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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Watch Trailer For ‘The Great Hack’
16/07/2019

Watch Trailer For ‘The Great Hack’

Red Carpet Crash

The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation, offering access to the personal journeys of key players in the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal...

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ArchiPaper by Rafał Barnaś
14/07/2019

ArchiPaper by Rafał Barnaś

ArchiPaper is a short animated film that tells a story about architecture in an unconventional way. The basis and starting point for this work was a physical model of a house. The model was photographed and transformed into an image that teems with life...

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Documentary on Andrea Palladio
22/05/2019

Documentary on Andrea Palladio

Directed by Giacomo Gatti, the film shows Kenneth Frampton and Peter Eiseman, among others, explaining how Andrea Pietro della Gondola (or Palladio) has influenced modern architecture.

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ToHA, a project by Ron Arad and Avner Yashar with Dekton
06/05/2019

ToHA, a project by Ron Arad and Avner Yashar with Dekton

More than 28,000 square meters of Dekton by Cosentino clad the ensemble, and appear on the ventilated facades, flooring, elevators, ceilings, and the interior partitions. The Dekton pieces, of 10.000 different dimensions and types...

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms
28/03/2019

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms

The inside story behind the Olympic Sport Pictograms. They were designed in line with Tokyo 2020’s theme, ‘Innovation from Harmony’, while drawing inspiration from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, when pictograms were first introduced at the Olympics...

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The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL - Spring 2019 Guest Exhibition
13/03/2019

The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL - Spring 2019 Guest Exhibition

An exhibition of drawings and accompanying material detailing the new design of the Lin'an History Museum, by architects Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu...

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Presentation of ‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘Time of Uncertainty’
11/03/2019

Presentation of ‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘Time of Uncertainty’

The presentation of the two volumes of Alexandrine Years took place in Ivorypress Madrid on 19 February, with the participation of Norman Foster and Rafael Moneo...

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Living Seawall, an Ocean Conservation Project
23/02/2019

Living Seawall, an Ocean Conservation Project

Volvo

One garbage truck of plastic enters the world’s oceans every minute, and more than half of Sydney’s shoreline is artificial. Rich, vibrant habitats have been replaced...

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Tempers feat. Rem Koolhaas
22/02/2019

Tempers feat. Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas’s thoughts on Junkspace inspire the electronic art rock band The Tempers to give the same title to its new album. The songs, enriched with the voice of the Dutch architect, refer to aspects of manipulative public spaces, such as malls.

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Thom Mayne | Morphosis Urbano
21/02/2019

Thom Mayne | Morphosis Urbano

The lecture given by Thom Mayne on 6 February was part of the qualifying master’s degree program of the UPM’s School of Architecture in Madrid.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, by HOK
08/02/2019

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, by HOK

The 2019 Super Bowl took place in this stadium that takes in 70,000 spectators and boasts a retractable roof  and the world’s largest video board.

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MiniLook Berlin
27/01/2019

MiniLook Berlin

This is a story of one day in a miniature Berlin, the creation of humanity. Put your headphones, take a breath and dive into the symphony of the city...

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Guilherme Machado Vaz,  house in Afife (Portugal)
16/01/2019

Guilherme Machado Vaz, house in Afife (Portugal)

Designed by Guilherme Machado Vaz (1974, Porto), the compact white volume takes inspiration from the architectural tradition of Portugal's Minho region. The house's width (8.6 meters) is determined by the topography of the place.

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200 Years of U.S. Immigration
18/12/2018

200 Years of U.S. Immigration

Data visualization with a poetic take on the data — historical immigration to the U.S. is shown as a set of tree rings (1830-2015). As time advances, the tree grows, forming rings of immigration...

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Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah Stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar
03/12/2018

Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah Stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

The construction of this stadium in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah, 15 kilometers south of Doha, the capital, is progressing, following a design inspired in the dhow, a sailing vessel of Arab origins.

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3XN unveils revised design for Sydney's new fish market
02/12/2018

3XN unveils revised design for Sydney's new fish market

The market will be many things when it is done: a working fish market, an amenity for the city, a cultural destination, an urban connector, and an icon along the Sydney Harbour...

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Timelapse 4K: ‘The Wormhole’
26/11/2018

Timelapse 4K: ‘The Wormhole’

Michael Shainbum explored the idea of kaleidoscopic imagery in an abstract mirror timelapse video.  He utilized camera techniques such as hyperlapse and aerial video to further showcase the surrealism in the video...

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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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Battery-powered paper town
02/11/2018

Battery-powered paper town

Audi Norway commissioned Swedish renowned artist, Anne-li Karlsson, to illustrate a 3D town that depicts the manufacturer's vision on the future of urban mobility...

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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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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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New Books
AV Monografías 216 - VO TRONG NGHIA 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 216 - E2A 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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
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.
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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