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Thursday, May 26, 2016
 

New Books
AV Monografías 185 - ELEMENTAL 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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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

Napur Architect wins competition for Museum of Ethnography in Budapest

Set to join Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music and SANAA’s National Gallery and Ludwig Museum within the future Liget cultural complex outside Budapest is the city’s new ethnographic museum, following a design by Napur Architect. The local firm...

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23/05/2016

Foster + Partners, high-speed railway station in Madinah

The Haramain high-speed railway of Saudi Arabia will connect the holy cities of Islam – Makkah and Madinah – with a 453-kilometer to be traveled in only two hours and a half. Along the way are the stations of Jeddah and KAEC (King Abdullah Economic City)...

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20/05/2016

Arquitectura Viva 183: Material Abstraction. Dossier Industrialization

Ethics and Aesthetics. The current diversity of architectural languages is not just the fruit of an innocent aesthetic freedom, and opting for one style or another has immediate moral implications. The formal austerity and material gravity...

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20/05/2016

Neutelings Riedijk Architecten,
City Hall of Deventer (Netherlands)

The project by the Rotterdam firm Neutelings Riedijk encompasses a floor area of 24,000 square meters: 20,000 newly constructed and the remaining 4,000 within the restored old city hall of Deventer, in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Besides municipal services...

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19/05/2016

OMA + Allies & Morrison, refurbishment
of the old Commonwealth Institute

Undertaken jointly by OMA – the Rotterdam studio of Rem Koolhaas – and the British firm Allies & Morrison, the recently completed project in the Kensington district of west London involved refurbishing the old Commonwealth Institute and raising three new residential blocks...

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18/05/2016

nArchitects, Housing Micro-Units
in New York

The first block of micro-apartments ever to go up on the island of Manhattan is located in the Kips Bay neighborhood near the East River, and is an effort to address the growing demand for affordable housing for the increasingly frequent family unit of just one or two...

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17/05/2016

Fernando Suárez Corchete, municipal swimming pool in Constantina (Seville)

A work of the Sevillian practice of Fernando Suárez Corchete, the covered swimming pool of Constantina, 87 kilometers from Seville, is the winner of the latest Piscina & Wellness Barcelona awards organized by the Catalonia Institute of Building Technology...

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16/05/2016

Kengo Kuma, Yunfeng Spa Resort
in Tengchong (China)

Con 59.000 metros cuadrados, este complejo hotelero y spa se extiende como un manto pétreo sobre la topografía de la montaña Yunfengshan, en Tengchong, ciudad china de la provincia meridional de Yunnan. Obra del japonés Kengo Kuma, el mosaico...

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13/05/2016

Dominique Perrault Architects,
Mechanics Hall in Lausanne (Switzerland)

In 2011 the French architect Dominique Perrault won the competition called by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for the construction of a new study center building, still pending, and the expansion of two existing facilities: the library...

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11/05/2016

Achim Menges & Jan Knippers: ICD/ITKE
Research Pavilion 2015-2016 in Stuttgart

Every year since 2010, the University of Stuttgart campus has seen a temporary construction go up, designed by researchers and students under the direction of Achim Menges of the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and Jan Knippers of the Institute...

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10/05/2016

Shortlist for 2016 Aga Khan Award

The projects shortlisted for the 13th Aga Khan Award for Architecture have been announced. With its monetary endowment of US$1 milllion, the prestigious prize – among the most important in the profession, internationally, especially in Muslim countries...

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09/05/2016

TDC Office, Saba Apartments in Tehran

The Tehran-based TDC Office – headed by Sara Kalantary and Reza Sayadian – has built in the Iranian capital this residential building of eight floors: the two lower ones make up the parking garage and the upper six contain the living units, four per level...

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06/05/2016

Zaha Hadid Architects to build
new Sberbank HQ in Moscow

Zaha Hadid Architects has won the competition to build the Sberbank Technopark within the Skolkovo Innovation Center that is going up in Moscow with intentions of being Russia’s Silicon Valley. This is the first announcement of a new commission for the British firm..

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05/05/2016

MVRDV + COBE, Ragnarock Museum
in Roskilde (Denmark)

A museum for rock, pop, and youth culture was recently inaugurated in the Danish city of Roskilde, located about 30 kilometers from Copenhagen and known, since 1971, for being home to one of Europe’s most important music festivals. Fruit of a competition...

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04/05/2016

Snøhetta's SFMOMA expansion opens

May 14 is opening day for the expansion to the San Francisco Museum of MOdern Art. Designed by Snøhetta, it incorporates and renovates the original building, a 1995 work of Mario Botta. The SFMOMA spearheaded a thorough transformation...

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03/05/2016

Mirko Franzoso, communty center
in Caltron (Italy)

In 2012, the Italian Mirko Franzoso won the competition, open to architects under 35, for the commission to build a multipurpose space for the community of the small village of Caltron, in the northern Italian province of Trento. Inspired in the bold morphology...

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29/04/2016

Maggie’s Centre by Foster + Partners opens in Manchester

Norman Foster has built and now inaugurated a Maggie’s Centre in his native city of Manchester. The new service for counseling patients of cancer – with which the British architect was diagnosed over a decade ago – is part of a network of facilities...

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28/04/2016

HArquitectes, ICTA-ICP
in Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona)

Located in the UAB campus in Cerdanyola del Vallès, the ICTA-ICP building is a research center in environmental science and paleontology. In tune with its function, from the beginning the building was designed according to sustainability criteria...

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27/04/2016

Inauguration of the Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects

In Italy’s Campania region, the city of Salerno is the location of the first building by Zaha Hadid Architects to be completed since the death of the Iraqi-British architect. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the maritime terminal evokes the asymmetrical...

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26/04/2016

Kaan Architecten, Supreme Court
of the Nethrlands in The Hague

Designed by Rotterdam firm Kaan Architecten, the new seat of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands is located in the historical center of The Hague, on the axis that stretches from Malieveld Park to Parliament. The project echoes this line and is organized...

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25/04/2016

Grafton Architects wins competition
for Paul Marshall Building in London

The firm Grafton Architects – headed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – will be raising a building – the Paul Marshall – for the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at Holborn. AL_A (Amanda Levete), David Chipperfield Architects...

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22/04/2016

Why Europe Has Such a Lower Carbon Footprint Than the U.S.

Pulitzer Center

The average European has about half the carbon footprint of the average American, but that isn't necessarily because...

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25/05/2016

Richard Meier Flips Favored Palette from Ivory to Ebony

6sqft

Richard Meier has long been known for his building designs with exteriors on the whiter side of pale. But for a new residential building in Manhattan...

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24/05/2016

Daniel Buren colors Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton

'Observatory of Light' is the title of the installation by which the conceptual artist Daniel Buren, using 3,500 pieces of colored glass, has wrapped the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, a work of Frank Gehry.

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23/05/2016

Entrance to air-raid shelter
in Granollers (Barcelona)

A video by Josep Maria de Llobet brings us inside a Spanish Civil War air-raid shelter on Plaza Josep Maluguer i Salvador in Granollers, with its entrance by ZFC-Zubelzu Fabregat Castro Arquitectes.

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23/05/2016

Anna Puigjaner wins
the 2016 Wheelwright Prize

Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) named Anna Puigjaner, cofounder of Barcelona-based MAIO Studio, the winner of $100,000 travel grant for her proposal...

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20/05/2016

José Manuel Ballester Decontextualized Sceneries

On view through 11 Septermber at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid is the exhibition ‘José Manuel Ballester, Landscapes Encountered: Bosch, El Greco, Goya,’ ...

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20/05/2016

24 landmarks
of Swedish architecture

Sweden

From the world’s first twisting skyscraper to a melting ice hotel, a land art installation in a micronation and a UNESCO World Heritage...

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20/05/2016

Yves Klein and the birth
of the blue

The Guardian

The time Yves Klein spent working in a London frame shop was crucial to his artistic development, so why is it forgotten?...

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20/05/2016

‘Musical Labyrinth’ Installation made with Dekton

Daniel Libeskind and Cosentino have inaugurated the Musical Labyrinth installation on Alter Oper Platz in Frankfurt. The fruit of collaboration between the American architect and the Spanish multinational...

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19/05/2016

Mexican scientist creates
glow-in-the-dark cement

Global Construction Review

This glowing cement that absorbs solar energy during the day and emits light after sun-down. It could make roads and structures...

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19/05/2016

Craft and Manufacture:
Foster + Partners exhibition
in London

The Telegraph

The exhibition at the Aram Gallery in London reviews five decades of the practice’s work in this field, from door handles to wind...

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18/05/2016

Asturias Fine Arts Museum, shortlisted for RIBA Award
for International Excellence

A work of Francisco Mangado, the Asturias Fine Arts Museum in Ovierdo is the only Spanish building shortlisted by the Royal Institute of British Architects for the inaugural cycle of the RIBA Award for International Excellence.

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18/05/2016

Material Abstraction

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In What Style Should We Build? This is the title of the controversial book published in 1828 by the young architect Heinrich Hübsch...

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17/05/2016

Romaldo Giurgola Dies at 95

The New York Times

Romaldo Giurgola, a leading member of the Philadelphia school of architects, which included Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi...

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17/05/2016

Herzog & de Meuron:
Tate Modern’s architects
on their radical new extension

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Twenty years ago, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron converted London’s Bankside power station into a gallery...

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17/05/2016

Yale Center for British Art:
deft incisions give Louis Kahn
a masterful makeover

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

After a $33m, eight-year-long refurbishment, Kahn’s project has been respectfully updated – but with so much deference can you...

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17/05/2016

New York City 2030

Visualhouse

Our latest release of the Future Skyline collection of images, NYC 2030. "Though it’s that time of year when we look back at the...

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16/05/2016

Hyperloop has signed partnership with BIG

Wired

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Arup, and Aecom Are Now Partners With Hyperloop, the tube-based high-speed transport system originally...

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13/05/2016

Chicago plans 'Skyline'
network of cable cars

The Guardian

Urban cable cars can be found in La Paz, Barcelona, Ankara, London and Cape Town, among other places – and have become...

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13/05/2016

BIG & Artemide,
Alphabet of Light

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group starts from an abacus of essential geometries to design a new font that translates into light, an alphabet used to write and express thoughts...

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12/05/2016

Zaha Hadid Show in Venice
Will Celebrate Architect’s Career

The New York Times

An retrospective of the work of the Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid will open in Venice during the city’s Architecture Biennale...

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11/05/2016

Construction on Pier 55’s Floating Park Will Begin This Summer

Curbed

Construction on Thomas Heatherwick's elevated park over New York’s Hudson River will get underway this summer after the proposal ...

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10/05/2016

The Architecture
of Displacement

Citylab

A forthcoming exhibit at the MoMA will assemble work by architects, designers, and artists responding to the global refugee crisis...

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09/05/2016

Paulo Mendes da Rocha Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

La Biennale

Paulo Mendes da Rocha is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia...

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06/05/2016

The UAE may build
a mountain to make it rain

The Washington Post

The United Arab Emirates is certainly no stranger to ambitious mega-projects. Just take a look at the towering Burj Khalifa...

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05/05/2016

On her 100th birthday, how Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities

The Guardian / Saskia Sassen

When I first encountered this doyenne of urban activism, she offered one of the sharpest critiques I’d ever heard. Jane Jacobs...

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04/05/2016

Shigeru Ban Takes His Relief Architecture to Ecuador

Curbed

Shigeru Ban is once more jumping into disaster-relief efforts. The cardboard-wielding starchitect traveled to Ecuador...

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04/05/2016

Santiago Calatrava appointed
to design UAE Expo 2020 pavilion

Time Out Dubai

The Spaniard also designed the $1bn tower at Dubai’s Creek that will be ready in time for the event. The UAE Pavilion will be...

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03/05/2016

The filtered flotsam
of artist Stuart Haygarth

The Guardian

Stuart Haygarth walked from Kent to Land’s End, picking up the trash he found on beaches – and arranged it into collections...

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03/05/2016

François Pinault to Open
Private Museum in Paris

The New York Times

Tadao Ando will oversee the renovations of the exchange building near Les Halles to create a contemporary art museum...

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29/04/2016

The future of cities.
Ersatz urbanism

The Economist

American suburbs don’t come much more ordinary than Sunrise. In street after street, modest single-storey houses sit behind...

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29/04/2016

Martino Stierli of MoMA responds to gallery closing criticism

The Architects Newspaper

Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, has responded...

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29/04/2016
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