Arquitectura Viva
Saturday, September 21, 2019
‘Please be seated’
17/09/2019

‘Please be seated’

As part of the 2019 London Design Festival, British designer Paul Cocksedge’s Please Be Seated installation transforms Finsbury Avenue Square with wave-like forms for people to lounge on.

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Haruhiko Kawaguchi’ Vacuum-Sealed Couples with their Home
15/09/2019

Haruhiko Kawaguchi’ Vacuum-Sealed Couples with their Home

Trendland

With only 10 seconds to shoot, (or the subjects would be in danger), the air is filled with tension, the faces and skin physically shrivel up as they get sealed up, stoking fear and suffocation...

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Open House Madrid 2019
13/09/2019

Open House Madrid 2019

The architecture-and-city festival Open House Madrid is set for 28 and 29 September, and this time pays tribute to Miguel Fisac through exhibitions and visits to some of his major built works. More than 120 guided tours will be offered this year, free of charge and including...

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Amir Zaki, concrete playgrounds of Southern California
12/09/2019

Amir Zaki, concrete playgrounds of Southern California

Wired

To photograph empty skate parks, Zaki arrived around dawn, when the light was perfect for his visual aesthetic...

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Olafur Eliasson, ‘Seeing spheres’ in San Francisco
12/09/2019

Olafur Eliasson, ‘Seeing spheres’ in San Francisco

The artist Olafur Eliasson (Copenhagen, 1967) has installed five reflective spheres at the east entrance plaza of San Francisco’s Chase Center, new home of the Golden State Warriors, the city’s basketball team. Each measuring 4.8 meters in diameter, the polished globes...

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The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch
11/09/2019

The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch

The Guardian

‘For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature’ by Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria’s largest public art installation...

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‘Karl Blossfeldt. Urformen der Kunst’ at Thyssen
11/09/2019

‘Karl Blossfeldt. Urformen der Kunst’ at Thyssen

On view through 5 October at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid is a free-entry exhibition on the work of the German photographer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932), organized by Loewe and curated by Juan Naranjo. The beauty of nature is captured...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, the new seven lamps of artisanal beauty
10/09/2019

Izaskun Chinchilla, the new seven lamps of artisanal beauty

Until 8 September the Museo Centro Gaiás in Santiago de Compostela’s Cidade da Cultura de Galicia hosted ‘Thinking With Your Hands: Basketry, Pottery, and Jewelry of Galicia,’ for which the curator, Verónica Santos Farto, selected 250 objects made by 65 craftspeople...

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Burning Man 2019
07/09/2019

Burning Man 2019

Curbed

Although the annual festival in the desert has it roots in San Francisco bohemianism, it has since gone down in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert...

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Marina Abramović's naked living doorway to be recreated at RA
06/09/2019

Marina Abramović's naked living doorway to be recreated at RA

The Guardian

Imponderabilia, where visitors squeeze past nude couple, will be among 2020 retrospective of artist’s work at London's Royal Academy of Arts...

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Spanish artist Sabek in Moscow
04/09/2019

Spanish artist Sabek in Moscow

The Russian festival Urbanmorphogenesis, in which over 70 street artists have participated, features Inocencia by Sabek (Madrid, 1985), a project that covers a 60-meter-tall building in Odinstovo, a city in Moscow Oblast.

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Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals harvested from old gadgets
01/08/2019

Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals harvested from old gadgets

The Verge

The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee launched a two-year campaign in April 2017 to collect donated electronic devices from members of the public in order to harvest the necessary metals...

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‘The Soul Trembles’ by Chiharu Shiota
25/07/2019

‘The Soul Trembles’ by Chiharu Shiota

Mori Art Museum

Berlin-based international artist Shiota Chiharu is known for performances and installations that express the intangible: memories, anxiety, dreams, silence and more...

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The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969
24/07/2019

The Mapping of the Moon: 1669 – 1969

The exhibition at the Map House in London explores 300 years of lunar and celestial cartography from early astronomers in the 17th century to the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969 and beyond...

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The vandalism of modern warfare
22/07/2019

The vandalism of modern warfare

The Economist

An exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London explores the architectural costs of conflict...

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‘The Salt Series II’ by Tom Hegen
12/07/2019

‘The Salt Series II’ by Tom Hegen

The Salt Series II is a collection that looks at the way salt mining in Australia generates an otherworldly pastel colour-palette. Here is a making-of video of how the photos were taken.

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Kris Provoost: The staggering scale of Chongqing
10/07/2019

Kris Provoost: The staggering scale of Chongqing

The Guardian

Chongqing’s population is estimated at just below 10 million but that rises to more than 31 million if the built-up surroundings are included...

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Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT: exhibition project at the Vittoriano in Rome
08/07/2019

Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT: exhibition project at the Vittoriano in Rome

The layout of the permanent exhibition 'Italian Lexicon: Stories and Faces of Our Country' was designed by Benedetta Tagliabue (Milan, 1963) and her architectural firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, with Nazaret Busto Rodríguez (project leader) and the design team formed...

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A Le Corbusier-rooftop transformed  into a contemporary art space in Marseille
07/07/2019

A Le Corbusier-rooftop transformed into a contemporary art space in Marseille

Designboom

Situated on the very top of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, Ora Ito’s MAMO (Marseille Modulor) is a place among the clouds devoted to art and design...

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Marcelo Burlon parades under the creation of Edoardo Tresoldi
04/07/2019

Marcelo Burlon parades under the creation of Edoardo Tresoldi

Collater.al

For Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019/2020, Edoardo Tresoldi, famous for his installations made with wire mesh, created a cathedral suspended from the ceiling...

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Neri Oxman to get solo show at MoMA
03/07/2019

Neri Oxman to get solo show at MoMA

The Architect's Newspaper

The monographic exhibition will shine a spotlight on the expertise Oxman has harnessed as a professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab...

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The New York Botanical Garden Opens Show on Roberto Burle Marx
24/06/2019

The New York Botanical Garden Opens Show on Roberto Burle Marx

Metropolis / Jane Levere

Featuring landscapes by Raymond Jungles, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx is the NYBG’s largest botanical exhibition ever...

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The Bicycle Architecture Biennale
22/06/2019

The Bicycle Architecture Biennale

The Guardian

15 projects from nine countries have been selected for the second Bicycle Architecture Biennale, which launches in Amsterdam...

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The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest
21/06/2019

The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

The winners of the National Geographic Travel Photo Contest have been announced. See which photos took top awards. Find your favorite photos of nature, cities, and people. Explore editors' favorites galleries and all the entries...

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2020 SS Prada Man's Show
18/06/2019

2020 SS Prada Man's Show

AMO

For the 2020 Spring/Summer Prada Menswear show, AMO devised a light installation that amplifies the industrial monumentality and rawness of the Silo Hall of Minsheng Wharf...

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‘The Bones of Architecture’ at Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon)
17/06/2019

‘The Bones of Architecture’ at Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon)

Beyond all of the many components that form a building’s appearance, the physical preconditions remain most important – that of holding the building together and keeping it standing: as animals have bones, every  building has a structure...

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Italy's new ruins
16/06/2019

Italy's new ruins

The Guardian

Overgrown and weathered, many historical monuments are disappearing as public funds for culture fail to match modern Italy’s inheritance...

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‘Je est un autre’ by Marshall Brown
15/06/2019

‘Je est un autre’ by Marshall Brown

Western Exhibitions in Chicago presents this exhibition. Featuring two new projects, Brown uses the historically disruptive properties of collage and montage to create new spaces, forms, and narratives that embody new relationships between the one and the many...

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Virgil Abloh's New Art Exhibition at the MCA In Chicago
11/06/2019

Virgil Abloh's New Art Exhibition at the MCA In Chicago

Forbes

The fashion designer Virgil Abloh teamed up with AMO’s director Samir Bantal to develop the creative direction and narrative of the exhibition...

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‘Landscapes Framed: European Photographic Missions, 1984-2019’
06/06/2019

‘Landscapes Framed: European Photographic Missions, 1984-2019’

On view from 7 June to 8 September At the ICO Museum in Madrid is a gathering of the work of 56 photographers who between 1984 and 2019 traveled through seven countries with the express purpose of capturing the transformations that Europe’s landscapes...

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New Books
AV Monografías 217 - UNDURRAGA DEVÉS 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 217 - SNØHETTA 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
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.
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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