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New Books
AV Monografías 171_172 - SANAA 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 168 - MASS IS MORE 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 66 - NEW MEXICO CITY AIRPORT 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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OMA to build Lujiazui Exhibition Center
in Shanghai (China)

The firm of Rem Koolhaas is the winner of the competition to complete the Lujiazui Exhibition Center in Shanghai, on the banks of the Huangpu River. The project occupies the site of an old shipyard and takes advantage of a steel ramp structure...

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15/12/2014

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter,
Church of Knarvik (Norway)

The church by the Oslo office Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, with its prominent, heavenward-pointing, broken silhouette, stands on a rocky slope of Knarvik, a village in the municipality of Lindås, in Norway’s Hordaland county. It is a representation...

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12/12/2014

Moshe Safdie’s Project
Jewel at Singapore Airport

The firm Safie Architects has revealed its unique ‘Jewel’ project, a mixed-use complex integrated into the heart of Changi Airport in Singapore, and construction work has begun. The 134,000-square-meter addition – which besides airport features...

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11/12/2014

Zaha Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads
over ‘turtle-like’ Olympic stadium

The Guardian

Zaha Hadid has stoked an international row over her design for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic and Paralympic stadium by branding eminent Japanese architects who criticised her scheme as hypocrites...

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11/12/2014

Barozzi Veiga,
Philharmonic Hall Szczecin (Poland)

The Barcelona-based Estudio Barozzi Veiga – run by Fabrizio Barozzi from Italy and Alberto Veiga from Santiago de Compostela – is the author of the recently inaugurated Philharmonic Hall of the Polish city of Szczecin. Standing on the site...

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10/12/2014

Steven Holl wins bid to expand Mumbai City Museum (India)

Carrying the day over the other finalists, among them Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, and Amanda Levete, the New York architect Steven Holl won Mumbai’s first international architecture competition for a public building. The bid was for the commission...

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09/12/2014

Aires Mateus: Vernacular Macles,
House in Alcobaça (Portugal)

Dominated by its imposing monastery, one of Portugal’s largest and most beautiful, the town of Alcobaça is a cluttered ensemble of white volumes which tend to open out to an inner court or a backyard. Right in the heart of the old quarter stands...

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05/12/2014

Philippe Prost: Ring of Remembrance in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire (France)

To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, an elliptical monument of dark concrete rises in Notre Dame de Lorette, France’s largest military cemetery, situated in the Ablain-Saint-Nazaire commune of the Pas-de-Calais department...

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04/12/2014

Serpentine pavilion 2015 to be built
by Spanish subversives Selgas Cano

The Guardian

The Spanish architects, who specialise in semi-submerged builds in harmony with their natural surroundings, promise an ‘absolutely experimental’ pavilion that will ‘really embrace the garden’...

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04/12/2014

Max Dudler, Sparrenburg Visitor Center
in Bielefeld (Germany)

Looking over the city of Bielefeld, in Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia region, Sparrenburg Castle has come a long way since it was built in the 13th century, and shows the remains and scars of successive interventions. Adding a contemporary...

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03/12/2014

BIG in London, first images
of Malaysia Square

Bjarke Ingels Group has been commissioned to build in the heart of the Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly’s master plan for the London area around the Battersea power station. In the wake of last month’s rumors, Malaysia’s Prime Minister...

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02/12/2014

Six finalists for Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

From the 1.715 anonymous submissions received for Stage One of the competition, the jury has selected six finalists; see Jury Statement. These teams will now receive further briefing and develop their concept designs during Stage Two of the competition...

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02/12/2014

Christian Kerez, cultural district
for Guangzhou (China)

The Swiss office of Christian Kerez has been commissioned to design a 55-hectare cultural district for Guangzhou, capital of China’s Guangdong province. Beside the 600-meter Canton Tower, a television facility, and crossed by the Pearl River...

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01/12/2014

Ansaldo City of Culture,
David Chipperfield in Milan

A few months before opening day, David Chipperfield’s  City of Culture in Milan rises within the facades of the old Ansaldo factory. The British architect’s design, which won the competition held for the purpose in 2000...

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28/11/2014

Jean Nouvel and MDW Architecture, police HQ in Charleroi (Belgium)

The result of an international competition held in 2011, the project drawn up by Jean Nouvel in collaboration with the Brussels office MDW Architecture – Marie Moignot and Xavier De Wil – includes the new police headquarters of Charleroi...

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26/11/2014

Buchner Bründler, Vacation House
in Linescio (Switzerland)

Located in Linescio, a small municipality in the remote Rovana valley of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, this house is built on a 200-year-old construction, of robust stonemasonry walls and a rustic wooden frame, that was originally used...

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25/11/2014

MoMA in New York opens ‘Uneven Growth’ exhibition

Up to 10 May 2015 the Robert Menschel Architecture and Design Gallery at the MoMA in New York hosts ‘Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities,’ an exhibition curated by Pedro Gadanh in collaboration with the Austrian...

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24/11/2014

Long Museum West Bund by Atelier Deshaus in Shanghai (China)

On the banks of the Huangpu River, in Shanghai’s Xuhui district and at the heart of the West Bund Culture Corridor, stands the second site of the Long Museum. A work of the Chinese office Atelier Deshaus, the new Long revolves around...

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21/11/2014

Planb: Arquitectos, Embera School
in Vigía del Fuerte (Colombia)

Accessible only by small plane or helicopter from Medellín or by boat along the Atrato River, the township of Vigía del Fuerte – in Colombia’s Antioquia department – is the location of the Embera Atrato Medio School, a work of Felipe Mesa...

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19/11/2014

Literatura de postrimerías.
Muertes de arquitectos

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The author presents the book as a literary game, a joke, or a pastime, but these two dozen accounts of the circumstances...

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19/12/2014

Second Home review: a good day at the office

The Guardian

This members-only workspace for ‘creative nomads’ succeeds thanks to the grace and invention of its architects, Spanish firm Selgas Cano...

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19/12/2014

The Building. Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture

José Aragüez

Ever since the theoretical turn of the 1960s, right through to the present, the status of the architectural object in the sphere of history...

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18/12/2014

Revamping the Louvre
to Lose That Lost Feeling

The New York Times

The storybook rise of Jean-Luc Martinez begins where he grew up, in a Paris suburb dominated by blocky public housing...

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18/12/2014

Will all our cities turn into 'deathly' Canberra?

The Guardian

The drive to make cities more ‘liveable’ means parks, plazas and happy pedestrians. But the reality is ever more sterile, identikit cities...

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17/12/2014

Dossier: Glass.
Arquitectura Viva 168

Ever since its gloss and shine began to fascinate the modern architects, glass has taken on more properties, which enable it to maintain a privileged place as a contemporary...

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12/12/2014

Aranguren & Gallegos
to build the new ICA in Miami

Miami Herald

The new permanent home for the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Miami) — the first U.S. project designed by Madrid architects...

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12/12/2014

Moshe Safdie,
2015 AIA Gold Medal

AIA

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted today to award the 2015 AIA Gold Medal to Moshe Safdie...

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11/12/2014

The Real-Life Community Inside the ‘Abandoned’ Skyscraper From Homeland

Wired

The Tower of David is an imposing monolith that looms 45 stories over downtown Caracas, Venezuela. The luxurious skyscraper...

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11/12/2014

A cool idea. Electricity-free air conditioning

The Economist

Air conditioning is a transformative technology. It has made the world’s torrid climes pleasanter to live in, and enabled the siesta-free...

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10/12/2014

Gehry on Cones, Domes
and Messiness

The New York Times

Frank Gehry talks about his asymmetrical design for the planned 450,000-square-foot Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and his inspiration...

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09/12/2014

London’s architecture lacks Berlin’s sense of culture, says Chipperfield

The Guardian

Leading British architect, who works in both cities, bemoans lack of public realm and discussion of buildings’ meaning in Britain...

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05/12/2014

Dossier Concrete.
Arquitectura Viva 167

Because of its durability, resistance, and aesthetic potentials, besides its capacity to incorporate additives or fibers that improve its properties, concrete...

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03/12/2014

The End of China’s
Economic Miracle?

The Wall Street Journal

On a trip to China in 2009, I climbed to the top of a 13-story pagoda in the industrial hub of Changzhou, not far from Shanghai...

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05/12/2014

Welcoming New Humble Masterpieces into MoMA

MoMA

When thinking about the masterpieces in MoMA’s collection, one might be forgiven for visualizing Picasso’s Demoiselles (1907)...

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04/12/2014

Glasgow School fire caused by gases from foam canister

The Guardian

The blaze destroyed the category-A listed Mackintosh building in May, when a fire suppression system was not yet...

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04/12/2014

Cosentino to present ‘House of Dekton’ in Munich and Stockholm

Early in 2015 at two international exhibitions, the Munich BAU show and the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Cosentino Group will be presenting a house entirely...

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03/12/2014

13th ASCER Ceramic Award,
House at Príncipe Real (Lisbon)

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) has announced the winners of the thirteenth Tile of Spain Awards. The jury presided by Emilio Tuñón...

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02/12/2014

Harvard Art Museums.
Town and gown

The Economist

Renzo Piano has long fought against what he calls “the mystification of culture”. The Pompidou Centre in Paris, which he designed...

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02/12/2014

A Soaring Emblem of New York, and Its Upside-Down Priorities

The New York Times

The observatory, with the wraparound, nosebleed views, is not finished. But a baker’s dozen years after Sept. 11, 1 World Trade Center ...

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01/12/2014

Bosco Verticale in Milan wins the International Highrise Award

The jury of the International Highrise Award (IHP) 2014 resolved unanimously: the residential highrise Bosco Verticale in Milan has won the prize worth EUR 50,000...

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01/12/2014

‘Arts & Architecture’
Facsimile Edition

Eduardo Prieto

“A legendary magazine of the West Coast.” Thus begins the foreword to the facsimile reprint – in ten volumes and 6,076 pages...

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28/11/2014

"Chinese architecture will benefit" from CCTV building, says Rem Koolhaas

Dezeen

Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA's CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the...

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27/11/2014

The ABC of architects and their best-known buildings

The Guardian

An alphabetical list of some of the world's leading architects with their famous creations. In making this film, architect Andrea Stinga...

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27/11/2014

Foster + Partners to develop 3D concrete printing in construction

Loughborough University

Working with Skanska and Loughborough University is Foster + Partners to develop the world’s first commercial concrete printing robot ...

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26/11/2014

Construction of Renzo Piano’s Harvard Art Museums

This time-lapse video taken from June 2010 to November 2014 shows the process of constructing Renzo Piano’s building for Harvard University art museums.

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24/11/2014

Mass is More

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Modernity surrendered to the charm of lightness. Steel and glass allowed achieving extremely slender and thin building elements...

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21/11/2014
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