Saturday, December 31, 2016

COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS in Architetto / COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS en Architetto


We are finishing 2016 sharing a link to the Italian e-magazine Architetto, who publish COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS' Sepe Offices in San Sebastian:
http://www.architetto.info/news/progettazione/gli-uffici-pubblici-di-san-sebastian-firmati-da-coll-barreu/
Photo Aleix Bagué

Finalizamos 2016 con un enlace a la revista electrónica italiana Architetto, quienes publican el proyecto de COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS Sepe Offices en San Sebastián:
http://www.architetto.info/news/progettazione/gli-uffici-pubblici-di-san-sebastian-firmati-da-coll-barreu/
Foto Aleix Bagué

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016 / Feliz Navidad 2016



That wonderful Evening is here again. To all our clients, friends, colleagues, students: Merry Christmas. We wish you all the best for Christmas and a great 2017As every year Tonight, we share rock or contemporary pop music, for first time happily performed by a Nobel Price: "Must Be Santa" by Bob Dylan 

Esa maravillosa Noche ha llegado de nuevo. A todos nuestros clientes, amigos, colegas, alumnos: Feliz Navidad. Os deseamos todo lo mejor para esta Navidad y un gran 2017. Como hacemos esta Noche todos los años, compartimos rock o música pop contemporánea, y por primera vez felizmente interpretada por un Premio Nobel: "Must Be Santa" de Bob Dylan

Who's got a beard
That's long and white?
Santa's got a beard
That's long and white

Who comes around
On a special night?
Santa comes around
On a special night

Special night
Beard that's white

Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Santa Claus

Who wears boots
And a suit of red?
Santa wears boots
And a suit of red

Who wears a long cap
On his head?
Santa wears a long cap
On his head

Cap on head
Suit that's red
Special night
Beard that's white

Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Santa Claus

Who's got a big red
Cherry nose?
Santa's got a big red
Cherry nose

Who laughs this way
Ho, ho, ho?
Santa laughs this way
Ho, ho, ho

Ho, ho, ho
Cherry nose
Cap on head
Suit that's red
Special night
Beard that's white

Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Santa Claus

Who very soon
Will come our way?
Santa very soon
Will come our way

Eight little reindeer
Pull his sleigh
Santa's little reindeer
Pull his sleigh

Reindeer sleigh
Come our way
Ho, ho, ho
Cherry nose
Cap on head
Suit that's red
Special night
Beard that's white

Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Santa Claus

Dasher, Dancer
Prancer, Vixen
Eisenhower, Kennedy
Johnson, Nixon

Dasher, Dancer
Prancer, Vixen
Carter, Reagan
Bush and Clinton

Reindeer sleigh
Come our way
Ho, ho, ho
Cherry nose
Cap on head
Suit that's red
Special night
Beard that's white

Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Santa Claus

Songwriters: B. Fredricks / H. Moore Must Be Santa lyrics © Intuitive Music, Woodwyn Music Company 
Lyrics corrected by the interpreter, already updated in the transcript

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Final Review at our Studio / Entrega final en nuestra clase de proyectos




Images from some of the presentations in our final review at the studio at NC State. We really enjoyed sharing the results of a great job. Thank you all for a wonderful semester!

Algunas imágenes de las presentaciones de proyectos en nuestra entrega y exposición de final de semestre en NC State. Realmente fue un placer compartir los resultados de un gran trabajo. Gracias a todos por un estupendo semestre.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Suffixation (-on -Architecture -and -Press)


Suffixation (-on -Architecture -and -Press) is Juan Collbarreu's seminar for next 2016-17 Spring semester at NC State School of Architecture in the College of Design.
The seminar wants to be a practical investigation on criticism and publications. The publication of architecture is the counterpart of the works, which in modern times are incomplete without the necessary suffix of its diffusion and the opinion of others.

You can download the preliminary description here

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Madrid and Raleigh work together

Today, students of my studios in NC State and ETSAM begin to work together. International teams on super-sites: micro buildings for a social urban renewal

Sunday, August 28, 2016

New building in Madrid


Working in the last reviews of our last modern restoration. We are very happy with the rebirth of a landmark. Building by architect Javier Carvajal 1968, renovation by COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Three COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS buildings awarded with 2016 COAVN Awards / Tres edificios de COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS premiados en los Premios COAVN 2016





Three COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS' buildings have been awarded in the Architecture section of the COAVN Awards 2016, presented triennially by the Basque and Navarre Official Institute of Architects. Firemen House, Policemen House and Textured Tower, all built by our office, will be honored tomorrow June 9 2016 at 7 PM in a ceremony to be held at the Plenary Hall of the Donostia-San Sebastian City Hall. Our thanks to COAVN Institute and congratulations to all the winners.

Photos by Aleix Bagué (Policemen House), Juan Rodríguez (Firemen House) and COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS (Textured Tower).

Tres edificios de COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS han sido premiados en la modalidad de Arquitectura de los Premios COAVN de 2016, otorgados trienalmente por el Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro. Firemen House, Policemen House y Textured Tower, los tres construidos por nuestro estudio, han sido honrados con el premio, que se entrega mañana 9 de Junio de 2016 a las 19:00 h en una ceremonia que tendrá lugar en el Salón de Plenos del Ayuntamiento de Donostia-San Sebastián. Muchas gracias al COAVN y enhorabuena a todos los premiados.

Fotos de Aleix Bagué (Policemen House), Juan Rodríguez (Firemen House) y COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS (Textured Tower).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

(Ours) Hyperlocalization of Architecture / (Nuestra) Hiperlocalización en Arquitectura




"(Ours) Hyperlocalization in Architecture" is the new Andrew Michler "book about architecture's new place" published by eVolo in Los Angeles, CA. COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS' E8 Building and Health Department Headquarters in Bilbao are widely featured in the book, as well as two long interviews with Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza and Juan Coll-Barreu.

According with the author, "The expressive nature of wrapping is an antidote to shape making for its own sake. The formulation of these projects is in the service to the sun, which by nature starts with site. Solar control is also about coaxing gentle daylight deep into a space. These are the real solar-powered buildings. Design dialog then can commence with an inventive palette of materials, shapes, and expressions, allowing contemporary architectural expression to acclimatize to its place. Perhaps this is why Spanish architecture in particular is so well-versed in solar control. In a place of sun, these buildings navigate light like a mariner crosses the sea."

Undoubtedly, Michler's book provides the global contemporary view that was so necessary about true sustainability in architecture.

http://hyperlocalarch.com/

"(Ours) Hyperlocalization in Architecture" es el nuevo libro de Andrew Michler "sobre el nuevo lugar de la arquitectura" publicado por la editorial eVolo en Los Ángeles, California. Los edificios E8 Building y Health Department Headquarters en Bilbao construidos por COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS están extensamente publicados en el libro, así como sendas entrevistas con Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza y Juan Coll-Barreu.

Según el autor del libro, "la naturaleza expresiva de la envoltura es un antídoto para que la forma no se desenvuelva por sí misma. La formulación de estos proyectos está en el servicio al sol, que por naturaleza comienza con el lugar. El control solar busca también que la luz natural entre sueve pero profundamente en un espacio. Estos son los verdaderos edificios con energía solar. El discurso del diseño puede comenzar a partir de allí con una inventiva paleta de materiales, formas y expresiones que permiten que la arquitectura contemporánea se aclimate a su lugar. Quizás esta es la razón por la cual el control solar esté tan bien desarrollado en la arquitectura española. En un lugar de sol, estos edificios conducen la luz como un marinero cruza el mar."

Sin duda, el libro de Michler ofrece la visión global y contemporánea que era necesaria sobre la verdadera sostenibilidad en arquitectura.

http://hyperlocalarch.com/

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

On Keller Easterling and Ramon Faura / Sobre Keller Easterling y Ramón Faura

Juan Coll-Barreu has published two introductions on the authors Keller Easterling, professor at Yale School of Architecture, and Ramon Faura, professor at Barcelona School of Architecture. The essays are part of two separate volumes of the Talkument collection, published by DPA Prints, the publishing factory of the Department of Architectural Design at the Madrid Superior Technical School of Architecture ETSAM.

Juan Coll-Barreu ha publicado dos presentaciones sobre los autores Keller Easterling, profesora de la Escuela de Arquitectura de Yale, y Ramón Faura, profesor de la Escuela de Arquitectura de Barcelona. Los ensayos forman parte de sendos volúmenes de la colección Talkument editada por DPA Prints, la fábrica editorial del Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM.