Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Under construction: Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, by Foster+Partners
09/11/2016

Under construction: Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, by Foster+Partners

Construction of the new Apple campus in the northern Californian city of Cupertino, a project of the office of Norman Foster, is well underway. The complex concentrates offices and facilities for 12,000 employees in a 230-meter-radius ring.

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Progress in construction of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Sparks (Nevada)
08/11/2016

Progress in construction of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Sparks (Nevada)

June 2014 saw the start of construction work for these new facilities of Tesla, the manufacturer of electric vehicles and batteries for storing energy. It is estimated that by 2018, more lithium ion batteries will be produced here annually than was in 2013 in the world.

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Hyperloop One Defines The Future Of Transport In Dubai
08/11/2016

Hyperloop One Defines The Future Of Transport In Dubai

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, Hyperloop high-speed transportation system can take passengers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, compared to a two-hour drive. 

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‘Anthropocene’, issue 189 of ‘Arquitectura Viva’ at printer’s
28/10/2016

‘Anthropocene’, issue 189 of ‘Arquitectura Viva’ at printer’s

The cover, an extraordinary photograph by Edward Burtynsky of an aerial view of Almería greenhouses, is an intuitive image of the cover story theme: Earth’s transformation by humans and its effect on cities and architecture. Luis Fernández-Galiano describes this intense and dangerous process in fifteen texts of exceptional precision.

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‘Jean Nouvel: Reflections’
25/10/2016

‘Jean Nouvel: Reflections’

In this fifteen-minute documentary directed by Matt Tyrnauer, the French architect Jean Nouvel reflects on his work and design philosophy while visiting buildings like the Institut du Monde Arabe or the National Museum of Qatar.

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New York Public Library's Reading Room Get Reshelved with Books
13/10/2016

New York Public Library's Reading Room Get Reshelved with Books

Sploid

The New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room is one of the most majestic spaces in the city. Unfortunately it’s been closed for repairs for two years after an ornamental...

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World’s First Non-Rectangular Football Field
07/10/2016

World’s First Non-Rectangular Football Field

Bored Panda

The Unusual Football Field was developed in Khlong Toei community, a highly populated area in Bangkok which is believed to have no usable space left...

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Enrique Nuere explains the technique of interlaced carpentry
06/10/2016

Enrique Nuere explains the technique of interlaced carpentry

On the basis of a 17th-century codex, Enrique Nuere brings back the forgotten techniques of Spanish interlaced carpentry that were used to build star-filled vaults representing the sky.

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2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
04/10/2016

2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Here’s a video that takes us through the winning works in the latest Aga Khan Award for Architecture, with comments of the architects and the members of the jury presided by Luis Fernández-Galiano.

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Apple Campus 2 construction progressing
08/09/2016

Apple Campus 2 construction progressing

Designed by the firm of Norman Foster, the new Apple Campus in Cupertino, California is underway, as this video taken from a drone shows.

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Harbin Opera House by Iwan Baan
26/08/2016

Harbin Opera House by Iwan Baan

Nowness

In a new film, director Rasmus Daniel Taun turns the lens on photographer Iwan Baan as he documents the Harbin Opera House in China, completed by MAD architects in 2015...

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Bjarke Ingels takes the Build Your Own Pavilion Challenge
28/07/2016

Bjarke Ingels takes the Build Your Own Pavilion Challenge

Architect of the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, Bjarke Ingels, takes the Build Your Own Pavilion challenge and makes a model of a Pavilion from paper. Build Your Own Pavilion is a competition for 8-14 year olds to create their own model Pavilion.

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A Killer Music Video Set in China's Desolate, Fake Paris
12/07/2016

A Killer Music Video Set in China's Desolate, Fake Paris

Citylab

“Gosh” spotlights the strangely empty streets of Tianducheng, a town that mimics France’s capital. Enjoy this new music video from the U.K.’s Jamie XX.

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The tidal pools of Louvre Abu Dhabi
05/07/2016

The tidal pools of Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel, is slowly transitioning from a construction site dominated by towering cranes and scaffolding, into the museum it is fabled to become - now that the pools in and around the building have been filled in.

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Talking Architecture #3
10/06/2016

Talking Architecture #3

The Sorigué Foundation is holding the third cycle of 'Talking Architecture.' This time the debates will revolve around themes like the environment, resources, and techniques, tackled from the perspectives of experts coming from different disciplines.

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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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Entrance to air-raid shelter in Granollers (Barcelona)
23/05/2016

Entrance to air-raid shelter in Granollers (Barcelona)

Josep Maria de Llobet brings us inside a Spanish Civil War air-raid shelter on Plaza Josep Maluguer i Salvador in Granollers, with its entrance by ZFC-Zubelzu Fabregat Castro Arquitectes.

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COS × Sou Fujimoto: Salone del Mobile Milano 2016
28/04/2016

COS × Sou Fujimoto: Salone del Mobile Milano 2016

COS have partnered with Sou Fujimoto Architects to create a unique installation and multisensory experience, Forest of Light. Inspired by nature and the experience of a forest at twilight, the installation presents light and sound in a new architectural context.

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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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Writing Sci-Fi Could Make Architects Better at Their Jobs
11/04/2016

Writing Sci-Fi Could Make Architects Better at Their Jobs

Wired

At the beginning of “Welcome to the 5th Façade,” a science-fiction story by architect Alan Maskin, a nameless man awakes from a cryogenic freeze. It is an unspecified... 

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360 Video of the LHC
01/04/2016

360 Video of the LHC

Gizmodo

The Large Hadron Collider is impressive for a great many reasons. But forget about all that cutting-edge science for a moment...

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Julianna Barwick at Philip Johnson’s Glass House
18/03/2016

Julianna Barwick at Philip Johnson’s Glass House

Curbed

Shot at Philip Johnson's landmark Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut (1949), Julianna Barwick’ video...

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Archaeology of the sea
15/03/2016

Archaeology of the sea

Inspired by the words of Pier Vittorio Tondelli, a flight on Riviera Romagnola during winter season through abandoned childhood colonies, derelict nightclubs and closed water parks. A place where it's difficult to understand what is waiting for the summer...

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The Power of X
09/03/2016

The Power of X

WE ARE Pi, with the Koener Union and Paris’ BIG Productions, fused architecture, dance and math into a bespoke18-meter high triangular mirrored structure that hovered over a multi-colour moving floor to create the Human Arabesque.

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Premonition by AMO
08/03/2016

Premonition by AMO

For the 2016 Fall/Winter Women Prada Premonition, AMO reveals the imagery of the show in the form of a metaphysical journey through an oneiric collaged landscape.

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What will service stations be like in the future?
02/03/2016

What will service stations be like in the future?

Foster + Partners and Nissan have together developed a ‘smart street’ prototype where cars, roads, electric networks, and homes are interconnected. Driverless vehicles are recharged through a wireless system and store renewable energy for use in homes.

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Inside Makoko: the world's biggest floating slum
01/03/2016

Inside Makoko: the world's biggest floating slum

The Guardian

Makoko is the perfect nightmare for the Lagos government – a slum in full view, spread out beneath the most travelled bridge in west Africa’s megalopolis...

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‘Spiral’ Skyscraper at NYC Hudson Yards by BIG
09/02/2016

‘Spiral’ Skyscraper at NYC Hudson Yards by BIG

Situated in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, the office tower forms “an ascending ribbon of lively green spaces, extending the High Line into the skyline".

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Prada Real Fantasies by AMO
08/02/2016

Prada Real Fantasies by AMO

For the 2016 Spring/Summer Prada Real Fantasies, AMO graphically reinterprets the Indefinite Hangar as a synthetic sunset fixed within a 3 dimensional blank space. The abstract hangar is populated with geometric objects and furniture...

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Dance and architecture: Jessica Lange and Steven Holl
03/02/2016

Dance and architecture: Jessica Lange and Steven Holl

The architect Steven Holl and the choreographer Jessica Lange have together explored the connections between architecture and dance in 'Tesseracts of Time,' premiered in November 2015 at the Harris Theater in Chicago.

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New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 205 - AMERICA IMPORTS 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 87 - E2A 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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