Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Sejima Kazuyo, newest member of the Pritzker Prize Jury
31/01/2018

Sejima Kazuyo, newest member of the Pritzker Prize Jury

2010 Pritzker Laureate Sejima Kazuyo is the co-founder of Toyko-based SANAA, alongside Nishizawa Ryue, which opened in 1995. She is also a professor at Polytechnic University of Milan, University of Applied Arts Vienna; Keio University, Tokyo...

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White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but Guggenheim offers gold toilet
29/01/2018

White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but Guggenheim offers gold toilet

The Guardian

The Guggenheim Museum proposed lending Maurizio Cattelan’s America after turning down a request for Landscape With Snow...

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Frank Gehry unveils designs for long-delayed Grand Avenue project
27/01/2018

Frank Gehry unveils designs for long-delayed Grand Avenue project

Los Angeles Times

Visitors who come at all hours every day to marvel at architect Frank Gehry's gleaming Walt Disney Concert Hall routinely turn their backs on the eyesore across Grand Avenue...

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Norman Foster becomes President of The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust
23/01/2018

Norman Foster becomes President of The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust

Lord Foster of Thames Bank O.M. has been appointed President of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, with effect from 15 January 2018. Announcing the appointment the charity's Chairman, Lord Palumbo, said...

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Patrik Schumacher: 'I've been depicted as a fascist'
18/01/2018

Patrik Schumacher: 'I've been depicted as a fascist'

The Guardian

When Patrik Schumacher, who took over as head of Zaha Hadid Architects after its legendary founder’s death in early 2016...

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Historic Merz Barn art studio could move from Lake District to China
15/01/2018

Historic Merz Barn art studio could move from Lake District to China

The Guardian

Stone building used by influential German artist Kurt Schwitters may be sold due to lack of funds to maintain it, owners say...

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The daily commute: travel times to cities around the world
14/01/2018

The daily commute: travel times to cities around the world

The Guardian

From Britain to China to Mali, new maps showing travel times to the nearest urban centre reveal huge differences between countries...

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Frank Lloyd Wright building expected to be demolished
11/01/2018

Frank Lloyd Wright building expected to be demolished

Curbed

A late-period building by Frank Lloyd Wright in Whitefish, Montana, is expected to be demolished after a last-minute buyer didn’t come forward in time...

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Frank Lloyd Wright's final home going back on the market for $3.25M
07/01/2018

Frank Lloyd Wright's final home going back on the market for $3.25M

Curbed

The circular Norman Lykes Home is back on the market in Phoenix. Designed just before his death in 1959...

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Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: No More No Less
05/01/2018

Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: No More No Less

Through a selection of Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s buildings, paintings, drawings, photographs, and scale models, the lecture explores the fundamental—yet diffuse—distinction between presence and representation...

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25 People Shaping the Future in Science, Tech,  Activism and More
31/12/2017

25 People Shaping the Future in Science, Tech, Activism and More

Rolling Stones

The inventors, entrepreneurs and disrupters who are changing (and maybe saving) the world one brilliant idea at a time include profiles from architect Elon Musk to ciberactivist Simona Levi...

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Ethiopia´s Living Churches
28/12/2017

Ethiopia´s Living Churches

The Guardian

The book "Ethiopia´s Living Churches" gathers an important amount of religious architecture examples of one of the first cultures to adopt Christianity...

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Bjarke Ingels Interview: Different Angles
21/12/2017

Bjarke Ingels Interview: Different Angles

“Great buildings blatantly express their true essence to the world.” The lauded Danish architect Bjarke Ingels here shares his personal story and his bold approach to architecture, which he feels should always be playful, generous and empathetic.

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How does your neighborhood vote?
14/12/2017

How does your neighborhood vote?

CityLab

You can learn a lot about an area just from the cars parked on its streets. If you walk through a city and see more pickup trucks than sedans parked on the side of the road...

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Antoine Predock donates property, archives to UNM
13/12/2017

Antoine Predock donates property, archives to UNM

Albuquerque Journal

Predock recently donated the Downtown property where he once lived and practiced to University of New Mexico (UNM) – the school that helped turn the once-budding...

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New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 205 - AMERICA IMPORTS 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 87 - E2A 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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