Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Renzo Piano's speech at Genoa bridge inauguration
26/08/2020

Renzo Piano's speech at Genoa bridge inauguration

On 3 August, the city of Genoa inaugurated its new bridge, designed by Renzo Piano to reconstruct the Polcevera Viaduct, also known as the Morandi Bridge, which collapsed on 14 August 2018, killing 43.

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Genoa's new bridge under construction
04/08/2020

Genoa's new bridge under construction

As a donation to Genoa, his native city, Renzo Piano has done the designs for the reconstruction of the Polcevera Viaduct, also known as Morandi Bridge, which collapsed on 14 August 2018, killing 43. The new bridge officially opens almost two years later, this coming 3 August.

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Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion
05/05/2020

Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion

The New York Times

The Morandi Bridge collapsed on Aug. 14, 2018. The new bridge was designed by the architect Renzo Piano, who donated his services to his native city. (Video)...

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Renzo Piano: " It hurts to think of my buildings empty"
03/04/2020

Renzo Piano: " It hurts to think of my buildings empty"

Corriere della Sera

In this interview the Italian architect, in confinement due to the coronavirus, shares his reflections: "if you don't draw inspiration from reality, if you have no contact with people, what do you create?"...

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The Arquia Foundation presents the documentary 'Conversations with Renzo Piano' within its arquia/maestros series
20/03/2020

The Arquia Foundation presents the documentary 'Conversations with Renzo Piano' within its arquia/maestros series

Luis Fernández-Galiano converses with the Genoese master in his studio at Punta Nave shortly before his 80th birthday. We reproduce the interview published in Arquitectura Viva 198.

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Aranda, Pigem, and Vilalta, members of France’s Académie d'Architecture
20/02/2020

Aranda, Pigem, and Vilalta, members of France’s Académie d'Architecture

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta of the firm RCR have been made foreign members of France’s Académie d’Architecture, founded in 1840 as the Société Centrale des Architectes primarily to promote architectural quality. RCR in 2015 received the academy’s...

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Renzo Piano World Tour 2020
24/01/2020

Renzo Piano World Tour 2020 Pdf

‘Art of Construction: the importance of structural details’ is the theme of the fourth international competition for the opportinity to travel around the world visiting works of Renzo Piano.

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The politics of suburbia in Europe
10/05/2019

The politics of suburbia in Europe

The Economist

“The suburbs are the place where energy is in the city—in the good, in the bad,” said Renzo Piano in 2015. He could have been discussing politics...

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Renzo Piano, Emergency Children’s Surgery Center in Entebbe (Uganda)
04/04/2019

Renzo Piano, Emergency Children’s Surgery Center in Entebbe (Uganda)

Emergency’s new Center for Pediatric Surgery in Uganda, south of the city of Kampala, on the north shore of Lake Victoria, is not only a hospital of excellence, but a building that enriches the area in a number of ways. Emergency’s hospitals provide health services...

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Ideas for seven ‘poblados’ of Madrid
23/01/2019

Ideas for seven ‘poblados’ of Madrid

Josean Ruiz Esquíroz

Madrid It is not often that the ideas of young architects can be heard. This exhibition presents the work of a group of recent graduates of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’s architecture school (ETSAM), carried out in the class conducted by Professor Luis Fernández-Galiano...

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Menil Memorial
02/01/2019

Menil Memorial

Luis Fernández-Galiano

American museums engrave the names of benefactors on a ‘donors wall.’ This biography of Dominique and John de Menil begins with thanks to the hundreds who...

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Renzo Piano to rebuild collapsed bridge in Genoa
19/12/2018

Renzo Piano to rebuild collapsed bridge in Genoa

El País

With a budget of 202 million euros, the project will replace the bridge that collapsed last August, killing 43 people. Construction is to be finished by the end of 2019...

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Masters of International Architecture
18/12/2018

Masters of International Architecture

The Arquia/maestros documentary collection – which since 2014 has been building testimony of the life and work of some of the great architects of our times through interviews conducted by Luis Fernández-Galiano, director of the endeavor – now explores...

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RPBW, The Forum in New York
05/11/2018

RPBW, The Forum in New York

Renzo Piano has completed his third construction for Columbia University's new Manhattanville Campus in Harlem, which with three other academic buildings is part of the first phase of the masterplan that the Italian architect drew up in collaboration with SOM...

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'The Island' at 'Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings' exhibition
19/09/2018

'The Island' at 'Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings' exhibition Pdf

On view through 20 January 2019 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London is an exhibition on Renzo Piano. One of the rooms presents 'The Island,' a piece of timber that brings together the 3D-printed models of 102 buildings by the Italian master.

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Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings review
14/09/2018

Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings review

The Guardian

From the Pompidou Centre to the Shard, this exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, showcases the architectural pioneer’s greatest hits...

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Renzo Piano presents his design for the new bridge of Genoa
10/09/2018

Renzo Piano presents his design for the new bridge of Genoa

Renzo Piano has unveiled the project he has donated to Genoa, his native city, to reconstruct the Polcevera viaduct, after its collapse last 14 August, killing 43. (More information)

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Renzo Piano, Bjarke Ingels, and Rafael Moneo speak on Jørn Utzon
24/04/2018

Renzo Piano, Bjarke Ingels, and Rafael Moneo speak on Jørn Utzon

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk (Denmark) has published a series of videos where several architects talk about the Danish master Jørn Utzon, born on 9 April 1918. 

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Renzo Piano, Palais de Justice in Paris
12/12/2017

Renzo Piano, Palais de Justice in Paris

The opening in Paris of the new Palais de Justice, designed by Renzo Piano, brings together a group of different buildings spread around the city, becoming the biggest court site in Europe...

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Piano Pieces / Piano in Pieces
04/08/2017

Piano Pieces / Piano in Pieces

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Renzo Piano sums up his attitude and method in the name of the studio. ‘Building Workshop’ refers both to the physical condition of architecture...

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Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Luis Vidal, Centro Botín
22/06/2017

Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Luis Vidal, Centro Botín

The Centro Botín, a space for art, culture and education, projecting into the Bay of Santander, was strongly supported by Emilio Botín (1934-2014), president of Banco Santander and financed by the Botín Foundation, one of the most important private...

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Renzo Piano, art gallery in the Château La Coste winery
26/05/2017

Renzo Piano, art gallery in the Château La Coste winery

In a recondite enclave reached through country roads – in Le Puy-Saint-Réparade, a village in France’s Provence región – is the Château La Coste winery. The landscape of vineyards engages in dialogue with works by architects and artists like Tadao Ando...

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Alejandro Aravena to build a cultural center in Doha (Qatar)
16/05/2017

Alejandro Aravena to build a cultural center in Doha (Qatar)

Elemental, the Chilean practice headed by Alejandro Aravena, has won the Art Mill International Design Competition, organized to transform Qatar’s largest flour factory into a complex dedicated to art. The 83,500-square-meter site is at the center...

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Peter Zumthor, extension of Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Switzerland)
04/05/2017

Peter Zumthor, extension of Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Switzerland)

Peter Zumthor has unveiled his project for the extension of the Fondation Beyeler in the city of Riehen, in Switzerland’s canton of Basel-Stadt. The museum, which opened in 1997, was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano to house the modern and...

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Diébédo Francis Kéré, Arnold W. Brunner Prize 2017
30/03/2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré, Arnold W. Brunner Prize 2017

The  American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize to Diébédo Francis Kéré. Since 1955 the prestigious U.S. institution has annually given it in recognition of significant contributions to...

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Onur Teke, T-House in Mordogan (Turkey)
26/01/2017

Onur Teke, T-House in Mordogan (Turkey)

A collaborator of Renzo Piano Building Workshop for over a decade, the Turkish architect Onur Teke (Izmir, 1975) is the author of this year-round residence of a retired couple based in Mordogan, a town in the Karaburun Peninsula facing the Aegean Sea...

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Renzo Piano, Jerome L. Greene Science Center in New York
28/10/2016

Renzo Piano, Jerome L. Greene Science Center in New York

RPBW (Renzo Piano Building Workshop), in collaboration with SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), drew up the masterplan for Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus in Harlem. Phase one includes four academic buildings. The first has been completed...

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RPBW, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens
15/07/2016

RPBW, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens

In Kallithea, a municipality within the Athens urban area, on a man-made hill overlooking Falero Bay, rises this architectural complex that includes the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera. The work of Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)...

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Bureau SLA renovates 27E building in Amsterdam
01/06/2016

Bureau SLA renovates 27E building in Amsterdam

As part of a plan to renovate an old naval base at the heart of Amsterdam, a building which was a center for military education has undergone renovation to house a program connected to the Dutch turn to preside the European Council during the first half of 2016...

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MAD's first building in Europe
25/05/2016

MAD's first building in Europe

Headed by Ma Yansong, the Beijing office MAD has unveiled its design for a residential block currently going up in Paris, in the Clichy-Batignolles neighborhood, near Renzo PIano's new Palais de Justice, which is also under construction. Being executed in...

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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.
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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.
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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.
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This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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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