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Saturday, August 18, 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 206 - ANIMAL HOMES 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 87 - E2A 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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Fernanda Canales, Terrain House
in El Peñón Reserve (Mexico)

Located three hours by road from Mexico City, the Terreno House simultaneously addresses two theoretically contradictory demands: shelter in the extreme climate of a region where there can be thermal drops and rises of more than thirty degrees in the course...

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17/08/2018

RCR Arqutiectes, Waalse Krook
Mediatheque in Ghent (Belgium)

The new media library located in Ghent’s historic center presents a stack of horizontal slabs in what is a highly flexible volume. The ground floor is actually two levels: that of the canals and that of the footbridges crossing them. The program basically unfolds in the...

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16/08/2018

Guarnieri & Mascazzini, Six housing units
in Sesto San Giovanni (Italy)

The dwellings are located on the outskirts of the Italian city of Sesto San Giovanni, on a plot where a barn used to stand. The rubble left after pulling down the original farm building hasbeen reused in the construction of the new structure, placing copper mesh...

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15/08/2018

Carme Pinós, Massana School
of Art and Design in Barcelona

The new Massana School is part of a long process of urban transformation around Plaça de la Gardunya, in the Raval neighborhood, in the historic center of Barcelona. The project analyzes the place in detail. Unlike the residential block...

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14/08/2018

PPA Architectures, apartments in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

The demolition of the facilities of the Renault plant in Boulogne Billancourt – a commune in the western suburbs of Paris – freed up space for this project for 79 apartments distributed in the two wings that form the building and gave rise to an uninterrupted volume...

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13/08/2018

AZPML, FCAYC Headquarters
in Cerezales del Condado (León)

Located since 2008 in the former schools of Cerezales del Condado, a town located 23 kilometers away from León, in the northwest of Spain, the Cerezales Antonino and Cinia Foundation is a private institution, focused on the development of the territory...

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10/08/2018

David Sebastián,
house in Jarque de la Val (Teruel)

Located in the Teruel village of Jarque de la Val, this summerhouse for three families was conceived as a shelter from August heat, and was built on a very small budget in successive phases, specifically over three springtimes. It occupies what was an old hay barn...

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09/08/2018

Rafael Moneo, Descendientes J. Palacios Winery in Corullón (León)

The Descendientes J. Palacios Winery was located in the town of Villafranca del Bierzo. Its facilities were spread in different structures and warehouses, so it became necessary to reconfigure and gather them all in one building. The desire to blend with the rural ...

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07/08/2018

Mecanoo, The National Center
for the Arts in Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

The firm Mecanoo, based in Delft but also working from London and New York, has completed a cultural complex in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. The National Center for the Arts is a huge complex that attests as much to Taiwan’s economic power as to the...
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06/08/2018

Plantea Estudio, Sala Equis in Madrid

The Madrid office Plantea Studio —Luis Gil, Lorenzo Gil, and José Silva— has refurbished an old movie theater on number 4 of Duque de Alba street in Madrid, converting it into a new space for cultural activities. The center’s program includes live music, exhibitions...

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02/08/2018

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018 Announces Six Finalist Projects

Awarded by the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) is given every two years to acknowledge the best built works of architecture in the Americas. The prize is named after the S. R. Crown Hall...

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01/08/2018

Revolution of Dignity Museum
in Kiev (Ukraine)

The winning project in the competition to build the 30.000-square-meter museum complex in Kiev has just been announced. The jury, chaired by Matthias Sauerbruch, has awarded the first prize to Kleihues + Kleihues (Germany), the second to Burø Architects (Ukraine)...

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31/07/2018

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2018 Shortlist

RIBA

Established in 1998 in memory of Stephen Lawrence, who aspired to be an architect, the Stephen Lawrence Prize is now in its twentieth year and rewards the best examples of projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million...

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31/07/2018

Competition to build a new skyscraper
in Melbourne

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) + Fender Katsalidis Architects, Coop Himmelb(l)au + Architectus, MAD Architects + Elenberg Fraser, MVRDV + Woods Bagot, OMA + Conrad Garget and UNStudio + Cox Architecture are the six teams shortlisted to build a new tower in Melbourne...

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30/07/2018

Ingenhoven and Architectus,
505 George Street tower in Sydney

The German studio ingenhoven architects and the Australian firm Architectus have won the competition to build a 79-story skyscraper in Sydney, and that is set to become the city’s tallest residential tower. Their proposal has carried the day over those presented through...

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27/07/2018

El Muelle, guest pavilion at Villa Magnolia in Marbella (Málaga)

The Málaga firm Taller de Arquitectura el Muelle, headed by Francisco Fernández Ballesteros and Arturo López Payer, has enlarged Villa Magnolia, located in the Guadallmina Baja development of Marbella (Málaga). There was a need to extend the existing home...

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26/07/2018

BIG / Heatherwick Studio,
Google Charleston East Campus

The project for Google’s new campus in Mountain View, California, addresses the rapid expansion and constant diversification of the technology company’s corporate activities, which have ended up causing an organizationally unsustainable situation for its employees...

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25/07/2018

Red Label

Luis Fernández-Galiano

When the books one is currently reading accumulate and the pile shows a half-dozen titles crowned by the red band of Acantilado, it is clear that the interest raised by the volumes...

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24/07/2018

Studio MK27, Planar House
in Porto Feliz (Brazil)

The Brazilian firm of Marcio Kogan ventures deeper into its research on horizontality with Planar House, a dwelling outside São Paulo whose roof is seen from different points of the plot as a fifth facade. The composition of elements on it and the vegetal treatment...

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23/07/2018

Vaillo, Irigaray, Vélaz & Galar, Pharmaceutical Factory in Lekaroz

The Baztán Valley is an area in the north of Navarre, bordering with France, with a spectacular natural environment, surrounded by mountains and dotted with towns made up of individual houses. The demolition of the famous historic school. The demolition...

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20/07/2018

System Arquitectura, transformation of Intelhorce factory in Málaga

The main building of the old state textile company Intelhorce, raised in the late 1950s by the architect Ramón Vázquez Molezún and the civil engineer Manuel María Valdés, is undergoing renovation to become the new distribution center of the children’s fashion...

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19/07/2018

RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2018

The six shortlisted projects are: Bloomberg London Headquarters by Foster + Partners, Bushey Cemetery by Waugh Thistleton Architects, Chadwick Hall by Henley Halebrown, Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev, Storey's Field Community Centre and Nursery by MUMA, and the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre by Niall McLaughlin Architects...

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19/07/2018

Estudio Macías Peredo,
Hotel Punta Caliza in Holbox (Mexico)

The firm of Salvador Macías and Magui Peredo, based in Guadalajara (Mexico), has raised this boutique hotel on the island of Holbox (which in Mayan means black hole), off the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The heart of the project is a waterlogged...

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18/07/2018

Murado & Elvira, municipal library and historical archive of Baiona (Pontevedra)

The practice of Claro Murado and Juan Elvira has carried out the renovation and conversion of the Sancti Spiritus Hospital in Bayona. The 17th-century complex underwent a series of transformations and then was abandoned for a long time. Now it has reopened...

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17/07/2018

Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos,
cruise terminal in Lisbon

After a period of persistent decadence, the old Lisbon evoked by Amália Rodrigues has become a desirable destination, already threatening to dethrone other popular tourist hubs, such as Venice and Barcelona. An unbeatable example of this metamorphosis...

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16/07/2018

Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of
Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Pere Joan Ravetllat and Carme Ribas has revamped this historical market in Barcelona, built in 1882 in accordance with a project drawn up by the architect Antonio Rovira i Trias and the engineer José M. Cornet y Mas. Reopened...

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11/07/2018

TEd'A arquitectes,
school in Orsonnens (Switzerland)

The Palma de Mallorca firm headed by Jaume Mayol and Irene Pérez, Ted’A arquitectes, designed this school for Orsonnens, a small locality in the Swiss canton of Fribourg, 50 kilometers from Bern. First-prize winner in a competition held in 2014, the project...

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10/07/2017

The H-Line Hat
by Zaha Hadid Architects

The Friends of the High Line recently hosted the High Line’s first Hat Party, occasion for which Zaha Hadid Architects designed a hat using 3D technology and inspired by the...

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18/08/2018

Thomas Hardy, Architect

Luis Fernández-Galiano

A writer and an architect, Thomas Hardy (1840-1932) is not acknowledged in both creative fields on equal terms. As a writer he is...

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17/08/2018

‘Liquid City’,
II Triënnal Brugge

Slide show of the floating pavilions in the second edition of the Brugge architecture triennale, open until 16 September. 

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16/08/2018

On Clinical Architecture

Alberto Pieltáin

Variations on a theme are common in art. The genre gives opportunity to test techniques or ideas alongside those of other...

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15/08/2018

Design Beyond Intelligence

Mario Carpo

Twenty to thirty years is a long time in the annals of information technology – long enough to allow us to discern a fundamental...

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14/08/2018

Visions on Le Corbusier

Eduardo Prieto

The piles of sketches, photographs, press cuttings, invoices, train/ship/airplane tickets, letters, telegrams, separatas, project texts...

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13/08/2018

Sri Lanka's 'new Dubai

The Guardian

Built on land reclaimed from the Indian Ocean and funded with $1.4bn in Chinese investment, glossy plans for Port City...

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13/08/2018

Britain’s seaside shelters

The Guardian

Will Scott has made a study of seaside shelters around the country. His photographs show the astonishing architectural variety...

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12/08/2018

A Soviet Residential Saga

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The centenary of the Russian Revolution has brought on the inevitable deluge of publications, but perhaps none as exceptional...

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10/08/2018

‘Drone Awards 2018’
Reveal the Best Aerial Photos

My Modern Met

Celebrating the art of drone photography, the inaugural Drone Awards attracted the attention of photographers from 101...

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10/08/2018

‘Industrias’, the work
of Javier García-Solera

The publishers Carmen Jordá and Maite Palomares recently launched Industrias, first of the ‘Arquitectura moderna y contemporánea. Monografías ETSA-UPV’ series...

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08/08/2018

Artist sinks the Villa Savoye
in a Danish fjord

The Spaces

An artist has shipwrecked Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye off the coast of Denmark’s Vejle – or so it would seem...

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07/08/2018

Animal Architecture

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We love animal architecture. The building prowess of some species and the mechanical design of organisms have served...

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06/08/2018

Robbrecht & Daem´s Anthology

Josean Ruiz Esquíroz

This anthology on Robbrecht en Daem is superlative. It weights and takes up space like a brick, but is complex like a city...

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06/08/2018

8 spectacular destinations for intrepid design lovers

The Spaces

Like to get your heart rate going while you sight-see? For the intrepid architectural adventurer, we’ve pulled together...

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05/08/2018

A glimpse inside the world’s artificial cities

Fast Company

The photographer Gregor Sailer negotiated access to 25 of these strange urban facsimiles, which are often built by the military...

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04/08/2018

The world is losing the war against climate change

The Economist

Earth is smouldering. From Seattle to Siberia this summer, flames have consumed swathes of the northern hemisphere...

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03/08/2018

Software can model how a wildfire will spread

The Economist

Lest anyone doubt the speed with which a brush fire can strike, consider how rapidly flames engulfed Mati, a seaside resort...

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03/08/2018

It is useless to live

TLS / Nan Z. Da

There is a type of Chinese poem called the juemingci, which means, roughly, verses to terminate your life. Almost the poetic...

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03/08/2018

The AT&T Building is now
a New York City landmark

The Architects Newspaper

It’s official: Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s postmodern Manhattan skyscraper 550 Madison, better known as the AT&T...

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02/08/2018

How the heatwave is revealing hidden landscapes

The Telegraph

Parks, gardens and public spaces have been starved of water and most of the population are - for the first time in their lives...

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02/08/2018

Should Designers Try to Reform Immigrant Detention?

CityLab

Some architects believe it’s their duty to try to improve conditions for immigrant detainees in the U.S., while others urge a total...

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01/08/2018

Herzog & de Meuron
to transform Gund Hall

Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has selected the firm Herzog & de Meuron to design a significant transformation of the School’s primary campus...

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30/07/2018

‘Coralarium’ in the Maldives,
by Jason deCaires Taylor

My Modern Met

Coralarium is a semi-submerged art gallery filled with nearly 30 sculptures that will act as a habitat for coral and...

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28/07/2018

Practical workshop on traditional construction

In connection with the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré. Primary Elements’, opening at Madrid’s Museo ICO in October, the ETSAM (in collaboration with the CIAT, or Center for Research in Traditional Architecture) has organized...

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27/07/2018

Lessons from Spain’s recovery after the euro crisis

The Economist

The British magazine The Economist dedicates a special report to Spain in which it considers that our country is a great place to live, though many Spaniards are not aware of it, and sets the economic health in contrast to the political difficulties.

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27/07/2018

Spain’s democracy is about to turn 40. How well has it worn?

The Economist

Since the approval of the Constitution in 1978, Spain has lived the best period in its history since the Golden Age, but today the country needs an in-depth checkup.

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27/07/2018

Better together

The Economist

Spain is a modern democracy, with separation of powers and where human rights are respected, in no way different to other European countries, so the weekly British magazine recommends resolving political differences in the context of a united country.  

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27/07/2018

Elisa Valero, the winner of the Swiss Architectural Award

In its sixth edition, the biennial prize goes for the first time to a female architect and for the second time to a Spaniard, after the award presented to José María Sánchez García in the 2013-2014 cycle...

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27/07/2018

The city beneath the city

The Guardian

Photographer Luc Kordas captures New York’s unique energy and characters in his ongoing series New York Chronicles...

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27/07/2018

iPhone Photography Awards

ippawards

First place: Massimo Graziani, Italia ‘A stair ramp from Rome in Via Allegri.’ Shot on iPhone 7 Plus...

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27/07/2018

Darwin comes to town

The Guardian

From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to ‘Turdus urbanicus’, animals are changing their behaviour and evolution in cities... 

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26/07/2018

Charlemagne: the backlash against Airbnb

The Economist

To wake up in an Airbnb apartment can be briefly disorientating. Where are you? The brushed steel, the exposed lightbulbs...

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25/07/2018

This Ultra-Efficient Bike Has No Chains and No Derailleurs

Interesting Engineering

A new no-chain no-derailleur bicycle won this year's prestigious Eurobike Award beating 365 competitors...

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25/07/2018

Amazon Rainforest Destroyed
by Gold Mining

Wired

Typical aerial photographs of the Amazon rainforest show a green expanse of trees. But the ones Ernesto Benavides...

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24/07/2018

Billion-pound Foster vies with mud-walled burial ground for Stirling prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Norman Foster’s £1bn Bloomberg HQ takes on a rammed-earth cemetery and the magical Tate St Ives extension...

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23/07/2018

Visit Alvar Aalto

The Alvar Aalto Route offers you sights and sensations amidst the architectural landmarks of the renowned architect in all parts of Finland. We invite you not only to experience architecture...

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23/07/2018

Anarchy by the sea:
radical Essex

The Guardian

From punk colonies to dynamic groundbreaking architecture, Catherine Hyland’s photographs capture the real Essex behind...

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21/07/2018

Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One is at Tate Britain, London, from 5 June to 23 September. Marking the 100 years since the end of World War One, the exhibition looks at how artists...

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20/07/2018

Shigeru Ban builds ‘private’ homes for flooding victims

The Asahi Shimbun

Ban, members of his Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) and student volunteers used recycled paper tubes and pieces...

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20/07/2018

‘Boxification’ by Manuel Álvarez Diestro in South Korea

On view from 19 July to 3 August at Palbok Art Factory, a cultural center in the South Korean city of Jeonju, is an exhibition on the work of the Spanish photographer Manuel Álvarez Diestro...

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19/07/2018

A Photography Prize That Shows the World as It Is, and Hopes to Change It

The New York Times

The event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Prix Pictet award, a highlight of the annual Rencontre d’Arles photography...

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19/07/2018

Can Vertical Farms Reap Their Harvest?

Civil Eats

Indoor-grown produce is available in more than 20 supermarket chains nationwide. But despite massive investment...

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18/07/2018

Kemeri National Park Observation Tower Competition

The jury was impressed by the ‘funambulist landscape’, by Ernesto Urquízar Quesada and María Cervantes Lardón from Spain. Kemeri National Park in western Latvia was established in 1997...

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17/07/2018
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