JDS architects

Julien De Smedt’s lecture at Columbia University

source: JDS architects

Julien De Smedt’s lecture at Columbia University on the subject of Performative Projects, given on the 13th of September, 2010.  Captured by Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. 


Mateo Arquitectura

New Headquarters of PGGM Insurance Company . Zeist

source: Mateo Arquitectura . video: Tiago Camara . more photos

Located nearby the city of Zeist, close to Utrecht, the tender put forward the requirement for increasing the offices in the current building by 25.000 m2, and at the same time recover a park by means of the construction of a 25.000 m2 underground car park.
The project takes into consideration the relationship with the enviroment and the surrounding neighbourhood buildings in order to maintain compactness which recovers the logic of the increase in size of the inicial building. Continue reading Mateo Arquitectura


alcolea+tárrago arquitectos

Pista deportiva La Figuerassa . Palafolls

alcolea+tárrago arquitectos . fotos: Pedro Pegenaute

Las bases del concurso proponían cubrir una pista existente de hormigón de 40 x 20 metros mediante una solución que permitiera, en hipotéticas fases sucesivas, el cerramiento parcial del espacio. A la dificultad de solucionar estructuralmente una cubierta y con medios bastante limitados, se añade el hecho de insertar la pieza en un medio natural de gran calidad paisajística: el Complex Esportiu de La Figuerassa. Resolver estas solicitaciones desde la economía de medios y gestos es el principal reto de la propuesta. Continue reading alcolea+tárrago arquitectos


Bettini + Studio Des

Polo Scolastico Sportivo . San Pietro Viminario

source: courtesy of Nicola Tommaso Bettini

The Urban project
The principal finality of the intervention is becoming ideal completion of the existing fabric and to constitute a new zipper among the two inhabited nucleuses of S.Pietro and Vanzo.  The scholastic building is thought as part of an ample territorial system, considered according to relationships to provincial and regional dimension.  They also delineate to the outside open spaces to which we have attributed a variety of functions. The project of the green is built departing from the matrixes of the local territory, also in the consideration of the landscape that continually comes to rotate trought different epochs: the building of the school, to its  way, overwrites and moltiplicates the landscape of this area. Continue reading Bettini + Studio Des