By Micheel Wassouf – CEO Energiehaus Arquitectos. It may not be as intriguing as a police novel, but the acronym nZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Buildings) has captivated the world of construction in 2018, still leaving us to wonder how the film will pan out. Meanwhile, another key player, the Passivhaus standard, is becoming more and more prominent in Spain.
By Miriam Giordano. We spoke with the representative from Sorigué, winner of the BBConstrumat Award in the "Infrastructure Construction Works" category for the Les Hortes de Caldes and Plaça del Sindicat Car Park, on site at works being carried out right now: the new ICL salt loading and transport terminal in the Port of Barcelona.
By Carlos Timoner, architect and professor of VR, AR and MR at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena. The incorporation of augmented and virtual reality technologies into companies' daily processes is already a fact that is radically changing the way in which productive processes are being carried out.
By Miriam Giordano. We spoke to Lacol, an architects' cooperative, which in 2018 completed the La Borda project, a cooperative housing project that won the BBConstrumat Awards in the "Constructed Work - Architecture" category.
By Ione Ruete, architect and Director of BBConstrumat. Choosing the enclosure of a building is taking a decision that will determine its envelope and, therefore, its exterior image, but above all it will permanently determine the degree of interior comfort of its spaces.
Interviewed by Miriam Giordano. We spoke with Pasqual Bendicho, architect and founder of SUMO Arquitectes, together with his two partners Jordi Pagés and Marc Camallonga. In a joint venture with Yolanda Olmo in 2014, they carried out the Vil·la Urània project, recognised with a Commendation from the BBConstrumat 2019 Awards in the category of Built Work of Architecture.
By Silvia Pujalte, Landscape Architect. And what would biophilia have to do with architecture and building? Biophilic design may sound like science fiction to us, but it is nothing more than trying to incorporate elements of nature in the spaces we inhabit.
By M. Hank Haeusler researcher, educator and designer. Urban screens, media facades and media architecture have propelled themselves from a small and often overlooked filed of light architecture into a global phenomenon over a period less than ten years.
Interview by Miriam Giordano. Mr. Rajendra Jagtap, Chief Executive Officer at Pune Smart City Development Corporation, explains us how Pune city is rapidly developing as metropolitan city with a Smart City Plan.
Cementos Molins es uno de los principales expositores de la próxima edición de Barcelona Building Construmat. Fundada en 1928, es un referente del sector de la construcción, líder en la fabricación de cementos de aluminato de calcio y portland, así como de sus productos derivados: prefabricados, morteros especiales y hormigones.
Interview with Fernando Villa, Building and Technology Director of the Sagrada Familia, by Miriam Giordano Some of the Sagrada Familia's large beams will be used as features of the common areas at BBConstrumat 2019, and shall be removed and reused after the trade show days. We talk about this initiative and the challenges of building the temple with Fernando Villa, Building and Technology Director of the Sagrada Familia.
Interview by Miriam Giordano. We interview Ricardo Devesa, architect, professor and director of the congress "Logics of Innovation and Change", to be held at BBConstrumat 2019's Talks Arena.
BBConstrumat 2019, in its "Interior Lovers" programme of conferences and workshops, aims to shine the spotlight on current interior design trends that converge the uses of various types of areas, such as Retail, Contract, Living spaces and Office work spaces, thus breaking down their spatial and conceptual barriers.
By Daniela Arias Laurino, Architect The forgotten women are inextricably linked to the manipulations and dominations to which the memory is submitted as a result of the various forms of representation of the past.
Interviewed by Miriam Giordano. In the Espacio Simon 100, where exciting, immersive light presentations invite visitors to discover the brand's history and innovation; we interviewed Salvi Plaja, Director of Design for Grupo Simon
By Silvia Pujalte, Landscape Architect. Today green façades are an increasingly common resource to replace the lack of greenery in corporate buildings, hotels, restaurants or even in residential buildings, where every metre counts, and horizontal gardening is not always affordable.
The next edition of the construction trade fair at Fira de Barcelona, an example of circular economy.
By Constanza Cabezas Ruiz, Arquitects. According to the latest United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs report published in May 2018, 55% of the of the world's population of more than 7 billion live in cities and this figure is expected to increase to 68% by 2050.
Interview by Miriam Giordano. Klaus Illigmann, geographer, Head of Munich Urban Planning Department, in this interview explains the relevance of incubators and pilot projects in the renovation projects for the European cities.
The 21st edition of Barcelona Building Construmat (BBConstrumat), which will take place between 14 and 17 May in the Gran Via venue, looks like being one of the best in recent years. With only 4 months to go, 75% of Fira de Barcelona's construction fair exhibition space has been booked, which is a 50% increase compared to the square meters booked in the same period for the 2017 edition.