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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)
04/06/2019

Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)

The practice established in Barcelona in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi (Rovereto, Italy, 1976) and Alberto Veiga (Santiago de Compostela, 1973) has completed the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, and is set to officially open early...

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Stanley Tigerman (1930-2019)
04/06/2019

Stanley Tigerman (1930-2019)

Chicago Sun Times

Stanley Tigerman, an outspoken giant of Chicago architecture, has died at age 88. He designed hundreds of structures around the world, including the Illinois Holocaust Museum...

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3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online
03/06/2019

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online

Open Culture

Much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter's work, which at its most distinctive defines its own category of abstraction, still exudes a vitality today...

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French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was
03/06/2019

French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

The Local

French Senate approved the government's Notre-Dame restoration bill - but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze...

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FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid
03/06/2019

FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid

At Sebastián Elcano 14 in Madrid’s Arganzuela district stands this residential block built by the practice of Fernando Rodríguez and Pablo Oriol. Encompassing a total area of 2,630 square meters, the design adjusts to building codes by limiting the compact volume...

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Dubai's urban density portrayed by Manuel Álvarez Diestro
02/06/2019

Dubai's urban density portrayed by Manuel Álvarez Diestro

In posthumous tribute to the recently deceased author of Architecture of Density, the photo series of Manuel Álvarez Diestro reflects the tonalities of the desert "of this great mirage built in the middle of nowhere."

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USA's largest food forest for public
02/06/2019

USA's largest food forest for public

The Hill

The Atlanta City Council has voted to approve a measure that seeks to transform nearly 7.1 acres of vacant property into a park and food forest...

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Aircraft construction is being transformed
02/06/2019

Aircraft construction is being transformed

The Economist

Boeing and Airbus need to speed up production to meet demand. In the case of airframes, the biggest technological shift going on is an invisible one, from metal alloys to composite materials...

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'Out of Silence' at Espai Paris in Barcelona
01/06/2019

'Out of Silence' at Espai Paris in Barcelona

On view through 30 October, this exhibition presents a series of photographs that Miguel Soler-Roig (Barcelona, 1961) took in Djogchen, one of the regions of Tibet that are most difficult to access, while accompanying a lama on his vow of silence.

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China is surprisingly carbon-efficient
01/06/2019

China is surprisingly carbon-efficient

The Economist

The combination of China’s huge population and rapid gdp growth has nonetheless made it the world’s biggest emitter of carbon...

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UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency
31/05/2019

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our...

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Centrist liberals gained the most power in the EU Parliament
31/05/2019

Centrist liberals gained the most power in the EU Parliament

The Economist

Eurosceptics gained a similar number of seats, but are less ideologically cohesive. Eurosceptics did make progress: parties in the top 15% of hostility towards the EU...

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Abalo Alonso, A Baiuca kindergarten in A Estrada (Pontevedra)
31/05/2019

Abalo Alonso, A Baiuca kindergarten in A Estrada (Pontevedra)

The Santiago de Compostela practice of Elizabeth Abalo and Gonzalo Alonso designed this school on the edge of the urban core of the Galician municipality of A Estrada. Wooden volumes are arranged in a row, connected by a play of pitched roofs, with double boards...

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Rama estudio, house in Lasso (Ecuador)
30/05/2019

Rama estudio, house in Lasso (Ecuador)

A rural environment in Lasso – in Ecuador's Cotopaxi province – is the location of this family home built by the Quito-based firm rama estudio, headed by Carla Chávez, Felipe Donoso, and Carolina Rodas. The 350-square-meter house was raised with vernacular...

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From Castle to Castle
30/05/2019

From Castle to Castle

Luca Girardini

Architectures by the Spree river in Berlin, between the Bellevue Castle and the re-built Berliner Schloss. “From Castle to Castle” is an attempt to understand and describe...

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‘Concrete Island’ by Dionisio González
29/05/2019

‘Concrete Island’ by Dionisio González

Ivorypress

This exhibition, open to the public until 27 July, will gather a series of works that analyse the dystopian aspects and consequences of the architectural currents...

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Herzog & de Meuron, 1111 Lincoln Road extension in Miami Beach
29/05/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, 1111 Lincoln Road extension in Miami Beach

Lincoln Road is a busy shopping and dining promenade in Miami Beach where bars and restaurants are open day and night. In 2010, the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron completed a project at number 1111 that encompassed several elements: the preexisting...

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Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture
28/05/2019

Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture

Wired

Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego developed an interest in Soviet architecture while working on projects in Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Belarus...

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Jean Nouvel. Arquitectura Viva 214
27/05/2019

Jean Nouvel. Arquitectura Viva 214

Prodigal son of architecture during the 1980s, Jean Nouvel (Fumel, 1945) knew to make the leap to international fame to join the list of star architects. It was a leap linked to the creation of Ateliers...

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Eovastudio, installations for Scania in Huelva
27/05/2019

Eovastudio, installations for Scania in Huelva

A work of the Seville firm Eovastudio, headed by Juan José Baena, Marta Gómez, and Joanna Jedris, this construction is located in an industrial park of Huelva, on the right bank of the mouth of the Tinto River, on a plain beside the marshes of the Nicoba...

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We Robots
26/05/2019

We Robots Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Robots have been with us for a long time, but only now are they perceived as a planetary threat. The fascination with automata, from Hero to Al-Jazari or from the mannerist...

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Juan Herreros: Past, Present, Future
24/05/2019

Juan Herreros: Past, Present, Future

The first Spanish architect Juan Herreros took in the 'Past, Present, Future' project with an interview divided into three time distinctions: pastpresent and future.

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Sean Godsell, House in the Hills (Australia)
24/05/2019

Sean Godsell, House in the Hills (Australia)

The site of the residence slightly slopes in both a northward and southward direction. A cyprus pine grove acts as a windbreaker, providing protection against the Australian region’s prevailing southwesterly winds. A 30x30- meter parasol, a light metal structure covered with...

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Venice In Oil: Banksy creates artwork for Venice Biennale
24/05/2019

Venice In Oil: Banksy creates artwork for Venice Biennale

“Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale. Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some reason I’ve never been invited.”...

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Rafael de La-Hoz, Oxxeo building in Madrid
23/05/2019

Rafael de La-Hoz, Oxxeo building in Madrid

In Las Tablas, an area within Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district, the Madrid practice of Rafael de La-Hoz has raised this freestanding construction with triangular floor plans where the loadbearing structure of the slabs is pushed outward, forming a huge lattice that gives...

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The Builder in the Blue Studio
23/05/2019

The Builder in the Blue Studio

Rice Magazine

As a professor of architecture, Carlos Jimenez has collected an impressive list of accolades, including Rice’s 2013 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching...

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Amazon reveals first rendering of its HQ2 in Arlington
23/05/2019

Amazon reveals first rendering of its HQ2 in Arlington

The Architects Newspaper

Amazon has released the first visual for its upcoming second home, or HQ2, in “National Landing,” featuring a design by ZGF Architects. Located in Arlington, Virginia...

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Documentary on Andrea Palladio
22/05/2019

Documentary on Andrea Palladio

Directed by Giacomo Gatti, the film shows Kenneth Frampton and Peter Eiseman, among others, explaining how Andrea Pietro della Gondola (or Palladio) has influenced modern architecture.

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Colmenares Vilata, Ibiza Gran Hotel extension
22/05/2019

Colmenares Vilata, Ibiza Gran Hotel extension

For this hotel located on Paseo Juan Carlos I in the city of Ibiza, the Madrid practice of Silvia Colmenares Vilata renovated an existing 1,512-square-meter building and added a 1,945-square-meter construction. Various volumes are integrated into the rear zone...

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman wins Eiffel Tower competition
22/05/2019

Gustafson Porter + Bowman wins Eiffel Tower competition

The Local

A vision of the Eiffel Tower surrounded by the 'largest garden in Paris' has been unveiled in a €72 million project to improve access to one of France's premier tourist attractions... 

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New Books
AV Monografías 216 - VO TRONG NGHIA 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 215 - MVRDV 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 92 - ECOSISTEMA URBANO 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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