Artefacts from the Present Learning from the Cuencas
27
Sep
2013
23
Feb
2014
A research project on the cultural landscape of the Asturian mining area
Artefacts from the Present Contemporary Architecture

15 social housing units
Cerredo, Degaña / zon-e Arquitectos / Image: Ignacio Martínez, Jose Antonio Ruiz
Artefacts from the Present Contemporary Architecture

131 public housing units
Mieres / ZIGZAG ARQUITECTURA. Bernardo Angelini + David Casino / Image: Roland Halbe
Artefacts from the Present Contemporary Architecture

Control room for coke oven batteries
Veriña, Gijón / Tectum Ingeniería. Elena Prieto Palacios + Constantino Hurtado Mingo / Image: Elena Prieto
Artefacts from the Present Contemporary Architecture

Hórreo Interpretation Centre
Bueño, Ribera de Arriba / Rogelio Ruiz Fernández y Macario Luis González Astorga / Image: Marcos Morilla
Artefacts from the Present Contemporary Architecture

22 public housing units
El Nodo, Avilés / MTM arquitectos. Javier Fresneda y Javier Sanjuán / Image: Eduardo Sánchez y MTM Arquitectos
Artefacts from the Present Contemporary Architecture

La Cuadriella Garages
La Cuadriella, Turón / Miguel Ángel García-Pola Vallejo / Image: Marcos Morilla
Artefacts from the Present Contemporary Architecture

Artist’s House/Studio + Countryside Bed & Breakfast
La Pereda, Llanes / longo+roldán arquitectos / Image: Marcos Morilla
Artefacts from the Present Contemporary Architecture

Green Wall. Moreda Cultural Centre
Moreda, Aller / Jose Manuel Álvarez / Image: Luis Hevia
Artefacts from the Present Contemporary Architecture

Steel and wood house. [Shelter for an ex rugby player]
Ranón, Soto del Barco / Ecosistema Urbano. Belinda Tato & Jose Luis Vallejo / Image: Emilio P. Doiztua
Artefacts from the Present
Juan Carlos Beiro Sports & Leisure Centre La Felguera, Langreo ACXT / Javier Pérez Uribarri / Image: Kike LLamas

Artefacts from the Present

Artefacts from the Present

Juan Carlos Beiro Sports & Leisure Centre La Felguera, Langreo ACXT / Javier Pérez Uribarri / Image: Kike LLamas

The vast majority of artefacts from the Cuencas are spontaneous constructions on the sidelines of the conventional architectural discourse. Their value does not lie in some specific formal or material characteristics, but in their ability to satisfy, effectively and without prejudices, the opposing demands on which they are predicated.
In recent years a large number of contemporary architectures, both from the Cuencas and from the rest of the region, have demonstrated they have the same capacity of adaptation to complex environments of various converging landscapes. The independency, self-absorption and objecthood of these architectures are relegated to the background and their precise boundaries are forsaken in lieu of a greater interaction with the surrounding context. The mutating, hybrid condition of these architectures gives rise to a positive reading of the violent clash of characters conditioning the morphology of the Cuencas. Through an invisible thread, these architectures are related with the ancient ones that once covered the territory, subtly laying the foundations for a dialogue on a peculiar genealogy.


Projects

Juan Carlos Beiro Sports & Leisure Centre
La Felguera, Langreo
ACXT. Javier Pérez Uribarri

Green Wall. Moreda Cultural Centre
Moreda, Aller

Jose Manuel Álvarez

Steel and wood house. [Shelter for an ex rugby player]
Ranón, Soto del Barco

Ecosistema Urbano. Belinda Tato & Jose Luis Vallejo

La Cuadriella Garages
La Cuadriella, Turón
Miguel Ángel García-Pola Vallejo

House/Studio + Countryside Bed & Breakfast
La Pereda, Llanes
longo+roldán arquitectos

22 public housing units.
El Nodo, Avilés
MTM arquitectos. Javier Fresneda y Javier Sanjuán

Hórreo Interpretation Centre. Bueño, Ribera de Arriba
Rogelio Ruiz Fernández y Macario Luis González Astorga

Control room for coke oven batteries. Veriña, Gijón
Tectum Ingeniería. Elena Prieto Palacios + Constantino Hurtado Mingo

131 public housing units. Mieres
ZIGZAG ARQUITECTURA. Bernardo Angelini + David Casino

15 social housing units.
Cerredo, Degaña
zon-e Arquitectos

Learning from the Cuencas
27
Sep
2013
23
Feb
2014

A research project on the cultural landscape of the Asturian mining area

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