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AV Monografías 177 - SNØHETTA 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 175 - EXPO MILANO 2015 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 68 - DOSSIER FRANCISCO MANGADO 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
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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FAD Awards 2015 winners

The Bastida House (Girona) by Ramón Bosch & Elisabeth Capdeferro and the Ozadi Tavira Hotel in Tavira (Portugal) by Pedro Campos Costa shared first prize in the 57th FAD Architecture Awards. The jury presided by Víctor López Cotelo praised...

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03/07/2015

Masuda + Otsubo, Boundary Window photo studio in Tokyo

The young Tokyo firm led by Shingo Masuda and Katsuhissa Otsubo have transformed an old two-story house into a film cameraman’s photographic studio. The window as an architectural element redefines the space here, establishing new relationships...

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02/07/2015

Snøhetta, James Beard Public Market
in Portland (USA)

Portland’s only official market building closed down in 1942. Over seven decades later, the Norwegian firm Snøhetta was commissioned to design a year-round food market for the Oregon city. Named in honor of the local chef and culinary writer James Beard...

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01/07/2015

Foster + Partners win competition
for new Cardiff interchange

The firm of Norman Foster has been selected to design a transport interchange and main bus station for Cardiff, close to the Millennium Stadium. The project is part of the masterplan, also by Foster + Partners, for the regeneration of the Welsh capital’s Central Square...

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30/06/2015

Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind
build 662 homes in Milan

Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind are the authors of City Life Residences, a development in City Life, a new district near the historical center of Milan whose masterplan both architects drew up in collaboration with Arata Isozaki. Offering a total of 662 units...

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30/06/2015

BIG to build a mixed-use skyscraper
in Frankfurt (Germany)

The Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group has won the competition to build an office and apartment tower in Frankfurt’s financial district. The new building will replace Metzler Bank headquarters on Gross Gallusstrasse 18, for which demolition works have already started...

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29/06/2015

1+1>2, Cam Thanh Community House
in Hoi An (Vietnam)

The small Vietnamese city of Hoi An – a trading port on the South China sea from the 15th century to the 19th, with buildings showing an amalgam of local and foreign influences – was made a Unesco-protected site in 1999...

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26/06/2015

Selgascano, Second Home Offices
in London

Hidden in a street of the Brick Lane neighbordhood of East London, Second Home is a hybrid between a café and an office. The design was drawn up after a detailed study of the market, which confirmed the area’s proliferation of small companies connected to the digital...

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25/06/2015

MMX Studio, pavilions for
Friend Cultures Fair

Mexico City’s Plaza de la Constitución, known as the Zócalo, was in May the venue of the Friend Cultures Fair of 2015. The local firm MMX Studio – Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio Del Río, Emmanuel Ramírez, and Diego Ricalde – designed...

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24/06/2015

Moreau Kusunoki Architectes wins
Guggenheim Helsinki Competition

The design of the Guggenheim Helsinki and its woven landscape are based upon a sensitive and sympathetic approach to the context and nature of Helsinki. The design encourages people to flow within a new cultural core that is linked...

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23/06/2015

Cosmo pavilion designed by Andrés Jaque at MoMA/P.S.1 2015

Until 7 September the courtyard of the MoMA PS1 (Public School 1) Contemporary Art Center in Queens, New York, features Cosmo, an installation designed by Andrés Jaque (Madrid, 1971).

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23/06/2015

MVRDV wins competition for Cultural Cluster in Zaanstad (Netherlands)

The project by the Rotterdam firm MVRDV has been announced the winner of the competition for a Cultural Cluster at the heart of the Dutch municipality of Zaanstad, 9 kilometers from the core of Amsterdam. A reinterpretation of the stack of dwellings...

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23/06/2015

Víctor López Cotelo:
School of Architecture in Granada

At the very heart of Granada, in the Realejo neighborhood, the new School of Architecture takes up an old military hospital, a building which underwent a long series of enlargements that began with a Nasrid house to end up occupying...

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22/06/2015

Secchi+Viganò, youth hostel
in Kasterlee (Belgium)

In the Belgian city of Kasterlee, 50 kilometers from Antwerp, is the Hoge Rielen forest, a 300-hectare tract of land which until 1974 was the site of a military base. Only a few scattered sheds are left of that function...

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19/06/2015

Ole Scheeren, apartment tower
in Vancouver (Canada)

The Beijing-based German architect has presented the design for his first work outside Asia, an apartment tower on one of the main avenues of Vancouver. This skyscraper at 1500 West Georgia is conceived as a series of boxes stacked...

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18/06/2015

Foster + Partners: Château Margaux Winery Extension in Bordeaux

Located in the French region of Médoc, Château Margaux is a Premier Cru and one of the world’s leading wine producers. Since it was built in the early 19th century, the Bordeaux estate has evolved to meet changing operational requirements...

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17/06/2015

Selgascano, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion under construction in London

This year’s summer pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery in London can be visited at Kensington Gardens from 25 June through 18 October. Designed by the Spanish architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano, the unique structure presents irregular forms resembling a colorful chrysalis. 

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15/06/2015

Zaha Hadid at the Hermitage
in Saint Petersburg

Part of the program of events commemorating the Russian institution 250th anniversary, the exhibition ‘Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum’ is on view until 27 September...

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03/07/2015

See China's rapid island-building strategy in action

The Washington Post

Satellite photos show that China has finished the construction of several man-made islands in the South China Sea...

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03/07/2015

Earth View with Google

Google

Earth View is a collection of the most beautiful and striking landscapes that can be seen using Google Earth...

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03/07/2015

Sean Scully Fills a Spanish Monastery With Bursts of Color

The New York Times

On a hot day in June, the craggy slopes of Montserrat towering above him, the Irish-American painter Sean Scully...

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03/07/2015

Take a dip: shimmering
pool-scapes by Karine Laval

The Telegraph

Paris-born, New York-based photographer Karine Laval has always been fascinated by water...

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02/07/2015

Paris councillors back plan
for first skyscraper in 40 years

The Guardian

The 180-metre Triangle Tower would be first to be built in French capital since Montparnasse building, which opened in 1973...

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01/07/2015

Dossier: Copper.
Arquitectura Viva 170

One of the oldest materials of architecture is copper, and thanks to innovations in alloys and treatments it continues to play an important role in contemporary construction. After...

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01/07/2015

'After whisky driving risky!' Funny road signs
from the Himalayas

The Guardian

On the treacherous, barely paved roads of Ladakh, high in the Himalayas, photographer Kate Peters kept spotting surreal signs...

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01/07/2015

Radical suburbs

Owen Hatherley / The Calvert Journal

The public square just off 60th Anniversary of October Street in the Moscow suburb of Novye Cheryomushki is a very ordinary place...

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30/06/2015

Norman Foster.
The Master’s 80 Years

Back in 1991, in Arquitectura Viva, the cartoonist Focho reinterpreted a scene which fans of the Tintin comic series remember well, the cover of Destination Moon...

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26/06/2015

Lexus has created a real, rideable hoverboard

The Telegraph

The year is 2015, and car company Lexus has created what it claims is the world's most advanced hoverboard...

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26/06/2015

‘Cubanacán’ Imagines When Che and Fidel Compared Golf Swings

The New York Times

A tenor sang the role of Fidel Castro. Che Guevara was a baritone. As the outdoor opera rehearsal got underway here...

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26/06/2015

Camper pop-up store
by Diébédo Francis Kéré

The Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has designed a store and display space for the Mallorca shoe brand Camper within the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (Germany)...

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25/06/2015

James Gowan obituary

The Guardian

Architect in seven-year partnership with James Stirling that included the first postmodern building in Britain...

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25/06/2015

‘World Architecture - Snøhetta’ opens in Copenhagen

On view in Copenhagen until 27 September at the Danish Architecture Centre is the exhibition ‘World Architecture - Snøhetta ,’ which seeks to present the work environment of the Norwegian firm in an atmosphere which visitors can find familiar and humane.

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25/06/2015

Google Maps Reveal the Middle East’s Brutal Building Sites

Wired

When most people think of the Arabian peninsula, they think of the opulent man-made islands of Dubai and that city’s sparking...

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25/06/2015

Historian Uses Lasers to Unlock Mysteries of Gothic Cathedrals

National Geographic

Thirteen million people visit the Notre Dame Cathedral every year, entering through massive doors at the base of towers...

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25/06/2015

Tesla sparks and miniature thunderstorms photographed
by Marc Simon Frei

Oddpad

Photographer Marc Simon Frei snapped these interesting photos by arcing objects to a Tesla coil...

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25/06/2015

Winners of Cosentino Design Challenge 9 awards

Cosentino Design Challenge is an international competition for students that seeks to promote research into layout of spaces, materials, and construction systems. The ninth edition...

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24/06/2015

RIBA National Award
Winners 2015

RIBA

The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture...

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24/06/2015

Someone Might Actually Pay $250 Million for a New York Condo

Curbed

Vornado's super luxury tower at 220 Central Park South isn't even out of the ground yet, but billionaire buyers seemingly can't wait...

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24/06/2015

A capital spat

The Economist

Before a single girder has been raised, the stadium for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic games is unloved...

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23/06/2015

In the New Whitney

The New York Review of Books

If Renzo Piano seems to be putting up museums everywhere on our planet, the reasons for that success involve more than...

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22/06/2015

A modestissma proposal

Giovanni Veloce

The advent of 50,000 homeless refugees has led to a crisis of well-being focused on the Central Station of Milan...

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19/06/2015
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