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Thursday, November 26, 2020
Wunderkammer 2020, by Olafur Eliasson
24/05/2020

Wunderkammer 2020, by Olafur Eliasson

You are invited to create your own cabinet of curiosities in augmented reality by bringing objects, outdoor phenomena, and smaller spatial experiments by Olafur to your home or environment - a sun, a puffin, a ladybird, or flowers, a compass or a rainy cloud...

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Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao: Olafur Eliasson, ‘In Real Life’
14/02/2020

Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao: Olafur Eliasson, ‘In Real Life’

This retrospective gathers 40 works completed since 1990. The exhibition includes pieces of different format – installations, sculptures, photographs, and paintings – made with materials ranging from moss or fog to light and reflective metals, and invites us to immerse...

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Olafur Eliasson, ‘Seeing spheres’ in San Francisco
12/09/2019

Olafur Eliasson, ‘Seeing spheres’ in San Francisco

The artist Olafur Eliasson (Copenhagen, 1967) has installed five reflective spheres at the east entrance plaza of San Francisco’s Chase Center, new home of the Golden State Warriors, the city’s basketball team. Each measuring 4.8 meters in diameter, the polished globes...

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David Adjaye, Ruby City art center in San Antonio (Texas)
15/04/2019

David Adjaye, Ruby City art center in San Antonio (Texas)

Designed by the British practice of David Adjaye in collaboration with the Texan firm Alamo Architects, this museum will harbor the Linda Pace Foundation’s permanent collection of contemporary art, which features works of Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Demand...

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BIG presents Oceanix City at the United Nations
12/04/2019

BIG presents Oceanix City at the United Nations

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the firm BIG, unveiled his design for the first sustainable and affordable floating community for 10,000 residents. The idea for Oceanix, a company that develops innovative...

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Ice Watch London by Olafur Eliasson
20/12/2018

Ice Watch London by Olafur Eliasson

Since 11 December 2018, immense blocks of ice, harvested as free-floating icebergs from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, have stood outside Tate Modern and Bloomberg’s European headquarters, melting away...

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Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun teams up with Ikea
18/06/2018

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun teams up with Ikea

The Art Newspaper

Eliasson and Ikea are teaming up to produce accessible and affordable tools that function without mains electricity and use renewable energy...

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Frida Escobedo’s pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery
12/06/2018

Frida Escobedo’s pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery

Visitable from 15 June to 7 October in Kensington Gardens, London, the Serpentine Gallery’s pavilion this year is designed by the firm of Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, 1979). Formed by two lattice-wrapped rectangular volumes, it fuses typical Mexican architectural...

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Fjordenhus by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur Eliasson
07/06/2018

Fjordenhus by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur Eliasson

The headquarters of Kirk Kapital, in the Danish fjord of Vejle, is the first building designed entirely by the artist Olafur Eliasson, who has collaborated before in architectural projects like the Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík or the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion of 2007...

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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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Studio MK27, Jungle House in Guarujá (Brazil)
13/04/2017

Studio MK27, Jungle House in Guarujá (Brazil)

As if it were a hut for postmodern beaux sauvages, the house appears in the clearing of a rainforest in the Brazil’s São Paulo region. But the mountainous topography and the dense vegetation, which could have inspired easy metaphors, do not determine...

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The Veil in the Pyramid. Extension of Tate Modern, London
16/06/2016

The Veil in the Pyramid. Extension of Tate Modern, London

Deyan Sudjic

Tate Modern – the museum was very keen to drop ‘the’ from its official name - is the embodiment of the wave of change, geographical as well as cultural, that London...

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen + James Turrell, expansion of ARoS in Aarhus
18/11/2015

Schmidt Hammer Lassen + James Turrell, expansion of ARoS in Aarhus

Plans to expand ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark’s second largest city have been officially unveiled. Opened in 2004, the museum was designed by the firm of Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer, and John F. Lassen. The Danish practice was later...

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SANAA opens ‘The River’ in New Canaan (Connecticut)
10/10/2015

SANAA opens ‘The River’ in New Canaan (Connecticut)

“A center for arts, faith, and justice, a gift of the Foundation to the community of New Canaan”. This is how SANAA’s new building is described by Sharon Prince, president of the Grace Farms Foundation, an organization committed to fighting against any kind...

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Olafur Eliasson’s Cirkelbroen bridge in Copenhagen opens
01/09/2015

Olafur Eliasson’s Cirkelbroen bridge in Copenhagen opens

El artista danés-islandés Olafur Eliasson ha diseñado el puente peatonal Cirkelbroen que atraviesa el canal Christianshavn de su ciudad natal, Copenhague. Recientemente inaugurada, la estructura de 40 metros de longitud está compuesta...

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Diébédó Francis Kéré: Opera Village en Laongo (Burkina Faso)
25/08/2015

Diébédó Francis Kéré: Opera Village en Laongo (Burkina Faso)

Two years before he died, the German artist and film/theater director Christoph Schlingensief took Diébédo Francis Kéré on board his dream of building an opera house in the heart of Africa. Schlingensief convinced Kéré that an art project which helps...

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Olafur Eliasson analyzes color in Turner’s work
16/09/2014

Olafur Eliasson analyzes color in Turner’s work

Coinciding with Tate Britain’s exhibition on J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), the London museum presents ‘Turner colour experiments’, where the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson shows the results of his experiments with color and light in seven works by the English romantic landscape painter.

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‘Riverbed’, Olafur Eliasson in Humlebæk (Denmark)
26/08/2014

‘Riverbed’, Olafur Eliasson in Humlebæk (Denmark)

On view until 1 April 2015 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk is an exhibition on the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. The central piece of the show is the installation ‘Riverbed’.

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Henning Larsen dies
24/06/2013

Henning Larsen dies

One of the most prolific Danish architects of the past decades passed away at the age of 87 in his Copenhagen home. Born in 1925, Larsen began his career working with Arne Jacobsen and Jørn Utzon. In 1959 he set up his own practice in the Danish capital ...

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Diébédó Francis Kéré: Health Center in Laongo (Burkina Faso)
30/05/2013

Diébédó Francis Kéré: Health Center in Laongo (Burkina Faso)

Two years before he died of lung cancer at the age of 49, the German artist and film/theater director Christoph Schlingensief took the Burkina Faso architect Diébédo Francis Kéré on board his dream of building...

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Norman Foster opens the Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich
10/05/2013

Norman Foster opens the Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich

The Lenbechhaus Museum in Munich – the old house and studio of the German painter Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904) – reopened its doors after a renovation of its historic buildings and the construction of a new wing by the office of Norman Foster...

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‘Moving. Norman Foster on Art’’ at the Carré d’Art in Nîmes
02/05/2013

‘Moving. Norman Foster on Art’’ at the Carré d’Art in Nîmes

The Carré d’Art in Nîmes, built by Norman Foster, celebrates its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, on 3 May 2013 the French museum inaugurates Moving. Norman Foster on Art, the first contemporary...

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Mies Award goes to Harpa in Reykjavik, by Henning Larsen
29/04/2013

Mies Award goes to Harpa in Reykjavik, by Henning Larsen

The Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with artist Olafur Eliasson and with the local studio Batteríið Architects, is the winner of the Mies Award 2013...

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Five finalists for the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award
01/02/2013

Five finalists for the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award

Out of 335 works in 37 European countries, the European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have revealed the five finalists for the Mies Award of 2013: the City Hall of Ghent (Belgium) by...

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New Books
AV Monografías 227_228 - CASAS EN DETALLE 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 228 - JOSÉ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ 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 100 - MAD ARCHITECTS 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
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles + Fracturas y ficciones
Luis Fernández-Galiano publishes Las grandes esperanzas (1976-1992), a critical revision of the issues and challenges of architecture, art, and society of those convulse and fertile years, offering a historical mirror on which we can find a reflection of our current economic, ecological, and social crisis.
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles
The recession caused by the oil crises that shook the planet in the 1970s serves as backdrop for Empeños sostenibles (1976-1984), a selection of articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano on technological alternatives, sustainable construction, and the relationship between architecture and energy.
Las grandes esperanzas Fracturas y ficciones
Through the one hundred essays on architecture, history, art, and society included in Fracturas y ficciones (1985-1992), Luis Fernández-Galiano outlines a portrait of a period of global prosperity in which the Olympic Games of Barcelona and the Expo of Seville brought international attention to Spain.
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 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.
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.
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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