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A solemn building but original and full of surprises that will leave no one indifferent.

No words to describe the old and modernist wine warehouse, declared “Public Property of Cultural Interest” by the Basque Government in 1999, called the Alhóndiga in Bilbao. It includes the creation of new areas under the supervision of French designer Philippe Starck.

Starck is a tireless artist. When he visited Bilbao he immediately fell in love with it and the Alhóndiga Project and started to work on it immediately after. As a result of this connection, a new urban area has flowered up. A solemn room, but original and full of surprises that will leave no one indifferent.

Let's take a look at this impressive building. Our favorite area: the library.

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Winner ARCHITECTURE: MUCA. Auditorium + Music Centre in Alicante

The Auditorium of Algueña and Casa Collage in Girona’s Call district win the Tile of Spain Awards.

Algueña is a small town in the interior of the province of Alicante, with a population of 2,000 and an economy based on agriculture and the marble industry.

The brilliant arquitectures of this magnific enterprise were asked to create a building that was capable of bringing together all of the different activities associated with the world of music and culture that take place in the town, together with cultural promotion in the future.

In the authors words: "Faced with this situation, together with the creation of an extensive programme associated with music and a maximum budget of 562,800 €, we initially proposed refurbishing a former Civil Guard barracks that had been empty since the 1980s, providing us with a surface area of 670 m2 that only needed adapting, and the construction of a new auditorium measuring 350 m2 and 230 seats. The second stage would involve the creation of a park with an open-air auditorium that would serve as a connecting point between the town and its area of future urban expansion".

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The Spanish National Energy Museum proclaims sustainability and renewable energy. 

The Spanish National Energy Museum will be built out of the ruins of two old and isolated nuclear plants in Leon.

If you take a look of the images of the current state of these nuclear plants, you can't but think this is the perfect metaphor. Proclaiming sustainable energy on the ruins of nuclear plants. 

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Super Slim Outdoors Indoors Home in Japan is Capped with a Rock Climbing Wall

 

Good design will save the world it's the Inhabit slogan. Indeed, this slim outdoors indoors home is a great example of it. "Be-fun-design teamed up with the folks from EANA to give an active couple in Shinagawa-Ku, Japan a home that allows them to enjoy their outdoor activities inside! For starters, they capped the upper storey with a fun climbing wall, and then created a rooftop terrace full of leafy greens that can be reached with a nifty ladder. As if all that were not enough, the slim section of the roof looks like a chimney, but it's actually a skylight well that pumps a flood of daylight right down to the ground floor".
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Barcelona impressive Arquitecture

You might have walked through the streets of Barcelona, delighted with its fantastic views, its gorgeous buildings and its magnificent Arquitecture. Today, though, we present you this colourful work you might have failed to notice.

Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona, where Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT Miralles Tagliabue Arquitects Associats created a huge, undulating canopy for an existing, neo-classical-style market building in a large square in 2005.

The canopy consists of a mosaic of 325,000 hexagonal brick tiles "whose various colors recall a sill life of produce," according to the exhibition's catalogue, which also noted that "an elevator will be completed in the coming year to bring visitors up from market level."Barcelona impressive Arquitecture

You might have walked through the streets of Barcelona, delighted with its fantastic views, its gorgeous buildings and its magnificent Arquitecture. Today, though, we present you this colourful work you might have failed to notice.

Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona, where Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT Miralles Tagliabue Arquitects Associats created a huge, undulating canopy for an existing, neo-classical-style market building in a large square in 2005.

The canopy consists of a mosaic of 325,000 hexagonal brick tiles "whose various colors recall a sill life of produce," according to the exhibition's catalogue, which also noted that "an elevator will be completed in the coming year to bring visitors up from market level."