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Thursday, July 19, 2018
 ‘Musical Labyrinth’ Installation made with Dekton
19/05/2016

‘Musical Labyrinth’ Installation made with Dekton

Daniel Libeskind and Cosentino have inaugurated the Musical Labyrinth installation on Alter Oper Platz in Frankfurt. The fruit of collaboration between the American architect and the Spanish multinational company...

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Mexican scientist creates glow-in-the-dark cement
19/05/2016

Mexican scientist creates glow-in-the-dark cement

Global Construction Review

This glowing cement that absorbs solar energy during the day and emits light after sun-down. It could make roads and structures glow in the dark, cutting the cost of street-lighting...

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Hyperloop has signed partnership with BIG
13/05/2016

Hyperloop has signed partnership with BIG

Wired

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Arup, and Aecom Are Now Partners With Hyperloop, the tube-based high-speed transport system originally proposed by Elon Musk back in 2013...

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BIG & Artemide, Alphabet of Light
12/05/2016

BIG & Artemide, Alphabet of Light

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group starts from an abacus of essential geometries to design a new font that translates into light, an alphabet used to write and express thoughts, a tool to give shape to spaces. Base modules, either straight or curved...

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Lexus Design Award 2016 winner
28/04/2016

Lexus Design Award 2016 winner

Out of 1,232 entries from 734 countries, Agar Plasticity, a packaging prototye made of seaweed, has been announced the winner of the Lexus Design Award, a prize given yearly by the car manufacturer. The proposal drawn up by the Japanese office AMAM...

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50 manga chairs in Milan by Nendo
28/04/2016

50 manga chairs in Milan by Nendo

This installation of 50 manga chairs is the result of adapting the strong symbolic nature of manga comics to furniture design. Manga consist of a series of frames on a single sheet of paper that creates a sequence. Similarly, 50 standard...

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Solar Impulse 2 lands safely in San Francisco
25/04/2016

Solar Impulse 2 lands safely in San Francisco

The Guardian

Plane powered only by sun flies over Golden Gate Bridge after spending 56 hours coming from Hawaii on riskiest leg of its journey around the world...

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Tomorrow's Buildings: Radical solutions to housing crisis
21/04/2016

Tomorrow's Buildings: Radical solutions to housing crisis

BBC

For many, a smart home is not one that has a thermostat that responds to their temperature needs, a door lock that knows they are coming up the drive...

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Zaha Hadid's 'Mew' Table at Milan Design Week 2016
15/04/2016

Zaha Hadid's 'Mew' Table at Milan Design Week 2016

Curbed

An artful oil slick, was one of her last designs. The project was completed just days before she passed away on March 31...

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‘Minimal’ cell raises stakes in race to harness synthetic life
28/03/2016

‘Minimal’ cell raises stakes in race to harness synthetic life

Nature

Craig Venter’s creation comes as CRISPR gene-editing methods provide alternative ways to tinker with life’s building blocks...

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Transforming materials
24/03/2016

Transforming materials

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering

Harvard researchers have designed a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable and self actuated. It can change size, volume and shape...

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Zaha Hadid Designs for Georg Jensen
22/03/2016

Zaha Hadid Designs for Georg Jensen

The New York Times

Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect, has joined with the Danish brand Georg Jensen on a line of rings and cuff bracelets rendered in sterling silver and black rhodium-plated silver... 

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3D-Printed Maps
04/03/2016

3D-Printed Maps

Citylab

Engineers and designers are just starting to explore the potential of 3D-printed maps for the visually impaired...

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Cool Graphs of Implicit Equations
03/03/2016

Cool Graphs of Implicit Equations

Xamuel

GrafEq, a little-known piece of software with the astonishing ability to draw graphs of arbitrary implicit equations...

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What will service stations be like in the future?
02/03/2016

What will service stations be like in the future?

Foster + Partners and Nissan have together developed a ‘smart street’ prototype where cars, roads, electric networks, and homes are interconnected. Driverless vehicles are recharged through a wireless system and store renewable energy for use in homes.

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Wireless: the next generation
29/02/2016

Wireless: the next generation

The Economist

A new wave of mobile technology is on its way, and will bring drastic change. Discussions have already begun about how 5G would change the industry’s structure...

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4D-printed structure changes shape when placed in water
10/02/2016

4D-printed structure changes shape when placed in water

Harvard Gazette

A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and...

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MIT Students Won a Competition to Design a Hyperloop Pod
05/02/2016

MIT Students Won a Competition to Design a Hyperloop Pod

Wired

Who wouldn’t want to contribute to a potentially revolutionary transportation system that would shoot people across vast distances at high speeds through a giant network of tubes?...

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Nano-engineered window will clean itself and cut office heating bills
03/02/2016

Nano-engineered window will clean itself and cut office heating bills

Global Construction Review

Thanks to a new combination of nano-scale engineering inspired by the eyes of moths, a new type of window in tall buildings could reduce cleaning costs heating bills and reduce...

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Here's the Crazy Wing Bending
19/01/2016

Here's the Crazy Wing Bending

Gizmodo

Airbus stress tests the hell out of their flying tubes to make sure that even if the wing is at such an obscene angle, it won’t snap in half...

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Herzog & de Meuron’s online shop
18/01/2016

Herzog & de Meuron’s online shop

In the process of designing and building projects, objects such as lamps, tables, stools or handles have successively emerged. Many of these accumulated objects proved to be interesting and useful beyond the projects from which they initially originated...

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A new way to store solar heat
14/01/2016

A new way to store solar heat

MIT

A transparent polymer film applied to many different surfaces, such as window glass or clothing, can store solar energy during the day and release it later as heat...

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This ‘super-toilet’ doesn’t need mains water and can charge your phone
14/01/2016

This ‘super-toilet’ doesn’t need mains water and can charge your phone

Global Construction Review

The Nano Membrane Toilet would be a kind of ‘super-toilet’, helping to improve sanitation for people without access to utilities...

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A Floating Forest For Rotterdam
29/12/2015

A Floating Forest For Rotterdam

Pop Up City

We all want our cities to be greener, but it is often quite hard to grow trees in a concrete environment. So, why not turn to waterfronts or lakes to place trees?...

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Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi
22/12/2015

Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi

BBC

A new method of delivering data, which uses the visible spectrum rather than radio waves, has been tested in a working office...

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Technology Quarterly. New materials for manufacturing
09/12/2015

Technology Quarterly. New materials for manufacturing

The Economist

“I do not depend on figures at all,” said Thomas Edison. “I try an experiment and reason out the result, somehow, by methods which I could not explain...

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The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up
07/12/2015

The Race to Create Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Heats Up

The Wall Street Journal

Two years after the Tesla CEO crowdsourced the idea for the Hyperloop, his dream of a ‘fifth mode’ of transportation is quickly and quietly becoming a reality, but what’s...

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Sustainable bricks made from plastic bottles
04/12/2015

Sustainable bricks made from plastic bottles

Interesting Engineering

The alarming increase of plastic waste is a constant worry that affects the environment, wildlife and consequently, humans. Every year...

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Thermal Scans Of Egypt's Great Pyramid
18/11/2015

Thermal Scans Of Egypt's Great Pyramid

Huffington Post

Thermal scans of the Great Pyramid of Giza have revealed an "impressive" anomaly in the rock -- a change in temperature that could indicate something behind...

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'Starship' robott can deliver your shopping
14/11/2015

'Starship' robott can deliver your shopping

Daily Mail

While Google and others create delivery drones, the two ex-founders of Skype believe deliveries will stay firmly on the ground...

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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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