Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Studiomake, Guan Yin Pavilion in Pathum Thani (Thailand)
23/08/2017

Studiomake, Guan Yin Pavilion in Pathum Thani (Thailand)

The Guan Yin Pavilion, commissioned by Rangsit University for the Chinese-Thai Institute, symbolizes the university’s commitment to the furtherance of cultural and academic exchange between two nations...

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Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Tokyo
23/08/2017

Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Tokyo

The Art Newspaper

The five-storey museum dedicated to the queen of the polka dot will open on 1 October in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward...

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Efficiency eludes the construction industry
23/08/2017

Efficiency eludes the construction industry

The economist

Construction has the lowest productivity gains of any industry due to a lack of standarized codes and the issue of inexpensive labour...

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Anna Heringer, hostels for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale (China)
22/08/2017

Anna Heringer, hostels for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale (China)

Anna Heringer´s studio bets on reinventing typological and building local traditions during the second Bamboo Biennale with two hostels and a guest pavillion built with a series of concentric rings differering condition and materiality...

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Jacobs versus Lefebvre
22/08/2017

Jacobs versus Lefebvre

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Two publications that serve as refreshers on Jane Jacob and Henri Lefebvre´s works, which continue to inspire contemporary urban movements. However, it is not easy to know how their intellectual legacies can be combined ...

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"Wěndìng fánróng”, (stability & prosperity)
21/08/2017

"Wěndìng fánróng”, (stability & prosperity)

Thank you to drones this video shows a different image of Hong Kong, one of the largest cities in the world characterised for its hyperdensity and extreme compactness...

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In Praise of the Palimpsest. Two Museums in Florence
21/08/2017

In Praise of the Palimpsest. Two Museums in Florence Pdf

Kosme de Barañano

Often in the world of today, great building works go unnoticed just because they are simple, or are not brought to light by critics and media. Let me point out two examples in the...

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Arquitectura-G, refurbishment of a house in Santa Margarida de Montbui
18/08/2017

Arquitectura-G, refurbishment of a house in Santa Margarida de Montbui

The revamp of the small agricultural construction in Santa Margarida de Montbui (Barcelona) was carried out creating an artificial landscape between the hut and the fields...

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On Architectural Theory
18/08/2017

On Architectural Theory

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Theory gets bad press. Nevertheless, architecture is built with ideas, which is what connects these two titles of Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes...

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Agora and Water
17/08/2017

Agora and Water Pdf

Richard Ingersoll

Although climate-change-denier recently assumed power in the USA, all knowledgeable sources agree that the planet has entered a new geological...

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Óscar M.Ares, care home in Aldeamayor de San Martín (Valladolid)
17/08/2017

Óscar M.Ares, care home in Aldeamayor de San Martín (Valladolid)

Óscar M. Ares has designed a small village that seems an oasis in the middle of the dry-landscape of the Castilian plateau. A garden surrounded by white houses of warm interiors and modest materials...

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Making a play of architectural stone spaces and negative forms
16/08/2017

Making a play of architectural stone spaces and negative forms

Matt Simonds

Sacred architecture is the central theme of Matt Simmonds´ work, a series of architectural sculptures carved into solid stones...

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Dominique Perrault restructuring Louvre post office building (Paris)
16/08/2017

Dominique Perrault restructuring Louvre post office building (Paris)

In Paris, the Central Post Office of the Louvre closed in May so that the refurbishment planned by Dominique Perrault could get underway. Far from attempting a restitution of history, the French architect has chosen to combine preservation with transformation...

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Challenges of Preservation
16/08/2017

Challenges of Preservation

Eduardo Prieto

Two books with different approaches that add fuel to the recent polemics about the almost unanimous acceptance of the culture of heritage preservation...

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Reducing Bodies to Fight Climate Change?
15/08/2017

Reducing Bodies to Fight Climate Change?

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The transformation of human bodies by artificial means has a long history behind it, but recent technological development has given it a new dimension...

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Barclay & Crousse, Space of Memory in Lima (Peru)
15/08/2017

Barclay & Crousse, Space of Memory in Lima (Peru)

The purpose of the Space of Memory, Tolerance and Social Inclusion is to celebrate the reconciliation of Peruvians after the two decades of violence between Shining Path and other terrorist groups and the national army and paramilitary forces...

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Virtual Reality makes modeling more intuitive
15/08/2017

Virtual Reality makes modeling more intuitive

Johan Hanegraaf

ArchiSpace´s newest features, including Virtual Reality and Laser Movements, make it smoother to work with three-dimensional images...

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Buildings could build themselves in the future
14/08/2017

Buildings could build themselves in the future

Inhabitat

Ten-Fold Engineering offers mobile structures that can travel on a standard truck, be deployed in eight minutes and work with solar power...

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The History of ‘Nueva Forma’
14/08/2017

The History of ‘Nueva Forma’

Ana Esteban Maluenda

Nueva Forma, the publishing project lead by Fullaondo which relieved Spain from the cultural incommunication suffered during the Civil War...

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Ecosistema Urbano, ‘Open Shore’ in West Palm Beach (Florida)
14/08/2017

Ecosistema Urbano, ‘Open Shore’ in West Palm Beach (Florida)

The Madrid firm Ecosistema Urbano has been commissioned to revamp the oceanfront of West Palm Beach in Florida, having won the Shore to Core international competition with its ‘Open Shore’ project, which puts forward a new urban model, dynamic and inclusive...

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Bonell&Gil / Peris + Toral, apartments for the elderly in Barcelona
11/08/2017

Bonell&Gil / Peris + Toral, apartments for the elderly in Barcelona

The team formed by the architectural studios Bonell&Gil and Peris+Toral has designed 105 apartments for the elderly in the 22@ District in Barcelona. Three volumes with a fan-shaped layout where to carry out a typological research to promote new ways of living...

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Dubai Frame: An icon in the making
11/08/2017

Dubai Frame: An icon in the making

Khaleej Times

Dubai´s newest attraction will be ready by the end of 2017, consisting of two 150 m towers connected by a 93 m long bridge...

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Strange Form of Art
11/08/2017

Strange Form of Art

TLS

Architects as great men shaping the world. A stereotype partly built by architects against which Louis S.Kahn fought during his whole life...

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Giovanni Vaccarini, New Headquarters of SPGin Geneva (Switzerland)
10/08/2017

Giovanni Vaccarini, New Headquarters of SPGin Geneva (Switzerland)

The Italian firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has designed SPG’s new headquarters at the entrance to the old quarter of Geneva. Combining strong aesthetic features with energy efficiency, the original facade takes center stage in the renovation and...

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TEC Taller EC, Casas FF in San Juan de Cumbayá (Quito)
09/08/2017

TEC Taller EC, Casas FF in San Juan de Cumbayá (Quito)

The studio TEC Taller EC, based in Quito (Ecuador), has designed four single-family homes at the foot of the Andes...

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José M. Sánchez García, revamp of Mezzana estate in Coldrerio (Switzerland)
09/08/2017

José M. Sánchez García, revamp of Mezzana estate in Coldrerio (Switzerland)

José María Sánchez García has won the competition to revamp the Agricultural Institute of Mezzana with a design that involves designing the landscaping the exterior spaces, restoring Villa Cristina, and renovating and enlarging the canteen...

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Ikea Launches a Flat-Pack Home. They even build it for you!
09/08/2017

Ikea Launches a Flat-Pack Home. They even build it for you!

Digital Trends

Aktiv, Ikea´s new prefab collaboration features functionality, modern lines and even the brand´s furniture. Sold for $86,525...

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China simulates the Universe with 10 trillion digital particles
08/08/2017

China simulates the Universe with 10 trillion digital particles

Wired

The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is the world's most powerful and has a processing power of 93 petaflops, a step further towards artificial intelligence...

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SO-IL and Laisné Roussel win Place Mazas (Paris)
08/08/2017

SO-IL and Laisné Roussel win Place Mazas (Paris)

SO-IL

The winners propose a fresh approach to urbanism taking into account both contemporary and historical contexts...

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SET architects, Bologna Shoah Memorial (Italy)
08/08/2017

SET architects, Bologna Shoah Memorial (Italy)

The monument built in Bologna to commemorate the german genocide relies on the symbolic force of two 10-meter-tall stelas of CorTen steel whose rigidly modularized skin evokes the wooden bunk beds where those condemned to be exterminated were heaped up...

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New Books
AV Monografías 197_198 - RENZO PIANO 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 197 - ON THE WATERFRONT 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 81 - DOMINIQUE PERRAULT 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.
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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.
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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