Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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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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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Adolf Loos, on Print and on Trial
28/03/2018

Adolf Loos, on Print and on Trial

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Loos enigma begins to unravel. A new generation of historians is throwing light on the darkest corners of an architect who half a century ago was famously described...

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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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Paco Gómez Archive: The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image
23/03/2018

Paco Gómez Archive: The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image

On view through 17 June at the Foto Colectania Foundation in Barcelona is 'Paco Gómez: The Poetic Instant and the Architectural Image,' curated by Alberto Martín. The exhibition presents four decades of the career of Francisco Gómez...

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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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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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Ricardo Aroca’s meetings
05/03/2018

Ricardo Aroca’s meetings

From 8 to 18 March the Pavilion de Madrid is hosting an exhibition of pen drawings done by Ricardo Aroca during meetings he attended from 1983 to 2016. Since 1964 Aroca has combined architectural practice with duties at the Madrid School of Architecture...

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Joaquín Vaquero Palacios, at Museo ICO in Madrid
26/02/2018

Joaquín Vaquero Palacios, at Museo ICO in Madrid

On view through 6 May at Museo ICO is ‘Joaquín Vaquero Palacios: The Beauty of the Huge, 1954-1980,’ an exhibition on an architect, painter, and sculptor who turned hydroelectric power plants into large-scale total works of art through a global creative process...

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Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9
15/02/2018

Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9

The firm Cloud 9 of the architect Enric Ruiz-Geli has designed a 6,500-square-meter cultural center within the Ágora of Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences. It is to open in 2020.

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IDOM, Red Eléctrica España campus in Tres Cantos (Madrid)
13/02/2018

IDOM, Red Eléctrica España campus in Tres Cantos (Madrid)

Beatriz Olalla of IDOM has headed the project to fully refurbish two buildings of the company Red Eléctrica in the technology park of Tres Cantos. The refurbishment includes an enclosure that will put the building in line with new energy efficiency requirements...

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Baragaño, Mountain House in Valdés (Asturias)
05/02/2018

Baragaño, Mountain House in Valdés (Asturias)

The Madrid firm of Sergio Baragaño has built this house in the mountains for an English landscape gardener and his family. The clients, enamored of Asturias, were involved in the design from the start, opting for an industrialized second residence that respects...

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Arenas Basabe Palacios, cultural association in Móstoles (Madrid)
01/02/2018

Arenas Basabe Palacios, cultural association in Móstoles (Madrid)

The Madrid practice of Enrique Arenas, Luis Basabe, and Luis Palacios has turned an old industrial shed in Móstoles, southwest of the Spanish capital, into a space for a student culture and sport association. The exterior shows a ventilated facade of jagged...

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azpilicueta arquitectura, Astráin pelota court in La Cendea de Cizur (Navarre)
31/01/2018

azpilicueta arquitectura, Astráin pelota court in La Cendea de Cizur (Navarre)

Situado enfrente de la iglesia de la localidad de Astráin, perteneciente al municipio navarro de La Cendea de Cizur, este frontón fue construido en 1933 más por la necesidad de generar un espacio público que una dotación deportiva de primer orden...

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Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture
30/01/2018

Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture

Set to be held on 5 and 6 February in Valencia, in the context of Cevisama, the international fair of the ceramic industry, is a forum directed by Luis Fernández-Galiano and titled ‘Material Architecture.’...

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Zon-e, footbridge/viewpoint over the Rioseco mines in Riosa
29/01/2018

Zon-e, footbridge/viewpoint over the Rioseco mines in Riosa

The village of Llamo in the Asturian municipality of Riosa is located at an altitude of 540 meters and marks the start of a route that one must walk to reach the footbridge/viewpoint designed by Zon-e Arquitectos, the practice of Nacho Ruiz Allén and Josean Ruiz Esquiroz...

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‘Sikka Ingentium‘, by Daniel Canogar
28/01/2018

‘Sikka Ingentium‘, by Daniel Canogar

Sikka Ingentium is a sculptural video installation made with 2.400 recycled DVDs. This multi-thematic piece was inspired by “sikka”, the gold coins sewn to clothing dating back to Babylonic times that eventually became the shiny plastic objects...

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Sabín Blanco, house in the Fragas do Eume Natural Park in Monfero
11/01/2018

Sabín Blanco, house in the Fragas do Eume Natural Park in Monfero

The Galician practice of Patricia Sabín and Enrique M. Blanco converted an abandoned old dwelling into a visitor center for the Fragas do Eume Natural Park in the La Coruña municipality of Monfero. The original stone constructions – a house, a straw loft...

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Picado de Blas,  Arboleda del Sur space in Ezcaray (La Rioja)
11/01/2018

Picado de Blas, Arboleda del Sur space in Ezcaray (La Rioja)

A work of the Madrid practice of Rubén Picado and María José de Blas, this venue for banquets and other events in Hotel Echaurren, in the La Rioja town of Ezcaray, takes its name from the grove (arboleda) where it is located. The design addresses the sporadic...

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Penelas Architects, ‘Hidden Pavilion’ in Las Rozas (Madrid)
10/01/2018

Penelas Architects, ‘Hidden Pavilion’ in Las Rozas (Madrid)

The Madrid studio headed by José Luis Esteban Penelas designed this house with the idea of creating a space for meditation and retreat, in interaction with nature in the Madrid municipality of Las Rozas. With a built area of 70 square meters, the pavilion...

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Andrés Jaque: Ròmola restaurant in Madrid
08/01/2018

Andrés Jaque: Ròmola restaurant in Madrid

Andrés Jaque and his firm, Office for Political Innovation, have transformed the old garage of the building at Calle Hermosilla 4, in Madrid, that Luis Gutiérrez Soto built in the 1940s. The design brings back the building’s original volumen and structure by creating...

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Fernando Menis design Christmas lighting for La Oliva (Fuerteventura)
05/01/2018

Fernando Menis design Christmas lighting for La Oliva (Fuerteventura)

Giant squids and garlands of jellyfish these days decorate the streets of La Oliva, a town in the Canarian island of Fuerteventura. For these lighting installations, sea life has been reproduced by a combination of recycling, creativity, and the participation of residents.  

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Paredes Pedrosa, assisted living center in Palma de Mallorca
03/01/2018

Paredes Pedrosa, assisted living center in Palma de Mallorca

The Madrid office of Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio G. Pedrosa have won first prize in the competition to build a residence for elderly people in Son Martorell, in the Ciudad Jardín resort town of the capital of Palma de Mallorca. Selected out of 45 projects...

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Arquitectura-G, House in La Tallada (Girona)
02/01/2018

Arquitectura-G, House in La Tallada (Girona)

The project involved refurbishing a house set between party walls in La Tallada, a typical small village in the Empordà region of Catalonia. Changes and extensions carried out in the course of the life of the building had given it the peculiar appearance of a tower...

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Abalo Alonso, Romaño sociocultural center in Santiago de Compostela
21/12/2017

Abalo Alonso, Romaño sociocultural center in Santiago de Compostela

The design of the Galician practice  of Elizabeth Abalo and Gonzalo Alonso tries to adapt the civic center to the scale of the place and the aesthetic of the surroundings through a sober, compact volume. The program and its different routes revolve around a large...

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Martínez Lapeña and Torres win National Award for Architecture 2016
14/12/2017

Martínez Lapeña and Torres win National Award for Architecture 2016

Since 1932 the Spanish Government has given the National Award for Architecture, which has gone through many ups and downs and changes of direction over the years. Since 2001 it has been bestowed not upon a work, but upon an entire career, and since 2014...

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Langarita-Navarro, Daruan Space in Madrid
13/12/2017

Langarita-Navarro, Daruan Space in Madrid

The firm of María Langarita and Víctor Navarra renovated Daruan Group’s office in Madrid’s Aravaca ward, adapting it to new needs: a stronger corporate identity and more work stations. With budget and time limits, without interrupting the company’s...

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Oliveras Boix, Montbau Library in Barcelona
08/12/2017

Oliveras Boix, Montbau Library in Barcelona

Located at the foot of Collserola mountain, the Montbau-Albert Pérez Baró Library was created in the 1980s as a people’s library, for use by members of the community, and underwent a progressive degradation that finally made a thorough fixing and expansion...

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Studio MK27, Caledonian Somosaguas Residences
04/12/2017

Studio MK27, Caledonian Somosaguas Residences

The first work in Spain of the Brazilian firm MK27, headed by Marcio Kogan, is the exclusive residential development Caledonian in Somosaguas, in the Madrid municipality of Pozuelo de Alarcón. With a built area of 5,100 square meters, the commission..

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16th ASCER Tile of Spain Award winners
29/11/2017

16th ASCER Tile of Spain Award winners

The Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design are organized by ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association, to give recognition to architectural and interiors projects carried out in Spain which have used ceramic...

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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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