About the Journal

This magazine is aimed at all those people and institutions interested in traditional building, architecture and urbanism. Its articles are related to the theory and practice of these disciplines. Its objective is to promote the creation of places and buildings that are in harmony with the local culture and tradition and that are respectful of the environment and its natural resources. It also aims to provide a better knowledge of the traditional constructive cultures of the various regions of the world and, with it, a greater respect towards them that may contribute to their better preservation and to their continuity.

It is published annually online and all its contents are freely available. It is a bilingual publication, with all its texts in English and Spanish. It includes both original academic articles, peer-reviewed and evaluated following the usual protocols of scientific journals, as well as other informative but more visual articles, news and reviews, with the ultimate goal of bridging the gap that continues to exist between the academic and professional worlds today. For this reason, it also gives voice to the masters of traditional construction and there is particular focus on their crafts.


It is organized by INTBAU Spain and the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, thanks to the generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Trust, through a donation to the Chicago Community Trust for the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Fund.


INTBAU Spain was established in the year 2012 with the aim of creating and expanding a more operational and active network which is able to bring together those people and institutions which share the goals of INTBAU in Spain. From its very beginning, this network aims not only to develop initiatives of its own, but also to act as a platform for collaboration and interchange of information as well as to contribute to promoting other related initiatives organized by its members.

INTBAU Spain already has over 600 members and organizes, supports or promotes a growing number of initiatives, including different prizes, competitions, exhibitions, publications, seminars, workshops and projects. We also collaborate closely with INTBAU Portugal, with which we carry out several joint initiatives.


Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust

The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust is a non-profit north-American institution founded by the philanthropist and businessman Richard H. Driehaus. It provides important support for projects related with promoting traditional architecture, urbanism and the conservation of heritage. 

In addition to this project, the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Trust, through a donation to the Chicago Community Trust for the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Fund supports various initiatives.