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Friday, August 01, 2014
 

New Books
AV Monografías 169 - ÁBALOS+SENTKIEWICZ 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 165 - GLOBAL TOUR 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 63 - DOSSIER SOU FUJIMOTO 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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Schneider + Schumacher, Autobahn Church in Wilnsdorf (Germany)

While on the road, can the typical stop to refuel and have a coffee or snack be a good opportunity to go to church? In the opinion of the institution that sponsors this ecumenical church on the A-45, one of Germany’s busiest motorways, the answer is yes...

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30/07/2014

Lapeña & Torres: Baluarte del Príncipe
en Palma de Mallorca

Torn down since the end of the 19th century in order to let the city grow, the walls surrounding Palma de Mallorca have preserved to this day a few stretches – those located closer to the sea, towards which the city could not extend further. The fifth phase of a project which began in 1983 and that has developed over the course of three decades...

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29/07/2014

Sou Fujimoto: Beton Hala Waterfront Center in Belgrade (Serbia)

A series of ring-shaped ramps emerge with a gentle transition from the platform of the Beton Hala to define a spiralling structure nicknamed  ‘the floating cloud,’ from which one can enjoy panoramic views over the city of Belgrade. The spiral consists of a unified...

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28/07/2014

Königs Architekten,St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Schillig (Germany)

The Church of Saint Mary is located on the Atlantic coast in Wangerland, not far from the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park. Its typological simplicity is evident from a bird’s eye view, the building’s apparently intricate formal game...

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25/07/2014

A Missed Opportunity. Norman Foster
Drops Madrid Foundation

News - Arquitectura Viva 164
Neither the outcry in public opinion nor the support expressed by local architects, nor even an eventual apparent willingness on the part of Mayor Ana Botella to adjust has made Norman Foster...

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24/07/2014

‘House of Peace’ in Copenhagen,
Junya Ishigami + Svendborg Architects

A design of Junya Ishigami of Japan in collaboration with Johnny Svendborg of Denmark is the winner of a competition launched by the HOPE Foundation to build a ‘House of Peace’ in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn harbor...

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22/07/2014

Herzog & de Meuron, AstraZeneca complex in Cambridge (England)

The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has unveiled Herzog & de Meuron’s design for the complex including its new corporate headquarters and an R&D center. The project is part of phase one of the Swiss firm’s masterplan for the Cambridge...

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21/07/2014

Atelier Alice / EPFL, Pavilion
for the Luna Saint-Prex (Switzerland)

Luna was developed for the 6th edition of the St. Prex Classics festival, which is held annually in a small municipality by Lake Leman. This ephemeral structure accommodates a flexible auditorium with a modular capacity of 500 or 700 spectators...

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18/07/2014

Norman Foster opens Yacht Club
de Monaco

In Montecarlo, forming the centerpiece of Monaco’s remodeled harbor, the Yacht Club built by Foster + Partners recently opened its doors. Raised on reclaimed land, the new social and sporting facilities are organized in terraced floors and closed...

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17/07/2014

Alberto Campo Baeza, House of the Infinite
in Cádiz

Conceived as an infinite stone block facing the Atlantic, the house built by Alberto Campo Baeza is located on the coast of Cádiz. The material chosen for the construction is Roman travertine marble, evoking the past of the zone...

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16/07/2014

‘The Interlace’ apartments
by OMA / Ole Scheeren in Singapore

In 2007, as head of OMA in Asia, Ole Scheeren received the commission to build a 1,040-unit apartment complex, called ‘The Interlace’, in the city-state of Singapore. The German architect completed construction work in 2013...

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15/07/2014

Studio PEZ + Zarhy Architects,
Courthouse in Jerusalem

Besides the new seat of the National Library of Israel, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and the campus for the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, by SANAA, the plans to redevelop the city of Jerusalem include projects like the Courthouse...

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14/07/2014

Barge & Bouza, Ethnographic Center
in Curtis (A Coruña)

Located on the plains of the upper part of the Mandeo River basin, in the Galician municipality of Curtis – some 40 kilometers from A Coruña –, the new Ethnographic Center has a double role: an educational one, with courses and workshops...

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11/07/2014

‘BIG Maze’ of Bjarke Ingels Group
opened in Washington

On view up to 11 September at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. is the huge labyrinth designed by the Danish office of Bjarke Ingels. Within a square with 18-meter sides, the installation built with birch wood offers visitors...

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10/07/2014

F8 Architecture: Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage in Dialakoroba (Mali)

Outside Dialakoroba, a village located 50 kilometers from Bamaki, the capital of Mali, the Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage is home to about fifty infants, children and young people up to 18 years of age. The design of the Parisian office F8 Architecture...

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08/07/2014

Kengo Kuma: Daiwa Building
at University of Tokyo

Striking a contrast with the other constructions making up the University of Tokyo, which present conventional campus materials like concrete, stone, or metal, the facades of the Daiwa Building are clad with wood and earth. Designed as a place...

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07/07/2014

Chapel in the woods by Studio Zermani
in Varano dei Marchesi (Italy)

In the Italian province of Parma, immersed in the mountainous landscape of the village of Varano dei Marchesi, an open-air chapel is an invitation to prayer in the vicinity of the old Casa Faggi hospital and the pilgrimate route between...

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03/07/2014

DossierTowers.
Arquitectura Viva 164

Despite their lack of mechanical and energy efficiency, high-rise buildings continue to proliferate in the financial and service-sector centers of cities all over the world...

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25/07/2014

London in 3D: Google brings the capital's skyline to life

The Telegraph

London can now be explored in greater detail, and without the need to actually visit, after Google launched 3D mapping...

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25/07/2014

Airbus's folding saddle seat

The Guardian

As Airbus files a patent for a new space-saving design to jam many more economy class passengers in. If you thought low-cost...

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25/07/2014

MoMA Names Martino Stierli New Architecture and Design Curator

The Wall Street Journal

The Museum of Modern Art  named Martino Stierli, a professor at the University of Zurich, its new chief curator of architecture...

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24/07/2014

La Samaritaine renovation permit revoked

The Paris Administrative Court has revoked the permit for SANAA to carry out its project for the renovation of the department store La Samaritaine.

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23/07/2014

German Spirit

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We commemorate 1914 at the heart of the conflict. A century after the Great War began, we Europeans  watch the economic...

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22/07/2014

The CCA in Montreal, possible beneficiary of Álvaro Siza’s archives

As Álvaro Siza has informed the newspaper Público, the Canadien Centre for Architecture (CCA) may incorporate into its collections the Portuguese architect’s professional archives, consisting of drawings, models, photographs, and other documents

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22/07/2014

Marmomacc 2014: International Marble Fair in Verona

From the 24th to the 27th of September, the Italian city of Verona will host the 49th edition of Marmomacc, the international trade fair for marble, natural stone, and the associated...

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22/07/2014

Architecture and Energy

Fireplace is one of fifteen books, edited by Rem Koolhaas as the catalog of his exhibition at the Venice Architecure Biennale, which individually study that same number of fundamental ‘elements’ of the discipline. In it, Sébastien Marot analyzes the historiographic milestones in the study of thermal spaces, from Semper, Mumford or Giedion to Banham or Fernández-Galiano.

Sébastien Marot, Hearthbreaking, in Elements of Architecture, vol. Fireplace, Venezia, Marsilio, 2014, pp. 106-123 Credits: © la Biennale di Venezia / Rem Koolhaas.

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21/07/2014

Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

For the third edition of the biennial competition Solar Decathlon Europe (SDE), twenty houses presented by universities in Europe, Asia, and America were displayed in the French...

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21/07/2014

Shard leads Olympics Aquatic Centre in race for the Stirling

The Guardian

Other contenders for architecture award include Birmingham library, Everyman theatre in Liverpool and LSE student centre...

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17/07/2014

Steven Holl,
Praemium Imperiale 2014

Coming with an endowment of 15 million yen (almost 109,000 euros), the Praemium Imperiale of the Japan Art Association has since 1989 been given yearly...

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16/07/2014

‘Matter and Light’,
Josep Ferrando in Berlin

Open until 21 August at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin is ‘Matter and Light’, which showcases the career of Josep Ferrando through drawings, models, and photographs...

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14/07/2014

The world's first indoor city

The Guardian

Dubai's Mall of the World will have its very own Oxford Street and Broadway. It will also have galleons, waterfalls, a giant retractable...

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11/07/2014

Dossier Inflatables.
Arquitectura Viva 163

Vicente Sarrablo y Nuria Prieto

Inflatable structures had their heyday in the 1970s, but today they are back with new applications...

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10/07/2014

Cooking School by Sol89,
Grand Prix Philippe Rotthier

A work of the Sevillian studio Sol89, with María González and Juan López de la Cruz at the helm, a cooking school in Medina Sidonia – a municipality in the Spanish province...

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09/07/2014

A New Forum for
Mackintosh’s Architecture

The New York Times

Scholars are completing an online database of buildings by the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, just as restorers...

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09/07/2014

BCN RE.SET circuit of ephemeral architecture

The events being held to commemorate the Tricentenary of Barcelona includes BCN RE.SET, a circuit of seven installations set up on the streets of the Catalonian capital which invite reflection on concepts like identity, freedom, and democracy.

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08/07/2014

The Plenitude of the Void

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The architecture of Kengo Kuma is an exemplary exercise in relinquishment. Though in his work material is particularly important...

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02/07/2014

E-Vote on Demolition of Moscow Monument a Development Ploy?

The Moscow Times

If cell phone-wielding Muscovites so will it, a landmark of Soviet modernist architecture faces destruction, possibly to clear...

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02/07/2014

‘Le Corbusier:
An Atlas of Modern Landscapes’

Laura Martínez de Guereñu

It was no easy matter. A recognition of Le Corbusier’s work that was as late in coming required the MoMA to offer something...

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25/06/2014
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