From structures to envelopes, materials play an important role in architecture, defining finishes, sustainable strategies, cost, life-cycle performance or thermal and acoustic efficiency.




Shoreditch hotel
the facade detail

The faƧade of the hotel is made of prefabricated lightweight concrete elements, which form triangles to create a dark-coloured ruled surface on which the openings stand out like a chessboard.

performing arts complex
the promenade towards the marina

The undulating concrete roofs and meandering walls of wooden slats characterise the pavilions that make up the building. The pedestrian walkways leading to the marina are landscaped with lush bamboo shrubs.

elemental complex
the birdview

The buildings occupy the plot in a hexagonal pattern. The hotel towers and offices are located in the north, while the urban density descends towards the south.

cuƱa house
the reception room

From the garden, the living room occupies a central position between the open kitchen, the travertine windbreak at the entrance and the concrete stairs leading to the upper floor.

fragmented house
the staircase

The stairs occupy a central place in the entrance hall, they have a sculptural and minimalist design with a glass balustrade that allows the silhouette of the steps to be seen.

connecting riads
the riad facade

The massing of the building is a balance of filled and empty spaces. The large openings are balanced with the rotundity of the hanging balconies, cantilevering over the inner courtyard.

acoustical design in auditoriums

The high sonic quality of the classical amphitheatres provided the basic acoustic principles of contemporary auditoriums. As technology improves, certain acoustic design principles are augmented. For example, the geometry of the stepped stalls can now be retracted and lifted using air castor technology.

Zain tower
the retail store

The tower base leaves a public space on the corner of the plot to mark the entrance of the flagship store. This gesture defines the rotation of the tower and provides a welcoming access point protected by the cantilever of the floors above.

market eight
the view from the courtyard

The main entrance to the shopping centre is located in one of the larger courtyards. This public space serves as a plaza for events and visually articulates the different levels of the building.

house of arts
the longitudinal and cross sections

The cross-section drawing of this public building shows the library, exhibition hall and auditorium. This multifunctional hall is situated in the heart of the building, enveloped by a glass louvred faƧade.

K house
the living room

The living room, located at a slightly lower level than the rest of the ground floor, defines a functional, welcoming and relaxed space with large, custom-made sofas. The large windows capture the light of the sunset and make the outside garden part of this lounge area.

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Burke house
the walking wardrobe

fragmented house
the living room

W salon
the detail of the backlit mirror

K house
the kitchen

spliced towers
the office towers

spliced towers
the detail of the towers faƧade

K house
the front garden

maragato lofts
the view from the alley

Dehan village
the landscape design

BolaƱos house
the living room

Allison house
the back garden

elemental complex
the view from the courtyard

Xu Beihong foundation
the exterior view

finishes specification

fragmented house
the main entrance

striking ship-like hotel proposed as new Shoreditch landmark

maragato lofts
the west elevation

cuƱa house
the view from the top floor

Zain tower
the laminated glass wire mesh

folded auditorium
the view from the plaza

structural systems

connecting riads
the street view

defining structural systems: concrete vs steel

Ashley Gardens
the bathroom mirror

Atienza music hall
the cross section

wavescape pavilion
the birdview

physical models

connecting riads
the inner facade

Burke house
the courtyard

fragmented house
the dining room

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

BolaƱos house
the entrance hall

Dulwich house
the staircase

connecting riads
the urban facade

wrap manifesto
the facade detail

prefabricated construction in Anguix

BolaƱos house
the stone wall

Shoreditch hotel
the hotel room

‘ramp up the mun’ shortlisted for e10

special mention for atienza hall

fragmented house
the swimming pool

Dehan village
the dining room

connecting riads
the big facade openings

spliced towers
the landscape design

cuƱa house
the kitchen

connecting riads
the boulevard view

Zain tower
the facade detail

possible architecture

Shoreditch hotel
the view from Pitfield St

cuƱa house
the ground floor

Pedraza house
the cantilever

Dehan village
the spiral staircase

Ivy foundation
the cabinet detail

GFRC, the lightweight concrete

parametric design challenges

K house
the dining area

hospital in the forest
the night view

wrap manifesto
the main elevation

hospital in the forest
the main elevation

folded auditorium
the staircase

folded auditorium
the view from the stage

Ivy foundation
the entrance

Pedraza house
the inner courtyard

maragato lofts
the south facade

maragato lofts
the view from the plaza

K house
the balcony

market eight
the rear facade

Carola furniture series

Ivy foundation
the children’s library detailed view

Zain tower
the night view

communicating design with 3D prints

next stop: hutopolis
the main hall

connecting riads
the view from the top

wavescape pavilion
the view from the marina

Ivy foundation
the children’s library

Xu Beihong foundation
the top terrace

Burke house
the recessed headboard

net-zero waste in construction

Ashley Gardens
the bathroom

Ivy foundation
the reception desk

Atienza music hall
the building and the landscape

Dehan village
the master bedroom

Ashley Gardens
the kitchen from the reception room

ramp up the 'mun
the facade detailed view

Dulwich house
the reception room

performing arts complex
the birdview

Shoreditch hotel
the view from Rivington st

social club completed in Tabuyo

K house
the open space

next stop: hutopolis
the detail of the exhibition desk

market eight
the facade detail

folded auditorium
the bird view

Shoreditch hotel
the use and circulation diagram

wavescape pavilion
the view from the seaside

connecting riads
the top terrace

Dulwich house
the lounge area

Allison house
the kitchen peninsula

wrap manifesto
the entrance lobby

self-fab house

Dulwich house
the back yard

Dehan village
the typical villa elevation

next stop: hutopolis
the table with rotating panels

Zain tower
the brise-soleil

W salon opening

wavescape pavilion
the interior view

hospital in the forest
the view from the plaza

Zain tower
the vertical glass shades

Shoreditch hotel
the aerial view

BolaƱos house
the kitchen

Xu Beihong foundation
the main facade

lighting study

Burke house
the staircase

wrap manifesto
the louvered facade

W salon
the shopfront

fragmented house
the front yard

Burke house
the living room

maragato lofts
the living room and kitchen

Atienza music hall
the nave and the apse

K house
the entrance

Pedraza house
the kitchen

Dehan village
the village skyline and the mountains

Dehan village
the view of the village from the south

Shoreditch hotel
the view from Old St

the illusion of weightless architecture

K house
the main facade

BolaƱos house
the dining room

Dehan village
the living room

Ashley Gardens
the open kitchen

Xu Beihong foundation
the atrium

hospital in the forest
the view from the urban park

old is new at Today Art Museum

connecting riads
the south courtyard

folded auditorium
the auditorium

Harvest Home awarded by the IaaC

Zain tower
the twisted figure

Pedraza house
the kitchen and the courtyard

open arte-fact exhibited in Beirut

Dulwich house
the bench

next stop: hutopolis
the booklet display table

Ivy foundation
the bookcase

maragato lofts
the facade

Allison house
the double height space

W salon
the main room

maragato lofts
the balconies

cuƱa house
the view from the garden

Pedraza house
the open-plan ground floor

Pedraza house
the porch

folded auditorium
the auditorium acoustic ceiling

Burke house
the garden

Pedraza house
the dinning area

fragmented house
the front porch

Dehan village
the typical cluster of villas

precast concrete advantages

Pedraza house
the lounge area

Dulwich house
the skylights

Burke house
the office space

the controversy of flat roofs

house of arts
the exhibition hall

Pedraza house
the master bathroom

Atienza music hall
the elevations

building products for sustainable design

folded auditorium
the cafeteria

Burke house
the north elevation

BolaƱos house
the rooflight detail

fragmented house
the view from the porch

market eight
the main entrance

next stop: hutopolis
the desk with rotating panels

using authentic eco-friendly building products

Zain tower
the view from 15th avenue

ramp up the 'mun
the view from the plaza

Burke house
the kitchen

Ivy foundation
the workshop area

Ashley Gardens
the reception room

Burke house
the main facade

cuƱa house
the exposed concrete stairs

Pedraza house
the staircase

Zain tower
the interior

Zain tower
the top floor

performing arts complex
the cafeteria

K house
the courtyard

next stop: hutopolis
the table and screen module

Ivy foundation
the multifunction room

Burke house
the master bedroom

Shoreditch hotel
the view from Paul St

K house
the rear garden

K house
the slatted wooden facade

fragmented house
the dressing room

market eight
the view from the river