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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Is This Red, White, and Blue Elephant Worth Saving?
17/11/2017

Is This Red, White, and Blue Elephant Worth Saving?

City Lab

Illinois politicians agree that Chicago’s Thompson Center should be replaced. Architects and preservationists beg to differ, and a new documentary presents their case...

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London's 'Big Brother billboard' is switched on in Piccadilly Circus
16/11/2017

London's 'Big Brother billboard' is switched on in Piccadilly Circus

Daily Mail

Controversial screen tracks you with hidden cameras and shows adverts based on your age, gender, mood and the car you drive...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Gasklockan Tower in Stockholm (Sweden)
16/11/2017

Herzog & de Meuron, Gasklockan Tower in Stockholm (Sweden)

Since 2009 the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron and the Swedish company Oscar Properties have been working in the design of a residential block in Stockholm, in a place where there are several gasometers in disuse. Images recently released tell us more...

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José Manuel Martínez Rodríguez, House in Comporta (Portugal)
16/11/2017

José Manuel Martínez Rodríguez, House in Comporta (Portugal)

The  Asturian architect José Manuel Martínez Rodríguez, a professor at the Valladolid School of Architecture, has finished a one-family vacation house with views of Pego Beach in Comporta (Portugal). The strong identity of the area is transferred to the design...

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Parallax Gap by Freeland Buck architecture
15/11/2017

Parallax Gap by Freeland Buck architecture

The Renwick Installation at the Smithsonian is a temporary ceiling hung in the Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon. If most ceilings imply shelter, defining the limits of the room, others suggest the opposite: extension beyond its concrete limits...

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Shigeru Ban wins Mother Teresa award
15/11/2017

Shigeru Ban wins Mother Teresa award

Japan Times

He was selected for his activities as a “disaster relief” architect, including projects to quickly set up temporary structures in disaster-hit areas...

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OMA transforms office building in The Hague (Netherlands)
15/11/2017

OMA transforms office building in The Hague (Netherlands)

This project of Ellen van Loon of Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture involved restructuring a ministry building in The Hague, with the collaboration of the architect of the original construction completed in 1990, Jan Hoogstad. The renovation...

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RIBA North’s Cerámica explores the future of ceramics
14/11/2017

RIBA North’s Cerámica explores the future of ceramics

Icon

‘Cerámica’, anexhibition at RIBA North supported by Tile of Spain / ASCER, explores the use of ceramics and technology in architecture. From 28 October 2017 to 10 February 2018...

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Fernanda Canales, Bruma House in México
14/11/2017

Fernanda Canales, Bruma House in México

Located in the State of Mexico, the Bruma House had to address three fundamental questions: the first was how to build in the middle of a forest without felling a single tree; the second was how to open up ...

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Langarita-Navarro, Altafonte offices in Madrid
14/11/2017

Langarita-Navarro, Altafonte offices in Madrid

The new Madrid offices of Altafonte, a distributor of music content, were designed by the local firms Langarita-Navarro and Estudio Gonzalo del Val. An obsolete space was revamped to address the needs of a company steep in the process of expansion worldwide...

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Meet Liz Diller, the rebel architect
13/11/2017

Meet Liz Diller, the rebel architect

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

‘We’ve never stopped being rebellious,” says Liz Diller, founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the New York architects who have just been selected to design London’s...

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The Royal College of Art's new building at Battersea
13/11/2017

The Royal College of Art's new building at Battersea

RCA

The project has been designed by Herzog & de Meuron, following an architectural competition. The new building will sit alongside the RCA’s existing Dyson, Woo and...

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MVRDV at Dutch Design Week 2017
13/11/2017

MVRDV at Dutch Design Week 2017

Held from 21 to 29 October and titled 'Extension,' the latest Dutch Design Week presented projects in over a hundred locations within the city of Eindhoven. One is the colorful (W)ego by the Rotterdam firm MVRDV, a 9-room hotel that allows reconfigurations...

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V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estate
12/11/2017

V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estate

The Guardian

East London council estate designed by Alison and Peter Smithson is considered an important example of brutalist architecture...

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On Hegemann´s Berlin
11/11/2017

On Hegemann´s Berlin

Eduardo Mangada

The publication of Werner Hegemann’s great work, Berlin, City of Stone, is a vital contribution to Spanish urban culture, and good news for those devoted...

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Oxford Street could be pedestrianised by december 2018
10/11/2017

Oxford Street could be pedestrianised by december 2018

Huffington Post

About half a mile of the street from Oxford Circus to Orchard Street could become a “traffic-free pedestrian boulevard”. The unveiled plans  will be publicly consulted on until 17 December...

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Young Catalonia. Bling or Bare
10/11/2017

Young Catalonia. Bling or Bare

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architecture is moving from bling to bareness. The economic devastation left by the crisis and the symbolic decay...

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Peter Zumthor, new images of LACMA expansion
10/11/2017

Peter Zumthor, new images of LACMA expansion

New images of Peter Zumthor’s design for the 36,000-square-meter expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) have been released. Construction will begin at the end of 2018, for completion in 2023.

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Ensamble Studio, Structures of Landscape in Montana (USA)
10/11/2017

Ensamble Studio, Structures of Landscape in Montana (USA)

On 5,000 hectares of cattle ranch in Fishtail, Montana, at the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park, the Tippet Rise Art Center includes among its facilities devoted to music and contemporary sculpture a series of unique large-scale sculptural installations...

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Urbanism in Madrid
09/11/2017

Urbanism in Madrid

Javier Ruiz Sánchez

In 2004 Madrid City Hall published a guide to urban planning in 20th-century Madrid, coordinated by Ramón López de Lucio, that filled two voids. Prior to it...

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Steven Holl, Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
08/11/2017

Steven Holl, Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University

The New York firm of Steven Holl, in collaboration with BNIM of Kansas City (Missouri), has designed a complex for the performing arts for Princeton University (New Jersey). The new project integrates three buildings with a public plaza situated under a pool...

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gmp to build new gate into Rostock (Germany)
08/11/2017

gmp to build new gate into Rostock (Germany)

Founded by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg, the Germam group gmp has won the competition for the entrance to Rostock. This city on the shore of the Baltic Sea was part of the Hanseatic League, and its medieval fortifications are essential to its identity...

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Jacques Ferrier, Métropole Rouen Normandie headquarters
08/11/2017

Jacques Ferrier, Métropole Rouen Normandie headquarters

The headquarters of Métropole Rouen Normandie on the banks of the Seine in Rouen is a building covered with fish-like ‘scales’ made of subtly coloured glass. Reflecting and refracting the light of the sun, the glass scales cover the building with hints of colour...

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Qatar National Library by OMA opens with over one million books
08/11/2017

Qatar National Library by OMA opens with over one million books

The Peninsula Qatar

Designed by renowned dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the Qatar National Library is spread over an area of 45,000 square-metre and has a collection of books in around 20 languages...

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dRMM, Hastings Pier (England)
07/11/2017

dRMM, Hastings Pier (England)

The Royal Institite of British Architects (RIBA) recently bestowed the Stirling Prize on Hastings Pier, a work by dRMM, the London practice headed by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh, and Sadie Morgan. Built in 1872 in Hastings, a town in East Sussex...

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Jürgen Mayer, building for FOM University in Düsseldorf (Germany)
07/11/2017

Jürgen Mayer, building for FOM University in Düsseldorf (Germany)

The Berlin practice of Jürgen Mayer has designed this university facility in Düsseldorf’s central neighborhood of Derendorf. The 8,000-square-meter construction addresses the need for more school space, given the growing number of FOM enrolments...

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Seoul's first architecture biennale shakes up the city
06/11/2017

Seoul's first architecture biennale shakes up the city

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Everything you need to build a nuclear submarine can be found in Sewoon Sangga, or so they used to say. Walking the labyrinthine levels of this concrete megastructure...

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MVRDV completes public library in Tianjin (China)
06/11/2017

MVRDV completes public library in Tianjin (China)

A work of the Dutch firm MVRDV in collaboration with the local  office TUPDI, this 33,700-square-meter library for 1.2 million books opened recently in the Binhai district of Tianjin, a coastal municipality in western China, three years after the first drawing was made...

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‘ImagenSubliminal. Scenarios of Spanish Architecture’
06/11/2017

‘ImagenSubliminal. Scenarios of Spanish Architecture’

On view through 16 November in the exhibition rooms of the Spanish Embassy in Japan, located in Tokyo’s Roppongi neighborhood, is a presentation of the work of ImagenSubliminal, a team of photographers and architects formed by...

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Philip Johnson's AT&T Building has always been vain, idiosyncratic and flawed. Let's keep it that way
06/11/2017

Philip Johnson's AT&T Building has always been vain, idiosyncratic and flawed. Let's keep it that way

Los Angeles Times / Christopher Hawthorne

A proposal from architecture firm Snøhetta to redesign Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s...

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New Books
AV Monografías 202 - H ARQUITECTES 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 201 - 50 FROM AFRICA AND ASIA 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 84 - BEVK PEROVIĆ 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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