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Sunday, May 19, 2019
A plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines
19/05/2019

A plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines

MIT Technology Review

The proposal would transform air-conditioning units into machines that capture carbon dioxide and transform it into fuel...

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Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead
18/05/2019

Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead

The New York Times

The director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation has told that construction on a long-planned and much-delayed outpost in the United Arab Emirates is “on track.”...

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Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind
18/05/2019

Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind

Ngaren is a collaboration in Rift Valley, Kenya between paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard E. Leakey and architect Daniel Libeskind. This cutting edge site for education and research into our origin story—and future—will break ground in 2022, opening to the public in 2024...

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Le Corbusier's Zurich pavilion is open again
17/05/2019

Le Corbusier's Zurich pavilion is open again

The Le Corbusier pavilion re-opened on May 11 after a careful renovation and some conflict between the former owner and the city over the branding of the new institution. The pavillon is open from May to November...

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Virgin Galactic is moving to New Mexico
17/05/2019

Virgin Galactic is moving to New Mexico

Virgin Galactic is taking its next step towards full commercial service by moving its operations to Spaceport America, desinged by Foster+Partners, in New Mexico this summer...

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Spain Yearbook 2019: The Multitude in Motion
17/05/2019

Spain Yearbook 2019: The Multitude in Motion

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Multiple multitudes took the stage during a convulsive year: hopeful multitudes, with the huge Women’s Day demonstrations in March...

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Ieoh Ming Pei (1917-2019)
17/05/2019

Ieoh Ming Pei (1917-2019)

The New York Times

He began his long career designing buildings for a New York real estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the world... (El País)

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A 200km loop around Paris
17/05/2019

A 200km loop around Paris

The Economist

Welcome to one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects: an ambitious scheme to encircle Paris with a new metro loop, with 68 new stations, it will cost nearly €40bn...

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World’s top solar-powered house in Times Square
16/05/2019

World’s top solar-powered house in Times Square

Fresh off taking first place in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS will take a victory lap that includes constructing the sustainable, grid-connected 900-square-foot building in the middle of Times Square in Manhattan...

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Francisco Mangado, urban redevelopment of Bergamo (Italy)
16/05/2019

Francisco Mangado, urban redevelopment of Bergamo (Italy)

Francisco Mangado has drawn up a masterplan for redeveloping a large urban area of Bergamo, in Italy's Lombardy region, that extends along the railway axis and the train station. Encompassing 450,000 square meters, the Porta Sud project connects the southern...

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How Life Before AutoCad Looks Like
15/05/2019

How Life Before AutoCad Looks Like

The Mind Circle

Before the advent of AutoCAD and other drafting software, the engineering drawings were made on the sheet of papers using drawing boards...

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Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Art Pavilion and Chapel in Saya Park (South Korea)
15/05/2019

Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Art Pavilion and Chapel in Saya Park (South Korea)

Nestled in the dense woodlands of Gyeongsang Province, this refined complex of sculpture-like constructions explores the close relationship between architecture and landscape. The largest of the complex’s three buildings is the art pavilion...

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An American Führer. Philip Johnson, a Biography
15/05/2019

An American Führer. Philip Johnson, a Biography

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Should biographers respect their subjects? Not necessarily, but even in books about serial killers, authors try to dig beneath the skin of protagonists. No such thing happens...

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Paris Approves First Skyscraper in 46 Years
14/05/2019

Paris Approves First Skyscraper in 46 Years

The Urban Developer

The Tour Triangle, a 41-storey triangular tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron, will be located in the Porte de Versailles neighbourhood, in Paris' 15th arrondissement...

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Foster + Partners, expansion of Tocumen International Airport in Panama
14/05/2019

Foster + Partners, expansion of Tocumen International Airport in Panama

In March 2013, 24 kilometers from the center of Panama City, construction of Tocumen International Airport's Terminal 2 began. Phase 1 of Norman Foster's expansion was completed and operations started at the end of April 2019. Containing 85,000 square meters...

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Baselitz retrospective at Gallerie dell’Accademia
13/05/2019

Baselitz retrospective at Gallerie dell’Accademia

Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the exhibition, curated by Professor Kosme de Barañano, will trace the periods and critical junctures in the artist’s extraordinary 60-year career...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, Coworking Utopicus Clementina in Barcelona
13/05/2019

Izaskun Chinchilla, Coworking Utopicus Clementina in Barcelona

In Barcelona, at Calle Bretón de los Herreros 9, this coworking office building opens out southward to a courtyard presided by a tree whose fruit, the clementine, gives the facility its name. For the design, the Madrid practice of Izaskun Chinchilla took inspiration from the rural...

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A groundbreaking show on Delos mixes classical and contemporary art
12/05/2019

A groundbreaking show on Delos mixes classical and contemporary art

The Economist

Sir Antony Gormley’s, one of Britain’s foremost public artists, sculptures are a rare exception to tight rules on the uses of Greek antiquity...

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The Forest of the Trojan Women by Stefano Boeri
12/05/2019

The Forest of the Trojan Women by Stefano Boeri

The scenic project for the Euripide’s tragedy The Trojan women is an idea of a landscape rather than an architectural presence in the suggestive environment of Greek Theater of Syracuse...

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Winners 2019 Skyscraper Competition
11/05/2019

Winners 2019 Skyscraper Competition

The annual award established in 2006 recognizes visionary ideas that through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural...

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A new report confirms that life on Earth is in trouble
11/05/2019

A new report confirms that life on Earth is in trouble

The Economist

A million species of animals and plants are threatened with extinction.Three-quarters of the world’s land and two-thirds of its marine environments have been altered by human action...

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Bauhaus Centenary: Modern Dawn and International Style
10/05/2019

Bauhaus Centenary: Modern Dawn and International Style Pdf

The modernity developed in the crucible of the Bauhaus became the International Style in America. (Two articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano first published in El País in 1999)...

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The politics of suburbia in Europe
10/05/2019

The politics of suburbia in Europe

The Economist

“The suburbs are the place where energy is in the city—in the good, in the bad,” said Renzo Piano in 2015. He could have been discussing politics...

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Everything that causes gentrification, from A to Z
10/05/2019

Everything that causes gentrification, from A to Z

When bad things happen, we look around for someone to blame.  And when it comes to gentrification, which is loosely defined as somebody not like you moving into your neighborhood, there’s no shortage of things to blame...

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Idom, Biocruces Institute HW in Baracaldo (Vizcaya)
09/05/2019

Idom, Biocruces Institute HW in Baracaldo (Vizcaya)

Located at Plaza de Cruces in Baracaldo, this new-build construction harbors laboratories and animal research facilities of the Biocruces Institute. The project drawn up by Idom under the direction of Gonzalo Carro presents eight floors, three of which are basements...

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Daw Office, secondary school in Thionck Essyl (Senegal)
08/05/2019

Daw Office, secondary school in Thionck Essyl (Senegal)

The Barcelona firm headed by David García Martínez, Daw Office, designed this educational facility currently under construction in Thionck Essyl, in Senegal’s Casamance region. The project adapted to the needs and the economic situation...

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Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez, Cortes Metalúrgicos Oviedo HQ in Valladolid
07/05/2019

Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez, Cortes Metalúrgicos Oviedo HQ in Valladolid

On Calle Aluminio of the San Cristóbal industrial park in Valladolid are new facilities of the company Cortes Metalúrgicos Oviedo, designed by Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez (Valladolid, 1972). The 7,500-square-meter project was conceived from the section. Wrapped in a skin...

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Review: Voyage to Nexialism
06/05/2019

Review: Voyage to Nexialism

Texas Architect / Ibai Rigby

The SXSW Interactive Festival (formerly the Film & Multimedia Festival), is already as old as the PlayStation or the Segway — that lumbering early version...

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ToHA, a project by Ron Arad and Avner Yashar with Dekton
06/05/2019

ToHA, a project by Ron Arad and Avner Yashar with Dekton

More than 28,000 square meters of Dekton by Cosentino clad the ensemble, and appear on the ventilated facades, flooring, elevators, ceilings, and the interior partitions. The Dekton pieces, of 10.000 different dimensions and types...

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Sotheby’s: 8.400 square of free art in the heart of New York
06/05/2019

Sotheby’s: 8.400 square of free art in the heart of New York

El País

The auction house’s new global headquarters, a redesign by OMA (Shohei Shigematsu), displays 1,400 works and outnumbers the Guggenheim and the Whitney in gallery space. (Images)

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New Books
AV Monografías 213_214 - ESPAÑA 2019 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 213 - COBE 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 91 - OFFICE 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
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
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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