Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Álvaro Siza in New York
08/09/2019

Álvaro Siza in New York

The New York Times

Álvaro Siza designs his first high-rise in the United States on the far west side of Manhattan...

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Burning Man 2019
07/09/2019

Burning Man 2019

Curbed

Although the annual festival in the desert has it roots in San Francisco bohemianism, it has since gone down in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert...

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Kazuyo Sejima designs Japanese express train
06/09/2019

Kazuyo Sejima designs Japanese express train

Kazuyo Sejima, who heads SANAA with Ryue Nishizawa, designed these trains of eight cars each for the company Seibu, with curved glass noses and huge passenger windows (135 x 158 centimeters) giving  panoramic views of the passing landscape.

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Gare du Nord revamp ‘indecent’, say leading French architects
06/09/2019

Gare du Nord revamp ‘indecent’, say leading French architects

The Guardian

Jean Nouvel as well as historians and town planners wrote an open letter to Le Monde saying the €600m plan to create shopping space in Paris railway station was a “serious urban error”...

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X Architects, Wasit Wetland Center in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
06/09/2019

X Architects, Wasit Wetland Center in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

Distinguished with the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Wasit Wetland Center in the Emirate of Sharjah is a facility with a marsh, a visitor center, and points from which to birdwatch. The Dubai-based firm X-Architects, headed by Ahmed Al-Ali and Farid Esmaeil...

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Marina Abramović's naked living doorway to be recreated at RA
06/09/2019

Marina Abramović's naked living doorway to be recreated at RA

The Guardian

Imponderabilia, where visitors squeeze past nude couple, will be among 2020 retrospective of artist’s work at London's Royal Academy of Arts...

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Casas prefabricadas de madera Pineca
06/09/2019

Casas prefabricadas de madera Pineca

Con 26 años de experiencia, el grupo lituano Pineca fabrica cabañas, casetas, cobertizos, garajes y pélets de madera.Las casas prefabricadas de Pineca son fáciles y rápidas de montar, y pueden ser utilizadas como viviendas principales o segundas residencias...

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Lego architects and super-fans on designing perfect miniature worlds
05/09/2019

Lego architects and super-fans on designing perfect miniature worlds

CNN

Many architects now shaping the world's cities acknowledge a debt to Lego, the Danish toy company behind the plastic bricks that have littered bedroom floors for more than 50 years...

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Goldsmith Company, Floating Farm Dairy in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
05/09/2019

Goldsmith Company, Floating Farm Dairy in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

In Merwehaven, a harbor zone of Rotterdam, on the right bank of the Meuse River, rises this agricultural construction where dairy products are made and processed. The design by Goldsmith Company, a local practice, is based on nautical principles, taking into account...

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Samira Rathod Design Atelier, school in Bhadran (India)
04/09/2019

Samira Rathod Design Atelier, school in Bhadran (India)

The Mumbai firm of the architect Samira Rathod designed this terracotta school building surrounded by tobacco fields in Bhadran, a village in the state of Gujarat, in far western India. It is characterized by asymmetrical arches for which children’s doodles were the inspiration...

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Where are the architects who will put the environment first?
04/09/2019

Where are the architects who will put the environment first?

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Nearly 40% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, to use a figure architects love to bandy, are caused by the built environment...

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Spanish artist Sabek in Moscow
04/09/2019

Spanish artist Sabek in Moscow

The Russian festival Urbanmorphogenesis, in which over 70 street artists have participated, features Inocencia by Sabek (Madrid, 1985), a project that covers a 60-meter-tall building in Odinstovo, a city in Moscow Oblast.

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Puig·Mir, Godmar Rectory in Callús (Barcelona)
03/09/2019

Puig·Mir, Godmar Rectory in Callús (Barcelona)

At the end of the 19th century, the textile industry of the town of Callús flourished and developed along the Cardener River, which became the center of activity. As a consequence, both the small castle of Godmar and the church of Sant Sadurní fell gradually into disuse...

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Bouzas & Del Águila, ‘The Catenary and the Arch’ at Can Balaguer
02/09/2019

Bouzas & Del Águila, ‘The Catenary and the Arch’ at Can Balaguer

In the framework of the Insólit 2019 festival held in Palma de Mallorca last July, the architects Manuel Bouzas (Pontevedra, 1993) and Santiago del Águila (Madrid,1992) designed the temporary installation called 'The Catenary and the Arch' for the courtyard...

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Europe’s long vacation flight home
31/08/2019

Europe’s long vacation flight home

The Economist

Seen from an airliner, Europe’s problems look smaller. The continent is a patchwork of different histories, cultures and political traditions, but one where borders are utterly inadequate as tools of organisation...

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The foody benefits of farming vertically
30/08/2019

The foody benefits of farming vertically

The Economist

Vertical farms are sprouting up in all sorts of places, nourished by investment in the business from the likes of Japan’s SoftBank and Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos...

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Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River
30/08/2019

Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River

A work of the Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art, these constructions are part of the Fuchin New Century Wonderland hotel complex in Jiande, a county-level city under the administration of Hangzhou, in Zheziang Province...

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The Secret Curse of Owning a Frank Lloyd Wright House
30/08/2019

The Secret Curse of Owning a Frank Lloyd Wright House

Realtor

Why would such a popular and adored architect's homes be so hard to hand off to a new owner? ...

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Apple Aventura creates a new social focus for Miami
29/08/2019

Apple Aventura creates a new social focus for Miami

The materiality and flowing spaces are inspired by the region’s Art Deco buildings, with the new two-level store creating a dynamic destination that nurtures creativity and innovation. Foster + Partners’ integrated design team of architects and engineers worked...

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Six architects and designers revisit their first commission
29/08/2019

Six architects and designers revisit their first commission

The Guardian

Norman Foster, David Chipperfield, Thomas Heatherwick, Kate Macintosh, Asif Khan and Mary Duggan...

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Beijing Daxing International Airport
29/08/2019

Beijing Daxing International Airport

Beijing's new mega airport is nearing completion and is slated to open for business in September. The airport, set to be one of the world's largest aviation hubs, was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to accommodate a whopping 120 million passengers a year.

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019
29/08/2019

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019

The winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The winners, who will share US$ 1 million between them, are from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Palestine, Russian Federation and Senegal...

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The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019
28/08/2019

The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019

Time

Destinations to experience right now, from America’s hottest hometown pizzeria to a Tokyo museum bringing digital art to life...

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Competition for Plaza del Mar revamp in Sanxenxo (Pontevedra)
28/08/2019

Competition for Plaza del Mar revamp in Sanxenxo (Pontevedra)

The Madrid firm Paredes Pedrosa has won the idea competition for Plaza del Mar, a square in the Galician city of Sanxenxo, and its immediate surroundings. Carme Pinós and Emilio Tuñón came in second and third. There were 35 entries in all...

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Gravitational astronomy proves its maturity
27/08/2019

Gravitational astronomy proves its maturity

The Economist

On august 14th, just after 9pm Universal Time, a ripple of gravitational waves reached Earth. Until a few years ago no one would have noticed such an event...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, river promenade and anti-flood system in Hamburg
27/08/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, river promenade and anti-flood system in Hamburg

At the Niederhafen port area on the banks of the Elbe River, the British firm Zaha Hadid Architects has upgraded and reinforced the flood protection system of the northern German city of Hamburg. Resulting from a 2006 competition, the operation reconstructs the existing...

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L’histoire contemporaine au prisme de l’architecture
26/08/2019

L’histoire contemporaine au prisme de l’architecture Pdf

Le Monde

Les chroniques architecturales écrites par Luis Fernandez-Galiano pour «El País», entre 1993 et 2006, tissent le récit passionnant d’une période de bouleversements intenses...

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Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts
26/08/2019

Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts

The Economist

The world is not ready for the sea levels it will face. There are some 1.6m kilometres of coastline shared between the 140 countries that face the sea...

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One way or another the deluge is coming
26/08/2019

One way or another the deluge is coming

The Economist

How to prepare for rising sea levels. The ocean covers 70.8% of the Earth’s surface. That share is creeping up...

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Dellekamp Arquitectos, House in San José del Cabo (Mexico)
23/08/2019

Dellekamp Arquitectos, House in San José del Cabo (Mexico)

Conceived as a refuge, the Cabo House stands on a series of platforms built with local earth that descend adapting to the slope of the site. From these telluric platforms, walls of the same material, rammed earth, rise in parallels to frame views toward the sea and give rise...

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New Books
AV Monografías 217 - UNDURRAGA DEVÉS 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 216 - E2A 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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.
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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