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Monday, May 25, 2015
 

New Books
AV Monografías 176 - LE CORBUSIER 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 173 - SPAIN ABROAD 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 68 - DOSSIER FRANCISCO MANGADO 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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ACXT, High-Voltage Laboratory
in Mungia (Spain)

The main purpose of this laboratory for the company Arteche in the municipality of Mungia, in the province of Vizcaya, is to accommodate a large space for testing high-voltage transformers. Such a specific and dangerous use made...

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22/05/2015

Progress in construction
of OMA's Qatar National Library

Located outside Doha, in Education City, Qatar’s new National Library – designed by the Dutch office led by Rem Koolhaas – is conceived to become the country’s nerve center of knowledge.

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22/05/2015

Renzo Piano: Intesa Sanpaolo tower
in Turin (Italy)

On the edge of Turin's old quarter, close to Porta Susa train station, rises the new headquarters of the Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo, a project of the Genoan architect Renzo Piano, after five years of construction work. The 166-meter...

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21/05/2015

Snøhetta expands Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens (Austria)

The small Tyrolean town of Wattens is graced by one of Austria's most visited tourist destinations, Svarovski Crystal Worlds, first opened in 1995. For the 120th anniversary of the producer of luxury cut lead glass, the Norwegian firm Snøhetta...

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20/05/2015

Herzog & de Meuron,
new Bordeaux Stadium (Francia)

Located in the quarter of Bordeaux-Lac to the north of Bordeaux, the new stadium – which will become the home of the FC Girondins – seats a maximum of 42.000 spectators, with a football pitch of 68 x 105 meters that can be extended...

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19/05/2015

Zaha Hadid in Mexico: Esfera City Center residential complex in Monterrey

The first Mexican project of the firm Zaha Hadid Architects is in Monterrey, in the Huajuco Canyon, and provides 981 stacked living units varying in size between 45 and 165 square meters and distributed in a total floor area of 137,000 square meters...

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18/05/2015

OMA’s Fondazione Prada opens in Milan

Ignacio G. Galán

In the recently inaugurated Fondazione Prada in Milan, designed by Rem Koolhaas and his firm, OMA, a building covered with gold leaf and another one emulating a restoration operation proclaim...

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18/05/2015

Equipo 01, Market in Quibala (Angola)

The market of Quibala, an Angolan municipality, was transported from Spain in sea containers. From the very start, the project was marked by the need to optimize the space inside the containers, and the solution adopted was a system of...

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15/05/2015

Archea Associati, ceramic center
in Liling (China)

The Italian firm Archea Associati has built a center for making and displaying ceramic in Liling, a city in China's Hunan province. With a built floor area of 69,000 square meters, the recently finished complex contains a hotel and three museums...

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14/05/2015

MVRDV to turn abandoned overpass
into elevated garden

The Dutch firm MVRDV has won the bid to transform a former highway overpass in the South Korean capital, close to the central train station, into an elevated park 938 meters long and 9,661 square meters in area. After safety inspections carried out in 2006...

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13/05/2015

BIG completes the Gammel Hellerup
high school

In 2013, BIG built an underground multipurpose hall for a secondary school in the Danish town of Hellerup. Now Bjarke Ingels has completed a two-level building for cultural activities. It connects the preexisting educational facilities to the sport areas, and has a green roof that serves as an informal grandstand.

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12/05/2015

TEd'A arquitectes,
school in Orsonnens (Suiza)

The Palma de Mallorca practice TEd’A arquitectos – Jaume Mayol and Irene Pérez – have capped first prize in the competition to build a school in the small Swiss municipality of Orsonnens, 50 kilometers from Bern. Covering an area of 1,720 square meters...

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12/05/2015

David Chipperfield's £50 million redesign of The Royal Academy of Arts unveiled

The Independent

The Royal Academy of Arts has unveiled plans to redevelop its Burlington premises using a £12.7 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Designed by acclaimed architect Sir David Chipperfield...

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12/05/2015

Foster + Partners to build phase 2
of Dubai Design District

The office of Norman Foster has won the competition to carry out phase 2 of the masterplan for the Dubai Design District (d3). With an area of about 93,000 square meters, the new neighborhood is to be a Creative Community fostering artistic and intellectual...

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11/05/2015

Mies Award 2015: Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, by Barozzi Veiga

The purpose of biennial EU Prize for ContemporaryArchitecture--Mies van der Rohe Award aims is to give due recognition to the quality of architectural production in Europe. Coming with a prize of 60,000 euros, the 2015 honor has gone to the Philahrmonic...

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08/05/2015

City in the sky: world's biggest hotel to open in Mecca

The Guardian

Four helipads will cluster around one of the largest domes in the world, like sideplates awaiting the unveiling of a momentous main...

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25/05/2015

Verdú’s Household Goods

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Author of an extensive body of work that goes from the intímate to the public, the writer and journalist Vicente Verdú has also practiced...

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22/05/2015

Frank Gehry wins
J. Paul Getty Medal

Los Angeles Times

Frank Gehry is this year’s recipient of the J. Paul Getty Medal, the Getty Trust’s annual award for leadership in visual art...

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22/05/2015

Boulingrin Central Market Hall, EU Prize for Cultural Heritage

Europa Nostra

The Boulingrin covered market in Reims, in France’s Champagne-Ardenne region, originally opened in 1929. It is an example of...

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22/05/2015

Jacob Jensen, Designer in Danish Modern Style, Dies at 89

The New York Times

Jacob Jensen, an industrial designer whose sleek minimalism exemplified the style known as Danish modern, most notably with the...

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22/05/2015

'Rock & Roll Billboards
of the Sunset Strip'

Los Angeles Times

Music has a profound power to shape the world around us. What we listen to can influence our friendships, what we wear, where we... 

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22/05/2015

Turner Prize 2015: Liverpool council houses nominated

The Telegraph

A cluster of terraced houses in a formerly run-down area of Liverpool has been nominated for the Turner Prize. The Granby Four Streets...

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21/05/2015

‘Textile Structures for New Building 2015’ competition winners

Two enrolled at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) have won the ‘Macro Architecture’ section of the thirteenth ‘Textile Structures for New Building’  competition...

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20/05/2015

Jean Nouvel: 'Architecture
is still an art, sometimes'

The Guardian

Nouvel is in New York to launch his most significant contribution thus far: a 1,050ft tower containing 139 residences and three new... 

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20/05/2015

Time to spruce it all up

The Economist

Electric bicycles have been added to Milan’s bike-sharing scheme. The city’s canals have been restored, with boats now dotting a...

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19/05/2015

Housing Design Award Winners

The AIA New York Chapter Housing Design Awards recognize design excellence and innovation in housing design. Iñaqui Carnicero's 39 Social Housing Units in Madrid...

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18/05/2015

The dangers
of eco-gentrification

The Guardian

When construction on New York City’s famous High Line began in 2006, the project to turn a remnant of the industrial age into a...

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15/05/2015

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
opens Tadao Ando's expansion

STL Today

Tadao Ando has just added 3.700 square feet of new galley space to his Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St.Louis, which first opened in 2001...

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14/05/2015

Le Corbusier Sets Artist Record With $3.3 Million Sale in Zurich

Bloomberg Business

A wooden Le Corbusier statue of a woman sold for 3.1 million francs ($3.3 million) at Christie’s in Zurich, setting an auction record for...

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13/05/2015

Which New York Is Yours?

Daily Intelligencer

New York City enacted its Landmarks Law 50 years ago, and the battles that raged then haven’t been stamped out; they just keep...

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13/05/2015

How Germs Might Shape
the Future of Architecture

Citylab

We know that buildings can make us sick. Take, for example, cases of lead poisoning, mold exposure, or the aptly named Sick Building... 

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12/05/2015

Reviving Giacometti’s Legacy

The New York Times

For much of his life, the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) lived and worked out of a cramped and cluttered atelier in the...

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12/05/2015

Archiprix International 2015 – announcement of the winners

On 8 May the jury announced 7 winners of a Hunter Douglas Award in Madrid. The jury comprised Eduardo Arroyo, Luis Fernández- Galiano, Anupama Kundoo...

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11/05/2015

Sigurd Lewerentz:
Non-Writer Master

José Ignacio Linazasoro

Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1995) is one of the modern masters for whom recognition has been late in coming. He was eclipsed by...

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08/05/2015

Basilica in Lake İznik
to become underwater museum

Daily News

The remains of a nearly 1,600-year-old basilica that was discovered at the beginning of last year under Lake İznik in the northwestern...

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08/05/2015

The Prado and a New Royal Museum Duel Over Paintings

The New York Times

A royal battle is simmering here. On one side is the Prado, a renowned repository of art and a showcase of Spanish culture that draws...

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08/05/2015

Santiago Calatrava´s Oculus
will open in June

The New York Times

Santiago Calatrava´s Oculus, that unearthly winged structure taking form at the World Trade Center, will open to limited pedestrian traffic...

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07/05/2015

Spain abroad

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Spanish architecture abroad knows a sweet moment. From large-scale works to ephemeral pavilions...

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05/05/2015

Biographic Geographies

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Le Corbusier left us fifty years ago, but he is still stubbornly among us. The centennial of his birth in 1987 brought about a broad...

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30/04/2015
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