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Friday, July 19, 2019
Norman Foster makes site visit to his Maggie's Centre
24/02/2016

Norman Foster makes site visit to his Maggie's Centre

Manchester Evening News

Manchester-born Norman Foster hopes his project  will be a refuge for Manchester families affected by cancer...

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Balthazar Korab and Eero Saarinen
22/02/2016

Balthazar Korab and Eero Saarinen

Citylab

A Hungarian photographer and Finnish architect made midcentury America look its best. Standing face-to-face with an Eero Saarinen structure, it’s hard to feel...

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Does a pretty office make a productive workforce?
15/02/2016

Does a pretty office make a productive workforce?

The Guardian

Offices with scenic views, as well as high-quality indoor environments, could help employees become more productive, research suggests...

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Cuba for sale: ‘Havana is now the big cake’
04/02/2016

Cuba for sale: ‘Havana is now the big cake’

The Guardian

Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour are described as ‘Las Vegas meets Miami...

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Mapping the Terrorist Threat to Middle Eastern Architecture
04/02/2016

Mapping the Terrorist Threat to Middle Eastern Architecture

Citylab

Last week, ISIS razed the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. The St. Elijah monastery was 1,400 years old and stood in the South of Mosul...

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Dance and architecture: Jessica Lange and Steven Holl
03/02/2016

Dance and architecture: Jessica Lange and Steven Holl

The architect Steven Holl and the choreographer Jessica Lange have together explored the connections between architecture and dance in 'Tesseracts of Time,' premiered in November 2015 at the Harris Theater in Chicago.

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Step Inside NASA’s Giant Seashell to Hear Satellites in Orbit
29/01/2016

Step Inside NASA’s Giant Seashell to Hear Satellites in Orbit

Wired

The seashell-shaped NASA Orbit Pavilion amplifies a chorus of 20 distinct sounds that correspond to the International Space Station and a suite of 19 satellites circling the globe...

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Japan’s Arcane Pictogram System Gets a Much-Needed Update
29/01/2016

Japan’s Arcane Pictogram System Gets a Much-Needed Update

Wired

Say you’re in Tokyo and need to find a police station. If you weren’t raised in Japan, you probably wouldn’t know to scan your map for an “X.”...

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Banksy's new artwork criticises use of teargas in Calais refugee camp
27/01/2016

Banksy's new artwork criticises use of teargas in Calais refugee camp

The Guardian

Artwork featuring young girl from Les Misérables appeared on French embassy in London following reports CS gas was used to clear parts of the camp...

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Transylvania’s subterranean theme park
26/01/2016

Transylvania’s subterranean theme park

The Spaces

Deep in the Transylvanian countryside lies an ancient salt mine dating back over two millennia. Today Salina Turda has become an unlikely tourist attraction...

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Mapping the Carbon Footprint of New York City Real Estate
21/01/2016

Mapping the Carbon Footprint of New York City Real Estate

Citylab

Certain properties are sometimes responsible for high amounts of greenhouse gases.  Colored energy-intensive buildings in tan and brown, showing how their consumption...

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Social housing. Back to the street
18/01/2016

Social housing. Back to the street

The Economist

The British prime minister declares war on brutalist housing estates. David Cameron has announced that 100 of them could be demolished to attack poverty and crime...

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Kengo Kuma denies plagiarising Zaha Hadid
18/01/2016

Kengo Kuma denies plagiarising Zaha Hadid

The Guardian

Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium architect Kengo Kuma rejects accusations that he stole the design from Zaha Hadid...

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A new life for Swiss military bunkers and fortresses
15/01/2016

A new life for Swiss military bunkers and fortresses

The Telegraph

With the threat of foreign invasion a thing of the past, thousands of military bunkers and fortresses in Switzerland have been put to commercial use...

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'The first sustainable building on the National Mall'
15/01/2016

'The first sustainable building on the National Mall'

BBC

David Adjaye shows Razia Iqbal one of his current projects, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, which opens in 2016...

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Germany has opened its first autobahn for bicycles
13/01/2016

Germany has opened its first autobahn for bicycles

Quartz

Germany has opened the first stretch of its new highway just for bicycles—a new way for two-wheeled enthusiasts...

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Step into Silicon Forest, Putin's secret weapon in the global tech race
08/01/2016

Step into Silicon Forest, Putin's secret weapon in the global tech race

The Guardian

Akademgorodok was a science city in Siberia built to hothouse the finest minds in Soviet Russia. Now, it’s making a comeback – as a billion-dollar cradle of tech innovation...

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2015: A year in graphics
29/12/2015

2015: A year in graphics

The Washington Post

In 2015, the world was shaken by TERROR as the Islamic State grew and the crisis worsened in Syria. CLIMATE changes came to the forefront...

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The Roots of China’s Real Estate Rush
29/12/2015

The Roots of China’s Real Estate Rush

The New York Times

Chinese money is reshaping real estate markets, as companies and individuals snap up commercial and residential properties. With the Chinese government loosening capital...

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Fendi unveils restored Mussolini building as its headquarters in Rome
11/12/2015

Fendi unveils restored Mussolini building as its headquarters in Rome

The Telegraph

First look inside the striking fascist-era modernist landmark in Rome that Fendi has spent millions restoring, as fashion houses increasingly step in to save Italian...

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Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard 2015 issue
09/12/2015

Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard 2015 issue

Architectural Record’s annual Design Vanguard issue spotlights architects doing some of the most innovative work in the field who will lead the profession in the future. The Spanish studio Losada García Arquitectos is one of the ten selected practices.

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Zaha Hadid among Thought Leaders 2015
07/12/2015

Zaha Hadid among Thought Leaders 2015

Thought Leaders

Zaha Hadid ranks number three among the most influential thought leaders in the Spanish-speaking area...

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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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Peter Zumthor: Different Kinds of Silence
04/12/2015

Peter Zumthor: Different Kinds of Silence

We visited Peter Zumthor – one of the world’s leading architects – in his studio in Switzerland. In this extensive and rare biographical video interview he tells the captivating story of his childhood, his studies in NYC and his parents’ strong influence...

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New study maps Earth's hidden groundwater for the first time
03/12/2015

New study maps Earth's hidden groundwater for the first time

Phys

Groundwater: it's one of the planet's most exploited, most precious natural resources. It ranges in age from months to millions of years old. Around the world...

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California dreaming: the homes where the spirit of the 60s lives on
02/12/2015

California dreaming: the homes where the spirit of the 60s lives on

The Guardian

The residents of Starboard Court, Marin County, have been living the mid-century modernist dream since the actual mid-century...

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Airbus Patents Detachable Cabins to Cut Plane Boarding Times
02/12/2015

Airbus Patents Detachable Cabins to Cut Plane Boarding Times

Wired

It’s quiz time. What’s the worst part about flying? “Everything,” is an entirely appropriate response, but the one thing that’s most miserable about flying is the waiting...

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Public fury as new bridge across the Thames
30/11/2015

Public fury as new bridge across the Thames

The Guardian

The winning design by Bystrup architects for a new Nine Elms bridge is a model of minimal elegance...

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Marina Abramović sued by former lover and collaborator Ulay
27/11/2015

Marina Abramović sued by former lover and collaborator Ulay

The Guardian

Marina Abramović, the world’s best-known performance artist, is being sued by her former collaborator and romantic partner, the German artist known as Ulay...

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The tallest planned buildings in history
25/11/2015

The tallest planned buildings in history

Gizmodo

The tallest building in the world? The Burj Khalifa. Duh. But if plans had worked out differently for other buildings, the Burj Khalifa wouldn’t even crack the top 10 tallest...

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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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