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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Christo to Build Floating Structure in London’s Hyde Park
17/02/2018

Christo to Build Floating Structure in London’s Hyde Park

The New York Times

Christo has long been interested in mastabas, trapezoidal structures that originated in Mesopotamia. He designed a Texas mastaba in 1975, for example...

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Leandro Erlich at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
16/02/2018

Leandro Erlich at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

The work by the visual artist-cum-illusionist – entitled “Sous le Ciel”, or “Under the Sky” – challenges perceptions of time and space and invites visitors to alter the way they perceive reality. After Ai Weiwei in January 2016 and Chiharu Shiota in January 2017...

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Dominique Perrault at the Aedes gallery in Berlin
16/02/2018

Dominique Perrault at the Aedes gallery in Berlin

On view through 8 March at the Aedes gallery in Berlin is ‘The Groundscape Experience,’ which explores the potential of subterranean works through recent projects of the French architect Dominique Perrault and the studies he has conducted with students...

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Iconic Ancient Temple Is Latest Victim in Civil War
10/02/2018

Iconic Ancient Temple Is Latest Victim in Civil War

National Geographic

The 3,000-year-old temple of Ain Dara in northern Syria was severely damaged in an airstrike by Turkish forces...

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Andrés Jaque + Miguel de Guzmán: ‘Sex and the So-Called City’
02/02/2018

Andrés Jaque + Miguel de Guzmán: ‘Sex and the So-Called City’

Storefront for Art and Architecture is ready to celebrate and discuss the 20th anniversary of New York’s most influential archisocial manifesto Sex and the City, with the exhibition ‘Sex and the So-Called City’...

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Gauvin Lapetoule, ‘Looking up (II)’ in Barcelona
02/02/2018

Gauvin Lapetoule, ‘Looking up (II)’ in Barcelona

Born in France but a resident and lover of Barcelona, Gauvin Lapetoule is a young self-taught photographer who in the wake of the success of his first compilation of architectural images of the Catalonian capital, ‘Looking up (I),’ spent many hours reexploring...

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Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture
30/01/2018

Cevisama. Architecture and Design Forum: Material Architecture

Set to be held on 5 and 6 February in Valencia, in the context of Cevisama, the international fair of the ceramic industry, is a forum directed by Luis Fernández-Galiano and titled ‘Material Architecture.’...

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White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but Guggenheim offers gold toilet
29/01/2018

White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but Guggenheim offers gold toilet

The Guardian

The Guggenheim Museum proposed lending Maurizio Cattelan’s America after turning down a request for Landscape With Snow...

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‘Sikka Ingentium‘, by Daniel Canogar
28/01/2018

‘Sikka Ingentium‘, by Daniel Canogar

Sikka Ingentium is a sculptural video installation made with 2.400 recycled DVDs. This multi-thematic piece was inspired by “sikka”, the gold coins sewn to clothing dating back to Babylonic times that eventually became the shiny plastic objects...

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A Deep Dive Into the Brain, Hand-Drawn by the Father of Neuroscience
26/01/2018

A Deep Dive Into the Brain, Hand-Drawn by the Father of Neuroscience

The New York Times

‘The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal’ at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, one of the most unusual, ravishing exhibitions of the season...

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JR opens Lazinc’s new flagship gallery
25/01/2018

JR opens Lazinc’s new flagship gallery

Vanity Fair

Set over two storeys, the new space from Banksy’s former agent Steve Lazarides will feature a rich roster of artists alongside dynamic new acquisitions...

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Tiny, wealthy Qatar goes its own way, and pays for it
23/01/2018

Tiny, wealthy Qatar goes its own way, and pays for it

The New York Times

Among Persian Gulf states, Qatar was the picked-on little sibling. Gas riches and an independent-minded ruling family changed that. Now it’s in the fight of its life...

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‘Transmutation’ photo series by Miguel Plà
22/01/2018

‘Transmutation’ photo series by Miguel Plà

The photographer Miguel Plà, trained at the Alicante School of Art and Design, has over the past years explored the artistic recreation of architectural and vegetal forms, which in his images are set in motion and take on new expressions and intensified color...

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Historic Merz Barn art studio could move from Lake District to China
15/01/2018

Historic Merz Barn art studio could move from Lake District to China

The Guardian

Stone building used by influential German artist Kurt Schwitters may be sold due to lack of funds to maintain it, owners say...

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Back in the Bronx: Gordon Matta-Clark, Rogue Sculptor
14/01/2018

Back in the Bronx: Gordon Matta-Clark, Rogue Sculptor

The New York Times

‘Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect’. The Bronx Museum’s beautifully staged, streamlined version of the artist’s career still conveys a full picture of his radical sensibility...

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Bamboo worlds: the beauty of Chinese aquaculture
12/01/2018

Bamboo worlds: the beauty of Chinese aquaculture

The Guardian

In Coastal Geometries, architect and photographer Tugo Cheng conjures minimalist compositions from the fishing nets and bamboo poles...

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Should street art be protected?
10/01/2018

Should street art be protected?

The Art Newspaper

After a jury decided in favour of the street artists who sued over the destruction of their work, a Brooklyn federal judge is now considering the closely watched case...

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Unbuilt cities: the outrageous highway schemes left as roads to nowhere
09/01/2018

Unbuilt cities: the outrageous highway schemes left as roads to nowhere

The Guardian

Planned from the early 1960s, the North Western Expressway was intended to run from central Sydney to the mountains in the west...

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2017's best Cities stories
07/01/2018

2017's best Cities stories

The Guardian

From parasite architects to pseudo-public space. The 15 most popular Guardian Cities stories published in 2017 featured cities in Spain, the US, China, Japan, Norway...

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Ron Mueck installs 100 giant skulls at the National Gallery of Victoria
06/01/2018

Ron Mueck installs 100 giant skulls at the National Gallery of Victoria

The Art Newspaper

Mass, an arrangement of 100 fibreglass and resin skulls, is a highlight of the National Gallery of Victoria's inaugural triennial...

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Maria Spada: Archiflakes, Christmas installation in Allies and Morrison office
05/01/2018

Maria Spada: Archiflakes, Christmas installation in Allies and Morrison office

Maria Spada has turned architectural plans into snowflake patterns representing the different nationalities working together in the London office of Allies and Morrison. Small snowflakes were made through laser cutting to raise funds for social causes.

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Fernando Menis design Christmas lighting for La Oliva (Fuerteventura)
05/01/2018

Fernando Menis design Christmas lighting for La Oliva (Fuerteventura)

Giant squids and garlands of jellyfish these days decorate the streets of La Oliva, a town in the Canarian island of Fuerteventura. For these lighting installations, sea life has been reproduced by a combination of recycling, creativity, and the participation of residents.  

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Between Nouveau and Deco
02/01/2018

Between Nouveau and Deco

The New York Review of Books

‘Wiener Werkstätte, 1903–1932: The Luxury of Beauty’ an exhibition at the Neue Galerie in New York City. On view through 29 Jan...

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Julie Mehretu at Botín Centre in Santander
25/12/2017

Julie Mehretu at Botín Centre in Santander

After one on Carsten Höller, ‘Julie Mehretu. A Universal History of Everything and Nothing’ is the Botín Centre’s second exhibition since its inauguration in June of this year. A selection of thirty paintings and sixty drawings rendered with graphite...

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The Year From Above
25/12/2017

The Year From Above

The New York Times

Major news events in 2017 were big — often big enough to be seen from far above, like Hurricane Jose over the Caribbean in this image...

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Attack the blocks: brutalist treasures under threat
24/12/2017

Attack the blocks: brutalist treasures under threat

The Guardian

Demolished in 2016, this is one of three buildings English Heritage had recommended for listing, while it was nominated for the World Monument Fund watch list in 2012...

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Berlin exhibition on Nieto Sobejano’s Arvo Pärt Center
22/12/2017

Berlin exhibition on Nieto Sobejano’s Arvo Pärt Center

On view through 16 January at the Berlin gallery Aedes is an exhibition on the design of the firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano for the new cultural center named after the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, currently under construction in the...

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Can you identify these cities from their historic maps?
22/12/2017

Can you identify these cities from their historic maps?

The Guardian

Cities evolve, but the old core stays same. Or does it? We’ve trawled the archives for a selection of historic maps. Can you ID the cities?...

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Nightscapes in a ghost town
16/12/2017

Nightscapes in a ghost town

The Guardian

When French artist Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy learned how to use digital image manipulation, he decided to mix reality and perception by creating a city made entirely of facades...

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The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’
15/12/2017

The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’

The New York Times

The city of Petra was built by the Nabateans, who lived in the Wadi Musa valley for more than 400 years, in a spot strategically located along early silk...

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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
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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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