Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, December 16, 2018
How to Build a Biological City
15/12/2018

How to Build a Biological City

The New York Times / Balkrishna Doshi

A World Bank report concludes that more than 143 million people will become “climate migrants” escaping crop failure, water scarcity and sea-level rise...

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How New York won Amazon
13/12/2018

How New York won Amazon

6sqft

City and state officials lured Amazon to open its new office complex in New York with an extensive pitch, complete with four suggested neighborhoods and the promise of prime real estate...

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LafargeHolcim  Forum – “Re-materializing Construction”
13/12/2018

LafargeHolcim Forum – “Re-materializing Construction”

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will be hosted by the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and take place from April 4 to 6, 2019...

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Studio Paul Kaloustian, COAF Center in Debet (Armenia)
12/12/2018

Studio Paul Kaloustian, COAF Center in Debet (Armenia)

The Lebanese firm of Paul Kaloustian has designed new facilities for COAF (Children of Armenia Fund) in the northern Armenian province of Lori. The complex adapts to the slope of the terrain by snaking its way in the landscape with a respectful contemporary architectural...

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Oodi Central Library by ALA Architects opens in Helsinki
11/12/2018

Oodi Central Library by ALA Architects opens in Helsinki

ALA Architects – headed by Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, and Samuli Woolston – has built a new central library for Helsinki in the Töölönlahti cultural district, opposite the Finnish Parliament. A competition was held for the purpose in 2013 and brought in 545 entries...

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NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds
11/12/2018

NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds

NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet...

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For AT&T, Balancing Change and Preservation Under the Same Broken Pediment
10/12/2018

For AT&T, Balancing Change and Preservation Under the Same Broken Pediment

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Rendering of the new revision to 550 Madison Avenue from Snohetta, which conserves Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s original pink granite facade and rose window...

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b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos at Aedes in Berlin
10/12/2018

b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos at Aedes in Berlin

On view through 17 January 2019 at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin is ‘Enchanting Traces: Reflections on b720 Arquitectos,’ a retrospective exhibition on the firm established in 1997 by Fermín Vázquez and Ana Bassat, working from offices...

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Richard Rogers, 2019 AIA Gold Medal
07/12/2018

Richard Rogers, 2019 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects

Born in Florence, Italy, Rogers was trained as an architect in London at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and at Yale University...

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Britain’s engineering reputation goes down the tube
07/12/2018

Britain’s engineering reputation goes down the tube

The Economist

Crossrail and HS2 get walloped by cost and timetable overruns. If costs surge, hs2 could be cancelled at next year’s spending review...

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Emilio Tuñón + Carlos Martínez Albornoz,  Stone House in Cáceres
07/12/2018

Emilio Tuñón + Carlos Martínez Albornoz, Stone House in Cáceres

The house is a simple prismatic volume with a square floor plan of 16-meter sides, and each of the four facades is perforated by three windows. The stretches of wall have been constructed with local quartzite stone, and the windows are framed...

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Batlle i Roig, Camí de les Guixeres in Igualada (Barcelona)
06/12/2018

Batlle i Roig, Camí de les Guixeres in Igualada (Barcelona)

A work of Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, and Iván Sánchez, the track called the Camino de las Guixeres is part of a larger project for the Igualada Green Ring, the objective of which is to generate a series of footpaths and bicycle lanes around the city’s perimeter...

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‘Downtown Denise Scott Brown‘ in Vienna
06/12/2018

‘Downtown Denise Scott Brown‘ in Vienna

On view through 18 March at the Architekturzentrum of Vienna is a monographic exhibition on the American architect, urban planner, and writer Denise Scott Brown, who was born in 1931 in Nkana (Zambia). The retrospective includes her childhood in Africa and her travels...

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World Architecture Festival 2018 Winners
05/12/2018

World Architecture Festival 2018 Winners

WAF

World Building of the Year, Kampung Admiralty in Singapore by WOHA Architects; Landscape of the Year, Pedestrian Path along the Gypsum Mines in Barcelona, by Batlle i Roig Arquitectura...

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Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing
05/12/2018

Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing

Hudson River Museum

The exhibition presents twelve works, with continuous focus on bodies of water, particularly the Hudson River...

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Studio Velocity, enlargement of a university center in Okazaki (Japan)
05/12/2018

Studio Velocity, enlargement of a university center in Okazaki (Japan)

Aichi Sangyo University commissioned Studio Velocity to design new facilities on its campus in Okazaki – a city in Aichi Prefecture – that would include rest areas, a cafeteria, laboratories, and a bus shelter. The plot was larger than necessary for the program, but the...

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C.F. Møller, ‘The Heart in Ikast (Denmark)
04/12/2018

C.F. Møller, ‘The Heart in Ikast (Denmark)

The Scandinavian firm C.F. Møller has completed new facilities for the International School Ikast-Brande in Ikast, a Danish town in the Central Jutland Region. Surrounded by outdoor sports areas, ‘The Heart’ is a building formed by a series of blocks clad in wood...

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Fernando Menis Arquitectos at Aedes in Berlin
03/12/2018

Fernando Menis Arquitectos at Aedes in Berlin

On view from 7 December to 17 January at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin is ‘Menis Backstage: Nature, Culture and Materiality.’ The exhibition delves into the creative processes of the Canarian practice whose architectural work is grounded upon experimentation...

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Aerial images of Western Australia's salt lakes
03/12/2018

Aerial images of Western Australia's salt lakes

The Guardian

Leah Kennedy is an artist and photographer based in Perth who has spent the past year taking aerial photos for a series called Salis. ‘Salis is latin for salt,’ she says...

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Is Airbnb’s next move building houses?
03/12/2018

Is Airbnb’s next move building houses?

Curbed

Backyard is “an endeavor to design and prototype new ways of building and sharing homes.” Airbnb wants to use sophisticated manufacturing techniques...

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Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah Stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar
03/12/2018

Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah Stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

The construction of this stadium in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah, 15 kilometers south of Doha, the capital, is progressing, following a design inspired in the dhow, a sailing vessel of Arab origins.

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Church of the Main Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas
03/12/2018

Church of the Main Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas

Fernández-Abascal + Muruzabal, Alonso / Barrientos and Pesquera Ulargui arquitectos have carried out an overhaul of the Church of the Main Seminary  of the Pontifical University of Comillas (Cantabria). Construction of the seminary began in 1881 and it fell into...

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Tadao Ando, Wrightwood 659 in Chicago
02/12/2018

Tadao Ando, Wrightwood 659 in Chicago

The Japanese architect Tadao Ando has turned an old residential block of brick in Chicago into the Wrightwood 659 exhibition space. Locate in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the building dates back to the late 1920s. To transform it, the interior was demolished...

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The semiconductor industry and the power of globalisation
02/12/2018

The semiconductor industry and the power of globalisation

The Economist

A typical journey from raw silicon to completed chip gives an indication of how elaborate supply chains can be...

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3XN unveils revised design for Sydney's new fish market
02/12/2018

3XN unveils revised design for Sydney's new fish market

The market will be many things when it is done: a working fish market, an amenity for the city, a cultural destination, an urban connector, and an icon along the Sydney Harbour...

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Inside 520 West 28th, by Zaha Hadid Architects
01/12/2018

Inside 520 West 28th, by Zaha Hadid Architects

Currently valued at 45 million euros, this three-level penthouse crowns 520 West 28th, a luxury condominium building in Manhattan that is the first work carried out by ZahaHadid in New York City.

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Europeans sour on elites and the EU
01/12/2018

Europeans sour on elites and the EU

The Economist

Anti-immigrant parties have not made significant electoral gains since 2014...

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Foster+Partners: Apple Champs-Élysées
01/12/2018

Foster+Partners: Apple Champs-Élysées

Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous avenues in the world. It is a celebration of Parisian urban life and epitomizes the timeless spirit of this great city...

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Visualizing the World’s Population in 3D
30/11/2018

Visualizing the World’s Population in 3D

The Pudding

Over de past 30 years, the scale of population change is hard to grasp. How do you even visualize 10 million people?...

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A probe lands on Mars
30/11/2018

A probe lands on Mars

The Economist

This is the view from the instrument deployment camera of InSight, America’s latest probe to Mars, which landed on November 26th...

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New Books
AV Monografías 208 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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 209 - GROUNDSCAPES 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 89 - HERZOG & DE MEURON 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
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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