Arquitectura Viva
Friday, April 28, 2017
The 100 Most Influential People: David Adjaye
24/04/2017

The 100 Most Influential People: David Adjaye

Time

David Adjaye is one of the great architectural visionaries of our time. His work—deeply rooted in both the present moment and the complex context of history—...

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Germany's Merkel Encourages Spain, Portugal to Invest in Solar
10/04/2017

Germany's Merkel Encourages Spain, Portugal to Invest in Solar

Bloomberg

Angela Merkel encouraged Spain and Portugal to invest more in solar energy and said they need a better link to France...

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How not to create traffic jams, pollution and urban sprawl
08/04/2017

How not to create traffic jams, pollution and urban sprawl

The Economist

For 14,000 workers, Apple is building almost 11,000 parking spaces for its new headquarters in California... 

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Frank Gehry’s Vast Archive Joins the Getty’s Collection
04/04/2017

Frank Gehry’s Vast Archive Joins the Getty’s Collection

The New York Times

More than 1,000 of those sketches and models — along with hundreds of thousands of drawings, slides and ephemera from 1954 to 1988 — have been acquired by...

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A river of rubbish in the China's most beautiful city
29/03/2017

A river of rubbish in the China's most beautiful city

The Guardian

An ‘international tourism destination of peerless beauty’ say the slogans hanging in the streets of Guilin, but one of the scenic city’s...

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Spain’s greatest art museum gets a new director
24/03/2017

Spain’s greatest art museum gets a new director

The Economist

Miguel Falomir inherits a Prado with big ambitions. At the turn of this century the Prado, Spain’s premier art museum, slumbered in neglect... 

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The J.M. Roberts Residence by Richard Neutra goes on sale for $1,795,000
23/03/2017

The J.M. Roberts Residence by Richard Neutra goes on sale for $1,795,000

Crosby Doe Associates

In the mid-fifties, the lifestyles afforded by Richard Neutra’s design aesthetic were not...

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David Adjaye elected as Royal Academician
22/03/2017

David Adjaye elected as Royal Academician

Royal Academy of Arts

Sir David Adjaye RA is recognised as a leading architect of his generation. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his broadly ranging influences, ingenious use...

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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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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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Treepedia: Exploring the Green Canopy in cities around the world
03/03/2017

Treepedia: Exploring the Green Canopy in cities around the world

MIT

Increasing a city’s tree canopy contributes to lowering urban temperatures by blocking shortwave radiation and increasing...

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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free
02/03/2017

From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

The World Economic Forum

In late 2016, Madrid's Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network...

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Earth’s Orbiting Junkyard Threatens the Space Economy
28/02/2017

Earth’s Orbiting Junkyard Threatens the Space Economy

Bloomberg

Rocket and satellite litter is endangering private space commerce. Enter the cosmic debris tracking industry...

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Chinese Photographer Ren Hang Dies at 29
27/02/2017

Chinese Photographer Ren Hang Dies at 29

Time

His searing images, a carnival of milky limbs and botanical beauty, were celebrated and censored in equal measure...

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Frank Gehry teaches design and architecture coming spring 2017
24/02/2017

Frank Gehry teaches design and architecture coming spring 2017

Masterclass

At 19 years old, Frank Gehry was a truck driver taking sculpture classes at night school. His vision for what architecture could accomplish...

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Kenneth Frampton’s Doctor Honoris Causa Acceptance Speech
22/02/2017

Kenneth Frampton’s Doctor Honoris Causa Acceptance Speech Pdf

A ceremony was held on 27 January at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM)  to invest Kenneth Frampton as a Doctor Honoris Causa.

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A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months
08/02/2017

A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months

The New York Times

A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break...

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The brutal brilliance of architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha
06/02/2017

The brutal brilliance of architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

“All space is public,” says Paulo Mendes da Rocha. “The only private space that you can imagine is in the human mind.” It is an optimistic statement from...

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With Trump in Charge, Climate Change References Purged From Website
26/01/2017

With Trump in Charge, Climate Change References Purged From Website

The New York Times

 Within moments of the inauguration of President Trump, the official White House website...

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Christo, Trump and the Art World’s Biggest Protest Yet
26/01/2017

Christo, Trump and the Art World’s Biggest Protest Yet

The New York Times

Christo had decided to walk away from his Colorado project because the terrain has a new landlord he refuses to have anything to do with: President Trump...

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All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map
25/01/2017

All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map

Metrocosm

This map shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015...

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Isis destroys tetrapylon monument in Palmyra
23/01/2017

Isis destroys tetrapylon monument in Palmyra

The Guardian

Syrian antiquities chief says militants have demolished structure and part of Roman theatre after seizing city for second time...

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Elena Ochoa Foster, Chair of the Serpentine Galleries Council
19/01/2017

Elena Ochoa Foster, Chair of the Serpentine Galleries Council

A publisher, a curator, and the founder of Ivorypress, Elena Ochoa Foster has been elected chair of the council of the Serpentine Galleries in London, famous for their public programs of art, architecture, and design. Since their 1970 opening...

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Farrell and McNamara, curators of Biennale Architettura 2018
17/01/2017

Farrell and McNamara, curators of Biennale Architettura 2018

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have been appointed as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in 2018. They live and work in Dublin, where they graduated from the School of Architecture of University and co-founded the firm Grafton...

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Zaha Hadid leaves £67m fortune, architect's will reveals
16/01/2017

Zaha Hadid leaves £67m fortune, architect's will reveals

The Guardian

British-Iraqi architect behind London 2012 aquatics centre leaves £1.7m to relatives and £500,000 to business partner...

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Zaha Hadid remembered by Rana Hadid
09/01/2017

Zaha Hadid remembered by Rana Hadid

The Guardian

The architect’s niece, also an architect, recalls her aunt’s warm presence, her great drive, and the inspiration of her work...

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28 Creative Geniuses Who Defined Culture in 2016
29/12/2016

28 Creative Geniuses Who Defined Culture in 2016

The New York Times

The architect Alejandro Aravena — the surprise winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize — cares more about solving social problems...

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Massive Rooftop Solar Growth Potential In America In 3 Maps
28/12/2016

Massive Rooftop Solar Growth Potential In America In 3 Maps

Clean Technica

America’s leading solar energy company, SolarCity, has taken to its blog to highlight “the absurd growth potential of rooftop solar...

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Smog refugees flee Chinese cities as 'airpocalypse' blights half a billion
27/12/2016

Smog refugees flee Chinese cities as 'airpocalypse' blights half a billion

The Guardian

Thousands head to pollution-free regions as haze descends on the country’s northern industrial heartland...

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Why Time’s Trump Cover Is a Subversive Work of Political Art
16/12/2016

Why Time’s Trump Cover Is a Subversive Work of Political Art

Forward

Time Magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” announcement is, year after year, grossly misunderstood. Time Magazine is clear on its sole criterion – “the person...

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New Books
AV Monografías 195 - SHIGERU BAN 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 194 - MINOR SURGERY 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 79 - JEAN NOUVEL 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
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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