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Monday, September 23, 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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'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO
01/10/2018

'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO Pdf

On view from 3 October to 20 January, the ICO Museum presents an exhibition on Francis Kéré (Gando, 1965), the first retrospective on the Burkinabe architect to be held in Spain, curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano.

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‘Fifteen Stones (Ryōan-ji)’ by Spencer Finch at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
01/10/2018

‘Fifteen Stones (Ryōan-ji)’ by Spencer Finch at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Ongoing since 1999 is a program of artistic interventions that engage in dialogue with the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, and the list of those who have participated includes Enric Miralles, SANAA Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, Andrés Jaque, Ai Weiwei...

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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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Spanish goverment to allocate 30 million euros for Prado expansion
19/09/2018

Spanish goverment to allocate 30 million euros for Prado expansion

El País

Spain's vice president endorses a plan to finance the renovation of the Hall of Realms by Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio...

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Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio present the project for the Hall of Realms
19/09/2018

Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio present the project for the Hall of Realms

Spain's Prime Minister attended the function after approving an allocation of 30 million euros to the Culture Commission for the enlargement of the Prado Museum…

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Collapse in buiding work at Madrid’s Hotel Ritz
18/09/2018

Collapse in buiding work at Madrid’s Hotel Ritz

El País

According to early reports, one person has died and at least eleven are injured after the sixth floor of the building fell down to the first...

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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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The Prado Museum presents its 200 years of art
13/09/2018

The Prado Museum presents its 200 years of art

El Mundo

The art museum presents the special program marking its bicentenary, which will reach out to all parts of Spain and kick off on 19 November...

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‘Welcome (To The Teknival)’, by Kasper Akhøj
12/09/2018

‘Welcome (To The Teknival)’, by Kasper Akhøj

Ivorypress Madrid

Open to the public until 3 November 2018, the exhibition documents the architect Eileen Gray's E-1027 villa...

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‘Broken Light’, by Felipe Cohen
12/09/2018

‘Broken Light’, by Felipe Cohen

Ivorypress

The show, open until 3 November, will focus on his Light series, featuring Felipe Cohen’s paintings on wood...

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In Praise of Benidorm
11/09/2018

In Praise of Benidorm

El Confidencial

After some debilitating signs in July, the city of beaches and skyscrapers ended August with increases in occupancy rates...

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Rafael Moneo: "The water under the Prado does not catch me by surprise"
11/09/2018

Rafael Moneo: "The water under the Prado does not catch me by surprise"

El País

The architect of the museum's extension explains how in the wake of a study on humidity on the site, he built two wells to diminish the construction work's alteration of water flows...

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The biggest danger for the Prado Museum is water
10/09/2018

The biggest danger for the Prado Museum is water

El País

A report warns the institution of the risks of underground currents and recommends building new wells and draining pumps...

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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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SUMA Arquitectura, Play-Time Apartments in Madrid
20/08/2018

SUMA Arquitectura, Play-Time Apartments in Madrid

Play-time is a project for seven short-term rental apartments in the Madrid district of Ciudad Lineal. The developer chose the place with the idea of searching for ‘an oasis in the middle of the city,’ and the project intends to intensify that condition...

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Carme Pinós, Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona
14/08/2018

Carme Pinós, Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona

The new Massana School is part of a long process of urban transformation around Plaça de la Gardunya, in the Raval neighborhood, in the historic center of Barcelona. The project analyzes the place in detail. Unlike the residential block...

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AZPML, FCAYC Headquarters in Cerezales del Condado (León)
10/08/2018

AZPML, FCAYC Headquarters in Cerezales del Condado (León)

Located since 2008 in the former schools of Cerezales del Condado, a town located 23 kilometers away from León, in the northwest of Spain, the Cerezales Antonino and Cinia Foundation is a private institution, focused on the development of the territory...

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Ángel Verdasco, refurbishment of Central Market of Melilla
08/08/2018

Ángel Verdasco, refurbishment of Central Market of Melilla

Carried out by the Madrid architect Ángel Verdasco, the transformation of Melilla’s old Central Market into a multicultural space includes a music conservatory, a language school, and an adult education center. After ninety years of operation, the wholesale food market...

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Lluís Alexandre Casanovas, Real Estate Boom House in Cardedeu
08/08/2018

Lluís Alexandre Casanovas, Real Estate Boom House in Cardedeu

Through Real Estate Boom House, a research project, the architect Lluís Alexandre Casanovas seeks to address aesthetic, constructive, and economic questions raised by the architectures that arose during Spain’s property bubble. To be able to understand...

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Rafael Moneo, Descendientes J. Palacios Winery in Corullón (León)
07/08/2018

Rafael Moneo, Descendientes J. Palacios Winery in Corullón (León)

The Descendientes J. Palacios Winery was located in the town of Villafranca del Bierzo. Its facilities were spread in different structures and warehouses, so it became necessary to reconfigure and gather them all in one building. The desire to blend with the rural...

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Plantea Estudio, Sala Equis in Madrid
02/08/2018

Plantea Estudio, Sala Equis in Madrid

The Madrid office Plantea Studio —Luis Gil, Lorenzo Gil, and José Silva— has refurbished an old movie theater on number 4 of Duque de Alba street in Madrid, converting it into a new space for cultural activities. The center’s program includes live music, exhibitions...

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Lessons from Spain’s recovery after the euro crisis
27/07/2018

Lessons from Spain’s recovery after the euro crisis

The Economist

The British magazine The Economist dedicates a special report to Spain in which it considers that our country is a great place to live, though many Spaniards are not aware of it, and sets the economic health in contrast to the political difficulties.

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Spain’s democracy is about to turn 40. How well has it worn?
27/07/2018

Spain’s democracy is about to turn 40. How well has it worn?

The Economist

Since the approval of the Constitution in 1978, Spain has lived the best period in its history since the Golden Age, but today the country needs an in-depth checkup.

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Better together
27/07/2018

Better together

The Economist

Spain is a modern democracy, with separation of powers and where human rights are respected, in no way different to other European countries, so the weekly British magazine recommends resolving political differences in the context of a united country.  

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Practical workshop on traditional construction
27/07/2018

Practical workshop on traditional construction

In connection with the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré. Primary Elements’, opening at Madrid’s Museo ICO in October, the ETSAM (in collaboration with the CIAT, or Center for Research in Traditional Architecture) has organized a workshop, directed by professor Jesús San Vicente...

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El Muelle, guest pavilion at Villa Magnolia in Marbella (Málaga)
26/07/2018

El Muelle, guest pavilion at Villa Magnolia in Marbella (Málaga)

The Málaga firm Taller de Arquitectura el Muelle, headed by Francisco Fernández Ballesteros and Arturo López Payer, has enlarged Villa Magnolia, located in the Guadallmina Baja development of Marbella (Málaga). There was a need to extend the existing home...

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Vaillo, Irigaray, Vélaz & Galar, Pharmaceutical Factory in Lekaroz
20/07/2018

Vaillo, Irigaray, Vélaz & Galar, Pharmaceutical Factory in Lekaroz

The Baztán Valley is an area in the north of Navarre, bordering with France, with a spectacular natural environment, surrounded by mountains and dotted with towns made up of individual houses. The demolition of the famous historic school...

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System Arquitectura, transformation of Intelhorce factory in Málaga
19/07/2018

System Arquitectura, transformation of Intelhorce factory in Málaga

The main building of the old state textile company Intelhorce, raised in the late 1950s by the architect Ramón Vázquez Molezún and the civil engineer Manuel María Valdés, is undergoing renovation to become the new distribution center of the children’s fashion...

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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.
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.
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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