Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, October 19, 2017
An Agenda for Sustainability
19/10/2017

An Agenda for Sustainability

Eduardo Prieto

The term ‘Anthropocene’ alerts us to something we know but tend to forget about: humanity’s greatest enemy is itself. Hegel said that thought, a serpent wound around itself...

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Assemble, Yardhouse in London (United Kingdom)
19/10/2017

Assemble, Yardhouse in London (United Kingdom)

Assemble presents Yardhouse, a modular, affordable, and high-quality prototype of a work space designed to be put together with collaborative procedures and thought out to be shared among architects, designers, and artists...

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Norman Foster.Common Futures
19/10/2017

Norman Foster.Common Futures

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Founded in 1985, AV reaches issue 200 a third of a century later. This anniversary coincides with the release of Arquitectura Viva 200...

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Wim Wenders on his Polaroids
18/10/2017

Wim Wenders on his Polaroids

The Guardian

Wim Wenders reckons he took more than 12,000 Polaroids between 1973 and 1983, when his career as a film-maker really took off, but only 3,500 remain...

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Isaac Broid + Productora, auditorium in Cuernavaca (Mexico
18/10/2017

Isaac Broid + Productora, auditorium in Cuernavaca (Mexico

The duo formed by Isaac Broid and Productora, both based in Mexico, has built a cultural center beside the archaeological site of Teopanzolco, in the city of Cuernavaca. With the aim of adapting to the slope of the plot and establishing a spatial dialogue...

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Arcaid Images Architectural Photography 2017 Award
18/10/2017

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography 2017 Award

Arcaid Images has revealed the twenty finalists  in this year's Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. The overall winner will be decided at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin (15-17 November)...

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Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 North America
17/10/2017

Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 North America

The winners of the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for North America have been announced in Chicago. ‘Grassroots Microgrid in Michigan’, by studio[Ci], won the first prize. It reimagines empty lots as collective infrastructure for energy and food production for Detroit.

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Rafael Viñoly, 125 Greenwich Street in New York
17/10/2017

Rafael Viñoly, 125 Greenwich Street in New York

Rafael Viñoly, architect of the tower at 432 Park Avenue in New York, is working on a new skyscraper in Lower Manhattan. It will go up 88 floors and 278 meters at 125 Greenwich Street, at the heart of downtown and a block away from One World Trade Center...

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Vitra Museum: Kazam! The Furniture Experiments of Charles & Ray Eames
17/10/2017

Vitra Museum: Kazam! The Furniture Experiments of Charles & Ray Eames

How were the furniture designs of Charles and Ray Eames actually created? The exhibition in the Schaudepot, until 25 February 2018, answers this question.

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Spanish Architecture Award 2017
16/10/2017

Spanish Architecture Award 2017

The Spanish Association of Architecture Institutes (CSCAE) has bestowed the 2017 National Award for Architecture on two buildings on equal footing: the Royal Collections Museum in Madrid by Mansilla and Tuñón, and the Convention Center and Hotel in Palma...

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Sand printing makes complex casted structural parts affordable
16/10/2017

Sand printing makes complex casted structural parts affordable

Arup

Arup initiated a research in the field of printing sand moulds for use in a traditional metal casting process. We took the design of the renowned 3d-printed steel structural...

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Maison Louis Vuitton Place Vendôme, designed by Peter Marino
15/10/2017

Maison Louis Vuitton Place Vendôme, designed by Peter Marino

The Spaces

Louis Vuitton has thrown open the doors to its hotly anticipated Parisian flagship store. Spread across two 18th-century hôtel...

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New Museum Selects Rem Koolhaas for Expansion on the Bowery
14/10/2017

New Museum Selects Rem Koolhaas for Expansion on the Bowery

The New York Times

The New Museum may have a relatively modest budget for its expansion — $85 million — but the institution has selected...

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In Praise of Hands
13/10/2017

In Praise of Hands

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Fingers save us from the digital. Beyond the etymological paradox, the reality they perceive serves as material support before the unsettling evanescence of the virtual...

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Satellite images show 1,800 buildings destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa
13/10/2017

Satellite images show 1,800 buildings destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa

The New York Times

An analysis by The New York Times using new satellite images and data from a ground survey found that at least 1,800...

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Atelier Deshaus, kindergarten in Xinchang (China)
13/10/2017

Atelier Deshaus, kindergarten in Xinchang (China)

The Chinese firm Atelier Deshaus, headed by Liu Yichun and Chen Yifeng, has built one of ten kindergartens funded by One Foundation in the wake of the earthquake that in 2013 shook the Lushan district of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan...

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Dinara Kasko, pastry art
12/10/2017

Dinara Kasko, pastry art

Dinara Kasko uses her background as an architect, designer and 3D visualiser to develop an unconventional approach to desserts. She achieves architectural characteristics by using silicone moulds modelled with Autodesk's 3ds Max software...

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New details about JFK’s TWA Hotel revealed
12/10/2017

New details about JFK’s TWA Hotel revealed

6sqft

World-renowned architect Eero Saarinen designed the TWA Flight Center and officially opened it in 1962. The new hotel is expected to open in 18 months...

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Norman Foster, Bloomberg Headquarters in London
12/10/2017

Norman Foster, Bloomberg Headquarters in London

The design of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters is respectful of its location in the heart of the City of London, close to the Bank of England and two of Sir Christopher Wren’s finest buildings, St Paul’s Cathedral and the church of St Stephen’s Walbrook...

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Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’
11/10/2017

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

The New York Times

Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming brings more extreme weather...

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This is the world's largest dark matter detector
11/10/2017

This is the world's largest dark matter detector

Wired

Photographer Enrico Sacchetti gives us a glimpse inside the mysterious world of dark matter. At 20 metres high and 25 metres wide, the XENON1T chamber is the largest...

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James Whitaker, Joshua Tree Residence (California)
11/10/2017

James Whitaker, Joshua Tree Residence (California)

An unbuilt office project designed years before by the London practice of James Whitaker was the source of inspiration for this house in a desert zone near Joshua Tree National Park, in San Bernardino County, California. The client, a film producer, had taken...

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new London concert hall
10/10/2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new London concert hall

The Guardian

DS+R was chosen from a shortlist of six architectural practices: Foster + Partners, Gehry Partners, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Snøhetta and AL_A...

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ABLM arquitectos, school in Villares de la Reina (Salamanca)
10/10/2017

ABLM arquitectos, school in Villares de la Reina (Salamanca)

The Ávila-based firm ABLM arquitectos, headed by Arturo Blanco and Laura Martínez, tackled this preschool and primary school by considering the scale of chidren of Villares de la Reina, a municipality in the Salamanca county of La Armuña...

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When architectural idealism meets reality
10/10/2017

When architectural idealism meets reality

The Economist

The book Four Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession, by Reinier de Graaf, shows what happens when ambitious plans encounter the buzzsaw of politics...

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Nieto Sobejano, Montblanc Haus in Hamburg (Germany)
09/10/2017

Nieto Sobejano, Montblanc Haus in Hamburg (Germany)

Montblanc, the German manufacturer of writing instruments founded in 1906, has unveiled plans for a museum and visitor center designed by the Madrid- and Berlin-based firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano to go up beside its factory in the Altona district...

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen, installation in Hull (United Kingdom)
09/10/2017

Pezo von Ellrichshausen, installation in Hull (United Kingdom)

The Chilean architectural practice Pezo von Elllrichshausen has collaborated with the Swiss artist Felice Varini in ‘A Hall for Hull,’ commissioned by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) to transform Trinity Square in Hull...

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‘Norman Foster. Common Futures’ at Telefónica Foundation in Madrid
09/10/2017

‘Norman Foster. Common Futures’ at Telefónica Foundation in Madrid

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, the exhibition is on view through 4 February 2018. In this interview Foster talks about the exhibition, social architecture, technology, social networks, the creative process, the future, and his relationship with Spain.

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OMA’s MPavilion 2017 opens in Melbourne
09/10/2017

OMA’s MPavilion 2017 opens in Melbourne

With a huge floating roof and a reconfigurable amphitheater, the temporary MPavilion 2017, designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of the Dutch firm OMA, will host different cultural activities from 3 October until 4 February 2018.

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David Chipperfield chosen to lead restoration of a Venice palazzo
09/10/2017

David Chipperfield chosen to lead restoration of a Venice palazzo

The Telegraph

The multi-million pound renovation of the 16th century Procuratie Vecchie in Venice’s St Mark’s Square, which will be opened to the public for the first time in 500 years...

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Change of Climate Change of Climate
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Necessary Architecture Necessary Architecture
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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
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Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
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Atlas: America Atlas: America
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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.
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