Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, December 08, 2016
 

New Books
AV Monografías 189_190 - MVRDV 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 190 - HISTORY PATTERNS 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 77 - SANAA 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
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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The centenary of Lina Bo Bardi has rekindled the fervor for her figure. The critic Rowan Moore considers the Italian-Brazilian “the most underrated architect of the twentieth century”.

Aga Khan: Plural Identities

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architecture can build pluralism. In a world shattered by the tension between globalization and nationalism, the built environment can provide stages for this conflict to be choreographed, bridging the gap...

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08/12/2016

Andreas Gursky ‘Not Abstract II’
at Gagosian Gallery in New York

Gagosian is pleased to present “Not Abstract II,” an exhibition of recent photographs by the renowned German artist, accompanied by an electronic sound installation created by Canadian DJ and producer Richie Hawtin. From images of nature to cities, crowds, and...

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07/12/2016

Anupama Kundoo,
Shah Houses in Auroville (India)

Located on the outskirts of the Indian city of Auroville, in an area much affected by environmental and social problems– from water scarcity to inadequate housing – this house designed by Anupama Kundoo is conceived as a laboratory for...

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06/12/2016

Oliver Wainwright's top
10 buildings of 2016

The Guardian

A billion-dollar beanpole, a social housing revolution, a powerful memorial in Norway and the Tate’s wondrous watchtower … our critic picks his 2016 architecture highlights...

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05/12/2016

Timelapse - Google Earth Engine

Google

Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each...

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05/12/2016

John Pawson, The Feuerle Collection in Berlin

The British architect John Pawson has turned a World War II telecommunications bunker in the central Berlin neighborhood of Kreuzbweg into a private museum containing the Désiré Feuerle Collection. The sobriety of the military installations ...

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02/12/2016

London's 73-storey Trellis skyscraper
gets green light

The Guardian

Designed by the architect Eric Parr, the skyscraper will be the second-tallest building in western Europe, after the Shard, at more than 300 metres, and will include a free public viewing gallery. Known as 1 Undershaft, the site’s address in London’s financial...

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01/12/2016

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum
Plans Are Rejected

The New York Times

Plans to build a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki were defeated on Wednesday night, when lawmakers in the Finnish city voted down a proposal to pay for the $138 million museum with a mixture...

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01/12/2016

Emilio Tuñón, gastropavilion in university campus of ETH Zurich

In the campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, known by its German initials (ETH), stands the pavilion designed by the Madrid practice of Emilio Tuñón in collaboration with the local office of Marceline Ruckstuhl. A fruit of the competition held in 2013...

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30/11/2016

Going Head to Head With Pierre Chareau

The New York Times

Designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro, the exhibition on the interior designer Pierre Chareau at the Jewish Museum in New York is a fully immersive virtual reality experience...

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30/11/2016

Richard Meier, residential tower
at 685 First Avenue in New York

Containing 42 floors and 556 units, this residential block is the first black construction and also the tallest building ever designed by Richard Meier in his native New York City. Located close to the U.N. Headquarters, it presents curtain walls of black glass...

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30/11/2016

OMA's Faena Forum in Miami opens

Located between Collins Avenue and Indian Creek, with direct views of the Atlantic Ocean, the complex includes three buildings: an arts center, a market, and a parking garage, which are interconnected and articulated through the public space...

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29/11/2016

Trumpitecture: what we can expect
from the billionaire cowboy builder

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

As the self-styled builder president, Donald Trump began his electoral campaign with a grand architectural promise. “I will build a great wall,” he said, standing in the lobby of his proudest creation...

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28/11/2016

narch, one-family house
in Calders (Barcelona)

Headed by Mónica Mosset and Joan Ramon Pascuets, the Catalan firm narch built this house in the Barcelona municipality of Calders, on the edge of the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac natural park, with its exceptional landscape formed...

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28/11/2016

ZAO/standardarchitecture,
Micro Hutong hostel in Beijing

The Chinese firm ZAO/standardarchitecture – Zhang Ke, Zhang Mingming, Huang Tanyu, Ao Ikegami and Dai Haifei – has inserted a 30-square-meter hostel in one of Beijing’s hutongs, those alleys of the city’s tight central neighborhoods where low houses...

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25/11/2016

UTEC campus in Lima,
RIBA International Prize

A work of the Dublin firm Grafton Architects, headed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the University of Technology and Engineering campus in the Peruvian capital has won the first RIBA International Prize, given by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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24/11/2016

BIG, office building in Philadelphia

With a facade of prefabricated pieces of concrete that curves like a ship’s prow, this office block rises on the old Philadelphia Navy Yard, which is currently being transformed into a mixed-use neighborhood, following a masterplan by Robert A.M. Stern...

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23/11/2016

OMA + John Pawson,
Design Museum in London

On 24 November, the new Design Museum in London will be opening its doors on Kensington High Street. Tripling the size of the building at Shad Thames, home now to the Zaha Hadid archives, the museum is housed in the former headquarters...

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22/11/2016

World Architecture Festival 2016 winners

The National Museum in Szczecin (Poland), an underground building by Robert Konieczny / KWK Promes, was named the ‘World Building of the Year’ in the latest WFA (World Architecture Festival), held from 16 to 18 November in Berlin. The jury...

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21/11/2016

Trans Siberian Pit Stops competition results

The spirit of the explorer is captured in the Trans Siberian Railway, traversing the largest country in the world and delving into a wealth of culture, monuments and spectacular environments...

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07/12/2016

Robert Rauschenberg revie,
the combine master, uncut

The Guardian

Robert Rauschenberg is at Tate Modern, London until 2 April. This thrilling retrospective gives us Rauschenberg whole...

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07/12/2016

On Transparency.
Herzog and De Meuron vs. Mies

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Triggered by a visit to Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the most important critical work of Jacques Herzog...

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06/12/2016

The world's first
permanent ice hotel

The Guardian

The hotel is in Jukkasjärvi, near Kiruna, in Swedish Lapland. There are 20 suites, 11 ‘art suites’ and nine deluxe suites...

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05/12/2016

History Patterns

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Perhaps like us, buildings live in time and perish in space. They are built over years or decades and often last centuries...

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02/12/2016

OK Go, ‘The One Moment’

Does OK Go's latest video last only 4.2 seconds?

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02/12/2016

Photos of the opening of the Faena Forum, a work of OMA

The art center or Faena Forum consists of two volumes: one in the form of a cylinder with gathering spaces and a cubic volume that functions as hotel and meeting areas. On the third floor a large assembly hall occupies both the cylinder and the cube.

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01/12/2016

Antonio Sant’Elia (1888-1916)

Triennale di Milano

To mark the centenary of the death of Antonio Sant’Elia, the author of the Manifesto of Futurist Architecture, the exhibition...

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01/12/2016

A Dutch Architect Offshores
the Future of Housing

The New York Times

Early next year when a converted cargo container on a floating foundation of plastic bottles opens in Bangladesh’s largest slum...

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30/11/2016

Open letter from
Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects

Patrik Schumacher’s ‘urban policy manifesto’ does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects’ past—and will not be our future...

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29/11/2016

The Illuminated River,
Six Shortlisted Teams

The Illuminated River

 View the six shortlisted teams and their design concepts to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames...

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29/11/2016

Two dwellings in Oropesa
by Paredes Pedrosa,
ASCER Tile of Spain Award

The winners of the 15th Tile of Spain Awards, given by ASCER (Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association), have been announced. The jury, presided by Gonçalo Byrne and including Iñaqui Carnicero...

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28/11/2016

The extreme views of Patrik Schumacher are causing outrage

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Abolish social housing, scrap prescriptive planning regulations and usher in the wholesale privatisation of our streets...

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25/11/2016

The New Shapes of New York

The New York Times

The soaring spires, the sloping shores, the straitjacket of the street grid — many things give form to the great metropolis...

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24/11/2016

10 teams compete to design
new National Holocaust Memorial
in London

Gov.uk

Adjaye Associates, Caruso St John, Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, are among ten practices shortlisted for national memorial next to the UK Parliament...

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23/11/2016

Frank Gehry and Maya Lin among recipients of Obama’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

Curbed

The country’s highest civilian award, it recognizes “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the...

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22/11/2016

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography 2016 Award

Matt Emmett had the highest scoring image overall with this photo of the East London Water Works Company covered reservoir in Finsbury Park...

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21/11/2016

‘Change of Climate’
& ‘Anthropocene’

The changes caused by humans on the Earth’s crust are of such magnitude as to have begun a new geological age, the Anthropocene, and this historical mutation is reflected as much in architecture as in the cities...

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18/11/2016

Google commits to massive
new London headquarters

The Guardian

Heatherwick Studio is working with Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group on the project to build a campus for 7,000...

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18/11/2016

Siena International
Photography Awards

The Guardian

The Siena Art Photo Travel Festival is already regarded as a prestigious event. A strawberry-picker walks between colourful...

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18/11/2016

‘Francis Kéré. Radically Simple’
in Munich

On view until 26 February 2017 at the Technical University of Munich’s Architecture Museum, within the Pinakothek der Moderne, is an exhibition on the work of Diébédo Francis Kéré, a native of Burkina Faso who has been...

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17/11/2016

Founders of gmp win Baukulturpreis 2016

Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg, founding members of gmp, have been honored with the Baukulturpreis, given since 1994 by the Association of German Architects (BDA) of Hamburg...

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16/11/2016

Japanese residential architecture at MAXXI museum

Curbed

‘The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945’ at MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome...

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16/11/2016
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