Arquitectura Viva
Friday, April 27, 2018
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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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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Büro Ole Scheeren, Guardian Art Center in Beijing
07/02/2018

Büro Ole Scheeren, Guardian Art Center in Beijing

Working from offices in Bangkok, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Beijing, the firm of the German architect Ole Scheeren has built this hybrid cultural complex that includes an auction house, exhibition galleries, facilities for the conservation of artworks, venues for events...

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Steven Holl, Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond
06/02/2018

Steven Holl, Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond

On 21 April 2018 , Virginia Commonwealth University will unveil the Institute for Contemporary Art, a work of the American architect Steven Holl. The building is conceived as a gateway to the campus, which it faces with rectangular volumes while opening on to the city...

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Baragaño, Mountain House in Valdés (Asturias)
05/02/2018

Baragaño, Mountain House in Valdés (Asturias)

The Madrid firm of Sergio Baragaño has built this house in the mountains for an English landscape gardener and his family. The clients, enamored of Asturias, were involved in the design from the start, opting for an industrialized second residence that respects...

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Dundee’s Victoria & Albert opens on 15 September
03/02/2018

Dundee’s Victoria & Albert opens on 15 September

The construction of the Scottish branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum in the city of Dundee is in full swing, following a design by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, inspired in the cliffs of Scotland’s east coast.

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Atelier Urban Face, kiosks in Montreal’s Mount Royal Park
03/02/2018

Atelier Urban Face, kiosks in Montreal’s Mount Royal Park

The Canadian firm Atelier Urban Face has installed three kiosks close to Beaver Lake, within Mount Royal Park, a work of the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and a favorite getaway enclave for Montreal families...

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Arenas Basabe Palacios, cultural association in Móstoles (Madrid)
01/02/2018

Arenas Basabe Palacios, cultural association in Móstoles (Madrid)

The Madrid practice of Enrique Arenas, Luis Basabe, and Luis Palacios has turned an old industrial shed in Móstoles, southwest of the Spanish capital, into a space for a student culture and sport association. The exterior shows a ventilated facade of jagged...

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Inside the Amazon Spheres
01/02/2018

Inside the Amazon Spheres

Curbed Seattle

The Spheres are constructed using a repeating geometric module. Catalans, since they drew on the work of Belgian mathematician Eugène Charles Catalan to create them...

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azpilicueta arquitectura, Astráin pelota court in La Cendea de Cizur (Navarre)
31/01/2018

azpilicueta arquitectura, Astráin pelota court in La Cendea de Cizur (Navarre)

Situado enfrente de la iglesia de la localidad de Astráin, perteneciente al municipio navarro de La Cendea de Cizur, este frontón fue construido en 1933 más por la necesidad de generar un espacio público que una dotación deportiva de primer orden...

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Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Atatürk Cultural Center in Istanbul
31/01/2018

Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Atatürk Cultural Center in Istanbul

The firm headed by Murat Tabanlıoğlu, working from offices in Istanbul and New York City, has been tasked to reconstruct the Atatürk Cultural Center, which his father, Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, designed in the 1960s. Commanding views of Istanbul’s iconic...

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Early Frank Gehry concert venue roof collapses during renovation
30/01/2018

Early Frank Gehry concert venue roof collapses during renovation

Curbed

An early Frank Gehry design—the Merriweather Post Pavilion by the former firm Gehry, Walsh, and O’Malley—has suffered an unexpected roof collapse...

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Zon-e, footbridge/viewpoint over the Rioseco mines in Riosa
29/01/2018

Zon-e, footbridge/viewpoint over the Rioseco mines in Riosa

The village of Llamo in the Asturian municipality of Riosa is located at an altitude of 540 meters and marks the start of a route that one must walk to reach the footbridge/viewpoint designed by Zon-e Arquitectos, the practice of Nacho Ruiz Allén and Josean Ruiz Esquiroz...

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1+1>2, Community Ceter in Cam Thanh (Vietnam)
26/01/2018

1+1>2, Community Ceter in Cam Thanh (Vietnam)

In spite of their scenic and cultural allures, many regions of Vietnam remain impoverished. A case in point is Hoi An, a zone characterized by its mangrove swamps and vegetation, location of this community center built for the purpose of promoting tourism and thus...

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RCR and G. Tregouet, Malecaze House in Vieille-Toulouse (France)
25/01/2018

RCR and G. Tregouet, Malecaze House in Vieille-Toulouse (France)

This purpose of this project of the Catalan, Olot-based firm RCR arquitectes – in collaboration with G. Tregouet – was to merge a preexisting, 1960s building in an expansive meadow in Girona with a new construction, to then reconnect...

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Opening of Ágora-Bogotá event center by Herreros & Bermúdez
24/01/2018

Opening of Ágora-Bogotá event center by Herreros & Bermúdez

The Colombian capital saw the opening on 18 January of the Ágora-Bogotá convention center, a work of the Madrid firm of Juan Herreros and Jens Richter in collaboration with the local office of Daniel Bermúdez. Located in the heart of the city, the 64,883-square-meter...

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Besonías Almeida, Aránzazu House in Tortuguitas (Argentina)
22/01/2018

Besonías Almeida, Aránzazu House in Tortuguitas (Argentina)

The Argentinian practice of María Victoria Besonías (Madrid, 1947) and Guillermo de Almeida (Buenos Aires, 1945) was commissioned to design this 264-square-meter one-family house in Tortuguitas, a city in the province of Buenos Aires. The imposing...

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Francis Kéré, Surgical and Health Center in Léo (Burkina Faso)
19/01/2018

Francis Kéré, Surgical and Health Center in Léo (Burkina Faso)

Health is a luxury in Africa, especially for the rural population, which lives so far from the few hospitals and healthcare centers of quality that exist in the countryside, such facilities tending to concentrate in capitals and large cities. This medical center...

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Beta Ø, office at the Club de Campo de Madrid
18/01/2018

Beta Ø, office at the Club de Campo de Madrid

The new office of the tennis and paddle tennis school of the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid camouflages itself in the natural landscape, following a design by Beta Ø, a local firm headed by Borja Peña, Ernesto Sierra, and Xabier Ortega. Based on a 5 x 3-meter...

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Guilherme Machado Vaz, Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos (Portugal)
18/01/2018

Guilherme Machado Vaz, Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos (Portugal)

In Matosinhos, a city in the Porto district, a new space for research on architecture and its dissemination  recently opened. The local practice of Guilherme Machado Vaz was commissioned to refurbish an industrial complex in the old Real Vinícola winery...

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Baukontor Architekten, office building in Zurich
17/01/2018

Baukontor Architekten, office building in Zurich

In the west part of Zurich stands Schiffbau, an old industrial building converted into a cultural space. After an urban redevelopment promoted by City Hall, the surrounding area was pedestrianized and municipal infrastructures were improved with the objective...

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Eppstein House is for rent in Michigan
16/01/2018

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Eppstein House is for rent in Michigan

The Spaces

A Michigan home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1951 has been returned to its former glory – and is now available to rent via Airbnb...

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Rojkind Arquitectos, Foro Boca in Boca del Río (Mexico)
15/01/2018

Rojkind Arquitectos, Foro Boca in Boca del Río (Mexico)

The practice set up in Mexico City in 2002 by Michel Rojkind has raised the Foro Boca, a building intended as a venue for the activities of the Boca del Río Philharmonic Orchestra, heart of the cultural life of this city located in the Mexican state of Vera Cruz...

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The world’s largest cross-laminated timber academic building
12/01/2018

The world’s largest cross-laminated timber academic building

Metropolis

The University of Massachusetts Amherst's design school has a structural frame made of cross-laminated timber, according to its architects Leers Weinzapfel...

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Stpmj, Stratum House in Icheon (South Korea)
12/01/2018

Stpmj, Stratum House in Icheon (South Korea)

Located in the city of Icheon, in the South Korean province of Gyeonggi, the Stratum House comprises two separate buildings for three families, and what is most unique about it is the facade, executed with a novel method of using concrete that simulates geological...

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Sabín Blanco, house in the Fragas do Eume Natural Park in Monfero
11/01/2018

Sabín Blanco, house in the Fragas do Eume Natural Park in Monfero

The Galician practice of Patricia Sabín and Enrique M. Blanco converted an abandoned old dwelling into a visitor center for the Fragas do Eume Natural Park in the La Coruña municipality of Monfero. The original stone constructions – a house, a straw loft...

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Picado de Blas,  Arboleda del Sur space in Ezcaray (La Rioja)
11/01/2018

Picado de Blas, Arboleda del Sur space in Ezcaray (La Rioja)

A work of the Madrid practice of Rubén Picado and María José de Blas, this venue for banquets and other events in Hotel Echaurren, in the La Rioja town of Ezcaray, takes its name from the grove (arboleda) where it is located. The design addresses the sporadic...

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Farshid Moussavi, Folie Divine in Montpellier (France)
10/01/2018

Farshid Moussavi, Folie Divine in Montpellier (France)

The London studio of Farshid Moussavi has built this residential tower of sinuous contours in the Port Marianne district of Montpellier, within the Jardins de la Lironde, an urban development area masterplanned by Christian de Portzamparc. With a built area...

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Penelas Architects, ‘Hidden Pavilion’ in Las Rozas (Madrid)
10/01/2018

Penelas Architects, ‘Hidden Pavilion’ in Las Rozas (Madrid)

The Madrid studio headed by José Luis Esteban Penelas designed this house with the idea of creating a space for meditation and retreat, in interaction with nature in the Madrid municipality of Las Rozas. With a built area of 70 square meters, the pavilion...

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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.
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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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