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Friday, June 24, 2016
 

New Books
AV Monografías 186_187 - ÁLVARO SIZA 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 184 - OPEN AIR 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 74 - BIG 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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Keivani Architects, Orsi Khaneh building
in Tehran (Iran)

Keivani Architects, led by brothers Nima and Sina Keivani, has completed a seven-story apartment block that takes inspiration from their country’s architecture. The building’s main facade reinterprets orsi windows, combining wooden lattices and colored glass...

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24/06/2016

Luis Vidal + Arquitectos, Can Misses Hospital Renovation in Ibiza

The firm LVA of Luis Vidal – with offices in Madrid, London, Santiago de Chile, and Houston – has refurbished and extended the public hospital of Ibiza. The hospital area has been tripled, and the new facilities reinterpret local architecture through fragmentation...

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22/06/2016

SOM completes a new building
for the U.S. Air Force Academy

The Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD) will function as an education and research center, and is a symbolic addition to the Academy’s campus outside Colorado Springs, designed by SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) in 1954...

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21/06/2016

First images of the Vagelos Center,
by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler is set to open its doors in August. Part of the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in north Manhattan, the tower of glass, concrete, and steel...

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20/06/2016

CómoCrearHistorias,
El Coso Garden in Cehegín (Murcia)

A major snowfall in the 1950s destroyed a group of houses in the old quarter of Cehegín, Murcia province, leaving a large empty space that interrupted the flow of adjacent streets. The project uses the paths spontaneously formed by townsfolk crossing this urban fracture...

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17/06/2016

The Veil in the Pyramid.
Extension of Tate Modern, London

Deyan Sudjic

Tate Modern – the museum was very keen to drop ‘the’ from its official name - is the embodiment of the wave of change, geographical as well as cultural, that London has gone through in the last two decades. For centuries the city has been sharply divided......

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16/06/2016

MX_SI + Mestres Wåge, winners in Oslo

The team formed by the young Barcelona firms MX_SI (Boris Bezan, Héctor Mendoza, and Mara Partida) and Mestres Wåge (Maria Mestres and Magnus Wåge) have won first prize in the international competition organized by the City of Oslo to redevelop the square...

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16/06/2016

Hashim Sarkis, town hall of Byblos

Forty kilometers from Beirut is Byblos, one of Lebanon's oldest cities, inhabited since the Neolithic Age, witness of the beginnings of Phoenician civilization, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. The firm of Hashim Sarkis, which works from offices...

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15/06/2016

Tate Modern Extension,
days before opening

June 17 is opening day of the extension of London’s Tate Modern, again a work of Herzog & de Meuron. Its most significant element is a pyramidal brick tower under which are three of the old power station’s fuel storage tanks, now used as galleries for performance and installation art.

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14/06/2016

Meili Peter, Diocesan Museum Extension
in Hannover (Germany)

The complex spatial and topographic situation surrounding the diocesan museum of Hannover has encouraged the development of a simple extension, a project reduced to an orthogonal volume which protrudes into the trees as if it were floating...

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14/06/2016

WW Architecture, EL House
in Houston (Texas)

Sarah Whiting, dean of Rice University’s architecture school, and Ron Witte, also a professor there, head the Texan office WW Architecture and have designed this one-family house which opens inward. Located close to downtown Houston, the building is...

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13/06/2016

OMA, renovation of Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice

OMA, the Rotterdam studio of Rem Koolhaas, has recently completed the restoration and redefinition of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice, an emblem beside the Rialto Bridge, dating back to 1228, which served as a center for German merchants, a customs house...

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10/06/2016

Ryo Matsui, House in Ibaraki (Japan)

The owner of this dwelling inherited from ancestors an agricultural storehouse that was intact until the floods caused by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 destroyed it altogether. The proprietor decided to reconstruct it, and in a way that would preserve the atmosphere...

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09/06/2016

Summer houses and pavilion
for Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery in London opens its 16th annual temporary pavilion on June 10. It will be visitable in Kensington Gardens until 9 October. This year’s author is Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The project embodies aspects ordinarily perceived as opposites...

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08/06/2016

XTU Architects, ‘La Cité du Vin’
in Bordeaux (France)

Located on the banks of the Garonne River, this theme park devoted to Bordeaux wines recently opened its doors to the public. A work of the French firm XTUArchitects, headed by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières, the building counts 12,927 square meters...

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07/06/2016

Kraus Schönberg, nursery
in Hamburg (Germany)

Arranged around a large glazed void are the compact units into which this school is fragmented, adapting to the scale of the one-family houses of Hamburg’s Ohlstedt neighborhood. The local practice of Tobias Kraus and Timm Schönberg has conceived a central atrium...

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03/06/2016

Herzog & de Meuron's exhibition gallery
at Vitra Campus opens

June 3 is opening day for the second building that the firm Herzog & de Meuron has raised within the Swiss furniture firm Vitra's campus in the German town of Weil am Rhein, close to Basel. In 2010 they completed the VitraHaus, which houses the company's domestic...

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02/06/2016

Bureau SLA renovates 27E building in Amsterdam

As part of a plan to renovate an old naval base at the heart of Amsterdam, a building which was a center for military education has undergone renovation to house a program connected to the Dutch turn to preside the European Council during the first half of 2016...

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01/06/2016

Hamonic + Masson & Associés,
student hall in Boulogne-Billancourt

The French practice of Gaëlle Hamonic and Jean-Christophe Masson has raised this building containing 156 apartments for students, located in Boulogne-Billancourt, 10 kilometers from Paris. Eight floors rise over two underground levels containing parking...

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31/05/2016

Golden Lion for Best National Participation: Spain ‘Unfinished’

The international Jury of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia composed of Hashim Sarkis (President of the Jury, Lebanon, USA), Pippo Ciorra (Italy), Sergio Fajardo (Colombia), Marisa Moreira Salles (Brazil), and Karen Stein (USA)...

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28/05/2016

Norman Foster Foundation presents Droneport prototype in Venice

On view at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, in the Arsenale, is The Norman Foster Foundation’s first full-scale prototype of a hangar for drones, conceived for use in distributing medical supplies in Africa. The vaulted pavilion is built with two outer...

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27/05/2016

Ceramic Facades:
House in Granollers by HArquitectes

Flanked by party walls on a lot that stretches deep inward from the front border, this house is composed of a succession of volumes that have been deliberately set back to obtain the best possible light and views, and are arranged amid small courtyards chained...

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24/05/2016

Thermodynamic Lessons

Kiel Moe

What is the significance of energy for architecture? What might an architectural agenda for energy be? Unfortunately...

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24/06/2016

‘Joaquín Torres-García:
The Arcadian Modern’

On view until 11 September at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid is a retrospective on Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguay, 1874-1949), produced by the MoMA in New York and centered on the individuality of an artist who escaped classification.

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24/06/2016

Breathing Skins Project

An architectural experiment to develop simple technologies to improve our future living environment. The project focuses on responsive facades that allow to gradually adapt room climate and condition to the users...

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24/06/2016

How nature turned a failed communist plan into Bucharest's unique urban park

The Guardian

The wild wetland of Văcărești is a symbol of nature’s resilience. Without human interference, wildlife has reconquered this...

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24/06/2016

Eero Saarinen Designed Weapons For the CIA

Gizmodo

Eero Saarinen designed some of the most iconic American buildings of the 20th century. The arch in St. Louis? That was him...

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23/06/2016

Pierre Lassonde pavilion
by OMA

The Guardian

The new pavillion for the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec has a sense of humour and humility, and is designed...

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23/06/2016

New York Skyline 360
Panorama: 20 Gigapixels

360 Cities

The largest photo ever made of NYC. 360º New York City gigapixel. If you printed this image at a standard photo resolution...

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22/06/2016

The gentrification
of a Rio favela

The Guardian / Jo Griffin

Residents of Babilônia complain they are being callously pushed out as the favela undergoes a rapid ‘upgrade’ ahead of this Olympics...

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22/06/2016

Kéré Architecture, Lycée Schorge in Koudougou (Burkina Faso)

The latest work by Diébédo Francis Kéré is a high school in Koudougou, a Burkina Faso town located 75 kilometers west of Ouagadougou, the country’s capital.  

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21/06/2016

Making London's Most Iconic Typeface Great Again

City Lab

Johnston, the 100-year old typeface synonymous with London’s transit system, is getting an upgrade. Working with TfL...

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21/06/2016

Inside the new Ikea museum

The Guardian

The museum, housed on the site of the chain’s first store in Älmhult, in southern Sweden, is a celebration of everything Ikea...

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20/06/2016

The Hive at Kew Gardens
in London

Evening Standard

Wolfgang Buttress describes the amplified sound of bees communicating as “haunting” and he has built The Hive, the UK Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 (photo gallery)...

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20/06/2016

Christo’s Newest Project: Walking on Water

The New York Times

For 16 days, “The Floating Piers,” a saffron-colored walkway, will connect two small islands in a lake in Northern Italy to the mainland...

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17/06/2016

Breaking into the 800 club

The New York Times Magazine

“This is the skyline people talk about.” It was a Wednesday evening in late May, and Warren Estis, a real estate litigator, was showing...

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17/06/2016

Emilio Ambasz: «I detest writing theories, I prefer writing fables»

Vladimir Belogolovsky: We are in Bologna, Italy where you spend some of your time every year. Curiously, on my way here, my train passed your hospital complex in Venice-Mestre. It zipped right next to it...

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16/06/2016

A Suburban Experiment Aim
for Free Energy

The New York Times

With a combination of rooftop solar panels, smart thermostats, advanced water heaters and other high-efficiency features...

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16/06/2016

Amazon’s intricate spheres
take shape

The Seattle Times

NBBJ's “biospheres” come together on Lenora Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Seattle...

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16/06/2016

Demolition of Moscow 'workers' villages' raises fears for heritage

The Guardian

When Moscow city deputy Alexandra Parushina asked the men in bulldozers whether they had permission to tear down a 1920s...

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15/06/2016

Architects Spin a Giant Rainbow Spiderweb over MoMA PS1

The Creators Project

This site-specific architectural intervention is called Weaving The Courtyard. It's the brainchild of Escobedo Soliz Studio, a Mexico...

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15/06/2016

‘Following in Inge Morath’s Steps: Views on the Danube’

As part of the PhotoEspaña festival, Telefónica Foundation in Madrid hosts until 2 October an exhibition on the first woman to join the Magnum Photos Agency: Inge Morath...

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14/06/2016

Does Makoko Floating School's collapse threaten the whole slum's future?

The Guardian

Multiple award-winning Makoko Floating School was a beacon of hope in this Lagos slum until its collapse this week...

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14/06/2016

Olafur Eliasson at Versailles

The Versailles that I have been dreaming up is a place that empowers everyone. It invites visitors to take control of the authorship of their experience instead of simply consuming...

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14/06/2016

An Urban Wright?

Luis Fernández-Galiano

If there is a quintessentially anti-urban master, it is Frank Lloyd Wright. After all, his great urbanistic utopia is Broadacre...

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13/06/2016

How the refugees of Calais became the camp's architects

The Guardian

A nightclub, restaurant strip and thatched roofs – in the haphazard squalor of the Calais refugee camp, residents have found...

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13/06/2016

Museum of London
design shortlist

The Guardian

Bjarke Ingels Group, Caruso St John, Diener & Diener, Lacaton & Vassal, Stanton Williams, Studio Milou are the finalists...

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10/06/2016

Talking Architecture #3

The Sorigué Foundation is holding the third cycle of 'Talking Architecture.' This time the debates will revolve around themes like the environment, resources, and techniques, tackled from the perspectives of experts coming from different disciplines.

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10/06/2016

Banksy leaves mural and
cheeky note in Bristol school

The Guardian

He shows gratitude to Bridge Farm primary for naming house after him, but tells pupils forgiveness is easier to get than permission...

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10/06/2016

Open Air

Luis Fernández-Galiano

There are closed-door and open-air architectures. But there should be no opposition between ‘huis clos’ and ‘plein air’...

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09/06/2016

An Icon of Organic Modern Architecture Is Destroyed

Hyperallergic

Bruce Goff’s Bavinger House in Norman, Oklahoma, had been built right into the state’s red earth. A spiraling 1955 house that was...

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09/06/2016

Makoko floating school collapses

Naij

The three-storey building collapsed after a torrential rainfall in parts of Lagos The floating school was jointly built by Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ)...

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08/06/2016

Winners of Carrara Thermal Baths competition

Rethinking

Selected out of 105 projects submitted for competition, ‘Lost Landscape’by Luiz Eduardo Lupatini has won first prize…

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08/06/2016

Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari wins Japan’s Fakuoka Prize

Tribune

The award aims to increase awareness of Asian cultures and to institute a broad framework for exchange and mutual...

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07/06/2016

France opens 'Guggenheim
of wine' in Bordeaux

BBC

La Cite du Vin was designed by Paris-based XTU Architects to resemble "the swirl in a wine glass". It cost €81m to build...

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03/06/2016

Free-range architecture
under Mussolini

The Guardian

For his latest BBC4 film, Jonathan Meades is turning his camera towards Il Duce – one fascist monument at a time...

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03/06/2016

Inside Zaha Hadid's Venice Retrospective

Curbed

Though the exhibition is by no means complete, it offers a glimpse into the late architect's process...

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02/06/2016

At Venice Biennale, Germany Makes a Case for Welcoming Refugees

The New York Times

The show at the Biennale titled “Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country” makes a case for continuing Germany’s “welcome culture”...

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01/06/2016

‘Shot at Dawn’ by Chloe Dewe Mathews at Ivorypress

As part of the festival Off PhotoEspaña and until 16 July the Madrid gallery Ivorypress hosts ‘Shot at Dawn,’ a traveling exhibition of the photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews (London, 1982). For two years Dewe researched...

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30/05/2016
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