Arquitectura Viva
Monday, September 24, 2018
Aires Mateus, Architecture School in Tournai (Belgium)
13/04/2018

Aires Mateus, Architecture School in Tournai (Belgium)

Built between two old industrial brick buildings, the new architecture school of the Belgian municipality of Tournai occupies the interior of a block in the city center, and is laid out in such a way that it continues the street alignment established by the preexisting constructions...

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Kálida Sant Pau Centre by Miralles Tabliabue EMBT
12/04/2018

Kálida Sant Pau Centre by Miralles Tabliabue EMBT

Part of the network of Maggie’s Centres that offers support to cancer patients, the first Kálida will be completed in Barcelona this year. Creating a welcoming atmosphere, the 400-square-meter building includes a kitchen, a library, and a multipurpose hall, and opens on to to garden zones.

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Rieuldorang Atelier, Manhwaricano House in Ulju (South Korea)
10/04/2018

Rieuldorang Atelier, Manhwaricano House in Ulju (South Korea)

Rieuldorang Atelier, the Busan-based firm headed by Kim Seongyoul, was commissioned to build a single-family dwelling in a rural environment of Manhwa-ri, located in Ulju County, in the southeastern part of South Korea. The objective of the design was to look...

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Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz: psychiatric center in Pamplonag
10/04/2018

Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz: psychiatric center in Pamplonag

Rubén P.Bescos’s video goes through new buildings executed with concrete dyed to insert them respectfully into the context. The geometries of the arches of the old buildings are represented by means of reliefs in the new facades.

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Construction of Shanghai Planetarium well underway
09/04/2018

Construction of Shanghai Planetarium well underway

Images taken from a drone show the progress of construction work at the site of the Shanghai Planetarium, designed by Ennead Architects and to be completed in 2020.

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Zaha Hadid Architects, 520 West 28th in New York
06/04/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, 520 West 28th in New York

The first work of Zaha Hadid Architects in New York City is this sinuous 11-floor luxury apartment building at 520 West 28th Street. There is a powerful urban dynamic between the the High Line and the streets of New York, with cores of social interaction and connections...

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Hua Li/TAO, Wuyishan bamboo Raft Factory in Xingcun (China)
05/04/2018

Hua Li/TAO, Wuyishan bamboo Raft Factory in Xingcun (China)

This factory for making bamboo rafts is located in Xingcun, a rural enclave in southern China, where the climate is tropical. The L-shaped building reflects, first, the raft-making process. Each one of the parts arranged along a linear scheme a...

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Scalar Architecture, Anker-Jordan Residence on Ossipee Lake
04/04/2018

Scalar Architecture, Anker-Jordan Residence on Ossipee Lake

The New York-based firm Scalar Architecture, headed by the Madrid-born architect Julio Salcedo, built this 280-square-meter cottage in a peninsula on Lake Ossipee, in New Hampshire. The shape of the two attached prisms that form the house addresses requirements...

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TDB Arquitectura, residential buiding for Metrovacesa in Barcelona
02/04/2018

TDB Arquitectura, residential buiding for Metrovacesa in Barcelona

Built by the Catalan firm of Juan Trias de Bes, this apartment building rises in the Poble Nou neighborhood of Barcelona, inserting itself into the classic gridded extension imposed by the Plan Cerdá. The southeast front of the lot is tangent to the Avenida Diagonal...

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Max Dudler, city library of Heidenheim (Germany)
30/03/2018

Max Dudler, city library of Heidenheim (Germany)

A work of the Swiss architect Max Dudler, this library in Heidenheim an der Brenz, in the southwest German state of Baden-Wurtemberg, stands on a plot of land previously occupied by a prison. As a chromatic remembrance of Hellenstein Castle nearby, the library rises...

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studio we architetti, Pfadihus Holzgasse shelter in Horgen (Switzerland)
29/03/2018

studio we architetti, Pfadihus Holzgasse shelter in Horgen (Switzerland)

Located in a spectacular enclave in the Alps, this 1950s construction with views of Lake Zurich has been turned into a 210-square-meter tourist shelter with thirty beds. Designed by the Swiss firm studio we architetti, headed by Felix Wettstein and Ludovica Molo...

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feat.collective, Lanka Learning Center in Batticaloa (Sri Lanka)
27/03/2018

feat.collective, Lanka Learning Center in Batticaloa (Sri Lanka)

This school and training center is located in the Batticaloa district, one of the areas in Sri Lanka most affected by the tsunami of 2004 and persistent civil war. The program is fragmented and distributed in a series of...

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Jesús Donaire, house between walls in Malagón (Ciudad Real)
26/03/2018

Jesús Donaire, house between walls in Malagón (Ciudad Real)

The Madrid architect Jesús Donaire was commissioned to build a dwelling on a plot of land in the urban center of Malagón where a warehouse for storing farming materials stood. An adobe wall bordered the old building and was a key element of the urban image...

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SANAA, cultural center in Tsuruoka (Japan)
23/03/2018

SANAA, cultural center in Tsuruoka (Japan)

The Tokyo firm SANAA, headed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, has completed this building in Tsuruoka, a small city in Japan’s Yamagata Prefecture. On the site of the old cultural center, the new facilities try to blend into the environment of wooden houses...

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Büro Ole Scheeren, Duo Towers in Singapore
22/03/2018

Büro Ole Scheeren, Duo Towers in Singapore

The German firm of Ole Scheeren recently completed these two skyscrapers in Kampong Glam, a neighborhood which is the Muslim heart of Singapore. The taller one, rising 186 meters, contains 600 dwellings in 50 floors above ground. The other one, 170 meters tall...

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OFIS, house in the Gorafe Desert (Granada)
21/03/2018

OFIS, house in the Gorafe Desert (Granada)

The Slovenian firm OFIS – headed by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik— designed this glazed pavilion in collaboration with experts of the manufacturer Guardian Glass. The purpose was to demonstrate the technical capacity of its highly insulated Guardian SunGuard...

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( ) Pavilion in Mexico City
21/03/2018

( ) Pavilion in Mexico City

El equipo formado por colectivo seis, Kababie Arquitectos, taller paralelo y Michan Architecture ha levantado este pabellón efímero en el casco histórico de Ciudad de México, en el parque público de la Alameda Central. Con motivo del festival de arquitectura...

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Fatal Collapse: A Look at How the Florida Bridge Was Built
19/03/2018

Fatal Collapse: A Look at How the Florida Bridge Was Built

The New York Times

The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University in Miami had been put into place five days earlier...

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Balkrishna Doshi's drawings
19/03/2018

Balkrishna Doshi's drawings

The recent winner of the Pritzker Prize, Balkrishna Doshi, has a large collection of handmade drawings through which he not only presented his designs, but also illustrated his thought process...

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Edwin Chan/EC3, True North homes in Detroit (Michigan)
19/03/2018

Edwin Chan/EC3, True North homes in Detroit (Michigan)

Three kilometers from downtown Detroit is a community of nine semicylindrical cottages. The absence of physical limits around the community defines a much more open relationship with the neighborhood at large. Privacy takes on new meaning. Designed by the...

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Neri & Hu, Hotel The Walled in Yangzhou (China)
16/03/2018

Neri & Hu, Hotel The Walled in Yangzhou (China)

Located in the vicinity of Slender West Lake, in the city of Yangzhou, the 20-room hotel named The Walled is the work of the Chinese practice headed by Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri. The site was sprinkled with ponds and small structures that the architects...

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Lafayette Anticipations building in Paris, by OMA
15/03/2018

Lafayette Anticipations building in Paris, by OMA

The Guardian

In a five-storey former industrial building, part of which was once a girls’ school, this modern cultural centre has been created by the architect Rem Koolhaas and his OMA...

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BAAS Arquitectura, Montserrat Vayreda School in Rosas (Girona)
15/03/2018

BAAS Arquitectura, Montserrat Vayreda School in Rosas (Girona)

This kindergarten and primary education center is located on the outskirts of Rosas, a municipality in the Alt Empordà county of the Catalonian province of Girona, in a place where the urban fabric has yet to gel. A work of BAAS Arquitectura, it presents a regular...

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K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Atenea building in Lima (Peru)
14/03/2018

K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Atenea building in Lima (Peru)

Built by the Peruvian practice of Marta Morelli and Sharif Kahatt, K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo, the Atenea building is a residential block for the members of a cultural organization in Lima.   Distributed in six floors, seven minimally equipped, loft-type apartments address...

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Alfonso Cendron, Light House in the Po Valley (Italy)
14/03/2018

Alfonso Cendron, Light House in the Po Valley (Italy)

Containing a floor area of 250 square meters, this regular parallelepiped of a house rises in a rural environment in the easternmost part of the Padan Plain, in Italy’s Veneto region. The Italian architect Alfonso Cendron designed it as a simple solid with a square floor plan...

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b720 Fermín Vázquez, nursery school for Lycée Français in Barcelona
13/03/2018

b720 Fermín Vázquez, nursery school for Lycée Français in Barcelona

After careful analysis of the existing school facilities, a new building is going up, clad with vertical slats of different colors, to harbor all the classrooms, leaving communal spaces (media library and music room) and offices in the restored villa.

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AGi Architects, Nirvana Home in Kuwait
13/03/2018

AGi Architects, Nirvana Home in Kuwait

This private house close to Jumeirah Messilah Beach in Kuwait City was designed by the firm AGi Architects, set up by Nasser B. Abulhasan and Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea in Madrid and Kuwait. The project gives special attention to the interiors and the visual...

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Qatar National Library in Doha, by OMA
09/03/2018

Qatar National Library in Doha, by OMA

It is still days before the official opening of the Qatar National Library in Doha, but Rem Koolhaas’s building is already a landmark for citizens of the country, for whom it is a spectacular urban agora performing the civic functions that the streets and squares of...

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Archstudio, ‘Layering Courtyard’ in Beijing
09/03/2018

Archstudio, ‘Layering Courtyard’ in Beijing

The Chinese firm archstudio founded in 2010 by Han Wenqiang has renovated a 500-square-meter commercial block with a quadrangular courtyard, located close to Qianmen (gate of Beijing’s old wall), south of Tiananmen Square. Once a brothel and later a bakery...

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Fondazione Prada’s Tower is completed
06/03/2018

Fondazione Prada’s Tower is completed

The nine-story tower designed by Rem Koolhaas adds a variety of exhibition spaces and panoramic views of post-industrial Milan. Towering touch to the Fondazione Prada is set to officially open on April 20, three years after the Prada private museum was opened...

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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 87 - E2A 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
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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