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Sunday, December 16, 2018
How New York won Amazon
13/12/2018

How New York won Amazon

6sqft

City and state officials lured Amazon to open its new office complex in New York with an extensive pitch, complete with four suggested neighborhoods and the promise of prime real estate...

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Is Airbnb’s next move building houses?
03/12/2018

Is Airbnb’s next move building houses?

Curbed

Backyard is “an endeavor to design and prototype new ways of building and sharing homes.” Airbnb wants to use sophisticated manufacturing techniques...

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Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah Stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar
03/12/2018

Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah Stadium for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

The construction of this stadium in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah, 15 kilometers south of Doha, the capital, is progressing, following a design inspired in the dhow, a sailing vessel of Arab origins.

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3XN unveils revised design for Sydney's new fish market
02/12/2018

3XN unveils revised design for Sydney's new fish market

The market will be many things when it is done: a working fish market, an amenity for the city, a cultural destination, an urban connector, and an icon along the Sydney Harbour...

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Kentucky Owl Park
28/11/2018

Shigeru Ban Unveils Kentucky Owl Park

World Architects

Shigeru Ban's design of the 420-acre campus for the owners of Kentucky Owl Burboun near Louisville, Kentucky, is anchored by three timber pyramids that will house the distillery... (video)

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Linazasoro & Sánchez win a competition in Clermont-Ferrand (France)
26/11/2018

Linazasoro & Sánchez win a competition in Clermont-Ferrand (France)

The Madrid practice of José Ignacio Linazasoro and Richard Sánchez has won first prize in the competition to revamp the area around the Romanesque Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Pont, located along a French stretch of the Way of St. James, the pilgrim’s route to...

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Foster + Partners, The Tulip viewing tower in London
20/11/2018

Foster + Partners, The Tulip viewing tower in London

The firm of Norman Foster has presented a proposal for a 305-meter tower which, if permission to go ahead with construction is obtained, will be London’s tallest structure, rising beside another Foster work... (vídeo) — (The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright)

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Mendoza Partida + Op Team + Ramón Valls, Archive of the City of Barcelona
19/11/2018

Mendoza Partida + Op Team + Ramón Valls, Archive of the City of Barcelona

The team formed by the firms Mendoza Partida (Héctor Mendoza and Mara Partida), Op Team (Santi Orteu, Gloria Piferrer, and Xavier Parré), and Ramón Valls Navascués has won the the competition to turn shed 8 of the Can Batlló premises into the new site of the Archive...

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Ecosistema Urbano, Banyan Hub building in West Palm Beach (Florida)
15/11/2018

Ecosistema Urbano, Banyan Hub building in West Palm Beach (Florida)

In 2017 the Madrid-based practice of Ecosistema Urbano of Belinda Tato and José Luis Vallejo won the international competition to reorganize the seafront of West Palm Peach, Florida, with a proposal comprising various interventions. One involves the building...

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Extudio + Matos Castillo, Holy Week Museum of Zamora
08/11/2018

Extudio + Matos Castillo, Holy Week Museum of Zamora

The team comprising the Madrid practices Extudio and Matos Castillo arquitectos has won the competition to build in Zamora a museum on the city's popular celebration of thje passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. The complex geometry of the site is the result of a long...

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Stockholm says no to Apple
07/11/2018

Stockholm says no to Apple

The Guardian

Which modern capital would not scream to have this Foster + Partners-designed Apple store in pride of place in its city centre?  Well, Stockholm, apparently...

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Toyo Ito designs Hermitage of Barcelona
07/11/2018

Toyo Ito designs Hermitage of Barcelona

El País

Last summer the Japanese architect was commissioned to design the controversial project to be located by the sea, within the confines of Barcelona’s Port Authority.

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Foster + Partners will design Union Carbide building’s replacement
06/11/2018

Foster + Partners will design Union Carbide building’s replacement

Curbed

JP Morgan Chase has selected the British firm, helmed by starchitect Norman Foster, for its new HQ at 270 Park Avenue in New York...

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O’Donnell + Tuomey reveals details of V&A’s new East Bank outpost
02/11/2018

O’Donnell + Tuomey reveals details of V&A’s new East Bank outpost

The V&A East project will create two interconnected sites in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London: a brand-new museum at Stratford Waterfront and a new collection and research centre at Here East...

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Mexicans Spurn New Mexico City Airport
29/10/2018

Mexicans Spurn New Mexico City Airport

The New York Times

Mexicans voted to scrap a part-built $13 billion new airport, designed by Norman Foster and Fernando Romero, for the capital in a divisive referendum pushed for by President-elect López Obrador...

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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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AV Monografías 208 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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 209 - GROUNDSCAPES 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 89 - HERZOG & DE MEURON 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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