Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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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Foster + Partners: Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino (California)
22/04/2014

Foster + Partners: Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino (California)

The project for the new Apple headquarters in the northern Californian city of Cupertino, in Silicon Valley, brings together the offices and installations for 12,000 employees in a ring with a 230 meter radius, within a huge park. The program includes a renewable energy plant.

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‘The Architect is Present’: vídeo of Kéré’s workshop
11/04/2014

‘The Architect is Present’: vídeo of Kéré’s workshop

Accompanying the exhibition ‘The Architect is Present’ at the ICO Museum are workshops conducted by the professionals featured. This video gives us a glimpse into Francis Kéré’s workshop, which revolves around the construction of a women’s center in Burkina Faso.

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‘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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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 203 - SILICON VALLEY 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 85 - LACATON & VASSAL 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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