Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Is this the office of the future?
31/01/2018

Is this the office of the future?

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Second Home and Selgascano are reinventing office life. Is yours next? Step inside its world of vintage chairs, froth insulation and zig-zagging walkways...

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Preparing for more urban warfare
30/01/2018

Preparing for more urban warfare

The Economist

Much of the fighting in future wars is likely to take place in cities. Deep in the southern Negev desert there is a small town called Baladia, with a main square...

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Autonomous weapons are a game-changer
29/01/2018

Autonomous weapons are a game-changer

The Economist

AI-empowered robots pose entirely new dangers, possibly of an existential kind. Many of the trends in warfare that this special report has identified, although worrying...

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David Adjaye's black history museum wins design of the year
29/01/2018

David Adjaye's black history museum wins design of the year

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The National Museum of African American History and Culture wins the Beazley Designs of the Year 2017, run by London's Design Museum and sponsored by Beazley...

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A blueprint for British housing in 2028
25/01/2018

A blueprint for British housing in 2028

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Imagine this: in two years, riots force the government to transform planning, design and building – and make Britain a world leader in housing...

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Tiny, wealthy Qatar goes its own way, and pays for it
23/01/2018

Tiny, wealthy Qatar goes its own way, and pays for it

The New York Times

Among Persian Gulf states, Qatar was the picked-on little sibling. Gas riches and an independent-minded ruling family changed that. Now it’s in the fight of its life...

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The techlash against Amazon, Facebook and Google
22/01/2018

The techlash against Amazon, Facebook and Google

The Economist

Dear Jeff, Mark and Sundar, if I may...  I imagine your concern about the simmering tech backlash has grown since we ran into each other in the desert in September...

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Appropriate, Attractive, Affordable
14/01/2018

Appropriate, Attractive, Affordable

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The work of Harquitectes encourages to propose a new version of the Vitruvian triad. Instead of the Latin terms that have carved in stone the message...

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Is Donald Trump, Wall-Builder-in-Chief, a Conceptual Artist?
08/01/2018

Is Donald Trump, Wall-Builder-in-Chief, a Conceptual Artist?

The New York Times

That’s the intriguing possibility put forth in an online petition Tuesday that seeks to have the group of eight prototypes for Mr. Trump’s controversial Mexican border...

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Thought Experiments
06/01/2018

Thought Experiments

The Economist

Brain-computer interfaces sound like the stuff of science fiction. Andrew Palmer sorts the reality from the hype...

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Design for the Real World
02/01/2018

Design for the Real World

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Designed architecture should not be mixed up with ‘design’ architecture. Here we borrow the title from Victor Papanek to introduce the work of fifty studios...

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How bike-sharing conquered the world
29/12/2017

How bike-sharing conquered the world

The Economist

Bike-sharing faces a new challenge after conquering cities all over the world: a dockless system that allows users to leave and take the bikes just scanning its QR Code...

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Heatherwick and Diller Scofidio in New York
27/12/2017

Heatherwick and Diller Scofidio in New York Pdf

Kosme Barañano

Two constructions are hot topics in New York City right now. Two constructions, one beside the other, within Hudson Yards, a real estate development embracing the...

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US embassy proves a catalyst for £15bn Nine Elms regeneration project
22/12/2017

US embassy proves a catalyst for £15bn Nine Elms regeneration project

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Kieran Timberlake has completed work on the US Embassy in London. Standing in contrast to dark brick luxury flats, the glass citadel aims to be a benign fortress...

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'A glowing lantern with a bamboo cocoon' … new Maggie's centre
20/12/2017

'A glowing lantern with a bamboo cocoon' … new Maggie's centre

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

"There are way too many glass buildings now, I hate them,” says American architect Steven Holl. He is standing inside his new Maggie’s cancer care centre in the City of London...

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The future is in the countryside
21/11/2017

The future is in the countryside

The Economist

It is time to learn from the radical change happening beyond the world’s cities, suggests Rem Koolhaas, architect and co-founder of OMA...

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Is This Red, White, and Blue Elephant Worth Saving?
17/11/2017

Is This Red, White, and Blue Elephant Worth Saving?

City Lab

Illinois politicians agree that Chicago’s Thompson Center should be replaced. Architects and preservationists beg to differ, and a new documentary presents their case...

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Young Catalonia. Bling or Bare
10/11/2017

Young Catalonia. Bling or Bare

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architecture is moving from bling to bareness. The economic devastation left by the crisis and the symbolic decay...

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Norman Foster.Common Futures
19/10/2017

Norman Foster.Common Futures

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Founded in 1985, AV reaches issue 200 a third of a century later. This anniversary coincides with the release of Arquitectura Viva 200...

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In Praise of Hands
13/10/2017

In Praise of Hands

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Fingers save us from the digital. Beyond the etymological paradox, the reality they perceive serves as material support before the unsettling evanescence of the virtual...

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Tiny robots will inspect and fix jet engines from the inside
02/10/2017

Tiny robots will inspect and fix jet engines from the inside

The Economist

If you are reading this while sitting in an aircraft and are of a nervous disposition, do not be alarmed, but the temperature inside the jet engines keeping you aloft...

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The Geometric Disease
29/09/2017

The Geometric Disease

Luis Fernández-Galiano

I have not met Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, but can easily notice in them the symptoms of the disease I also suffer...

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The Suburb of the Future, Almost Here
20/09/2017

The Suburb of the Future, Almost Here

The New York Times

Millennials want a different kind of suburban development that is smart, efficient and sustainable...

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A Generation of Architects Making Its Mark at Dizzying Speed
12/09/2017

A Generation of Architects Making Its Mark at Dizzying Speed

The New York Times

In 2018, when they complete Rome’s Città del Sole (City of the Sun), Maria Claudia Clemente, 50, and Francesco Isidori, 47, partners of that city’s Labics studio...

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After exploring Saturn, Cassini faces a fiery end
11/09/2017

After exploring Saturn, Cassini faces a fiery end

The Economist

On September 11th, around 1.2bn kilometres from Earth, Cassini, a robotic spacecraft that has been orbiting Saturn for 13 years, will make a final flypast of Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon...

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What machines can tell from your face
08/09/2017

What machines can tell from your face

The Economist

The human face is a remarkable piece of work. The astonishing variety of facial features helps people recognise each other and is crucial to the formation of complex societies...

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How government policy exacerbates hurricanes like Harvey
02/09/2017

How government policy exacerbates hurricanes like Harvey

The Economist

As if global warming were not enough of a threat, poor planning and unwise subsidies make floods worse...

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The likelihood of floods is changing with the climate
02/09/2017

The likelihood of floods is changing with the climate

The Economist

In 1979 it was Claudette; in 2001 it was Allison; now it is Harvey: in 50 years, the city of Houston has been hit by three separate “500-year...

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Trump's $3m White House redesign? It's as drab as a downmarket hotel
31/08/2017

Trump's $3m White House redesign? It's as drab as a downmarket hotel

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The president ‘wanted to bring back the lustre’ to his residence. But, says our design critic, a boring carpet, greige wallpaper and two giant eagles won’t make...

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On the Waterfront
30/08/2017

On the Waterfront

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Water dilutes the certitudes of architecture. Its liquid state erodes physical foundations and disintegrates the discipline’s conceptual base...

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New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 205 - AMERICA IMPORTS 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 87 - E2A 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
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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