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Saturday, November 17, 2018
The Menil Drawing Institute’s New $40 Million Building Opens in Houston
17/11/2018

The Menil Drawing Institute’s New $40 Million Building Opens in Houston

artnet

Designed by Los Angeles-based architects Johnston Marklee, the airy $40 million building subtly announces its devotion to drawing...

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Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Competition
16/11/2018

Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Competition

The winners to develop the architecture and urban planning concept for a new neighbourhood in Moscow are: Archea Associati (Italy) + ABD Architects (Russia), Nikken Sekkei (Japan) + UNK Project (Russia), and Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) + Pride Architects (Russia)...

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China begins construction on floating nuclear plant
16/11/2018

China begins construction on floating nuclear plant

Global Times

The first platform of the 1.4 million yuan ($202,000) project will be put into use in 2021 and will be able to provide clean energy...

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Ivorypress Madrid: ‘White Van Man’ by Gavin Turk
16/11/2018

Ivorypress Madrid: ‘White Van Man’ by Gavin Turk

The show, open until 19 January 2019, delves into the current socio-political situation in the UK at the sight of the still unknown impact of Brexit (photo gallery)...

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‘Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths’
14/11/2018

‘Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths’

CCA

On view through 7 April at the The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal is this exhibition curated by Sylvia Lavin...

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Memory and Matter
14/11/2018

Memory and Matter

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The work of Eduardo Souto de Moura is traversed by two axes at the intersection of which crystallize the exact forms of this demanding architecture...

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OMA, Innovation Tower in Stockholm
13/11/2018

OMA, Innovation Tower in Stockholm

The Dutch practice OMA – headed by Rem Koolhaas – has carried out its first work in Sweden, following a project of Reinier de Graaf. The Innovation Tower is the tallest residential building in the center of Stockholm – rising 125 meters in 26 floors offering 182 apartments...

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Chicago picks shortlist of architects for $8.5B O’Hare Airport expansion
13/11/2018

Chicago picks shortlist of architects for $8.5B O’Hare Airport expansion

Curbed

Five finalist teams are: Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), Studio Gang, Santiago Calatrava, Foster+Partners and Fentress Architects...

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João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Leon Battista Alberti Prize
12/11/2018

João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Leon Battista Alberti Prize

Awarded by the Politecnico di Milano, the Commune of Mantua, and the Alberti Foundation, the new prize acknowledges the Portuguese architect’s achievements in restoring historical heritage…

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‘Asian Megaports’ by Manuel Álvarez Diestro
10/11/2018

‘Asian Megaports’ by Manuel Álvarez Diestro

A continuation of his Boxification project, this photo series of Manuel Álvarez Diestro documents large infrastructures for transporting, processing, and storing merchandise on seashores.

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Sabín-Blanco arquitectos, house in Mera (A Coruña)
09/11/2018

Sabín-Blanco arquitectos, house in Mera (A Coruña)

The Galician practice headed by Patricia Sabín and Enrique M. Blanco built this one-family vacation home on the coastal town of Mera, following a design based on a pure form, a square with 12.4-meter sides.

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Architecture studio by Nelson Resende in Arada (Portugal)
09/11/2018

Architecture studio by Nelson Resende in Arada (Portugal)

The Portuguese architect Nelson Resende has designed his own office in Arada, a municipality in Aveiro District. Located in a rural environment dotted with one-family houses, the project presents two spaces in distinctly separate volumes connected by corridors...

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A Resilient Urban Model
09/11/2018

A Resilient Urban Model

Pablo Canga

We are witnessing an unprecedented urbanization process. A UN report says that in 2050, two-thirds of humanity will be living in cities...

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Architect Frank Gehry: How I Got Started
08/11/2018

Architect Frank Gehry: How I Got Started

Fortune

Frank Owen Gehry, 89, has become one of the world’s leading architects, known for postmodern designs like the Walt Disney Concert Hall...

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Stockholm says no to Apple
07/11/2018

Stockholm says no to Apple

The Guardian

Which modern capital would not scream to have this Foster + Partners-designed Apple store in pride of place in its city centre?  Well, Stockholm, apparently...

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Toyo Ito designs Hermitage of Barcelona
07/11/2018

Toyo Ito designs Hermitage of Barcelona

El País

Last summer the Japanese architect was commissioned to design the controversial project to be located by the sea, within the confines of Barcelona’s Port Authority.

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WSJ Magazine’s Innovators Award 2018: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
07/11/2018

WSJ Magazine’s Innovators Award 2018: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron

Wall Street Journal Magazine

As the Swiss firm founded by 2018 Design Innovators Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron celebrates its 40th anniversary, its ideas and approaches are still fresh with each new project...

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Peter Zumthor, rural house in Chivelstone (UK)
06/11/2018

Peter Zumthor, rural house in Chivelstone (UK)

Through large windows and glass panes, the rental vacation house designed by Peter Zumthor frames spectacular views of the southern English landscape, in Devon County. What is the Swiss architect’s first permanent construction in the United Kingdom is part of a series...

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Foster + Partners will design Union Carbide building’s replacement
06/11/2018

Foster + Partners will design Union Carbide building’s replacement

Curbed

JP Morgan Chase has selected the British firm, helmed by starchitect Norman Foster, for its new HQ at 270 Park Avenue in New York...

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New Banknote Design for Norges Bank
05/11/2018

New Banknote Design for Norges Bank

In 2014, The Central Bank of Norway appointed Snøhetta and Metric Design/Terje Tønnessen to develop the design proposal for its new paper currency. The new 50 and 500 notes have now gone into circulation...

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High Rise Award 2018: Torre Reforma in Mexico City
05/11/2018

High Rise Award 2018: Torre Reforma in Mexico City

infobae

Standing 246 meters, the work of the Mexican architect Benjamín Romano has been crowned as the world’s best skyscraper… 

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India is unveiling the world’s tallest statue
04/11/2018

India is unveiling the world’s tallest statue

Quartz India

At 182 metres (240 metres including the base), the “Statue of Unity” tops the Spring Temple Buddha (128 metres) in China that previously held the record for the world’s tallest statue...

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World-first: Bio-bricks from urine
04/11/2018

World-first: Bio-bricks from urine

University of Cape Town

The bio-bricks are created through a natural process called microbial carbonate precipitation. It’s not unlike the way seashells are formed...

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Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
04/11/2018

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates...

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Construction to start on Morocco's record-breaking skyscraper
02/11/2018

Construction to start on Morocco's record-breaking skyscraper

CNN

Designed by Rafael de La-Hoz and Hakim Benjelloun, the Bank of Africa tower in Rabat will stand at 250 meters tall, and become the second-highest skyscraper on the continent...

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Emilio Tuñón and Ignacio Vicens, International and Honorary Fellows
02/11/2018

Emilio Tuñón and Ignacio Vicens, International and Honorary Fellows

RIBA

The 2019 International Fellows come from four different countries. Their work represents not only the spirit of their homelands but also transcends it to become truly international...

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O’Donnell + Tuomey reveals details of V&A’s new East Bank outpost
02/11/2018

O’Donnell + Tuomey reveals details of V&A’s new East Bank outpost

The V&A East project will create two interconnected sites in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London: a brand-new museum at Stratford Waterfront and a new collection and research centre at Here East...

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Tadao Ando-designed exhibition space opens in Chicago
02/11/2018

Tadao Ando-designed exhibition space opens in Chicago

Curbed

Wrightwood 659 is a new venue which officially opened with the inaugural exhibition ‘Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture’...

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Battery-powered paper town
02/11/2018

Battery-powered paper town

Audi Norway commissioned Swedish renowned artist, Anne-li Karlsson, to illustrate a 3D town that depicts the manufacturer's vision on the future of urban mobility...

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The forgotten cinemas of Baltimore
02/11/2018

The forgotten cinemas of Baltimore

The Guardian

Since the 1890s, the city in Maryland has been home to more than 240 cinemas and while many of these buildings have survived, only a few of them still show films...

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New Books
AV Monografías 208 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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 208 - SINGULAR BUILDINGS 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
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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