Arquitectura Viva
Monday, April 23, 2018
David Adjaye, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist
01/03/2018

David Adjaye, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist

David Adjaye is the 2018 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his influences range from contemporary art, music and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities...

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Norman Foster at ETSAM - ‘Cities + Common Futures’
01/03/2018

Norman Foster at ETSAM - ‘Cities + Common Futures’

Norman Foster's lecture at the UPMadrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) is accompanied by a criticism session in which the British architect will comment on the designs submitted by students of the Máster Habilitante program.

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Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City
28/02/2018

Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City

The New York Times

Silicon Valley wants to save cities. What could go wrong? For all the optimism, innovation and wealth that are produced here, the Bay Area can also feel like a place that...

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Graham Baba, HQ for Washington Fruit in Yakima (Washington)
28/02/2018

Graham Baba, HQ for Washington Fruit in Yakima (Washington)

Yakima County in Washington state is a territory characterized by fruit growing. It is the location of the new office headquarters of the Washington Fruit & Produce Company, a family enterprise founded in 1916 that cultivates fruits and distributes them from...

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Marià Castelló, house Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer in Formentera
27/02/2018

Marià Castelló, house Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer in Formentera

In Bosc d’en Pep Ferrer, a large stretch of land next to the beach of Migjorn, on the south of the Balearic island of Formentera, stands this house for a family designed by the local practice of Marià Castello with the aim of respecting its privileged surroundings...

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High Line wins 2017 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design
26/02/2018

High Line wins 2017 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

The Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce that the 13th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to the High Line in New York, designed by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf...

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The country home of the artist Cai Guo-Qiang, designed by Frank Gehry
26/02/2018

The country home of the artist Cai Guo-Qiang, designed by Frank Gehry

The New York Times

A 30-minute drive from Morristown is Chester, a tiny, bucolic community of horse farms, where families of deer amble down narrow roads and rolling hills loom hazily...

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Joaquín Vaquero Palacios, at Museo ICO in Madrid
26/02/2018

Joaquín Vaquero Palacios, at Museo ICO in Madrid

On view through 6 May at Museo ICO is ‘Joaquín Vaquero Palacios: The Beauty of the Huge, 1954-1980,’ an exhibition on an architect, painter, and sculptor who turned hydroelectric power plants into large-scale total works of art through a global creative process...

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Forensic Architecture: detail behind the devilry
26/02/2018

Forensic Architecture: detail behind the devilry

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

An organisation that uses architectural evidence in cases of war crimes or other human rights abuses is making itself enemies in high places...

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Rahul Mehrotra’s library on the CEPT campus in Ahmedabad (India)
25/02/2018

Rahul Mehrotra’s library on the CEPT campus in Ahmedabad (India)

Rahul Mehrotra invites us into the Cept library in Ahmedabad (India). It has 3 'skins' that are nestled into each other - the outer skin, the middle glass layer and the central core. Being an ex student here, Mehrotra has used simple materials to demonstrate not only...

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New concrete 3D printing technique creates weaving structures
25/02/2018

New concrete 3D printing technique creates weaving structures

All3DP

The Thai cement manufacturer SCG has developed a special concrete material to 3D print structures with a unique weaving pattern. The 3D printed concrete technique offers... 

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Academy of Arts features on new £5 crown coin
24/02/2018

Academy of Arts features on new £5 crown coin

The Royal Mint have launched a new crown coin which is in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts. The design was created from an original engraving by Sir David Chipperfield RA, who is also the architect transforming the Royal Academy...

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Jean Nouvel National visits the National Museum of Qatar
24/02/2018

Jean Nouvel National visits the National Museum of Qatar

Gulf Times

When the museum opens in December 2018, it will offer visitors an opportunity to explore and learn about the life of the Qatari people between the desert and the sea...

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Mountain on the Moon, by Enorme Studio
23/02/2018

Mountain on the Moon, by Enorme Studio

For the Madrid Design Festival, Enorme Studio has built this temporary pavilion in Madrid's centrally located Plaza Santa María Soledad Torres Acosta. The installation can be visited until 25 February.

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Life is Periphery
23/02/2018

Life is Periphery

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architecture is center, life is periphery. We associate the European city with the medieval quarters and the extensions of the 19th century...

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Japanese company plans world's tallest wooden building
23/02/2018

Japanese company plans world's tallest wooden building

The Telegraph

The Japanese wood products company Sumitomo Forestry Co is proposing to build a 350 metre, 70-floor tower, designed by Nikken Sekkei, to commemorate its 350th anniversary in 2041...

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Abstract structural photography by Nikola Olic
23/02/2018

Abstract structural photography by Nikola Olic

Nikola Olic is a photographer living and working in Dallas (Texas) focusing on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways...

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C.F. Møller, Maersk Tower research center in Copenhagen (Denmark)
23/02/2018

C.F. Møller, Maersk Tower research center in Copenhagen (Denmark)

The Maersk Tower, a research and teaching center associated with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of the University of Copenhagen, rises as a new landmark in the urban profile of the city. The project conceals a transparent glass facade behind a...

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Civic Architects & Bright Urban Futures, Harbor Pavilion in Tilburg
22/02/2018

Civic Architects & Bright Urban Futures, Harbor Pavilion in Tilburg

The firms Civic Architects and Bright Urban Futures recently finished this pavilion, a landmark for recreational and tourist boats and yachts in the central pier of Piushaven in Tilburg, a city in the southern Dutch province of North Brabant...

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How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet
22/02/2018

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

The Guardian

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?...

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Tiago do Vale, reconstruction of the granary/dovecot in Ponte de Lima
22/02/2018

Tiago do Vale, reconstruction of the granary/dovecot in Ponte de Lima

On the banks of the Minho River as it passes through the Portuguese village of Ponte de Lima, in the northern district of Viana do Castelo, a vernacular construction that was in a state of ruin has been renovated. Preserving the original volumes, the new wooden building...

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MVRDV, Milestone building in Esslingen (Germany)
21/02/2018

MVRDV, Milestone building in Esslingen (Germany)

Designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV, this mixed-use office building distributing 6,500 square meter in twelve floors is located in Esslingen, a city of the Stuttgart region of Baden-Württemberg, in southern Germany. Its fragmented and interactive facade of sintered glass...

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How does Chinese tech stack up against American tech?
21/02/2018

How does Chinese tech stack up against American tech?

The Economist

Silicon Valley may not hold onto its global superiority for much longer. Americans, and friends of America, often reassure themselves about its relative decline in the following way...

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Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Moreira Salles Institute in São Paulo (Brazil)
21/02/2018

Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Moreira Salles Institute in São Paulo (Brazil)

The São-Paulo based firm Andrade Morettin Arquitetos won the 2011 competition to build a new complex for the Moreira Salles Institute on grand Paulista Avenue, over five other aspirants including large Brazilian companies like MK 27 (Marcio Kogan)...

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The return of Dubai's ultimate folly
20/02/2018

The return of Dubai's ultimate folly

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Underwater bedrooms, ‘Lohan Island’ and snow all year round – a decade after it was scuppered by the financial crash, the fantasy archipelago of 300 artificial ‘countries’...

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Humans may not always grasp why AIs act. Don’t panic
20/02/2018

Humans may not always grasp why AIs act. Don’t panic

The Economist

Humans are inscrutable too. Existing rules and regulations can apply to artificial intelligence. There is an old joke among pilots that says the ideal flight crew is a computer...

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Jean Verville, cottage in Quebec (Canada)
20/02/2018

Jean Verville, cottage in Quebec (Canada)

In a spectacular enclave in Laurentides, in Quebec province, the Canadian architect Jean Verville has been commissioned to transform a typical A-frame timber construction raised in the 1960s. Once the inside of the cottage is demolished and the structure completely...

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How the growth of cities changes farming
19/02/2018

How the growth of cities changes farming

The Economist

Soaring demand for protein is driving small and medium-sized farms to professionalise. Looking out from Mathabari, a village in northern Bangladesh...

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Álvaro Siza, Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande in Rennes (France)
19/02/2018

Álvaro Siza, Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande in Rennes (France)

The Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has completed this church in Rennes, capital of the French region of Brittany. The freestanding building is respectully inserted into the fabric of a residential neighborhood in the south part of the city. The sculptural composition...

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Eden Qingdao in China, by Grimshaw Architects
18/02/2018

Eden Qingdao in China, by Grimshaw Architects

Eden Project International is currently working on three projects in China and others in Australia and New Zealand. The new centre will be built in Qingdao, a coastal city of nearly nine million people in Shandong Province...

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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 203 - SILICON VALLEY 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 85 - LACATON & VASSAL 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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