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Thursday 04 April, 2013

OLS House by J. Mayer H.

The rounded forms of this house near Stuttgart by German studio J. Mayer H. conjure up images of a dinosaur’s head with big eyes and bared teeth (+ slideshow). Named OLS House, the three-storey concrete residence is positioned on a sloping site in a suburban neighbourhood and functions as the home for a family of […]



Thursday 13 December, 2012

Seville 24/7 Center Proposal / Ayrat Khusnutdinov & Zhang Liheng

The Seville 24/7 center, proposed by Ayrat Khusnutdinov & Zhang Liheng, adopts the famous Spanish traditions of street life. Their project would create a retreat from the harsh sun of Andalucia, Spain and extend the street life to 24 hours of the day and 7 days of the week. Seville 24/7 is not only about […]


Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Dezeen Book of Ideas: Eiffel DNA by Serero Architects

Every day this week Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs is selecting an extract from our Dezeen Book of Ideas, which makes a great Christmas present and is available for just £12. The second project is a competition-winning proposal to add a temporary platform to the Eiffel Tower that turned out to be a fraud. “I really wanted this project […]


Monday 15 October, 2012

Matter @ Context: Contemporary Chilean Architecture at the IIT

Starting today, “Matter @ Context: Contemporary Chilean Architecture” will feature an interesting group of Chilean practices whose work represent the new architecture of the country.


Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Metropol Parasol / J. Mayer H + Arup

Click here to view the embedded video. The destruction of the Mercado de la Encarnacion in Seville left a huge void in the urban character of the city center which remained unfilled for over thirty years.  The market enriched the city with life, and with its absence, the vitality of the Plaza de la Encarnacion was soon challenged by […]


Wednesday 07 December, 2011

SPEE Sevilla / UNIA Arquitectos

© Fernando Alda Architects: César del Pino González de la Higuera, Moisés Jiménez Jaime, Enrique Revuelta Romo, Manuel Reyes Barraza, José Eduardo Romero Martínez – UNIA Arquitectos Location: Sevilla, Spain Built Surface: 6,316.24 sqm Built date: 2008-2010 Photographs: Fernando Alda


Friday 25 March, 2011

J. Mayer H. Architects’ Metropol Parasol opening this Sunday

© Angel Vilches We’ve told you before about “Metropol Parasol”, the Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnación in Sevilla, designed by J. MAYER H. Architects. March 27 marks the opening, while the final completion of the project is scheduled for April 2011. More images and complete press release after the break.


Thursday 01 January, 1970

Gigantic Wooden Parasols Are Popping Up in Seville

   An incredible set of massive wooden parasols is currently springing up in Seville, and when they\’re completed next Spring they\’re expected to form the largest wooden structure in the world. The urban project, called Metropol Parasols, will create a sheltered plaza that hosts a museum, a farmers market, and a cultural center. Residents and […]