Arquitectura Viva
Friday, January 19, 2018
Shortlist for 2016 Aga Khan Award
09/05/2016

Shortlist for 2016 Aga Khan Award

The projects shortlisted for the 13th Aga Khan Award for Architecture have been announced. With its monetary endowment of US$1 milllion, the prestigious prize – among the most important in the profession, internationally, especially in Muslim countries...

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
06/05/2016

Paulo Mendes da Rocha Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

La Biennale

Paulo Mendes da Rocha is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia...

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Lexus Design Award 2016 winner
28/04/2016

Lexus Design Award 2016 winner

Out of 1,232 entries from 734 countries, Agar Plasticity, a packaging prototye made of seaweed, has been announced the winner of the Lexus Design Award, a prize given yearly by the car manufacturer. The proposal drawn up by the Japanese office AMAM...

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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners
22/04/2016

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The New York Times

The Pulitzers are in their centennial year, and the winners reflected in part the changes sweeping the media landscape. The Marshall Project, an online outlet founded...

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‘Arquia/maestros’ DVD collection awarded by the 10th BIAU
13/04/2016

‘Arquia/maestros’ DVD collection awarded by the 10th BIAU

The jury of the 10th Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urban Design has given its publication award to the Arquia/maestros DVD collection, a project to create audiovisual testimony of the biography and...

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Rafael Moneo, Spanish National Architecture Award 2015
07/04/2016

Rafael Moneo, Spanish National Architecture Award 2015

Rafael Moneo has been named the winner, for the year 2015, of Spain’s National Award for Architecture, an honor given by the Ministry of Public Works. Coming with an endowment of 60,000 euros, it acknowledges individuals...

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Asturias Architecture Award winners
17/03/2016

Asturias Architecture Award winners

The awards of the Asturian Institute of Architects (COAA) are meant to foster architectural quality and rigor in the northern Spanish region. The 23rd edition has highlighted three works: two constructions in Oviedo – the Asturias Fine Arts Museum...

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RIBA International Fellowships 2016
03/03/2016

RIBA International Fellowships 2016

The Royal Institute of British Architects recently held its annual ceremony to welcome its latest foreign members. The RIBA International Fellowships are given in recognition of non-UK architects who have contributed significantly...

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Álvaro Varela distinguished in Japan
18/02/2016

Álvaro Varela distinguished in Japan

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Spanish architect Álvaro Varela de Ugarte has received a distinction from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in recognition of his contribution to strengthening...

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Apple Wins Praise for Repurposing Historic NYC Buildings
10/02/2016

Apple Wins Praise for Repurposing Historic NYC Buildings

Curbed

Apple's practice of using grand New York City buildings as locations for its brick-and-mortar shops hasn't always been popular with neighborhood groups...

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2015 Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced
25/01/2016

2015 Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Granted by the Canadian Wood Council and the Wood Design & Building magazine, these awards for 2015/16 has been announced. The winners were selected from over 140 entries.

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AIA Annouces Its 2016 Institute Honor Award Winners
18/01/2016

AIA Annouces Its 2016 Institute Honor Award Winners

Curbed

18 projects spanning architecture, interior architecture and regional and urban planning,  mostly U.S.-based projects (with one notable outlier in Hong Kong)...

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Tadao Ando wins the 2016 Isamu Noguchi award
10/12/2015

Tadao Ando wins the 2016 Isamu Noguchi award

Art News

The Noguchi Museum has named architect Tadao Ando as the winner of the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award, which is given annually “to individuals who share Noguchi’s spirit...

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Assemble win the Turner prize by ignoring the art market
09/12/2015

Assemble win the Turner prize by ignoring the art market

The Guardian

The young architecture collective extend their artfulness into everyday life. Their work is a welcome, and vital, part of a bigger battle against social division under the Tories...

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EUROPAN 13 runner-up team in Vernon ‘Collections’, victim of the attacks in Paris
04/12/2015

EUROPAN 13 runner-up team in Vernon ‘Collections’, victim of the attacks in Paris Pdf

Amine Ibnolmobarak, Emilie Méaud and her sister Charlotte Méaud were shamefully murdered as they were sitting together on the terrace of the bar Le Carillon in Paris...

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EUROPAN 13 results
04/12/2015

EUROPAN 13 results

The 15 juries for the 13th session of EUROPAN have made their choices amongst the 1,305 projects submitted on 49 sites in 15 different European countries.

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Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, 2016 Gold Medal
03/12/2015

Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, 2016 Gold Medal

AIA

Collaborators for 55 years, Robert Venturi, FAIA, and Denise Scott Brown, Hon. FAIA, have long enhanced the popular appreciation of architecture...

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14th ASCER Tile of Spain Award winners
03/12/2015

14th ASCER Tile of Spain Award winners

The Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design are organized by ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association, to give recognition to architectural and interiors projects carried out in Spain which have used...

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World Architecture Festival 2015 winners
10/11/2015

World Architecture Festival 2015 winners

At the Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore, in the course of three days (4–6 November), the winners of this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) were announced. Of 34 awards given, the following stand out: World Building of the Year...

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Madrid Río, Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design
06/11/2015

Madrid Río, Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design has announced the winner of the 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design: Madrid Río, the operation that has transformed the Manzanares riverside in the Spanish capital, a work of the team...

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‘Refugee Republic’ wins top Dutch design award
30/10/2015

‘Refugee Republic’ wins top Dutch design award

Dutch News

The Dutch Design Week award for both the best communication project and Future Award went to Refugee Republic, an interactive online documentary...

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Burntwood school wins 2015 Stirling prize
16/10/2015

Burntwood school wins 2015 Stirling prize

Oliver Wainwright / The Guardian

With light-flooded classrooms and a sharply chamfered concrete facade, this building is a symbol of a bygone age...

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Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Stirling Prize 2015
16/10/2015

Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Stirling Prize 2015

Awarded every year by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), the Stirling Prize distinguishes a work completed by a British studio within the European Union. This time, the award has gone to the project to remodel and extend Burntwood School in Wandsworth...

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Alexandre Marcos & Ángel Luis Rocamora, La Monsina nursery school
05/10/2015

Alexandre Marcos & Ángel Luis Rocamora, La Monsina nursery school

Winner in the architecture section of the 17th awards given by the Valencia Region Institute of Architects, the La Monsina nursery school by Alexandre Marcos and Ángel Luis Rocamora is located in Callosa del Segura, a town in Alicante province. The educational center...

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Doris Salcedo Wins Nasher Prize for Sculpture
02/10/2015

Doris Salcedo Wins Nasher Prize for Sculpture

The New York Times

Doris Salcedo is the first winner of the Nasher Prize, a new, annual $100,000 award created by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, a Renzo Piano's building...

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Zaha Hadid. RIBA Gold Medal 2016
24/09/2015

Zaha Hadid. RIBA Gold Medal 2016

The Iraq-born British architect has been awarded the Gold Medal that the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA) presents every year since 1948 in recognition of the career of professionals who have had a significant influence...

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Dominique Perrault, Praemium Imperiale 2015
10/09/2015

Dominique Perrault, Praemium Imperiale 2015

Every year since 1989 the Imperial Family of Japan and the Japan Art Association have been giving the Praemium Imperiale – with an award of 15 million yen (111,000 euros) – to five artists in painting, sculpture, music, theater/film, and architecture...

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ZEB Pilot House wins WAN Sustainable Building 2015 Award
03/09/2015

ZEB Pilot House wins WAN Sustainable Building 2015 Award

A work of Snøhetta, the ZEB Pilot House in the Norwegian city of Larvik is the winner of the fourth WAN Sustainable Buildings Award. World Architecture News annually bestows this distinction on projects that integrally incorporate solutions...

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Winners of the IABSE Prizes 2015
25/08/2015

Winners of the IABSE Prizes 2015

The Spanish engineers José Calavera and Alejandro Bernabeu have won the distinctions that the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) gives each year.

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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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