Arquitectura Viva
Friday, May 24, 2019
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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Tato Architects, house in Hokusetsu (Japan)
10/05/2019

Tato Architects, house in Hokusetsu (Japan)

The labyrinthine design of this dwelling pursues a geometric pattern of square rooms connected by circulation elements and communal zones shaped like rhombi. A work of Tato Architects, headed by Yo Shimada (Kobe, 1971), the house stands in a dense residential...

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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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Satellite data shed new light on North Korea’s opaque economy
05/05/2019

Satellite data shed new light on North Korea’s opaque economy

The Economist

Nocturnal luminosity is one of the few reliable sources of information about the country. It implies that North Korea’s economy is poorer and more vulnerable to weather than formerly thought....

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Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?
05/05/2019

Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?

The Guardian

Think you know Chicago from Saint-Tropez? It’s harder than it looks. Which city is this? Genoa, Athens, Hong Kong or Palermo...

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Iter may deliver fusion power as early as 2045
04/05/2019

Iter may deliver fusion power as early as 2045

The Economist

Iter will be a giant fusion reactor of a type called a tokamak. It will have over 1m components. Its main vessel will weigh more than 23,000 tonnes and it will cost at least $20bn...

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Tracks Architectes, La Ruche kindergarten in Perthes-en-Gatinais (France )
03/05/2019

Tracks Architectes, La Ruche kindergarten in Perthes-en-Gatinais (France )

The Paris firm Tracks Architectes, headed by Moïse Boucherie y Jérémy Griffon, designed this kindergarten as an orderly succession of timber constructions with gabled forms, reinterpreting the simple geometry of local architecture in Perthes-en-Gatinais, a village...

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Bruno Barbey’s Color of China
03/05/2019

Bruno Barbey’s Color of China

Magnum Photos

Jean Loh reflects upon how the photographer's decades of work in China have created a vivid portrait of a country forever on the move...

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‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’, at Design Museum, London
03/05/2019

‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’, at Design Museum, London

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

This astounding exhibition reveals the obsessive level of genius the great director showed, whether inventing the space age – or restaging the Vietnam war in a London gas works...

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De Blasio cracks down on glass towers as part of Green New Deal
02/05/2019

De Blasio cracks down on glass towers as part of Green New Deal

The Architects Newspaper

The OneNYC 2050 initiative tackles climate change through new building codes, glass tower crackdowns, renewable energy requirements, citywide composting...

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b720/Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, Forma Itaim Tower in São Paulo (Brazil)
02/05/2019

b720/Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, Forma Itaim Tower in São Paulo (Brazil)

The envelope of ceramic pieces rendered in a variety of colors does much to give the building a personality of its own in the urban fabric, while distinguishing each apartment unit. The 25-floor tower is located in Itaim Bibi, a São Paulo neighborhood...

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Japan's New Concrete Seawalls
01/05/2019

Japan's New Concrete Seawalls

Wired

The Japanese government implemented a number of reforms, including relocating coastal villages to higher land and forbidding further development along the northeast coastline...

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An old theatre in Barcelona is reimagined as a live/work space
30/04/2019

An old theatre in Barcelona is reimagined as a live/work space

Wallpaper

The building has been named ‘The Theatre’ in honour of its colourful past. The renovation and redesign has been imagined by Cadaval & Solà-Morales...

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Fernanda Canales, Tamayo Pavilion in Mexico City
30/04/2019

Fernanda Canales, Tamayo Pavilion in Mexico City

A project of the Mexican Fernanda Canales, this almost rectangular installation organized around three patios of varying size engages in a dialogue of opposite, with the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, a 1979-1981 work of Teodoro González de León...

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Michael Wolf (1954-2019)
29/04/2019

Michael Wolf (1954-2019)

The Guardian

From Japanese commuters pressed against train windows to the high-rise hutches of Hong Kong, the German photographer caught the effects of global capitalism on humans...

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The stratolaunch
27/04/2019

The stratolaunch

The Economist

Mr Rutan is probably the most original aircraft designer in the world, and Stratolaunch is perhaps his pièce de résistance. By wingspan (117 metres) it is the largest plane ever to have flown...

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Vaíllo Irigaray y Asociados to build World Car Center in Vigo
26/04/2019

Vaíllo Irigaray y Asociados to build World Car Center in Vigo

The Navarre practice of Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Luis Irigaray has won the competition organized by Vigo's Duty-Free Zone Consortium for the construction of the World Car Center. The project comprises two new buildings and an intervention on an existing residential...

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Sarah Whiting, dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design
26/04/2019

Sarah Whiting, dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sarah Whiting, dean of architecture at Rice University, will return to Harvard, where she taught early in her career, as the next dean of the Graduate School of Design...

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Atlantic City: 'Trump turned this place into a ghost town'
25/04/2019

Atlantic City: 'Trump turned this place into a ghost town'

The Guardian

When Trump won the election, photographer Brian Rose made straight for the gambling town – to show the reality behind his billionaire boasts...

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Shortlist
25/04/2019

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 Shortlist

The 20 shortlisted projects, which are located in 16 different countries, will compete for US$ 1 million in prize money. The prestigious prize-giving ceremony will be hosted in the historic centre city of Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation, in the autumn of 2019...

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Gehry to design new office headquarters for Warner Bros
24/04/2019

Gehry to design new office headquarters for Warner Bros

The Architects Newspaper

Gehry Partners has unveiled renderings for a new 800,000-square-foot office complex slated for the Warner Bros. studio campus in Burbank, California...

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SOM, human settlement on the Moon
24/04/2019

SOM, human settlement on the Moon

The firm SOM (SKidmore, Owings & Merrill) – in collaboration with the European Space Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – will masterplan, design, and engineer Moon Village, a permanent human settlement on the lunar surface. Revolving...

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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 214 - JEAN NOUVEL 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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