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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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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How One Filmmaker Engineered A New Take On The Timelapse
28/01/2016

How One Filmmaker Engineered A New Take On The Timelapse

The Creators Project

Constructed from a combined 150,000 photos, 450 hours of work, and 6 terabytes of data, photographer Julian Tryba's innovative short Boston...

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2015 Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced
25/01/2016

2015 Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Granted by the Canadian Wood Council and the Wood Design & Building magazine, these awards for 2015/16 has been announced. The winners were selected from over 140 entries.

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Kengo Kuma denies plagiarising Zaha Hadid
18/01/2016

Kengo Kuma denies plagiarising Zaha Hadid

The Guardian

Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium architect Kengo Kuma rejects accusations that he stole the design from Zaha Hadid...

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'The first sustainable building on the National Mall'
15/01/2016

'The first sustainable building on the National Mall'

BBC

David Adjaye shows Razia Iqbal one of his current projects, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, which opens in 2016...

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Studio RAP: Skilledin office in Rotterdam
05/01/2016

Studio RAP: Skilledin office in Rotterdam

The Dutch firm RAP has built this pavilion in Rotterdam with a robot. A modeling program in 3D RhinoVAULT has yielded 225 wooden panels that form a vaulted structure.

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Norman Foster Droneport launch: Architecture in the Sky
22/12/2015

Norman Foster Droneport launch: Architecture in the Sky

Lord Foster launched proposals for the droneport project in Africa to support cargo drone routes capable of delivering urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale. The project is a collaboration between Redline...

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Peter Zumthor: Different Kinds of Silence
04/12/2015

Peter Zumthor: Different Kinds of Silence

We visited Peter Zumthor – one of the world’s leading architects – in his studio in Switzerland. In this extensive and rare biographical video interview he tells the captivating story of his childhood, his studies in NYC and his parents’ strong influence...

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Progress in the construction of the Botín Centre in Santander
27/11/2015

Progress in the construction of the Botín Centre in Santander

Here is a video showing the progress made between July and September 2015 in the construction of the Botín Centre in Santander, designed by the Genoa architect Renzo Piano.

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Hasier Larrea: What if Furniture Had Superpowers?
12/11/2015

Hasier Larrea: What if Furniture Had Superpowers?

The Spanish engineer and designer at the MIT Media Lab Hasier Larrea gave a talk at a TEDx event. He holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Hasier leads the Architectural Robotics research area at the Media Lab.

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Quincho Tía Coral in Asunción, by Gabinete de Arquitectura
09/11/2015

Quincho Tía Coral in Asunción, by Gabinete de Arquitectura

This video by Federico Cairoli offers a journey through the Quincho Tía Coral of a family house in Asunción (Paraguay), by Solano Benítez / Gabinete de Arquitectura.

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Dismaland - The Official Unofficial Film
21/10/2015

Dismaland - The Official Unofficial Film

Jamie Bright More

A cinematic journey around Banksy’s Dismaland which opened on Weston-super-Mare. The temporary installation was dismantled to create shelters for migrants in Calais.

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Under construction: BIG’s West 57th building in New York
22/09/2015

Under construction: BIG’s West 57th building in New York

The residential project of the Danish firm of Bjarke Ingels, on West 57th in Manhattan, presents a sharp slope rising 137 meters and generating a transition of scale between the surrounding buildings. 

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Apple Campus 2 construction progressing
11/09/2015

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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Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin
09/09/2015

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin

Tour de Force 360VR

This 360 Virtual Visit samples what can be seen and heard on various tours offered at Taliesin East. Unlike still or video, 360VR lets...

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3D print glass objects
31/08/2015

3D print glass objects

Washington Post

Researchers at MIT have just unveiled the ability to 3-D-print beautiful glass objects. While humanity has been forming, blowing and molding glass objects for more than 4,500 years...

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Jean Prouvé 6x6 Demounatble House 1944, by RSHP
13/08/2015

Jean Prouvé 6x6 Demounatble House 1944, by RSHP

The adaptation of Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is based on the original plans with the addition of modern living facilities including external bathroom and kitchen pods as well as a series...

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The kinetic machine that draws on sand
06/08/2015

The kinetic machine that draws on sand

With a computer system used in robotics, Bruce Shapiro has invented ‘Sisyphus,’ a kinetic machine that uses magnets to drag steel marbles over a fine layer of sand, creating unique geometric designs.

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New Books
AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 207 - MORE CITY 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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
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.
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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