Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Sean Scully Fills a Spanish Monastery With Bursts of Color
03/07/2015

Sean Scully Fills a Spanish Monastery With Bursts of Color

The New York Times

On a hot day in June, the craggy slopes of Montserrat towering above him, the Irish-American painter Sean Scully...

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Masuda + Otsubo, Boundary Window photo studio in Tokyo
02/07/2015

Masuda + Otsubo, Boundary Window photo studio in Tokyo

The young Tokyo firm led by Shingo Masuda and Katsuhissa Otsubo have transformed an old two-story house into a film cameraman’s photographic studio. The window as an architectural element redefines the space here, establishing new relationships...

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Dossier Copper. Arquitectura Viva 170
01/07/2015

Dossier Copper. Arquitectura Viva 170

One of the oldest materials of architecture is copper, and thanks to innovations in alloys and treatments it continues to play an important role in contemporary construction. After an introductory article describing these innovations...

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Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind build 662 homes in Milan
30/06/2015

Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind build 662 homes in Milan

Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind are the authors of City Life Residences, a development in City Life, a new district near the historical center of Milan whose masterplan both architects drew up...

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Radical suburbs
30/06/2015

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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‘Cubanacán’ Imagines When Che and Fidel Compared Golf Swings
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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1+1>2, Cam Thanh Community House in Hoi An (Vietnam)
26/06/2015

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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Cosmo pavilion designed by Andrés Jaque at MoMA/P.S.1 2015
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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Secchi+Viganò, youth hostel in Kasterlee (Belgium)
19/06/2015

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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Foster + Partners: Château Margaux Winery Extension in Bordeaux
17/06/2015

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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Surco, Chapel of Our Lady of Achibueno in Pejerrey (Chile)
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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Dossier: Bamboo. Arquitectura Viva 169
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 dossier looks at five buildings where this material is dominant...

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Losada García Arquitectos, STEAMConnect pavilion in San Diego (USA)
15/06/2015

Losada García Arquitectos, STEAMConnect pavilion in San Diego (USA)

STEAMConnect’s annual series of lectures, debates, and workshops revolving around the links between science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics is the context behind the construction of the pavilions designed by Ramiro Losada...

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Cadaval & Solà-Morales, Sunflower House in Puerto de la Selva (Girona)
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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Linazasoro / TBZ / Sánchez, building in Troyes (France)
12/06/2015

Linazasoro / TBZ / Sánchez, 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...

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What would the Kaiser say?
12/06/2015

What would the Kaiser say?

The Economist

For five centuries Berlin grew out from its political centre, the castle of the Hohenzollerns, as the dynasty rose...

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Sculptures by Santiago Calatrava in New York
11/06/2015

Sculptures by Santiago Calatrava in New York

Up to mid-November in New York, seven large sculptures by Santiago Calatrava will be lining a stretch of Park Avenue, the largest of them 11.5 meters long and rising 5.5. The exhibition is organized by NYC Parks and The Fund for...

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Organic Growth. Summer Pavilion on Governors Island
09/06/2015

Organic Growth. Summer Pavilion on Governors Island

Kickstarter

Built out of waste materials, our 95sqm canopy promotes cycling and allows 500,000 visitors to chill out under NY's biggest bouquet...

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UNStudio, Singapore University of Technology and Design
09/06/2015

UNStudio, Singapore University of Technology and Design

The Dutch firm UNStudio, in collaboration with the local DP Architects, has completed the execution of phase 1 of the masterplan for Singapore University of Technology and Design. The interconnected volumes of the SUTD rise on a 106,000-square-meter site...

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Toshima Ward Office in Tokyo, by Kengo Kuma
09/06/2015

Toshima Ward Office in Tokyo, by Kengo Kuma

Near Ikebukuro Station and the iconic Sunshine Tower, the Japanese firm Kengo Kuma and Associates has built a new skyscraper for the municipal offices of Toshima, a Tokyo ward. Containing 94,681 square meters in 49 floors rising 189 meters...

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Vector Architects, library in Qinhuangdao (China)
05/06/2015

Vector Architects, library in Qinhuangdao (China)

In a deserted stretch of the beach of Nandaihe, in the eastern Chinese city of Qinhuangdao, stands this library facing the Yellow Sea, designed by the Beijing firm Vector Architects. The 450-square-meter building has two floors...

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Federico Soriano, ecochimneys in Madrid
04/06/2015

Federico Soriano, ecochimneys in Madrid

Far from being an aggressive presence in its neighbordood of the district of Vallecas, in the city of Madrid, the e-chimneys of this factory for the production of energy by cogeneration tries to give shape to what is a public space in every sense...

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Estudio Lamela: renovation of Terminal 1 at Warsaw airport
03/06/2015

Estudio Lamela: renovation of Terminal 1 at Warsaw airport

The new Terminal 1 of Frédéric Chopin International Airport in the Polish capital has been inaugurated, following works carried out by the Spanish office of Carlos Lamela. With capacity to serve 12.5 million people a year, the concourse...

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Ephemeral bubbles at the Aire de Bardenas Hotel in Tudela (Navarre)
02/06/2015

Ephemeral bubbles at the Aire de Bardenas Hotel in Tudela (Navarre)

A tres kilómetros del casco antiguo de Tudela, junto al parque natural de las Bardenas Reales de Navarra, en un espectacular paisaje semidesértico con fuerte presencia del cierzo —viento de noroeste— se levantan los alojamientos temporales...

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Zaha Hadid, Investcorp Building at Oxford University
01/06/2015

Zaha Hadid, Investcorp Building at Oxford University

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the construction of Investcorp Building, an extension of the Middle East Centre. Focused on the humanities and social sciences in the modern Arab world, the Middle East Centre is part of St Antony’s College...

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Valletta City Gate (Malta), by Renzo Piano
28/05/2015

Valletta City Gate (Malta), by Renzo Piano

The principal entrance to the Maltese capital of Valletta has been restored by the Italian studio of Renzo Piano. The master plan for the city includes the landscape design of part of the ditch, and replaces the parking lot with gardened areas...

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Albert Faus: Katiou Library in Komsilga (Burkina Faso)
27/05/2015

Albert Faus: Katiou Library in Komsilga (Burkina Faso)

The library designed by Albert Faus (Barcelona, 1972) is located in the village of Komsilga – 30 kilometers from Ouagadougou, the country’s capital. Built with the sponsorship of the Fundación Katiou, the rectangular volume of 122 square meters...

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Paredes Pedrosa at the Bank of Spain
26/05/2015

Paredes Pedrosa at the Bank of Spain

Since 1998 the Madrid practice of Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio Pedrosa has carried out five projects within the Bank of Spain’s headquarters at Plaza de Cibeles, in the heart of the capital. Their latest work there, recently completed...

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Progress in construction of OMA's Qatar National Library
22/05/2015

Progress in construction of OMA's Qatar National Library

Located outside Doha, in Education City, Qatar’s new National Library – designed by the Dutch office led by Rem Koolhaas – is conceived to become the country’s nerve center of knowledge.

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ACXT, High-Voltage Laboratory in Mungia (Spain)
22/05/2015

ACXT, High-Voltage Laboratory in Mungia (Spain)

The main purpose of this laboratory for the company Arteche in the municipality of Mungia, in the province of Vizcaya, is to accommodate a large space for testing high-voltage transformers. Such a specific and dangerous use made...

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