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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Richard Rogers, 2019 AIA Gold Medal
07/12/2018

Richard Rogers, 2019 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects

Born in Florence, Italy, Rogers was trained as an architect in London at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and at Yale University...

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World Architecture Festival 2018 Winners
05/12/2018

World Architecture Festival 2018 Winners

WAF

World Building of the Year, Kampung Admiralty in Singapore by WOHA Architects; Landscape of the Year, Pedestrian Path along the Gypsum Mines in Barcelona, by Batlle i Roig Arquitectura...

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Children Village Wins the RIBA International Prize 2018
21/11/2018

Children Village Wins the RIBA International Prize 2018

Royal Institute of British Architects

Children Village, a new school complex on the edge of the rainforest in northern Brazil designed by Brazilian architects, Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum, has won the RIBA International Prize 2018...

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Mario Botta, Ratzinger Prize for Theology
20/11/2018

Mario Botta, Ratzinger Prize for Theology

An architect is for the first time a winner of the Ratinzer Prizes for Theology, given each year in recognition of work that contributes to the understanding and explanation of the Christian faith...

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João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Leon Battista Alberti Prize
12/11/2018

João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Leon Battista Alberti Prize

Awarded by the Politecnico di Milano, the Commune of Mantua, and the Alberti Foundation, the new prize acknowledges the Portuguese architect’s achievements in restoring historical heritage…

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WSJ Magazine’s Innovators Award 2018: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
07/11/2018

WSJ Magazine’s Innovators Award 2018: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron

Wall Street Journal Magazine

As the Swiss firm founded by 2018 Design Innovators Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron celebrates its 40th anniversary, its ideas and approaches are still fresh with each new project...

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High Rise Award 2018: Torre Reforma in Mexico City
05/11/2018

High Rise Award 2018: Torre Reforma in Mexico City

infobae

Standing 246 meters, the work of the Mexican architect Benjamín Romano has been crowned as the world’s best skyscraper… 

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Teopanzolco Cultural Center, Oscar Niemeyer Prize 2018
25/10/2018

Teopanzolco Cultural Center, Oscar Niemeyer Prize 2018

REDBAAL (Latin American network of architecture biennials) has bestowed its Oscar Niemeyer Prize on Teopanzolco Cultural Center in Cuernavaca (Mexico), by Isaac Broid and Productora. In the second edition of the biennial prize, the jurors – Jean Pierre Crousse...

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Norman Foster's Bloomberg office in London wins Stirling prize
11/10/2018

Norman Foster's Bloomberg office in London wins Stirling prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

One of the most environmentally friendly office buildings ever conceived has been named the winner of the 2018 Stirling prize, beating off competition from a quirky brick nursery... (Photos)

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MCHAP 2018 goes to Barclay & Crousse’s university building in Piura
11/10/2018

MCHAP 2018 goes to Barclay & Crousse’s university building in Piura

The new winner of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, given bienially by the College of Architecture of the Illilnois Institute of Technology (IIT) to acknowledge the best buildings raised in the Americas, has been announced. The jury of this year’s MCHAP...

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Nicholas Grimshaw, RIBA Royal Gold Medal
27/09/2018

Nicholas Grimshaw, RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, renowned British architect known for his Modernist public buildings and large-scale infrastructure projects, has been named 2019 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal...

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Rain of awards for BAAS Arquitectura
18/09/2018

Rain of awards for BAAS Arquitectura

Coinciding with its 25th anniversary, the Barcelona practice of Jordi Badia (BAAS Arquitectura) has received several distinctions for its Department of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Besides the award in the Panorama of Works...

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Alejandro Aravena, RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2018
15/09/2018

Alejandro Aravena, RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2018

Royal Institute of British Architects

The RIBA Charles Jencks Award is given to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture...

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RIBA International Prize 2018
13/09/2018

RIBA International Prize 2018

The shortlist announced is: Il Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan, by Boeri Studio; Central European University (Phase 1), Budapest, by O’Donnell + Tuomey; Children Village, Brazil, by Aleph Zero + Rosenbaum; and Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, by Nikken Sekkei...

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Denise Scott Brown wins the 2018 Soane Medal
06/09/2018

Denise Scott Brown wins the 2018 Soane Medal

The pioneering architect, planner, theorist and educator, Denise Scott Brown is the recipient of this year's Soane Medal, which is awarded annually in recognition of architects who have made a major contribution to their field......

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2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
29/08/2018

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Our judges reviewed thousands of photos and selected the top winners for this year's National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Photos were entered to three categories: nature, cities, and people...

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Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018 Announces Six Finalist Projects
01/08/2018

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018 Announces Six Finalist Projects

Awarded by the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) is given every two years to acknowledge the best built works of architecture in the Americas. The prize is named after the S. R. Crown Hall...

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Stephen Lawrence Prize 2018 Shortlist
31/07/2018

Stephen Lawrence Prize 2018 Shortlist

RIBA

The Stephen Lawrence Prize is now in its twentieth year and rewards the best examples of projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million...

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Elisa Valero, the winner of the Swiss Architectural Award
27/07/2018

Elisa Valero, the winner of the Swiss Architectural Award

In its sixth edition, the biennial prize goes for the first time to a female architect and for the second time to a Spaniard, after the award presented to José María Sánchez García in the 2013-2014 cycle...

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iPhone Photography Awards 2018
27/07/2018

iPhone Photography Awards 2018

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First place: Massimo Graziani, Italia ‘A stair ramp from Rome in Via Allegri.’ Shot on iPhone 7 Plus...

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Billion-pound Foster vies with mud-walled burial ground for Stirling prize
23/07/2018

Billion-pound Foster vies with mud-walled burial ground for Stirling prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Norman Foster’s £1bn Bloomberg HQ takes on a rammed-earth cemetery and the magical Tate St Ives extension, in a shortlist that lacks showstoppers...

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RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2018
19/07/2018

RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist 2018

Bloomberg London Headquarters by Foster+Partners, Bushey Cemetery by Waugh Thistleton, Chadwick Hall by Henley Halebrown, Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert+Evans&Shalev, Storey's Field Centre and Nursery by MUMA, and the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre by Niall McLaughlin.

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Christian de Portzamparc, Praemium Imperiale 2018
12/07/2018

Christian de Portzamparc, Praemium Imperiale 2018

The Imperial House of Japan and the Japan Art Association have every year since 1988 given the Praemium Imperiale – coming with 15 million yen (114.347 euros) in prize money – to five artists in the fields of Painting, Sculpture, Music, Theater/Film, and Architecture...

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Roger Grasas, PHE18 Discoveries Award
10/07/2018

Roger Grasas, PHE18 Discoveries Award

The Ha Aretz series by Roger Grasas (Barcelona, 1970) is the winner of the PHE18 Discoveries Award, having been deemed the best photography work among those presented in the past year by PhotoEspaña in Manila, Casablanca, and Madrid...

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World Architecture Festival 2018 shortlist announced
01/07/2018

World Architecture Festival 2018 shortlist announced

Heatherwick Studio's grain silo art gallery, Zaha Hadid Architects' Riyadh research centre and Kieran Timberlake's US Embassy have all been shortlisted for awards at this year's World Architecture Festival...

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How I Live: Sri Lankan architect Palinda Kannangara
14/06/2018

How I Live: Sri Lankan architect Palinda Kannangara

The Spaces

Kannangara has created a concrete idyll beside Colombo’s waterways as his home and studio. One of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018... 

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Farshid Moussavi, Officer of the British Empire
11/06/2018

Farshid Moussavi, Officer of the British Empire

Traditionally, and to mark her official birthday, Queen Elizabeth II presents the annual Birthday Honours List, which this year includes architect  Farshid Moussavi, distinguished with an OBE (Officer of the British Empire). 

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FAD Award for Architecture 2018: 14 Dwellings in Formentera
08/06/2018

FAD Award for Architecture 2018: 14 Dwellings in Formentera

The project Life Reusing Posidonia was born with the objective of supplying verified data to the administrations responsible for regulating the environmental impact in the building sector. Carles Oliver, Antonio Martín, Joaquín Moyá and Alfonso Reina built...

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FAD Award for Interior Design 2018: apartments in Majorca, by TEd'A
08/06/2018

FAD Award for Interior Design 2018: apartments in Majorca, by TEd'A

The Majorcan firm Ted’A Arquitectes, headed by Irene Pérez and Jaume Mayol, has transformed an existing building at Can Picafort into tourist apartments. The building, which terraces down toward the sea, is fragmented into two volumes that rise two and three levels...

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2018 YTAA Finalists Announced
27/05/2018

2018 YTAA Finalists Announced

The twelve finalists for the second edition of Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) were drawn from the 40-strong shortlist that was announced earlier this week. More than 300 projects from 34 countries were submitted...

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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.
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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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