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Saturday, January 21, 2017
 


New Books
AV Monografías 191_192 - HERZOG & DE MEURON 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 191 - PRADO COMPETITION 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 78 - AIRES MATEUS 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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AV Proyectos 78: Dossier Aires Mateus

Con la luz como elemento principal y protagonizada por delicados juegos de llenos y vacíos, la obra de los hermanos Aires Mateus está localizada mayoritariamente en Portugal. Nacidos ambos en Lisboa, Manuel (1963) y Francisco (1964) fundaron su oficina en 1988, y desde entonces...

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20/01/2017

OMA’s Bibliothèque Alexis
de Tocqueville opens

Located on one of the docks over the River Orne as it flows through Caen, the Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale (BMVR) sits at the tip of a peninsula historically devoted to the port activities and that is now undergoing a redevelopment process to include...

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19/01/2017

Studio Ponsi, Maremma House
in Magliano, Tuscany (Italy)

On a hill surrounded by olive trees and vineyards, in the small medieval town of Magliano, Tuscany, stands this one-family house designed by the Florence-based Studio Ponsi. The three-story house stretches horizontally along a north-south axis...

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19/01/2017

gimeno guitart, Santa María Assumpta church and parish center in Tarragona

In Tarragona’s Bonavista neighborhood is an ecclesiastical complex dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, built by the practice of Daniel Gimeno and Miguel Guitart, which works from offices in Madrid and Buffalo (New York). Flanking the church’s east and...

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18/01/2017

Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, renovation
of Cibeles Tower at Bank of Spain

The firm Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados has been commissioned to renovate Cibeles Tower, an office block located in the courtyard of the Bank of Spain’s head offices, on Madrid’s Calle Alcalá. The intervention seeks to adapt the building to the surroundings...

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18/01/2017

Farrell and McNamara,
curators of Biennale Architettura 2018

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have been appointed as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in 2018. They live and work in Dublin, where they graduated from the School of Architecture of University and co-founded the firm Grafton Architects...

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17/01/2017

Tadao Ando Architect & Associates,
Poly Grand Theater in Shanghai

A new series of photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li shows the theater commissioned by the state-owned conglomerate China Poly Group to Tadao Ando Architect & Associates. Located in the Jiading district, 20 kilometers from the center of Shanghai, the rectangular...

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17/01/2017

WOJR: Organization for Architecture,
Mask House in Ithaca (New York)

The American firm WOJR: Organization for Architecture – headed by William O’Brien Jr. – has designed the Mask House in Ithaca as a refuge for one mourning the loss of his brother. Raised on stilts on sloping land beside Cayuga Lake, the 54.5-square-meter...

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16/01/2017

Private View: Santiago Calatrava

Nowness

New York-based filmmaker Alexandra Liveris talks about her profile of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. This film is an invitation to understand his work process...

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13/01/2017

Lucas Museum to Land Near Space Shuttle in Los Angeles

The New York Times

The MAD-designed George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built in Los Angeles, not San Francisco, it has been announced. When George Lucas spoke...

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12/01/2017

Construction begins on Poland’s tallest building, a work of Foster + Partners

With a height of 310 meters and a total area of 140,000 square meters distributed in 53 stories, the Varso Tower has started to go up on a piece of land close to the Central Railway Station of the Polish capital, with all intentions of becoming the country’s...

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12/01/2017

Kengo Kuma, pavilions under the same roof in Lausanne

On the campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Lausanne (EPFL), close to SANAA’s Rolex learning Center, spreads the Artlab building, a work of Kengo Kuma. Tucked under the long, 235-meter pitched roof are three programss: the Arts & Science Pavilion...

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11/01/2017

feld72, kindergarten in Valdaora di Sotto

In Italy’s South Tyrol province, in the municipality of Valdaora di Sotto, the Austrian firm feld72 has incrusted a kindergarten into a sloping terrain facing a natural landscape. With a total area of 950 square meters, the three-story building extends its pitched...

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10/01/2017

García-Germán Arquitectos, redevelopment of Puertochico Plaza

The Madrid practice of Jacobo García-Germán was commissioned to redevelop the public square that covers Puertochico Market in Santander. The intervention enhances the elevated plaza by demolishing a wall to create a new access...

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09/01/2017

Carles Enrich, access to Gironella´s Historical Center, Barcelona

Located on the banks of the river Llobregat, Gironella is a Catalonian municipality split in two: on one side of the river is the town’s gridded extension; on the other is the historical core, perched on a hill, which for accessibility reasons has been diminishing...

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06/01/2017

Torroja in Histories

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Eduardo Torroja has yet to receive all the recognition he deserves. Unanimously admired by engineers, author of works that form part of the history of architecture and of a mythical...

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05/01/2017

Herzog & de Meuron (2013-2017)
Fourth Movement

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The completion in 2016 of half a dozen prominent works is the drumroll that marks this fourth monographic issue.The projects completed in Hong Kong, New York, Milan, or Beirut...

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04/01/2017

Aires Mateus, House in Melides (Portugal)

The domestic projects of Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus are characterized by an unyielding faith in geometry, and express themselves in the form of abstract and exquisite volumes that establish a relationship through contrast with the landscape...

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03/01/2017

Le Corbusier y Ritter

François Chaslin

Twelve years after the publication of Le Corbusier’s correspondence with August Perret, and nine after that of his epistolary exchange with the painter Charles L’Eplattenier (his teacher in La Chaux-de-Fonds)...

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02/01/2017

The Prado Competition

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In 1996 our sister magazine AV devoted an issue to the Prado Museum extension competition, to which almost 500 international teams concurred, and that was disappointingly...

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30/12/2016

MVRDV, Crystal Houses in Amsterdam

Designed to house a luxury store in Amsterdam, this building replaces two traditional houses, transforming their volume to increase the interior space and adapt it to retail purposes. The design mimics the original composition, but pursues a more current...

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29/12/2016

A new concert hall is worth
the wait, and the cost

The Economist

Seven years late and built at ten times its proposed cost, it is also a stunning achievement that will make the Hanseatic...

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21/01/2017

Embroidered Zoetrope

Discs were created with animated sequences embroidered onto their surface. They have been designed to be played on standard turntables and their shape and size is inherited from 10" vinyl records...

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20/01/2017

Testing the methods of neuroscience on computer chips suggests they are wanting

The Economist

Neuroscience, like many other sciences, has a bottomless appetite for data. Flashy enterprises such as the brain Initiative...

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20/01/2017

Elena Ochoa Foster, Chair of
the Serpentine Galleries Council

A publisher, a curator, and the founder of Ivorypress, Elena Ochoa Foster has been elected chair of the council of the Serpentine Galleries in London, famous for their public programs of art, architecture, and design...

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19/01/2017

James S. Ackerman (1919-2016)

The New York Times

James Sloss Ackerman, a Harvard art historian whose studies of the architecture of Michelangelo and Palladio remain classics...

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19/01/2017

José Manuel Ballester:
In the Studio

From 17 January to 15 March, the Pilar Serra Gallery in Madrid hosts an exhibition on the photographer and painter José Manuel Ballester (Madrid, 1960).

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18/01/2017

Farrell & McNamara (Grafton Architects) to direct Venice Biennale 2018

The board of the Venice Biennale, chaired by Paola Baratta, has announced that Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara...

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17/01/2017

Zaha Hadid leaves £67m fortune, architect's will reveals

The Guardian

British-Iraqi architect behind London 2012 aquatics centre leaves £1.7m to relatives and £500,000 to business partner...

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16/01/2017

Manchester's Factory arts building gets go-ahead

The Guardian

Factory, the Rem Koolhaas-designed £110m centre seen by city council as ‘genuine cultural counterbalance to London’...

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16/01/2017

Lego’s Boost Kit Turns Your Bricks Into Robots. Robots

Wired

The beauty of Lego has always been its simplicity. The iconic bricks don’t talk, flash or move, until now...

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13/01/2017

Why Marcel Breuer Was 2016's Unlikeliest Starchitect

CityLab

The author of a new book on the Brutalist architect explains why his buildings are both admired and imperiled today...

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13/01/2017

Chelsea get permission for
new Stamford Bridge stadium

The Guardian

Design of the new stadium has been led by the Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron. Apparently inspired by...

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13/01/2017

The strongest, lightest
materials known

MIT

Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter. The new material, a sponge...

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13/01/2017

Will a new breed of elevator transform our cities?

The Guardian

For all the attention given to the role of cars in our urban landscapes, lifts are becoming the global city’s truly indispensable transport....

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12/01/2017

Rafael Moneo in Hong Kong

South China Morning Post

The “Rafael Moneo: A Theoretical Reflection from the Professional Practice” exhibition is on display at d-mart, Hong Kong...

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11/01/2017

Elbphilharmonie:
Countdown to the opening

Deutsche Welle

Hamburg's new concert hall, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is groundbreaking in several ways and it has stunning acoustics...

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10/01/2017

Hull: UK City of Culture 2017

The Guardian

From old masters to new visionaries, this year’s City of Culture offers a wealth of sensual treats amid a tide of human history...

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10/01/2017

Zaha Hadid remembered
by Rana Hadid

The Guardian

The architect’s niece, also an architect, recalls her aunt’s warm presence, her great drive, and the inspiration of her work...

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09/01/2017

Miami Beach, the world’s
best parking spot

The Economist

Car parks are rarely well-designed. Even more rarely do they amount to “design”: something to enjoy on a purely aesthetic level...

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09/01/2017

The World of Edward Burtynsky

Laura Fernández Suárez

Until the appearance of drones, world watchers had few opportunities to lift their points of view from the ground and contemplate...

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06/01/2017

David Adjaye to be knighted

The Art Newspaper

David Adjaye, the lead architect of the Smithsonian's new museum of African American History in Washington DC, will receive a... 

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04/01/2017

Manuel Álvarez Diestro, residential towers

The photographic series by Manuel Álvarez Diestro explores various vertical structures that have risen in China and South Korea in recent times, capturing them from an angle of isolation in the landscape.

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04/01/2017

Equipo Crónica en el Centro Cultural Bancaja de Valencia

In the 35 years since the dissolution of Equipo Crónica (1964-1981), several anthological exhibitions have taken stock of the work of the team formed by Manolo Valdés...

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02/01/2017

Bulgari B.Zero 1 ring
by Zaha Hadid

urdesign

In 2015 Bulagri chief executive Jean-Christophe Babin invited Zaha Hadid to reinvent the B.zero 1 collection...

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30/12/2016

15 photos from Dronestagram

The Washington Post

Photos from Dronestagram that will take your breath away: Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands...

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30/12/2016

28 Creative Geniuses
Who Defined Culture in 2016

The New York Times

The architect Alejandro Aravena — the surprise winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize — cares more about solving social problems...

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29/12/2016

Mapping Three Decades
of Global Water Change

The New York Times

Scientists with the European Commission’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, working with Google engineers...

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29/12/2016

Massive Rooftop Solar Growth Potential In America In 3 Maps

Clean Technica

America’s leading solar energy company, SolarCity, has taken to its blog to highlight “the absurd growth potential of rooftop solar...

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28/12/2016

Designing for places of worship: An architect's guide

CNN

Perhaps the most soulful modern place of Islamic worship is the Sancaklar Mosque designed by Emre Arolat Architects...

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27/12/2016

Smog refugees flee Chinese cities as 'airpocalypse' blights half a billion

The Guardian

Thousands head to pollution-free regions as haze descends on the country’s northern industrial heartland...

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27/12/2016

Holocaust Memorial Is Closer
to Reality in Amsterdam

The New York Times

The architect Daniel Libeskind unveiled his design on Friday for a Dutch national Holocaust memorial in Amsterdam...

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23/12/2016

The Perils of Order,
Taken to the Extreme

The New York Times

For the German artist Hanne Darboven (1941-2009), order and disorder were moral conditions, grounded in the catastrophe...

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22/12/2016
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