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New Books
AV Monografías 221 - DILLER SCOFIDIO+R 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 223 - GRAFTON ARCHITECTS 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 97 - THAM & VIDEGÅRD 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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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Michael McKinnell (1935-2020)

The Architect's Newspaper

British-American architect Noel Michael McKinnell died of pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19. The architect behind Boston City Hall, who was born in Manchester, England, received his initial architecture training at the city university...

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02/04/2020

Reiulf Ramstad, Chemin des Carrières
in Rosheim (France)

The project involved converting old train tracks between Rosheim and Saint Nabor into a walkway equipped with open-air facilities and pavilions. Besides transporting commuters, the railway served industry. This duality was maintained in the conversion, which combines...

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01/04/2020

Grafton Architects, Arquitectura Viva 223

The coherent and committed trajectory of Grafton Architects, established in Dublin in 1978 by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, has been crowned with this year’s Pritzker Prize, the first ever to be conferred on a partnership of women. In observing this victory of theirs Arquitectura Viva publishes two recent works of the Irish practice (Kingston University in Surrey, near London, and the Toulouse School of Economics) and an interview conducted by the journalist and poet Antonio Lucas.

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01/04/2020

Foster + Partners,
Villa Dolunay in Muğla (Turkey)

With its large undulating timber roof cantilevering 7,5 meters, this private house designed by Norman Foster’s firm is partly embedded into the terrain close to the Aegean Sea, in the southwestern Turkish province of Muğla. Carefully inserted into a rugged natural environment...

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31/03/2020

Tadao Ando,
Paris Stock Exchange renovation

The Japanese architect Tadao Ando has converted Paris’s historical Bourse de commerce building, in the Les Halles quarter, into a museum housing François Pinault’s contemporary art collection. It was to open this spring but the spread of COVID-19 has moved the inauguration to September 2020.

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30/03/2020

OMA, Galleria department store
in Gwanggyo (South Korea)

With a petrous skin interrupted by a bulging loop of faceted glass, this department store stands at the heart of Gwanggyo, a new town close to Seoul. The building is by Rem Koolhaas's Rotterdam-based OMA, with Chris van Duijn leading the project. Surrounded...

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27/03/2020

Grafton Architects, Anthony Timberlands Center in Fayetteville (Arkansas)

Dublin-based Grafton Architects will be building the Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation in the city of Fayetteville, having won the competition organized by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas...

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26/03/2020

New images of London's design district

The Spanish practices Barrozi Veiga and Selgas Cano and the British firms 6a Architects, Adam Khan Architects, Architecture 00, David Kohn Architects, HNNA, and Mole Architects designed a total of sixteen buildings now under construction in London’s new Design District...

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25/03/2020

House Arrest

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Confinement is easier to endure than uncertainty. Practicing il mestiere di vivere, private space takes on a different meaning, because the intimate shelter becomes a prison cell, and ‘private’ is translated as ‘deprived’ of contact with others. In Huis Clos, a play that opened in...

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24/03/2020

The Great Empty

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

During the 1950s, New York’s Museum of Modern Art organized a famous photo exhibition called “The Family of Man.” In the wake of a world war, the show, chockablock with pictures of people, celebrated humanity’s cacophony, resilience and common bond....

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24/03/2020

Estudio Herreros & MIM-A, apartment building in Sant Boi de Llobregat

This block by the Madrid practice Estudio Herreros in collaboration with the local firm MIM-A combines state-protected and free-market housing efficiently, pragmatically, and simply. A standard floor of twelve apartments puts the service core at the center, with two...

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23/03/2020

Kengo Kuma, Meiji Jingu Museum in Tokyo

Situated next to Yoyogi Park in the Tokyo ward Shibuya, the Meiji Jingu Shrine is a Shinto temple dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) and his consort, Emperor Shôken (1849-1914). Blending with the surrounding trees, the new museum...

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21/03/2020

The Arquia Foundation presents the documentary 'Conversations with Renzo Piano' within its arquia/maestros series

Luis Fernández-Galiano converses with the Genoese master in his studio at Punta Nave shortly before his 80th birthday. We reproduce the interview published in Arquitectura Viva 198.

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20/03/2020

MVRDV, Tainan Spring (Taiwan)

The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has turned a shopping mall built in the 1980s into a public space with a swimming pool in Tainan, a city in the south of the island of Taiwan. Tainan Spring, as the faciity is called, is part of a larger plan to regenerate the area. The bathing zone is...

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19/03/2020

Cubo Rojo Arquitectura, Casa Guanajal
in Estación Pedrito (Mexico)

In the state of Jalisco, specifically within the municipality of Union de San Antonio, is Estación Pedrito, the small locality where we find this house built by the Mexican firm Cubo Rojo Arquitectura. In a play of solids and voids in dialogue with the rural surroundings, the design of ...

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18/03/2020

Oliveras Boix Arquitectes,
Ateneu de Fabricació (Barcelona)

Situated between party walls in the Gràcia neighborhood, an early 20th-century warehouse was transformed into a facility modeled after the FabLab, which gives citizens access to digital fabrication tools and the training they require to be able to develop prototypes and...

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17/03/2020

Globalization in Reverse

Luis Fernández-Galiano

To stop the virus, the globe is raising walls and grinding to a halt. The interruption of travel to contain the spreading of the coronavirus and the increased difficulties for the transportation of goods has put globalization in reverse mode...

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16/03/2020

GRX Arquitectos, Calixto House in Puebla de Don Fadrique (Granada)

Bordering with Albacete, Murcia, and Almeria bot located within Granada province, the municipality of Puebla de Don Fadrique belongs to the comarca of Huéscar, at the foot of La Sagra peak. The Granada-based GRX Arquitectos – Álvaro Gor, Carlos Gor, and Agustín Gor...

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13/03/2020

Nieto Sobejano, Carmen Thyssen Museum in San Felíu de Guíxols (Girona)

The Madrid practice of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano have won first place in the competition to build a museum in San Felíu de Guíxols (Girona) to house part of Carmen Thyssen's art collection, joining those already existing in Madrid, Málaga, and Andorra... 

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12/03/2020

External Reference & Uroz, Jané Winestore in Comarruga (Tarragona)

Carmelo Zappulla of External Reference Architects and Chu Uroz renovated this liquor store in a 700-square-meter space located at kilometer 1187 along the N-340 road leading from Vendrell to Comarruga, in the Lower Penedes region. With verbal information...

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11/03/2020

Lucas y Hernández-Gil,
A12 House in Madrid

Occupying what used to be a store, with direct access from the street, this dwelling is conceived as a mix between the Mediterranean house – introverted and spilling out into a courtyard – and the phenomenological house as described by Gaston Bachelard: a space...

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10/03/2020

Emac Arquitectura, Doctor Sanchís Guarner school in La Pobla Llarga (Valencia)

The firm Emac -- acronym for Mediterranean space for contemporary architecture and headed by Miguel Martínez Castillejo and Pau Batalla Soriano -- in ad hoc union with the architecture and engineering company Octógono Castellón has won the competition for ideas...

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09/03/2020

Estudio DIIR, extension of social and health center in Plasencia (Cáceres)

A project titled 'Lagar,' submitted by DIIR, the Madrid practice of Ricardo Fernández, David Meana, Ignacio Navarro, and Iñigo Palazón, has earned them first place – with a 10,000 euros award – in the public and open-to-all competition, organized by the Extremadura...

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09/03/2020

Covid-19 presents stark choices between life, death and the economy

The Economist

The trade-offs required by the pandemic will get even harder. Medics have to say who will be treated and who must go without...

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04/04/2020

Renzo Piano: " It hurts to think of my buildings empty"

Corriere della Sera

In this interview the Italian architect, in confinement due to the coronavirus, shares his reflections: "if you don't draw inspiration from reality, if you have no contact with people, what do you create?"...

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03/04/2020

The barefoot architect

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

She created gilded monuments to corporate excess. But now Yasmeen Lari is building mud huts for the poor...

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03/04/2020

The northern-hemisphere winter of 2019-20 was the warmest ever on land

The Economist

The anomaly was biggest in Europe and Asia, where average temperatures from December to February were 3.2°C (5.8°F) and 3.1°C above the average from 1951-80...

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01/04/2020

The epidemic provides a chance to do good by the climate

The Economist

In 2009, worldwide CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement production dropped by 1.4%. A year later, however, they were growing faster than they had done since 2003. By the end of 2010, annual emissions were greater than they had ever been...

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31/03/2020

Michael Sorkin Saw Architecture as a Vehicle for Change

The New York Times

Mr. Sorkin, who died of the coronavirus, promoted social justice in his prodigious output of essays, lectures and designs...

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30/03/2020

Countries are using apps and data networks to keep tabs on the pandemic

The Economist

Border officials told Elvis Liu to add their office’s number to his WhatsApp contacts and to fix the app’s location-sharing setting to “always on”, which would let them see where his phone was at all times...

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30/03/2020

Virtual Choir, 'Va, pensiero'

Forced into confinement by COVID-19, members of the International Opera Choir of Rome put their voices together, from their respective homes, for the famous aria of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Nabucco.

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29/03/2020

Michael Sorkin (1948-2020)

Archinect

Michael Sorkin, the noted architectural critic and intellectual powerhouse behind Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform, has passed away due to complications resulting from COVID-19...

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27/03/2020

Spain has suffered more covid-19 deaths than any country save Italy

The Economist

With its carefully spaced empty white beds laid across the dark floor, the pavilion of Madrid’s exhibition centre looked like an installation left over from last month’s art fair...

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27/03/2020

Interactive world map of coronavirus spread

Earth Engine Apps

The measures taken to battle the coronavirus are already having an effect on global contamination, as this map shows...

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27/03/2020

10 Covid-busting designs

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Companies the world over are directing their ingenuity at the fight against the coronavirus. Here are the front-runners, from sanitising robots to a 3D-printed hospital ward...

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27/03/2020

Light show in Irish mountains goes online after coronavirus cancellation

Savage Beauty, which would have drenched a five kilometre stretch of Connemara mountain in shimmering emerald green and sapphire blue light, was cancelled...

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26/03/2020

In Europe, and around the world, governments are getting tougher

The Economist

Sometimes people can be a bit of a disappointment to their politicians. On March 12th Emmanuel Macron, addressing the French nation on the fight against covid-19, appealed to their sense of “national solidarity”...

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24/03/2020

Paying to stop the pandemic

The Economist

Planet earth is shutting down. In the struggle to get a grip on covid-19, one country after another is demanding that its citizens shun society...

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23/03/2020

Earth View from Google

Earth View is a collection of the most striking and enigmatic landscapes available in Google Earth. The colors, shapes, textures and patterns all contribute to the strange beauty of our planet, reminding us of nature's uncanny geometry and bewildering simplicity...

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20/03/2020

Snowdon Aviary refurbishment

Foster + Partners

The refurbishment of the Snowdon Aviary at the London Zoo provides a new walk-through home for the zoo’s troop of Colobus monkeys...

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19/03/2020

Neri Oxman harnesses the powers of 17,000 silkworms for New York show

The Art Newspaper

The designer has employed natural processes and used materials from plants and shellfish for her exhibition ‘Material Ecology’ at the Museum of Modern Art...

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18/03/2020

Rural Tourism Accommodation Vietnam competition winners

The winners of the competition organized by Arquideas for architecture students and young architects, and for the purpose of creating tourist accommodations in Mù Cang Chải, a rural distrct in the Vietnamese...

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17/03/2020

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially

The Washington Post

After the first case of covid-19, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus reports of further infections trickled in slowly. Two months later, that trickle has turned into a steady current...

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16/03/2020

Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We're not ready

TED

In 2014, the world avoided a global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers plus, frankly, some very good luck...

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15/03/2020

Foot traffic has fallen sharply in cities with big coronavirus outbreaks

The Economist

By tracking mobile phones, Google constantly estimates how busy places are relative to historical averages...

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13/03/2020

Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and the drugs that might lessen its power

The Economist

While many trials are under way in China, the decline in the case rate there means that setting up new trials is now difficult. So scientists are dashing to set up protocols for further clinical trials in countries expecting a rush of new cases...

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13/03/2020

The miracle new sustainable product that's revolutionising architecture – stone!

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

It’s cheap, light, quick, fireproof and has a tiny carbon footprint compared to concrete. No wonder the ‘great forgotten material of our time’ is staging a comeback...

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09/03/2020

The First Mean Streets

The New York Review of Books

Scott’s Against the Grain, published in 2017, depicts the world’s first citizens as disease-ridden, subjugated, and desperate to escape the city’s bounds...

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09/03/2020

Viral Democracy

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The virus threat cancels frontiers. The vulnerability of our hyperconnected planet becomes exposed with computer and biological viruses alike...

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06/03/2020

Real-time map shows confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide

The dashboard, built by a team at the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering and regularly updated with data from the WHO, CDC, and other sources, illustrates how the virus is spreading in China and beyond...

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04/03/2020

The case for ... never demolishing another building

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The construction industry is wasteful and creates huge CO2 emissions. But what if new buildings had to be adapted and resused or built only with materials already available?...

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01/03/2020

Richard Long at Luis Barragán's Cuadra San Cristóbal

Artnet

Using local materials, sourced from quarries within the valley of Mexico City and Puebla, Long has created work inspired by Barragán and the local architecture...

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29/02/2020

Royal Gold Medal lecture with Grafton Architects

RIBA

Watch live: lecture by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of the Dublin-based Grafton Architects, the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal 2020.

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27/02/2020

‘Drawings’, by Blanca Miró Skoudy

Ivorypress presents artist Blanca Miró Skoudy’s first solo exhibition in Madrid. Miró’s work embraces multiple creative fields, from illustration to design, video making and scenography...

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26/02/2020

Oolite Arts to Build Impressive Barozzi Veiga-Designed Campus

Observer

Barcelona, Spain-based Estudio Barozzi Veiga has been selected to design a new headquarters for Oolite Arts, one of Miami's largest artist-supporting cultural groups...

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26/02/2020
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