a+u 520: Architecture in Spain and Portugal
Publisher: Shinkenchiku-sha Editor: Nobuyuki Yoshida ISBN: 4910019730149 Format: Softcover, 128pp, 290mmx220mm
This issue presents an overview of 30 remarkable projects on the Iberian Peninsula since the turn of the 21st century, when both Spain and Portugal saw a construction boom followed by crash as the global financial crisis set in. Despite this, the dynamic architecture produced in both countries is still internationally admired. David Cohn discusses the pros and cons of icons like Jean Nouvel’s Agbar Tower and OMA’s Casa da Música, André Jaque looks at everyday urban enactments like the rehabilitation of Santa Caterina Market, and relevant interventions in landscape and heritage are also highlighted. Finally, Álvaro Siza Vieira considers architecture’s future in an interview.