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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Maria Spada: Archiflakes, Christmas installation in Allies and Morrison office
05/01/2018

Maria Spada: Archiflakes, Christmas installation in Allies and Morrison office

Maria Spada has turned architectural plans into snowflake patterns representing the different nationalities working together in the London office of Allies and Morrison. Small snowflakes were made through laser cutting to raise funds for social causes.

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Vector Architects, hotel in Yangshuo (China)
05/01/2018

Vector Architects, hotel in Yangshuo (China)

On the banks of the Li River, in Yangshuo, a town in southern China’s Guangxi region, was a sugar mill long in disuse, immersed in a picturesque karstic landscape full of eroded limestone forms. The architectural horizontality strikes a contrast with the verticality...

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Fernando Menis design Christmas lighting for La Oliva (Fuerteventura)
05/01/2018

Fernando Menis design Christmas lighting for La Oliva (Fuerteventura)

Giant squids and garlands of jellyfish these days decorate the streets of La Oliva, a town in the Canarian island of Fuerteventura. For these lighting installations, sea life has been reproduced by a combination of recycling, creativity, and the participation of residents.  

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9 architects share their dream projects to improve (or Save) NYC
04/01/2018

9 architects share their dream projects to improve (or Save) NYC

New York Magazine

We asked some of New York City’s most innovative architects how they’d like to fix this place up a bit...

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The "Pamplona Encounters"
04/01/2018

The "Pamplona Encounters"

José Antonio Flores

To celebrate the 45 years that have passed since the International Encounters on Art held in Pamplona, sponsored by the Huarte family and organized by Luis de Pablo and...

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MAPA Architects, Minimod Cutuçaba in São Paulo (Brazil)
04/01/2018

MAPA Architects, Minimod Cutuçaba in São Paulo (Brazil)

Minimod Cutuçaba is a house built on the logic of plug & play prefabrication. It is formed by cubic modules – measuring 3 x 3 x 3 meters – prepared principally with wood, combinable in different ways to topographically, visually, and...

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Aranguren + Gallegos, ICA museum in Miami (Florida)
04/01/2018

Aranguren + Gallegos, ICA museum in Miami (Florida)

The Miami Design District welcomes the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), a museum designed by the Madrid studio of María José Aranguren and José González Gallegos. The cubic building, closed on its east and west sides, opens up north and south...

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Paredes Pedrosa, assisted living center in Palma de Mallorca
03/01/2018

Paredes Pedrosa, assisted living center in Palma de Mallorca

The Madrid office of Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio G. Pedrosa have won first prize in the competition to build a residence for elderly people in Son Martorell, in the Ciudad Jardín resort town of the capital of Palma de Mallorca. Selected out of 45 projects...

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Dubai Frame: UAE's latest surreal landmark frames a controversy
03/01/2018

Dubai Frame: UAE's latest surreal landmark frames a controversy

The Guardian

Architect’s ‘stolen building’ accusation overshadows opening of 50-storey portal almost a decade after it was first designed...

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John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93
03/01/2018

John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93

The New York Times

John Portman, the architect and developer who revolutionized hotel designs with soaring futuristic atriums, built commercial towers that revitalized the downtowns...

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Between Nouveau and Deco
02/01/2018

Between Nouveau and Deco

The New York Review of Books

‘Wiener Werkstätte, 1903–1932: The Luxury of Beauty’ an exhibition at the Neue Galerie in New York City. On view through 29 Jan...

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Design for the Real World
02/01/2018

Design for the Real World

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Designed architecture should not be mixed up with ‘design’ architecture. Here we borrow the title from Victor Papanek to introduce the work of fifty studios...

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Arquitectura-G, House in La Tallada (Girona)
02/01/2018

Arquitectura-G, House in La Tallada (Girona)

The project involved refurbishing a house set between party walls in La Tallada, a typical small village in the Empordà region of Catalonia. Changes and extensions carried out in the course of the life of the building had given it the peculiar appearance of a tower...

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25 People Shaping the Future in Science, Tech,  Activism and More
31/12/2017

25 People Shaping the Future in Science, Tech, Activism and More

Rolling Stones

The inventors, entrepreneurs and disrupters who are changing (and maybe saving) the world one brilliant idea at a time include profiles from architect Elon Musk to ciberactivist Simona Levi...

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How bike-sharing conquered the world
29/12/2017

How bike-sharing conquered the world

The Economist

Bike-sharing faces a new challenge after conquering cities all over the world: a dockless system that allows users to leave and take the bikes just scanning its QR Code...

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Kengo Kuma, guesthouse in Karuizawa (Japan)
29/12/2017

Kengo Kuma, guesthouse in Karuizawa (Japan)

The Japanese firm of Kengo Kuma has designed Roof / Birds, a guesthouse on a slope in a forest overlooking Mount Asama in Karuizama, in Nagano Prefecture. In a habitat of wild birds, the building is divided into blocks, minimizing the architecture’s...

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Stellar, Light Installation in Madrid´s City Center
28/12/2017

Stellar, Light Installation in Madrid´s City Center

Imagen Subliminal

Stellar, by Brut Deluxe studio, takes us to the outer space with hanging lights over the emblematic madrilenian street Alcalá from Cibeles to Puerta de Alcalá...

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Ethiopia´s Living Churches
28/12/2017

Ethiopia´s Living Churches

The Guardian

The book "Ethiopia´s Living Churches" gathers an important amount of religious architecture examples of one of the first cultures to adopt Christianity...

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Souto de Moura, power plant for Foz Tua dam in Alijó (Portugal)
28/12/2017

Souto de Moura, power plant for Foz Tua dam in Alijó (Portugal)

The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2011 recipient of the Pritzker Prize, shows his sensitivity to context in this project for the power plant of the Fox Tua dam, in the municipality of Alijó. The objective of the intervention is to eliminate...

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New lift technology is reshaping the city
27/12/2017

New lift technology is reshaping the city

The Economist

As the vertical elevator did in 1983, the new cable-free elevator will reshape our cities enourmously, as it allows the cabin to move sideways too...

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Heatherwick and Diller Scofidio in New York
27/12/2017

Heatherwick and Diller Scofidio in New York Pdf

Kosme Barañano

Two constructions are hot topics in New York City right now. Two constructions, one beside the other, within Hudson Yards, a real estate development embracing the...

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From Expresionists to Classicists
26/12/2017

From Expresionists to Classicists

Eduardo Prieto

Despite revisions carried out for decades, the historiography of modernity has not managed to free itself of its operative origins. Movements as influential as...

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Jean Nouvel, Qatar National Museum in Doha
26/12/2017

Jean Nouvel, Qatar National Museum in Doha

Inspired by the whimsical crystal forms of desert roses, the museum uses its formal expressiveness to establish a link between the Bedoiun culture and global modernity. An organic system of intersected disks stretches around the ancient Amiri Palace...

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The Year From Above
25/12/2017

The Year From Above

The New York Times

Major news events in 2017 were big — often big enough to be seen from far above, like Hurricane Jose over the Caribbean in this image...

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Julie Mehretu at Botín Centre in Santander
25/12/2017

Julie Mehretu at Botín Centre in Santander

After one on Carsten Höller, ‘Julie Mehretu. A Universal History of Everything and Nothing’ is the Botín Centre’s second exhibition since its inauguration in June of this year. A selection of thirty paintings and sixty drawings rendered with graphite...

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Attack the blocks: brutalist treasures under threat
24/12/2017

Attack the blocks: brutalist treasures under threat

The Guardian

Demolished in 2016, this is one of three buildings English Heritage had recommended for listing, while it was nominated for the World Monument Fund watch list in 2012...

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Work halts on Calatrava's church at World Trade Center site
23/12/2017

Work halts on Calatrava's church at World Trade Center site

Curbed

Construction on WTC’s St. Nicholas National Shrine has come to a stop after the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America allegedly missed several payments...

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Berlin exhibition on Nieto Sobejano’s Arvo Pärt Center
22/12/2017

Berlin exhibition on Nieto Sobejano’s Arvo Pärt Center

On view through 16 January at the Berlin gallery Aedes is an exhibition on the design of the firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano for the new cultural center named after the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, currently under construction in the...

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Peter Moor, AZG Training Center in Buchs (Switzerland)
22/12/2017

Peter Moor, AZG Training Center in Buchs (Switzerland)

In 2014 the Swiss architect Peter Moor won the competition to build a new center where training in carpentry could be complemented with a more practice-oriented program. Located in Buchs, a city in Switzerland's canton of Zurich, the building stands...

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US embassy proves a catalyst for £15bn Nine Elms regeneration project
22/12/2017

US embassy proves a catalyst for £15bn Nine Elms regeneration project

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Kieran Timberlake has completed work on the US Embassy in London. Standing in contrast to dark brick luxury flats, the glass citadel aims to be a benign fortress...

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New Books
AV Monografías 202 - H ARQUITECTES 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 201 - 50 FROM AFRICA AND ASIA 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 84 - BEVK PEROVIĆ 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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