Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Toyo Ito, 2017 UIA Gold Medal
31/07/2017

Toyo Ito, 2017 UIA Gold Medal

UIA

The jury has attributed the International Union of Architects (UIA) Gold Medal, the highest honour awarded to a living architect by his fellow architects... 

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Is the Stirling becoming a prize ass?
26/07/2017

Is the Stirling becoming a prize ass?

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

The Stirling prize 2017 shortlist displays a woeful lack of adventure – not least in its omission of Tate Modern’s Switch House...

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2017 shortlist announced
20/07/2017

RIBA Stirling Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Hastings’ revived seaside pier will go head to head with a stealthy addition to the British Museum and a photographer’s concrete studio in west London in the race to win...

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Rafael Moneo, the first recipient of Soane Medal
18/07/2017

Rafael Moneo, the first recipient of Soane Medal

The inaugural Soane Annual Lecture will be delivered by Moneo. In addition to the lecture he will be awarded the Soane Medal, a copy of the medal presented in 1835 to Sir John Soane by ‘the Architects of England’, in recognition of his ‘essential services to Architecture’...

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World Building of the Year 2017 shortlist revealed
13/07/2017

World Building of the Year 2017 shortlist revealed

CNN

Each year, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has showcased some of the most ambitious and impressive new building...

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520 West 28th Street by Zaha Hadid Architects named Project of the Year
05/07/2017

520 West 28th Street by Zaha Hadid Architects named Project of the Year

Currently under construction, the apartment building at 520 West 28th Street in New York, a design of Zaha Hadid Architects, has been named Project of the Year by the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). (Video)

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Royal Collections Museum in Madrid wins FAD Award
29/06/2017

Royal Collections Museum in Madrid wins FAD Award

The FAD Award for Architecture in 2017 goes to the Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, a work of Mansilla + Tuñón. According to the jury, chaired by Belén Moneo, it “masterfully delivers an architecture which is timeless and sedate, executed with precision...

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Winners of the 11th Cosentino Design Challenge
13/06/2017

Winners of the 11th Cosentino Design Challenge

151 projects in the Architecture category and 75 projects in the Design category were the projects selected from among the 226 projects judged by the jury in this year’s competition. Three first-place prizes of €1,000...

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Luis Fernández-Galiano, Observatorio d’Achtal architectural award
12/06/2017

Luis Fernández-Galiano, Observatorio d’Achtal architectural award

Every year, the independent observation and reflection group Observatorio d’Achtal rewards excellence in different areas of Spanish and Ibero-American culture. In the 9th cycle, a jury including Jorge Eduardo Benavides, Esther Bendahan, Jean-Luc Bloüet...

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Samuel Bravo wins 2017 Wheelwright Prize
05/06/2017

Samuel Bravo wins 2017 Wheelwright Prize

Harvard GSD's $100,000 traveling fellowship to fund Bravo’s research proposalProjectless: Architecture of Informal Settlements. (Winner’s Portfolio)...

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2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize
30/05/2017

2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

The Prize, which was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, consists of a monetary award of CAD $100,000...

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Richard Mosse announced as winner of Prix Pictet Space
15/05/2017

Richard Mosse announced as winner of Prix Pictet Space

Prix Pictet

His series Heat Maps documents refugee camps and staging sites using an extreme telephoto military grade thermal camera...

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Mies Award 2017: deFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam, by NL and XVW
12/05/2017

Mies Award 2017: deFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam, by NL and XVW

The project for the renovation of the deFlat Kleiburg residential complex in Amsterdam, by the Dutch firms NL Architects and XVW architectuur, has won the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, given every two years with a money...

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Foster + Partners, first prize in 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
11/05/2017

Foster + Partners, first prize in 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

Foster + Partners California, in collaboration with Branch Technology, has won first place in Phase 2 and Level 1 of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge competition organized by NASA and Bradley University (Illinois). The competition calls for extra-terrestrial...

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John Pawson wins the 2017 Isamu Noguchi award
18/04/2017

John Pawson wins the 2017 Isamu Noguchi award

The Noguchi Museum

Each May The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York, hosts its annual benefit and Isamu Noguchi Award presentation...

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Diébédo Francis Kéré, Arnold W. Brunner Prize 2017
30/03/2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré, Arnold W. Brunner Prize 2017

The  American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize to Diébédo Francis Kéré. Since 1955 the prestigious U.S. institution has annually given it in recognition of significant contributions to...

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RAIC names recipient of 2017 emerging architectural practice award
17/03/2017

RAIC names recipient of 2017 emerging architectural practice award

RAIC

D’Arcy Jones Architecture (DJA), a Vancouver firm known for thoughtful, efficient and modern design, in both renovations and new buildings, is the recipient of the 2017...

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Pedro Pitarch wins Steedman Fellowship
13/03/2017

Pedro Pitarch wins Steedman Fellowship

Washington University in St. Louis

The $50,000 award, which is granted on the basis of applicants’ proposals, supports international travel for research. It is one of the largest such fellowships...

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AIANY's Annual Design Awards
10/03/2017

AIANY's Annual Design Awards

Curbed

Each year, the AIA New York Design Awards celebrates some of the country’s most notable and ambitious projects in architecture, interior design, and urban planning...

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Farrell and McNamara, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal
08/03/2017

Farrell and McNamara, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal

University of Virginia

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are the directors of Grafton Architects, established in 1978. Both are graduates of University College Dublin, fellows of the Royal Institute...

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Two dwellings in Oropesa by Paredes Pedrosa, ASCER Tile of Spain Award
06/03/2017

Two dwellings in Oropesa by Paredes Pedrosa, ASCER Tile of Spain Award

In the context of the Cevisama fair held in Valencia from 20 to 24 February, the winners of the 15th ASCER (Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association) awards were handed their prizes. The jury, presided by Gonçalo Byrne and including Iñaqui Carnicero...

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Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, Pritzker Prize 2017
01/03/2017

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, Pritzker Prize 2017

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta are the winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Hyatt Foundation announced today. The award is presented yearly since 1979; it is the second time in its history that it goes to Spanish architects...

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Five shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe Prize 2017
15/02/2017

Five shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe Prize 2017

Fundación Mies van der Rohe

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the five works  -- selected out of 356 – that are vying for the Mies 2017.

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Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year
30/01/2017

Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Ikea’s solar-powered Better Shelter has just been crowned Beazley design of the year 2016 by London’s Design Museum...

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40 works selected for Mies Award 2017
30/01/2017

40 works selected for Mies Award 2017

Fundación Mies van der Rohe

The works selected to vie for the Mies Award of 2017 have been announced. Three of them are located in Spain. The awarding ceremony will be held on 26 May.

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Spanish works among nominees to Mies Award 2017
23/12/2016

Spanish works among nominees to Mies Award 2017

Among 356 works vying for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award are 38 built in Spain and another 3 carried out in Montpellier and Torún by Spanish practices.

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Mario Corea wins architectural career award
15/12/2016

Mario Corea wins architectural career award

The national arts fund (FNA) of Argentina’s culture ministry has honored Mario Corea (Rosario, 1939) with its architectural career award for 2016, citing his intellectual and creative work and its part in enriching the country’s cultural heritage. He was handed...

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Paul Revere Williams, 2017 Gold Medal
12/12/2016

Paul Revere Williams, 2017 Gold Medal

AIA

With a client list that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood history, Paul Revere Williams developed an incredible portfolio of nearly 3,000 beautiful buildings...

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UTEC campus in Lima, RIBA International Prize
24/11/2016

UTEC campus in Lima, RIBA International Prize

A work of the Dublin firm Grafton Architects, headed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the University of Technology and Engineering campus in the Peruvian capital has won the first RIBA International Prize, given by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Frank Gehry and Maya Lin among recipients of Obama’s Presidential Medal of Freedom
22/11/2016

Frank Gehry and Maya Lin among recipients of Obama’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

Curbed

The country’s highest civilian award, it recognizes “individuals who have made especially...

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Arquitectura Viva 197 - ON THE WATERFRONT Arquitectura Viva
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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.
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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