Arquitectura Viva
Monday, September 23, 2019
Qatar National Library in Doha, by OMA
09/03/2018

Qatar National Library in Doha, by OMA

It is still days before the official opening of the Qatar National Library in Doha, but Rem Koolhaas’s building is already a landmark for citizens of the country, for whom it is a spectacular urban agora performing the civic functions that the streets and squares of...

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Norman Foster at ETSAM - ‘Cities + Common Futures’
01/03/2018

Norman Foster at ETSAM - ‘Cities + Common Futures’

Norman Foster's lecture at the UPMadrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) is accompanied by a criticism session in which the British architect will comment on the designs submitted by students of the Máster Habilitante program.

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Rahul Mehrotra’s library on the CEPT campus in Ahmedabad (India)
25/02/2018

Rahul Mehrotra’s library on the CEPT campus in Ahmedabad (India)

Rahul Mehrotra invites us into the Cept library in Ahmedabad (India). It has 3 'skins' that are nestled into each other - the outer skin, the middle glass layer and the central core. Being an ex student here, Mehrotra has used simple materials to demonstrate not only...

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Jean Nouvel National visits the National Museum of Qatar
24/02/2018

Jean Nouvel National visits the National Museum of Qatar

Gulf Times

When the museum opens in December 2018, it will offer visitors an opportunity to explore and learn about the life of the Qatari people between the desert and the sea...

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Blade Runner 2049 is nominated for Visual Effects for Oscars 2018
03/02/2018

Blade Runner 2049 is nominated for Visual Effects for Oscars 2018

This breakdown reel reveals the work behind some of the visual effects in Blade Runner 2049. VFX company Double Negative has been nominated for Best VFX at the upcoming Oscars for their work on the film...

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Dundee’s Victoria & Albert opens on 15 September
03/02/2018

Dundee’s Victoria & Albert opens on 15 September

The construction of the Scottish branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum in the city of Dundee is in full swing, following a design by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, inspired in the cliffs of Scotland’s east coast.

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Andrés Jaque + Miguel de Guzmán: ‘Sex and the So-Called City’
02/02/2018

Andrés Jaque + Miguel de Guzmán: ‘Sex and the So-Called City’

Storefront for Art and Architecture is ready to celebrate and discuss the 20th anniversary of New York’s most influential archisocial manifesto Sex and the City, with the exhibition ‘Sex and the So-Called City’...

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Yves Saint Laurent at Casa Malaparte
21/01/2018

Yves Saint Laurent at Casa Malaparte

Casa Malaparte, the house in Capri designed by the Italian architect Adalberto Libera, is the scene of Yves Saint Laurent’s new advertisements with the models Kate Moss and Jamie Bochert.

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Norman Foster Foundation Digital X Public Debate
18/01/2018

Norman Foster Foundation Digital X Public Debate

On 16 January the Madrid Institute of Architects (COAM)  hosted  the first public debate of the Digital X Workshop, an annual event of the Norman Foster Foundation where the ties between architecture and the digital world are explored...

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Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: No More No Less
05/01/2018

Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: No More No Less

Through a selection of Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s buildings, paintings, drawings, photographs, and scale models, the lecture explores the fundamental—yet diffuse—distinction between presence and representation...

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Stellar, Light Installation in Madrid´s City Center
28/12/2017

Stellar, Light Installation in Madrid´s City Center

Imagen Subliminal

Stellar, by Brut Deluxe studio, takes us to the outer space with hanging lights over the emblematic madrilenian street Alcalá from Cibeles to Puerta de Alcalá...

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Footage reveals demolition of Robin Hood Gardens
17/12/2017

Footage reveals demolition of Robin Hood Gardens

This exclusive video footage shot by Dezeen shows a huge section of the brutalist Robin Hood Gardens estate being torn apart by a demolition claw. Destruction of the seminal 1970s estate in east London...

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Drowning in garbage
06/12/2017

Drowning in garbage

The Washington Post

The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago, according to World Bank researchers. If nothing is done, that figure...

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Ryue Nishizawa's Moriyama House in Tokyo
05/12/2017

Ryue Nishizawa's Moriyama House in Tokyo

One week in the extraordinary-ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, a Japanese art, architecture and music enlighted amateur who lives in one of the most famous contemporary Japanese architecture, the Moriyama house, built in Tokyo in 2005 by Pritzker-prize winner...

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MADI home flatpack, tiny house
02/12/2017

MADI home flatpack, tiny house

​M.A.Di. is an unfoldable modular living unit. Using an unfolding technique, this construction system allows to realize earthquake-resistant buildings for residential, leisure and hospitality. M.A.DI. can be also used to set-up of temporary villages for sports...

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A human-robot dance duet
30/11/2017

A human-robot dance duet

TED

Harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering, Huang Yi performs a man-machine dance duet with KUKA -- a robot...

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The Perfect City
25/11/2017

The Perfect City

BBC

Working with the team at BBC Culture, Al Boardman designed and animated this short video about the race to create the perfect city. this video explores the history...

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Yojigen Poketto by elii architects
22/11/2017

Yojigen Poketto by elii architects

This video by Imagen Subliminal shows an apartment in downtown Madrid that has been been given a space-optimizing renovation job by the local firm elii arquitectos, founded by Urial Fogué, Eva Gil, and Carlos Palacios.

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Setting up the exhibition  ‘Norman Foster: Common Futures’
20/11/2017

Setting up the exhibition ‘Norman Foster: Common Futures’

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, the exhibition on view at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid through 4 February 2018 hopes to familiarize the public with the work of Norman Foster and his vision for the future, while explaining his sources of inspiration.

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In the heart of Aleppo
19/11/2017

In the heart of Aleppo

Le Monde

Aleppo is one of the oldest cities on the planet. After four years of war and 30,000 dead, how can it get back the 13 kilometers of vaulted alleys of its bazaar?

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Jacques Ferrier, Métropole Rouen Normandie headquarters
08/11/2017

Jacques Ferrier, Métropole Rouen Normandie headquarters

The headquarters of Métropole Rouen Normandie on the banks of the Seine in Rouen is a building covered with fish-like ‘scales’ made of subtly coloured glass. Reflecting and refracting the light of the sun, the glass scales cover the building with hints of colour...

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Fundación Telefónica in Madrid: ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’
05/10/2017

Fundación Telefónica in Madrid: ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’ is the first major exhibition devoted to the British architect in Spain, with over 30 models and 160 drawings. On view from 6 October to 4 February 2018.

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Anna Heringer: The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings
03/10/2017

Anna Heringer: The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings

"There are a lot of resources given by nature for free -- all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them," says architect Anna Heringer. She uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to create structures...

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Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona
29/09/2017

Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona

A work of the Catalan firms Sarrablo & Colom + Roviros & Castelao, the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona is wrapped in a ceramic lattice that uses the Flexbrick system conceived by Vicente Serrablo.

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‘Reflections’ at the Barcelona Pavilion
28/09/2017

‘Reflections’ at the Barcelona Pavilion

The audiovisual creation by Fernando Ayuso fills the building that Mies van der Rohe designed to represent Germany at the 1929 International Barcelona Exhibition.

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Forum - Future is Now
25/09/2017

Forum - Future is Now

On June 1st 2017, the Norman Foster Foundation officially launched in Madrid with the forum, ‘Future is Now’. The forum successfully challenged preconceived ideas about the future of our cities through diverse points of view.

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Olafur Eliasson: Multiple shadow house
16/09/2017

Olafur Eliasson: Multiple shadow house

MAC

Internationally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson, who applies scientific principles in order to explore our relationship to time and space... (Vídeo)

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Jaguar | E-type Zero
15/09/2017

Jaguar | E-type Zero

Introducing E-type Zero – a Series 1.5 Roadster fitted with a bespoke electric powertrain. E-type Zero is totally original in specification, driving and handling like an original Jaguar E-type but with a 21st century...

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Shenzhen North Station Urban Design by Mecanoo
09/09/2017

Shenzhen North Station Urban Design by Mecanoo

With a scheme of twelve staggering skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network and a beautiful green urban park, Mecanoo architecten has been named the winner of the urban design competition for the Shenzhen North Station business district...

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‘Visual Sounds of the Amazon’ by Andy Thomas
08/09/2017

‘Visual Sounds of the Amazon’ by Andy Thomas

"Last year I took my artwork to the next level by travelling to the Amazon rain forest to collect the sights and sounds of one of the worlds most amazing jungles, with the hope of spreading awareness about its plight...

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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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