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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia
29/05/2018

Vatican Chapels at Biennale di Venezia

The Vatican is participating in the Venice Architecture Biennale, for the first time ever, with a proposal that is an updating of the old theme of religious propaganda, using a series of ten chapels designed by signature architects that are scattered within a wooded...

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The Most Surprising Entry in Venice’s Architecture Biennale? The Vatican’s
28/05/2018

The Most Surprising Entry in Venice’s Architecture Biennale? The Vatican’s

The New York Times

For the Holy See’s first foray into the architecture exhibition, a dozen architects built chapels “for believers and nonbelievers alike.”...

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Photo Gallery:  16th Venice Architecture Biennale
28/05/2018

Photo Gallery: 16th Venice Architecture Biennale

This photo gallery of the current Venice Architecture Biennale, open until 25 November, is a tour through some of the national pavilions and some of the installations in the main exhibition, ‘Freespace.’

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The unexpected beauty of China's bicycle graveyards
25/05/2018

The unexpected beauty of China's bicycle graveyards

The Guardian

For the past 18 months many cities in China have been flooded by millions of dockless share bikes. Those that block pavements or apartment...

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Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress
24/05/2018

Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress

Ivorypress presents 'The Power of the Portrait', the first exhibition of Swiss artist Gabriella Gerosa in Spain, as part of PHotoEspaña’s Off festival. Although her moving portraits are rooted in artistic tradition, the artist adds a new dimension that is completely contemporary...

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José Manuel Ballester, ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich’ at Ivorypress
24/05/2018

José Manuel Ballester, ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich’ at Ivorypress

From 24 May through 21 July, Ivorypress presents José Manuel Ballester’s second solo exhibition: ‘Variaciones a partir de Malevich.’ For this show the Madrid painter and photographer has developed a series of variations based on Kazimir Malevich’s...

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David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018 in Italy
24/05/2018

David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018 in Italy

On view through 2 September at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza is an exhibition on twenty recent projects of the firm David Chipperfield Architects, founded in 1985 and working from offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. The displays range from sketches...

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How Nightclubs Became Museum Pieces
23/05/2018

How Nightclubs Became Museum Pieces

The New York Times

The Palladium nightclub opened its doors in New York in 1985. The Palladium, designed by Arata Isozaki, features in a new exhibition, “Night Fever,” at the Vitra Design Museum...

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Selgascano, floating pavilion at Bruges Triennial 2018
17/05/2018

Selgascano, floating pavilion at Bruges Triennial 2018

‘Liquid City’ is the title of the architecture and design triennial being held in the Belgian capital through 16 September. The Madrid firm SelhasCano has designed this floating pavilion with translucent walls and a winding visitor route.

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UNStudio at Milan Design Week 2018
17/05/2018

UNStudio at Milan Design Week 2018

The Dutch architectural practice UNStudio and the Swiss modular furniture manufacturer USM presented HomeWork, an installation based on research on residential and work spaces, connected in a three-dimensional metal mesh.

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Biennale Architettura: International Jury Announced
14/05/2018

Biennale Architettura: International Jury Announced

The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta has appointed Frank Barkow, Sofia Von Ellrichshausen, Kate Goodwin, Patricia Patkau and Pier Paolo Tamburelli...

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Whirling Mechanical Precisionism
11/05/2018

Whirling Mechanical Precisionism

The New York Review of Books / Martin Filler

“Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art” is at the de Young Museum in San Francisco through August 12...

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As Hubble turns 28
08/05/2018

As Hubble turns 28

Wired

4,000 light years away, the Lagoon Nebula – a vast stellar nursery of swirling gas and dust – houses Herschel 36, a star 32 times bigger than the Sun...

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Sony World Photography Awards 2018
30/04/2018

Sony World Photography Awards 2018

We are delighted to reveal the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Browse the various galleries to see the full range of stunning imagery from around the world...

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The last town in Sovietland
26/04/2018

The last town in Sovietland

The Guardian

Up above the Arctic Circle, 40 hours by train from Moscow, sits the Russian city of Vorkuta. It was built by gulag inmates but was given purpose by the coal...

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Jorge Martín and Yukari Sakata at 16th Venice Biennale
25/04/2018

Jorge Martín and Yukari Sakata at 16th Venice Biennale

The Spanish architect Jorge Martín and the Japanese theater director Yukari Sakata are the authors of ‘Dear Gullivers,’ which will be on display in the Spanish Pavilion of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, from 26 May to 25 November 2018. It presents a way to...

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History and Counter-History of Italian Architecture 1944-2000
24/04/2018

History and Counter-History of Italian Architecture 1944-2000

MAXXI is devoting an exhibition produced in collaboration with the Fondazione Bruno Zevi to the great historian, lecturer, critic, politician and designer and to the modern and contemporary Italian architecture he supported and promoted through his work...

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Dominique Perrault. National Library of France
23/04/2018

Dominique Perrault. National Library of France

In line with the 20th anniversary of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF), one of the most important public works of contemporary French architecture, Dominique Perrault has mounted an exhibition about its design. In 1989, at just 36 years of age...

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Matt Mullican, ‘The Feeling of Things’
21/04/2018

Matt Mullican, ‘The Feeling of Things’

HangarBicocca

“The Feeling of Things” is the most extensive exhibition in Italy by Matt Mullican (born in 1951 in Santa Monica, California) and his major retrospective ever...

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Lecture | Architecture on Stage: Norman Foster
20/04/2018

Lecture | Architecture on Stage: Norman Foster

Norman Foster addressed at the Barbican Centre in London the challenges of urbanisation and sustainability, looking at how a philosophy of ‘doing more with less’ can help generate design solutions. Foster used examples from around the world and discussed...

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Coachella Art Installations
20/04/2018

Coachella Art Installations

artnet

Ambitious mega-installations have become the backdrop of the famed Southern Californian festival music festival...

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See brutalist buildings in the moment of destruction
18/04/2018

See brutalist buildings in the moment of destruction

Curbed

A new exhibit at Pinkcomma gallery in Boston captures concrete architecture in the moment of its demise...

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61st World Press Photo Contest
14/04/2018

61st World Press Photo Contest

View the entire collection of winning images from the 61st World Press Photo Contest. They were selected from 73,044 images taken by 4,548 photographers from 125 different countries. José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes...

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DJI Drone Photography Award
12/04/2018

DJI Drone Photography Award

British Journal of Photography

Until 18 April 2018, theprintspace gallery in east London will showcase two new bodies of work by DJI Drone Photography Award winners Tom Hegen and Markel Redondo...

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Junya Ishigami: 'I want to make the sky'
11/04/2018

Junya Ishigami: 'I want to make the sky'

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The exhibition ‘Junya Ishigami: Freeing Architecture’ is at the Fondation Cartier, Paris, until 10 June...

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Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert
10/04/2018

Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert

National Geographic

Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth...

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Monet & Architecture
09/04/2018

Monet & Architecture

The Guardian / Jonathan Jones

He is known as a joyful painter of lilies and picnics. But this thrilling show at The National Gallery, London, recasts Monet as an artist aghast as the world hurtled towards calamity...

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‘Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture’
04/04/2018

‘Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture’

The Wall Street Journal

This exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum is about the many ways that a camera can turn pile-driven structures of concrete and metal into cloudy symbols of high romance...

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Activists protest french oil giant’s sponsorship of the Louvre
30/03/2018

Activists protest french oil giant’s sponsorship of the Louvre

Hyperallergic

More than a dozen demonstrators entered the Louvre museum in Paris and laid down in front of Theodore Géricault’s iconic oil painting The Raft of Medusa, in protest of the company Total...

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Construction of the Tallest Statue in the World
29/03/2018

Construction of the Tallest Statue in the World

MGA&D is responsible for design and construction oversight of what will be, when completed, the tallest statue in the world. The 182 meter tall Statue of Unity is being built at the Sadhu-Bet Island (India)...

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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.
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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.
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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