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New Books
AV Monografías 170 - LACATON & VASSAL 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 167 - IBERIAN HOUSES 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 65 - DOSSIER EMILIO TUÑÓN 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.
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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Oslo council votes yes
on new Munch Museum

The Art Newspaper

Oslo’s city council approved a plan for a new Munch Museum on the waterfront in a vote on 22 October. A new building designed by Juan Herreros will be constructed at a cost of 2.8b Norwegian kroner....

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29/10/2014

Herzog & de Meuron’s new Roche campus in Basel (Switzerland)

The Swiss partnership Herzog & de Meuron unveiled its proposal for the redevelopment of the pharmaceutical company Roche’s existing campus and corporate headquarters in Basel, on Grenzacherstrasse. Part of the project is Building 1...

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24/10/2014

MCHAP awards for works
by Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron

The winning works in the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), given by the architecture school of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, have been announced. To adequately give recognition to the best built works in the Americas...

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23/10/2014

PATH prefab houses designed
by Philippe Starck

French designer Philippe has built his own prefabricated low-energy-consuming residence in Montfort l’Amaury, 54 kilometers from Paris. Presenting a glazed enclosure given rhythm by aluminum panels, the two-level house is one of 34 possible...

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22/10/2014

‘Spaces for Peace’ participatory design project in Venezuela

For six weeks in July and August 2014, five communities in four Venezuelan cities – two in Caracas, the rest in Maracaibo, Mérida, and Valencia – were scenes of small-scale urban-renewal architectural interventions called ‘Spaces for Peace.’...

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21/10/2014

Holcim Awards 2014
for Africa and Middle East

Since 2004 the Switzerland-based Holcim Foundation has given recognition to sustainable works which, by addressing technological, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural aspects of the problems at hand, rise up to the challenges posed by construction...

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21/10/2014

OMA to build an elevated park
in Washington, D.C.

Rem Koolhaas’s office in collaboration with the the American landscape architecture firm OLIN has won the bid to design 11th Street Bridge Park over the Anacostia River, the U.S. capital’s first elevated park, carrying the day over the other three finalists...

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20/10/2014

Nieto Sobejano to build the Al Maaden Museum in Marrakech

The design for the Al Maaden Museum of African Contemporary Art (MACAAL) in Marrakech – drawn up by the Madrid office of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano in collaboration with the Casablanca firm of Omar Alaoui – was presented at the Arab World Institute...

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17/10/2014

Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre
wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2014

The Guardian

Parked like a redbrick ocean liner, with its four chimneys poking proudly on to Liverpool’s skyline, the Everyman Theatre, designed by Haworth Tompkins architects, has won... (Photo gallery)

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17/10/2014

Hago: Provincial Museum of Fine Arts enlargement and renovation, Badajoz

With a skin of prestressed and perforated cement on the facades, ceilings, and interior borders to visually link together the building’s different spaces, the Madrid studio Hago – Antonio Álvarez-Cienfuegos Rubio and Emilio Delgado Martos...

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16/10/2014

Holcim Awards 2014 for Latin America

To foster social and ecological values in the realm of sustainable construction, every three years the Switzerland-based Holcim Foundation gives prizes in different regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa/Middle East, and Asia/Pacific...

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15/10/2014

One Central Park complex in Sydney,
Jean Nouvel in Australia

Located in downtown Sydney, One Central Park is composed of two residential towers rising 12 and 34 floors on a podium containing a 5-level shopping center. Designed by Jean Nouvel in collaboration with his French compatriot Patrick Blanc...

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14/10/2014

The Sleuk Rith Institute: Zaha Hadid's
soft hymn to Cambodia's fallen

The Guardian

Built to house a vast archive of documents about the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s, in which two million people lost their lives, the Sleuk Rith Institute is to be a radical shift for its architect Zaha Hadid...

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13/10/2014

Álvaro Fernandes Andrade,
rowing center in Pocinho (Portugal)

This high-performance center for rowers is located close to the Douro River, in the Côa Valley, an area abounding in archaeological sites and engaged primarily in growing wine grapes. This is a zone with an exceptional landscape characterized...

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10/10/2014

Snøhetta wins bid to design
Norway’s new bills

A pixel design by Snøhetta and nautical images by The Metric System –both offices work from Oslo– have been selected by Norway’s Central Bank to grace the backs and fronts, respectively, of the country’s new kroner bills.

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09/10/2014

World Architecture Festival 2014 winners

In Singapore over three days, 1–3 October, the winners of this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) were announced. The World Building of the Year is ‘The Chapel’ community center in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), by a21studio...

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07/10/2014

Atkins, Alila Jabal Akhdar Ecoresort
in Oman

Deep in the heart of the Hajar Mountains, perched all of 2,000 meters above a gorge, a small hotel blends into the impressive Omani landscape. Containing seventy-eight suites and villas with floor areas ranging between 52 and 361 square meters...

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03/10/2014

Frank Gehry’s BioMuseum
opens in Panama

Situated on the Calzada de Amador causeway, Panama’s Museum of Biodiversity – Frank Gehry’s first built work in Latin America – opens its doors to the public in the wake of an official inauguration ceremony. Eight years after construction began...

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02/10/2014

MVRDV’s Markthal Rotterdam opens

As a result of a competition held in 2004, the Market Hall is part of a larger plan that aims to regenerate the city center of Rotterdam. Located where the city was founded, the building is a new mixed-use type that interrelates public and residential programs...

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01/10/2014

Dominique Perrault, Albi Major Theater (France)

Following the project drawn up by the firm of Dominique Perrault, first-prize winner in the international competition held for the purpose in 2009, a new theater has gone up in Albi, a small city in the south of France, cradle of Toulouse-Lautrec...

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30/09/2014

David Chipperfield, office building
in Hangzhou (China)

Incrusted in the dense urban fabric of the city of Hangzhou, capital of the Chinese province of Zhejiang, the slender office block built by David Chipperfield Architects is defined by its bold, rigorous geometry. Following the Liangzhu Culture Museum...

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29/09/2014

Emre Arolat, Sancaklar Mosque
in Istanbul (Turkey)

The mosque of Sancaklar is located on the outskirts of Istanbul, in a park of vast prairies separated from the city by a motorway. The position of this exceptional enclave set between natural and artificial worlds largely determines the strategy applied...

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26/09/2014

Construction of Renzo Piano’s Kimbell Museum pavilion

A time-lapse video running from July 2011 to September 2013 shows the construction of Renzo Piano’s pavilion expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

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29/10/2014

New music video by OK Go

The American group OK Go presents its latest music video, ‘I Won’t Let You Down,’ which shows a sequence of aerial views of a colorful dance of hundreds of umbrellas.

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27/10/2014

Iberian Houses

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Modernity turned each house into a manifesto, and  the history of architecture in the 20th century can be  summed up with domestic...

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24/10/2014

i.active: decontaminant concrete

Since its beginnings early in the 20th century, the concrete industry has not ceased to innovate. First came the additives that reduced hardening time or optimized...

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24/10/2014

An Interview with Craig Dykers
of Snøhetta

The New York Times

Craig Dykers, a principal, with Kjetil Thorsen, in the Norwegian and American architectural firm Snøhetta, was born in Germany...

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24/10/2014

Li Xiaodong wins Moriyama Prize

The Globe and Mail

The Moriyama RAIC International Prize awarded $100,000 to the Chinese architect Li Xiaodong for the Liyuan Library at a gala...

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24/10/2014

Javier Larraz & Ignacio Olite,
urban intervention in Pamplona

In an ideas competition called to develop, in Pamplona, the plot of land currently occupied by the School of the Salesian Society, which includes the block bordered...

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23/10/2014

Rule Change Lets Los Angeles Dream of Spires

The New York Times

The downtown streets of Los Angeles these days are teeming with restaurants, music clubs, boutique hotels, sparkling new buildings...

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23/10/2014

Frank Gehry’s ‘cloud of glass’ unveiled in Paris

The Guardian

On Friday, Gehry’s glass cloud – which has also been nicknamed The Iceberg, but is officially the Louis Vuitton Foundation...

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22/10/2014

René Burri (1933-2014)

Time

Magnum photographer René Burri has died aged 81. Burri — who began working with Magnum as an associate in 1955 before...

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21/10/2014

Xi Jinping Isn’t a Fan of Weird Architecture in China

The Wall Street Journal

During a two-hour speech at a literary symposium in Beijing earlier this week – a rare attendance for a Chinese president...

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21/10/2014

‘The Architect is Present’, three months with Anupama Kundoo

Alba Balmaseda, winner of one of the five grants given by the ICO Foundation to complement the program of workshops accompanying the exhibition ‘The Architect is Present,’ reports on her experience in the studio of Anupama Kundoo. 

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20/10/2014

The Great Museum Race

The Wall Street Journal

These six architects—better referred to as ‘starchitects’ and all Pritzker Prize winners—have designed an impressive...

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20/10/2014

Le Corbusier, A Legacy Revised

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century after his death, the bibliography on Le Corbusier is truly overwhelming, and in this section we have tried to cover...

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17/10/2014

Dossier Emilio Tuñón.
Eight Projects in Six Countries

AV Proyectos 65 gathers a selection of eight projects carried out by Emilio Tuñón, two years after the decease of his studio partner Luis Moreno Mansilla. 

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16/10/2014

3D Printing In Zero-G Technology Demonstration

NASA

The 3D Printing In Zero-G Technology Demonstration (3D Printing In Zero-G) experiment demonstrates that a 3D printer...

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16/10/2014

Rafael Moneo's University of Navarre Museum in timelapse

Construction of Rafael Moneo's contemporary art museum in the University of Navarre campus in Pamplona began in 2011, and opening is set for January 2015.

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15/10/2014

Archwindow series by illustrator Federico Babina

In the Italian illustrator Federico Babina’s ‘Archiwindow’ series, the silhouettes of great masters of architecture pose behind their iconic windows. Can you guess who they are?

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14/10/2014

The world's biggest and most dangerous dump sites

The Guardian

Waste is now a global business yet more than half of the world’s population have little option but to use dumps for disposing rubbish...

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14/10/2014

Dossier: Aluminum.
Arquitectura Viva 166

The characteristics of aluminum make it indispensable in contemporary architecture, but its applications go beyond frames and curtain walls, opening up...

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13/10/2014

Pablo Sendra wins ideas competition for Future Wimbledon

A partner in the Sevillian office Lugadero, Pablo Sendra Fernández, has won the international ideas competition that was called for the purpose of regenerating...

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10/10/2014

MAYA LIN Recipient
of the 21st annual Gish Prize

Ivorypress is pleased to announce that Maya Lin has been selected among one hundred nominees in the arts as the recipient of the 21st Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize...

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10/10/2014

In Residence: Ricardo Bofill
by Albert Moya

Nowness

Ricardo Bofill invites us into the 5,000-square ft former cement factory outside Barcelona that he calls home. 

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09/10/2014

Maya Lin Wins $300,000
Dorothy & Lilian Gish Prize

The New York Times

One of the richest prizes in the arts, the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, is being awarded to the artist Maya Lin...

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09/10/2014

‘A Zodiac: Juan Navarro Baldeweg’ at ICO Museum

On view up to 1 February at the ICO Museum in Madrid is an exhibition on the architect, painter, and sculptor Juan Navarro Baldeweg (Santander, 1939). Curated...

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08/10/2014

Wooden skyscrapers could be the future of flat-pack cities

The Guardian

The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey...

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07/10/2014

'Mecca-hattan': Modern Face of Islam's Holiest City Revealed

NBC News

As millions of Muslims streamed into Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage, they came to a city undergoing the biggest transformation...

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07/10/2014

‘End of Line – An Archaeology of Silence’ by Héctor Peinador

Hasta el 20 de octubre, en la galería Meridian Space de Pekín, la exposición ‘Fin de línea: una arqueología del silencio’ —auspiciada por la Fundación ICO...

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06/10/2014

Exhibition in Oviedo on the construction of Gehry’s hotel at the Marqués de Riscal winery

Coinciding with the ceremony of the Prince of Asturias Awards for 2014 – set for 24 October at Oviedo’s Campoamor Theater – in which Frank Gehry will be distinguished...

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06/10/2014

At the Service of Life

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architectural modernity was born at the service of  life, but ended up becoming only a visual language.  Anne Lacaton...

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03/10/2014

Someday is Now,
The Art of Corita Kent

Silvia Perea

Meaning ‘Little Heart’ in Latin, Corita was the nickname of Frances Elizabeth Kent (1918-1986), an insightful artist, devoted Catholic...

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30/09/2014

Aerial views of Europe
taken from a drone

The Guardian

European cities and historic sites photographed from new angles using drone technology, by photographer Amos Chapple... 

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30/09/2014

The Ideology of the Web

Eduardo Prieto

In 1834 Victor Hugo complained about the printing press killing craftmanship; in 1961 Marshall McLuhan said that electronics...

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26/09/2014
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