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Saturday, March 25, 2017
De Stijl centenary postage stamps
24/03/2017

De Stijl centenary postage stamps

Het Nieuwe Instituut

On 27 March 2017, as part of the celebrations of '100 Years of De Stijl: Mondrian to Dutch Design’, the Dutch postal service is issuing ten De Stijl postage stamps in...

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A Secret Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York
24/03/2017

A Secret Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York

The New York Times

On a quiet block in the East 50s in Manhattan sits a discreet, Modernist marvel: Philip Johnson’s 1950 Rockefeller Guest House...

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Spain’s greatest art museum gets a new director
24/03/2017

Spain’s greatest art museum gets a new director

The Economist

Miguel Falomir inherits a Prado with big ambitions. At the turn of this century the Prado, Spain’s premier art museum, slumbered in neglect... 

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Cristián Izquierdo, house in Morrillos (Chile)
24/03/2017

Cristián Izquierdo, house in Morrillos (Chile)

The floor plan of this house designed by Cristián Izquierdo, sitting on a dune facing the sea in Morrillos (Chile), adopts a cross-shaped arrangement that allows using it in different ways during the year. Sometimes it is a large vacation residence for a single family...

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The J.M. Roberts Residence by Richard Neutra goes on sale for $1,795,000
23/03/2017

The J.M. Roberts Residence by Richard Neutra goes on sale for $1,795,000

Crosby Doe Associates

In the mid-fifties, the lifestyles afforded by Richard Neutra’s design aesthetic were not...

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David Adjaye elected as Royal Academician
22/03/2017

David Adjaye elected as Royal Academician

Royal Academy of Arts

Sir David Adjaye RA is recognised as a leading architect of his generation. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his broadly ranging influences, ingenious use...

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OMA completes Concrete at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai
22/03/2017

OMA completes Concrete at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai

The Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture of Rem Koolhaas – which has branches in New York, Hong Kong, Doha, and Dubai – has finished its first building in the United Arab Emirates. A former warehouse has been turned into a cultural center...

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Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace near Cannes
21/03/2017

Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace near Cannes

The Guardian

Straight lines were anathema to architect Antti Lovag, and you will not find a single one in this complex of domes overlooking the Med being sold by the fashion designer...

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‘Camera and Model’ at Madrid’s ICO Museum
21/03/2017

‘Camera and Model’ at Madrid’s ICO Museum

Eduardo Prieto

Photography played a key role in the creation and dissemination of the iconography, and also the ideology, of modern architecture. This role of photography has much been...

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Astounding wooden architecture
20/03/2017

Astounding wooden architecture

The Guardian

From a chunky Russian dacha to Renzo Piano’s evocative turrets in the South Pacific, these inventive buildings celebrate the oldest and most malleable...

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Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai
20/03/2017

Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai

The Verge

Islands in the Pacific Ocean are some of the most practical places to install solar panels. Kauai in Hawaii has traditionally generated electricity by shipping in many barrels of diesel fuel...

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Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Sayama Forest Chapel in Saitama (Japan)
20/03/2017

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Sayama Forest Chapel in Saitama (Japan)

In the cemetery of Lake Sayama – which supplies water to Tokyo – stands this chapel amid the trees of a dense forest, echoing its context as much in its geometry as in its materials. Without subscribing to any particular denomination...

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Architect builds giant wind-turbine-temple for Shaolin monks
17/03/2017

Architect builds giant wind-turbine-temple for Shaolin monks

Curbed

That’s right: The Shaolin Flying Monks Temple enables the monks to fight in mid-air. The first Shaolin temple was built as far back as 495 AD...

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‘Spiral Jetty’ Is Named an Official State Work of Art by Utah
17/03/2017

‘Spiral Jetty’ Is Named an Official State Work of Art by Utah

The New York Times

The great American sculptor Robert Smithson, who died in a plane crash in 1973 at the age of 35, was as interested in the history of the Earth...

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17/03/2017

RAIC names recipient of 2017 emerging architectural practice award

RAIC

D’Arcy Jones Architecture (DJA), a Vancouver firm known for thoughtful, efficient and modern design, in both renovations and new buildings, is the recipient of the 2017...

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Foster + Partners to build two bridges in Ipswich (UK)
17/03/2017

Foster + Partners to build two bridges in Ipswich (UK)

Foster + Partners has won the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) competition for a pair of bridges to be raised over the River Orwell in Ipswich, capital of Suffolk County, in southeast England. In this city, back in the 1970s, Norman Foster built the headquarters...

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The visionary architects who shaped Japan
16/03/2017

The visionary architects who shaped Japan

The Guardian

A new exhibition at the Barbican shows how the private house has inspired some of Japan’s most extraordinary architecture...

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‘Hello, Robot’ at the Vitra Design Museum
16/03/2017

‘Hello, Robot’ at the Vitra Design Museum

ICD Sttutgart

The exhibition features three ICD projects, which showcase the architectural design and construction potential for robotically fabricated structures...

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Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz
16/03/2017

Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz

The Canarian studio of Fernando Menis has been commissioned to draw up a basic scheme for redeveloping the waterfront park of Puerto de la Cruz, a municipality in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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anako architecture, ‘fortress house’ in Savièse (Switzerland)
16/03/2017

anako architecture, ‘fortress house’ in Savièse (Switzerland)

In Savièse, a town in Switzerland’s canton of Valais, stands this hermetic dwelling of rough concrete, a work of the Swiss firm anako architecture. There are other buildings around close by, so in the manner of a fortress while respecting the scale of the place...

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Berlin Plans a New Network of Bike Superhighways
15/03/2017

Berlin Plans a New Network of Bike Superhighways

CityLab

Can Germany’s capital become the next great bike-friendly city? Twenty years ago, Berlin’s network of sidewalk paths marked it out as one of Europe’s best places...

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Craig Ellwood’s Smith House, now on the market
15/03/2017

Craig Ellwood’s Smith House, now on the market

Located in Crestwood Hills, in Los Angeles, California, Craig Ellwood's Smith House is as dramatic as it is iconic. In 1960, Architectural Review wrote: Periodically there comes to light a building that-whatever its other merits-seizes...

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Caspar Schols, house with sliding walls in Eindhoven (Netherlands)
15/03/2017

Caspar Schols, house with sliding walls in Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Caspar Schols raised this pavilion with mobile layers of wood and glass in the garden of his parents’ house in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. Built on a budget of 20,000 euros, it can be adjusted to the needs of the moment: 6 meters long and 4 meters...

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The Dramas and Intrigues of Louis Kahn
14/03/2017

The Dramas and Intrigues of Louis Kahn

The New York Times

Wendy Lesser’s biography of the architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is, like one of Kahn’s monumental buildings, unusual in its design...

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OMA, Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre in Shanghai (China)
14/03/2017

OMA, Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre in Shanghai (China)

The Dutch firm of Rem Koolhaas has completed the complex for exhibitions and events in Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial district, on the banks of the Huangpu River. The volume uses the ramp of an old shipyard. With a built area of 1,500 square meters...

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Studio di Architettura, parking garaje for Novartis campus in East Hanover (NJ)
14/03/2017

Studio di Architettura, parking garaje for Novartis campus in East Hanover (NJ)

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Francesco Porsia, and Georg Krüger – of the Milan-based Studio di Architettura – are the authors of this building for the campus that the Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis has in East Hanover, New Jersey...

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Pedro Pitarch wins Steedman Fellowship
13/03/2017

Pedro Pitarch wins Steedman Fellowship

Washington University in St. Louis

The $50,000 award, which is granted on the basis of applicants’ proposals, supports international travel for research. It is one of the largest such fellowships...

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Subatomic opportunities. Quantum leaps
13/03/2017

Subatomic opportunities. Quantum leaps

The Economist

The strangeness of the quantum realm opens up exciting new technological possibilities. A bathing cap that can watch individual neurons, allowing others to monitor...

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Herzog, de Meuron, and Weiwei Create Installation for the Park Avenue Armory
13/03/2017

Herzog, de Meuron, and Weiwei Create Installation for the Park Avenue Armory

Reniscow

The work by Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei will be unveiled on June 7...

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NL + XVW, deFlat apartment building in Amsterdam
13/03/2017

NL + XVW, deFlat apartment building in Amsterdam

The Dutch firms NL Architects and XVW Architectuur have renovated one of the largest residential blocks existing in the Netherlands. Containing 500 apartments on 11 floors, the 400-meter-long building originally called Kleiburg is located in the Amsterdam-Zuidoost...

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New Books
AV Monografías 193_194 - ESPAÑA 2017 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 193 - SOUNDSCAPES 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 78 - AIRES MATEUS 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
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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