Arquitectura Viva
Friday, April 28, 2017
BIG Time Trailer
28/04/2017

BIG Time Trailer

Good Company Pictures

Directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder, BIG Time is a new documentary staring Bjarke Ingels, the Danish architect and BIG founder.

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ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17
20/04/2017

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016-17

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have completed a new research pavilion exploring building-scale fabrication of glass and carbon...

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Wang Shu Interview: Architecture is a Job for God
14/04/2017

Wang Shu Interview: Architecture is a Job for God

Louisiana Channel

The Chinese architect Wang Shu’s buildings – a crossover between traditional Chinese culture and large-scale modern architecture – have earned him the prestigious...

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Olafur Eliasson on his set design for Tree of Codes
31/03/2017

Olafur Eliasson on his set design for Tree of Codes

Creative Review

Olafur Eliasson, Jamie xx and Wayne McGregor’s touring ballet Tree of Codes has arrived in London for a week-long run at Sadler’s Wells...

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Ghost In The Shell (2017) - Building Jump Extended Trailer
28/03/2017

Ghost In The Shell (2017) - Building Jump Extended Trailer

Ghost in the Shell opens in theaters nationwide on March 31. In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash...

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Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz
16/03/2017

Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz

The Canarian studio of Fernando Menis has been commissioned to draw up a basic scheme for redeveloping the waterfront park of Puerto de la Cruz, a municipality in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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How is V&A Dundee being built?
07/03/2017

How is V&A Dundee being built?

V&A Museum of Design Dundee

The V&A museum has released a movie and photographs showing how far construction has progressed on its new Kengo Kuma-designed outpost in Dundee.

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The world’s largest Mondrian ‘painting’
23/02/2017

The world’s largest Mondrian ‘painting’

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the De Stijl artistic movement, the City Hall of The Hague has reproduced a work of Piet Mondrian on its facades with plastic panels.

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Bjarke Ingels in one episode of ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’
21/02/2017

Bjarke Ingels in one episode of ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’

Meet eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds working in the world of art and design today in the new Netflix original documentary series, Abstract: The Art of Design.

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Tweeting and moving around
16/02/2017

Tweeting and moving around

Using geo-tagged tweets we have inferred users trips in Spain during a period of 55 days. User trips are defined as the movement between consecutive geo-tagged tweets by the same user within the day. The video shows those trips as a function of time...

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‘Vicious Cycle’ by Michael Marczewski
01/02/2017

‘Vicious Cycle’ by Michael Marczewski

Vicious Cycle features a group of little autonomous robots performing a range of repetitive functions, driven by mechanical devices. But as the mechanisms mercilessly start getting faster and faster, things take a turn for the worse for the helpless robots...

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Norman Foster restores Ice Pavilion of Hotel Kulm St. Moritz
27/01/2017

Norman Foster restores Ice Pavilion of Hotel Kulm St. Moritz

In the Swiss alpine resort town of St. Moritz, Norman Foster has completed the renovation and enlargement of this two-story sports pavilion built in 1905. Facing an outdoor ice-skating rink, the building stretches on with a new grandstand protected by a wooden roof.

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Yǔzhòu by Brut Deluxe
27/01/2017

Yǔzhòu by Brut Deluxe

Imagen Subliminal / Miguel de Guzmán

Yǔzhòu is an immersive light installation we were commissioned for the newly created Luneng Sanya Bay Light and Art Festival in Hainan, China. The installation consists of a maze...

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Embroidered Zoetrope
20/01/2017

Embroidered Zoetrope

Discs were created with animated sequences embroidered onto their surface. They have been designed to be played on standard turntables and their shape and size is inherited from 10" vinyl records...

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Private View: Santiago Calatrava
13/01/2017

Private View: Santiago Calatrava

Nowness

New York-based filmmaker Alexandra Liveris talks about her profile of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. This film is an invitation to understand his work process...

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie of Hamburg
19/12/2016

Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie of Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie

Fly through the Elbphilharmonie before the official opening on 11/12 January. Discover breathtaking architecture and experience spectacular views. You can decide how...

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OK Go, ‘The One Moment’
02/12/2016

OK Go, ‘The One Moment’

Does OK Go's latest video last only 4.2 seconds?

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First-ever panoramic video shot at International Space Station
18/11/2016

First-ever panoramic video shot at International Space Station

RT News

For the first time in history, we’re filming a panoramic video from the station. It means you’ll see everything we see here, with your own eyes. That’s to say, you’ll be able...

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Under construction: Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, by Foster+Partners
09/11/2016

Under construction: Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, by Foster+Partners

Construction of the new Apple campus in the northern Californian city of Cupertino, a project of the office of Norman Foster, is well underway. The complex concentrates offices and facilities for 12,000 employees in a 230-meter-radius ring.

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Progress in construction of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Sparks (Nevada)
08/11/2016

Progress in construction of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Sparks (Nevada)

June 2014 saw the start of construction work for these new facilities of Tesla, the manufacturer of electric vehicles and batteries for storing energy. It is estimated that by 2018, more lithium ion batteries will be produced here annually than was in 2013 in the world.

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Hyperloop One Defines The Future Of Transport In Dubai
08/11/2016

Hyperloop One Defines The Future Of Transport In Dubai

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, Hyperloop high-speed transportation system can take passengers from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, compared to a two-hour drive. 

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‘Anthropocene’, issue 189 of ‘Arquitectura Viva’ at printer’s
28/10/2016

‘Anthropocene’, issue 189 of ‘Arquitectura Viva’ at printer’s

The cover, an extraordinary photograph by Edward Burtynsky of an aerial view of Almería greenhouses, is an intuitive image of the cover story theme: Earth’s transformation by humans and its effect on cities and architecture. Luis Fernández-Galiano describes this intense and dangerous process in fifteen texts of exceptional precision.

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‘Jean Nouvel: Reflections’
25/10/2016

‘Jean Nouvel: Reflections’

In this fifteen-minute documentary directed by Matt Tyrnauer, the French architect Jean Nouvel reflects on his work and design philosophy while visiting buildings like the Institut du Monde Arabe or the National Museum of Qatar.

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New York Public Library's Reading Room Get Reshelved with Books
13/10/2016

New York Public Library's Reading Room Get Reshelved with Books

Sploid

The New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room is one of the most majestic spaces in the city. Unfortunately it’s been closed for repairs for two years after an ornamental...

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World’s First Non-Rectangular Football Field
07/10/2016

World’s First Non-Rectangular Football Field

Bored Panda

The Unusual Football Field was developed in Khlong Toei community, a highly populated area in Bangkok which is believed to have no usable space left...

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Enrique Nuere explains the technique of interlaced carpentry
06/10/2016

Enrique Nuere explains the technique of interlaced carpentry

On the basis of a 17th-century codex, Enrique Nuere brings back the forgotten techniques of Spanish interlaced carpentry that were used to build star-filled vaults representing the sky.

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2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
04/10/2016

2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Here’s a video that takes us through the winning works in the latest Aga Khan Award for Architecture, with comments of the architects and the members of the jury presided by Luis Fernández-Galiano.

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Apple Campus 2 construction progressing
08/09/2016

Apple Campus 2 construction progressing

Designed by the firm of Norman Foster, the new Apple Campus in Cupertino, California is underway, as this video taken from a drone shows.

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Harbin Opera House by Iwan Baan
26/08/2016

Harbin Opera House by Iwan Baan

Nowness

In a new film, director Rasmus Daniel Taun turns the lens on photographer Iwan Baan as he documents the Harbin Opera House in China, completed by MAD architects in 2015...

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Bjarke Ingels takes the Build Your Own Pavilion Challenge
28/07/2016

Bjarke Ingels takes the Build Your Own Pavilion Challenge

Architect of the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, Bjarke Ingels, takes the Build Your Own Pavilion challenge and makes a model of a Pavilion from paper. Build Your Own Pavilion is a competition for 8-14 year olds to create their own model Pavilion.

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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 194 - MINOR SURGERY 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 79 - JEAN NOUVEL 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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