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Saturday, May 30, 2020
 

Pablo Larroulet, Hotel AKA Patagonia in Puerto Natales (Chile)

In Puerto Natales, in the Patagonian region of glaciers, volcanoes, and mountains, the cabins designed by the Chilean architect Pablo Larroulet pursue the idea of a meeting of landscape and architecture, but also a contrast. The complex presents seven timber volumes. One of them harbors communal uses, including a kitchen...

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29/05/2020
New Books
AV Monografías 223_224 - ESPAÑA 2020 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 224 - RYUE NISHIZAWA 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 97 - THAM & VIDEGÅRD 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
RCR arquitectes RCR arquitectes
Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre.
SANAA SANAA
The 352-page volume, in hardcover and fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, which gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa over almost three decades of work of the three studios they lead in Tokyo
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
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.
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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Summary, modular housing and services
in Vale de Cambra (Portugal)

The completely modular, prefabricated structure of reinforced concrete made it possible to comply with the proprietors’ flexibility requirements and execution time frames. The structural modules were prefabricated with elements of reinforced concrete, which...

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28/05/2020

Co-Architectes, Saint-Joseph Media Library
on Reunion Island

A work of the firm Co-Architects, headed by Nicolas Peyrebonne, this building is located in Saint-Joseph, a commune on the southern tip of Réunion, one of the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. Establishing a constant dialogue with the...

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26/05/2020

Wutopia Lab, Sinan Books Poetry Store
in Shanghai

To build a church within a church: this was the intention of Wutopia Lab for one of Shanghai’s most emblematic bookstores. The first church addressed by the project is an Orthodox temple raised in 1932, the walls of which have been kept intact and the interior...

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25/05/2020

Ignacio Hornillos,
Chapel House in Madrid

The renovation and enlargement of this house in Madrid's Ciudad Lineal district was carried out by Ignacio Hornillos (Madrid, 1985), in a project consisting of four architectural operations: excavating a chapel, inserting the master bedroom, attaching a pavilion...

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25/05/2020

Wunderkammer 2020, by Olafur Eliasson

You are invited to create your own cabinet of curiosities in augmented reality by bringing objects, outdoor phenomena, and smaller spatial experiments by Olafur to your home or environment - a sun, a puffin, a ladybird, or flowers, a compass or a rainy cloud...

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24/05/2020

Galar-Vélaz-Gil to refurbish
Madrid Railway Museum

For a scheme titled '1878-1880' the Pamplona practice of Daniel Galar, Josecho Vélaz, and Javier Gil won the competition to renovate and enlarge Delicias Station, an example of 19th-century iron architecture and engineering, home since 1984 of the Madrid...

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22/05/2020

Idom, Center in Science and Biodiversity
in Risaralda (Colombia)

In Dosquebradas, a municipality in Colombia's Risaralda department, stands this mixed-use building, an Idom project directed by Jabier Fernández Sánchez. The region is known for its rich fauna and flora, thanks to varying climates. Encompassing a gross...

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21/05/2020

MVRDV, Shenzhen Terraces

The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has won the competition for the Shimao ShenKong International Center, a mixed-use development in the heart of the Longgang district of Shenzhen, China. To be known as Shenzhen Terraces, the 101,300-square-meter complex will include...

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20/05/2020

El Equipo Mazzanti, refurbishment of Romelio Martínez Stadium in Barranquilla

The Bogotá firm of Giancarlo Mazzanti renovated and enlarged this 1935 stadium in Baranquilla, the capital of Colombia's Atlántico Department. The objective was to reorient the facilities in compliance with standards set by the 2018 Central American...

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19/05/2020

OMA, CMG Qianhai Global Trade Center
in Shenzhen (China)

This 360,000-square-meter mixed-use development has been designed by OMA / Chris van Duijn as a 'microcity' within the Qianhai business district of Shenzhen. Containing offices, retail, two hotels, and a cultural center, stacked volumes form two towers...

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18/05/2020

Built landscapes in Iranian desert

A photo series by Manuel Álvarez Diestro (Santander, 1972) captures the development of new affordable housing outside Iran's major cities, particularly the capital, Tehran.

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17/05/2020

Anna i Eugeni Bach, House in La Bisbal d’Empordà (Spain)

In the gridded extension of La Bisbal d’Empordà (Girona), an old chocolate factory has been transformed into a studio and family home that gives importance to the building’s original character. Hence we have a construction where loadbearing stone facades allow three...

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15/05/2020

Rafael Moneo + Canals Moneo Arquitectos, expansion of Ribas winery in Consell

Located in the municipality of Consell, Bodegues Ribas is the oldest winery on the island of Majorca, founded in 1711. Listed in the town's Historical Heritage Catalog, the complex includes winemaking installations, a stately house, and the vineyard. The 800-square-meter...

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14/05/2020

Vo Trong Nghia, villa in Ha Long (Vietnam)

Falling within the 'houses for trees' series of the Ho Chi Minh City-based practice of Vo Trong Nghia, this residence faces Ha Long Bay in northeast Vietnam, dotted with small elevated islands. With the intention of fusing architecture and nature, the pentagon-plan building's...

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13/05/2020

The world's top 10 new architecture projects

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain, by Emilio Tuñón. On the one hand there’s the stately rhythm of white pillars, which speak of temple-like repose. On the other there’s an intricate series of steps and terraces...

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12/05/2020

‘Chair Times’, a History of Seating

Vitra is sharing, free of charge, the documentary film Chair Times, a walk through 125 seats – ranging from an 1807 model to the most recent, 3D-printed designs – on display at Vitra's Schaudepot, a work of Herzog & de Meuron.

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12/05/2020

David Chipperfield wins competition for Georg-Knorr-Park in Berlin

The British firm headed by David Chipperfield will be tranforming an old industrial zone in the Berlin's Marzahn district into a residential and commercial neighborhood. The place measures 152,000 square meters and will feature 1,400 affordable rental apartments...

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11/05/2020

The Day After, Six Bullet Points

Luis Fernández-Galiano

From a wet market came to us ‘bad news wrapped up in proteins,’ and Wuhan was set to become China’s Chernobyl. But the mass confinement there was a success story, and the new Silk Route brought face masks and equipment to Europe...

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10/05/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects,
Hotel Opus ME in Dubai

In the emirate’s skyscraper-filled Burj Khalifa district, Opus ME Dubai of the Meliá Hotels International chain is in a building that Zaha Hadid herself designed before dying in 2016. In a play of solids and hollows, opacity and transparency, the scheme presents two towers...

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08/05/2020

Ferrier Marchetti Studio,
Grand Central Saint-Lazare in Paris

Adjacent to the Saint-Lazare Station in Paris, this mixed-use development is the work of the local practice of Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti. The project involves restoring and rehabilitating a listed historical edifice, and raising a 20,000-square-meter, seven-floor...

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07/05/2020

Living Apart

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Living apart is living less. The isolation that prevents the spreading of the virus will transform our habits, and the immediate future appears like a landscape of elementary particles that drift avoiding contact to settle at the vertices of a regular mesh that marks the security...

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06/05/2020

Botteri-Connell,
HS House in City Bell (Argentina)

In City Bell, a town located in Buenos Aires Province, stands this residence designed by Sofía Botteri and Patricio Connell's La Plata-based firm. The 275-square-meter building, organized around a central pond, is designed in pursuit of 'immateriality,' playing...

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05/05/2020

Mecanoo wins competition for
Senezh Management LAB in Russia

The Delft-based firm Mecanoo, headed by Francine Houben, has won the competition of masterplans for an educational campus on the shores of Lake Senezh, in the Russian town of Solnechnogorsk. Lecture halls, auditoriums, a library, and apartments are laid...

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04/05/2020

Carlos Martí Aris (1948-2020)

Fernando Moral

On the first of May, the architect, historian, critic, and editor Carlos Martí Aris passed away in Barcelona, the city where he was born in 1948. He was a leading intellectual compass within the profession in Spain, and a prominent member of the brilliant generation...

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02/05/2020

BIG, Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet
in Le Brassus (Switzerland)

The Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet is located within the famous luxury watch manufacturer’s historical complex of workshops and factories. It reflects the innovative spirit of the firm – which has successfully maintained its autonomy as a family enterprise – and is...

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01/05/2020

abr/+/arquitectos,
KUNSTHAL design center in Bilbao

The new CSD KUNSTHAL design school center occupies an industrial pavilion in Zorrotzaurre, an artificial island in Bilbao, that has been renovated by abr/+/arquitectos, which works from offices in Madrid and Hondarribia. The firm’s founders, Jesús Arrecubieta, Mariano Benavente, and Ricardo Ruiz...

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29/04/2020

Practicing Architecture in a Pandemic

The New York Times

A year after opening the Shed, Elizabeth Diller is trying to adjust to a world in which she and colleagues can no longer kick around ideas in person...

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29/05/2020

When Manhattan was Mannahatta

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Eric W. Sanderson published Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. The book geolocated old maps onto the modern city...

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27/05/2020

At the Threshold

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We are at the threshold of something, but do not know what exactly. Ortega y Gasset’s diagnosis – “We do not know what is happening to us, and this is precisely what is happening to us”...

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26/05/2020

U.S. Deaths Near 100.000,
An Incalculable Loss

The New York Times

A presentation of obituaries and death notices from newspapers around the country tries to frame incalculable loss...

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25/05/2020

Dining Al Serra

World Architects

As restaurants reopen after months of lockdown, one in Amsterdam is offering diners the option of two-person greenhouses. The gimmick is working: the restaurant is fully booked until the end of June...

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23/05/2020

BrBrooklyn,
Before It Was a Global Brand

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Officially incorporated in 1834, Brooklyn was already the third largest city in America by the Civil War. Just over a century later it was in shambles, hemorrhaging jobs...

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22/05/2020

How Mongolia is helping its nomads adapt to big city life

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

We step inside the yurt-inspired hub that’s fixing the culture of travelling herders shock, designed by the Hong Kong architecture studio Rural Urban Framework (RUF)...

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22/05/2020

Why Zoom meetings are so dissatisfying

The Economist

The main reasons Zoom conversations are draining are to do with audio. The most cultures observe a conversational rule of “no gap, no overlap”...

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20/05/2020

New Dates for the Biennale Architettura

La Biennale di Venezia announces that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – How Will We Live Together? – curated by Hashim Sarkis has been postponed to 2021, to be held May 22nd to November 21st...

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20/05/2020

Dietmar Steiner (1951-2020)

With Dietmar Steiner, the internationally debated architecture and urban planning culture loses one of its pioneers. Born in 1951, Dietmar Steiner studied architecture with Ernst A. Plischke and Gustav Peichl, among others...

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19/05/2020

Rem Koolhaas Says Redesigning Public Spaces Was Necessary Before the Pandemic

Time

Airports are just one among the many, many public spaces that may have to be rethought, reorganized and redesigned in the era of pandemics, and Koolhaas believes it is way overdue...

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19/05/2020

Phone data identify travel hubs at risk of a second wave of infections

The Economist

Well-networked areas tend to have more infections than their average incomes and population densities suggest...

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19/05/2020

Has covid-19 killed globalisation?

The Economist

Even before the pandemic, globalisation was in trouble. The open system of trade that had dominated the world economy for decades had been damaged by the financial crash...

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18/05/2020

Robot dogs are patrolling Singapore parks

Business Insider

Far from barking its orders, a robot dog enlisted by Singapore authorities to help curb coronavirus infections in the city-state politely asks joggers and cyclists to stay apart...

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17/05/2020

Game over for Herzog & de Meuron’s £500m Chelsea stadium

Building Design

The club shelved the plans in 2018 “due to the current unfavourable investment climate” and said it did not know when it might reconsider its decision...

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16/05/2020

Now Is the Time
to Embrace Density

The New York Times / Carol Galante

Restrictive zoning blocks less-affluent families from the opportunities that cities offer. The key to doing so is to make cities denser...

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15/05/2020

New Expo 2020 Dubai dates announced

The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a delay that allows all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19 and allows the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions...

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14/05/2020

Nine Charts That Define
Our New Covid World

Bloomberg

The pandemic has reshaped our jobs, how we travel, and what a recovery looks like. As Covid-19 catalyzes an avalanche of new and urgent data (economic, social, epidemiological)...

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13/05/2020

Jaquelin Robertson (1933-2020)

Architectural Record

A renowned architect and planner, Jaquelin Robertson started his career in New York City government, where his influence remains to this day...

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12/05/2020

Why global crises are the mother of invention

The Economist / Tom Standage

The eruption in April 1815 of Mount Tambora, a volcano in what is now Indonesia, wreaked havoc around the world. But it led to the birth of the bicycle...

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11/05/2020

75 years after World War II

The Guardian

Peter Macdiarmid took photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings...

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11/05/2020

For some tech companies,
office decor is everything

The Economist / Sarah Frier

Whenever I get a few steps past security at the office of Instagram in Menlo Park in the San Francisco Bay Area, glance to my right to see who’s posing by the cartoon clouds...

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10/05/2020

Explore some of the works in the Museo Reina Sofía Collection

The Museo Reina Sofía presents 10 works from its Collection in gigapixel (ultra HD) images, technology which enables every detail in these pieces to be analysed comprehensively through a high-definition zoom.

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09/05/2020

Death of the office

The Economist / Catherine Nixey

As the pandemic leaves offices around the world empty, Catherine Nixey asks what was the point of them anyway?...

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09/05/2020

Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Morgan Library & Museum

In 1825, after struggling for nearly a decade to find a buyer for his drawings, Jean-Jacques Lequeu (1757–1826) donated 823 sheets to the Print Department of the Royal Library in Paris... (Video)

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08/05/2020

Museum of Covid-19

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Scrawled signs, neon rainbows, flour mania … the V&A’s collectors are creating a show for our times, targeting the everyday objects taking on new meaning in the coronavirus age...

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07/05/2020

NASA Picks Moon Lander Designs by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Rocket Companies

The New York Times

It seems unlikely the space agency will meet President Trump’s goal of a return to the lunar surface by the end of 2024...

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06/05/2020

Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion

The New York Times

The Morandi Bridge collapsed on Aug. 14, 2018. The new bridge was designed by the architect Renzo Piano, who donated his services to his native city. (Video)...

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05/05/2020

How long can the novel coronavirus survive on surfaces and in the air?

The Economist

A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2 can linger in the air for hours and on some materials for days...

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04/05/2020

Eileen Gray, the design genius who scared the pants off Le Corbusier

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Her ravishing interiors shocked Paris, thrilled the avant-garde and gave the world its most expensive chair. Le Corbusier actually vandalised her work naked...

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02/05/2020

Andrés Jaque and Ivan Munuera premiere film exploring the visual landscape of Covid-19

Dezeen

The Transscalar Architecture of COVID-19 tracks how coronavirus, its contagion, and its responses are enacted through space...

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01/05/2020

Edward Hopper,
painter of solitude

France tv arts

Painters by Hopper express what many countries are currently experiencing in the flesh: isolation and social distancing as measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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29/04/2020

KAL’s cartoon

The Economist
28/04/2020

Serpentine Pavilion 2020 Cancelled

Counterspace's pavilion will not be built this year because of the COVID19 crisis. The Johannesburg-based practice will collaborate with the Serpentine on a series of off-site and online projects throughout 2020, which will culminate with the opening of the Pavilion in Summer 2021...

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28/04/2020

Amazon revealed as mystery £250,000 donor to bookshops

The Guardian

Fundraiser for retailers facing hardship during the coronavirus pandemic reveals that benefactor is internet giant widely blamed for trade’s decline...

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25/04/2020

Bill Gates on
how to fight future pandemics

The Economist

The coronavirus will hasten three big medical breakthroughs. When historians write the book on the covid-19 pandemic, what we’ve lived through so far will probably take up only the first third or so...

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24/04/2020

Seven Towers Transforming Nyc’s Skyline

Cool Hunting

From windows inside—or out of—the five boroughs, and in the uncanny stillness of the present day, one might be able to see that NYC‘s skyline has changed dramatically in recent years...

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21/04/2020

How the internet has changed during lockdowns

The Economist

Late-night Slack messages have replaced online dating, as many cities approach a full month in coronavirus lockdown...

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19/04/2020

This 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important

The New York Times

Public health experts and elected officials have emphasized again and again that social distancing is the best tool we have to slow the coronavirus outbreak...

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18/04/2020
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