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Monday, April 23, 2018
b720 Fermín Vázquez, nursery school for Lycée Français in Barcelona
13/03/2018

b720 Fermín Vázquez, nursery school for Lycée Français in Barcelona

After careful analysis of the existing school facilities, a new building is going up, clad with vertical slats of different colors, to harbor all the classrooms, leaving communal spaces (media library and music room) and offices in the restored villa.

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MoMA PS1’s 2018 winner: ‘Hide & Seek’ by Dream the Combine
13/03/2018

MoMA PS1’s 2018 winner: ‘Hide & Seek’ by Dream the Combine

MoMA

The 2018 winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program is ‘Hide & Seek’ by Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine...

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AGi Architects, Nirvana Home in Kuwait
13/03/2018

AGi Architects, Nirvana Home in Kuwait

This private house close to Jumeirah Messilah Beach in Kuwait City was designed by the firm AGi Architects, set up by Nasser B. Abulhasan and Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea in Madrid and Kuwait. The project gives special attention to the interiors and the visual...

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TEd'A arquitectes, tourist apartments at Can Picafort (Majorca)
12/03/2018

TEd'A arquitectes, tourist apartments at Can Picafort (Majorca)

The Majorcan firm Ted’A Arquitectes, headed by Irene Pérez and Jaume Mayol, has transformed an existing building at Can Picafort into tourist apartments. The building, which terraces down toward the sea, is fragmented into two volumes that rise two and three levels...

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‘Things Fall Apart’
12/03/2018

‘Things Fall Apart’

A Silver Lion was awarded to Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi and his studio NLÉ, who transported their Makoko Floating School to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Then, the Makoko Floating School collapsed...

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Rome to ban diesel cars from city centre by 2024
10/03/2018

Rome to ban diesel cars from city centre by 2024

The Guardian

Rome, one of Europe’s most traffic-clogged cities and home to thousands of ancient outdoor monuments threatened by pollution, plans to ban diesel cars from the centre by 2024...

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Passenger drones are a better kind of flying car
09/03/2018

Passenger drones are a better kind of flying car

The Economist

Travellers have long envied the birds. In 1842 William Henson, a British lacemaker, somewhat optimistically filed a patent for an “aerial steam carriage”. It took another 60 years...

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Qatar National Library in Doha, by OMA
09/03/2018

Qatar National Library in Doha, by OMA

It is still days before the official opening of the Qatar National Library in Doha, but Rem Koolhaas’s building is already a landmark for citizens of the country, for whom it is a spectacular urban agora performing the civic functions that the streets and squares of...

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Walkable London, a proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects
09/03/2018

Walkable London, a proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects

All over the world, we are observing the trend towards pedestrianising whole districts rather than individual streets. Zaha Hadid Architects proposes a full-scale network of pedestrian routes which will create corridors of activation across the capital...

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‘Transmaterial Politics’. Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation
09/03/2018

‘Transmaterial Politics’. Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

This exhibition at Tabacalera Madrid, curated by Ariadna Cantis, with texts by Felicity Scott and Ignacio G. Galán, proposed to rethink plurality and the management of difference in contemporary techno-societies from four conceptual frameworks...

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Archstudio, ‘Layering Courtyard’ in Beijing
09/03/2018

Archstudio, ‘Layering Courtyard’ in Beijing

The Chinese firm archstudio founded in 2010 by Han Wenqiang has renovated a 500-square-meter commercial block with a quadrangular courtyard, located close to Qianmen (gate of Beijing’s old wall), south of Tiananmen Square. Once a brothel and later a bakery...

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OMA, Palais de Justice in Lille (France)
08/03/2018

OMA, Palais de Justice in Lille (France)

Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture has won the competition to build a new courthouse for Lille, capital of the Hauts-de-France region, where in 1994 the Dutch firm completed the Congrexpo exhibition and conference center. The faceted volume...

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The History of Barcelona, in 26 Interactive Maps
08/03/2018

The History of Barcelona, in 26 Interactive Maps

CityLab

This is a new interactive mapping project tracking the history of Barcelona region from 150 A.D. to 2010, created by an urban-planning and data-viz collective called 300.000 Km/s...

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Seaside Pays Tribute to Vincent Scully with Massive Mural
08/03/2018

Seaside Pays Tribute to Vincent Scully with Massive Mural

SoWal

The Town of Seaside and street artist Andrew Pisacane (aka Gaia) are paying tribute to historian and educator of art and architecture Vincent Scully...

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Alberto Campo Baeza, Piranesi Prix de Rome 2018
07/03/2018

Alberto Campo Baeza, Piranesi Prix de Rome 2018

The Spanish architect will collect the prestigious award, the Piranesi Prix de Rome to Career Achievement 2018, for high classical culture in architecture. The awarding ceremony will take place in Rome on 16 March...

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Balkrishna Doshi, Pritzker Prize 2018
07/03/2018

Balkrishna Doshi, Pritzker Prize 2018

The President of the Hyatt Foundation has announced the concession of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2018 to Balkrishna Doshi. Born in Pune in 1927, Doshi is one of the most important figures of modern architecture in Asia and the master and teacher of several...

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Yona Friedman, Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and The Arts 2018
06/03/2018

Yona Friedman, Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and The Arts 2018

The award, with a substantial prize-money of 55,000 euros, is presented alternately by the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna every two years “for outstanding achievements in the field of architecture and the arts that conform to Frederick Kiesler’s experimental...

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Fondazione Prada’s Tower is completed
06/03/2018

Fondazione Prada’s Tower is completed

The nine-story tower designed by Rem Koolhaas adds a variety of exhibition spaces and panoramic views of post-industrial Milan. Towering touch to the Fondazione Prada is set to officially open on April 20, three years after the Prada private museum was opened...

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Architectural Association elects Eva Franch i Gilabert as next director
06/03/2018

Architectural Association elects Eva Franch i Gilabert as next director

Curbed

Catalan architect, curator and educator Eva Franch i Gilabert has been elected director of the Architectural Association school in London...

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Ricardo Aroca’s meetings
05/03/2018

Ricardo Aroca’s meetings

From 8 to 18 March the Pavilion de Madrid is hosting an exhibition of pen drawings done by Ricardo Aroca during meetings he attended from 1983 to 2016. Since 1964 Aroca has combined architectural practice with duties at the Madrid School of Architecture...

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Women in Architecture Award winners announced
05/03/2018

Women in Architecture Award winners announced

Architectural Review

Sandra Barclay and Gloria Cabral have been named the winners of the Architect of the Year Award and the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture...

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Piuarch, Gucci HQ in Milan
05/03/2018

Piuarch, Gucci HQ in Milan

The Italian firm Piuarch (Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellin, Monica Tricario) has turned the old Caproni plant in Milan – built in the 1920s for the making and final assembly of aircraft – into a headquarters for the fashion house Gucci...

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Self-driving cars offer huge benefits—but have a dark side
04/03/2018

Self-driving cars offer huge benefits—but have a dark side

The Economist

Policymakers must apply the lessons of the horseless carriage to the driverless car. These questions are being asked today about autonomous vehicles (AVs)...

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How autonomous vehicles will reshape cities
03/03/2018

How autonomous vehicles will reshape cities

The Economist

Using AVs for the “last mile” to move people to and from railway stations could make public transport more viable in less densely populated areas...

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How infrastructure built on American inequality
03/03/2018

How infrastructure built on American inequality

The Guardian

From highways carved through thriving ‘ghettoes’ to walls segregating black and white areas, US city development has a long...

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More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy
02/03/2018

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy

The Guardian

The number of cities getting at least 70% of their total electricity supply from renewable energy has more than doubled since 2015...

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Urko Sánchez Architects, 15 Social Dwellings in Tadjourah (Djibouti)
02/03/2018

Urko Sánchez Architects, 15 Social Dwellings in Tadjourah (Djibouti)

Severe droughts make Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, a country of huge problems. One is the scarcity of decent housing, and this project tries to deal with it in Tadjoura, through fifteen individual homes sponsored by SOS The Children International...

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Agreement between Arquitectura Viva and the Norman Foster Foundation
02/03/2018

Agreement between Arquitectura Viva and the Norman Foster Foundation

Arquitectura Viva has donated to the Norman Foster Foundation a complete collection of its publications, which includes all the issues edited up to date of its three magazines: AV Monographs, Arquitectura Viva, and AV Proyectos, in circulation since 1985, 1988 and 2004...

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Populous to design Spheres in Las Vegas and London
01/03/2018

Populous to design Spheres in Las Vegas and London

The Guardian

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) confirmed that it wants to build the Sphere in London and unveiled designs for Las Vegas build...

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David Adjaye, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist
01/03/2018

David Adjaye, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist

David Adjaye is the 2018 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his influences range from contemporary art, music and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities...

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New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 203 - SILICON VALLEY 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 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.
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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