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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 

Terry Pawson, Opera House of Linz (Austria)

The new opera house of Linz is located between the station and the center of this historic Austrian city. Its form was determined by the shape of the lot, which borders on its short side with a public park, and on the other side with the railway tracks and a sinuous street. The new opera house opens on to both the park and the welcoming scheme...

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15/04/2014
New Books
AV Monografías 163-164 - NORMAN FOSTER 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 161 - LOCAL KNOWLEDGE 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 061 - DOSSIER ANNA HERINGER 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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Wiel Arets, Allianz headquarters
in Zurich (Switzerland)

In Zurich, the Dutch architect Wiel Arets has built new Swiss headquarters for the German multinational insurance and financial services company Allianz, a complex consisting of a 20-floor main building and 5-floor annex...

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14/04/2014

Herzog & de Meuron to build the New North Zealand Hospital in Hillerød (Denmark)

Herzog & de Meuron are the winners of the competition to build the New North Zealand Hospital in the city of Hillerød, 40 kilometers from Copenhagen. Designed in collaboration with the Danish studio of Vilhelm Lauritzen...

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11/04/2014

Geopark, playground for children by
Helen & Hard in Stavanger (Norway)

The environmental crisis urges to embrace new experiences that propose giving objects and materials that are no longer in use a second life. The Stavanger studio led by the Norwegian Siv Helene Stangeland and the Austrian Reinhard Kropf reuses...

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10/04/2014

David Chipperfield to build new center
for Nobel Foundation

In the competition for the Nobel Foundation’s new building in Stockholm, entries to which were at first anonymous, the ‘Nobelhuset’ design of David Chipperfield and his Berlin office, headed by Christoph Felger, has carried the day over those of the other...

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09/04/2014

Anupama Kundoo’s handmade architecture

Financial Times

A full-scale, handmade brick-and-terracotta house was one of the most remarkable installations in the last Venice architecture Biennale. It sat within the vast shell of the Corderia, its materials echoing...

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08/04/2014

Brasil Arquitetura, Praça das Artes Performing Arts Center in São Paulo

Located in a central neighborhood of São Paulo, the Praça das Artes Performing Arts Center – a work of the studio Brasil Arquitectura, headed by Francisco Fanucci and Marcelo Ferraz – rises on a lot that arose from lack of planning in the organization...

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07/04/2014

Rotterdam Central Station reopens

The development of the high-speed railway line turned Rotterdam into one of the most important cities within the European transport network. This fact prompted the launch, in 2003, of the project to remodel the city’s Central Station, which had to match...

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04/04/2014

BIG’s new design for Kimball Art Center
in Utah

The office of Bjarke Ingels, responding to the concerns of residents of Park City (Utah), has modified his proposal that won the 2011 competition for the enlargement and renovation of the Kimball Art Center. Inspired in the city’s mining heritage...

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03/04/2014

mA-style architects, Light Walls House
in Toyokawa (Japan)

In Toyokawa, a city in Aichi prefecture, the Japanese studio mA-style – headed by Mayumi Kawamoto and Atsushi Kawamoto – has designed a private house with the aim of optimizing daylight in a shady site. With a blind envelope of panels...

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02/04/2014

Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design
Plaza opens in Seoul

A 38,000 square meter cultural hub designed by Zaha Hadid has opened in the Dongdaenum district of the South Korean capital. Constructed with the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools, the aluminum envelope is composed of 45,000 panels...

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01/04/2014

Anna Heringer, kindergarten for the PORET Community, Chaseyama (Zimbabwe)

With a particular vision of architecture, understood as a tool that brings improvement to people’s lives, Anna Heringer (Rosenheim, 1977) learned in Bangladesh that experience is the best lesson, and relying on local resources the best strategy...

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31/03/2014

AbCT / Ramin Mehdizadeh,
Leftover Stones Exterior Cladding

This apartment building is located in Mahallat, an ancient small city of Iran’s central region. As much as fifty percent of its economy is dependent on the stonecutting industry. The process of transforming stone continues to be extremely inefficient, however, because...

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28/03/2014

Sinuous lines: hotel by Snøhetta
in Lofoten (Norway)

The Oslo studio Snøhetta will be building a hotel in Norway’s Lofoten archipelago, immersed in the impressive rocky landscape of Glåpen, flanked by sea and mountains. The Lofoten Opera Hotel is conceived as a curving and leaning structure that...

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27/03/2014

OMA wins competition for
new Axel Springer HQ in Berlin

OMA was announced the winner of the international competition for the commission to renovate and enlarge the Berlin campus of the Axel Springer publishing group. The jury finally decided in favor of the design conceived by Rem Koolhaas...

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26/03/2014

Iván Navarro: ‘This Land
is Your Land’

The New York Times

The outdoor-sculpture season is just beginning, but Iván Navarro’s installation will be departing in about a week. It’s worth a visit...

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15/04/2014

16th-Century Italian Architecture

J. A. Flores

What should good professors do when they retire? Put into writing everything they devoted their academic life to, before their teachings...

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14/04/2014

Classic album covers
in Google Street View

The Guardian

From Pink Floyd to PJ Harvey, our Street View specialist shows us the world's cities through the lens of famous album covers...

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14/04/2014

Local Knowledge

Luis Fernández-Galiano

‘Think global, act local’: the ecologist motto, made  popular during the 1970s but with roots in the work  of pioneers like the urbanist...

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11/04/2014

‘The Architect is Present’: vídeo of Kéré’s workshop

Accompanying the exhibition ‘The Architect is Present’ at the ICO Museum are workshops conducted by the professionals featured. This video gives us a glimpse into Diébédo Francis Kéré’s workshop, which revolves around the construction of a women’s center in Burkina Faso.

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11/04/2014

Frank Gehry unveils plans for his first buildings in England

The Guardian

With titanium facades swinging like jiving skirts and windows staggered like towers of toppling coins, the chaotic energy of the latest...

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09/04/2014

Three Decades of Zaha Hadid

Edgar González

Continuing the saga of the most prolific architects of recent times, the editor of the Architecture Now! series, Philip Jodidio...

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08/04/2014

‘The Architect is Present’: lecture of TYIN Tegnestue

After Diébédo Francis Kéré, Yashar Hanstad of TYIN Tegnestue is the second to speak in the lecture series that accompanies the exhibition ‘The Architect is Present’. 

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04/04/2014

Ai Weiwei Embraces
the Political

The New York Times

The “Evidence” from which the Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau derives its name could be the displayed collection...

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04/04/2014

London is being transformed with 230 towers. Why the lack of consultation?

The Guardian

When the appearance of a great city is about to be radically transformed, it is a good idea for its citizens to be shown what is going...

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03/04/2014

London skyline: 200 towers that threaten to destroy city's character

The Guardian

The skyline of London is out of control. Over 200 tall buildings, from 20 storeys to much greater heights, are currently consented....

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03/04/2014

Installation by Michal Rovner for 'ToledoContemporánea'

Part of the events being held to observe the fourth centennial of El Greco’s death, the exhibit ‘Toledo Contemporánea’ – curated by Elena Ochoa Foster with the Ivorypress team – includes ‘Current Toledo’, an installation by the Israeli artist Michal Rovner.

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03/04/2014

Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture

Anthologies are a difficult genre, more so if the universe it seeks to synthetize covers a hundred years and five continents. With its Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture...

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02/04/2014

Massimo Scolari,
Arnold W. Brunner Prize 2014

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has honored Massimo Scolari with the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize. Since 1955 the prestigious institution has been giving this...

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01/04/2014

Archi Community, exclusively for professional architects

.archi relates to “archi”, the widely used term for “architecture”, and is designed to help internet users find architecture-specific content on the web...

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01/04/2014

Robots. Immigrants
from the future

The Economist

Robots offer a unique insight into what people want from technology. That makes their progress peculiarly fascinating...

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01/04/2014

New roles for technology.
Rise of the robots

The Economist

Robots came into the world as a literary device whereby the writers and film-makers of the early 20th century could explore...

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28/03/2014

Rem Koolhaas's G-Star Raw HQ

The Guardian

'We have never been so vulgar' says Koolhaas of his new Amsterdam headquarters for the Dutch denim brand, a building...

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27/03/2014
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