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Thursday, July 02, 2020
Lucas y Hernández-Gil, A12 House in Madrid
10/03/2020

Lucas y Hernández-Gil, A12 House in Madrid

Occupying what used to be a store, with direct access from the street, this dwelling is conceived as a mix between the Mediterranean house – introverted and spilling out into a courtyard – and the phenomenological house as described by Gaston Bachelard: a space...

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Neri & Hu, Junshan Cultural Center in Beijing
06/03/2020

Neri & Hu, Junshan Cultural Center in Beijing

The Shanghai firm headed by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu were tasked to renovate an old brick building containing two levels of offices, to combine this use with a cultural center including a library, an exhibition hall, and a multipurpose space for 100 people...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Torre One Thousand Museum in Miami (Florida)
02/03/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Torre One Thousand Museum in Miami (Florida)

Rising 216 meters and 62 floors, this residential skyscraper is located on Biscayne Boulevard, opposite Museum Park, site of Miami’s new museums. Designed by Zaha Hadid before she died in 2016, the building presents a curved exoskeleton of concrete that structures...

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Jun Aoki & Associates + Peter Marino, Louis Vuitton store in Osaka (Japan)
28/02/2020

Jun Aoki & Associates + Peter Marino, Louis Vuitton store in Osaka (Japan)

Inspiration for the curving glass facade of the Louis Vuitton store in Osaka, designed by Jun Aoki & Associates and Peter Marino, came from the sails of old Japanese merchant vessels, in reference to the history of a city defined by the importance of its port....

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Amann, Cánovas y Maruri + AMM, housing in Luxembourg
26/02/2020

Amann, Cánovas y Maruri + AMM, housing in Luxembourg

A 2013 competition involving three residential buildings for the Société Nationale des Habitations à Bon Marché, in Luxembourg’s Kirchberg quarter, was won by the Madrid practice of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri – in collaboration with...

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Judge orders condo tower 200 Amsterdam Ave. to remove floors
24/02/2020

Judge orders condo tower 200 Amsterdam Ave. to remove floors

New York Post

The developers of the nearly-completed, 55-story condo tower, designed by Elkus Manfredi, must remove a yet-determined number of floors because the structure exceeds zoning limits...

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Marià Castelló, Ca l'Amo in Sant Mateu d’Albarca (Ibiza)
24/02/2020

Marià Castelló, Ca l'Amo in Sant Mateu d’Albarca (Ibiza)

The Formentera practice of Marià Castelló designed this house where five volumes are longitudinally arranged on a terrace in a steeply sloping area of Sant Mateu d’Albarca, a small village on the island of Ibiza. Between two preexisting retaining walls of stone, the complex...

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Toshiko Mori, school and teachers’ residence in Fass (Senegal)
21/02/2020

Toshiko Mori, school and teachers’ residence in Fass (Senegal)

The New York practice of architect Toshiko Mori was commissioned by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and the non-profit organization American Friends of Le Korsa (AFLK) to give the remote Senegalese town of Fass a school that can serve 300 children...

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Half house, half tent: the startling Spanish villa that breaks all the rules
20/02/2020

Half house, half tent: the startling Spanish villa that breaks all the rules

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

UK-based architects Space Popular have a reputation for clashing colours and computer game imagery. Now the rising duo have built their first house – and it’s been confusing the locals...

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Reconstruction of primary school in Fuwen (China)
19/02/2020

Reconstruction of primary school in Fuwen (China)

The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art has in the countryside renovated an education center in the image of a village, with stacked volumes combining prefabricated elements, pitched roofs, and transparencies and colores.

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Nomo Studio, Bridge House in Mercadal (Menorca)
18/02/2020

Nomo Studio, Bridge House in Mercadal (Menorca)

A work of Nomo Studio, the Barcelona firm of Alicia Casals and Karl Nyqvist, this private residence is located on the north coast of the island of Menorca, in the Coves Noves development of the municipality of Mercadal. Containing a total of 360 square meters...

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Barkow Leibinger, Trumpf Day-Care Center in Ditzingen (Germany)
17/02/2020

Barkow Leibinger, Trumpf Day-Care Center in Ditzingen (Germany)

A work of the practice of the American Frank Barkow and the German Regine Leibinger, with offices in Berlin and New York, this daycare for children of employees of the machine-tool and medical-equipment manufacturer Trumpf is located within the firm’s campus...

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Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazil
15/02/2020

Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazil

The Guardian

As Brasília turns 60, it’s time to reassess the legendary modernist architect on a visit to the Brazilian capital and Rio de Janeiro...

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Ramón Ruiz Marrodán, renovation of church in Vico en Arnedo
11/02/2020

Ramón Ruiz Marrodán, renovation of church in Vico en Arnedo

In Arnedo, a municipality in Spain’s La Rioja region, the church of the Monastery of Our Lady of Vico – inhabited by nuns of the Cistercian Order – was refurbished on the basis of a project drawn up by the local practice of Ramón Ruiz Marrodán. The intervention involved...

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Malu de Miguel González, MS5 single-family home in Boadilla del Monte
10/02/2020

Malu de Miguel González, MS5 single-family home in Boadilla del Monte

At Monte Sollube 5 – in Boadilla del Monte, a municipality of Madrid’s metropolitan area – stands this two-floor house built for three generations of the family its architect, Malu (María Luisa) de Miguel (Gran Canaria, 1987). The dwelling proper contains 315 square...

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Grafton Architects, building for Kingston University in London
07/02/2020

Grafton Architects, building for Kingston University in London

Named Town House, this is an educational building by the Dublin practice of Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, recipients of the 2020 RIBA Gold Medal. Acting as a front door for Kingston University and as a gateway o the Greater London borough of Kingston upon...

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Andrea Frapolli, Casa Marzi in Prosito (Italy)
06/02/2020

Andrea Frapolli, Casa Marzi in Prosito (Italy)

Located in a rugged terrain, the residence came about from combining three preexisting elements – the actual house, the stable, and the walls – with a new piece of contemporary cut. Despite the poor state of conservation of the old constructions, the architect and the...

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LAP Arquitectos, renovation of conference and exhibition center of Córdoba
04/02/2020

LAP Arquitectos, renovation of conference and exhibition center of Córdoba

LAP Arquitectos, renovation of conference and exhibition center of Córdoba Córdoba-based LAP Arquitectos – Rafael Pérez Morales, David Pérez Herranz, Rafael Pérez Herranz – undertook the renovation, improvement, and adaptation of the Conference Center...

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Díaz y Díaz + TAU, judiciary building in Pontevedra (Galicia)
03/02/2020

Díaz y Díaz + TAU, judiciary building in Pontevedra (Galicia)

The practice of Gustavo Díaz and Lucas Díaz – working out of offices in A Coruña and Madrid – and that of Naiara Montero and Jon Montero (TAU) – A Coruña and Barcelona – together designed a new judiciary building for the city of Pontevedra...

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TEd’A arquitectes, Single-Family House in Majorca
31/01/2020

TEd’A arquitectes, Single-Family House in Majorca

Adapted to the site’s topography and diluted in the landscape thanks to the green roof of native species, the house presents a solid perimeter executed with cyclopean concrete. The house is based on Majorcan building tradition and organized around a central...

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Vázquez Consuegra, Magallanes Park in Seville
29/01/2020

Vázquez Consuegra, Magallanes Park in Seville

This work of the Seville practice of Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra is located on the Andalusian capital’s La Cartuja Island, on the right bank of the Guadalquivir River. With a built area of about 40,000 square meters, the terrain shaped the Triana Gate, the south entrance...

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Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, house on a patio in Madrid
28/01/2020

Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, house on a patio in Madrid

At Calle Méntrida 21, in Madrid’s Hortaleza neighborhood, rises this single-family dwelling, a work of the local practice headed by Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente. Set between party walls, it is conceived...

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Studio Doarchi, Tower of Spiral in Shenzhen (China)
28/01/2020

Studio Doarchi, Tower of Spiral in Shenzhen (China)

Rising over sunflowers to a height of 15 meters, this viewing point combines perforated panels of metal mesh with white PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) surfaces, and encircles a pool used to irrigate the fields around.

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Ryue Nishizawa, Art Museum in Jining (China)
24/01/2020

Ryue Nishizawa, Art Museum in Jining (China)

Jining, a city in China’s Shandong province, is home to this museum by the Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa – co-founder, with Kazuyo Sejima, of the firm SANAA. The sinuous one-level volumes blur their boundaries between interior and exterior through huge roofs...

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Kengo Kuma, The Darling Exchange in Sydney
23/01/2020

Kengo Kuma, The Darling Exchange in Sydney

Surrounded by high-rises and residential blocks with shops in the lower podium, the project is conceived as a hub centralizing the circulations in the busy area of Darling Harbor, in Sydney. The cylindrical form addresses the need to create an urban landmark...

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RDR architectes, Morro Chico Ranch in Santa Cruz (Argentina)
21/01/2020

RDR architectes, Morro Chico Ranch in Santa Cruz (Argentina)

At Puente Blanco, a remote spot in the Argentinian Patagonia, close to the southern border with Chile, we find this stockbreeding estate that has been renovated and expanded by Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes (RDR architectes), the firm run by Jacques...

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García-Germán Arquitectos, House in Ánaz (Cantabria)
20/01/2020

García-Germán Arquitectos, House in Ánaz (Cantabria)

Ánaz is a locality belonging to the municipality of Medio Cudeyo, in Spain’s Cantabria region, and there, in an enclave near Torreánaz Palace, the architectural practice of Jacobo García-Germán has built this reinterpretation of nearby mountain homes. The compact volume...

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Steven Chilton Architects, Taihu Show Theatre in Wuxi (China)
17/01/2020

Steven Chilton Architects, Taihu Show Theatre in Wuxi (China)

Drawing inspiration from the nearby Sea of Bamboo Park of Yixing, this theater of the city of Wuxi rises close to Lake Taihu as a permanente venue for The House of Dancing Water, a show written and directed by Franco Dragone...

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Miró Rivera Architects, Citica development in Monterrey (Mexico)
16/01/2020

Miró Rivera Architects, Citica development in Monterrey (Mexico)

A work of the Texas-based practice of Juan Miró from Spain and Miguel Rivera from Puerto Rico, in association with the Mexican firm Ibarra Aragón Arquitectura, this complex of mixed uses – apartments, offices, and retail – stands 95 meters on a plot in downtown...

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Brighton College’s Sports and Science Centre, by OMA / Ellen van Loon
16/01/2020

Brighton College’s Sports and Science Centre, by OMA / Ellen van Loon

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

In a departure from the gothic image of English private schools, Brighton College’s new building, designed by OMA, is an expression of global ambition (Photo gallery)...

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New Books
AV Monografías 225 - AIRES MATEUS 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 225 - VIDA Y VIRUS 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 98 - FALA 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
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
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.
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.
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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