Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Zaha Hadid Architects, 2 Murray Road Tower in Hong Kong
28/09/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, 2 Murray Road Tower in Hong Kong

Located in the heart of the city’s central business district, beside I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower, this 36-floor office building on Murray Road replaces a multi-story car park with a scheme that reinterprets the forms of the bud of a Bauhinia x blakeana, the flower of which...

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The pandemic will accelerate the evolution of our cities
26/09/2020

The pandemic will accelerate the evolution of our cities

The Guardian / Norman Foster

City centres are likely to see fewer cars in future, but that would have happened eventually without Covid-19. Neighbourhoods have seen a resurgence in appeal with the tag of “the 15-minute city”...

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‘Architecture Fragments’, by Marià Castelló
26/09/2020

‘Architecture Fragments’, by Marià Castelló

It is a project that was born tangent to the borders between different plastic arts, especially drawing, photography, painting, sculpture and architecture. Concrete paintings, plaster projections or dreamlike architectures. The works that make up this sample...

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Winners of the Brick Award 20
25/09/2020

Winners of the Brick Award 20

In 2020, six winners were awarded in five categories: Sharing Public Spaces (University of Silesia, Faculty of Radio and Television, by BAAS Arquitectura), Feeling at Home (Can Jaime I n'Isabelle, by TEd'A arquitectes), Living Together...

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LOT-EK, Drivelines Studios in Johannesburg (South Africa)
25/09/2020

LOT-EK, Drivelines Studios in Johannesburg (South Africa)

Part of a large-scale urban transformation project, this intervention is a response to the post-apartheid generation’s desire to introduce and adopt new models for living. Rising on a triangular plot of land, the building is formed by 140...

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DJ arquitectura, University of Málaga Fine Arts School courtyard
24/09/2020

DJ arquitectura, University of Málaga Fine Arts School courtyard

The Granada practice of Diego Jiménez López and Juana Sánchez Gómez, DJ arquitectura, has been commissioned to eliminate obsolete structures and refurbish installations of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Málaga, in its El Ejido campus...

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The next Fotografiska in Berlin, by Herzog & de Meuron
23/09/2020

The next Fotografiska in Berlin, by Herzog & de Meuron

The Architect's Newspaper

Contemporary Swedish photography museum Fotografiska announced plans to launch its newest outpost in Berlin...

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Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos, office buidling for Anteus Constructora in Zapopan (Mexico)
23/09/2020

Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos, office buidling for Anteus Constructora in Zapopan (Mexico)

Located on the outskirts of the city of Zapopan, in the state of Jalisco, this building by the Mexico City-based firm headed by Ricardo Yslas is integrated into the manufacturing plant of the construction company Anteus. With the aim of creating a corporate space truly...

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The museum of everything
22/09/2020

The museum of everything

The Guardian / Andrew Dickson

In a world first, Rotterdam’s Boijmans museum has put its entire collection on display in a mammoth new warehouse...

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Twobo + Luis Twose, renovation of Aigües de Vilajuïga industrial plant
22/09/2020

Twobo + Luis Twose, renovation of Aigües de Vilajuïga industrial plant

The Catalan team of Twobo arquitectura + Luis Twoso worked on the hundred-year-old plant that extracted mineral waters coming from a 70-meter-deep aquifer in Vilajuïga, a municipality of the Girona comarca of Alt Empordà, located near the Cap de Creus natural park...

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Snøhetta, Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora (North Dakota)
21/09/2020

Snøhetta, Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora (North Dakota)

The Norwegian firm Snøhetta has won the competition for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, which is to go up in Medora, North Dakota, on the banks of the Little Missouri River. Selected out of 40 entries, including the proposals of co-finalists Studio Gang and...

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Light and matter in the abstract spaces of Navarro Baldeweg
21/09/2020

Light and matter in the abstract spaces of Navarro Baldeweg

Giornale di Brescia

Organized by the Municipality of Brescia and the Brescia Museums Foundation, the exhibition – on view until 5 April – presents Juan Navarro’s career through “Architecture, Painting, Sculpture”... (photo gallery)

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Guallart Architects, Rec House in Igualada (Barcelona)
18/09/2020

Guallart Architects, Rec House in Igualada (Barcelona)

In Igualada’s Rec neighborhood, once an industrial area focused on leather tanning and now becoming a cultural hub, the Barcelona practice of Vicente Guallart (Valencia, 1963) has turned two late-19th-century buildings that hosted a residence and a small textile...

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The United Nations of Uniqlo
18/09/2020

The United Nations of Uniqlo

The Economist / Amelia Lester

Unusually for a clothing company, Uniqlo measures its significant milestones not in iconic outfits but in manufacturing breakthroughs. Today over 1,000 researchers there work on inventing new fabrics...

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The southern hemisphere skipped flu season in 2020
17/09/2020

The southern hemisphere skipped flu season in 2020

The Economist

Not only have countries in the southern hemisphere slowed the spread of covid-19, but they also appear inadvertently to have stopped the proliferation of another deadly disease: the flu...

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Sharon Davis Design, Bayalpata Hospital in Achham (Nepal)
17/09/2020

Sharon Davis Design, Bayalpata Hospital in Achham (Nepal)

The New York practice of Sharon Davis worked with the NGO Possible Health and the Nepalese government in raising new medical facilities in Achham, one of Nepal’s poorest and most remote regions. Surrounded by mountains in the Seti River Valley, the complex...

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Designing Time
16/09/2020

Designing Time Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Architects design space, but also time. Imagining the city after the pandemic, they strive to reconcile the need for social distance with the convenience of proximity...

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OOIIO Arquitectura, terraced houses in Madrid
16/09/2020

OOIIO Arquitectura, terraced houses in Madrid

The Madrid firm established by Joaquín Millaìn Villamuelas, OOIIO Arquitectura, built these two houses in the Montecarlo residential area of Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district. Adapted to the particular needs of two different families, the designs present personalized...

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KAAN Architecten
16/09/2020

KAAN Architecten

Based in Rotterdam but running offices in São Paulo and Paris as well, KAAN Architecten was set up by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, and Dikkie Scipio as a new professional venture after the 2014 closure of Claus en Kaan, the firm they had worked together as partners...

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‘Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan’ at Museo ICO
16/09/2020

‘Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan’ at Museo ICO

On view from 16 September to 17 January at the ICO Museum in Madrid are 76 images taken by the photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon – born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942 – that show the architectural transformation of Lower Manhattan. Curated by Lyon himself...

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Estudio Cavernas, Koh Kong Mangrove Lodging (Cambodia)
15/09/2020

Estudio Cavernas, Koh Kong Mangrove Lodging (Cambodia)

Based in Mae Sot (Thailand), Estudio Cavernas – founded by the Cuevas Durán brothers from Spain, Juan (1984) and Yago (1989) – built these shelters amid mangrove forests in the southwestern Cambodian province of Koh Kong. Drawing inspiration from traditional...

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How China Controlled the Coronavirus
14/09/2020

How China Controlled the Coronavirus

The New Yorker / Peter Hessler

Afew days before my return to classroom teaching at Sichuan University, I was biking across a deserted stretch of campus when I encountered a robot...

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Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, building renovation at Paseo de la Castellana 19 in Madrid
14/09/2020

Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, building renovation at Paseo de la Castellana 19 in Madrid

The Madrid architecture practice of César Ruiz-Larrea, Antonio Gómez, and Gorka Álvarez – in collaboration with Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho (MADC) – has won the ideas competition that the CCS (Insurance Compensation Consortium) has organized with a view...

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Tower blocks are 'not so bad'
13/09/2020

Tower blocks are 'not so bad'

The Guardian

2 September 1975: Pioneering designs, such as those by Le Corbusier, included outdoor spaces and gardens but these have been ignored, a symposium on buildings hears...

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Concéntrico 06
12/09/2020

Concéntrico 06

The Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design, an annual reflection on the urban environment and the city, held its latest edition from 3 to 6 September 2020.

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'Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales' at Matadero Madrid
11/09/2020

'Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales' at Matadero Madrid

On view through 31 January is this exhibition curated by Ethel Baraona and designed by Taller de Casquería...

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Barkow Leibinger, Fidelio Opera Set in Vienna (Austria)
11/09/2020

Barkow Leibinger, Fidelio Opera Set in Vienna (Austria)

The only opera that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote, Fidelio, has not ceased to attract music connoisseurs since it premiered in Vienna in 1805. For the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, the Theater an der Wien has presented – with set designs by the architect...

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petrjanda/brainwork, visitor center in Abu Dhabi
10/09/2020

petrjanda/brainwork, visitor center in Abu Dhabi

The firm of the Czech architect Petr Janda has won the competition to build a visitor center in the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, located in the United Arab Emirates capital, where flamingos abound. The project seeks to make the building blend into the landscape...

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MVRDV, Concordia Design building in Wroclaw (Poland)
09/09/2020

MVRDV, Concordia Design building in Wroclaw (Poland)

Located in the western Polish city of Wroclaw, which was the German Breslau, the Concordia Design building highlights the Dutch firm MVRDV’s capacity to deal with all kinds of situations. In this case the situation could hardly have been more complicated. The task at...

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Guillermo Hevia & Catalina Poblete, courtyard house in Lago Ranco (Chile)
08/09/2020

Guillermo Hevia & Catalina Poblete, courtyard house in Lago Ranco (Chile)

En la región chilena de Los Ríos se sitúa esta vivienda de madera con 400 metros de superficie construida, destinada a acoger a una familia numerosa. Con un sistema basado en pilares, puntales y vigas, la estructura se encuentra por delante del revestimiento...

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New Books
AV Monografías 226 - SOU FUJIMOTO 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 227 - KAAN 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 99 - FOSTER+PARTNERS 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
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
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.
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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