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Sunday, August 19, 2018
The H-Line Hat by Zaha Hadid Architects
18/08/2018

The H-Line Hat by Zaha Hadid Architects

The Friends of the High Line recently hosted the High Line’s first Hat Party, occasion for which Zaha Hadid Architects designed a hat using 3D technology and inspired by the studio’s own 520 West 28th Street tower by the elevated park. The party is organized to raised...

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Thomas Hardy, Architect
17/08/2018

Thomas Hardy, Architect

Luis Fernández-Galiano

A writer and an architect, Thomas Hardy (1840-1932) is not acknowledged in both creative fields on equal terms. As a writer he is...

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Fernanda Canales, Terrain House in El Peñón Reserve (Mexico)
17/08/2018

Fernanda Canales, Terrain House in El Peñón Reserve (Mexico)

Located three hours by road from Mexico City, the Terreno House simultaneously addresses two theoretically contradictory demands: shelter in the extreme climate of a region where there can be thermal drops and rises of more than thirty degrees in the course...

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RCR Arqutiectes, Waalse Krook Mediatheque in Ghent (Belgium)
16/08/2018

RCR Arqutiectes, Waalse Krook Mediatheque in Ghent (Belgium)

The new media library located in Ghent’s historic center presents a stack of horizontal slabs in what is a highly flexible volume. The ground floor is actually two levels: that of the canals and that of the footbridges crossing them. The program basically unfolds in the...

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‘Liquid City’, II Triënnal Brugge
16/08/2018

‘Liquid City’, II Triënnal Brugge

Slide show of the floating pavilions in the second edition of the Brugge architecture triennale, open until 16 September. 

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On Clinical Architecture
15/08/2018

On Clinical Architecture

Alberto Pieltáin

Variations on a theme are common in art. The genre gives opportunity to test techniques or ideas alongside those of other authors on one same...

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Guarnieri & Mascazzini, Six housing units in Sesto San Giovanni (Italy)
15/08/2018

Guarnieri & Mascazzini, Six housing units in Sesto San Giovanni (Italy)

The dwellings are located on the outskirts of the Italian city of Sesto San Giovanni, on a plot where a barn used to stand. The rubble left after pulling down the original farm building hasbeen reused in the construction of the new structure, placing copper mesh...

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Design Beyond Intelligence
14/08/2018

Design Beyond Intelligence

Mario Carpo

Twenty to thirty years is a long time in the annals of information technology – long enough to allow us to discern a fundamental rift between...

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Carme Pinós, Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona
14/08/2018

Carme Pinós, Massana School of Art and Design in Barcelona

The new Massana School is part of a long process of urban transformation around Plaça de la Gardunya, in the Raval neighborhood, in the historic center of Barcelona. The project analyzes the place in detail. Unlike the residential block...

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PPA Architectures, apartments in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
13/08/2018

PPA Architectures, apartments in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

The demolition of the facilities of the Renault plant in Boulogne Billancourt – a commune in the western suburbs of Paris – freed up space for this project for 79 apartments distributed in the two wings that form the building and gave rise to an uninterrupted volume...

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Sri Lanka's 'new Dubai
13/08/2018

Sri Lanka's 'new Dubai

The Guardian

Built on land reclaimed from the Indian Ocean and funded with $1.4bn in Chinese investment, glossy plans for Port City inspire a mixture of optimism and alarm...

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Visions on Le Corbusier
13/08/2018

Visions on Le Corbusier

Eduardo Prieto

The piles of sketches, photographs, press cuttings, invoices, train/ship/airplane tickets, letters, telegrams, separatas, project texts...

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Britain’s seaside shelters
12/08/2018

Britain’s seaside shelters

The Guardian

Will Scott has made a study of seaside shelters around the country. His photographs show the astonishing architectural variety...

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‘Drone Awards 2018’ Reveal the Best Aerial Photos
10/08/2018

‘Drone Awards 2018’ Reveal the Best Aerial Photos

My Modern Met

elebrating the art of drone photography, the inaugural Drone Awards attracted the attention of photographers from 101 different countries...

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AZPML, FCAYC Headquarters in Cerezales del Condado (León)
10/08/2018

AZPML, FCAYC Headquarters in Cerezales del Condado (León)

Located since 2008 in the former schools of Cerezales del Condado, a town located 23 kilometers away from León, in the northwest of Spain, the Cerezales Antonino and Cinia Foundation is a private institution, focused on the development of the territory...

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A Soviet Residential Saga
10/08/2018

A Soviet Residential Saga

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The centenary of the Russian Revolution has brought on the inevitable deluge of publications, but perhaps none as exceptional as The House of Government...

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David Sebastián, house in Jarque de la Val (Teruel)
09/08/2018

David Sebastián, house in Jarque de la Val (Teruel)

Located in the Teruel village of Jarque de la Val, this summerhouse for three families was conceived as a shelter from August heat, and was built on a very small budget in successive phases, specifically over three springtimes. It occupies what was an old hay barn...

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‘Industrias’, the work of Javier García-Solera
08/08/2018

‘Industrias’, the work of Javier García-Solera

The publishers Carmen Jordá and Maite Palomares recently launched Industrias, first of the ‘Arquitectura moderna y contemporánea. Monografías ETSA-UPV’ series on the work of Javier García-Solera...

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Artist sinks the Villa Savoye in a Danish fjord
07/08/2018

Artist sinks the Villa Savoye in a Danish fjord

The Spaces

An artist has shipwrecked Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye off the coast of Denmark’s Vejle – or so it would seem...

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Rafael Moneo, Descendientes J. Palacios Winery in Corullón (León)
07/08/2018

Rafael Moneo, Descendientes J. Palacios Winery in Corullón (León)

The Descendientes J. Palacios Winery was located in the town of Villafranca del Bierzo. Its facilities were spread in different structures and warehouses, so it became necessary to reconfigure and gather them all in one building. The desire to blend with the rural...

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Animal Architecture
06/08/2018

Animal Architecture

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We love animal architecture. The building prowess of some species and the mechanical design of organisms have served as inspiration for architects, but neither of those...

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Mecanoo, The National Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
06/08/2018

Mecanoo, The National Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

The firm Mecanoo, based in Delft but also working from London and New York, has completed a cultural complex in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. The National Center for the Arts is a huge complex that attests as much to Taiwan’s economic power as to the...
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Robbrecht & Daem´s Anthology
06/08/2018

Robbrecht & Daem´s Anthology

Josean Ruiz Esquíroz

This anthology on Robbrecht en Daem is superlative. It weights and takes up space like a brick, but is complex like a city. Everything in it is organized by means of a mathematical...

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8 spectacular destinations for intrepid design lovers
05/08/2018

8 spectacular destinations for intrepid design lovers

The Spaces

Like to get your heart rate going while you sight-see? For the intrepid architectural adventurer, we’ve pulled together...

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A glimpse inside the world’s artificial cities
04/08/2018

A glimpse inside the world’s artificial cities

Fast Company

The photographer Gregor Sailer negotiated access to 25 of these strange urban facsimiles, which are often built by the military or tech companies...

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It is useless to live
03/08/2018

It is useless to live

TLS / Nan Z. Da

There is a type of Chinese poem called the juemingci, which means, roughly, verses to terminate your life. Almost the poetic equivalent of a suicide note...

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Software can model how a wildfire will spread
03/08/2018

Software can model how a wildfire will spread

The Economist

Lest anyone doubt the speed with which a brush fire can strike, consider how rapidly flames engulfed Mati, a seaside resort near Athens, on July 23rd...

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The world is losing the war against climate change
03/08/2018

The world is losing the war against climate change

The Economist

Earth is smouldering. From Seattle to Siberia this summer, flames have consumed swathes of the northern hemisphere. One of 18 wildfires...

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The AT&T Building is now a New York City landmark
02/08/2018

The AT&T Building is now a New York City landmark

The Architects Newspaper

It’s official: Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s postmodern Manhattan skyscraper 550 Madison, better known as the AT&T Building, is now a protected landmark...

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Plantea Estudio, Sala Equis in Madrid
02/08/2018

Plantea Estudio, Sala Equis in Madrid

The Madrid office Plantea Studio —Luis Gil, Lorenzo Gil, and José Silva— has refurbished an old movie theater on number 4 of Duque de Alba street in Madrid, converting it into a new space for cultural activities. The center’s program includes live music, exhibitions...

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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 206 - ANIMAL HOMES 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 87 - E2A 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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