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Sunday, December 16, 2018
LafargeHolcim  Forum – “Re-materializing Construction”
13/12/2018

LafargeHolcim Forum – “Re-materializing Construction”

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will be hosted by the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and take place from April 4 to 6, 2019...

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b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos at Aedes in Berlin
10/12/2018

b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos at Aedes in Berlin

On view through 17 January 2019 at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin is ‘Enchanting Traces: Reflections on b720 Arquitectos,’ a retrospective exhibition on the firm established in 1997 by Fermín Vázquez and Ana Bassat, working from offices...

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‘Downtown Denise Scott Brown‘ in Vienna
06/12/2018

‘Downtown Denise Scott Brown‘ in Vienna

On view through 18 March at the Architekturzentrum of Vienna is a monographic exhibition on the American architect, urban planner, and writer Denise Scott Brown, who was born in 1931 in Nkana (Zambia). The retrospective includes her childhood in Africa and her travels...

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Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing
05/12/2018

Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing

Hudson River Museum

The exhibition presents twelve works, with continuous focus on bodies of water, particularly the Hudson River...

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Aerial images of Western Australia's salt lakes
03/12/2018

Aerial images of Western Australia's salt lakes

The Guardian

Leah Kennedy is an artist and photographer based in Perth who has spent the past year taking aerial photos for a series called Salis. ‘Salis is latin for salt,’ she says...

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Fernando Menis Arquitectos at Aedes in Berlin
03/12/2018

Fernando Menis Arquitectos at Aedes in Berlin

On view from 7 December to 17 January at the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin is ‘Menis Backstage: Nature, Culture and Materiality.’ The exhibition delves into the creative processes of the Canarian practice whose architectural work is grounded upon experimentation...

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A probe lands on Mars
30/11/2018

A probe lands on Mars

The Economist

This is the view from the instrument deployment camera of InSight, America’s latest probe to Mars, which landed on November 26th...

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Visualizing the World’s Population in 3D
30/11/2018

Visualizing the World’s Population in 3D

The Pudding

Over de past 30 years, the scale of population change is hard to grasp. How do you even visualize 10 million people?...

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OMA designs sinuous Dior show at the Denver Art Museum
23/11/2018

OMA designs sinuous Dior show at the Denver Art Museum

Architects Newspaper

OMA has designed an exhibition now open at the Denver Art Museum chronicling the history of French fashion house Dior. ‘From Paris to the World’...

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Artist's binoculars let Tate Modern visitors look inside RSH+P's Neo Bankside
21/11/2018

Artist's binoculars let Tate Modern visitors look inside RSH+P's Neo Bankside

artnet

Max Siedentopf says his work is an homage to museumgoers’ favorite contemporary artwork: the view into the neighboring apartment complex...

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Hachijo Royal Hotel
18/11/2018

Hachijo Royal Hotel

Dead Inside

It was the largest hotel in Japan. It is located on a remote volcanic island, almost 300 km from Tokyo...

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Ivorypress Madrid: ‘White Van Man’ by Gavin Turk
16/11/2018

Ivorypress Madrid: ‘White Van Man’ by Gavin Turk

The show, open until 19 January 2019, delves into the current socio-political situation in the UK at the sight of the still unknown impact of Brexit (photo gallery)...

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‘Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths’
14/11/2018

‘Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths’

CCA

On view through 7 April at the The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal is this exhibition curated by Sylvia Lavin...

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‘Asian Megaports’ by Manuel Álvarez Diestro
10/11/2018

‘Asian Megaports’ by Manuel Álvarez Diestro

A continuation of his Boxification project, this photo series of Manuel Álvarez Diestro documents large infrastructures for transporting, processing, and storing merchandise on seashores.

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Aitor Ortiz: ‘La memoria trazadora'
09/11/2018

Aitor Ortiz: ‘La memoria trazadora'

On view through 3 March at the University of Navarre Museum is 'La memoria del trazado,' an exhibition of 140 images taken by the photographer Aitor Ortiz (Bilbao, 1971) since the mid-1990s. More than 80 have never been displayed in public before...

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Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
04/11/2018

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates...

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India is unveiling the world’s tallest statue
04/11/2018

India is unveiling the world’s tallest statue

Quartz India

At 182 metres (240 metres including the base), the “Statue of Unity” tops the Spring Temple Buddha (128 metres) in China that previously held the record for the world’s tallest statue...

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The forgotten cinemas of Baltimore
02/11/2018

The forgotten cinemas of Baltimore

The Guardian

Since the 1890s, the city in Maryland has been home to more than 240 cinemas and while many of these buildings have survived, only a few of them still show films...

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Life on the tiny island of Migingo
01/11/2018

Life on the tiny island of Migingo

The Guardian

A rounded rocky outcrop covered in metal shacks, Migingo Island rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria like an iron-plated turtle...

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The empty city: New York without New Yorkers
31/10/2018

The empty city: New York without New Yorkers

The Guardian

Charles Johnstone was given one of the last batches of the toxic chemicals and paper that make cibachrome images. He used it to seek out empty places across New York’s five boroughs...

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Guns in America: A Time and JR Project
29/10/2018

Guns in America: A Time and JR Project

Time

325 million people. More than 265 million guns. 35,000 deaths a year. And one 227-year-old constitutional right. To tell this uniquely American story, Time partnered with JR, the artist and photographer known in part for his murals around the world...

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Artist Quayola uses robots to create stunning 'classical' sculptures
29/10/2018

Artist Quayola uses robots to create stunning 'classical' sculptures

Independent

Italian artist programmes robots with algorithms to recreate some of the world's most revered works of art – or rather, incomplete, and therefore unique, versions of the original...

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Video: 'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO
24/10/2018

Video: 'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO

The 3-minute video presents the exhibition curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, which walks us through the trajectory of the Berlin-based Burkinabè by focusing on the essential nature of his architecture.

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Mexico City's multicoloured markets from above
21/10/2018

Mexico City's multicoloured markets from above

The Guardian

The city has more than 1,400 tianguis – open-air markets that operate on certain days of the week – and many have been around for centuries. Professor Joseph Heathcott...

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Sound Mirrors photos by Piercarlo Quecchia
21/10/2018

Sound Mirrors photos by Piercarlo Quecchia

The sound mirrors are passive devices used to reflect and concentrate the acoustic waves: they are widespread along the South and East coasts of England. They consist of concrete parabolas with a diameter of a few meters...

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‘Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle’
20/10/2018

‘Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle’

On view through 3 March at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles is an exhibition on the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. It features 'Life Cycle,' a new work of his which refers to the humanitarian crisis of refugees and migrants.

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A visionary abstract artist finally gets her due
20/10/2018

A visionary abstract artist finally gets her due

The Economist

Hilma af Klint did not trust her peers to understand her work. She sensed her paintings were too weird and too radical for her fellow Swedes...

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Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia
19/10/2018

Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia

Fondation Cartier

The exhibition celebrates the wealth of color and diversity of styles in the geometric art of Latin America, bringing together 250 artworks made by over 70 artists...

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Public Installation: Nissen Hut by Rachel Whiteread
19/10/2018

Public Installation: Nissen Hut by Rachel Whiteread

Gagosian

This sculpture by Rachel Whiteread is a concrete cast of a Nissen hut—a military structure invented during World War I—set in the middle of Dalby Forest in Yorkshire, England...

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A Map of Every Building in America
16/10/2018

A Map of Every Building in America

The New York Times

On this page you will find maps showing almost every building in the United States. These images are drawn from a huge database that Microsoft released to the public this year...

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New Books
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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