Arquitectura Viva
Friday, April 19, 2019
 

SUP Atelier, Public Square-Village Lounge in Shangcun (China)

The project brief is based on a plan of the Chinese government to promote sustainable development and preservation of the region’s values. The Village Lounge is set forth as a renovation project whereby a ruined courtyard is transformed into a public space for both local residents and tourists. The plot is at a crossroads, and so becomes...

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19/04/2019
New Books
AV Monografías 211_212 - BIG - BJARKE INGELS 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 212 - ÁLVARO SIZA 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 91 - OFFICE 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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Norwegian National Scenic Routes

The development of the highways in Norway left the vernacular routes that ran along national roads in disuse. This circumstance is common to the rest of Europe, but was especially dramatic in the Nordic country because of the extraordinary landscapes...

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18/04/2019

Heike Hanada, Bauhaus Museum
in Weimar (Germany)

A work of the German architect Heike Hanada, this new museum opens in time for the centenary of the Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919. With its clear-cut geometry, the five-floor concrete volumes presents horizontal grooves on the facades...

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17/04/2019

Welcome to Copenhagen Zoo’s
new panda house

The New York Times

It was designed by Bjarke Ingels, the renowned Danish architect, and cost $24 million to build. It was inaugurated by Queen Margrethe II, Denmark’s reigning monarch. And it now accommodates a celebrity couple with peculiar eating habits...

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16/04/2019

David Adjaye, Ruby City art center
in San Antonio (Texas)

Designed by the British practice of David Adjaye in collaboration with the Texan firm Alamo Architects, this museum will harbor the Linda Pace Foundation’s permanent collection of contemporary art, which features works of Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Demand...

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15/04/2019

BIG presents Oceanix City
at the United Nations

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the firm BIG, unveiled his design for the first sustainable and affordable floating community for 10,000 residents. The idea for Oceanix, a company that develops innovative...

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12/04/2019

Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba, The Young Old House in Cercedilla (Madrid)

In Cercedilla, a municipality in the Guadarrama mountain range, 57 kilometers from Madrid, stands this 1970s summer house that has now been renovated and enlarged by Enrique Espinosa (Cuenca, 1981) and Lys Villalba (Madrid, 1981), following a triple strategy...

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11/04/2019

Bast, school cafeteria
in Montbrun-Bocage (France)

Winner of the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for Emerging Architecture, this school cafeteria designed by the Toulouse firm Bast is located in Montbrun-Bocage, a commune in France’s Haute-Garonne department, close to the Pyrenees. Named E26...

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11/04/2019

Mies Award 2019: 530 homes
in Bordeaux (France)

For their renovation of 530 social housing units in Bordeaux, Lacaton & Vassal, Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin have won the Mies van der Rohe Award, a biennial prize that comes with 60,000 euros and acknowledges quality in European architectural production...

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10/04/2019

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum extension
and renovation

Phase one of the competition to revamp Bilbao’s Museum of Fine Arts has ended with the shortlisting of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos; Rafael Moneo; Foster + Partners with LM Uriarte Arkitektura; BIG with AZAB and Proskene; Snøhetta with Foraster Arquitectos...

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10/04/2019

Noguera and Fernández Ponce,
Turó de la Peira sports center in Barcelona

Anna Noguera and José Javier Fernández Ponce carried out this project that involved building a new multisport center for Barcelona’s Turó de la Peira neighborhood and fitting out the interior of one of its city blocks. The facilities are housed in a volume set into the ground...

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09/04/2019

LACMA: Suicide by Architecture

LA Review of Books

Joseph Giovannini scrutinizes LACMA director Michael Govan’s failures and deceptions surrounding the museum’s renovations...

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08/04/2019

Diller Scofidio + Renfro,
The Shed in New York

The western end of Manhattan, where the High Line meets Hudson Yards, is the home of The Shed, a new center for artistic creation and research designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The complex. With six levels for cultural programs and for all types of performing and visual arts...

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05/04/2019

Renzo Piano, Emergency Children’s Surgery Center in Entebbe (Uganda)

Emergency’s new Center for Pediatric Surgery in Uganda, south of the city of Kampala, on the north shore of Lake Victoria, is not only a hospital of excellence, but a building that enriches the area in a number of ways. Emergency’s hospitals provide health services...

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04/04/2019

Snøhetta to build
Shanghai Grand Opera House

Snøhetta has unveiled images of its plan for Shanghai's new opera house, with its radially arranged roof forming a spiraling staircase that connects the upper levels to a public square beside the Huangpu River. Drawn up in collaboration with the Chinese firm ECADI...

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03/04/2019

Native Narrative, learning center
in Mas-in Village (Philippines)

The Danish studio Native Narrative designed this elevated pavilion where children and adolescents – the 4–17 age group – can play and study after school hours. Located in Mas-in Village, in the Philippine island of Leyte, the 9x7-meter facility is a reading space...

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02/04/2019

Aulets Arquitectes, Muncicipal Archive
of Felanitx (Majorca)

Like just another house in the old quarter of Felanitx, a locality in the southeast of the island of Majorca, stands this construction that houses the municipal archives, a work of the Majorcan firm Aulets Arquitectes, led by Francisco Cifuentes, Sebastià Martorell...

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01/04/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Robie House reopens after restoration

Curbed

Built as a private residence near the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, the Robie House epitomizes Wright’s Prairie School architectural style. The early 20th-century movement drew both its name...

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30/03/2019

Studio ORD to expand Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

Studio ORD, headed by Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang), in collaboration with the firms Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), Corgan, Milhouse Engineering and Construction, and STL Architects, has won the controversial competition to replace Chicago’s O’Hare Global Terminal...

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29/03/2019

Espinet Ubach, social housing in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Miquel Espinet and Antoni Ubach has completed this 26-unit apartment building on a leftover plot that borders with the old Can Batlló textile factory, in the Sants neighborhood. The courtyard is the main feature, serving as a hub for neighbors...

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28/03/2019

DL + A, four one-family homes on Calle Guisando, Madrid

En el número 25 de la calle Guisando se levantan estas cuatro casas proyectadas por el estudio madrileño dirigido por José María de Lapuerta y Paloma Campo. El diseño parte de la premisa de atender las demandas de cada vecino, respetando la intimidad...

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27/03/2019

Thomas Heatherwick’s endless staircase
at Hudson Yards open

At the final stretch of Manhattan’s High Line, the 2,210-square-meter, 45.7-meter-tall structure called ‘Vessel’ contains 2,500 steps. Narrow at the base, it expands in width as it rises.

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26/03/2019

‘The Age of Spectacle’
and ‘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.

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Machine learning is making pesto even more delicious

MIT Technology Review

Researchers at MIT have used AI to improve the flavor of basil. It’s part of a trend that is seeing artificial intelligence revolutionize farming...

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18/04/2019

Notre-Dame Attic Was Known as ‘the Forest’ and It Burned Like One

The New York Times

Exactly how the fire broke out is now the subject of an intensive investigation by the French authorities, who are so far treating the disaster as an accident...

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17/04/2019

Francis Kéré builds shelters
at Coachella

artnet

Architect Francis Kéré has designed a ‘forest’ of brightly coloured shelters at desert arts and music festival Coachella, inspired by the baobab tree...

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17/04/2019

Knoll celebrates Bauhaus

The exhibition curated by OMA, the studio founded by Rem Koolhaas, with the collaboration of Domitilla Dardi, was in the showroom at Piazza Bertarelli during the Salone del Mobile in Milan...

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17/04/2019

How to knit a sports car with carbon fibre

The Economist

Bertha (pictured above) is an automated braiding machine. Like a horizontal maypole, ribbons of carbon fibre are drawn from 288 bobbins contained on a pair of huge rings...

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16/04/2019

LafargeHolcim Forum:
‘Re-materializing Construction’

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction featured keynote speeches by Norman Foster, Christine Binswanger (Senior Partner at Herzog & de Meuron); Anne Lacaton, Francis Kéré...

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16/04/2019

Horror on the Hudson: New York's $25bn architectural fiasco

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

It is a billionaires’ playground where haircuts cost $800 and high-rise duplexes go for $32m. So why do the angular towers of Hudson Yards look so cheap?...

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15/04/2019

Buildings are killing up to 1bn birds a year in US

The Guardian

New report ranks deadliest cities for feathered travelers, who often collide with glass-covered or illuminated buildings...

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14/04/2019

Chillida Leku reopens

Outside Hernani, the museum founded by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida reopens to the public on 17 April, with its outdoor scuptures and the exhibition space inside the Zabalaga house.

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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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12/04/2019

‘Mat Collishaw. Dialogues’ at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden

The Sorigué Foundation in Lérida presents the first solo exhibition in Spain on Mat Collishaw (Nottingham, 1966), on view through 24 May in the Villanueva Pavilion of Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden...

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12/04/2019

Cracks in the Ice Sheet

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Ice cracks, and so does our future. The polar regions control the planet’s weather system, and the gradual loss of marine or glacial...

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11/04/2019

Western Europe’s tallest building planned for tiny Danish town

The Guardian

The Bestseller Tower, a 320-metre skyscraper soaring over the surrounding countryside, was designed by star architectural studio Dorte Mandrup...

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07/04/2019

Prouvé gas station to be auctioned

The Architects Newspaper

The station is currently located outside Marseille, France, listed a “heritage” structure, but needs to be relocated...

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06/04/2019

BIG in Allapattah

Miami Herald

The project design, by the Bjarke Ingels Group, would dramatically “float” a collection of staggered apartment and office blocks on stilts over the old Allapattah Produce Center...

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06/04/2019

Visitors shred artist's huge Louvre paper artwork in one day

The Guardian

Courtyard collage celebrating art gallery’s 30th anniversary created an optical illusion. The French artist JR and 400 volunteers created a 17000 sq metre optical illusion...

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05/04/2019

Christo’s Next Project:
Wrapping the Arc de Triomphe

The New York Times

Christo had received permission to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, next year from April 6 through 19...

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04/04/2019

Cities, Ideas for a Brighter Future

National Geographic

By 2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. Nearly 70 percent of this booming population—6.7 billion people— is projected to live in urban areas...

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03/04/2019

'The Tulip' tower in London gets green light

The Evening Standard

The decision paves the way for the 305.3-metre high structure designed by Foster + Partners, which will be western Europe’s second tallest building after the Shard...

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03/04/2019

Studio Fuksas, International Congress Center of Jerusalem

The project designed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas insists on an area of 270,000 square meters and includes: a congress center, a hotel, two business towers, residences, a large square...

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02/04/2019

Helmut Jahn ‘embarrassed’ by O’Hare choice

Curbed

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that a team from Studio Gang would design the new terminal and concourse for O’Hare International Airport in Chicago...

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01/04/2019

Tottenham's new stadium
by Populous Architects

The Guardian

With a capacity of 62,062, the stadium is the second largest club ground in English football. It includes a retractable natural turf surface for Football combined with an astro-turf pitch for American Football (NFL) underneath...

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31/03/2019

‘Balkrishna Doshi:
Architecture for the People’

Vitra Design Museum

On view through 8 September, the exhibition will open Doshi’s work to a global audience and show how the architect’s work has redefined modern Indian architecture...

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30/03/2019

Qatar's thrilling new
supersized museum

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The 539 discs are clad with 76,000 glass-fibre-reinforced concrete panels, requiring a level of technical gymnastics only made possible by software developed...

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29/03/2019

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
sport pictograms

They were designed in line with Tokyo 2020’s theme, ‘Innovation from Harmony’, while drawing inspiration from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, when pictograms were first introduced at the Olympics...

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28/03/2019

Economic growth does not guarantee rising happiness

The Economist

Of the 125 countries for which good data exist, 43 have seen GDP per person and happiness move in opposite directions...

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26/03/2019

Florence Knoll Bassett
(1917-2019)

The New York Times

Florence Knoll Bassett, a pioneering designer and entrepreneur who created the modern look and feel of America’s postwar corporate office with sleek furniture...

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26/03/2019

What came first: all-seeing gods or large societies?

The Economist

Anthropological research suggests that the gods who watch over small societies tend to demand only that people show deference to them. Big Gods come later...

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25/03/2019
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