Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, June 25, 2017
The mad opulence of Dubai, from water Villas to fake fore
25/06/2017

The mad opulence of Dubai, from water Villas to fake fore

Wired

The wealthy never run out of ways to amuse themselves in Dubai, where you can party aboard a house floating... 

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Tall buildings are becoming more common. They need not be dangerous
24/06/2017

Tall buildings are becoming more common. They need not be dangerous

The Economist

With proper enforcement, fire regulations can keep tower-dwellers safe. A little after midnight on June 14th, London’s fire brigade...

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Senior Housing
23/06/2017

Senior Housing

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We do not need senior housing only: we need cities for all ages. The population aging and hedonistic individualism of post-industrial society have fractured...

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Why young people are renting rooms in a Helsinki care house
23/06/2017

Why young people are renting rooms in a Helsinki care house

The Guardian

In return for a cheap rent, Finnish 18- to 25-year-olds are befriending older people in a state-run care home while providing social activities...

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Foster + Partners to design Circular Quay tower in Sydney
23/06/2017

Foster + Partners to design Circular Quay tower in Sydney

The Sydney Morning Herald

Lendlease has started the process to construct a new $1.5 billion tower at Circular Quay, Sydney, with the appointment of architects...

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Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Luis Vidal, Centro Botín
22/06/2017

Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Luis Vidal, Centro Botín

The Centro Botín, a space for art, culture and education, projecting into the Bay of Santander, was strongly supported by Emilio Botín (1934-2014), president of Banco Santander and financed by the Botín Foundation, one of the most important private...

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SANAA, extension of Art Gallery of New South Wales
22/06/2017

SANAA, extension of Art Gallery of New South Wales

New images of the Japanese firm SANAA’s design for the extension of this museum in Sydney have been unveiled. Additional funding recently obtained from the Australian government for the project ensures execution of the project. (Video)

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Robo-grocery stores will drive to your door
22/06/2017

Robo-grocery stores will drive to your door

Wired

The Moby Mart, created by Wheelys, Hefei University of Technology and tech firm Himalafy, has been dubbed 'the supermarket that comes to you'...

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Humpback whales returned to NYC for the first time in a century
21/06/2017

Humpback whales returned to NYC for the first time in a century

Seattle Pi

Finally, thanks to years of environmental clean-up efforts, algae and zooplankton have multiplied, giving good food for the menhaden and, therefore, food for whales...

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Eight miles away from creating an iceberg the size of Delaware
21/06/2017

Eight miles away from creating an iceberg the size of Delaware

The New York Times

A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf is getting close to a full break, according to scientists. It has accelerated this year in an area already...

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Serpentine pavilion 2017: a shimmering African canopy
20/06/2017

Serpentine pavilion 2017: a shimmering African canopy

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Inspired by a tree used as a meeting place in his native village of Gando, architect Francis Kéré has brought a piece of Burkina Faso to London – a deceptively simple roof that seems to float above the greenery... (Photos)

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Ecocapsule A New way of sustainable living
20/06/2017

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. It can serve as a cottage, pop-up hotel or even as a charging station...

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Cladding on Grenfell Tower is banned on UK high-rises
19/06/2017

Cladding on Grenfell Tower is banned on UK high-rises

The Guardian

Philip Hammond said that the material used in the Grenfell Tower refurbishment, containing flammable polyethylene, was “banned” in the UK...

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Frida Escobedo, La Tallera Siqueiros in Cuernavaca (Mexico)
19/06/2017

Frida Escobedo, La Tallera Siqueiros in Cuernavaca (Mexico)

La Tallera Siqueiros is a museum, workshop, and artists’ residence built on and around a 1965 construction that was the home and studio of the muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros in the final years of his life. A space for art production and criticism...

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TEC Taller EC, enlargement of land transport terminal in Loja
19/06/2017

TEC Taller EC, enlargement of land transport terminal in Loja

Working from offices in Quito and Madrid, the firm TEC Taller EC – headed by Pablo Castro and Roberto Morales – has won the competition to enlarge the bus terminal of the city of Loja, known as Ecuador’s cultural capital, in the southern...

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Infographic: What Do Your Country's Emissions Look Like?
17/06/2017

Infographic: What Do Your Country's Emissions Look Like?

World Resources Institute

The largest emitters contribute a majority of global emissions. The top 10 emitters1 contribute 72 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions...

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New Yorker´s Cartoon about Guggenheim´s opening in 1959
16/06/2017

New Yorker´s Cartoon about Guggenheim´s opening in 1959

Guggenheim

The New Yorker captured this hot-button cultural moment with wit and style—and did so in a multi-page cartoon...

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Nendo, CoFuFun Plaza in Tenri (Japan)
16/06/2017

Nendo, CoFuFun Plaza in Tenri (Japan)

In front of the train station of Tenri, a city in Japan’s Nara prefecture, is this 6,000-square-meter plaza designed by Nendo, a Tokyo studio founded by Oki Sato (Toronto, 1977). This is one of the first architectural projects of Sato, who graduated from Waseda University...

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Abalo Alonso, Caramoniña Orchards in Santiago de Compostela
16/06/2017

Abalo Alonso, Caramoniña Orchards in Santiago de Compostela

The historical quarter of Santiago de Compostela was designated a World Heritage Site in 1985, but degraded areas remain in the city, and Caramoniña is one of these places. It is located between the green belt that surrounds the old town and the alley...

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Ignacio Borrego, children’s wing of hospital in Phaplu (Nepal)
15/06/2017

Ignacio Borrego, children’s wing of hospital in Phaplu (Nepal)

Seismic activity in Nepal has proven to be devastating, thus the need to think of destruction-minimizing solutions. Ignacio Borrego (Madrid, 1975) addresses this concern in a proposal for the new children’s wing of a hospital in Phaplu...

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Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, Fosun Foundation in Shanghai
15/06/2017

Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, Fosun Foundation in Shanghai

The British firms of Norman Foster and Thomas Heatherwick are building the Bund Finance Center in Shanghai, a 420,000-square-meter complex that includes two 180-meter towers and the recently finished Fosun Foundation cultural cente...

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Beauty amid chaos: Syrian cities through Instagram
15/06/2017

Beauty amid chaos: Syrian cities through Instagram

The Guardian

A photography project in which photographers from Damascus to Aleppo show different points of view of their situation. Some choose to focus on war and others on hope...

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Singapore Largest Luxury Car Vending Machine
14/06/2017

Singapore Largest Luxury Car Vending Machine

The Autobahn Motors building in Singapore features a multi-storey window facade with 15 levels and 4 columns of exotic and luxury cars on display. With over 27 years in the business, Autobahn Motors specializes in pre-owned Luxury, Sports, Convertibles...

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How an OMA-Designed Art Museum Opened in Congo
14/06/2017

How an OMA-Designed Art Museum Opened in Congo

Artsy

This space, a white cube gallery and international research center, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), might seem a surreal construction for Lusanga...

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Why the wait for delivery drones may be longer than expected
14/06/2017

Why the wait for delivery drones may be longer than expected

The Economist

There is a striking disparity between the commercial applications drone companies are pursuing in fields like construction, inspection or agriculture and the public perception...

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Bicycle Architecture Biennale 2017 in Amsterdam
14/06/2017

Bicycle Architecture Biennale 2017 in Amsterdam

BAB 2017

Urban mobility, with its various modes, is an invisible hand shaping buildings and cities. Consider how, before machines of transportation arose, housing in cities...

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RCR arquitectes & Pau Llimona, Enigma Restaurant in Barcelona
14/06/2017

RCR arquitectes & Pau Llimona, Enigma Restaurant in Barcelona

The winners of this year’s Pritzker Prize – Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta of RCR arquitectes – and Pau Llimona designed this restaurant for the prestigious chef Albert Adrià, and it has been built in collaboration with the studio Sánchez Guiisado...

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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
13/06/2017

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

A fine exhibition, the first show to occupy the smartly renovated galleries on the third floor of the old Goodwin and Stone building at the Museum of Modern Art...

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David Beckham has acquired a plot of land to build a stadium on
13/06/2017

David Beckham has acquired a plot of land to build a stadium on

Miami Herald

David Beckham finally secured land to build a soccer stadium in Miami, after county commissioners approved selling him three...

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Winners of the 11th Cosentino Design Challenge
13/06/2017

Winners of the 11th Cosentino Design Challenge

151 projects in the Architecture category and 75 projects in the Design category were the projects selected from among the 226 projects judged by the jury in this year’s competition. Three first-place prizes of €1,000...

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New Books
AV Monografías 195 - SHIGERU BAN 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 196 - SENIOR HOUSING 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 80 - ANDRÉS JAQUE 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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