Arquitectura Viva
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Bjarke Ingels joins WeWork as chief architect
10/05/2018

Bjarke Ingels joins WeWork as chief architect

He will continue to lead the architectural firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and will offer his insights and ideas to extend the boundaries of architecture, real estate, technology, and design at WeWork...

[+]
The new magnetism of mid-size cities
07/05/2018

The new magnetism of mid-size cities

The Curbed

For many millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice. If, 10 years ago, you had asked 28-year-old Sarah Luckett Bhatia if she’d return to her hometown of Louisville...

[+]
The Floor Plans for Jeff Bezos’s $23 Million DC Home
04/05/2018

The Floor Plans for Jeff Bezos’s $23 Million DC Home

Washingtonian

The Amazon founder's Kalorama mansion will have 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, and two elevators. At 27,000 square feet, the mansion was already the biggest home in Washington...

[+]
The ‘Brexit memo’ of David Chipperfield
03/05/2018

The ‘Brexit memo’ of David Chipperfield

The British architect has sent the RIBA a ‘Brexit memo’, criticizing the Institute for failing to defend social needs and architects’ interests.

[+]
Jørn Utzon’s travel diaries and photography
01/05/2018

Jørn Utzon’s travel diaries and photography

Wallpaper

As part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of architect Jørn Utzon’s birth, the Utzon Center in Aalborg, Denmark, follows the international travels...

[+]
Turner prize shortlist
28/04/2018

Turner prize shortlist

The Guardian

Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson in contention for prize...

[+]
Future Thinking
25/04/2018

Future Thinking Pdf

Monocle

In his foundation, Norman Foster has brought together an enthusiastic team of architects, urbanists and designers who share his energy and passion...

[+]
The most influential people
23/04/2018

The most influential people

Time

Elizabeth Diller is the only architect named on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people of 2018...

[+]
Five Seasons: the gardens of Piet Oudolf
23/04/2018

Five Seasons: the gardens of Piet Oudolf

An immersive and meditative documentary that reveals how the revolutionary landscape designer, Piet Oudolf, upends our conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself...

[+]
Agreement between the Norman Foster Foundation and Arquitectura Viva
19/04/2018

Agreement between the Norman Foster Foundation and Arquitectura Viva

Arquitectura Viva has donated to the Norman Foster Foundation a complete collection of its publications, which includes all the issues edited up to date of its three magazines: AV Monographs, Arquitectura Viva, and AV Proyectos...

[+]
Great Centennial Dane
09/04/2018

Great Centennial Dane

Today, 9 April 2018, being the centenary of the birth of Jørn Utzon, we reproduce the introduction of the monograph we have devoted to the Danish master, which will be released for sale this week. 

[+]
Cashing out
03/04/2018

Cashing out

Curbed

Bitcoin’s young investors put their digital currency to work in the physical world. Today, listings from one coast to another tout Bitcoin as a way to make a property transaction...

[+]
Activists protest french oil giant’s sponsorship of the Louvre
30/03/2018

Activists protest french oil giant’s sponsorship of the Louvre

Hyperallergic

More than a dozen demonstrators entered the Louvre museum in Paris and laid down in front of Theodore Géricault’s iconic oil painting The Raft of Medusa, in protest of the company Total...

[+]
China's radical plan to limit the populations of Beijing and Shanghai
28/03/2018

China's radical plan to limit the populations of Beijing and Shanghai

The Guardian

Critics claim the reforms disproportionately affect the cities’ poorest. Tens of thousands of migrants were forced out of Beijing as part of a government crackdown on illegal housing...

[+]
Mark Lee Appointed Chair of Department of Architecture
28/03/2018

Mark Lee Appointed Chair of Department of Architecture

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Lee has taught at Harvard GSD since 2013 and was recently named Professor in Practice of Architecture, an appointment that also will take effect July 1, 2018. Lee is a principal...

[+]
The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?
25/03/2018

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

The Guardian

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain...

[+]
Matching Architecture to People’s Needs, by Listening to Them First
16/03/2018

Matching Architecture to People’s Needs, by Listening to Them First

The New York Times

When the architect Tatiana Bilbao was commissioned to design a house for Mexico’s poorest rural communities, her team was three months into the work before...

[+]
Enrique Llatas, donating models with the Marte Foundation
15/03/2018

Enrique Llatas, donating models with the Marte Foundation

Founder of the architectural firm Llatas and a teacher at the UPC (Peruvian University of Applied Sciences), Enrique Llatas has created the non-profit Fundación Marte with the mission of giving a second life to models after they have served their purpose in academics...

[+]
5 Women Accuse Richard Meier of Sexual Harassment
14/03/2018

5 Women Accuse Richard Meier of Sexual Harassment

The New York Times

But four women who have worked for Mr. Meier — and another who met him when he was working on the Getty — have described encounters when the architect was...

[+]
‘Things Fall Apart’
12/03/2018

‘Things Fall Apart’

A Silver Lion was awarded to Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi and his studio NLÉ, who transported their Makoko Floating School to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Then, the Makoko Floating School collapsed...

[+]
Rome to ban diesel cars from city centre by 2024
10/03/2018

Rome to ban diesel cars from city centre by 2024

The Guardian

Rome, one of Europe’s most traffic-clogged cities and home to thousands of ancient outdoor monuments threatened by pollution, plans to ban diesel cars from the centre by 2024...

[+]
Architectural Association elects Eva Franch i Gilabert as next director
06/03/2018

Architectural Association elects Eva Franch i Gilabert as next director

Curbed

Catalan architect, curator and educator Eva Franch i Gilabert has been elected director of the Architectural Association school in London...

[+]
More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy
02/03/2018

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy

The Guardian

The number of cities getting at least 70% of their total electricity supply from renewable energy has more than doubled since 2015...

[+]
Agreement between Arquitectura Viva and the Norman Foster Foundation
02/03/2018

Agreement between Arquitectura Viva and the Norman Foster Foundation

Arquitectura Viva has donated to the Norman Foster Foundation a complete collection of its publications, which includes all the issues edited up to date of its three magazines: AV Monographs, Arquitectura Viva, and AV Proyectos, in circulation since 1985, 1988 and 2004...

[+]
How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet
22/02/2018

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

The Guardian

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?...

[+]
Carme Pinós to design MPavilion 2018
14/02/2018

Carme Pinós to design MPavilion 2018

The fifth temporary MPavilion, for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct, will be designed by Spanish architect and educator Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, Barcelona...

[+]
Tinder-Like App Lets Dutch Renters Swap Houses
08/02/2018

Tinder-Like App Lets Dutch Renters Swap Houses

Pop-Up City

Dutch social renters wanting to move to a new apartment can now use an app to swap houses with other renters. One precondition, both renters need to ‘like’ each other’s...

[+]
Demolition begins on AT&T Building lobby
07/02/2018

Demolition begins on AT&T Building lobby

The Architects Newspaper

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has approved demolition of the lobby at Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s postmodern tower at 550 Madison Avenue in New York...

[+]
David Adjaye Among New Mentors in Rolex Program
07/02/2018

David Adjaye Among New Mentors in Rolex Program

The New York Times

David Adjaye has named Mariam Kamara his protégé as part of a new mentorship program sponsored by Rolex...

[+]
Soane Annual Lecture by Rafael Moneo
02/02/2018

Soane Annual Lecture by Rafael Moneo Pdf

Discourse of Rafael Moneo upon receiving the inaugural Soane Medal.

[+]

New Books
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.
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
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.
SPECIAL OFFER SPECIAL OFFER
BACK ISSUES
Complete your magazine collection now with
our back issues
special offer: buy a full year
of Arquitectura Viva or
a set of four Spanish Architecture Yearbooks
at a very interesting price.
Editorial Arquitectura Viva SL - Calle de Aniceto Marinas, 32 - E-28008 Madrid, España - Ph: (+34) 915 487 317 - Fax: (+34) 915 488 191 - AV@ArquitecturaViva.com - Latest News in RSS