Arquitectura Viva
Friday, January 19, 2018
The great escape
28/11/2017

The great escape

The Economist

A selection of cultural events around the world, one a month, for those desperate for distraction. In January
 at Jaipur Literary Festival, India
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Foster + Partners to extend Marseille airport
27/11/2017

Foster + Partners to extend Marseille airport

It has been announced that the competition to refurbish the airport of Marseille, main gateway to France’s Provence region, has been won by the firm of Norman Foster. The current facility is the result of successive projects, including the enlargement carried...

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Smart circuit-breakers for energy-efficient homes
27/11/2017

Smart circuit-breakers for energy-efficient homes

The Economist

The old fuse box gets a new lease of life. In the future, homes will use electricity much more sensibly than they do now...

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LafargeHolcim introduces PV concrete cladding
26/11/2017

LafargeHolcim introduces PV concrete cladding

The Construction Index

Photovoltaic (PV) concrete cladding is set to outperform rooftop solar, according to LafargeHolcim, which has developed a façade system with partner Heliatek...

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The Perfect City
25/11/2017

The Perfect City

BBC

Working with the team at BBC Culture, Al Boardman designed and animated this short video about the race to create the perfect city. this video explores the history...

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Rem Koolhaas transforms Paris building into moving gallery for Lafayette
25/11/2017

Rem Koolhaas transforms Paris building into moving gallery for Lafayette

The Art Newspaper

The most radical art space to launch in Paris in decades will open next spring...

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Rebel architecture: in praise of Britain’s Postmodern oddities
24/11/2017

Rebel architecture: in praise of Britain’s Postmodern oddities

The Spaces

Best known for its striking shapes and bright colours, the eclectic architectural oeuvre blends contrasting historic influences...

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Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 Asia Pacific
24/11/2017

Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 Asia Pacific

atArchitecture from Mumbai, India, plans to replace an unacceptably deficient shelter for marginalized children in Thane, a city in western India. With a well-developed building concept and a clearly evident child-friendly design...

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Zaryadye Park in Moscow opens
24/11/2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Zaryadye Park in Moscow opens

Beside the Moskva River and a minute’s walk from the Kremlin and Red Square, the Zaryadye was an over 50,000-square-meter urban void between Moscow’s tourist zone and the Kitay-Gorod business district. This area, inhabited in the past, has a troubled...

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An interview with Ron Arad
23/11/2017

An interview with Ron Arad

Magaceen

he prestigious designer Ron Arad shares with us details of his professional life during his visit to Dekton Cosentino´s showroom in Almería...

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An eye for detail: architect John Pawson’s photographs
23/11/2017

An eye for detail: architect John Pawson’s photographs

The Guardian

Spectrum by John Pawson is published by Phaidon. The book features 320 images, shot mostly on his iPhone or a digital camera...

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Daniel Libeskind, National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa
23/11/2017

Daniel Libeskind, National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa

Designed by the New York firm of Daniel Libeskind, the monument in the Canadian capital honors the millions of Jews that the Nazis murdered and the survivors who fled to Canada. The construction is organized in two zones with significant grade differences...

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Diener & Diener, Swiss Re Next office building in Zurich
22/11/2017

Diener & Diener, Swiss Re Next office building in Zurich

The undulating glass prism designed by the Swiss firm Diener & Diener Architekten is located at the heart of the Mythenquai campus of the insurance company Swiss Re, in the city of Zurich. The building replaces one from the 1960s, and rises from the interaction...

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Museum of the Ancient Nile competition winners
22/11/2017

Museum of the Ancient Nile competition winners

Organized by Arquideas for students and recent graduates of architecture, the Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN) international competition brought in 264 entries from 44 countries.The objective of this competition consists in conceiving...

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Jony Ive on Apple’s new HQ and the disappearing iPhone
22/11/2017

Jony Ive on Apple’s new HQ and the disappearing iPhone

Wallpaper

‘The building will evolve. Actually, I’m more interested in being able to see the landscape, that is a more important capability’...

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Yojigen Poketto by Elii Architects
22/11/2017

Yojigen Poketto by Elii Architects

This video by Imagen Subliminal shows an apartment in downtown Madrid that has been been given a space-optimizing renovation job by the local firm Elii Arquitectos, founded by Urial Fogué, Eva Gil, and Carlos Palacios.

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The future is in the countryside
21/11/2017

The future is in the countryside

The Economist

It is time to learn from the radical change happening beyond the world’s cities, suggests Rem Koolhaas, architect and co-founder of OMA...

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Kenneth Frampton remembers Eduard Sekler (1920 – 2017)
21/11/2017

Kenneth Frampton remembers Eduard Sekler (1920 – 2017)

The Architect's Newspaper

Trained as an architect at the Technical University of Vienna, Eduard Sekler studied under Rudolf Wittkower at the Warburg Institute in London...

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Arcaid Awards 2017
21/11/2017

Arcaid Awards 2017

The overall winner of the Architectural Photography Award is Terrence Zhang from China who had the highest scoring image overall with his photo of the Swimming Pool, New Campus of in Tianjin University, China by Atelier Li Xinggang...

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World Architecture Festival 2017 Overall Winners
21/11/2017

World Architecture Festival 2017 Overall Winners

WAF

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Post-earthquake reconstruction/demonstration project of Guangming Village in Zhaotong (China) is the World Building of the Year 2017...

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Ramón Esteve Estudio, cottage in a vineyard in Fontanares (Valencia)
21/11/2017

Ramón Esteve Estudio, cottage in a vineyard in Fontanares (Valencia)

The Valencia practice of Ramón Esteve built this dwelling intended as a second home amid pine groves and vineyards outside Fontanares, a rural municipality in the Albaida Valley county. To blend into the landscape, the building with its pitched roof is single-level...

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New York Public Library Unveils $317 Million Master Plan
20/11/2017

New York Public Library Unveils $317 Million Master Plan

The New York Times

The plan, created by the Dutch firm Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle, is the largest renovation in the history of the building, which opened in 1911...

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Aerial photographs of Los Angeles and New York
20/11/2017

Aerial photographs of Los Angeles and New York

The Guardian

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein explores residential and commercial neighbourhoods, parks and recreation spots...

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Setting up the exhibition  ‘Norman Foster: Common Futures’
20/11/2017

Setting up the exhibition ‘Norman Foster: Common Futures’

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, the exhibition on view at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid through 4 February 2018 hopes to familiarize the public with the work of Norman Foster and his vision for the future, while explaining his sources of inspiration.

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Steven Holl, new offices for Médecins Sans Frontières in Geneva
20/11/2017

Steven Holl, new offices for Médecins Sans Frontières in Geneva

‘Colors of Humanity’ by Steven Holl – in collaboration with Rüssli Architekten – is the winning design in the bid to build a new operational center for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Geneva, Switzerland, carrying the day over proposals...

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In the heart of Aleppo
19/11/2017

In the heart of Aleppo

Le Monde

Aleppo is one of the oldest cities on the planet. After four years of war and 30,000 dead, how can it get back the 13 kilometers of vaulted alleys of its bazaar?

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Houston unveils post-Harvey downtown master plan
18/11/2017

Houston unveils post-Harvey downtown master plan Pdf

Downtown Houston released an ambitious master plan, the culmination of 18 months of work and input from hundreds of stakeholders. the 20-year plan puts an emphasis on sustainable, resilient development...

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MAD, apartment buildings in Huangshan (China)
17/11/2017

MAD, apartment buildings in Huangshan (China)

Headed by Ma Yansong, the Beijing firm MAD has completed ten apartment buildings that mimic the mountain landscape of Huangshan (yellow mountains), in China’s Anhui province. A UNESCO Heritage Site since 1990, the mountain range is known for the beauty...

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'mies missing materiality' by Anna & Eugeni Bach
17/11/2017

'mies missing materiality' by Anna & Eugeni Bach

On view through 27 November, 'mies missing materiality' is an artistic intervention by Anna & Eugeni Bach that turns the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona into a life-size mock-up, dressing it with a single uniform white material.

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Is This Red, White, and Blue Elephant Worth Saving?
17/11/2017

Is This Red, White, and Blue Elephant Worth Saving?

City Lab

Illinois politicians agree that Chicago’s Thompson Center should be replaced. Architects and preservationists beg to differ, and a new documentary presents their case...

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New Books
AV Monografías 202 - H ARQUITECTES 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 201 - 50 FROM AFRICA AND ASIA 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 84 - BEVK PEROVIĆ 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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