Casas pasivas en Morelia/ México. Morelia tiene un clima muy moderado (Happy climate), que permite la construcción de casas pasivas con cristal simple y sin la necesidad de poner una recuperación de calor, foto M.Wassouf

The Passivhaus, the Passivhaus Standard and the nZEB, a convergence towards quality construction

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.

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Interview with Jesús Gracia, a delegate of Civil Works in Catalonia for the Construction Department of the company Sorigué

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.

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Aeropuerto Jewel Changi de Singapur de Safdie Architects | Foto: Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images

Biophilia and architecture: trend or necessity?

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.

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“Technology is a fundamental ally in the construction of the Sagrada Familia”

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.

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Architecture and Design without Barriers

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.

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Green façades or why to garden vertically

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.

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Tokio es la ciudad más poblada del mundo con 39 millones de habitantes. Foto: Istock

Does technological innovation help improve urban comfort?

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.

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75% of the BBConstrumat exhibition space has already been booked

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.

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