Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, April 22, 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 203 - SILICON VALLEY 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 85 - LACATON & VASSAL 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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Lacaton & Vassal, transformation of 530 dwellings in Bordeaux (France)

The housing crisis of the 1960s led to the construction in the northen part of the city of Bordeaux of the Cité du Grand Parc, a large-scale urban project that addressed the growing demand for dwellings in the aftermath of World War II. Now, in the framework of a...

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18/04/2018

Lecture | Architecture on Stage:
Norman Foster

Norman Foster addressed at the Barbican Centre in London the challenges of urbanisation and sustainability, looking at how a philosophy of ‘doing more with less’ can help generate design solutions. Foster used examples from around the world and discussed...

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20/04/2018

Alejandro Soffia,
Shotgun House in Santiago de Chile

With prefabricated elements it is possible to meet massive demands for the virtues of design, integrated into repeatable construction solutions. To optimize their advantages, the Chilean architect Alejandro Soffia has designed a residential typology of large dimensions...

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19/04/2018

Arena by Páraic McGloughlin

Film by Páraic McGloughlin, an artist based in Sligo (Ireland). A brief look at the earth from above, based on the shapes we make, the game of life, our playing ground - Arena. Created using Google Earth imagery.

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18/04/2018

Sou Fujimoto, spa in Pézenas (France)

The spa in Pézenas designed by the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto establishes a physicial and figurative link, through water and stone, with the heart of Pézenas, a commune in France’s Occitaine region. Conceived as a mineral space, with paths for contemplative walks...

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17/04/2018

Shinsuke Fujii Architects,
House in Yokohama (Japan)

The shape of this concrete residence designed by Shinsuke Fujii Architects, known as the Oriel Window House, meets two objectives which are contradictory to a certain extent. On the one hand, to make the most of the 42-square-meter area of the plot of land...

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16/04/2018

Aires Mateus, Architecture School
in Tournai (Belgium)

Built between two old industrial brick buildings, the new architecture school of the Belgian municipality of Tournai occupies the interior of a block in the city center, and is laid out in such a way that it continues the street alignment established by the preexisting...

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13/04/2018

Emilio Tuñón, UPCT School of Architecture and Construction

The Madrid practice of Emilio Tuñón has won first prize in the international competition to enlarge the School of Architecture and Construction on the Alfonso XIII campus of the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT). Carrying the day over sixty other entries...

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12/04/2018

Junya Ishigami: 'I want to make the sky'

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The exhibition ‘Junya Ishigami: Freeing Architecture’ is at the Fondation Cartier, Paris, until 10 June. The Japanese architect designs buildings that float or are almost invisible, but now his fairytale visions...

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11/04/2018

Steven Holl wins competition for museum and hotel in Angers (France)

The New York firm Steven Holl Architects has won the competition to build Le Musée des Collectionneurs and a hotel beside it in the center of the city of Angers, in the Pays de la Loire region of northwestern France. On the banks of the river Maine...

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11/04/2018

Rieuldorang Atelier, Manhwaricano House in Ulju (South Korea)

Rieuldorang Atelier, the Busan-based firm headed by Kim Seongyoul, was commissioned to build a single-family dwelling in a rural environment of Manhwa-ri, located in Ulju County, in the southeastern part of South Korea. The objective of the design was to look...

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10/04/2018

Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz: psychiatric center in Pamplonag

Rubén P.Bescos’s video goes through new buildings executed with concrete dyed to insert them respectfully into the context. The geometries of the arches of the old buildings are represented by means of reliefs in the new facades.

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10/04/2018

Great Centennial Dane

Today, 9 April 2018, being the centenary of the birth of Jørn Utzon, we reproduce the introduction of the monograph we have devoted to the Danish master, which will be released for sale this week. 

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09/04/2018

Monet & Architecture, glorious pleas for humanity show Monet in a new light

The Guardian / Jonathan Jones

He is known as a joyful painter of lilies and picnics. But this thrilling show at The National Gallery, London, recasts Monet as an artist aghast as the world hurtled towards calamity...

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09/04/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects,
520 West 28th in New York

The first work of Zaha Hadid Architects in New York City is this sinuous 11-floor luxury apartment building at 520 West 28th Street. There is a powerful urban dynamic between the the High Line and the streets of New York, with cores of social interaction and connections...

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06/04/2018

Hua Li/TAO, Wuyishan bamboo
Raft Factory in Xingcun (China)

This factory for making bamboo rafts is located in Xingcun, a rural enclave in southern China, where the climate is tropical. The L-shaped building reflects, first, the raft-making process. Each one of the parts arranged along a linear scheme accommodates one of the...

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05/04/2018

Carla Juaçaba, Vatican chapel
for Venice Biennale 2018

Brazilian architect Carla Juaçaba has designed one of ten chapels for the first-ever Holy See Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Francesco Dal Co. The constructions are inspired in the chapel of the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm, a work of the...

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05/04/2018

Scalar Architecture, Anker-Jordan Residence on Ossipee Lake

The New York-based firm Scalar Architecture, headed by the Madrid-born architect Julio Salcedo, built this 280-square-meter cottage in a peninsula on Lake Ossipee, in New Hampshire. The shape of the two attached prisms that form the house addresses requirements...

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04/04/2018

Norman Foster, Vatican chapel at
2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

For the first time in its history the Venice Architecture Biennale – open this year from 26 May to 25 November – will be counting Vatican City among the states participating in it. Curated by Francesco Dal Co, the Holy See Pavilion with take the form of eleven temporary...

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03/04/2018

TDB Arquitectura, residential buiding
for Metrovacesa in Barcelona

Built by the Catalan firm of Juan Trias de Bes, this apartment building rises in the Poble Nou neighborhood of Barcelona, inserting itself into the classic gridded extension imposed by the Plan Cerdá. The southeast front of the lot is tangent to the Avenida Diagonal...

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02/04/2018

studio we architetti, Pfadihus Holzgasse shelter in Horgen (Switzerland)

Located in a spectacular enclave in the Alps, this 1950s construction with views of Lake Zurich has been turned into a 210-square-meter tourist shelter with thirty beds. Designed by the Swiss firm studio we architetti, headed by Felix Wettstein and Ludovica Molo...

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29/03/2018

SBa / noA / EM2N,
Centre Pompidou of Brussels

The team formed by Sergison Bates Architects (London), noAarchitecten (Brussels), and EM2N (Zurich) has won the competition to convert an old Citroën car factory in the Belgian capital into the KANAL – Centre Pomdidou. Their design won over 92 other entries...

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28/03/2018

Matt Mullican,
‘The Feeling of Things’

HangarBicocca

“The Feeling of Things” is the most extensive exhibition in Italy by Matt Mullican (born in 1951 in Santa Monica, California)...

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21/04/2018

Coachella Art Installations

artnet

Ambitious mega-installations have become the backdrop of the famed Southern Californian festival music festival...

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20/04/2018

Kenneth Frampton Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

La Biennale di Venezia

The English architect, historian, critic and educator Kenneth Frampton is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement...

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19/04/2018

Agreement between the Norman Foster Foundation and Arquitectura Viva

Arquitectura Viva has donated to the Norman Foster Foundation a complete collection of its publications, which includes all the issues edited up to date of its three magazines...

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19/04/2018

Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete

Curbed

In Barvikha Forest, right outside Moscow, Capital Hill Residence boasts Hadid’s signature elements—swopping curves, cantilevering...

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19/04/2018

See brutalist buildings in the moment of destruction

Curbed

A new exhibit at Pinkcomma gallery in Boston captures concrete architecture in the moment of its demise...

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18/04/2018

Rotterdam in the spotlight

The Guardian / Phil Hoad

The Netherlands’ gritty second city once struggled to maintain even that ranking in Dutch hearts, as revealed by the well-worn motto...

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17/04/2018

Memorial for the Victims
of Totalitarianism

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is delighted to announce the winners of its competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels...

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16/04/2018

The radical plan to split Sydney into three

The Guardian

A plan to reshape the Sydney region aims to capitalise on its rapid growth by breaking the pull of the harbour. But will it work?...

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15/04/2018

Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy

 As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy...

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15/04/2018

61st World Press Photo Contest

View the entire collection of winning images from the 61st World Press Photo Contest. They were selected from 73,044 images taken by 4,548 photographers from 125 different countries...

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14/04/2018

Japanese Company Offers Meteor Showers On Demand

Outer Places

Last fall, it was announced that a company called Astro Live Experiences (ALE) would be creating a fake meteor shower over...

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13/04/2018

Kálida Sant Pau Centre
by Miralles Tabliabue EMBT

Part of the network of Maggie’s Centres that offers support to cancer patients, the first Kálida will be completed in Barcelona this year. Creating a welcoming atmosphere, the 400-square-meter building includes a kitchen, a library, and a multipurpose hall, and opens on to to garden zones.

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12/04/2018

DJI Drone Photography Award

British Journal of Photography

ThePrintSpace gallery in east London showcase two new bodies of work by DJI Drone Photography Award winners Tom Hegen and Markel Redondo...

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12/04/2018

Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert

National Geographic

Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved...

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10/04/2018

Spain Yearbook 2018,
Territories of Risk

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In a liquid world, security dissolves. The sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, who died this year, theorized on the dystopian modernity...

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09/04/2018

Construction of Shanghai Planetarium well underway

Images taken from a drone show the progress of construction work at the site of the Shanghai Planetarium, designed by Ennead Architects and to be completed in 2020.

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09/04/2018

Rafael Moneo:
Forms, Ideas, Investigations

Luis Fernández-Galiano

This promenade through Córdoba, Seville, and Granada is also a walk through the intellectual journey of its author. Rafael Moneo...

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08/04/2018

Global LafargeHolcim
Awards winners 2018

‘Hydropuncture’ in Mexico City by Manuel Perló and Loreta Castro receives Global LafargeHolcim Awards Gold. It is a water retention and treatment complex including flood basins and public amenities...

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07/04/2018

Five Extreme Ideas to Solve
Hong Kong’s Housing Crisis

The New York Times / Austin Ramzy

For eight years in a row, an international survey of nearly 300 cities has named Hong Kong the world’s least affordable housing...

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06/04/2018

City’s plan to demolish 270 Park Avenue sparks criticism

Curbed

The De Blasio administration has hashed out a deal with JPMorgan Chase to demolish its existing SOM-designed headquarters...

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06/04/2018

OMA, Wilshire Boulevard
Temple event space

Los Angeles Times

The first rendering of the 55,000-square-foot Audrey Irmas Pavilion, which will stand east of the historic temple, reveals a...

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05/04/2018

‘Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture’

The Wall Street Journal

This exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum is about the many ways that a camera can turn pile-driven structures of concrete...

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04/04/2018

Technological Titans

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The selfish giant of Oscar Wilde closed his garden to the children, and with them the spring went away. The technological titans...

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03/04/2018

Cashing out

Curbed

Bitcoin’s young investors put their digital currency to work in the physical world. Bitcoin as a way to make a property transaction...

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03/04/2018

Robotic collaboration
in timber construction

ETH Zurich

Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time...

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02/04/2018

3D-printed electric cars
will hit the road in 2019

Green Matters

XEV, an Italian car company, and Polymaker, a Shanghai-based 3D printing material company, have joined forces to create LSEV... 

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01/04/2018

IBM designs world’s
smallest computer

It is smaller than a grain of salt, and it will cost less than ten cents to manufacture and can monitor, analyze, communicate, and even act on data .The tiny devices will be ‘cryptographic anchors’ embedded in everyday objects...

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31/03/2018

Activists protest french oil giant’s sponsorship of the Louvre

Hyperallergic

More than a dozen demonstrators entered the Louvre museum in Paris and laid down in front of Theodore Géricault’s iconic oil painting...

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30/03/2018

Construction of the tallest
statue in the World

MGA&D is responsible for design and construction oversight of what will be, when completed, the tallest statue in the world. The 182 meter tall Statue of Unity is being built at the Sadhu-Bet Island (India)...

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29/03/2018

China's radical plan to
limit the populations

The Guardian

Critics claim the reforms disproportionately affect the cities’ poorest. Tens of thousands of migrants were forced out of Beijing...

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28/03/2018

Mark Lee Appointed Chair of Department of Architecture

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Lee has taught at Harvard GSD since 2013 and was recently named Professor in Practice of Architecture, an appointment that also...

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28/03/2018

The Malmo-Palermo express

The Economist

Two giant engineering projects will alter the European landscape. They should improve links between Europe’s north and south...

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27/03/2018

Is 21st century urbanisation
out of control?

The Guardian

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no...

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25/03/2018
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