Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Dominique Perrault restructuring Louvre post office building (Paris)
16/08/2017

Dominique Perrault restructuring Louvre post office building (Paris)

In Paris, the Central Post Office of the Louvre closed in May so that the refurbishment planned by Dominique Perrault could get underway. Far from attempting a restitution of history, the French architect has chosen to combine preservation with transformation...

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Ecosistema Urbano, ‘Open Shore’ in West Palm Beach (Florida)
14/08/2017

Ecosistema Urbano, ‘Open Shore’ in West Palm Beach (Florida)

The Madrid firm Ecosistema Urbano has been commissioned to revamp the oceanfront of West Palm Beach in Florida, having won the Shore to Core international competition with its ‘Open Shore’ project, which puts forward a new urban model, dynamic and inclusive...

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José M. Sánchez García, revamp of Mezzana estate in Coldrerio (Switzerland)
09/08/2017

José M. Sánchez García, revamp of Mezzana estate in Coldrerio (Switzerland)

José María Sánchez García has won the competition to revamp the Agricultural Institute of Mezzana with a design that involves designing the landscaping the exterior spaces, restoring Villa Cristina, and renovating and enlarging the canteen...

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Renzo Piano Building Workshop, 565 Broome SoHo in New York
03/08/2017

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, 565 Broome SoHo in New York

The Boundary

565 Broome SoHo will be constructed in one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods - Soho. Overhanging the Hudson River, the residential tower will offer... (Project)

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George King Architects, Iron Ring Sculpture in Flint (Wales)
31/07/2017

George King Architects, Iron Ring Sculpture in Flint (Wales)

The London practice George King Architects won the competition to build a large-scale artistic piece in Flintshire County, Wales. Their ‘Iron Ring’ proposal is a curved thirty-meter wide cor-ten steel ring rising up to seven meters and partially buried in the ground...

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Shigeru Ban will design 20,000 shelters for a Kenyan refugee settlement
27/07/2017

Shigeru Ban will design 20,000 shelters for a Kenyan refugee settlement

The Architects Newspaper

Ban has previously completed similar projects in Nepal, Turkey, Rwanda, and Italy to house displaced populations...

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The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon
25/07/2017

The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

From California to London, the tech giants are employing top architects to build spectacular symbols of their immense global power. But they have their critics...

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BAAS + Espinet Ubach, facilities for Vall d’Hebron Hospital
24/07/2017

BAAS + Espinet Ubach, facilities for Vall d’Hebron Hospital

The team formed by the Catalan firms BAAS arquitectura and EspinetUbach Arquitectes has won the competition to refurbish the Vall d’Hebron hospital campus in Barcelona and add a research institute. The main objective is to make the complex more accessible...

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Under construction: new airport of Beijing by Zaha Hadid
21/07/2017

Under construction: new airport of Beijing by Zaha Hadid

Beijing’s new air terminal, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, rises in the Daxing district with intentions of becoming the world’s largest. The main building’s steel structure was recently completed. The complex is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

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London project to dig vast underground cavern and cover with park
19/07/2017

London project to dig vast underground cavern and cover with park

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

A land in Hounslow will be excaveted to create the UK’s biggest subterranean space, with a new public park on top, designed by Carmody Groarke...

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MVRDV to build The Sax tower in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
13/07/2017

MVRDV to build The Sax tower in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

The Dutch firm MVRDV has won the international competition for a mixed-use skyscraper, rising 51 floors, that is part of the plan to redevelop the area of Rotterdam’s Wilhelminapier. The building has two towers – close to 70 and 150 meters tall...

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Facebook Partners with OMA on Mixed-Use Masterplan in Menlo Park
10/07/2017

Facebook Partners with OMA on Mixed-Use Masterplan in Menlo Park

OMA

Facebook announced that it has engaged OMA to design the masterplan for Willow Campus, a mixed-use neighborhood adjacent to their existing headquarters in Menlo Park...

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Virseda-Vila + Jaraíz + Arbau win competition in Vernier (Switzerland)
06/07/2017

Virseda-Vila + Jaraíz + Arbau win competition in Vernier (Switzerland)

The team formed by Madrid-based Virseda Vila Arquitectos, José Jaraíz, and Arbau Arquitectos has won first place in the competition for ideas for a cultural center and accommodations for students in Vernier, a city of the Swiss canton of Geneva. Its design carried...

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Kengo Kuma & Associates, 1Hotel in Paris
04/07/2017

Kengo Kuma & Associates, 1Hotel in Paris

The design by the Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates decomposes the facades of this Parisian luxury hotel on the west bank of the Seine into superposed wooden volumes that plant-covered openings...

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Tadao Ando designs arts centre for François Pinault in Paris
30/06/2017

Tadao Ando designs arts centre for François Pinault in Paris

The Guardian

François Pinault, the billionaire luxury brand owner, will convert the 19th century Bourse de commerce into art museum with Tadao Ando... (Images)

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GilBartolomé, enlargemtent of Allama Iqbal airport in Lahore (Pakistan)
29/06/2017

GilBartolomé, enlargemtent of Allama Iqbal airport in Lahore (Pakistan)

The Madrid practice of Pablo Gil and Jaime Bartolomé, in collaboration with the engineering firms Typsa of Spain and Asian Consulting of Pakistan, will be building a new passenger terminal at Allama Iqbal Airport. Construction is to begin during the second half of 2017.

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OMA, MPavilion 2017 in Melbourne (Australia)
29/06/2017

OMA, MPavilion 2017 in Melbourne (Australia)

Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, who works with Koolhaas at OMA, have designed the fourth MPavilion. This is a temporary pavilion raised yearly by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. It includes an amphitheater...

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OMA reveals designs for 88 Seaport development in Boston
28/06/2017

OMA reveals designs for 88 Seaport development in Boston

Boston Globe

The next big Seaport office building won’t look quite like every other Seaport office building. WS Development is taking the wraps off of plans for an 18-story building at 88 Seaport Blvd...

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Foster + Partners to design Circular Quay tower in Sydney
23/06/2017

Foster + Partners to design Circular Quay tower in Sydney

The Sydney Morning Herald

Lendlease has started the process to construct a new $1.5 billion tower at Circular Quay, Sydney, with the appointment of architects...

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SANAA, extension of Art Gallery of New South Wales
22/06/2017

SANAA, extension of Art Gallery of New South Wales

New images of the Japanese firm SANAA’s design for the extension of this museum in Sydney have been unveiled. Additional funding recently obtained from the Australian government for the project ensures execution of the project. (Video)

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Robo-grocery stores will drive to your door
22/06/2017

Robo-grocery stores will drive to your door

Wired

The Moby Mart, created by Wheelys, Hefei University of Technology and tech firm Himalafy, has been dubbed 'the supermarket that comes to you'...

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New intermodal transport station in Ourense (Spain)
20/06/2017

New intermodal transport station in Ourense (Spain)

The plans for the refurbishment and extension of the railway station of Ourense, drawn up by the firm of Norman Foster and the local architect Juan Carlos Cabanelas, have been unveiled. The design that won a 2011 competition for the intermodal station...

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TEC Taller EC, enlargement of land transport terminal in Loja
19/06/2017

TEC Taller EC, enlargement of land transport terminal in Loja

Working from offices in Quito and Madrid, the firm TEC Taller EC – headed by Pablo Castro and Roberto Morales – has won the competition to enlarge the bus terminal of the city of Loja, known as Ecuador’s cultural capital, in the southern...

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Ignacio Borrego, children’s wing of hospital in Phaplu (Nepal)
15/06/2017

Ignacio Borrego, children’s wing of hospital in Phaplu (Nepal)

Seismic activity in Nepal has proven to be devastating, thus the need to think of destruction-minimizing solutions. Ignacio Borrego (Madrid, 1975) addresses this concern in a proposal for the new children’s wing of a hospital in Phaplu...

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David Beckham has acquired a plot of land to build a stadium on
13/06/2017

David Beckham has acquired a plot of land to build a stadium on

Miami Herald

David Beckham finally secured land to build a soccer stadium in Miami, after county commissioners approved selling him three...

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New York's newest supertall skyscraper
10/06/2017

New York's newest supertall skyscraper

Curbed New York

Russian architecture firm, Meganom has been brought on to design the 1,001 ft skyscraper, and this will be the firm’s first U.S. project to date...

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Shigeru Ban, the world’s tallest hybrid timber structure
08/06/2017

Shigeru Ban, the world’s tallest hybrid timber structure

Vancouver Sun

This hibrid glass-timber-concrete construction, Terrace House, will be built alongside Erickson´s Evergreen building in Vancouver, aiming to relate closely...

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City of health and well-being in Aldeamayor de San Martín
06/06/2017

City of health and well-being in Aldeamayor de San Martín

In the province of Valladolid, 20% of the population is over 65, and 38% is in the 50-65 age range. In the larger region of Castilla y León, these percentages rise to 23% and 46%, respectively. The clear rise in aging rates warrants an ambitious project...

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Plans to convert an old german bunker into a ‘green mountain’
02/06/2017

Plans to convert an old german bunker into a ‘green mountain’

Inhabitat

A local group of residents and architects plan to convert a WWII bunker into a mixed-use community space topped with rooftop garden...

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Google submits plans for London headquarters
01/06/2017

Google submits plans for London headquarters

The Guardian

Construction on building that is longer than the Shard is tall set to begin in King’s Cross in 2018...

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