Arquitectura Viva
Saturday, September 21, 2019
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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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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New Books
AV Monografías 217 - UNDURRAGA DEVÉS 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 217 - SNØHETTA 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
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.
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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