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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Public Installation: Nissen Hut by Rachel Whiteread
19/10/2018

Public Installation: Nissen Hut by Rachel Whiteread

Gagosian

This sculpture by Rachel Whiteread is a concrete cast of a Nissen hut—a military structure invented during World War I—set in the middle of Dalby Forest in Yorkshire, England...

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Angèle's 'Jalousie'
07/10/2018

Angèle's 'Jalousie'

The Belgian singer Angèle's first album includes the song Jalousie, the videoclip of which is set at the French Communist Party headquarters, a work of Oscar Niemeyer...

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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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Enorme Studio, Arachi Pavilion in Chihuahua (Mexico)
28/09/2018

Enorme Studio, Arachi Pavilion in Chihuahua (Mexico)

For this summer’s Taller del Desierto (Desert Workshop) of the ISAD (Instutute of Architecture and Design) of Chihuahua, Enorme Studio are raising this canopy in the Santa Cecilia neighborhood.

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The XI by BIG
27/09/2018

The XI by BIG

Bjarke Ingels group’s first residential and hotel project in New York has been released.  It is currently under construction between the High Line and the Hudson River in West Chelsea...

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Active Debris Removal (ADR) demo
26/09/2018

Active Debris Removal (ADR) demo

Xataca

The British satellite RemoveDEBRIS, launched from the International Space Station, eliminates wastes in outer space...

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Mexico City’s new airport in progress
26/09/2018

Mexico City’s new airport in progress

Designed by Foster + Partners and FR-EE, the New International Airport of Mexico City (NAICM) continues to go up on Lake Texcoco, on land west of the current infrastructure.

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Marina Abramovic attacked with a painting
25/09/2018

Marina Abramovic attacked with a painting

El País

At the opening of her new exhibition, the Serbian artist was struck over the head by a 51-year-old Czech painter with a portrait he had done of her, He told Abramovic that he did it “for his art.”...

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By the Way House (Robert Konieczny KWK Promes)
20/09/2018

By the Way House (Robert Konieczny KWK Promes)

The design for this house in Poland connects the acess road, the building, and a nearby river by means of a 'white tape' that wraps the construction, twisting to form its walls and roof.

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Anthropocene Trailer | TIFF 2018
14/09/2018

Anthropocene Trailer | TIFF 2018

Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky follow up Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark with a sobering meditation on psychedelic potash mines, expansive concrete seawalls, mammoth industrial machines, and other examples...

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Rare video of 9/11
10/09/2018

Rare video of 9/11

Circulated a few days before the 17th anniversary of the 11 September attacks, the half-hour video was shot by the photojournalist Mark LaGanga, then working for CBS News...

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Dundee's Victoria & Albert days before opening
31/08/2018

Dundee's Victoria & Albert days before opening

A work of the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the Scottish branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum is set to open on 15 September. A video taken from a drone takes us along the exterior of the building inspired by the cliffs of Scotland's east coast.

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53W53: Jean Nouvel's New York Building
29/06/2018

53W53: Jean Nouvel's New York Building

Jean Nouvel, the French starchitect behind 53 West 53rd discusses his journey designing the building. He wanted the tower to be synonymous with New York City, to be a building that couldn't easily be slipped into another skyline...

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Video: Axis building in Madrid by Foster + Partners
21/06/2018

Video: Axis building in Madrid by Foster + Partners

Norman Foster will turn the old Madrid headquarters of Barclays Bank into Axis, to be called so because of its strategic location on Madrid's Plaza de Colón. With a diagrid facade and an increase in height, the CBRE Global Investors building could contain offices and retail spaces.

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Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018
20/06/2018

Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

becoming, the motto chosen for the Spanish Pavilion in this edition of the Venice Biennale 2018, presents Spanish architecture as seen from learning environments, by means of actions, discourses and pieces of work developed by a wonderful...

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Peter Eisenman at ETSAM
05/06/2018

Peter Eisenman at ETSAM

The lecture given by Peter Eisenman, titled ‘On the Problems of Digital Architecture,’ is part of the qualifying university master’s degree program of the Madrid School of Architecture.

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Watch a ‘Time’ Magazine Cover Made Using 958 Drones
05/06/2018

Watch a ‘Time’ Magazine Cover Made Using 958 Drones

Time

Watch a Time Magazine cover made using 958 of Intel's Shooting Star Drones take shape 100 meters up in the sky...

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Above NYC - Filmed in 12K
03/06/2018

Above NYC - Filmed in 12K

The system with 3X RED Weapon Monstro 8K VV cameras, which once processed creates stunning 100 megapixel motion picture images with a sensor size of approximately 645 Medium Format Film. The resulting 12K by 8K footage is 48.5 times the resolution of HD 1080p...

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50 Years Coop Himmelb(l)au
01/06/2018

50 Years Coop Himmelb(l)au

A short film from Coop Himmelb(l)au celebrates the 50th anniversary of the firm started by Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky, and Michael Holzer in Vienna, Austria, in May 1968...

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Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress
24/05/2018

Gabriella Gerosa. ‘The Power of the Portrait’ at Ivorypress

Ivorypress presents 'The Power of the Portrait', the first exhibition of Swiss artist Gabriella Gerosa in Spain, as part of PHotoEspaña’s Off festival. Although her moving portraits are rooted in artistic tradition, the artist adds a new dimension that is completely contemporary...

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NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration
16/05/2018

NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration

The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration that will travel to the Red Planet with the Mars 2020 rover. It will attempt controlled flight in Mars' thin atmosphere, which may enable more ambitious missions in the future...

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Foster + Partners video for DP World Cargospeed premieres in Dubai, UAE
11/05/2018

Foster + Partners video for DP World Cargospeed premieres in Dubai, UAE

Foster + Partners has created a video that describes a vision for the future of high-speed transportation. DP World Cargospeed, a collaboration of cargo giant DP World and Virgin Hyperloop One aims to create an infrastructural network...

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Bjarke Ingels, ‘A Martian Vernacular Architecture on Earth’
08/05/2018

Bjarke Ingels, ‘A Martian Vernacular Architecture on Earth’

IGS

An Extreme Application of Vernacular Architecture: It Could be on Mars. When we invent technology through architecture we become better at adapting our surroundings to us...

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Ángel Verdasco renovates old market of Melilla
07/05/2018

Ángel Verdasco renovates old market of Melilla

Jesús Granada takes his camera around the building renovated by the Madrid practice of Ángel Verdasco, transformed into an educational center that includes the city of Melilla’s Professional Conservatory of Music, an adult learning center, and an Official School of Languages.

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Houtouwan - The Lost Village
02/05/2018

Houtouwan - The Lost Village

Abandoned in the 1990s, Houtouwan is a small fishing village on the eastern most Chinese island of Shengshan. Due to large trawlers from nearby Shanghai, the fishing supply was depleted and forced the residents to find work elsewhere...

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This new game lets you play Tetris with Soviet-era apartment blocks
02/05/2018

This new game lets you play Tetris with Soviet-era apartment blocks

The Calvert Journal

Alongside vodka and large furry hats, Tetris has to be one of Russia’s most famous exports. The classic 1980s computer game... (Video)

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Hyperloop announces its first commercial flight: Dubai – Abu Dhabi
26/04/2018

Hyperloop announces its first commercial flight: Dubai – Abu Dhabi

The company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has unveiled details of its first commercial flight within the world it seeks to connect internally: the United Arab Emirates.

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Mecanoo's National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts
25/04/2018

Mecanoo's National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

World's largest single-roof performing arts center by Mecanoo nears completion in Taiwan. Weiwuying incorporates five separate state-of-the-art performance spaces, covering a surface area of 35 acres and is set in the spectacular 116-acre subtropical park...

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Apple's new iPhone disassembly robot
24/04/2018

Apple's new iPhone disassembly robot

Apple's disassembly robot, Daisy, can take apart up to 200 iPhone devices per hour recovering high-quality materials that other recyclers can’t. When costumers return their devices to Apple...

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Renzo Piano, Bjarke Ingels, and Rafael Moneo speak on Jørn Utzon
24/04/2018

Renzo Piano, Bjarke Ingels, and Rafael Moneo speak on Jørn Utzon

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk (Denmark) has published a series of videos where several architects talk about the Danish master Jørn Utzon, born on 9 April 1918. 

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New Books
AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 207 - MORE CITY 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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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