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Friday, July 20, 2018
Royal Academy expansion reveals hidden life of art schools
16/05/2018

Royal Academy expansion reveals hidden life of art schools

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Sir David Chipperfield’s £56m project includes a subterranean vault, which offers visitors an enticing glimpse of studios...

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NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration
16/05/2018

NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration

The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration that will travel to the Red Planet with the Mars 2020 rover. It will attempt controlled flight in Mars' thin atmosphere, which may enable more ambitious missions in the future...

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The Chronicler of Pop.Tom Wolfe (1931-2018)
16/05/2018

The Chronicler of Pop.Tom Wolfe (1931-2018)

Eduardo Prieto

Tom Wolfe, who has just passed away at 88, dressed dapperly and anchronically, almost ridiculously. Those impeccable attires – white suits, neckties with white stars against blue...

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Why Patrik Schumacher is wrong about housing
15/05/2018

Why Patrik Schumacher is wrong about housing

The Architects’ Journal / Paul Finch

We tried ditching standards and counting on private housebuilders before, and it became a race to the bottom...

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Scientists create innovative new ‘green’ concrete using graphene
15/05/2018

Scientists create innovative new ‘green’ concrete using graphene

University of Exeter

A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry...

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OMA, tower at Fondazione Prada in Milan
15/05/2018

OMA, tower at Fondazione Prada in Milan

Located in a distillery dating back to 1910, the Milanese headquarters of the Fondazione Prada recently incoporated a new tower rising 60 meters. The building contains six levels of exhibition galleries, combining square and trapezoidal floor plans.

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Frank Gehry, Facebook Campus in Menlo Park (California)
15/05/2018

Frank Gehry, Facebook Campus in Menlo Park (California)

Like an enormous anonymous garage, Facebook´s new campus conceals its exact polish with the easygoing, almost slapdash air that characterizes the company.

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Will Alsop obituary
14/05/2018

Will Alsop obituary

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Maverick architect whose bold visions included Peckham Library, winner of the 2000 Stirling prize. Will Alsop proposed turning Barnsley into a Tuscan hill town...

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Biennale Architettura: International Jury Announced
14/05/2018

Biennale Architettura: International Jury Announced

The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta has appointed Frank Barkow, Sofia Von Ellrichshausen, Kate Goodwin, Patricia Patkau and Pier Paolo Tamburelli...

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Foster + Partners, DJI’s new HQ in Shenzhen (China)
14/05/2018

Foster + Partners, DJI’s new HQ in Shenzhen (China)

Currently under construction, the headquarters of the robotics firm DJI rises in the Chinese city of Shenzhen in the form of twin towers connected by a suspension bridge to display its latest drone technology. Combining glass and steel, the cantilevered volumes contain...

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Only Capitalism Can Solve The Housing Crisis
13/05/2018

Only Capitalism Can Solve The Housing Crisis

Patrik Schumacher

The 'housing crisis' is basically a housing affordability crisis. It manifests itself in the form of extraordinary housing prices and rents after three decades of nearly uninterrupted...

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Foster + Partners video for DP World Cargospeed premieres in Dubai, UAE
11/05/2018

Foster + Partners video for DP World Cargospeed premieres in Dubai, UAE

Foster + Partners has created a video that describes a vision for the future of high-speed transportation. DP World Cargospeed, a collaboration of cargo giant DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One aims to create an infrastructural network...

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Whirling Mechanical Precisionism
11/05/2018

Whirling Mechanical Precisionism

The New York Review of Books / Martin Filler

“Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art” is at the de Young Museum in San Francisco through August 12...

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Shortlist for European Prize for Urban Public Space 2018
11/05/2018

Shortlist for European Prize for Urban Public Space 2018

Among these 25 finalists, are the winners and special mentions, which will not be announced until next June 20, during the ceremony that will be held at the CCCB and which will be broadcasted by streaming.

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Morpheus Hotel in Macau (China)
11/05/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, Morpheus Hotel in Macau (China)

Hotel Morpheus is now in the final phases of construction. Paulo dos Sousa has photographed it, practically finished, showing how it blends into the skyline of the city of Macau from its position on the Cotai isthmus. The project counts a total area...

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Norman Foster visits Amaravati
10/05/2018

Norman Foster visits Amaravati

Amaravati is the new administrative capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Foster + Partners is designing the central focus of the 217-square-kilometre city, including the design of two key buildings: Legislature Assembly and High Court Complex...

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Shortlist for Eiffel Tower overhaul
10/05/2018

Shortlist for Eiffel Tower overhaul

París

Four teams including architects Junya Ishigami, Amanda Levete and Carlo Ratti are vying to improve facilities at the Eiffel Tower...

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SOM: BBVA Interior Design
10/05/2018

SOM: BBVA Interior Design Pdf

The Global Interior Design Standards, designed by Studio Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), facilitate the creation of a highly performative workplace for BBVA. The standards convey the company’s core brand ideas while bolstering client services...

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RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018
10/05/2018

RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018

Among the works awarded are the Church of Santa María de Vilanova de la Barca (Lérida) by AleaOlea, and the Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur (Switzerland) by Barozzi Veiga. The Royal Institute of British Architects bestows the International Emerging Architect on Aleph Zero.

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Bjarke Ingels joins WeWork as chief architect
10/05/2018

Bjarke Ingels joins WeWork as chief architect

He will continue to lead the architectural firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and will offer his insights and ideas to extend the boundaries of architecture, real estate, technology, and design at WeWork...

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OMA's Blox opens in Copenhagen
09/05/2018

OMA's Blox opens in Copenhagen

This mixed-use building is strategically located to face the main canal of the Danish capital, between the Slotsholmen cultural district and the urban center. The project creates new links between these areas, respecting traffic at street level and establishing overpasses...

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Santiago Calatrava to create red spiral sculpture for Chicago riverfront
09/05/2018

Santiago Calatrava to create red spiral sculpture for Chicago riverfront

Curbed

The bright red sculpture, named S25 for now, will be the new focal point on front yard of the River Point office building at 444 W...

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Bjarke Ingels, ‘A Martian Vernacular Architecture on Earth’
08/05/2018

Bjarke Ingels, ‘A Martian Vernacular Architecture on Earth’

IGS

An Extreme Application of Vernacular Architecture: It Could be on Mars. When we invent technology through architecture we become better at adapting our surroundings to us...

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As Hubble turns 28
08/05/2018

As Hubble turns 28

Wired

4,000 light years away, the Lagoon Nebula – a vast stellar nursery of swirling gas and dust – houses Herschel 36, a star 32 times bigger than the Sun...

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Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz, Refurbishment and Extension of a Psychiatric Center (Spain)
08/05/2018

Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz, Refurbishment and Extension of a Psychiatric Center (Spain)

A group of abandoned pavilions built in the 19th century in Pamplona, Navarre, is the starting point of a project which has refurbished them while raising a series of volumes to form a psychiatric and geriatric center. Both the renovation and the new constructions were carried...

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Ángel Verdasco renovates old market of Melilla
07/05/2018

Ángel Verdasco renovates old market of Melilla

Jesús Granada takes his camera around the building renovated by the Madrid practice of Ángel Verdasco, transformed into an educational center that includes the city of Melilla’s Professional Conservatory of Music, an adult learning center, and an Official School of Languages.

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The new magnetism of mid-size cities
07/05/2018

The new magnetism of mid-size cities

The Curbed

For many millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice. If, 10 years ago, you had asked 28-year-old Sarah Luckett Bhatia if she’d return to her hometown of Louisville...

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My positive vision for a green, clean London which can lead the world
07/05/2018

My positive vision for a green, clean London which can lead the world

Evening Standard / Norman Foster

It’s very easy to be fearful about the future of London. Crime, the lack of affordable homes and an over-stretched transport infrastructure generate a flow of troubling headlines...

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Carmody Groarke, pavilions for house in East Sussex
06/05/2018

Carmody Groarke, pavilions for house in East Sussex

The London firm headed by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke was commissioned to design two volumes to enlarge the livable space of a one-family home located in a rural environment of the southeast English county of East Sussex. On the one hand, an 18th-century brick...

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The Floor Plans for Jeff Bezos’s $23 Million DC Home
04/05/2018

The Floor Plans for Jeff Bezos’s $23 Million DC Home

Washingtonian

The Amazon founder's Kalorama mansion will have 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, and two elevators. At 27,000 square feet, the mansion was already the biggest home in Washington...

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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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