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Sunday, June 07, 2020
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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Tehachapi project by JR
04/12/2019

Tehachapi project by JR

In October 2019, French artist JR created a one-of-a-kind art activation within the walls of California Correctional Institution: Tehachapi in Southern California - a maximum security 4 facility...

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The Greenhouse Series, by Tom Hegen
30/11/2019

The Greenhouse Series, by Tom Hegen

According to the United Nations, the world’s population will grow from today’s 7.5 billion people to 10 billion in 2050. And as natural resources like farmland and water become scarce, feeding the world will become an even greater challenge...

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Is Brexit Going to Cause a Crisis in the London Art Scene?
22/11/2019

Is Brexit Going to Cause a Crisis in the London Art Scene?

Dealers and collectors, worried about future customs and taxes, are moving works out of the country. “Brexit is a chance for Paris to have a better position,” says François de Ricqlès, the former president of Christie’s France...

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‘I Just Look, and Paint’
21/11/2019

‘I Just Look, and Paint’

The New York Review of Books / Susan Tallman

The title work in Vija Celmins’s bewitching retrospective, To Fix the Image in Memory I–XI (1977–1982), is a loose collection of small stones like those found on windowsills...

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Former Yugoslavia's brutalist beauty
18/11/2019

Former Yugoslavia's brutalist beauty

The Guardian

Concrete residential blocks, hotels, civic centres and monuments shot up across the country in a show of power from a state between two worlds, western democracy and the communist east...

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‘Jean Nouvel, in my head, in my eye… belonging...’ in Shanghai
08/11/2019

‘Jean Nouvel, in my head, in my eye… belonging...’ in Shanghai

Open to the public until March 1st, 2020, the Power Station of Art presents the first solo exhibition in China of French architect Jean Nouvel. Nouvel will transform the exhibition room into a theater filled with light and shadow...

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Neon dreams: Los Angeles by night
07/11/2019

Neon dreams: Los Angeles by night

The Guardian

Franck Bohbot’s photography series LA Confidential, started in 2018, is a nocturnal exploration that focuses on neon signs...

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Fernando Casasempere at Ivorypress
06/11/2019

Fernando Casasempere at Ivorypress

This exhibition, open to the public until 11 January 2020, brings together a series of sculptural and pictorial works based on three sources of inspiration: pre-Hispanic heritage, the Chilean landscape and the impact that living in London for twenty-two years has had...

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‘Álvaro Siza: in/discipline’ in Porto
03/11/2019

‘Álvaro Siza: in/discipline’ in Porto

On view through 2 December 2020 at the Serralves Foundation in Porto is an exhibition on Álvaro Siza that has been organized as part of observance of the 20th anniversary of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, a work of the Portuguese master. Curated...

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Damien Hirst Mandalas
01/11/2019

Damien Hirst Mandalas

White Cube is pleased to present ‘Mandalas’, an exhibition of new work by Damien Hirst at Mason's Yard. His first major show in London for seven years, it features large-scale works from the recent concentric paintings.

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Ocean Cleanup
29/10/2019

Ocean Cleanup

Wired

The anti-plastic crusaders have another plan to keep junk from reaching the sea: trash-eating barges in rivers...

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Lamassu from the North-West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II
28/10/2019

Lamassu from the North-West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

Factum Foundation

Since 2004, Factum Arte and Factum Foundation have been working on a project to send facsimiles of two lamassu to Mosul in Iraq...

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Bernhard Lang: London’s Imperfect Geometry Revealed in Photography
27/10/2019

Bernhard Lang: London’s Imperfect Geometry Revealed in Photography

Colossal

Munich-based photographer Bernhard Lang shared aerial views of famous squares and landmarks throughout London...

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Lina Bo Bardi & Giancarlo Palanti. Studio d'Arte Palma 1948-1951
26/10/2019

Lina Bo Bardi & Giancarlo Palanti. Studio d'Arte Palma 1948-1951

Design Museum Gent

The exhibition pays tribute to the Italo-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi focusing on the furniture from the Studio d’Arte Palma, which she founded together with Italian architect...

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The Quest to Get Photos of the USSR's First Space Shuttle
26/10/2019

The Quest to Get Photos of the USSR's First Space Shuttle

Wired

French photographer Jonk snuck into Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan to capture images of the Buran shuttle...

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‘Our Blood’ is a major public artwork by the artist Marc Quinn
22/10/2019

‘Our Blood’ is a major public artwork by the artist Marc Quinn

Two cubes of frozen human blood from donations by resettled refugee volunteers and non-refugee volunteers will be displayed in Summer 2021 on the plaza in front of the New York Public Library, housed in a pavilion designed by Norman Foster.

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'Souto de Moura: Memory, Projects, Works’
18/10/2019

'Souto de Moura: Memory, Projects, Works’

On view through 6 September 2020 at the Casa da Arquitectura in Matonsinhos (Portugal) is an extensive exhibition on Eduardo Souto de Moura (Porto, 1952), curated by Francesco Dal Co and Nuno Graça Moura. Taking up over 1,000 square meters...

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New Books
AV Monografías 223_224 - ESPAÑA 2020 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 225 - VIDA Y VIRUS 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 97 - THAM & VIDEGÅRD 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
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 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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