Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
OMA, Axel Springer Campus in Berlin
14/10/2019

OMA, Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

Bisected by a diagonal atrium that opens up to the existing Springer buildings, the essence of the design is a series of terraced floors that together form a 'valley' that creates an informal stage at the centre - a place to broadcast ideas to other parts of the company...

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David Chipperfield Architects to build Rolex USA HQ in New York
08/10/2019

David Chipperfield Architects to build Rolex USA HQ in New York

The British firm David Chipperfield Architects has won the international competition to build the tower that will replace the one that has been occupied by the Swiss watch manufacturer Rolex since the 1970s, on the corner of 5th Avenue and 53rd Street in New York...

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OMA wins competition for new KaDeWe department store in Vienna
07/10/2019

OMA wins competition for new KaDeWe department store in Vienna

The Dutch firm of Rem Koolhaas will be building a new Kaufhaus des Westens department store and hotel in the historic center of Vienna, in the Museumsquartier. Ellen van Loon and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli lead the design team that is crowning the KaDeWe with...

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Bjarke Ingels teams up with Robert De Niro for Wildflower Film Studio
04/10/2019

Bjarke Ingels teams up with Robert De Niro for Wildflower Film Studio

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Located in Queens (New York), the $400 million project, called Wildflower Studios, will establish a hub for the creation of film, television, and other forms of entertainment...

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Foster + Partners, Le Dôme winery in Saint-Émilion (France)
01/10/2019

Foster + Partners, Le Dôme winery in Saint-Émilion (France)

Known for the eponymous wine it produces, the territory of the Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion – composed of eight villages and their vineyards – was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as a cultural landscape. The design unveiled by the British architect...

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Peter Zumthor, new images of LACMA expansion
30/09/2019

Peter Zumthor, new images of LACMA expansion

Since 2008 Peter Zumthor has been working on the design of a new building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The latest images of this project which gives LACMA an additional 36,000 square meters have been made public.

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Herzog & de Meuron: Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin
24/09/2019

Herzog & de Meuron: Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin

On a choice spot of Berlin’s Kulturforum, between the Neue Nationalgalerie of Mies van der Rohe and the Berliner Philharmonie of Hans Scharoun, Herzog & de Meuron will in collaboration with Vogt Landscape Architects be building a museum in which to exhibit art collections of the last century.

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MAD Partners with HyperloopTT
19/09/2019

MAD Partners with HyperloopTT

HyperloopTT commissioned MAD to conceive a versatile pylon design that while acting as structural support for its groundbreaking transportation system, could easily be integrated across diverse environments – from a bustling city center to rural farmland to the remote desert...

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Álvaro Siza in New York
08/09/2019

Álvaro Siza in New York

The New York Times

Álvaro Siza designs his first high-rise in the United States on the far west side of Manhattan...

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Gare du Nord revamp ‘indecent’, say leading French architects
06/09/2019

Gare du Nord revamp ‘indecent’, say leading French architects

The Guardian

Jean Nouvel as well as historians and town planners wrote an open letter to Le Monde saying the €600m plan to create shopping space in Paris railway station was a “serious urban error”...

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OMA, Conference Center in Shenzhen (China)
30/07/2019

OMA, Conference Center in Shenzhen (China)

The design by the studio of Rem Koolhaas, OMA, in collaboration with the Chinese consultants CCDI is the winner in the competition for the International Conference and Exchange Center (IFEC) in Shenzhen. Located in the Pearl River Delta, in the district of Qianhai...

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Andrés Jaque, Reggio School in Alcobendas (Madrid)
24/07/2019

Andrés Jaque, Reggio School in Alcobendas (Madrid)

Based in Madrid and New York, the firm Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation has unveiled its project for this school promoted by the Reggio Center for Pedagogical Research and Innovation (CIIP reggio), in the Madrid municipality of Alcobendas...

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MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt
22/07/2019

MPavilion 2019 by Glenn Murcutt

In 2019, MPavilion welcomes influential Australian architect Glenn Murcutt AO as our esteemed designer. Often referenced as Australia’s most famous architect, Glenn is the only Australian recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2002)...

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Rafael de La-Hoz, new offices for the European Commission in Brussels
22/07/2019

Rafael de La-Hoz, new offices for the European Commission in Brussels

The team led by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos – in collaboration with the London office of Perkins and Will, the German landscaping architecture and urban planning firm Latz + Partner, and the Spanish engineering consulting companies TYPSA and MC2...

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Steven Holl Architects + Architecture Acts win concert hall in Ostrava (Czech Republic)
18/07/2019

Steven Holl Architects + Architecture Acts win concert hall in Ostrava (Czech Republic)

The firm of Steven Holl – with offices in New York and Beijing – in collaboration with Architecture Acts – a Prague practice established by Hana Petrik and Martin Kropac – has won the competition to build the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra’s new home in the eastern...

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MAD, Yiwu Grand Theater (China)
01/07/2019

MAD, Yiwu Grand Theater (China)

Ma Yansong’s Beijing-based firm MAD designed this theater complex like a boat floating on the Dongyang River in Yiwu, in China’s Zhejiang province. Its design won an international competition in which Arata Isozaki & Associates, Atelier Christian de Portzamparc...

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Ikea gets green light to build affordable homes in UK
01/07/2019

Ikea gets green light to build affordable homes in UK

The Guardian

Affordable developer BoKlok, which is co-owned by IKEA and Skanska, has signed a deal with Worthing council in West Sussex to build low-cost housing in the south of England...

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A Newer New Museum Is Coming, With Twice as Much Space
28/06/2019

A Newer New Museum Is Coming, With Twice as Much Space

The New York Times

Rather than renovate the building next door, OMA started from scratch and designed an architecturally distinct expansion on the Bowery...

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 Linazasoro & Sánchez win competition in Mauriac (France)
13/06/2019

Linazasoro & Sánchez win competition in Mauriac (France)

The Madrid practice of José Ignacio Linazasoro and Ricardo Sánchez has won the competition for the commission to refurbish of the area around the Basilica of Our Lady of Miracles, a Romanesque work in the historical quarter of Mauriac, in France’s Auvergne region...

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David Chipperfield Architects, renovation of the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice
13/06/2019

David Chipperfield Architects, renovation of the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice

Owned by the insurance provider Generali, the 16th-century palace designed by Jacopo Sansovino is one of the jewels of Venice, located right on Piazza San Marco. Its renovation by David Chipperfield should be complete by 2021.

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AZAB, 35 public housing units in Badajoz
10/06/2019

AZAB, 35 public housing units in Badajoz

With a project titled ‘La casa por el tejado,’ the Bizcay firm AZAB – established in 2018 by Cristina Acha, Miguel Zaballa, Ane Arce, and Iñigo Berasategui – won the competition for the commission to build four subsidized apartment buildings taking up entire urban blocks...

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French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was
03/06/2019

French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

The Local

French Senate approved the government's Notre-Dame restoration bill - but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze...

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Amazon reveals first rendering of its HQ2 in Arlington
23/05/2019

Amazon reveals first rendering of its HQ2 in Arlington

The Architects Newspaper

Amazon has released the first visual for its upcoming second home, or HQ2, in “National Landing,” featuring a design by ZGF Architects. Located in Arlington, Virginia...

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman wins Eiffel Tower competition
22/05/2019

Gustafson Porter + Bowman wins Eiffel Tower competition

The Local

A vision of the Eiffel Tower surrounded by the 'largest garden in Paris' has been unveiled in a €72 million project to improve access to one of France's premier tourist attractions... 

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Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind
18/05/2019

Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind

Ngaren is a collaboration in Rift Valley, Kenya between paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard E. Leakey and architect Daniel Libeskind. This cutting edge site for education and research into our origin story—and future—will break ground in 2022, opening to the public in 2024...

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Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead
18/05/2019

Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead

The New York Times

The director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation has told that construction on a long-planned and much-delayed outpost in the United Arab Emirates is “on track.”...

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Francisco Mangado, urban redevelopment of Bergamo (Italy)
16/05/2019

Francisco Mangado, urban redevelopment of Bergamo (Italy)

Francisco Mangado has drawn up a masterplan for redeveloping a large urban area of Bergamo, in Italy's Lombardy region, that extends along the railway axis and the train station. Encompassing 450,000 square meters, the Porta Sud project connects the southern...

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Paris Approves First Skyscraper in 46 Years
14/05/2019

Paris Approves First Skyscraper in 46 Years

The Urban Developer

The Tour Triangle, a 41-storey triangular tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron, will be located in the Porte de Versailles neighbourhood, in Paris' 15th arrondissement...

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SOM, human settlement on the Moon
24/04/2019

SOM, human settlement on the Moon

The firm SOM (SKidmore, Owings & Merrill) – in collaboration with the European Space Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – will masterplan, design, and engineer Moon Village, a permanent human settlement on the lunar surface. Revolving...

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Gehry to design new office headquarters for Warner Bros
24/04/2019

Gehry to design new office headquarters for Warner Bros

The Architects Newspaper

Gehry Partners has unveiled renderings for a new 800,000-square-foot office complex slated for the Warner Bros. studio campus in Burbank, California...

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Arquitectura Viva 217 - SNØHETTA Arquitectura Viva
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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.
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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.
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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