“Arniches and Domínguez. Architecture and life” at ICO Museum Madrid

The ICO Foundation presents an exhibition on two of the most creative architectural practices in Spain during the Twentieth Century. Authors of the Racecourse of Madrid along with Eduardo Torroja, the work of these architects is known for its mediation qualities between Spanish tradition and early-century modernism.

 

Variante “A” Hipódromo de la Zarzuela. Arniches, Domínguez y Torroja © CSIC Informes de la Construcción

Variante “A” Hipódromo de la Zarzuela. Arniches, Domínguez y Torroja © CSIC Informes de la Construcción

 

The ICO Museum in Madrid pays hommage to two of the greatest Spanish architects of the Twentieth century in its latest exhibition, “Arniches and Dominguez. Architecture and Life”, which will be open to the public from October 4 to January 21, 2018. The exhibition, curated by Pablo Rabasco and Martín Domínguez Ruzy, and carried out by the Fundación ICO, examines the personal and professional life of the two founding architects of the most creative architectural practices in Spain in the Twentieth Century. (more…)

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta (RCR) receive the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize

The locally-based architects evoke universal identity through their creative and extensive use of modern materials including recycled steel and plastic. Their work “La Lira Theater” Public Open Space at Ripoll, Girona, was finalist for the BigMat ’15 National Prize.

 

Les Cols Restaurant Marquee, 2011, Olot, Girona, Spain © Hisao Suzuki

Les Cols Restaurant Marquee, 2011, Olot, Girona, Spain © Hisao Suzuki

 

The three architects, originating from Olot, in the Catalonian region of Spain, have worked together collaboratively since founding their firm RCR Arquitectes, in their hometown in 1988. Their work demonstrates an unyielding commitment to place and its narrative, to create spaces that are in discourse with their respective contexts. Harmonizing materiality with transparency, Aranda, Pigem and Vilalta seek connections between the exterior and interior, resulting in emotional and experiential  architecture. (more…)

Winners of the XIII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial revealed

Among the 22 winning projects selected by the jury out of the over 400 presented are large-scale projects, coupled with smaller, domestic-scale projects like the Sailing School in Sotogrande by Héctor Fernández Elorza & Carlos García Fernández, winner of the BigMat ’15 National Spanish Architecture Prize.

 

Sotogrande Sailing School  © Hector Fernández Elorza

Sotogrande Sailing School © Hector Fernández Elorza & Carlos García

 

The Jury meeting for the XIII  Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial – held on February 11 and 12 in Madrid- considered 22 proposals out of the  449 presented were worthy of being awarded in this edition of the prize, because they showed different attitudes on how to intervene on historical architectural heritage, on the city ​​and landscape with innovative and qualified solutions.

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