Arquitectura Viva
Monday, January 22, 2018
 ‘Architecture: Change of Climate’
05/07/2016

‘Architecture: Change of Climate’

The fourth of the biennial international congresses organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad took place last week, bringing a cast of leading figures of the world architecture scene to Pamplona to debate around this year’s motto...

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Losada García Arquitectos, house in Peraleda de la Mata (Cáceres)
28/06/2016

Losada García Arquitectos, house in Peraleda de la Mata (Cáceres)

Located in the small town of Peraleda de la Mata, in the western Spanish province of Cáceres, this inherited dwelling has been fully renovated, following a project strongly rooted in local building tradition drawn up by the firm of Ramiro Losada-Amor...

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Telefónica Foundation: ‘Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern’
24/06/2016

Telefónica Foundation: ‘Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern’

On view until 11 September at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid is a retrospective on Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguay, 1874-1949), produced by the MoMA in New York. 

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Luis Vidal + Arquitectos, Can Misses Hospital Renovation in Ibiza
22/06/2016

Luis Vidal + Arquitectos, Can Misses Hospital Renovation in Ibiza

The firm LVA of Luis Vidal – with offices in Madrid, London, Santiago de Chile, and Houston – has refurbished and extended the public hospital of Ibiza. The hospital area has been tripled, and the new facilities reinterpret local architecture through fragmentation...

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CómoCrearHistorias, El Coso Garden in Cehegín (Murcia)
17/06/2016

CómoCrearHistorias, El Coso Garden in Cehegín (Murcia)

A major snowfall in the 1950s destroyed a group of houses in the old quarter of Cehegín, Murcia province, leaving a large empty space that interrupted the flow of adjacent streets. The project uses the paths spontaneously formed by townsfolk crossing...

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‘Following in Inge Morath’s Steps: Views on the Danube’
14/06/2016

‘Following in Inge Morath’s Steps: Views on the Danube’

As part of the PhotoEspaña festival, Telefónica Foundation in Madrid hosts until 2 October an exhibition on the first woman to join the Magnum Photos Agency: Inge Morath (Austria, 1923 – USA, 2002). Setting a dialogue between the past and the present...

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Z4Z4: Tobogán House in Madrid
01/06/2016

Z4Z4: Tobogán House in Madrid

Miguel de Guzmán takes a video through this private house built by the firm Z4Z4 in the Madrid's Aravaca ward. Three cylinders in tangent with one another adapt to the slope of the site and are wrapped in a translucent skin.

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Under construction: Banco Popular HQ, by Arquitectos Ayala
31/05/2016

Under construction: Banco Popular HQ, by Arquitectos Ayala

Construction work on the Banco Popular offices on Luca de Tena street in Madrid is well underway. Designed by Arquitectos Ayala, the building consists of four office blocks separated by courtyards with openings on the facade.

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 ‘Shot at Dawn’ by Chloe Dewe Mathews at Ivorypress
30/05/2016

‘Shot at Dawn’ by Chloe Dewe Mathews at Ivorypress

As part of the festival Off PhotoEspaña and until 16 July the Madrid gallery Ivorypress hosts ‘Shot at Dawn,’ a traveling exhibition of the photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews (London, 1982). For two years Dewe researched for and created a photography...

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‘Ignacio de Cárdenas, a pioneer architect’ in Madrid
26/05/2016

‘Ignacio de Cárdenas, a pioneer architect’ in Madrid

On view through 17 September at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid is an exhibition on Ignacio de Cárdenas (Madrid, 1898 – El Espinar, Segovia, 1979), author of Telefónica's old company headquarters on Madrid's Gran Vía, which was Spain's first...

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Ceramic Facades: House in Granollers by H Arquitectes
24/05/2016

Ceramic Facades: House in Granollers by H Arquitectes

Flanked by party walls on a lot that stretches deep inward from the front border, this house is composed of a succession of volumes that have been deliberately set back to obtain the best possible light and views, and are arranged amid small courtyards chained...

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José Manuel Ballester Decontextualized Sceneries
20/05/2016

José Manuel Ballester Decontextualized Sceneries

On view through 11 Septermber at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid is the exhibition ‘José Manuel Ballester, Landscapes Encountered: Bosch, El Greco, Goya,’ curated by Elisa Hernando Calero. José Manuel Ballester... 

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Fernando Suárez Corchete, municipal swimming pool in Constantina
16/05/2016

Fernando Suárez Corchete, municipal swimming pool in Constantina

A work of the Sevillian practice of Fernando Suárez Corchete, the covered swimming pool of Constantina, 87 kilometers from Seville, is the winner of the latest Piscina & Wellness Barcelona awards organized by the Catalonia Institute of Building Technology...

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H Arquitectes, ICTA-ICP in Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona)
27/04/2016

H Arquitectes, ICTA-ICP in Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona)

Located in the UAB campus in Cerdanyola del Vallès, the ICTA-ICP building is a research center in environmental science and paleontology. In tune with its function, from the beginning the building was designed according to sustainability criteria...

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Harmonies of the Number. Elena Asins, in memoriam
25/04/2016

Harmonies of the Number. Elena Asins, in memoriam Pdf

Julia Ramírez

Elena Asins was born in Madrid in 1940. She used to talk about having had it tough. Being a woman and an artist during the peak years of...

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Nou Camp Nou construction phases
22/04/2016

Nou Camp Nou construction phases

Designed by the Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei, in collaboration with Joan Pascual and Ramon Ausió Arquitectes, F.C. Barcelona's new stadium is going up in different phases, allowing uninterrupted use during construction.

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GAZ Arkitektoak, Musikene in San Sebastian
20/04/2016

GAZ Arkitektoak, Musikene in San Sebastian

Dirigido por Aitor Gurtubay, Asier Atxurra y Unai Zelaieta, el estudio de Bilbao GAZ Arkitektoak es el autor de la nueva sede del Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco (Musikene) en San Sebastián. Situada en la plaza de Europa, cerca del campus universitario...

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Carquero arquitectura, intervention on Matrera Castle in Villamartín
18/04/2016

Carquero arquitectura, intervention on Matrera Castle in Villamartín

The firm Carquero arquitectura – headed by Carlos Quevedo Rojas – carried out the project to consolidate the Homage Tower of Matrera Castle in Villamartín, a municipality of the county of Sierra de Cádiz. The fortress was built in the 9th century on Pajarete...

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Barcelona's unloved planner invents science of 'urbanisation'
06/04/2016

Barcelona's unloved planner invents science of 'urbanisation'

The Guardian

Constricted by its medieval walls, Barcelona was suffocating – until unknown engineer Ildefons Cerdà came up with a radical expansion plan...

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José María Sánchez García, facilities for MEGAISA in Don Benito
05/04/2016

José María Sánchez García, facilities for MEGAISA in Don Benito

The San Isidro industrial complex in Don Benito – a small town in Badajoz province, in the Spanish region of Extremadura – now includes facilities of the electrical systems company MEGAISA. With its built area of 1,500 square meters and budget of 700,000...

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Competition to renovate Salón de Reinos building
01/03/2016

Competition to renovate Salón de Reinos building

To increase its exhibition space, the Prado Museum in Madrid has announced a competition for the architectural renovation of the nearby Salón de Reinos and its fitting out for museum use. The Prado celebrates its bicentennial in 2019 and part of the...

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‘RCR Arquitectes – Shared Creativity’ in Madrid
24/02/2016

‘RCR Arquitectes – Shared Creativity’ in Madrid

From 24 February through 8 May 2016 the ICO Museum in Madrid will be hosting an exhibition on the Olot-based practice led by Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta. Curated by Josep Maria Montaner, ‘RCR Arquitectes...

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Capilla & Vallejo, Nature Interpretation Center at Bardenas Reales
09/02/2016

Capilla & Vallejo, Nature Interpretation Center at Bardenas Reales

Conrado Capilla and José V. Vallejo are the authors of the renovation and enlargement of the reception and information center of the Bardenas Reales natural park, which belongs to the Navarrese municipality of Arguedas. In a place called Aguilares...

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BSA, roof for church of the Monastery of San Juan in Burgos
03/02/2016

BSA, roof for church of the Monastery of San Juan in Burgos

José Manuel Barrio and Alberto Sainz de Aja of the firm BSA, with offices in Burgos and Madrid, have in the historical quarter of the city of Burgos worked on the church of the Monastery of San Juan, built in the 11th century. With the mission of protecting...

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Sweeping Aerial Shots of Spain Look Like Alien Terrain
02/02/2016

Sweeping Aerial Shots of Spain Look Like Alien Terrain

Wired

The surreal landscapes in David Maisel’s The Fall don’t look like anything on earth. The ashen colors and strange geometry appear otherworldly...

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Josep Ferrando, house between party walls in Sant Cugat del Vallès
02/02/2016

Josep Ferrando, house between party walls in Sant Cugat del Vallès

The historical quarter of Sant Cugat del Vallès, north of the city of Barcelona, is listed as a cultural heritage site, so this old dwelling set between party walls – with just a five-meter bay – was required to preserve its front facade and roof. To address these limitations...

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MMIT Arquitectos, Malecón football field in Torrelavega (Cantabria)
26/01/2016

MMIT Arquitectos, Malecón football field in Torrelavega (Cantabria)

The Cantabrian practice of Javier Terán Alonso, Agustín Montes Gaisán, and Alberto Montes Gaisán –MMIT Arquitectos – has refurbished the stadium of the Spanish football club Real Sociedad Gimnástica de Torrelavega, in the Cantabrian...

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Alberto Campo Baeza, Raumplan House in Madrid
21/01/2016

Alberto Campo Baeza, Raumplan House in Madrid

On a sloping plot in Aravaca, a ward of the city of Madrid, stands this 500-square-meter house that complies with local building codes with a square floor plan of 12 x 12 meters divided into quadrants of 6 x 6. The vertical development is based on the Loosian...

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Román & Canivell, Jardines de Murillo apartments in Seville
12/01/2016

Román & Canivell, Jardines de Murillo apartments in Seville

At number 32 of Rastro street in the old quarter of Seville, between the Murillo Gardens and the San Bernardo neighborhood, rises this residential block that the local firm Roman & Canivell designed for the property company Metrovacesa...

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Museological installation of the Spanish Royal Collections Museum begins
04/01/2016

Museological installation of the Spanish Royal Collections Museum begins

The completion of the fourth and final phase of the construction of the Spanish Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, involving equipment and installations for the building designed by Tuñón + Mansilla, is now being followed up with work on the museographic...

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New Books
AV Monografías 202 - H ARQUITECTES 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 201 - 50 FROM AFRICA AND ASIA 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 84 - BEVK PEROVIĆ 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
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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