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Paul Revere Williams, 2017 Gold Medal
12/12/2016

Paul Revere Williams, 2017 Gold Medal

AIA

With a client list that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood history, Paul Revere Williams developed an incredible portfolio of nearly 3,000 beautiful buildings...

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UTEC campus in Lima, RIBA International Prize
24/11/2016

UTEC campus in Lima, RIBA International Prize

A work of the Dublin firm Grafton Architects, headed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the University of Technology and Engineering campus in the Peruvian capital has won the first RIBA International Prize, given by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Frank Gehry and Maya Lin among recipients of Obama’s Presidential Medal of Freedom
22/11/2016

Frank Gehry and Maya Lin among recipients of Obama’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

Curbed

The country’s highest civilian award, it recognizes “individuals who have made especially...

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Arcaid Images Architectural Photography 2016 Award
21/11/2016

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography 2016 Award

Matt Emmett had the highest scoring image overall with this photo of the East London Water Works Company covered reservoir in Finsbury Park...

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World Architecture Festival 2016 winners
21/11/2016

World Architecture Festival 2016 winners

The National Museum in Szczecin (Poland), an underground building by Robert Konieczny / KWK Promes, was named the ‘World Building of the Year’ in the latest WAF (World Architecture Festival), held from 16 to 18 November in Berlin...

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Oscar Niemeyer Award for Latin American Architecture
16/11/2016

Oscar Niemeyer Award for Latin American Architecture

The Redbaal – network of Latin American architecture biennials – has announced the winner of the first Oscar Niemeyer Award, which every two years will acknowledge the exemplary quality of a built work in one of the participating countries (Argentina, Bolivia...

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Founders of gmp win Baukulturpreis 2016
16/11/2016

Founders of gmp win Baukulturpreis 2016

Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg, founding members of gmp, have been honored with the Baukulturpreis, given since 1994 by the Association of German Architects (BDA) of Hamburg. The award is a recognition of their career...

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Shanghai Tower Named Best Tall Building Worldwide 2016
09/11/2016

Shanghai Tower Named Best Tall Building Worldwide 2016

CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Jury has named Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China the “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 15th...

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Snøhetta, WSJ Magazine’s Architecture Innovator of the Year
07/11/2016

Snøhetta, WSJ Magazine’s Architecture Innovator of the Year

The Wall Street Journal

The Norwegian-American partnership behind SFMOMA’s expansion, Oslo’s Opera house and the new Times Square found success by flouting architectural norms...

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Concrete in Architecture Award 2016 winners announced
04/11/2016

Concrete in Architecture Award 2016 winners announced

WAN

Menis Arquitectos, SLP’s striking CKK "Jordanki" and Fernanda Canales’ sustainable Salas de lectura were named joint winners...

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VIΛ West 57th by BIG wins the International Highrise Award 2016
03/11/2016

VIΛ West 57th by BIG wins the International Highrise Award 2016

IHA

The jury of the International Highrise Award 2016 resolved unanimously: the residential highrise VIΛ West 57th in New York by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Grouphas won the prize...

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Winners of the 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award
02/11/2016

Winners of the 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award

In the context of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, the Mies van der Rohe Foundation has announced the three winners of the inaugural cycle of the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), in a ceremony held on 28 October at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenal...

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The Asturias Museum of Fine Arts wins a RIBA Award
27/10/2016

The Asturias Museum of Fine Arts wins a RIBA Award

Francisco Mangado’s Asturias Fine Arts Museum in Oviedo is one of the 21 projects awarded with the RIBA Award for International Excellence, given by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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L. Cotelo and V. Consuegra, Gold Medal for Architecture 2016
26/10/2016

L. Cotelo and V. Consuegra, Gold Medal for Architecture 2016

The jury of the Gold Medal for Architecture of the Spanish Association of Architecture Institutes (CSCAE), composed of Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Manuel Gallego, Francisco Jarauta, and Jordi Ludevid, has decided to give the award jointly to Víctor López Cotelo...

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SANAA's Grace Farms Wins the 2014/2015 MCHAP
21/10/2016

SANAA's Grace Farms Wins the 2014/2015 MCHAP

Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Dean Wiel Arets, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) 2014-15 Jury President Stan Allen, and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison announced Grace Farms, New Canaan, Connecticut by SANAA...

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YTAA 2016 finalists announcement
21/10/2016

YTAA 2016 finalists announcement

The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) is organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. the Granting Ceremony on 28th October 2016 at Teatro Piccolo Arsenale in Venice...

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Lacaton & Vassal + UMWELT, winners in Lisbon
13/10/2016

Lacaton & Vassal + UMWELT, winners in Lisbon

Trienal de Lisboa

The winners of this year’s edition of the Début and Lifetime Achievement Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Awards...

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Newport Street Gallery by Caruso St John, Stirling Prize 2016
07/10/2016

Newport Street Gallery by Caruso St John, Stirling Prize 2016

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has every year since 1996 given the Stirling Prize for best European building by a British author. Designed by the partnership of Adam Caruso and Peter St John, the Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall...

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2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
04/10/2016

2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Here’s a video that takes us through the winning works in the latest Aga Khan Award for Architecture, with comments of the architects and the members of the jury presided by Luis Fernández-Galiano.

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Aga Khan Award 2016 winners
03/10/2016

Aga Khan Award 2016 winners

A ceremony held in the city of Al Ain (Abu Dhabi) included the announcement of the six works winning the 13th Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the jury of which was presided by Luis Fernández-Galiano. Coming with an endowment of US$1 million...

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha, RIBA Gold Medal 2017
29/09/2016

Paulo Mendes da Rocha, RIBA Gold Medal 2017

The Brazilian Paulo Mendes da Rocha has been distinguished with the 2017 Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), shortly after winning – for this year 2016 – the Praemium Imperiale of Japan and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievment...

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COAM Awards 2016
27/09/2016

COAM Awards 2016

The Madrid Institute of Architects (COAM) has announced the winners of the latest cycle of its yearly awards. In the main COAM Award, first prize went to the Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, a work of Emilio Tuñón and Luis Moreno Mansilla, which was lauded...

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Chicago Athenaeum Awards 2016
22/09/2016

Chicago Athenaeum Awards 2016

The winners of the latest International Architecture Awards, given yearly by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, have been announced. The 132 works awarded...

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Carme Pinós awarded 2016 Rupp Prize
16/09/2016

Carme Pinós awarded 2016 Rupp Prize

Berkeley

Carme Pinós, an award-winning architect and educator, is the 2016 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize...

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Praemium Imperiale 2016
13/09/2016

Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Praemium Imperiale 2016

After the Golden Lion for an entire professional career at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, the succession of honors in recognition of the trajectory of Paulo Mendes da Rocha continues with the...

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Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia wins the Prince Claus Award
07/09/2016

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia wins the Prince Claus Award

Thanhnien News

Nghia and five others will be presented with the awards at the Royal Palace Amsterdam by Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands...

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OMA + Hassell: new Western Australian Museum
29/08/2016

OMA + Hassell: new Western Australian Museum

In a central area of Perth, amid different cultural institutions and protected historical edifices, rises the new building of the Western Australian Museum. The commission to design it was given to the team composed of OMA – the Dutch office headed by Rem Koolhaas...

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Le Corbusier, World Heritage
18/07/2016

Le Corbusier, World Heritage

The Unesco Commitee that gathered in Istanbul on 10 July only to cut short its stay because of the 16 July coup d’etat attempt has added five new enclaves to its Heritage of Humanity list, among them 17 buildings by Le Corbusier and the battery of pavilions...

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Glass wedding cake or London's best stairs?
15/07/2016

Glass wedding cake or London's best stairs?

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

This year’s RIBA Stirling prize shortlist includes a library, university buildings, a gallery, a controversial estate and a concrete stealth home in a hill...

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 shortlist
15/07/2016

RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 shortlist

RIBA

The shortlist for the prestigious 2016 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building has been announced...

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New Books
AV Monografías 216 - VO TRONG NGHIA 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 215 - MVRDV 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 92 - ECOSISTEMA URBANO 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
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.
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
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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