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Friday, July 31, 2015
 

New Books
AV Monografías 178_179 - REM KOOLHAAS 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 176 - HOMEGRAFTS 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 69 - GIANCARLO MAZZANTI 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
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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Foster + Partners: UAE Pavilion
at Expo Milano 2015

Situated close to the center of the Expo, the pavilion of the United Arab Emirates opens towards the decumanus, one of the two main axes of the grounds. Visitors enter from here into a space shaped like a canyon, delimited as it is by two undulating walls...

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31/07/2015

Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum Corones opens

The museum is situated 2,275 meters above sea level, on the peak of the Plan de Corones (Mount Kronplatz), in the Italian Alps. The sixth to go up in the Dolomites, it is dedicated to Reinhold Messner (Bresanona, 1944), the first mountaineer...

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30/07/2015

Marco Casagrande. Warp and Woof:
Art Installation in Wenduine (Belgium)

Echoing the dunes of the shore of Wenduine, a resort in the North Sea, this installation was created for Beaufort 04, the fourth Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea. At this event, internationally acclaimed artists dotted the edges of the western Belgian coast with ...

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29/07/2015

Casos de casas, Seasonless House
in Vinaroz (Castellón)

This house is located in Vinaroz, a tourist spot on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, in the province of Castellón. The architectural landscape here is fundamentally defined by two types of constructions: on one hand, high-rise apartment blocks, and on the other...

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28/07/2015

David Adjaye, pediatric cancer center
in Kigali (Rwanda)

The Eugène Gasana Jr. Foundation commissioned the Tanzania-born and UK-based architect David Adjaye’s office to design a hospital in Kigali for cancer-afflicted children, with lodgings close by for medical staff and outpatients. The rectangular-plan, three-floor building...

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27/07/2015

Markus Schietsch Architekten,
elephant house in Zurich (Switzerland)

Designed to shelter the new Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park that is part of Zoo Zurich, this wooden structure is colossal. It is a dome of anisotropic geometry that mimics its environment, a forest recreated within the facility with the purpose of obtaining...

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24/07/2015

Snøhetta wins competition
for cable car in Bolzano

The old funicular that linked the Virgolo/Virgl mountain to Bolzano – a city of Italy’s Trentino-South Tyrol region, bordering with southern Austria and eastern Switzerland – closed down in 1976. Almost four decades later an international competition...

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23/07/2015

ZUS, Luchtsingel pedestrian bridge
in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

This elevated walkway runs through a building and across roads and railways to connect three previously disconnected zones of Rotterdam. Resulting from a competition held in 2011, the project of the Dutch firm Zones Urbaines Sensibles (ZUS)...

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22/07/2015

Terradas Arquitectos. Barrels y Formerets: Museum in Barcelona

Located along the seafront of Barcelona, the so-called Atarazanas Reales is a Gothic complex that first came into being at the end of the 13th century as a place for the construction of galleys for the fleet of the Kingdom of Aragon. When in 1935...

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21/07/2015

R-ZERO, CDLE offices in Mexico City

In the central district of Mexico City, an early 20th-century building has been transformed into offices by the local firm R-ZERO, headed by Alejandro Zárate and Edgar Velasco. Listed by Mexico’s National Fine Arts Institute as a heritage site by virtue of its historical...

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20/07/2015

Herzog & de Meuron, Slow Food Pavilion
at Expo Milano 2015

The intellectual approach and radical philosophy of Slow Food provided the inspiration for the Expo Milano 2015 masterplan. Founded in Italy during the 1980s, Slow Food is an ecogastronomic movement, with a presence in a total of 150 countries...

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17/07/2015

M-Arquitectos, Poça da Dona Beija
thermal baths in the Azores

Fernando Monteriro, Marco Resendes, and Miguel Sousa of the Portuguese firm M-Arquitectos have upgraded the Poça da Dona thermal baths, located in the Furnas Valley and one of the main tourist attractions of São Miguel Island, the largest...

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16/07/2015

Rafael Moneo, Institute in Princeton (USA)

The complex comprises interconnected spaces for neuroscience and psychology. A solution might have been to break up the complex into pavilions. Instead, the program presents two sections sharing a large entrance foyer, which encourages contact and...

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15/07/2015

TEC Taller EC, ‘Plaza artesanal
Reina Victoria’ in Quito (Ecuador)

The firm TEC Taller EC – headed by Pablo Castro and Roberto Morales – has won the invitational competition for the Plaza artesanal Reina Victoria, a building containing a crafts market and a cultural center, in the Ecuadorian capital, between Calle Jorge...

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14/07/2015

Topotek 1 in India,
Landscape Master Plan for GIFT City

The Berlin firm Topotek 1 has won first prize in the invitational competition for the landscaping of Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), a new urban development close to Gandhinagar, capital of the Indian state of Gujarat, which aspires to be an important world...

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13/07/2015

Madrid transport through Català-Roca’s lens

On view up to 15 August at the Madrid Railway Museum is an exhibition which takes us through the streets of the Spanish capital in the 1960s and 1970s, through the lends of the Catalan photographer Francesc Català-Roca.

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31/07/2015

Dossier: Polycarbonate.
Arquitectura Viva 172

Because of its weightlessness, its insulation capacity, and its translucence, polycarbonate is one of the materials most used in light facades round half the world. Its...

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31/07/2015

Olafur Eliasson: “Things go wrong and we celebrate it”

The Talks

I think the talent of an artist very often and surprisingly does not lay in, “What was the idea and what artwork came out of it?”...

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31/07/2015

Early Robert Venturi House
in Philadelphia Is for Sale

The New York Times

The future of yet another post-Modernist building hangs in the balance. A house in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia...

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30/07/2015

New National Stadium, Tokyo. Statement by Zaha Hadid Architects

Our teams in Japan and the UK feel it is necessary to set the record straight on the Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) design for the new National Stadium for Japan...

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29/07/2015

Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympics
logo by Kenjiro Sano

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic emblem is inspired by the T in Tokyo, tomorrow, team. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic emblem is inspired by = the universal sign of  equality...

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29/07/2015

What We Can Learn About Income Inequality by Mapping Where Men and Women Live

Citilab

U.S. counties with more women of prime working age are also those with the least gender-based income inequality...

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28/07/2015

David Adjaye’s design for living

Intelligent Life Magazine

From the National Mall in Washington to a business school in Moscow, David Adjaye makes buildings for the world...

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28/07/2015

Bjarke Ingels Is Reshaping the Architecture of New York City

The New York Times

When it comes to New York’s urban future, Bjarke Ingels may be the most important architect you have never heard of...

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25/07/2015

Man's effect on earth, in pictures

The Telegraph

A fascinating photo series aims to give an astronaut's view of the Earth. Daily Overview sees one image published daily...

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24/07/2015

Ai Weiwei Is Given Back His Passport

The New York Times

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said he was given back his passport on Wednesday after being barred from traveling abroad...

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24/07/2015

Should we build a village
on the Moon?

BBC

The new head of the European Space Agency has a plan – for humanity to build a ‘village on the Moon’. Richard Hollingham asks...

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23/07/2015

Alejandro Aravena, Director
of the Venice Biennale 2016

La Biennale di Venezia

Alejandro Aravena has been appointed as Director of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition to be held from May 28th...

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20/07/2015

Japan scraps Zaha Hadid
plan for Olympic stadium

The Guardian

The Japanese government has scrapped controversial plans for a dramatic Zaha Hadid-designed $2bn (£1.3bn) stadium envisioned...

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20/07/2015

Under construction: Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, by Foster+Partners

Construction of the new Apple campus in the northern Californian city of Cupertino, a project of the office of Norman Foster, is well underway. The complex concentrates offices and facilities for 12,000 employees in a 230-meter-radius ring.

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17/07/2015

The Question of Dwelling

Daniel Díez

Domestic space provided a vast field of experimentation for the architects of the Modern Movement. From the Existenzminimum...

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17/07/2015

RIBA Stirling Prize 2015, Shortlist announced

RIBA

The prize is judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate...

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17/07/2015

Renzo Piano: how to build
the perfect sandcastle

The Guardian

He’s most famous for designing the Shard in London but the Italian architect learned to dream big as a little boy on the beach...

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17/07/2015

This Cirque du Soleil Design
Is Definitely Inventive

Curbed

This design for a a Cirque du Soleil Performance Center in Brooklyn, New York was thought up by a group of architecture students...

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17/07/2015

Dossier: Textiles.
Arquitectura Viva 171

Used since the birth of architecture, textile roofs and membranes are now more and more frequent, thanks to their lightness and to improved properties. Their applications...

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16/07/2015

Winners of the International Architecture Awards 2015

This year’s International Architecture Awards, given by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, have gone to 65 projects, 7 of them by Spanish practices.

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15/07/2015

Gaudí’s Great Temple

Martin Filler / The New York Review of Books

Although sacred structures of all sorts have been central to every culture throughout history, religious architecture has attained even...

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14/07/2015
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