Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Banksy reveals his new graffiti in Gaza
27/02/2015

Banksy reveals his new graffiti in Gaza

The Guardian

Graffiti artist, Banksy, has turned his attention to the streets and walls of Gaza. The street artist's graffiti stencils on concrete rubble include...

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The Dryline - BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design
26/02/2015

The Dryline - BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and HUD, addressed structural and environmental vulnerabilities that Hurricane Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region and developing fundable...

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M+ museum, Herzog & de Meuron in Hong Kong
18/02/2015

M+ museum, Herzog & de Meuron in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s cultural district of West Kowloon has seen the start of construction work for M+, a museum of visual culture designed by Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with the firm Farrells. It is slated to open in 2018. The project is explained in this video.

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Presentation of Spanish Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015
12/02/2015

Presentation of Spanish Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

A pavilion designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos will showcase Spain in the Universal Exhibition being held in Milan from 1 May to 31October this year, under the theme of ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.’

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Expo Milano, national pavilions under construction
28/01/2015

Expo Milano, national pavilions under construction

‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ is the theme of the next World’s Fair, set to be held in Milan from 1 May to 31 October 2015.

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Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe: Richard Rogers’s Leadenhall building
22/01/2015

Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe: Richard Rogers’s Leadenhall building

Continuing the narration begun in 2013 with the video ‘Making The Leadenhall’, Paul Raftery Continuing the narration begun in 2013 with the video Leadenhall building  in the City of London, a work of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

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Bjarke Ingels explains his Europa City project
20/01/2015

Bjarke Ingels explains his Europa City project

Bjarke Ingels talks about his design for Europa City, a sustainable 800,000-square-meter development in Gonesse, a commune 16 kilometers from the center of Paris. Construction will begin in 2017.  

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Norman Foster visits Hearst Tower in New York
16/01/2015

Norman Foster visits Hearst Tower in New York

Norman Foster takes us on a drone tour of the Hearst Tower, the skyscraper he built in New York a decade ago.

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Gehry on Cones, Domes and Messiness
09/12/2014

Gehry on Cones, Domes and Messiness

The New York Times

Frank Gehry talks about his asymmetrical design for the planned 450,000-square-foot Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and his inspiration for the museum’s huge, cooling cones...

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The ABC of architects and their best-known buildings
27/11/2014

The ABC of architects and their best-known buildings

The Guardian

An alphabetical list of some of the world's leading architects with their famous creations. In making this film, architect Andrea Stinga of Ombú Architecture and graphic...

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Construction of Renzo Piano’s Harvard Art Museums
24/11/2014

Construction of Renzo Piano’s Harvard Art Museums

This time-lapse video taken from June 2010 to November 2014 shows the process of constructing Renzo Piano’s building for Harvard University art museums.

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Taller de Casquería: Guggenheim Helsinki competition data
18/11/2014

Taller de Casquería: Guggenheim Helsinki competition data

Taller de Casquería presents an infografic video  regarding the massive impact and response Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition has had. A reflexion regarding the direction architectural competitions are heading nowadays.

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My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process
07/11/2014

My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process

TED

When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas and slums....

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Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome structure installation complete
05/11/2014

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome structure installation complete

The National

The Louvre Abu Dhabi has reached yet another milestone with the installation of the final super sized steel element on its dome. The dome structure consists of...

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Construction of Renzo Piano’s Kimbell Museum pavilion
29/10/2014

Construction of Renzo Piano’s Kimbell Museum pavilion

A time-lapse video running from July 2011 to September 2013 shows the construction of Renzo Piano’s pavilion expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

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New music video by OK Go
27/10/2014

New music video by OK Go

The American group OK Go presents its latest music video, ‘I Won’t Let You Down,’ which shows a sequence of aerial views of a colorful dance of hundreds of umbrellas.

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Rafael Moneo's University of Navarre Museum in timelapse
15/10/2014

Rafael Moneo's University of Navarre Museum in timelapse

Construction of Rafael Moneo's contemporary art museum in the University of Navarre campus in Pamplona began in 2011, and opening is set for January 2015.

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In Residence: Ricardo Bofill by Albert Moya
09/10/2014

In Residence: Ricardo Bofill by Albert Moya

Nowness

There are houses, and then there’s Ricardo Bofill’s house: a brutalist former cement factory of epic proportions on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain.

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Richard Rogers' Florence masterplan - video
19/09/2014

Richard Rogers' Florence masterplan - video

The Guardian

For 40 years, architect Lord Rogers has wanted to work in Florence – his birthplace. In Scandicci, a Florentine dormitory town, Rogers' RSH + P Studio...

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Olafur Eliasson analyzes color in Turner’s work
16/09/2014

Olafur Eliasson analyzes color in Turner’s work

Coinciding with Tate Britain’s exhibition on J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), the London museum presents ‘Turner colour experiments’, where the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson shows the results of his experiments with color and light in seven works by the English romantic landscape painter.

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A drone flies Over Burning Man 2014
09/09/2014

A drone flies Over Burning Man 2014

With the help of a drone,Eric Cheng has produced a video showing privileged views of a temporary city built for the festival Burning Man 2014. The blazing of a giant anthropomorphic wooden sculpture gives a counterculture event held yearly in Nevada state’s Black Rock Desert its name.

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Mexico City Airport  by Foster+Partners and FR-EE
05/09/2014

Mexico City Airport by Foster+Partners and FR-EE

Here is a video of the project that Foster + Partners and FR-EE  / Fernando Romero Enterprise have presented for the expansion of Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City.

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BCN RE.SET circuit of ephemeral architecture
08/07/2014

BCN RE.SET circuit of ephemeral architecture

The events being held to commemorate the Tricentenary of Barcelona includes BCN RE.SET, a circuit of seven installations set up on the streets of the Catalonian capital which invite reflection on concepts like identity, freedom, and democracy.

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Play of optical illusions in the music video by OK Go
23/06/2014

Play of optical illusions in the music video by OK Go

With optical illusions and perspective games the American group OK Go presents the clip of ‘The Writing’s On the Wall’, a song from their fourth album, ‘Hungry Ghosts’.

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‘Necessary Architecture’ on TV
05/06/2014

‘Necessary Architecture’ on TV

Pachi Mangado and Luis Fernández-Galiano appeared on television channel ’24 Horas’ to present the 3rd International Congress of the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, to be held in Pamplona from the 11th to the 13th of June under the motto of ‘Necessary Architecture’.

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'The Architect is Present': video of Anna Heringer's workshop
03/06/2014

'The Architect is Present': video of Anna Heringer's workshop

Anna Heringer closed the series of workshops held in line with the ICO Museum's exhibition 'The Architect is Present'. This final workshop revolved around a project for dwellings, a daycare facility, a school, and a training center in Zimbabwe.

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‘The Architect is Present’: conference of Solano Benítez
26/05/2014

‘The Architect is Present’: conference of Solano Benítez

Solano Benítez takes his turn in the series of lectures given by the architects featured in the ICO Museum exhibition ‘The Architect is Present’.

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City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City, 20 Years On
08/05/2014

City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City, 20 Years On

The Wall Street Journal

The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was once the densest place on earth, a virtually lawless labyrinth of crime, grime, commerce and hope...

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‘The Architect is Present’: Anupama Kundoo’s workshop
30/04/2014

‘The Architect is Present’: Anupama Kundoo’s workshop

The architects featured in the ICO Museum’s exhibition ‘The Architect is Present’ have been having their turns conducting workshops for students, and Anupama Kundoo’s centers on revising the library model and turning books into construction solutions.

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‘The Architect is Present’: video of TYIN Tegnestue workshop
23/04/2014

‘The Architect is Present’: video of TYIN Tegnestue workshop

In the context of the program of workshops conducted by the architects featured in the ICO Museum exhibition ‘The Architect is Present’, here are glimpses of the one given by Yashar Hanstad of the Norwegian studio TYIN Tegnestue.

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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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