Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Ágora arquitectura, weekend refuge
11/02/2019

Ágora arquitectura, weekend refuge

The Barcelona firm Ágora – set up in 2014 by Joan Casals Pañella and José Luis Cisneros – built this hut on a small plot in a camping area of the Catalan Pyrenees, at the confluence of the rivers Durán and Segre and the road that connects Bellver de la Cerdanya...

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An art gallery buried on a Chinese beach
08/02/2019

An art gallery buried on a Chinese beach

The Economist

“Our work was not just to design a physical structure,” says Li Hu of Open Architecture, one of the overseers of the project, but to “dream up an entirely new type of institution.”...

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, by HOK
08/02/2019

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, by HOK

The 2019 Super Bowl took place in this stadium that takes in 70,000 spectators and boasts a retractable roof  and the world’s largest video board.

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Arquitectonica, Thomas P. Murphy Building at University of Miami
08/02/2019

Arquitectonica, Thomas P. Murphy Building at University of Miami

The Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio is the latest edition to the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables (Florida). For the architecture school the local firm Arquitectonica has raised this rectangular-planned, 1,858-square-meter building protected by a huge undulating roof...

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National Museum of Qatar in Doha opens on 28 March
06/02/2019

National Museum of Qatar in Doha opens on 28 March

Inspired by the petals of the desert rose, the museum designed by Jean Nouvel uses its expressivity to establish a nexus between Bedouin culture and global modernity. An organic system of intersecting discs extends around the Old Amiri Palace, giving rise to a undulating...

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Norton Museum of Art transformed by Foster + Partners
05/02/2019

Norton Museum of Art transformed by Foster + Partners

The renovation and expansion of the museum in Florida has added new galleries and much needed facilities for its visitors, while reinstating the axial arrangement and clarity of circulation of the original 1940’s building...

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COR, Natural Collections Museum of the University of Alicante
04/02/2019

COR, Natural Collections Museum of the University of Alicante

Working from offices in Alicante, Elche, and Albacete, the firm COR Asociados Arquitectos – headed by Miguel Rodenas and Jesús Olivares – has turned one of the oldest buildings of the University of Alicante into a home for its natural collections. With a total area...

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Lacime Architects, Shimao Longyin Center in Suzhou (China)
02/02/2019

Lacime Architects, Shimao Longyin Center in Suzhou (China)

The firm Shanghai Lacime Architects has for the Chinese real estate group Shimao Property built this complex in the city of Suzhou, known for classical gardens listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The buildings of different heights are positioned in a hierarchical...

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Arquitectura G, House for a Single (Barcelona)
31/01/2019

Arquitectura G, House for a Single (Barcelona)

The commission was to transform an old 10x70-meter tailoring and dressmaking workshop into a residence for one person that would in addition have to incorporate a studio and atelier for artistic creation. With this as starting point the intervention had two objectives...

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Kulturpalast Dresden, by gmp, wins DAM Preis 2019
29/01/2019

Kulturpalast Dresden, by gmp, wins DAM Preis 2019

The German firm gmp (Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner) finished refurbishing and enlarging te Kulturpalast of Dresde in 2017. A result of a 2009 competition, the intervention respects the style of the original building, raised in 1969, while redoing..

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Bernard Tschumi Architects, Exploratorium museum in Tianjin (China)
28/01/2019

Bernard Tschumi Architects, Exploratorium museum in Tianjin (China)

The firm of Bernard Tschumi (Lausanne, 1944), working from offices in Paris and New York, has in Tianjin, China, completed this 33,000-square-meter museum, ahead of opening in Fall 2019. It is part of the Binhai Cultural Center, the masterplan of which was...
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KPF, China Resources HQ in Shenzhen
25/01/2019

KPF, China Resources HQ in Shenzhen

The firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) has completed a 400-meter skyscraper in the Houhau District of Shenzhen. Headquarters of the export company China Resources, the office tower is now the city’s third tallest building. Its 56 slender prefabricated steel columns...

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Henning Larsen completes The Wave residential complex in Vejle (Denmark)
24/01/2019

Henning Larsen completes The Wave residential complex in Vejle (Denmark)

In 2006, in the Danish city of Vejle, work began on this 14,000-square-meter complex of 100 apartments. Two of the five towers were completed and it stayed that way for years, thanks to the global financial crisis of 2008, which brought construction to a stop...

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The Chrysler Building Is for Sale
23/01/2019

The Chrysler Building Is for Sale

The New York Times

The building lacks the light and efficiency of contemporary working spaces, and it is hugely expensive and time-consuming to repair and modernize...

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Pereda Pérez, house in Pamplona
21/01/2019

Pereda Pérez, house in Pamplona

In a newly created urban core located on the outskirts of the city of Pamplona stands this house designed by the Navarrese practice of Carlos Pereda and Óscar Pérez. Rectangular and elongated in plan, the simple construction is fragmented to present a friendly scale...

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West-line Studio, Cultural Center in Chetian (China)
18/01/2019

West-line Studio, Cultural Center in Chetian (China)

Located in Chetian, a small rural village in southwestern China well known for its stone houses, built with local materials, the cultural center rises with the mission of preserving the ancestral knowledge and historical legacy of the Miao people, one of the...

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Guilherme Machado Vaz,  house in Afife (Portugal)
16/01/2019

Guilherme Machado Vaz, house in Afife (Portugal)

Designed by Guilherme Machado Vaz (1974, Porto), the compact white volume takes inspiration from the architectural tradition of Portugal's Minho region. The house's width (8.6 meters) is determined by the topography of the place.

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Josean Ruiz Esquiroz / Marta Muñoz, CRTL+Green (Madrid)
15/01/2019

Josean Ruiz Esquiroz / Marta Muñoz, CRTL+Green (Madrid)

This conversion of an industrial space into a studio-house is located in the vicinity of Madrid Río. Because of lack of thermal insulation, the first decision was to create a second enclosure of glass, separate from the outer wall. The resulting passable gallery would do much...

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stpmj, five-floor one-family house in Seoul (South Korea)
11/01/2019

stpmj, five-floor one-family house in Seoul (South Korea)

Designed by the firm stpmj, founded by Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim and working from offices in New York and Seoul, this vertical house rises on a small plot of land in the densely populated South Korean capital. The program stacks different zones in accordance...

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Aulaterra, extension of the school of Korase (Ghana)
10/01/2019

Aulaterra, extension of the school of Korase (Ghana)

In the summer of 2018, the association Aulaterra – with European volunteers and local workers – raised a pavilion for the school of Korase, a village in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The construction process is documented in these photographs. The workshop...

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Josep Lluís Mateo, central axis of the multimodal hub of Nice Grand Arénas
09/01/2019

Josep Lluís Mateo, central axis of the multimodal hub of Nice Grand Arénas

A work of the Barcelona practice of Josep Lluís Mateo, this axis in the southern French city of Nice – which takes up a built area of 21,200 square meters – concentrates different kinds of traffic flows (trams, buses, bicycles, and pedestrians), in accordance with the site’s new...

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H Arquitectes, 1413 House in Ullastret (Gerona)
07/01/2019

H Arquitectes, 1413 House in Ullastret (Gerona)

Instead of placing the house in the middle of the garden, the project proposes surrounding it: a house that functions as a fence. A house-wall permits recovering the urban continuity and also experimenting with a new, very elongated type, everything on one level, adapted...

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Archi-Union Architects, Daoming Bamboo Craft Village in Chengdú (China)
04/01/2019

Archi-Union Architects, Daoming Bamboo Craft Village in Chengdú (China)

Located more than 50 kilometers away from the Chinese city of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, the Bamboo Craft Village is conceived as a natural, artisanal, and socioeconomic utopia. Natural because it recreates the rural life atmosphere of the area, is in close connection...

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Anne Holtrop, Museum Fort Vechten in Utrecht (Netherlands)
03/01/2019

Anne Holtrop, Museum Fort Vechten in Utrecht (Netherlands)

Fort Vechten is the second largest of 48 fortresses that were erected along the New Dutch Waterline, a military barrier that started to go up back in the 18th century, consisting of an 85-kilometer-long ring that could be flooded to keep the enemy at bay. Formed by dykes, locks...

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Langarita Navarro, Penthouse H in Madrid
02/01/2019

Langarita Navarro, Penthouse H in Madrid

Located in Madrid’s Salamanca neighborhood and originally meant to be a painting school, this penthouse presents a main volume with a gabled roof that offers generous headroom, 7 meters up to the ridge, and a large iron-framed window facing north to ensure a...

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Junya Ishigami, house and restaurant in Yamaguchi (Japón)
31/12/2018

Junya Ishigami, house and restaurant in Yamaguchi (Japón)

Taking inspiration from the dark and humid atmosphere of wineries, this cave-house evokes the passage of time reflected through the process of sedimentation and erosion; it is also evocative of the world of labyrinthine galleries excavated by worms; and, because of its...

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The architects who built Palm Springs: William Cody
29/12/2018

The architects who built Palm Springs: William Cody

Wallpaper

Palm Springs is one of the global epicentres of tasteful big ‘m’ modernism, a sprawling desert city where the dreams of architecture’s new generation came to glorious fruition...

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Specific Architects / Unit Architects, Astronomical Park in Suzhou (China)
28/12/2018

Specific Architects / Unit Architects, Astronomical Park in Suzhou (China)

Located on the outskirts of the Chinese city of Shuzou, the campus of Zhenze High School includes a new astronomical park that combines two seemingly contradictory conditions: on one hand the static nature of sky observation facilities, and on the other the...

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Revised Nomination Submitted for Inscription to World Heritage List
27/12/2018

Revised Nomination Submitted for Inscription to World Heritage List

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

The nomination includes a group of eight major works designed by Wright: Unity Temple, the Frederick C. Robie House, Taliesin, Hollyhock House, Fallingwater, the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, Taliesin West and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum...

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Botteri-Connell, tree house in Buenos Aires
26/12/2018

Botteri-Connell, tree house in Buenos Aires

The Argentinian practice of Sofia Botteri and Patricio Connell designed this house for a young family with two children, located in a country club in the province of Buenos Aires. Surrounded by trees, the 180-square-meter modular structure is defined by a composition...

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New Books
AV Monografías 216 - VO TRONG NGHIA 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 216 - E2A 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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
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.
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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