Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Rural Tourism Accommodation Vietnam competition winners
17/03/2020

Rural Tourism Accommodation Vietnam competition winners

The winners of the competition organized by Arquideas for architecture students and young architects, and for the purpose of creating tourist accommodations in Mù Cang Chải, a rural distrct in the Vietnamese province of Yen Bau, have been announced...

[+]
Oliveras Boix Arquitectes, Ateneu de Fabricació (Barcelona)
17/03/2020

Oliveras Boix Arquitectes, Ateneu de Fabricació (Barcelona)

Situated between party walls in the Gràcia neighborhood, an early 20th-century warehouse was transformed into a facility modeled after the FabLab, which gives citizens access to digital fabrication tools and the training they require to be able to develop prototypes...

[+]
Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially
16/03/2020

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially

The Washington Post

After the first case of covid-19, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus reports of further infections trickled in slowly. Two months later, that trickle has turned into a steady current...

[+]
Globalization in Reverse
16/03/2020

Globalization in Reverse Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

To stop the virus, the globe is raising walls and grinding to a halt. The interruption of travel to contain the spreading of the coronavirus and the increased difficulties for the transportation...

[+]
Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We're not ready
15/03/2020

Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We're not ready

TED

In 2014, the world avoided a global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers plus, frankly, some very good luck...

[+]
Foot traffic has fallen sharply in cities with big coronavirus outbreaks
13/03/2020

Foot traffic has fallen sharply in cities with big coronavirus outbreaks

The Economist

By tracking mobile phones, Google constantly estimates how busy places are relative to historical averages...

[+]
Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and the drugs that might lessen its power
13/03/2020

Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and the drugs that might lessen its power

The Economist

Scientists are dashing to set up protocols for further clinical trials in countries expecting a rush of new cases...

[+]
GRX Arquitectos, Calixto House in Puebla de Don Fadrique (Granada)
13/03/2020

GRX Arquitectos, Calixto House in Puebla de Don Fadrique (Granada)

Bordering with Albacete, Murcia, and Almeria bot located within Granada province, the municipality of Puebla de Don Fadrique belongs to the comarca of Huéscar, at the foot of La Sagra peak. The Granada-based GRX Arquitectos – Álvaro Gor, Carlos Gor, and Agustín Gor...

[+]
Nieto Sobejano, Carmen Thyssen Museum in San Felíu de Guíxols
12/03/2020

Nieto Sobejano, Carmen Thyssen Museum in San Felíu de Guíxols

The Madrid practice of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano have won first place in the competition to build a museum in San Felíu de Guíxols (Girona) to house part of Carmen Thyssen's art collection, joining those already existing in Madrid, Málaga, and Andorra...

[+]
External Reference & Uroz, Jané Winestore in Comarruga (Tarragona)
11/03/2020

External Reference & Uroz, Jané Winestore in Comarruga (Tarragona)

Carmelo Zappulla of External Reference Architects and Chu Uroz renovated this liquor store in a 700-square-meter space located at kilometer 1187 along the N-340 road leading from Vendrell to Comarruga, in the Lower Penedes region. With verbal information...

[+]
Lucas y Hernández-Gil, A12 House in Madrid
10/03/2020

Lucas y Hernández-Gil, A12 House in Madrid

Occupying what used to be a store, with direct access from the street, this dwelling is conceived as a mix between the Mediterranean house – introverted and spilling out into a courtyard – and the phenomenological house as described by Gaston Bachelard: a space...

[+]
The First Mean Streets
09/03/2020

The First Mean Streets

The New York Review of Books

Scott’s Against the Grain, published in 2017, depicts the world’s first citizens as disease-ridden, subjugated, and desperate to escape the city’s bounds...

[+]
The miracle new sustainable product that's revolutionising architecture – stone!
09/03/2020

The miracle new sustainable product that's revolutionising architecture – stone!

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

It’s cheap, light, quick, fireproof and has a tiny carbon footprint compared to concrete...

[+]
Estudio DIIR, extension of social and health center in Plasencia (Cáceres)
09/03/2020

Estudio DIIR, extension of social and health center in Plasencia (Cáceres)

A project titled 'Lagar,' submitted by DIIR, the Madrid practice of Ricardo Fernández, David Meana, Ignacio Navarro, and Iñigo Palazón, has earned them first place – with a 10,000 euros award – in the public and open-to-all competition, organized by the Extremadura...

[+]
Emac Arquitectura, Doctor Sanchís Guarner school in La Pobla Llarga (Valencia)
09/03/2020

Emac Arquitectura, Doctor Sanchís Guarner school in La Pobla Llarga (Valencia)

The firm Emac -- acronym for Mediterranean space for contemporary architecture and headed by Miguel Martínez Castillejo and Pau Batalla Soriano -- in ad hoc union with the architecture and engineering company Octógono Castellón has won the competition for ideas...

[+]
Viral Democracy
06/03/2020

Viral Democracy Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The virus threat cancels frontiers. The vulnerability of our hyperconnected planet becomes exposed with computer and biological viruses alike...

[+]
Neri & Hu, Junshan Cultural Center in Beijing
06/03/2020

Neri & Hu, Junshan Cultural Center in Beijing

The Shanghai firm headed by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu were tasked to renovate an old brick building containing two levels of offices, to combine this use with a cultural center including a library, an exhibition hall, and a multipurpose space for 100 people...

[+]
Flores & Prats to renovate the Ancien Théâtre des Variétés in Brussels
05/03/2020

Flores & Prats to renovate the Ancien Théâtre des Variétés in Brussels

A scheme drawn up by the Barcelona practice of Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats, in collaboration with the Brussels firm Ouest Architecture – has been announced the winning design in the restricted competition to convert the Belgian capital’s old Ancien Théâtre des Variétés...

[+]
Colonizing the Countryside. Rem Koolhaas at the Guggenheim
04/03/2020

Colonizing the Countryside. Rem Koolhaas at the Guggenheim

Vladimir Belogolovsky

We used to be fascinated with the future and newness, we are now scared of it and comforted by nostalgia. Before, we were obsessed with crafting beautiful objects and buildings...

[+]
Real-time map shows confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide
04/03/2020

Real-time map shows confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide

The dashboard, built by a team at the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering and regularly updated with data from the WHO, CDC, and other sources, illustrates how the virus is spreading in China and beyond...

[+]
Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara, Pritzker Prize 2020
03/03/2020

Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara, Pritzker Prize 2020

Associates since 1978 in the Dublin firm Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell (1951) and Shelley McNamara (1952) have been named the winners of the 2020 Pritzker Prize. The announcement has just been made by Tom Pritzker, president of the Hyatt Foundation...

[+]
Zaha Hadid Architects, Torre One Thousand Museum in Miami (Florida)
02/03/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Torre One Thousand Museum in Miami (Florida)

Rising 216 meters and 62 floors, this residential skyscraper is located on Biscayne Boulevard, opposite Museum Park, site of Miami’s new museums. Designed by Zaha Hadid before she died in 2016, the building presents a curved exoskeleton of concrete that structures...

[+]
The case for ... never demolishing another building
01/03/2020

The case for ... never demolishing another building

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The construction industry is wasteful and creates huge CO2 emissions. But what if new buildings had to be adapted and resused or built only with materials already available?...

[+]
Richard Long at Luis Barragán's Cuadra San Cristóbal
29/02/2020

Richard Long at Luis Barragán's Cuadra San Cristóbal

Artnet

Using local materials, sourced from quarries within the valley of Mexico City and Puebla, Long has created work inspired by Barragán and the local architecture...

[+]
Jun Aoki & Associates + Peter Marino, Louis Vuitton store in Osaka (Japan)
28/02/2020

Jun Aoki & Associates + Peter Marino, Louis Vuitton store in Osaka (Japan)

Inspiration for the curving glass facade of the Louis Vuitton store in Osaka, designed by Jun Aoki & Associates and Peter Marino, came from the sails of old Japanese merchant vessels, in reference to the history of a city defined by the importance of its port....

[+]
OMA, SNCB headquarters in Brussels
27/02/2020

OMA, SNCB headquarters in Brussels

The design that won the 2018 competition to turn three buildings on Fonsny Avenue, by the Brussels-South train station, into new offices for the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges, Belgium’s national railway company, has been unveiled. With a total area...

[+]
Royal Gold Medal lecture with Grafton Architects
27/02/2020

Royal Gold Medal lecture with Grafton Architects

RIBA

Watch live: lecture by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of the Dublin-based Grafton Architects, the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal 2020.

[+]
Oolite Arts to Build Impressive Barozzi Veiga-Designed Campus
26/02/2020

Oolite Arts to Build Impressive Barozzi Veiga-Designed Campus

Observer

Barcelona, Spain-based Estudio Barozzi Veiga has been selected to design a new headquarters for Oolite Arts, one of Miami's largest artist-supporting cultural groups...

[+]
Amann, Cánovas y Maruri + AMM, housing in Luxembourg
26/02/2020

Amann, Cánovas y Maruri + AMM, housing in Luxembourg

A 2013 competition involving three residential buildings for the Société Nationale des Habitations à Bon Marché, in Luxembourg’s Kirchberg quarter, was won by the Madrid practice of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri – in collaboration with...

[+]
‘Drawings’, by Blanca Miró Skoudy
26/02/2020

‘Drawings’, by Blanca Miró Skoudy

Ivorypress presents artist Blanca Miró Skoudy’s first solo exhibition in Madrid. Miró’s work embraces multiple creative fields, from illustration to design, video making and scenography. This exhibition includes selections from the foundation and inspiration...

[+]
New Books
AV Monografías 221 - DILLER SCOFIDIO+R 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 223 - GRAFTON ARCHITECTS 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.
SPECIAL OFFER SPECIAL OFFER
BACK ISSUES
Complete your magazine collection now with
our back issues
special offer: buy a full year
of Arquitectura Viva or
a set of four Spanish Architecture Yearbooks
at a very interesting price.
Editorial Arquitectura Viva SL - Calle de Aniceto Marinas, 32 - E-28008 Madrid, España - Ph: (+34) 915 487 317 - Fax: (+34) 915 488 191 - AV@ArquitecturaViva.com - Latest News in RSS