Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Japanese Company Offers Meteor Showers On Demand
13/04/2018

Japanese Company Offers Meteor Showers On Demand

Outer Places

Last fall, it was announced that a company called Astro Live Experiences (ALE) would be creating a fake meteor shower over the skies of Hiroshima, Japan in 2019...

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Robotic collaboration in timber construction
02/04/2018

Robotic collaboration in timber construction

ETH Zurich

Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time...

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3D-printed electric cars will hit the road in 2019
01/04/2018

3D-printed electric cars will hit the road in 2019

Green Matters

XEV, an Italian car company, and Polymaker, a Shanghai-based 3D printing material company, have joined forces to create LSEV... 

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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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OFIS, house in the Gorafe Desert (Granada)
21/03/2018

OFIS, house in the Gorafe Desert (Granada)

The Slovenian firm OFIS – headed by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik— designed this glazed pavilion in collaboration with experts of the manufacturer Guardian Glass. The purpose was to demonstrate the technical capacity of its highly insulated Guardian SunGuard...

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Passenger drones are a better kind of flying car
09/03/2018

Passenger drones are a better kind of flying car

The Economist

Travellers have long envied the birds. In 1842 William Henson, a British lacemaker, somewhat optimistically filed a patent for an “aerial steam carriage”. It took another 60 years...

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New concrete 3D printing technique creates weaving structures
25/02/2018

New concrete 3D printing technique creates weaving structures

All3DP

The Thai cement manufacturer SCG has developed a special concrete material to 3D print structures with a unique weaving pattern. The 3D printed concrete technique offers... 

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Morpholio Launches Trace Pro for iPhone
16/02/2018

Morpholio Launches Trace Pro for iPhone

Dexigner

Morpholio has launched Trace Pro for iPhone that intends to transform site visits by importing key components of the design process into the Construction Administration Phase...

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Ecocapsule, a new way of sustainable living
13/02/2018

Ecocapsule, a new way of sustainable living

Ecocapsule is a self-sustainable smart house powered solely by solar and wind energy. It allows you to live off-the-grid, with the luxury of a hotel room. Exclusive series available, affordable series coming soon...

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Engineers create plants that glow
10/02/2018

Engineers create plants that glow

MIT News

Illumination from nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting. By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress...

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A new type of solar cell is coming to market
05/02/2018

A new type of solar cell is coming to market

The Economist

Perovskites have the potential to outshine silicon in solar panels. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium and oxygen, was discovered in the Ural mountains in 1839...

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Robomart, the world's first self-driving store
04/02/2018

Robomart, the world's first self-driving store

Consumers will simply tap a button to request the closest robomart. Once it arrives, they head outside, unlock the doors, and shop for the products they want. When they are done, they just close the doors and send it on its way.

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China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’
27/01/2018

China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’

South China Morning Post

A 100-metre high air purification tower in Xian in Shaanxi province has helped reduce smog levels in the city, preliminary results suggest...

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Why driverless cars may mean jams tomorrow
23/01/2018

Why driverless cars may mean jams tomorrow

The Economist

The most distractingly unrealistic feature of most science fiction is how the great soaring cities of the future never seem to struggle with traffic...

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Architects and designers reinterpret a Prada classic: nylon
21/01/2018

Architects and designers reinterpret a Prada classic: nylon

The New York Times

In her latest interpretation of the material, Prada asked the architects Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron to design something in nylon for the show...

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The biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden voyage
20/01/2018

The biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden voyage

The Economist

On a launching pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, sits the Falcon Heavy, the latest offering from SpaceX, a private space-flight firm. It is 70 metres tall and sports 27 engines...

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Making multicopters easier to use will increase the number in use
19/01/2018

Making multicopters easier to use will increase the number in use

The Economist

Small  multicopter drones—souped-up versions of those sold by the million as Christmas toys—have tremendous potential for use in industry and agriculture...

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New lift technology is reshaping the city
27/12/2017

New lift technology is reshaping the city

The Economist

As the vertical elevator did in 1983, the new cable-free elevator will reshape our cities enourmously, as it allows the cabin to move sideways too...

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Smart circuit-breakers for energy-efficient homes
27/11/2017

Smart circuit-breakers for energy-efficient homes

The Economist

The old fuse box gets a new lease of life. In the future, homes will use electricity much more sensibly than they do now...

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LafargeHolcim introduces PV concrete cladding
26/11/2017

LafargeHolcim introduces PV concrete cladding

The Construction Index

Photovoltaic (PV) concrete cladding is set to outperform rooftop solar, according to LafargeHolcim, which has developed a façade system with partner Heliatek...

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London's 'Big Brother billboard' is switched on in Piccadilly Circus
16/11/2017

London's 'Big Brother billboard' is switched on in Piccadilly Circus

Daily Mail

Controversial screen tracks you with hidden cameras and shows adverts based on your age, gender, mood and the car you drive...

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RIBA North’s Cerámica explores the future of ceramics
14/11/2017

RIBA North’s Cerámica explores the future of ceramics

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‘Cerámica’, anexhibition at RIBA North supported by Tile of Spain / ASCER, explores the use of ceramics and technology in architecture. From 28 October 2017 to 10 February 2018...

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The latest AI can work things out without being taught
20/10/2017

The latest AI can work things out without being taught

The Economist

In 2016 Lee Sedol, one of the world’s best players of Go, lost a match in Seoul to a computer program called AlphaGo by four games to one...

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Sand printing makes complex casted structural parts affordable
16/10/2017

Sand printing makes complex casted structural parts affordable

Arup

Arup initiated a research in the field of printing sand moulds for use in a traditional metal casting process. We took the design of the renowned 3d-printed steel structural...

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Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona
29/09/2017

Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona

A work of the Catalan firms Sarrablo & Colom + Roviros & Castelao, the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona is wrapped in a ceramic lattice that uses the Flexbrick system conceived by Vicente Serrablo.

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Tall buildings in numbers vertical transportation
27/09/2017

Tall buildings in numbers vertical transportation

CTBUH

As part of a recent collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records, CTBUH certified that Shanghai Tower has the fastest elevator and the longest...

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Ferdinand Facklam, Palm Generator in Jávea (Alicante)
21/09/2017

Ferdinand Facklam, Palm Generator in Jávea (Alicante)

Ferdinand Facklam presents this art installation in Jávea (Alicante) that plays with a perforated structure of CorTen steel and its reflections on the ground (Video)

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As electric motors improve, more things are being electrified
18/09/2017

As electric motors improve, more things are being electrified

The Economist

Henry Ford may have brought motoring to the masses in 1908 with the Model T, but his wife, Clara, preferred to drive an electric car. Combustion engines were noisy...

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A clever way to transmit data on the cheap
16/09/2017

A clever way to transmit data on the cheap

The Economist

The word “smart” is ubiquitous these days. If you believe the hype, smart farms will all employ sensors to report soil conditions...

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Jaguar | E-type Zero
15/09/2017

Jaguar | E-type Zero

Introducing E-type Zero – a Series 1.5 Roadster fitted with a bespoke electric powertrain. E-type Zero is totally original in specification, driving and handling like an original Jaguar E-type but with a 21st century...

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AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 203 - SILICON VALLEY 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 85 - LACATON & VASSAL 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.
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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. 
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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