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  •   Thursday, 23 October 2014

    Famous madrilean buildings that have fallen in disuse do not bet on its conversion into housing

    Spain Building, Palacio de la Música, Mercado de Legazpi, Mansion of the Vargas, etc ... most of these buildings do not have a solid idea of rehabilitation in the future.

    The renowned architect Carlos Rubio Carvajal commitment to apply "good architecture" and says: "I would have to break the taboos of housing today, very conventional and conservative."

    Many of the landmarks of Madrid which are currently unused not only traverse an obvious poor condition but also share a common characteristic: their disregard for the possible conversion into housing. The truth is that many of these properties do not even have a real plan of rehabilitation, but those other "in process" see no residential use as a possibility.

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  •   Wednesday, 15 October 2014

    Madrid is ahead in the slow return of construction

    The landscape of Madrid has changed remarkably in recent weeks. The surroundings of Las Tablas, Valdebebas Sanchinarro, Campo de las Naciones or near the Castellana most central locations again sees dozens of cranes.

    Is this the return of the edification to the Spanish capital?
    Maybe it's early to say, but it is getting a clear reactivation. The largest construction firms have relocated their posters in prominent places calls to host the new headquarters of the Banco Popular, the future hospital in Madrid of the University Clinic of Navarra, the Museum of the Royal Collections or dozens of housing developments. Meanwhile, through the final stages of building the flagship project of Vela, which will host the headquarters of BBVA.

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  •   Tuesday, 19 August 2014

    The Art Museum of Aspen

    This Saturday 9th of August was inaugurated the Art Museum of Aspen (Colorado), located at the corner of South Spring Street and East Hyman Avenue, on Aspen downtown, and a few blocks away from the main ski/snowboard mountain, Ajax Mountain.

    It’s the first permanent museum that the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, awarded with the Pritzker award this year, builds in the United States.

    The permeability of the building is manifested through its facade, a wooden woven leather allows the inside of the same people who walk down the street, inviting them to share the experience. The grand staircase that organizes the building is developed along three heights as transition element between the facade and the exhibition spaces. There will be a glass elevator called the "moving room" that connects the galleries in the northeast corner.

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  •   Tuesday, 12 August 2014

    Latin American cities attract millionaire investments on the construction industry

    Ciudad de México, São Paulo, Santiago, Lima, Bogotá and Panamá will attract the biggest investments on real estate this year and the years to come. Why?

    According to the studies  “Latin America Regional Prime Office Report, Year-End 2013”, done by the company of financial and investment services Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), specialized in offering real estate services and investments management, the independent and different cities of Latin America have a prosperous environment to real estate opportunities, in the big cities, as well as those that have a prosper growth rate.

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