Arquitectura Viva
Monday, September 23, 2019
The Arctic is ablaze
04/08/2019

The Arctic is ablaze

The Economist

Peat fires in the Arctic are the latest symptom of climate change. The eastern siberian landscape does not normally resemble hell. In winter it is blanketed in snow...

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Howland, Milne y Wilton, Cork House in Berkshire (England)
03/08/2019

Howland, Milne y Wilton, Cork House in Berkshire (England)

Beside the River Thames stands this house built by Matthew Barnett Howland in collaboration with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton. Shortlisted for the 2019 Stirling Prize, the winner of which will be announced on 8 Ocrober, it presents five volumes topped...

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Carlos Cruz-Diez has died
02/08/2019

Carlos Cruz-Diez has died

The Economist

The Venezuelan artist, who died on July 27th, was an inventor of “kinetic art”. He spent most of his career in Paris...

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Travel With Us
02/08/2019

Travel With Us

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We are tourists, and pretend being travelers. Mass tourism used to be depicted with a cruise ship overwhelming the delicate scale of Venetian palazzos...

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Hyde Park Music Pavilion competition winners
02/08/2019

Hyde Park Music Pavilion competition winners

The Hyde Park Music Pavilion (HPMP) ideas competition organized by Arquideas for architecture students and young architects garnered 94 entries from 29 countries. The object was to design a music-related cultural space within Hyde Park, one of London’s largest...

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Cristiano Toraldo di Francia Dies at 78
01/08/2019

Cristiano Toraldo di Francia Dies at 78

Firenze

Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, a Florentine architect known for founding the Radical design movement collective, Superstudio, passed away on July 30...

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Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals harvested from old gadgets
01/08/2019

Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals harvested from old gadgets

The Verge

The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee launched a two-year campaign in April 2017 to collect donated electronic devices from members of the public in order to harvest the necessary metals...

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Frida Escobedo, Mar Tirreno residential complex in Mexico City
01/08/2019

Frida Escobedo, Mar Tirreno residential complex in Mexico City

The studio led by the Mexican Frida Escobedo has completed this residential block in Colonia Popotla, Mexico City. The project ‘folds’ the balconies inwards as private courtyards. This strategy takes inspiration from the traditional courtyard-house proposing different degrees...

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BIG + HFF, Puzzle House in Copenhagen
31/07/2019

BIG + HFF, Puzzle House in Copenhagen

Bjarke Ingels, of the Danish firm BIG, and Simon Frommenwiler, founder of the Basel studio HHF, created this installation that was set up for three days in the garden of the Swiss Embassy in Copenhagen. The volume is made up of geometric blocks in pink, red, and fuchsia...

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‘Alexandrine Years’ in ‘Casabella’
31/07/2019

‘Alexandrine Years’ in ‘Casabella’ Pdf

Italian magazine Casabella (899-900) reviews The Age of Spectacle and Time of Uncertainty, in which Luis Fernández-Galiano compiles his articles on architecture published in El País from 1993 to 2006...

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OMA, Conference Center in Shenzhen (China)
30/07/2019

OMA, Conference Center in Shenzhen (China)

The design by the studio of Rem Koolhaas, OMA, in collaboration with the Chinese consultants CCDI is the winner in the competition for the International Conference and Exchange Center (IFEC) in Shenzhen. Located in the Pearl River Delta, in the district of Qianhai...

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Parliaments get facelifts; but it is politics that really needs one
29/07/2019

Parliaments get facelifts; but it is politics that really needs one

The Economist

Renovations give parliamentarians an opportunity to shore up democracy. Will they take it?...

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The inflexibility of plastic
27/07/2019

The inflexibility of plastic

The Economist

n the past two years plastic litter in the ocean seems to have eclipsed other environmental anxieties among rich-world consumers...

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The architect as biographer of recent modernity
27/07/2019

The architect as biographer of recent modernity

El País / Estrella de Diego

In Alexandrine Years, Luis Fernández-Galiano collects his articles on architecture published in El País from 1993 to 2006...

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Sou Fujimoto / NL*A / OXO, L’Arbre Blanc Tower in Montpellier (France)
26/07/2019

Sou Fujimoto / NL*A / OXO, L’Arbre Blanc Tower in Montpellier (France)

Of 17 floors and 10,000 square meters, the design of this iconic tower located by Lez River is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of outdoor living, and is the result of the collaboration of the Japanese office with two young French studios. Located on a privileged spot...

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‘The Soul Trembles’ by Chiharu Shiota
25/07/2019

‘The Soul Trembles’ by Chiharu Shiota

Mori Art Museum

Berlin-based international artist Shiota Chiharu is known for performances and installations that express the intangible: memories, anxiety, dreams, silence and more...

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EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture, BerKM Cultural Center in Bergama (Turkey)
25/07/2019

EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture, BerKM Cultural Center in Bergama (Turkey)

The Istanbul practice of Emre Arolat and Gonca Paşolar built this culture and leisure center in the Turkish city of Bergama, over the foundations of what was the lower part of the Greek polis Pergamon. A footbridge bordered with vegetation connects the adjacent park...

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Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous
24/07/2019

Attacking satellites is increasingly attractive—and dangerous

The Economist

NASA declared in 1958 that “it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.” Even then, that was a half-truth...

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The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969
24/07/2019

The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969

The exhibition at the Map House in London explores 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond...

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Andrés Jaque, Reggio School in Alcobendas (Madrid)
24/07/2019

Andrés Jaque, Reggio School in Alcobendas (Madrid)

Based in Madrid and New York, the firm Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation has unveiled its project for this school promoted by the Reggio Center for Pedagogical Research and Innovation (CIIP reggio), in the Madrid municipality of Alcobendas...

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Norman Foster wins contest to expand the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao
23/07/2019

Norman Foster wins contest to expand the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao

The British architect Norman Foster has with the Basque Luis María Uriarte won the competition to revamp Bilbao’s Museum of Fine Arts, which wanted 2,250 square meters of its current floorage renovated and at least 5,140 square meters added, and in a way that...

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Youngsters are avoiding Facebook—but not the firm’s other platforms
23/07/2019

Youngsters are avoiding Facebook—but not the firm’s other platforms

The Economist

Facebook owes its resilience to savvy acquisitions and tolerant regulators. One cause is youthful rebelliousness: few teens want to share a network with grandma...

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MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt
22/07/2019

MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt

In 2019, MPavilion welcomes influential Australian architect Glenn Murcutt AO as our esteemed designer. Often referenced as Australia’s most famous architect, Glenn is the only Australian recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2002)...

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Green Goodness
22/07/2019

Green Goodness

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Vo Trong Nghia strives to make the world a better place, and tackles that titanic task in tune with nature. With the humble ambition...

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Rafael de La-Hoz, new offices for the European Commission in Brussels
22/07/2019

Rafael de La-Hoz, new offices for the European Commission in Brussels

The team led by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos – in collaboration with the London office of Perkins and Will, the German landscaping architecture and urban planning firm Latz + Partner, and the Spanish engineering consulting companies TYPSA and MC2...

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The vandalism of modern warfare
22/07/2019

The vandalism of modern warfare

The Economist

An exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London explores the architectural costs of conflict...

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The new city for a million outside Karachi
20/07/2019

The new city for a million outside Karachi

The Guardian

Bahria Town promises Pakistan’s middle classes respite from traffic, terror attacks and blackouts – local villagers are fighting to be heard by developers...

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Concrete Choreography
19/07/2019

Concrete Choreography

ETH Zürich

This novel fabrication process allows the production of 3D concrete elements without the need for any formwork...

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Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew
19/07/2019

Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew

The New York Times

Notre-Dame still stands only because firefighters decided to risk everything, a New York Times reconstruction has found...

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Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)
19/07/2019

Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)

The Burkinabè architect Francis Kéré designed this permanent pavilion for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. The building joins a series of unique pieces that engage in dialogue with nature on the...

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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 217 - SNØHETTA 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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