Arquitectura Viva
Friday, April 28, 2017
Ethical Aesthetics
28/04/2017

Ethical Aesthetics

Luis Fernández-Galiano

I met Shigeru Ban at the best place and the best time. The Alvar Aalto Symposium was held in August of 2000 in Jyväskylä under the motto ‘architecture in the year zero,’...

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AleaOlea, Church in Vilanova de la Barca (Lleida)
28/04/2017

AleaOlea, Church in Vilanova de la Barca (Lleida)

The Gothic church of Santa María de la Barca, dating back to the 13th century, was much destroyed by bombings in 1936, at the start of the Spanish Civil War. All that remained were the front part of the temple, fragments of the naves, and the facade...

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BIG Time Trailer
28/04/2017

BIG Time Trailer

Good Company Pictures

Directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder, BIG Time is a new documentary staring Bjarke Ingels, the Danish architect and BIG founder.

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Where is the world's most sprawling city?
27/04/2017

Where is the world's most sprawling city?

The Guardian

Driving to work, driving to dinner, driving to meet friends … this quintessentially American invention requires a limitless supply of land and resources...

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Shigeru Ban: La Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
27/04/2017

Shigeru Ban: La Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

A large glass spheroid goes up at the end of Seguin Island, by the River Seine, marking a new cultural landmark west of the metropolitan area of Paris. These grounds, birthplace of the automobile industry in France, are transformed into the flagship of an area known...

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'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering
26/04/2017

'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering

NASA

These advanced woven metal fabrics for use in space could potentially be useful for large antennas and other deployable devices...

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Under construction:‘Vessel’ by Thomas Heatherwick
26/04/2017

Under construction:‘Vessel’ by Thomas Heatherwick

With its 2,400 steps and a budget of 15 million dollars (13,422,750 euros), ‘Vessel’ the installation designed by the British Thomas Heatherwick is the centerpiece of a public square in Manhattan's Hudson Yards urban development.

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João Tiago Aguiar, Restelo House in Lisbon
26/04/2017

João Tiago Aguiar, Restelo House in Lisbon

Located in a residential neighborhood of Lisbon, the Restelo House covers its rear facade, which opens up to a private courtyard, with a lattice that filters sunlight, gives the interior spaces privacy, and also functions as a lightweight protective screen...

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Minor Surgery
26/04/2017

Minor Surgery

Luis Fernández-Galiano

After many years of large interventions, Spain is now moving on to times of minor surgery. If not all ailments require open-heart surgery...

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Joaquín Bérchez photographs Jaén Cathedral
25/04/2017

Joaquín Bérchez photographs Jaén Cathedral

On view until 30 June in the exhibition hall of the old Teacher Training School of the University of Jaén is the installation ‘Gozar de toda su hermosura. Catedral de Jaén’ (Enjoying Jaén Cathedral in All Its Beauty)...

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Fertile Dissidence. Fernando Ramón, in memoriam
25/04/2017

Fertile Dissidence. Fernando Ramón, in memoriam

Ignacio Paricio

A figure of Spanish architecture of the second half of the 20th century, Fernando Ramón, has passed away. He was a paradigm of dissidence, a description he applied...

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Kengo Kuma, Odunpazari Modern Art Museum (Turkey)
25/04/2017

Kengo Kuma, Odunpazari Modern Art Museum (Turkey)

The firm of the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled its design for a museum that will harbor a private collection of Turkish modern art in Odunpazari, an area of Eskishehr, in the Central Anatolia Region. Irregularly stacked volumes make up...

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The 100 Most Influential People: David Adjaye
24/04/2017

The 100 Most Influential People: David Adjaye

Time

David Adjaye is one of the great architectural visionaries of our time. His work—deeply rooted in both the present moment and the complex context of history—...

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Snøhetta has completed its redesign of New York's Times Square
21/04/2017

Snøhetta has completed its redesign of New York's Times Square

The area known as ‘the Bowtie’ is the heart of Times Square, between Broadway and 7th Avenue, and is part of the larger efforts of the New York City Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Transportation to rebuild and pedestrianize...

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ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17
20/04/2017

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a new research pavilion exploring building-scale fabrication of glass and carbon...

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Lotte World Tower opens in Seoul
20/04/2017

Lotte World Tower opens in Seoul

CNN

After six years of construction, the 555-meter-tall Lotte World Tower opened in April, setting three world records and redefining the Seoul skyline...

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Jasper Johns subject of major Royal Academy retrospectiv
19/04/2017

Jasper Johns subject of major Royal Academy retrospectiv

The Guardian

Gallery reveals details of what will be first comprehensive survey of 86-year-old US artist’s work to be held in UK in 40 years...

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Comunal: Taller de Arquitectura, Social housing in Cuetzalan (Mexico)
19/04/2017

Comunal: Taller de Arquitectura, Social housing in Cuetzalan (Mexico)

The Mexican studio Comunal: Taller de Arquitectura – founded by Mariana Ordóñez and Abraham Aragón – and the Tosepan Titataniske union of indigenous cooperatives decided to develop a prototype dwelling that complied with regulations updated...

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John Pawson wins the 2017 Isamu Noguchi award
18/04/2017

John Pawson wins the 2017 Isamu Noguchi award

The Noguchi Museum

Each May The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York, hosts its annual benefit and Isamu Noguchi Award presentation...

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Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’
18/04/2017

Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’

Designed by the practice headed by José Segui – which works from offices in Madrid and Málaga – in collaboration with the Barcelona firm Mendoza Partida, the project ‘Ecos Urbanos’ has been selected out of seventy entries to the competition for ideas for regenerating...

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Damien Hirst’s new art is exquisitely crafted
17/04/2017

Damien Hirst’s new art is exquisitely crafted

The Economist

An obsessive art collector, Cif Amotan II, loads a ship, the Apistos, with treasures for a temple to the sun. But the ship is wrecked at sea. And the treasures? Forgotten...

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Opening of new parliament of the Canton of Vaud, by Bonell i Gil
17/04/2017

Opening of new parliament of the Canton of Vaud, by Bonell i Gil

The new seat of the parliament of the Canton of Vaud, in Switzerland, opens its doors in the historic quarter of Lausanne, between the cathedral founded in the 12th century, reconstructed by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th, and a castle built in the 14th. A fire destroyed...

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Wang Shu Interview: Architecture is a Job for God
14/04/2017

Wang Shu Interview: Architecture is a Job for God

Louisiana Channel

The Chinese architect Wang Shu’s buildings – a crossover between traditional Chinese culture and large-scale modern architecture – have earned him the prestigious...

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Studio MK27, Jungle House in Guarujá (Brazil)
13/04/2017

Studio MK27, Jungle House in Guarujá (Brazil)

As if it were a hut for postmodern beaux sauvages, the house appears in the clearing of a rainforest in the Brazil’s São Paulo region. But the mountainous topography and the dense vegetation, which could have inspired easy metaphors, do not determine...

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Gradolí & Sanz / Martínez Gregori: Pavilion in Picanya (Valencia)
12/04/2017

Gradolí & Sanz / Martínez Gregori: Pavilion in Picanya (Valencia)

The project adds a new multipurpose space to Escola Gavina, in the Valencian municipality of Picanya. The main building of this learning institution was designed in 1980 by the architect Manuel Portaceli – author also of the extension undertaken...

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AV Proyectos 79: Dossier Jean Nouvel
12/04/2017

AV Proyectos 79: Dossier Jean Nouvel

From the Arab World Institute in Paris to the Louvre that he is now finishing in Abu Dhabi, Jean Nouvel (Fumel, 1945) has built, over more than thirty years of career, noteworthy buildings across the world...

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Museum Expansions That Think Inside the Footprint
12/04/2017

Museum Expansions That Think Inside the Footprint

The New York Times

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, for example — whose neo-Classical-style building dates to 1928 — is undergoing a transformation by Frank Gehry, creator of the Guggenheim Bilbao...

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RSHP to design extension to the British Library
12/04/2017

RSHP to design extension to the British Library

RSHP

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been appointed to design an extension to the British Library, to be built on a 2.8 acre site...

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Souto de Moura, Hotel São Lourenço do Barrocal in Monsaraz (Portugal)
11/04/2017

Souto de Moura, Hotel São Lourenço do Barrocal in Monsaraz (Portugal)

Surrounded by vineyards and oak and olive trees, this old family estate dating back to the 19th century is located in Monsaraz, a parish in Portugal’s Alentejo región, near the Spanish border. The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura...

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A plan to build a city from scratch that will dwarf New York
11/04/2017

A plan to build a city from scratch that will dwarf New York

The Economist

Throughout Chinese history, the dawn of new dynasties often involved moving the entire capital, imperial palace and all...

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AV Monografías 195 - SHIGERU BAN AV Monographs
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Arquitectura Viva 194 - MINOR SURGERY Arquitectura Viva
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AV Proyectos 79 - JEAN NOUVEL 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
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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