Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, June 25, 2017
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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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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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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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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EMBT, biodiversity center in Rehau (Germany)
31/05/2017

EMBT, biodiversity center in Rehau (Germany)

The Catalan firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT has won first place in the competition for the Artenoah center in Rehau, in the German state of Bavaria. Artenoah’s mission is to disseminate the wide range of animal and plants species in this area along the border between...

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RAW/deAbajoGarcía: Impluvium, community center in Reinosa (Cantabria)
30/05/2017

RAW/deAbajoGarcía: Impluvium, community center in Reinosa (Cantabria)

The Madrid practice of Begoña de Abajo (León, 1986) and Carlos García (Cangas del Narcea, Asturias, 1982) has built a social and cultural center over the remains of an old market, demolished after a fire, on Plaza Abastos in Reinosa, a city in the Cantabrian...

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José María Sánchez, renovation of San Sebastián Hospital in Badajoz
29/05/2017

José María Sánchez, renovation of San Sebastián Hospital in Badajoz

The Extremaduran architect José María Sánchez García (Don Benito, 1975), working from his practice in Madrid, is the author of a competition-winning project to renovate the old San Sebastián Hospital in the old quarter of Badajoz. It conceives the building...

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SSS, secondary school in Makeneya (Tanzania)
25/05/2017

SSS, secondary school in Makeneya (Tanzania)

The territory is horizontal and so is the architecture of this new school with accommodations for students. Around a central agora, the buildings stretch out like a fan in Makeneya, in Tanzania’s Tabora region...

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Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques
20/05/2017

Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques

ETH Zurich
Researchers at ETH Zurich’s Department of Architecture have developed a concrete floor system that does not require steel...
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Alejandro Aravena to build a cultural center in Doha (Qatar)
16/05/2017

Alejandro Aravena to build a cultural center in Doha (Qatar)

Elemental, the Chilean practice headed by Alejandro Aravena, has won the Art Mill International Design Competition, organized to transform Qatar’s largest flour factory into a complex dedicated to art. The 83,500-square-meter site is at the center...

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MGM wins competition for Paris-Saclay Learning Center
10/05/2017

MGM wins competition for Paris-Saclay Learning Center

The Sevillian studio MGM – José Morales and Sara – in collaboration with the French firm Beaudouin Architectes, has won the bid to build a new learning center in the university campus of Saclay, in the southwestern suburbs...

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Snøhetta, readymade cabin Gapahuk
09/05/2017

Snøhetta, readymade cabin Gapahuk

For the wood cabin manufacturer Rindalshytter the Oslo architectural firm Snøhetta has designed a house inspired in the gagahuk, an improvised shelter made of two or three walls and a ceiling, commonly built in Norway as a refuge from bad weather...

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BCQ to build the new library of Vic (Barcelona)
08/05/2017

BCQ to build the new library of Vic (Barcelona)

The proposal ‘Trees, books, fog, and memory’ by the Barcelona practice BCQ  headed by David Baena and Toni Casamor – has been chosen for the construction of a library in Vic, on what was the site of an old Civil Guard barracks that was the object...

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Peter Zumthor, extension of Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Switzerland)
04/05/2017

Peter Zumthor, extension of Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Switzerland)

Peter Zumthor has unveiled his project for the extension of the Fondation Beyeler in the city of Riehen, in Switzerland’s canton of Basel-Stadt. The museum, which opened in 1997, was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano to house the modern and...

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Foster + Partners: Apple Dubai Mall opens to visitors
03/05/2017

Foster + Partners: Apple Dubai Mall opens to visitors

Apple Dubai Mall is reinventing the traditional introverted idea of mall-based retail as a more outward looking experience that engages with the spectacle of urban life. Its design is a highly innovative response to the culture and climate of the Emirates...

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Jean Nouvel, Duo Towers in Paris
01/05/2017

Jean Nouvel, Duo Towers in Paris

Ivanhoé Cambridge

The mixed use complex will be the first project in France with the Well Building Standard certification, whose purpose is to place the well-being of employees back at the heart...

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Kengo Kuma, Odunpazari Modern Art Museum (Turkey)
25/04/2017

Kengo Kuma, Odunpazari Modern Art Museum (Turkey)

The firm of the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled its design for a museum that will harbor a private collection of Turkish modern art in Odunpazari, an area of Eskishehr, in the Central Anatolia Region. Irregularly stacked volumes make up...

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Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’
18/04/2017

Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’

Designed by the practice headed by José Segui – which works from offices in Madrid and Málaga – in collaboration with the Barcelona firm Mendoza Partida, the project ‘Ecos Urbanos’ has been selected out of seventy entries to the competition for ideas for regenerating...

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RSHP to design extension to the British Library
12/04/2017

RSHP to design extension to the British Library

RSHP

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been appointed to design an extension to the British Library, to be built on a 2.8 acre site...

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Museum Expansions That Think Inside the Footprint
12/04/2017

Museum Expansions That Think Inside the Footprint

The New York Times

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, for example — whose neo-Classical-style building dates to 1928 — is undergoing a transformation by Frank Gehry, creator of the Guggenheim Bilbao...

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A plan to build a city from scratch that will dwarf New York
11/04/2017

A plan to build a city from scratch that will dwarf New York

The Economist

Throughout Chinese history, the dawn of new dynasties often involved moving the entire capital, imperial palace and all...

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Paredes Pedrosa, Spanish Education Center in Rabat (Morocco)
10/04/2017

Paredes Pedrosa, Spanish Education Center in Rabat (Morocco)

The Madrid practice of Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio García Pedrosa has won the competition to build the Spanish Education Center in the Agdal community of the Morrocan capital, on a 20,000-square-meter lot within the Mohammed V University campus...

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AV Monografías 195 - SHIGERU BAN 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 196 - SENIOR HOUSING 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.
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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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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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