Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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Tadao Ando: The Challenge
16/10/2018

Tadao Ando: The Challenge

The Centre Pompidou is holding a retrospective of the work of the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, revolving around four main themes: the simplicity of space, the urban challenge, project genesis and dialogue with the past...

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2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
14/10/2018

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

National Geographic

Teotihuacan means 'the place where the gods were created,' and that's the exact feeling visitors have when they walk along the Avenue of the Dead at this Mexican archeological site...

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The Work of Francis Kéré is Currently on Exhibition in Madrid
10/10/2018

The Work of Francis Kéré is Currently on Exhibition in Madrid

Designboom

Madrid’s Museo ICO presents the exhibition: ‘Francis Kéré. Primary Elements’ curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano and organized by the ICO Foundation...

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City Skins: Scenes from an Augmented Urban Reality
09/10/2018

City Skins: Scenes from an Augmented Urban Reality

Failed Architecture

In the 2016 short film, Hyperreality, designer and filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda crafts a disorienting, even oppressive, depiction of everyday life mediated by ubiquitous augmented reality...

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Sáenz de Oíza, Exhibitions in Madrid
09/10/2018

Sáenz de Oíza, Exhibitions in Madrid

There are many great architects, but only very few get to be ‘masters.’ Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza did, thanks as much to the quality of his architecture as to his sharp sensitivity in tuning in with the contemporary, and especially to his teachings, which went far beyond...

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Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling at auction for £1m
08/10/2018

Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling at auction for £1m

The Guardian

Girl With Balloon, a well-known Banksy artwork, is the final item in an auction at Sotheby’s in London... (Video)

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Victor Papanek at Vitra Design Museum
07/10/2018

Victor Papanek at Vitra Design Museum

On view through 10 March at the Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein is ‘Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design,’ a retrospective on the Austrian designer and educator...

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Pioneers of American Modernism
05/10/2018

Pioneers of American Modernism

The Guardian

The exhibition of works by the outstanding American architectural photographer Ezra Stoller at the Lumiere Brothers Centre, Moscow until 2 December...

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“My architecture tries to serve humanity”
04/10/2018

“My architecture tries to serve humanity”

El País

The first solo exhibition in Madrid of the Burkinabe architect Francis Kéré (Gando, 1965), on view at Museo ICO through 20 January. “Summed up here is everything I have been doing these years”…

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These vintage Eastern Bloc postcards are an architecture lover’s dream
04/10/2018

These vintage Eastern Bloc postcards are an architecture lover’s dream

The Calvert Journal

Postcards from across the Soviet Union were miniature propaganda posters for the success of the communist system...

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Contemporary art comes to the American capital
03/10/2018

Contemporary art comes to the American capital

The Economist

Mitchell Rales, an industrial tycoon presents an important collection of post-war art at his newly enlarged Glenstone Museum by Thomas Phifer, which opens on October 4th...

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Hong Kong high-rises
02/10/2018

Hong Kong high-rises

The Guardian

Photographer Peter Stewart has always felt drawn to the urban density and scale of big cities, and it’s a common theme through much his photography...

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'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO
01/10/2018

'Francis Kéré: Primary Elements' at Museo ICO Pdf

On view from 3 October to 20 January, the ICO Museum presents an exhibition on Francis Kéré (Gando, 1965), the first retrospective on the Burkinabe architect to be held in Spain, curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano.

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‘Fifteen Stones (Ryōan-ji)’ by Spencer Finch at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
01/10/2018

‘Fifteen Stones (Ryōan-ji)’ by Spencer Finch at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Ongoing since 1999 is a program of artistic interventions that engage in dialogue with the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, and the list of those who have participated includes Enric Miralles, SANAA Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, Andrés Jaque, Ai Weiwei...

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Talented Baker Creates Stunningly Sculpted Pies
29/09/2018

Talented Baker Creates Stunningly Sculpted Pies

The Mind Circle

Lauren Ko’s pies consist of beautiful lattice crusts and the creative arrangement of the fruit fillings...

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Notre Dame and its swarms
28/09/2018

Notre Dame and its swarms

El País Semanal

After centuries of solitude high up on the cathedral, the monstrous figures of Notre Dame in Paris are now accompanied by hives of bees…

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The Shopping Malls and Big Box Stores Gutted by E-Commerce
27/09/2018

The Shopping Malls and Big Box Stores Gutted by E-Commerce

Wired

Jesse Riesesr's memories of growing up in Springfield, Missouri in the 1990s unfold against a familiar retail backdrop...

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A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011
25/09/2018

A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This exhibition ‘Icons of Style’ explores some of the ways photographers have shaped evolving notions of style and beauty...

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The archive in possession of the maps most coveted by treasure hunters
25/09/2018

The archive in possession of the maps most coveted by treasure hunters

El País Semanal

María Antonio Colomar has devoted 46 years of her life to unraveling histories and legends safeguarded in the Archive of the Indies, and been awarded by the Spanish Geographic Society....

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All the colors of Vicente Verdú
24/09/2018

All the colors of Vicente Verdú

El País Semanal

His forms and colors, his capture of them and his reasons, speak for themselves, on their own, with no need for additions or subterfuge.

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Much-Reviled Architectural Style Trending Again, Thanks to Instagram
24/09/2018

Much-Reviled Architectural Style Trending Again, Thanks to Instagram

Bloomberg

A new encyclopedia of brutalist buildings makes the case that the movement is mounting a comeback...

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Charlie de Beistegui, the last odyssey of a legendary dandy
19/09/2018

Charlie de Beistegui, the last odyssey of a legendary dandy

ABC

The treasures of the eccentric and hugely rich collector are being auctioned at Christie’s in Paris...

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'The Island' at 'Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings' exhibition
19/09/2018

'The Island' at 'Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings' exhibition Pdf

On view through 20 January 2019 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London is an exhibition on Renzo Piano. One of the rooms presents 'The Island,' a piece of timber that brings together the 3D-printed models of 102 buildings by the Italian master.

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New Books
AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 207 - MORE CITY 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 88 - VÁZQUEZ CONSUEGRA 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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