Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, February 22, 2018
MVRDV, Milestone building in Esslingen (Germany)
21/02/2018

MVRDV, Milestone building in Esslingen (Germany)

Designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV, this mixed-use office building distributing 6,500 square meter in twelve floors is located in Esslingen, a city of the Stuttgart region of Baden-Württemberg, in southern Germany. Its fragmented and interactive facade of sintered glass...

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Eden Qingdao in China, by Grimshaw Architects
18/02/2018

Eden Qingdao in China, by Grimshaw Architects

Eden Project International is currently working on three projects in China and others in Australia and New Zealand. The new centre will be built in Qingdao, a coastal city of nearly nine million people in Shandong Province...

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BIG and CRA-Carlo Ratti build one of Singapore’s tallest towers
15/02/2018

BIG and CRA-Carlo Ratti build one of Singapore’s tallest towers

Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati have together in the financial center of Singapore started to build a 280-meter tower interrupted at meter 100 by a four-level garden. Containing 51 stories and 93,000 square meters, the building mixes apartments...

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Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9
15/02/2018

Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9

The firm Cloud 9 of the architect Enric Ruiz-Geli has designed a 6,500-square-meter cultural center within the Ágora of Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences. It is to open in 2020.

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Steven Holl, residential complex in Moscow (Russia)
14/02/2018

Steven Holl, residential complex in Moscow (Russia)

Carrying the day over practices like Fuksas Architecture and Zaha Hadid Architects, the firm of Steven Holl has won the competition to build a residential quarter in Moscow’s Tushino district. With an area of 200,000 square meters, the district is occupied by an abandoned...

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David Chipperfield wins competition for Hamburg’s tallest tower
13/02/2018

David Chipperfield wins competition for Hamburg’s tallest tower

The Berlin office of David Chipperfield has designed a 230-meter-tall mixed-use building on the banks of the Elbe River, in Hafencity, the neighborhood that has risen out of German city’s old harbor area. The result of a competition win, the Elbtower – as it will be called – ...

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Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Reaches Its Planned Height
12/02/2018

Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Reaches Its Planned Height

Designed by Gorproject and RMJM, the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg reached its ultimate height of 462 metres, in which Gazprom Neft will have its headquarters. Construction of the skyscraper aboveground has taken two and a half years...

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Nieto Sobejano wins competition for Archive of the Avant-garde in Dresden
12/02/2018

Nieto Sobejano wins competition for Archive of the Avant-garde in Dresden

Selected out of 28 finalists, the Madrid firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won First Prize in the competition promoted by the German state of Saxony to refurbish and extend the Baroque building of the Blockhaus, which dates back to 1732...

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Snøhetta, Hotel Svart in the Arctic Circle
12/02/2018

Snøhetta, Hotel Svart in the Arctic Circle

At the foot of the Svartisen glacier, in northern Norway, is the municipality of Meløy, the location of this hotel designed by Snøhetta. Compared with equivalent hotels in Norway raised in accordance with modern construction standards, the Svart consumes energy...

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo
08/02/2018

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo

Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich...

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Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018
06/02/2018

Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018

The Serpentine Galleries and WF Central (Beijing) announce a new architecture Pavilion, designed by JIAKUN Architects, at the WF Central development in Beijing. It will launch in May 2018...

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MVRDV wins competition for Silhouette building in Moscow
01/02/2018

MVRDV wins competition for Silhouette building in Moscow

With a built area of 52,000 square meters and a height of 78 meters, Silhouette will go up in the heart of the Russian capital, following a design by the Dutch firm MVRDV. With a ceramic facade of reddish tones, the mixed-use complex will include luxury apartments...

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The Golf Ball: the next addition to London’s skyline?
01/02/2018

The Golf Ball: the next addition to London’s skyline?

The Guardian

A giant glass sphere for concert venue, taller than St Paul’s Cathedral, could be built next to the Olympic park in London. Populous has been allegedly employed to draw up plans...

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Royal College of Art’s Battersea expansion plans approved
01/02/2018

Royal College of Art’s Battersea expansion plans approved

The Royal College of Art’s flagship new building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, has been granted planning permission by Wandsworth Council. The building is part of a £108m investment programme in the RCA – the most radical transformation of the institution’s...

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Zaha Hadid Architects designs two skyscrapers for London
30/01/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects designs two skyscrapers for London

Vauxhall Cross Island has no clear center and its urban scheme neither condenses nor efficiently directs the intense traffic generated by the great transport interchange Vauxhall Cross. Next to this station in the London borough of Lambeth is a plot of land...

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Futudesign wins Scandic Railway Station Hotel Design Competition
30/01/2018

Futudesign wins Scandic Railway Station Hotel Design Competition

The old administrative building at Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed by Eliel Saarinen, receives new life as a hotel. An extension will join the building’s two long wings. Though the design of the new part draws from the formal language of the existing station building...

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Herzog & de Meuron, new urban quarter with three residential skyscrapers in Basel
29/01/2018

Herzog & de Meuron, new urban quarter with three residential skyscrapers in Basel

The firm Herzog & de Meuron has been chosen to draw up a masterplan for a new quarter in Nordspitze, the northernmost part of the Dreispitz area of Basel. H&deM’s design was selected because of its intelligent combination of high-density blocks...

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Frank Gehry unveils designs for long-delayed Grand Avenue project
27/01/2018

Frank Gehry unveils designs for long-delayed Grand Avenue project

Los Angeles Times

Visitors who come at all hours every day to marvel at architect Frank Gehry's gleaming Walt Disney Concert Hall routinely turn their backs on the eyesore across Grand Avenue...

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Experts, industry and PM pour cold water on Boris Johnson's bridge
24/01/2018

Experts, industry and PM pour cold water on Boris Johnson's bridge

The Guardian

Boris Johnson floated the idea of a 22-mile bridge across the Channel to enhance transport links with France after Brexit...

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‘It’s not good design:’ Fine Arts Commission critical of Smithsonian’s plan
24/01/2018

‘It’s not good design:’ Fine Arts Commission critical of Smithsonian’s plan

The Washington Post

Remember the renderings of the space-age sloping plaza that the Smithsonian introduced three years ago? Forget about them. Bjarke Ingels presented a new version...

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Atelier d21 + Carlos Ostolaza, center for the elderly in Lausanne (Switzerland)
24/01/2018

Atelier d21 + Carlos Ostolaza, center for the elderly in Lausanne (Switzerland)

Pietra Serena, a home for the aged of the Fondation Mont-Calme, will go up in the city of Lausanne following a design by Atelier d21 in collaboration with Carlos Ostolaza. The competition they won called for a residential building that would be a boundary...

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Resilient by design
23/01/2018

Resilient by design

A year-long collaborative design challenge bringing together local residents, public officials and experts to develop 10 innovative community-based solutions that will strengthen region’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes...

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Amazon chooses 20 finalists for second headquarters
19/01/2018

Amazon chooses 20 finalists for second headquarters

The New York Times

One of 20 places in the United States and Canada could get up to 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion in investment...

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Apple announces second campus
18/01/2018

Apple announces second campus

Curbed

It will be built over the next five years for 20,000 workers, all part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. The location will be announced by the end of the year...

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Souto de Moura, campus in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi)
16/01/2018

Souto de Moura, campus in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi)

A learning campus in Abu Dhabi is one of the latest projects of the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. The educational complex will be built on three elevations in the desert, 20 meters above the sand. The Al Hosn residence, a courtyard-house...

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New Renderings of Obama Presidential Center
15/01/2018

New Renderings of Obama Presidential Center

Tod Williams & Billie Tsien are building a campus for active citizenship in the heart of Chicago’s South Side — but it will have projects all across the city, country, and world. The Center is a work in progress, built in direct...

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Dutch plan vast windfarm island
13/01/2018

Dutch plan vast windfarm island

The Guardian

The radical proposal envisages an island being built to act as a hub for vast offshore windfarms that would eclipse...

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David Adjaye, 130 William condominium tower in New York
11/01/2018

David Adjaye, 130 William condominium tower in New York

130 William is the first skyscraper that the London practice of David Adjaye has been commissioned to build in Manhattan, in collaboration with the local firm Hill West. It is a project of the real estate company Lightstone and the location is in the downtown...

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BIG to build new Google campus in Sunnyvale (California)
09/01/2018

BIG to build new Google campus in Sunnyvale (California)

Google has unveiled a project for a new campus in Sunnyvale, California, drawn up by Bjarke Ingels Group in association with Clive Wilkinson Architects (interior design) and Olin (landscaping). The location is close to the technology company’s main offices...

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9 architects share their dream projects to improve (or Save) NYC
04/01/2018

9 architects share their dream projects to improve (or Save) NYC

New York Magazine

We asked some of New York City’s most innovative architects how they’d like to fix this place up a bit...

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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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