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EG 69 Green Housing: Construction has started

The construction works for the two highly sustainable Penthouse apartments located in Enric Granados street in the central Eixample of Barcelona have started. The construction of the modules has started in the workshops, as well as the restoration of the existing facade and the adaptation of the building to receive the new 2 story extension.

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LARA RIOS HOUSE: displayed at the ’420 Nominees’ exhibition

Our Lara Rios house and atelier is displayed at the exhibition '420 Nominees' in the Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB.

This exhibition shows the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 nominees.

The exhibition will be open from February 2nd to March 19th 2015

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DROP HOUSE: selected for the International Catalan Architecture Mostra

Our DROP expandable industrialized housing unit based on passive house models has been selected to be displayed in the first edition of 'Mostra d'Arquitectura Internacional Catalana'

The Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC) holds the First International Catalan Architecture Mostra with the aim of recording, highlighting and publicizing architectural works done abroad by Catalan architects.

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LARA RIOS HOUSE: Nominated for the Mies awards 2015

Our Lara Rios House and atelier has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2015!

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DIDI DIGOMI Masterplan & Complex: Concept design completed

The Concept designs for the Didi Digomi Masterplan and for the rehabilitation of two industrial buildings for a multipurpose complex have been delivered.

The project is located in Didi Digomi, an up growing area in Tblisi, Georgia. It consists in two differentiated parts: The Masterplan to develop the whole area, divided in 3 phases;  and the transformation of an old industrial building into a multipurpose complex, that is intended to be the seed that will trigger the development.

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LARA RIOS HOUSE: Runner-up at Asturias Architecture Prize

The house and atelier for Lara Rios has been awarded with a runner-up prize at the XXII edition of Asturias Architecture Prize. 

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LIFE office and retail complex: Phase 1 unloaded

The modules of the LIFE office and retail complex first phase were shipped on Gijon Harbor, Spain, on May 5th. They have been successfully unloaded on the Libreville harbor, Gabon, this week. They will be soon assembled during the next weeks.

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DROP HOUSE: selected at premis FAD, international category

The DROP modular house designed in collaboration with Juan Gandara has been selected at the international category of the 2014 FAD awards. The first modular unit was assembled in Guatemala at the end of 2013 and will be soon commercialized.

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UPF/BETA BUILDING PUBLIC SPACE: project completed

MIBA's new public space will be the access plaza to the BETA building and the connection between the UPF urban Campus and the Ciutadella park. The BETA building is the new headquarters for the Pasqual Maragall Foundation for Research in Alzheimer’s. This projects makes part of the arch-land series (Maó ferry terminal-Lara Ríos house-UPF green area-BETA building plaza) and is the first of the series where we used parametric design tools from the initial stage.

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LARA RIOS HOUSE: recently published

Lara Rios House and Atelier published on MARK magazine's December issue. "What's wrong with Germany" is the title this issue that features Lara Rios House in the cross section.

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DROP HOUSE PROTOTYPES: RECENTLY BUILT

Juan Gandara (SHO ARQ) builds the first DROP L prototype. The DROP huse prototype series (S, M &L) was been developed by Toni Montes (MIBA) and Juan Gándara (SHO ARQ) while being part of F451

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DESIGN STRATEGIES…: recently published

Design Strategies For Temporary Intervention in Public Space shows the results of an academic research program developed at Elisava design school in cooperation with the International poetry festival of Barcelona (FIPB) and the Culture Institute of Barcelona (ICUB). This unit, directed by Toni Montes (MIBA) and Roger Paez (A i B) operates since 2008 as a research department for diverse cultural public and private projects in Barcelona (Sonar, FIPB). You can buy the publication at lulu.com

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LARA RIOS HOUSE: ARCHITIZER’S PROJECT OF THE WEEK

Lara Rios house and atelier has been featured as project of the week on architizers website. The project has also been featured on Dezeen, Designboom, Archdaily, Plataforma, and more that 40 key sites and blogs

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LARA RIOS HOUSE: CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED

One year after, the house and atelier are finished tested and operative. Energy waste is even lower than expected Construction process has been a great experience both from the professional and personal side. We want to thank all Cejoisa's, Alfer and Georenova's crowd for a great job and time, and very specially Corsino and Manolo for all we learned from them and for the good moments we have shared.

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OFFSITE CONFERENCE: 4 PROJECTS PRESENTED

Toni Montes (MIBA) and Lluís Ortega (SiO2) presented UPF modular building, Cardedeu elderly centre, UPF green area and 5440N Sheridan apartment building at the OFFSITE conference at Temple Unversity. This 4 cases make part of the ongoing research about design and industrialisation that MIBA began while being part of F451.

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5440N SHERIDAN: DD & FABRICATION PLANNING BEGINS

Toni Montes (MIBA) and Luís Buznego (Modultec's CEO) visit Chicago to select local design partner and discuss with ISC steel structure manufacturers adaptation of the factory to fabricate the building