Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, July 19, 2018
British Antarctic research station to be moved due to crack in the ice
14/12/2016

British Antarctic research station to be moved due to crack in the ice

The Guardian

The British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI research station has recorded data relevant to space weather, climate change, and atmospheric phenomena from its site on the Brunt...

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Open letter from Zaha Hadid Architects
29/11/2016

Open letter from Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects

Patrik Schumacher’s ‘urban policy manifesto’ does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects’ past—and will not be our future...

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The extreme views of Patrik Schumacher are causing outrage
25/11/2016

The extreme views of Patrik Schumacher are causing outrage

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Abolish social housing, scrap prescriptive planning regulations and usher in the wholesale privatisation of our streets, squares and parks...

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Donald J. Trump Wins
09/11/2016

Donald J. Trump Wins

The New York Times

United States Presidential Election Results. Live estimates of the presidential race in real time with three key indicators: chance of winning presidency...

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The sale of an icon
24/10/2016

The sale of an icon

Sotheby's

Case Study House #21 is arguably Pierre Koenig’s greatest steel frame design, and the high point of the Case Study Program promoted from 1945 to 1964 by Arts & Architecture...

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Nicolas Berggruen envisions lofty thoughts on politics and culture
24/10/2016

Nicolas Berggruen envisions lofty thoughts on politics and culture

Los Angeles Times

Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Berggruen Institute could be the last large project built in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains...

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Now Available on Airbnb: Frank Lloyd Wright
20/10/2016

Now Available on Airbnb: Frank Lloyd Wright

The New York Times

There are dozens of Frank Lloyd Wright houses across the country that fans of the architect can visit. There are a handful...

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Stopping bridge collapses
14/10/2016

Stopping bridge collapses

The Economist

On august 2nd a century-old bridge carrying the road from Mumbai to Goa over the Savitri river collapsed (see picture)...

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Developer of $50 Million N.Y. Penthouse Now Explores Tiny Homes
10/10/2016

Developer of $50 Million N.Y. Penthouse Now Explores Tiny Homes

Bloomberg

London’s latest micro flats meet the country’s minimum space requirements. Technically. They’re built for one person. There's only a shower, no bathtub allowed...

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Amanda Levete's MAAT Museum in Lisbon opens
05/10/2016

Amanda Levete's MAAT Museum in Lisbon opens

The New York Times

AL_A’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon, the first in a number of major projects to be realized by the studio in coming years...

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Prison Sentence Over Smashing of Shrines in Timbuktu: 9 Years
28/09/2016

Prison Sentence Over Smashing of Shrines in Timbuktu: 9 Years

The New York Times

For his role in demolishing historic Muslim shrines in Timbuktu (Mali), judges at the International Criminal Court ordered a radical Islamist  to serve nine years in prison...

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Nobel, unprized
26/09/2016

Nobel, unprized

The Economist

Protests reveal NIMBYism mixed with indifference to the past. David Chipperfield won the commission for the Nobel Centre or Nobelhusetover...

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Eisenhower family finally supports Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial
23/09/2016

Eisenhower family finally supports Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial

Curbed

After years of legislative battles, criticisms, and design edits, the Eisenhower family will now support Frank Gehry’s design of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial...

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Residents overlooked by Tate Modern extension
23/09/2016

Residents overlooked by Tate Modern extension

The Guardian

Tate director Nick Serota suggests solution for Neo Bankside tenants who don’t want to make an exhibition of themselves get net curtains...

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Marina Abramović Gives Norman Foster a Golden Replica of His Own Brain
23/09/2016

Marina Abramović Gives Norman Foster a Golden Replica of His Own Brain

artnet

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem honored Norman Foster with the Scopus Award...

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David Adjaye on designing the African American museum
23/09/2016

David Adjaye on designing the African American museum

Al Jazeera

David Adjaye explains his inspiration behind the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC...

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The Design of Parliaments Has a Funkadelic Impact on Politics
21/09/2016

The Design of Parliaments Has a Funkadelic Impact on Politics

Wired

At first glance, the meeting halls of Russia’s and Botswana’s parliaments could not look more different. Russia’s 616-member parliament makes policy decisions...

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Bjarke Ingels on why architecture should be more like Minecraft
16/09/2016

Bjarke Ingels on why architecture should be more like Minecraft

Wired

It's Ingels' moment. The architectural prodigy's commissions range from Google's HQ to the new World Trade Centre - all united by his philosophy of 'Yes Is More'...

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Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots
16/09/2016

Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The great photographer’s awesome images – taken from drones, propellor planes and a 50ft selfie stick – show how industry has drilled and drained our planet...

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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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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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