Arquitectura Viva
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Tokyo
23/08/2017

Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Tokyo

The Art Newspaper

The five-storey museum dedicated to the queen of the polka dot will open on 1 October in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward...

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Making a play of architectural stone spaces and negative forms
16/08/2017

Making a play of architectural stone spaces and negative forms

Matt Simonds

Sacred architecture is the central theme of Matt Simmonds´ work, a series of architectural sculptures carved into solid stones...

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Strange Form of Art
11/08/2017

Strange Form of Art

TLS

Architects as great men shaping the world. A stereotype partly built by architects against which Louis S.Kahn fought during his whole life...

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China simulates the Universe with 10 trillion digital particles
08/08/2017

China simulates the Universe with 10 trillion digital particles

Wired

The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is the world's most powerful and has a processing power of 93 petaflops, a step further towards artificial intelligence...

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Supercomputer Simulations to Explore Ocean Currents
07/08/2017

Supercomputer Simulations to Explore Ocean Currents

Nasa

Scientists from NASA explore de Gulf Stream with a supercomputer simulation of its current. The video runs at one day simulation per second...

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Norman Foster Foundation Scholarship launched in partnership with The Bartlett
29/07/2017

Norman Foster Foundation Scholarship launched in partnership with The Bartlett

UCL

The Norman Foster Foundation will award an annual scholarship to an architectural student...

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China may match or beat America in AI
28/07/2017

China may match or beat America in AI

The Economist

AT THE start of this year, two straws in the wind caught the attention of those who follow the development of artificial intelligence (AI) globally...

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Engineers Begin Preparatory Work for Border Wall Construction
28/07/2017

Engineers Begin Preparatory Work for Border Wall Construction

The New York Times

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun preliminary preparations for the construction of segments of a wall in...

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Norman Foster: the world’s most influential architect
24/07/2017

Norman Foster: the world’s most influential architect

The Times

It’s May in Madrid, and a stellar cast has gathered for the opening of the Norman Foster Foundation. Michael Bloomberg rubs shoulders with the Apple designer Jonathan Ive...

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Hitler's abandoned Nazi resort is transforming into a luxury getaway
20/07/2017

Hitler's abandoned Nazi resort is transforming into a luxury getaway

Business Insider

Located on the island of Rügen, the 3-mile-long abandoned Nazi resort was meant to comfort the weary German worker who toiled away in a factory without respite... 

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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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Images of Mosul Reveal the Devastation After the Islamic State
17/07/2017

Images of Mosul Reveal the Devastation After the Islamic State

The New York Times

After a nearly nine-month campaign to wrest Mosul, once Iraq’s second-largest city, from Islamic State control, images captured by DigitalGlobe reveal that vital parts...

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Which is the world's most biodiverse city?
16/07/2017

Which is the world's most biodiverse city?

The Guardian

From Brazil to Mexico to South Africa, diverse and delicate ecosystems are somehow holding on in the face of rampant urbanisation...

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Swiss architect Peter Zumthor wins German architecture prize
03/07/2017

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor wins German architecture prize

Deutsche Welle

Peter Zumthor is the first foreign architect to be honored by the Association of German Architects. He is now receiving a German accolade, the "Großer BDA Preis" for his lifetime...

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The mad opulence of Dubai, from water Villas to fake fore
25/06/2017

The mad opulence of Dubai, from water Villas to fake fore

Wired

The wealthy never run out of ways to amuse themselves in Dubai, where you can party aboard a house floating... 

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Why young people are renting rooms in a Helsinki care house
23/06/2017

Why young people are renting rooms in a Helsinki care house

The Guardian

In return for a cheap rent, Finnish 18- to 25-year-olds are befriending older people in a state-run care home while providing social activities...

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Humpback whales returned to NYC for the first time in a century
21/06/2017

Humpback whales returned to NYC for the first time in a century

Seattle Pi

Finally, thanks to years of environmental clean-up efforts, algae and zooplankton have multiplied, giving good food for the menhaden and, therefore, food for whales...

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Eight miles away from creating an iceberg the size of Delaware
21/06/2017

Eight miles away from creating an iceberg the size of Delaware

The New York Times

A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf is getting close to a full break, according to scientists. It has accelerated this year in an area already...

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Cladding on Grenfell Tower is banned on UK high-rises
19/06/2017

Cladding on Grenfell Tower is banned on UK high-rises

The Guardian

Philip Hammond said that the material used in the Grenfell Tower refurbishment, containing flammable polyethylene, was “banned” in the UK...

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Infographic: What Do Your Country's Emissions Look Like?
17/06/2017

Infographic: What Do Your Country's Emissions Look Like?

World Resources Institute

The largest emitters contribute a majority of global emissions. The top 10 emitters1 contribute 72 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions...

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David Beckham has acquired a plot of land to build a stadium on
13/06/2017

David Beckham has acquired a plot of land to build a stadium on

Miami Herald

David Beckham finally secured land to build a soccer stadium in Miami, after county commissioners approved selling him three...

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Airbnb Launches Platform To Connect Refugees To Free Housing
12/06/2017

Airbnb Launches Platform To Connect Refugees To Free Housing

The Huffington Post

Airbnb has launched a platform to assist hosts who want to provide free housing to displaced people in need in an effort to help the global refugee crisis...

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5 Frank Lloyd Wright houses for sale
09/06/2017

5 Frank Lloyd Wright houses for sale

The Spaces

Frank Lloyd Wright – born 150 years ago on 8 June – was one of the most prolific and influential 20th-century architects, who designed over 1,000 structures during...

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Banksy forced to withdraw offer to send free artwork to non-Tory voters
07/06/2017

Banksy forced to withdraw offer to send free artwork to non-Tory voters

The Guardian

The street artist Banksy has withdrawn an offer to send a limited edition print of a new piece to voters who shunned Conservative general election candidates...

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Architects oppose US withdrawal from climate treaty
02/06/2017

Architects oppose US withdrawal from climate treaty

AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reaffirmed its commitment to climate change mitigation and announced it was opposing the administration's decision...

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‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens
01/06/2017

‘Future is Now’, Norman Foster Foundation opens

On 1 June Madrid’s Royal Theater was the venue of ‘Future is Now,’ a forum that brought together leading personalities from the economic, technological, and artistic fields will be participating, from the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest financial...

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Bjarke Ingels Makes the Impossible Concrete
31/05/2017

Bjarke Ingels Makes the Impossible Concrete

Smithsonian

Among the projects is a master plan to overhaul the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., an agglomeration of museums and research organizations...

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Why Italy is 'giving away' 100 historic buildings for free
29/05/2017

Why Italy is 'giving away' 100 historic buildings for free

The Local

Old houses, inns, farmhouses, monasteries and ancient castles are all up for grabs - and you won’t have to pay a penny. In total, 103 sites are available...

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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
19/05/2017

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

As early as 1964, Pink Floyd's original members, except Syd Barrett, were together studying architecture at London's Regent Street Polytechnic School. The first retrospective of the band is at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, until 1 October...
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Who's Choosing Bike Share Over the Bus?
10/05/2017

Who's Choosing Bike Share Over the Bus?

CityLab

For every thousand Citi Bike docks added along Brooklyn and Manhattan bus routes, bus trips dropped by 2.42 percent, according to a new...

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New Books
AV Monografías 197_198 - RENZO PIANO 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 197 - ON THE WATERFRONT 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 81 - DOMINIQUE PERRAULT 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
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.
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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