Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Tokyo
23/08/2017

Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Tokyo

The Art Newspaper

The five-storey museum dedicated to the queen of the polka dot will open on 1 October in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward...

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Anna Heringer, hostels for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale (China)
22/08/2017

Anna Heringer, hostels for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale (China)

Anna Heringer´s studio bets on reinventing typological and building local traditions during the second Bamboo Biennale with two hostels and a guest pavillion built with a series of concentric rings differering condition and materiality...

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Disney has built a pseudo-Paris near Paris
04/08/2017

Disney has built a pseudo-Paris near Paris

The Economist

One of the newer attractions at Disneyland Paris is “Ratatouille: The Adventure”, a ride through Paris as seen by Rémy, the movie’s rodent gastronome hero...

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Landmark Buildings Special Stamps
25/07/2017

Landmark Buildings Special Stamps

Royal Mail

Celebrate the nation’s contemporary architecture with this Special issue of 10 stamps that feature some of the finest public buildings erected in the last 20 years...

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Moscow's new Avant-Garde Museum opens to the public
22/07/2017

Moscow's new Avant-Garde Museum opens to the public

The Constructivist Project

The museum opened on June 7, 2017. It occupies one of the halls in Na Shabolvke Gallery. The first three sections presented in June feature the Shukhov Tower...

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Lake Verea at La Caja Negra
18/07/2017

Lake Verea at La Caja Negra

On view through 28 July at the Madrid gallery La Caja Negra is ‘Paparazza Moderna Chapter II: Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra in California,’ an exhibition of the artistic duo formed by Francisca Rivero-Lake Cortina (Mexico City, 1973) and Carla Verea...

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Images of Mosul Reveal the Devastation After the Islamic State
17/07/2017

Images of Mosul Reveal the Devastation After the Islamic State

The New York Times

After a nearly nine-month campaign to wrest Mosul, once Iraq’s second-largest city, from Islamic State control, images captured by DigitalGlobe reveal that vital parts...

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Nigel Peake, drawing cities
15/07/2017

Nigel Peake, drawing cities

Magaceen

Nigel Peake’s drawings crossed the frontiers of his native Ireland thanks to his graduation project at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied architecture...

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'Bill Viola: A Retrospective'
14/07/2017

'Bill Viola: A Retrospective'

The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao presents the 40-year career of the video artist Bill Viola through 27 works that will be on view through 9 November.

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Festival des Architectures Vives 2017 in Montpellier (Francia)
12/07/2017

Festival des Architectures Vives 2017 in Montpellier (Francia)

Since 2006 Montpellier has been the scene of an annual Festival des Architectures. In the last cycle, twelve installations were put up in buildings and courtyards located around the French city which are normally not open to the public.

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Western Flag, a large-scale art installation by artist John Gerrard
11/07/2017

Western Flag, a large-scale art installation by artist John Gerrard

Marking World Earth Day, John Gerrard: Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas) 2017 stands as a symbol of climate change and modern society’s dependence on oil.

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Ai Weiwei: Soleil Levant
08/07/2017

Ai Weiwei: Soleil Levant

The opening of Ai Weiwei’s new installation, produced specifically for Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Copenhagen, took place on United Nations International Refugee Day. More than 3500 salvaged life jackets collected from refugees...

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The 18th edition of the International Garden Festival in Quebec
05/07/2017

The 18th edition of the International Garden Festival in Quebec

Redford Gardens

Presented at Les Jardins de Métis, in Quebec, the Festival is held on a site adjacent to the historic gardens created by Elsie Reford between 1926 and 1958...

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‘Exterior’ series of Pezo von Ellrichshausen at Solo Galerie in Paris
04/07/2017

‘Exterior’ series of Pezo von Ellrichshausen at Solo Galerie in Paris

On view though 30 August at Solo Galerie in Paris is Maurizio Pezo and Sofía von Ellrichshausen’s ‘Exterior,’ a series of paintings in oil and acrylic which frame carefully selected encounters of walls, floors, and ceilings.

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The rise of performance art
27/06/2017

The rise of performance art

The Economist

Skulptur Projekte Münster, Documenta, Venice Biennale and Art Basel this year are placing an emphasis on performance...

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New Yorker´s Cartoon about Guggenheim´s opening in 1959
16/06/2017

New Yorker´s Cartoon about Guggenheim´s opening in 1959

Guggenheim

The New Yorker captured this hot-button cultural moment with wit and style—and did so in a multi-page cartoon...

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Beauty amid chaos: Syrian cities through Instagram
15/06/2017

Beauty amid chaos: Syrian cities through Instagram

The Guardian

A photography project in which photographers from Damascus to Aleppo show different points of view of their situation. Some choose to focus on war and others on hope...

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Bicycle Architecture Biennale 2017 in Amsterdam
14/06/2017

Bicycle Architecture Biennale 2017 in Amsterdam

BAB 2017

Urban mobility, with its various modes, is an invisible hand shaping buildings and cities. Consider how, before machines of transportation arose, housing in cities...

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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
13/06/2017

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

A fine exhibition, the first show to occupy the smartly renovated galleries on the third floor of the old Goodwin and Stone building at the Museum of Modern Art...

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Freespace: outline of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition
09/06/2017

Freespace: outline of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition

Biennale Architettura 2018

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara titled the 16th International Architecture Exhibition ‘Freespace’, that will take place from 26th May to 25th November 2018...

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How Piet Mondrian became the world’s greatest abstract geometrist
09/06/2017

How Piet Mondrian became the world’s greatest abstract geometrist

The Economist

When he was 68, Piet Mondrian arrived in New York, having fled Nazi-occupied Europe. He was celebrated by such 20th-century...

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Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei explore surveillance
08/06/2017

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei explore surveillance

The Architects Newspaper

New York’s Park Avenue Armory unveiled an interactive exhibition by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei entitled, Hansel & Gretel...(Installation website)

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Can technology and design save us?
06/06/2017

Can technology and design save us?

The Architects Newspaper

Norman Foster Foundation’s first forum ponders the challenges. The Forum featured a remarkable list of figures from the design world and beyond, from Pritzker Prize...

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Cartier in Motion
02/06/2017

Cartier in Motion

The Design Museum

Curated by Lord Norman Foster, this exhibition explores the creativity of Cartier and design. Cartier in Motion includes over 170...

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‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens
01/06/2017

‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens

On 1 June Madrid’s Royal Theater was the venue of ‘Future is Now,’ a forum that brought together leading personalities from the economic, technological, and artistic fields will be participating, from the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest financial...

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Paintings of ancient Egypt in a Roman villa in Pompeii
01/06/2017

Paintings of ancient Egypt in a Roman villa in Pompeii

Daily Mail

A garden of a large ancient villa in Pompeii that was home to stunning paintings depicting the River Nile could hold secrets...

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Gabriele Basilico: entropy and urban space
31/05/2017

Gabriele Basilico: entropy and urban space

On view at the ICO Museum in Madrid through 10 September is a retrospective on one of the leading urban landscape portrayers of the last decades, Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944-2013), who studied to be an architect but became...

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Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park
26/05/2017

Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park

The New York Times

The flowing sheets of ice scattered throughout the Montana park shrank by more than a third between 1966 and 2015...

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New York: the city of lights by Marvin E Newman
22/05/2017

New York: the city of lights by Marvin E Newman

The Guardian

Photographer Marvin E Newman shot images of America with a keen eye for color and drama. Although relatively unknown...

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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
19/05/2017

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

As early as 1964, Pink Floyd's original members, except Syd Barrett, were together studying architecture at London's Regent Street Polytechnic School. The first retrospective of the band is at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, until 1 October...
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