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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Christo’s Next Project: Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe
04/04/2019

Christo’s Next Project: Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe

The New York Times

Christo had received permission to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, next year from April 6 through 19...

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Renzo Piano, Emergency Children’s Surgery Center in Entebbe (Uganda)
04/04/2019

Renzo Piano, Emergency Children’s Surgery Center in Entebbe (Uganda)

Emergency’s new Center for Pediatric Surgery in Uganda, south of the city of Kampala, on the north shore of Lake Victoria, is not only a hospital of excellence, but a building that enriches the area in a number of ways. Emergency’s hospitals provide health services...

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Cities, Ideas for a Brighter Future
03/04/2019

Cities, Ideas for a Brighter Future

National Geographic

By 2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. Nearly 70 percent of this booming population—6.7 billion people— is projected to live in urban areas...

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'The Tulip' tower in London gets green light
03/04/2019

'The Tulip' tower in London gets green light

The Evening Standard

The decision paves the way for the 305.3-metre high structure designed by Foster + Partners, which will be western Europe’s second tallest building after the Shard...

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Snøhetta to build Shanghai Grand Opera House
03/04/2019

Snøhetta to build Shanghai Grand Opera House

Snøhetta has unveiled images of its plan for Shanghai's new opera house, with its radially arranged roof forming a spiraling staircase that connects the upper levels to a public square beside the Huangpu River. Drawn up in collaboration with the Chinese firm ECADI...

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Native Narrative, learning center in Mas-in Village (Philippines)
02/04/2019

Native Narrative, learning center in Mas-in Village (Philippines)

The Danish studio Native Narrative designed this elevated pavilion where children and adolescents – the 4–17 age group – can play and study after school hours. Located in Mas-in Village, in the Philippine island of Leyte, the 9x7-meter facility is a reading space...

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Studio Fuksas, International Congress Center of Jerusalem
02/04/2019

Studio Fuksas, International Congress Center of Jerusalem

The project designed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas insists on an area of 270,000 square meters and includes: a congress center, a hotel, two business towers, residences, a large square...

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Helmut Jahn ‘embarrassed’ by O’Hare choice
01/04/2019

Helmut Jahn ‘embarrassed’ by O’Hare choice

Curbed

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that a team from Studio Gang would design the new terminal and concourse for O’Hare International Airport in Chicago...

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Aulets Arquitectes, Muncicipal Archive of Felanitx (Majorca)
01/04/2019

Aulets Arquitectes, Muncicipal Archive of Felanitx (Majorca)

Like just another house in the old quarter of Felanitx, a locality in the southeast of the island of Majorca, stands this construction that houses the municipal archives, a work of the Majorcan firm Aulets Arquitectes, led by Francisco Cifuentes, Sebastià Martorell...

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Tottenham's new stadium by Populous Architects
31/03/2019

Tottenham's new stadium by Populous Architects

The Guardian

With a capacity of 62,062, the stadium is the second largest club ground in English football. It includes a retractable natural turf surface for Football combined with an astro-turf pitch for American Football (NFL) underneath...

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Robie House reopens after major restoration
30/03/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Robie House reopens after major restoration

Curbed

Built as a private residence near the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, the Robie House epitomizes Wright’s Prairie School architectural style. The early 20th-century movement...

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‘Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People’
30/03/2019

‘Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People’

Vitra Design Museum

On view through 8 September, the exhibition will open Doshi’s work to a global audience and show how the architect’s work has redefined modern Indian architecture...

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Studio ORD to expand Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport
29/03/2019

Studio ORD to expand Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

Studio ORD, headed by Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang), in collaboration with the firms Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), Corgan, Milhouse Engineering and Construction, and STL Architects, has won the competition to replace Chicago’s O’Hare Global Terminal...

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Qatar's thrilling new supersized museum
29/03/2019

Qatar's thrilling new supersized museum

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The 539 discs are clad with 76,000 glass-fibre-reinforced concrete panels, requiring a level of technical gymnastics only made possible by software developed...

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms
28/03/2019

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms

The inside story behind the Olympic Sport Pictograms. They were designed in line with Tokyo 2020’s theme, ‘Innovation from Harmony’, while drawing inspiration from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, when pictograms were first introduced at the Olympics...

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Espinet Ubach, social housing in Barcelona
28/03/2019

Espinet Ubach, social housing in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Miquel Espinet and Antoni Ubach has completed this 26-unit apartment building on a leftover plot that borders with the old Can Batlló textile factory, in the Sants neighborhood. The courtyard is the main feature, serving as a hub for neighbors...

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DL + A, four one-family homes on Calle Guisando, Madrid
27/03/2019

DL + A, four one-family homes on Calle Guisando, Madrid

At Calle Guisando 26 stand four houses designed by the Madrid practice of José María de Lapuerta and Paloma Campo. The designs address the respective requirements of the households, respecting privacy and adapting to the topography of the terrain...

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Florence Knoll Bassett (1917-2019)
26/03/2019

Florence Knoll Bassett (1917-2019)

The New York Times

Florence Knoll Bassett, a pioneering designer and entrepreneur who created the modern look and feel of America’s postwar corporate office with sleek furniture...

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Economic growth does not guarantee rising happiness
26/03/2019

Economic growth does not guarantee rising happiness

The Economist

Of the 125 countries for which good data exist, 43 have seen GDP per person and happiness move in opposite directions...

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Thomas Heatherwick’s endless staircase at Hudson Yards open
26/03/2019

Thomas Heatherwick’s endless staircase at Hudson Yards open

At the final stretch of Manhattan’s High Line, the 2,210-square-meter, 45.7-meter-tall structure called ‘Vessel’ contains 2,500 steps. Narrow at the base, it expands in width as it rises.

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Mario Corea Arquitectos, CEMAFE in Santa Fe (Argentina)
25/03/2019

Mario Corea Arquitectos, CEMAFE in Santa Fe (Argentina)

The firm headed by Mario Corea (with Silvana Codina, Francisco Quijano, and Bruno Reinheimeres), the Special Projects Unit of Argentina’s Public Works Ministry, and the Government of the Province of Santa Fe collaborated in building CEMAFE, the outpatient...

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What came first: all-seeing gods or large societies?
25/03/2019

What came first: all-seeing gods or large societies?

The Economist

Anthropological research suggests that the gods who watch over small societies tend to demand only that people show deference to them. Big Gods come later...

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‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘Time of Uncertainty’
25/03/2019

‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘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.

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Britain’s tower blocks
24/03/2019

Britain’s tower blocks

The Economist

Once symbols of poverty, are now for the rich. London has only 360 buildings of 20 storeys or more. But 540 more are in the pipeline, with a spike in completions due this year...

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The difference between Italy and Spain
23/03/2019

The difference between Italy and Spain

The Economist

Decline has been the defining Italian experience of the past decades, but Spaniards have experienced the past decades as a time of rising prosperity and freedom...

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Why big tech should fear Europe
22/03/2019

Why big tech should fear Europe

The Economist

To understand the future of Silicon Valley, cross the Atlantic. The debate rages loudly over how to tame the tech giants, so that they act in the public interest... 

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Massive indoor waterfall unveiled in Singapore’s airport
22/03/2019

Massive indoor waterfall unveiled in Singapore’s airport

Curbed

Singapore’s Changi Airport by Moshe Safdie set to open April 17. At the center of the glassy ceiling is a large waterfall that pours water from seven stories above...

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Álvaro Siza. Arquitectura Viva 212
22/03/2019

Álvaro Siza. Arquitectura Viva 212

For years the field of action of Álvaro Siza (Matosinhos, 1933) has extended beyond the boundaries of his native Portugal, transferring the master’s ideas to a variety of contexts in Europe, America, and recently also Asia...

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Snøhetta completes ‘Under’, Europe's first underwater restaurant
22/03/2019

Snøhetta completes ‘Under’, Europe's first underwater restaurant

Located in Lindesnes, a municipality at the southern tip of the Norwegian coast, where north and south sea winds meet, the building is propped against the craggy shore, partly sinking into the water to rest on the seabed five meters deep. A work of the Oslo firm Snøhetta...

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What on Earth is this New Public Art Project on the LES?
21/03/2019

What on Earth is this New Public Art Project on the LES?

Bedford + Bowery

Chilean-born, New York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz is installing a projection that will stream live footage of Earth from a NASA satellite...

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New Books
AV Monografías 213_214 - ESPAÑA 2019 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 213 - COBE 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 91 - OFFICE 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.
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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