Arquitectura Viva
Friday, January 19, 2018
Carme Pinós awarded 2016 Rupp Prize
16/09/2016

Carme Pinós awarded 2016 Rupp Prize

Berkeley

Carme Pinós, an award-winning architect and educator, is the 2016 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize...

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Zaha Hadid’s successor: my blueprint for the future
14/09/2016

Zaha Hadid’s successor: my blueprint for the future

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Patrik Schumacher preaches the gospel of ‘parametricism’, a system of architecture designed to cut out human error by valuing technology over art...

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One World Trade Center sale could prove challenging for Port Authority
13/09/2016

One World Trade Center sale could prove challenging for Port Authority

Curbed

The Port Authority is hoping that a potential sale of One World Trade Center may generate as much as $5 billion for the agency, but in order for any sale to move forward...

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Mapping global temperatures changes
09/09/2016

Mapping global temperatures changes

Wired

When it comes to explaining climate change, it helps to have clear, convincing evidence on hand. Ed Hawkins...

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Nicholas Serota steps down as Tate director
09/09/2016

Nicholas Serota steps down as Tate director

The Telegraph

Sir Nicholas, 70, is to leave the galleries at the end of next year, taking over from Sir Peter Bazalgette to work part time at the Arts Council...

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Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia wins the Prince Claus Award
07/09/2016

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia wins the Prince Claus Award

Thanhnien News

Nghia and five others will be presented with the awards at the Royal Palace Amsterdam by Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands...

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Rem Koolhaas - Charlie Rose
06/09/2016

Rem Koolhaas - Charlie Rose

Bloomberg

A rebroadcast of an hour with Rem Koolhaas. He is one of the most influential architects at work today. Some of his most notable projects include the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing...

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Glenn Murcutt: touch the Earth lightly with your housing footprint
26/08/2016

Glenn Murcutt: touch the Earth lightly with your housing footprint

The Guardian

Acclaimed architect whose Melbourne mosque project has rejected traditional elements says he ‘would die’ if he had to live in an outer suburban housing estate...

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Paredes Pedrosa: Composition and Context
12/08/2016

Paredes Pedrosa: Composition and Context

Francesco Dal Co

With its tectonic tone and contextual tuning, the architecture of Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio García Pedrosa has a voice of its own...

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The architect who became a diamond
27/07/2016

The architect who became a diamond

The New Yorker

Luis Barragán, who won the Pritzker Prize in 1980, is revered for his geometric, brightly colored buildings, all of them in Mexico, which blend vernacular hacienda elements...

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Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help
08/07/2016

Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help

Wired

Today, everyone from city planners to the World Bank uses data to map the spread of urbanization. But tracking the expansion...

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Architecture ranks fith in suicide rates
07/07/2016

Architecture ranks fith in suicide rates

Centers for Disease Control

Analysis of 2012 National Violent Death Reporting System data from 17 states in the United States indicated that workers...

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Cities: The right kind of sprawl
06/07/2016

Cities: The right kind of sprawl

The Economist

Growing cities in Africa and Asia are bound to spread out. They do not have to do it so messily. Every year the world’s urban population swells...

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How nature turned a communist plan into Bucharest's urban park
24/06/2016

How nature turned a communist plan into Bucharest's urban park

The Guardian

The wild wetland of Văcărești is a symbol of nature’s resilience. Without human interference, wildlife has reconquered this abandoned lake and transformed...

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Eero Saarinen Designed Weapons and ‘Devices’ For the CIA
23/06/2016

Eero Saarinen Designed Weapons and ‘Devices’ For the CIA

Gizmodo

Eero Saarinen designed some of the most iconic American buildings of the 20th century. The arch in St. Louis? That was him...

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Breaking into the 800 club
17/06/2016

Breaking into the 800 club

The New York Times Magazine
“This is the skyline people talk about.” It was a Wednesday evening in late May, and Warren Estis, a real estate litigator, was showing... [+]
Emilio Ambasz: «I detest writing theories, I prefer writing fables»
16/06/2016

Emilio Ambasz: «I detest writing theories, I prefer writing fables»

Vladimir Belogolovsky: We are in Bologna, Italy where you spend some of your time every year. Curiously, on my way here, my train passed your hospital complex in Venice-Mestre. It zipped right next to it; I had a pleasure visiting it a few years ago...

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Demolition of Moscow 'workers' villages' raises fears for heritage
15/06/2016

Demolition of Moscow 'workers' villages' raises fears for heritage

The Guardian

When Moscow city deputy Alexandra Parushina asked the men in bulldozers whether they had permission to tear down a 1920s housing estate in her constituency...

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Does Makoko Floating School's collapse threaten the whole slum's future?
14/06/2016

Does Makoko Floating School's collapse threaten the whole slum's future?

The Guardian

Multiple award-winning Makoko Floating School was a beacon of hope in this Lagos slum...

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How the refugees of Calais became the camp's architects
13/06/2016

How the refugees of Calais became the camp's architects

The Guardian

A nightclub, restaurant strip and thatched roofs – in the haphazard squalor of the Calais refugee camp, residents have found a way to make tents feel like home...

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An Icon of Midcentury Organic Modern Architecture Is Destroyed
09/06/2016

An Icon of Midcentury Organic Modern Architecture Is Destroyed

Hyperallergic

Bruce Goff’s Bavinger House in Norman, Oklahoma, had been built right into the state’s red earth. A spiraling 1955 house that was considered one of the icons of 20th-century...

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Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari wins Japan’s Fakuoka Prize
07/06/2016

Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari wins Japan’s Fakuoka Prize

Tribune

The award aims to increase awareness of Asian cultures and to institute a broad framework for exchange and mutual learning among the peoples of Asia...

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Alejandro Zaera-Polo sues Princeton University
31/05/2016

Alejandro Zaera-Polo sues Princeton University

Daily Princetonian

University professor Alejandro Zaera-Polo, former dean of the school of architecture, has filed a complaint alleging breach of contract, trade libel and defamation by members...

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New protégé in architecture
27/05/2016

New protégé in architecture

Rolex Mentor and Protégé

David Chipperfield has selected the 34 year-old Swiss designer and academic, Simon Kretz, as his protégé in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for 2016–2017...

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Why Europe Has Such a Lower Carbon Footprint Than the U.S.
25/05/2016

Why Europe Has Such a Lower Carbon Footprint Than the U.S.

Pulitzer Center

The average European has about half the carbon footprint of the average American, but that isn't necessarily because the average German is trying...

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On her 100th birthday, how Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities
04/05/2016

On her 100th birthday, how Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities

The Guardian / Saskia Sassen

When I first encountered this doyenne of urban activism, she offered one of the sharpest...

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Shigeru Ban Takes His Relief Architecture to Ecuador
04/05/2016

Shigeru Ban Takes His Relief Architecture to Ecuador

Curbed

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban is once more jumping into disaster-relief efforts. The cardboard-wielding starchitect traveled to Ecuador...

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Martino Stierli of MoMA responds to gallery closing criticism
29/04/2016

Martino Stierli of MoMA responds to gallery closing criticism

The Architects Newspaper

Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, has responded to the article about the future of the museum’s galleries...

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Can Vanna Venturi House and other landmark homes survive the test of new owners?
29/04/2016

Can Vanna Venturi House and other landmark homes survive the test of new owners?

Los Angeles Times

The online listing for the Vanna Venturi House, a three-bedroom, two-bath, two-story... 

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Tomorrow's Buildings: Radical solutions to housing crisis
21/04/2016

Tomorrow's Buildings: Radical solutions to housing crisis

BBC

For many, a smart home is not one that has a thermostat that responds to their temperature needs, a door lock that knows they are coming up the drive...

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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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