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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
 
New Books
AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 207 - MORE CITY 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
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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OAB Carlos Ferrater, 12 houses on Fernando Poo in Barcelona

This complex of twelve residences occupies a corner plot in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighborhood. Two main streets intersect here and there is a flow of tourists coming from the Barceloneta Beach, so Carlos Ferrater’s firm OAB pursued a strategy to reinforce privacy...

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22/10/2018

Sameep Padora & Associates, Maya Somaiya Library en Kopargaon (India)

sP+a, the Mumbai practice headed by Sameep Padora, has enlarged a small children’s library for Sharda School in Kopargaon, a town in the largely rural Indian state of Maharashtra. Its complex undulating roof is inspired in the brick tile vault techniques of the Spaniard Rafael Guastavino...

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19/10/2018

gmp, Guangxi Culture and Art Center
in Nanning (China)

This venue for cultural events is the second work that the Hamburg firm gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner – has carried out in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. Rising independently on a stone plinth are the three...

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18/10/2018

Dominique Coulon, housing for elderly people in Huningue (France)

In the French commune of Huningue, located in the department of Alsace and on the banks of the Rhine, stands this assisted housing center for senior citizens, a work of the Strasbourg practice of Dominique Coulon. Given the exceptional site, the communal areas...

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17/10/2018

A Map of Every Building in America

The New York Times

On this page you will find maps showing almost every building in the United States. These images are drawn from a huge database that Microsoft released to the public this year...

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16/10/2018

Gana Arquitectura,
Cerveza Victoria brewery in Málaga

The lager beer brand Victoria, founded in Málaga in 1928, has new brewing facilities designed by the local firm Gana, headed by Antonio Galisteo and Álvaro Fernández Navarro. On the foundations of an old industrial shed located on Avenida Velázquez, at the intersection...

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15/10/2018

Gad Line + Studio,
housing in Dongziguan (China)

The firm GAD Line + Studio, which works in close collaboration with the University of Hangzhou, has been tasked to develop this affordable housing development for the rural community of Dongziguan, in China’s Fuyang District. Inspired in the region’s vernacular...

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12/10/2018

Nieto Sobejano: Arvo Pärt Center
in Laulasmaa (Estonia)

The new center dedicated to the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (Paide, 1935) opened with a concert on 13 October. Built by the firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, which works from offices in Madrid and Berlin, the complex is located in Laulasmaa...

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11/10/2018

Norman Foster's Bloomberg office
in London wins Stirling prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

One of the most environmentally friendly office buildings ever conceived has been named the winner of the 2018 Stirling prize, beating off competition from a quirky brick nursery, a mud-walled cemetery and the extension of the Tate St Ives gallery... (Photos)

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11/10/2018

MCHAP 2018 goes to Barclay & Crousse’s university building in Piura

The new winner of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, given bienially by the College of Architecture of the Illilnois Institute of Technology (IIT) to acknowledge the best buildings raised in the Americas, has been announced. The jury of this year’s MCHAP...

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11/10/2018

Carme Pinós, MPavilion 2018
in Melbourne

Carme Pinós (Barcelona, 1954) has inaugurated her pavilion for Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, which will host various cultural activities through 3 February 2010. Since 2014, each year the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions a different architect...

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10/10/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg (Russia)

The firm Zaha Hadid Architects has turned out the winner in the international competition to build the new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, the Russian city considered the capital of the Urals. Drawing inspiration from the physical aspects of sound waves...

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09/10/2018

Arnau estudi,
Casa Retina in Santa Pau (Girona)

Located outside the walls of Santa Pau, a village and municipality in the Catalonian province of Girona, in eastern Spain, the Retina House is a family refuge that offers magnificent views, as its very optical name suggests. A place for the enjoyment of nature and simple things...

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08/10/2018

López Cotelo & Panero, Training Center in Santiago de Compostela

The fundación Laboral de la Construcción found the most convenient site for the Centro de Referencia Nacional en Materia de Rehabilitación (public research and innovation center in the field of refurbishment) in the old 18th century tannery of Pontepedriña...

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05/10/2018

“My architecture tries to serve humanity”

El País

The first solo exhibition in Madrid of the Burkinabe architect Francis Kéré (Gando, 1965), on view at Museo ICO through 20 January. “Summed up here is everything I have been doing these years”…

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04/10/2018

RMA Architects,
ATE offices in Ahmedabad (India)

Outside Ahmedabad, the largest city of the Indian state of Guyarat, stands this corporate office building, a work of the Mumbai firm led by Rahul Mehrotra. Its formal composition comes from the use of green facades and other passive cooling elements. In its multilayer...

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04/10/2018

BIG, Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen

Located in the Christiana neighborhood of the Danish capital, chef René Redzepi’s new Noma restaurant, holder of two Michelin stars, is designed by the firm of Bjarke Ingels. The project involved renovating an abandoned old military warehouse and adding new volumes...

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03/10/2018

Junya Ishigami’s New Shop
for Eyewear Brand Jins in Shanghai

Spoon & Tamago

In what is a masterful feat of structural engineering, architect Junya Ishigami has sculpted concrete cantilevered display shelves that are up to 12-meters long. Ishigami designed the interiors for Tokyo-based eyeware brand Jins, who have opened their first branch in Shanghai...

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02/10/2018

Esteve, De Miguel & Selldorf, Renovation of a Former Hydraulic Pump Factory

Built in 1930 by the Valencian architect Cayetano Borso di Carminati, the old hydraulic pump factory of Carlos Gens, on Avenida de Burjassot, is one of the few standing examples of industrial architecture from the period. The complex was closed permanently...

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02/10/2018

'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements'
at Museo ICO

On view from 3 October to 20 January, the ICO Museum presents an exhibition on Francis Kéré (Gando, 1965), the first retrospective on the Burkinabe architect to be held in Spain, curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano.

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01/10/2018

‘Fifteen Stones (Ryōan-ji)’ by Spencer Finch at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Ongoing since 1999 is a program of artistic interventions that engage in dialogue with the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, and the list of those who have participated includes Enric Miralles, SANAA Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, Andrés Jaque, Ai Weiwei...

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01/10/2018

Catalog of Francis Kéré show
at Museo ICO

Arquitectura Viva has published the catalog of ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements,’ the exhibition curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano that the ICO Museum is devoting to the Burkinabe architect, on view from 3 October to 20 January.

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Mexico’s president-elect puts the capital’s new airport to a vote

The Economist

Mexico’s biggest infrastructure project, known as naicm, is being built just a few kilometres away...

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21/10/2018

Sound Mirrors photos by Piercarlo Quecchia

The sound mirrors are passive concrete parabolas used to reflect and concentrate the acoustic waves: they are widespread along the South and East coasts of Englan...

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21/10/2018

Mexico City's multicoloured markets from above

The Guardian

The city has more than 1,400 tianguis, open-air markets that operate on certain days of the week, and many have been around for centuries...

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21/10/2018

Alberonero, 86x73
in Mazaro del Vallo (Italy)

The Italian designer Alberonero has intervened in a private courtyard of a Sicilian one-family home with an experimental spatial proposal based on using color in three dimensions and in the proportions of the grid that organizes them.

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21/10/2018

A visionary abstract artist
finally gets her due

The Economist

Hilma af Klint did not trust her peers to understand her work. She sensed her paintings were too weird and too radical for her fellow Swedes...

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20/10/2018

‘Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle’

On view through 3 March at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles is an exhibition on the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. It features 'Life Cycle,' a new work of his which refers to the humanitarian crisis of refugees and migrants.

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20/10/2018

Large economic gains can come from mundane improvements in policy

The Economist

Take three examples: maintenance, management of state assets and public-sector accounting. The costs of skimping on repairs can become tragically apparent...

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19/10/2018

Public Installation: Nissen Hut
by Rachel Whiteread

Gagosian

This sculpture by Rachel Whiteread is a concrete cast of a Nissen hut set in the middle of Dalby Forest in Yorkshire, England...

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19/10/2018

Southern Geometries,
from Mexico to Patagonia

Fondation Cartier

The exhibition celebrates the wealth of color and diversity of styles in the geometric art of Latin America...

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19/10/2018

Richard Meier permanently steps away from firm in wake of sexual assault allegations

The Architects Newspaper

Bernhard Karpf has been promoted to managing principal and will oversee the firm’s operations...

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18/10/2018

London's most influential
people 2018

Evening Standard

Catalan-born Eva Franch i Gilabert this year became the first female director of the Architectural Association (AA) school...

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17/10/2018

Tadao Ando: The Challenge

The Centre Pompidou is holding a retrospective of the work of the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, revolving around four main themes: the simplicity of space, the urban challenge, project genesis and dialogue with the past...

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16/10/2018

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

National Geographic

Teotihuacan means 'the place where the gods were created,' and that's the exact feeling visitors have when they walk along the Avenue of the Dead at this Mexican archeological site...

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14/10/2018

Paul Andreu (1938 - 2018)

El País

The French architect who built terminals in over 50 countries has died in Paris at the age of 80...

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12/10/2018

India could save sand by making concrete with plastic bottles

GCR

Research carried out by the University of Bath in the UK, and India’s Goa Engineering College, has found that concrete made with...

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12/10/2018

Who Is Neri Oxman?

The New York Times

A star of M.I.T.’s Media Lab working in “material ecology,” she has intrigued Björk, Brad Pitt and the Cooper Hewitt...

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11/10/2018

The Work of Francis Kéré is Currently on Exhibition in Madrid

Designboom

Madrid’s Museo ICO presents the exhibition: ‘Francis Kéré. Primary Elements’ curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano and organized by the ICO Foundation...

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10/10/2018

Sáenz de Oíza,
Exhibitions in Madrid

There are many great architects, but only very few get to be ‘masters.’ Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza did, thanks as much to the quality of his architecture as to his sharp sensitivity in tuning...

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09/10/2018

Copenhagen to build an island to solve space problems

El Economista

At an estimated cost of 2.8 billion euros, construction of Lynetteholmen island will begin around 2035…

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09/10/2018

City Skins: Scenes from an Augmented Urban Reality

Failed Architecture

In the 2016 short film, Hyperreality, designer and filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda crafts a disorienting depiction of everyday life mediated by ubiquitous augmented reality...

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09/10/2018

Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling at auction for £1m

The Guardian

Girl With Balloon, a well-known Banksy artwork, is the final item in an auction at Sotheby’s in London... (Video)

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08/10/2018

Victor Papanek at Vitra Design Museum

On view through 10 March at the Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein is ‘Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design,’ a retrospective on the Austrian designer and educator...

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07/10/2018

Angèle's 'Jalousie'

The Belgian singer Angèle's first album includes the song Jalousie, the videoclip of which is set at the French Communist Party headquarters, a work of Oscar Niemeyer...

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07/10/2018

Can robots transform
Chinese architecture?

CNN

Meeting the China's construction demands has come at the expense of architectural identity, according to Philip Yuan, founder of the firm Archi-Union Architects...

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07/10/2018

Real Madrid okays
Bernabeu renovation

An all-steel skin, a retractable roof, a larger museum, a panoramic tour, and a 360º video scoreboard are some of the innovations in the project drawn up by L35 + GMP + Ribas & Ribas...

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06/10/2018

Indonesia earthquake

The Guardian

The earthquake shook up saturated earth beneath the city of Palu causing it to flow like liquid, scientists believe...

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06/10/2018

Pioneers of American Modernism

The Guardian

The exhibition of works by the American architectural photographer Ezra Stoller at the Lumiere Brothers Centre, Moscow...

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05/10/2018

Es Devlin OBE to design UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Gov.uk

Award-winning British artist Es Devlin OBE is set to design the pavilion, highlighting UK expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector...

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04/10/2018

These vintage Eastern Bloc postcards are an architecture lover’s dream

The Calvert Journal

Postcards from across the Soviet Union were miniature propaganda posters for the success of the communist system...

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04/10/2018

Rick Joy celebrates 25th anniversary with retrospective tome

Rick Joy started his practice in Tucson, Arizona, in 1993, bringing a crafted, material approach to residential design. Projects like the Desert Nomad House of 2006 were part of a renaissance in desert building...

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03/10/2018
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