Arquitectura Viva
Sunday, December 16, 2018
A Resilient Urban Model
09/11/2018

A Resilient Urban Model

Pablo Canga

We are witnessing an unprecedented urbanization process. A UN report says that in 2050, two-thirds of humanity will be living in cities...

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Rick Joy celebrates 25th anniversary with retrospective tome
03/10/2018

Rick Joy celebrates 25th anniversary with retrospective tome

Rick Joy started his practice in Tucson, Arizona, in 1993, bringing a crafted, material approach to residential design. Projects like the Desert Nomad House of 2006 were part of a renaissance in desert building...

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10 of the best new luxury hostels
14/09/2018

10 of the best new luxury hostels

The Guardian

From India to Peru, all these places offer boutique-hotel touches at budget prices. We pick 10 recent openings from a new book on posh hostels...

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Saving the Yamuna River
13/09/2018

Saving the Yamuna River

ABC

The Spanish architect Iñaki Alday leads a project in India to clean up one of the planet's most polluted urban rivers...

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Jørn Utzon, architect of the "patient search"
12/09/2018

Jørn Utzon, architect of the "patient search"

Fahrenheit 451

In AV Monographs 205, Jørn Utzon is presented as a figure who changed the architectural directions of a nation...

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Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007
24/08/2018

Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The publication of the work of some architects becomes printed history. This is what happened with the mythical eight volumes of Le Corbusier’s Oeuvre complète...

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On Architectural Criticism
20/08/2018

On Architectural Criticism

Philip Ursprung

A comienzos de la década de 1920 una buena crítica podía valer una fortuna, y una mala podía arruinar toda una carrera. Todavía se hacía sentir el aura de los grandes...

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Thomas Hardy, Architect
17/08/2018

Thomas Hardy, Architect

Luis Fernández-Galiano

A writer and an architect, Thomas Hardy (1840-1932) is not acknowledged in both creative fields on equal terms. As a writer he is...

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On Clinical Architecture
15/08/2018

On Clinical Architecture

Alberto Pieltáin

Variations on a theme are common in art. The genre gives opportunity to test techniques or ideas alongside those of other authors on one same...

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Visions on Le Corbusier
13/08/2018

Visions on Le Corbusier

Eduardo Prieto

The piles of sketches, photographs, press cuttings, invoices, train/ship/airplane tickets, letters, telegrams, separatas, project texts...

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A Soviet Residential Saga
10/08/2018

A Soviet Residential Saga

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The centenary of the Russian Revolution has brought on the inevitable deluge of publications, but perhaps none as exceptional as The House of Government...

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‘Industrias’, the work of Javier García-Solera
08/08/2018

‘Industrias’, the work of Javier García-Solera

The publishers Carmen Jordá and Maite Palomares recently launched Industrias, first of the ‘Arquitectura moderna y contemporánea. Monografías ETSA-UPV’ series on the work of Javier García-Solera...

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Robbrecht & Daem´s Anthology
06/08/2018

Robbrecht & Daem´s Anthology

Josean Ruiz Esquíroz

This anthology on Robbrecht en Daem is superlative. It weights and takes up space like a brick, but is complex like a city. Everything in it is organized by means of a mathematical...

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It is useless to live
03/08/2018

It is useless to live

TLS / Nan Z. Da

There is a type of Chinese poem called the juemingci, which means, roughly, verses to terminate your life. Almost the poetic equivalent of a suicide note...

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Red Label
24/07/2018

Red Label

Luis Fernández-Galiano

When the books one is currently reading accumulate and the pile shows a half-dozen titles crowned by the red band of Acantilado, it is clear that the interest raised by...

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Roman Holidays
27/06/2018

Roman Holidays

The New York Review of Books

Baroque Antiquity: Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe by Victor Plahte Tschudi. For several decades in the early seventeenth century, German-speaking visitors...

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California Crazy: pop architecture from the past
07/06/2018

California Crazy: pop architecture from the past

The Guardian

Starting in the 1920s, inventive entrepreneurs started creating attention-grabbing buildings to appeal to passing drivers. In Jim Heimann’s new book, California Crazy...

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For the first time, astronomers have a reliable map of the heavens
27/04/2018

For the first time, astronomers have a reliable map of the heavens

The Economist

For something so enormous, astronomers know remarkably little about the Milky Way, Earth’s home galaxy. They know its rough dimensions—somewhere between...

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The "Catalog", 50 Years Later
25/04/2018

The "Catalog", 50 Years Later

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In the stream of commemorations of les événements, we should perhaps not forget about the most important countercultural publication, the Whole Earth Catalog, which first appeared ...

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Rafael Moneo: Forms, Ideas, Investigations
08/04/2018

Rafael Moneo: Forms, Ideas, Investigations

Luis Fernández-Galiano

This promenade through Córdoba, Seville, and Granada is also a walk through the intellectual journey of its author. Rafael Moneo brings together three texts, written in...

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Adolf Loos, on Print and on Trial
28/03/2018

Adolf Loos, on Print and on Trial

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Loos enigma begins to unravel. A new generation of historians is throwing light on the darkest corners of an architect who half a century ago was famously described...

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Sesquicentennial Wright
28/01/2018

Sesquicentennial Wright

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) has been celebrated with an exhibition at the MoMA and a book on the more than one hundred exhibitions on his work...

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Kahn´s Biographies, Old and New
07/01/2018

Kahn´s Biographies, Old and New

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The publication of a new biography of a master is always an event; in this case, it is also a disappointment. Penned by an expert writer, endorsed by a...

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The "Pamplona Encounters"
04/01/2018

The "Pamplona Encounters"

José Antonio Flores

To celebrate the 45 years that have passed since the International Encounters on Art held in Pamplona, sponsored by the Huarte family and organized by Luis de Pablo and...

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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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From Expresionists to Classicists
26/12/2017

From Expresionists to Classicists

Eduardo Prieto

Despite revisions carried out for decades, the historiography of modernity has not managed to free itself of its operative origins. Movements as influential as...

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On Spanish History
06/12/2017

On Spanish History

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Juan Benet’s Return to Región is now fifty years old. A half-century has passed during which the nation Spain has gone from bimillennial to bicentennial and ended up a mythical...

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Rebel architecture: in praise of Britain’s Postmodern oddities
24/11/2017

Rebel architecture: in praise of Britain’s Postmodern oddities

The Spaces

Best known for its striking shapes and bright colours, the eclectic architectural oeuvre blends contrasting historic influences...

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An eye for detail: architect John Pawson’s photographs
23/11/2017

An eye for detail: architect John Pawson’s photographs

The Guardian

Spectrum by John Pawson is published by Phaidon. The book features 320 images, shot mostly on his iPhone or a digital camera...

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On Hegemann´s Berlin
11/11/2017

On Hegemann´s Berlin

Eduardo Mangada

The publication of Werner Hegemann’s great work, Berlin, City of Stone, is a vital contribution to Spanish urban culture, and good news for those devoted...

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New Books
AV Monografías 208 - SOUTO DE MOURA 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 209 - GROUNDSCAPES 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 89 - HERZOG & DE MEURON 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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