Arquitectura Viva
Friday, January 19, 2018
Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town (South Africa)
18/09/2017

Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town (South Africa)

Set for 22 September is the inauguration of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in a grain silo built in the 1920s at the port of Cape Town. The world’s largest museum of contemporary African art is carved in the tubular sections...

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Giancarlo Mazzanti, roof in Barrancabermeja (Colombia)
15/09/2017

Giancarlo Mazzanti, roof in Barrancabermeja (Colombia)

In Barrancabermeja, a municipality on the banks of the river Magdalena, in Colombia’s department of Santander, stands this open pavilion containing recreational and sports facilities. The 7,000-square-meter public center is protected by a modular structure raised...

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Aranguren & Gallegos, Oak House in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid)
14/09/2017

Aranguren & Gallegos, Oak House in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid)

For a clearing in the pine forest of the southern slope of Monte Abantos, in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the Madrid practice of María José Aranguren and José González Gallegos has designed a private dwelling with privileged views of the plain that stretches...

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Vector Architects, revitalization of entrance to M Woods in Beijing
13/09/2017

Vector Architects, revitalization of entrance to M Woods in Beijing

In the last two decades, China has gone through a very fast process of urban development. A large number of old buildings, streets, and historic blocks – and even portions of the topography itself – have given way to ‘designer’ urban interventions...

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Creus & Carrasco, refurbishment of old prison in Lugo
11/09/2017

Creus & Carrasco, refurbishment of old prison in Lugo

The Galician practice of Juan Creus and Covadonga Carrasco has transformed an old jail into a cultural center. The separate units of the prison facilities are compartmentalized with varying degrees of openness, giving importance to the concept of the void...

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Nishizawa Architects, house in Chau Doc (Vietnam)
08/09/2017

Nishizawa Architects, house in Chau Doc (Vietnam)

The firm Ho Chi Minh, founded by Shnri Nishizawa (Tokyo, 1980), has built this dwelling in Chau Doc, a city of the Vietnamese province of An Giang, which borders with Cambodia. Using local materials, carpentry techniques, and construction methods...

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OMA, Lab City de la École Centrale Paris in Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
07/09/2017

OMA, Lab City de la École Centrale Paris in Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

Located on the outskirts of the French capital, the École Centrale Paris is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering schools in the country. Within an internal restructuring program, the school called a competition in 2012 to build a new school in the Parisian...

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AZL Architects, Congress Centre in Shitang (China)
06/09/2017

AZL Architects, Congress Centre in Shitang (China)

AZL Architects, a Shanghai-based architectural office, plans to modernize a small village spotted 40 km south-east of the city of Nanjing with the new Centre for Internet Conferences...

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Alberto Campo Baeza, Sports Centre and Classroom Complex UFV
06/09/2017

Alberto Campo Baeza, Sports Centre and Classroom Complex UFV

The Madrid practice led by Alberto Campo Baeza has designed an addition to the Francisco de Vitoria University campus in Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid). The new complex will consist of a sport pavilion and a lecture hall: two boxes of opposed material quality...

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Cai Yongjie / Cao Ye, Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial and Museum
06/09/2017

Cai Yongjie / Cao Ye, Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial and Museum

The earthquake that hit Wenchuan County on 12 May 2008 was the second deadliest ever to be recorded in China, leaving close to 70,000 dead, 375,000 wounded, and losses estimated at 123,000 million dollars. Built in the locality of Qushan (Sichuan province)...

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gmp, Kulturpalast in Dresden (Germany)
05/09/2017

gmp, Kulturpalast in Dresden (Germany)

The German firm gmp (Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner) has finished refurbishing and enlarging te Kulturpalast of Dresde. A result of a 2009 competition, the intervention respects the style of the original building, raised in 1969, while redoing..

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Subterranean Oxygen Park in the Qatari desert
05/09/2017

Subterranean Oxygen Park in the Qatari desert

inhabitat

Erik Behrens and James Haig Streeter of AECOM recently completed Oxygen Park, a unique public space in Doha’s Education City...

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Drone footage of LEGO House architecture
01/09/2017

Drone footage of LEGO House architecture

Designed by architect Bjarke Ingels, LEGO House in Billund (Denmark) will open on 28 September. Made from 21 interlocking parts, with an amazing LEGO brick shaped keystone on top...

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Archstudio, Buddhist sanctuary in Tangshan (China)
01/09/2017

Archstudio, Buddhist sanctuary in Tangshan (China)

The firm Pekin Archstudio is the author of this temple in Tangshan, a city in Hebei province, northeast China. Containing 169 square meters in a single floor, the building is hidden in a mound, thus fusing with the landscape. Embracing preexisting trees...

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Mecanoo, Namdeamun office building in Seoul (South Korea)
31/08/2017

Mecanoo, Namdeamun office building in Seoul (South Korea)

Located near the old south gate of the city of Seoul, Namdeamun is the oldest and largest market in South Korea. A work of the Dutch firm Mecanoo, the slender block designed for the insurance company Heungkok rises on a lot across the market, connecting...

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Marco Vermeulen, rehabilitation of Biesbosch Museum Island in Werkendam
30/08/2017

Marco Vermeulen, rehabilitation of Biesbosch Museum Island in Werkendam

Part of a nationwide safety proram of the Netherlands is the Biesbosch Museum Island, located on ground that formerly was the 4,450-hectare Noordwaard polder and which has now been transformed into a water retention area. The project worked on a preexisting...

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The Spanish holiday home as an architectural collectible
29/08/2017

The Spanish holiday home as an architectural collectible

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

In rural Aragon, the Solo Houses project is giving international architects free rein to create the buildings of their imagination...

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Sanuki Daisuke, apartment in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
29/08/2017

Sanuki Daisuke, apartment in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

This small apartment with seven rooms, a work of the Vietnamese architect Sanuki daisuke, is located in the Binh Thank District of Ho Chi Minh City. Optimizing the space available within the licensed boundaries, a large courtyard is created in the middle of the building...

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New images realeased from the Louvre Abu Dhabi´s works
28/08/2017

New images realeased from the Louvre Abu Dhabi´s works

The National

The French ambassador visits the site and claims to be amazed with the progress, although the opening date has not yet been confirmed...

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Vo Trong Nghia, Farming Kindergarten in Dongnai (Vietnam)
28/08/2017

Vo Trong Nghia, Farming Kindergarten in Dongnai (Vietnam)

Vietnam is historically an agricultural country, but accelerated economic changes are sending young people out of the countryside and into the cities, which have become increasingly polluted ecosystems. It is to address the situation through pedagogy that this kindergarten...

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Dietger Wissounig Architekten, nursing home in Graz (Austria)
25/08/2017

Dietger Wissounig Architekten, nursing home in Graz (Austria)

Located on the outskirts of Graz, across from a public park, the residence is designed as a two-story prism built with timber structure and cladding. This compact volume is pierced to create eight communities for elderly people – four communities per floor...

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Demolition of iconic London housing estate begin
25/08/2017

Demolition of iconic London housing estate begin

Bulldozers begin razing Robin Hood Gardens, the social housing estate in Poplar set to be replaced by mix of flats for private sale, market and social rents,. It was one of the most notable of all of London’s post-war housing estates...

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López Rivera Arquitectes, Lattice House in Palafrugell (Girona)
24/08/2017

López Rivera Arquitectes, Lattice House in Palafrugell (Girona)

This house designed by the Catalan practice of Emiliano López and Mónica Rivera stands on a hill in the coastal range of Les Gavarres, a scarcely urbanized zone of pine, cork, and oak trees belonging to the municipality of Palagrugell, in Girona province...

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Studiomake, Guan Yin Pavilion in Pathum Thani (Thailand)
23/08/2017

Studiomake, Guan Yin Pavilion in Pathum Thani (Thailand)

The Guan Yin Pavilion, commissioned by Rangsit University for the Chinese-Thai Institute, symbolizes the university’s commitment to the furtherance of cultural and academic exchange between two nations...

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Anna Heringer, hostels for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale (China)
22/08/2017

Anna Heringer, hostels for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale (China)

Anna Heringer´s studio bets on reinventing typological and building local traditions during the second Bamboo Biennale with two hostels and a guest pavillion built with a series of concentric rings differering condition and materiality...

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Arquitectura-G, refurbishment of a house in Santa Margarida de Montbui
18/08/2017

Arquitectura-G, refurbishment of a house in Santa Margarida de Montbui

The revamp of the small agricultural construction in Santa Margarida de Montbui (Barcelona) was carried out creating an artificial landscape between the hut and the fields...

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Óscar M.Ares, care home in Aldeamayor de San Martín (Valladolid)
17/08/2017

Óscar M.Ares, care home in Aldeamayor de San Martín (Valladolid)

Óscar M. Ares has designed a small village that seems an oasis in the middle of the dry-landscape of the Castilian plateau. A garden surrounded by white houses of warm interiors and modest materials...

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Barclay & Crousse, Space of Memory in Lima (Peru)
15/08/2017

Barclay & Crousse, Space of Memory in Lima (Peru)

The purpose of the Space of Memory, Tolerance and Social Inclusion is to celebrate the reconciliation of Peruvians after the two decades of violence between Shining Path and other terrorist groups and the national army and paramilitary forces...

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Bonell & Gil / Peris + Toral, apartments for the elderly in Barcelona
11/08/2017

Bonell & Gil / Peris + Toral, apartments for the elderly in Barcelona

The team formed by the architectural studios Bonell & Gil and Peris+Toral has designed 105 apartments for the elderly in the 22@ District in Barcelona. Three volumes with a fan-shaped layout where to carry out a typological research to promote new ways of living...

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Giovanni Vaccarini, New Headquarters of SPGin Geneva (Switzerland)
10/08/2017

Giovanni Vaccarini, New Headquarters of SPGin Geneva (Switzerland)

The Italian firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has designed SPG’s new headquarters at the entrance to the old quarter of Geneva. Combining strong aesthetic features with energy efficiency, the original facade takes center stage in the renovation and...

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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.
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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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