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




using authentic eco-friendly building products

Advanced technologies in materials engineering continuously pave the way for the manufacturing of synthetic materials. Building typologies which once exhibited natural and organic surface materials are now replaced with composites, plastics and resins. However, specifications on the form, particularly on the façade itself, channel directly into its users the perception, character and function of the […]

‘ramp up the mun’ shortlisted for e10

AQSO’s proposal for the Boilerhouse studios in Dublin, an urban regeneration project including cultural and residential spaces in Ballymun, has been shortlisted for the 10th edition of Europan.

GFRC, the lightweight concrete

Composite materials are on a strong upsurge as demands in the construction industry rise up. Wood and plastic are pressed and moulded together in compression. Steel rebars are embedded in a concrete matrix to form a rigid reinforced material. As technology advances, so does the building material.

lighting study

Lighting studies are scientific analyses of the illumination requirements of space, to guarantee comfort and energy-efficiency conditions.

possible architecture

The project for a music centre in Soria has been selected for inclusion in the ‘Arquitecturas posibles’ exhibition organized by agoras.arq. The exhibition will be held in the MUVa Museum, Santa Cruz Palace, Valladolid, Spain, from October 3rd.

social club completed in Tabuyo

The works for the interior design of this social club in Tabuyo have been recently completed. Characterized by simple materials and indirect lighting, this project comprises a multipurpose room, a dining room, storage, and toilets.

room 21

finishes specification

special mention for atienza hall

parametric design challenges

acoustical design in auditoriums

Harvest Home awarded by the IaaC

structural systems

striking ship-like hotel proposed as new Shoreditch landmark

defining structural systems: concrete vs steel

the illusion of weightless architecture

physical models

prefabricated construction in Anguix

Carola furniture series

self-fab house

the controversy of flat roofs

building products for sustainable design

W salon opening

net-zero waste in construction

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

communicating design with 3D prints

precast concrete advantages

old is new at Today Art Museum

open arte-fact exhibited in Beirut