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New Books
AV Monografías 171_172 - SANAA 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 169 - ELEMENTS 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 66 - NEW MEXICO CITY AIRPORT 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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Emilio Tuñón, Residence-studio
in Tarifa (Spain)

On a steep slope overlooking Los Alemanes beach, the house, of 400 square meters, aims to adapt itself to the terrain through a series of horizontal platforms, protected from the wind by thick concrete pillars that frame Mediterranean-like atmospheres...

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26/01/2015

Kazuyo Sejima, Yoshida Printing Headquarters in Tokyo

The headquarters of Yoshida Printing, located in a business area near Tokyo, house different multifunctional spaces to concentrate, in a flexible manner, the offices of the Japanese company and spaces for special events. The plot, rectangular in shape...

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23/01/2015

MVRDV wins competition
for a tower in Vienna

The Dutch firm MVRDV has won the bid to raise a slender mixed-use tower bound to alter the Viennese skyline, its design carrying the day over those of Sauerbruch Hutton, Delugan Meissi, Bevk Perovic, Dominique Perrault, Nieto Sobejano, and others...

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22/01/2015

Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe:
Richard Rogers’s Leadenhall building

Continuing the narration begun in 2013 with the video ‘Making The Leadenhall’, Paul Raftery Continuing the narration begun in 2013 with the video Leadenhall building  in the City of London, a work of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

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22/01/2015

Jorge Mealha, facilities for the technological park of Óbidos (Portugal)

Outside Óbidos, the historical fortified city located some 80 kilometers north of Portugal, Jorge Mealha builds a main piazza and central buildings for the Portuguese technological park, complying with the brief of the competition held in 2010. Some parts...

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22/01/2015

Under construction: BIG’s West 57th building in New York

The residential project of the Danish firm of Bjarke Ingels, on West 57th in Manhattan, presents a sharp slope rising 137 meters and generating a transition of scale between the surrounding buildings. The building is to be completed in 2015.

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21/01/2015

Carlos Puente & Alejandro Alférez, changing rooms and football fields, Seville

As part of phase one of plans for technical refurbishment and landscaping redevelopment of the west sport zone of Seville's UPO (Universidad Pablo de Olavide), Carlos Puente and Alejandro Alférez have designed two artificial-grass football...

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20/01/2015

Pau Sarquellla’s Germans Soler butcher
shop receives ‘Bauwelt’ award

The  refurbished butcher shop Germans Soler in the Gerona town of Celrá, carried out by Pau Sarquella (Banyoles, 1986), is the recipient of the Das erste Haus prize that the German architecture magazine Bauwelt gives every two years...

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20/01/2015

Comfort in One Layer: David Chipperfield, offices at Joachimstrasse 11, Berlin

The four volumes of reinforced concrete that make up this project in Berlin expand a preexisting building raised in brick in 1895 as a piano factory. The new blocks are prisms with sizes depending on the neighboring buildings, and a white enclosure...

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19/01/2015

Steven Holl, Museum of Fine Arts
in Houston

The masterplan drawn up by Steven Holl Architects to redevelop the campus of Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) has been released. It includes two new buildings and a plaza by the New York firm itself, winner in 2012 of the competition...

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16/01/2015

Snøhetta to build new Le Monde HQ
in Paris

The Norwegian firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with the French studio SRA, will be designing new headquarters for the media group Le Monde in Paris. The site is structurally divided into two parts: an office building in the form of a bridge, and the space...

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15/01/2015

Naud & Poux, Antoine de St Exupéry home for the elderly in Villejuif (France)

The French firm of Élizabeth Naud & Luc Poux has built the Antoine de St Exupéry center for the care of dependent elderly people in Villejuif, a municipality close to 8 kilometers from the heart of Paris. The 9,200-square-meter complex houses...

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15/01/2015

Spa Design, Triburg headquarters
in Gurgaon (India)

Inspired in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and in the old construction for a well in the Indian town of Adalaj,  tree-planted terraces of arched facades form the textile company Triburg’s offices in Gurgaon, a city located 30 kilometers from New Delhi...

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14/01/2015

Jean Nouvel’s Concert Hall in Paris
Aims to Bridge Divides

The New York Times

The new concert hall here, the Philharmonie de Paris, rises like a flight of doves, its sprawling waves of concrete and steel designed by the star architect Jean Nouvel to symbolize the end of the “eternal ostracism”...

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14/01/2015

Zaha Hadid in Brazil, Casa Atlântica apartments in Rio de Janeiro

The London office of Zaha Hadid has unveiled its first project in Brazil: Casa Atlântica, a 30-unit high-end residential block overlooking Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Featuring a rooftop swimming pool, a moviehouse, and a spa...

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13/01/2015

Carlos Prata, ‘Molhes do Douro’
in Porto (Portugal)

Foz do Douro, a high-end neighborhood where the Douro meets the Atlantic, is the location of a dike built by  the Portuguese architect Carlos Prata which, besides keeping  ocean water at bay to enable navigation along the river...

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13/01/2015

Swimming pool plans to launch in middle of Thames

The Guardian

An online crowd-funding campaign to build a £10m open-air swimming pool in the middle of the river Thames in central London...

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26/01/2015

David Chipperfield promises to keep ‘as much Mies as possible’ at Neue Nationalgalerie

The Art Newspaper

The restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin will cost an estimated €101m, Hermann Parzinger, the director of the Prussian...

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23/01/2015

The great sprawl of China

The Economist

In ancient times, Beijing built towering city walls that helped to prevent undefendable sprawl. These days it builds ring roads...

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23/01/2015

Bjarke Ingels explains
his Europa City project

Bjarke Ingels talks about his design for Europa City, a sustainable 800,000-square-meter development in Gonesse, a commune 16 kilometers from the center of Paris. Construction will begin in 2017.  

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20/01/2015

Jean Nouvel: the reasons why
I will not attend the opening of the Philharmonie de Paris

You need to hang around the concert hall for a while, get orchestras in to practice and adjust the acoustics. There’s no point starting too early. In the spring of 2015, at the end...

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19/01/2015

Saudi Arabia's 'Great Wall'
to keep out Isil

The Telegraph

Middle Eastern Kingdom building 600-mile wall and ditch along its border with Iraq in effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing...

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19/01/2015

Norman Foster visits Hearst Tower in New York

Norman Foster takes us on a drone tour of the Hearst Tower, the skyscraper he built in New York a decade ago.

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16/01/2015

Elements

Luis Fernández-Galiano

With this issue AV/Arquitectura Viva celebrates its thirtieth anniversary. Since 1985 we have published over 400 issues and some...

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16/01/2015

Richard Rogers joins
Pritzker jury

Tom Pritzker, president of the Hyatt Foundation, announced that London-based architect Richard Rogers has joined the jury of The Pritzker Architecture Prize. 

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16/01/2015

Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie to open 11 January 2017

Hamburg News

Construction is well underway. Plaza to be open to the public by November 2016. Cranes to disappear soon...

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16/01/2015

David M. Schwarz,
Driehaus Prize 2015

The New York Times

The 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize — which recognizes classic architecture in modern society — has been awarded...

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15/01/2015

Christo wins case to create installation over Arkansas River

Arkansas Times

It's not our Arkansas River, unfortunately, but Colorado's section that the installation artist Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude...

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13/01/2015

Caruso St John to restructure Stockholms Stadsbibliotek

Caruso St John Architects have won the competition to restore, restructure and add to Gunnar Asplund's Stockholm City Library. The project will involve work to the annex...

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13/01/2015

Sérgio Bernardes:
the beautiful and the damned

The Guardian

Sérgio Bernardes was a star of 60s Brazil, a brilliant architect and a mesmerising man. And then almost forgotten. His grandson...

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12/01/2015

‘Imaginary Spaces’,
by César Azcárate

Through a selection of photographs by César Azcárate Azcárate (Bilbao, 1966), the traveling exhibition ‘Imaginary Spaces’ presents landscapes abandoned and rendered useless, legacies of an industrial past.

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09/01/2015

Glasgow School: Firms bid
to restore Mackintosh building

BBC

Glasgow School of Art has announced the five architecture firms who have been shortlisted to lead the restoration of its fire-damaged...

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09/01/2015

Flinders Street Station plan by Herzog & de Meuron in doubt

The Age

Premier Daniel Andrews has described his predecessor's plan for Flinders Street Station as a "colouring-in competition at taxpayers'...

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07/01/2015

Herzog & de Meuron to revamp Stamford Bridge

The Telegraph

Swiss-based Herzog & de Meuron employed to work alongside Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for revamp designed to hold 60,000...

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05/01/2015

True Illusions

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Interpreting the oeuvre of SANAA from its Japanese roots is inevitable and insufficient. Inevitable because both its exquisite...

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05/01/2015

Stalinist and anti-feminist.
Lina Bo Bardi 100

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The centenary of Lina Bo Bardi has heightened the fervor for her figure. The critic Rowan Moore considers the Italian-Brazilian...

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02/01/2015

London garden bridge: the Thames is now a playground for private fantasies

The Guardian

The news that Boris Johnson has rubber-stamped the garden bridge should come as no surprise. Since taking office...

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22/12/2014

Literatura de postrimerías.
Muertes de arquitectos

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The author presents the book as a literary game, a joke, or a pastime, but these two dozen accounts of the circumstances...

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19/12/2014

Revamping the Louvre
to Lose That Lost Feeling

The New York Times

The storybook rise of Jean-Luc Martinez begins where he grew up, in a Paris suburb dominated by blocky public housing...

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18/12/2014
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