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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
 


New Books
AV Monografías 197_198 - RENZO PIANO 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 197 - ON THE WATERFRONT 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 81 - DOMINIQUE PERRAULT 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
RCR arquitectes RCR arquitectes
Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre.
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.
Change of Climate Change of Climate
Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change.
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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Studiomake, Guan Yin Pavilion
in Pathum Thani (Thailand)

The Guan Yin Pavilion, commissioned by Rangsit University for the Chinese-Thai Institute, symbolizes the university’s commitment to the furtherance of cultural and academic exchange between two nations. Brick is the basis of the design both conceptually...

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23/08/2017

Anna Heringer, hostels for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale (China)

Anna Heringer´s studio bets on reinventing typological and building local traditions during the second Bamboo Biennale with two hostels and a guest pavillion built with a series of concentric rings differering condition and materiality...

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22/08/2017

In Praise of the Palimpsest.
Two Museums in Florence

Kosme de Barañano

Often in the world of today, great building works go unnoticed just because they are simple, or are not brought to light by critics and media. Let me point out two examples in the...

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21/08/2017

Arquitectura-G, refurbishment of a house in Santa Margarida de Montbui (Barcelona)

The revamp of the small agricultural construction in Santa Margarida de Montbui (Barcelona) was carried out creating an artificial landscape between the hut and the fields, respecting the volume and position of the doors and windows from the original building...

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18/08/2017

Óscar M.Ares, care home in Aldeamayor de San Martín (Valladolid)

Óscar M. Ares has designed a small village that seems an oasis in the middle of the dry-landscape of the Castilian plateau. A garden surrounded by white houses of warm interiors and modest materials...

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17/08/2017

Dominique Perrault restructuring
Louvre post office building (Paris)

In Paris, the Central Post Office of the Louvre closed in May so that the refurbishment planned by Dominique Perrault could get underway. Far from attempting a restitution of history, the French architect has chosen to combine preservation with transformation...

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16/08/2017

Barclay & Crousse,
Space of Memory in Lima (Peru)

The purpose of the Space of Memory, Tolerance and Social Inclusion is to celebrate the reconciliation of Peruvians after the two decades of violence between Shining Path and other terrorist groups and the national army and paramilitary forces...

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15/08/2017

Ecosistema Urbano, ‘Open Shore’
in West Palm Beach (Florida)

The Madrid firm Ecosistema Urbano has been commissioned to revamp the oceanfront of West Palm Beach in Florida, having won the Shore to Core international competition with its ‘Open Shore’ project, which puts forward a new urban model, dynamic and inclusive...

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14/08/2017

Bonell&Gil / Peris + Toral, apartments for the elderly in Barcelona

The team formed by the architectural studios Bonell&Gil and Peris+Toral has designed 105 apartments for the elderly in the 22@ District in Barcelona. Three volumes with a fan-shaped layout where to carry out a typological research to promote new ways of living...

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11/08/2017

Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti,
New Headquarters of SPG in Geneva (Switzerland)

The Italian firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has designed SPG’s new headquarters at the entrance to the old quarter of Geneva. Combining strong aesthetic features with energy efficiency, the original facade takes center stage in the renovation and...

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10/08/2017

José M. Sánchez García, revamp of
Mezzana estate in Coldrerio (Switzerland)

José María Sánchez García has won the competition to revamp the Agricultural Institute of Mezzana with a design that involves designing the landscaping the exterior spaces, restoring Villa Cristina, and renovating and enlarging the canteen...

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09/08/2017

SET architects,
Bologna Shoah Memorial (Italy)

The monument built in Bologna to commemorate the german genocide relies on the symbolic force of two 10-meter-tall stelas of CorTen steel whose rigidly modularized skin evokes the wooden bunk beds where those condemned to be exterminated were heaped up...

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08/08/2017

Miralles Tabliabue EMBT,
Zhang Daqian Museo in Neijiang (China)

The Barcelona studio EMBT is building a new museum dedicated to Zhang Daqian (1899- 1983), one of the most prominent and soughtafter Chinese artists of the 20th century. To go up in his hometown of Neijiang – in the province of Sichuan...

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07/08/2017

Arcgency converts a harbor crane into a retreat in the port of Copenhagen

The Danish firm Arcgency, led by Mads Møller and Simon Vinzent, has undertaken the transformation of an old coal-loading crane on Nordhavn port. Referencing coal, black is the prevailing color throughout the interior spaces. A drawbridge-like stair leads...

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04/08/2017

Renzo Piano Building Workshop,
565 Broome SoHo in New York

The Boundary

565 Broome SoHo will be constructed in one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods - Soho. Overhanging the Hudson River, the residential tower will offer to its occupants an outstanding panoramic... (Project)

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03/08/2017

Announced the winner of
Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion contest

International collaboration led by US-based design practice wHY wins the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition and revitalise West Princes Street Gardens, a public park in the centre of Edinburgh. The word ‘pavilion’, from the Old French for butterfly (papillion)...

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02/08/2017

Richard Meier & Partners,
Oxfordshire Residence (England)

The design of the New York-based architect for the house is based on the visual and spatial relationship of the interiors with nature and the topographic features of the surroundings. On one hand, the dense woodlands meet the more opaque section of the house...

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02/08/2017

Barceló Balanzó, Postgraduate Studies Center at the UIB in Palma

The Postgraduate Studies Center at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) in Palma has recently received the first prize in the Public or Collective Buildings category of the Architecture Awards of Mallorca. The awards are convened by the Architect’s Association...

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01/08/2017

How Jony Ive Masterminded
Apple’s New Headquarters

A section of workspace in the circular, Norman Foster–designed building is finally move-in-ready: sliding-glass doors on the soundproof offices, a giant European white oak collaboration table, adjustable-height desks, and floors with aluminum-covered... (The Wall Street Journal Magazine)

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31/07/2017

George King Architects,
Iron Ring Sculpture in Flint (Wales)

The London practice George King Architects won the competition to build a large-scale artistic piece in Flintshire County, Wales. Their ‘Iron Ring’ proposal is a curved thirty-meter wide cor-ten steel ring rising up to seven meters and partially buried in the ground...

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31/07/2017

The search for quicker, cheaper
ways of tunnelling

The Economist

Elon Musk is going into the tunnelling business. The initial plan, according to the project’s co-ordinator, Carlos Balaguer of Carlos III University, in Madrid, is for the machine to burrow at depths of up to four metres, at speeds of around two metres an hour.

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28/07/2017

TYIN tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson,
Fleinvær Refugium (Norway)

The project is designed by the Norwegian studios TYIN tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson. The cabins are located in Sørvær, a remote island on Fleinvær archipelago, only accessible by ferry. The ensemble, to be rented entirely, offers its guests a place for retreat...

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28/07/2017

García-Germán Arquitectos, Desert City
in San Sebastián de los Reyes

At kilometer 25 along the A-1 motorway – in San Sebastián de los Reyes, a municipality of Greater Madrid – is Desert City, an enclave for xerophytic species, with 400 specimens from all over the world, 250 of which are cacti. A place that was empty ground...

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27/07/2017

Norman Foster: the world’s most influential architect

The Times

It’s May in Madrid, and a stellar cast has gathered for the opening of the Norman Foster Foundation. Michael Bloomberg rubs shoulders with the Apple designer Jonathan Ive...

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24/07/2017

Jacobs versus Lefebvre

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Two publications that serve as refreshers on Jane Jacob and Henri Lefebvre´s works, which continue to inspire contemporary urban movements...

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22/08/2017

"Wěndìng fánróng”, (stability & prosperity)

Thank you to drones this video shows a different image of Hong Kong, one of the largest cities in the world characterised for its hyperdensity and extreme compactness...

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21/08/2017

On Architectural Theory

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Theory gets bad press. Nevertheless, architecture is built with ideas, which is what connects these two titles of Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes...

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18/08/2017

Agora and Water

Richard Ingersoll

Although climate-change-denier recently assumed power in the USA, all knowledgeable sources agree that the planet...

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17/08/2017

Challenges of Preservation

Eduardo Prieto

Two books with different approaches that add fuel to the recent polemics about the almost unanimous acceptance of the culture of heritage preservation...

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16/08/2017

Making a play of architectural stone spaces and negative forms

Matt Simonds

Sacred architecture is the central theme of Matt Simmonds´ work, a series of architectural sculptures carved into solid stones...

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16/08/2017

Reducing Bodies to Fight Climate Change?

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The transformation of human bodies by artificial means has a long history behind it, but recent technological development has given it a new dimension...

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15/08/2017

Virtual Reality makes
modeling more intuitive

Johan Hanegraaf

ArchiSpace´s newest features, including Virtual Reality and Laser Movements, make it smoother to work with three-dimensional images...

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15/08/2017

Buildings could build themselves in the future

Inhabitat

Ten-Fold Engineering offers mobile structures that can travel on a standard truck, be deployed in eight minutes and work with solar power...

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14/08/2017

Strange Form of Art

TLS

Architects as great men shaping the world. A stereotype partly built by architects against which Louis S.Kahn fought during his whole life...

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11/08/2017

The History of ‘Nueva Forma’

Ana Esteban Maluenda

Nueva Forma, the publishing project lead by Fullaondo which relieved Spain from the cultural incommunication suffered during the Civil War...

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14/08/2017

Dubai Frame:
An icon in the making

Khaleej Times

Dubai´s newest attraction will be ready by the end of 2017, consisting of two 150 m towers connected by a 93 m long bridge...

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11/08/2017

TEC Taller EC, Casas FF in San Juan de Cumbayá (Quito)

The studio TEC Taller EC, based in Quito (Ecuador), has designed four single-family homes at the foot of the Andes...

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09/08/2017

Ikea Launches a Flat-Pack Home. They even build it for you!

Digital Trends

Aktiv, Ikea´s new prefab collaboration features functionality, modern lines and even the brand´s furniture. Sold for $86,525...

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09/08/2017

China simulates the Universe with 10 trillion digital particles

Wired

The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is the world's most powerful and has a processing power of 93 petaflops, a step further towards artificial intelligence...

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08/08/2017

SO-IL and Laisné Roussel win Place Mazas (Paris)

SO-IL

The winners propose a fresh approach to urbanism taking into account both contemporary and historical contexts...

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08/08/2017

Supercomputer Simulations to Explore Ocean Currents

Nasa

Scientists from NASA explore de Gulf Stream with a supercomputer simulation of its current. The video runs at one day simulation per second...

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07/08/2017

Butterflies´ wings can
lead us to better holograms

The Economist

Dr Menon, engineer at the University of Utah, has developed new techniques to improve holograms by eyeing Morpho butterflies wings...

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07/08/2017

Iceland´s Turf Houses Merge with Nature since the 9th century

National Geographic

This architectural tradition was brought to Europe by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago, and it´s still their primary shelter...

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05/08/2017

Piano Pieces / Piano in Pieces

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Renzo Piano sums up his attitude and method in the name of the studio. ‘Building Workshop’ refers both to the physical condition...

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04/08/2017

Disney has built a
pseudo-Paris near Paris

The Economist

One of the newer attractions at Disneyland Paris is “Ratatouille: The Adventure”, a ride through Paris as seen by Rémy...

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04/08/2017

What you need to know about Tesla´s Model 3

Wired

Tesla has launched its most affordable version, Model 3, considered to be the automotive tipping point. Starting from $35,000...

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03/08/2017

China may match or
beat America in AI

The Economist

At the start of this year, two straws in the wind caught the attention of those who follow the development of artificial intelligence (AI)...

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28/07/2017

Engineers Begin Preparatory Work for Border Wall Construction

The New York Times

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun preliminary preparations for the construction of segments of a wall in...

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28/07/2017

Shigeru Ban will design
20,000 shelters for a
Kenyan refugee settlement

The Architects Newspaper

Ban has previously completed similar projects in Nepal, Turkey, Rwanda, and Italy to house displaced populations...

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27/07/2017

Computer analysis of what is scenic may help town planners

The Economist

Beauty, proverbially, is in the eye of the beholder. But surroundings matter. A paper published two years ago in Nature found...

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26/07/2017

AR Measure turns your phone into a virtual measuring tape

Curbed

Called AR Measure and developed by Laan Labs, the coming-soon iOS app turns any iPhone or iPad into a virtual ruler that can...

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23/07/2017

Moscow's new Avant-Garde Museum opens to the public

The Constructivist Project

The museum occupies one of the halls in Na Shabolvke Gallery. The first three sections presented feature the Shukhov Tower...

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22/07/2017

BDP to renovate
the Palace of Westminster

GCR

BDP beats Allies & Morrison, Foster + Partners and HOK to UK parliament restoration. The full scope of work includes architecture...

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21/07/2017

Hitler's resort is transforming into a luxury getaway

Business Insider

The 3-mile-long abandoned Nazi resort was meant to comfort the weary German worker who toiled away in a factory without respite...

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20/07/2017

Winner of Sydney Rehearsal Follies competition

Archmedium

The competition proposes the creation of a new integrated pavilion dedicated to music that complements the scenic purpose of the famous Jørn Utzon´s Sydney Opera and adds value to its emblematic set.

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20/07/2017

Lake Verea at La Caja Negra

On view through 28 July at the Madrid gallery La Caja Negra is ‘Paparazza Moderna Chapter II: Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra in California,’ an exhibition of the artistic duo...

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18/07/2017

‘Public Square’ Wins
Driverless Future Challenge

“Public Square,” the award-winning entry by FXFOWLE with Sam Schwartz Engineering, provides New York City a way to rethink its streets and reclaim space for pedestrians...

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19/07/2017
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