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Saturday, April 25, 2015
 

New Books
AV Monografías 175 - RCR ARQUITECTES 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 172 - SECOND LIFE 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 67 - MoMA: UNEVEN GROWTH 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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Francisco Mangado, Asturias Museum
of Fine Arts in Oviedo

Winner in the competition held in 2007, the proposal takes the overall evaluation of the urban fabric as point of departure, including the two historical buildings that harbored the museum up to now – Velarde Palace and Casa Oviedo-Portal –...

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24/04/2015

Expo Milano 2015: Spanish Pavilion
by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

The Universal Exposition being hosted by Milan opens on 1 May. Built by b720 Fermín Vázquez and containing an exhibition designed by Pulgón Diseño, the Spaish Pavilion takes inspiration from greenhouse architecture and seeks to convey the idea of fusing tradition and innovation by evoking Spain's agricultural and food production.

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23/04/2015

Proposals revealed for Oslo’s
New Government Quarter

For the new government quarter in the heart of Oslo, six proposals have been presented. Three are by Norwegian practices: Asplan Viak, Snøhetta, and White. The rest are by the Danish firm BIG, the Dutch office MVRDV, and the Norwegian-Danish...

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22/04/2015

CC Arquitectos, administrative building
for Next Vegetales in León (Mexico)

The Mexico City practice led by Manuel Cervantes Céspedes has been commissioned by Next Vegetales –a company specialized in hydroponic agriculture, whereby plants are grown in water solutions –to raise an office building in Leon, in the central...

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21/04/2015

Prebaricated Vipp Shelter, ready to use

With over 75 years of experience in designing and manufacturing objects in steel, the Danish Company Vipp presents its first architectural project: a prefabricated dwelling. Fabricated in six months and assembled in 3–5 days, the compact volume...

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20/04/2015

Magén arquitectos, Valdespartera Kindergarten (Zaragoza)

On the southern border of the city, between a new residential area and the Z-40 beltway, the project addresses the conditions of the place. The plot initially had an area of 60,000 square meters for all educational stages, with an unevenness of almost...

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17/04/2015

Wise Architecture, Red Mirror building
in Seoul (South Korea)

A work of the South Korean firm Wise Architecture, led by Young Jang and Sook Hee Chun, this office block is located in Seoul’s busy Gangnam district. Named Red Mirror, the building is encased in a cage made of strips of different material...

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16/04/2015

SANAA y Snøhetta tie in bid
for the New National Gallery in Budapest

The firms SANAA in Japan and Snøhetta in Norway share first place in the competition to build the New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum in Budapest, one of five museums making up the Liget cultural complex that is set to go up outside the Hungarian capital...

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15/04/2015

Richard Meier: Harumi C1 residential tower in Tokyo

The New York firm of Richard Meier has finished the first of two towers comprising his first residential project in Japan. Situated along the waterfront promenade of Tokyo Bay, on the artificial island of Harumi, close to the Olympic Village of 2020...

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15/04/2015

Foster + Partners, integrated transport system in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

The firm of Norman Foster has been appointed to develop an integrated public transport plan for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city, after Riyadh. The ambitious project includes the design of a metro, ferry, bus, and bicycle network besides the trains...

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14/04/2015

Original Design Studio, Fan Zeng art gallery in Nantong (China)

The Shanghai-based Original Design Studio has built a museum for the much in demand artist Fan Zeng, born in 1938, in Nantong, to a family devoted to calligraphy, painting, and poetry for thirteen generations. The building’s design presents different...

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10/04/2015

École Polytechnique Learning Center
in Paris-Saclay

The Japanese firm Sou Fujimoto Architects – in collaboration with the French studios Manal Rachdi Oxo Architectes and Nicolas Laisné Associés – has been selected to build a new learning center in the university campus of Saclay, in southwest Paris...

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10/04/2015

Ifat Finkelman & Deborah Warshawski,
tree house in Jerusalem

This children’s park in Jerusalem, designed by Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warshawski, is situated in the entrance courtyard of the Israel Museum’s Youth Wing for Art Education. Contrasting with the concrete and stone of the surrounding buildings...

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09/04/2015

Manuelle Gautrand, National Drama Theater in Béthune (France)

Fifteen years ago, Manuelle Gautrand built the National Drama Theater in Béthune, a municipality in France’s Nord-Pas-de-Calais department, a few kilometers from the Belgian border. The fruit of a 1994 competition, the design of the Parisian...

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08/04/2015

Valerio Olgiati, Villa Além
in Portugal’s Alentejo region

In a recondite place abounding in cork trees in the Alentejo region of Portugal, ten kilometers from the Atlantic coast, is the villa which the Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati has built for himself and his wife. Four concrete walls rise up to 5.5 meters...

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08/04/2015

Norman Foster opens new City Hall
of Buenos Aires

Under the waves of a huge cantilevering concrete roof, the Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno – the Argentinian capital’s new city hall built by Foster + Partners – presents a quadruple-height atrium and glazed facades offering views...

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06/04/2015

GPY arquitectos, School of Fine Arts,
La Laguna (Tenerife)

The plot where the new School of Fine Arts of the University of La Laguna goes up, to the northeast of the island of Tenerife, is adjacent to the TF-5 highway, and is physically separated from the current university campus of Guajara by an avenue with busy...

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03/04/2015

Orkidstudio, Nakuru Proyect in Kenya

Located in an agricultural enclave on the outskirts of Nakuru, Kenya’s third city, this hospice for children of the Kikuyu community was built in just eight weeks thanks to the collaboration of local men and women and of young architects...

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02/04/2015

Henning Larsen unveils design
for new mosque in Copenhagen

The Copenhagen office of Henning Larsen has been commissioned by The Islamic Society of Denmark to build a mosque and community center in the capital of the Scandinavian country. Spotted with irregular openings inspired in traditional...

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01/04/2015

Pedro Hernández, new monastery
in Paterna (Valencia)

In Paterna, a municipality located 10 kilometers from Valencia city, the new Royal Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena is going up as a result of the Integrated Action Program (PAI) that the thirty Dominican nuns living in the old cloistered convent...

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31/03/2015

New Christo Work to Temporarily Bridge Italy’s Lake Iseo

The New York Times

One of Italy’s lesser-known lakes (without American movie stars to stalk) is likely to become considerably more famous...

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24/04/2015

Don’t be aloof

The Economist

For Renzo Piano the $422m new Whitney Museum, which opens on May 1st, is a startling, aggressive departure. Mr Piano...

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24/04/2015

Le Corbusier was 'militant fascist'

The Telegraph

Controversy erupts in France over books depicting Le Corbusier, pioneer of the modern movement in architecture...

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22/04/2015

A new Whitney

The New York Times

From the west, along the Hudson River, it looks ungainly and a little odd, vaguely nautical, bulging where the shoreline jog...

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21/04/2015

Nouvel loses legal battle to force changes to Philharmonie de Paris

The Telegraph

Jean Nouvel loses legal battle to force changes to £280 million Philharmonie de Paris concert hall over claims...

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21/04/2015

New York City joins global race for the world's tallest Ferris wheel

Mashable

New York City this week will officially break ground on a spot near the Staten Island Ferry terminal where the world’s tallest...

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21/04/2015

Google Presents:
Inside Abbey Road

Inside Abbey Road is an interactive experience that lets fans around the world explore the legendary studios, hear its stories and play with some of its famous equipment right from their computer, tablet or phone.

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20/04/2015

Leonardo DiCaprio Builds
an Eco-Resort

The New York Times

A well-known environmental activist, DiCaprio bought Blackadore Caye, 104 acres of wild, unpopulated land off the coast of Belize...

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17/04/2015

Hologram demonstration
against ‘Gag Law’

The movement No Somos Delito (We Are Not Crime) held a virtual demonstration in Madrid, with holograms of 2,000 people of different countries marching past the Spanish Parliament’s Congress of Deputies to protest the new Citizen Safety Law, known as the ‘Gag Law.’

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17/04/2015

Three World-Class Architects
to Go Crazy With Legos

Wired

When you open the Lego Architecture Studio set you’ll find 1,200 white and translucent bricks. What you won’t find are...

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17/04/2015

Trip to Seoul, Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid

Since it opened a year ago, this Zaha Hadid-designed, 38,000-square-meter cultural complex in the Dongdaemun district of the South Korean capital has received 8.5 million visitors.

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16/04/2015

Atomic architecture’s
mission invisible

Financial Times

How power station designs reveal our changing attitudes to nuclear energy. I suppose that, on a visit to a nuclear power station...

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15/04/2015

The Colossal Strangeness of China’s Most Excellent Tourist City

The New York Times

Ordos, like so many of the country’s hundreds of new towns, is famous for being empty — a symbol, some would say...

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15/04/2015

Vancouver commits to run
on 100% renewable energy

The Guardian

Canadian city of 600,000 people is the latest to announce it will use only green energy for electricity, transportation, heating...

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14/04/2015

Grimshaw Architects, Washington DC ’s Union Station expansion

The Whasington Post

The architectural firm behind the remake of New York’s Grand Central Terminal will lead the effort to plan a $10 billion proposed...

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14/04/2015

Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper inaugurated in Turin

ANSA

The new headquarters of Intesa Sanpaolo bank in Turin, a 166-metre skyscraper designed by famed architect Renzo Piano...

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13/04/2015

Federico Winer images from ‘ultradistance’

The Argentinian photographer Federico Winer travels through different corners of the world through Google Earth. In his ‘Ultradistancia’ series he manipulates aerial shots to emphasize the abstraction of landscapes.

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10/04/2015

Barcelona's Draw
as an 'Urban Resort'

The Wall Street Journal

Barcelona is drawing a new crowd of affluent home buyers who want to blend big-city living with laid-back beach life...

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10/04/2015

Juan Muñoz at HangarBicocca, Milan

HangarBicocca opens “Double Bind & Around”, the first solo exhibition in Italy dedicated to Juan Muñoz, curated by Vicente Todolí...

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09/04/2015

Blade Runner Model Shop

Imgur

142 Images from slides taken during the construction of the miniatures for the film Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott...

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08/04/2015

The Whitney Museum,
Soon to Open Its New Home

The New York Times

When the Whitney Museum of American Art opens its new building in Manhattan’s meatpacking district on May 1...

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08/04/2015

Second Life

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Buildings have many lives, because their functional erosion is often faster than their physical ruin. The stubborn persistence...

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07/04/2015

Doñana from the Air: Natural Abstraction by Héctor Garrido

Photographer Héctor Garrido (Huelva, 1969) tells, in the description text of this collection of landscapes, that Cayetana de Silva, Duchess of Alba, was an exceptionally...

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07/04/2015

Chipperfield disowns Milan’s new Museum of Culture

The Independent

Mr Chipperfield said that 'the laying of stone of poor quality' at Milan's new Museum of Culture transformed the building into 'a museum of horrors'...

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07/04/2015

A High-Rise Race in Mumbai

The Wall Street Journal

Bandra Kurla Complex, or BKC, has emerged as the new epicenter of the bustling city’s finance industry, attracting a wave of luxury...

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07/04/2015

A NoLIta Condo
by the Architect Tadao Ando

The New York Times

His buildings have risen in Tokyo, Milan, Shanghai and even Butwal, Nepal, but Tadao Ando, the Japanese architect lauded...

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06/04/2015

The Tories' new design guide backs tiny, unliveable, backward-looking homes

The Guardian

The new advisory panel on contemporary housing favours quaint buildings with a cottagey feel – and their guide makes...

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06/04/2015

The Event

Slavoj Žižek

There are three (and only three) key philosophers in the history of Western metaphysics: Plato, Descartes, and Hegel. Each enacted a break with the past: nothing...

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03/04/2015

Madrid’s River Park Documented

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Madrid Río, the Spanish capital’s main urban project, is still a character in search of an author. Francisco Burgos...

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02/04/2015
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