Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Matt Mullican, ‘The Feeling of Things’
21/04/2018

Matt Mullican, ‘The Feeling of Things’

HangarBicocca

“The Feeling of Things” is the most extensive exhibition in Italy by Matt Mullican (born in 1951 in Santa Monica, California) and his major retrospective ever...

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Lecture | Architecture on Stage: Norman Foster
20/04/2018

Lecture | Architecture on Stage: Norman Foster

Norman Foster addressed at the Barbican Centre in London the challenges of urbanisation and sustainability, looking at how a philosophy of ‘doing more with less’ can help generate design solutions. Foster used examples from around the world and discussed...

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Coachella Art Installations
20/04/2018

Coachella Art Installations

artnet

Ambitious mega-installations have become the backdrop of the famed Southern Californian festival music festival...

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Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete
19/04/2018

Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete

Curbed

In Barvikha Forest, right outside Moscow, Capital Hill Residence boasts Hadid’s signature elements—swopping curves, cantilevering roof overhangs, and glass expanses...

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Kenneth Frampton Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
19/04/2018

Kenneth Frampton Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

La Biennale di Venezia

The English architect, historian, critic and educator Kenneth Frampton is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 16th International Architecture...

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Agreement between the Norman Foster Foundation and Arquitectura Viva
19/04/2018

Agreement between the Norman Foster Foundation and Arquitectura Viva

Arquitectura Viva has donated to the Norman Foster Foundation a complete collection of its publications, which includes all the issues edited up to date of its three magazines: AV Monographs, Arquitectura Viva, and AV Proyectos...

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Alejandro Soffia, Shotgun House in Santiago de Chile
19/04/2018

Alejandro Soffia, Shotgun House in Santiago de Chile

With prefabricated elements it is possible to meet massive demands for the virtues of design, integrated into repeatable construction solutions. To optimize their advantages, the Chilean architect Alejandro Soffia has designed a residential typology of large dimensions...

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Arena by Páraic McGloughlin
18/04/2018

Arena by Páraic McGloughlin

Film by Páraic McGloughlin, an artist based in Sligo (Ireland). A brief look at the earth from above, based on the shapes we make, the game of life, our playing ground - Arena. Created using Google Earth imagery.

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See brutalist buildings in the moment of destruction
18/04/2018

See brutalist buildings in the moment of destruction

Curbed

A new exhibit at Pinkcomma gallery in Boston captures concrete architecture in the moment of its demise...

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Lacaton & Vassal, transformation of 530 dwellings in Bordeaux (France)
18/04/2018

Lacaton & Vassal, transformation of 530 dwellings in Bordeaux (France)

The housing crisis of the 1960s led to the construction in the northen part of the city of Bordeaux of the Cité du Grand Parc, a large-scale urban project that addressed the growing demand for dwellings in the aftermath of World War II. Now, in the framework of a...

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Sou Fujimoto, spa in Pézenas (France)
17/04/2018

Sou Fujimoto, spa in Pézenas (France)

The spa in Pézenas designed by the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto establishes a physicial and figurative link, through water and stone, with the heart of Pézenas, a commune in France’s Occitaine region. Conceived as a mineral space, with paths for contemplative walks...

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Rotterdam in the spotlight
17/04/2018

Rotterdam in the spotlight

The Guardian / Phil Hoad

The Netherlands’ gritty second city once struggled to maintain even that ranking in Dutch hearts, as revealed by the well-worn motto...

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Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels
16/04/2018

Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is delighted to announce the winners of its competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels...

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Shinsuke Fujii Architects, House in Yokohama (Japan)
16/04/2018

Shinsuke Fujii Architects, House in Yokohama (Japan)

The shape of this concrete residence designed by Shinsuke Fujii Architects, known as the Oriel Window House, meets two objectives which are contradictory to a certain extent. On the one hand, to make the most of the 42-square-meter area of the plot of land...

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Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy
15/04/2018

Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy

As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities...

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The radical plan to split Sydney into three
15/04/2018

The radical plan to split Sydney into three

The Guardian

A plan to reshape the Sydney region aims to capitalise on its rapid growth by breaking the pull of the harbour. But will it work?...

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61st World Press Photo Contest
14/04/2018

61st World Press Photo Contest

View the entire collection of winning images from the 61st World Press Photo Contest. They were selected from 73,044 images taken by 4,548 photographers from 125 different countries. José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes...

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Japanese Company Offers Meteor Showers On Demand
13/04/2018

Japanese Company Offers Meteor Showers On Demand

Outer Places

Last fall, it was announced that a company called Astro Live Experiences (ALE) would be creating a fake meteor shower over the skies of Hiroshima, Japan in 2019...

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Aires Mateus, Architecture School in Tournai (Belgium)
13/04/2018

Aires Mateus, Architecture School in Tournai (Belgium)

Built between two old industrial brick buildings, the new architecture school of the Belgian municipality of Tournai occupies the interior of a block in the city center, and is laid out in such a way that it continues the street alignment established by the preexisting constructions...

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Emilio Tuñón, UPCT School of Architecture and Construction
12/04/2018

Emilio Tuñón, UPCT School of Architecture and Construction

The Madrid practice of Emilio Tuñón has won first prize in the international competition to enlarge the School of Architecture and Construction on the Alfonso XIII campus of the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT). Carrying the day over sixty other entries...

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DJI Drone Photography Award
12/04/2018

DJI Drone Photography Award

British Journal of Photography

Until 18 April 2018, theprintspace gallery in east London will showcase two new bodies of work by DJI Drone Photography Award winners Tom Hegen and Markel Redondo...

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Kálida Sant Pau Centre by Miralles Tabliabue EMBT
12/04/2018

Kálida Sant Pau Centre by Miralles Tabliabue EMBT

Part of the network of Maggie’s Centres that offers support to cancer patients, the first Kálida will be completed in Barcelona this year. Creating a welcoming atmosphere, the 400-square-meter building includes a kitchen, a library, and a multipurpose hall, and opens on to to garden zones.

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Steven Holl, museum and hotel in Angers (France)
11/04/2018

Steven Holl, museum and hotel in Angers (France)

The New York firm Steven Holl Architects has won the competition to build Le Musée des Collectionneurs and a hotel beside it in the center of the city of Angers, in the Pays de la Loire region of northwestern France. On the banks of the river Maine...

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Junya Ishigami: 'I want to make the sky'
11/04/2018

Junya Ishigami: 'I want to make the sky'

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The exhibition ‘Junya Ishigami: Freeing Architecture’ is at the Fondation Cartier, Paris, until 10 June...

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Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert
10/04/2018

Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert

National Geographic

Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth...

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Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz: psychiatric center in Pamplonag
10/04/2018

Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz: psychiatric center in Pamplonag

Rubén P.Bescos’s video goes through new buildings executed with concrete dyed to insert them respectfully into the context. The geometries of the arches of the old buildings are represented by means of reliefs in the new facades.

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Rieuldorang Atelier, Manhwaricano House in Ulju (South Korea)
10/04/2018

Rieuldorang Atelier, Manhwaricano House in Ulju (South Korea)

Rieuldorang Atelier, the Busan-based firm headed by Kim Seongyoul, was commissioned to build a single-family dwelling in a rural environment of Manhwa-ri, located in Ulju County, in the southeastern part of South Korea. The objective of the design was to look...

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Spain Yearbook 2018. Territories of Risk
09/04/2018

Spain Yearbook 2018. Territories of Risk

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In a liquid world, security dissolves. The sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, who died this year, theorized on the dystopian modernity that the planet now shows...

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Construction of Shanghai Planetarium well underway
09/04/2018

Construction of Shanghai Planetarium well underway

Images taken from a drone show the progress of construction work at the site of the Shanghai Planetarium, designed by Ennead Architects and to be completed in 2020.

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Monet & Architecture
09/04/2018

Monet & Architecture

The Guardian / Jonathan Jones

He is known as a joyful painter of lilies and picnics. But this thrilling show at The National Gallery, London, recasts Monet as an artist aghast as the world hurtled towards calamity...

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New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 203 - SILICON VALLEY 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 85 - LACATON & VASSAL 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
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
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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