Arquitectura Viva
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Foster + Partners to build two bridges in Ipswich (UK)
17/03/2017

Foster + Partners to build two bridges in Ipswich (UK)

Foster + Partners has won the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) competition for a pair of bridges to be raised over the River Orwell in Ipswich, capital of Suffolk County, in southeast England. In this city, back in the 1970s, Norman Foster built the headquarters...

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Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz
16/03/2017

Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz

The Canarian studio of Fernando Menis has been commissioned to draw up a basic scheme for redeveloping the waterfront park of Puerto de la Cruz, a municipality in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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Berlin Plans a New Network of Bike Superhighways
15/03/2017

Berlin Plans a New Network of Bike Superhighways

CityLab

Can Germany’s capital become the next great bike-friendly city? Twenty years ago, Berlin’s network of sidewalk paths marked it out as one of Europe’s best places...

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Herzog, de Meuron, and Weiwei Create Installation for the Park Avenue Armory
13/03/2017

Herzog, de Meuron, and Weiwei Create Installation for the Park Avenue Armory

Reniscow

The work by Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei will be unveiled on June 7...

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Dominique Perrault to Redevelop La Cité
10/03/2017

Dominique Perrault to Redevelop La Cité

Unlike in Spain, where prime ministers are uninterested in architecture, in France it is a tradition for French presidents to leave a ‘monumental’ legacy. Beyond emulating Napoleon or Louis XIV, they know that only presidential power can carry out projects...

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Herzog & de Meuron will transform Gowanus Bat Cave into an art space
08/03/2017

Herzog & de Meuron will transform Gowanus Bat Cave into an art space

Curbed

For years, the former Brooklyn Rapid Transit powerhouse on the banks of the Gowanus Canal—better known to many as the Bat Cave—has sat empty, but for the squatters...

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Nieto Sobejano, sport and culture center in Reignier-Esery (France)
07/03/2017

Nieto Sobejano, sport and culture center in Reignier-Esery (France)

The Madrid office of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, in collaboration with the French firm Novae Architectes, won first prize in the competition for a sport and culture center in Reignier-Esery, in France’s Rhônes-Alpes region. Containing a floor area...

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Google shares latest plans and renders of Mountain View campus
02/03/2017

Google shares latest plans and renders of Mountain View campus

9to5Google

The new design jointly drawn up by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick for Google's new Charleston East campus in Mountain View, Silicon Valley, was unveiled.

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MoMA PS1 Selects 'Lumen' By Jenny Sabin Studio For 2017 Warm Up
23/02/2017

MoMA PS1 Selects 'Lumen' By Jenny Sabin Studio For 2017 Warm Up

Gothamist

For the past 18 years, MoMA PS1 has been selecting designs for the 20-year-old event as part of its Young Architects Program...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Leeza Soho tower in Beijing
23/02/2017

Zaha Hadid Architects, Leeza Soho tower in Beijing

Construction of the 46-story, 207-meter tower designed by the late Zaha Hadid is underway and has reached level 20. In the Lize Financial Business District of southwest Beijing, the mixed-use skyscraper – for offices and retail – is located over two subway...

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'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution
22/02/2017

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

The Guardian

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air...

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Francis Kéré becomes first African architect of Serpentine pavilion
21/02/2017

Francis Kéré becomes first African architect of Serpentine pavilion

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The architect is planning to bring one of his characteristically stripped-back structures, honed in the villages of his native Burkino Faso, to leafy west London...

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BIG to build S. Pellegrino’s new flagship factory in Italy
16/02/2017

BIG to build S. Pellegrino’s new flagship factory in Italy

The Danish firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) has won the invitational competition to build a bottling plant, offices, and exhibition halls for the mineral water brand S. Pellegrino, carrying the day over MVRDV, Snøhetta, and aMDL Michele De Lucchi...

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SSS, landscape restoration of Rosales quarry in Hellín (Albacete)
14/02/2017

SSS, landscape restoration of Rosales quarry in Hellín (Albacete)

José Durán and Daniel Moreno of SSS (Spanish Studio of Space) drew up a masterplan for landscape restoration of the Rosales quarry, located in Hellín, a municipality in the Spanish province of Albacete. The commission of the company Areniscas Rosal...

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gmp designs the roof of the Verona amphitheater
07/02/2017

gmp designs the roof of the Verona amphitheater

The German firm gmp (Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner) and the engineers of schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) have won the competition to design a textile roof for the historical amphitheater of the city of Romeo and Juliet...

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Lagos living: Solving Nigeria's megacity housing crisis
03/02/2017

Lagos living: Solving Nigeria's megacity housing crisis

BBC

Affordable housing is a considerable challenge for urban areas with large populations, and this is particularly prevalent in the Nigeria's city of Lagos...

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Floating Cities Look Like Less of a Pipe Dream
02/02/2017

Floating Cities Look Like Less of a Pipe Dream

The New York Times

An audacious plan to respond to climate change by building a city of floating islands in the South Pacific is moving forward, with the government of French Polynesia...

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Calatrava reveals £1 billion scheme for London's Greenwich Peninsula
02/02/2017

Calatrava reveals £1 billion scheme for London's Greenwich Peninsula

Evening Standard

Santiago Calatrava desings his first structure in Britain. The scheme includes 800 apartments, offices, shops, a 500 room hotel...

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ABLM arquitectos, Spanish Red Cross in Ávila
01/02/2017

ABLM arquitectos, Spanish Red Cross in Ávila

The Ávila-based firm ABLM arquitectos – headed by Arturo Blanco and Laura Martínez – has won first prize in the ideas competition for new headquarters of the Ávila province chapter of the Spanish Red Cross. Its proposal seeks to bring back...

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Foster + Partners to build Jabal Omar development in Makkah
31/01/2017

Foster + Partners to build Jabal Omar development in Makkah

The competition-winning proposal of Foster + Partners for Jabal Omar, a mixed-use complex– including a luxury hotel and apartments – in the heart of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, has been made public. Located along the axis between the Grand Mosque...

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SV60 Cordón & Liñán, medical school and health science building in Nicosia
25/01/2017

SV60 Cordón & Liñán, medical school and health science building in Nicosia

The Sevillian firm SV60, led by the architects Antonio González Cordón and Antonio G. Liñán, will be raising new facilities at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. With a floor area...

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Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, renovation of Cibeles Tower at Bank of Spain
18/01/2017

Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados, renovation of Cibeles Tower at Bank of Spain

The firm Ruiz-Larrea & Asociados has been commissioned to renovate Cibeles Tower, an office block located in the courtyard of the Bank of Spain’s head offices, on Madrid’s Calle Alcalá. The intervention seeks to adapt the building to the surroundings...

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Manchester's Factory arts building gets go-ahead
16/01/2017

Manchester's Factory arts building gets go-ahead

The Guardian

Factory, the Rem Koolhaas-designed £110m centre seen by city council as ‘genuine cultural counterbalance to London’...

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Chelsea get permission for new expanded Stamford Bridge stadium
13/01/2017

Chelsea get permission for new expanded Stamford Bridge stadium

The Guardian

Design of the new stadium has been led by the Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron. Apparently inspired by Westminster Abbey, its exterior will be defined by...

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Lucas Museum to Land Near Space Shuttle in Los Angeles
12/01/2017

Lucas Museum to Land Near Space Shuttle in Los Angeles

The New York Times

The MAD-designed George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built in Los Angeles, not San Francisco, it has been announced. When George Lucas spoke to Mayor Eric Garcetti...

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Construction begins on Poland’s tallest building, a work of Foster + Partners
12/01/2017

Construction begins on Poland’s tallest building, a work of Foster + Partners

With a height of 310 meters and a total area of 140,000 square meters distributed in 53 stories, the Varso Tower has started to go up on a piece of land close to the Central Railway...

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Holocaust Memorial Is Closer to Reality in Amsterdam
23/12/2016

Holocaust Memorial Is Closer to Reality in Amsterdam

The New York Times

The architect Daniel Libeskind unveiled his design on Friday for a Dutch national Holocaust memorial in Amsterdam, to be laser-etched with the names of some 103,000 Jewish...

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MX_SI and Mestres Wåge, Kunstsilo in Kristiansand (Norway)
22/12/2016

MX_SI and Mestres Wåge, Kunstsilo in Kristiansand (Norway)

Selected out of 101 entries from 17 countries, the design by the team composed of the young Barcelona practices MX_SI and Mestres Wåge carried the day in the competition to transform an old grain silo into an art museum. On Odderøya island, in the Norwegian...

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A tube for cars? Proposal to bury London's traffic
13/12/2016

A tube for cars? Proposal to bury London's traffic

The Guardian

The proposed CarTube supposedly reclaims streets for people by moving cars on to a underground network of automated tracks...

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LA Conservancy sues city over Frank Gehry’s Sunset Strip project
09/12/2016

LA Conservancy sues city over Frank Gehry’s Sunset Strip project

Curbed

The Los Angeles Conservancy is suing the city of Los Angeles over its approval of plans for a new, Frank Gehry-designed retail and housing complex on the Sunset Strip...

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AV Monografías 193_194 - ESPAÑA 2017 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 193 - SOUNDSCAPES 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 78 - AIRES MATEUS 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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