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Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Plans Are Rejected
01/12/2016

Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Plans Are Rejected

The New York Times

Plans to build a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki were defeated on Wednesday night, when lawmakers in the Finnish city voted down a proposal to pay for the $138 million...

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A Dutch Architect Offshores the Future of Housing
30/11/2016

A Dutch Architect Offshores the Future of Housing

The New York Times

Early next year when a converted cargo container on a floating foundation of plastic bottles opens in Bangladesh’s largest slum. According to Koen Olthuis...

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Richard Meier, residential tower at 685 First Avenue in New York
30/11/2016

Richard Meier, residential tower at 685 First Avenue in New York

Containing 42 floors and 556 units, this residential block is the first black construction and also the tallest building ever designed by Richard Meier in his native New York City. Located close to the U.N. Headquarters, it presents curtain walls of black glass...

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With New York's Waterline Square, three architects are better than one
25/11/2016

With New York's Waterline Square, three architects are better than one

Wallpaper

Three leading starchitecture firms – Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates – have joined forces to collaborate on...

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Google commits to massive new London headquarters
18/11/2016

Google commits to massive new London headquarters

The Guardian

Heatherwick Studio is working with Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group on the project to build a campus for 7,000 employees with Olympic cauldron...

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AZPML to build a footbridge in Bellinzona (Switzerland)
15/11/2016

AZPML to build a footbridge in Bellinzona (Switzerland)

The team led by the British partnership AZPML – Alejandro Zera-Polo and Maider Llaguno –, in collaboration with the Swiss engineering firms Pianifica and A& & PA, has won the competition for a footbridge over the river Ticino where it passes through Bellinzona...

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Herzog & de Meuron wins Royal College of Art competition
11/11/2016

Herzog & de Meuron wins Royal College of Art competition

The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has won the competition for the Royal College of Art’s new campus at Battersea in southwest London, which will have a total area of 15,000 square meters and be built on a budget of 108 million pounds...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Forest Green Rovers football stadium
08/11/2016

Zaha Hadid Architects, Forest Green Rovers football stadium

In Stroud, a town in the English county of Goucestershire, a wooden stadium will be going up for the Forest Green Rovers football team, following a project by Zaha Hadid Architects that won an international competition which drew in over fifty entries...

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MAD, China Philharmonic Hall in Beijing
03/11/2016

MAD, China Philharmonic Hall in Beijing

The Beijing firm MAD, headed by Ma Yansong, has designed the new China Philharmonic Hall in the country’s capital, close to the Workers Stadium. An undulating translucent skin encloses a 1,600-seat concert hall with acoustic panels inspired...

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Brickell condos grow taller, thanks to Norman Foster
02/11/2016

Brickell condos grow taller, thanks to Norman Foster

Miami Herald

Norman Foster has signed on to design two condo towers at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, in Miami, that will soar to heights of  320 and 310 meters. Foster was also responsible for...

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Hala Wardé to build Beirut Museum of Art
28/10/2016

Hala Wardé to build Beirut Museum of Art

The Guardian

Beirut is to get a new modern art museum with a design inspired by Italian campaniles and Arabic minarets. BeMA, the Beirut Museum of Art, will feature a slender tower rising 124...

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Refurbishment of old ‘La Tejera’ factory in Palencia
27/10/2016

Refurbishment of old ‘La Tejera’ factory in Palencia

The team formed by the Madrid firms Rueda Pizarro Arquitecgtos and antonioyconsuelo Arquitectos, along with Óscar Liébana and gv408, has been selected to transform the historical ‘La Tejera’ ceramic factory of Palencia – which closed down in 1982...

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Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz
26/10/2016

Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz

The Canarian studio of Fernando Menis has been commissioned to draw up a basic scheme for redeveloping the waterfront park of Puerto de la Cruz, a municipality in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Its proposal, winner of a 2004 competition, was recently...

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Nicolas Berggruen envisions lofty thoughts on politics and culture
24/10/2016

Nicolas Berggruen envisions lofty thoughts on politics and culture

Los Angeles Times

Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Berggruen Institute could be the last large project built in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains...

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MVRDV win competition for Xili Center in Shenzhen (China)
18/10/2016

MVRDV win competition for Xili Center in Shenzhen (China)

Shenzhen, a city in China’s southern province of Canton, will be home to the Xili Sports and Cultural Center, a project of the Dutch firm MVRDV in collaboration with the local firm Zhubo Architectural Design. A total surface area of 105,000 square meters is distributed...

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Kéré Architecture, Burkina Faso’s new national assembly in Ouadougou
17/10/2016

Kéré Architecture, Burkina Faso’s new national assembly in Ouadougou

Diébédo Francis Kéré has been commissioned to build a new national assembly building for Burkina Faso in Ouagoudougou, capital of the West African country made up of over fifty ethnic groups. Born in the Burkina Faso village of Gando and working...

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Millions of Square Feet, Billions of Dollars: An Arts Universe Expands
14/10/2016

Millions of Square Feet, Billions of Dollars: An Arts Universe Expands

The New York Times

If you need proof of the adage “When the economy sneezes, the arts catch a cold,” consider this: Between 1994 and 2008, the United States added or expanded more than 700...

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China’s ambitious plan to solve urban flooding
14/10/2016

China’s ambitious plan to solve urban flooding

The Guardian

Designers working on the unprecedented, government-funded programme will proritise using permeable materials, green spaces and connected waterways...

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Egypt's Government Wants Out of Its Ancient Capital
14/10/2016

Egypt's Government Wants Out of Its Ancient Capital

City Lab

After more than 1,000 years in Cairo, Egypt wants to move its capital city into the desert 28 miles away. It might actually happen...

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Luxury Project Along the High Line Reaches for New Heights
11/10/2016

Luxury Project Along the High Line Reaches for New Heights

The Wall Street Journal

‘The Eleventh’, as the project is to be known, will be designed in New York by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. Two travertine and bronze towers —one 300 feet tall and the other...

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Developer of $50 Million N.Y. Penthouse Now Explores Tiny Homes
10/10/2016

Developer of $50 Million N.Y. Penthouse Now Explores Tiny Homes

Bloomberg

London’s latest micro flats meet the country’s minimum space requirements. Technically. They’re built for one person. There's only a shower, no bathtub allowed...

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New images of OMA’s Axel Springer campus
10/10/2016

New images of OMA’s Axel Springer campus

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Axel Springer publishing group, new images of its Berlin campus – designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas’s firm Office for Metropolitan Affairs (OMA) – have been released. Axel Springer publications...

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Herzog & de Meuron propose massive change in DTLA Arts District
03/10/2016

Herzog & de Meuron propose massive change in DTLA Arts District

KCRW

If the City of Los Angeles approves 6AM, a vast mixed-use residential project proposed by the development company SunCal, this onetime industrial area in downtown...

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Apple to create new London HQ at Battersea Power Station
30/09/2016

Apple to create new London HQ at Battersea Power Station

Evening Standard

The iPhone and iPad maker will move 1,400 staff from eight sites around the capital into what it calls “a new Apple campus”...

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Nobel, unprized
26/09/2016

Nobel, unprized

The Economist

Protests reveal NIMBYism mixed with indifference to the past. David Chipperfield won the commission for the Nobel Centre or Nobelhusetover...

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Eisenhower family finally supports Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial
23/09/2016

Eisenhower family finally supports Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial

Curbed

After years of legislative battles, criticisms, and design edits, the Eisenhower family will now support Frank Gehry’s design of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial...

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Peter Zumthor to design Fondation Beyeler's expansion
19/09/2016

Peter Zumthor to design Fondation Beyeler's expansion

The Art Newspaper

The Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, has selected Peter Zumthor’s proposal for its extension building in the Iselin-Weber Park. The original Renzo Piano-designed building...

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David Chipperfield selected to renovate Haus der Kunst in Munich
19/09/2016

David Chipperfield selected to renovate Haus der Kunst in Munich

David Chipperfield Architects will renovate Haus der Kunst, one of the most iconic and controversial architectural landmarks in Munich. The final selection procedure included four other architectural firms, three of which...

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Heatherwick Studio: ‘Vessel’, staired structure in New York
16/09/2016

Heatherwick Studio: ‘Vessel’, staired structure in New York

With its 2,400 steps and a budget of 15 million dollars (13,422,750 euros), the installation designed by the British Thomas Heatherwick is the centerpiece of a public square  in Manhattan's Hudson Yards urban development, where several skyscrapers are currently...

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Europe's tallest residential tower in Western Europe
15/09/2016

Europe's tallest residential tower in Western Europe

Time Out

Architects office HOK has revealed plans to build Spire London, a 234-metre-high skyscraper in east London...

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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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