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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Resilient Ruins
03/07/2019

Resilient Ruins Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

War damage leaves resilient ruins. We use the term ‘urbicide’ to refer to the deliberate destruction of cities to wreck the physical resources and the morale of the opponent, but contemporary...

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For now, residential-property prices are likely to keep rising
30/06/2019

For now, residential-property prices are likely to keep rising

The Economist has kept a database of house prices for decades, using figures from the OECD and national agencies. And even an inexact forecast provides more insight than no forecast at all...

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Hybrid airliners could come to dominate the skies
29/06/2019

Hybrid airliners could come to dominate the skies

The Economist

They use both orthodox engines and electric motors in an optimum mix. The best lithium-ion cells are still far from being able to power the workhorses of civil aviation...

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Beyond
27/06/2019

Beyond Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century after the first moon landing, space is making the news again. After the excitement of the space race that began with the Sputniks of the Soviet Union in 1957...

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Spectacle and uncertainty
25/06/2019

Spectacle and uncertainty

Revista de libros / Miguel Aguiló

With the English subtitle “A Chronicle of Architecture,” the two volumes of Alexandrine Years collect the articles published by Luis Fernández-Galiano in El País...

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The UN revises down its population forecasts
21/06/2019

The UN revises down its population forecasts

The Economist

The UN now thinks the world will contain a little over 9.7bn people in 2050 and just under 10.9bn in 2100. The first figure is 37m lower than the un forecast two years ago. The latter is 309m lower...

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A city built on water
20/06/2019

A city built on water

The Guardian

More than 100 rivers and canals flow beneath Tokyo, but from the ground it’s hard to notice them. Why has the city turned its back on water?...

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Google rewards reputable reporting, not left-wing politics
14/06/2019

Google rewards reputable reporting, not left-wing politics

The Economist

Google says that the 10,000 human evaluators who rate sources for its search engine assess “expertise” and “trustworthiness” but not ideology. Web-traffic figures support this defence...

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Taliban Captures World Heritage Site in Afghanistan
10/06/2019

Taliban Captures World Heritage Site in Afghanistan

The Antiquities Coalition

The Taliban captured the 12th-century Minaret of Jam and killed 18 Afghan security personnel tasked with protecting the World Heritage Site...

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Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness
07/06/2019

Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness

The Guardian

Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally...

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USA's largest food forest for public
02/06/2019

USA's largest food forest for public

The Hill

The Atlanta City Council has voted to approve a measure that seeks to transform nearly 7.1 acres of vacant property into a park and food forest...

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Aircraft construction is being transformed
02/06/2019

Aircraft construction is being transformed

The Economist

Boeing and Airbus need to speed up production to meet demand. In the case of airframes, the biggest technological shift going on is an invisible one, from metal alloys to composite materials...

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China is surprisingly carbon-efficient
01/06/2019

China is surprisingly carbon-efficient

The Economist

The combination of China’s huge population and rapid gdp growth has nonetheless made it the world’s biggest emitter of carbon...

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Centrist liberals gained the most power in the EU Parliament
31/05/2019

Centrist liberals gained the most power in the EU Parliament

The Economist

Eurosceptics gained a similar number of seats, but are less ideologically cohesive. Eurosceptics did make progress: parties in the top 15% of hostility towards the EU...

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We Robots
26/05/2019

We Robots Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Robots have been with us for a long time, but only now are they perceived as a planetary threat. The fascination with automata, from Hero to Al-Jazari or from the mannerist...

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Climate change strikes the Venice Biennale
21/05/2019

Climate change strikes the Venice Biennale

The Economist

But why is much of the art it inspires so dull? Artists have long been inspired by the great issues of their day...

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Jeff Bezos’s ambition to colonise space is straight from the 1970s
20/05/2019

Jeff Bezos’s ambition to colonise space is straight from the 1970s

The Economist

The boss of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, who is the world’s richest man, has long been interested in using his fortune to advance the cause of space flight...

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Spain Yearbook 2019: The Multitude in Motion
17/05/2019

Spain Yearbook 2019: The Multitude in Motion

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Multiple multitudes took the stage during a convulsive year: hopeful multitudes, with the huge Women’s Day demonstrations in March...

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A 200km loop around Paris
17/05/2019

A 200km loop around Paris

The Economist

Welcome to one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects: an ambitious scheme to encircle Paris with a new metro loop, with 68 new stations, it will cost nearly €40bn...

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A groundbreaking show on Delos mixes classical and contemporary art
12/05/2019

A groundbreaking show on Delos mixes classical and contemporary art

The Economist

Sir Antony Gormley’s, one of Britain’s foremost public artists, sculptures are a rare exception to tight rules on the uses of Greek antiquity...

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A new report confirms that life on Earth is in trouble
11/05/2019

A new report confirms that life on Earth is in trouble

The Economist

A million species of animals and plants are threatened with extinction.Three-quarters of the world’s land and two-thirds of its marine environments have been altered by human action...

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Bauhaus Centenary: Modern Dawn and International Style
10/05/2019

Bauhaus Centenary: Modern Dawn and International Style Pdf

The modernity developed in the crucible of the Bauhaus became the International Style in America. (Two articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano first published in El País in 1999)...

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The politics of suburbia in Europe
10/05/2019

The politics of suburbia in Europe

The Economist

“The suburbs are the place where energy is in the city—in the good, in the bad,” said Renzo Piano in 2015. He could have been discussing politics...

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Everything that causes gentrification, from A to Z
10/05/2019

Everything that causes gentrification, from A to Z

When bad things happen, we look around for someone to blame.  And when it comes to gentrification, which is loosely defined as somebody not like you moving into your neighborhood, there’s no shortage of things to blame...

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Review: Voyage to Nexialism
06/05/2019

Review: Voyage to Nexialism

Texas Architect / Ibai Rigby

The SXSW Interactive Festival (formerly the Film & Multimedia Festival), is already as old as the PlayStation or the Segway — that lumbering early version...

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Satellite data shed new light on North Korea’s opaque economy
05/05/2019

Satellite data shed new light on North Korea’s opaque economy

The Economist

Nocturnal luminosity is one of the few reliable sources of information about the country. It implies that North Korea’s economy is poorer and more vulnerable to weather than formerly thought....

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Iter may deliver fusion power as early as 2045
04/05/2019

Iter may deliver fusion power as early as 2045

The Economist

Iter will be a giant fusion reactor of a type called a tokamak. It will have over 1m components. Its main vessel will weigh more than 23,000 tonnes and it will cost at least $20bn...

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De Blasio cracks down on glass towers as part of Green New Deal
02/05/2019

De Blasio cracks down on glass towers as part of Green New Deal

The Architects Newspaper

The OneNYC 2050 initiative tackles climate change through new building codes, glass tower crackdowns, renewable energy requirements, citywide composting...

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The stratolaunch
27/04/2019

The stratolaunch

The Economist

Mr Rutan is probably the most original aircraft designer in the world, and Stratolaunch is perhaps his pièce de résistance. By wingspan (117 metres) it is the largest plane ever to have flown...

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Why people care about ancient buildings
19/04/2019

Why people care about ancient buildings

The Economist

The world’s reaction to the flames licking around Notre Dame is profoundly human. In the 24 hours after the fire started videos on social media were viewed a quarter of a billion times...

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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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