Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Arena by Páraic McGloughlin
18/04/2018

Arena by Páraic McGloughlin

Film by Páraic McGloughlin, an artist based in Sligo (Ireland). A brief look at the earth from above, based on the shapes we make, the game of life, our playing ground - Arena. Created using Google Earth imagery.

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Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz: psychiatric center in Pamplonag
10/04/2018

Vaillo+Irigaray, Galar, Vélaz: psychiatric center in Pamplonag

Rubén P.Bescos’s video goes through new buildings executed with concrete dyed to insert them respectfully into the context. The geometries of the arches of the old buildings are represented by means of reliefs in the new facades.

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Construction of Shanghai Planetarium well underway
09/04/2018

Construction of Shanghai Planetarium well underway

Images taken from a drone show the progress of construction work at the site of the Shanghai Planetarium, designed by Ennead Architects and to be completed in 2020.

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IBM designs world’s smallest computer
31/03/2018

IBM designs world’s smallest computer

It is smaller than a grain of salt, and it will cost less than ten cents to manufacture and can monitor, analyze, communicate, and even act on data .The tiny devices will be ‘cryptographic anchors’ embedded in everyday objects...

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Flyover the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Construction Site
18/03/2018

Flyover the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Construction Site

While the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands won’t debut to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort guests until 2019, eager fans can take a voyage over the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction site - right now!...

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Jacques Herzog at ETSAM - ‘Re-Use’
14/03/2018

Jacques Herzog at ETSAM - ‘Re-Use’

Jacques Herzog's lecture at the UPMadrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) is accompanied by a criticism session in which the Swiss architect will comment on the designs submitted by students of the Máster Habilitante program.

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b720 Fermín Vázquez, nursery school for Lycée Français in Barcelona
13/03/2018

b720 Fermín Vázquez, nursery school for Lycée Français in Barcelona

After careful analysis of the existing school facilities, a new building is going up, clad with vertical slats of different colors, to harbor all the classrooms, leaving communal spaces (media library and music room) and offices in the restored villa.

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Qatar National Library in Doha, by OMA
09/03/2018

Qatar National Library in Doha, by OMA

It is still days before the official opening of the Qatar National Library in Doha, but Rem Koolhaas’s building is already a landmark for citizens of the country, for whom it is a spectacular urban agora performing the civic functions that the streets and squares of...

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‘Transmaterial Politics’. Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation
09/03/2018

‘Transmaterial Politics’. Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

This exhibition at Tabacalera Madrid, curated by Ariadna Cantis, with texts by Felicity Scott and Ignacio G. Galán, proposed to rethink plurality and the management of difference in contemporary techno-societies from four conceptual frameworks...

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Norman Foster at ETSAM - ‘Cities + Common Futures’
01/03/2018

Norman Foster at ETSAM - ‘Cities + Common Futures’

Norman Foster's lecture at the UPMadrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) is accompanied by a criticism session in which the British architect will comment on the designs submitted by students of the Máster Habilitante program.

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Rahul Mehrotra’s library on the CEPT campus in Ahmedabad (India)
25/02/2018

Rahul Mehrotra’s library on the CEPT campus in Ahmedabad (India)

Rahul Mehrotra invites us into the Cept library in Ahmedabad (India). It has 3 'skins' that are nestled into each other - the outer skin, the middle glass layer and the central core. Being an ex student here, Mehrotra has used simple materials to demonstrate not only...

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Jean Nouvel National visits the National Museum of Qatar
24/02/2018

Jean Nouvel National visits the National Museum of Qatar

Gulf Times

When the museum opens in December 2018, it will offer visitors an opportunity to explore and learn about the life of the Qatari people between the desert and the sea...

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Blade Runner 2049 is nominated for Visual Effects for Oscars 2018
03/02/2018

Blade Runner 2049 is nominated for Visual Effects for Oscars 2018

This breakdown reel reveals the work behind some of the visual effects in Blade Runner 2049. VFX company Double Negative has been nominated for Best VFX at the upcoming Oscars for their work on the film...

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Dundee’s Victoria & Albert opens on 15 September
03/02/2018

Dundee’s Victoria & Albert opens on 15 September

The construction of the Scottish branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum in the city of Dundee is in full swing, following a design by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, inspired in the cliffs of Scotland’s east coast.

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Andrés Jaque + Miguel de Guzmán: ‘Sex and the So-Called City’
02/02/2018

Andrés Jaque + Miguel de Guzmán: ‘Sex and the So-Called City’

Storefront for Art and Architecture is ready to celebrate and discuss the 20th anniversary of New York’s most influential archisocial manifesto Sex and the City, with the exhibition ‘Sex and the So-Called City’...

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Yves Saint Laurent at Casa Malaparte
21/01/2018

Yves Saint Laurent at Casa Malaparte

Casa Malaparte, the house in Capri designed by the Italian architect Adalberto Libera, is the scene of Yves Saint Laurent’s new advertisements with the models Kate Moss and Jamie Bochert.

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Norman Foster Foundation Digital X Public Debate
18/01/2018

Norman Foster Foundation Digital X Public Debate

On 16 January the Madrid Institute of Architects (COAM)  hosted  the first public debate of the Digital X Workshop, an annual event of the Norman Foster Foundation where the ties between architecture and the digital world are explored...

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Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: No More No Less
05/01/2018

Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: No More No Less

Through a selection of Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s buildings, paintings, drawings, photographs, and scale models, the lecture explores the fundamental—yet diffuse—distinction between presence and representation...

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Stellar, Light Installation in Madrid´s City Center
28/12/2017

Stellar, Light Installation in Madrid´s City Center

Imagen Subliminal

Stellar, by Brut Deluxe studio, takes us to the outer space with hanging lights over the emblematic madrilenian street Alcalá from Cibeles to Puerta de Alcalá...

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Footage reveals demolition of Robin Hood Gardens
17/12/2017

Footage reveals demolition of Robin Hood Gardens

This exclusive video footage shot by Dezeen shows a huge section of the brutalist Robin Hood Gardens estate being torn apart by a demolition claw. Destruction of the seminal 1970s estate in east London...

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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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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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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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A human-robot dance duet
30/11/2017

A human-robot dance duet

TED

Harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering, Huang Yi performs a man-machine dance duet with KUKA -- a robot...

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The Perfect City
25/11/2017

The Perfect City

BBC

Working with the team at BBC Culture, Al Boardman designed and animated this short video about the race to create the perfect city. this video explores the history...

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Yojigen Poketto by Elii Architects
22/11/2017

Yojigen Poketto by Elii Architects

This video by Imagen Subliminal shows an apartment in downtown Madrid that has been been given a space-optimizing renovation job by the local firm Elii Arquitectos, founded by Urial Fogué, Eva Gil, and Carlos Palacios.

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Setting up the exhibition  ‘Norman Foster: Common Futures’
20/11/2017

Setting up the exhibition ‘Norman Foster: Common Futures’

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, the exhibition on view at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid through 4 February 2018 hopes to familiarize the public with the work of Norman Foster and his vision for the future, while explaining his sources of inspiration.

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In the heart of Aleppo
19/11/2017

In the heart of Aleppo

Le Monde

Aleppo is one of the oldest cities on the planet. After four years of war and 30,000 dead, how can it get back the 13 kilometers of vaulted alleys of its bazaar?

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Jacques Ferrier, Métropole Rouen Normandie headquarters
08/11/2017

Jacques Ferrier, Métropole Rouen Normandie headquarters

The headquarters of Métropole Rouen Normandie on the banks of the Seine in Rouen is a building covered with fish-like ‘scales’ made of subtly coloured glass. Reflecting and refracting the light of the sun, the glass scales cover the building with hints of colour...

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Fundación Telefónica in Madrid: ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’
05/10/2017

Fundación Telefónica in Madrid: ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, ‘Norman Foster. Futuros comunes’ is the first major exhibition devoted to the British architect in Spain, with over 30 models and 160 drawings. On view from 6 October to 4 February 2018.

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AV Proyectos 85 - LACATON & VASSAL AV Proyectos
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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
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. 
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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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