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Category: Residential

February 22, 2016 /

Quinta Monroy
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.

February 01, 2016 /

Villa Alem
Valerio Olgiati
Altentejo, Portugal

Nestled in a vast forest of cork trees in Portugal's rural Alentejo region, the secluded Villa Alem by Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati offers an ambitious reinterpretation of the courtyard type, at the scale of a single family home.

Residence for Architecture Students by HARQUITECTES + dataAE in Barcelona, Spain. Exterior view. Photo: Adrià Goula
October 28, 2013 /

Residence for Architecture Students
Barcelona, Spain

Joining forces HARQUITECTES and dataAE architects have designed this ecological residence for architecture students located next to the ETSAV (UPC) Architecture School of Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona. The building is an excellent example that ecological conscience, using prefabricated structures, and high architectural ambitions can go hand in hand. The project has been chosen as one of the twelve finalists for the FAD Prize 2013.

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