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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Langarita-Navarro, Daruan Space in Madrid
13/12/2017

Langarita-Navarro, Daruan Space in Madrid

The firm of María Langarita and Víctor Navarra renovated Daruan Group’s office in Madrid’s Aravaca ward, adapting it to new needs: a stronger corporate identity and more work stations. With budget and time limits, without interrupting the company’s day-to-day...

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Construction of MVRDV’s Werk 12 building in Munich begins
13/12/2017

Construction of MVRDV’s Werk 12 building in Munich begins

The Dutch firm MVRDV conceives this multipurpose building as a new nucleus of the Werksviertel quarter, an industrial area close to the Ostbahnhof station, in the Eastern part of Munich, that the Federal State of Bavaria wishes to turn into a district for art and culture...

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Antoine Predock donates property, archives to UNM
13/12/2017

Antoine Predock donates property, archives to UNM

Albuquerque Journal

Predock recently donated the Downtown property where he once lived and practiced to University of New Mexico (UNM) – the school that helped turn the once-budding...

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Ecosistema Urbano, regeneration of historical center of Cuenca
12/12/2017

Ecosistema Urbano, regeneration of historical center of Cuenca

The Historic Center of Cuenca, capital of the Ecuadorian province of Azuay, is steep in a process of urban transformation due to the implementation of a new mobility model, a plan which will reduce vehicular pressure on the area, and thus also the demand...

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Renzo Piano, Palais de Justice in Paris
12/12/2017

Renzo Piano, Palais de Justice in Paris

The opening in Paris of the new Palais de Justice, designed by Renzo Piano, brings together a group of different buildings spread around the city, becoming the biggest court site in Europe...

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Lubaina Himid wins Turner prize
12/12/2017

Lubaina Himid wins Turner prize

The Guardian

Himid wins £25,000, money which she will spend on commissioning other artists and, perhaps, the odd pair of shoes...

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James Stewart Polshek, 2018 AIA Gold Medal
11/12/2017

James Stewart Polshek, 2018 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects

Born in Akron, Ohio, Polshek earned a Master of Architecture degree from Yale in 1955. The office that Polshek began in 1963 as...

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Carsten Höller and Prada open a 3-night-only club in Miami
11/12/2017

Carsten Höller and Prada open a 3-night-only club in Miami

The Spaces

Artist Carsten Höller has opened the doors to his ephemeral nightclub The Prada Double Club Miami during Art Basel Miami...

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ETSAM architects in five teams win LagargeHolcim Awards 2017
11/12/2017

ETSAM architects in five teams win LagargeHolcim Awards 2017

Five teams made up of graduates of the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) have been honored with this year’s LafargeHolcim Awards, considered the most important...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Bora Tower in Mexico City
11/12/2017

Zaha Hadid Architects, Bora Tower in Mexico City

Construction of the Bora Residential Tower has begun in Santa Fe, a district in the west of Mexico City that is home to the regional offices of Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Roche, and Amazon, as well as three universities. Containing 220 apartments in 50 floors...

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‘SOM: Engineering x [Art & Architecture]’ in Chicago
10/12/2017

‘SOM: Engineering x [Art & Architecture]’ in Chicago

As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, on view through 7 January at the Mana Contemporary Pop-up space on Morgan St. is an exhibition on the work of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). In over eighty years the Chicago firm has built...

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The wild plan to revamp the ‘coolest building in Latin America’
09/12/2017

The wild plan to revamp the ‘coolest building in Latin America’

The Guardian

The Copan Building in São Paulo, Oscar Niemeyer’s colossal curving structure, has flourished thanks to the efforts of its fabled administrator...

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World-record Da Vinci painting to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi
08/12/2017

World-record Da Vinci painting to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Guardian

The first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France has been billed as “the first universal museum in the Arab world” in a sign of the oil-rich emirate’s global ambitions...

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MVRDV and BIG collaborate on district and plaza in Abu Dhabi
08/12/2017

MVRDV and BIG collaborate on district and plaza in Abu Dhabi

The 76,000-square-metre development is a mixed-use residential and leisure district for Abu Dhabi’s high-profile Makers District. It will consist of seven ‘pixelated’ mid-rise towers designed by MVRDV, organised around a public plaza designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)..

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Oliveras Boix, Montbau Library in Barcelona
08/12/2017

Oliveras Boix, Montbau Library in Barcelona

Located at the foot of Collserola mountain, the Montbau-Albert Pérez Baró Library was created in the 1980s as a people’s library, for use by members of the community, and underwent a progressive degradation that finally made a thorough fixing and expansion...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Lombard Odier HQ in Bellevue (Switzerland)
07/12/2017

Herzog & de Meuron, Lombard Odier HQ in Bellevue (Switzerland)

The Basel firm Herzog & de Meuron has won the competition to build the new head offices of Lombard Odier, a private Swiss bank founded in 1796, on the shore of Lac Léman in Bellevue, a municipality of the canton of Geneva. The others shortlisted included...

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Drowning in garbage
06/12/2017

Drowning in garbage

The Washington Post

The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago, according to World Bank researchers. If nothing is done, that figure...

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On Spanish History
06/12/2017

On Spanish History

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Juan Benet’s Return to Región is now fifty years old. A half-century has passed during which the nation Spain has gone from bimillennial to bicentennial and ended up a mythical...

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Rintala Eggertsson Architects, pedestrian bridge in Voss (Norway)
06/12/2017

Rintala Eggertsson Architects, pedestrian bridge in Voss (Norway)

The design of this footbridge over the river Vosso, in the municipality of Vossevangen, addresses two fundamental requirements: to take advantage of the piers of an old suspension bridge raised on the same spot before...

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Ten of the most beautiful modern libraries in the world
05/12/2017

Ten of the most beautiful modern libraries in the world

BBC

De Krook in Ghent, by RCR Arquitectes with Coussée & Goris architecten, is a stark metallic structure, in a neglected corner of the waterfront...

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Ryue Nishizawa's Moriyama House in Tokyo
05/12/2017

Ryue Nishizawa's Moriyama House in Tokyo

One week in the extraordinary-ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, a Japanese art, architecture and music enlighted amateur who lives in one of the most famous contemporary Japanese architecture, the Moriyama house, built in Tokyo in 2005 by Pritzker-prize winner...

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AHMM, New Scotland Yard building in London
05/12/2017

AHMM, New Scotland Yard building in London

The British firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) finished the renovation of the new headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police. Since 2012 it had been busy turning the original building, a work of the English architect William Curtis Green...

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Munich Concert Hall Design Competition
05/12/2017

Munich Concert Hall Design Competition

In 2016 the German Federal State of Bavaria organized a competition for two concert halls seating 1,800 and 600, a music school, a restaurant, and offices in Munich’s Eastern neighborhood of Weksviertel, near the Ostbahnhof train station. The aim was to...

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Manifesta 12 biennial in Palermo
04/12/2017

Manifesta 12 biennial in Palermo

As a first stage, OMA conducted an urban study of the city. Manifesta 12 Creative Mediators are Bregtje van der Haak, Andrés Jaque, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and Mirjam Varadinis. Opening on 16 June 2018 until 4 November 2018...

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Vincent Scully, 97, Influential Architecture Historian, Dies
04/12/2017

Vincent Scully, 97, Influential Architecture Historian, Dies

The New York Times

Vincent Scully, the Yale art historian whose lectures inspired students for more than 60 years and whose writings on architecture...

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Studio MK27, Caledonian Somosaguas Residences
04/12/2017

Studio MK27, Caledonian Somosaguas Residences

The first work in Spain of the Brazilian firm MK27, headed by Marcio Kogan, is the exclusive residential development Caledonian in Somosaguas, in the Madrid municipality of Pozuelo de Alarcón. With a built area of 5,100 square meters, the commission..

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MADI home flatpack, tiny house
02/12/2017

MADI home flatpack, tiny house

​M.A.Di. is an unfoldable modular living unit. Using an unfolding technique, this construction system allows to realize earthquake-resistant buildings for residential, leisure and hospitality. M.A.DI. can be also used to set-up of temporary villages for sports...

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Thinking Machines: Art and design in the computer age 1959-1989
02/12/2017

Thinking Machines: Art and design in the computer age 1959-1989

Design diffusion

Until 8 April 2018, at the New York’s MoMa will be showcased the exhibition that examines works produced using computer and computational thinking...

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Tham & Videgård, Casa Krokholmen in Stockholm (Sweden)
01/12/2017

Tham & Videgård, Casa Krokholmen in Stockholm (Sweden)

This small vacation home designed by the architectural firm Tham & Videgård is located on a strategic promontory of the island of Krokholmen, very close to the city of Stockholm. The wooden construction faces a forest of ...

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Welcome to the (possible) future: V&A shows tech's hottest ideas
01/12/2017

Welcome to the (possible) future: V&A shows tech's hottest ideas

The Guardian

Museum plans 2018 exhibition, called The Future Starts Here, exploring how groundbreaking technologies could change the world...

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New Books
AV Monografías 200 - NORMAN FOSTER 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 199 - YOUNG CATALONIA 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 83 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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
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
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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