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Monday, September 23, 2019
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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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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New Books
AV Monografías 217 - UNDURRAGA DEVÉS 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 217 - SNØHETTA 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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.
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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