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Monday, June 25, 2018
 

New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 205 - AMERICA IMPORTS 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 86 - MVRDV 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.
SANAA SANAA
The 352-page volume, in hardcover and fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, which gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa over almost three decades of work of the three studios they lead in Tokyo
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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David Chipperfield Architects,
Amorepacific HW in Seoul

The 216,000-square-meter new headquarters of South Korea’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, Amorepacific, stands in downtown Seoul. The outcome of a 2010 competition, the recently completed construction started to go up in 2014 on the site occupied...

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20/06/2018

AMO: Prada Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Show

Prada collaborates once again with Rem Koolhaas's research and design studio AMO. Its space on Via Fogazzaro in Milan is filled with inflatable stools designed in the 1960s by the Danish firm Verpan Panton, positioned in grids indicating the positions of the men’s spring/summer fashion show guests.

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19/06/2018

Coll-Leclerc, apartments and temporary homes in Barcelona

The Barcelona practice of Jaime Coll and Judith Leclerc was commissioned to build three vertical blocks combining two usually separated programs: 47 social housing units for rent, and 20 temporary accommodations directed at the most vulnerable groups...

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19/06/2018

Inside Zaha Hadid-designed Morpheus Hotel in Macau

In China’s Special Administrative Region of Macau, the Hotel Morpheus opened on 15 June, a 150,000-square-meter project of Zaha Hadid Architects offering 770 rooms on 40 floor levels.

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18/06/2018

Glasgow School of Art: sprinklers
had not been fitted after first fire

The Guardian

Hopes have been raised that Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire on Friday, can be saved as it emerged a new sprinkler system...

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18/06/2018

Less Architecture, More City

Eduardo Prieto

The ‘Less Architecture, More City’ international congress came to an end at Pamplona’s Baluarte convention center on Thursday, It was the fifth biennial encounter organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad...

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15/06/2018

2018 FIFA World Cup:
Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

The opening match of the football World Cup of 2018, played between Saudi Arabia and the host country, took place in Russia’s national stadium, which was renovated by the Moscow firm Speech. Built in 1956, Luzhniki Stadium was the main venue of the 1980 Olympic...

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15/06/2018

How I Live: Sri Lankan architect
Palinda Kannangara

The Spaces

Kannangara has created a concrete idyll beside Colombo’s waterways as his home and studio. The four-storey building, one of 20 winners of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018...

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14/06/2018

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
finishes 3 World Trade Center

The firm of Richard Rogers has completed Three World Trade Center (3WTC) in Lower Manhattan and it is now New York’s fifth tallest building. Rising 80 floors and 329 meters, it is also the second tallest in the neighborhood. The new skyscraper is designed...

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13/06/2018

Frida Escobedo’s pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery

Visitable from 15 June to 7 October in Kensington Gardens, London, the Serpentine Gallery’s pavilion this year is designed by the firm of Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, 1979). Formed by two lattice-wrapped rectangular volumes, it fuses typical Mexican architectural...

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12/06/2018

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at Norman Foster’s Capella Resort

The historic meeting of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will took place on 12 June at the sinuous Capella Hotel in Singapore, designed by Norman Foster, on Sentosa Island.

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11/06/2018

Premio FAD de Arquitectura 2018:
14 Dwellings in Formentera

The project Life Reusing Posidonia was born with the objective of supplying verified data to the administrations responsible for regulating the environmental impact in the building sector. Carles Oliver, Antonio Martín, Joaquín Moyá and Alfonso Reina built the model...

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08/06/2018

FAD Award for Interior Design 2018: apartments in Majorca, by TEd'A

The Majorcan firm Ted’A Arquitectes, headed by Irene Pérez and Jaume Mayol, has transformed an existing building at Can Picafort into tourist apartments. The building, which terraces down toward the sea, is fragmented into two volumes that rise two and three levels...

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08/06/2018

Fjordenhus: first building by Olafur Eliasson

The headquarters of Kirk Kapital, in the Danish fjord of Vejle, is the first building designed entirely by the artist Olafur Eliasson, who has collaborated before in architectural projects like the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík or the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion of 2007...

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07/06/2018

Diller Scofidio + Renfro win Adelaide Contemporary competition

The New York practice was chosen ahead of five other teams – including bids led by BIG, Adjaye Associates, David Chipperfield Architects and Office of Ryue Nishizawa – to create a dynamic new art space in Adelaide, Australia...

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06/06/2018

The weird world of Hong Kong's
rooftops in pictures

The Guardian

From badminton to bonsai pruning to a precarious nap, it’s all going on high above the packed streets of Kowloon, Hong Kong. This series by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèz is a record of life in one of the world’s densest neighbourhoods...

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02/06/2018

UNStudio, Ellipsicoon pavilion

The Dutch firm UNStudio, led by Ben van Berkel, has designed this sculptural pavilion for Revolution Precrafted, company specialized in prefabricated construction. The continuous volume is woven with strands of high-density polyethylene and was digitally developed...

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01/06/2018

Felipe Assadi, H House in Zapallar (Chile)

A concrete structure with cantilevers of up to 7 meters that compensate for one another frames views of the sea in the commune of Zapallar, in Chile’s Valparaíso Region. Conceived to ‘inhabit the structure,’ Felipe Assadi’s project starts from the top down...

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31/05/2018

Sou Fujimoto: the architect revolutionising libraries ... and loos

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

From a washing-up scourer to a pile of crisps, the Japanese architect draws on the most unlikely everyday objects – while testing...

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25/06/2018

How to stop the decline of public transport in rich countries

The Economist

Co-opt the competition from Uber and other app-base firms. Passenger numbers are flat or falling in almost every American...

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25/06/2018

Moving Targets

The New York Review of Books

William Eggleston has imagined that he shoots photographs from the vantage point of an insect, a baby, or a rifle—anything to avoid...

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24/06/2018

Making buildings, cars and planes from materials based on plant fibres

The Economist

Materials scientists find new ways to use natural fibres. Using carrots to create concrete, turning wood into plastic, or event...

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23/06/2018

Bloody games

TLS / Arkady Ostrovsky

To grasp the place of sport in Russian history, visitors to the World Cup need look no further than the arched walls of Moscow’s...

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22/06/2018

Public transport is in decline in many wealthy cities

The Economist

Blame remote working, Uber, cheap car loans and the internet. Juana, who came to America from Guatemala, used to take the bus...

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22/06/2018

Beyond Stonehenge: the cities built to celebrate the sun

The Guardian

During Thursday’s solstice, stone circles and ancient monuments will be the focus of attention. Should we be looking to...

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21/06/2018

Madrid on the Move

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Madrid’s recovery is a bittersweet one. Ten years after the real estate bubble burst, the city is experiencing a vibrant growth...

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20/06/2018

Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

‘becoming’, the motto chosen for the Spanish Pavilion in this edition of the Venice Biennale 2018, presents Spanish architecture as seen from learning environments, by means of actions, discourses and pieces of work...

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20/06/2018

Bulldoze or rebuild?

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Architects at odds over future of Glasgow School of Art. Ideas about what to do with the charred remains of Mackintosh’s range...

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20/06/2018

The London Mastaba by Christo

The London Mastaba is a 20-metre-high temporary sculpture in Hyde Park comprised of 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels on a floating platform in Serpentine Lake...

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18/06/2018

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun teams up with Ikea

The Art Newspaper

Eliasson and Ikea are teaming up to produce affordable tools that function without mains electricity and use renewable...

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18/06/2018

Worried About Big Tech?

The New York Times

The technology world’s most bruising battle for supremacy is taking place in China. And it could point to Big Tech’s...

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15/06/2018

Bay Book House (BaBH)
competition winners

Organized by Arquideas, the Bay Book House (BaBH) San Francisco international competition for students and recent graduates of architecture brought in 78 entries from 25 countries...

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15/06/2018

3WTC Is Officially Unveiled After Years of Delays

AD

After unveiling the fifth-tallest building in NYC, AD spoke with architect Richard Rogers about the mixed-use tower near the site...

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14/06/2018

Serpentine Pavilion 2018: cement tiles, shade and a paddling pool

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Only the second solo woman and the youngest architect to win the annual commission, Mexico’s Frida Escobedo has made...

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13/06/2018

Farshid Moussavi,
Officer of the British Empire

Traditionally, and to mark her official birthday, Queen Elizabeth II presents the annual Birthday Honours List, which this year includes architect  Farshid Moussavi, distinguished with an OBE (Officer of the British Empire). 

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11/06/2018

Netherlands to build world's first habitable 3D printed houses

The Guardian

Developers say project will cut costs and environmental damage and offer solution to shortage of bricklayers...

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09/06/2018

California Crazy:
pop architecture from the past

The Guardian

Starting in the 1920s, inventive entrepreneurs started creating attention-grabbing buildings to appeal to passing drivers. Jim Heimann...

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07/06/2018

Form follows Form follows Form

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In the work of LAN, form follows form. As in the line of Gertrude Stein – ‘Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose’ –, reiteration is a source...

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06/06/2018

‘En el Tiempo. Carlos Cánovas’
at the Museo ICO

The Museo ICO in Madrid presents this exhibition included in the official selection of PhotoEspaña 2018. Curated by Juana Arlegui, and on view until 9 September, the show offers a tour through the urban landscapes...

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06/06/2018

Watch a ‘Time’ Magazine Cover Made Using 958 Drones

Time

Watch a Time Magazine cover made using 958 of Intel's Shooting Star Drones take shape 100 meters up in the sky...

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05/06/2018

Israel authorizes the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village (West Bank)

La Repubblica

The Supreme Court of Israel approves the demolition of the Bedouin village Khan-al Ahmar and of its school, built by the Italian studio ARCò Architettura & Cooperazione... 

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05/06/2018

Peter Eisenman at ETSAM

The lecture given by Peter Eisenman, titled ‘On the Problems of Digital Architecture,’ is part of the qualifying university master’s degree program of the Madrid School of Architecture.

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05/06/2018

Above NYC - Filmed in 12K

The system with 3X RED Weapon Monstro 8K VV cameras, which once processed creates stunning 100 megapixel motion picture images with a sensor size of approximately 645 Medium Format Film...

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03/06/2018

Herzog & de Meuron’s Chelsea stadium plans are put on hold

Chelsea Football Club announces today that it has put its new stadium project on hold. No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. The club does not have a time frame set for reconsideration of its decision...

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03/06/2018

Liu Jiakun's Serpentine
Pavilion Beijing

CNN

As a first foray outside Britain for the Serpentine Gallery's hugely successful series of temporary pavilions...

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02/06/2018

Worm food, another way to recycle plastic

The Economist

Mealworms are the new champions in the plastic-eating stakes. Plastic production has tripled over the past 25 years... 

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01/06/2018

Osvaldo Borsani at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum

Norman Foster Foundation

Curated by Norman Foster, the first retrospective of Osvaldo Borsani – architect, designer and co-founder of Tecno...

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01/06/2018

50 Years Coop Himmelb(l)au

A short film from Coop Himmelb(l)au celebrates the 50th anniversary of the firm started by Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky, and Michael Holzer in Vienna, Austria, in May 1968...

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01/06/2018
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