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




finishes specification

Finishes specification involves detailing a list of all the materials in the final parts of the project. The file contains commercial products available in the market following technical, functional, aesthetic, and economic criteria ‒ price and maintenance costs.

precast concrete advantages

Back in the ancient times, Romans pioneered and extended the use of precast concrete, but this architectural and engineering feat in building technology is far from over. Advanced innovations in precast concrete paved the way for faster design and construction timeline.

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.

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.

‘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.

physical models

Physical models are copies to scale of structures or buildings ‒ with the aim to study design features, analyse a building or space within its context, and convey conceptual ideas.

room 21

the illusion of weightless architecture

defining structural systems: concrete vs steel

communicating design with 3D prints

structural systems

open arte-fact exhibited in Beirut

acoustical design in auditoriums

the controversy of flat roofs

W salon opening

using authentic eco-friendly building products

social club completed in Tabuyo

striking ship-like hotel proposed as new Shoreditch landmark

building products for sustainable design

old is new at Today Art Museum

Carola furniture series

GFRC, the lightweight concrete

net-zero waste in construction

self-fab house

prefabricated construction in Anguix

parametric design challenges

lighting study

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

possible architecture