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Monday, April 23, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron (2013-2017). Fourth Movement
04/01/2017

Herzog & de Meuron (2013-2017). Fourth Movement

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The completion in 2016 of half a dozen prominent works is the drumroll that marks this fourth monographic issue.The projects completed in Hong Kong, New York, Milan, or Beirut...

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Le Corbusier and Ritter
02/01/2017

Le Corbusier and Ritter

François Chaslin

Twelve years after the publication of Le Corbusier’s correspondence with August Perret, and nine after that of his epistolary exchange with the painter Charles L’Eplattenier...

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The Prado Competition
30/12/2016

The Prado Competition

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In 1996 our sister magazine AV devoted an issue to the Prado Museum extension competition, to which almost 500 international teams concurred, and that was disappointingly settled...

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Smog refugees flee Chinese cities as 'airpocalypse' blights half a billion
27/12/2016

Smog refugees flee Chinese cities as 'airpocalypse' blights half a billion

The Guardian

Thousands head to pollution-free regions as haze descends on the country’s northern industrial heartland...

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Anthropocene
16/12/2016

Anthropocene

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century ago, on 23 August 1966, the Lunar Orbiter 1 sent the space station of Robledo de Chavela, near Madrid, the first photograph of the Earth seen from the Moon...

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Aga Khan: Plural Identities
08/12/2016

Aga Khan: Plural Identities

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architecture can build pluralism. In a world shattered by the tension between globalization and nationalism, the built environment can provide stages for this conflict...

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History Patterns
02/12/2016

History Patterns

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Perhaps like us, buildings live in time and perish in space. They are built over years or decades and often last centuries, suffering the ravages of weather, use or conflict...

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Trumpitecture: what we can expect from the billionaire cowboy builder
28/11/2016

Trumpitecture: what we can expect from the billionaire cowboy builder

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

As the self-styled builder president, Donald Trump began his electoral campaign with a grand architectural promise. “I will build a great wall,” he said, standing...

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Renzo Piano Gives Columbia University the Best Dull Building in Town
17/11/2016

Renzo Piano Gives Columbia University the Best Dull Building in Town

New York Magazine

In the early 1990s, when I was a graduate student at Columbia University, I dreaded my nightly trudge home from Prentis Hall, a gloomy old milk-bottling plant...

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A gilded fantasyland? How Trump might furnish the White House
15/11/2016

A gilded fantasyland? How Trump might furnish the White House

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Washington DC beware – the extravagant Trumps will be the next first family to put their identity on the president’s residence...

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Anthropocene
09/11/2016

Anthropocene

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century ago, on 23 August 1966, the Lunar Orbiter 1 sent the space station of Robledo de Chavela, near Madrid, the first photograph of the Earth seen...

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Change of Climate
19/10/2016

Change of Climate

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The change of climate we are engaged in is both material and mental. On the one hand, the impact of climate change on the planet is of such scale...

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What New York Can Learn From Barcelona’s ‘Superblocks’
17/10/2016

What New York Can Learn From Barcelona’s ‘Superblocks’

The New York Times / Winnie Hu

Imagine if streets were for strolling, intersections were for playing and cars were almost never allowed. While it sounds like a pedestrian’s daydream...

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Millions of Square Feet, Billions of Dollars: An Arts Universe Expands
14/10/2016

Millions of Square Feet, Billions of Dollars: An Arts Universe Expands

The New York Times

If you need proof of the adage “When the economy sneezes, the arts catch a cold,” consider this: Between 1994 and 2008, the United States added or expanded more than 700...

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Egypt's Government Wants Out of Its Ancient Capital
14/10/2016

Egypt's Government Wants Out of Its Ancient Capital

City Lab

After more than 1,000 years in Cairo, Egypt wants to move its capital city into the desert 28 miles away. It might actually happen...

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What About the Planet?
12/10/2016

What About the Planet?

The New York Times / Paul Krugman

Our two major political parties are at odds on many issues, but nowhere is the gap bigger or more consequential than on climate...

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Brutalism Is Back
11/10/2016

Brutalism Is Back

The New York Times

In the rank of  unflattering monikers for an artistic style, “Brutalism” has got to score near the top. Like the much kinder-sounding “Fauvism” or “Impressionism,”...

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Through the Looking Glass
29/09/2016

Through the Looking Glass

Luis Fernández-Galiano

MVRDV’s work takes us to the other side of the looking glass. As is known, much of recent Dutch architecture is effervescently experimental. Tirelessly inventive and imaginatively...

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Welcome to the sauna and steam of your dreams
20/09/2016

Welcome to the sauna and steam of your dreams

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

“We wanted people to be curious about what this thing could be,” says Francesco Apuzzo of Raumlabor, the Berlin-based architectural collective...

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Spanish Solutions
20/09/2016

Spanish Solutions

Luis Fernández-Galiano

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Deep in a systemic crisis that is far from over, Lenin’s old quote maintains its abrasive force. Business schools...

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Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots
16/09/2016

Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The great photographer’s awesome images – taken from drones, propellor planes and a 50ft selfie stick – show how industry has drilled and drained our planet...

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Oslo architecture triennale: Airbnb cosplay for the gig economy nomad
15/09/2016

Oslo architecture triennale: Airbnb cosplay for the gig economy nomad

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Fascinating installations for 2016 – from interior ‘pornification’ to Nasa’s psychedelic carbon tracker – are undermined by pseudointellectual theory...

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Building materials. Top of the tree
12/09/2016

Building materials. Top of the tree

The Economist

The case for wooden skyscrapers is not barking. The five-storey pagoda of the Temple of the Flourishing Law in the Nara prefecture of Japan is one of the world’s oldest wooden...

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Thermal Allometry and Massive Architecture
09/09/2016

Thermal Allometry and Massive Architecture

Jerónimo van Schendel, Aaron Mendonca, Sarah Kantrowitz

Architects deal with thermodynamics-related problems in ways that tend to be intuitive, lacking quantitative correlations between design decisions and energy performance, which...

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Does Burning Man Need a New Urban Plan?
08/09/2016

Does Burning Man Need a New Urban Plan?

CityLab

Even a temporary city requires thoughtful design when it reaches a population of 70,000 and growing. When a group of Burners describing themselves as the Black Rock City...

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Trapped in Homs
05/09/2016

Trapped in Homs

The New York Times

Architect Imagines a New Future for Syrian Cities. Did Syria’s urban architecture help fuel the civil war that has shattered the country...

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Spain Builds (Abroad)
26/08/2016

Spain Builds (Abroad)

The international accounts of Spain’s construction companies stay on the rise and it is estimated that the foreign projects of the ‘six greats’ – ACS, Acciona, Ferrovial, FCC, Sacyr, and OHL –, valued at 101,748 million euros, account for as much as 83%...

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The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas
25/08/2016

The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas

The New York Times

Can architecture spur creativity? Universities are investing in big, high-tech buildings in the hope of evoking big, high-tech thinking...

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Digitalization Takes Command
17/08/2016

Digitalization Takes Command

Fernando Valderrama

It is taken for granted that China’s competitive edge is partly due to its lack of concern for safety at work and for the environment. But building in Shanghai...

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The Paper Tide
16/08/2016

The Paper Tide

Ricardo Aroca

Late in the 1960s we submitted a design for stamping at the Murcia Institute of Architects, which was beginning to worry about the liabilities that could befall...

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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 203 - SILICON VALLEY 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 85 - LACATON & VASSAL 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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