Arquitectura Viva
Monday, August 10, 2020
Phone data identify travel hubs at risk of a second wave of infections
19/05/2020

Phone data identify travel hubs at risk of a second wave of infections

The Economist

Well-networked areas tend to have more infections than their average incomes and population densities suggest...

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Has covid-19 killed globalisation?
18/05/2020

Has covid-19 killed globalisation?

The Economist

Even before the pandemic, globalisation was in trouble. The open system of trade that had dominated the world economy for decades had been damaged by the financial crash...

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OMA, CMG Qianhai Global Trade Center in Shenzhen (China)
18/05/2020

OMA, CMG Qianhai Global Trade Center in Shenzhen (China)

This 360,000-square-meter mixed-use development has been designed by OMA / Chris van Duijn as a 'microcity' within the Qianhai business district of Shenzhen. Containing offices, retail, two hotels, and a cultural center, stacked volumes form two towers...

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Robot dogs are patrolling Singapore parks
17/05/2020

Robot dogs are patrolling Singapore parks

Business Insider

Far from barking its orders, a robot dog enlisted by Singapore authorities to help curb coronavirus infections in the city-state politely asks joggers and cyclists to stay apart...

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Built landscapes in Iranian desert
17/05/2020

Built landscapes in Iranian desert

A photo series by Manuel Álvarez Diestro (Santander, 1972) captures the development of new affordable housing outside Iran's major cities, particularly the capital, Tehran.

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Game over for Herzog & de Meuron’s £500m Chelsea stadium
16/05/2020

Game over for Herzog & de Meuron’s £500m Chelsea stadium

Building Design

The club shelved the plans in 2018 “due to the current unfavourable investment climate” and said it did not know when it might reconsider its decision...

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Now Is the Time to Embrace Density
15/05/2020

Now Is the Time to Embrace Density

The New York Times / Carol Galante

Restrictive zoning blocks less-affluent families from the opportunities that cities offer. The key to doing so is to make cities denser...

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Anna i Eugeni Bach, House in La Bisbal d’Empordà (Spain)
15/05/2020

Anna i Eugeni Bach, House in La Bisbal d’Empordà (Spain)

In the gridded extension of La Bisbal d’Empordà (Girona), an old chocolate factory has been transformed into a studio and family home that gives importance to the building’s original character. Hence we have a construction where loadbearing stone facades allow...

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Rafael Moneo + Canals Moneo Arquitectos, expansion of Ribas winery in Consell
14/05/2020

Rafael Moneo + Canals Moneo Arquitectos, expansion of Ribas winery in Consell

Located in the municipality of Consell, Bodegues Ribas is the oldest winery on the island of Majorca, founded in 1711. Listed in the town's Historical Heritage Catalog, the complex includes winemaking installations, a stately house, and the vineyard. The 800-square-meter...

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New Expo 2020 Dubai dates announced
14/05/2020

New Expo 2020 Dubai dates announced

The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a delay that allows all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19 and allows the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions...

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Vo Trong Nghia, villa in Ha Long (Vietnam)
13/05/2020

Vo Trong Nghia, villa in Ha Long (Vietnam)

Falling within the 'houses for trees' series of the Ho Chi Minh City-based practice of Vo Trong Nghia, this residence faces Ha Long Bay in northeast Vietnam, dotted with small elevated islands. With the intention of fusing architecture and nature, the pentagon-plan building's...

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Nine Charts That Define Our New Covid World
13/05/2020

Nine Charts That Define Our New Covid World

Bloomberg

The pandemic has reshaped our jobs, how we travel, and what a recovery looks like. As Covid-19 catalyzes an avalanche of new and urgent data (economic, social, epidemiological)...

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The world's top 10 new architecture projects
12/05/2020

The world's top 10 new architecture projects

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain, by Emilio Tuñón. On the one hand there’s the stately rhythm of white pillars, which speak of temple-like repose...

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Jaquelin Robertson (1933-2020)
12/05/2020

Jaquelin Robertson (1933-2020)

Architectural Record

A renowned architect and planner, Jaquelin Robertson started his career in New York City government, where his influence remains to this day...

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‘Chair Times’, a History of Seating
12/05/2020

‘Chair Times’, a History of Seating

Vitra is sharing, free of charge, the documentary film Chair Times, a walk through 125 seats – ranging from an 1807 model to the most recent, 3D-printed designs – on display at Vitra's Schaudepot, a work of Herzog & de Meuron.

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David Chipperfield wins competition for Georg-Knorr-Park in Berlin
11/05/2020

David Chipperfield wins competition for Georg-Knorr-Park in Berlin

The British firm headed by David Chipperfield will be tranforming an old industrial zone in the Berlin's Marzahn district into a residential and commercial neighborhood. The place measures 152,000 square meters and will feature 1,400 affordable rental apartments...

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75 years after World War II
11/05/2020

75 years after World War II

The Guardian

Peter Macdiarmid took photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings...

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Why global crises are the mother of invention
11/05/2020

Why global crises are the mother of invention

The Economist / Tom Standage

The eruption in April 1815 of Mount Tambora, a volcano in what is now Indonesia, wreaked havoc around the world. But it led to the birth of the bicycle...

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For some tech companies, office decor is everything
10/05/2020

For some tech companies, office decor is everything

The Economist / Sarah Frier

Whenever I get a few steps past security at the office of Instagram in Menlo Park in the San Francisco Bay Area, glance to my right to see who’s posing by the cartoon clouds...

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The Day After, Six Bullet Points
10/05/2020

The Day After, Six Bullet Points Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

From a wet market came to us ‘bad news wrapped up in proteins,’ and Wuhan was set to become China’s Chernobyl. But the mass confinement there was a success story...

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Death of the office
09/05/2020

Death of the office

The Economist / Catherine Nixey

As the pandemic leaves offices around the world empty, Catherine Nixey asks what was the point of them anyway?...

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Explore some of the works in the Museo Reina Sofía Collection
09/05/2020

Explore some of the works in the Museo Reina Sofía Collection

The Museo Reina Sofía presents 10 works from its Collection in gigapixel (ultra HD) images, technology which enables every detail in these pieces to be analysed comprehensively through a high-definition zoom.

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Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
08/05/2020

Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Morgan Library & Museum

In 1825, after struggling for nearly a decade to find a buyer for his drawings, Jean-Jacques Lequeu (1757–1826) donated 823 sheets to the Print Department of the Royal Library in Paris... (Video)

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Hotel Opus ME in Dubai
08/05/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Hotel Opus ME in Dubai

In the emirate’s skyscraper-filled Burj Khalifa district, Opus ME Dubai of the Meliá Hotels International chain is in a building that Zaha Hadid herself designed before dying in 2016. In a play of solids and hollows, opacity and transparency, the scheme presents two towers...

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Ferrier Marchetti Studio, Grand Central Saint-Lazare in Paris
07/05/2020

Ferrier Marchetti Studio, Grand Central Saint-Lazare in Paris

Adjacent to the Saint-Lazare Station in Paris, this mixed-use development is the work of the local practice of Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti. The project involves restoring and rehabilitating a listed historical edifice, and raising a 20,000-square-meter, seven-floor...

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Museum of Covid-19
07/05/2020

Museum of Covid-19

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Scrawled signs, neon rainbows, flour mania … the V&A’s collectors are creating a show for our times, targeting the everyday objects taking on new meaning in the coronavirus age...

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NASA Picks Moon Lander Designs by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Companies
06/05/2020

NASA Picks Moon Lander Designs by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Companies

The New York Times

It seems unlikely the space agency will meet President Trump’s goal of a return to the lunar surface by the end of 2024...

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Living Apart
06/05/2020

Living Apart Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Living apart is living less. The isolation that prevents the spreading of the virus will transform our habits, and the immediate future appears like a landscape of elementary...

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Botteri-Connell, HS House in City Bell (Argentina)
05/05/2020

Botteri-Connell, HS House in City Bell (Argentina)

In City Bell, a town located in Buenos Aires Province, stands this residence designed by Sofía Botteri and Patricio Connell's La Plata-based firm. The 275-square-meter building, organized around a central pond, is designed in pursuit of 'immateriality,' playing...

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Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion
05/05/2020

Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion

The New York Times

The Morandi Bridge collapsed on Aug. 14, 2018. The new bridge was designed by the architect Renzo Piano, who donated his services to his native city. (Video)...

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New Books
AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO 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 226 - ROLDÁN+BERENGUÉ 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 99 - FOSTER+PARTNERS 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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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