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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Kanye West is building Star Wars-themed housing for the homeless
17/07/2019

Kanye West is building Star Wars-themed housing for the homeless

Forbes

Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic...

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Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy
16/07/2019

Facebook's role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

TED

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union...

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Cristina Díaz & Efrén García, professors at Universität für angewandte Kunst of Viena
12/07/2019

Cristina Díaz & Efrén García, professors at Universität für angewandte Kunst of Viena

Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, who head the Madrid architecture firm amid-cero9, succeed Kazuyo Sejima (2015-2019) at the helm of Abteilung Architekturentwurf 1 (Architecture Design 1). They have been given Architecture Design professorship chairs...

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Serpentine Galleries chief resigns in spyware firm row
19/06/2019

Serpentine Galleries chief resigns in spyware firm row

The Guardian

The head of the Serpentine Galleries, Yana Peel, has resigned after the Guardian revealed she is the co-owner of an Israeli cyberweapons company...

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UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency
31/05/2019

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our...

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Juan Herreros: Past, Present, Future
24/05/2019

Juan Herreros: Past, Present, Future

The first Spanish architect Juan Herreros took in the 'Past, Present, Future' project with an interview divided into three time distinctions: pastpresent and future.

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The Builder in the Blue Studio
23/05/2019

The Builder in the Blue Studio

Rice Magazine

As a professor of architecture, Carlos Jimenez has collected an impressive list of accolades, including Rice’s 2013 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching...

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Sarah Whiting, dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design
26/04/2019

Sarah Whiting, dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sarah Whiting, dean of architecture at Rice University, will return to Harvard, where she taught early in her career, as the next dean of the Graduate School of Design...

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Jeanne Gang Is on the 2019 TIME 100 List
23/04/2019

Jeanne Gang Is on the 2019 TIME 100 List

Time

Jeanne Gang, the architect behind the Aqua Tower, is one of the most influential people of 2019. Her stunning Aqua, in Chicago, is the tallest building ever built by a woman...

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Architecture's lost heroine Madelon Vrisendorp's flat
21/04/2019

Architecture's lost heroine Madelon Vrisendorp's flat

The Guardian

On the wall as you enter Madelon Vriesendorp’s flat in north-west London is a framed illustration by Drew Fairweather called The Creative Process...

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'I was overwhelmed by the immense beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright's space'
12/04/2019

'I was overwhelmed by the immense beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright's space'

The Guardian / Tadao Ando

The first time I became aware of modernism was through the work of Le Corbusier. I first laid my eyes on his monograph in the art section of a secondhand bookstore...

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Dialogue between architects: Ellen van Loon y Liz Diller
16/03/2019

Dialogue between architects: Ellen van Loon y Liz Diller

Interview Magazine

Ellen van Loon and Liz Diller are colossally accomplished architects with millions upon millions of square footage of designed space to each their names...

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How the founder of Bauhaus changed the world
10/03/2019

How the founder of Bauhaus changed the world

The Guardian

From Richard Rogers to Habitat and Ikea, the influence of the Bauhaus school is everywhere. So why is its charismatic founder, Walter Gropius, still so widely misunderstood?...

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Genoa Bridge Collapse Throws Harsh Light on Benettons’ Highway Billions
07/03/2019

Genoa Bridge Collapse Throws Harsh Light on Benettons’ Highway Billions

The New York Times

Long before the Morandi Bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, last year, killing 43 people, an economics professor named Marco Ponti took aim at the company...

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AIA elevates 115 members and nine international architects to the College of Fellows
26/02/2019

AIA elevates 115 members and nine international architects to the College of Fellows

This year’s honorary fellows are: Emre Arolat, Sandra Barclay, Alberto Campo Baeza, Nathalie de Vries, Jane Duncan, Amanda Levete, Esa Mohamed, Pei Ing Tan and Jacob van Rijs…

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Tempers feat. Rem Koolhaas
22/02/2019

Tempers feat. Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas’s thoughts on Junkspace inspire the electronic art rock band The Tempers to give the same title to its new album. The songs, enriched with the voice of the Dutch architect, refer to aspects of manipulative public spaces, such as malls.

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Luis Fernández-Galiano: "Architecture makes our lives better”
21/02/2019

Luis Fernández-Galiano: "Architecture makes our lives better”

El Mundo / Luis Alemany

All the topics that a reader expects to find in a newspaper appear in the articles that Luis Fernández-Galiano – architect, professor, critic, and editor of architecture magazines – wrote for the daily El País from 1993 to 2006, with architecture as thread…

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Ai Weiwei and Frank Gehry Talk Art
20/02/2019

Ai Weiwei and Frank Gehry Talk Art

The New York Times

In 2011, Chinese authorities detained the artist Ai Weiwei at a Beijing airport, seizing his passport, laptops and hard drives...

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James Turrell Asks MoMA PS1 to Close Installation
07/02/2019

James Turrell Asks MoMA PS1 to Close Installation

The New York Times

A construction nearby crept high enough to be visible when experiencing the work, which is meant to offer an uninterrupted view of the sky...

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Google's Environmental Insights Explorer tracks carbon pollution
04/02/2019

Google's Environmental Insights Explorer tracks carbon pollution

Explore estimated carbon emissions from transportation and buildings, rooftop solar energy potential, and NASA climate forecasts, derived from Google’s proprietary data and leading data sources...

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Kanye West donates $10m for James Turrell art installation
19/01/2019

Kanye West donates $10m for James Turrell art installation

The Guardian

Rapper contributes funds to complete long-gestating land art piece in Arizona, having described the work as ‘life-changing’...

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Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle
17/01/2019

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle

The New York Times

The Seattle area, home to both Microsoft and Amazon, is a potent symbol of the affordable housing crisis that has followed the explosive growth of tech hubs...

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Minnette de Silva: the brilliant architect forgotten by history
20/12/2018

Minnette de Silva: the brilliant architect forgotten by history

The Guardian

Against all odds, the 1940s pioneer of Sri Lankan modernism became one of the world’s most famous women architects...

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Hashim Sarkis, curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020
19/12/2018

Hashim Sarkis, curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020

La Biennale di Venezia

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition will be held from 23 May to 29 November 2020...

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Builder of $200 Million Turkish Chateaux Project Goes Bankrupt
27/11/2018

Builder of $200 Million Turkish Chateaux Project Goes Bankrupt

Bloomberg

The hundreds of faux chateaux being built for wealthy Gulf investors in Turkey’s northern Bolu province were to have been fit for royals.  That is, until the project went bust...

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Patrik Schumacher sues for control over Zaha Hadid's estate
19/11/2018

Patrik Schumacher sues for control over Zaha Hadid's estate

Patrik Schumacher has sued to become the sole executor of Zaha Hadid's $85 million estate, applying to remove developer Peter Palumbo, Hadid's niece Rana, and artist Brian Clarke from the late Dame's will...

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Architect Frank Gehry: How I Got Started
08/11/2018

Architect Frank Gehry: How I Got Started

Fortune

Frank Owen Gehry, 89, has become one of the world’s leading architects, known for postmodern designs like the Walt Disney Concert Hall...

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Emilio Tuñón and Ignacio Vicens, International and Honorary Fellows
02/11/2018

Emilio Tuñón and Ignacio Vicens, International and Honorary Fellows

RIBA

The 2019 International Fellows come from four different countries. Their work represents not only the spirit of their homelands but also transcends it to become truly international...

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Mexicans Spurn New Mexico City Airport
29/10/2018

Mexicans Spurn New Mexico City Airport

The New York Times

Mexicans voted to scrap a part-built $13 billion new airport, designed by Norman Foster and Fernando Romero, for the capital in a divisive referendum pushed for by President-elect López Obrador...

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Mohsen Mostafavi to step down as GSD dean
27/10/2018

Mohsen Mostafavi to step down as GSD dean

The Harvard Gazette

Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) since January 2008, announced that he will step down from the position at the end of the 2018-19 academic year...

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New Books
AV Monografías 216 - VO TRONG NGHIA 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 216 - E2A 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 93 - SERGISON BATES 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
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 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.
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.
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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