Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Jesús Donaire, house between walls in Malagón (Ciudad Real)
26/03/2018

Jesús Donaire, house between walls in Malagón (Ciudad Real)

The Madrid architect Jesús Donaire was commissioned to build a dwelling on a plot of land in the urban center of Malagón where a warehouse for storing farming materials stood. An adobe wall bordered the old building and was a key element of the urban image...

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The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?
25/03/2018

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

The Guardian

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain...

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Chunk of London housing estate to star at architecture festival
23/03/2018

Chunk of London housing estate to star at architecture festival

The Guardian

Eight-tonne fragment of Robin Hood Gardens to be reassembled at Venice Architecture Biennale...

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SANAA, cultural center in Tsuruoka (Japan)
23/03/2018

SANAA, cultural center in Tsuruoka (Japan)

The Tokyo firm SANAA, headed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, has completed this building in Tsuruoka, a small city in Japan’s Yamagata Prefecture. On the site of the old cultural center, the new facilities try to blend into the environment of wooden houses...

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Paco Gómez Archive: The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image
23/03/2018

Paco Gómez Archive: The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image

On view through 17 June at the Foto Colectania Foundation in Barcelona is 'Paco Gómez: The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image,' curated by Alberto Martín. The exhibition presents four decades of the career of Francisco Gómez...

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A work by Banksy in Manhattan protests the imprisonment of Zehra Dogan
22/03/2018

A work by Banksy in Manhattan protests the imprisonment of Zehra Dogan

The New York Times

The corner of Houston Street and the Bowery has been home to murals by some of the world’s most renowned street artists, from Keith Haring to Os Gêmeos to JR...

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Herzog & de Meuron, ‘horizontal skyscraper’ in Moscow
22/03/2018

Herzog & de Meuron, ‘horizontal skyscraper’ in Moscow

The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has presented its project for a residential building on stilts that is part of the plan to redevelop the Badaevskiy Brewery, abandoned on the banks of the Moscow River. In the center of the Russian capital, the two apartment...

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Büro Ole Scheeren, Duo Towers in Singapore
22/03/2018

Büro Ole Scheeren, Duo Towers in Singapore

The German firm of Ole Scheeren recently completed these two skyscrapers in Kampong Glam, a neighborhood which is the Muslim heart of Singapore. The taller one, rising 186 meters, contains 600 dwellings in 50 floors above ground. The other one, 170 meters tall...

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OFIS, house in the Gorafe Desert (Granada)
21/03/2018

OFIS, house in the Gorafe Desert (Granada)

The Slovenian firm OFIS – headed by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik— designed this glazed pavilion in collaboration with experts of the manufacturer Guardian Glass. The purpose was to demonstrate the technical capacity of its highly insulated Guardian SunGuard...

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( ) Pavilion in Mexico City
21/03/2018

( ) Pavilion in Mexico City

El equipo formado por colectivo seis, Kababie Arquitectos, taller paralelo y Michan Architecture ha levantado este pabellón efímero en el casco histórico de Ciudad de México, en el parque público de la Alameda Central. Con motivo del festival de arquitectura...

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Cities, deconstructed: Hatakeyama's offbeat urban visions
21/03/2018

Cities, deconstructed: Hatakeyama's offbeat urban visions

The Guardian

For 30 years, Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama has probed the intimate lives of cities – from the quarries where they are...

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David Adjaye, National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra
20/03/2018

David Adjaye, National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra

In time with the 61st anniversary of Ghana’s independence, David Adjaye has unveiled his design for a new cathedral in Accra, capital of the African country. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, Adjaye had in Accra up to now only carried out private residential projects...

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Ramón y Cajal deserves a place next to Michelangelo and Leonardo
20/03/2018

Ramón y Cajal deserves a place next to Michelangelo and Leonardo

Vulture

Santiago Ramón y Cajal is one of a kind in more ways than one. He is the only Nobel Prize winner in history — in physiology and medicine, 1906 — to also be a truly great artist...

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Forty years of hi-tech: from the Sainsbury Centre to Apple Park
20/03/2018

Forty years of hi-tech: from the Sainsbury Centre to Apple Park

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

In 1978, Norman Foster’s Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia was a vision of the future. The exhibition ‘Superstructures: the New Architecture 1960-1990’...

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MINI Goes Into Co-Living
20/03/2018

MINI Goes Into Co-Living

Pop-Up City

With its newest project, the MINI Living building in Shanghai, the car brand is continuing its venture into the urban living sector...

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Balkrishna Doshi's drawings
19/03/2018

Balkrishna Doshi's drawings

The recent winner of the Pritzker Prize, Balkrishna Doshi, has a large collection of handmade drawings through which he not only presented his designs, but also illustrated his thought process...

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BIG to build the National Theatre of Albania in Tirana
19/03/2018

BIG to build the National Theatre of Albania in Tirana

The Danish firm BIG of Bjarke Ingels has presented its design for the new National Theatre of Albania, a replacement of the current one in the country’s capital. The 9,300-square-meter building, shaped like a bow tie, contains three auditoriums and an amphitheatre on the...

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EC3, True North homes in Detroit (Michigan)
19/03/2018

EC3, True North homes in Detroit (Michigan)

Three kilometers from downtown Detroit is a community of nine semicylindrical cottages. The absence of physical limits around the community defines a much more open relationship with the neighborhood at large. Privacy takes on new meaning. Designed by the...

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Fatal Collapse: A Look at How the Florida Bridge Was Built
19/03/2018

Fatal Collapse: A Look at How the Florida Bridge Was Built

The New York Times

The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University in Miami had been put into place five days earlier...

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Flyover the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Construction Site
18/03/2018

Flyover the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Construction Site

While the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands won’t debut to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort guests until 2019, eager fans can take a voyage over the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction site - right now!...

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Matching Architecture to People’s Needs, by Listening to Them First
16/03/2018

Matching Architecture to People’s Needs, by Listening to Them First

The New York Times

When the architect Tatiana Bilbao was commissioned to design a house for Mexico’s poorest rural communities, her team was three months into the work before...

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Neri & Hu, Hotel The Walled in Yangzhou (China)
16/03/2018

Neri & Hu, Hotel The Walled in Yangzhou (China)

Located in the vicinity of Slender West Lake, in the city of Yangzhou, the 20-room hotel named The Walled is the work of the Chinese practice headed by Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri. The site was sprinkled with ponds and small structures that the architects...

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Lafayette Anticipations building in Paris, by OMA
15/03/2018

Lafayette Anticipations building in Paris, by OMA

The Guardian

In a five-storey former industrial building, part of which was once a girls’ school, this modern cultural centre has been created by the architect Rem Koolhaas and his OMA...

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BAAS Arquitectura, Montserrat Vayreda School in Rosas (Girona)
15/03/2018

BAAS Arquitectura, Montserrat Vayreda School in Rosas (Girona)

This kindergarten and primary education center is located on the outskirts of Rosas, a municipality in the Alt Empordà county of the Catalonian province of Girona, in a place where the urban fabric has yet to gel. A work of BAAS Arquitectura, it presents a regular...

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Enrique Llatas, donating models with the Marte Foundation
15/03/2018

Enrique Llatas, donating models with the Marte Foundation

Founder of the architectural firm Llatas and a teacher at the UPC (Peruvian University of Applied Sciences), Enrique Llatas has created the non-profit Fundación Marte with the mission of giving a second life to models after they have served their purpose in academics...

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K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Atenea building in Lima (Peru)
14/03/2018

K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Atenea building in Lima (Peru)

Built by the Peruvian practice of Marta Morelli and Sharif Kahatt, K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo, the Atenea building is a residential block for the members of a cultural organization in Lima.   Distributed in six floors, seven minimally equipped, loft-type apartments address...

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5 Women Accuse Richard Meier of Sexual Harassment
14/03/2018

5 Women Accuse Richard Meier of Sexual Harassment

The New York Times

But four women who have worked for Mr. Meier — and another who met him when he was working on the Getty — have described encounters when the architect was...

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Jacques Herzog at ETSAM - ‘Re-Use’
14/03/2018

Jacques Herzog at ETSAM - ‘Re-Use’

Jacques Herzog's lecture at the UPMadrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) is accompanied by a criticism session in which the Swiss architect will comment on the designs submitted by students of the Máster Habilitante program.

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Alfonso Cendron, Light House in the Po Valley (Italy)
14/03/2018

Alfonso Cendron, Light House in the Po Valley (Italy)

Containing a floor area of 250 square meters, this regular parallelepiped of a house rises in a rural environment in the easternmost part of the Padan Plain, in Italy’s Veneto region. The Italian architect Alfonso Cendron designed it as a simple solid with a square floor plan...

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After the tsunami: Japan's sea walls
13/03/2018

After the tsunami: Japan's sea walls

The Guardian

Seven years on from the earthquake and tsunami, residents on the north-east coast have rebuilt their lives alongside huge sea walls that should protect them if another disaster strikes...

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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 203 - SILICON VALLEY Arquitectura Viva
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AV Proyectos 85 - LACATON & VASSAL 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.
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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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