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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Emilio Tuñón + Carlos Martínez Albornoz,  Stone House in Cáceres
07/12/2018

Emilio Tuñón + Carlos Martínez Albornoz, Stone House in Cáceres

The house is a simple prismatic volume with a square floor plan of 16-meter sides, and each of the four facades is perforated by three windows. The stretches of wall have been constructed with local quartzite stone, and the windows are framed...

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Batlle i Roig, Camí de les Guixeres in Igualada (Barcelona)
06/12/2018

Batlle i Roig, Camí de les Guixeres in Igualada (Barcelona)

A work of Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, and Iván Sánchez, the track called the Camino de las Guixeres is part of a larger project for the Igualada Green Ring, the objective of which is to generate a series of footpaths and bicycle lanes around the city’s perimeter...

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Church of the Main Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas
03/12/2018

Church of the Main Seminary of the Pontifical University of Comillas

Fernández-Abascal + Muruzabal, Alonso / Barrientos and Pesquera Ulargui arquitectos have carried out an overhaul of the Church of the Main Seminary  of the Pontifical University of Comillas (Cantabria). Construction of the seminary began in 1881 and it fell into...

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Ghost Towns Still Haunt Spain
28/11/2018

Ghost Towns Still Haunt Spain

Bloomberg

The real estate sector’s recovery in Spain is developing at two clearly different speeds. One part of the country is consolidating the recovery of the sector another part is stagnating...

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Ivorypress Madrid: ‘White Van Man’ by Gavin Turk
16/11/2018

Ivorypress Madrid: ‘White Van Man’ by Gavin Turk

The show, open until 19 January 2019, delves into the current socio-political situation in the UK at the sight of the still unknown impact of Brexit (photo gallery)...

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Aitor Ortiz: ‘La memoria trazadora'
09/11/2018

Aitor Ortiz: ‘La memoria trazadora'

On view through 3 March at the University of Navarre Museum is 'La memoria del trazado,' an exhibition of 140 images taken by the photographer Aitor Ortiz (Bilbao, 1971) since the mid-1990s. More than 80 have never been displayed in public before...

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Sabín-Blanco arquitectos, house in Mera (A Coruña)
09/11/2018

Sabín-Blanco arquitectos, house in Mera (A Coruña)

The Galician practice headed by Patricia Sabín and Enrique M. Blanco built this one-family vacation home on the coastal town of Mera, following a design based on a pure form, a square with 12.4-meter sides.

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Extudio + Matos Castillo, Holy Week Museum of Zamora
08/11/2018

Extudio + Matos Castillo, Holy Week Museum of Zamora

The team comprising the Madrid practices Extudio and Matos Castillo arquitectos has won the competition to build in Zamora a museum on the city's popular celebration of thje passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. The complex geometry of the site is the result of a long...

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Toyo Ito designs Hermitage of Barcelona
07/11/2018

Toyo Ito designs Hermitage of Barcelona

El País

Last summer the Japanese architect was commissioned to design the controversial project to be located by the sea, within the confines of Barcelona’s Port Authority.

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Harquitectes, Lleialtat Santseca Civic Center in Barcelona in Barcelona
01/11/2018

Harquitectes, Lleialtat Santseca Civic Center in Barcelona in Barcelona

The project takes off from three fundamental premises: understanding the value of the history of Lleialtat Santsenca (1928), an old workers’ cooperative; knowing with precision the material state of the building; and taking stock of the entire collaborative process...

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Nua arquitectures, Gon-Gar Workshops in Benisanet (Tarragona)
31/10/2018

Nua arquitectures, Gon-Gar Workshops in Benisanet (Tarragona)

For almost five decades now, the agricultural machinery repais company Gon-Gar has been located in the compact urban area of Benisanet, a town in Catalonia’s Ribera d’Ebre county. The Catalan firm Nua arquitectures – Ferran Tiñena, Arnau Tiñena, and Maria Rius...

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Idom, University of Navarre Clinic in Madrid
30/10/2018

Idom, University of Navarre Clinic in Madrid

Directed by Jesús María Susperregui Virto, Idom’s project follows a high specialization, teaching and research hospital model, focused on patient care. With 35,000 m2 dedicated to healthcare purposes, the compact building is designed to minimize distances and maximize...

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Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas, house in Rota (Cádiz)
26/10/2018

Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas, house in Rota (Cádiz)

The project involved enlarging a house built by the Americans in the vicinity of the US military base at Rota, on the coast of the southern Spanish province of Cádiz. The urban development it is located in responds to a typically Anglo-Saxon set of tastes: plots clustered...

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Video: 'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO
24/10/2018

Video: 'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO

The 3-minute video presents the exhibition curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, which walks us through the trajectory of the Berlin-based Burkinabè by focusing on the essential nature of his architecture.

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Gana Arquitectura, Cerveza Victoria brewery in Málaga
15/10/2018

Gana Arquitectura, Cerveza Victoria brewery in Málaga

The lager beer brand Victoria, founded in Málaga in 1928, has new brewing facilities designed by the local firm Gana, headed by Antonio Galisteo and Álvaro Fernández Navarro. On the foundations of an old industrial shed located on Avenida Velázquez, at the intersection...

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The Work of Francis Kéré is Currently on Exhibition in Madrid
10/10/2018

The Work of Francis Kéré is Currently on Exhibition in Madrid

Designboom

Madrid’s Museo ICO presents the exhibition: ‘Francis Kéré. Primary Elements’ curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano and organized by the ICO Foundation...

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Sáenz de Oíza, Exhibitions in Madrid
09/10/2018

Sáenz de Oíza, Exhibitions in Madrid

There are many great architects, but only very few get to be ‘masters.’ Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza did, thanks as much to the quality of his architecture as to his sharp sensitivity in tuning in with the contemporary, and especially to his teachings, which went far beyond...

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Arnau estudi, Casa Retina in Santa Pau (Girona)
08/10/2018

Arnau estudi, Casa Retina in Santa Pau (Girona)

Located outside the walls of Santa Pau, a village and municipality in the Catalonian province of Girona, in eastern Spain, the Retina House is a family refuge that offers magnificent views, as its very optical name suggests. A place for the enjoyment of nature and simple things...

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Real Madrid okays Bernabeu renovation
06/10/2018

Real Madrid okays Bernabeu renovation

An all-steel skin, a retractable roof, a larger museum, a panoramic tour, and a 360º video scoreboard are some of the innovations in the project drawn up by L35 + GMP + Ribas & Ribas...

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López Cotelo & Panero, Training Center in Santiago de Compostela
05/10/2018

López Cotelo & Panero, Training Center in Santiago de Compostela

The fundación Laboral de la Construcción found the most convenient site for the Centro de Referencia Nacional en Materia de Rehabilitación (public research and innovation center in the field of refurbishment) in the old 18th century tannery of Pontepedriña...

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“My architecture tries to serve humanity”
04/10/2018

“My architecture tries to serve humanity”

El País

The first solo exhibition in Madrid of the Burkinabe architect Francis Kéré (Gando, 1965), on view at Museo ICO through 20 January. “Summed up here is everything I have been doing these years”…

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Esteve, De Miguel & Selldorf, Renovation of a Former Hydraulic Pump Factory
02/10/2018

Esteve, De Miguel & Selldorf, Renovation of a Former Hydraulic Pump Factory

Built in 1930 by the Valencian architect Cayetano Borso di Carminati, the old hydraulic pump factory of Carlos Gens, on Avenida de Burjassot, is one of the few standing examples of industrial architecture from the period. The complex was closed permanently...

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'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO
01/10/2018

'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO Pdf

On view from 3 October to 20 January, the ICO Museum presents an exhibition on Francis Kéré (Gando, 1965), the first retrospective on the Burkinabe architect to be held in Spain, curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano.

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‘Fifteen Stones (Ryōan-ji)’ by Spencer Finch at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
01/10/2018

‘Fifteen Stones (Ryōan-ji)’ by Spencer Finch at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Ongoing since 1999 is a program of artistic interventions that engage in dialogue with the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, and the list of those who have participated includes Enric Miralles, SANAA Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, Andrés Jaque, Ai Weiwei...

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Guillem Carrera, day center and home for the elderly in Blancafort (Tarragona)
25/09/2018

Guillem Carrera, day center and home for the elderly in Blancafort (Tarragona)

In the Catalonian municipality of Blancafort, in the Conca de Barberà county, stands this building by Guillem Carrera (Tarragona, 1979). Housing two different facilities, the construction negotiates a level change, consolidating the urban fabric immediately around it...

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Spanish goverment to allocate 30 million euros for Prado expansion
19/09/2018

Spanish goverment to allocate 30 million euros for Prado expansion

El País

Spain's vice president endorses a plan to finance the renovation of the Hall of Realms by Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio...

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Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio present the project for the Hall of Realms
19/09/2018

Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio present the project for the Hall of Realms

Spain's Prime Minister attended the function after approving an allocation of 30 million euros to the Culture Commission for the enlargement of the Prado Museum…

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Collapse in buiding work at Madrid’s Hotel Ritz
18/09/2018

Collapse in buiding work at Madrid’s Hotel Ritz

El País

According to early reports, one person has died and at least eleven are injured after the sixth floor of the building fell down to the first...

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Sergio Sebastián Franco, MM House in Leciñena (Zaragoza)
18/09/2018

Sergio Sebastián Franco, MM House in Leciñena (Zaragoza)

The traditional model of rural dwellings in the Aragon region is characterized by the use of large wooden doors on the facade that protected the interior spaces from dust and were entrances for the carriages and horses used in the cultivation of cereal. Respecting...

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The Prado Museum presents its 200 years of art
13/09/2018

The Prado Museum presents its 200 years of art

El Mundo

The art museum presents the special program marking its bicentenary, which will reach out to all parts of Spain and kick off on 19 November...

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New Books
AV Monografías 208 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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 209 - GROUNDSCAPES 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 89 - HERZOG & DE MEURON 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
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.
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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