Arquitectura Viva
Monday, September 23, 2019
Ábaton, pantheon in Madrid
06/06/2019

Ábaton, pantheon in Madrid

The Madrid firm Ábaton – established in 1998 by Camino Alonso, Ignacio Lechón, and Carlos Alonso – has in collaboration with Marta Hombrados designed this funerary monument in a cemetery located in the northwestern part of the Autonomous Community of Madrid...

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FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid
03/06/2019

FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid

At Sebastián Elcano 14 in Madrid’s Arganzuela district stands this residential block built by the practice of Fernando Rodríguez and Pablo Oriol. Encompassing a total area of 2,630 square meters, the design adjusts to building codes by limiting the compact volume...

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'Out of Silence' at Espai Paris in Barcelona
01/06/2019

'Out of Silence' at Espai Paris in Barcelona

On view through 30 October, this exhibition presents a series of photographs that Miguel Soler-Roig (Barcelona, 1961) took in Djogchen, one of the regions of Tibet that are most difficult to access, while accompanying a lama on his vow of silence.

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Abalo Alonso, A Baiuca kindergarten in A Estrada (Pontevedra)
31/05/2019

Abalo Alonso, A Baiuca kindergarten in A Estrada (Pontevedra)

The Santiago de Compostela practice of Elizabeth Abalo and Gonzalo Alonso designed this school on the edge of the urban core of the Galician municipality of A Estrada. Wooden volumes are arranged in a row, connected by a play of pitched roofs, with double boards...

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‘Concrete Island’ by Dionisio González
29/05/2019

‘Concrete Island’ by Dionisio González

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This exhibition, open to the public until 27 July, will gather a series of works that analyse the dystopian aspects and consequences of the architectural currents...

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Eovastudio, installations for Scania in Huelva
27/05/2019

Eovastudio, installations for Scania in Huelva

A work of the Seville firm Eovastudio, headed by Juan José Baena, Marta Gómez, and Joanna Jedris, this construction is located in an industrial park of Huelva, on the right bank of the mouth of the Tinto River, on a plain beside the marshes of the Nicoba...

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Rafael de La-Hoz, Oxxeo building in Madrid
23/05/2019

Rafael de La-Hoz, Oxxeo building in Madrid

In Las Tablas, an area within Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district, the Madrid practice of Rafael de La-Hoz has raised this freestanding construction with triangular floor plans where the loadbearing structure of the slabs is pushed outward, forming a huge lattice that gives...

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Colmenares Vilata, Ibiza Gran Hotel extension
22/05/2019

Colmenares Vilata, Ibiza Gran Hotel extension

For this hotel located on Paseo Juan Carlos I in the city of Ibiza, the Madrid practice of Silvia Colmenares Vilata renovated an existing 1,512-square-meter building and added a 1,945-square-meter construction. Various volumes are integrated into the rear zone...

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Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Kálida Sant Pau Center in Barcelona
17/05/2019

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Kálida Sant Pau Center in Barcelona

Designed by Benedetta Tagliabue and Joan Callís of the Catalan firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, this pavilion in Barcelona stands beside the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital, a work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The building is part of an international network of centers...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, Coworking Utopicus Clementina in Barcelona
13/05/2019

Izaskun Chinchilla, Coworking Utopicus Clementina in Barcelona

In Barcelona, at Calle Bretón de los Herreros 9, this coworking office building opens out southward to a courtyard presided by a tree whose fruit, the clementine, gives the facility its name. For the design, the Madrid practice of Izaskun Chinchilla took inspiration from the rural...

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Idom, Biocruces Institute HW in Baracaldo (Vizcaya)
09/05/2019

Idom, Biocruces Institute HW in Baracaldo (Vizcaya)

Located at Plaza de Cruces in Baracaldo, this new-build construction harbors laboratories and animal research facilities of the Biocruces Institute. The project drawn up by Idom under the direction of Gonzalo Carro presents eight floors, three of which are basements...

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Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez, Cortes Metalúrgicos Oviedo HQ in Valladolid
07/05/2019

Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez, Cortes Metalúrgicos Oviedo HQ in Valladolid

On Calle Aluminio of the San Cristóbal industrial park in Valladolid are new facilities of the company Cortes Metalúrgicos Oviedo, designed by Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez (Valladolid, 1972). The 7,500-square-meter project was conceived from the section. Wrapped in a skin...

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An old theatre in Barcelona is reimagined as a live/work space
30/04/2019

An old theatre in Barcelona is reimagined as a live/work space

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The building has been named ‘The Theatre’ in honour of its colourful past. The renovation and redesign has been imagined by Cadaval & Solà-Morales...

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Vaíllo Irigaray y Asociados to build World Car Center in Vigo
26/04/2019

Vaíllo Irigaray y Asociados to build World Car Center in Vigo

The Navarre practice of Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Luis Irigaray has won the competition organized by Vigo's Duty-Free Zone Consortium for the construction of the World Car Center. The project comprises two new buildings and an intervention on an existing residential...

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Marià Castelló, Water Sports Center in Formentera
22/04/2019

Marià Castelló, Water Sports Center in Formentera

At the port of La Savina, the main point of access to the Balearic island of Formentera, is a saltwater lake that forms part of a natural park. This lake is used to anchor small fishing boats, and now also accommodates the municipal sailing school along with facilities...

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‘Mat Collishaw. Dialogues’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden
12/04/2019

‘Mat Collishaw. Dialogues’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden

The Sorigué Foundation in Lérida presents the first solo exhibition in Spain on Mat Collishaw (Nottingham, 1966), on view through 24 May in the Villanueva Pavilion of Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden. The exhibition focuses on two key themes of the oeuvre...

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Chillida Leku reopens
12/04/2019

Chillida Leku reopens

Outside Hernani, the museum founded by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida reopens to the public on 17 April, with its outdoor scuptures and the exhibition space inside the Zabalaga house.

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Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba, The Young Old House in Cercedilla (Madrid)
11/04/2019

Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba, The Young Old House in Cercedilla (Madrid)

In Cercedilla, a municipality in the Guadarrama mountain range, 57 kilometers from Madrid, stands this 1970s summer house that has now been renovated and enlarged by Enrique Espinosa (Cuenca, 1981) and Lys Villalba (Madrid, 1981), following a triple strategy...

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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum extension and renovation
10/04/2019

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum extension and renovation

Phase one of the competition to revamp Bilbao’s Museum of Fine Arts has ended with the shortlisting of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos; Rafael Moneo; Foster + Partners with LM Uriarte Arkitektura; BIG with AZAB and Proskene; Snøhetta with Foraster Arquitectos...

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Noguera and Fernández Ponce, Turó de la Peira sports center in Barcelona
09/04/2019

Noguera and Fernández Ponce, Turó de la Peira sports center in Barcelona

Anna Noguera and José Javier Fernández Ponce carried out this project that involved building a new multisport center for Barcelona’s Turó de la Peira neighborhood and fitting out the interior of one of its city blocks. The facilities are housed in a volume set into the ground...

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Aulets Arquitectes, Muncicipal Archive of Felanitx (Majorca)
01/04/2019

Aulets Arquitectes, Muncicipal Archive of Felanitx (Majorca)

Like just another house in the old quarter of Felanitx, a locality in the southeast of the island of Majorca, stands this construction that houses the municipal archives, a work of the Majorcan firm Aulets Arquitectes, led by Francisco Cifuentes, Sebastià Martorell...

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Espinet Ubach, social housing in Barcelona
28/03/2019

Espinet Ubach, social housing in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Miquel Espinet and Antoni Ubach has completed this 26-unit apartment building on a leftover plot that borders with the old Can Batlló textile factory, in the Sants neighborhood. The courtyard is the main feature, serving as a hub for neighbors...

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Zooco Estudio, M4 House in Torrelodones (Madrid)
11/03/2019

Zooco Estudio, M4 House in Torrelodones (Madrid)

Set up in 2008 by Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, and Sixto Martín Martínez, the firm Zooco Estudio – working from offices in Madrid and Santander – built this one-family residence based on the rupture of a volume in accordance with a strict sense of direction...

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Ruiz Barbarin arquitectos, full refurbishment of Torre Castellana 81 in Madrid
07/03/2019

Ruiz Barbarin arquitectos, full refurbishment of Torre Castellana 81 in Madrid

Recently declared a Site of Cultural Interest (BIC), in the Monuments category, the former headquarters of the BBVA on Paseo de la Castellana, a work of Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza, has been refurbished by the Madrid firm led by the Navarrese architect...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, Sunbrella space at Casa Decor Madrid
04/03/2019

Izaskun Chinchilla, Sunbrella space at Casa Decor Madrid

The Madrid architect Izaskun Chinchilla has designed an installation for the firm Sunbrella to display at the 54th Casa Decor exhibition, on view in the Spanish capital through 10 March. Based in Glen Raven, Florida, Sunbrella manufactures textiles for exteriors...

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‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO
28/02/2019

‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO

On view through 19 May at the ICO Museum is an exhibition on Fernando Higueras (Madrid, 1930-2008), curated by Lola Botia and organized by the ICO Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Public Works Ministry’s Directorate-General for Architecture...

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OLA Estudio, DFG Pavestone offices in Monçao (Portugal)
26/02/2019

OLA Estudio, DFG Pavestone offices in Monçao (Portugal)

The A Coruña-based practice headed by Óscar López Alba, OLA Estudio, has built new facilities for DFG Pavestone, a company that exploits granite quarries. With a built area of 380 square meters and a material execution budget of 502,000 euros, the construction...

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TEd'A arquitectes, House for Laia and Biel (Barcelona)
18/02/2019

TEd'A arquitectes, House for Laia and Biel (Barcelona)

The mission was to renovate a floorthrough apartment on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia consisting of three different parts, two of them situated along the facade and the other tucked into the building. The intervention concentrated all efforts on a single action...

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Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalist: Conference Center in Plasencia, by Selgascano
14/02/2019

Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalist: Conference Center in Plasencia, by Selgascano

The center is on the boundary between the town and the country, between the artificial and the natural. It was necessary to choose one of the two sides, and from the outset the second option was chosen. This forced to rest the buildings on a much lower level than the...

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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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New Books
AV Monografías 217 - UNDURRAGA DEVÉS 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 217 - SNØHETTA 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.
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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.
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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