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Friday, May 06, 2016
 

New Books
AV Monografías 185 - ELEMENTAL 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 183 - MATERIAL ABSTRACTION 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 73 - BAROZZI VEIGA 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
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.
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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Zaha Hadid Architects to build
new Sberbank HQ in Moscow

Zaha Hadid Architects has won the competition to build the Sberbank Technopark within the Skolkovo Innovation Center that is going up in Moscow with intentions of being Russia’s Silicon Valley. This is the first announcement of a new commission for the British firm..

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05/05/2016

MVRDV + COBE, Ragnarock Museum
in Roskilde (Denmark)

A museum for rock, pop, and youth culture was recently inaugurated in the Danish city of Roskilde, located about 30 kilometers from Copenhagen and known, since 1971, for being home to one of Europe’s most important music festivals. Fruit of a competition...

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04/05/2016

Snøhetta's SFMOMA expansion opens

May 14 is opening day for the expansion to the San Francisco Museum of MOdern Art. Designed by Snøhetta, it incorporates and renovates the original building, a 1995 work of Mario Botta. The SFMOMA spearheaded a thorough transformation...

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03/05/2016

Mirko Franzoso, communty center
in Caltron (Italy)

In 2012, the Italian Mirko Franzoso won the competition, open to architects under 35, for the commission to build a multipurpose space for the community of the small village of Caltron, in the northern Italian province of Trento. Inspired in the bold morphology...

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29/04/2016

Maggie’s Centre by Foster + Partners opens in Manchester

Norman Foster has built and now inaugurated a Maggie’s Centre in his native city of Manchester. The new service for counseling patients of cancer – with which the British architect was diagnosed over a decade ago – is part of a network of facilities...

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28/04/2016

HArquitectes, ICTA-ICP
in Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona)

Located in the UAB campus in Cerdanyola del Vallès, the ICTA-ICP building is a research center in environmental science and paleontology. In tune with its function, from the beginning the building was designed according to sustainability criteria...

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27/04/2016

Inauguration of the Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects

In Italy’s Campania region, the city of Salerno is the location of the first building by Zaha Hadid Architects to be completed since the death of the Iraqi-British architect. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the maritime terminal evokes the asymmetrical...

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26/04/2016

Kaan Architecten, Supreme Court
of the Nethrlands in The Hague

Designed by Rotterdam firm Kaan Architecten, the new seat of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands is located in the historical center of The Hague, on the axis that stretches from Malieveld Park to Parliament. The project echoes this line and is organized...

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25/04/2016

Grafton Architects wins competition
for Paul Marshall Building in London

The firm Grafton Architects – headed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – will be raising a building – the Paul Marshall – for the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at Holborn. AL_A (Amanda Levete), David Chipperfield Architects...

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22/04/2016

AV Monographs 185:
Elemental, Alejandro Aravena

The awarding of the Pritzker Prize in 2016 to Alejandro Aravena, and his appointment as director of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennial have given the Chilean a prominent presence in the international architectural panorama. AV Monographs 185...

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22/04/2016

Snøhetta’s Landscape Design for the
MAX IV Laboratory opens this summer

Max IV is a new synchrotron radiation facility at the University of Lund, in southern Sweden. Environmental factors such as thermal stability and minimizing ground vibrations were crucial for the performance of the new laboratory. In this location, the site’s...

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21/04/2016

GAZ Arkitektoak, Musikene
in San Sebastian

Dirigido por Aitor Gurtubay, Asier Atxurra y Unai Zelaieta, el estudio de Bilbao GAZ Arkitektoak es el autor de la nueva sede del Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco (Musikene) en San Sebastián. Situada en la plaza de Europa, cerca del campus universitario...

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20/04/2016

Carquero arquitectura, intervention
on Matrera Castle in Villamartín (Cádiz)

The firm Carquero arquitectura – headed by Carlos Quevedo Rojas – carried out the project to consolidate the Homage Tower of Matrera Castle in Villamartín, a municipality of the county of Sierra de Cádiz. The fortress was built in the 9th century on Pajarete...

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18/04/2016

MVRDV transforms old army barracks
in Mannheim into homes

This residential development in the German city of Mannheim will take up the 27,000 square meters of the Funari barracks, part of the Benjamin Franklin military community, where United States troops were based from World War II up to 2012. Designed by the Dutch...

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18/04/2016

Manuelle Gautrand,
Forum in Saint-Louis (France)

Thirteen blocks with pitched roofs form new facilities for sporting and cultural events in Saint-Louis, in the French region of Alsace, close to the German and Swiss borders. Designed by the Paris firm Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, the fragmented ensemble takes...

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15/04/2016

Edoardo Tresoldi, ecclesiastical
installation in Siponto (Italy)

The Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi makes large-scale sculptures with wire mesh, and this time he has raised an architectural piece, recreating a long gone Paleochristian basilica within the archaeological park of Siponto, a port town...

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14/04/2016

AV Monographs 183-184: Spain Yearbook

As every year, the Spain Yearbook 2016 gathers the best buildings completed in Spain during the past twelve months: a selection of 24 works that come to confirm the good health of Spanish architecture, in spite of the crisis that still persists in the construction sector...

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13/04/2016

Mining machine.
51N4E, Cultural Center in Genk (Belgium)

During the 19th and 20th centuries, Genk was an extension of the powerful Ruhr Valley area, and this past has left its mark in the form of numerous vestiges of industry, prominent among which is this coal mining complex turned into a cultural center where...

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12/04/2016

ARX Portugal, Costa Nova Social
and Cultural Center in Ílhavo

The Lisbon firm ARX Portugal – headed by the brothers Nuno and José Mateus – has built this civic center close to the Costa Nova Beach of Ílhavo, a municipality of Aveiro. With its 1,420 square meters, the building accommodates healthcare facilities...

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11/04/2016

DSDHA, Corner House residential block
in London

In the central London district of Fitzrovia, at the intersection of Charlotte and Tottenham Streets, stands this new apartment building, a work of the local firm DSDHA, headed by Deborah Davis and Saunt Hills. With its six stories and a floorage of almost...

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08/04/2016

Dominique Perrault, renovation
of Pont de Sèvres towers–Citylights

The French Dominique Perrault has renovated and extended this complex built in the 1970s by Daniel Badani and Pierre Roux Dorlut, located in Boulogne-Billancourt, west of Paris. With apartments, offices, restaurants, cafés, an auditorium, and a gym...

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07/04/2016

Construction of the National Library
of Israel begins

The new building of the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem is now under construction, following the project drawn up by the Basel partnership Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with the Tel Aviv firm Mann Shinar. The location is a sloping triangular plot of land...

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06/04/2016

The UAE may build
a mountain to make it rain

The Washington Post

The United Arab Emirates is certainly no stranger to ambitious mega-projects. Just take a look at the towering Burj Khalifa...

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05/05/2016

On her 100th birthday, how Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities

The Guardian / Saskia Sassen

When I first encountered this doyenne of urban activism, she offered one of the sharpest critiques I’d ever heard. Jane Jacobs...

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04/05/2016

Shigeru Ban Takes His Relief Architecture to Ecuador

Curbed

Shigeru Ban is once more jumping into disaster-relief efforts. The cardboard-wielding starchitect traveled to Ecuador...

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04/05/2016

Santiago Calatrava appointed
to design UAE Expo 2020 pavilion

Time Out Dubai

The Spaniard also designed the $1bn tower at Dubai’s Creek that will be ready in time for the event. The UAE Pavilion will be...

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03/05/2016

The filtered flotsam
of artist Stuart Haygarth

The Guardian

Stuart Haygarth walked from Kent to Land’s End, picking up the trash he found on beaches – and arranged it into collections...

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03/05/2016

François Pinault to Open
Private Museum in Paris

The New York Times

Tadao Ando will oversee the renovations of the exchange building near Les Halles to create a contemporary art museum...

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29/04/2016

The future of cities.
Ersatz urbanism

The Economist

American suburbs don’t come much more ordinary than Sunrise. In street after street, modest single-storey houses sit behind...

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29/04/2016

Martino Stierli of MoMA responds to gallery closing criticism

The Architects Newspaper

Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, has responded...

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29/04/2016

Can Vanna Venturi House
and other landmark homes survive the test of new owners?

Los Angeles Times

The Vanna Venturi House, a three-bedroom, two-bath, two-story residence in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia that covers... 

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29/04/2016

Lexus Design Award 2016 winner

Out of 1,232 entries from 734 countries, Agar Plasticity, a packaging prototye made of seaweed, has been announced the winner of the Lexus Design Award, a prize given...

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28/04/2016

COS × Sou Fujimoto:
Salone del Mobile Milano 2016

COS have partnered with Sou Fujimoto Architects to create a unique installation and multisensory experience, Forest of Light. The installation presents light and sound in a new architectural context.

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28/04/2016

50 manga chairs in Milan
by Nendo

This installation of 50 manga chairs is the result of adapting the strong symbolic nature of manga comics to furniture design Manga consist of a series of frames on a single sheet of paper...

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28/04/2016

Qatar Museums shortlists architects for Art Mill competition

Adam Khan Architects, Atelier Bow-Wow, EAA Emre Arolat Architecture, Elemental, junya.ishigami + associates, Mangado & Asociados, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Rice+Lipka Architects...

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27/04/2016

Proposal for Brooklyn’s
Tallest Tower Is Approved

The New York Times

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal for the 1,000-foot tower designed by SHoP Architects...

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26/04/2016

New logos for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games

The Japan Times

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers chose logo as the games’ replacement emblem after the original design was scrapped amid claims of plagiarism...

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26/04/2016

Solar Impulse 2 lands safely
in San Francisco

The Guardian

Plane powered only by sun flies over Golden Gate Bridge after spending 56 hours coming from Hawaii on riskiest leg...

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25/04/2016

Harmonies of the Number.
Elena Asins, in memoriam

Julia Ramírez

Elena Asins was born in Madrid in 1940. She used to talk about having had it tough. Being a woman and an artist during the peak...

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25/04/2016

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The New York Times

The Pulitzers are in their centennial year, and the winners reflected in part the changes sweeping the media landscape...

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22/04/2016

The 100 Most Influential People: Bjarke Ingels. Highflyer of skylines

Time / Rem Koolhaas

Contrary to many, maybe including himself, I do not consider Bjarke Ingels the reincarnation of this or that architect from the past...

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21/04/2016

Grieving and Going Forward: How Zaha Hadid’s Firm
Plans to Move On

The New York Times

Patrik Schumacher, the thoughtful German who worked alongside Ms. Hadid for 28 years and was her senior partner...

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21/04/2016

Tomorrow's Buildings: Radical solutions to housing crisis

BBC

For many, a smart home is not one that has a thermostat that responds to their temperature needs, a door lock...

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21/04/2016

Mori Building Unveils OMA’s First Tower in Tokyo

OMA will design the Toranomon Hills Station Tower, a mixed-use high rise offering a mix of office, hotel, and retail, including a new Hibiya Line subway station...

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20/04/2016

The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life

The Atlantic

Considering the constant fatalities, rampant pollution, and exorbitant costs of ownership, there is no better word to characterize...

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20/04/2016

US embassy in London
to become luxury hotel

Evening Standard

David Chipperfield has released details of his plans for the Eero Saarinen-designed US Embassy in London...

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19/04/2016

Glenn Murcutt to chair
Pritzker Prize jury

UNSW Australia

Current chairman Lord Peter Palumbo announced that Murcutt will succeed him at the ceremony to honour...

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19/04/2016

MoMA to close galleries dedicated to architecture and design

The Architects Newspaper

New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is famous for having the first sustained department of architecture and design...

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18/04/2016

“Landscape under 30: Transitional Space”

The exhibition in the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale of 2016 will include Miguel Fernández-Galiano's photographic series titled 'Landscapes under 30: Transitional Space.'

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18/04/2016

A Push to Rebuild
a Modernist Gem by Mies

The New York Times

For almost 20 years, the stern, cuboid forms of the German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Wolf House...

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15/04/2016

Zaha Hadid's 'Mew' Table
at Milan Design Week 2016

Curbed

An artful oil slick, was one of her last designs. The project was completed just days before she passed away on March 31...

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15/04/2016
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