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Sunday, June 24, 2018
California Crazy: pop architecture from the past
07/06/2018

California Crazy: pop architecture from the past

The Guardian

Starting in the 1920s, inventive entrepreneurs started creating attention-grabbing buildings to appeal to passing drivers. In Jim Heimann’s new book, California Crazy...

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Fjordenhus: first building by Olafur Eliasson
07/06/2018

Fjordenhus: first building by Olafur Eliasson

The headquarters of Kirk Kapital, in the Danish fjord of Vejle, is the first building designed entirely by the artist Olafur Eliasson, who has collaborated before in architectural projects like the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík or the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion of 2007...

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Form follows Form follows Form
06/06/2018

Form follows Form follows Form

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In the work of LAN, form follows form. As in the line of Gertrude Stein – ‘Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose’ –, reiteration is a source of identity and emotion...

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro win Adelaide Contemporary competition
06/06/2018

Diller Scofidio + Renfro win Adelaide Contemporary competition

The New York practice was chosen ahead of five other teams – including bids led by BIG, Adjaye Associates, David Chipperfield Architects and Office of Ryue Nishizawa – to create a dynamic new art space in Adelaide, Australia...

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‘En el Tiempo. Carlos Cánovas’ at the Museo ICO
06/06/2018

‘En el Tiempo. Carlos Cánovas’ at the Museo ICO

The Museo ICO in Madrid presents this exhibition included in the official selection of PhotoEspaña 2018. Curated by Juana Arlegui, and on view until 9 September, the show offers a tour through the urban landscapes of Carlos Cánovas (Hellín, 1951) from the 1980s...

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Peter Eisenman at ETSAM
05/06/2018

Peter Eisenman at ETSAM

The lecture given by Peter Eisenman, titled ‘On the Problems of Digital Architecture,’ is part of the qualifying university master’s degree program of the Madrid School of Architecture.

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5th International Congress on Architecture and Society: Pamplona, 13-14 June
05/06/2018

5th International Congress on Architecture and Society: Pamplona, 13-14 June

The four previous international congresses held by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad under the mottos ‘More for Less’ (2010), ‘The Common’ (2012), ‘Necessary Architecture’ (2014)...

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Israel authorizes the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village (West Bank)
05/06/2018

Israel authorizes the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar village (West Bank)

La Repubblica

The Supreme Court of Israel approves the demolition of the Bedouin village Khan-al Ahmar and of its school, built by the Italian studio ARCò Architettura & Cooperazione... 

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Watch a ‘Time’ Magazine Cover Made Using 958 Drones
05/06/2018

Watch a ‘Time’ Magazine Cover Made Using 958 Drones

Time

Watch a Time Magazine cover made using 958 of Intel's Shooting Star Drones take shape 100 meters up in the sky...

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Above NYC - Filmed in 12K
03/06/2018

Above NYC - Filmed in 12K

The system with 3X RED Weapon Monstro 8K VV cameras, which once processed creates stunning 100 megapixel motion picture images with a sensor size of approximately 645 Medium Format Film. The resulting 12K by 8K footage is 48.5 times the resolution of HD 1080p...

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Chelsea stadium plans are put on hold
03/06/2018

Herzog & de Meuron’s Chelsea stadium plans are put on hold

Chelsea Football Club announces today that it has put its new stadium project on hold. No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. The club does not have a time frame set for reconsideration of its decision...

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The weird world of Hong Kong's rooftops – in pictures
02/06/2018

The weird world of Hong Kong's rooftops – in pictures

The Guardian

From badminton to bonsai pruning to a precarious nap, it’s all going on high above the packed streets of Kowloon, Hong Kong. This series by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèz...

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Liu Jiakun's Serpentine Pavilion Beijing
02/06/2018

Liu Jiakun's Serpentine Pavilion Beijing

CNN

As a first foray outside Britain for the Serpentine Gallery's hugely successful series of temporary pavilions, a row of 38 steel rods pulled taut by cables...

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Worm food, another way to recycle plastic
01/06/2018

Worm food, another way to recycle plastic

The Economist

Mealworms are the new champions in the plastic-eating stakes. Plastic production has tripled over the past 25 years, and the mess it causes... 

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50 Years Coop Himmelb(l)au
01/06/2018

50 Years Coop Himmelb(l)au

A short film from Coop Himmelb(l)au celebrates the 50th anniversary of the firm started by Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky, and Michael Holzer in Vienna, Austria, in May 1968...

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UNStudio, Ellipsicoon pavilion
01/06/2018

UNStudio, Ellipsicoon pavilion

The Dutch firm UNStudio, led by Ben van Berkel, has designed this sculptural pavilion for Revolution Precrafted, company specialized in prefabricated construction. The continuous volume is woven with strands of high-density polyethylene and was digitally developed...

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Osvaldo Borsani at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum
01/06/2018

Osvaldo Borsani at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum

Norman Foster Foundation

Curated by Norman Foster, the first retrospective exhibition of Osvaldo Borsani – architect, designer and co-founder of Tecno – is open Museum until 15 September...

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Amazon pausing Seattle construction because of business tax proposal
31/05/2018

Amazon pausing Seattle construction because of business tax proposal

Curbed

Amazon has paused construction of a new tower “pending the outcome” of a full Seattle City Council vote on a proposed tax...

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Felipe Assadi, H House in Zapallar (Chile)
31/05/2018

Felipe Assadi, H House in Zapallar (Chile)

A concrete structure with cantilevers of up to 7 meters that compensate for one another frames views of the sea in the commune of Zapallar, in Chile’s Valparaíso Region. Conceived to ‘inhabit the structure,’ Felipe Assadi’s project starts from the top down...

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‘New Work: Lanza Atelier’ at SFMoMA
30/05/2018

‘New Work: Lanza Atelier’ at SFMoMA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art hosts, until 29 July, an exhibition devoted to the architecture studio Lanza, based in Mexico City and founded in 2015 by the Spaniard Isabel Abascal and the Mexican Alessandro Arienzo. The show displays three projects that...

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Kengo Kuma, Maritime History Museum in Saint-Malo (France)
30/05/2018

Kengo Kuma, Maritime History Museum in Saint-Malo (France)

The Japanese studio of Kengo Kuma has won the international competition to build a Maritime History Museum in the port city of Saint-Malo, in northwest France. The project is located on Duguay-Trouin quay, outside the city walls. The project proposed gives...

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Tulane names Iñaki Alday as new dean
30/05/2018

Tulane names Iñaki Alday as new dean

Iñaki Alday (Zaragoza, 1965), founder and principal with Margarita Jover of aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje, has been appointed as new dean of Tulane University in New Orleans...

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Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia
29/05/2018

Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia

The Vatican is participating in the Venice Architecture Biennale, for the first time ever, with a proposal that is an updating of the old theme of religious propaganda, using a series of ten chapels designed by signature architects that are scattered within a wooded...

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Herzog & de Meuron: Designing Buildings That Speak to the World
29/05/2018

Herzog & de Meuron: Designing Buildings That Speak to the World

The New York Times

From the converted industrial space of the Tate Modern in London to the polygonal, copper-clad de Young in San Francisco, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron...

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Gulf of Shadows
29/05/2018

Gulf of Shadows

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We say Gulf to avoid calling it Persian or Arabian. When that placid world of pearl hunters, camel breeders and date growers became an oil lake, the old enmity between...

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Does Christopher Hawthorne have what it takes to plan for L.A.’s future?
28/05/2018

Does Christopher Hawthorne have what it takes to plan for L.A.’s future?

The Architects Newspaper / Antonio Pacheco

Does it make a sense to put an architecture critic in charge of urban design? The question came to mind this March when the Los Angeles Times architecture critic...

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What do architecture critics think of the state of architecture criticism today?
28/05/2018

What do architecture critics think of the state of architecture criticism today?

The Architects Newspaper

As Christopher Hawthorne moves on from the Los Angeles Times and as new forms of...

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The Most Surprising Entry in Venice’s Architecture Biennale? The Vatican’s
28/05/2018

The Most Surprising Entry in Venice’s Architecture Biennale? The Vatican’s

The New York Times

For the Holy See’s first foray into the architecture exhibition, a dozen architects built chapels “for believers and nonbelievers alike.”...

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Photo Gallery:  16th Venice Architecture Biennale
28/05/2018

Photo Gallery: 16th Venice Architecture Biennale

This photo gallery of the current Venice Architecture Biennale, open until 25 November, is a tour through some of the national pavilions and some of the installations in the main exhibition, ‘Freespace.’

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2018 YTAA Finalists Announced
27/05/2018

2018 YTAA Finalists Announced

The twelve finalists for the second edition of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) were drawn from the 40-strong shortlist that was announced earlier this week. More than 300 projects from 34 countries were submitted...

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New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 205 - AMERICA IMPORTS 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 86 - MVRDV 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
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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