Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Apple Cotai Central gives Macau a new oasis of calm
04/07/2018

Apple Cotai Central gives Macau a new oasis of calm

Foster + Partners

Its timeless design reinvigorates a corner of Cotai with a distinctive addition – a luminescent cube, whose pure geometry and warm ‘beacon-like’...

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Peter Böhm, Philosophy Seminar in Münster (Germany)
03/07/2018

Peter Böhm, Philosophy Seminar in Münster (Germany)

In a privileged enclave between the river Aa and the cathedral square of the city of Münster, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a new construction called the ‘Philosophikum’ forms a unity with the preexisting seminar building and connects with it...

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Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium is for sale
02/07/2018

Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium is for sale

Curbed

Paimio Sanatorium, a former tuberculosis sanatorium designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, is looking for a buyer. Completed in 1933 in Paimio, southwest Finland...

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Rafael Viñoly, 277 Fifth Avenue tower in New Yor
02/07/2018

Rafael Viñoly, 277 Fifth Avenue tower in New Yor

The tower 277 Fifth, a work of Rafael Viñoly Architects, has reached its maximum height, all of 202 meters, and thus becomes one of the tallest in that relatively low-lying stretch of Manhattan. Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th Street, the 55-floor condominium...

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Large part of Glasgow School of Art to be urgently dismantled
30/06/2018

Large part of Glasgow School of Art to be urgently dismantled

The Guardian

Council says significant part of south facade of the fire-ravaged Charles Rennie Mackintosh building will have to go after being deemed unsafe...

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53W53: Jean Nouvel's New York Building
29/06/2018

53W53: Jean Nouvel's New York Building

Jean Nouvel, the French starchitect behind 53 West 53rd discusses his journey designing the building. He wanted the tower to be synonymous with New York City, to be a building that couldn't easily be slipped into another skyline...

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DnA Design and Architecture, Hakka Indenture Museum in Shicang (China)
29/06/2018

DnA Design and Architecture, Hakka Indenture Museum in Shicang (China)

The Beijing firm DnA Design and Architecture, headed by Xu Tiantian, has built this museum of stone in Shicang, a town in the Chinese province of Zhejiang where the Hakka community has lived for 150 years. This ethinic group has since the 3rd century suffered five...

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elii, Save the Children foundation in Madrid
28/06/2018

elii, Save the Children foundation in Madrid

Headed by Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, and Carlos Palacios, the Madrid firm elii has renovated and enlarged the Save the Children’s facilities in Madrid’s Vallecas district, specifically to address the NGO’s program of directly attending to the needs of children. In accordance...

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Taller Abierto, Ibernegi headquarters in Toledo
28/06/2018

Taller Abierto, Ibernegi headquarters in Toledo

The new headquarters of the energy consultancy firm Ibernegi is located in the industrial area of Santa María de Benquerencia, in the province of Toledo. The Madrid studio Taller Abierto – Nacho Román Santiago, Julio Rodríguez Pareja, and Daniel Martínez Díaz...

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Idom, Beronia Rueda Winery
27/06/2018

Idom, Beronia Rueda Winery

Gonzalo Tello of the Spanish engineering and architecture company IDOM has designed new facilities for the Beronia winery in Rueda (Valladolid) to address new needs of wine production and accommodate a wine tourism program, creating an attractive architectural...

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Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office, Tree-ness House in Tokyo (Japan)
26/06/2018

Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office, Tree-ness House in Tokyo (Japan)

The Japanese practice of Akihisa Hirata uses the shape of a tree to organize the spaces of a mixed-use building in the Tokyo Ward of Toshima. Within the stack of concrete boxes is an open central void that provides a visual connection between the various floor...

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BAAS, Faculty of Radio and Television in Katowice (Poland)
22/06/2018

BAAS, Faculty of Radio and Television in Katowice (Poland)

The Barcelona practice of Jordi Badia (BAAS) has built the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia, in the Polish city of Katowice, in collaboration with the local firms Grupa 5 Architekci and Maleccy Biuro Projectowe. Their proposal won the 2011...

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David Chipperfield Architects, Amorepacific HQ in Seoul
20/06/2018

David Chipperfield Architects, Amorepacific HQ in Seoul

The 216,000-square-meter new headquarters of South Korea’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, Amorepacific, stands in downtown Seoul. The outcome of a 2010 competition, the recently completed construction started to go up in 2014 on the site occupied...

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Coll-Leclerc, apartments and temporary homes in Barcelona
19/06/2018

Coll-Leclerc, apartments and temporary homes in Barcelona

The Barcelona practice of Jaime Coll and Judith Leclerc was commissioned to build three vertical blocks combining two usually separated programs: 47 social housing units for rent, and 20 temporary accommodations directed at the most vulnerable groups...

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AMO: Prada Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Show
19/06/2018

AMO: Prada Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Show

Prada collaborates once again with Rem Koolhaas's research and design studio AMO. Its space on Via Fogazzaro in Milan is filled with inflatable stools designed in the 1960s by the Danish firm Verpan Panton, positioned in grids indicating the positions of the guests.

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Glasgow School of Art: sprinklers had not been fitted after first fire
18/06/2018

Glasgow School of Art: sprinklers had not been fitted after first fire

The Guardian

Hopes have been raised that Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire on Friday, can be saved as it emerged a new sprinkler system...

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Inside Zaha Hadid-designed Morpheus Hotel in Macau
18/06/2018

Inside Zaha Hadid-designed Morpheus Hotel in Macau

In China’s Special Administrative Region of Macau, the Hotel Morpheus opened on 15 June, a 150,000-square-meter project of Zaha Hadid Architects offering 770 rooms on 40 floor levels.

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2018 FIFA World Cup: Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow
15/06/2018

2018 FIFA World Cup: Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

The opening match of the football World Cup of 2018, played between Saudi Arabia and the host country, took place in Russia’s national stadium, which was renovated by the Moscow firm Speech. Built in 1956, Luzhniki Stadium was the main venue of the 1980 Olympic...

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How I Live: Sri Lankan architect Palinda Kannangara
14/06/2018

How I Live: Sri Lankan architect Palinda Kannangara

The Spaces

Kannangara has created a concrete idyll beside Colombo’s waterways as his home and studio. One of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018... 

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018: cement tiles, shade and a paddling pool
13/06/2018

Serpentine Pavilion 2018: cement tiles, shade and a paddling pool

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Only the second solo woman and the youngest architect to win the annual commission, Mexico’s Frida Escobedo has made a rough, tough backdrop for summer frolics...

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners finishes 3 World Trade Center
13/06/2018

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners finishes 3 World Trade Center

The firm of Richard Rogers has completed Three World Trade Center (3WTC) in Lower Manhattan and it is now New York’s fifth tallest building. Rising 80 floors and 329 meters, it is also the second tallest in the neighborhood. The new skyscraper is designed...

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Frida Escobedo’s pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery
12/06/2018

Frida Escobedo’s pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery

Visitable from 15 June to 7 October in Kensington Gardens, London, the Serpentine Gallery’s pavilion this year is designed by the firm of Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, 1979). Formed by two lattice-wrapped rectangular volumes, it fuses typical Mexican architectural...

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at Norman Foster’s Capella Resort
11/06/2018

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at Norman Foster’s Capella Resort

The historic meeting of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will took place on 12 June at the sinuous Capella Hotel in Singapore, designed by Norman Foster, on Sentosa Island.

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FAD Award for Architecture 2018: 14 Dwellings in Formentera
08/06/2018

FAD Award for Architecture 2018: 14 Dwellings in Formentera

The project Life Reusing Posidonia was born with the objective of supplying verified data to the administrations responsible for regulating the environmental impact in the building sector. Carles Oliver, Antonio Martín, Joaquín Moyá and Alfonso Reina built...

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FAD Award for Interior Design 2018: apartments in Majorca, by TEd'A
08/06/2018

FAD Award for Interior Design 2018: apartments in Majorca, by TEd'A

The Majorcan firm Ted’A Arquitectes, headed by Irene Pérez and Jaume Mayol, has transformed an existing building at Can Picafort into tourist apartments. The building, which terraces down toward the sea, is fragmented into two volumes that rise two and three levels...

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Fjordenhus by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur Eliasson
07/06/2018

Fjordenhus by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur Eliasson

The headquarters of Kirk Kapital, in the Danish fjord of Vejle, is the first building designed entirely by the artist Olafur Eliasson, who has collaborated before in architectural projects like the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík or the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion of 2007...

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Liu Jiakun's Serpentine Pavilion Beijing
02/06/2018

Liu Jiakun's Serpentine Pavilion Beijing

CNN

As a first foray outside Britain for the Serpentine Gallery's hugely successful series of temporary pavilions, a row of 38 steel rods pulled taut by cables...

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UNStudio, Ellipsicoon pavilion
01/06/2018

UNStudio, Ellipsicoon pavilion

The Dutch firm UNStudio, led by Ben van Berkel, has designed this sculptural pavilion for Revolution Precrafted, company specialized in prefabricated construction. The continuous volume is woven with strands of high-density polyethylene and was digitally developed...

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Felipe Assadi, H House in Zapallar (Chile)
31/05/2018

Felipe Assadi, H House in Zapallar (Chile)

A concrete structure with cantilevers of up to 7 meters that compensate for one another frames views of the sea in the commune of Zapallar, in Chile’s Valparaíso Region. Conceived to ‘inhabit the structure,’ Felipe Assadi’s project starts from the top down...

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Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia
29/05/2018

Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia

The Vatican is participating in the Venice Architecture Biennale, for the first time ever, with a proposal that is an updating of the old theme of religious propaganda, using a series of ten chapels designed by signature architects that are scattered within a wooded...

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New Books
AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 207 - MORE CITY 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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
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.
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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