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AV Monografías 177 - SNØHETTA 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.
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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.
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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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BIG to build a mixed-use skyscraper
in Frankfurt (Germany)

The Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group has won the competition to build an office and apartment tower in Frankfurt’s financial district. The new building will replace Metzler Bank headquarters on Gross Gallusstrasse 18, for which demolition works have already started...

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29/06/2015

1+1>2, Cam Thanh Community House
in Hoi An (Vietnam)

The small Vietnamese city of Hoi An – a trading port on the South China sea from the 15th century to the 19th, with buildings showing an amalgam of local and foreign influences – was made a Unesco-protected site in 1999...

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26/06/2015

Selgascano, Second Home Offices
in London

Hidden in a street of the Brick Lane neighbordhood of East London, Second Home is a hybrid between a café and an office. The design was drawn up after a detailed study of the market, which confirmed the area’s proliferation of small companies connected to the digital...

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25/06/2015

MMX Studio, pavilions for
Friend Cultures Fair

Mexico City’s Plaza de la Constitución, known as the Zócalo, was in May the venue of the Friend Cultures Fair of 2015. The local firm MMX Studio – Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio Del Río, Emmanuel Ramírez, and Diego Ricalde – designed...

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24/06/2015

Moreau Kusunoki Architectes wins
Guggenheim Helsinki Competition

The design of the Guggenheim Helsinki and its woven landscape are based upon a sensitive and sympathetic approach to the context and nature of Helsinki. The design encourages people to flow within a new cultural core that is linked...

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23/06/2015

Cosmo pavilion designed by Andrés Jaque at MoMA/P.S.1 2015

Until 7 September the courtyard of the MoMA PS1 (Public School 1) Contemporary Art Center in Queens, New York, features Cosmo, an installation designed by Andrés Jaque (Madrid, 1971).

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23/06/2015

MVRDV wins competition for Cultural Cluster in Zaanstad (Netherlands)

The project by the Rotterdam firm MVRDV has been announced the winner of the competition for a Cultural Cluster at the heart of the Dutch municipality of Zaanstad, 9 kilometers from the core of Amsterdam. A reinterpretation of the stack of dwellings...

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23/06/2015

Víctor López Cotelo:
School of Architecture in Granada

At the very heart of Granada, in the Realejo neighborhood, the new School of Architecture takes up an old military hospital, a building which underwent a long series of enlargements that began with a Nasrid house to end up occupying...

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22/06/2015

Secchi+Viganò, youth hostel
in Kasterlee (Belgium)

In the Belgian city of Kasterlee, 50 kilometers from Antwerp, is the Hoge Rielen forest, a 300-hectare tract of land which until 1974 was the site of a military base. Only a few scattered sheds are left of that function...

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19/06/2015

Ole Scheeren, apartment tower
in Vancouver (Canada)

The Beijing-based German architect has presented the design for his first work outside Asia, an apartment tower on one of the main avenues of Vancouver. This skyscraper at 1500 West Georgia is conceived as a series of boxes stacked...

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18/06/2015

Foster + Partners: Château Margaux Winery Extension in Bordeaux

Located in the French region of Médoc, Château Margaux is a Premier Cru and one of the world’s leading wine producers. Since it was built in the early 19th century, the Bordeaux estate has evolved to meet changing operational requirements...

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17/06/2015

Surco, Chapel of Our Lady of Achibueno
in Pejerrey (Chile)

Juan Paulo Alarcón Carreño and Felipe Alarcón Carreño, partners in the Chilean firm Surco Arquitectos, are the authors of this small chapel in Pejerrey, in the Maule Region. It is immersed in nature. Slightly raised over the ground...

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17/06/2015

Nieto Sobejano wins competition
for Science Museum of Guangzhou

The practice of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won first prize in the invitational competition for the new Science Museum of the Chinese city of Guangzhou. Sittuated on the south bank of the Pearl River, beside Lignan Park...

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16/06/2015

Selgascano, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion under construction in London

This year’s summer pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery in London can be visited at Kensington Gardens from 25 June through 18 October. Designed by the Spanish architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano, the unique structure presents irregular forms resembling a colorful chrysalis. 

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15/06/2015

Cadaval & Solà-Morales, Sunflower House in Puerto de la Selva (Girona)

Located in a choice spot of the Gerona coast, facing the Mediterranean Sea, the Sunflower House – a work of Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales – rises in the rocky landscape of the Cap de Creus, in the fishing town of Puerto de la Selva...

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15/06/2015

Linazasoro / TBZ / Sánchez,
administrative building in Troyes (France)

The city of Troyes in north-central France owes its irregular urban fabric to a historical development whose origin can be dated back to the Roman period and which had its peak in the 13th century, although the characteristic image of its streets lined with wooden houses is mostly...

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12/06/2015

Radical suburbs

Owen Hatherley / The Calvert Journal

The public square just off 60th Anniversary of October Street in the Moscow suburb of Novye Cheryomushki is a very ordinary place...

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30/06/2015

Norman Foster.
The Master’s 80 Years

Back in 1991, in Arquitectura Viva, the cartoonist Focho reinterpreted a scene which fans of the Tintin comic series remember well, the cover of Destination Moon...

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26/06/2015

Lexus has created a real, rideable hoverboard

The Telegraph

The year is 2015, and car company Lexus has created what it claims is the world's most advanced hoverboard...

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26/06/2015

‘Cubanacán’ Imagines When Che and Fidel Compared Golf Swings

The New York Times

A tenor sang the role of Fidel Castro. Che Guevara was a baritone. As the outdoor opera rehearsal got underway here...

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26/06/2015

Camper pop-up store
by Diébédo Francis Kéré

The Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has designed a store and display space for the Mallorca shoe brand Camper within the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (Germany)...

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25/06/2015

James Gowan obituary

The Guardian

Architect in seven-year partnership with James Stirling that included the first postmodern building in Britain...

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25/06/2015

‘World Architecture - Snøhetta’ opens in Copenhagen

On view in Copenhagen until 27 September at the Danish Architecture Centre is the exhibition ‘World Architecture - Snøhetta,’ which seeks to present the work environment of the Norwegian firm in an atmosphere which visitors can find familiar and humane.

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25/06/2015

Google Maps Reveal the Middle East’s Brutal Building Sites

Wired

When most people think of the Arabian peninsula, they think of the opulent man-made islands of Dubai and that city’s sparking...

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25/06/2015

Historian Uses Lasers to Unlock Mysteries of Gothic Cathedrals

National Geographic

Thirteen million people visit the Notre Dame Cathedral every year, entering through massive doors at the base of towers...

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25/06/2015

Tesla sparks and miniature thunderstorms photographed
by Marc Simon Frei

Oddpad

Photographer Marc Simon Frei snapped these interesting photos by arcing objects to a Tesla coil...

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25/06/2015

Winners of Cosentino Design Challenge 9 awards

Cosentino Design Challenge is an international competition for students that seeks to promote research into layout of spaces, materials, and construction systems. The ninth edition...

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24/06/2015

RIBA National Award
Winners 2015

RIBA

The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture...

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24/06/2015

Someone Might Actually Pay $250 Million for a New York Condo

Curbed

Vornado's super luxury tower at 220 Central Park South isn't even out of the ground yet, but billionaire buyers seemingly can't wait...

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24/06/2015

A capital spat

The Economist

Before a single girder has been raised, the stadium for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic games is unloved...

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23/06/2015

Barcelona: ‘Writing’ at the Museum of World Cultures

On view up to 31 January 2016 at Barcelona’s Museum of World Cultures is the exhibition ‘Writing: Symbols, Words, Powers.’ Curated by Miguel Peyró...

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22/06/2015

In the New Whitney

The New York Review of Books

If Renzo Piano seems to be putting up museums everywhere on our planet, the reasons for that success involve more than...

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22/06/2015

A modestissma proposal

Giovanni Veloce

The advent of 50,000 homeless refugees has led to a crisis of well-being focused on the Central Station of Milan...

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19/06/2015

Campus Internacional
Ultzama 2015

Under the motto ‘Build the Built,’ the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad held its seventh architectural ‘campus’ at the Robledales de Ultzama Equestian Center...

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18/06/2015

‘World Architecture Snøhetta’
in Copenhagen

From 19 June to 27 September, the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen hosts ‘World Architecture Snøhetta’, an exhibition on the oeuvre of the Norwegian firm...

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17/06/2015

Wayfarers

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The American Craig Dykers and the Norwegian Kjetil Trædal Thorsen have walked a long way in twenty-five years. From the...

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17/06/2015

Charles Correa (1930-2015)

BBC

Leading Indian architect Charles Correa has died after a brief illness in the western city of Mumbai, aged 84...

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17/06/2015

Dossier: Bamboo.
Arquitectura Viva 169

Because of its mechanical properties and environmental qualities, bamboo has been called ‘green steel.’ Opening with an article which gives a nuance to this optimism, the...

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17/06/2015

Behind the scenes, Ibai Rigby

Chinese cities have provoked awe and the need to record such awe to every traveller since the times of Marco Polo. If his own “Book of the Marvels of the World” was to be soon... 

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16/06/2015

How One Company Wants
to See the World in 3D

Time

Maps in two dimension are a thing of the past – or so say the engineers behind Vricon, a new 3-D mapping tool...

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16/06/2015
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