Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, October 19, 2017
 

Assemble, Yardhouse in London (United Kingdom)

Yardhouse, designed by Assemble, is a modular, affordable, and high-quality prototype of a work space designed to be put together with collaborative procedures and thought out to be shared among architects, designers, and artists. With a floor plan measuring 12 x 12 meters and a total surface area of 250 square meters distributed in two levels...

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19/10/2017

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New Books
AV Monografías 200 - NORMAN FOSTER 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 198 - HANDMADE 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 82 - SNØHETTA 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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Isaac Broid + Productora, Teopanzolco Auditorium in Cuernavaca (Mexico)

The duo formed by Isaac Broid and PRODUCTORA, both based in Mexico, has built a cultural center beside the archaeological site of Teopanzolco, in the city of Cuernavaca. With the aim of adapting to the slope of the plot and establishing a spatial dialogue...

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18/10/2017

Rafael Viñoly,
125 Greenwich Street in New York

Rafael Viñoly, architect of the tower at 432 Park Avenue in New York, is working on a new skyscraper in Lower Manhattan. It will go up 88 floors and 278 meters at 125 Greenwich Street, at the heart of downtown and a block away from One World Trade Center ...

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17/10/2017

Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017
for North America

The winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for North America have been announced in Chicago. ‘Grassroots Microgrid in Michigan’, by studio[Ci], won the first prize. It reimagines empty lots in Detroit as collective infrastructure for energy and food production.

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17/10/2017

Spanish Architecture Award 2017

The Spanish Association of Architecture Institutes (CSCAE) has bestowed the 2017 National Award for Architecture on two buildings on equal footing: the Royal Collections Museum in Madrid by Mansilla and Tuñón, and the Convention Center and Hotel in Palma...

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16/10/2017

Atelier Deshaus,
kindergarten in Xinchang (China)

The Chinese firm Atelier Deshaus, headed by Liu Yichun and Chen Yifeng, has built one of ten kindergartens funded by One Foundation in the wake of the earthquake that in 2013 shook the Lushan district of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan...

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13/10/2017

Norman Foster,
Bloomberg Headquarters in London

The design of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters is respectful of its location in the heart of the City of London, close to the Bank of England and two of Sir Christopher Wren’s finest buildings, St Paul’s Cathedral and the church of St Stephen’s Walbrook...

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12/10/2017

James Whitaker,
Joshua Tree Residence (California)

An unbuilt office project designed years before by the London practice of James Whitaker was the source of inspiration for this house in a desert zone near Joshua Tree National Park, in San Bernardino County, California. The client, a film producer, had taken...

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11/10/2017

ABLM arquitectos, school
in Villares de la Reina (Salamanca)

The Ávila-based firm ABLM arquitectos, headed by Arturo Blanco and Laura Martínez, tackled this preschool and primary school by considering the scale of chidren of Villares de la Reina, a municipality in the Salamanca county of La Armuña...

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10/10/2017

Nieto Sobejano, Montblanc Haus
in Hamburg (Germany)

Montblanc, the German manufacturer of writing instruments founded in 1906, has unveiled plans for a museum and visitor center designed by the Madrid- and Berlin-based firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano to go up beside its factory in the Altona district...

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09/10/2017

OMA’s MPavilion 2017 opens in Melbourne

With a huge floating roof and a reconfigurable amphitheater, the temporary MPavilion 2017, designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of the Dutch firm OMA, will host different cultural activities from 3 October until 4 February 2018.

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09/10/2017

‘Norman Foster. Common Futures’
at Telefónica Foundation in Madrid

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, the exhibition is on view through 4 February 2018. In this interview Foster talks about the exhibition, social architecture, technology, social networks, the creative process, the future, and his relationship with Spain.

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09/10/2017

Vo Trong Nghia, Stacked Planters House
in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

Part of its ‘House of Trees’ project, this dwelling is the latest that the Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia has carried out to help reintroduce green spaces in the country’s high-density urban neighborhoods. Typically intended for use by three generations of the same family...

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07/10/2017

New images show Renzo Piano's Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA

Curbed

When it opens in 2019, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will finally give Los Angeles a permanent museum to celebrate and explore the history and art of films and filmmaking...

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06/10/2017

Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017
for Latin America

The winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for Latin America have been announced in San José (Costa Rica). ‘Hydropuncture in Mexico’, by Manuel Perló Cohen and Castro Reguera, won the first prize. It is a publicly-accessible water retention and treatment complex for Mexico City...

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06/10/2017

‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’ at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’ is the first major exhibition devoted to the British architect in Spain, with over 30 models and 160 drawings. On view from 6 October to 4 February 2018.

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05/10/2017

Photo gallery of the exhibition
‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’

‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’ intends to bring the work of the architect and his vision of the future closer to the public, showing his sources of inspiration. The exhibition underlines the continuity of his concerns and highlights the variety of his interests. 

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05/10/2017

Foster + Partners, Steve Jobs Theatre
at Apple Park in Cupertino

The recently opened Steve Jobs Theater, which seats 1,000, presents a ‘floating’ carbon-fiber roof held up by a structural cylinder – 6.6 meters tall and 41.1 meters in diameter – made of four layers of glass. Located on a plot close to the current Apple headquarters...

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04/10/2017

António Carvalho, Center for persons
with disabilities in Portugal

The Lisbon office headed by António Carvalho built this center catering to people with disabilities in São João da Pesqueira, in the Portuguese district of Viseu. Organized around patios, the double-L floor plan adapts to the slope of the hillside site...

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04/10/2017

Everything is awesome! The brick-tastic brilliance of the new Lego House

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

This gleaming ziggurat of fun is the new Lego House, a mecca for fans of the iconic construction toy, designed by BIG, the firm led by young Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. On the site of the former town hall of Billund.. 

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03/10/2017

BIG, ‘Mars Science City’ in Dubai

In collaboration with a team of scientists, engineers, and designers headed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and the Municipality of Dubai, the Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group has designed a space simulation campus outside Dubai...

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02/10/2017

Norman Foster: Common Futures

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Founded in 1985, AV reaches issue 200 a third of a century later. This anniversary coincides with the release of Arquitectura Viva 200...

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19/10/2017

An Agenda for Sustainability

Eduardo Prieto

The term ‘Anthropocene’ alerts us to something we know but tend to forget about: humanity’s greatest enemy is itself...

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19/10/2017

Wim Wenders on his Polaroids

The Guardian

Wim Wenders reckons he took more than 12,000 Polaroids between 1973 and 1983, when his career as a film-maker...

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18/10/2017

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography 2017 Award

Arcaid Images has revealed the twenty finalists  in this year's Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. The overall winner will be decided at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin (15-17 November)...

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18/10/2017

Kazam! The Furniture Experiments
of Charles & Ray Eames

How were the furniture designs of Charles and Ray Eames actually created? The exhibition in the Schaudepot, until 25 February 2018, answers this question.

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17/10/2017

Sand printing makes complex casted structural parts affordable

Arup

Arup initiated a research in the field of printing sand moulds for use in a traditional metal casting process...

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16/10/2017

Maison Louis Vuitton Place Vendôme, by Peter Marino

The Spaces

Louis Vuitton has thrown open the doors to its hotly anticipated Parisian flagship store. Spread across two 18th-century hôtel...

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15/10/2017

New Museum Selects
Rem Koolhaas for Expansion

The New York Times

The New Museum may have a relatively modest budget for its expansion — $85 million — but the institution has selected...

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14/10/2017

In Praise of Hands

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Fingers save us from the digital. Beyond the etymological paradox, the reality they perceive serves as material support before...

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13/10/2017

Satellite images: 1,800 buildings destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa

The New York Times

An analysis by The New York Times using new satellite images and data from a ground survey found that at least 1,800...

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13/10/2017

New details about
JFK’s TWA Hotel revealed

6sqft

Eero Saarinen designed the TWA Flight Center and officially opened it in 1962. The new hotel is expected to open in 18 months...

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12/10/2017

Dinara Kasko, pastry art

Dinara Kasko uses her background as an architect, designer and 3D visualiser to develop an unconventional approach to desserts. She achieves architectural characteristics by using silicone moulds modelled with Autodesk...

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12/10/2017

This is the world's largest
dark matter detector

Wired

Photographer Enrico Sacchetti gives us a glimpse inside the mysterious world of dark matter. At 20 metres high and 25 metres...

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11/10/2017

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

The New York Times

Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable...

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11/10/2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new London concert hall

The Guardian

DS+R was chosen from a shortlist of six practices: Foster + Partners, Gehry Partners, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Snøhetta and AL_A...

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10/10/2017

When architectural idealism meets reality

The Economist

The book Four Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession, by Reinier de Graaf, shows what happens...

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10/10/2017

Pezo von Ellrichshausen, installation in Hull (United Kingdom)

The Chilean architectural practice Pezo von Elllrichshausen has collaborated with the Swiss artist Felice Varini in ‘A Hall for Hull,’ commissioned by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) to transform...

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09/10/2017

David Chipperfield chosen
to renovate a Venice palazzo

The Telegraph

The multi-million pound renovation of the 16th century Procuratie Vecchie in Venice’s St Mark’s Square, which will be opened...

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09/10/2017

Louvre Pulls Sculpture,
Saying It Was Sexually Explicit

The New York Times

The piece — “Domestikator” by the collective Atelier Van Lieshout, whose outline depicts copulation — was to go on view...

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08/10/2017

Walker Evans at SFMOMA

This major retrospective of seminal photographer Walker Evans views his work through the lens of one of his obsessions — the American vernacular, or the language... 

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07/10/2017

‘Arniches y Domínguez.
La arquitectura y la vida’

Until 21 January 2018, the Museo ICO in Madrid devotes an exhibition to the life and works of Carlos Arniches and Martín Domínguez, developed both independently and jointly. Curated by Pablo Rabasco and Martín Domínguez Ruz, the exhibition gathers...

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05/10/2017

Second Chicago Architecture Biennial: “Make New History”

arcspace

Now open through January 7th, the 2017 Chicago Biennial celebrates the past and explores complex Futures with ‘Make New History’...

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05/10/2017

Architects Designing the Future at the Chicago Biennial

Artsy

Each of the 729 watercolor studies in Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s biennial installation depicts a tower-and-plinth structure...

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05/10/2017

The design district within
the Greenwich Peninsula

Barrozi Veiga y SelgasCano are among the eight architecture studios creating buildings for a purpose-built design district at the heart of the new Greenwich Peninsula development in London.

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04/10/2017

Roman Roads

Sasha Trubetskoy

A subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the Empire of ca. 125 AD. The lines are a combination of actual...

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04/10/2017

International Fellows 2018

RIBA

Antonio González-Capitel y José María Sánchez García elected International Fellows of the Royal Institute of British Architects...

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03/10/2017

Anna Heringer: The warmth
and wisdom of mud buildings

"There are a lot of resources given by nature for free -- all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them," says architect Anna Heringer. She uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo...

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03/10/2017

Tiny robots will inspect and
fix jet engines from the inside

The Economist

If you are reading this while sitting in an aircraft and are of a nervous disposition, do not be alarmed, but the temperature inside...

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02/10/2017

From Jerusalem to Afghanistan

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century ago, the Six-Day War began a new chapter in the troubled history of the Middle East, a shaken geography...

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01/10/2017

Populous and Egis unveil masterplan for Paris 2024

Ambitious plans to transform Paris into an Olympic Park for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

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01/10/2017

Developers consult
Prince Charles on architects

GCR

Richard Rogers has used a memoir published this month to revive a bitter argument with Prince Charles...

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01/10/2017

Thomas Ruff’s manipulative photography

The Economist

The German artist has become a master of edited and reimagined images. When Thomas Ruff was young...

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30/09/2017
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