Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Dominique Perrault Architecture, Exhibition Hall in León
15/10/2019

Dominique Perrault Architecture, Exhibition Hall in León

The Santa Elvira sugar refinery was, since the early 20th century until its closing in 1992, one of the key economic motors of the city. The site where the old factory building was located was the place designated for the construction of the new Convention Center...

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With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better?
14/10/2019

With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better?

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless...(video)

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Mendes da Rocha and MMBB, SESC 24 de Maio in São Paulo (Brazil)
11/10/2019

Mendes da Rocha and MMBB, SESC 24 de Maio in São Paulo (Brazil)

This collaboration between the Brazilian teams of Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB Arquitetos transforms the former Mesbla department store in downtown São Paulo into a complex combining educational, artistic, sports, health, and leisure activities, supervised...

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Norwich council houses by Riches and Hawley win RIBA Stirling Prize
09/10/2019

Norwich council houses by Riches and Hawley win RIBA Stirling Prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Designed by London firm Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, Street of 105 homes Norwich hailed as high-quality architecture in its most environmentally and socially conscious form...

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AZAB, Herriko Plaza in Mallabia (Biscay)
08/10/2019

AZAB, Herriko Plaza in Mallabia (Biscay)

Globalization also affects urban planning by imposing on it too a loss of the contextual and social values that are transferred to plans and buildings. In this way, the spaces let go of their referential qualities, traditions, landscapes or memory to adopt a global aesthetic...

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Cano Lasso, Second Home London Fields
04/10/2019

Cano Lasso, Second Home London Fields

Located in Hackney, one of the most popular neighborhoods in London today, Second Home’s new coworking and innovation branch addresses its context and its program in two ways: through the facade and through the work atmosphere, respectively. Inspired by...

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Lux Architect, City Hall revamp in Burtenbach (Germany)
03/10/2019

Lux Architect, City Hall revamp in Burtenbach (Germany)

The German firm of Manfred Lux was commissioned to renovate the town hall building of Burtenbach, a Bavarian municipality first mentioned in a 1558 document. The building was subjected to modifications over time, and significantly renovated in 1972...

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Fábio Ferreira Neves, one-family house in Aldeia do Meco (Portugal)
02/10/2019

Fábio Ferreira Neves, one-family house in Aldeia do Meco (Portugal)

In the historical center of Aldeia do Meco – in Portugal’s Setúbal District – is this residence designed by Fábio Ferreira Neves (Lisbon, 1986) that retains the original identity of the main house, a traditional house with a courtyard, and makes the new constructions...

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Hsü Rudolphy, Slope House by Lake Rapel (Chile)
30/09/2019

Hsü Rudolphy, Slope House by Lake Rapel (Chile)

On the edge of Lake Rapel, a two-hour drive from Santiago de Chile, stands this three-story residence designed by the Chilean practice of Ian Hsü and Gabriel Rudolphy. The elementary structure of steel and concrete is wrapped in a skin of wood and glass, optimizing views...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Daxing International Airport in Beijing
26/09/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, Daxing International Airport in Beijing

In Daxing District, 46 kilometers south of Tiananmen Square, is the world's largest terminal in a single building, designed by Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016. Daxing International Airport was built to decongest the Chinese capital's airport at Chaoyang, and has opened less than...

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World’s Tallest Residential Building
25/09/2019

World’s Tallest Residential Building

New York Yimby

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell, Central Park Tower in New York officially tops Out 1,550 feet above midtown...

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Snøhetta, Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim (Norway)
25/09/2019

Snøhetta, Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim (Norway)

A work of Snøhetta, the Oslo-based firm of Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dyker, this office building produces more than twice the amount of electricity it consumes daily. Wrapped in almost 3,000 square meters of solar panels, it is designed to maximize exposure...

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BIG, The Twist’ at Kistefos Museum in Jevnaker (Norway)
23/09/2019

BIG, The Twist’ at Kistefos Museum in Jevnaker (Norway)

Situated in Jevnaker, a small town some 75 kilometers from Oslo, Kistefos is a collection of three landscapes that overlap and intertwine: a natural one of rivers, waterfalls, islands, canyons, and forests; an industrial one of mills, factories, warehouses, power plants, dams...

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AZL architects, porcelain factory in Qiancheng (China)
20/09/2019

AZL architects, porcelain factory in Qiancheng (China)

Set among bamboo trees in mountainous land is the BingDing Factory of Qiancheng, a village located an hour away from Jingdezhen, known as the country’s ‘porcelain capital’ because it has produced Chinese ceramics for 1,700 years. A work of the Shanghai firm AZL...

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Kennedy Center for Performing Arts expansion
18/09/2019

Kennedy Center for Performing Arts expansion

Based in New York and Beijing, the firm Steven Holl Architects has given the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. an underground expansion crowned by three interconnected pavilions of white concrete. Named The REACH, it provides the complex...

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Bauhaus Museum opens in Dessau
17/09/2019

Bauhaus Museum opens in Dessau

The Barcelona firm Addenda Architects – Roberto González, Anne Hinz, Cecilia Rodríguez, Arnau Sastra, and José Zabala –carried the day over 830 others in the 2015 competitition to build this new museum in the German city of Dessau, home of the Bauhaus from...

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Co-lab design office, bamboo pavilion in Tulum (Mexico)
16/09/2019

Co-lab design office, bamboo pavilion in Tulum (Mexico)

The Mexican firm Co-Lab built this yoga pavilion in the heart of the Caribbean town Tulum’s Lúum Zama residential development, the masterplan of which is also by the practice of Joana Gomes and Joshua Beck. Taking inspiration from Félix Candela, Luum Temple...

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Tera by AI SpaceFactory
14/09/2019

Tera by AI SpaceFactory

Indiegogo

Nestled in the woods of Upstate New York, Tera is a high-tech, luxe, green eco-home. Developed from AI SpaceFactory's NASA-award-winning Mars habitat Marsha...

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Olafur Eliasson, ‘Seeing spheres’ in San Francisco
12/09/2019

Olafur Eliasson, ‘Seeing spheres’ in San Francisco

The artist Olafur Eliasson (Copenhagen, 1967) has installed five reflective spheres at the east entrance plaza of San Francisco’s Chase Center, new home of the Golden State Warriors, the city’s basketball team. Each measuring 4.8 meters in diameter, the polished globes...

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Experimental Mexican community
11/09/2019

Experimental Mexican community

Architects against homelessness

Tatiana Bilbao, Frida Escobedo and Fernanda Canales are among 32 architects and studios that have created low-cost housing designs as part of an community development in Hidalgo...

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Ábalos + Sentkiewicz, church in Shanghai
09/09/2019

Ábalos + Sentkiewicz, church in Shanghai

The Madrid firm of Iñaki Ábalos and Renata Sentkiewicz designed this temple that has been distinguished with the 2019 FAD International Award. Serving a Christian community, it marks the southern entrance into the New Bund urban development of southern Shanghai's...

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Kazuyo Sejima designs Japanese express train
06/09/2019

Kazuyo Sejima designs Japanese express train

Kazuyo Sejima, who heads SANAA with Ryue Nishizawa, designed these trains of eight cars each for the company Seibu, with curved glass noses and huge passenger windows (135 x 158 centimeters) giving  panoramic views of the passing landscape.

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X Architects, Wasit Wetland Center in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
06/09/2019

X Architects, Wasit Wetland Center in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

Distinguished with the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Wasit Wetland Center in the Emirate of Sharjah is a facility with a marsh, a visitor center, and points from which to birdwatch. The Dubai-based firm X-Architects, headed by Ahmed Al-Ali and Farid Esmaeil...

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Goldsmith Company, Floating Farm Dairy in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
05/09/2019

Goldsmith Company, Floating Farm Dairy in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

In Merwehaven, a harbor zone of Rotterdam, on the right bank of the Meuse River, rises this agricultural construction where dairy products are made and processed. The design by Goldsmith Company, a local practice, is based on nautical principles, taking into account...

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Samira Rathod Design Atelier, school in Bhadran (India)
04/09/2019

Samira Rathod Design Atelier, school in Bhadran (India)

The Mumbai firm of the architect Samira Rathod designed this terracotta school building surrounded by tobacco fields in Bhadran, a village in the state of Gujarat, in far western India. It is characterized by asymmetrical arches for which children’s doodles were the inspiration...

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Puig·Mir, Godmar Rectory in Callús (Barcelona)
03/09/2019

Puig·Mir, Godmar Rectory in Callús (Barcelona)

At the end of the 19th century, the textile industry of the town of Callús flourished and developed along the Cardener River, which became the center of activity. As a consequence, both the small castle of Godmar and the church of Sant Sadurní fell gradually into disuse...

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Bouzas & Del Águila, ‘The Catenary and the Arch’ at Can Balaguer
02/09/2019

Bouzas & Del Águila, ‘The Catenary and the Arch’ at Can Balaguer

In the framework of the Insólit 2019 festival held in Palma de Mallorca last July, the architects Manuel Bouzas (Pontevedra, 1993) and Santiago del Águila (Madrid,1992) designed the temporary installation called 'The Catenary and the Arch' for the courtyard...

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Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River
30/08/2019

Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River

A work of the Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art, these constructions are part of the Fuchin New Century Wonderland hotel complex in Jiande, a county-level city under the administration of Hangzhou, in Zheziang Province...

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Beijing Daxing International Airport
29/08/2019

Beijing Daxing International Airport

Beijing's new mega airport is nearing completion and is slated to open for business in September. The airport, set to be one of the world's largest aviation hubs, was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to accommodate a whopping 120 million passengers a year.

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Apple Aventura creates a new social focus for Miami
29/08/2019

Apple Aventura creates a new social focus for Miami

The materiality and flowing spaces are inspired by the region’s Art Deco buildings, with the new two-level store creating a dynamic destination that nurtures creativity and innovation. Foster + Partners’ integrated design team of architects and engineers worked...

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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.
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A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
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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
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
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.
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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