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Sunday, June 16, 2019
Italy's new ruins
16/06/2019

Italy's new ruins

The Guardian

Overgrown and weathered, many historical monuments are disappearing as public funds for culture fail to match modern Italy’s inheritance...

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‘Je est un autre’ by Marshall Brown
15/06/2019

‘Je est un autre’ by Marshall Brown

Western Exhibitions in Chicago presents this exhibition. Featuring two new projects, Brown uses the historically disruptive properties of collage and montage to create new spaces, forms, and narratives that embody new relationships between the one and the many...

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Google rewards reputable reporting, not left-wing politics
14/06/2019

Google rewards reputable reporting, not left-wing politics

The Economist

Google says that the 10,000 human evaluators who rate sources for its search engine assess “expertise” and “trustworthiness” but not ideology. Web-traffic figures support this defence...

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Cosentino Design Challenge 13 award winners
12/06/2019

Cosentino Design Challenge 13 award winners

The Cosentino Design Challenge international competition seeks to promote research revolving around the configuration of spaces, materials, and building systems. The 13th edition brought in 350 candidates and three prizes were given in each of two sections...

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Facebook’s Possible 1,400-Foot ‘Penn15’ Supertall
11/06/2019

Facebook’s Possible 1,400-Foot ‘Penn15’ Supertall

New York Yimby

Designed by Rafael Viñoly, one of the largest potential office buildings in New York City has long been in the works on the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, at 401 Seventh Avenue...

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Virgil Abloh's New Art Exhibition at the MCA In Chicago
11/06/2019

Virgil Abloh's New Art Exhibition at the MCA In Chicago

Forbes

The fashion designer Virgil Abloh teamed up with AMO’s director Samir Bantal to develop the creative direction and narrative of the exhibition...

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Vázquez Consuegra, Casa A11 in Seville
11/06/2019

Vázquez Consuegra, Casa A11 in Seville

In the old quarter of Seville stands this house, a work of the local firm Vázquez Consuegra. The lot is very irregular, long and narrow. The project reuses a metal structure of floor slabs and pillars that addresses a different sort of program...

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Espejo con televisión integrada de Miralay
11/06/2019

Espejo con televisión integrada de Miralay

Miralay, empresa con sede en San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante), presenta bajo la marca de su mismo nombre un espejo con televisión integrada desde el que se puede acceder a diferentes servicios de internet como alquiler de películas y youtube, entre otros...

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Taliban Captures World Heritage Site in Afghanistan
10/06/2019

Taliban Captures World Heritage Site in Afghanistan

The Antiquities Coalition

The Taliban captured the 12th-century Minaret of Jam and killed 18 Afghan security personnel tasked with protecting the World Heritage Site...

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AZAB, 35 public housing units in Badajoz
10/06/2019

AZAB, 35 public housing units in Badajoz

With a project titled ‘La casa por el tejado,’ the Bizcay firm AZAB – established in 2018 by Cristina Acha, Miguel Zaballa, Ane Arce, and Iñigo Berasategui – won the competition for the commission to build four subsidized apartment buildings taking up entire urban blocks...

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Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness
07/06/2019

Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness

The Guardian

Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally...

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EFFEKT, Camp Adventure tower in Haslev (Denmark)
07/06/2019

EFFEKT, Camp Adventure tower in Haslev (Denmark)

A work of EFFEKT, the Copenhagen firm headed by Tue Foged and Sinus Lyngeesta, this tower contains a spiral walk of oakwood from which to enjoy views over the treetops of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, a forest 60 kilometers from the Danish capital. The 45-meter-tall...

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‘Landscapes Framed: European Photographic Missions, 1984-2019’
06/06/2019

‘Landscapes Framed: European Photographic Missions, 1984-2019’

On view from 7 June to 8 September At the ICO Museum in Madrid is a gathering of the work of 56 photographers who between 1984 and 2019 traveled through seven countries with the express purpose of capturing the transformations that Europe’s landscapes...

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Madrid could become first European city to scrap low-emissions zone
06/06/2019

Madrid could become first European city to scrap low-emissions zone

The Guardian

Dismantling Madrid Central may be a complicated affair, with environmentalists mounting a rearguard defence of the pollution measure in the city council and courts of law...

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Ábaton, pantheon in Madrid
06/06/2019

Ábaton, pantheon in Madrid

The Madrid firm Ábaton – established in 1998 by Camino Alonso, Ignacio Lechón, and Carlos Alonso – has in collaboration with Marta Hombrados designed this funerary monument in a cemetery located in the northwestern part of the Autonomous Community of Madrid...

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Frank Lloyd Wright–Designed Textiles Go on View at the MET
05/06/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright–Designed Textiles Go on View at the MET

Metropolis

The works featured in Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–60 were based on Wright’s architectural vocabulary and inspired by specific buildings...

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University of Stuttgart builds BUGA pavilions
05/06/2019

University of Stuttgart builds BUGA pavilions

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have collaborated in raising these two pavilions designed for the Bundesgartenschau (BUGA), the horticulture...

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Improving robots’ grasp requires a new way to measure it in humans
04/06/2019

Improving robots’ grasp requires a new way to measure it in humans

The Economist

Building comprehensive tactile maps of how people employ their hands to manipulate the world will require huge sets of data...

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Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)
04/06/2019

Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)

The practice established in Barcelona in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi (Rovereto, Italy, 1976) and Alberto Veiga (Santiago de Compostela, 1973) has completed the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, and is set to officially open early...

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Stanley Tigerman (1930-2019)
04/06/2019

Stanley Tigerman (1930-2019)

Chicago Sun Times

Stanley Tigerman, an outspoken giant of Chicago architecture, has died at age 88. He designed hundreds of structures around the world, including the Illinois Holocaust Museum...

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3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online
03/06/2019

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online

Open Culture

Much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter's work, which at its most distinctive defines its own category of abstraction, still exudes a vitality today...

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French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was
03/06/2019

French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

The Local

French Senate approved the government's Notre-Dame restoration bill - but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze...

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FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid
03/06/2019

FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid

At Sebastián Elcano 14 in Madrid’s Arganzuela district stands this residential block built by the practice of Fernando Rodríguez and Pablo Oriol. Encompassing a total area of 2,630 square meters, the design adjusts to building codes by limiting the compact volume...

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Dubai's urban density portrayed by Manuel Álvarez Diestro
02/06/2019

Dubai's urban density portrayed by Manuel Álvarez Diestro

In posthumous tribute to the recently deceased author of Architecture of Density, the photo series of Manuel Álvarez Diestro reflects the tonalities of the desert "of this great mirage built in the middle of nowhere."

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USA's largest food forest for public
02/06/2019

USA's largest food forest for public

The Hill

The Atlanta City Council has voted to approve a measure that seeks to transform nearly 7.1 acres of vacant property into a park and food forest...

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Aircraft construction is being transformed
02/06/2019

Aircraft construction is being transformed

The Economist

Boeing and Airbus need to speed up production to meet demand. In the case of airframes, the biggest technological shift going on is an invisible one, from metal alloys to composite materials...

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China is surprisingly carbon-efficient
01/06/2019

China is surprisingly carbon-efficient

The Economist

The combination of China’s huge population and rapid gdp growth has nonetheless made it the world’s biggest emitter of carbon...

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'Out of Silence' at Espai Paris in Barcelona
01/06/2019

'Out of Silence' at Espai Paris in Barcelona

On view through 30 October, this exhibition presents a series of photographs that Miguel Soler-Roig (Barcelona, 1961) took in Djogchen, one of the regions of Tibet that are most difficult to access, while accompanying a lama on his vow of silence.

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UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency
31/05/2019

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our...

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Centrist liberals gained the most power in the EU Parliament
31/05/2019

Centrist liberals gained the most power in the EU Parliament

The Economist

Eurosceptics gained a similar number of seats, but are less ideologically cohesive. Eurosceptics did make progress: parties in the top 15% of hostility towards the EU...

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New Books
AV Monografías 215 - BAUMSCHLAGER EBERLE 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 214 - JEAN NOUVEL 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 92 - ECOSISTEMA URBANO 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.
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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