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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Under construction: Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, by Foster+Partners
17/07/2015

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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C+arquitectos: ‘Sticky Airs’ installation for SOS 4.8 2015
08/07/2015

C+arquitectos: ‘Sticky Airs’ installation for SOS 4.8 2015

Water vapor, glycerines, solid carbon dioxide, hot water, high and low temperaturs, and ventilators are the materials of the ‘Sticky Airs’ performance/installation that C+arquitectos has built for the music festival SOS 4.8 2015 in Murcia.

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Lexus has created a real, rideable hoverboard
26/06/2015

Lexus has created a real, rideable hoverboard

The Telegraph

The year is 2015, and car company Lexus has created what it claims is the world's most advanced hoverboard...

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2 World Trade Center in New York City, a BIG design
10/06/2015

2 World Trade Center in New York City, a BIG design

200 Greenwich Street / 2 WTC is the capstone in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the final component of the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. The 80-plus story building is developed by Silverstein Properties...

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Sydney Opera House – Living Mural
28/05/2015

Sydney Opera House – Living Mural

A global animation project by Universal Everything, collaborating with over twenty different animation studios worldwide to create a living mural on Sydney Opera House, one of the world’s most iconic buildings.

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BIG completes the Gammel Hellerup high school
12/05/2015

BIG completes the Gammel Hellerup high school

In 2013, BIG built an underground multipurpose hall for a secondary school in the Danish town of Hellerup. Now Bjarke Ingels has completed a two-level building for cultural activities. It has a green roof that serves as an informal grandstand.

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Hologram demonstration against ‘Gag Law’
17/04/2015

Hologram demonstration against ‘Gag Law’

The movement No Somos Delito (We Are Not Crime) held a virtual demonstration in Madrid, with holograms of 2,000 people of different countries marching past the Spanish Parliament’s Congress of Deputies to protest the new Citizen Safety Law, known as the ‘Gag Law.’

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Trip to Seoul, Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid
16/04/2015

Trip to Seoul, Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid

Since it opened a year ago, this Zaha Hadid-designed, 38,000-square-meter cultural complex in the Dongdaemun district of the South Korean capital has received 8.5 million visitors.

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OK Go Have Made An Advert For a Chinese Furniture Store
01/04/2015

OK Go Have Made An Advert For a Chinese Furniture Store

Huffingtonpost

The resulting commercial is full of the optical illusions that are a trademark of their quirky, brilliant music videos...

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha talks about João Batista Vilanova Artigas
31/03/2015

Paulo Mendes da Rocha talks about João Batista Vilanova Artigas

In celebration of the centenary of the birth of João Batista Vilanova Artigas, a documentary about the Brazilian architect has been produced. It includes this fragment where Paulo Mendes da Rocha speaks.

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Bjarke Ingels explains his Vancouver House project
30/03/2015

Bjarke Ingels explains his Vancouver House project

Bjarke Ingels talks about the tower and mixed-use podium that he has designed for the Canadian city of Vancouver. The site is trisected by an overpass and this conditions the skyscraper’s warped form and triangle plan.

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Zaha Hadid, Bee’ah HQ in Sharjah (UAE)
27/03/2015

Zaha Hadid, Bee’ah HQ in Sharjah (UAE)

Zaha Hadid Architects shows a video of its project for the new headquarters of the waste management company Bee’ah. The design for the 7,000-square-meter complex, to be built in Sharjah, is inspired in the shapes of dunes.

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Frei Otto, building shapes with soap bubbles
16/03/2015

Frei Otto, building shapes with soap bubbles

At the Institute of Lightweight Structures in Stuttgart, founded by Frei Otto in 1964, systems of generating architectural forms through the study of soap bubbles are tested.

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Drones can "weave structures in space in just a few minutes"
09/03/2015

Drones can "weave structures in space in just a few minutes"

Dezeen

Drones can be a valuable new tool in construction "widening the spectrum of what is possible" in architecture...

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LEGO on National Geographic Channel
05/03/2015

LEGO on National Geographic Channel

As part of its Megafactories program, the National Geographic television network devotes a documentary to LEGO, the Danish manufacturer of the classical interlocking plastic bricks. 

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‘The Challenge of the Humanities in Information Society’
03/03/2015

‘The Challenge of the Humanities in Information Society’

As part of the ‘Encuentros a conciencia’ series held at the Fundación Canal in Madrid, a colloquium took place in which Ángel Gabilondo, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, and Luis Fernández-Galiano discussed the role played by the Humanities in our information society.

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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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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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