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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Alejandro Aravena, Ochoquebradas House in Los Vilos (Chile)
22/02/2019

Alejandro Aravena, Ochoquebradas House in Los Vilos (Chile)

The building is part of a private initiative that involved inviting eight Japanese architects (among them Sejima, Nishizawa, Juma, Fujimoto, and Ishigami) and the same number of Chilean ones to design a vacation house in Los Vilos, a rugged natural environment 250...

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Alejandro Aravena, RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2018
15/09/2018

Alejandro Aravena, RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2018

Royal Institute of British Architects

The RIBA Charles Jencks Award is given to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture...

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Balkrishna Doshi, Pritzker Prize 2018
07/03/2018

Balkrishna Doshi, Pritzker Prize 2018

The President of the Hyatt Foundation has announced the concession of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2018 to Balkrishna Doshi. Born in Pune in 1927, Doshi is one of the most important figures of modern architecture in Asia and the master and teacher of several...

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‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens
01/06/2017

‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens

On 1 June Madrid’s Royal Theater was the venue of ‘Future is Now,’ a forum that brought together leading personalities from the economic, technological, and artistic fields will be participating, from the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest financial...

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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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Farrell & McNamara (Grafton Architects) to direct Venice Biennale 2018
17/01/2017

Farrell & McNamara (Grafton Architects) to direct Venice Biennale 2018

The board of the Venice Biennale, chaired by Paola Baratta, has announced that Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara...

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A Voyage in a Parachute. Elemental, Alejandro Aravena
27/05/2016

A Voyage in a Parachute. Elemental, Alejandro Aravena

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Like Vicente Huidobro’s Altazor, Alejandro Aravena was born at 33. After his training in Santiago and Venice, at the turn of the century  he went to Harvard to teach...

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AV Monographs 185: Elemental, Alejandro Aravena
26/05/2016

AV Monographs 185: Elemental, Alejandro Aravena

The awarding of the Pritzker Prize in 2016 to Alejandro Aravena, and his appointment as director of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennial have given the Chilean a prominent presence in the international architectural panorama. AV Monographs 185...

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It’s Elementary (Not). On the Architecture of Alejandro Aravena
02/02/2016

It’s Elementary (Not). On the Architecture of Alejandro Aravena

In line with the recent anouncement of the Pritzker Prize of 2016 going to Alejandrio Aravena, Harkim Sarkis – dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning – reflects on the attributes of the Chilean's works and  highlights his capacity, as an architect...

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Alejandro Aravena, Pritzker Prize 2016
13/01/2016

Alejandro Aravena, Pritzker Prize 2016

The Chilean Alejandro Aravena is the new Pritzker laureate, joining the list of Latin Americans who have landed the prestigious architectural award, after the Mexican Luis Barragán (1980) and the Brazilians Oscar Niemeyer (1988) and Paulo Mendes da Rocha...

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Elemental / Alejandro Aravena,  Anacleto Angelini Center in Santiago (Chile)
26/12/2014

Elemental / Alejandro Aravena, Anacleto Angelini Center in Santiago (Chile)

Located in the Chilean capital, this center intended to foster exchange between the university and the corporate world gives a whole twist to the usual configuration of school and office buildings. The facilities are not clustered together within a central core...

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New Books
AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO 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 227 - KAAN 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 99 - FOSTER+PARTNERS 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
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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