Month: January 2015

Matadero cineteca & contemporary art centre, Madrid

Innovation in Detail.

A 1908-built slaughterhouse and livestock market of Arganzuela transformed into an art centre / cinema.

The fragile balance among the different finishes, materials, lights, spacious volumes and their industrial scale make up for a seductive place, especially for them vintage-lovers, and a spectacular effect.

Arena do Morro - View2

Arena do Morro in Brasil | HERZOG & DE MEURON

How to upgrade a creativity-oriented favela?
This gymnasium in Natal is just the first building within a wider plan to boost development in the “Mãe Luiza” favela.



Aldo Rossi was an italian architect and designer who achieved international recognition in four different areas: theory, drawing, architecture and product design.
He is the first Italian Pritzker Prize laureate.


MATERIALS | Ceramic cladding

Photographic proof of a success story: ceramics and architecture.


ELEMENTS | The Engawa

The engawa, is a typical element of the traditional Japanese house. From ancient Japan, a solution for today’s living.

Harvard Art Museums, Renzo Piano - Interior View3

Harvard Art Museums | RENZO PIANO >> Exhibition and research combined, to harvest innovation

Harvard Art Museums: Renzo Piano’s renovation and expansion makes the most out of the existing building.
When old and new coexist seamlessly, with no compromise.


“Portraits of time” | Beth Moon

Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around the globe to capture the most magnificent trees that grow in remote locations and look as old as the world itself.



An entertaining story about
Frank Owen Gehry (born Frank O. Goldberg, 1929). Known for his sculptural and organic designs, he is the only architect having appeared on “The Simpsons”.


Program-driven architecture through constraints

Design process explained: Seattle library, Dallas theatre, Louisville contemporary art museum and mixed use development.

With program as the core element of architectural design, urban constraints along with regulation, natural boundaries and economic criteria, shape these buildings.