Arquitectura Viva
Saturday, April 29, 2017
 

AleaOlea, Church in Vilanova de la Barca (Lleida)

The Gothic church of Santa María de la Barca, dating back to the 13th century, was much destroyed by bombings in 1936, at the start of the Spanish Civil War. All that remained were the front part of the temple, fragments of the naves, and the facade. This state of ruin continued until the recent consolidation and restoration...

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28/04/2017
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New Books
AV Monografías 195 - SHIGERU BAN 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 194 - MINOR SURGERY 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 79 - JEAN NOUVEL 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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João Tiago Aguiar, Restelo House
in Lisbon

Located in a residential neighborhood of Lisbon, the Restelo House covers its rear facade, which opens up to a private courtyard, with a lattice that filters sunlight, gives the interior spaces privacy, and also functions as a lightweight protective screen...

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26/04/2017

Kengo Kuma, Odunpazari Modern Art Museum (Turkey)

The firm of the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled its design for a museum that will harbor a private collection of Turkish modern art in Odunpazari, an area of Eskishehr, in the Central Anatolia Region. Irregularly stacked volumes make up...

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25/04/2017

Snøhetta has completed its redesign
of New York's Times Square

The area known as ‘the Bowtie’ is the heart of Times Square, between Broadway and 7th Avenue, and is part of the larger efforts of the New York City Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Transportation to rebuild and pedestrianize...

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21/04/2017

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a new research pavilion exploring building-scale fabrication of glass and carbon fibre-reinforced...

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20/04/2017

Comunal: Taller de Arquitectura,
Social housing in Cuetzalan (Mexico)

The Mexican studio Comunal: Taller de Arquitectura – founded by Mariana Ordóñez and Abraham Aragón – and the Tosepan Titataniske union of indigenous cooperatives decided to develop a prototype dwelling that complied with regulations updated in 2016...

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19/04/2017

Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’ in Málaga

Designed by the practice headed by José Segui – which works from offices in Madrid and Málaga – in collaboration with the Barcelona firm Mendoza Partida, the project ‘Ecos Urbanos’ has been selected out of seventy entries to the competition for ideas for regenerating...

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18/04/2017

Opening of new parliament of
the Canton of Vaud, by Bonell i Gil

The new seat of the parliament of the Canton of Vaud, in Switzerland, opens its doors in the historic quarter of Lausanne, between the cathedral founded in the 12th century, reconstructed by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th, and a castle built in the 14th...

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17/04/2017

Studio MK27, Jungle House
in Guarujá (Brazil)

As if it were a hut for postmodern beaux sauvages, the house appears in the clearing of a rainforest in the Brazil’s São Paulo region. But the mountainous topography and the dense vegetation, which could have inspired easy metaphors, do not determine...

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13/04/2017

Gradolí & Sanz / Martínez Gregori:
Pavilion in Picanya (Valencia)

The project adds a new multipurpose space to Escola Gavina, in the Valencian municipality of Picanya. The main building of this learning institution was designed in 1980 by the architect Manuel Portaceli – author also of the extension undertaken...

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12/04/2017

AV Proyectos 79: Dossier Jean Nouvel

From the Arab World Institute in Paris to the Louvre that he is now finishing in Abu Dhabi, Jean Nouvel (Fumel, 1945) has built, over more than thirty years of career, noteworthy buildings across the world – in Spain the Agbar Tower and the Reina Sofía Museum extension...

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12/04/2017

Souto de Moura, Hotel São Lourenço
do Barrocal in Monsaraz (Portugal)

Surrounded by vineyards and oak and olive trees, this old family estate dating back to the 19th century is located in Monsaraz, a parish in Portugal’s Alentejo región, near the Spanish border. The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura...

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11/04/2017

Paredes Pedrosa, Spanish Education Center in Rabat (Morocco)

The Madrid practice of Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio García Pedrosa has won the competition to build the Spanish Education Center in the Agdal community of the Morrocan capital, on a 20,000-square-meter lot within the Mohammed V University campus...

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10/04/2017

Milan Design Week 2017.
Nendo Special: Invisible Outlines

Magaceen

We tend to perceive the existence and positioning of objects by subconsciously following “outlines”, and by distinguishing the “inside and outside” of these contours...

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10/04/2017

Herzog & de Meuron: Beirut Terraces
in Beirut (Lebanon)

Beirut lies in the heart of the developing Middle East. Having always been a cosmopolitan city, it is a focal point as a cultural and geographical link between Europe and the Middle East. The history of Beirut could hardly be more diverse...

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07/04/2017

Comas-Pont, Psychopedagogical
Medical Center of Osono in Vic

Outside the Barcelona municipality of Vic, capital of the county of Osona, is this facility specialized in psychopedagogical medical care, a work of the local firm headed by Jordi Comas and Anna Pont. The program is organized in 1,657 square meters of usable floor area...

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05/04/2017

Studio Libeskind, Occitanie Tower
in Toulouse (France)

The firm of Daniel Libeskind, working from offices in New York and Zurich, has been selected to build a high-rise in Toulouse. Standing 150 meters and facing the Pyrenees, its twisted form will present a combination of glass panels and plant-covered surfaces...

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04/04/2017

Ethical Aesthetics

Luis Fernández-Galiano

I met Shigeru Ban at the best place and the best time. The Alvar Aalto Symposium was held in August of 2000 in Jyväskylä under...

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28/04/2017

BIG Time Trailer

Good Company Pictures

Directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder, BIG Time is a new documentary staring Bjarke Ingels, the Danish architect and BIG founder.

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28/04/2017

Where is the world's most sprawling city?

The Guardian

Driving to work, driving to dinner, driving to meet friends… this quintessentially American invention requires a limitless...

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27/04/2017

Under construction:‘Vessel’,
by Thomas Heatherwick

With its 2,400 steps and a budget of 15 million dollars (13,422,750 euros), ‘Vessel’ the installation designed by the British Thomas Heatherwick is the centerpiece of a public square in Manhattan's Hudson Yards urban development.

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26/04/2017

Minor Surgery

Luis Fernández-Galiano

After many years of large interventions, Spain is now moving on to times of minor surgery. If not all ailments require open-heart...

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26/04/2017

'Space Fabric' Links
Fashion and Engineering

NASA

These advanced woven metal fabrics for use in space could potentially be useful for large antennas and other deployable devices...

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26/04/2017

Joaquín Bérchez photographs Jaén Cathedral

On view until 30 June in the exhibition hall of the old Teacher Training School of the University of Jaén is the installation ‘Gozar de toda su hermosura. Catedral de Jaén’ (Enjoying Jaén Cathedral in All Its Beauty)...

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25/04/2017

Fertile Dissidence
Fernando Ramón, in memoriam

Ignacio Paricio

A figure of Spanish architecture of the second half of the 20th century, Fernando Ramón, has passed away. He was a paradigm...

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25/04/2017

The 100 Most Influential
People: David Adjaye

Time

David Adjaye is one of the great architectural visionaries of our time. His work—deeply rooted in both the present moment...

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24/04/2017

Lotte World Tower
opens in Seoul

CNN

After six years of construction, the 555-meter-tall Lotte World Tower opened in April, setting three world records and redefining...

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20/04/2017

Jasper Johns subject of major Royal Academy retrospectiv

The Guardian

Gallery reveals details of what will be first comprehensive survey of 86-year-old US artist’s work to be held in UK in 40 years...

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19/04/2017

John Pawson wins
the 2017 Isamu Noguchi award

The Noguchi Museum

Each May The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York, hosts its annual benefit and Isamu Noguchi Award presentation...

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18/04/2017

Damien Hirst’s new art
is exquisitely crafted

The Economist

An obsessive art collector, Cif Amotan II, loads a ship, the Apistos, with treasures for a temple to the sun. But the ship...

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17/04/2017

Wang Shu Interview:
Architecture is a Job for God

Louisiana Channel

The Chinese architect Wang Shu’s buildings – a crossover between traditional Chinese culture and large-scale modern architecture...

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14/04/2017

RSHP to design extension
to the British Library

RSHP

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been appointed to design an extension to the British Library, to be built on...

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12/04/2017

Museum Expansions
That Think Inside the Footprint

The New York Times

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is undergoing a transformation by Frank Gehry, creator of the Guggenheim Bilbao...

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12/04/2017

A plan to build a city from scratch that will dwarf New York

The Economist

Throughout Chinese history, the dawn of new dynasties often involved moving the entire capital, imperial palace and all...

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11/04/2017

Germany's Merkel Encourages Spain, Portugal to Invest in Solar

Bloomberg

Angela Merkel encouraged Spain and Portugal to invest more in solar energy and said they need a better link to France...

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10/04/2017

How not to create traffic jams, pollution and urban sprawl

The Economist

For 14,000 workers, Apple is building almost 11,000 parking spaces for its new headquarters in California... 

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08/04/2017

Centre Pompidou, 40 Years Later

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Few buildings deserve an intellectual biography and the Pompidou is one of them. On the occasion of its anniversary, the historian...

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07/04/2017

BIG's Serpentine Pavilion
in Vancouver

Daily Hive

London's 'Unzipped Wall' designed by Bjarke Ingels Group for the 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion commission finds new...

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07/04/2017

Ai Weiwei's 'Ruyi Path'
at Château La Coste

Château La Coste, in partnership with Luise Faurschou, is pleased to announce an exhibition with Ai Weiwei to celebrate the artist’s new, permanent work on the vineyard...

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07/04/2017

Foster + Partners to design
new stations for Sydney Metro

govnews

The ambitious Sydney Metro project, which the New South Wales government plans for 31 stations and 66km of new rail...

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06/04/2017

Bill Viola.
Electronic Renaissance

From 10 March to 23 July 2017 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the Florentine public to Bill Viola. The significant exhibition celebrating this master of video art...

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06/04/2017

Canyon View Accomodation Arizona competition winners

Organized by Arquideas for students and recent graduates of architecture, the Canyon View Accommodation (CaVa) Arizona international competition brought in 149 entries from 29 countries...

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05/04/2017

Zaha Hadid Breathes Design Genius Into The Bulgari Ring

Forbes

When Bulgari first introduced the B.Zero1 ring in 1999, rules and standards in jewelry design were forever changed...

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05/04/2017

‘Rafael Moneo:
Theory Through Practice’

From 4 April to 11 June the Thyssen-Bornesmisza Museum hosts an exhibition on Rafael Moneo, presenting 121 drawings, 19 models, and 152 photographs of 52 emblematic projects of the Navarrese architect.

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04/04/2017
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