/architecture
14 07, 2017

Mockups and Historical models. Engineering and Construction

Sol Station. Madrid NOTES ON A VISIT From the last 7th of June to the 17th of September, Conde Duque in Madrid host an exhibition of mockups and historical models that reflects the engineering and construction of 33 examples. Location and lighting on mockup exhibition contribute to a correct display of the building muscle from [...]

22 06, 2017

Casa Decor 2017. The power of light and colour

If you are an enthusiastic of interior design and you like following the trendy alternatives, “Casa Decor” must be one of your annual visits. This year is the 25th Anniversary in Madrid, renovating an historical building in Calle Antonio Maura 8, within Jerónimos neighbourhood, just behind “Museo del Prado”. Its exceptional location, architectural characteristics and [...]

6 06, 2017

Camino de Santiago

We have recently visited Galicia in a different way, walking the “Camino de Santiago”. Despite the effort that the way means, it is worth to enjoy the very well preserved traditional architecture in the area within an amazing natural environment. It should be pointed the “hórreos” (typical raised granary ) and the use of granite [...]

5 04, 2017

Il Salone with Matimex

We have been invited by Matimex to visit Porcelaingres factory at Maranello and the Salone del Mobile at Milano. We were very impressed with the production system at the factory and the quality control of the pieces, as well as the sustainability policy. This is our first visit to the Salone and, as everybody has [...]

21 03, 2017

Building at the Hammada

We have been to the Algerian Hammada, at the Sahrawi refugee camps. Hammada is a type of desert landscape consisting of high, largely barren, hard, rocky plateaus, with very little sand. Hamadas are produced by the wind removing the fine products of weathering: an aeolian process known as deflation. The finer-grained products are taken away [...]

13 02, 2017

Stage and scene

Transformation has lately become one of our Client’s demands and expectations. Years ago the buildings transformation was the result of a necessity and therefore it only happened due to a change of use or an adaptation to new and different living or working systems. Now the capacity to change is part of the building program. [...]

30 01, 2017

Getting to know VRF system

Last Tuesday, January 24th we tried to learn more about VRF air conditioning systems. We spent the evening at Only You Atocha Hotel as a courtesy of Panasonic. We are afraid we did not entirely understand. The complexity but we feel a lot more conscious about the space requirements for such technology. And the views [...]

24 01, 2017

Hangover is over

Hangover is over It has been a month since we celebrated our Christmas soirée, a small party with all the friends who had been working with us during 2016. The next day I promised the team I would download the photos that I took with my cell and post these on this blog. Like most [...]

14 11, 2016

Arvo

To all of you who have asked me why ARVO? In 2002 I wanted to found an architectural practice. At the time I had been an architect for ten years and I had designed and built many different kinds of buildings. The developers used to hang a poster on the site fence with their name [...]