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INTRO 2015_ArquIPSoundS

To Start, at last, our architectural IPS experience, we decided to merge the methological process and my personal gratefulness to all office colleagues in an amazing concert by ANAUT

Clients, workmates, friends and family made the event a special moment for us_Many thanks to everybody.

The first one to many other surprises!!!

Cartel by Noelia Moral Sanz

Why Music? Why Music related to Architecture?

Anyway, Architecture and Music are supported in qualities and abstract, mathematically measurable and analyzable relations; both also have a common historical experience and share concepts as rhythm, harmony, construction…

It may be relatively easy to theorize or invent about the commonalities between the two arts, but is more complicated to delve into the complex network of relationships that both disciplines have been intertwined in the course of the centuries. Since a comprehensive approach to the connection between architecture and sound is clear, as clear as the connection between architecture and light. The sound-waves interact obviously in architectural volumes physically as well as significantly in our ear, that are always open. Architecture is experienced through our ears as well as through our eyes. We can find examples in buildings rhythms, repetitions, counterpoints. Both disciplines have key elements to solve, such as the problem of proportions.

We would like to open with this theme as an investigation along our future projects that gives us new reflections, ideas, motivations, experiences, work improvements…..

Are we talking about architecture as ´frozen music´?
Buildings as if they were (music) scores?
Resonant rooms?
Mathematical structures and proportions?
Architecture and music as individual creations or products of a cultural and social structures?
Are we talking about musicians performing sound-architects? Or they act as architectural spaces composers?

Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello

Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello

Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello

Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello


Photo by Álvaro Pérez Bello


A great Discovery!

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La Rioja Technology Transfer Center

An incredible day!!!! JJU+IPE+BSO total piloting ;)

  • Great meeting

  • Some quality-time with the team

  • One of them showed us FOA building.

Just a coincidence? a great start for our new Amazing Project, LETS GO!

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Building info (

The Centre is composed by a national education centre for IT training, and research and development and an incubator for IT-related businesses. The design explores ways to make the building an integral part of the landscape by producing an environment where nature and technology are intrinsically connected. The classrooms and offices are organised along a corridor that also contains the public spaces and opens up to the gardens on one side. A series of ramps and terraces extend the interior spaces outside and provide solar protection for the fully glazed facades. The building’s roof forms a public promenade over the River Park, connected to the city on either side by bridges and its volume is surrounded by a green canopy that produces a shaded microclimate around the transparent volume: a glass box under a vineyard.


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Arquidianos into “PARENTESIS”

Congratulations Team!!_VERY PROUD of YOU


Presentation Panel


Our colleagues Noelia, Juan Jose, and Juan, have represented Arquid in Parentesis, What are you doing

A series of Exhibitions including a set of Madrid architects belonging to a newer generation: professionals whose careers started after 2008; a date coincident with the start of this economic political and identity crisis, still lasting.

Nowadays, Spanish Architects face emerging issues such as having to find new ways to deal with the crisis.

Traditional architecture has been slowed down due to lack of investments: In our case we introduced ourselves in the industrial Project Management, allowing to find new opportunities to our architects. Our target is trying to present better quality to industrial architecture.

Actually this is our situation, but we also have seen many colleagues developing their careers in fashion, furniture, media, marketing and showing how big and flexible is the architectural field.

We invite you to visit the Architectural chamber (COAM) in Madrid until March the 17th, to learn and enjoy about what our young architects are doing; or visit the next link:



The Team in the expo


Behind the Courtain… The Team

Arquid + IPS SPAIN : When architects and engineers come to a truce...

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Picture yourself on Weekend, maybe a Saturday, the sun is shining, it´s cold, but not to cold for a walk, One or two clouds in the sky and you have been all morning lying on the terrace tanning your self, experiencing the real “weather project “( not the one in the Tate modern) drinking a happy tonic, only because it is too soon to turn your happytonic into something else; Suddenly, an Idea.

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3×1 in “Green” Thoughts – ThreeSome

LEDscape installation was created by the design firm LIKEarchitects, experimental and innovative firm whose partners are three renowned architects: Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto João Jesus. The installation consists of 1,200 bulbs to create a path of light that invites attendees to think about saving electricity. (And how many people it took to put all these lights?)

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Happy Monday Arquidianos!

Some have been sick because of the nigh rytm of the mountain , some will say it was the jacuzzi and others may say that is because all were injured after an intense and athletic afternoon which led to a painful end. (And when I say intents and athletic , I mean I run 10 meters and falling at number 5).

Arquid finally focuses on telling what we've been doing all this year. We are not some blog on the internet, we are going to be The Blog! (comments will be happily take into account).We are a work in progress!.

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Olafur Eliasson once told:

"In this space, time is the main protagonist, is a critical component or vehicle. The space has different times. You have a sense of space when you get lost in time. With this work, I am interested in taking all of your senses: your sight.... The situation is threatening, but develop your sense of orientation "….

This words describes our past year perfectly and now we can finally describe our journey which will continue now that we are in the vicinity of the light.

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