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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Eden Qingdao in China, by Grimshaw Architects
18/02/2018

Eden Qingdao in China, by Grimshaw Architects

Eden Project International is currently working on three projects in China and others in Australia and New Zealand. The new centre will be built in Qingdao, a coastal city of nearly nine million people in Shandong Province...

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Christo to Build Floating Structure in London’s Hyde Park
17/02/2018

Christo to Build Floating Structure in London’s Hyde Park

The New York Times

Christo has long been interested in mastabas, trapezoidal structures that originated in Mesopotamia. He designed a Texas mastaba in 1975, for example...

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Morpholio Launches Trace Pro for iPhone
16/02/2018

Morpholio Launches Trace Pro for iPhone

Dexigner

Morpholio has launched Trace Pro for iPhone that intends to transform site visits by importing key components of the design process into the Construction Administration Phase...

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Leandro Erlich at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
16/02/2018

Leandro Erlich at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

The work by the visual artist-cum-illusionist – entitled “Sous le Ciel”, or “Under the Sky” – challenges perceptions of time and space and invites visitors to alter the way they perceive reality. After Ai Weiwei in January 2016 and Chiharu Shiota in January 2017...

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Documents reveal flaws in Santiago Calatrava’s bridge
15/02/2018

Documents reveal flaws in Santiago Calatrava’s bridge

Dallas Observer

The recently released documents show that Calatrava consistently urged Dallas to get the proper testing done for Margaret McDermott Bridge and even offered to lend the city money...

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Carme Pinós to design MPavilion 2018
14/02/2018

Carme Pinós to design MPavilion 2018

The fifth temporary MPavilion, for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct, will be designed by Spanish architect and educator Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós, Barcelona...

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Making tunnels the way you make spaceships
14/02/2018

Making tunnels the way you make spaceships

The Economist

Elon Musk can seem flakily up himself. His newish tunnelling business appears to be a case in point. The project has a cute name (the Boring Company)...

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Ecocapsule, a new way of sustainable living
13/02/2018

Ecocapsule, a new way of sustainable living

Ecocapsule is a self-sustainable smart house powered solely by solar and wind energy. It allows you to live off-the-grid, with the luxury of a hotel room. Exclusive series available, affordable series coming soon...

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The Falcon Heavy’s creator is trying to change more worlds than one
13/02/2018

The Falcon Heavy’s creator is trying to change more worlds than one

The Economist

Eight minutes after they had lifted the first SpaceX Falcon Heavy off its pad at Cape Canaveral on February 6th, two of its three boosters returned...

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Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2018
13/02/2018

Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2018

Itsuko Hasegawa has been awarded the 2018 Royal Academy Architecture Prize, honouring her inspiring and enduring contribution to the culture of architecture. Described by the judging panel as “one of Japan’s most important architects”...

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Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Reaches Its Planned Height
12/02/2018

Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Reaches Its Planned Height

Designed by Gorproject and RMJM, the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg reached its ultimate height of 462 metres, in which Gazprom Neft will have its headquarters. Construction of the skyscraper aboveground has taken two and a half years...

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Nieto Sobejano wins competition for Archive of the Avant-garde in Dresden
12/02/2018

Nieto Sobejano wins competition for Archive of the Avant-garde in Dresden

Selected out of 28 finalists, the Madrid firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won First Prize in the competition promoted by the German state of Saxony to refurbish and extend the Baroque building of the Blockhaus, which dates back to 1732...

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Why wood is back at the top of the tree for architects
11/02/2018

Why wood is back at the top of the tree for architects

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Strong, clean and versatile, engineered timber is the ‘new concrete’. With wooden skyscrapers in the offing, could it be the answer to the global housing crisis?...

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Iconic Ancient Temple Is Latest Victim in Civil War
10/02/2018

Iconic Ancient Temple Is Latest Victim in Civil War

National Geographic

The 3,000-year-old temple of Ain Dara in northern Syria was severely damaged in an airstrike by Turkish forces...

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Engineers create plants that glow
10/02/2018

Engineers create plants that glow

MIT News

Illumination from nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting. By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress...

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Longest bridges around the world
09/02/2018

Longest bridges around the world

The Guardian

Boris Johnson has proposed a 22-mile link across the Channel – a distance which sounds impressive, but is exceeded by many existing bridges...

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The darkest building on Earth
09/02/2018

The darkest building on Earth

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Sprayed with Vantablack Vbx2, a pavilion at the Winter Olympics in South Korea absorbs 99% of light. The pistes of Pyeongchang may be blinding white with snow...(Video)

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AIX Arkitekter, Kata Farm in Varnhem (Sweden)
09/02/2018

AIX Arkitekter, Kata Farm in Varnhem (Sweden)

On a hill near Varnhem’s monastery, excavation work began in 2005 that uncovered the ruins of a 9th-century Christian church, Sweden’s oldest. To protect the remains found and create a room for exhibitions, the Stockholm firm AIX Arkitekter has raised a large roof...

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Dominique Coulon, Théodore Gouvy Theatre in Freyming-Merlebach (France)
08/02/2018

Dominique Coulon, Théodore Gouvy Theatre in Freyming-Merlebach (France)

The Strasbourg firm of Dominique Coulon has built this theater for the old mining town of Freyming-Merlebach, in the Lorraine region of France. Located on the Place des Alliés, the stacked volumes of white concrete are a symbol of the town’s renewal which...

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What happens when algorithms design a concert hall?
08/02/2018

What happens when algorithms design a concert hall?

Wired

The most interesting thing about Herzog & de Meuron’s newly opened concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, isn’t its wave-like facade, which rises above the city of Hamburg... 

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo
08/02/2018

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo

Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich...

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Tinder-Like App Lets Dutch Renters Swap Houses
08/02/2018

Tinder-Like App Lets Dutch Renters Swap Houses

Pop-Up City

Dutch social renters wanting to move to a new apartment can now use an app to swap houses with other renters. One precondition, both renters need to ‘like’ each other’s...

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Demolition begins on AT&T Building lobby
07/02/2018

Demolition begins on AT&T Building lobby

The Architects Newspaper

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has approved demolition of the lobby at Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s postmodern tower at 550 Madison Avenue in New York...

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David Adjaye Among New Mentors in Rolex Program
07/02/2018

David Adjaye Among New Mentors in Rolex Program

The New York Times

David Adjaye has named Mariam Kamara his protégé as part of a new mentorship program sponsored by Rolex...

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Büro Ole Scheeren, Guardian Art Center in Beijing
07/02/2018

Büro Ole Scheeren, Guardian Art Center in Beijing

Working from offices in Bangkok, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Beijing, the firm of the German architect Ole Scheeren has built this hybrid cultural complex that includes an auction house, exhibition galleries, facilities for the conservation of artworks, venues for events...

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Why have mildly erotic nymphs been removed from a Manchester gallery?
06/02/2018

Why have mildly erotic nymphs been removed from a Manchester gallery?

The Guardian / Jonathan Jones

But if it has to be removed from a gallery, will the nudes of Titian and Picasso be next?  Should museums censor works of art on political grounds?...

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Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018
06/02/2018

Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018

The Serpentine Galleries and WF Central (Beijing) announce a new architecture Pavilion, designed by JIAKUN Architects, at the WF Central development in Beijing. It will launch in May 2018...

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Steven Holl, Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond
06/02/2018

Steven Holl, Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond

On 21 April 2018 , Virginia Commonwealth University will unveil the Institute for Contemporary Art, a work of the American architect Steven Holl. The building is conceived as a gateway to the campus, which it faces with rectangular volumes while opening on to the city...

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A new type of solar cell is coming to market
05/02/2018

A new type of solar cell is coming to market

The Economist

Perovskites have the potential to outshine silicon in solar panels. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium and oxygen, was discovered in the Ural mountains in 1839...

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Baragaño, Mountain House in Valdés (Asturias)
05/02/2018

Baragaño, Mountain House in Valdés (Asturias)

The Madrid firm of Sergio Baragaño has built this house in the mountains for an English landscape gardener and his family. The clients, enamored of Asturias, were involved in the design from the start, opting for an industrialized second residence that respects...

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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
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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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