Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
 
New Books
AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO 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 227 - KAAN 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 99 - FOSTER+PARTNERS 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
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles + Fracturas y ficciones
Luis Fernández-Galiano publishes Las grandes esperanzas (1976-1992), a critical revision of the issues and challenges of architecture, art, and society of those convulse and fertile years, offering a historical mirror on which we can find a reflection of our current economic, ecological, and social crisis.
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles
The recession caused by the oil crises that shook the planet in the 1970s serves as backdrop for Empeños sostenibles (1976-1984), a selection of articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano on technological alternatives, sustainable construction, and the relationship between architecture and energy.
Las grandes esperanzas Fracturas y ficciones
Through the one hundred essays on architecture, history, art, and society included in Fracturas y ficciones (1985-1992), Luis Fernández-Galiano outlines a portrait of a period of global prosperity in which the Olympic Games of Barcelona and the Expo of Seville brought international attention to Spain.
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 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.
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.
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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Ötzi Peak 3251m (Italy)

At the top of the Schnals Valley glacier, at an elevation of more than 3,000 meters, an observation deck invites excursionists to climb and take in some breathtaking views of the Tyrolean Alps and abrupt landscape. Following the natural topography of the ridge, a light structure...

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26/10/2020

David Chipperfield Architects, Jacoby Studios in Paderborn (Germany)

The former St. Vincenz hospital, situated in the medieval town center of Paderborn, has been converted by the firm of David Chipperfield into a new headquarters for the company Jacoby Studios. Originally a 17th-century Capuchin monastery, the ensemble was used...

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23/10/2020

Pinearq, Comprehensive Transplant Centre in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

A scheme drawn up by Albert de Pineda’s Barcelona firm Pinearq – in collaboration with the local office Dico si Tiganas – is the winning entry in the competition to build a hospital specialized in transplants within the heterogeneous historical quarter of the northwestern...

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21/10/2020

Federico Correa, cosmopolitan tradition

With the passing away of Federico Correa we reproduce an article, published in Arquitectura Viva 195, that Luis Fernández-Galiano devoted to the Barcelona master who designed buildings and interiors where modernity merged with the vernacular and with history…

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20/10/2020

Herzog & de Meuron, update plans for redevelopment of Roche site in Basel

More elaborated plans for the latest revamp of the Roche campus in Basel (Switzerland) have been unveiled. With the transfer to the research center now under construction in the north zone, the pharmaceutical company’s offices and laboratories in the south section...

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19/10/2020

Studio Zhu-Pei, Imperial Kiln Museum
in Jingdezhen (China)

Considered the cradle of pottery and porcelain, the city of Jingdezhen – in northeastern China's Jiangxi province – has been tied to the ceramic industry since the 5th century, when the first craft workshops cropped up that would become the kilns of the emperors...

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16/10/2020

SANAA, expansion of Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney

New images have been released of the currently-under-construction Sydney Modern Project of SANAA, the joint practice of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. This is the Japanese firm's first work in Australia and completion is programmed for 2022...

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15/10/2020

Javier de las Heras Solé, music school in Amorebieta-Etxano

The scheme drawn up by the Catalan architect Javier de las Heras Solé that placed first in the 2015 ideas competition for a school of music in Amorebieta-Etxano, a municipality in the Basque comarca of Duranguesado, presents a compact box cutting a singular figure...

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14/10/2020

Muñoz Miranda Arquitectos, Residential Building in Málaga

This is a project that appears on the seashore, near a preexistence of a protected smokestack from the beginning of the 20th century, that informs us of the industrial activity in that area, at that time the industrial outskirts of Málaga. Pairs of identical buildings were...

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13/10/2020

KAAN Architecten, Crematorium Siesegem in Aalst (Belgium)

The building is conceived as an oasis of calm that manifests itself exteriorly through few but sculptural openings striking a contrast with the lines of the surrounding landscape. Affixed to the terrain, the crematorium is an ode to order and peace, characterized by high spaces...

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12/10/2020

Axel Springer building in Berlin, by OMA

In 2013 the German publishing group Axel Springer called a competition to expand its Berlin headquarters with a new building that would be both a symbol and a setting for its shift from traditional printing to digital media. Containing 52,000 square meters of work space for...

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09/10/2020

BIG and NASA design 3D-printed buildings for the Moon

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), SEArch+ (Space Explotation Architecture) and the 3D-printed building company ICON are working together in Project Olympus, a NASA-funded initiative to develop robotic construction for the Moon. Working with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight...

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08/10/2020

Norman Foster addresses the first United Nations Forum of Mayors in Geneva

Norman Foster has given the opening keynote to the first UN Forum of Mayors, a platform where mayors presented their experience dealing with the COVID-19 health emergency and other challenges their cities are facing. From introducing temporary public spaces where people can...

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07/10/2020

Video honoring 2020 Laureates,
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara

The Pritzker Architecture Prize

The video, produced in lieu of an in-person ceremony for the first time in the 42-year history of the award, discusses the meaning of the Prize, reveals the Laureates’ intimate reflections on architecture, and includes a personal message to embolden aspiring architects...

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07/10/2020

Estudio Lamela,
Canalejas Center in Madrid

The project carried out by Carlos Lamela’s firm involved revamping seven of Madrid’s historical buildings, located at Alcalá 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14, at Plaza de Canalejas 1, and at Carrera de San Jerónimo 7. All had been in disuse for over a decade, since the day the...

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06/10/2020

Dominique Perrault, retractable roof for Suzanne Lenglen tennis court in Paris

Dominique Perrault Architecture (DPA) has won the competition to cover the tennis court named after the French champion Suzanne Lenglen at Stade Roland Garros, the complex that hosts the French Open. Over a concrete structure and the ensemble of steel...

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05/10/2020

‘Masters of 20th-Century Architecture:
Le Corbusier’

Fundación Juan March

In observance of World Architecture Day and World Habitat Day, we reproduce Luis Fernández-Galiano’s lecture on Le Corbusier, in celebration, too, of the anniversary of the master’s birth on 6 October 1887…

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06/10/2020

Bangkok Project Studio,
Elephant World in Thailand

The firm founded by Boonserm Premthada, Bangkok Project Studio, has in the Thai province of Surin completed what is to be known as Elephant World, consisting of a ‘cultural courtyard,’ an observation tower, and a museum. This is a local government initiative...

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02/10/2020

MVRDV, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

The Dutch firm MVRDV has completed the building in which the art collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – over 151,000 objects – will be stored in one same place for the first time since 1935. The ‘depot’ will open to the public in the autumn of 2021...

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01/10/2020

B + M + L, Aniceto House in Seville

The young Málaga architects Eugenia Álvarez Blanch, Elena Sánchez Montero, and Enrique Bravo Lanzac have turned an old retail space in Seville’s central neighborhood of San Luis – at Calle Aniceto Sáenz 1, close to Plaza de Pumarejo – into a home and workshop...

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30/09/2020

From garden streets to bike highways: four ideas for post-Covid cities

The Guardian

We asked four architecture firms to share their visions of what cities should do, now, to better design everything from offices to streets to transport – and we have analysed each one...

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30/09/2020

Dragon Mountain Pavilion,
by Aurelien Chen

The installation built by the French architect Aurelien Chen in Rizhao (China) is an abstract recreation of the traditional Chinese landscape. Two hundred perforated and illuminated stainless steel poles interspersed with flat canopies reflect the environment, creating an interplay of lights and shadows.

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30/09/2020

OMA, MEETT exhibition and convention center in Toulouse

With its 155,000 square meters, Toulouse’s new exhibition and convention center, known as MEETT, rises on agricultural land on the edge of the French city, close to the airport and the huge Airbus factories that are an engine of the regional and national economies...

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29/09/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects,
2 Murray Road Tower in Hong Kong

Located in the heart of the city’s central business district, beside I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower, this 36-floor office building on Murray Road replaces a multi-story car park with a scheme that reinterprets the forms of the bud of a Bauhinia x blakeana, the flower of which...

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28/09/2020

The pandemic will accelerate
the evolution of our cities

The Guardian / Norman Foster

City centres are likely to see fewer cars in future, but that would have happened eventually without Covid-19. Neighbourhoods have seen a resurgence in appeal with the tag of “the 15-minute city”...

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26/09/2020

LOT-EK, Drivelines Studios
in Johannesburg (South Africa)

Part of a large-scale urban transformation project, this intervention is a response to the post-apartheid generation’s desire to introduce and adopt new models for living. Rising on a triangular plot of land, the building is formed by 140...

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25/09/2020

DJ arquitectura, University of Málaga Fine Arts School courtyard

The Granada practice of Diego Jiménez López and Juana Sánchez Gómez, DJ arquitectura, has been commissioned to eliminate obsolete structures and refurbish installations of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Málaga, in its El Ejido campus...

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24/09/2020

Ricardo Yslas Gámez, office buidling for Anteus Constructora in Zapopan (Mexico)

Located on the outskirts of the city of Zapopan, in the state of Jalisco, this building by the Mexico City-based firm headed by Ricardo Yslas is integrated into the manufacturing plant of the construction company Anteus. With the aim of creating a corporate space truly...

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23/09/2020

Twobo + Luis Twose, renovation of Aigües de Vilajuïga industrial plant

The Catalan team of Twobo arquitectura + Luis Twoso worked on the hundred-year-old plant that extracted mineral waters coming from a 70-meter-deep aquifer in Vilajuïga, a municipality of the Girona comarca of Alt Empordà, located near the Cap de Creus natural park...

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22/09/2020

Snøhetta, Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora (North Dakota)

The Norwegian firm Snøhetta has won the competition for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, which is to go up in Medora, North Dakota, on the banks of the Little Missouri River. Selected out of 40 entries, including the proposals of co-finalists Studio Gang and...

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21/09/2020

Anna Heringer Wins 2020 Obel Award for Anandaloy Community Center

The Obel Award is an international prize that honors recent, outstanding architectural contributions to human development, with the winner receiving €100,000 and an artwork...

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26/10/2020

Richard Neutra's Iconic Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs is for Sale

The Guardian / Vivian Ho

Built in 1946 to the designs of Richard Neutra, the house first became famous in Julius Shulman’s twilight black-and-white frame, the misty San Jacinto Mountains...

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26/10/2020

The Demolition of LACMA: Art Sacrificed to Architecture

The New York Review of Books / Joseph Giovannini

There are two demolitions going on at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest encyclopedic museum west of the Mississippi... (‘The Redesign of LACMA: An Exchange’ Michael Govan, reply by Joseph Giovannini)

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27/10/2020

Berlin’s long-delayed airport is finally opening

The Economist

Ground was broken on Berlin Brandenburg Airport (ber) in 2006. It was supposed to take five years to build. After a second failed opening, in June 2012...

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25/10/2020

Can the European Union learn to love a common culture?

The Economist

Bauhaus and Brussels are an uneasy mix. Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus art school, which shaped design in the 20th century, declared that a building “must be true to itself...

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23/10/2020

100 Years of Urban Planning for Greater Berlin

The exhibition on view at the Kronprinzenpalais in the German capital features the winning entries to the Berlin-Brandenburg 2070 competition, including Pedro Pitarch's ‘Archipelago Lab.’

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23/10/2020

The floating church

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The area around London’s Olympic Park is a regeneration hothouse with micro-breweries, tech startups, speakeasys and spas. Now their spiritual needs are being met – with a beautiful chapel on a barge...

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21/10/2020

Amanda Levete: the architect building the future

Financial Times

The RIBA Stirling Prize winner believes we can build a better, brighter world. She’s very persuasive...

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17/10/2020

Dancing with architecture, ‘Faire Le Poirier’ by Koki Nakano

A choreography that takes its name from Shirshasana, the inverted posture practiced in hatha yoga, filmed in the Negev Desert and performed on the concrete construction of the Israeli sculptor Dani Caravan…

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16/10/2020

Google shares vision for sprawling, sustainable “Downtown West” in San Jose

The Architect's Newspaper

The project, with SITELAB urban studio serving as lead urban designer, includes the architecture firms Grimshaw Architects, Heatherwick Studio, SHoP, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and others...

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14/10/2020

Posters that changed the world

The Guardian / Sarah Gilbert

A new book, published by Pavilion, 100 Posters That Changed The World, looks at the stories behind 300 years of classic designs...

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12/10/2020

The Coronavirus Unveiled: Microscopic Images of SARS-CoV-2

The New York Times / Carl Zimmer

In February, as the new coronavirus swept across China and shut down entire cities, a scientist named Sai Li set out to paint its portrait...

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10/10/2020

Coronavirus in the White House

Days after Donald Trump left the hospital, Time magazine devotes its cover to a scathing commentary on the spell of contagions afflicting the presidential residence and workplace, with 23 cases detected in less than a week.

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09/10/2020

‘Alfaro in Xàtiva. Dialogue with History’

The work of the world-renowned Valencian sculptor Andreu Alfaro (1929-2012) is characterized by its synthesis of all the knowledge he absorbed in the course of years. A reduction of form, an exercise in creating a single stroke in the void, showing the evident connection...

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09/10/2020

Snøhetta wins Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

Snøhetta was honored as the recipient of the 2020 National Design Award for Architecture, bestowed by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The studio was selected for the impact of their designs, particularly in the areas of social and environmental sustainability...

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06/10/2020

Winners Announcement

YTAA

The Winners of the Young Talent architecture Award (YTAA) 2020 and of the Asia Edition of YTAA 2020 have just been announced!...

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05/10/2020

Centre Pompidou could close for three years for renovations

The Art Newspaper

French government also considering option of a seven-year overhaul that would allow the Paris gallery to stay partially open...

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04/10/2020

Akon just unveiled his $6 billion ‘futuristic’ city in Senegal

The Washington Post

The twisting metallic skyscrapers planned for Akon City look like they could sprout on Mars in the distant future — blueprints that scream: Bring your hoverboard...

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03/10/2020

Cosentino presents ‘C 17 - Architecture & Everything Else’

As part of the celebration of the World Architecture Day and the World Habitat Day, Cosentino publishes issue No.17 of its magazine C - Architecture & Everything Else...

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02/10/2020

David Adjaye wins 2021 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects and personally approved by the Queen, the Royal Gold Medal recognises those who have dedicated their lives to the "advancement of architecture"...

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30/09/2020

‘Architecture Fragments’,
by Marià Castelló

It is a project that was born tangent to the borders between different plastic arts, especially drawing, photography, painting, sculpture and architecture. Concrete paintings, plaster projections or dreamlike architectures...

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26/09/2020

Winners of the Brick Award 20

In 2020, six winners were awarded in five categories: Sharing Public Spaces (University of Silesia, Faculty of Radio and Television, by BAAS Arquitectura), Feeling at Home (Can Jaime I n'Isabelle, by TEd'A arquitectes)...

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25/09/2020

The next Fotografiska in Berlin, by Herzog & de Meuron

The Architect's Newspaper

Contemporary Swedish photography museum Fotografiska announced plans to launch its newest outpost in Berlin...

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23/09/2020

The museum of everything

The Guardian / Andrew Dickson

In a world first, Rotterdam’s Boijmans museum has put its entire collection on display in a mammoth new warehouse...

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22/09/2020

Light and matter in the abstract spaces of Navarro Baldeweg

Giornale di Brescia

Organized by the Municipality of Brescia and the Brescia Museums Foundation, the exhibition – on view until 5 April – presents Juan Navarro’s career through “Architecture, Painting, Sculpture”... (photo gallery)

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21/09/2020

The United Nations of Uniqlo

The Economist / Amelia Lester

Unusually for a clothing company, Uniqlo measures its significant milestones not in iconic outfits but in manufacturing breakthroughs. Today over 1,000 researchers there work on inventing new fabrics...

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18/09/2020

The southern hemisphere skipped flu season in 2020

The Economist

Not only have countries in the southern hemisphere slowed the spread of covid-19, but they also appear inadvertently to have stopped the proliferation of another deadly disease: the flu...

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17/09/2020

‘Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan’ at Museo ICO

On view from 16 September to 17 January at the ICO Museum in Madrid are 76 images taken by the photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon – born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942 – that show the architectural transformation of Lower Manhattan. Curated by Lyon himself...

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16/09/2020

KAAN Architecten

Based in Rotterdam but running offices in São Paulo and Paris as well, KAAN Architecten was set up by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, and Dikkie Scipio as a new professional venture after the 2014 closure of Claus en Kaan...

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16/09/2020

Designing Time

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architects design space, but also time. Imagining the city after the pandemic, they strive to reconcile the need for social distance with the convenience of proximity...

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16/09/2020

How China Controlled the Coronavirus

The New Yorker / Peter Hessler

Afew days before my return to classroom teaching at Sichuan University, I was biking across a deserted stretch of campus when I encountered a robot...

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14/09/2020

Tower blocks are 'not so bad'

The Guardian

2 September 1975: Pioneering designs, such as those by Le Corbusier, included outdoor spaces and gardens but these have been ignored, a symposium on buildings hears...

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13/09/2020

Concéntrico 06

The Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design, an annual reflection on the urban environment and the city, held its latest edition from 3 to 6 September 2020.

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12/09/2020

'Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales' at Matadero Madrid

On view through 31 January is this exhibition curated by Ethel Baraona and designed by Taller de Casquería ...

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11/09/2020

Air pollution is returning
to pre-covid levels

The Economist

Covid-19 is not all bad, as any city-dweller who stepped outside this year will have seen. The virus has killed hundreds of thousands of people...

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07/09/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright home in Phoenix set for new lease of life after $7.25m sale

The Guardian

Desert home was built for son and daughter-in-law in 1952 Buyers reportedly intend to preserve and restore house...

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05/09/2020

China makes its mark on the world of tattoos

The Economist

The innovations pioneered by China’s tattooists are transforming the art of inked flesh everywhere...

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04/09/2020

How Syria's blasted landmarks are starting to rise from the ruins

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

From Aleppo to Palmyra, many of the country’s architectural treasures have been reduced to rubble, but restoration has begun...

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03/09/2020

Louise Michel rescue vessel
in action

The Banksy-financed Louise Michel lifeboat reached Lampedusa after rescuing 219 refugees who had been drifting for days in the Mediterranean Sea.

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02/09/2020

Richard Rogers to retire

The Guardian

Rogers, 87, will have his name removed from the firm of Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners in the coming months as part of the practice’s constitution...

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02/09/2020

A Second Virus Wave Grips Spain

The New York Times

The coronavirus is spreading much faster in Spain than anywhere else in Europe. After a relative lull during the summer...

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01/09/2020

Biden and Trump Go Cloud to Cloud

Bloomberg / Ben Schott

In terms of length and complexity, Joe Biden’s speech was the shortest and simplest. Donald Trump’s speech was not just twice as long, it was also significantly more complex…

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31/08/2020

First printed house
in Europe at Kamp C

Kamp C, the Center for Sustainability and Innovation in Construction, printed this two story building. It has a floor surface of 90 square meters and was printed with the largest 3D concrete printer in Europe...

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28/08/2020

ACROS Fukuoka 25 years' anniversary

Situated in Fukuoka City (Japan), ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall is a center of cultural and information exchange, designed by Emilio Ambasz, a pioneer of ecological architecture...

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26/08/2020

Norman Foster unveils plan for pop-up glass parliament

The Times

A transparent pop-up parliament has emerged as a potential home for MPs when the House of Commons is closed for repairs...

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25/08/2020

Animales arquitectos
Learning from Nature

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Finnish architect and author Juhani Pallasmaa organized in 1995 in Helsinki an exhibition on constructions made by animals, from beehives to bird’s nests and beavers’...

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24/08/2020
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