from policies to design

Modern urbanism involves several disciplines beyond architecture and sociology. Often the rules guiding urban development are established taking into account economic and political factors. In a complex scenario where the future of urban areas is more difficult to predict, how policymakers can take into account public participation?

round table at 751

Cannon Design organized a roundtable at the 751 lecture hall coinciding with the exhibition ‘Unmade in China’ presented at the 2012 Beijing Design Week. The event featured projects developed by the architectural firms featured in the exhibition followed by a discussion about the particular characteristics of the design process in the Chinese market.

furniture and accessories

The specification of these off-the-shelf products includes a detailed description of the items required to integrate the design, identifying units, manufacturers, finishes, availability and lead times.

special mention for atienza hall

AQSO has been awarded an honorable mention for the restoration of Santa Maria de Atienza in Huete, Spain. A simply folded steel piece covers the remains of the church and creates a space from which to contemplate the landscape.

the process

Because of its humanistic and artistic character, there are no consistent procedures in Architecture. If we consider this art and science of designing a discipline for the modification of space we occupy, then the aims of Architecture are to bring together forms and uses that will be, like humans, unstable. We could say that everything […]

the value of unconventional thought

The word innovation has been tossed around back and forth for decades, and the real essence of it has been muddled. Times change, and so do we. Survival is a basic human necessity. We need to adapt to survive. What works perfectly in the past may not work in the present, and even in the […]

massing study

Massing study is a 3D modelling process through which we represent the site’s physical limits concerning regulations, and within those, we work on the formal definition of design.

handover and as-built documentation

The handover and as-built documentation include drawing up plans and documents reflecting the project’s construction status, which may be used for maintenance operations or as a reference point for further interventions.

Harvest Home awarded by the IaaC

The self-sufficient house Harvest Home has been given an award in the ‘2nd Advanced Architecture Contest’, an international competition organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

a map of hutopolis


architecture without context

the people’s urbanism

lecture at the Global Pioneer design forum

the illusion of weightless architecture

muestra (un)made in China en Shanghái

tierra de cultivo in Gorizia

mark magazine


AQSO launches urban research Hutopolis

Iberian architecture in Beijing


3×3 projects in contexts

lecture at the Dashilan design hop

value engineering

the significant value of design in real estate


Lisbon Architecture Triennale

identities in comparison


singular concepts

computer-generated imagery

next stop: hutopolis

interdisciplinary is not multidisciplinary

arquia proxima 2012

design workshop

a map of hutopolis

conservation and urban diversity

the blink

communicating design with 3D prints

technical reports

old is new at Today Art Museum

the power of a concept

2012 bjdw

physical models

glass magazine #11


(un)made in China

unmade in China

contract administration

city visions

learning from Dashilar