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Architecture and Photography
26/03/2014

Architecture and Photography

If modern architecture found in photography a perfect channel for dissemination, photography saw in buildings and cities a new field of inquiry. This mutual discovery was a premise of the 2nd Architecture and Photography Congress...

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Múltiples estrategias de arquitectura
20/03/2014

Múltiples estrategias de arquitectura

Lots of blogs are afflicted by verbal incontinence and vacuous subjectivity. Few are the bloggers who, like Santiago de Molina, know to use the medium’s immediacy...

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Fernando Romero, FR-EE
18/03/2014

Fernando Romero, FR-EE

The Mexican architect Fernando Romero (1971) worked with Rem Koolhaas from 1995 to 2000, then returned to his country to set up his own practice, FR-EE, in the capital. An office was opened in New York in 2010...

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New Natures, Logroño's Intermodal Station
11/03/2014

New Natures, Logroño's Intermodal Station

Resulting from burying some train tracks, Logroño’s Intermodal Station by Ábalos + Sentkiewicz is also a huge park and an ambitious city operation. ‘New Natures’ records the evolution of this complex project from competition...

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Werner Tscholl, the architect builder
07/03/2014

Werner Tscholl, the architect builder

There is a German term for an architect builder, ‘Baumeister’, which is what Werner Tscholl is. Born in 1955 in Alto Adige, at Italy’s borders with Austria and Switzerland, Tscholl set up practice in 1983...

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On Paulo Mendes da Rocha
05/03/2014

On Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Maite Báguena

Intense research and over a hundred hours of talks with Paulo Mendes da Rocha form the material of this rewriting of the São Paulo architect’s trajectory. Illustrated with...

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David Chipperfield’s Monograph
03/03/2014

David Chipperfield’s Monograph

Eduardo Prieto

David Chipperfield lives in the present without ceasing to look at the past. The literary critic Harold Bloom, referring to writers’ clash referring to writers’ clash with predecessors...

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Housing and Public Space
26/02/2014

Housing and Public Space

José M. Ezquiaga

The value of the book lies mainly in how it considers the dwelling an essential component of the city, and in how it proposes a reading...

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Working with Signs
24/02/2014

Working with Signs

Alberto Corazón

Images sometimes hide ideas; other times they make them more explicit. Thus we can speak of ‘graphic thought’. To make them beautiful...

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The beautiful magazines setting out to prove print isn't dead
21/02/2014

The beautiful magazines setting out to prove print isn't dead

The Guardian

The magazine is dead, long live the magazine. It's not so much a resurrection of the magazine in the digital age as an explosion. A visit to any of the larger bookshops – Foyle's in London...

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Brain and Architecture
21/02/2014

Brain and Architecture

Daniel Dávila

Does architectural theory need a neurobiological base? If so, what are the consequences? Harry Francis Mallgrave of the Illinois Institute of Technology...

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On Pallasmaa’s Encounters
19/02/2014

On Pallasmaa’s Encounters

Eduardo Prieto

“The hand is the window on to the mind.” Kant’s remark suggests that there can be no ideas without objects,  just as there can be no architecture without matter...

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Moneo, Built Projects Abroad
12/02/2014

Moneo, Built Projects Abroad

Luis Fernández-Galiano

When Rafael Moneo received the Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture in 2006, he asked that the accompanying publication present only his work outside Spain...

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Book: MVRDV’s Built Works
11/02/2014

Book: MVRDV’s Built Works

Enrique Encabo

It was in 1997 that MVRDV took the architectural world by storm by presenting, in a few months, four unquestionable works: the cantilevered WoZoCo in Amsterdam, Villa VPRO...

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Civil Rights and Cities
05/02/2014

Civil Rights and Cities

Alba Carballal

Accepting urban planning as a fundamental tool in the struggle for a more unified, more just, and less discriminatory society is the starting point in regarding the city as an inalienable...

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Pier Vittorio Aureli ‘Less is Enough’
31/01/2014

Pier Vittorio Aureli ‘Less is Enough’

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The architect and professor Pier Vittorio Aureli has just published an electronic book, Less is Enough, with Strelka Press, the editorial...

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Nieto Sobejano, a Self-Portrait
27/01/2014

Nieto Sobejano, a Self-Portrait

Cuca Flores

Because of the cosmopolitan spirit of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, combined with an indefatigable, tenacious devotion to the profession, both in actual building... 

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Álvaro Siza. Complete Works 1952-2013
22/01/2014

Álvaro Siza. Complete Works 1952-2013

Ana Esteban Maluenda

“Every great architect deserves a great monograph” seems to be the thinking at Taschen, which has added a new volume to its series of huge catalogs on prestigious architects...

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On Contemporary Art
22/11/2013

On Contemporary Art

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Contemporary Art is a terra ignota for many, and even those of us who take it upon ourselves to follow it closely often suffer the disorientation and confusion...

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Ingersoll in the Footsteps of Kostof
24/09/2013

Ingersoll in the Footsteps of Kostof

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Richard Ingersoll did his doctorate in Berkeley with Spiro Kostof, and has spent many years revising and updating A History of Architecture: Setting and Rituals...

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Tales on Architecture and Art
04/09/2013

Tales on Architecture and Art

Miguel Ángel Damián Sanz

Borges once said that he wrote tales because he knew no other way of telling stories that was as direct. Maybe for the same reason Ángel Martínez García-Posada...

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Stoller and Korab. Photographers of Architecture
19/08/2013

Stoller and Korab. Photographers of Architecture

Montse Zamorano

Two of the most important photographers in the dissemination of modern architecture were Ezra Stoller and Balthazar Korab. The parallelisms between their careers stem...

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Practical Aesthetics
28/06/2013

Practical Aesthetics

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Argentinian architect and professor Juan Ignacio Azpiazu has completed a titanic task: the first translation into Spanish of Gottfried Semper’s masterpiece...

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Batman vs. Koolhaas
14/05/2013

Batman vs. Koolhaas

The New York Review of Books

One reason I’ve never been a fan of graphic novels is because a central aspect of literature for me has always been imagining what the things I’m reading about look like...

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The Shape of the Ceiling
01/03/2013

The Shape of the Ceiling

Luis Fernández-Galiano

“Civilization is measured by the shape of your ceiling.” This quote from Louis I. Kahn in English, along with another from Le Corbusier in French (which relates...

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Paul Goldberger. Por qué importa la arquitectura
30/11/2012

Paul Goldberger. Por qué importa la arquitectura Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Paul Goldberger no escribe para arquitectos. Acaso por ello, algunos de estos le prestan poca atención: hacen mal. En el terreno de la arquitectura...

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'Leonardo punto net'
31/10/2012

'Leonardo punto net'

El Mundo

Los códices 'Madrid I' y 'II' de Leonardo Da Vinci, la única obra del genio renacentista en España, son a partir de hoy accesibles desde cualquier lugar del mundo gracias al'...

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Otra historia de la arquitectura. Un enfoque global
19/10/2012

Otra historia de la arquitectura. Un enfoque global Pdf

Richard Ingersoll

Cuando se publicó en 2007, A Global History of Architecture prometía ser la respuesta a un problema presente en las escuelas de arquitectura norteamericanas...

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El Museo del Prado. Emoción y mesura
07/09/2012

El Museo del Prado. Emoción y mesura Pdf

Delfín Rodríguez

El año pasado de 2011 se cumplía el bicentenario de la muerte del arquitecto Juan de Villanueva (1739-1811), figura fundamental de...

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La óptica francesa
17/08/2012

La óptica francesa Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Cada nueva historia se mide con las anteriores, y esta no es una excepción. De hecho, Jean-Louis Cohen menciona a sus y en pocos casos con simpatía...

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New Books
AV Monografías 200 - NORMAN FOSTER 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 199 - YOUNG CATALONIA 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 82 - SNØHETTA 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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