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Monday, February 18, 2019
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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Ideas for seven ‘poblados’ of Madrid
23/01/2019

Ideas for seven ‘poblados’ of Madrid

Josean Ruiz Esquíroz

Madrid It is not often that the ideas of young architects can be heard. This exhibition presents the work of a group of recent graduates of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’s architecture school (ETSAM), carried out in the class conducted by Professor Luis Fernández-Galiano...

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Kanye West donates $10m for James Turrell art installation
19/01/2019

Kanye West donates $10m for James Turrell art installation

The Guardian

Rapper contributes funds to complete long-gestating land art piece in Arizona, having described the work as ‘life-changing’...

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Mobile version of famed Bauhaus
14/01/2019

Mobile version of famed Bauhaus

Archinect

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus art school, the design collective Savvy Contemporary has created a miniature version of their iconic workshop wing...

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China plans the biggest garden show ever
09/01/2019

China plans the biggest garden show ever

The Economist

The China Pavilion is for an international flower festival in Yanqing. The show will open on April 29th and last for more than five months...

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Paris's Luxury Shops Prepared for the Gilets Jaunes Protests
08/01/2019

Paris's Luxury Shops Prepared for the Gilets Jaunes Protests

Vice

The thousands of demonstrators who are calling for a wide range of social reforms have hit the streets of western Paris...

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Hitchcock films and their pioneering use of architecture
31/12/2018

Hitchcock films and their pioneering use of architecture

Wallpaper

Hitchcock’s symbolic use of architecture was developed further in North by Northwest, bringing high modernism to the screen as a cinematic language...

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Every Tree in the City, Mapped
28/12/2018

Every Tree in the City, Mapped

CityLab

Researchers at Descartes Labs are using artificial intelligence to make a better map of the urban tree canopy...

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Ghostly faces loom over Barcelona in Edoardo Tresoldi’s installation
25/12/2018

Ghostly faces loom over Barcelona in Edoardo Tresoldi’s installation

The Spaces

A set of huge wire faces have taken up residence on the rooftop of Barcelona’s L’illa Diagonal to mark the building’s 25th anniversary...

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MC Escher gets another dimension
24/12/2018

MC Escher gets another dimension

The Guardian

An MC Escher exhibition could have been an easy win but with collaboration from design studio Nendo, the NGV Melbourne have created something new...

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Ice Watch London by Olafur Eliasson
20/12/2018

Ice Watch London by Olafur Eliasson

Since 11 December 2018, immense blocks of ice, harvested as free-floating icebergs from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, have stood outside Tate Modern and Bloomberg’s European headquarters, melting away...

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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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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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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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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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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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New Books
AV Monografías 209_210 - DAVID CHIPPERFIELD 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 210 - MATERIAL CHINA 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 90 - JOSÉ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ 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
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
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.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
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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