Pedro Puertas

centro ciudadano Alhendín . Granada

Pedro Puertas . fotos: © Cecilio Puertas

Granada es una ciudad acrópolis. Las laderas de sus montañas descienden y forman la fertil llanura de su vega. Sobre este tapiz de campos emerge Montevive, el Monte de la Puerta en tiempos árabes, y parte del paisaje actual de Alhendín.
Alhendín está a diez kilómetros de Granada, en los límites de la vega. Y como muchos otros pueblos, ha aumentado su población a golpe de grandes operaciones inmobiliarias donde la conexión entre los viejos habitantes y los nuevos ciudadanos es nula. Continue reading Pedro Puertas


Souto de Moura

Burgo Tower . PORTO

Souto de Moura . Burgo Tower . PORTO Luis Ferreira Alves  AFASIA (1)

Eduardo Souto de Moura . photos: © Luis Ferreira Alves

The site is located where Boavista avenue breaks into discontinuous sections.
The solution consists in a level platform which incorporates two nearby volumes which re cast in different scales.
A low ribbon-like building allows for the enclosure more closely to approximate the sought-after anonymity. Continue reading Souto de Moura


Campo Baeza


Alberto Campo Baeza . HOUSE OF THE INFINITE  VT HOUSE . Cádiz  (1)

Alberto Campo Baeza . photos: © Javier Callejas

On a marvelous place like a piece of earthly paradise, at Cádiz, we have built an infinite plane facing the infinite sea, the most radical house we have ever made. At the very edge of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where the sea unites the new and the old continent, emerges a stone platform. At the place where all the ships from the Mediterranean used to pass and still pass by as they head off into the Atlantic. Continue reading Campo Baeza


Anne Holtrop

Temporary Museum (Lake)

anne holtrop . Temporary museum (lake) afasia (1)

Anne Holtrop . Schone Schijn . photo: © Bas Princen

For the art exhibition ‘Schone Schijn’ a temporary museum in a meadow is designed. he flowing form was materialized in poplar ply- wood. The thickness of the floor, the walls and the roof could be minimized, resulting in a wafer-thin line between volume, exterior and interior (RdjK, Dutch Design Yearbook, 2011). Continue reading Anne Holtrop


De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Kavel Arbed house . GHENT

De Vylder Vinck Taillieu . Kavel Arbed house . GHENT afasia (2)

architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu . photos: © Filip Dujardin

The ambitions of AG SOB (Ghent Urban Development Corporation) go further than developing new urban districts and redrawing, in broad gestures, the existing urban fabric. Their Kavel project is an exercise in the precise implementation of small-scale housing following unconventional principles. The corporation seeks opportunities within the urban fabric – arising if necessary through demolition – to build new homes, either individually or in groups ranging from two or three to seven or eight. However, they do not manage everything themselves. Instead, they offer the site to a young or otherwise suitable family, selected from a number of candidates, as a package complete with a selected architect, on highly advantageous terms. The deal is also bound by stringent conditions for financing and program requirements: a high grade of sustainability is required on a practically impossible budget. Continue reading De Vylder Vinck Taillieu