Arquitectura Viva
Monday, April 23, 2018
Christo to Build Floating Structure in London’s Hyde Park
17/02/2018

Christo to Build Floating Structure in London’s Hyde Park

The New York Times

Christo has long been interested in mastabas, trapezoidal structures that originated in Mesopotamia. He designed a Texas mastaba in 1975, for example...

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Morpholio Launches Trace Pro for iPhone
16/02/2018

Morpholio Launches Trace Pro for iPhone

Dexigner

Morpholio has launched Trace Pro for iPhone that intends to transform site visits by importing key components of the design process into the Construction Administration Phase...

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Dominique Perrault at the Aedes gallery in Berlin
16/02/2018

Dominique Perrault at the Aedes gallery in Berlin

On view through 8 March at the Aedes gallery in Berlin is ‘The Groundscape Experience,’ which explores the potential of subterranean works through recent projects of the French architect Dominique Perrault and the studies he has conducted with students...

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Leandro Erlich at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
16/02/2018

Leandro Erlich at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

The work by the visual artist-cum-illusionist – entitled “Sous le Ciel”, or “Under the Sky” – challenges perceptions of time and space and invites visitors to alter the way they perceive reality. After Ai Weiwei in January 2016 and Chiharu Shiota in January 2017...

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aoe, pavilion draped with metal mesh in Chongging (China)
16/02/2018

aoe, pavilion draped with metal mesh in Chongging (China)

The Beijing firm aoe of Wen Qun has built a spectacular sales pavilion for a luxury residential development of the Chinese real estate company Sunac. After its use as a showcase, it will be turned into a daycare center. The objective of the architects was to try...

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BIG and CRA-Carlo Ratti build one of Singapore’s tallest towers
15/02/2018

BIG and CRA-Carlo Ratti build one of Singapore’s tallest towers

Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati have together in the financial center of Singapore started to build a 280-meter tower interrupted at meter 100 by a four-level garden. Containing 51 stories and 93,000 square meters, the building mixes apartments...

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Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9
15/02/2018

Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9

The firm Cloud 9 of the architect Enric Ruiz-Geli has designed a 6,500-square-meter cultural center within the Ágora of Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences. It is to open in 2020.

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Documents reveal flaws in Santiago Calatrava’s bridge
15/02/2018

Documents reveal flaws in Santiago Calatrava’s bridge

Dallas Observer

The recently released documents show that Calatrava consistently urged Dallas to get the proper testing done for Margaret McDermott Bridge and even offered to lend the city money...

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Making tunnels the way you make spaceships
14/02/2018

Making tunnels the way you make spaceships

The Economist

Elon Musk can seem flakily up himself. His newish tunnelling business appears to be a case in point. The project has a cute name (the Boring Company)...

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Carme Pinós to design MPavilion 2018
14/02/2018

Carme Pinós to design MPavilion 2018

The fifth temporary MPavilion, for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct, will be designed by Spanish architect and educator Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, Barcelona...

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Ingenhoven architects, Marina One complex in Singapore
14/02/2018

Ingenhoven architects, Marina One complex in Singapore

With a built area of over 400,000 square meters, the high-density complex Marina One in Singapore – by ingenhoven architects, sustainability experts – officially opened recently. The four towers that comprise it – their heights ranging between 139 and 200 meters...

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Steven Holl, residential complex in Moscow (Russia)
14/02/2018

Steven Holl, residential complex in Moscow (Russia)

Carrying the day over practices like Fuksas Architecture and Zaha Hadid Architects, the firm of Steven Holl has won the competition to build a residential quarter in Moscow’s Tushino district. With an area of 200,000 square meters, the district is occupied by an abandoned...

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IDOM, Red Eléctrica España campus in Tres Cantos (Madrid)
13/02/2018

IDOM, Red Eléctrica España campus in Tres Cantos (Madrid)

Beatriz Olalla of IDOM has headed the project to fully refurbish two buildings of the company Red Eléctrica in the technology park of Tres Cantos. The refurbishment includes an enclosure that will put the building in line with new energy efficiency requirements...

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Ecocapsule, a new way of sustainable living
13/02/2018

Ecocapsule, a new way of sustainable living

Ecocapsule is a self-sustainable smart house powered solely by solar and wind energy. It allows you to live off-the-grid, with the luxury of a hotel room. Exclusive series available, affordable series coming soon...

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The Falcon Heavy’s creator is trying to change more worlds than one
13/02/2018

The Falcon Heavy’s creator is trying to change more worlds than one

The Economist

Eight minutes after they had lifted the first SpaceX Falcon Heavy off its pad at Cape Canaveral on February 6th, two of its three boosters returned...

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Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2018
13/02/2018

Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2018

Itsuko Hasegawa has been awarded the 2018 Royal Academy Architecture Prize, honouring her inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture. Described by the judging panel as “one of Japan’s most important architects”...

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David Chipperfield wins competition for Hamburg’s tallest tower
13/02/2018

David Chipperfield wins competition for Hamburg’s tallest tower

The Berlin office of David Chipperfield has designed a 230-meter-tall mixed-use building on the banks of the Elbe River, in Hafencity, the neighborhood that has risen out of German city’s old harbor area. The result of a competition win, the Elbtower – as it will be called – ...

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Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Reaches Its Planned Height
12/02/2018

Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Reaches Its Planned Height

Designed by Gorproject and RMJM, the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg reached its ultimate height of 462 metres, in which Gazprom Neft will have its headquarters. Construction of the skyscraper aboveground has taken two and a half years...

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Nieto Sobejano wins competition for Archive of the Avant-garde in Dresden
12/02/2018

Nieto Sobejano wins competition for Archive of the Avant-garde in Dresden

Selected out of 28 finalists, the Madrid firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won First Prize in the competition promoted by the German state of Saxony to refurbish and extend the Baroque building of the Blockhaus, which dates back to 1732...

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Snøhetta, Hotel Svart in the Arctic Circle
12/02/2018

Snøhetta, Hotel Svart in the Arctic Circle

At the foot of the Svartisen glacier, in northern Norway, is the municipality of Meløy, the location of this hotel designed by Snøhetta. Compared with equivalent hotels in Norway raised in accordance with modern construction standards, the Svart consumes energy...

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Why wood is back at the top of the tree for architects
11/02/2018

Why wood is back at the top of the tree for architects

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Strong, clean and versatile, engineered timber is the ‘new concrete’. With wooden skyscrapers in the offing, could it be the answer to the global housing crisis?...

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Iconic Ancient Temple Is Latest Victim in Civil War
10/02/2018

Iconic Ancient Temple Is Latest Victim in Civil War

National Geographic

The 3,000-year-old temple of Ain Dara in northern Syria was severely damaged in an airstrike by Turkish forces...

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Engineers create plants that glow
10/02/2018

Engineers create plants that glow

MIT News

Illumination from nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting. By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress...

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Longest bridges around the world
09/02/2018

Longest bridges around the world

The Guardian

Boris Johnson has proposed a 22-mile link across the Channel – a distance which sounds impressive, but is exceeded by many existing bridges...

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The darkest building on Earth
09/02/2018

The darkest building on Earth

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Sprayed with Vantablack Vbx2, a pavilion at the Winter Olympics in South Korea absorbs 99% of light. The pistes of Pyeongchang may be blinding white with snow...(Video)

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AIX Arkitekter, Kata Farm in Varnhem (Sweden)
09/02/2018

AIX Arkitekter, Kata Farm in Varnhem (Sweden)

On a hill near Varnhem’s monastery, excavation work began in 2005 that uncovered the ruins of a 9th-century Christian church, Sweden’s oldest. To protect the remains found and create a room for exhibitions, the Stockholm firm AIX Arkitekter has raised a large roof...

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Dominique Coulon, Théodore Gouvy Theatre in Freyming-Merlebach (France)
08/02/2018

Dominique Coulon, Théodore Gouvy Theatre in Freyming-Merlebach (France)

The Strasbourg firm of Dominique Coulon has built this theater for the old mining town of Freyming-Merlebach, in the Lorraine region of France. Located on the Place des Alliés, the stacked volumes of white concrete are a symbol of the town’s renewal which...

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What happens when algorithms design a concert hall?
08/02/2018

What happens when algorithms design a concert hall?

Wired

The most interesting thing about Herzog & de Meuron’s newly opened concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, isn’t its wave-like facade, which rises above the city of Hamburg... 

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo
08/02/2018

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo

Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich...

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Tinder-Like App Lets Dutch Renters Swap Houses
08/02/2018

Tinder-Like App Lets Dutch Renters Swap Houses

Pop-Up City

Dutch social renters wanting to move to a new apartment can now use an app to swap houses with other renters. One precondition, both renters need to ‘like’ each other’s...

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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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