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Saturday, February 13, 2016
 

ZAO/standardarchitecture, centro de visitantes in Pai Town (Tibet)

Pai Town is a small locality southeast of the Tibet Autonomous Region, in a rough wild zone characterized by Himalayan peaks. Prominent among them is Mount Namcha Barwa, rising 7,782 meters, which is surrounded by a deep and rocky 400-kilometer-long gorge at the bottom of which the Yarlung Tsangpo River flows...

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12/02/2016

New Books
AV Monografías 182 - O’DONNELL+TUOMEY 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 181 - LIGHT CULTURE 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 72 - STEVEN HOLL 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
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.
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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Bjarke Ingels to design
2016 Serpentine pavilion

The Guardian

“Bigamy” is how the maverick Danish architect Bjarke Ingels describes the work of his practice, the Bjarke Ingels Group (or BIG), which has been announced as the designer of this year’s Serpentine Gallery pavilion...

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10/02/2016

Daniel Valle Arquitectos, Kyomunsa HW
in Seoul (South Korea)

Located in downtown Seoul, the headquarters of Kyomunsa Publishers had to address two requirements: work spaces and book storage. Designed by the firm of Daniel Valle, based in Madrid with a branch in the South Korean capital, the project placed...

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10/02/2016

gmp Architekten, medical park
in Wuzhen (China)

Wuzhen, a town in the Chinese province of Zhejiang, is dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’ because of its canals and bridges, and a new rehabilitation clinic for neurology and orthopedics cases interiorizes the characteristics of the place. Around an artificial lake...

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10/02/2016

Capilla & Vallejo, Nature Interpretation Center at Bardenas Reales

Conrado Capilla and José V. Vallejo are the authors of the renovation and enlargement of the reception and information center of the Bardenas Reales natural park, which belongs to the Navarrese municipality of Arguedas. In a place called Aguilares...

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09/02/2016

Behold The Spiral, Bjarke Ingels's Terraced Addition to Hudson Yards

Curbed

Tishman Speyer has revealed the design for its Manhattan’s Hudson Yards office tower, at the terminus of the High Line. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the 65-story skyscraper will rise 306 meters. (Video)...

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09/02/2016

CetraRuddy, One Madison Park Tower
in Nueva York

Taking the Metabolism of the 1960s and 1970s as a reference, One Madison Park is conceived in accordance with a modular scheme that is reflected both inside and out. Suspended from its 189-meter-tall central volume is a series of cubic forms which are positioned...

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08/02/2016

Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, apartment building in Landquart (Switzerland)

In Landquart, located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, stands this apartment block designed by the practice of Valentin Bearth and Andrea Deplazes. The elongated, rectangular construction, rising eight floors, faces the five-story headquarters of the insurance...

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05/02/2016

Reinventing Paris: 10 winning urban designs to transform the cityscape

The Guardian

A year ago mayor Anne Hidalgo invited the world’s best architects to ‘reinvent’ the French capital. The competition called for environmentally friendly urban designs to transform sites such as public spaces...

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05/02/2016

Aidlin Darling Design, Windhover Contemplative Center in Palo Alto

Within the Stanford campus, at the heart of Silicon Valley, this gallery shelters the Windhover series by the American artist Nathan Oliveira (1928–2010), who taught in this university for over three decades. Conceived as a place for calm and contemplation...

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04/02/2016

NL*A Paris, office block in Nice (France)

The firm NL*A Paris – headed by Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel – will be raising this office building in Éco-Vallée, a new urban development in Nice, in the French Riviera. A total of 6,400 square meters of offices will be distributed in eight stories...

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04/02/2016

BSA, roof for church of the Monastery
of San Juan in Burgos

José Manuel Barrio and Alberto Sainz de Aja of the firm BSA, with offices in Burgos and Madrid, have in the historical quarter of the city of Burgos worked on the church of the Monastery of San Juan, built in the 11th century. With the mission of protecting...

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03/02/2016

It’s Elementary (Not).
On the Architecture of Alejandro Aravena

In line with the recent anouncement of the Pritzker Prize of 2016 going to Alejandrio Aravena, Harkim Sarkis – dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning – reflects on the attributes of the Chilean's works and  highlights his capacity, as an architect...

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02/02/2016

Josep Ferrando, house between party walls in Sant Cugat del Vallès

The historical quarter of Sant Cugat del Vallès, north of the city of Barcelona, is listed as a cultural heritage site, so this old dwelling set between party walls – with just a five-meter bay – was required to preserve its front facade and roof. To address these limitations...

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02/02/2016

New BAMPFA by Diller Scofidio + Renfro opens in Berkeley (California)

Bringing together the Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive in a single complex, BAMPFA has opened its doors in the heart of the northern Californian city of Berkeley. A work of the New York firm of Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, and Charles Renfro...

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01/02/2016

The Scarcity and Creativity, Wave amphitheater in Valparaíso (Chile)

Led by Christian Hermansen and Solveig Sandness, the Norwegian practice The Scarcity and Creativity belongs to the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. With the collaboration of students and true to its name, the firm draws up projects that seek...

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28/01/2016

Galeries Lafayette has hired Bjarke Ingels Group

Business of Fashion

With 7,000 square metres of retail space, the new Galeries Lafayette store in Paris will be roughly one-tenth the size of its...

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12/02/2016

Gabriel Calatrava‘s installation for the 92Y Music Festival in NYC

Wired

As a chils you might’ve played a game called cat’s cradle, in which you take a piece of string and loop it around your hands...

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12/02/2016

The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness
of China’s ‘Ghost Cities’

Wired

The Kangbashi district of Ordos, China is a marvel of urban planning, 137-square miles of shining towers, futuristic architecture...

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12/02/2016

Foster + Partners transforms
the Norton Museum

West Palm Beach Magazine

Works begins on Foster + Partners' Norton Museum of Art expansion in Florida's West Palm Beach, Florida...

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11/02/2016

Apple awarded for Repurposing Historic NYC Buildings

Curbed

Apple's practice of using grand New York City buildings as locations for its brick-and-mortar shops hasn't always been popular...

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10/02/2016

4D-printed structure changes shape when placed in water

Harvard Gazette

A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard...

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10/02/2016

‘Spiral’ Skyscraper at NYC Hudson Yards by BIG

Situated in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, the office tower will form “an ascending ribbon of lively green spaces, extending the High Line into the skyline".

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09/02/2016

Ruusupuisto architectural competition winner announced

The entry “Silmu” by a team of young Finnish architects is the winner of the international Ruusupuisto design competition, that sought solutions to connect and integrate two masterpieces by the architect Alvar Aalto.

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09/02/2016

Prada Real Fantasies by AMO

For the 2016 Spring/Summer Prada Real Fantasies, AMO graphically reinterprets the Indefinite Hangar as a synthetic sunset fixed within a 3 dimensional blank space...

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08/02/2016

National World War I
Memorial Proposal Is Unveiled

The New York Times

The proposed World War I memorial in Washington, which is titled “The Weight of Sacrifice’...

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08/02/2016

Temple of Dendur’s Lost
Colors Brought to Life at the Met

The New York Times

As depicted in popular culture, ancient Egypt is awash with the color beige. A trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art ...

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05/02/2016

MIT Students Won to
a Design a Hyperloop Pod

Wired

Who wouldn’t want to contribute to a potentially revolutionary transportation system that would shoot people across vast distances...

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05/02/2016

Technique and Aura.
Perspectives on the 19th Century

Juan Miguel Hernández León

This new book by Helena Pérez Gallardo, professor of contemporary art at the Faculty of Geography and History...

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04/02/2016

Cuba for sale:
‘Havana is now the big cake’

The Guardian

Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour...

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04/02/2016

Mapping the Terrorist Threat
to Middle Eastern Architecture

Citylab

Last week, ISIS razed the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. The St. Elijah monastery was 1,400 years old and stood...

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04/02/2016

Dance and architecture:
Jessica Lange and Steven Holl

The architect  Steven Holl and the choreographer Jessica Lange have together explored the connections between architecture and dance in 'Tesseracts of Time,' premiered in November 2015 at the Harris Theater in Chicago.

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03/02/2016

Ai Weiwei poses as a drowned Syrian refugee toddler

Washington Post

The heartbreaking image of a dead 3-year old Syrian refugee who was drowned in the Mediterranean sea last year just got...

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03/02/2016

Nano-engineered window will clean itself and cut office heating bills

Global Construction Review

Thanks to a new combination of nano-scale engineering inspired by the eyes of moths, a new type of window in tall buildings could...

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03/02/2016

Escobedo Solíz Studio
wins MoMA PS1 Competition

The New York Times

Now in its 17th year, the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 choose a designer to transform the museum’s courtyard in...

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03/02/2016

Sweeping Aerial Shots
of Spain Look Like Alien Terrain

Wired

The surreal landscapes in David Maisel’s The Fall don’t look like anything on earth. The ashen colors and strange geometry...

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02/02/2016

The most colourful cities
in the world

The Guardian

From the arts hub of Valparaiso to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, we take a look at the neighbourhoods and cityscapes...

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01/02/2016

Visit the Guggenheim of New York with Google Streetview

Google

Take a virtual walk through the halls of the iconic New York museum building by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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01/02/2016

NASA’s Giant Seashell
to Hear Satellites in Orbit

Wired

The NASA Orbit Pavilion amplifies a chorus of 20 distinct sounds that correspond to the ISS and a suite of 19 satellites circling...

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29/01/2016
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