Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Esteve, De Miguel & Selldorf, Renovation of a Former Hydraulic Pump Factory
02/10/2018

Esteve, De Miguel & Selldorf, Renovation of a Former Hydraulic Pump Factory

Built in 1930 by the Valencian architect Cayetano Borso di Carminati, the old hydraulic pump factory of Carlos Gens, on Avenida de Burjassot, is one of the few standing examples of industrial architecture from the period. The complex was closed permanently...

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Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
30/09/2018

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

As one of the largest underground train stations in the world when fully operational, new Hong Kong West Kowloon Station by Andrew Bromberg (Aedas) will serve as a gateway to the city of Hong Kong...

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Enorme Studio, Arachi Pavilion in Chihuahua (Mexico)
28/09/2018

Enorme Studio, Arachi Pavilion in Chihuahua (Mexico)

For this summer’s Taller del Desierto (Desert Workshop) of the ISAD (Instutute of Architecture and Design) of Chihuahua, Enorme Studio are raising this canopy in the Santa Cecilia neighborhood.

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MUMA, community center and kindergarten in Cambridge (UK)
28/09/2018

MUMA, community center and kindergarten in Cambridge (UK)

Located 2 kilometers from the city center of Cambridge, the Eddington district offers accommodation for university students and workers, a primary school, and sports facilities. The latest offers are the Storey’s Field community center and the Eddington nursery school...

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MVRDV, ‘The Imprint’ in Incheon (South Korea)
27/09/2018

MVRDV, ‘The Imprint’ in Incheon (South Korea)

Near Seoul’s airport at Incheon, the Dutch firm MVRDV has completed two buildings: a nightclub and an indoor theme park. As these programs do not need natural light, the facades are windowless, with white and gold finishes and an imprint-based design using features...

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Mexico City’s new airport in progress
26/09/2018

Mexico City’s new airport in progress

Designed by Foster + Partners and FR-EE, the New International Airport of Mexico City (NAICM) continues to go up on Lake Texcoco, on land west of the current infrastructure.

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David Chipperfield, Selfridges Duke Street in London
26/09/2018

David Chipperfield, Selfridges Duke Street in London

The British David Chipperfield has renovated and enlarged the central London department store Selfridges, giving it a new entrance on the east facade and a large space for the sale of luxury accessories. The extension connects the historic edifice on Oxford Street...

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Guillem Carrera, day center and home for the elderly in Blancafort (Tarragona)
25/09/2018

Guillem Carrera, day center and home for the elderly in Blancafort (Tarragona)

In the Catalonian municipality of Blancafort, in the Conca de Barberà county, stands this building by Guillem Carrera (Tarragona, 1979). Housing two different facilities, the construction negotiates a level change, consolidating the urban fabric immediately around it...

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Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision
25/09/2018

Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision

The New York Times

Works by the likes of Pipilotti Rist and Roni Horn will now be displayed in a new museum building in Travilah (Maryland) called the Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer. It opens Oct. 4...

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A Lego hospital in the extreme heat of South Sudan
24/09/2018

A Lego hospital in the extreme heat of South Sudan

El Mundo

Doctors Without Borders has begun to build quality modular health centers in places where there were only tents...

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Amann, Cánovas & Maruri, Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai
21/09/2018

Amann, Cánovas & Maruri, Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai

The Madrid practice of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri has won the competition organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) for the construction of Spain’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the motto of which is ‘Connecting Minds...

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By the Way House (Robert Konieczny KWK Promes)
20/09/2018

By the Way House (Robert Konieczny KWK Promes)

The design for this house in Poland connects the acess road, the building, and a nearby river by means of a 'white tape' that wraps the construction, twisting to form its walls and roof.

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Glasgow Art School's Mackintosh building 'will be rebuilt'
19/09/2018

Glasgow Art School's Mackintosh building 'will be rebuilt'

BBC

The building was gutted by fire in June, following another blaze in 2014. The future of the GSA has faced speculation that it could be demolished or turned into a museum...

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Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, Tea House in Bisei (Japan)
18/09/2018

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, Tea House in Bisei (Japan)

The Tokyo practice of Moriyuki Ochiai designed these colorful pavilions where one can take part in the tea ceremony while stargazing. Located in Okayama Prefecture, the town of Bisei (which means beautiful stars) has an astronomical observatory and is the birthplace...

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Sergio Sebastián Franco, MM House in Leciñena (Zaragoza)
18/09/2018

Sergio Sebastián Franco, MM House in Leciñena (Zaragoza)

The traditional model of rural dwellings in the Aragon region is characterized by the use of large wooden doors on the facade that protected the interior spaces from dust and were entrances for the carriages and horses used in the cultivation of cereal. Respecting...

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Jorge Mealha, house in Sátão (Portugal)
17/09/2018

Jorge Mealha, house in Sátão (Portugal)

The objective of the Portuguese practice of Jorge Mealha is to restore and enlarge a house in Sátão, in the Viseu district, the construction for which the client’s father carefully selected the stones. The old dwelling collapsed, and the new project used those same stones...

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The world’s most spectacular staircases
16/09/2018

The world’s most spectacular staircases

The Guardian

There are two Bramante staircases in the Vatican Museums in Italy but only the newer (1932) one is generally open to the public...

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Henning Larsen, Town Hall of Eysturkommuna in the Faroe Islands
14/09/2018

Henning Larsen, Town Hall of Eysturkommuna in the Faroe Islands

This building for the municipality of Eystur dilutes its edges amid nature with a passable green roof that crosses the river. The designer is Osbjørn Jacobsen, Faroese partner of the Scandinavian firm Henning Larsen, and author too, of the Harpa Concert Hall...

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Daniel Valle Architects, Maebong Daycare Center in Seoul (South Korea)
13/09/2018

Daniel Valle Architects, Maebong Daycare Center in Seoul (South Korea)

Reduce the scale of the building so that the children can better relate with the construction. With this idea as starting point, the Madrid practice of Daniel Valle fragments the child center in the South Korean capital into five volumes that differ in geometry, materials...

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Kengo Kuma & Associates, V&A Museum of Design in Dundee
12/09/2018

Kengo Kuma & Associates, V&A Museum of Design in Dundee

The Victoria & Albert Museum of Design is the first British building by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, and the only museum dedicated exclusively to design in Scotland. On the banks of the Tay River, with a budget of 80 million pounds, it will host important...

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Estudio fi, Instituto Alumnos in Mexico City
10/09/2018

Estudio fi, Instituto Alumnos in Mexico City

An obsolete industrial structure in the Mexican capital, formerly used as a warehouse, has been turned into an art foundation center by the local firm estudio fi, headed by Fernando Ituarte. Located in the Jardines del Pedregal residential district, the cultural venue...

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BIG, Shenzhen Energy Mansion in China
08/09/2018

BIG, Shenzhen Energy Mansion in China

The new home of the state-owned Shenzhen Energy Company addresses the need to provide comfortable work spaces in tropical climate while reducing energy consumption. The 96,000m2 development consists of two office towers, rising 220m to the north and...

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Ares Partners, Miya | Lostvilla resort in Huchen (China)
07/09/2018

Ares Partners, Miya | Lostvilla resort in Huchen (China)

A Shanghai firm headed by Helen Wang, Ares Partners has transformed a former granary station into a rural hotel. Surrounded by mountainous landscapes, it is located in the small town of Huchen, in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, and it seeks to strike...

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Sga-studio, Taksila Roots primary school in Akbarpur (India)
06/09/2018

Sga-studio, Taksila Roots primary school in Akbarpur (India)

The architect Shaily Gupta, founder of the Indian firm sga-studio, has designed a primary school for Akbarpur, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the north of India. The building presents a series of blocks with structures of concrete, freestanding around a main...

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Facebook grows its headquarters in Menlo Park (California)
05/09/2018

Facebook grows its headquarters in Menlo Park (California)

Designed by Frank Gehry and built in less than 18 months, MPK 21 is a highly sustainable building with a 3.6-acre rooftop garden featuring over 200 trees and a half-mile meandering pathway. The Town Square is a sheltered green space with 40-foot-tall redwood trees...

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NL Architects, Club House Varkenoord in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
05/09/2018

NL Architects, Club House Varkenoord in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

This sport center in Rotterdam combines the facilities of three clubs: two for football, one for hockey. This is made possible by the interior layout and the construction solutions applied in the external enclosure. Designed by the Dutch firm NL Architects, the building...

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Ramón Esteve Estudio, house in El Portet, Teulada (Alicante)
05/09/2018

Ramón Esteve Estudio, house in El Portet, Teulada (Alicante)

The Valencian firm Ramón Esteve Estudio built this house in Moraira, within the municipality of Teulada (Alicante), on a long narrow plot of land surrounded by vegetation and benefiting from distant sea views...

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Aranguren + Gallegos, refurbishment of Palencia courthouse
04/09/2018

Aranguren + Gallegos, refurbishment of Palencia courthouse

The Madrid practice of María José Aranguren and José González Gallegos has completely renovated and refurbished Palencia’s provincial courthouse. Their intervention involves two major modifications: the roof and the third floor have given way to a lighter volume...

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Europe's tallest skyscraper nears completion
04/09/2018

Europe's tallest skyscraper nears completion

Daily Mail

The RMJM-designed Lakhta Centre in St Petersburg is Russia and Europe's tallest building – standing 462 metres high...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, high-speed railway station in Naples (Italy)
04/09/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, high-speed railway station in Naples (Italy)

Inaugurated on 6 June 2017, phase one of the Napoli Afragola high-speed railway station designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has been photographed by Hufton + Crow to celebrate its first year of train services. The last phase is programmed to be completed in 2022.

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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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