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Consell Kindergarten, Mallorca, Balearic Islands – 3 Sep 2013
Architect: RipollTizon Estudio de arquitectura
Consell Kindergarten Building - Spanish Architecture
photo : José Hevia
The design strategy intends to accommodate the whole building area in the ground floor and thus create a fluid relation between the interior and the play grounds. In addition to this, the need of creating the access to the building from the main avenue, and the need to establish a pedestrian connection with the existing building, led us considering a building to be crossed, to be traversed.

Saint John Baptist Chapel Tenerife – El Hierro island – 3 Sep 2013
Design: Alejandro Beautell
Saint John Baptist Chapel Tenerife - Spanish Architecture
photograph : Efraín Pintos
The architects say, “It is requested to draft a project for a building destined for the Catholic worship, in the type of a chapel or an hermitage dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The temple, according to the requirements of the property, allows a capacity of 40 people and requires a liturgical celebration to be held there weekly.

Casa Bauzà, Mallorca – 21 Aug 2013
Design: Miquel Àngel Lacomba
House Bauzà Mallorca
photo : Miquel Lacomba
An elegant white-rendered contemporary Spanish residence set in a beautiful landscape – a simply styled building using timber elements within the facades for contrast.

Teacher Training Center – Archbishop of Granada – 6 Aug 2013
Design: Ramón Fernández-Alonso Y Asociados
Teacher Training Center Archbishop of Granada Spain
photo : Jesus Granada
An unusually bold articulation of form, tending towards the spectacle rather than traditional nroms of architectural beauty, “This basic approach results from the structural solution adopted by this project based on the study of the section: a roof truss, containing the two upper floors of classrooms and departments, supported by two lines of brackets, saving a long distance, under which common areas are developed in continuity with the outside landscaped terraces and protected by a powerful cantilever.”

Rose House, Girona, northeast of Catalonia, north east Spain
Design: Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design
Rose House Girona - Spanish Architecture
image from architects
Rose House – 27 Jun 2013
The house resembles a flower shape, with the living spaces grouped around a central circular courtyard in smaller and larger circles that also continue to enclose the rest of the site as defined garden spaces. This gives each room a two-folded orientation – to the central courtyard and to the surrounding gardens.

Blanc Showroom, Villareal, Castellón, eastern Spain – 24 Jun 2013
Design: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Blanc Showroom Villareal - new Spanish Architecture
photograph : Fernando Alda
A beautiful Spanish interior design using high quality materials and subtle architectural details. The small rectilinear space is a testbed for innovation.

Unquera Parish Center – Church of the Holy Martyrs, northern Spain
Design: Fernandez-Abascal y Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos
Unquera Parish Center Building Spain
photo : Pablo Ausucua
Unquera Parish Center – Church of the Holy Martyrs – 22 May 2013
The program was organized in a rectangular plant of extreme proportions, differentiating the functional areas. We access the building through a footbridge to the luminous lobby, that articulates the spaces and serves as meeting area. The church has two naves. The smaller nave is defined by a strong beam and it allocates the confessional and the sacristy.

Non Program Pavilion, Salobreña, southern Spain
Design: Jesús Torres García Arquitectes
Non Program Pavilion Salobreña Building Spain
photograph : Jesús Torres García
Non Program Pavilion in Spain – 22 Mar 2013
The structure of the building is developed itself as a flower, as a natural fact, subscribing to Oscar Niemeyer’s approach. The whole project has been composed in the concept of “how to build in natural landscape?” and “what is the appropriate “weight” of a construction of this scale?”

House on the Cliff, Calpe, Alicante, southern Spain
Design: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Casa del Acantilado - Spanish Architecture
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House on the Cliff – 19 Nov 2012
Due to the steepness of the plot and the desire to contain the house in just one level, a three-dimensional structure of reinforced concrete slabs and screens adapting to the plot’s topography was chosen, thus minimizing the earthwork. This monolithic, stone-anchored structure generates a horizontal platform from the accessing level, where the house itself is located. The building materials are coloured white, respecting the traditional architecture of the area.

Recent Spanish Architecture Designs

Madrid Architects’ Association
Gonzalo Moure
COAM Madrid Headquarters Building
photo : Jorge Crooke Carballal
Madrid Architects’ Association – 22 May 2012
This is the restoration of the complex of Escuelas Pías de San Antón, following an architectural competition. The result is excellent, a bold new building that is rational and very open.

Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía, Granada, southern Spain
Alberto Campo Baeza
Andalusia Museum of Memory - Spanish Architecture
photo : Javier Callejas
Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía
We would like to make “the most beautiful building” for the Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía (Andalusia’s Museum of Memory) in Granada. The MA. A museum that wishes to transmit the entire history of Andalusia. As early as Roman times, Strabo described the inhabitants of Andalusia as “the most cultivated of the Iberians, who have laws in verse.”

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11 March Memorial – Atocha Train Station
estudio de arquitectura fam
Atocha Memorial Building
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Atocha Train Station Memorial, Madrid

Agbar Tower, Barcelona
Jean Nouvel Architects
Agbar Tower Building - Spanish Architecture
image © Adrian Welch
Spanish Building

America’s Cup Pavilion
David Chipperfield Architects with b720
America's Cup Pavilion - contemporary Spanish Architecture
image © Christian Richters
America’s Cup Pavilion Valencia

Barajas Airport – New Area Terminal
Richard Rogers Pshp., Estudio Lamela
Barajas Airport Building
building image : Manuel Renau
Barajas Airport architecture, Madrid

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
Richard Meier & Partners
, Architects
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
picture © AJW
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Barcelona Pavilion Building
Mies van der Rohe Architect
Barcelona Pavilion Building - new Spanish Architecture
picture © Adrian Welch
Barcelona Pavilion

Bernabéu Stadion Madrid redevelopment
Estudio Lamela Arquitectos
Bernabéu Stadion Madrid
Angel Baltanás y Angel Martinez © Estudio Lamela
Spanish Stadium Building : Real Madrid

Carabanchel 16 housing, Madrid
Design: Foreign Office Architects
Carabanchel Housing - Spanish Architecture
photograph © Sérgio Padura
Carabanchel Housing

Camp Nou Stadium Redevelopment
Foster + Partners
Nou Camp Stadium
image : Foster + Partners
Nou Camp Stadium Barcelona

Casa Batllo
Antoni Gaudi, Architect
Casa Batllo
photo © Adrian Welch
Casa Batllo

Casa Mila
Antoni Gaudi, Architect
Casa Mila
picture © Adrian Welch
Casa Mila

Centro Niemeyer, Avilés
Oscar Niemeyer architect
Centro Niemeyer - Spanish Architecture
photo : Ángel Navarrete
Centro Niemeyer

Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias
Santiago Calatrava Architects
City of Arts and Science Valencia
image © Paul Zanre
City of Arts and Science Valencia

City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago
Eisenman Architects
Cidade da Cultura de Galicia
photo : Manuel Gonzalez Vicente
City of Culture of Galicia

City of Justice, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
David Chipperfield Architects
City of Justice Spain
photograph : Christian Richters
City of Justice Barcelona

Forum Barcelona
Herzog & de Meuron Architects
Forum Barcelona - Spanish Architecture
photo © Adrian Welch
Forum Barcelona

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Architect: Frank Gehry
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
photo from architect
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Hotel Puerta America
various interiors by famous architects
Hotel Puerta America - Spanish Architecture
image from Hotel Puerta America website
Spanish hotel building

Metropol Parasol Building
Jürgen Mayer H
Metropol Parasol Building
picture from architect
Metropol Parasol

Montjuic Communications Tower
Santiago Calatrava Architects
Spanish tower
picture © AJW
Spanish tower

Museum ABC
Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos
Museum ABC Madrid - Spanish Architecture
photograph : Jesus Granada
Madrid Museum Building

Nou Camp Stadium
Francesc Mitjans Miró, Josep Soteras Mauri
Nou Camp Stadium
photo © AW
Nou Camp Stadium

Park Guell
Antoni Gaudi, Architect
Park Guell Building
picture © Adrian Welch
Park Guell

Reina Sofía Museum of Modern Art
Ian Ritchie Architects
Spanish Gallery building
photo from architect
Spanish Gallery Building

Sagrada Familia
Antoni Gaudi, Architect
Sagrada Familia Building
picture © AW
Sagrada Familia

San Telmo Museum, San Sebastián
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Museo San Telmo - Spanish Architecture
image from Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
San Telmo Museum

Santa Caterina Market
Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT
Santa Caterina Market
image © AJW
Santa Caterina Market

Torre de Collserola
Foster + Partners
Torre de Collserola
photo © Thomas Boczko
Torre de Collserola

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