Arquitectura Viva
Monday, September 23, 2019
Murado & Elvira, municipal library and historical archive of Baiona (Pontevedra)
17/07/2018

Murado & Elvira, municipal library and historical archive of Baiona (Pontevedra)

The practice of Claro Murado and Juan Elvira has carried out the renovation and conversion of the Sancti Spiritus Hospital in Bayona. The 17th-century complex underwent a series of transformations and then was abandoned for a long time. Now it has reopened...

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Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona
11/07/2018

Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Pere Joan Ravetllat and Carme Ribas has revamped this historical market in Barcelona, built in 1882 in accordance with a project drawn up by the architect Antonio Rovira i Trias and the engineer José M. Cornet y Mas. Reopened...

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Luis Machuca, visitor reception center for Caminito del Rey in Ardales
09/07/2018

Luis Machuca, visitor reception center for Caminito del Rey in Ardales

The Málaga-based practice of Luis Machuca, author of the recuperation of the Caminito del Rey, has now completed a visitor reception center for this well-known walkway along the walls of a narrow gorge in Málaga province. Located on a promontory overlooking...

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elii, Save the Children foundation in Madrid
28/06/2018

elii, Save the Children foundation in Madrid

Headed by Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, and Carlos Palacios, the Madrid firm elii has renovated and enlarged the Save the Children’s facilities in Madrid’s Vallecas district, specifically to address the NGO’s program of directly attending to the needs of children. In accordance...

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Taller Abierto, Ibernegi headquarters in Toledo
28/06/2018

Taller Abierto, Ibernegi headquarters in Toledo

The new headquarters of the energy consultancy firm Ibernegi is located in the industrial area of Santa María de Benquerencia, in the province of Toledo. The Madrid studio Taller Abierto – Nacho Román Santiago, Julio Rodríguez Pareja, and Daniel Martínez Díaz...

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Idom, Beronia Rueda Winery
27/06/2018

Idom, Beronia Rueda Winery

Gonzalo Tello of the Spanish engineering and architecture company IDOM has designed new facilities for the Beronia winery in Rueda (Valladolid) to address new needs of wine production and accommodate a wine tourism program, creating an attractive architectural...

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Video: Axis building in Madrid by Foster + Partners
21/06/2018

Video: Axis building in Madrid by Foster + Partners

Norman Foster will turn the old Madrid headquarters of Barclays Bank into Axis, to be called so because of its strategic location on Madrid's Plaza de Colón. With a diagrid facade and an increase in height, the CBRE Global Investors building could contain offices and retail spaces.

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Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018
20/06/2018

Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

becoming, the motto chosen for the Spanish Pavilion in this edition of the Venice Biennale 2018, presents Spanish architecture as seen from learning environments, by means of actions, discourses and pieces of work developed by a wonderful...

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Foster + Partners, refurbishment of Plaza Colón building in Madrid
20/06/2018

Foster + Partners, refurbishment of Plaza Colón building in Madrid

The newest Madrid project of Foster + Partners has been announced. It will transform what was a Barclays Bank office, on Plaza Colón, into a taller building for a mix of uses. Because of the choice location, at the intersection of Paseo de la Castellana and Calle Génova...

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Coll-Leclerc, apartments and temporary homes in Barcelona
19/06/2018

Coll-Leclerc, apartments and temporary homes in Barcelona

The Barcelona practice of Jaime Coll and Judith Leclerc was commissioned to build three vertical blocks combining two usually separated programs: 47 social housing units for rent, and 20 temporary accommodations directed at the most vulnerable groups...

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Less Architecture, More City
15/06/2018

Less Architecture, More City

Eduardo Prieto

The ‘Less Architecture, More City’ international congress came to an end at Pamplona’s Baluarte convention center on Thursday, It was the fifth biennial encounter organized...

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Day 2 of the ‘Less Architecture, More City’ in pictures
14/06/2018

Day 2 of the ‘Less Architecture, More City’ in pictures

The second day of the 5th Architecture Society International Congress unraveled in three sessions: ‘The City as a Project,’ with Farshid Moussavi and Belinda Tato; ‘Architecture of Urbanity,’ with Salvador Rueda and Deyan Sudjic; and ‘Urban Futures, Human Futures,’ with Jan Gehl and Jaime Lerner.

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Day 1 of the ‘Less Architecture, More City’ in pictures
13/06/2018

Day 1 of the ‘Less Architecture, More City’ in pictures

The first day of the 5th Architecture Society International Congress unfolded in three sessions: ‘The City Sets Us Free,’ with Eduardo Mendoza and Leonardo Padura; ‘The Government of Cities,’ with Manuel Carmena and Joan Clos; and ‘Urban Visions,’ with Iwan Baan and Dominique Perrault.

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FAD Award for Architecture 2018: 14 Dwellings in Formentera
08/06/2018

FAD Award for Architecture 2018: 14 Dwellings in Formentera

The project Life Reusing Posidonia was born with the objective of supplying verified data to the administrations responsible for regulating the environmental impact in the building sector. Carles Oliver, Antonio Martín, Joaquín Moyá and Alfonso Reina built...

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FAD Award for Interior Design 2018: apartments in Majorca, by TEd'A
08/06/2018

FAD Award for Interior Design 2018: apartments in Majorca, by TEd'A

The Majorcan firm Ted’A Arquitectes, headed by Irene Pérez and Jaume Mayol, has transformed an existing building at Can Picafort into tourist apartments. The building, which terraces down toward the sea, is fragmented into two volumes that rise two and three levels...

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‘En el Tiempo. Carlos Cánovas’ at the Museo ICO
06/06/2018

‘En el Tiempo. Carlos Cánovas’ at the Museo ICO

The Museo ICO in Madrid presents this exhibition included in the official selection of PhotoEspaña 2018. Curated by Juana Arlegui, and on view until 9 September, the show offers a tour through the urban landscapes of Carlos Cánovas (Hellín, 1951) from the 1980s...

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5th International Congress on Architecture and Society: Pamplona, 13-14 June
05/06/2018

5th International Congress on Architecture and Society: Pamplona, 13-14 June

The four previous international congresses held by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad under the mottos ‘More for Less’ (2010), ‘The Common’ (2012), ‘Necessary Architecture’ (2014)...

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Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress
24/05/2018

Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress

Ivorypress presents 'The Power of the Portrait', the first exhibition of Swiss artist Gabriella Gerosa in Spain, as part of PHotoEspaña’s Off festival. Although her moving portraits are rooted in artistic tradition, the artist adds a new dimension that is completely contemporary...

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José Manuel Ballester, ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich’ at Ivorypress
24/05/2018

José Manuel Ballester, ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich’ at Ivorypress

From 24 May through 21 July, Ivorypress presents José Manuel Ballester’s second solo exhibition: ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich.’ For this show the Madrid painter and photographer has developed a series of variations based on Kazimir Malevich’s...

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Bosch Capdeferro, redevelopment of Marià Lavèrnia street in Barcelona
23/05/2018

Bosch Capdeferro, redevelopment of Marià Lavèrnia street in Barcelona

The street Marià Lavèrnia stretches on top of the Turó de la Rovira, a 262-meter-high hill that was a privileged natural vantage point and stratefic site for defending Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. Where afluent families had built summer homes at the start...

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Ángel Verdasco renovates old market of Melilla
07/05/2018

Ángel Verdasco renovates old market of Melilla

Jesús Granada takes his camera around the building renovated by the Madrid practice of Ángel Verdasco, transformed into an educational center that includes the city of Melilla’s Professional Conservatory of Music, an adult learning center, and an Official School of Languages.

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Emilio Tuñón, UPCT School of Architecture and Construction
12/04/2018

Emilio Tuñón, UPCT School of Architecture and Construction

The Madrid practice of Emilio Tuñón has won first prize in the international competition to enlarge the School of Architecture and Construction on the Alfonso XIII campus of the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT). Carrying the day over sixty other entries...

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Kálida Sant Pau Centre by Miralles Tabliabue EMBT
12/04/2018

Kálida Sant Pau Centre by Miralles Tabliabue EMBT

Part of the network of Maggie’s Centres that offers support to cancer patients, the first Kálida will be completed in Barcelona this year. Creating a welcoming atmosphere, the 400-square-meter building includes a kitchen, a library, and a multipurpose hall, and opens on to to garden zones.

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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 Poblenou 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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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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