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New Books
AV Monografías 217 - UNDURRAGA DEVÉS 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 217 - SNØHETTA 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
RCR arquitectes RCR arquitectes
Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre.
SANAA SANAA
The 352-page volume, in hardcover and fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, which gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa over almost three decades of work of the three studios they lead in Tokyo
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
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.
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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Burgos & Garrido + Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, San Esteban archaeological site

Two Madrid practices – one headed by Francisco Burgos and Ginés Garrido, the other by Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente – have worked together on a proposal that has won for them the competition...

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17/10/2019

Bax studio, Dimnikcobau Business Park
in Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Based in Barcelona and headed by Boris Bežan and Mónica Juvera, bax studio has won the invited competition for the Dimnikcobau office complex in the industrial zone of Moste, in the east-central part of the Slovenian capital. Covering 12,439 square meters...

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16/10/2019

Dominique Perrault Architecture,
Exhibition Hall in León

The Santa Elvira sugar refinery was, since the early 20th century until its closing in 1992, one of the key economic motors of the city. The site where the old factory building was located was the place designated for the construction of the new Convention Center and...

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15/10/2019

Charles Jencks obituary

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Charles Jencks, the architectural historian, co-founder of the Maggie’s Centres and designer of cosmic gardens, who has died aged 80, pinpointed the expiry of modernism to a precise moment in history...

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15/10/2019

With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better?

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with the global giant Gensler added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless... (video)

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14/10/2019

OMA, Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

Bisected by a diagonal atrium that opens up to the existing Springer buildings, the essence of the design is a series of terraced floors that together form a 'valley' that creates an informal stage at the centre - a place to broadcast ideas to other parts of the company...

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14/10/2019

Mendes da Rocha and MMBB,
SESC 24 de Maio in São Paulo (Brazil)

This collaboration between the Brazilian teams of Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB Arquitetos transforms the former Mesbla department store in downtown São Paulo into a complex combining educational, artistic, sports, health, and leisure activities, supervised...

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11/10/2019

National Pulse Memorial & Museum International Design Competition

The One Pulse Foundation has revealed concept designs from the six shortlisted teams: Coldefy & Associés with RDAI, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Heneghan Peng Architects, Studio Libeskind, MASS Design Group and  MVRDV...

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10/10/2019

Norwich council houses by Riches and Hawley win RIBA Stirling architecture prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Designed by London firm Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, Street of 105 homes Norwich hailed as high-quality architecture in its most environmentally and socially conscious form...

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09/10/2019

David Chipperfield Architects to build Rolex USA HQ in New York

The British firm David Chipperfield Architects has won the international competition to build the tower that will replace the one that has been occupied by the Swiss watch manufacturer Rolex since the 1970s, on the corner of 5th Avenue and 53rd Street in New York...

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08/10/2019

AZAB, Herriko Plaza in Mallabia (Biscay)

Globalization also affects urban planning by imposing on it too a loss of the contextual and social values that are transferred to plans and buildings. In this way, the spaces let go of their referential qualities, traditions, landscapes or memory to adopt a global aesthetic...

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08/10/2019

OMA wins competition for new KaDeWe department store in Vienna

The Dutch firm of Rem Koolhaas will be building a new Kaufhaus des Westens department store and hotel in the historic center of Vienna, in the Museumsquartier. Ellen van Loon and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli lead the design team that is crowning the KaDeWe with...

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07/10/2019

Cano Lasso,
Second Home London Fields

Located in Hackney, one of the most popular neighborhoods in London today, Second Home’s new coworking and innovation branch addresses its context and its program in two ways: through the facade and through the work atmosphere, respectively. Inspired by the...

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04/10/2019

Robert de Niro-funded studio taps Bjarke Ingels to design ‘vertical village for film’

6sqft

Located in Queens (New York), the $400 million project, called Wildflower Studios, will establish a hub for the creation of film, television, and other forms of entertainment, including augmented reality and virtual reality...

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04/10/2019

Lux Architect, City Hall revamp in Burtenbach (Germany)

The German firm of Manfred Lux was commissioned to renovate the town hall building of Burtenbach, a Bavarian municipality first mentioned in a 1558 document. The building was subjected to modifications over time, and significantly renovated in 1972...

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03/10/2019

Fábio Ferreira Neves, one-family house
in Aldeia do Meco (Portugal)

In the historical center of Aldeia do Meco – in Portugal’s Setúbal District – is this residence designed by Fábio Ferreira Neves (Lisbon, 1986) that retains the original identity of the main house, a traditional house with a courtyard, and makes the new constructions...

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02/10/2019

Foster + Partners, Le Dôme winery
in Saint-Émilion (France)

Known for the eponymous wine it produces, the territory of the Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion – composed of eight villages and their vineyards – was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as a cultural landscape. The design unveiled by the British architect...

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01/10/2019

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky.

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01/10/2019

Peter Zumthor,
new images of LACMA expansion

Since 2008 Peter Zumthor has been working on the design of a new building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The latest images of this project which gives LACMA an additional 36,000 square meters have been made public.

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30/09/2019

Hsü Rudolphy,
Slope House by Lake Rapel (Chile)

On the edge of Lake Rapel, a two-hour drive from Santiago de Chile, stands this three-story residence designed by the Chilean practice of Ian Hsü and Gabriel Rudolphy. The elementary structure of steel and concrete is wrapped in a skin of wood and glass, optimizing views...

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30/09/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects,
Daxing International Airport in Beijing

In Daxing District, 46 kilometers south of Tiananmen Square, is the world's largest terminal in a single building, designed by Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016. Daxing International Airport was built to decongest the Chinese capital's airport at Chaoyang, and has opened less than...

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26/09/2019

Snøhetta, Powerhouse Brattørkaia
in Trondheim (Norway)

A work of Snøhetta, the Oslo-based firm of Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dyker, this office building produces more than twice the amount of electricity it consumes daily. Wrapped in almost 3,000 square meters of solar panels, it is designed to maximize exposure...

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25/09/2019

Herzog & de Meuron:
Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin

On a choice spot of Berlin’s Kulturforum, between the Neue Nationalgalerie of Mies van der Rohe and the Berliner Philharmonie of Hans Scharoun, Herzog & de Meuron will in collaboration with Vogt Landscape Architects be building a museum in which to exhibit art collections of the last century.

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24/09/2019

Why Can’t New York City Build More Gems Like This Queens Library?

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Against a phalanx of mostly dreary new apartment towers, the soon-to-open Hunters Point Community Library by Steven Holl is a diva parading along the East River in Queens, south of the famous Pepsi sign...

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24/09/2019

BIG, The Twist’ at Kistefos Museum
in Jevnaker (Norway)

Situated in Jevnaker, a small town some 75 kilometers from Oslo, Kistefos is a collection of three landscapes that overlap and intertwine: a natural one of rivers, waterfalls, islands, canyons, and forests; an industrial one of mills, factories, warehouses, power plants, dams...

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23/09/2019

AZL architects, porcelain factory
in Qiancheng (China)

Set among bamboo trees in mountainous land is the BingDing Factory of Qiancheng, a village located an hour away from Jingdezhen, known as the country’s ‘porcelain capital’ because it has produced Chinese ceramics for 1,700 years. A work of the Shanghai firm AZL...

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20/09/2019

The best architecture of the 21st century

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

A flying roof, a bamboo airport, a marooned galleon and a park in the sky … continuing our series, we pick the 25 greatest builds of the new age. Interview with the creator of the No 1...

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19/09/2019

Steven Holl Architects, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts expansion

Based in New York and Beijing, the firm Steven Holl Architects has given the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. an underground expansion crowned by three interconnected pavilions of white concrete. Named The REACH, it provides the complex...

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18/09/2019

Bauhaus Museum opens in Dessau

The Barcelona firm Addenda Architects – Roberto González, Anne Hinz, Cecilia Rodríguez, Arnau Sastra, and José Zabala –carried the day over 830 others in the 2015 competitition to build this new museum in the German city of Dessau, home of the Bauhaus from...

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17/09/2019

Co-lab design office,
bamboo pavilion in Tulum (Mexico)

The Mexican firm Co-Lab built this yoga pavilion in the heart of the Caribbean town Tulum’s Lúum Zama residential development, the masterplan of which is also by the practice of Joana Gomes and Joshua Beck. Taking inspiration from Félix Candela, Luum Temple...

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16/09/2019

Olafur Eliasson, ‘Seeing spheres’
in San Francisco

The artist Olafur Eliasson (Copenhagen, 1967) has installed five reflective spheres at the east entrance plaza of San Francisco’s Chase Center, new home of the Golden State Warriors, the city’s basketball team. Each measuring 4.8 meters in diameter, the polished globes...

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12/09/2019

2019 Architecture
MasterPrize winners

The Architecture MasterPrize™ (AMP) honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

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18/10/2019

Bjarke Ingels at Cevisama 2020

Bjarke Ingels (Copenhagen, 1974), founder of the firm BIG, has confirmed that he will be participating in the Architecture and Design Forum at the next Cevisama international ceramics fair, set for 3–7 February at Feria Valencia...

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11/10/2019

Tate Modern’s new sculpture:
a gift and a rebuke

The Guardian

Kara Walker’s new commission remakes the language of monuments through allusions and references to the slavery...

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11/10/2019

Tim Marlow, new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum

The Arts Newspaper

Announcement of RA artistic director's new appointment comes after Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black stepped down as co-directors...

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09/10/2019

14th Cosentino Design Challenge announced

Organized by the Spanish multinational Grupo Cosentino, this competition is open to architecture and design students anywhere in the world. In the Architecture category this year, contestants are to develop...

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08/10/2019

Modern cities become less dense as they grow

The Economist

The biggest engine of expansion is sprawl, not building height. All of the world’s 73 residential towers over 250 metres high were built after the year 2000. Another 64 are under construction...

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06/10/2019

SpaceX’s Starship is a new kind of rocket, in every sense

The Economist

Elon Musk, the boss of SpaceX, a rocketry firm, unveiled his company’s newest machine, Starship Mk1. It stands 50 metres tall and is made from shiny plates of stainless steel...

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05/10/2019

Belén Ilari wins
2020 Trans-hitos competition

The ‘Pop’ project of the architect Belén Ilari is the 16th winner of Trans-hitos competition, organized by Cevisama (the international ceramics fair held every year in Valencia) in collaboration with the Ceramic...

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04/10/2019

Imagining the Mediterranean House at Museo ICO

On view through 12 January 2020 at ICO Museum in Madrid is ‘Imagining the Mediterranean House: Italy and Spain in the 50s,’ an exhibition curated by Antonio Pizza that focuses on a historic moment when...

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02/10/2019

Banksy launches
homewares shop

The Guardian

The artist said the proceeds will go towards buying a new migrant rescue boat to replace one confiscated by the Italian authorities...

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03/10/2019

Grafton Architects,
Royal Gold Medal 2020

RIBA

The Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence "either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture"...

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02/10/2019

Charlotte Perriand’s Work Transformed Rooms

The New York Times

The French architect and designer is getting an exhibition to match her stature, with 400 works by Perriand and her circle on view through Oct. 5 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris...

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02/10/2019

One Drawing Challenge 2019

Architizer is thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural One Drawing Challenge! Reviewing a stellar shortlist of 100 architectural drawings and their stories, our esteemed jury have selected 2 top winners...

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02/10/2019

Google claims to have demonstrated “quantum supremacy”

The Economist

A quantum computer appears to have performed, in just over three minutes, a task that the world’s most powerful classical supercomputer would take around 10,000 years to complete...

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27/09/2019

Proof emerges that a quantum computer can outperform a classical one

The Economist

Last week a paper on the matter was—briefly and presumably accidentally—published online. The underlying research had already been accepted by Nature but was still under wraps...

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27/09/2019

Björk - Tabula Rasa

Directed by the artist Tobias Gremmler, the video of the song Tabula Rasa – from the album Utopia – shows the singer Björk's face superimposed on a digitally-rendered figure that floats, expands, and contracts in a colorful and constantly changing mass.

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26/09/2019

World’s Tallest Residential Building

New York Yimby

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell, Central Park Tower in New York officially tops Out 1,550 feet above midtown...

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25/09/2019

A small Indiana town boosts its big architectural legacy

The Economist

In Columbus, Indiana, Pei’s Modernist Cleo Rogers Memorial Library sits across 5th Street from Eliel Saarinen’s First Christian Church...

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23/09/2019

Kanye West's Dome-Like Housing Prototypes Torn Down

tmz

Kanye West's futuristic housing community needs a new home base ... because his dome-shaped structures in Calabasas have been destroyed...

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21/09/2019

Works without Pedestal

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Cristián Undurraga and Ana Luisa Devés have created works without pedestals. Over four decades ago they set up a studio that became known around the world...

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20/09/2019

The climate issue

The Economist

Climate change touches everything this newspaper reports on. It must be tackled urgently and clear-headedly. From one year to the next, you cannot feel the difference...

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20/09/2019

Barry Bergdoll and Deborah Berke, members of the Pritzker Prize Jury

“Together they bring to the jury experience in architectural practice, education, and history. Their presence will help us keep abreast of both historical and contemporary challenges that architecture is facing,” comments Stephen Breyer, Chair of the Pritzker Prize Jury...

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20/09/2019

Ensamble Studio to receive 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Ensamble Studio, led by architects Débora Mesa and Antón García-Abril, as the recipient of the 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award...

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19/09/2019

Jonathan Ledgard Believes Imagination Could Save the World

The New Yorker

His strategies for a more equitable, sustainable future range from practical and humanitarian to fanciful and abstract...

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19/09/2019

MAD Partners with HyperloopTT

HyperloopTT commissioned MAD to conceive a versatile pylon design that while acting as structural support for its groundbreaking transportation system, could easily be integrated across diverse environments...

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19/09/2019

The Unsinkable Modernist

The New York Review of Books

Whatever else one might think of Walter Gropius it is hard not to be impressed by his most salient talent: survival...

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18/09/2019

Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Praemium Imperiale 2019

The Imperial House of Japan on behalf of the Japan Art Association has annually since 1989 given the Praemium Imperiale to artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, music, theater/film, and architecture...

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17/09/2019

Flying taxis are taking off to whisk people around cities

The Economist

Regulators are still working out how to certify that these new aircraft are safe, particularly as many will be flown without pilots...

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17/09/2019

‘Please be seated’

As part of the 2019 London Design Festival, British designer Paul Cocksedge’s Please Be Seated installation transforms Finsbury Avenue Square with wave-like forms for people to lounge on.

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17/09/2019

How the world will change as computers spread into everyday objects

The Economist

One forecast is that by 2035 the world will have a trillion connected computers, built into everything from food packaging to bridges and clothes...

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16/09/2019

Haruhiko Kawaguchi’ Vacuum-Sealed Couples with their Home

Trendland

With only 10 seconds to shoot, (or the subjects would be in danger), the air is filled with tension, the faces and skin physically shrivel up as they get sealed up, stoking fear and suffocation...

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15/09/2019

Barcelona's car-free 'superblocks' could save hundreds of lives

The Guardian

A study calculates that the city could prevent 667 premature deaths every year if it created all 503 superblocks envisaged in its plan...

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15/09/2019

Tech firms think the home is the next big computing platform

The Economist

Many of the technologies needed to make smart homes work already exist. Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, the two firms’ smart-speaker products, already have greater market penetration...

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15/09/2019

Tera by AI SpaceFactory

Indiegogo

Nestled in the woods of Upstate New York, Tera is a high-tech, luxe, green eco-home. Developed from AI SpaceFactory's NASA-award-winning Mars habitat Marsha...

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14/09/2019

Barcelona's shipping container homes

The Guardian

Just a stone’s throw from La Rambla, the Spanish city is building 12 shipping container flats to help tackle its social housing crisis...

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14/09/2019

The Internet of Things will bring the internet’s business model into the rest of the world

The Economist

Ubiquitous computing offers the companies which master it the ability to mine data from the real world in the way that big tech firms now mine them from the virtual one...

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14/09/2019

Open House Madrid 2019

The architecture-and-city festival Open House Madrid is set for 28 and 29 September, and this time pays tribute to Miguel Fisac through exhibitions and visits to some of his major built works. More than 120...

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13/09/2019

Don’t panic. Yet

TLS

Gabrielle Walker on climate change – the scale of the problem and the possible solutions. we have a lot to learn from past mistakes in the battle against climate change...

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13/09/2019

Amir Zaki, concrete playgrounds of Southern California

Wired

To photograph empty skate parks, Zaki arrived around dawn, when the light was perfect for his visual aesthetic...

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12/09/2019

The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch

The Guardian

‘For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature’ by Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria’s largest public art installation...

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11/09/2019
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