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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Herzog & de Meuron win 2015 RIBA Jencks Award
24/08/2015

Herzog & de Meuron win 2015 RIBA Jencks Award

RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced Herzog & de Meuron as winners of the 2015 RIBA Jencks Award...

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2015, Shortlist announced
17/07/2015

RIBA Stirling Prize 2015, Shortlist announced

RIBA

The prize is judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors...

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Winners of the International Architecture Awards 2015
15/07/2015

Winners of the International Architecture Awards 2015

This year’s International Architecture Awards, given by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, have gone to 65 projects, 7 of them by Spanish practices.

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‘Undersky,’ winner in ‘Lost Spaces’ competition of Calgary
08/07/2015

‘Undersky,’ winner in ‘Lost Spaces’ competition of Calgary

The project ‘Undersky’ – drawn up by the young Spanish architects Jorge Sanfulgencio and Julio Romero, who work from their practice, Arrevol – has been awarded in the Public Art section of ‘Lost Spaces,’ an international ideas competition serving the Canadian city of Calgary...

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FAD Awards 2015 winners
03/07/2015

FAD Awards 2015 winners

The Bastida House (Girona) by Ramón Bosch & Elisabeth Capdeferro and the Ozadi Tavira Hotel in Tavira (Portugal) by Pedro Campos Costa shared first prize in the 57th FAD Architecture Awards. The jury presided by Víctor López Cotelo praised...

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Winners of Cosentino Design Challenge 9 awards
24/06/2015

Winners of Cosentino Design Challenge 9 awards

Cosentino Design Challenge is an international competition for students that seeks to promote research into layout of spaces, materials, and construction systems. The ninth edition has brought in 278 entries and three first prizes have been...

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RIBA National Award Winners 2015
24/06/2015

RIBA National Award Winners 2015

RIBA

The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture...

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Shoe polish factory with a conscience wins London building of the year
29/05/2015

Shoe polish factory with a conscience wins London building of the year

The Guardian

An old shoe polish factory, converted into an unassuming charity office building by Architecture 00, is the winner of Riba’s London building of the year award...

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Boulingrin Central Market Hall, EU Prize for Cultural Heritage
22/05/2015

Boulingrin Central Market Hall, EU Prize for Cultural Heritage

Europa Nostra

The Boulingrin covered market in Reims, in France’s Champagne-Ardenne region, originally opened in 1929. It is an example of...

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Frank Gehry wins J. Paul Getty Medal
22/05/2015

Frank Gehry wins J. Paul Getty Medal

Los Angeles Times

Frank Gehry is this year’s recipient of the J. Paul Getty Medal, the Getty Trust’s annual award for leadership in visual art...

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Turner Prize 2015: Liverpool council houses nominated
21/05/2015

Turner Prize 2015: Liverpool council houses nominated

The Telegraph

A cluster of terraced houses in a formerly run-down area of Liverpool has been nominated for the Turner Prize. The Granby Four Streets...

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Housing Design Award Winners
18/05/2015

Housing Design Award Winners

The AIA New York Chapter 2015 Housing Design Awards recognize design excellence and innovation in multifamily housing design. Iñaqui Carnicero's 39 Social Housing Units in Madrid...

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Archiprix International 2015 – announcement of the winners
11/05/2015

Archiprix International 2015 – announcement of the winners

On 8 May the jury announced 7 winners of a Hunter Douglas Award at the Award ceremony in Madrid. The jury comprised Eduardo Arroyo, Luis Fernández- Galiano, Anupama Kundoo, Zhenyu Li and Catherine Mosbach...

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Mies Award 2015: Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, by Barozzi Veiga
08/05/2015

Mies Award 2015: Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, by Barozzi Veiga

The purpose of biennial EU Prize for ContemporaryArchitecture--Mies van der Rohe Award aims is to give due recognition to the quality of architectural production in Europe. Coming with a prize of 60,000 euros, the 2015 honor has gone to the Philahrmonic...

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Global Holcim Awards 2015
29/04/2015

Global Holcim Awards 2015

The Swiss-based Holcim Foundation has announced the winners of the fourth edition of the Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, given every three years to architectural works that benefit local communities. The gold, silver, and bronze...

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Pritzker Prize for Frei Otto Is Announced After His Death
12/03/2015

Pritzker Prize for Frei Otto Is Announced After His Death

The New York Times

In an announcement abruptly moved up after his death, the German architect Frei Otto on Tuesday was named the winner of the Pritzker Prize in recognition of his airy tentlike...

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Architect Frei Otto named Pritzker prize winner one day after his death
11/03/2015

Architect Frei Otto named Pritzker prize winner one day after his death

The Guardian

German architect who designed the tented roof of Munich’s Olympic Stadium learned of award shortly before he died at age 89...

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Five finalists for Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
25/02/2015

Five finalists for Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

Out of 420 nominated works, the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation named the five selected to vie for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award for Contemporary Architecture: the LSE Saw Swee Hock student center in London...

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Nieto & Sobejano, Alvar Aalto Medal 2015
04/02/2015

Nieto & Sobejano, Alvar Aalto Medal 2015

In a ceremony held at Helsinki City Hall, Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano were handed the Alvar Aalto Medal, an award given by the Alvar Aalto Foundation in conjunction with the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Finnish Association...

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Pau Sarquellla’s Germans Soler butcher shop receives ‘Bauwelt’ award
20/01/2015

Pau Sarquellla’s Germans Soler butcher shop receives ‘Bauwelt’ award

The  refurbished butcher shop Germans Soler in the Gerona town of Celrá, carried out by Pau Sarquella (Banyoles, 1986), is the recipient of the Das erste Haus prize that the German architecture magazine Bauwelt gives every two years...

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David M. Schwarz, Driehaus Prize 2015
15/01/2015

David M. Schwarz, Driehaus Prize 2015

The New York Times

The 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize — which recognizes classic architecture in modern society — has been awarded to David M. Schwarz...

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35 Spanish works among Mies Award 2015 nominees
16/12/2014

35 Spanish works among Mies Award 2015 nominees

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation has released the list of nominees for the 2015 edition of the Mies Award. Of the 420 candidates, 35 are located in Spain…

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Moshe Safdie, 2015 AIA Gold Medal
11/12/2014

Moshe Safdie, 2015 AIA Gold Medal

AIA

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted today to award the 2015 AIA Gold Medal to Moshe Safdie...

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13th ASCER Ceramic Award, House at Príncipe Real (Lisbon)
02/12/2014

13th ASCER Ceramic Award, House at Príncipe Real (Lisbon)

The Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) has announced the winners of the thirteenth Tile of Spain Awards. The jury presided by Emilio Tuñón gave the Architecture prize, coming with 17,000 euros...

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Bosco Verticale in Milan wins the International Highrise Award 2014
01/12/2014

Bosco Verticale in Milan wins the International Highrise Award 2014

The jury of the International Highrise Award (IHP) 2014 resolved unanimously: the residential highrise Bosco Verticale in Milan has won the prize, worth EUR 50,000, for the world’s most innovative highrise. The firm Boeri Studio...

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Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Spanish National Architecture Award 2014
20/11/2014

Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Spanish National Architecture Award 2014

Given previously to Lluís Clotet, Carlos Ferrater, and Oriol Bohigas, among others, by the ministerial department with authority over housing and construction, Spain’s National Award for Architecture this year goes to Juan Navarro Baldeweg....

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Holcim Awards 2014 for Asia Pacific
18/11/2014

Holcim Awards 2014 for Asia Pacific

The announcement in Jakarta of the winners for Asia Pacific wraps up the fourth edition of the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, held by regions to acknowledge building projects that give sustainable answers to the technological...

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Restoration of Alvar Aalto's Viipuri Library wins 2014 Modernism Prize
14/11/2014

Restoration of Alvar Aalto's Viipuri Library wins 2014 Modernism Prize

World Monuments Fund

The 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize will be awarded to the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library...

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Diébédo Francis Kéré, Schelling Architecture Award
13/11/2014

Diébédo Francis Kéré, Schelling Architecture Award

In Karlsruhe, Germany, where the Schelling Architecture Foundation is based, its award-giving ceremony was held with Diébédo Francis Kéré carrying the day over the nother nominees.

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Sydney's One Central Park wins world's best tall building award
11/11/2014

Sydney's One Central Park wins world's best tall building award

The Guardian

A residential building in Sydney has been named the best tall building in the world. One Central Park by French design group Ateliers Jean Nouvel...

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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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