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Monday, November 30, 2020
Norra Tornen by OMA wins the International Highrise Award
06/11/2020

Norra Tornen by OMA wins the International Highrise Award

Norra Tornen, the residential towers in Stockholm, designed by OMA / Reinier de Graaf, has been announced the winner of the ninth edition of the International Highrise Award (IHA)...

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Anna Heringer Wins 2020 Obel Award for Anandaloy Community Center
26/10/2020

Anna Heringer Wins 2020 Obel Award for Anandaloy Community Center

The Obel Award is an international prize that honors recent, outstanding architectural contributions to human development, with the winner receiving €100,000 and an artwork...

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Winners Announcement
05/10/2020

Winners Announcement

YTAA

The Winners of the Young Talent architecture Award (YTAA) 2020 and of the Asia Edition of YTAA 2020 have just been announced!...

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David Adjaye wins 2021 RIBA Royal Gold Medal
30/09/2020

David Adjaye wins 2021 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects and personally approved by the Queen, the Royal Gold Medal recognises those who have dedicated their lives to the "advancement of architecture"...

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Winners of the Brick Award 20
25/09/2020

Winners of the Brick Award 20

In 2020, six winners were awarded in five categories: Sharing Public Spaces (University of Silesia, Faculty of Radio and Television, by BAAS Arquitectura), Feeling at Home (Can Jaime I n'Isabelle, by TEd'A arquitectes), Living Together...

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Daniel Fernández Pascual, 2020 Wheelwright Prize
04/06/2020

Daniel Fernández Pascual, 2020 Wheelwright Prize

e-flux

Harvard GSD named Daniel Fernández Pascual the winner of the 2020 Wheelwright Prize, a grant to support investigative approaches to contemporary architecture...

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Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara, Pritzker Prize 2020
03/03/2020

Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara, Pritzker Prize 2020

Associates since 1978 in the Dublin firm Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell (1951) and Shelley McNamara (1952) have been named the winners of the 2020 Pritzker Prize. The announcement has just been made by Tom Pritzker, president of the Hyatt Foundation...

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Ong-ard Satrabhandhu, 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Prize
31/01/2020

Ong-ard Satrabhandhu, 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Prize

The architect from Thailand, who has devoted his career to exploring what dialogue with history means in architecture and urbanism, has been named recipient of the 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame....

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Renzo Piano World Tour 2020
24/01/2020

Renzo Piano World Tour 2020 Pdf

‘Art of Construction: the importance of structural details’ is the theme of the fourth international competition for the opportinity to travel around the world visiting works of Renzo Piano.

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Beatriz Colomina, Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2020
22/01/2020

Beatriz Colomina, Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2020

Architectural Review

Spanish-American critic and historian Beatriz Colomina and Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari and have been recognised by this year’s W Awards...

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Cristina Iglesias, Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020
16/01/2020

Cristina Iglesias, Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020

The Royal Academy of Arts

For three years, the Royal Academy Architecture Prize has been awarded to an individual whose work inspires and instructs the discussion, collection or production of architecture...

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Marlon Blackwell, 2020 AIA Gold Medal
17/12/2019

Marlon Blackwell, 2020 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects

Though he was born in Germany, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a product of the American South. As a traveling bible salesman, he experienced the South’s simple...

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The House of Leaves in Tirana wins 2020 Museum Prize
12/12/2019

The House of Leaves in Tirana wins 2020 Museum Prize

The 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to The National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves” (Tirana, Albania), designed by Elisabetta Terragni. This building temporarily housed Gestapo...

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18th Tile of Spain Awards
05/12/2019

18th Tile of Spain Awards

There are new holders of the Tile of Spain Awards for Architecture and Interior Design, organized by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) to draw attention, precisely, to the use of ceramic tiles in works of architecture and interior design...

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Soane Medal Lecture 2019: Kenneth Frampton
12/11/2019

Soane Medal Lecture 2019: Kenneth Frampton Pdf

Kenneth Frampton, renowned British architect, critic, historian and Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, New York, delivered the 2019 Soane Medal Lecture on November 11th at the LSE’s New Academic Building on Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.

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Hariri-Pontarin's Bahá’í Temple Wins 2019 RAIC International Prize
11/11/2019

Hariri-Pontarin's Bahá’í Temple Wins 2019 RAIC International Prize

This temple for the Baha'is of South America outside Santiago de Chile is a formal and technical wonder. It just won the $100,000 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) International Prize for best building. It uses light for its spiritual and design inspiration...

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Junya Ishigami Wins Inaugural Obel Award for Architecture
26/10/2019

Junya Ishigami Wins Inaugural Obel Award for Architecture

The $111,000 international prize honors outstanding contributions to architecture completed within the last five years. The project Botanical Farm Garden Art Biotop “Water Garden” by Ishigami is the first winner of the award administered by the Henrik Frode Obel Foundation...

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2019 Architecture MasterPrize winners
18/10/2019

2019 Architecture MasterPrize winners

The Architecture MasterPrize™ (AMP) honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

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Norwich council houses by Riches and Hawley win RIBA Stirling Prize
09/10/2019

Norwich council houses by Riches and Hawley win RIBA Stirling Prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Designed by London firm Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, Street of 105 homes Norwich hailed as high-quality architecture in its most environmentally and socially conscious form...

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14th Cosentino Design Challenge announced
08/10/2019

14th Cosentino Design Challenge announced

Organized by the Spanish multinational Grupo Cosentino, this competition is open to architecture and design students anywhere in the world. In the Architecture category this year, contestants are to develop proposals revolving around the theme ‘To Live the Urban...

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Belén Ilari wins 2020 Trans-hitos competition
04/10/2019

Belén Ilari wins 2020 Trans-hitos competition

The ‘Pop’ project of the architect Belén Ilari is the 16th winner of Trans-hitos competition, organized by Cevisama (the international ceramics fair held every year in Valencia) in collaboration with the Ceramic Technology Institute (ITC) and the Spanish Ceramic...

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Grafton Architects, Royal Gold Medal 2020
02/10/2019

Grafton Architects, Royal Gold Medal 2020

RIBA

The Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence "either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture"...

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European Garden Award 2019-2020
24/09/2019

European Garden Award 2019-2020

Les Jardins d’Etretat won the 1st prize of the European Garden Award in the category: «Best restoration or development of a historic park or garden».

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Ensamble Studio to receive 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award
19/09/2019

Ensamble Studio to receive 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Ensamble Studio, led by architects Débora Mesa and Antón García-Abril, as the recipient of the 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award...

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Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Praemium Imperiale 2019
17/09/2019

Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Praemium Imperiale 2019

The Imperial House of Japan on behalf of the Japan Art Association has annually since 1989 given the Praemium Imperiale to artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, music, theater/film, and architecture. Coming with 15 million yen (126,210 euros) apiece, the five prizes...

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019
29/08/2019

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019

The winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The winners, who will share US$ 1 million between them, are from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Palestine, Russian Federation and Senegal...

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Stirling prize 2019 shortlist
18/07/2019

Stirling prize 2019 shortlist

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Energy efficiency is a priority this year as a railway station, visitor centre, social housing project and opera house vie for the RIBA award for British building of the year...

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32 shortlisted for XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2019
10/07/2019

32 shortlisted for XI Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2019

The Biennial will take place from 5 to 11 October in various venues in Asunción, Paraguay. The finalists are projects in Argentina (2), Brazil (4), Chile (1), Colombia (2), Ecuador (3), Spain (7), Mexico (4), Paraguay (1), Peru (2), Portugal  (4), Uruguay (1), and Venezuela (1).

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RIBA National Awards 2019
28/06/2019

RIBA National Awards 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the 54 winners of its national awards, including Heatherwick's Coal Drops Yard and the Victoria & Albert Museum of Design in Dundee by Kengo Kuma...

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Francisco Mangado, Selinunte International Prize 2019
21/06/2019

Francisco Mangado, Selinunte International Prize 2019

The Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism (AIAC), headquartered in Rome gave its 9th Selinente International Prize to the Navarre-born Francisco Mangado, in recognition of his professional career. The distinction is each year awarded to acknowledge...

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AV Monografías 227_228 - CASAS EN DETALLE 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 228 - JOSÉ MARÍA SÁNCHEZ 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 100 - MAD ARCHITECTS 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
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles + Fracturas y ficciones
Luis Fernández-Galiano publishes Las grandes esperanzas (1976-1992), a critical revision of the issues and challenges of architecture, art, and society of those convulse and fertile years, offering a historical mirror on which we can find a reflection of our current economic, ecological, and social crisis.
Las grandes esperanzas Empeños sostenibles
The recession caused by the oil crises that shook the planet in the 1970s serves as backdrop for Empeños sostenibles (1976-1984), a selection of articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano on technological alternatives, sustainable construction, and the relationship between architecture and energy.
Las grandes esperanzas Fracturas y ficciones
Through the one hundred essays on architecture, history, art, and society included in Fracturas y ficciones (1985-1992), Luis Fernández-Galiano outlines a portrait of a period of global prosperity in which the Olympic Games of Barcelona and the Expo of Seville brought international attention to Spain.
Francisco Mangado Francisco Mangado
This 208-page, hardback and clothbound, bilingual (Spanish-English) book presents fifteen works carried out from 2000 to 2020 by the firm of Francisco Mangado, who explains them in terms of the concepts that have driven each one of them.
H&deM (1978-2019) H&deM (1978-2019)
The tireless creative pulse of the Swiss office, which over the course of four decades has produced some of the most emblematic examples of contemporary architecture, is illustrated here in a bilingual Spanish-English edition, made up of two volumes of 352 pages each, presented in hard-bound cloth.
H&deM (2003-2019) H&deM (2003-2019)
The volume includes 41 prominent works started between 2003 and 2019, such as Elphilharmonie Hamburg, buildings like Helsinki Dreispitz and Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Vitra Schaudepot, and the proposal for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
H&deM (1978-2002) H&deM (1978-2002)
The volume covers 43 of the main buildings initiated between 1978 and 2002, showing the formal transformations and material tests carried out during the first years of career in Basel up to the studio’s worldwide recognition.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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