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Spain’s ‘Guerilla Architect’ Self-Builds Amazing Low-Cost Projects in the Wake of Financial Crisis

Spain’s ‘Guerilla Architect’ Self-Builds Amazing Low-Cost Projects in the Wake of Financial Crisis

Cirugeda's career dates back to 1996, but he is most known for his work through the practice he founded 11 years ago, Recetas Urbanas. He is particularly known for his ingenious subversion of regulations

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Spain Met More than a Third of July’s Electricity Demand with Wind and Solar Power

Spain Met More than a Third of July’s Electricity Demand with Wind and Solar Power

July was a banner month in Spain in terms of renewable energy production with 34 percent of the country's energy needs being met by wind and solar energy. Wind was the prominent low-carbon energy source

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Contemporary House in the Pyrenees Overlooks Amazing Views of Northern Spain’s Mountains

Contemporary House in the Pyrenees Overlooks Amazing Views of Northern Spain’s Mountains

Completed in 2010, House in the Pyrenees was built for a father and son who wanted two independent units within the same rehabilitated structure. In the top unit, a steeply pitched roof defines the shape

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Simbcity Zero-Energy Additions Revive Decaying Housing Estates in Spain

Simbcity Zero-Energy Additions Revive Decaying Housing Estates in Spain

Taking inspiration from the natural phenomenon of symbiosis, Plateau Team proposes "the colonization of the roofs of the target buildings with an extra level of construction." The additional level can be

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Spain’s Cubic GG Bioclimatic House Cuts Heating Bills by 76.77%

Spain’s Cubic GG Bioclimatic House Cuts Heating Bills by 76.77%

In order to optimize construction details while minimizing costs, Alventosa Morell Arquitectes opted to use wood as the sole building material. This forced them to work with a specific industry, which

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Individuals in Spain Turn to Community Collectives for Renewable Energy

Individuals in Spain Turn to Community Collectives for Renewable Energy

Most of the time we rely on governments or large companies to help us make the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, but one community in Spain took matters into its own hands and created a

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Teeny Tiny Mouse Deer Weighing Just 4 Ounces Born in Spain

Teeny Tiny Mouse Deer Weighing Just 4 Ounces Born in Spain

Spain’s Biopark Fuengirola recently welcomed the pitter patter of tiny hooves, as an adorable mouse-deer was just born at the nature park. The rare creature weighed just four ounces at birth, and it

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ViVood: Tiny Pop-Up Wooden Home From Spain Comes With Built-in Solar Panels

ViVood: Tiny Pop-Up Wooden Home From Spain Comes With Built-in Solar Panels

ViVood was designed and manufactured in Spain using local materials and labor. Its technologically advanced design allows for easy mass production, and therefore lower costs. Its roof and walls pop-up

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Spanish Artist Javier Requejo Fernández Designs 13 Black Houses to Highlight the Crisis in Spain

Spanish Artist Javier Requejo Fernández Designs 13 Black Houses to Highlight the Crisis in Spain

Javier Requejo Fernández from Spain designed Palafitos - a series of 13 small black houses that symbolize an ongoing crisis in his home country. Plagued by economic and political woes, the people

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Wind Power was Spain’s Top Energy Source in 2013 for First Time Ever!

Wind Power was Spain’s Top Energy Source in 2013 for First Time Ever!

Zaragoza Wind Farm photo from Shutterstock Spain is going with the wind - last year wind power ranked as the nation's top electricity source for the first time! The Iberian Peninsula state generated

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Urbanarbolismo’s Magnificent 1500 m2 Vertical Garden Covers the Palacio de Congresos in Spain

Urbanarbolismo’s Magnificent 1500 m2 Vertical Garden Covers the Palacio de Congresos in Spain

The new vertical garden on the exterior of the Palacio de Congresos has a total area of 1,492 m2, with 1,000 m2 made up of a hydroponic vertical garden system and the remainder made up of climbing plants

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1,000 Year-Old Abandoned Vineyard Uncovered In Spain

1,000 Year-Old Abandoned Vineyard Uncovered In Spain

Spanish archeologists have uncovered evidence of a 1,000 year old vineyard in Zaballa, a medieval settlement that was abandoned in the 15th century. Researchers from the University of Basque Country have

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Spain Inaugurates its First Offshore Wind Turbine

Spain Inaugurates its First Offshore Wind Turbine

Spain just launched its first offshore wind turbine on Monday! The 505-foot-tall turbine with 205-foot-long blades is expected to meet the annual energy needs of 7,500 homes on the archipelago. Installed

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Urbanarbolismo Completes Vertical Tree Garden in Northern Spain

Urbanarbolismo Completes Vertical Tree Garden in Northern Spain

The vertical garden was designed to act as a tree and a green installation on the side of a building facing the square. Weathered steel conduit act exactly like a tree trunk to provide support and

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WILDshorts Explores Wilderness Through 18 Beautiful Short Films in Salamanca, Spain

WILDshorts Explores Wilderness Through 18 Beautiful Short Films in Salamanca, Spain

The term "wilderness" has a different connotation for each Earthly observer: for some, nothing is as wild as lions ripping meat off their kill, while for others it doesn't get wilder than a trek through

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Mobile Machine Home in Spain is an Amazing Self Sufficient Module

Mobile Machine Home in Spain is an Amazing Self Sufficient Module

From the outside, the Mobile Machine has something of a mechanical appearance given its metalic facade and a double hydraulic door system. But the interior is finished in wood and looks more snug than

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Living Air Garden Pops Up at the Reina Sofia Museum in Spain

Living Air Garden Pops Up at the Reina Sofia Museum in Spain

Estudio 108's modular green walls are not only gorgeous - planted as they are with a plethora of colorful and indigenous plant species - but they are also incredibly easy to erect, use very few materials,

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Green-Roofed Caeaclaveles Art Studio & Hotel Melts Into the Landscape of Northern Spain

Green-Roofed Caeaclaveles Art Studio & Hotel Melts Into the Landscape of Northern Spain

Located just 4 km from the coastal town of Llanes and a 5 minute walk from the village of La Pereda, Caeaclaveles is a quiet retreat in the countryside. Trains from nearby Oviedo and Santander pass

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ÁBATON Unveils Minimalist Prefab Micro Home in Spain

ÁBATON Unveils Minimalist Prefab Micro Home in Spain

Faced with grey fiber cement board, this dwelling unit houses a living room/kitchen, a full bathroom and a bedroom. It stands at just about 3.5 meters tall, and can be altered so that all openings become

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Mysterious La Manzanera Resort Rises from the Seaside Cliffs of Calpe, Spain

Mysterious La Manzanera Resort Rises from the Seaside Cliffs of Calpe, Spain

La Manzanera took nearly two decades to construct, and today is a full resort and apartment complex that features swimming pools, bars, restaurants and sports facilities. However, the project's most

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Three-Skinned Espinar House Has a Rooftop Garden with a View in Spain

Three-Skinned Espinar House Has a Rooftop Garden with a View in Spain

In part, the superior energy efficiency is achieved with a triple skin. The first includes a sandwich panel with OSB boards, extruded polystyrene foam insulation and waterproof chipboard that surrounds

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Spain’s Earthy Espai Ridaura Cultural Center is Topped With a Luscious Green Roof

Spain’s Earthy Espai Ridaura Cultural Center is Topped With a Luscious Green Roof

Espai Ridaura consists of two well-defined volumes that "slide" against one another. The center is made from a mix of local earth, cement and gravel, and its earthy color is due to natural pigments. The

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Spain’s Energy-Saving Ego Sport Center Supports a Healthy & Sustainable Lifestyle

Spain’s Energy-Saving Ego Sport Center Supports a Healthy & Sustainable Lifestyle

The new Ego Sport Center by Ferrer Arquitectos is a partial renovation of the pre-existing Ismael Moratón Sports Complex. This facility used to house an indoor and outdoor pool used for the Mediterranean

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Spain Produced 54 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources in April

Spain Produced 54 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources in April

Renewable energy is gaining major momentum in Spain. In April, the country set a new record with renewable energy accounting for 54 percent of the electricity generated in Spain. April’s figure just

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Pink Intruder Unveils Gorgeous Pixelated Cardboard Pavilion in Valencia, Spain

Pink Intruder Unveils Gorgeous Pixelated Cardboard Pavilion in Valencia, Spain

A battle is raging even though you don´t know from Noel Arraiz on Vimeo. Pink Intruder constructed an undulating canopy from hexagonal corrugated cardboard boxes to represent a cave,

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Santiago Calatrava Told to Pay for Leaky Roof of Ysios Winery in Spain

Santiago Calatrava Told to Pay for Leaky Roof of Ysios Winery in Spain

Photo by Roberto Lumbreras The owner of the Santiago Calatrava-designed Ysios winery is demanding that the Spanish architect contribute $2 million ($2.6 million) for the redesign and reconstruction the

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Wind Power Becomes Spain’s Top Source of Electricity

Wind Power Becomes Spain’s Top Source of Electricity

Photo via Shutterstock In the last three months, Spain has quickly risen as a leader in renewable energy, having produced more electricity via wind farms than any other source! The Spanish Wind Energy

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Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

Madrid-based design studio Woodendot recently launched a new line of modern lighting handcrafted from natural materials. Their Ka Lamp collection is locally produced using traditional craft techniques in

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Ferrer Arquitectos’ PITA & Tecnova Buildings Promote Green Building in Almeria, Spain

Ferrer Arquitectos’ PITA & Tecnova Buildings Promote Green Building in Almeria, Spain

The Pitagoras and Tecnova buildings provide high tech research and office space for Almeria as part of the new Parque Científico-Tecnológico de Almería (PITA). Designed by Ferrer Arquitectos, the

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