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Architect Rem Koolhaas on London's skyline
01/07/2013

Architect Rem Koolhaas on London's skyline

The Guardian

Rem Koolhaas discusses the London skyline, the future of the creative development of cities and the politics of building design...

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Surreal Works
12/06/2013

Surreal Works

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The surreal dwells among us. Far from just being an artistic and literary movement of the past century, surrealism is a dark pulse that shakes the present...

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Local Material
09/05/2013

Local Material

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Matter is today very spiritual. In a world swamped with digital images, the return to the physical, tactile humility of primary materials becomes a pilgrimage...

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Sinking Nations
30/04/2013

Sinking Nations

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In Why Nations Fail, the MIT economist Daron Acemoglu and the Harvard political scientist James Robinson explore the origins of power, prosperity and poverty...

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Centenary Masters
17/04/2013

Centenary Masters Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We begin to celebrate the centenaries of those who were our masters, and the many anniversaries in 2013 prompts a pixelated portrait of architecture after the...

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On the Preservation of Melnikov's Works and Heritage
21/03/2013

On the Preservation of Melnikov's Works and Heritage Pdf

A letter signed by architects and architectural historians expresses the concern about the current bad state of the house of the Russian avant-garde architect, Konstantin Melnikov, located on Krivoarbat street in Moscow

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France in Front
27/02/2013

France in Front

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Once for Spaniards the Pyrenees frontier where Europe began, France is today the frontier between north and south of the European Union...

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Now Onstage in Spain: Austerity
16/02/2013

Now Onstage in Spain: Austerity

The New York Times

There is no sign marking the door to La Poderosa, a dance and performance space on a scruffy street in the Raval neighborhood here. The door itself is low and set a few...

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Gabriele Basilico (1944-2013)
14/02/2013

Gabriele Basilico (1944-2013) Pdf

Richard Ingersoll

He was not a photographer of people, yet as some French philosophers would say, the absence becomes the greatest indication of presence. Gabriele Basilico observed...

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Transformations
06/02/2013

Transformations

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Arquitectura Viva transforms itself, becoming monthly and bilingual starting with this issue, and it seemed appropriate to mark the occasion with a crop of transformed architectures...

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Herzog & de Meuron.Third chapter
23/01/2013

Herzog & de Meuron.Third chapter

Luis Fernández-Galiano

This is the third monograph that AV devotes to Herzog & de Meuron. The first one was published in 1999, and dealt with the career of the Swiss since...

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Kenneth Frampton: “Urban development in recent Spain has been...
18/01/2013

Kenneth Frampton: “Urban development in recent Spain has been...

In an interview with Kenneth Frampton, published in the latest issue of the German magazine Bauwelt, the British architect and critic makes some statements about the urban growth model followed...

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Twenty-five years after
11/01/2013

Twenty-five years after Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

After twenty-five years appearing in Spanish only, Arquitectura Viva becomes bilingual starting with the next issue, and this editorial hinge prompts us to look back. During...

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A run-through of happenings in 2012
31/12/2012

A run-through of happenings in 2012

Google

Through the website most used by internauts, a run-through of happenings in 2012: the major achievements, the limits and barriers surpassed, and also the catastrophes...

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El emigrante fiscal
12/12/2012

El emigrante fiscal

Opinión / El País

Resulta incongruente que Santiago Calatrava, arquitecto famoso y embajador de la marca España, haya decidido convertirse en emigrante fiscal y trasladar...

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Wuthering Heights
12/12/2012

Wuthering Heights Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

La tormenta económica se dibuja en los perfiles urbanos con la habitual cosecha de rascacielos crepusculares: las cumbres construidas son financieramente borrascosas...

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Pastoral brasileña: Exit ghost
07/12/2012

Pastoral brasileña: Exit ghost

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Oscar Niemeyer fue un maestro de inocencia. Más allá de la geometría elemental y la gramática cubista que aprende de Le Corbusier, más allá de las formas curvas

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Brasil: cemento para crecer con más ritmo
19/11/2012

Brasil: cemento para crecer con más ritmo

El País

La gran potencia del Sur aprovecha los mundiales y los Juegos Olímpicos para lanzar un ambicioso plan de equipamientos...

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Son las matemáticas, estúpido
19/11/2012

Son las matemáticas, estúpido

Luis Garicano / El País

La economía del conocimiento exige una educación sustentada en tres fundamentos: un nivel avanzado en matemática y estadística...

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Rising tide, the cost of natural disasters
08/11/2012

Rising tide, the cost of natural disasters

Bloomberg Bussinesweek

The number of natural disasters since 1996 costing $1 billion or more doubled compared with the previous 15-year period...

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Sandy refuta el negacionismo
06/11/2012

Sandy refuta el negacionismo

El País

En un país como Estados Unidos, donde cunde el escepticismo sobre si de verdad se está calentando el clima, las fuerzas de la naturaleza han vuelto a poner en la agenda...

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El huracán Sandy en las portadas neoyorquinas
06/11/2012

El huracán Sandy en las portadas neoyorquinas

Recopilación de portadas aparecidas en la prensa neoyorquina sobre el huracán Sandy, con referencias al calentamiento global y a las elecciones presidenciales.

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Los científicos italianos se rebelan contra la sentencia de L’Aquila
05/11/2012

Los científicos italianos se rebelan contra la sentencia de L’Aquila

El País

La condena del Gobierno italiano a los especialistas sísmicos por despreciar el riesgo de terremoto en L’Aquila provoca una oleada de dimisiones...

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Resultados Encuesta para Estudiantes de Arquitectura
22/10/2012

Resultados Encuesta para Estudiantes de Arquitectura

El Consejo de Representantes de Estudiantes de Arquitectura, (CREARQ) hace públicos los resultados de su primera encuesta, realizada entre los meses de mayo y junio de 2012.

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Río dará nombre a las calles de las favelas pacificadas
16/10/2012

Río dará nombre a las calles de las favelas pacificadas

El País

Las 22 favelas ya pacificadas de Río de Janeiro tendrán por primera vez calles con nombres. Con ello, sus habitantes se liberarán de la humillación...

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Contra el ‘ruido visual’ de Calatrava
08/10/2012

Contra el ‘ruido visual’ de Calatrava

El País

Advirtió a los estudiantes que desbordaban el aula magna de la Escuela de Arquitectura que no iba a dar caña. No iba a hablar ni de la arquitectura icónica, ni de los arquitectos...

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El Ampurdán neobohemio
05/10/2012

El Ampurdán neobohemio

El País/El Viajero

Hay una generación cansada del lujo, son hijos y nietos del refinamiento, lo han tenido todo, lo han disfrutado y ya no les llena, su vida ahora busca ser otra, están de vuelta...

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Vivir juntos
24/09/2012

Vivir juntos Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Los europeos necesitamos vivir juntos: vivir juntos en alojamientos colectivos y ciudades...
(AV Monografías 156)

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Norman Foster apunta a La Habana
17/09/2012

Norman Foster apunta a La Habana

El País

La que sigue es la historia de un sueño. Un sueño frustrado en dos ocasiones y que ahora tiene una tercera, y seguramente última, oportunidad. Se trata de un proyecto...

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Arquitectura Viva 79-80, 11 DE SEPTIEMBRE
17/09/2012

Arquitectura Viva 79-80, 11 DE SEPTIEMBRE

Después de 10 años agotado, Arquitectura Viva reedita en versión digital el número doble dedicado al 11 de septiembre, a un precio especial de 9,99 euros.

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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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