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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 166 - TOPOGRAPHICAL WORKS 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 64 - EXPO MILANO 2015 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
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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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

Resource Center for Learning and Research in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Ernesto Echeverría and Flavio Celis – professors at the School of Architecture of the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) and members of the firm CDE Arquitectura – have refurbished part of the Cuartel del Príncipe, a barrack occupying...

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24/09/2014

Zaha Hadid wins competition for Mathematics Gallery in London

As part of plans to renovate the Science Museum in London, the design for the David and Claudia Harding Mathematics Gallery was put to competition. The winning project by the studio of Zaha Hadid explores the influences of mathematics...

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23/09/2014

Amman Cánovas & Maruri + AMM,
housing in Aarau (Switzerland)

The new development for the city of Aarau – capital of the Swiss canton of Aargau – contemplates the construction of apartments and green zones in five plots. For one of them, the project presented by the Madrid studios of Amman, Cánovas & Maruri...

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22/09/2014

Rick Joy, Amangiri Amanresorts
in Utah (USA)

The Four Corners, where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet, boasts one of the most extraordinary landscapes in the United States of America. Zoom in to Amangiri, a desert valley more than 1,000 meters above sea level, with deep canyons...

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19/09/2014

Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum
opens in Toronto

In line with its mission to Foster appreciation and understanding of Islamic culture through its artistic expressions and its intellectual and scientific contributions to world heritage, the Aga Khan Museum has opened in Toronto with a building designed...

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18/09/2014

ZEB Pilot House in Larvik (Norway)

Collaboration between the studio Snøhetta, two research centers – Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) and the multidisciplinary SINTEF –, and two companies – Brødrene Dahl y Optimera – has given rise to the single-family ZEB House in the Ringdalskogen...

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17/09/2014

David Chipperfield’s Valentino store
opens in New York

The new flagship store of the fashion house Valentino has opened on Fifth Avenue in New York. Occupying an old building raised by John Burgee and Philip Johnson for Takashimaya Department Store, the new shop – designed by David Chipperfield –...

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16/09/2014

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Leadenhall Building in London

In the heart of the City of London, opposite the insurance market Lloyd’s, a work of Richard Rogers Partnership, stands Leadenhall Building, an office tower designed by the firm which Rogers set up in 2007 with Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour...

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15/09/2014

Felipe Assadi: Awasi Hotel
in Torres del Paine (Chile)

The key specification for this hotel comprising twelve villas situated in the depth and vastness of the Patagonian pampas – neighboring Torres del Paine National Park and three hours away from the nearest urban center – was to go unnoticed, to be suspended...

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12/09/2014

Chain of folds, Knot House
by Atelier Chang on Geoje Island

Perched on a cliff on the south coast of the South Korean island of Geoje, five white volumes form a stepped row, facing the sea through glass facades. A work of the studio led by Chang Soohyun (Seoul, 1980) – which has offices in London and Zurich –.

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11/09/2014

Zaha Hadid designs a residential development in Brisbane (Australia)

The office of Zaha Hadid has presented its design for a trio of cone-shaped towers in the Toowong neighborhood of Brisbane, capital of Australia’s state of Queensland. Named ‘Grace on Coronation’, the residential complex distributes 486 apartments...

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10/09/2014

Taipei: OMA’s performing arts center progresses

Deliberately lacking a main facade, the performing arts center being built in Taiwan’s capital by Rem Koolhaas’s firm will present four sides and three halls of different dimensions sharing a single stage box.

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10/09/2014

Óscar M. Ares Álvarez, resin interpretation center in Traspinedo (Valladolid)

The Valladolid-born Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez is the author of the project to transform the old municipal slaughterhouse of Traspinedo into the Resin Interpretation Center (CIR). The design combines formal elements taken from local building traditions...

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09/09/2014

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

‘Constructing Worlds’ photography and architecture at the Barbican

On show at the Barbican Art Gallery up to 11 January is ‘Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age’, an exhibition of works by eighteen photographers of renown, from the 1930s to the present.

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25/09/2014

NASA Invents a Folding Solar Panel Inspired by Origami

Wired

Twenty years ago Brian Trease was a high school exchange student in Japan. It was there that he first learned the art of paper folding...

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25/09/2014

Sheila O’Donnell y John Tuomey, RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2015

RIBA

Irish architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey have been named as the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal...

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24/09/2014

Harrods launches Zaha Hadid's luxury homeware line

The Guardian

From £252 candles to £9,999 serving platters, the Iraqi-born architect has launched a ‘debut lifestyle collection’. Is this where...

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23/09/2014

Topographical Works

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The tabula rasa of modernity was historical, but  also topographical. In its effort to raise generic  buildings, canonical functionalism...

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22/09/2014

Richard Rogers' Florence masterplan - video

The Guardian

For 40 years, architect Lord Rogers has wanted to work in Florence – his birthplace. In Scandicci, a Florentine dormitory town...

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19/09/2014

PanoramAH! 38 windows
in the House of the Infinite

The PanoramaAG! 38 sliding windows – used in the House of the Infinite, built in Cádiz by Alberto Campo Baeza – maximize views of the landscape by minimizing...

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17/09/2014

‘Rivers and Mountains’ of Maya Lin
in Ivorypress

Every September Ivorypress presents in Madrid an exhibition relating art to architecture and design, and this time it hosts Maya Lin’s ‘Rivers and Mountains’.

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16/09/2014

Olafur Eliasson analyzes color
in Turner’s work

Coinciding with Tate Britain’s exhibition on J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), the London museum presents ‘Turner colour experiments’, where the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson shows the results of his experiments with color and light in seven works by the English romantic landscape painter.

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16/09/2014

Labour architect peer says building on greenbelt 'a ridiculous idea'

The Guardian

Richard Rogers is a prominent adviser on cities development and says more should be done first with brownfield land...

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16/09/2014

Monumental Mies.
Two Essential Works

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The intellectual testament of a historian who left us too soon, the Mies of Detlef Mertins is a colosal interpretation of the German...

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12/09/2014

Virtual journey through
Alvar Aalto’s works

Google

The surfing system Google Street View enables us to visit several works of the Finnish master Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto.

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12/09/2014

Helsinki v Guggenheim: the backlash against the megabrand

The Guardian

The Guggenheim’s proposed Finnish outpost is one of the biggest architectural competitions ever, but it has been criticised as a vanity...

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12/09/2014

Light installation by Doug Wheeler at Palazzo Grassi

On view up to 31 December at Venice’s Palazzo Grassi is ‘The Illusion of Light’, an exhibition which includes Doug Wheeler’s D-N SF 12 PG VI. This installation by the American artist immerses the visitor in a feeling of spatial disorientation by eliminating the visual limits of the place.

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11/09/2014

Urban conglomerations, Paperworks by Katsumi Hayakawa

The Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa studies density and the compositional idea of the void through ‘Paperworks’, architectural installations handmade with cardboard and glue.

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10/09/2014

Picasso Museum to Reopen
at Last, With New Leader

The New York Times

With his horn-rimmed glasses and charcoal-gray suits, Laurent Le Bon is an unlikely Zorro to rescue the long-closed Musée Picasso...

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10/09/2014

Dossier: Design/Build.
Arquitectura Viva 165

Developed by teams of students in universities of the West for implementation in conflictive or underprivileged places, and often executed with the help of the local population...

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08/09/2014
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