Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Guarnieri & Mascazzini, Six housing units in Sesto San Giovanni (Italy)
15/08/2018

Guarnieri & Mascazzini, Six housing units in Sesto San Giovanni (Italy)

The dwellings are located on the outskirts of the Italian city of Sesto San Giovanni, on a plot where a barn used to stand. The rubble left after pulling down the original farm building hasbeen reused in the construction of the new structure, placing copper mesh...

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Carme Pinós, Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona
14/08/2018

Carme Pinós, Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona

The new Massana School is part of a long process of urban transformation around Plaça de la Gardunya, in the Raval neighborhood, in the historic center of Barcelona. The project analyzes the place in detail. Unlike the residential block...

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PPA Architectures, apartments in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
13/08/2018

PPA Architectures, apartments in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

The demolition of the facilities of the Renault plant in Boulogne Billancourt – a commune in the western suburbs of Paris – freed up space for this project for 79 apartments distributed in the two wings that form the building and gave rise to an uninterrupted volume...

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AZPML, FCAYC Headquarters in Cerezales del Condado (León)
10/08/2018

AZPML, FCAYC Headquarters in Cerezales del Condado (León)

Located since 2008 in the former schools of Cerezales del Condado, a town located 23 kilometers away from León, in the northwest of Spain, the Cerezales Antonino and Cinia Foundation is a private institution, focused on the development of the territory...

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David Sebastián, house in Jarque de la Val (Teruel)
09/08/2018

David Sebastián, house in Jarque de la Val (Teruel)

Located in the Teruel village of Jarque de la Val, this summerhouse for three families was conceived as a shelter from August heat, and was built on a very small budget in successive phases, specifically over three springtimes. It occupies what was an old hay barn...

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Lluís Alexandre Casanovas, Real Estate Boom House in Cardedeu
08/08/2018

Lluís Alexandre Casanovas, Real Estate Boom House in Cardedeu

Through Real Estate Boom House, a research project, the architect Lluís Alexandre Casanovas seeks to address aesthetic, constructive, and economic questions raised by the architectures that arose during Spain’s property bubble. To be able to understand...

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Ángel Verdasco, refurbishment of Central Market of Melilla
08/08/2018

Ángel Verdasco, refurbishment of Central Market of Melilla

Carried out by the Madrid architect Ángel Verdasco, the transformation of Melilla’s old Central Market into a multicultural space includes a music conservatory, a language school, and an adult education center. After ninety years of operation, the wholesale food market...

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Rafael Moneo, Descendientes J. Palacios Winery in Corullón (León)
07/08/2018

Rafael Moneo, Descendientes J. Palacios Winery in Corullón (León)

The Descendientes J. Palacios Winery was located in the town of Villafranca del Bierzo. Its facilities were spread in different structures and warehouses, so it became necessary to reconfigure and gather them all in one building. The desire to blend with the rural...

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Mecanoo, The National Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
06/08/2018

Mecanoo, The National Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

The firm Mecanoo, based in Delft but also working from London and New York, has completed a cultural complex in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. The National Center for the Arts is a huge complex that attests as much to Taiwan’s economic power as to the...
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gmp, football stadium in Krasnodar (Russia)
03/08/2018

gmp, football stadium in Krasnodar (Russia)

The Hamburg firm gmp – Architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partners – designed the stadium of FC Krasnodar, a football club that plays in the Russian Premier League. Able to take in 33,000 spectators, it is characterized by an external image recalling the great...

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The AT&T Building is now a New York City landmark
02/08/2018

The AT&T Building is now a New York City landmark

The Architects Newspaper

It’s official: Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s postmodern Manhattan skyscraper 550 Madison, better known as the AT&T Building, is now a protected landmark...

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Plantea Estudio, Sala Equis in Madrid
02/08/2018

Plantea Estudio, Sala Equis in Madrid

The Madrid office Plantea Studio —Luis Gil, Lorenzo Gil, and José Silva— has refurbished an old movie theater on number 4 of Duque de Alba street in Madrid, converting it into a new space for cultural activities. The center’s program includes live music, exhibitions...

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El Muelle, guest pavilion at Villa Magnolia in Marbella (Málaga)
26/07/2018

El Muelle, guest pavilion at Villa Magnolia in Marbella (Málaga)

The Málaga firm Taller de Arquitectura el Muelle, headed by Francisco Fernández Ballesteros and Arturo López Payer, has enlarged Villa Magnolia, located in the Guadallmina Baja development of Marbella (Málaga). There was a need to extend the existing home...

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BIG / Heatherwick Studio, Google Charleston East Campus
25/07/2018

BIG / Heatherwick Studio, Google Charleston East Campus

The project for Google’s new campus in Mountain View, California, addresses the rapid expansion and constant diversification of the technology company’s corporate activities, which have ended up causing an organizationally unsustainable situation for its employees...

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Studio MK27, Planar House in Porto Feliz (Brazil)
23/07/2018

Studio MK27, Planar House in Porto Feliz (Brazil)

The Brazilian firm of Marcio Kogan ventures deeper into its research on horizontality with Planar House, a dwelling outside São Paulo whose roof is seen from different points of the plot as a fifth facade. The composition of elements on it and the vegetal treatment...

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Visit Alvar Aalto
23/07/2018

Visit Alvar Aalto

The Alvar Aalto Route offers you sights and sensations amidst the architectural landmarks of the renowned architect in all parts of Finland. We invite you not only to experience architecture, but also to enjoy nature attractions, delicious food, sauna and boat trips...

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Vaillo, Irigaray, Vélaz & Galar, Pharmaceutical Factory in Lekaroz
20/07/2018

Vaillo, Irigaray, Vélaz & Galar, Pharmaceutical Factory in Lekaroz

The Baztán Valley is an area in the north of Navarre, bordering with France, with a spectacular natural environment, surrounded by mountains and dotted with towns made up of individual houses. The demolition of the famous historic school...

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System Arquitectura, transformation of Intelhorce factory in Málaga
19/07/2018

System Arquitectura, transformation of Intelhorce factory in Málaga

The main building of the old state textile company Intelhorce, raised in the late 1950s by the architect Ramón Vázquez Molezún and the civil engineer Manuel María Valdés, is undergoing renovation to become the new distribution center of the children’s fashion...

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Estudio Macías Peredo, Hotel Punta Caliza in Holbox (Mexico)
18/07/2018

Estudio Macías Peredo, Hotel Punta Caliza in Holbox (Mexico)

The firm of Salvador Macías and Magui Peredo, based in Guadalajara (Mexico), has raised this boutique hotel on the island of Holbox (which in Mayan means black hole), off the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The heart of the project is a waterlogged...

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Murado & Elvira, municipal library and historical archive of Baiona (Pontevedra)
17/07/2018

Murado & Elvira, municipal library and historical archive of Baiona (Pontevedra)

The practice of Claro Murado and Juan Elvira has carried out the renovation and conversion of the Sancti Spiritus Hospital in Bayona. The 17th-century complex underwent a series of transformations and then was abandoned for a long time. Now it has reopened...

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Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos, cruise terminal in Lisbon
16/07/2018

Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos, cruise terminal in Lisbon

After a period of persistent decadence, the old Lisbon evoked by Amália Rodrigues has become a desirable destination, already threatening to dethrone other popular tourist hubs, such as Venice and Barcelona. An unbeatable example of this metamorphosis...

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The Dutch underground bicycle-park arms race
16/07/2018

The Dutch underground bicycle-park arms race

The Economist

The new underground bicycle park at Utrecht Central railway station opened last year. Three storeys deep, with electronic monitors indicating where spaces...

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Iconic Vlooyberg Tower heavily damaged after explosion
14/07/2018

Iconic Vlooyberg Tower heavily damaged after explosion

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The Vlooybergtoren is a state-of-the-art staircase which was built 5 years ago. Apparently someone had detoned something at the bottom...

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Moneo Brock, Tec 205 House in Monterrey (Mexico)
13/07/2018

Moneo Brock, Tec 205 House in Monterrey (Mexico)

The house is located in the southern border of Monterrey (Mexico), close to Chipinque ecological park, an urban landscape dominated by the Sierra Madre mountain range. The house’s design addresses the features of a plot marked by the presence of four beautiful...

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Mackintosh building will be rebuilt
12/07/2018

Mackintosh building will be rebuilt

The Guardian

Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire last month, will be rebuilt, the school’s director has told...

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Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona
11/07/2018

Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Pere Joan Ravetllat and Carme Ribas has revamped this historical market in Barcelona, built in 1882 in accordance with a project drawn up by the architect Antonio Rovira i Trias and the engineer José M. Cornet y Mas. Reopened...

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Luis Machuca, visitor reception center for Caminito del Rey in Ardales
09/07/2018

Luis Machuca, visitor reception center for Caminito del Rey in Ardales

The Málaga-based practice of Luis Machuca, author of the recuperation of the Caminito del Rey, has now completed a visitor reception center for this well-known walkway along the walls of a narrow gorge in Málaga province. Located on a promontory overlooking...

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Dream the Combine Transforms MoMA PS1’s Courtyard
07/07/2018

Dream the Combine Transforms MoMA PS1’s Courtyard

Metropolis

Hide & Seek, the Minneapolis firm’s competition-winning proposal for MoMA's Young Architects Program, will host the museum's Warm Up series and more this summer...

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Álvaro Siza, Capela do Monte in Lagos (Portugal)
06/07/2018

Álvaro Siza, Capela do Monte in Lagos (Portugal)

En 2016, Álvaro Siza Vieira was commissioned to build a Christian chapel in Barão de São João (Lagos), his first completed work in southern Portugal’s Algarve region. The small oratory is respectfully inserted into the landscape through its materials and proportions...

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Jean Nouvel inaugurates European Patent Office in Rijswijk (Netherlands)
05/07/2018

Jean Nouvel inaugurates European Patent Office in Rijswijk (Netherlands)

In the Dutch city of Rijkswijk, near The Hague, stands this work of Ateliers Jean Nouvel, based in Paris, in collaboration with the Amsterdam firm Dam & Partners Architecten. The 27-floor building counts a total surface area of 85,000 square meters...

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Arquitectura Viva 207 - MORE CITY Arquitectura Viva
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AV Proyectos 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA AV Proyectos
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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
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.
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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. 
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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.
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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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