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Sunday, February 07, 2016
 

New Books
AV Monografías 182 - O’DONNELL+TUOMEY 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 181 - LIGHT CULTURE 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 72 - STEVEN HOLL 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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Reinventing Paris: 10 winning urban designs to transform the cityscape

The Guardian

A year ago mayor Anne Hidalgo invited the world’s best architects to ‘reinvent’ the French capital. The competition called for environmentally friendly urban designs to transform sites such as public spaces...

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05/02/2016

NL*A Paris, office block in Nice (France)

The firm NL*A Paris – headed by Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel – will be raising this office building in Éco-Vallée, a new urban development in Nice, in the French Riviera. A total of 6,400 square meters of offices will be distributed in eight stories...

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04/02/2016

BSA, roof for church of the Monastery
of San Juan in Burgos

José Manuel Barrio and Alberto Sainz de Aja of the firm BSA, with offices in Burgos and Madrid, have in the historical quarter of the city of Burgos worked on the church of the Monastery of San Juan, built in the 11th century. With the mission of protecting...

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03/02/2016

AV Monographs 182: O´Donnell + Tuomey

Over almost thirty years, the Irish O’Donnell + Tuomey have forged a career specializing in public projects that pay special attention to the civic role of architecture. After coinciding at the office of James Stirling in London...

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03/02/2016

It’s Elementary (Not).
On the Architecture of Alejandro Aravena

In line with the recent anouncement of the Pritzker Prize of 2016 going to Alejandrio Aravena, Harkim Sarkis – dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning – reflects on the attributes of the Chilean's works and  highlights his capacity, as an architect...

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02/02/2016

Josep Ferrando, house between party walls in Sant Cugat del Vallès

The historical quarter of Sant Cugat del Vallès, north of the city of Barcelona, is listed as a cultural heritage site, so this old dwelling set between party walls – with just a five-meter bay – was required to preserve its front facade and roof. To address these limitations...

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02/02/2016

New BAMPFA by Diller Scofidio + Renfro opens in Berkeley (California)

Bringing together the Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive in a single complex, BAMPFA has opened its doors in the heart of the northern Californian city of Berkeley. A work of the New York firm of Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, and Charles Renfro...

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01/02/2016

Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu, Wencun Village Project in Guangdong

One of the most lamentable consequences of Chinese development policies has been the abandonment of the medium that not so long ago was the country’s economic base: the rural world. To counter this abandonment and the parallel phenomenon of exodus...

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29/01/2016

The Scarcity and Creativity, Wave amphitheater in Valparaíso (Chile)

Led by Christian Hermansen and Solveig Sandness, the Norwegian practice The Scarcity and Creativity belongs to the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. With the collaboration of students and true to its name, the firm draws up projects that seek...

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28/01/2016

AV Proyectos 72: Dossier Steven Holl

AV Proyectos 72 gathers the latest works of the American firm: ten proposals that explore new spatial concepts paying special attention to materiality and light treatment; all of this can be seen in Holl’s watercolors, which are true project tools...

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28/01/2016

Snøhetta, library for Temple University
in Philadelphia

In the main campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, the plot where Barton Hall stood until its recent demolition is the site allocated for a library designed by Snøhetta, in collaboration with the architecture and engineering firm Stantec. Construction...

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27/01/2016

MMIT Arquitectos, Malecón football field
in Torrelavega (Cantabria)

The Cantabrian practice of Javier Terán Alonso, Agustín Montes Gaisán, and Alberto Montes Gaisán –MMIT Arquitectos – has refurbished the stadium of the Spanish football club Real Sociedad Gimnástica de Torrelavega, in the Cantabrian...

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26/01/2016

Rubio Arquitectos, urban renewal
in Moscow

The Madrid practice of Carlos Rubio is the winner of the international invitational competition that has been held for the purpose of coming with a conceptual design for the area in Moscow where the ZIL vehicles factory is located. The urban scheme is defined...

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25/01/2016

Tea Ceremony,
Tea Café in Beijing by Archstudio

In the central neighborhoods of Beijing years ago, hutongs were the norm. Formed by narrow alleys, low houses surrounding a courtyard, and communal washrooms, the hutongs were then degraded, to the point that for the Olympic Games of 2008...

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22/01/2016

Alberto Campo Baeza,
Raumplan House in Madrid

On a sloping plot in Aravaca, a ward of the city of Madrid, stands this 500-square-meter house that complies with local building codes with a square floor plan of 12 x 12 meters divided into quadrants of 6 x 6. The vertical development is based on the Loosian...

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21/01/2016

Temple of Dendur’s Lost
Colors Brought to Life at the Met

The New York Times

As depicted in popular culture, ancient Egypt is awash with the color beige. A trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art ...

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05/02/2016

MIT Students Won to
a Design a Hyperloop Pod

Wired

Who wouldn’t want to contribute to a potentially revolutionary transportation system that would shoot people across vast distances...

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05/02/2016

Technique and Aura.
Perspectives on the 19th Century

Juan Miguel Hernández León

This new book by Helena Pérez Gallardo, professor of contemporary art at the Faculty of Geography and History...

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04/02/2016

Cuba for sale:
‘Havana is now the big cake’

The Guardian

Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour...

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04/02/2016

Mapping the Terrorist Threat
to Middle Eastern Architecture

Citylab

Last week, ISIS razed the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. The St. Elijah monastery was 1,400 years old and stood...

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04/02/2016

Dance and architecture:
Jessica Lange and Steven Holl

The architect  Steven Holl and the choreographer Jessica Lange have together explored the connections between architecture and dance in 'Tesseracts of Time,' premiered in November 2015 at the Harris Theater in Chicago.

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03/02/2016

Ai Weiwei poses as a drowned Syrian refugee toddler

Washington Post

The heartbreaking image of a dead 3-year old Syrian refugee who was drowned in the Mediterranean sea last year just got...

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03/02/2016

Escobedo Solíz Studio
wins MoMA PS1 Competition

The New York Times

Now in its 17th year, the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 choose a designer to transform the museum’s courtyard in...

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03/02/2016

Nano-engineered window will clean itself and cut office heating bills

Global Construction Review

Thanks to a new combination of nano-scale engineering inspired by the eyes of moths, a new type of window in tall buildings could...

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03/02/2016

Sweeping Aerial Shots
of Spain Look Like Alien Terrain

Wired

The surreal landscapes in David Maisel’s The Fall don’t look like anything on earth. The ashen colors and strange geometry...

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02/02/2016

The most colourful cities
in the world

The Guardian

From the arts hub of Valparaiso to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, we take a look at the neighbourhoods and cityscapes...

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01/02/2016

Visit the Guggenheim of New York with Google Streetview

Google

Take a virtual walk through the halls of the iconic New York museum building by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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01/02/2016

NASA’s Giant Seashell
to Hear Satellites in Orbit

Wired

The NASA Orbit Pavilion amplifies a chorus of 20 distinct sounds that correspond to the ISS and a suite of 19 satellites circling...

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29/01/2016

2015 Year in Review:
Record Completion Total

The Skyscraper Center

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat publishes a study and report  that examines all 200m+ tall buildings...

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29/01/2016

Japan’s Pictogram System
Gets a Much-Needed Update

Wired

Say you’re in Tokyo and need to find a police station. If you weren’t raised in Japan, you probably wouldn’t know to scan your map for an “X.”...

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29/01/2016

First Look at Álvaro Siza's
First U.S. Project

Curbed

Expected to begin this summer and be complete in 2019, the 34-story condo building in Midtown will have 80 apartments and...

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28/01/2016

How One Filmmaker Engineered A New Take On The Timelapse

The Creators Project

Constructed from a combined 150,000 photos, 450 hours of work, and 6 terabytes of data, photographer Julian Tryba's short Boston...

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28/01/2016

MoMA Trims Back Some Features of Its Renovation

The New York Times

Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s renovation plans for the MoMA show the three phases that are expected to be completed in 2019 or 2020...

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27/01/2016

Banksy's new artwork criticises use of teargas in Calais refugee camp

The Guardian

Artwork featuring young girl from Les Misérables appeared on French embassy in London following reports CS gas...

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27/01/2016

The Hills by West 8
on Governors Island

Curbed

When Governors Island, in Upper New York Bay, reopens to the public this summer, it'll have one very new attraction: the Hills, four...

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27/01/2016

Maya Lin Designs a Mansion
for Tribeca

The Tribeca Trib

At five stories and nearly 20,000 square feet , the family of five’s proposed home at 11 Hubert St. would rise 70 feet...

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26/01/2016

Transylvania’s subterranean theme park

The Spaces

Deep in the Transylvanian countryside lies an ancient salt mine dating back over two millennia. Today Salina Turda has become...

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26/01/2016

2015 Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Granted by the Canadian Wood Council and the Wood Design & Building magazine, these awards for 2015/16 has been announced. The winners were selected from over 140 entries.

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25/01/2016

Ai Weiwei’s Latest Canvas

The New York Times

Ai Weiwei was holding court on the cosmetics floor of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche, the Paris department store...

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25/01/2016
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