Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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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Paredes Pedrosa, assisted living center in Palma de Mallorca
03/01/2018

Paredes Pedrosa, assisted living center in Palma de Mallorca

The Madrid office of Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio G. Pedrosa have won first prize in the competition to build a residence for elderly people in Son Martorell, in the Ciudad Jardín resort town of the capital of Palma de Mallorca. Selected out of 45 projects...

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Souto de Moura, power plant for Foz Tua dam in Alijó (Portugal)
28/12/2017

Souto de Moura, power plant for Foz Tua dam in Alijó (Portugal)

The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2011 recipient of the Pritzker Prize, shows his sensitivity to context in this project for the power plant of the Fox Tua dam, in the municipality of Alijó. The objective of the intervention is to eliminate...

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Jean Nouvel, Qatar National Museum in Doha
26/12/2017

Jean Nouvel, Qatar National Museum in Doha

Inspired by the whimsical crystal forms of desert roses, the museum uses its formal expressiveness to establish a link between the Bedoiun culture and global modernity. An organic system of intersected disks stretches around the ancient Amiri Palace...

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Work halts on Calatrava's church at World Trade Center site
23/12/2017

Work halts on Calatrava's church at World Trade Center site

Curbed

Construction on WTC’s St. Nicholas National Shrine has come to a stop after the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America allegedly missed several payments...

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Charles Jencks to open his house  in London as a museum
21/12/2017

Charles Jencks to open his house in London as a museum

Evening Standard

Kensington and Chelsea Council’s planning applications committee granted planning permission to the scheme subject to the council approving a management plan...

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Rem Koolhaas redesigns the Stedelijk’s collection display
17/12/2017

Rem Koolhaas redesigns the Stedelijk’s collection display

The New York Times

The renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas visited regularly in his youth the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam...

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Büro Ole Scheeren, Empire City in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
14/12/2017

Büro Ole Scheeren, Empire City in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Named Empire City, this mixed-use development consists of three towers, one of them, Empire 88, reaching a height of 333 meters, more than the existing skyscrapers in Vietnam’s most populated city, Ho Chi Minh City. Designed by the firm of the German...

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Construction of MVRDV’s Werk 12 building in Munich begins
13/12/2017

Construction of MVRDV’s Werk 12 building in Munich begins

The Dutch firm MVRDV conceives this multipurpose building as a new nucleus of the Werksviertel quarter, an industrial area close to the Ostbahnhof station, in the Eastern part of Munich, that the Federal State of Bavaria wishes to turn into a district for art and culture...

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Ecosistema Urbano, regeneration of historical center of Cuenca
12/12/2017

Ecosistema Urbano, regeneration of historical center of Cuenca

The Historic Center of Cuenca, capital of the Ecuadorian province of Azuay, is steep in a process of urban transformation due to the implementation of a new mobility model, a plan which will reduce vehicular pressure on the area, and thus also the demand...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Bora Tower in Mexico City
11/12/2017

Zaha Hadid Architects, Bora Tower in Mexico City

Construction of the Bora Residential Tower has begun in Santa Fe, a district in the west of Mexico City that is home to the regional offices of Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Roche, and Amazon, as well as three universities. Containing 220 apartments in 50 floors...

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The wild plan to revamp the ‘coolest building in Latin America’
09/12/2017

The wild plan to revamp the ‘coolest building in Latin America’

The Guardian

The Copan Building in São Paulo, Oscar Niemeyer’s colossal curving structure, has flourished thanks to the efforts of its fabled administrator...

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MVRDV and BIG collaborate on district and plaza in Abu Dhabi
08/12/2017

MVRDV and BIG collaborate on district and plaza in Abu Dhabi

The 76,000-square-metre development is a mixed-use residential and leisure district for Abu Dhabi’s high-profile Makers District. It will consist of seven ‘pixelated’ mid-rise towers designed by MVRDV, organised around a public plaza designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)..

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Herzog & de Meuron, Lombard Odier HQ in Bellevue (Switzerland)
07/12/2017

Herzog & de Meuron, Lombard Odier HQ in Bellevue (Switzerland)

The Basel firm Herzog & de Meuron has won the competition to build the new head offices of Lombard Odier, a private Swiss bank founded in 1796, on the shore of Lac Léman in Bellevue, a municipality of the canton of Geneva. The others shortlisted included...

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Manifesta 12 biennial in Palermo
04/12/2017

Manifesta 12 biennial in Palermo

As a first stage, OMA conducted an urban study of the city. Manifesta 12 Creative Mediators are Bregtje van der Haak, Andrés Jaque, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and Mirjam Varadinis. Opening on 16 June 2018 until 4 November 2018...

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Foster + Partners to extend Marseille airport
27/11/2017

Foster + Partners to extend Marseille airport

It has been announced that the competition to refurbish the airport of Marseille, main gateway to France’s Provence region, has been won by the firm of Norman Foster. The current facility is the result of successive projects, including the enlargement carried...

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Rem Koolhaas transforms Paris building into moving gallery for Lafayette
25/11/2017

Rem Koolhaas transforms Paris building into moving gallery for Lafayette

The Art Newspaper

The most radical art space to launch in Paris in decades will open next spring...

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New York Public Library Unveils $317 Million Master Plan
20/11/2017

New York Public Library Unveils $317 Million Master Plan

The New York Times

The plan, created by the Dutch firm Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle, is the largest renovation in the history of the building, which opened in 1911...

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Houston unveils post-Harvey downtown master plan
18/11/2017

Houston unveils post-Harvey downtown master plan Pdf

Downtown Houston released an ambitious master plan, the culmination of 18 months of work and input from hundreds of stakeholders. the 20-year plan puts an emphasis on sustainable, resilient development...

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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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