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Saturday, December 05, 2020
Light show in Irish mountains goes online after coronavirus cancellation
26/03/2020

Light show in Irish mountains goes online after coronavirus cancellation

Savage Beauty, which would have drenched a five kilometre stretch of Connemara mountain in shimmering emerald green and sapphire blue light, was cancelled...

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Neri Oxman harnesses the powers of 17,000 silkworms for New York show
18/03/2020

Neri Oxman harnesses the powers of 17,000 silkworms for New York show

The Art Newspaper

The designer has employed natural processes and used materials from plants and shellfish for her exhibition ‘Material Ecology’ at the Museum of Modern Art...

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Colonizing the Countryside. Rem Koolhaas at the Guggenheim
04/03/2020

Colonizing the Countryside. Rem Koolhaas at the Guggenheim

Vladimir Belogolovsky

We used to be fascinated with the future and newness, we are now scared of it and comforted by nostalgia. Before, we were obsessed with crafting beautiful objects and buildings...

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Richard Long at Luis Barragán's Cuadra San Cristóbal
29/02/2020

Richard Long at Luis Barragán's Cuadra San Cristóbal

Artnet

Using local materials, sourced from quarries within the valley of Mexico City and Puebla, Long has created work inspired by Barragán and the local architecture...

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Royal Gold Medal lecture with Grafton Architects
27/02/2020

Royal Gold Medal lecture with Grafton Architects

RIBA

Watch live: lecture by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of the Dublin-based Grafton Architects, the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal 2020.

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‘Drawings’, by Blanca Miró Skoudy
26/02/2020

‘Drawings’, by Blanca Miró Skoudy

Ivorypress presents artist Blanca Miró Skoudy’s first solo exhibition in Madrid. Miró’s work embraces multiple creative fields, from illustration to design, video making and scenography. This exhibition includes selections from the foundation and inspiration...

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Why Antony Gormley teamed up with K-pop superstars BTS
16/02/2020

Why Antony Gormley teamed up with K-pop superstars BTS

The Guardian

The sculptor’s metal tumbleweed made from 11 miles of aluminum tubing brings the band’s global arts project to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3, New York, as part of ‘CONNECT, BTS’...

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‘Dialogues in balance. Leo Matiz and Lukas Ulmi’
14/02/2020

‘Dialogues in balance. Leo Matiz and Lukas Ulmi’

Artsy

Set Espai D'Art in Valencia establishes a dialogue between the photographs by Leo Matiz (Aracataca, 1917 - Bogota, 1998) and the sculptures by Lukas Ulmi (Lucerne, 1958)...

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OMA, Resort Potato Head Studios in Bali
14/02/2020

OMA, Resort Potato Head Studios in Bali

On the Indonesian island of Bali, within the Badung regency and the Seminyak beach town, we find this OMA project carried out under the direction of David Gianotten, an exclusive hotel complex that combines guest amenities with spaces accessiblt to the public at large...

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Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao: Olafur Eliasson, ‘In Real Life’
14/02/2020

Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao: Olafur Eliasson, ‘In Real Life’

This retrospective gathers 40 works completed since 1990. The exhibition includes pieces of different format – installations, sculptures, photographs, and paintings – made with materials ranging from moss or fog to light and reflective metals, and invites us to immerse...

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Art Rises in the Saudi Desert, Shadowed by Politics
14/02/2020

Art Rises in the Saudi Desert, Shadowed by Politics

The New York Times

Some artists say Desert X AlUla is a step toward changing Saudi society. Critics call the government-funded exhibition “morally corrupt.”...

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Rem Koolhaas goes rural
13/02/2020

Rem Koolhaas goes rural

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The seer of sizzling city architecture now says the countryside is where the future is being built. Ahead of a major Guggenheim New York show, he explains his epiphany... (video)

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Mies van der Rohe Foundation: Big Bang Building Light! by Mario Pasqualotto
12/02/2020

Mies van der Rohe Foundation: Big Bang Building Light! by Mario Pasqualotto

‘Big Bang Building Light!’ is an artistic intervention by Mario Pasqualotto that redraws the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona with lines of light. Visitors are welcome, for free, until 16 February (except for 13 February), from 18:30 to 20:00...

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‘Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors’
06/02/2020

‘Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors’

Our homes are an expression of the way we live, they shape our everyday routines and fundamentally affect our well-being. With this exhibition, the Vitra Design Museum aims to reopen the conversation about the contemporary private interior and its evolution...

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‘Sáenz de Oíza: Arts and Crafts’ at Museo ICO
06/02/2020

‘Sáenz de Oíza: Arts and Crafts’ at Museo ICO

Curated by Javier, Vicente, and Marisa Sáenz Guerra, children of the master, ‘Sáenz de Oíza: Arts and Crafts’ is on view at the ICO Museum in Madrid from 7 February to 26 April, presenting a large array of plans, models, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and personal...

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Cevisama, Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture 3
05/02/2020

Cevisama, Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture 3

In the context of Cevisama, the international fair of the ceramic industry, is a forum directed by Luis Fernández-Galiano and titled ‘Material Architecture 3.’ (29 and 30 February in Valencia)...

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The Art of Building photography competition
04/02/2020

The Art of Building photography competition

Fish, by Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz, taken in Valencia was the overall winner of the competition: “Due to the reflection of the water at night, the architecture of the buildings shows us the figure of a fish.”

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Arctic Bath, the floating spa hotel in Swedish Lapland opens
01/02/2020

Arctic Bath, the floating spa hotel in Swedish Lapland opens

Traveller

Central to this beautiful property, designed Bertil Harström & Johan Kauppi, is a doughnut-shaped structure on the water that floats during the summer and freezes into ice during the winter...

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Lebbeus Woods drawing collections are acquired by the GRI
20/01/2020

Lebbeus Woods drawing collections are acquired by the GRI

Archinect

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) in Los Angeles has acquired two collections of drawings and sketches by visionary architect Lebbeus Woods...

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Cristina Iglesias, Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020
16/01/2020

Cristina Iglesias, Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020

The Royal Academy of Arts

For three years, the Royal Academy Architecture Prize has been awarded to an individual whose work inspires and instructs the discussion, collection or production of architecture...

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Postcards From a Martian Winter
08/01/2020

Postcards From a Martian Winter

Wired

The Red Planet has ice caps on its north and south poles, which grow in winter and melt some in summer...

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Cities become graphic puzzles
06/01/2020

Cities become graphic puzzles

The Guardian

New York-based artist Sean C Jackson has been creating colourful mazes since he was 10. Drawing inspiration from the urban landscape, his process of assembling different...

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‘Henri Cartier-Bresson. Chine, 1948-1949 | 1958’
05/01/2020

‘Henri Cartier-Bresson. Chine, 1948-1949 | 1958’

On 25 November 1948, Henri Cartier-Bresson was commissioned by Life magazine to shoot a story on the “last days of Beijing” before the arrival of the Maoist troops. Having gone for two weeks, he would stay for ten months...

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Photographs by Jey Alonso
03/01/2020

Photographs by Jey Alonso

The architect and photographer Jey Alonso takes a fresh look at architectural elements, familiar and less familiar ones alike, giving them colors that deviate from our reality and thus decontextualizing them, all with the intention of highlighting what otherwise goes unnoticed.

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Acting out
02/01/2020

Acting out

Art Review

Ben Eastham speaks to Pope.L about race, power and performance in the US – as the artist’s work goes on view at New York’s MoMA and Whitney Museum...

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Anri Sala - Take Over
31/12/2019

Anri Sala - Take Over

Anri Sala's oeuvre explores the relationships between music and narrative, architecture and film and interleaving qualities of different media in both complex and intuitive ways to produce works in which one medium takes on the qualities of another...

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Have a Banksy Christmas
13/12/2019

Have a Banksy Christmas

The Guardian

Rather than exploit ‘the homeless’, this painting empowers rough sleepers to draw attention to their individuality...

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Gio Ponti. Loving Architecture At MAXXI
08/12/2019

Gio Ponti. Loving Architecture At MAXXI

romeing

A major retrospective of the brilliant Italian architect Gio Ponti is on display in the MAXXI Gallery, boasting a boundless display of archival materials such as original wooden...

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The kaleidoscopic patterns of Turkey's architecture
07/12/2019

The kaleidoscopic patterns of Turkey's architecture

The Guardian

Architect turned photographer Yener Torun started taking pictures of colourful buildings in Istanbul in 2014. For his latest series, he has travelled round Turkey...

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Turner prize awarded four ways after artists' plea to judges
04/12/2019

Turner prize awarded four ways after artists' plea to judges

The Guardian

All four nominees ( Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani) asked judges to recognise ‘commonality, multiplicity and solidarity’...

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New Books
AV Monografías 227_228 - CASAS EN DETALLE 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 228 - JOSÉ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ 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 100 - MAD ARCHITECTS 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
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles + Fracturas y ficciones
Luis Fernández-Galiano publishes Las grandes esperanzas (1976-1992), a critical revision of the issues and challenges of architecture, art, and society of those convulse and fertile years, offering a historical mirror on which we can find a reflection of our current economic, ecological, and social crisis.
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles
The recession caused by the oil crises that shook the planet in the 1970s serves as backdrop for Empeños sostenibles (1976-1984), a selection of articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano on technological alternatives, sustainable construction, and the relationship between architecture and energy.
Las grandes esperanzas Fracturas y ficciones
Through the one hundred essays on architecture, history, art, and society included in Fracturas y ficciones (1985-1992), Luis Fernández-Galiano outlines a portrait of a period of global prosperity in which the Olympic Games of Barcelona and the Expo of Seville brought international attention to Spain.
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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 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.
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.
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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