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Monday, September 15, 2014
 

Felipe Assadi: Hotel Awasi en Torres del Paine (Chile)

The key specification for this hotel comprising twelve villas situated in the depth and vastness of the Patagonian pampas – neighboring Torres del Paine National Park and three hours away from the nearest urban center – was to go unnoticed, to be suspended in a sort of perpetual peace, to not pollute the extraordinary scenery surrounding it...

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12/09/2014

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New Books
AV Monografías 169 - ÁBALOS+SENTKIEWICZ 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 165 - GLOBAL TOUR 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 64 - EXPO MILANO 2015 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
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.
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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Chain of folds, Knot House
by Atelier Chang on Geoje Island

Perched on a cliff on the south coast of the South Korean island of Geoje, five white volumes form a stepped row, facing the sea through glass facades. A work of the studio led by Chang Soohyun (Seoul, 1980) – which has offices in London and Zurich –.

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11/09/2014

Zaha Hadid designs a residential development in Brisbane (Australia)

The office of Zaha Hadid has presented its design for a trio of cone-shaped towers in the Toowong neighborhood of Brisbane, capital of Australia’s state of Queensland. Named ‘Grace on Coronation’, the residential complex distributes 486 apartments...

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10/09/2014

Taipei: OMA’s performing arts center progresses

Deliberately lacking a main facade, the performing arts center being built in Taiwan’s capital by Rem Koolhaas’s firm will present four sides and three halls of different dimensions sharing a single stage box.

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10/09/2014

Óscar M. Ares Álvarez, resin interpretation center in Traspinedo (Valladolid)

The Valladolid-born Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez is the author of the project to transform the old municipal slaughterhouse of Traspinedo into the Resin Interpretation Center (CIR). The design combines formal elements taken from local building traditions...

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09/09/2014

The Aga Khan's New Islamic
Treasure Trove

The Wall Street Journal

Toronto's Aga Khan Museum will open in a roughly 47,000 square-foot space designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, giving visitors a permanent spot to see one of the top private collections...

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09/09/2014

Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira,
Taifong Golf Club in Changhua (Taiwan)

Begun in 2009, the renovation of Taifong Golf Club by Portuguese architects Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira is now completed. Built in 1981 in the Taiwanese city of Changhua, the sport facilities sprawled over an area of 70 hectares needed a reorganization...

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05/09/2014

Holcim Awards 2014 winners for Europe

In a ceremony held in Moscow, a jury presided by Jean-Philippe Vassal announced the winners of the latest Holcim Awards for Europe. Every three years since 2004 and by regions – Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa-Middle East, and Asia-Pacific...

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05/09/2014

Foster+Partners and FR-EE
to build Mexico City airport

The project drawn up by the firm of British architect Norman Foster in collaboration with the local office of Fernando Romero has won the bid to expand Mexico City International Airport. The list of other participants in the competition...

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04/09/2014

Erick van Egeraat finishes waste incinerator in Roskilde (Denmark)

Winner of a 2008 competition, the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat’s recently completed building in Roskilde generates heat and electricity for the old Danish city through waste incineration. While the tower rises a hundred meters...

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03/09/2014

Emre Arolat refurbishes the marina
of Yalikavak (Turkey)

Presenting a play of horizontal and vertical planes of travertine, a volumetric composition conceived by the Istanbul office of Emre Arolat is the new commercial center that enlarges the Palmarina sporting harbor, facing the Aegean sea from the Turkish...

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02/09/2014

Snøhetta designs Vulkan Beehives

On a rooftop adjoining the Mathallen food and dance center in Oslo, the Vulkan Beehives are a project of the beekeeper Alexander Heier and designed by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta. The aim is to promote the art of raising bees and foster social awareness...

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01/09/2014

Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira,
Shihlien offices in Huai'an (China)

In the middle of an artificial lake, in the New Salt Industrial Park of Huau’An City, China, the office headquarters for Shihlien Chemical Industrial Jiangsu Company, a work of the Portuguese architects Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira, is now finished...

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29/08/2014

Javier Terrados, municipal theater
of Arahal (Seville)

In a plan to convert the old facilities of the cloth and textile company Hilaturas y tejidos Andaluces into culture and sport centers for the citizens of Arahal, a small town near Seville, the first project to be completed is the municipal theater...

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28/08/2014

Rural Urban Framework,
primary school in Mulan (China)

El estudio Rural Urban Framework —liderado por Joshua Bolchover y John Lin, profesores en la Universidad de Hong Kong— ha ampliado la escuela primaria en la aldea de Mulan, situada en la provincia china de Guangdong...

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27/08/2014

Monumental Mies.
Two Essential Works

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The intellectual testament of a historian who left us too soon, the Mies of Detlef Mertins is a colosal interpretation of the German...

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12/09/2014

Recorrido virtual
por las obras de Alvar Aalto

Google

A través del sistema de navegación Google Street View, podemos visitar varias obras del maestro finés Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto.

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12/09/2014

Helsinki v Guggenheim: the backlash against the megabrand

The Guardian

The Guggenheim’s proposed Finnish outpost is one of the biggest architectural competitions ever, but it has been criticised as a vanity...

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12/09/2014

Urban conglomerations, Paperworks by Katsumi Hayakawa

The Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa studies density and the compositional idea of the void through ‘Paperworks’, architectural installations handmade with cardboard and glue.

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10/09/2014

Picasso Museum to Reopen
at Last, With New Leader

The New York Times

With his horn-rimmed glasses and charcoal-gray suits, Laurent Le Bon is an unlikely Zorro to rescue the long-closed Musée Picasso...

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10/09/2014

A drone flies
Over Burning Man 2014

With the help of a drone,Eric Cheng has produced a video showing privileged views of a temporary city built for the festival Burning Man 2014. The blazing of a giant anthropomorphic wooden sculpture gives a counterculture event held yearly in Nevada state’s Black Rock Desert its name.

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09/09/2014

Garden cities. Ebenezer good

The Economist

Nothing gets Brits in a tizzy quite like the subject of housing. Politicians and central bankers fret about another crash; NIMBYs...

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09/09/2014

Dossier: Design/Build.
Arquitectura Viva 165

Developed by teams of students in universities of the West for implementation in conflictive or underprivileged places, and often executed with the help of the local population...

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08/09/2014

Air-traffic control. Free flight

The Economist

As more aircraft take to the sky, new technology will allow pilots to pick their own direct routes but still avoid one another...

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08/09/2014

Mexico City Airport
by Foster+Partners and FR-EE

Here is a video of the project that Foster + Partners and FR-EE have presented for the expansion of Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City.

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05/09/2014

Arts Center at Ground Zero Shelves Gehry Design

The New York Times

The board of the performing arts center planned for ground zero has scuttled the design for the building by Frank Gehry, the project’s...

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04/09/2014

Michael Wolf, a walk
through the rooftops of Paris

Exploring density in urban landscapes, Michael Wolf (Munich,1954) offers a detailed journey through Parisian rooftops. The photography series ‘Paris Abstract’ is on view up to 6 September at Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco.

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29/08/2014

‘Riverbed’, Olafur Eliasson
in Copenhagen

On view until 1 April 2015 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen is an exhibition on the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. The central piece of the show is the installation ‘Riverbed’.

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26/08/2014

Zaha Hadid suing New York Review of Books

The Guardian

World Cup 2022 stadium designer claims magazine accuses her of 'showing no concern' for deaths of migrant workers in country...

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25/08/2014

Koolhaas, Access to Tools

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Decomposing architecture into its different elements is something that was already present in Vitruvius, and certainly in Alberti...

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22/08/2014

Hospital Patients May Feel Better Already

The New York Times

The University Medical Center of Princeton realized several years ago that it had outgrown its old home and needed a new one...

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22/08/2014

Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling

The Guardian

The Turkish Council of State has ordered three luxury apartment blocks to be bulldozed amid widespread outrage. But will it have any...

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22/08/2014

From the Technical to the Thermal

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Iñaki Ábalos graduated in 1978 from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM), which in those years harbored two different traditions...

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21/08/2014

Moscow's historic Shukhov Tower gets reprieve

The Guardian

Soviet-era communications tower, whose latticed steel beams influenced London's Gherkin, granted protected status by city...

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20/08/2014

Robotics: The march
of the kilobots

The Economist

“A thousand-robot swarm” sounds like the title of a 1950s science-fiction B movie. It is actually, though, the title (or, strictly...

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19/08/2014

Grand Tour

Luis Fernández-Galiano

From the classical Grand Tour to the contemporary road movie, the journey has always been a route of discovery...

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18/08/2014
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