Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Mexico’s president-elect puts the capital’s new airport to a vote
21/10/2018

Mexico’s president-elect puts the capital’s new airport to a vote

The Economist

Mexico’s biggest infrastructure project, known as naicm, is being built just a few kilometres away...

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Copenhagen to build an island to solve space problems
09/10/2018

Copenhagen to build an island to solve space problems

El Economista

At an estimated cost of 2.8 billion euros, construction of Lynetteholmen island will begin around 2035…

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg (Russia)
09/10/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg (Russia)

The firm Zaha Hadid Architects has turned out the winner in the international competition to build the new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, the Russian city considered the capital of the Urals. Drawing inspiration from the physical aspects of sound waves...

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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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Es Devlin OBE to design UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
04/10/2018

Es Devlin OBE to design UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Gov.uk

Award-winning British artist Es Devlin OBE is set to design the pavilion, highlighting UK expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector...

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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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BIG to build a distinct condo community in Toronto
25/09/2018

BIG to build a distinct condo community in Toronto

The Globe and Mail

The project Westbank King Street has been approved. It’s being heralded by “Unzipped Toronto,” an exhibition in the BIG-designed Serpentine pavilion...

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Could a grid of giant filters help clean up Delhi's polluted air?
21/09/2018

Could a grid of giant filters help clean up Delhi's polluted air?

The Guardian

Thinking big in the fight against smog, architecture studio Znera have designed 100m-high pollution-absorbing towers for India’s capital city...

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Spanish goverment to allocate 30 million euros for Prado expansion
19/09/2018

Spanish goverment to allocate 30 million euros for Prado expansion

El País

Spain's vice president endorses a plan to finance the renovation of the Hall of Realms by Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio...

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David Beckham’s Miami soccer village
15/09/2018

David Beckham’s Miami soccer village

Architects Newspaper

Beckham have enlisted Arquitectonica to plan and design the complex. In addition to the 10.5.-acre soccer stadium...

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Saving the Yamuna River
13/09/2018

Saving the Yamuna River

ABC

The Spanish architect Iñaki Alday leads a project in India to clean up one of the planet's most polluted urban rivers...

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Renzo Piano presents his design for the new bridge of Genoa
10/09/2018

Renzo Piano presents his design for the new bridge of Genoa

Renzo Piano has unveiled the project he has donated to Genoa, his native city, to reconstruct the Polcevera viaduct, after its collapse last 14 August, killing 43. (More information)

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Frank Gehry Reveals Design for New L.A.-Area Youth Orchestra
31/08/2018

Frank Gehry Reveals Design for New L.A.-Area Youth Orchestra

Metropolis

"It's not about making money," the architect says of his pro bono design for the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center, an extension of the Los Angeles Philharmonic...

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Kanye West Debuts Prefab Social Housing Project
30/08/2018

Kanye West Debuts Prefab Social Housing Project

The Urban Developer

Very little information has been divulged about the architectural renderings released on Instagram, which depict a neo-brutalist inspired concrete shell, wrapping around an exposed and sunken internal courtyard...

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Steven Holl to redevelop University College Dublin
29/08/2018

Steven Holl to redevelop University College Dublin

Steven Holl Architects has won the competition to redevelop Ireland’s largest  university, carrying the day over the other five finalists: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, John Ronan Architects, O'Donnell + Tuomey, Studio Libeskind, and UNStudio. The winning design includes...

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Mexico’s President-Elect Says the People Should Decide on New Airport
28/08/2018

Mexico’s President-Elect Says the People Should Decide on New Airport

The Wall Street Journal

The Mexico City airport, designed in part by U.K. architect Norman Foster, is about one-third complete. Andrés Manuel López Obrador calls for survey or referendum...

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UNStudio + Cox Architecture to build Australia’s tallest tower
28/08/2018

UNStudio + Cox Architecture to build Australia’s tallest tower

The ‘Green Spine’ proposal drawn up by the Dutch firm UNStudio, in collaboration with the Australian practice Cox Architecture, has triumphed in the competition organized by the company Beulah International to build a mixed-use complex in Melbourne...

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Herzog & de Meuron to transform Gund Hall
30/07/2018

Herzog & de Meuron to transform Gund Hall

Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) has selected the firm Herzog & de Meuron to design a significant transformation of the School’s primary campus...

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Ingenhoven and Architectus, 505 George Street tower in Sydney
27/07/2018

Ingenhoven and Architectus, 505 George Street tower in Sydney

The German studio ingenhoven architects and the Australian firm Architectus have won the competition to build a 79-story skyscraper in Sydney, and that is set to become the city’s tallest residential tower. Their proposal has carried the day over those presented through...

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Designing a world-class Bob Dylan Center
15/07/2018

Designing a world-class Bob Dylan Center

The Seattle Times

Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig  wins an international competition to build The Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa, Oklahoma...

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador won't halt Mexico's airport, at least not yet
12/07/2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador won't halt Mexico's airport, at least not yet

Bloomberg

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s next president, is no longer seeking an immediate suspension of Mexico City’s new $13 bn airport, designed by Foster+Partners...

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Eduardo Souto de Moura, new exhibition hall in Bruges (Belgium)
12/07/2018

Eduardo Souto de Moura, new exhibition hall in Bruges (Belgium)

The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, in collaboration with the Belgian firm Meta, has designed for Bruges a new exhibition and conference center to be raised on the site of an exhibition hall that was built over fifty years ago as a temporary structure...

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OMA, Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum
11/07/2018

OMA, Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum

The AK360 project – an ambitious campus development project for the Albright Knox Gallery – will double the number of masterworks...

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Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange, giant sphere for Burning Man 2018
04/07/2018

Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange, giant sphere for Burning Man 2018

Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to send over the installation ORB, a huge mirrored sphere – 31 meters in diameter – representing the Earth’s surface.

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Práctica, project to reactivate the banks of the river Somes
28/06/2018

Práctica, project to reactivate the banks of the river Somes

Working from offices in Seville, Madrid, and Santiago, Chile, Studio Práctica – Jaime Daroca, José Mayoral, and José Ramón Sierra – won a competition to reorganize a 15-kilometer stretch of the banks of the river Somes as it crosses the Rumanian city of Cluj-Napoca...

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Manuel Herz to enlarge regional hospital of Tambacounda (Senegal)
25/06/2018

Manuel Herz to enlarge regional hospital of Tambacounda (Senegal)

The Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Le Korsa, is financing this enlargement of Tambacounda Hospital that will house its new maternity and pediatrics clinics. Carried out by the Swiss architect Manuel Herz...

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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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Foster + Partners, refurbishment of Plaza Colón building in Madrid
20/06/2018

Foster + Partners, refurbishment of Plaza Colón building in Madrid

The newest Madrid project of Foster + Partners has been announced. It will transform what was a Barclays Bank office, on Plaza Colón, into a taller building for a mix of uses. Because of the choice location, at the intersection of Paseo de la Castellana and Calle Génova...

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Netherlands to build world's first habitable 3D printed houses
09/06/2018

Netherlands to build world's first habitable 3D printed houses

The Guardian

Developers say project will cut costs and environmental damage and offer solution to shortage of bricklayers...

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Francis Kéré, pavilion for Tipper Rise Art Center in Fishtail (Montana)
05/06/2018

Francis Kéré, pavilion for Tipper Rise Art Center in Fishtail (Montana)

Located on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in Montana, with the Beartooth Mountains as backdrop, the Tippet Rise Art Center has announced that a new permanent pavilion, designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré, will be going up on its grounds, joining a set of facilities...

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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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