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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Alberonero, 86x73 in Mazaro del Vallo (Italy)
21/10/2018

Alberonero, 86x73 in Mazaro del Vallo (Italy)

The Italian designer Alberonero has intervened in a private courtyard of a Sicilian one-family home with an experimental spatial proposal based on using color in three dimensions and in the proportions of the grid that organizes them.

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Sound Mirrors photos by Piercarlo Quecchia
21/10/2018

Sound Mirrors photos by Piercarlo Quecchia

The sound mirrors are passive devices used to reflect and concentrate the acoustic waves: they are widespread along the South and East coasts of England. They consist of concrete parabolas with a diameter of a few meters...

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Mexico City's multicoloured markets from above
21/10/2018

Mexico City's multicoloured markets from above

The Guardian

The city has more than 1,400 tianguis – open-air markets that operate on certain days of the week – and many have been around for centuries. Professor Joseph Heathcott...

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Mexico’s president-elect puts the capital’s new airport to a vote
21/10/2018

Mexico’s president-elect puts the capital’s new airport to a vote

The Economist

Mexico’s biggest infrastructure project, known as naicm, is being built just a few kilometres away...

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A visionary abstract artist finally gets her due
20/10/2018

A visionary abstract artist finally gets her due

The Economist

Hilma af Klint did not trust her peers to understand her work. She sensed her paintings were too weird and too radical for her fellow Swedes...

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‘Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle’
20/10/2018

‘Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle’

On view through 3 March at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles is an exhibition on the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. It features 'Life Cycle,' a new work of his which refers to the humanitarian crisis of refugees and migrants.

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Public Installation: Nissen Hut by Rachel Whiteread
19/10/2018

Public Installation: Nissen Hut by Rachel Whiteread

Gagosian

This sculpture by Rachel Whiteread is a concrete cast of a Nissen hut—a military structure invented during World War I—set in the middle of Dalby Forest in Yorkshire, England...

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Large economic gains can come from mundane improvements in policy
19/10/2018

Large economic gains can come from mundane improvements in policy

The Economist

Take three examples: maintenance, management of state assets and public-sector accounting. The costs of skimping on repairs can become tragically apparent...

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Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia
19/10/2018

Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia

Fondation Cartier

The exhibition celebrates the wealth of color and diversity of styles in the geometric art of Latin America, bringing together 250 artworks made by over 70 artists...

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Sameep Padora & Associates, Maya Somaiya Library en Kopargaon (India)
19/10/2018

Sameep Padora & Associates, Maya Somaiya Library en Kopargaon (India)

sP+a, the Mumbai practice headed by Sameep Padora, has enlarged a small children’s library for Sharda School in Kopargaon, a town in the largely rural Indian state of Maharashtra. Its complex undulating roof is inspired in the brick tile vault techniques of the Spaniard...

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Richard Meier permanently steps away from firm in wake of sexual assault allegations
18/10/2018

Richard Meier permanently steps away from firm in wake of sexual assault allegations

The Architects Newspaper

Bernhard Karpf has been promoted to managing principal and will oversee the firm’s operations...

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gmp, Guangxi Culture and Art Center in Nanning (China)
18/10/2018

gmp, Guangxi Culture and Art Center in Nanning (China)

This venue for cultural events is the second work that the Hamburg firm gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner – has carried out in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. Rising independently on a stone plinth are the three...

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London's most influential people 2018
17/10/2018

London's most influential people 2018

Evening Standard

Catalan-born Eva Franch i Gilabert this year became the first female director of the Architectural Association (AA) school...

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Dominique Coulon, housing for elderly people in Huningue (France)
17/10/2018

Dominique Coulon, housing for elderly people in Huningue (France)

In the French commune of Huningue, located in the department of Alsace and on the banks of the Rhine, stands this assisted housing center for senior citizens, a work of the Strasbourg practice of Dominique Coulon. Given the exceptional site, the communal areas...

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A Map of Every Building in America
16/10/2018

A Map of Every Building in America

The New York Times

On this page you will find maps showing almost every building in the United States. These images are drawn from a huge database that Microsoft released to the public this year...

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Tadao Ando: The Challenge
16/10/2018

Tadao Ando: The Challenge

The Centre Pompidou is holding a retrospective of the work of the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, revolving around four main themes: the simplicity of space, the urban challenge, project genesis and dialogue with the past...

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Gana Arquitectura, Cerveza Victoria brewery in Málaga
15/10/2018

Gana Arquitectura, Cerveza Victoria brewery in Málaga

The lager beer brand Victoria, founded in Málaga in 1928, has new brewing facilities designed by the local firm Gana, headed by Antonio Galisteo and Álvaro Fernández Navarro. On the foundations of an old industrial shed located on Avenida Velázquez, at the intersection...

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2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
14/10/2018

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

National Geographic

Teotihuacan means 'the place where the gods were created,' and that's the exact feeling visitors have when they walk along the Avenue of the Dead at this Mexican archeological site...

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Paul Andreu (1938 - 2018)
12/10/2018

Paul Andreu (1938 - 2018)

El País

The French architect who built terminals in over 50 countries has died in Paris at the age of 80...

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India could save sand by making concrete with plastic bottles
12/10/2018

India could save sand by making concrete with plastic bottles

GCR

Research carried out by the University of Bath in the UK, and India’s Goa Engineering College, has found that concrete made with an admixture of ground-up plastic bottles...

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Gad Line + Studio, housing in Dongziguan (China)
12/10/2018

Gad Line + Studio, housing in Dongziguan (China)

The firm GAD Line + Studio, which works in close collaboration with the University of Hangzhou, has been tasked to develop this affordable housing development for the rural community of Dongziguan, in China’s Fuyang District. Inspired in the region’s vernacular...

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Norman Foster's Bloomberg office in London wins Stirling prize
11/10/2018

Norman Foster's Bloomberg office in London wins Stirling prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

One of the most environmentally friendly office buildings ever conceived has been named the winner of the 2018 Stirling prize, beating off competition from a quirky brick nursery... (Photos)

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Nieto Sobejano: Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa (Estonia)
11/10/2018

Nieto Sobejano: Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa (Estonia)

The new center dedicated to the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (Paide, 1935) opened with a concert on 13 October. Built by the firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, which works from offices in Madrid and Berlin, the complex is located in Laulasmaa...

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MCHAP 2018 goes to Barclay & Crousse’s university building in Piura
11/10/2018

MCHAP 2018 goes to Barclay & Crousse’s university building in Piura

The new winner of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, given bienially by the College of Architecture of the Illilnois Institute of Technology (IIT) to acknowledge the best buildings raised in the Americas, has been announced. The jury of this year’s MCHAP...

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Who Is Neri Oxman?
11/10/2018

Who Is Neri Oxman?

The New York Times

A star of M.I.T.’s Media Lab working in “material ecology,” she has intrigued Björk, Brad Pitt and the Cooper Hewitt...

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Carme Pinós, MPavilion 2018 in Melbourne
10/10/2018

Carme Pinós, MPavilion 2018 in Melbourne

Carme Pinós (Barcelona, 1954) has inaugurated her pavilion for Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, which will host various cultural activities through 3 February 2010. Since 2014, each year the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions a different architect...

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The Work of Francis Kéré is Currently on Exhibition in Madrid
10/10/2018

The Work of Francis Kéré is Currently on Exhibition in Madrid

Designboom

Madrid’s Museo ICO presents the exhibition: ‘Francis Kéré. Primary Elements’ curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano and organized by the ICO Foundation...

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City Skins: Scenes from an Augmented Urban Reality
09/10/2018

City Skins: Scenes from an Augmented Urban Reality

Failed Architecture

In the 2016 short film, Hyperreality, designer and filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda crafts a disorienting, even oppressive, depiction of everyday life mediated by ubiquitous augmented reality...

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Sáenz de Oíza, Exhibitions in Madrid
09/10/2018

Sáenz de Oíza, Exhibitions in Madrid

There are many great architects, but only very few get to be ‘masters.’ Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza did, thanks as much to the quality of his architecture as to his sharp sensitivity in tuning in with the contemporary, and especially to his teachings, which went far beyond...

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Copenhagen to build an island to solve space problems
09/10/2018

Copenhagen to build an island to solve space problems

El Economista

At an estimated cost of 2.8 billion euros, construction of Lynetteholmen island will begin around 2035…

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New Books
AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 207 - MORE CITY 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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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