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Thursday, July 18, 2019
 
New Books
AV Monografías 215 - BAUMSCHLAGER EBERLE 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 215 - MVRDV 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 92 - ECOSISTEMA URBANO 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
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.
Change of Climate Change of Climate
Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change.
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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Competition for new housing typologies in Russia

Three entries from Spain – by Sidereal, Pedro Pitarch, and Raúl Gutiérrez Salgado – earned a prize in the ‘Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing,’ held in Russia to seek innovative designs for dwellings adapted to the country’s climate and the needs of contemporary society.

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17/07/2019

Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca

On a slope with views of the north coast of the island of Menorca sits this one-family residence built by Nomo Studio, the Barcelona firm of Alicia Casals and Karl Nyqvist. The composition of the facade pursues a reinterpretation of the Menorcan custom of framing...

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16/07/2019

Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel
in Heshun (China)

The firm of Shanshan Qi, working out of offices in New York and Hangzhou, designed this hotel in Heshun (in Tengchong County), once a staging post along the southern Silk Route. The stepped construction is adapted to the 13-meter-wide plot that slopes to form...

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12/07/2019

David Chipperfield Architects,
James Simon Galerie in Berlin

In continuity with Friedrich August Stüler’s forum architecture, the James Simon Galerie serves as the new entrance building for Museum Island, occupying the site where Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Neuer Packhof building used to stand. A mostly underground ‘archaeological...

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11/07/2019

32 shortlisted for XI BIAU 2019

The Biennial will take place from 5 to 11 October in various venues within the city of Asunción, Paraguay. The finalists are projects in Argentina (2), Brazil (4), Chile (1), Colombia (2), Ecuador (3), Spain (7), Mexico (4), Paraguay (1), Peru (2), Portugal  (4), Uruguay (1), and Venezuela (1).

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10/07/2019

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)

The local firm headed by Pablo Muñoz Payá renovated this single-family home in Petrer, a municipality located in the interior of Alicante province. The regulations did not allow enlarging the existing surface area of the one-level house – 138 square meters...

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09/07/2019

SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA

Built in 2015 for the Serpentine Gallery in London, the pavilion designed by the Spanish firm SelgasCano will until 24 November be an events venue for the company Second Home, located in La Brea Tar Pits, in the heart of Los Angeles.

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09/07/2019

Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT: exhibition project at the Vittoriano in Rome

The layout of the permanent exhibition 'Italian Lexicon: Stories and Faces of Our Country' was designed by Benedetta Tagliabue (Milan, 1963) and her architectural firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, with Nazaret Busto Rodríguez (project leader) and the design team formed...

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08/07/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Meret Oppenheim Tower in Basel (Switzerland)

SBB is one of the largest landowners in Switzerland. This national railway company owns land in prime locations of the urban centers across the country. This previously underutilized potential of real estate has been increasingly developed in the last years...

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05/07/2019

EM2N, WIN4 sports center
in Winterthur (Switzerland)

Working out of offices in Zurich, Berlin, and Brussels, the firm EM2N -- headed by Mathias Müller and Daniel Niggli – has designed three independent volumes that form the shared open-air space of new sport facilities for the city of Winterthur. Construction is planned...

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04/07/2019

Alfredo Payá Benedito, Playa Flamenca Seconday School in Orihuela (Alicante)

This public high school has garnered the 2019 FAD Award for Architecture for Alfredo Payá Benedito and his Alicante-based practice, noname 29. Besides addressing an educational program, the design creates a rich inner passage that helps withdraw the school...

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03/07/2019

Arquitectura G,
House in San Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona)

Halfway between Barcelona and Sant Cugat, La Floresta is a low-density residential neighborhood in the Collserola mountain range. Located on a plot with a deep slope, the house replaces a small dwelling that was self-built by the client’s parents in the 1960s...

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02/07/2019

MAD, Yiwu Grand Theater (China)

Ma Yansong’s Beijing-based firm MAD designed this theater complex like a boat floating on the Dongyang River in Yiwu, in China’s Zhejiang province. Its design won an international competition in which Arata Isozaki & Associates, Atelier Christian de Portzamparc...

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01/07/2019

Oppenheim Architecture,
Ayla Golf Clubhouse in Aqaba (Jordan)

Drawing inspiration from the dunes of the surrounding desert and the tents of the Bedouins, this sinuous concrete construction is the Ayla Golf Clubhouse, a work of the firm of Chad Oppenheim. It is the heart of Ayla Oasis, a 44-square-kilometer development that includes...

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29/06/2019

RIBA National Awards 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the 54 winners of its national awards, including Heatherwick's Coal Drops Yard and the Victoria & Albert Museum of Design in Dundee by Kengo Kuma. Presented since 1966, the RIBA National Awards is an annual architecture prize that celebrates the best buildings built in the UK....

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28/06/2019

Morandi Bridge demolished
with explosives

BBC

Demolition experts have blown up the remains of the giant Morandi bridge in the Italian city of Genoa, nearly a year after the structure collapsed. Forty-three people were killed when part of the bridge, and cars travelling along it, fell 45m (148ft) last August... (Images)

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28/06/2019

Rojkind + DOSA, Rosario House
in Ocuilan de Arteaga (Mexico)

In collaboration with the non-profit organization PienZa Sostenible, the Mexican firms Rojkind Arquitectos and DOSA Studio undertook the reconstruction of this one-family residence, damaged by the earthquake that shook the area in 2017. Using the topography...

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26/06/2019

3XN, International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne

Olympic House has officially opened in Lausanne, Switzerland, in a public park that is home to the 18th-century Château de Vidy, on the shore of Lake Geneva. Seeking the highest level of integration with the natural and historical setting, the Danish firm 3XN...

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25/06/2019

Carquero arquitectura,
dwelling in Ubrique (Cádiz)

With its white facades and sloping tiled roofs, the municipality of Ubrique is part of a tourist route through white villages of the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga. A work of the Cádiz firm Carguero arquitectura – led by Carlos Quevedo Rojas – in collaboration with Carlos Peinado...

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24/06/2019

Aether Architects,
Air Mountain inflatable pavilion

This 520-square-meter multipurpose pavilion was designed for the Phoenix Flower Carnival – to be held in October 2019 in Shenzhen, China – by Aether Architects, a local firm led by Zelin Huang. During the event, the interior will be a venue for concerts...

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21/06/2019

Serpentine Pavilion 2019
Designed by Junya Ishigami

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Junya Ishigami’s hillock of Cumbrian slate was meant to feel ‘primitive and ancient’. But British regulations – and the wind – dashed his dreams. Is it time to rethink the annual event?... (photo gallery)

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19/06/2019

Haworth Tompkins,
Battersea Arts Centre in London

The British firm of Graham Haworth and Steve Tompkins has completed the transformation of what in 1893 was built to be the town hall of Battersea, and in 1974 became the Battersea Arts Centre. The progressive renovation works that began in 2006 under the direction...

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18/06/2019

Blázquez Palacios,
Albaidas building in Madrid

The Madrid practice of José Blázquez and Juan Manuel Palacios designed this apartment building in the Valdebebas neighborhood of northern Madrid. A plinth will offer spaces for stores and offices, and the residential block will rise on it. Every unit has a spacious terrace...

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17/06/2019

Tezuka Architects,
Muku nursery in Fuji (Japan)

The Tokyo practice of Takaharu and Yui Tezuka designed this ensemble of circular structures of different sizes that make up the Muku nursery school in the city named after Mount Fuji nearby. The circular open plans provide 360º views from any point, facilitating child...

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14/06/2019

‘The Age of Spectacle’
and ‘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.

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25/03/2019

Kanye West is building Star Wars-themed housing for the homeless

Forbes

Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic...

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17/07/2019

Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

TED

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union...

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16/07/2019

Watch Trailer For ‘The Great Hack’

Red Carpet Crash

The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation, offering access to the journeys of key players in the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal...

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16/07/2019

ArchiPaper by Rafał Barnaś

ArchiPaper is a non-commercial, experimental, short animated film that tells a story about architecture in an unconventional way. The basis and starting point for this work was a physical model of a house...

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14/07/2019

India’s magnificent stepwells are relics of a nuanced history

The Economist

A restoration drive is reviving their glory—and uncovering their wisdom. Many pilgrims believe in the healing power of the baoli water...

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13/07/2019

Cristina Díaz & Efrén García, professors at Universität für angewandte Kunst of Viena

Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, who head the Madrid architecture firm amid-cero9, succeed Kazuyo Sejima (2015-2019) at the helm of Abteilung Architekturentwurf 1 (Architecture Design 1)...

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12/07/2019

‘The Salt Series II’ by Tom Hegen

The Salt Series II is a collection that looks at the way salt mining in Australia generates an otherworldly pastel colour-palette. Here is a video of how the photos were taken.

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12/07/2019

How trees could save the climate

ETH Zürich

Around 0.9 billion hectares of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of human-made carbon emissions...

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11/07/2019

Kris Provoost: The staggering scale of Chongqing

The Guardian

Chongqing’s population is estimated at just below 10 million but that rises to more than 31 million if the surroundings are included...

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10/07/2019

A Le Corbusier-rooftop transformed into a contemporary art space in Marseille

Designboom

Situated on the very top of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, Ora Ito’s MAMO (Marseille Modulor) is a place among the clouds devoted to art and design...

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07/07/2019

Finch, a parametric tool that generates adaptive plans

The tool is designed to help architects understand the constraints and potential of a site in the early stages of the design process. Finch will be launched in 2020 within 3D computer graphics software Rhino...

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06/07/2019

How to make a better raincoat with tiny “water bowls”

The Economist

The purpose is to constrain the spread of droplets falling on superhydrophobic surfaces, thus encouraging the rapid ejection of those droplets back into the air...

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05/07/2019

MVRDV. Arquitectura Viva 215

Headed by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries, the Rotterdam-based firm MVRDV has since 1993 pursued a highly daring kind of architecture...

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05/07/2019

John Lautner’s curvilinear Louise Foster house hits the market

Curbed

One of the architect’s earliest residential commissions, the eye-catching home is up for sale for the first time ever...

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05/07/2019

Young Architects Program 2019: Pedro & Juana

Hórama Rama by Pedro & Juana (Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Reuss), winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 20th annual Young Architects Program, is on view at MoMA PS1 through September 2, 2019...

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05/07/2019

Finishing Gaudi's Last Masterpiece: Sagrada Familia

Time

The race to complete one of the world's longest-running construction projects. The first stone of the Sagrada Familia was laid more than 130 years ago...

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04/07/2019

Marcelo Burlon parades under the creation of Edoardo Tresoldi

Collater.al

For Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019/2020, Edoardo Tresoldi, famous for his installations made with wire mesh, created a cathedral suspended from the ceiling...

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04/07/2019

Resilient Ruins

Luis Fernández-Galiano

War damage leaves resilient ruins. We use the term ‘urbicide’ to refer to the deliberate destruction of cities to wreck the physical resources and the morale of the opponent, but contemporary...

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03/07/2019

Neri Oxman to get solo show
at MoMA

The Architect's Newspaper

The monographic exhibition will shine a spotlight on the expertise Oxman has harnessed as a professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab...

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03/07/2019

BIG and UNStudio launch augmented reality design software

The Architect's Newspaper

Hyperform allows the design industry to literally immerse themselves—digitally—within a working project, blown up via augmented reality technology to 1:1 scale...

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02/07/2019

Ikea gets green light to build affordable homes in UK

The Guardian

Affordable developer BoKlok, which is co-owned by IKEA and Skanska, has signed a deal with Worthing council in West Sussex to build low-cost housing in the south of England...

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01/07/2019

For now, residential-property prices are likely to keep rising

The Economist has kept a database of house prices for decades, using figures from the OECD and national agencies. And even an inexact forecast provides more insight than no forecast at all...

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30/06/2019

Hybrid airliners could come to dominate the skies

The Economist

They use both orthodox engines and electric motors in an optimum mix. The best lithium-ion cells are still far from being able to power the workhorses of civil aviation...

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29/06/2019

A Newer New Museum Is Coming, With Twice as Much Space

The New York Times

Rather than renovate the building next door, OMA started from scratch and designed an architecturally distinct expansion on the Bowery...

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28/06/2019

Beyond

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century after the first moon landing, space is making the news again. After the excitement of the space race that began with the Sputniks of the Soviet Union in 1957...

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27/06/2019

The New York Botanical Garden Opens Expansive Show on Roberto Burle Marx

Metropolis / Jane Levere

Featuring landscapes by Raymond Jungles, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx is the NYBG’s largest botanical exhibition ever...

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24/06/2019

3rd edition of DOCEXDOCE

25 architecture schools all around Europe (Paris, Porto, Hannover, Viena, Madrid, Moscow, Rome, etc) hosted the 3rd edition of DOCEXDOCE. This documentary is a celebration of our lema this edition: "One Europe, one event!"...

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23/06/2019

The Bicycle Architecture Biennale

The Guardian

15 projects from nine countries have been selected for the second Bicycle Architecture Biennale, which launches in Amsterdam...

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22/06/2019

The UN revises down its population forecasts

The Economist

The UN now thinks the world will contain a little over 9.7bn people in 2050 and just under 10.9bn in 2100. The first figure is 37m lower than the un forecast two years ago. The latter is 309m lower...

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21/06/2019

Francisco Mangado, Selinunte International Prize 2019

The Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism (AIAC), headquartered in Rome gave its 9th Selinente International Prize to the Navarre-born Francisco Mangado, in recognition of his professional...

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21/06/2019

The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

The winners of the National Geographic Travel Photo Contest have been announced. See which photos took top awards. Find your favorite photos of nature, cities, and people. Explore editors' favorites galleries and all the entries...

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21/06/2019
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