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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Lubaina Himid wins Turner prize
12/12/2017

Lubaina Himid wins Turner prize

The Guardian

Himid wins £25,000, money which she will spend on commissioning other artists and, perhaps, the odd pair of shoes...

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Carsten Höller and Prada open a 3-night-only club in Miami
11/12/2017

Carsten Höller and Prada open a 3-night-only club in Miami

The Spaces

Artist Carsten Höller has opened the doors to his ephemeral nightclub The Prada Double Club Miami during Art Basel Miami...

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‘SOM: Engineering x [Art & Architecture]’ in Chicago
10/12/2017

‘SOM: Engineering x [Art & Architecture]’ in Chicago

As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, on view through 7 January at the Mana Contemporary Pop-up space on Morgan St. is an exhibition on the work of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). In over eighty years the Chicago firm has built...

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World-record Da Vinci painting to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi
08/12/2017

World-record Da Vinci painting to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Guardian

The first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France has been billed as “the first universal museum in the Arab world” in a sign of the oil-rich emirate’s global ambitions...

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Manifesta 12 biennial in Palermo
04/12/2017

Manifesta 12 biennial in Palermo

As a first stage, OMA conducted an urban study of the city. Manifesta 12 Creative Mediators are Bregtje van der Haak, Andrés Jaque, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and Mirjam Varadinis. Opening on 16 June 2018 until 4 November 2018...

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Thinking Machines: Art and design in the computer age 1959-1989
02/12/2017

Thinking Machines: Art and design in the computer age 1959-1989

Design diffusion

Until 8 April 2018, at the New York’s MoMa will be showcased the exhibition that examines works produced using computer and computational thinking...

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Welcome to the (possible) future: V&A shows tech's hottest ideas
01/12/2017

Welcome to the (possible) future: V&A shows tech's hottest ideas

The Guardian

Museum plans 2018 exhibition, called The Future Starts Here, exploring how groundbreaking technologies could change the world...

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The boom and bust of China’s bike sharing industry
29/11/2017

The boom and bust of China’s bike sharing industry

The Guardian

Future of dockless bicycles under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand...

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The great escape
28/11/2017

The great escape

The Economist

A selection of cultural events around the world, one a month, for those desperate for distraction. In January
 at Jaipur Literary Festival, India
...

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Arcaid Awards 2017
21/11/2017

Arcaid Awards 2017

The overall winner of the Architectural Photography Award is Terrence Zhang from China who had the highest scoring image overall with his photo of the Swimming Pool, New Campus of in Tianjin University, China by Atelier Li Xinggang...

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Aerial photographs of Los Angeles and New York
20/11/2017

Aerial photographs of Los Angeles and New York

The Guardian

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein explores residential and commercial neighbourhoods, parks and recreation spots...

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Setting up the exhibition  ‘Norman Foster: Common Futures’
20/11/2017

Setting up the exhibition ‘Norman Foster: Common Futures’

Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, the exhibition on view at the Telefónica Foundation in Madrid through 4 February 2018 hopes to familiarize the public with the work of Norman Foster and his vision for the future, while explaining his sources of inspiration.

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Parallax Gap by Freeland Buck architecture
15/11/2017

Parallax Gap by Freeland Buck architecture

The Renwick Installation at the Smithsonian is a temporary ceiling hung in the Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon. If most ceilings imply shelter, defining the limits of the room, others suggest the opposite: extension beyond its concrete limits...

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RIBA North’s Cerámica explores the future of ceramics
14/11/2017

RIBA North’s Cerámica explores the future of ceramics

Icon

‘Cerámica’, anexhibition at RIBA North supported by Tile of Spain / ASCER, explores the use of ceramics and technology in architecture. From 28 October 2017 to 10 February 2018...

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Seoul's first architecture biennale shakes up the city
06/11/2017

Seoul's first architecture biennale shakes up the city

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Everything you need to build a nuclear submarine can be found in Sewoon Sangga, or so they used to say. Walking the labyrinthine levels of this concrete megastructure...

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‘ImagenSubliminal. Scenarios of Spanish Architecture’
06/11/2017

‘ImagenSubliminal. Scenarios of Spanish Architecture’

On view through 16 November in the exhibition rooms of the Spanish Embassy in Japan, located in Tokyo’s Roppongi neighborhood, is a presentation of the work of ImagenSubliminal, a team of photographers and architects formed by...

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Florida's waterways
03/11/2017

Florida's waterways

Wired

The southern Florida city of Boca Raton is criss-crossed by an intricate network of natural and artificial waterways...

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Ideas and Information. The Eames Films
03/11/2017

Ideas and Information. The Eames Films

Charles and Ray Eames designed and produced around 100 short films to explore different topics such as architecture and design.These experiments can be seen in Vitra Design Museum until 25 February.

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Charles & Ray Eames. The Power of Design
01/11/2017

Charles & Ray Eames. The Power of Design

The Vitra Design Museum will present from the 30 September to 25 February "An Eames Celebration", one of the biggest retrospectives held until the moment showing un unprecedent view of the work created by the legendary designer couple.

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Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad: ‘Architectural Challenges Posed by Old Age’
27/10/2017

Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad: ‘Architectural Challenges Posed by Old Age’

Eduardo Prieto

In 2050, one of every three Spaniards will be over 65 years of age. This will mean...

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Norman Foster Foundation Atelier – Robotics
27/10/2017

Norman Foster Foundation Atelier – Robotics

The first Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier will take place on 20-24 November 2017. The Robotics Atelier will include workshops, seminars, lectures, one-to-one tutoring, and development of projects by the students...

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Picasso murals caught up in terrorist attack’s bitter legacy
23/10/2017

Picasso murals caught up in terrorist attack’s bitter legacy

The New York Times

Walking through Oslo’s government quarter, it’s hard to miss the monumental concrete mural that dominates its central square...

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‘Double Bind’ by Juan Muñoz at Planta Sorigué
23/10/2017

‘Double Bind’ by Juan Muñoz at Planta Sorigué

Starting 23 October and for five years, Planta – a space for the confluence of art and industry, located in the aggregate quarry of the Sorigué group in Balaguer (Lleida) – is home to Double Bind, an installation by the artist Juan Muñoz (1953–2001)...

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Superflex have filled Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with swings
22/10/2017

Superflex have filled Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with swings

Danish artists’ collective Superflex is best known for its playfully subversive installations and films. An orange line of swings weaves through the Turbine Hall. It then crosses the gallery and emerges in the landscape to the south of the building...

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Ai Weiwei brings over 300 installations to NYC
21/10/2017

Ai Weiwei brings over 300 installations to NYC

The New York Times

Ai Weiwei has endured frequent gripes that his activism has got the better of his art. That gripe is unfounded...

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Wim Wenders on his Polaroids
18/10/2017

Wim Wenders on his Polaroids

The Guardian

Wim Wenders reckons he took more than 12,000 Polaroids between 1973 and 1983, when his career as a film-maker really took off, but only 3,500 remain...

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Vitra Museum: Kazam! The Furniture Experiments of Charles & Ray Eames
17/10/2017

Vitra Museum: Kazam! The Furniture Experiments of Charles & Ray Eames

How were the furniture designs of Charles and Ray Eames actually created? The exhibition in the Schaudepot, until 25 February 2018, answers this question.

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Satellite images show 1,800 buildings destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa
13/10/2017

Satellite images show 1,800 buildings destroyed by fire in Santa Rosa

The New York Times

An analysis by The New York Times using new satellite images and data from a ground survey found that at least 1,800...

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Dinara Kasko, pastry art
12/10/2017

Dinara Kasko, pastry art

Dinara Kasko uses her background as an architect, designer and 3D visualiser to develop an unconventional approach to desserts. She achieves architectural characteristics by using silicone moulds modelled with Autodesk's 3ds Max software...

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This is the world's largest dark matter detector
11/10/2017

This is the world's largest dark matter detector

Wired

Photographer Enrico Sacchetti gives us a glimpse inside the mysterious world of dark matter. At 20 metres high and 25 metres wide, the XENON1T chamber is the largest...

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New Books
AV Monografías 200 - NORMAN FOSTER 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 199 - YOUNG CATALONIA 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 83 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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
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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