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New Books
AV Monografías 189_190 - MVRDV AV Monographs
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English texts placed side by side.
Arquitectura Viva 187 - SPANISH SOLUTIONS Arquitectura Viva
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story, works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013 on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
AV Proyectos 76 - OMA AV Proyectos
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details), heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.
Other publications
David Chipperfield David Chipperfield
The Fundación ICO presents the bilingual Spanish-English catalogue of the exhibition ‘Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects.’ Featuring thirty works and projects, the book covers thirty years in the career of the British architect. 
Juan Navarro Baldeweg Juan Navarro Baldeweg
The Fundación ICO publishes, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg,’ which covers the professional career of the Spanish architect, establishing connections between his works as if they formed a zodiac, a ring of constellations. 
The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
Necessary Architecture Necessary Architecture
Following the editions of 2010 and 2012, ‘More for Less’ and ‘The Common,’ the third international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad came with the heading of ‘Necessary Architecture’, centering upon values of austerity but also on cultural aspects of architecture.
The Common The Common
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2012) appealed to civic solidarity as an instrument of architecture in facing the urgent economic and environmental challenges of today.
More for Less More for Less
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2010) aimed to take stock of the change of mood in architecture. Published in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book presents the interviews with the participants.
Atlas: Europe Atlas: Europe
Devoted to the most recent architecture of the European continent, it is the fourth volume in a series which develops and updates the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
Devoted to the most recent architecture of Africa and the Middle East, is the third volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: America Atlas: America
Devoted to the latest architecture of America, it is the second volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Asia and Pacífic Atlas: Asia and Pacífic
This Atlas, devoted to the latest architecture of Asia and the Pacific, is the first volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas. Circa 2000 Atlas. Circa 2000
The BBVA Foundation presents Atlas. Arquitectura global circa 2000, a volume of 312 pages published also in Spanish. Centered on the period opened by the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this work intends to be a critical assessment of world architecture in our global times.
Spain Builds, 1975-2010 Spain Builds, 1975-2010
Second edition of the work published in 2006 coinciding with the exhibition on architecture in Spain held at the MoMA. Now, to mark Spain's presence at Expo Shanghai, the oeuvre is extended, adding Chinese to the original languages.
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Héctor Fdez. Elorza & Manuel Fdez. Ramírez, hermitage of Jarandilla de la Vera

In the Plaza de la Constitución of Jarandilla de la Vera – a town in Cáceres province, Spain, with a population of 3,000 – is the hermitage of Santo Sepulcro, which has been renovated by Héctor Fernández Elorza and Manuel Fernández Ramírez...

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29/09/2016

gmp completes AVIC International office complex in Beijing

The German firm gmp (Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner) has finished the construction, for the Chinese aviation group AVIC International, of an ensemble of offices and commercial premises in Beijing’s Yizhuang New City neighborhood...

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29/09/2016

archikubik, restoration and reconversión
of Rei Martí water deposit

In Barcelona’s Sarrià-Sant Gervasi neighborhood, close to Antoni Gaudí’s Torre Bellesguard, is this water storage deposit built at the end of the 19th century. Located beneath a pinewood, the underground premises were accidentally rediscovered in the late...

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28/09/2016

COAM Awards 2016

The Madrid Institute of Architects (COAM) has announced the winners of the latest cycle of its yearly awards. In the main COAM Award, first prize went to the Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, a work of Emilio Tuñón and Luis Moreno Mansilla, which was lauded...

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27/09/2016

Eye / Espacio y estrategia, architecture workshop in Sechura Desert

Known as the ‘city of eternal heat,’ Piura is surrounded by dunes of Peru’s Sechura Desert. Here, on land reforested with carob trees, sits the architecture workshop of Piura’s university campus, a work of Eye / Espacio y estrategia Arquitectura, a practice...

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26/09/2016

Baumschlager Eberle
& Atelier Champenois, law courts of Caen

The new law courts of Caen, in the northwestern French region of Normandy, are located in the city center. The original design, drawn up by Cristiano Hauvette & Associés, was modified by Baumschlager Eberle Architectes, in collaboration with Hauvette's ex-partner...

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23/09/2016

Premios internacionales de arquitectura Chicago Athenaeum 2016

The winners of the latest International Architecture Awards, given yearly by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, have been announced. The 132 works awarded...

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22/09/2016

Nieto Sobejano, Bristol Royal
Infirmary Extension

The firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos – set up by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano in Madrid in 1985, and working also from a branch in Berlin since 2007 – is the author of the new facade of this hospital complex in the English city of Bristol...

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21/09/2016

Emilio Marín + Juan Carlos López, interpretation center in the Atacama Desert

In Chile’s Antofagasta region, between the small towns of San Pedro de Atacama and Ayquina, rises this building designed by Emilio Marín and Juan Carlos López – who work from offices in Providencia and Santiago, respectively – that is part of a wind farm...

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20/09/2016

Results of the Via dei Fori Imperiale
of Rome competition

Three proposals have won ex aequo in the Via dei Fori Imperiale call for ideas – of the 14th edition of the Piranesi Prix de Rome – organized by Pier Federico Caliari, director of the Accademia Adrianea di Architettura e Archeologia de Roma...

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19/09/2016

OMA + Taryn Simon, installation for
Park Avenue Armory in New York

OMA's New York office has designed a space with monumental concrete columns for a performance by the artist Taryn SImon scheduled for 25 September at the Park Avenue Armory of New York.

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17/09/2016

Heatherwick Studio: ‘Vessel’,
staired structure in New York

With its 2,400 steps and a budget of 15 million dollars (13,422,750 euros), the installation designed by the British Thomas Heatherwick is the centerpiece of a public square  in Manhattan's Hudson Yards urban development, where several skyscrapers are currently...

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16/09/2016

Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots: 'We've reached peak everything'

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The great photographer’s awesome images – taken from drones, propellor planes and a 50ft selfie stick – show how industry has drilled and drained our planet. Rectangles of pale blues and greens lie...

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16/09/2016

Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016

‘After Belonging’ addresses and imagines the objects, spaces, and territories of a transforming condition of belonging. Global circulation of people, information, and goods has destabilized what we understand by residence, questioning spatial permanence...

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13/09/2016

Oslo architecture triennale:
Airbnb cosplay for the gig economy nomad

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Fascinating installations for 2016 – from interior ‘pornification’ to Nasa’s psychedelic carbon tracker – are undermined by pseudointellectual theory...

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15/09/2016

REX, Ronald Perelman Performance Arts
Center in New York

Located to the north of the memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan, the monolith wrapped in a skin of translucent marble – designed by the firm Brooklyn REX, which is headed by ex-OMA partner Joshua Prince-Ramus – ...

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14/09/2016

Latest images of Peter Zumthor’s LACMA

The Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has since 2008 been designing a new building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and he has unveiled new images of the modified project. Construction is to begin in 2018.

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14/09/2016

Izaskun Chinchilla, Co-working utopic_US
Conde de Casal in Madrid

The versatile facility designed by the Madrid studio of Izaskun Chinchilla offers spaces for work and rest which also serve to foster collaboration and interaction among the users.
(Photos: Imagen Subliminal - Miguel de Guzmán)

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13/09/2016

VIΛ West 57th Street, by BIG

New York is becoming a greener and more welcoming city. The transformation of the Hudson riverfront, the High Line linear park, the pedestrianization of Broadway and the construction of thousands of kilometers of bicycle lanes are a few of the plans...

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12/09/2016

Thermal Allometry
and Massive Architecture

Jerónimo van Schendel, Aaron Mendonca, Sarah Kantrowitz

Architects deal with thermodynamics-related problems in ways that tend to be intuitive, lacking quantitative correlations between design decisions and energy performance, which poses a barrier to integrating thermal...

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09/09/2016

Issei Suma, Jikka center for the elderly
in Itou-shi (Japan)

In woodland outside Itous-shi, in Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture, is the small Jikka center for elderly and disabled members of the local community. Designed by the Tokyo architect Issei Suma, the 100-square-meter facility offers accommodations,,,

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09/09/2016

Apple to create new London HQ at Battersea Power Station

Evening Standard

The iPhone and iPad maker will move 1,400 staff from eight sites around the capital into what it calls “a new Apple campus”...

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30/09/2016

Zaha Hadid artworks to go on display at Serpentine

The Guardian

London exhibition, planned before architect’s death, will feature drawings that shine a light on how she thought about...

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30/09/2016

‘Agostamiento’ by Basurama
at Matadero Madrid

As part of the ‘Abierto x Obras’ program the Madrid group Basurama has carried out the artistic project ‘Agostamiento,’ which transforms the refrigerated chamber of the old Legazpi slaughterhouse. The 7,000 sunflowers...

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30/09/2016

Through the Looking Glass

Luis Fernández-Galiano

MVRDV’s work takes us to the other side of the looking glass. As is known, much of recent Dutch architecture is effervescently...

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29/09/2016

Paulo Mendes da Rocha,
RIBA Gold Medal 2017

The Brazilian Paulo Mendes da Rocha has been distinguished with the 2017 Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), shortly after winning – for this year 2016 – the Praemium Imperiale of Japan...

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29/09/2016

Prison Sentence Over Smashing of Shrines in Timbuktu: 9 Years

The New York Times

For his role in demolishing historic Muslim shrines in Timbuktu (Mali), judges at the International Criminal Court ordered...

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28/09/2016

'Flexible Housing: Society' competition winners

Rethinking

How do we inhabit a society where changes are swift and simultaneous? A total of 113 proposals were submitted and the proposals...

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27/09/2016

Nobel, unprized

The Economist

Protests reveal NIMBYism mixed with indifference to the past. David Chipperfield won the commission for the Nobel Centre...

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26/09/2016

MoMA Launches Online Database of Past Exhibitions

MoMA

3,500 exhibitions from our founding in 1929 to the present are available online. These pages are updated continually...

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26/09/2016

David Adjaye on designing
the African American museum

Al Jazeera

David Adjaye explains his inspiration behind the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC...

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23/09/2016

Marina Abramović Gives
Norman Foster a Golden Replica
of His Own Brain

artnet

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem honored Norman Foster with the Scopus Award at the Campus Biotech in Geneva...

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23/09/2016

Residents overlooked
by Tate Modern extension
should 'get net curtains'

The Guardian

Tate director Nick Serota suggests solution for Neo Bankside tenants who don’t want to make an exhibition of themselves...

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23/09/2016

Eisenhower family will support Frank Gehry’s Memorial

Curbed

After years of legislative battles, criticisms, and design edits, the Eisenhower family will now support Frank Gehry’s of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial...

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23/09/2016

Peter Lindbergh, a different vision on fashion photography

Kunsthal Rotterdam

The exhibition devoted to German photographer Peter Lindbergh will feature more than 220 photographs...

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22/09/2016

Winners of the Island
of Arts (IOA) Venice competition

Organized by Arquideas, the international competition called Island of Arts Venice, open to students and new graduates of architecture, drew 142 proposals from thirty countries. Venice...

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21/09/2016

The Design of Parliaments Has
a Funkadelic Impact on Politics

Wired

At first glance, the meeting halls of Russia’s and Botswana’s parliaments could not look more different. Russia’s 616-member...

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21/09/2016

In Houston, an Underground Cistern Is a New Temple for Art

CityLab

It took Houston less than 5 years to forget that the city has its own Mines of Moria. A sprawling underground complex of concrete...

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20/09/2016

Welcome to the sauna
and steam of your dreams

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

“We wanted people to be curious about what this thing could be,” says Francesco Apuzzo of Raumlabor, the Berlin-based architectural...

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20/09/2016

Spanish Solutions

Luis Fernández-Galiano

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Deep in a systemic crisis that is far from over, Lenin’s old...

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20/09/2016

Peter Zumthor to design Fondation Beyeler's expansion

The Art Newspaper

The Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, has selected Peter Zumthor’s proposal for its extension building in the Iselin-Weber...

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19/09/2016

David Chipperfield to renovate Haus der Kunst in Munich

David Chipperfield Architects will renovate Haus der Kunst, one of the most iconic and controversial architectural landmarks in Munich. The final selection procedure included four...

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19/09/2016

The rocky formations of Mars

NASA's exploration vehicle Curiosity Mars is currently examining the 'Murray Buttes' region of Mars and sending us detailed images of the planet's geological past.

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16/09/2016

Bjarke Ingels on why architecture should be
more like Minecraft

Wired

The architectural prodigy's commissions range from Google's HQ to the new World Trade Centre - all united by his philosophy...

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16/09/2016

Carme Pinós awarded
2016 Rupp Prize

Berkeley

Carme Pinós, an award-winning architect and educator, is the 2016 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize...

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16/09/2016

Peter Blundell Jones obituary

The Guardian

When the architectural historian Peter Blundell Jones, who has died aged 67 of cancer, was a student, one building that was much...

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16/09/2016

Conrad Shawcross
and Cornelia Parker at Ivorypress

On view through 12 November at Ivorypress Madrid are shows by two British artists: 'Inverted Spires and Descendant Folds,' by Conrad Shawcross (London, 1977), and 'Verso,' by Cornelia Parker (Cheshire, 1956)...

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15/09/2016

Europe's tallest residential
tower in Western Europe

Time Out

Architects office HOK has revealed plans to build Spire London, a 234-metre-high skyscraper in east London...

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15/09/2016

Zaha Hadid’s successor:
my blueprint for the future

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

atrik Schumacher preaches the gospel of ‘parametricism’, a system of architecture designed to cut out human error...

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14/09/2016

Paulo Mendes da Rocha,
Praemium Imperiale 2016

After the Golden Lion for an entire professional career at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, the succession of honors in recognition of the trajectory of Paulo Mendes da Rocha continues...

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13/09/2016

One World Trade Center sale could prove challenging for Port Authority

Curbed

The Port Authority is hoping that a potential sale of One World Trade Center may generate as much as $5 billion for the agency...

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13/09/2016
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