Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, January 21, 2018
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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Management Takes Command
29/12/2015

Management Takes Command

Aurora Galán

Management is the least visible part of a project, besides the weakest link of the chain. Project management refers to a fundamental matter: the ‘weaving’ of a process...

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Arquitectura Viva 179: New York Heights. Dossier Rammed Earth
23/12/2015

Arquitectura Viva 179: New York Heights. Dossier Rammed Earth

Peaks of Speculation. Associated in ancient times with religious legends – the Tower of Babel –, the vertical myth found a new and no less powerful version in the enormous corporate buildings of the 20th century. But in today’s New York the old myth takes on an...

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New York Heights
21/12/2015

New York Heights

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Manhattan’s skyline is today a true portrait of an unequal world. The unexpectedly tall and unbelievably slender residential towers that...

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Is this the perfect city?
18/12/2015

Is this the perfect city?

BBC

Le Corbusier had long dreamed of creating an ideal city, agreed to take on the planning of Chandigarh along with the design of its principal buildings...

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Music in Flames
19/11/2015

Music in Flames

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The work of Fernando Menis combines physical roots and mental freedom, tactile attachment to matter and visual imagination, close ties with the mineral landscape of the Canary Island...

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Energy Matters
16/11/2015

Energy Matters

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Cheap oil is at once temptation and opportunity: the temptation to preserve a land use and technical model that consumes huge amounts of energy, because...

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The Tired Goddess
12/11/2015

The Tired Goddess

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The centenary of Lina Bo Bardi has rekindled the fervor for her figure. The critic Rowan Moore considers the Italian-Brazilian “the most underrated architect of the twentieth century”...

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Art Factories
25/09/2015

Art Factories

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Contemporary art has moved from the white cube to the factory. The abstract purity of the halls deemed most appropriate to display the art of our time has...

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How Today’s Young Architects Are Building the Future
25/08/2015

How Today’s Young Architects Are Building the Future

The Wall Street Journal

Enthusiasm for large-scale statement architecture may have reached a breaking point. And the timing couldn’t be better for the rising young architects who...

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Homegrafts
21/08/2015

Homegrafts

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Dead stones are very much alive. We think about ruins as residues or traces of past activities, and fail to appreciate the fertility of these...

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The Swerve
14/08/2015

The Swerve

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The late Koolhaas is not a Koolhaas lite. Having turned seventy, and forty years after founding his Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975, the Dutch architect...

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Capitalism and Climate
10/08/2015

Capitalism and Climate

Naomi Klein

We must reckon with the fact that lowering global emissions in line with climate scientists’ urgent warnings demands changes...

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The Gaze of Others. Spain's Architectural Culture
03/08/2015

The Gaze of Others. Spain's Architectural Culture Pdf

Kenneth Frampton

Although I am extremely honoured by the doctorado honoris causa bestowed by this venerable university which I am well aware is one of the oldest of its kind...

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Should we build a village on the Moon?
23/07/2015

Should we build a village on the Moon?

BBC

The new head of the European Space Agency has a plan – for humanity to build a ‘village on the Moon’. Richard Hollingham asks him why...

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Gaudí’s Great Temple
14/07/2015

Gaudí’s Great Temple

Martin Filler / The New York Review of Books

Although sacred structures of all sorts have been central to every culture throughout history, religious architecture has attained even...

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Expo Milano 2015. Feeding the Planet
09/07/2015

Expo Milano 2015. Feeding the Planet

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Milan hasn’t reinvented the expos, but has organized one better than many. The visionary original concept of Jacques Herzog...

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Wayfarers
17/06/2015

Wayfarers

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The American Craig Dykers and the Norwegian Kjetil Trædal Thorsen have walked a long way in twenty-five years. From the...

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Woven Works
02/06/2015

Woven Works

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Buildings are articulated, but also woven; they are raised with structure and enclosed with cladding; they combine or contrast their...

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Time to spruce it all up
19/05/2015

Time to spruce it all up

The Economist

Electric bicycles have been added to Milan’s bike-sharing scheme. The city’s canals have been restored, with boats now dotting a...

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Spain abroad
05/05/2015

Spain abroad

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Spanish architecture abroad knows a sweet moment. From large-scale works to ephemeral pavilions...

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Why Tesla's Powerwall Is Just Another Toy For Rich Green People
05/05/2015

Why Tesla's Powerwall Is Just Another Toy For Rich Green People

Christopher Helman / Forbes

All the breathless coverage of Elon Musk´s Powerwall battery brouhaha last night is missing the most important thing...

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Le Corbusier. Biographic Geographies
30/04/2015

Le Corbusier. Biographic Geographies

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Le Corbusier left us fifty years ago, but he is still stubbornly among us. The centennial of his birth in 1987 brought about a broad...

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Second Life
07/04/2015

Second Life

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Buildings have many lives, because their functional erosion is often faster than their physical ruin. The stubborn persistence of their shells...

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The Event
03/04/2015

The Event

Slavoj Žižek

There are three (and only three) key philosophers in the history of Western metaphysics: Plato, Descartes, and Hegel...

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Nature in Black
24/03/2015

Nature in Black

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Any description of the bright and dark work of RCR must resort to oxymoron. One may use geometric landscapes, weightless gravity or – as their projects were presented...

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Bring Down the Billboards!
19/03/2015

Bring Down the Billboards!

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Grenoble has decided to ban street advertising. The French city will remove the foliage of signs that fills its visual landscape, pioneering a European movement that defends...

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Necessary Builders
11/03/2015

Necessary Builders

Luis Fernández-Galiano

‘Not the old, not the new, but the necessary.’ Tatlin’s quote gave the cue for the third congress of the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, held in Pamplona in June 2014...

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New Books
AV Monografías 202 - H ARQUITECTES 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 201 - 50 FROM AFRICA AND ASIA 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 84 - BEVK PEROVIĆ 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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