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Friday, July 20, 2018
Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia
29/05/2018

Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia

The Vatican is participating in the Venice Architecture Biennale, for the first time ever, with a proposal that is an updating of the old theme of religious propaganda, using a series of ten chapels designed by signature architects that are scattered within a wooded...

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Herzog & de Meuron: Designing Buildings That Speak to the World
29/05/2018

Herzog & de Meuron: Designing Buildings That Speak to the World

The New York Times

From the converted industrial space of the Tate Modern in London to the polygonal, copper-clad de Young in San Francisco, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron...

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Gulf of Shadows
29/05/2018

Gulf of Shadows

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We say Gulf to avoid calling it Persian or Arabian. When that placid world of pearl hunters, camel breeders and date growers became an oil lake, the old enmity between...

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Does Christopher Hawthorne have what it takes to plan for L.A.’s future?
28/05/2018

Does Christopher Hawthorne have what it takes to plan for L.A.’s future?

The Architects Newspaper / Antonio Pacheco

Does it make a sense to put an architecture critic in charge of urban design? The question came to mind this March when the Los Angeles Times architecture critic...

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What do architecture critics think of the state of architecture criticism today?
28/05/2018

What do architecture critics think of the state of architecture criticism today?

The Architects Newspaper

As Christopher Hawthorne moves on from the Los Angeles Times and as new forms of...

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The Most Surprising Entry in Venice’s Architecture Biennale? The Vatican’s
28/05/2018

The Most Surprising Entry in Venice’s Architecture Biennale? The Vatican’s

The New York Times

For the Holy See’s first foray into the architecture exhibition, a dozen architects built chapels “for believers and nonbelievers alike.”...

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Photo Gallery:  16th Venice Architecture Biennale
28/05/2018

Photo Gallery: 16th Venice Architecture Biennale

This photo gallery of the current Venice Architecture Biennale, open until 25 November, is a tour through some of the national pavilions and some of the installations in the main exhibition, ‘Freespace.’

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2018 YTAA Finalists Announced
27/05/2018

2018 YTAA Finalists Announced

The twelve finalists for the second edition of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) were drawn from the 40-strong shortlist that was announced earlier this week. More than 300 projects from 34 countries were submitted...

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Swiss Pavilion, Golden Lion at Venice Biennale
27/05/2018

Swiss Pavilion, Golden Lion at Venice Biennale

La Biennale di Venezia

The Swiss Pavilion, entitled «Svizzera 240: House Tour»,  wins the Golden Lion for best national participation at 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia...

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Archi-Union Architects, Bamboo Pavilion in Chongzhou (China)
25/05/2018

Archi-Union Architects, Bamboo Pavilion in Chongzhou (China)

The dense bamboo forests near Daoming Town, in Chongzhou, in the Chinese province of Sichuan, supply the material that is the main source of income for the community. Traditionally, families and neighbors spend time together weaving bamboo. In this context...

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The unexpected beauty of China's bicycle graveyards
25/05/2018

The unexpected beauty of China's bicycle graveyards

The Guardian

For the past 18 months many cities in China have been flooded by millions of dockless share bikes. Those that block pavements or apartment...

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Andrés Jaque appointed
25/05/2018

Andrés Jaque appointed

Andrés Jaque appointed Director of the Advanced Architectural Design Program at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation...

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Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress
24/05/2018

Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress

Ivorypress presents 'The Power of the Portrait', the first exhibition of Swiss artist Gabriella Gerosa in Spain, as part of PHotoEspaña’s Off festival. Although her moving portraits are rooted in artistic tradition, the artist adds a new dimension that is completely contemporary...

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Herzog& de Meuron, Îlot A3 residential project in Lyon (France)
24/05/2018

Herzog& de Meuron, Îlot A3 residential project in Lyon (France)

The compact city center of Lyon, on the peninsula between the Rhône and Sâone rivers, is expanding southwards into the area that ends in the Confluence, where the two rivers converge. Located to the east of the peninsula, the master plan for Lyon Confluence 2...

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YTAA 2018 shortlist announced
24/05/2018

YTAA 2018 shortlist announced

Among 334 projects submitted by 451 students from over 118 Schools and 99 cities, the Jury has selected 40 shortlisted projects that will compete as finalists of the second edition of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA)...

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José Manuel Ballester, ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich’ at Ivorypress
24/05/2018

José Manuel Ballester, ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich’ at Ivorypress

From 24 May through 21 July, Ivorypress presents José Manuel Ballester’s second solo exhibition: ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich.’ For this show the Madrid painter and photographer has developed a series of variations based on Kazimir Malevich’s...

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David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018 in Italy
24/05/2018

David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018 in Italy

On view through 2 September at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza is an exhibition on twenty recent projects of the firm David Chipperfield Architects, founded in 1985 and working from offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. The displays range from sketches...

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How Nightclubs Became Museum Pieces
23/05/2018

How Nightclubs Became Museum Pieces

The New York Times

The Palladium nightclub opened its doors in New York in 1985. The Palladium, designed by Arata Isozaki, features in a new exhibition, “Night Fever,” at the Vitra Design Museum...

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Bosch Capdeferro, redevelopment of Marià Lavèrnia street in Barcelona
23/05/2018

Bosch Capdeferro, redevelopment of Marià Lavèrnia street in Barcelona

The street Marià Lavèrnia stretches on top of the Turó de la Rovira, a 262-meter-high hill that was a privileged natural vantage point and stratefic site for defending Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. Where afluent families had built summer homes at the start...

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Europa Nostra Awards 2018
22/05/2018

Europa Nostra Awards 2018

Among the winners in the category Conservation are the facade of San Ildefonso College in Alcalá de Henares (Spain), by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, and Dr. Barner’s Sanatorium in Braunlage/Harz (Germany), by David Chipperfield…

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MVRDV to transform a pyramid in Albania into a technological center
22/05/2018

MVRDV to transform a pyramid in Albania into a technological center

The Dutch firm MVRDV has unveild its initial design for a new technology education center in downtown Tirana, the capital of Albania. The location is the interior of a pyramidal monument, formerly a museum devoted to the Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha...

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How Much Are You 'Smoking' by Breathing Urban Air?
21/05/2018

How Much Are You 'Smoking' by Breathing Urban Air?

CityLab

A pair of digital developers just invented an app that will definitely (and accurately) answer that question. “Here is the rule of thumb: one cigarette per day is the rough equivalent...

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BIG, House A45 in Hudson Valley (New York)
21/05/2018

BIG, House A45 in Hudson Valley (New York)

Bjarke Ingels Group - with offices in Copenhagen, New York, and London – has built its first prototype of A45 house, designed for the new prefab housing company Klein. With a delivery time of approximately six months, the volume is built from modules that are assembled...

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Masters of International Architecture
21/05/2018

Masters of International Architecture

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Arquia/maestros documentary collection – which since 2014 has been building testimony of the life and work of some of the great architects of our times through interviews...

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Six designs for UberAIR Skyports
18/05/2018

Six designs for UberAIR Skyports

Uber has signed an agreement with NASA to develop its flying taxis. Besides, the transport company has unveiled six infrastructure prototypes that include landing platforms for the future aircrafts. 

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Kengo Kuma, Comico Art Museum in Yufu (Japan)
18/05/2018

Kengo Kuma, Comico Art Museum in Yufu (Japan)

The new cultural center designed by the Tokyo-based studio of Kengo Kuma is located in Yufu (Oita Prefecture), on Kyushu Island in southern Japan. The center blends carefully with its natural environment thanks to the building type and materials chosen...

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Design Museum named European museum of the year
18/05/2018

Design Museum named European museum of the year

The Guardian

London museum, which topped shortlist of 40, is the seventh British winner in 41 years. It rewards years of significant upheaval for the museum, founded three decades...

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Barozzi Veiga, music school in Brunico (Italy)
17/05/2018

Barozzi Veiga, music school in Brunico (Italy)

The Barcelona firm of Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga renovates and enlarges the Casa Ragen, current home of the music school of Brunico, a town in the Italian province of South Tyrol. Integrated into the old quarter, the project stretches along the site’s perimeter...

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UNStudio at Milan Design Week 2018
17/05/2018

UNStudio at Milan Design Week 2018

The Dutch architectural practice UNStudio and the Swiss modular furniture manufacturer USM presented HomeWork, an installation based on research on residential and work spaces, connected in a three-dimensional metal mesh.

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SelgasCano, floating pavilion at Bruges Triennial 2018
17/05/2018

SelgasCano, floating pavilion at Bruges Triennial 2018

‘Liquid City’ is the title of the architecture and design triennial being held in the Belgian capital through 16 September. The Madrid firm SelhasCano has designed this floating pavilion with translucent walls and a winding visitor route.

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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 205 - AMERICA IMPORTS 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 87 - E2A 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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