Arquitectura Viva
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93
20/09/2018

Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93

The New York Times

Robert Venturi, the influential American architect and theorist whose buildings and best-selling books helped inspire the movement known as postmodernism...

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Paul Virilio (1932-2018)
19/09/2018

Paul Virilio (1932-2018)

El País

The French urbanist and philosopher Paul Virilio, former director of studies at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, has died at the age of 86...

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From Verb to Verse to Vision. Vicente Verdú, 1942-2018
10/09/2018

From Verb to Verse to Vision. Vicente Verdú, 1942-2018

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Journalist, poet, and painter, Vicente Verdú went from the intellectual prose that became his profession to the emotive lyricism into which he poured his intuition, and on...

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Vicente Verdú has died
21/08/2018

Vicente Verdú has died

El País / Juan Cruz

In all his facets he always showed showed radical signs of his commitment with modernity. Vicente Verdú, poet, journalist, and painter, was a regular contributor to Arquitectura Viva...

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The Chronicler of Pop.Tom Wolfe (1931-2018)
16/05/2018

The Chronicler of Pop.Tom Wolfe (1931-2018)

Eduardo Prieto

Tom Wolfe, who has just passed away at 88, dressed dapperly and anchronically, almost ridiculously. Those impeccable attires – white suits, neckties with white stars against blue...

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Will Alsop obituary
14/05/2018

Will Alsop obituary

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Maverick architect whose bold visions included Peckham Library, winner of the 2000 Stirling prize. Will Alsop proposed turning Barnsley into a Tuscan hill town...

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Peter Davey (1940-2018)
15/03/2018

Peter Davey (1940-2018)

Architectural Review

Peter Davey, who died in March aged 78, was the AR’s 11th and second longest-serving editor. With a tenure that extended from 1980 to 2005...

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Neave Brown (1929-2018)
11/01/2018

Neave Brown (1929-2018)

RIBA

The 2018 laureate of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, Neave Brown, believed every home should have its own front door opening directly on to the routes and streets...

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John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93
03/01/2018

John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93

The New York Times

John Portman, the architect and developer who revolutionized hotel designs with soaring futuristic atriums, built commercial towers that revitalized the downtowns...

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Vincent Scully, 97, Influential Architecture Historian, Dies
04/12/2017

Vincent Scully, 97, Influential Architecture Historian, Dies

The New York Times

Vincent Scully, the Yale art historian whose lectures inspired students for more than 60 years and whose writings on architecture...

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Kenneth Frampton remembers Eduard Sekler (1920 – 2017)
21/11/2017

Kenneth Frampton remembers Eduard Sekler (1920 – 2017)

The Architect's Newspaper

Trained as an architect at the Technical University of Vienna, Eduard Sekler studied under Rudolf Wittkower at the Warburg Institute in London...

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Fertile Dissidence. Fernando Ramón, in memoriam
25/04/2017

Fertile Dissidence. Fernando Ramón, in memoriam

Ignacio Paricio

A figure of Spanish architecture of the second half of the 20th century, Fernando Ramón, has passed away. He was a paradigm of dissidence, a description he applied...

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Antonio Lamela (1926 - 2017)
02/04/2017

Antonio Lamela (1926 - 2017)

An architect, builder, and developer, Antonio Lamela inherited from his father the practical intelligence and exacting discipline that explains the continued success of his career since his very first work, the rational and elegant apartment building...

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Gustav Metzger died
26/03/2017

Gustav Metzger died

The Economist

The inventor of auto-destructive art was 90. In a puffy bomber-jacket and a gas mask, Gustav Metzger started on his work of art on London’s South Bank in 1961...

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Kazuhiro Kojima (1958-2016)
07/02/2017

Kazuhiro Kojima (1958-2016)

At 57 years of age, the architect and professor Kazuhiro Kojima passed away in Tokyo. Born in Osaka in 1958, Kojima studied architecture in Kyoto and Tokyo. In 1986 he set up Coelacanth Architects, which in 2005, with Kazuko Akamatsu...

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James S. Ackerman (1919-2016)
19/01/2017

James S. Ackerman (1919-2016)

The New York Times

James S. Ackerman, a Harvard art historian whose studies of the architecture of Michelangelo and Palladio remain classics in the field...

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Leonard Cohen, Epic and Enigmatic Songwriter
11/11/2016

Leonard Cohen, Epic and Enigmatic Songwriter

The New York Times

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian poet and novelist who abandoned a promising literary career to become one of the foremost songwriters of the contemporary era...

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Peter Blundell Jones obituary
16/09/2016

Peter Blundell Jones obituary

The Guardian

When the architectural historian Peter Blundell Jones, who has died aged 67 of cancer, was a student, one building that was much in favour was the prize...

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Marc Riboud (1923-2016)
01/09/2016

Marc Riboud (1923-2016)

The New York Times

Marc Riboud, the celebrated French photojournalist who captured moments of grace even in the most fraught situations around the world, died in Paris...

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Peter Blundell Jones (1949-2016)
24/08/2016

Peter Blundell Jones (1949-2016)

Architectural Review

Architect and writer Peter Blundell Jones, who died on Friday 19 August, was a truly important architectural historian...

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Romaldo Giurgola, Architect of Australia’s Parliament House, Dies at 95
17/05/2016

Romaldo Giurgola, Architect of Australia’s Parliament House, Dies at 95

The New York Times

Romaldo Giurgola, a leading member of the Philadelphia school of architects, which included Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi...

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Guillermo Cabeza dies
07/04/2016

Guillermo Cabeza dies

Francisco de Gracia

On 4 April, at too young an age, the architect Guillermo Cabeza left us with the legacy of a devotion to the teaching of a variety of subjects that in both quantity...

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Norman Foster Tribute to Zaha Hadid
01/04/2016

Norman Foster Tribute to Zaha Hadid

I am devastated by the news of the loss of Zaha Hadid and cannot comprehend the enormity of her passing away.  I became very close to her as a friend and colleague in parallel with my deep respect for her as an architect of immense...

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Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)
31/03/2016

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)

Zaha Hadid died today of a heart attack in Miami, where she owned an apartment and would spend periods. Architecture and art mourn her loss. When the Iraqi-British architect received the Pritzker Prize in 2004...

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Claude Parent (1923-2016)
29/02/2016

Claude Parent (1923-2016)

Claude Parent died on February 27th in the evening, on the day following his 93rd birthday. He was born in 1923 and has consistently appeared as a maverick figure in the field of architecture...

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Diogo Seixas Lopes (1972-2016)
19/02/2016

Diogo Seixas Lopes (1972-2016)

Trienal de Lisboa

Diogo Seixas Lopes, architect and chief curator (w/ André Tavares) of  the 4th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, has died...

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Richard Sapper, Designer of Sleek Housewares, Dies at 83
07/01/2016

Richard Sapper, Designer of Sleek Housewares, Dies at 83

The New York Times

Richard Sapper dies at 83. The industrial designer whose sleek, precision-engineered prototypes spawned the Alessi espresso maker...

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Pancho Guedes (1925-2015)
10/12/2015

Pancho Guedes (1925-2015)

City Press

Portugal-born, South African-trained artist, sculptor and architect Amâncio d’Alpoim Miranda Guedes, or Pancho Guedes, died...

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John E. Zuccotti, Urbanist and Financier, Dies at 78
24/11/2015

John E. Zuccotti, Urbanist and Financier, Dies at 78

The New York Times

John E. Zuccotti, a street-smart urbanist who was an unsung hero of New York City’s fiscal crisis in the 1970s, died on Thursday in Brooklyn...

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Thomas S. Marvel, Architect of the Tropical, Dies at 80
11/11/2015

Thomas S. Marvel, Architect of the Tropical, Dies at 80

The New York Times

Thomas S. Marvel, an architect whose regional style of modernism left an imprint on dozens of public buildings, churches and houses across the Caribbean...

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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
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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. 
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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.
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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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