Arquitectura Viva
Friday, January 19, 2018
Western Flag, a large-scale art installation by artist John Gerrard
11/07/2017

Western Flag, a large-scale art installation by artist John Gerrard

Marking World Earth Day, John Gerrard: Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 stands as a symbol of climate change and modern society’s dependence on oil.

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Ai Weiwei: Soleil Levant
08/07/2017

Ai Weiwei: Soleil Levant

The opening of Ai Weiwei’s new installation, produced specifically for Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Copenhagen, took place on United Nations International Refugee Day. More than 3500 salvaged life jackets collected from refugees...

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The 18th edition of the International Garden Festival in Quebec
05/07/2017

The 18th edition of the International Garden Festival in Quebec

Redford Gardens

Presented at Les Jardins de Métis, in Quebec, the Festival is held on a site adjacent to the historic gardens created by Elsie Reford between 1926 and 1958...

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‘Exterior’ series of Pezo von Ellrichshausen at Solo Galerie in Paris
04/07/2017

‘Exterior’ series of Pezo von Ellrichshausen at Solo Galerie in Paris

On view though 30 August at Solo Galerie in Paris is Maurizio Pezo and Sofía von Ellrichshausen’s ‘Exterior,’ a series of paintings in oil and acrylic which frame carefully selected encounters of walls, floors, and ceilings.

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Together! The New Architecture of The Collective. Vitra Design Musem
30/06/2017

Together! The New Architecture of The Collective. Vitra Design Musem

A compilation of examples from different periods where collective housing is designed in response to a lack of available dwellings in big cities. Shown in Vitra Design Museum from 3 June to 10 September.

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The rise of performance art
27/06/2017

The rise of performance art

The Economist

Skulptur Projekte Münster, Documenta, Venice Biennale and Art Basel this year are placing an emphasis on performance...

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New Yorker´s Cartoon about Guggenheim´s opening in 1959
16/06/2017

New Yorker´s Cartoon about Guggenheim´s opening in 1959

Guggenheim

The New Yorker captured this hot-button cultural moment with wit and style—and did so in a multi-page cartoon...

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Beauty amid chaos: Syrian cities through Instagram
15/06/2017

Beauty amid chaos: Syrian cities through Instagram

The Guardian

A photography project in which photographers from Damascus to Aleppo show different points of view of their situation. Some choose to focus on war and others on hope...

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Bicycle Architecture Biennale 2017 in Amsterdam
14/06/2017

Bicycle Architecture Biennale 2017 in Amsterdam

BAB 2017

Urban mobility, with its various modes, is an invisible hand shaping buildings and cities. Consider how, before machines of transportation arose, housing in cities...

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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
13/06/2017

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

A fine exhibition, the first show to occupy the smartly renovated galleries on the third floor of the old Goodwin and Stone building at the Museum of Modern Art...

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Freespace: outline of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition
09/06/2017

Freespace: outline of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition

Biennale Architettura 2018

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara titled the 16th International Architecture Exhibition ‘Freespace’, that will take place from 26th May to 25th November 2018...

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How Piet Mondrian became the world’s greatest abstract geometrist
09/06/2017

How Piet Mondrian became the world’s greatest abstract geometrist

The Economist

When he was 68, Piet Mondrian arrived in New York, having fled Nazi-occupied Europe. He was celebrated by such 20th-century...

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Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei explore surveillance
08/06/2017

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei explore surveillance

The Architects Newspaper

New York’s Park Avenue Armory unveiled an interactive exhibition by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei entitled, Hansel & Gretel...(Installation website)

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Can technology and design save us?
06/06/2017

Can technology and design save us?

The Architects Newspaper

Norman Foster Foundation’s first forum ponders the challenges. The Forum featured a remarkable list of figures from the design world and beyond, from Pritzker Prize...

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Cartier in Motion
02/06/2017

Cartier in Motion

The Design Museum

Curated by Lord Norman Foster, this exhibition explores the creativity of Cartier and design. Cartier in Motion includes over 170...

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‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens
01/06/2017

‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens

On 1 June Madrid’s Royal Theater was the venue of ‘Future is Now,’ a forum that brought together leading personalities from the economic, technological, and artistic fields will be participating, from the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest financial...

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Paintings of ancient Egypt in a Roman villa in Pompeii
01/06/2017

Paintings of ancient Egypt in a Roman villa in Pompeii

Daily Mail

A garden of a large ancient villa in Pompeii that was home to stunning paintings depicting the River Nile could hold secrets...

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Gabriele Basilico: entropy and urban space
31/05/2017

Gabriele Basilico: entropy and urban space

On view at the ICO Museum in Madrid through 10 September is a retrospective on one of the leading urban landscape portrayers of the last decades, Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944-2013), who studied to be an architect but became...

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Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park
26/05/2017

Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park

The New York Times

The flowing sheets of ice scattered throughout the Montana park shrank by more than a third between 1966 and 2015...

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New York: the city of lights by Marvin E Newman
22/05/2017

New York: the city of lights by Marvin E Newman

The Guardian

Photographer Marvin E Newman shot images of America with a keen eye for color and drama. Although relatively unknown...

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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
19/05/2017

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

As early as 1964, Pink Floyd's original members, except Syd Barrett, were together studying architecture at London's Regent Street Polytechnic School. The first retrospective of the band is at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, until 1 October...
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Scenes From the 2017 Venice Biennale
16/05/2017

Scenes From the 2017 Venice Biennale

The Atlantic

The 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, held in locations throughout Venice, Italy, opened to the public on May 13...

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Richard Mosse announced as winner of Prix Pictet Space
15/05/2017

Richard Mosse announced as winner of Prix Pictet Space

Prix Pictet

His series Heat Maps documents refugee camps and staging sites using an extreme telephoto military grade thermal camera...

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How David Maisel turned 'the new Area 51' into land art
09/05/2017

How David Maisel turned 'the new Area 51' into land art

The Guardian

Dugway Proving Ground has been a testing ground for US military since the second world war, and now the mysterious site...

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Exhibition on 10th BIAU at Milan Triennale
05/05/2017

Exhibition on 10th BIAU at Milan Triennale

On view through 4 June at the Triennale di Milano is an exhibition on the 10th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (BIAU), held in São Paulo in October 2016 under the curatorship of Ángela García de Paredes & Ignacio García Pedrosa...

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Joaquín Bérchez photographs Jaén Cathedral
25/04/2017

Joaquín Bérchez photographs Jaén Cathedral

On view until 30 June in the exhibition hall of the old Teacher Training School of the University of Jaén is the installation ‘Gozar de toda su hermosura. Catedral de Jaén’ (Enjoying Jaén Cathedral in All Its Beauty)...

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Jasper Johns subject of major Royal Academy retrospectiv
19/04/2017

Jasper Johns subject of major Royal Academy retrospectiv

The Guardian

Gallery reveals details of what will be first comprehensive survey of 86-year-old US artist’s work to be held in UK in 40 years...

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Damien Hirst’s new art is exquisitely crafted
17/04/2017

Damien Hirst’s new art is exquisitely crafted

The Economist

An obsessive art collector, Cif Amotan II, loads a ship, the Apistos, with treasures for a temple to the sun. But the ship is wrecked at sea. And the treasures? Forgotten...

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Wang Shu Interview: Architecture is a Job for God
14/04/2017

Wang Shu Interview: Architecture is a Job for God

Louisiana Channel

The Chinese architect Wang Shu’s buildings – a crossover between traditional Chinese culture and large-scale modern architecture – have earned him the prestigious...

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Milan Design Week 2017. Nendo Special: Invisible Outlines
10/04/2017

Milan Design Week 2017. Nendo Special: Invisible Outlines

Magaceen

We tend to perceive the existence and positioning of objects by subconsciously following “outlines”, and by distinguishing the “inside and outside”...

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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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