Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Why the wait for delivery drones may be longer than expected
14/06/2017

Why the wait for delivery drones may be longer than expected

The Economist

There is a striking disparity between the commercial applications drone companies are pursuing in fields like construction, inspection or agriculture and the public perception...

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A driverless train that uses white painted lines instead of rails
12/06/2017

A driverless train that uses white painted lines instead of rails

Bored Panda

China is going for another world’s first with their new ‘ART’ train design which mixes bus, tram and train all in one...

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The World’s First Commercial Carbon-Capture Plant
11/06/2017

The World’s First Commercial Carbon-Capture Plant

Futurism

Swiss company Climeworks have opened a power plant that captures C02 from the air in order to reduce emissions in the fight against climate change...

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Zaha Hadid Architects 3D prints an experimental structure
06/06/2017

Zaha Hadid Architects 3D prints an experimental structure

Inhabitat

The nearly three-meter-tall Thallus was 3D printed from premium polylactide plastic. Six-axis robotics technology was used...

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3D printing and clever computers could revolutionise construction
05/06/2017

3D printing and clever computers could revolutionise construction

The Economist

Set in the heart of Cambridge, the chapel at King’s College is rightly famous. Built in the Gothic style, and finished in 1515...

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Cartier in Motion
02/06/2017

Cartier in Motion

The Design Museum

Curated by Lord Norman Foster, this exhibition explores the creativity of Cartier and design. Cartier in Motion includes over 170...

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Dr Stone plans to apply a phenomenon called diffusiophoresis. When CO2 and water meet at the liquid’s surface they react to make carbonic acid
23/05/2017

Dr Stone plans to apply a phenomenon called diffusiophoresis. When CO2 and water meet at the liquid’s surface they react to make carbonic acid

The Economist

Dr Stone plans to apply a phenomenon called diffusiophoresis. When CO2 and water meet at the liquid’s surface they react to make carbonic acid...

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3-D printing offers new approach to making buildings
19/05/2017

3-D printing offers new approach to making buildings

MIT News
The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. MIT researchers are expanding...
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You can now buy Elon Musk's Solar Roof panels
12/05/2017

You can now buy Elon Musk's Solar Roof panels

Wired

Each of the tiles is made from glass and is designed to be a 'more attractive way' to introduce solar panels to more homes...

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Foster + Partners, first prize in 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
11/05/2017

Foster + Partners, first prize in 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

Foster + Partners California, in collaboration with Branch Technology, has won first place in Phase 2 and Level 1 of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge competition organized by NASA and Bradley University (Illinois). The competition calls for extra-terrestrial...

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MIT Lab + Steelcase Yield 3D Printing Breakthrough
05/05/2017

MIT Lab + Steelcase Yield 3D Printing Breakthrough

Steelcase

CMIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, Steelcase and award-winning product designer Christophe Guberan collaborated to create a new 3D printing process...

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'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering
26/04/2017

'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering

NASA

These advanced woven metal fabrics for use in space could potentially be useful for large antennas and other deployable devices...

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Zaha Hadid Breathes Design Genius Into The Bulgari B.Zero1 Ring
05/04/2017

Zaha Hadid Breathes Design Genius Into The Bulgari B.Zero1 Ring

Forbes

When Bulgari first introduced the B.Zero1 ring in 1999, rules and standards in jewelry design were forever changed...

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Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai
20/03/2017

Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai

The Verge

Islands in the Pacific Ocean are some of the most practical places to install solar panels. Kauai in Hawaii has traditionally generated electricity by shipping in many...

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Subatomic opportunities. Quantum leaps
13/03/2017

Subatomic opportunities. Quantum leaps

The Economist

The strangeness of the quantum realm opens up exciting new technological possibilities. A bathing cap that can watch individual neurons, allowing others to monitor...

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Technology Quarterly. Here, there and everywhere
10/03/2017

Technology Quarterly. Here, there and everywhere

The Economist

After decades as laboratory curiosities, some of quantum physics’ oddest effects are beginning to be put to use...

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‘Global Kitchen’ by Cosentino
09/03/2017

‘Global Kitchen’ by Cosentino

Eduardo Prieto

Because of its ties with fire, the kitchen was the heart of the traditional house. Later the kitchen was hidden away, a commoner in the bourgeois or aristocratic house...

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ARCHITECT@WORK in Barcelona
08/03/2017

ARCHITECT@WORK in Barcelona

From 29 to 30 March, the International Convention Center of Barcelona (CCIB) hosts the ARCHITECT@WORK fair under the theme of ‘water and architecture’ and with the aim of offering novel products to architects and interior designers.

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Two dwellings in Oropesa by Paredes Pedrosa, ASCER Tile of Spain Award
06/03/2017

Two dwellings in Oropesa by Paredes Pedrosa, ASCER Tile of Spain Award

In the context of the Cevisama fair held in Valencia from 20 to 24 February, the winners of the 15th ASCER (Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) awards were handed their prizes. The jury, presided by Gonçalo Byrne and including Iñaqui Carnicero...

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Virtual Singapore Looks Just Like Singapore IRL
03/03/2017

Virtual Singapore Looks Just Like Singapore IRL

Wired

More than million people live in Singapore. The densely populated island city-state off southern Malaysia covers 277 square miles and contains more than...

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How to keep cool without costing the Earth
10/02/2017

How to keep cool without costing the Earth

The Economist

Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin of the University of Colorado have invented a film that can cool buildings without the use of refrigerants and without drawing any power to do so...

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How 3D printing is shaking up the construction industry
03/02/2017

How 3D printing is shaking up the construction industry

The Guardian

Robotics and prefabrication could see more 3D printers deployed on building sites but quality control remains a problem...

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BIM's 'Google Docs for buildings' is transforming architecture
30/01/2017

BIM's 'Google Docs for buildings' is transforming architecture

Wired

Architecture is in the middle of its biggest transformation since the introduction of computers. Building information modelling (BIM)...

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Lego’s Boost Kit Turns Your Bricks Into Robots. Robots
13/01/2017

Lego’s Boost Kit Turns Your Bricks Into Robots. Robots

Wired

The beauty of Lego has always been its simplicity. The iconic bricks don’t talk, flash or move—except in your imagination. Until now...

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Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known
13/01/2017

Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known

MIT

Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter. The new material, a sponge-like configuration...

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Will a new breed of elevator transform our cities?
12/01/2017

Will a new breed of elevator transform our cities?

The Guardian

For all the attention given to the role of cars in our urban landscapes, lifts are becoming the global city’s truly indispensable transport....

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Bulgari B.Zero 1 ring by Zaha Hadid
30/12/2016

Bulgari B.Zero 1 ring by Zaha Hadid

urdesign

In 2015 Bulagri chief executive Jean-Christophe Babin invited Zaha Hadid to reinvent the B.zero 1 collection...

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Massive Rooftop Solar Growth Potential In America In 3 Maps
28/12/2016

Massive Rooftop Solar Growth Potential In America In 3 Maps

Clean Technica

America’s leading solar energy company, SolarCity, has taken to its blog to highlight “the absurd growth potential of rooftop solar...

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Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water
18/10/2016

Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water

Inhabitat

A new device that relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere promises to provide up to 11 gallons of safe drinking water...

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Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path
13/10/2016

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path

Bored Panda

Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark...

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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 196 - SENIOR HOUSING 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 80 - ANDRÉS JAQUE 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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