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Monday, August 10, 2020
13th BEAU: architectureof ingenuity
20/07/2016

13th BEAU: architectureof ingenuity

“The Spanish architect is an architect of ingenuity.” These words of Begoña Díaz-Urgorri, director of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) alongside Juan Domingo Santos and Carmen Moreno, capture the spirit with which the...

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Pokémon Go, an anthropology lesson
19/07/2016

Pokémon Go, an anthropology lesson

Cuando despertó, el pokémon todavía estaba allí. Las 721 especies que, según dicen los naturalistas de lo digital, conforman la familia de los Pocket Monsters, han encontrado un nuevo ecosistema que colonizar: el de la ‘realidad aumentada’...

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Le Corbusier, World Heritage
18/07/2016

Le Corbusier, World Heritage

The Unesco Commitee that gathered in Istanbul on 10 July only to cut short its stay because of the 16 July coup d’etat attempt has added five new enclaves to its Heritage of Humanity list, among them 17 buildings by Le Corbusier and the battery of pavilions...

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Glass wedding cake or London's best stairs?
15/07/2016

Glass wedding cake or London's best stairs?

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

This year’s RIBA Stirling prize shortlist includes a library, university buildings, a gallery, a controversial estate and a concrete stealth home in a hill...

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Paredes Pedrosa. The Veiled Fortress
06/07/2016

Paredes Pedrosa. The Veiled Fortress

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The mythical Pillars of Hercules marked the limit of the known world – non terrae plus ultra – and their hypothetical identification with the Rock of Gibraltar and Mount Hacho...

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The Knowing Hand
30/06/2016

The Knowing Hand

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Álvaro Siza thinks with the pen and the eye. His hand is not a hand that feels; it is a hand that knows. When the line becomes tangled, it is not that the hand...

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Thermodynamic Lessons
24/06/2016

Thermodynamic Lessons

Kiel Moe

What is the significance of energy for architecture? What might an architectural agenda for energy be? Unfortunately, these are difficult...

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The gentrification of a Rio favela
22/06/2016

The gentrification of a Rio favela

The Guardian / Jo Griffin

Residents of Babilônia complain they are being callously pushed out as the favela undergoes a rapid ‘upgrade’ ahead of this summer’s Olympics...

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For Children
21/06/2016

For Children

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The architectures of childhood bring us back to the childhood of architecture. If building for children, spaces are shaped with an essential vocabulary of materials, forms and colors...

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The Veil in the Pyramid. Extension of Tate Modern, London
16/06/2016

The Veil in the Pyramid. Extension of Tate Modern, London

Deyan Sudjic

Tate Modern – the museum was very keen to drop ‘the’ from its official name - is the embodiment of the wave of change, geographical as well as cultural, that London...

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Open Air
09/06/2016

Open Air

Luis Fernández-Galiano

There are closed-door and open-air architectures. But there should be no opposition between ‘huis clos’ and ‘plein air’ construction: building and landscape merge...

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Building Sights: Boeing 747
31/05/2016

Building Sights: Boeing 747

Reading Design / Norman Foster

What is the essence of a building? Well, it must protect you from the elements, keep you warm when it’s cold, cool when it’s hot, and it should tell you something about its age...

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A Voyage in a Parachute. Elemental, Alejandro Aravena
27/05/2016

A Voyage in a Parachute. Elemental, Alejandro Aravena

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Like Vicente Huidobro’s Altazor, Alejandro Aravena was born at 33. After his training in Santiago and Venice, at the turn of the century  he went to Harvard to teach...

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Material Abstraction
17/05/2016

Material Abstraction

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In What Style Should We Build? This is the title of the controversial book published in 1828 by the young architect Heinrich Hübsch, arguing...

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The future of cities. Ersatz urbanism
29/04/2016

The future of cities. Ersatz urbanism

The Economist

American suburbs don’t come much more ordinary than Sunrise. In street after street, modest single-storey houses sit behind grass yards dotted with bougainvillea...

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Cities for Everyone
12/04/2016

Cities for Everyone

The New York Times / Paul Krugman

Remember when Ted Cruz tried to take Donald Trump down by accusing him of having “New York values”? It didn’t work, of course, mainly because it addressed...

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A custard-coloured flop: the €1bn revamp of Les Halles in Paris
07/04/2016

A custard-coloured flop: the €1bn revamp of Les Halles in Paris

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Once ‘the hole of Les Halles’, the Parisian shopping mall has been waiting for a facelift for decades but Patrick Berger’s 7,000 tonne umbrella of steel and glass feels insipid...

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Spain Yearbook. Change of Climate
07/04/2016

Spain Yearbook. Change of Climate

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The hottest year in history has also marked a turning point in the political and social climate of the planet. On the one hand, confronted with the colossal...

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Industrial Heritage
18/03/2016

Industrial Heritage

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In the midst of the Third Industrial Revolution, we must not forget the First and the Second. Between the 18th and 19th centuries, Europe was the stage of a huge technical...

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Spain's concrete castle: a case of accidental genius?
14/03/2016

Spain's concrete castle: a case of accidental genius?

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The Frankenstein-like new face of Matrera fortress has upset heritage watchdogs, but restores the clout its Moorish creators originally intended...

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Work Landscapes
10/03/2016

Work Landscapes

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Photography is an emotions factory. And when it comes to paying tribute to human work, few art mediums are as effective in portraying its greatness, poetry, and dignity...

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Serpentine pavilion 'unzipped': first look at Bjarke Ingels' design
02/03/2016

Serpentine pavilion 'unzipped': first look at Bjarke Ingels' design

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The Danish architect offers a sculptural space ‘like a mountain of ice cubes’ stretching across the London gallery’s lawn...

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When Integrating the Suburbs Isn't Enough
23/02/2016

When Integrating the Suburbs Isn't Enough

Citylab

In Minnesota’s Twin Cities region, fair housing advocates are engaged in a fierce debate over just how much race matters...

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Light Culture
23/02/2016

Light Culture

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Heavy culture has become light. In the past, museums and libraries expressed the permanent character of their contents with the solid nature of their walls...

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An Alternate Site for London Symphony’s New Hall
17/02/2016

An Alternate Site for London Symphony’s New Hall

Léon Krier

As an erstwhile resident of London and attendant of innumerable classical concerts, it is not the ravishing beauty of the music...

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It’s Elementary (Not). On the Architecture of Alejandro Aravena
02/02/2016

It’s Elementary (Not). On the Architecture of Alejandro Aravena

In line with the recent anouncement of the Pritzker Prize of 2016 going to Alejandrio Aravena, Harkim Sarkis – dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning – reflects on the attributes of the Chilean's works and  highlights his capacity, as an architect...

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Material Culture. O’Donnell + Tuomey
27/01/2016

Material Culture. O’Donnell + Tuomey

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architectural culture is material thought, and few works express this as well as those designed over twenty-five years by the Dublin-based...

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Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene
19/01/2016

Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene

The Guardian

New study provides one of the strongest cases yet that the planet has entered a new geological epoch...

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Timeless China
05/01/2016

Timeless China

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In the last decade we have dealt with China often, and the succession of monographic issues maps an itinerary that can be summed up in three movements...

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Are these PoMo palaces really worth saving?
30/12/2015

Are these PoMo palaces really worth saving?

The Guardian

Postmodernism gave Britain the brash, playful architecture of No 1 Poultry, Aztec West business park and the home of MI6...

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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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