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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
 

New Books
AV Monografías 173_174 - ESPAÑA 2015 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 170 - EXPANDED ICONS 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 66 - NEW MEXICO CITY AIRPORT 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
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.
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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Feldman & Quiñones, El Gadual
Children’s Center in Villa Rica (Colombia)

This childhood center in Villa Rica (Colombia) is equipped with spaces for education and recreation, and provides food and health services to 200 newly born, 300 children, and 100 pregnant mothers. Financed mainly with funds from international...

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04/03/2015

Train station by Mecanoo opened
in Delft (Netherlands)

Three years after the start of construction in Delft, the complex designed by the locally based firm Mecanoo to accommodate a transport interchange, City Hall and municipal offices, the train station has been officially opened to the public...

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03/03/2015

BIG + Heatherwick Studio,
new Google HQ in Mountain View

Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick have presented their project for Google’s new campus in Mountain View, in Northern California’s Silicon Valley. A fruit of collaboration between the Danish and British firms, the design shows mobile and flexible structures...

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02/03/2015

Guedes Cruz, Alcabideche social complex
in Cascais (Portugal)

In a built area of almost 10,000 square meters, 52 dwellings for elderly people make up the Alcabideche social complex, designed by the Lisbon office of José Guedes Cruz, in the Portuguese municipality of Cascais. With the purpose of raising...

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27/02/2015

M2R wins competition for cultural
center in Bamiyan (Afghanistan)

The Argentina-based team M2R – Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, Manuel Alberto Martínez Catalán, and Franco Morero – was announced the  winner of an international competition organized by UNESCO and the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture...

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26/02/2015

Five finalists for
Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

Out of 420 nominated works, the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation named the five selected to vie for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award for Contemporary Architecture: the LSE Saw Swee Hock student center in London, by O’Donnell + Tuomey...

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25/02/2015

UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma,
Nest We Grow in Hokkaido (Japan)

Located in the Memu Meadows Center for Research on Environmental Technologies, in the small town of Taiki, in Hokkaido, Nest We Grow is the ‘productive garden’ through which the University of California at Berkeley pays tribute...

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25/02/2015

New Apple Store by Foster + Partners opened in Hangzhou

In Hangzhou, in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, the new Apple store designed by the office of Norman Foster recently opened its doors to the public. Inspired in the combination of formal simplicity and technical innovation that characterizes...

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24/02/2015

MVRDV to restructure the Vandamme
Nord block at Montparnasse

The City of Paris has approved the MVRDV’s plan for the restructuring of the Vandamme Nord complex, built by Pierre Dufau in the early 1970s, in the Montparnasse neighborhood. Designed in 2008 by the Dutch practice, the transformation...

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24/02/2015

Nine Elms and Pimlico Bridge Competition

The London Borough of Wandsworth is inviting multi-disciplinary design teams from across the world to take part in a lively and interactive competition, to produce a concept design for a new cycle and pedestrian bridge across the River Thames in London...

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24/02/2015

Langarita Navarro: Auditorium in Cerro Juli, Arequipa (Peru)

Around 40 teams from eleven countries were invited to design an auditorium for 1,500 spectators next to the Cerro Juli convention center – the most important one in Peru. The proposals had to keep in mind aspects like the representative character of the building...

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23/02/2015

Barkow Leibinger, pavilion
at the American Academy in Berlin

A work of the American Frank Barkow and the German Regine Leibinger, the Fellow Pavilion is a light structure of steel and glass delimited by an angular roof – presenting four hyperbolic paraboloids – and a horizontal plane raised a few centimeters...

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20/02/2015

M+ museum, Herzog & de Meuron
in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s cultural district of West Kowloon has seen the start of construction work for M+, a museum of visual culture designed by Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with the firm Farrells. It is slated to open in 2018. The project is explained in this video.

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18/02/2015

Artificial topography by Chartier Dalix in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

The Paris office of Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix has been commissioned to build new facilities for a primary school and a public gymnasium in Boulogne-Billancourt, a municipality situated 8 kilometers from the French capital. The project...

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17/02/2015

Menos é Mais + João Mendes Ribeiro,
art center in the Azores (Portugal)

A joint work of the Porto office Menos é Mais – Cristina Guedes & Francisco Vieira de Campos – and the Coimbra firm João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto, the Archipiélago – Contemporary Art Center engages in dialogue with the volcanic landscape...

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16/02/2015

‘We,’ visual patterns
of Zhang Bojun

The Chinese photographer Zhang Bojun captures people and extracts images to compose the series ‘We.’ His reflection that “every person is a mirror in which I see myself” becomes a repetition of visual patterns that provides a new view of reality.

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04/03/2015

Ikea's Wireless-Charging Table

Wired

Ikea’s new wireless-charging furniture line takes a big step toward that goal, but it won’t get us all the way there...

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04/03/2015

The Coming Gale

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Europe has observed the anniversaries of the beginning and end of a short century with mixed feelings. The centenary...

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03/03/2015

‘The Challenge of the Humanities in Information Society’

As part of the ‘Encuentros a conciencia’ series held at the Fundación Canal in Madrid, a colloquium took place in which Ángel Gabilondo, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, and Luis Fernández-Galiano discussed the role played by the Humanities in our information society.

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03/03/2015

Open international competition Bauhaus Museum Dessau

In occasion of the 100th Bauhaus anniversary, the Foundation Bauhaus Dessau is intending the construction of a museum for provide the opportunity to present...

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03/03/2015

A Radical but Possible Plan to Connect African Nations With Cargo Drones

Wired

I’m in Somalia, interviewing an al-Qaeda Shabab commander on a stretch of the malarial Jubba River. It is 2009, famine has swept...

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03/03/2015

Banksy reveals his new graffiti in Gaza

The Guardian

Graffiti artist, Banksy, has turned his attention to the streets and walls of Gaza. The street artist's graffiti stencils on concrete...

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27/02/2015

Google Plans New Headquarters and a City Fears Being Overrun

The New York Times

This week, Google is expected to propose new headquarters, a series of canopylike buildings from Heatherwick Studio and BIG ...

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26/02/2015

The Dryline - BIG Teams Vision
for Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and HUD, addressed structural and environmental vulnerabilities that Hurricane Sandy... 

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26/02/2015

The Window and the Mirror

The Museum of Estonian Architecture opens ‘The Window and the Mirror’, an exhibition devoted to Nieto Sobejano, winners of the Arvo Pärt Centre architecture...

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24/02/2015

Izmir's solution
to a wasted waterfront

The Guardian

The small-scale, DIY nature of Izmir’s modular docks won the project a silver medal in our World Cities Day Challenge...

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24/02/2015

Architectures for Life

Eduardo Prieto

If all had gone well, saying that architecture involves creating spaces for life would not be a platitude, but things happen differently...

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20/02/2015

A planet of suburbs

The Economist

Thirty kilometres south of central Chennai, just out of earshot of the honking, hand-painted lorries roaring up Old Mahabalipuram...

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19/02/2015

Ángel Borrego Cubero, Cultural Factory at Matadero Madrid

Located in Hangar #1 of the Matadero Center for Contemporary Creation, Factoría Cultural is a space for developing entrepreneurial initiatives in different areas of the arts...

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18/02/2015

Presentation of Spanish Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

A pavilion designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos will showcase Spain in the Universal Exhibition being held in Milan from 1 May to 31October this year, under the theme of ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.’

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12/02/2015

Kapoor’s bottomless whirlpool

The Guardian

I used to think Anish Kapoor was just another contemporary artist with nothing to say – but his latest installation shows just how...

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13/02/2015

‘Temporary Housing for Surfers in Tarifa’ winners

The winners and honorable mentions in the ‘Temporary Housing for Surfers in Tarifa’ competition, organized by reTHINKing, have been announced.

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12/02/2015

The magic of Islamic
geometric design

The Guardian

Islamic craftsmen turned geometry into an art form because pictures of people were not allowed in holy places...

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12/02/2015

Expanded Icons

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Icons expand, going beyond architectural and geographical boundaries. The new generation of emblematic works breaks through...

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06/02/2015

Composer Andrew Norman
tries to evoke Gehry home

Los Angeles Times

Andrew Norman is rhapsodizing over Frank Gehry's house in Santa Monica, where a few months ago Norman was given what...

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06/02/2015

An alloy of iron and aluminium is as good as titanium, at a tenth of the cost

The Economist

A lot of tosh is talked about “nanotechnology”, much of it designed to separate unwary investors from their hard-earned cash...

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05/02/2015

The Broad Museum in Los Angeles to Open in September

The New York Times

The billionaire art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad have announced that their new art museum, designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro...

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05/02/2015

This Floating Wind Turbine
Looks Like a Stubby Shark

The Atlantic

It's cute, like a stubby albino shark. It's floatable, rising to an altitude of 2,000 feet. And to believe the inventors of the "Buoyant Airborne...

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05/02/2015

Weird Art. The New Chinese Aesthetics

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In an unusual speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping condemned weird architecture, and many in the West listened in agreement...

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04/02/2015
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