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Friday, October 19, 2018
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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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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AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 207 - MORE CITY 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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.
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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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