mies van der Rohe ...
The transformation of this tower in Barcelona winks at Miró and Gaudí

The transformation of this tower in Barcelona winks at Miró and Gaudí

In 2015, Studio Odile Decq won the international competition to transform the skeleton of a building abandoned by the 2008 financial crisis into an emblematic residential project. Overcoming the limitations imposed by the existing structure and the municipal government's aversion to skyscrapers, the French architect delivered an architecture and lifestyle work that not only evokes the creative spirit of Barcelona, ​​but also brings a breath of fresh air to the Diagonal Mar area, next to the Forum, as well as a new icon for the city's skyline. Its fluid forms give it a dynamic and organic appearance. the antares project, ...
The gardens, the vegetation of the region and the water elements outside seek to reduce/eliminate the heat island effect and create a pleasant microclimate.

BIG Architects designs a spectacular research center that will change Seville

The Solar Cupola proposal by the Danish studio led by Bjarke Ingels for the Joint Research Center promoted by the European Commission on the Isla de la Cartuja is inspired by the vernacular architecture of the Andalusian capital. The gardens, the vegetation of the region and the water elements outside seek to reduce/eliminate the heat island effect and create a pleasant microclimate. The Isla de la Cartuja in Seville, which for a time seemed to languish after the splendor of Expo'92, has been reborn in recent years as a powerful architectural pole linked to its activity as a science and ...
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Barcelona in ten unknown buildings

Off the beaten path: Barcelona in ten unknown buildings Palau Guell The Palu Güell is not Gaudí's best-known work. But it is a very interesting visit for the followers of this great architect. He built it for the industrialist, politician and patron of art and culture Eusebi Güell. It is one of Gaudí's earliest works; he devised it when he was 34 years old. It contains the essence of all his later work and is important to understand his architecture. It stands out for its innovative conception of space and light. Gaudí introduced varied solutions based on very personal approaches ...
The KEU Pocket is the most compact and versatile model in the range of mobile modular homes KEU Mobile Home.

A prefabricated pocket house to go camping with all luxury and comfort

The tourism sector is undergoing a profound transformation thanks to the modular architecture. From that dichotomy that existed before between going camping with the typical camping tent or staying in a conventional hotel, it is moving to a much more diverse panorama that allows you to enjoy leisure and nature with much more attractive accommodation from the point of view of design and comfort. And due to their light nature, they are also proposals that are not limited by the "sedentary lifestyle" of a traditional construction. Its structure is made of steel and it is made with high quality 100% ...
red wall

7 things you did not know about La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill

Built in 1973 and designed by the recently deceased Ricardo Bofill Levi for more than ten years, the red wall continues to arouse passions almost half a century later. The building is one of the iconic architect's crown jewels and is so popular that it is one of the most photographed and shared pieces of architecture on Instagram. The natural environment of Calpe, Alicante, where it is located, makes this residential building stand out from the landscape of coves, sea and mountains, like a true monument. Today we discover seven curiosities that you did not know about this structure of ...