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Category: Residential

Turning Torso by Santiago Calatrava in Malmö, Sweden
Photo: arcspace
September 05, 2005 /

Turning Torso
Santiago Calatrava
Malmö, Sweden

The 190 meter tall concrete and steel tower turns 90 degrees from bottom to top.

February 22, 2016 /

Quinta Monroy
ELEMENTAL
Iquique, Chile

ELEMENTAL is a Chilean based architecture practice who focus on architecture work of public interest and social impact. ELEMENTAL´s director, Alejandro Aravena, was awarded this years Pritzker Prize and appointed director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. ELEMENTAL first made a name for themselves in 2004 with Quinta Monroy, a social housing project in the very centre of Iquique, Chile. The site had been illegally occupied by 97 families since the 1960's, who they rehoused on the same 5,000 square metre site.

Houses for elderly people in Alcácer do Sal -
Aires Mateus e Associados. Exterior view. Photo: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Architectural Photography
July 04, 2013 /

Houses for elderly people in Alcácer do Sal
Aires Mateus e Associados
Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

In Alcácer do Sal, in the Portuguese Alentejo region, the Lisbon based architects Aires Mateus have created houses - in plural - for elderly people as a new residence facility for the already existing Santa Casa de la Misericordia health center.

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