Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Knoll celebrates Bauhaus
17/04/2019

Knoll celebrates Bauhaus

The exhibition curated by OMA, the studio founded by Rem Koolhaas, with the collaboration of Domitilla Dardi, was in the showroom at Piazza Bertarelli during the Salone del Mobile in Milan...

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Francis Kéré builds shelters at Coachella
17/04/2019

Francis Kéré builds shelters at Coachella

artnet

Architect Francis Kéré has designed a ‘forest’ of brightly coloured shelters at desert arts and music festival Coachella, inspired by the baobab tree...

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LafargeHolcim Forum: ‘Re-materializing Construction’
16/04/2019

LafargeHolcim Forum: ‘Re-materializing Construction’

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction featured keynote speeches by Norman Foster, Christine Binswanger (Senior Partner at Herzog & de Meuron); Anne Lacaton, Francis Kéré...

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‘Mat Collishaw. Dialogues’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden
12/04/2019

‘Mat Collishaw. Dialogues’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden

The Sorigué Foundation in Lérida presents the first solo exhibition in Spain on Mat Collishaw (Nottingham, 1966), on view through 24 May in the Villanueva Pavilion of Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden. The exhibition focuses on two key themes of the oeuvre...

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Chillida Leku reopens
12/04/2019

Chillida Leku reopens

Outside Hernani, the museum founded by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida reopens to the public on 17 April, with its outdoor scuptures and the exhibition space inside the Zabalaga house.

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Visitors shred artist's huge Louvre paper artwork in one day
05/04/2019

Visitors shred artist's huge Louvre paper artwork in one day

The Guardian

Courtyard collage celebrating art gallery’s 30th anniversary created an optical illusion. The French artist JR and 400 volunteers created a 17000 sq metre optical illusion...

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Christo’s Next Project: Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe
04/04/2019

Christo’s Next Project: Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe

The New York Times

Christo had received permission to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, next year from April 6 through 19...

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‘Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People’
30/03/2019

‘Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People’

Vitra Design Museum

On view through 8 September, the exhibition will open Doshi’s work to a global audience and show how the architect’s work has redefined modern Indian architecture...

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms
28/03/2019

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms

The inside story behind the Olympic Sport Pictograms. They were designed in line with Tokyo 2020’s theme, ‘Innovation from Harmony’, while drawing inspiration from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, when pictograms were first introduced at the Olympics...

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What on Earth is this New Public Art Project on the LES?
21/03/2019

What on Earth is this New Public Art Project on the LES?

Bedford + Bowery

Chilean-born, New York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz is installing a projection that will stream live footage of Earth from a NASA satellite...

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The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL - Spring 2019 Guest Exhibition
13/03/2019

The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL - Spring 2019 Guest Exhibition

An exhibition of drawings and accompanying material detailing the new design of the Lin'an History Museum, by architects Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu...

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Karl Blossfeldt, Art Forms in Nature
12/03/2019

Karl Blossfeldt, Art Forms in Nature

In order to guarantee their continued existence, natural elements reduce their form to the essential, reaching their most efficient organization. This basic structure, which is repeated following the same pattern in each species, is present in a particularly marked...

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Centre Pompidou Acquires 12 Architectural Models by MAD Architects
10/03/2019

Centre Pompidou Acquires 12 Architectural Models by MAD Architects

Each model uniquely exemplifies MAD’s architectural vision, and expresses the firm’s core values which look to envisioning a futuristic architecture that is akin to dream-like earthscapes – one that creates a conversation with nature, the earth, and the sky...

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Damien Hirst’s Vegas hotel room is an inhabitable art experience
08/03/2019

Damien Hirst’s Vegas hotel room is an inhabitable art experience

The Spaces

Damien Hirst has designed an immersive art hotel room at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, complete with a pair of formaldehyde sharks...

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5 Cosmic Art Projects
01/03/2019

5 Cosmic Art Projects

artnet

Art in space has a long history. Here are some major examples. As barriers to commercial space travel slowly erode each year, artists are taking note...

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‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO
28/02/2019

‘Fernando Higueras. Desde el origen’ at Museo ICO

On view through 19 May at the ICO Museum is an exhibition on Fernando Higueras (Madrid, 1930-2008), curated by Lola Botia and organized by the ICO Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Public Works Ministry’s Directorate-General for Architecture...

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The artists fighting climate change
24/02/2019

The artists fighting climate change

The Guardian

After too long a silence, art is finally tackling global warming. Here are the big players – including the artist who’s lighting up Alaska...

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Thom Mayne | Morphosis Urbano
21/02/2019

Thom Mayne | Morphosis Urbano

The lecture given by Thom Mayne on 6 February was part of the qualifying master’s degree program of the UPM’s School of Architecture in Madrid.

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Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth
17/02/2019

Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth

The Guardian

Ever since Bill Viola first pitched up in Florence as a 23-year-old film technician in 1974, there has been a certain inevitability that 45 years on he would end up here...

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Scottish modernist ruin awaits a saviour
16/02/2019

Scottish modernist ruin awaits a saviour

The Guardian

Photographed by Murdo MacLeod, the A-listed St Peter’s seminary in Cardross, near Glasgow, remains derelict despite being hailed as an architectural masterpiece...

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M+ acquires the Archigram Archive
15/02/2019

M+ acquires the Archigram Archive

Artforum

The M+ museum in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District has acquired the entire archive of the experimental London-based architecture collective Archigram...

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 Tate Modern wins privacy case brought by owners of £4m flat
14/02/2019

Tate Modern wins privacy case brought by owners of £4m flat

The Guardian

Residents had complained of ‘near constant surveillance’ by visitors to London gallery. The claim was rejected because residents could put up net curtains...

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James Turrell Asks MoMA PS1 to Close Installation
07/02/2019

James Turrell Asks MoMA PS1 to Close Installation

The New York Times

A construction nearby crept high enough to be visible when experiencing the work, which is meant to offer an uninterrupted view of the sky...

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Candida Höfer Captures Grand Mexican Architecture in New Exhibition
05/02/2019

Candida Höfer Captures Grand Mexican Architecture in New Exhibition

Metropolis

‘Candida Höfer – In Mexico’, on view at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City through March 16, continues the artist’s decades-long investigation of architecture’s psychological effects...

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
03/02/2019

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Victoria & Albert Museum

Until Sunday, 14 July 2019, this exhibition in London presents over 200 rare Haute Couture garments drawn from the V&A's couture collection and the extensive Dior Archives...

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MoMA Receives Major Gift of Works by Herzog & de Meuron
02/02/2019

MoMA Receives Major Gift of Works by Herzog & de Meuron

The Museum of Modern Art announces a major donation of material representing nine innovative built and unbuilt projects developed and realized between 1994 and 2018 by Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron...

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 British Museum chief: taking the Parthenon marbles was 'creative'
01/02/2019

British Museum chief: taking the Parthenon marbles was 'creative'

The Guardian

Hartwig Fischer has provoked anger by suggesting the removal of the Parthenon marbles from Greece in the 19th century could be seen as “a creative act”...

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Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture 2
31/01/2019

Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture 2

In the context of Cevisama, the international fair of the ceramic industry, is a forum directed by Luis Fernández-Galiano and titled ‘Material Architecture 2.’ (29 and 30 January in Valencia)...

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Faraway so Close
30/01/2019

Faraway so Close

With this first comprehensive European exhibition the Aedes Architecture Forum presents the work of Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA from Bangladesh, who received the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2016...

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John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing
29/01/2019

John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing

The Guardian

The influential critic, social reformer and troubled genius profoundly changed British culture. In his 200th anniversary year, can this exhibition help us see him clearly?…

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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.
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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
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Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
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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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