market eight

market eight

The project is located in the Chinese port city of Lianyungang, in the vicinity of a new amusement park. The master-plan for this low density area, intended for tertiary use, proposes an interesting organic land fragmentation. The plot is westbound exposed to an urban condition –a small plaza-, while surrounded by a pedestrian walkway and […]

connecting riads

connecting riads

The project is located on the east side of Anfa district, a downtown historic area in the vicinity of an old airport to be demolished. The plot is situated between the Gran Theatre boulevard and a residential area composed of low buildings and an urban park.     The scheme is solved conceptually as a […]

spliced towers

spliced towers

Guangyuan is a city in Southwest China, Sichuan Province. Located in a mountainous region on the banks of Jialing River, the urban center has expanded on the south bank of the river, where the project is located. The master plan is conceived in harmony with the surrounding hilly landscape. The buildings rise over the steep […]

next stop: hutopolis

next stop: hutopolis

‘Next stop: Hutopolis’ at the 2011 Beijing Design Week was a retrospective on the urban condition of the Chinese capital and specifically the ancient Hutongs. The exhibition wanted to establish a relationship with the audience engaging a dialogue prior to the presentation of the research program organized by AQSO arquitectos office and curated by Giannantonio […]

zurbarán clinic

zurbarán clinic

This clinic is located in the mezzanine of a residential building near the Castellana Avenue, in the heart of Madrid. The space is indirectly illuminated through several generous patios offering a homogeneous zenith light that is intensified by the dominant white atmosphere.     The arrangement of the spaces is based on a double circulation, […]

W salon

W salon

This small hair and beauty salon is inserted in a row of crowded retail units in downtown Beijing. It comprises of an area open to the public and a private room for guests. In contrast to the turbulent surrounding atmosphere, plenty of colorful signage, the salon becomes a calm and reposeful element and the design […]

Atienza music hall

Atienza music hall

The apse of Santa María de Atienza is the only remnant of one of the main churches of Huete, a small town in central Spain.     The remains of the old building are located on the top of a hill, facing the vast valley of Huete. The five-sided polygonal apse was illuminated through several […]

Ivy foundation

Ivy foundation

This foundation is located on the central business district of Beijing. The center, hosting administrative and cultural activities, has a simple character combining form with colorful elements.     From the entrance, where the reception desk and a waiting area are located, the spaces are arranged along a central corridor defined by varying ceiling heights. […]

Bolaños house

Bolaños house

The project is located in a residential area on the outskirts of Valladolid, surrounded by a plain landscape. The intervention use simple materials to determine three different visually connected spaces: entrance lobby, dining area and living room. A black slate stone wall which rough surface is dramatized through the diffuse light coming from a tight […]

elemental complex

elemental complex

The project is located in the northern center of the capital of Inner Mongolia, in an area under rapid development. Most of the residential complexes under construction in this part have an extremely high plot ratio and follow the same north to south orientation. The planning is strongly affected by the particular urban fabric conditions […]

maragato lofts

maragato lofts

The building is located in the centre of Astorga, a town in the province of León, northern Spain, a highly cultured and historical area. Its façade is oriented towards one of the main plazas of the town, from which some of the most emblematic buildings, such as the Cathedral and Gaudi’s Episcopal Palace, can be […]

Xu Beihong foundation

Xu Beihong foundation

The Xu Beihong Memorial Hall is a new public building dedicated to the Chinese painter in Beijing. In addition to galleries and exhibition halls it will include a research center, education institute, and administrative facilities. The site in the northern part of the city, close to Xihai lake, is an undeveloped area surrounded by abundant […]