Arquitectura Viva
Friday, April 27, 2018
Hertzberger in Full
15/01/2016

Hertzberger in Full

Justo Isasi

We are presented with a long prolific career, narrated from its beginnings in postwar Netherlands, inheritor of the brief laboratory of modernity...

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Global Boxes
31/12/2015

Global Boxes

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The container has changed the world, and perhaps also the way we think. Goods are moved around the planet in metal boxes of standard size...

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Launch of ‘Spanish Pavilion’ book in Berlin
22/10/2015

Launch of ‘Spanish Pavilion’ book in Berlin

Pabellón de España/Spanish Pavilion will be launched on 28 October at the Spanish Embassy in Berlin. This book offers a detailed analysis of the building designed by the Barcelona-based practice b720 for Expo Milano 2015...

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‘Couples & Co. 22 Mirror Stories of Spanish Architecture (2000-2015)’
22/10/2015

‘Couples & Co. 22 Mirror Stories of Spanish Architecture (2000-2015)’

The crisis has affected the careers of Spanish architects in three ways corresponding to three generations: the veterans, who have been able to keep building thanks...

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Elements of Venice
09/10/2015

Elements of Venice

Rem Koolhaas

Architecture is both ancient and modern, each work an amalgamation of elements that have been around for over 5,000 years and others that were invented yesterday...

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Arquitectura Viva 177: Art Factories. Dossier Mobile Roofs
07/10/2015

Arquitectura Viva 177: Art Factories. Dossier Mobile Roofs

New Museums. In comparison to the correct and dry minimalism of white and aseptically lit galleries, the new set of museum buildings explore industrial spaces: atmospheres of more character made out of old factory plants...

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AV Monographs 178-179: Rem Koolhaas. OMA/AMO 2000-2015
24/09/2015

AV Monographs 178-179: Rem Koolhaas. OMA/AMO 2000-2015

Known as much for his theoretical proposals as for his provocative buildings, Rem Koolhaas has become one of the most influential contemporary architects. The first monograph that AV devotes to the Dutch covers his latest period...

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BIG: Cold to Hot
18/09/2015

BIG: Cold to Hot

Abel Fernández

The Arabian Nights is a universal success in communication. Underlying it was an urgent need: survival. Something similar could be said of the new monograph of BIG...

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Arquitectura Viva 176: Homegrafts. Dossier Pavilions
16/09/2015

Arquitectura Viva 176: Homegrafts. Dossier Pavilions

Houses of Life. As Loos wrote, the house tends to be conservative: more than serving revolutions in art, they serve comfort, and express the social conventions of every period. But it sometimes happens that the house does not so much maintain general...

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Case Studies. A Mosaic of Modern Architecture
11/09/2015

Case Studies. A Mosaic of Modern Architecture

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Modern architecture through case studies: so goes the original title of the work of Peter Blundell Jones (complemented in the second volume...

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‘The Jungle and the City’
27/08/2015

‘The Jungle and the City’ Pdf

Lars Lerup, professor at Rice School of Architecture in Houston, shares with us 'The Jungle and the City,' a chapter of Scenes from a City, his latest book.

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Political Economy of the Global. Spaces of Conflict
21/08/2015

Political Economy of the Global. Spaces of Conflict

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Four recent works chart the political economy of globalization and the spaces of control and conflict in the contemporary world. A sociologist and a political scientist...

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Robert Smithson: Two Views
14/08/2015

Robert Smithson: Two Views

Eduardo Prieto

There are artists who mix life with art, and those who make their life an art. Robert Smithson made death, his own, an act of art. It...

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Gottfried Semper, Selected Works
07/08/2015

Gottfried Semper, Selected Works

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We have had to wait a long time to be able to read Gottfried Semper in Spanish, but this cultural delay has suddenly been rectified...

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The Question of Dwelling
17/07/2015

The Question of Dwelling

Daniel Díez

Domestic space provided a vast field of experimentation for the architects of the Modern Movement. From the Existenzminimum...

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Verdú’s Household Goods
22/05/2015

Verdú’s Household Goods

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Author of an extensive body of work that goes from the intímate to the public, the writer and journalist Vicente Verdú has also practiced...

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Sigurd Lewerentz: Non-Writer Master
08/05/2015

Sigurd Lewerentz: Non-Writer Master

José Ignacio Linazasoro

Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1995) is one of the modern masters for whom recognition has been late in coming. He was eclipsed by...

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Le Corbusier was 'militant fascist'
22/04/2015

Le Corbusier was 'militant fascist'

The Telegraph

Controversy erupts in France over books depicting Le Corbusier, pioneer of the modern movement in architecture, as an out and out fascist who had an office in Vichy...

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Madrid’s River Park Documented
02/04/2015

Madrid’s River Park Documented

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Madrid Río, the Spanish capital’s main urban project, is still a character in search of an author. Francisco Burgos, Ginés Garrido, and Fernando Porras-Isla...

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Aesthetics of Energy
13/03/2015

Aesthetics of Energy

Eduardo Prieto

Sustainability nowadays is a sermon heard in all spheres of everyday life. Materials and ‘human resources’ can be sustainable, as societies and even economies...

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Depero, a ‘Minor’ Master. Futurism,100 Years Later
06/03/2015

Depero, a ‘Minor’ Master. Futurism,100 Years Later

Eduardo Prieto

Inexhaustible and multifaceted, Fortunato Depero was one of the leaders of Italian futurism, but is considered a ‘minor master.’ Crouching in the shadow of ...

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Architectures for Life
20/02/2015

Architectures for Life

Eduardo Prieto

If all had gone well, saying that architecture involves creating spaces for life would not be a platitude, but things happen differently. The discipline has preferred forms...

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Stalinist and anti-feminist. Lina Bo Bardi 100
02/01/2015

Stalinist and anti-feminist. Lina Bo Bardi 100

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The centenary of Lina Bo Bardi has heightened the fervor for her figure. The critic Rowan Moore considers the Italian-Brazilian “the most underrated architect...

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Literatura de postrimerías. Muertes de arquitectos
19/12/2014

Literatura de postrimerías. Muertes de arquitectos

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The author presents the book as a literary game, a joke, or a pastime, but these two dozen accounts of the circumstances in which important architects...

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‘Arts & Architecture’ Facsimile Edition
28/11/2014

‘Arts & Architecture’ Facsimile Edition

Eduardo Prieto

“A legendary magazine of the West Coast.” Thus begins the foreword to the facsimile reprint – in ten volumes and 6,076 pages – of Arts & Architecture, the California...

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Postwar Californian Houses
14/11/2014

Postwar Californian Houses

Juan Coll-Barreu

Does it make sense to talk about ‘the Californian house’? Probably not. The plurality of paths, interests, and answers to the domestic problem of postwar California exceeds...

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Personal Portraits by Tusquets
31/10/2014

Personal Portraits by Tusquets

Jorge Sainz

“I’ll bring the girls.” This seeming frivolity captures the tone of this book by Oscar Tusquets, his fifth collection of essays. This time the texts are ‘portraits’ of a miscellaneous cast...

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Le Corbusier, A Legacy Revised
17/10/2014

Le Corbusier, A Legacy Revised

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century after his death, the bibliography on Le Corbusier is truly overwhelming, and in this section we have tried to cover the most significant examples...

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The Ideology of the Web
26/09/2014

The Ideology of the Web

Eduardo Prieto

In 1834 Victor Hugo complained about the printing press killing craftmanship; in 1961 Marshall McLuhan said that electronics had killed printing...

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Monumental Mies. Two Essential Works
12/09/2014

Monumental Mies. Two Essential Works

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The intellectual testament of a historian who left us too soon, the Mies of Detlef Mertins is a colosal interpretation of the German master’s work...

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New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 203 - SILICON VALLEY 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 85 - LACATON & VASSAL 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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