Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Ten recent low-tech inventions that have changed the world
01/03/2019

Ten recent low-tech inventions that have changed the world

MIT

Technologies don’t have to be cutting edge to make a profound difference in people’s lives. By the early 1990s, diarrheal diseases were killing some 5 million children...

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5 Cosmic Art Projects
01/03/2019

5 Cosmic Art Projects

artnet

Art in space has a long history. Here are some major examples. As barriers to commercial space travel slowly erode each year, artists are taking note...

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‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO
28/02/2019

‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO

On view through 19 May at the ICO Museum is an exhibition on Fernando Higueras (Madrid, 1930-2008), curated by Lola Botia and organized by the ICO Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Public Works Ministry’s Directorate-General for Architecture...

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New science museum in Seoul to be built by robots
27/02/2019

New science museum in Seoul to be built by robots

The Istanbul firm MAA, headed by the architect  Melike Altinisik, has unveiled its competition-winning design for the Robot Science Museum in the Chang-dong neighborhood of the South Korean capital. Saving time and money, robots will build the curving metal facade...

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OLA Estudio, DFG Pavestone offices in Monçao (Portugal)
26/02/2019

OLA Estudio, DFG Pavestone offices in Monçao (Portugal)

The A Coruña-based practice headed by Óscar López Alba, OLA Estudio, has built new facilities for DFG Pavestone, a company that exploits granite quarries. With a built area of 380 square meters and a material execution budget of 502,000 euros, the construction...

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AIA elevates 115 members and nine international architects to the College of Fellows
26/02/2019

AIA elevates 115 members and nine international architects to the College of Fellows

This year’s honorary fellows are: Emre Arolat, Sandra Barclay, Alberto Campo Baeza, Nathalie de Vries, Jane Duncan, Amanda Levete, Esa Mohamed, Pei Ing Tan and Jacob van Rijs…

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Florida is drowning
25/02/2019

Florida is drowning

The Guardian

People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences – and Florida’s coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call...

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Carl Fredrik Svenstedt, Domaines Ott winery in Taradeau (Francia)
25/02/2019

Carl Fredrik Svenstedt, Domaines Ott winery in Taradeau (Francia)

The Paris firm headed by Carl Fredrik Svenstedt (Stockholm, 1967) designed this winery of petrous facades, made of blocks weighing a ton each, for the Château de Selle estate in Taradeau, in France’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Extracted from a nearby quarry...

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The artists fighting climate change
24/02/2019

The artists fighting climate change

The Guardian

After too long a silence, art is finally tackling global warming. Here are the big players – including the artist who’s lighting up Alaska...

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Living Seawall, an Ocean Conservation Project
23/02/2019

Living Seawall, an Ocean Conservation Project

Volvo

One garbage truck of plastic enters the world’s oceans every minute, and more than half of Sydney’s shoreline is artificial. Rich, vibrant habitats have been replaced...

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Tempers feat. Rem Koolhaas
22/02/2019

Tempers feat. Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas’s thoughts on Junkspace inspire the electronic art rock band The Tempers to give the same title to its new album. The songs, enriched with the voice of the Dutch architect, refer to aspects of manipulative public spaces, such as malls.

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Alejandro Aravena, Ochoquebradas House in Los Vilos (Chile)
22/02/2019

Alejandro Aravena, Ochoquebradas House in Los Vilos (Chile)

The building is part of a private initiative that involved inviting eight Japanese architects (among them Sejima, Nishizawa, Juma, Fujimoto, and Ishigami) and the same number of Chilean ones to design a vacation house in Los Vilos, a rugged natural environment 250...

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The Spirit of the Beehive
22/02/2019

The Spirit of the Beehive

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Bjarke Ingels is the spirit that inspires the busy beehive of BIG. Striving to make his leading figure disappear to always stay one step ahead of the office, on the frontier of innovation...

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Fernández-Galiano analyzes the world through architecture in ‘Alexandrine Years’
21/02/2019

Fernández-Galiano analyzes the world through architecture in ‘Alexandrine Years’

El País / Ferrán Bono

“It would be very hard to find a critic with the training of Luis,” said Rafael Moneo to a packed audience. He was referring to the Navarre-born architect seated to his left, Luis Fernández-Galiano, author of the book Alexandrine Years…

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Luis Fernández-Galiano: "Architecture makes our lives better”
21/02/2019

Luis Fernández-Galiano: "Architecture makes our lives better”

El Mundo / Luis Alemany

All the topics that a reader expects to find in a newspaper appear in the articles that Luis Fernández-Galiano – architect, professor, critic, and editor of architecture magazines – wrote for the daily El País from 1993 to 2006, with architecture as thread…

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Thom Mayne | Morphosis Urbano
21/02/2019

Thom Mayne | Morphosis Urbano

The lecture given by Thom Mayne on 6 February was part of the qualifying master’s degree program of the UPM’s School of Architecture in Madrid.

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Ai Weiwei and Frank Gehry Talk Art
20/02/2019

Ai Weiwei and Frank Gehry Talk Art

The New York Times

In 2011, Chinese authorities detained the artist Ai Weiwei at a Beijing airport, seizing his passport, laptops and hard drives...

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Barclay & Crousse. Arquitectura Viva 211
19/02/2019

Barclay & Crousse. Arquitectura Viva 211

The studio Barclay & Crousse, based since 2006 in Lima (Peru), was set up 25 years ago in Paris by Sandra Barclay (Lima, 1967) and Jean Pierre Crousse (Lima, 1963). Both received their architecture degrees in Peru and shortly afterwards moved to Europe...

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Atelier Masomi + Studio Chahar, Hikma complex in Dandaji (Niger)
19/02/2019

Atelier Masomi + Studio Chahar, Hikma complex in Dandaji (Niger)

The practices headed by the Nigerien Mariam Kamara (Atelier Masomi) and the Iranian Yasaman (Studio Chahar) have collaborated in turning an old mosque into a library and community center in the rural village of Dandaji, in Nigeria. The transformation was proposed...

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Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019)
19/02/2019

Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019)

Domus

Alessandro Mendini, architect, designer and artist has been twice director of Domus. Born in Milan in 1931, he was one of the undisputed protagonists of Italian design...

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Balkan Urbicide
18/02/2019

Balkan Urbicide Pdf

This article by Luis Fernández-Galiano on the deliberate destruction of the material, historical, and emotional heritage of the former Yugoslavia was published in El País in 1993 and is included in the book The Age of Spectacle.

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TEd'A arquitectes, House for Laia and Biel (Barcelona)
18/02/2019

TEd'A arquitectes, House for Laia and Biel (Barcelona)

The mission was to renovate a floorthrough apartment on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia consisting of three different parts, two of them situated along the facade and the other tucked into the building. The intervention concentrated all efforts on a single action...

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Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth
17/02/2019

Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth

The Guardian

Ever since Bill Viola first pitched up in Florence as a 23-year-old film technician in 1974, there has been a certain inevitability that 45 years on he would end up here...

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Scottish modernist ruin awaits a saviour
16/02/2019

Scottish modernist ruin awaits a saviour

The Guardian

Photographed by Murdo MacLeod, the A-listed St Peter’s seminary in Cardross, near Glasgow, remains derelict despite being hailed as an architectural masterpiece...

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Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, PC Caritas in Melle (Belgium)
15/02/2019

Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, PC Caritas in Melle (Belgium)

The Ghent firm headed by Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck, and Jo Taillieu transformed Sint-Jozef, raised in the 19th century, into a facility with communal spaces for the psyquiatric center of Caritas in Melle, in Belgium's Flanders region. A group of physicians, therapeutists...

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Designing the Expansion of Paris' Opéra Bastille
15/02/2019

Designing the Expansion of Paris' Opéra Bastille

Henning Larsen Architects has been selected for the expansion and transformation of the French Opéra Bastille, the largest opera house in Paris. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019...

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M+ acquires the Archigram Archive
15/02/2019

M+ acquires the Archigram Archive

Artforum

The M+ museum in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District has acquired the entire archive of the experimental London-based architecture collective Archigram...

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Junya Ishigami to design 2019 Serpentine pavilion
14/02/2019

Junya Ishigami to design 2019 Serpentine pavilion

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Japanese architect announces plan to create a mysterious cloud of grey slate for the annual London pavilion project...

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 Tate Modern wins privacy case brought by owners of £4m flat
14/02/2019

Tate Modern wins privacy case brought by owners of £4m flat

The Guardian

Residents had complained of ‘near constant surveillance’ by visitors to London gallery. The claim was rejected because residents could put up net curtains...

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Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalist: Conference Center in Plasencia, by Selgascano
14/02/2019

Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalist: Conference Center in Plasencia, by Selgascano

The center is on the boundary between the town and the country, between the artificial and the natural. It was necessary to choose one of the two sides, and from the outset the second option was chosen. This forced to rest the buildings on a much lower level than the...

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New Books
AV Monografías 213_214 - ESPAÑA 2019 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 213 - COBE 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 91 - OFFICE 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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