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Monday, December 10, 2018
UNStudio + Cox Architecture to build Australia’s tallest tower
28/08/2018

UNStudio + Cox Architecture to build Australia’s tallest tower

The ‘Green Spine’ proposal drawn up by the Dutch firm UNStudio, in collaboration with the Australian practice Cox Architecture, has triumphed in the competition organized by the company Beulah International to build a mixed-use complex in Melbourne...

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Herzog & de Meuron to transform Gund Hall
30/07/2018

Herzog & de Meuron to transform Gund Hall

Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has selected the firm Herzog & de Meuron to design a significant transformation of the School’s primary campus...

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Ingenhoven and Architectus, 505 George Street tower in Sydney
27/07/2018

Ingenhoven and Architectus, 505 George Street tower in Sydney

The German studio ingenhoven architects and the Australian firm Architectus have won the competition to build a 79-story skyscraper in Sydney, and that is set to become the city’s tallest residential tower. Their proposal has carried the day over those presented through...

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Designing a world-class Bob Dylan Center
15/07/2018

Designing a world-class Bob Dylan Center

The Seattle Times

Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig  wins an international competition to build The Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa, Oklahoma...

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Eduardo Souto de Moura, new exhibition hall in Bruges (Belgium)
12/07/2018

Eduardo Souto de Moura, new exhibition hall in Bruges (Belgium)

The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, in collaboration with the Belgian firm Meta, has designed for Bruges a new exhibition and conference center to be raised on the site of an exhibition hall that was built over fifty years ago as a temporary structure...

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador won't halt Mexico's airport, at least not yet
12/07/2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador won't halt Mexico's airport, at least not yet

Bloomberg

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s next president, is no longer seeking an immediate suspension of Mexico City’s new $13 bn airport, designed by Foster+Partners...

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OMA, Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum
11/07/2018

OMA, Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum

The AK360 project – an ambitious campus development project for the Albright Knox Gallery – will double the number of masterworks...

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Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange, giant sphere for Burning Man 2018
04/07/2018

Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange, giant sphere for Burning Man 2018

Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to send over the installation ORB, a huge mirrored sphere – 31 meters in diameter – representing the Earth’s surface.

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Práctica, project to reactivate the banks of the river Somes
28/06/2018

Práctica, project to reactivate the banks of the river Somes

Working from offices in Seville, Madrid, and Santiago, Chile, Studio Práctica – Jaime Daroca, José Mayoral, and José Ramón Sierra – won a competition to reorganize a 15-kilometer stretch of the banks of the river Somes as it crosses the Rumanian city of Cluj-Napoca...

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Manuel Herz to enlarge regional hospital of Tambacounda (Senegal)
25/06/2018

Manuel Herz to enlarge regional hospital of Tambacounda (Senegal)

The Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Le Korsa, is financing this enlargement of Tambacounda Hospital that will house its new maternity and pediatrics clinics. Carried out by the Swiss architect Manuel Herz...

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Video: Axis building in Madrid by Foster + Partners
21/06/2018

Video: Axis building in Madrid by Foster + Partners

Norman Foster will turn the old Madrid headquarters of Barclays Bank into Axis, to be called so because of its strategic location on Madrid's Plaza de Colón. With a diagrid facade and an increase in height, the CBRE Global Investors building could contain offices and retail spaces.

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Foster + Partners, refurbishment of Plaza Colón building in Madrid
20/06/2018

Foster + Partners, refurbishment of Plaza Colón building in Madrid

The newest Madrid project of Foster + Partners has been announced. It will transform what was a Barclays Bank office, on Plaza Colón, into a taller building for a mix of uses. Because of the choice location, at the intersection of Paseo de la Castellana and Calle Génova...

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Netherlands to build world's first habitable 3D printed houses
09/06/2018

Netherlands to build world's first habitable 3D printed houses

The Guardian

Developers say project will cut costs and environmental damage and offer solution to shortage of bricklayers...

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Francis Kéré, pavilion for Tipper Rise Art Center in Fishtail (Montana)
05/06/2018

Francis Kéré, pavilion for Tipper Rise Art Center in Fishtail (Montana)

Located on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in Montana, with the Beartooth Mountains as backdrop, the Tippet Rise Art Center has announced that a new permanent pavilion, designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré, will be going up on its grounds, joining a set of facilities...

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Chelsea stadium plans are put on hold
03/06/2018

Herzog & de Meuron’s Chelsea stadium plans are put on hold

Chelsea Football Club announces today that it has put its new stadium project on hold. No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. The club does not have a time frame set for reconsideration of its decision...

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Kengo Kuma, Maritime History Museum in Saint-Malo (France)
30/05/2018

Kengo Kuma, Maritime History Museum in Saint-Malo (France)

The Japanese studio of Kengo Kuma has won the international competition to build a Maritime History Museum in the port city of Saint-Malo, in northwest France. The project is located on Duguay-Trouin quay, outside the city walls. The project proposed gives...

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MVRDV to transform a pyramid in Albania into a technological center
22/05/2018

MVRDV to transform a pyramid in Albania into a technological center

The Dutch firm MVRDV has unveild its initial design for a new technology education center in downtown Tirana, the capital of Albania. The location is the interior of a pyramidal monument, formerly a museum devoted to the Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha...

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Six designs for UberAIR Skyports
18/05/2018

Six designs for UberAIR Skyports

Uber has signed an agreement with NASA to develop its flying taxis. Besides, the transport company has unveiled six infrastructure prototypes that include landing platforms for the future aircrafts. 

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Royal Academy expansion reveals hidden life of art schools
16/05/2018

Royal Academy expansion reveals hidden life of art schools

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Sir David Chipperfield’s £56m project includes a subterranean vault, which offers visitors an enticing glimpse of studios...

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Foster + Partners, DJI’s new HQ in Shenzhen (China)
14/05/2018

Foster + Partners, DJI’s new HQ in Shenzhen (China)

Currently under construction, the headquarters of the robotics firm DJI rises in the Chinese city of Shenzhen in the form of twin towers connected by a suspension bridge to display its latest drone technology. Combining glass and steel, the cantilevered volumes contain...

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Norman Foster visits Amaravati
10/05/2018

Norman Foster visits Amaravati

Amaravati is the new administrative capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Foster + Partners is designing the central focus of the 217-square-kilometre city, including the design of two key buildings: Legislature Assembly and High Court Complex...

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Santiago Calatrava to create red spiral sculpture for Chicago riverfront
09/05/2018

Santiago Calatrava to create red spiral sculpture for Chicago riverfront

Curbed

The bright red sculpture, named S25 for now, will be the new focal point on front yard of the River Point office building at 444 W...

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The Floor Plans for Jeff Bezos’s $23 Million DC Home
04/05/2018

The Floor Plans for Jeff Bezos’s $23 Million DC Home

Washingtonian

The Amazon founder's Kalorama mansion will have 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, and two elevators. At 27,000 square feet, the mansion was already the biggest home in Washington...

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Vázquez Consuegra, restructuring of Genéve-Cornavin train station
30/04/2018

Vázquez Consuegra, restructuring of Genéve-Cornavin train station

The Seville firm Vázquez Consuegra, in collaboration with the Swiss office Frei Rezakhanlou, has won the competition to renovate Geneva’s main railway station, located on the edge of the city’s historical center. The jury chaired by the Portuguese architect...

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London's skyline soars with record 510 tall buildings in pipeline
29/04/2018

London's skyline soars with record 510 tall buildings in pipeline

The Guardian

Construction has begun on cluster of skyscrapers that will transform city over next decade with a record 510 tall towers....

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Hyperloop announces its first commercial flight: Dubai – Abu Dhabi
26/04/2018

Hyperloop announces its first commercial flight: Dubai – Abu Dhabi

The company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has unveiled details of its first commercial flight within the world it seeks to connect internally: the United Arab Emirates.

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Fujimoto, Laisné, and Roussel, Village Vertical in Rosny-sous-Bois (France)
23/04/2018

Fujimoto, Laisné, and Roussel, Village Vertical in Rosny-sous-Bois (France)

The Japanese firm of Sou Fujimoto and the French practices of Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel together drew up the project that has won the international competition for a mixed-use development in Rosny-sous-Bois, 18 kilometers from the center of Paris...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, primary school in Lushan (China)
20/04/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, primary school in Lushan (China)

In a remote location, 160 kilometers northwest of Nanchang, capital of China’s Jiangxi Province, this primary school serves twelve villages with a total population of 1,800. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes, the school is in the middle of an agricultural region...

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Sou Fujimoto, spa in Pézenas (France)
17/04/2018

Sou Fujimoto, spa in Pézenas (France)

The spa in Pézenas designed by the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto establishes a physicial and figurative link, through water and stone, with the heart of Pézenas, a commune in France’s Occitaine region. Conceived as a mineral space, with paths for contemplative walks...

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The radical plan to split Sydney into three
15/04/2018

The radical plan to split Sydney into three

The Guardian

A plan to reshape the Sydney region aims to capitalise on its rapid growth by breaking the pull of the harbour. But will it work?...

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New Books
AV Monografías 208 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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 209 - GROUNDSCAPES 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 89 - HERZOG & DE MEURON 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
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
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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