Arquitectura Viva
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Dramas and Intrigues of Louis Kahn
14/03/2017

The Dramas and Intrigues of Louis Kahn

The New York Times

Wendy Lesser’s biography of the architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is, like one of Kahn’s monumental buildings, unusual in its design...

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‘Global Kitchen’ by Cosentino
09/03/2017

‘Global Kitchen’ by Cosentino

Eduardo Prieto

Because of its ties with fire, the kitchen was the heart of the traditional house. Later the kitchen was hidden away, a commoner in the bourgeois or aristocratic house...

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Soundscapes. Arquitectura Viva 193
08/03/2017

Soundscapes. Arquitectura Viva 193

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Buildings made for sound are also made for sight. My generation learned the rule that auditoria are constructions to be judged with one’s eyes closed, but in truth...

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Dossier Lattices. Arquitectura Viva 192
03/03/2017

Dossier Lattices. Arquitectura Viva 192

At once abstract and material, and able to produce different levels of transparency by reinterpreting the idea of ornament, lattices are now an increasingly common solution. Ángel Martínez García-Posada discusses their aesthetic possibilities...

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Unbuilt Los Angeles: the city that might have been
10/02/2017

Unbuilt Los Angeles: the city that might have been

The Guardian

From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell look at the LA that never happened...

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Third arquia/maestros series of audiovisual monographs
31/01/2017

Third arquia/maestros series of audiovisual monographs

Federico Correa (Barcelona, 1924), Antonio Lamela (Madrid, 1926), and Antonio Vázquez de Castro (Madrid, 1929) are the third trio of the arquia/maestros series of DVDs on important figures of Spanish architecture. For the two previous sets...

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Architecture and Neuroscience
27/01/2017

Architecture and Neuroscience

Eduardo Prieto

One of the least controversial decisions of President Obama was to allocate 3 billion dollars to the creation of what...

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Why Marcel Breuer Was 2016's Unlikeliest Starchitect
13/01/2017

Why Marcel Breuer Was 2016's Unlikeliest Starchitect

CityLab

The author of a new book on the Brutalist architect explains why his buildings are both admired and imperiled today...

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The World of Edward Burtynsky
06/01/2017

The World of Edward Burtynsky

Laura Fernández Suárez

Until the appearance of drones, world watchers had few opportunities to lift their points of view from the ground and contemplate the Earth, in all its breadth...

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Herzog & de Meuron (2013-2017). Fourth Movement
04/01/2017

Herzog & de Meuron (2013-2017). Fourth Movement

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The completion in 2016 of half a dozen prominent works is the drumroll that marks this fourth monographic issue.The projects completed in Hong Kong, New York, Milan, or Beirut...

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SANAA. Sejima & Nishizawa. 1990-2017
20/12/2016

SANAA. Sejima & Nishizawa. 1990-2017

Arquitectura Viva presents SANAA. Sejima & Nishizawa. 1990-2017, a 352-page volume, in hardcover and fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, which gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

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Rowan Moore’s best architecture books of 2016
09/12/2016

Rowan Moore’s best architecture books of 2016

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Books about building for peace in times of war are among the standout volumes of the last 12 months. Most of the time the pursuit of architecture is not as serious... 

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On Transparency. Herzog and De Meuron vs. Mies
06/12/2016

On Transparency. Herzog and De Meuron vs. Mies

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Triggered by a visit to Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the most important critical work of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron to date uses transparenc...

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The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong
22/11/2016

The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong

The Guardian

The history of cartography is littered with mistakes, myths and mendacity. From the magnetic mountain at the north pole to Australia’s inland sea, Edward Brooke-Hitching...

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‘Change of Climate’ & ‘Anthropocene’
18/11/2016

‘Change of Climate’ & ‘Anthropocene’

The changes caused by humans on the Earth’s crust are of such magnitude as to have begun a new geological age, the Anthropocene, and this historical mutation is reflected as much in architecture as in the cities...

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Contemporary Homes in Stunning Natural Surroundings
11/11/2016

Contemporary Homes in Stunning Natural Surroundings

The New York Times

From a home in Capri built into a cliff to a structure submerged underground in Wales, “Elemental Living,” a new book...

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Latin American Visions
04/11/2016

Latin American Visions

Josep Maria Montaner

Thanks to its contribution to knowledge about architecture in Latin America, the publication of this book is something to celebrate. Its mission was not an easy one, but has...

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Handke, Vila-Matas: Light Essays
21/10/2016

Handke, Vila-Matas: Light Essays

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The latest essays by Peter Handke and Enrique Vila-Matas address architecture and art from unusual angles, but deliver less than we would expect from writers of their talent...

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Change of Climate
19/10/2016

Change of Climate

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The change of climate we are engaged in is both material and mental. On the one hand, the impact of climate change on the planet is of such scale...

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Transgressive Palladio. Eisenman and the Virtual Villa
07/10/2016

Transgressive Palladio. Eisenman and the Virtual Villa

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Peter Eisenman offers a transgressive Palladio. Against the traditional view of the Vicenza-born architect, which emphasized the order, serenity, and harmony...

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The Design of Parliaments Has a Funkadelic Impact on Politics
21/09/2016

The Design of Parliaments Has a Funkadelic Impact on Politics

Wired

At first glance, the meeting halls of Russia’s and Botswana’s parliaments could not look more different. Russia’s 616-member parliament makes policy decisions...

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Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots
16/09/2016

Edward Burtynsky on his ravaged Earth shots

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The great photographer’s awesome images – taken from drones, propellor planes and a 50ft selfie stick – show how industry has drilled and drained our planet...

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Melancholy and Metaphysics: Rossi, De Chirico, Nietzsche
19/08/2016

Melancholy and Metaphysics: Rossi, De Chirico, Nietzsche

Luis Fernández-Galiano

“My architecture stands mute and cold.” Aldo Rossi summed up his work paraphrasing a Hölderlin line whose desolation also recalls the architect’s devotion to Giorgio de Chirico...

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The Flight of the Mind
12/08/2016

The Flight of the Mind

Vladimir Belogolovsky

We are invited to wander into thirty otherworldly black-and-white etchings by two Russian architect-artists, Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin, in a 2015 book that...

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Scale Traces
08/08/2016

Scale Traces

Enrique Rabasa

The book shows drawings meant to convey projects, without ambiguities, to the builder executing them, so they are working drawings, for which reason the coordinator...

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Gehry and Moneo Biographies
25/07/2016

Gehry and Moneo Biographies

Luis Fernández-Galiano

It is not sure that one’s life explains one’s work, but there is no doubt that a biography throws light on the context surrounding a creative career...

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Three Essays on Energy
04/07/2016

Three Essays on Energy

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Climate change and fossil fuels are two key factors of the contemporary crisis, so ‘sustainability’ and ‘energy’ have become essential terms in the current debate...

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An Urban Wright?
13/06/2016

An Urban Wright?

Luis Fernández-Galiano

If there is a quintessentially anti-urban master, it is Frank Lloyd Wright. After all, his great urbanistic utopia is Broadacre, which he published under the title...

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AV Monographs 183-184: Spain Yearbook
13/04/2016

AV Monographs 183-184: Spain Yearbook

As every year, the Spain Yearbook 2016 gathers the best buildings completed in Spain during the past twelve months: a selection of 24 works that come to confirm the good health of Spanish architecture, in spite of the crisis that still persists in the construction sector...

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The Frank Gehry Story
28/03/2016

The Frank Gehry Story

The New York Review of Books

Artists are a biographer’s nightmare. The most important events in their lives are usually the ones that take place quietly...

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New Books
AV Monografías 193_194 - ESPAÑA 2017 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 193 - SOUNDSCAPES 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 78 - AIRES MATEUS 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
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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