Stone House in Cáceres by Tuñón Arquitectos

The house seats with discretion on the place, leaning on a natural slope next to beautiful existing oaks, looking at the landscape and the city of Cáceres. From this dominant position the house tries to be respectful with the natural-artificial environment, establishing formal and constructive links with the surrounding environment and the historic center of Cáceres.


Stone House in Cáceres by Tuñón Arquitectos © Luis Asín


The exterior of the house is a simple prismatic volume with a square floor plan of 17,40 meters side. Its walls are built with local quartzite stone. On the inside, nine spaces with cubic dimensiones of 4.20 meters accommodate the different uses of the house. The rooms open up to the exterior landscape through large square-shape windows with oak frames. An open platform in the rear part of the house with a small swimming pool invites users to enjoy life outdoors. (more…)

BigMat International Architecture Award ’19 registration will open next January

The 4th edition of the biennial BigMat Architecture Award rewards quality architectural production in Europe with more than 70.000€, distributed in 1 Grand Prize, 6 National Prizes, 7 Prizes for Finalists and one Special Mention for Young Architects. Check out all the info here.


BigMat ’17 Grand Prize for Architecture, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais by Lacaton & Vassal © Philippe Ruault


The registration period for the 4th edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award will open next 14th of January. In the last edition the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais art center by the French architects Lacaton & Vassal followed the kitchen tower by Xaveer De Geyter (winner in 2013) and the office building by Alberto Campo Baeza (winner in 2015) as Grand Prize of the biannual award.

The Prize aims to reward and call attention to those architectural works that have made a major contribution to contemporary architectural culture in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain. (more…)

Peter Zumthor’s first building in the UK, house “Secular Retreat” in Devon

As a part of Living Architecture program, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has completed a holiday home titled ‘Secular Retreat’ set on a hilltop amongst the rolling pastures in South Devon, England. The retreat will be the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s first permanent building in the UK.


Secular Retreat house, Living Architecture, Peter Zumthor © Jack Hobhouse


In South Devon, between the resorts of Salcombe and Hallsands lies a landscape of rolling hills, wooded river valleys, patchwork fields and small villages of old stone houses. It is here Living Architecture invited one of the greatest architects in the world, Peter Zumthor, to create Secular Retreat. (more…)

“Universo Futurista” at Massimo and Sonia Cirulli Foundation

Through an extraordinary variety of works by the Fondazione Cirulli, the exhibition itinerary proposes “settings” dedicated to themes relevant to futurists such as speed, energy, progress, mechanized man and home design, organized around five units main structures: the air conquer room, the wall of posters, the “constellations”, the “orbits” and the “spaces”.


Bruno Munari, Momenti d’un lancio con il salvagente aereo, 1930 ca., fotomontaggio b/n, cm 15×21. Veduta della mostra “Universo futurista” presso Fondazione Cirulli, S. Lazzaro di Savena (BO), 2018. Courtesy Fondazione Massimo e Sonia Cirulli, S. Lazzaro di Savena (BO).

Bruno Munari, Momenti d’un lancio con il salvagente aereo, 1930 ca., fotomontaggio b/n, cm 15×21. Veduta della mostra “Universo futurista” presso Fondazione Cirulli, S. Lazzaro di Savena (BO), 2018. Courtesy Fondazione Massimo e Sonia Cirulli, S. Lazzaro di Savena (BO).


Last April, in San Lazzaro di Savena, a few kilometers from Bologna, the Massimo and Sonia Cirulli Foundation opened to the public, a new Italian private institution based on a historical archive dedicated to the Italian culture of the twentieth century, launched in New York in 1984 by its founders, Massimo and Sonia Cirulli and which today has a collection of some thousands of pieces. (more…)

Assemble completes London’s Goldsmiths Art Centre

Assemble were commissioned by Goldsmiths, University of London, to create a new public art gallery within the Grade II listed former Victorian bathhouse at Laurie Grove, New Cross. The 1000m2 building accommodates seven new gallery spaces, a café, curators’ studio and event space.


Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art © Assemble

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art © Assemble


As a critical testing ground for exploration and discussion, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art will be a significant cultural resource for students, artists and the wider public, offering a diverse programme focused on exhibitions, events and education. (more…)

“Francis Kéré. Primary elements” at ICO Museum Madrid

An exhibition dedicated to the African architect whose architecture has received great acclaim and has won numerous awards thanks to the development of innovative strategies that combine traditional materials and construction techniques with the most advanced engineering technologies.


Gando School Library @ Francis Kéré

Gando School Library @ Francis Kéré


Francis Kéré has developed innovative strategies that combine materials and traditional construction methods with modern engineering techniques. Since the establishment of his own practice in 2005, his work has reappeded a great recognition, with prizes like the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, the BSI Swiss Architectural Award, the Marcus Prize, Global Holcim Gold Award, and the SchellingArchitecture Award. (more…)

“Infinito Vão — 90 Years of Brazilian Architecture” at Casa da Arquitectura – Centro Português de Arquitectura

“Infinito Vão” is the first initiative born out of Casa da Arquitectura – Portuguese Centre of Architecture’s permanent archive. Work began two years ago, when Casa decided to build its own archive by bringing together, and curating, different collections on a particular territory and timespan.


Rosa Kliass and Cauduro Martino Avenida Paulista, São Paulo (1973) Casa da Arquitectura Collection

Rosa Kliass and Cauduro Martino, Avenida Paulista, São Paulo (1973) Casa da Arquitectura Collection


Curated by Fernando Serapião and Guilherme Wisnik, the Brazil Collection — the first collection exclusively comprised of non-Portuguese projects — shows the diversity of architectural production from modernity to contemporaneity across 90 years of Brazilian architecture. Its rich and original collection includes 103 projects, with more than 4,700 physical pieces and 45,500 digital pieces — texts, sketches, drawings and models, donated by more than 150 donors —, to which 150 of Casa da Arquitectura’s books and publications were added, along with digital documents and authorised facsimiles given to us by several governmental, educational and cultural institutions, both public and private. These allow us to create a unique documentary base, and to foster new readings on Brazil’s architectural output from the 1920s to the present day. (more…)

“New Architectures in South Tyrol 2012 – 2018” at Merano Arte

An international jury will select about 40 projects coming from the entire territory with special emphasis on the most important buildings. The international experts’ attention to architectural developments will focus on South Tyrol by offering at the same time, a comparison within international standards. Partner of the Südtiroler Künstlerbund and South Tyrolean Architecture Foundation project.


Walter Angonese & Studio Marastoni, The collectors house, 2013, Bolzano. Photo: Richard Wett

Walter Angonese & Studio Marastoni, The collectors house, 2013, Bolzano. Photo: Richard Wett


After its first exhibition in Meran, the itinerary show will be proposed also to other institutions. On the occasion of the third edition of the architecture exhibition “Recent Architectures in South Tyrol: 2012-2018”, an exhaustive trilingual catalogue will be published. From 29th September on, Kunst Meran, the Südtiroler Künstlerbund and the Architekturstiftung Südtirol the third edition of “New Architecture in South Tyrol”. For the third time since the issues of 2006 and 2012, an international group of experts will be looking at the past six years of South Tyrolean construction business in 2018. Out of nearly 240 submitted and nominated projects, a pre-selection of about 80 interesting buildings was made and these were then visited in the course of a several-day trip on site. (more…)

“Hilos Invisibles (Invisible Threads)” the work of Julio Vilamajó at The Aram Gallery

During London Design Festival 2018, The Aram Gallery is pleased to host ‘Hilos Invisibles (Invisible Threads)’ – an exhibition of new Uruguayan design based on the work of modernist architect Julio Vilamajó.


"Hilos Invisibles (Invisible Threads)" Julio Vilamajó © Julio Vilamajó

“Hilos Invisibles (Invisible Threads)” Julio Vilamajó © Julio Vilamajó


In 2017, designer Matteo Fogale held a collaborative workshop as part of a residency at the Vilamajó House Museum in Montevideo, Uruguay. The house was designed in 1930 by prominent Uruguayan architect Julio Vilamajó, who with Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, was a design consultant for the UN Headquarters in New York. (more…)

“Transform” exhibition, Lacaton & Vassal at S AM Basel

For this show, three independent positions have been selected: “99¢ Space” by agps in Santa Ynez (USA), “Cité du Grand Parc” by Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin in Bordeaux (France) and the front structure for “Halle 118” by Baubüro in situ in Winterthur (Switzerland).


Lacaton & Vassal: Cité du Grand Parc © Philippe Ruault

Lacaton & Vassal: Cité du Grand Parc © Philippe Ruault


Today, the half-life of buildings is decreasing rapidly. When their function changes, they are often simply replaced. However, criticism of this spatial throwaway culture is growing. An ever-increasing number of architects are once again investigating structures’ potential for transformation and, in their reinterpretation, discovering scope for experimentation. To address this topic, the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum is presenting the exhibition “Transform” from the 29th of September to the 4th of November 2018.  (more…)