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Passable Orographies
Aranea / Leiva

Grupo Aranea Edited by Ricardo Devesa

The seed title of AFFINIS collection is committed to the work of Grupo Aranea, a multidisciplinary team whose main motivation is to integrate various disciplines and cultural spheres by creatively and transversally challenging architectonic and professional problems associated to intervention in landscape.

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    "Passable Orographies":
    Noon Session, Sevilla

    Author: Book-a 14 | 10 | 2013
    © Vibok Works

    Last 8th October Grupo Aranea delivered the lecture "Building Legends", within the framework of the Noon Lectures Cycle at the ETSA of Seville. Taking advantage of this occasion —and as part of the book "Passable Orographies" we are currently developing with Grupo Aranea— we organized an EDITORIAL PICNIC. This event was an alternative format for the formal Question Time which usually follows lectures and... Continue reading

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    EDITORIAL PICNIC!

    Author: Book-a 09 | 10 | 2013
    © Vibok Works

    It's time for the second stop on the itinerary of three cities for which we create the contents of "Passable Orographies" about the work by Grupo Aranea.

    As you know, we are developing this book as a travelogue that goes through three cities: Barcelona, Seville and Alicante. In each of these cities the contents are created in situ, in conversations and exchanges with people from each place. In Seville, in collaboration with the ETSA and Noon Conferences Series... Continue reading

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    Grupo Aranea receives AR Housing Award

    Author: Book-a 23 | 05 | 2013
    El Valle Trenzado of Elche © Grupo Aranea

    Grupo Aranea is to be congratulated!

    The Casa Lude has just received the AR Housing Award 2013, a significant international recognition promoted by the publication The Architectural Review. The jury was composed by Francisco Aries Mateu, Takaharu Tezuka, Amanda Levete and Catherine Slessor. This new comes just two days after knowing that Architecture Plus Awards include ... Continue reading

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    Guided tour to El Valle Trenzado of Elche

    Author: Book-a 10 | 05 | 2013
    El Valle Trenzado of Elche © Grupo Aranea

    Many citizens have already crossed the new footbridge over the Vinalopó river where is located the Carrús neighborhood, although it has not been officially opened yet.This new bridge is part of ‘El Valle Trenzado’ project by Grupo Aranea, winner of the International Competition of Ideas for revitalizing the Vinalopó river in Elche, in 2009.

    Francisco Leiva and Marta García (Grupo Aranea)... Continue reading

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    "Passable Orographies"
    Workshop-Encounter at the AAAB

    Author: Book-a 17 | 04 | 2013

    Last week we celebrated the first "Passable Orographies" Workshop-Encounter at the Agencia de Apoyo a la Arquitectura in Barcelona, in order to "fabricate" the book of the same name, dedicated to the work of architecture studio Grupo Aranea.

    Organized by Ricardo Devesa, the session focused on the topics of environment and landscape in the work of Aranea. The... Continue reading

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    Working session with Francisco Leiva in Alicante

    Author: Book-a 15 | 02 | 2013
    In the Grupo Arenea's studio

    Last February 13th we had a new working session with Grupo Aranea in Alicante. The ‘travel notebok’ Passable Orographies is taking shape and next week Ricardo Devesa will take over to continue working on the issue. We are very happy with what we're spinning, especially with the editorial process we are going to develop: more news soon!

    We got the opportunity... Continue reading

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    Casa Lude nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

    Author: Book-a 06 | 12 | 2012
    Casa Lude © Photograph by Jesús Granada

    The Casa Lude project, located in Cehegín (Murcia), made by the multidisciplinary team Grupo Aranea, has been nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award, the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

    Grupo Aranea had been nominated in 2011 for the IS of El Rafal. The single nomination for this award is a well deserved recognition that gives us great joy. Congratulations and good luck in the final... Continue reading

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    Grupo Aranea wins the contest to recover Salina Joniche

    Author: Book-a 13 | 11 | 2012
    Saline Joniche Watercolor © Francisco Leiva

    Grupo Aranea, with whom we are preparing the release of the first title of the Affinis collection, just won, in association with Autonome Forme, the International Contest to Recover the Maritime Landscape of the Salina Joniche, in the Province of Reggio di Calabria, Italy.

    The proposal for what they have won the award commit to restore the marsh aquatic landscape, similar to the original, with a harshly superimpose of the industrial... Continue reading

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