Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Tents and kitchens for battle
29/09/2018

Tents and kitchens for battle

El País

The Zaragoza firm Arpa has made a niche for itself in the world market for mobile equipment for military and civilian use...

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Talented Baker Creates Stunningly Sculpted Pies
29/09/2018

Talented Baker Creates Stunningly Sculpted Pies

The Mind Circle

Lauren Ko’s pies consist of beautiful lattice crusts and the creative arrangement of the fruit fillings...

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Jencks, Eisenman, FAT, and more remember Robert Venturi
28/09/2018

Jencks, Eisenman, FAT, and more remember Robert Venturi

The Architects Newspaper

Robert Venturi passed away at age 93, and there has been an overwhelming response from the architecture community...

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More City
28/09/2018

More City

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architecture and architects were the protagonists of the first four international congresses of the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad. The fifth, held again at Pamplona’s Baluarte...

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Notre Dame and its swarms
28/09/2018

Notre Dame and its swarms

El País Semanal

After centuries of solitude high up on the cathedral, the monstrous figures of Notre Dame in Paris are now accompanied by hives of bees…

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Earliest animal fossils are identified
28/09/2018

Earliest animal fossils are identified

BBC

It's a 558-million-year-old oval-shaped creature that may have borne a superficial resemblance to a segmented jellyfish...

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Enorme Studio, Arachi Pavilion in Chihuahua (Mexico)
28/09/2018

Enorme Studio, Arachi Pavilion in Chihuahua (Mexico)

For this summer’s Taller del Desierto (Desert Workshop) of the ISAD (Instutute of Architecture and Design) of Chihuahua, Enorme Studio are raising this canopy in the Santa Cecilia neighborhood.

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This High-Tech Farmer Grows Kale in a Factory
28/09/2018

This High-Tech Farmer Grows Kale in a Factory

Bloomberg

In the kale-filled facility at vertical farm startup Bowery Farming, it’s a piece of proprietary software that makes most of the critical... 

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MUMA, community center and kindergarten in Cambridge (UK)
28/09/2018

MUMA, community center and kindergarten in Cambridge (UK)

Located 2 kilometers from the city center of Cambridge, the Eddington district offers accommodation for university students and workers, a primary school, and sports facilities. The latest offers are the Storey’s Field community center and the Eddington nursery school...

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MVRDV, ‘The Imprint’ in Incheon (South Korea)
27/09/2018

MVRDV, ‘The Imprint’ in Incheon (South Korea)

Near Seoul’s airport at Incheon, the Dutch firm MVRDV has completed two buildings: a nightclub and an indoor theme park. As these programs do not need natural light, the facades are windowless, with white and gold finishes and an imprint-based design using features...

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Nicholas Grimshaw, RIBA Royal Gold Medal
27/09/2018

Nicholas Grimshaw, RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, renowned British architect known for his Modernist public buildings and large-scale infrastructure projects, has been named 2019 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal...

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The Shopping Malls and Big Box Stores Gutted by E-Commerce
27/09/2018

The Shopping Malls and Big Box Stores Gutted by E-Commerce

Wired

Jesse Riesesr's memories of growing up in Springfield, Missouri in the 1990s unfold against a familiar retail backdrop...

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The XI by BIG
27/09/2018

The XI by BIG

Bjarke Ingels group’s first residential and hotel project in New York has been released.  It is currently under construction between the High Line and the Hudson River in West Chelsea...

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Mexico City’s new airport in progress
26/09/2018

Mexico City’s new airport in progress

Designed by Foster + Partners and FR-EE, the New International Airport of Mexico City (NAICM) continues to go up on Lake Texcoco, on land west of the current infrastructure.

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Active Debris Removal (ADR) demo
26/09/2018

Active Debris Removal (ADR) demo

Xataca

The British satellite RemoveDEBRIS, launched from the International Space Station, eliminates wastes in outer space...

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David Chipperfield, Selfridges Duke Street in London
26/09/2018

David Chipperfield, Selfridges Duke Street in London

The British David Chipperfield has renovated and enlarged the central London department store Selfridges, giving it a new entrance on the east facade and a large space for the sale of luxury accessories. The extension connects the historic edifice on Oxford Street...

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Guillem Carrera, day center and home for the elderly in Blancafort (Tarragona)
25/09/2018

Guillem Carrera, day center and home for the elderly in Blancafort (Tarragona)

In the Catalonian municipality of Blancafort, in the Conca de Barberà county, stands this building by Guillem Carrera (Tarragona, 1979). Housing two different facilities, the construction negotiates a level change, consolidating the urban fabric immediately around it...

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Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision
25/09/2018

Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision

The New York Times

Works by the likes of Pipilotti Rist and Roni Horn will now be displayed in a new museum building in Travilah (Maryland) called the Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer. It opens Oct. 4...

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A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011
25/09/2018

A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This exhibition ‘Icons of Style’ explores some of the ways photographers have shaped evolving notions of style and beauty...

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Marina Abramovic attacked with a painting
25/09/2018

Marina Abramovic attacked with a painting

El País

At the opening of her new exhibition, the Serbian artist was struck over the head by a 51-year-old Czech painter with a portrait he had done of her, He told Abramovic that he did it “for his art.”...

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BIG to build a distinct condo community in Toronto
25/09/2018

BIG to build a distinct condo community in Toronto

The Globe and Mail

The project Westbank King Street has been approved. It’s being heralded by “Unzipped Toronto,” an exhibition in the BIG-designed Serpentine pavilion...

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The archive in possession of the maps most coveted by treasure hunters
25/09/2018

The archive in possession of the maps most coveted by treasure hunters

El País Semanal

María Antonio Colomar has devoted 46 years of her life to unraveling histories and legends safeguarded in the Archive of the Indies, and been awarded by the Spanish Geographic Society....

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All the colors of Vicente Verdú
24/09/2018

All the colors of Vicente Verdú

El País Semanal

His forms and colors, his capture of them and his reasons, speak for themselves, on their own, with no need for additions or subterfuge.

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Much-Reviled Architectural Style Trending Again, Thanks to Instagram
24/09/2018

Much-Reviled Architectural Style Trending Again, Thanks to Instagram

Bloomberg

A new encyclopedia of brutalist buildings makes the case that the movement is mounting a comeback...

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A Lego hospital in the extreme heat of South Sudan
24/09/2018

A Lego hospital in the extreme heat of South Sudan

El Mundo

Doctors Without Borders has begun to build quality modular health centers in places where there were only tents...

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RE/Form by Zaha Hadid Design
24/09/2018

RE/Form by Zaha Hadid Design

The collection of carpets consists of 22 designs, inspired by four themes that feature prominently in Zaha Hadid’s work: striated lines, ribbonlike projections, pixelated landscapes and organic cellular shapes...

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Mobility in future will also require eliminating vans and trucks
23/09/2018

Mobility in future will also require eliminating vans and trucks

Retina

Using electric vehicles and bicycles can also help combat pollution: logistics are to blame for 40% of contamination in cities...

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Why Europe should focus on its growing interdependence with Africa
22/09/2018

Why Europe should focus on its growing interdependence with Africa

The Economist

There is an alternative “Eurafrica” strategy. This is to accept the integration of Africa and Europe. Building walls will not work...

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Could a grid of giant filters help clean up Delhi's polluted air?
21/09/2018

Could a grid of giant filters help clean up Delhi's polluted air?

The Guardian

Thinking big in the fight against smog, architecture studio Znera have designed 100m-high pollution-absorbing towers for India’s capital city...

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Amann, Cánovas & Maruri, Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai
21/09/2018

Amann, Cánovas & Maruri, Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai

The Madrid practice of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri has won the competition organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) for the construction of Spain’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the motto of which is ‘Connecting Minds...

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New Books
AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 207 - MORE CITY 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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
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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