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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Grimshaw's prefabricated health facilities
05/06/2020

Grimshaw's prefabricated health facilities

Grimshaw announces the D-Tec suite of prefabricated health facilities created in partnership with SG Blocks and Osang Healthcare for on-site immediate Covid-19 testing...

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Ruizesquiroz Arquitectos, Amaya Sport in Noáin (Navarra)
04/06/2020

Ruizesquiroz Arquitectos, Amaya Sport in Noáin (Navarra)

The firm of Josean Ruiz Esquíroz, based in Madrid and Navarre, has designed new headquarters for the sports equipment manufacturer Amaya Sport. The location is the Talluntxe industrial park in Noáin, 5 kilometers from Pamplona. With a built area of 1,957 square meters...

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Coronavirus street art
03/06/2020

Coronavirus street art

The Guardian

Covid-19 is the subject of topical, colourful and attention-grabbing street art, whether it is for artistic, educational or political ends...

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Lagula Arquitectes, Santa Clara apartment building in Girona
03/06/2020

Lagula Arquitectes, Santa Clara apartment building in Girona

Close to the El Molí power plant and the Puente de Piedra (stone bridge) over the river Onyar in Girona, at Santa Clara 11, stands this residential block by Lagula Arquitectes, the Barcelona firm headed by Toni Alonso, Martín Ezquerro, Ignacio López, Manel Morante...

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Amman Cánovas & Maruri, El Molinete Archaeology Museum in Cartagena
02/06/2020

Amman Cánovas & Maruri, El Molinete Archaeology Museum in Cartagena

The Madrid practice of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri designed this museum located underneath the health center of the historical quarter of Cartagena, in Murcia province, drawing up the project with the express intention of preserving the found remains...

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Christo, artist who wrapped the Reichstag, dies aged 84
01/06/2020

Christo, artist who wrapped the Reichstag, dies aged 84

The Guardian

Bulgarian creator of large-scale public artworks worked in collaboration with wife Jeanne-Claude. Christo studied in Sofia and then defected to the west in 1957, stowing away on a train from Prague to Vienna...

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Codex Histories
31/05/2020

Codex Histories

Luis Fernández-Galiano

At the start of each decade, the book is predicted to die in the course of it. But this terminal patient is in good health, and since the definitive replacement of the roll...

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One Photo Challenge 2020
31/05/2020

One Photo Challenge 2020

Architizer

The winning photographs tell powerful stories about architecture and the people that inhabit it, sparking intrigue and inspiration in the process...

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Practicing Architecture in a Pandemic
29/05/2020

Practicing Architecture in a Pandemic

The New York Times

A year after opening the Shed, Elizabeth Diller is trying to adjust to a world in which she and colleagues can no longer kick around ideas in person...

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Pablo Larroulet, Hotel AKA Patagonia in Puerto Natales (Chile)
29/05/2020

Pablo Larroulet, Hotel AKA Patagonia in Puerto Natales (Chile)

In Puerto Natales, in the Patagonian region of glaciers, volcanoes, and mountains, the cabins designed by the Chilean architect Pablo Larroulet pursue the idea of a meeting of landscape and architecture, but also a contrast. The complex presents seven timber volumes...

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Summary, Modular housing and services in Vale de Cambra (Portugal)
28/05/2020

Summary, Modular housing and services in Vale de Cambra (Portugal)

The completely modular, prefabricated structure of reinforced concrete made it possible to comply with the proprietors’ flexibility requirements and execution time frames. The structural modules were prefabricated with elements of reinforced concrete...

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When Manhattan was Mannahatta
27/05/2020

When Manhattan was Mannahatta

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Eric W. Sanderson published Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. The book geolocated old maps onto the modern city...

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At the Threshold
26/05/2020

At the Threshold

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We are at the threshold of something, but do not know what exactly. Ortega y Gasset’s diagnosis – “We do not know what is happening to us, and this is precisely what is happening to us”...

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Co-Architectes, Saint-Joseph Media Library on Reunion Island (France)
26/05/2020

Co-Architectes, Saint-Joseph Media Library on Reunion Island (France)

A work of the firm Co-Architects, headed by Nicolas Peyrebonne, this building is located in Saint-Joseph, a commune on the southern tip of Réunion, one of the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. Establishing a constant dialogue with the...

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U.S. Deaths Near 100.000,  An Incalculable Loss
25/05/2020

U.S. Deaths Near 100.000, An Incalculable Loss

The New York Times

A presentation of obituaries and death notices from newspapers around the country tries to frame incalculable loss...

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Ignacio Hornillos, Chapel House in Madrid
25/05/2020

Ignacio Hornillos, Chapel House in Madrid

The renovation and enlargement of this house in Madrid's Ciudad Lineal district was carried out by Ignacio Hornillos (Madrid, 1985), in a project consisting of four architectural operations: excavating a chapel, inserting the master bedroom, attaching a pavilion...

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Wutopia Lab, Sinan Books Poetry Store in Shanghai
25/05/2020

Wutopia Lab, Sinan Books Poetry Store in Shanghai

To build a church within a church: this was the intention of Wutopia Lab for one of Shanghai’s most emblematic bookstores. The first church addressed by the project is an Orthodox temple raised in 1932, the walls of which have been kept intact and the interior...

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Wunderkammer 2020, by Olafur Eliasson
24/05/2020

Wunderkammer 2020, by Olafur Eliasson

You are invited to create your own cabinet of curiosities in augmented reality by bringing objects, outdoor phenomena, and smaller spatial experiments by Olafur to your home or environment - a sun, a puffin, a ladybird, or flowers, a compass or a rainy cloud...

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Dining Al Serra
23/05/2020

Dining Al Serra

World Architects

As restaurants reopen after months of lockdown, one in Amsterdam is offering diners the option of two-person greenhouses. The gimmick is working: the restaurant is fully booked until June...

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How Mongolia is helping its nomads adapt to big city life
22/05/2020

How Mongolia is helping its nomads adapt to big city life

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

We step inside the yurt-inspired hub that’s fixing the culture of travelling herders shock, designed by the Hong Kong architecture studio Rural Urban Framework (RUF)...

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Brooklyn, Before It Was a Global Brand
22/05/2020

Brooklyn, Before It Was a Global Brand

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Officially incorporated in 1834, Brooklyn was already the third largest city in America by the Civil War. Just over a century later it was in shambles, hemorrhaging jobs...

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Galar-Vélaz-Gil to refurbish Madrid Railway Museum
22/05/2020

Galar-Vélaz-Gil to refurbish Madrid Railway Museum

For a scheme titled '1878-1880' the Pamplona practice of Daniel Galar, Josecho Vélaz, and Javier Gil won the competition to renovate and enlarge Delicias Station, an example of 19th-century iron architecture and engineering, home since 1984 of the Madrid...

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Idom, Center in Science and Biodiversity in Risaralda (Colombia)
21/05/2020

Idom, Center in Science and Biodiversity in Risaralda (Colombia)

In Dosquebradas, a municipality in Colombia's Risaralda department, stands this mixed-use building, an Idom project directed by Jabier Fernández Sánchez. The region is known for its rich fauna and flora, thanks to varying climates. Encompassing a gross...

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MVRDV, Shenzhen Terraces
20/05/2020

MVRDV, Shenzhen Terraces

The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has won the competition for the Shimao ShenKong International Center, a mixed-use development in the heart of the Longgang district of Shenzhen, China. To be known as Shenzhen Terraces, the 101,300-square-meter complex will include...

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Why Zoom meetings are so dissatisfying
20/05/2020

Why Zoom meetings are so dissatisfying

The Economist

The main reasons Zoom conversations are draining are to do with audio. The most cultures observe a conversational rule of “no gap, no overlap”...

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New Dates for the Biennale Architettura
20/05/2020

New Dates for the Biennale Architettura

La Biennale di Venezia announces that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – How Will We Live Together? – curated by Hashim Sarkis has been postponed to 2021, to be held Saturday May 22nd to Sunday November 21st...

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Dietmar Steiner (1951-2020)
19/05/2020

Dietmar Steiner (1951-2020)

With Dietmar Steiner, the internationally debated architecture and urban planning culture loses one of its pioneers. Born in 1951, Dietmar Steiner studied architecture with Ernst A. Plischke and Gustav Peichl, among others...

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Rem Koolhaas Says Redesigning Public Spaces Was Necessary Before the Pandemic
19/05/2020

Rem Koolhaas Says Redesigning Public Spaces Was Necessary Before the Pandemic

Time

Airports are just one among the many, many public spaces that may have to be rethought, reorganized and redesigned in the era of pandemics, and Koolhaas believes it is way overdue...

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El Equipo Mazzanti, refurbishment of Romelio Martínez Stadium in Barranquilla (Colombia)
19/05/2020

El Equipo Mazzanti, refurbishment of Romelio Martínez Stadium in Barranquilla (Colombia)

The Bogotá firm of Giancarlo Mazzanti renovated and enlarged this 1935 stadium in Baranquilla, the capital of Colombia's Atlántico Department. The objective was to reorient the facilities in compliance with standards set by the 2018 Central American...

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Phone data identify travel hubs at risk of a second wave of infections
19/05/2020

Phone data identify travel hubs at risk of a second wave of infections

The Economist

Well-networked areas tend to have more infections than their average incomes and population densities suggest...

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New Books
AV Monografías 223_224 - ESPAÑA 2020 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 225 - VIDA Y VIRUS 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 97 - THAM & VIDEGÅRD 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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.
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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