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New Books
AV Monografías 216 - VO TRONG NGHIA 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 216 - E2A 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.
Change of Climate Change of Climate
Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change.
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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Magén Arquitectos,
Arcosur Preschool in Zaragoza

The neighborhood of Arcosur is the first residential expansion towards the south of Zaragoza. The building is located on one of the structuring axes of the area, and it is the first public facility completed there, so these two aspects together give the building...

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19/08/2019

RCR arquitectes, Gallery / Atelier / House in Bordeaux (France)

Located in the city of Bordeaux, the project renovates an old warehouse with vaulted spaces that were once cellars for storing fish and supplies. The intervention seeks to reactivate the area by making the most of its central location and the existence of a cozy garden...

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16/08/2019

Francisco Mangado,
Norvento Headquarters in Lugo

The new headquarters of Norvento, a group that specializes in renewable and efficient energy sources, aims to maximize power quality and respect for the environment. The building’s design addresses the double nature of the site...

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15/08/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage & Art in Hong Kong (China)

Set into Hong Kong’s dense fabric of skyscrapers, the central police station and prison of colonial times have been restored and transformed into an art  and heritage center. The inserted volumes create a new relationship with the site context by cantilevering...

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13/08/2019

Enric Ruiz-Geli / Cloud 9, Villa Stgilat (Spain)

This experimental house in Aiguablava (Girona) has two principal characteristic features: the sustainable way it engages with its surroundings and the manner in which it is built. The first results from adapting to the topography, respecting the property’s natural...

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12/08/2019

Fuertes-Penedo arquitectos,
House in Miraflores (Spain)

The renovation of this dwelling in Miraflores, a small locality in Muros (A Coruña), was first and foremost based on utmost respect for the place. This necessitated paying close attention to realities like the scale of the house’s surroundings, to preexisting elements...

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09/08/2019

Sauerbruch Hutton,
The New Ludgate in London

With its curvilinear shape and dynamic facade of multicolored louvers, the volume confidently engages with the urban fabric and the corporate headquarters of London’s City. The compact volume of the office building is tapered and rounded off...

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08/08/2019

PICHarchitects/Pich-Aguilera & 2BMFG, Sant Pau Research Institute in Barcelona

The building for the Research Institute of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital concentrates the research activity of this foundation, previously scattered throughout the hospital complex. The proposal is located on the northeast end of the ensemble designed...

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07/08/2019

Jean Nouvel,
Alda Fendi Foundation in Rome (Italy)

Within the historical area of the city of Rome, three buildings have been turned into a cultural center containing exhibition halls, accommodations for artists, and a rooftop restaurant. The complex sits at the southwestern end of the Palatine Hill, close to the Temple...

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06/08/2019

Fuses-Viader Arquitectes, Art Center
in Sant Julià de Ramis (Girona)

The project sets out to refurbish the Sant Julià de Ramis castle, a military fortress raised at the end of the 19th century, and that is located in the town of the same name, close to Girona. The ensemble was closed down in 1970, and was gradually abandoned since...

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05/08/2019

Frida Escobedo, Mar Tirreno residential complex in Mexico City

The studio led by the Mexican Frida Escobedo has completed this residential block in Colonia Popotla, Mexico City. The project ‘folds’ the balconies inwards as private courtyards. This strategy takes inspiration from the traditional courtyard-house proposing different degrees...

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01/08/2019

BIG + HFF, Puzzle House in Copenhagen

Bjarke Ingels, of the Danish firm BIG, and Simon Frommenwiler, founder of the Basel studio HHF, created this installation that was set up for three days in the garden of the Swiss Embassy in Copenhagen. The volume is made up of geometric blocks in pink, red, and fuchsia...

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31/07/2019

OMA, Conference Center
in Shenzhen (China)

The design by the studio of Rem Koolhaas, OMA, in collaboration with the Chinese consultants CCDI is the winner in the competition for the International Conference and Exchange Center (IFEC) in Shenzhen. Located in the Pearl River Delta, in the district of Qianhai...

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30/07/2019

The architect as biographer of recent modernity

El País / Estrella de Diego

In Alexandrine Years, Luis Fernández-Galiano collects his articles on architecture published in El País from 1993 to 2006...

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27/07/2019

Sou Fujimoto / NL*A / OXO, L’Arbre Blanc Tower in Montpellier (France)

Of 17 floors and 10,000 square meters, the design of this iconic tower located by Lez River is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of outdoor living, and is the result of the collaboration of the Japanese office with two young French studios. Located on a privileged spot...

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26/07/2019

EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture, BerKM Cultural Center in Bergama (Turkey)

The Istanbul practice of Emre Arolat and Gonca Paşolar built this culture and leisure center in the Turkish city of Bergama, over the foundations of what was the lower part of the Greek polis Pergamon. A footbridge bordered with vegetation connects the adjacent park...

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25/07/2019

Andrés Jaque,
Reggio School in Alcobendas (Madrid)

Based in Madrid and New York, the firm Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation has unveiled its project for this school promoted by the Reggio Center for Pedagogical Research and Innovation (CIIP reggio), in the Madrid municipality of Alcobendas...

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24/07/2019

Norman Foster wins contest to expand
the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao

The British architect Norman Foster has with the Basque Luis María Uriarte won the competition to revamp Bilbao’s Museum of Fine Arts, which wanted 2,250 square meters of its current floorage renovated and at least 5,140 square meters added, and in a way that...

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23/07/2019

Rafael de La-Hoz, new offices for the European Commission in Brussels

The team led by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos – in collaboration with the London office of Perkins and Will, the German landscaping architecture and urban planning firm Latz + Partner, and the Spanish engineering consulting companies TYPSA and MC2...

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22/07/2019

Kéré Architecture,
Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)

The Burkinabè architect Francis Kéré designed this permanent pavilion for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. The building joins a series of unique pieces that engage in dialogue with nature on the...

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19/07/2019

Steven Holl + Acts win concert hall
in Ostrava (Czech Republic)

The firm of Steven Holl – with offices in New York and Beijing – in collaboration with Architecture Acts – a Prague practice established by Hana Petrik and Martin Kropac – has won the competition to build the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra’s new home in the eastern...

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18/07/2019

Competition for new housing typologies
in Russia

Three entries from Spain – by Sidereal, Pedro Pitarch, and Raúl Gutiérrez Salgado – earned a prize in the ‘Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing,’ held in Russia to seek innovative designs for dwellings adapted to the country’s climate and the needs of contemporary society.

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17/07/2019

Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca

On a slope with views of the north coast of the island of Menorca sits this one-family residence built by Nomo Studio, the Barcelona firm of Alicia Casals and Karl Nyqvist. The composition of the facade pursues a reinterpretation of the Menorcan custom of framing...

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16/07/2019

Avella taller de arquitectura,
two cabins in Nirgua (Venezuela)

Scattered on a 40-hectare estate in Nirgua, a city in Venezuela’s State of Yaracuy, 245 kilometers from Caracas, are these camping faciities for children, including installations for recreational activities. With Ricardo Avella at the helm, the project involves adding two...

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15/07/2019

Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel
in Heshun (China)

The firm of Shanshan Qi, working out of offices in New York and Hangzhou, designed this hotel in Heshun (in Tengchong County), once a staging post along the southern Silk Route. The stepped construction is adapted to the 13-meter-wide plot that slopes to form...

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12/07/2019

David Chipperfield Architects,
James Simon Galerie in Berlin

In continuity with Friedrich August Stüler’s forum architecture, the James Simon Galerie serves as the new entrance building for Museum Island, occupying the site where Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Neuer Packhof building used to stand. A mostly underground ‘archaeological...

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11/07/2019

32 shortlisted for XI BIAU 2019

The Biennial will take place from 5 to 11 October in various venues within the city of Asunción, Paraguay. The finalists are projects in Argentina (2), Brazil (4), Chile (1), Colombia (2), Ecuador (3), Spain (7), Mexico (4), Paraguay (1), Peru (2), Portugal  (4), Uruguay (1), and Venezuela (1).

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10/07/2019

SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA

Built in 2015 for the Serpentine Gallery in London, the pavilion designed by the Spanish firm SelgasCano will until 24 November be an events venue for the company Second Home, located in La Brea Tar Pits, in the heart of Los Angeles.

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09/07/2019

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)

The local firm headed by Pablo Muñoz Payá renovated this single-family home in Petrer, a municipality located in the interior of Alicante province. The regulations did not allow enlarging the existing surface area of the one-level house – 138 square meters...

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09/07/2019

Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT: exhibition project at the Vittoriano in Rome

The layout of the permanent exhibition 'Italian Lexicon: Stories and Faces of Our Country' was designed by Benedetta Tagliabue (Milan, 1963) and her architectural firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, with Nazaret Busto Rodríguez (project leader) and the design team formed...

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08/07/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Meret Oppenheim Tower in Basel (Switzerland)

SBB is one of the largest landowners in Switzerland. This national railway company owns land in prime locations of the urban centers across the country. This previously underutilized potential of real estate has been increasingly developed in the last years...

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05/07/2019

EM2N, WIN4 sports center
in Winterthur (Switzerland)

Working out of offices in Zurich, Berlin, and Brussels, the firm EM2N -- headed by Mathias Müller and Daniel Niggli – has designed three independent volumes that form the shared open-air space of new sport facilities for the city of Winterthur. Construction is planned...

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04/07/2019

Alfredo Payá Benedito, Playa Flamenca Seconday School in Orihuela (Alicante)

This public high school has garnered the 2019 FAD Award for Architecture for Alfredo Payá Benedito and his Alicante-based practice, noname 29. Besides addressing an educational program, the design creates a rich inner passage that helps withdraw the school...

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03/07/2019

‘The Age of Spectacle’
and ‘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.

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25/03/2019

Drawing Buildings and Data

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Coffee table books have bad press, but these two volumes deserve attention. Drawing Architecture gathers almost 300 drawings, from a Sumerian sanctuary floor...

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16/08/2019

Shadows of Le Corbusier

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Le Corbusier continues to pass from lights to shadows. In 2015, the 50th anniversary of his death coincided with the publication of three books written by François Chaslin...

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13/08/2019

Walter Gropius in Three Acts

Joaquín Medina Warmburg

The centenary of the Bauhaus coincides with the fiftieth death anniversary of its founder and director, the architect Walter Gropius (1883-1969). The double celebration...

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10/08/2019

Giedion and America

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Espacio, tiempo y arquitectura se publicó originalmente en inglés, y la carrera del autor de la biblia del Movimiento Moderno es inseparable de sus vínculos...

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08/08/2019

Kinks in the clean lines of the Bauhaus

The Economist

Reconsidering the legendary design school on its centenary. Since it was built in 1924, the Landhaus Ilse, or Ilse country house, has been an incongruous presence...

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08/08/2019

Streets ahead

The Economist

Europe is edging towards making post-car cities a reality. Hurtling along a “cycle highway” by the River Scheldt in Antwerp recently, Charlemagne only noticed...

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06/08/2019

Franco’s Engineers

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Engineers built Franco’s regime. Contradicting the convention that sees Francoism distanced from technology and science, the young historian Lino Camprubí...

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05/08/2019

The Arctic is ablaze

The Economist

Peat fires in the Arctic are the latest symptom of climate change. The eastern siberian landscape does not normally resemble hell. In winter it is blanketed in snow...

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04/08/2019

Travel With Us

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We are tourists, and pretend being travelers. Mass tourism used to be depicted with a cruise ship overwhelming the delicate scale of Venetian palazzos...

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02/08/2019

Carlos Cruz-Diez has died

The Economist

The Venezuelan artist, who died on July 27th, was an inventor of “kinetic art”. He spent most of his career in Paris...

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02/08/2019

Cristiano Toraldo di Francia
Dies at 78

Firenze

Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, a Florentine architect known for founding the Radical design movement collective, Superstudio, passed away on July 30...

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01/08/2019

Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals harvested from old gadgets

The Verge

The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee launched a two-year campaign in April 2017 to collect donated electronic devices from members of the public in order to harvest the necessary metals...

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01/08/2019

‘Alexandrine Years’ in ‘Casabella’

Italian magazine Casabella (899-900) reviews The Age of Spectacle and Time of Uncertainty, in which Luis Fernández-Galiano compiles his articles on architecture published in El País from 1993 to 2006...

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31/07/2019

Parliaments get facelifts; but it is politics that really needs one

The Economist

Renovations give parliamentarians an opportunity to shore up democracy. Will they take it?...

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29/07/2019

The inflexibility of plastic

The Economist

n the past two years plastic litter in the ocean seems to have eclipsed other environmental anxieties among rich-world consumers...

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27/07/2019

‘The Soul Trembles’
by Chiharu Shiota

Mori Art Museum

Berlin-based international artist Shiota Chiharu is known for performances and installations that express the intangible: memories, anxiety, dreams, silence and more...

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25/07/2019

The Mapping of the Moon:
1669 – 1969

The exhibition at the Map House in London explores 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond...

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24/07/2019

Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous

The Economist

NASA declared in 1958 that “it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.” Even then, that was a half-truth...

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24/07/2019

Youngsters are avoiding Facebook—but not the firm’s other platforms

The Economist

Facebook owes its resilience to savvy acquisitions and tolerant regulators. One cause is youthful rebelliousness: few teens want to share a network with grandma...

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23/07/2019

MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt

In 2019, MPavilion welcomes influential Australian architect Glenn Murcutt AO as our esteemed designer. Often referenced as Australia’s most famous architect, Glenn is the only Australian recipient of the Pritzker Prize...

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22/07/2019

Green Goodness

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Vo Trong Nghia strives to make the world a better place, and tackles that titanic task in tune with nature. With the humble ambition...

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22/07/2019

The vandalism of modern warfare

The Economist

An exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London explores the architectural costs of conflict...

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22/07/2019

The new city for a million outside Karachi

The Guardian

Bahria Town promises Pakistan’s middle classes respite from traffic, terror attacks and blackouts – local villagers are fighting to be heard by developers...

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20/07/2019

Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew

The New York Times

Notre-Dame still stands only because firefighters decided to risk everything, a New York Times reconstruction has found...

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19/07/2019

Concrete Choreography

ETH Zürich

This novel fabrication process allows the production of 3D concrete elements without the need for any formwork...

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19/07/2019

Stirling prize 2019 shortlist

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Energy efficiency is a priority this year as a railway station, visitor centre, social housing project and opera house vie for the RIBA award for British building of the year...

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18/07/2019

Kanye West is building Star Wars-themed housing for the homeless

Forbes

Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic...

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17/07/2019

Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

TED

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union...

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16/07/2019

Watch Trailer For ‘The Great Hack’

Red Carpet Crash

The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation, offering access to the journeys of key players in the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal...

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16/07/2019

ArchiPaper by Rafał Barnaś

ArchiPaper is a non-commercial, experimental, short animated film that tells a story about architecture in an unconventional way. The basis and starting point for this work was a physical model of a house...

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14/07/2019

India’s magnificent stepwells are relics of a nuanced history

The Economist

A restoration drive is reviving their glory—and uncovering their wisdom. Many pilgrims believe in the healing power of the baoli water...

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13/07/2019

Cristina Díaz & Efrén García, professors at Universität für angewandte Kunst of Viena

Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, who head the Madrid architecture firm amid-cero9, succeed Kazuyo Sejima (2015-2019) at the helm of Abteilung Architekturentwurf 1 (Architecture Design 1)...

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12/07/2019

‘The Salt Series II’ by Tom Hegen

The Salt Series II is a collection that looks at the way salt mining in Australia generates an otherworldly pastel colour-palette. Here is a video of how the photos were taken.

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12/07/2019

How trees could save the climate

ETH Zürich

Around 0.9 billion hectares of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of human-made carbon emissions...

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11/07/2019

Kris Provoost: The staggering scale of Chongqing

The Guardian

Chongqing’s population is estimated at just below 10 million but that rises to more than 31 million if the surroundings are included...

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10/07/2019

A Le Corbusier-rooftop transformed into a contemporary art space in Marseille

Designboom

Situated on the very top of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, Ora Ito’s MAMO (Marseille Modulor) is a place among the clouds devoted to art and design...

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07/07/2019

Finch, a parametric tool that generates adaptive plans

The tool is designed to help architects understand the constraints and potential of a site in the early stages of the design process. Finch will be launched in 2020 within 3D computer graphics software Rhino...

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06/07/2019

How to make a better raincoat with tiny “water bowls”

The Economist

The purpose is to constrain the spread of droplets falling on superhydrophobic surfaces, thus encouraging the rapid ejection of those droplets back into the air...

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05/07/2019

MVRDV. Arquitectura Viva 215

Headed by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries, the Rotterdam-based firm MVRDV has since 1993 pursued a highly daring kind of architecture...

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05/07/2019

John Lautner’s curvilinear Louise Foster house hits the market

Curbed

One of the architect’s earliest residential commissions, the eye-catching home is up for sale for the first time ever...

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05/07/2019

Young Architects Program 2019: Pedro & Juana

Hórama Rama by Pedro & Juana (Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Reuss), winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 20th annual Young Architects Program, is on view at MoMA PS1 through September 2, 2019...

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05/07/2019

Finishing Gaudi's Last Masterpiece: Sagrada Familia

Time

The race to complete one of the world's longest-running construction projects. The first stone of the Sagrada Familia was laid more than 130 years ago...

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04/07/2019
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