Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, January 21, 2018
‘The Architect is Present’: lecture of TYIN Tegnestue
04/04/2014

‘The Architect is Present’: lecture of TYIN Tegnestue

After Diébédo Francis Kéré, Yashar Hanstad of TYIN Tegnestue is the second to speak in the lecture series that accompanies the exhibition ‘The Architect is Present’. 

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Installation by Michal Rovner for 'ToledoContemporánea'
03/04/2014

Installation by Michal Rovner for 'ToledoContemporánea'

Part of the events being held to observe the fourth centennial of El Greco’s death, the exhibit ‘Toledo Contemporánea’ – curated by Elena Ochoa Foster with the Ivorypress team – includes ‘Current Toledo’, an installation by the Israeli artist Michal Rovner.

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Construction of Donau-City I, Dominique Perrault in Vienna
25/03/2014

Construction of Donau-City I, Dominique Perrault in Vienna

A video documents the three years construction of Donau-City Tower I in Vienna. The project of Dominique Perrault constitutes a new vertical landmark in the Austrian city’s skyline.

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‘The Architect is Present’: lecture of Francis Kéré
21/03/2014

‘The Architect is Present’: lecture of Francis Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré has opened the lecture series accompanying the exhibition ‘The Architect is Present’. The video offers us his conference at the Madrid School of Architecture.

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Tianducheng, a replica of Paris in China
08/01/2014

Tianducheng, a replica of Paris in China

The construction of Tianducheng, an urban development project outside the Chinese city of Hangzhou, began in 2007. Intended for 10,000 inhabitants but so far hardly populated, it is a miniature of Paris, as we can see in this video by Caspar Stracke.

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The Laufen Manifesto for a Humane Design Culture
29/11/2013

The Laufen Manifesto for a Humane Design Culture

Promoted by Anna Heringer and Andres Lepik, the Manifesto in Laufen emerges from a desire to “activate a general paradigm shift for the role of architecture in our society”, and has been launched with the support of dozens of professionals worldwide. 

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Samsara, production and consumption of food
21/10/2013

Samsara, production and consumption of food

The sequence takes six of the 100 minutes of ‘Samsara’, the documentary directed by Ron Fricke. Filmed in twenty-five countries, it explores different aspects of human life.

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Foursquare: A Day in New York
11/10/2013

Foursquare: A Day in New York

The video shows a day in the life of New York through ‘check-ins’ obtained by Foursquare, a geolocation application for mobile phones that collects users’ reports of their presence at specific venues.

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Architect Frank Gehry shares challenges of growing up
09/10/2013

Architect Frank Gehry shares challenges of growing up

CBS News

The 84-year-old Frank Gehry takes a look back at his life, and gives some advice to his younger self. Gehry is one of the world's leading architects and his designs can be seen from...

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Cervantes Theater (Telcel) by  Ensamble Studio in Mexico
23/09/2013

Cervantes Theater (Telcel) by Ensamble Studio in Mexico

Watch this video of the construction of the Cervantes Theater (Telcel) by Antón García-Abril / Ensamble Studio in Mexico City. A sculptural pergola built with steel sheets gives access into the four-story building buried underground (see Arquitectura Viva 155).

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Construction of One World Trade Center captured on time-lapse
16/09/2013

Construction of One World Trade Center captured on time-lapse

Am EarthCam time-lapse video highlights building progress at One World Trade Center, a work of Thomas Boada and David Childs. The 541-meter tower of the complex replacing the old Twin Towers will be completed in 2014.

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Zaha Hadid’s new National Stadium to be centerpiece at Tokyo 2020
09/09/2013

Zaha Hadid’s new National Stadium to be centerpiece at Tokyo 2020

Built for the Games of 1964, the National Olympic Stadium in the Japanese capital will be revamped by Zaha Hadid to likewise be the centerpiece of Tokyo 2020. The expanded sport complex will take in 80,000 spectators.

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Under construction: Jean Nouvel's Louvre in Abu Dhabi
15/08/2013

Under construction: Jean Nouvel's Louvre in Abu Dhabi

Un vídeo documenta el proceso de construcción de la primera sede del Louvre fuera de Francia, el museo proyectado por Jean Nouvel en la isla de Saadiyat tiene prevista su apertura para 2015.

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Grimshaw Architects: video of plan for Wimbledon 2020, London
24/06/2013

Grimshaw Architects: video of plan for Wimbledon 2020, London

The All England Lawn Tennis Club unveiled the masterplan for Wimbledon 2020, a project drawn up by the studio of Nicholas Grimshaw to renovate the facilities of the prestigious tournament, held yearly in London since 1877…

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Philips: lighting at the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam
19/06/2013

Philips: lighting at the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam

The Dutch company Philips, responsible for lighting in the new Rijksmuseum, shows the careful process it has undertaken for Rembrandt’s The Night Watch.

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Paul Raftery & Dan Lowe: Leadenhall Building under construction
18/06/2013

Paul Raftery & Dan Lowe: Leadenhall Building under construction

A video by Paul Raftery and Dan Lowe shows how the Leadenhall Building of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is going up in the City of London: a 224.5 meter tower whose uniquely tapered profile addresses requirements to keep views of St Paul’s Cathedral open.

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BIG: project for LEGO House in Billund (Denmark)
14/06/2013

BIG: project for LEGO House in Billund (Denmark)

BIG has presented its project for the LEGO House in Billund, inspired by the interlocking plastic pieces manufactured by the Danish firm.

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Angola Pavilion, Golden Lion at Venice Biennale
14/06/2013

Angola Pavilion, Golden Lion at Venice Biennale

In its debut as a nation participant at the Venice Biennale, Angola wins the Golden Lion for its pavilion.

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Kengo Kuma, ‘starting from small things’
13/06/2013

Kengo Kuma, ‘starting from small things’

A low-budget video on Kengo Kuma, directed by Omar Kakar, looks at different facets of the Japanese architect’s personality.

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Vídeo: John Lautner houses in movies
17/05/2013

Vídeo: John Lautner houses in movies

Diamonds Are Forever and The Big Lebowski are some of the films with scenes shot in famous houses designed by John Lautner.

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‘How small? How vast? How architecture grows’: Ishigami in Antwerp
29/03/2013

‘How small? How vast? How architecture grows’: Ishigami in Antwerp

The exhibition 'How small? How vast? How architecture grows', on view at the Singel Arts Campus in Amberes until 16the June, presents the 'new reality' of Junya Ishigami's architecture.

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Trailer of Ángel Borrego Cubero's documentary 'The Competition'
08/03/2013

Trailer of Ángel Borrego Cubero's documentary 'The Competition'

Ángel Borrego Cubero (OOS) has directed and produced a documentary on the competition in which Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Dominique Perrault and Norman Foster vied for the commission to build Andorra's National Museum of Art.

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‘Very Large Structure’ in AV Proyectos 55
19/02/2013

‘Very Large Structure’ in AV Proyectos 55

Very Large Structure (VLS) is an independent and inhabitable superstructure, able to circulate through the northern Spanish plateau working through the ground beneath it along its way. AVP 55

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‘Eleven Eleven’, Herzog & de Meuron in Miami
27/12/2012

‘Eleven Eleven’, Herzog & de Meuron in Miami

The video Eleven Elven, a finalist in the $200,000 Focus Forward competition, presents the new building of the Swiss partners Herzog & de Meuron in Miami, with its program organized around a parking lot.

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¿Sirven para algo las buenas noticias?
19/11/2012

¿Sirven para algo las buenas noticias?

Grant Thornton

La crisis de España vista por Grant Thornton, una firma de auditoría y asesoramiento fiscal y financiero, presente en más de 80 países.

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El huracán Sandy apaga la ciudad de Nueva York
02/11/2012

El huracán Sandy apaga la ciudad de Nueva York

Un vídeo muestra el paso del huracán Sandy por Nueva York con imágenes tomadas durante dos días del puente de Williamsburg visto desde Brooklyn.

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Gimnasio Maravillas: 50 años de vida
30/10/2012

Gimnasio Maravillas: 50 años de vida

Con motivo del 50 aniversario del Gimnasio del Colegio Maravillas de Madrid, el vídeo del barcelonés Israel Alba Ramis muestra un día en la obra del arquitecto Alejandro de la Sota.

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‘Do you ever wish you could control the rain?’
16/10/2012

‘Do you ever wish you could control the rain?’

Como muestra el vídeo de Gramafilm, la instalación ‘Rain Room’ de rAndom International en el Barbican de Londres permite a los visitantes jugar con la lluvia sin mojarse.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2012,  a través de la mirada de Pedro Kok
11/10/2012

Serpentine Pavilion 2012, a través de la mirada de Pedro Kok

Vïdeo del brasileño Pedro Kok sobre el pabellón de verano de la Serpentine, diseñado por Herzog & de Meuron y Ai Weiwei, que se puede visitar en Londres hasta el próximo domingo.

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Vídeo sobre la exposición ‘Spain mon Amour’
09/10/2012

Vídeo sobre la exposición ‘Spain mon Amour’

Un vídeo muestra el transcurso del tiempo en Spain mon amour, la exposición comisariada por Luis Fernández-Galiano para la XIII Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia.

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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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