Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, August 06, 2020
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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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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New Books
AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO 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 226 - ROLDÁN+BERENGUÉ 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 99 - FOSTER+PARTNERS 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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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