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Thursday, June 20, 2019
 
New Books
AV Monografías 215 - BAUMSCHLAGER EBERLE 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 214 - JEAN NOUVEL 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 92 - ECOSISTEMA URBANO 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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Serpentine Pavilion 2019
Designed by Junya Ishigami

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Junya Ishigami’s hillock of Cumbrian slate was meant to feel ‘primitive and ancient’. But British regulations – and the wind – dashed his dreams. Is it time to rethink the annual event?... (photo gallery)

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19/06/2019

Haworth Tompkins,
Battersea Arts Centre in London

The British firm of Graham Haworth and Steve Tompkins has completed the transformation of what in 1893 was built to be the town hall of Battersea, and in 1974 became the Battersea Arts Centre. The progressive renovation works that began in 2006 under the direction...

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18/06/2019

Blázquez Palacios,
Albaidas building in Madrid

The Madrid practice of José Blázquez and Juan Manuel Palacios designed this apartment building in the Valdebebas neighborhood of northern Madrid. A plinth will offer spaces for stores and offices, and the residential block will rise on it. Every unit has a spacious terrace...

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17/06/2019

Tezuka Architects,
Muku nursery in Fuji (Japan)

The Tokyo practice of Takaharu and Yui Tezuka designed this ensemble of circular structures of different sizes that make up the Muku nursery school in the city named after Mount Fuji nearby. The circular open plans provide 360º views from any point, facilitating child...

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14/06/2019

Linazasoro & Sánchez
win competition in Mauriac (France)

The Madrid practice of José Ignacio Linazasoro and Ricardo Sánchez has won the competition for the commission to refurbish of the area around the Basilica of Our Lady of Miracles, a Romanesque work in the historical quarter of Mauriac, in France’s Auvergne region...

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13/06/2019

David Chipperfield Architects, renovation of the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice

Owned by the insurance provider Generali, the 16th-century palace designed by Jacopo Sansovino is one of the jewels of Venice, located right on Piazza San Marco. Its renovation by David Chipperfield should be complete by 2021.

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13/06/2019

Balcells + Rius + Tigges, Til-ler School
in Sardañola del Vallés (Barcelona)

Edward Balcells, Ignasi Rius, and Daniel Tigges worked together on this new building housing the kindergarten and the communal spaces of El Til-ler, a Waldorf-Steiner school in Bellaterra, in the Catalonian municipality of Sardañola del Vallés. Arranged along a zigzagging...

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12/06/2019

Vázquez Consuegra,
Casa A11 in Seville

In the old quarter of Seville stands this house, a work of the local firm Vázquez Consuegra. The lot is very irregular, long and narrow. The project reuses a metal structure of floor slabs and pillars that addresses a different sort of program...

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11/06/2019

AZAB, 35 public housing units in Badajoz

With a project titled ‘La casa por el tejado,’ the Bizcay firm AZAB – established in 2018 by Cristina Acha, Miguel Zaballa, Ane Arce, and Iñigo Berasategui – won the competition for the commission to build four subsidized apartment buildings taking up entire urban blocks...

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10/06/2019

EFFEKT, Camp Adventure tower
in Haslev (Denmark)

A work of EFFEKT, the Copenhagen firm headed by Tue Foged and Sinus Lyngeesta, this tower contains a spiral walk of oakwood from which to enjoy views over the treetops of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, a forest 60 kilometers from the Danish capital. The 45-meter-tall...

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07/06/2019

Ábaton, pantheon in Madrid

The Madrid firm Ábaton – established in 1998 by Camino Alonso, Ignacio Lechón, and Carlos Alonso – has in collaboration with Marta Hombrados designed this funerary monument in a cemetery located in the northwestern part of the Autonomous Community of Madrid...

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06/06/2019

University of Stuttgart builds
BUGA pavilions

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have collaborated in raising these two pavilions designed for the Bundesgartenschau (BUGA), the horticulture...

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05/06/2019

Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)

The practice established in Barcelona in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi (Rovereto, Italy, 1976) and Alberto Veiga (Santiago de Compostela, 1973) has completed the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, and is set to officially open early...

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04/06/2019

FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol,
Elcano housing in Madrid

At Sebastián Elcano 14 in Madrid’s Arganzuela district stands this residential block built by the practice of Fernando Rodríguez and Pablo Oriol. Encompassing a total area of 2,630 square meters, the design adjusts to building codes by limiting the compact volume...

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03/06/2019

Abalo Alonso, A Baiuca kindergarten
in A Estrada (Pontevedra)

The Santiago de Compostela practice of Elizabeth Abalo and Gonzalo Alonso designed this school on the edge of the urban core of the Galician municipality of A Estrada. Wooden volumes are arranged in a row, connected by a play of pitched roofs, with double boards...

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31/05/2019

Rama estudio, house in Lasso (Ecuador)

A rural environment in Lasso – in Ecuador's Cotopaxi province – is the location of this family home built by the Quito-based firm rama estudio, headed by Carla Chávez, Felipe Donoso, and Carolina Rodas. The 350-square-meter house was raised with vernacular...

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30/05/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, 1111 Lincoln Road extension in Miami Beach

Lincoln Road is a busy shopping and dining promenade in Miami Beach where bars and restaurants are open day and night. In 2010, the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron completed a project at number 1111 that encompassed several elements: the preexisting...

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29/05/2019

Eovastudio,
installations for Scania in Huelva

A work of the Seville firm Eovastudio, headed by Juan José Baena, Marta Gómez, and Joanna Jedris, this construction is located in an industrial park of Huelva, on the right bank of the mouth of the Tinto River, on a plain beside the marshes of the Nicoba...

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27/05/2019

Sean Godsell,
House in the Hills (Australia)

The site of the residence slightly slopes in both a northward and southward direction. A cyprus pine grove acts as a windbreaker, providing protection against the Australian region’s prevailing southwesterly winds. A 30x30- meter parasol, a light metal structure covered with...

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24/05/2019

Rafael de La-Hoz,
Oxxeo building in Madrid

In Las Tablas, an area within Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district, the Madrid practice of Rafael de La-Hoz has raised this freestanding construction with triangular floor plans where the loadbearing structure of the slabs is pushed outward, forming a huge lattice that gives...

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23/05/2019

Colmenares Vilata,
Ibiza Gran Hotel extension

For this hotel located on Paseo Juan Carlos I in the city of Ibiza, the Madrid practice of Silvia Colmenares Vilata renovated an existing 1,512-square-meter building and added a 1,945-square-meter construction. Various volumes are integrated into the rear zone...

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22/05/2019

Wolter Navarro,
Core Kensington pilates center in London

The London practice of René Wolter and Almudena Navarro was commissioned to design Core Kensington, which features elements referring to the pwners' countries of origin (Mexico and Norway), such as lattices and wood. A small unit is fitted out to accommodate...

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21/05/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects,
Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah (Qatar)

The coastal city of Al Wakrah, 20 kilometers south of Doha, has inaugurated the building designed by Zaha Hadid Architects – in collaboration with the engineering firm Aecom – which will be one of the venues of the FIFA World Cup of 2022. Among the new-build...

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20/05/2019

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT,
Kálida Sant Pau Center in Barcelona

Designed by Benedetta Tagliabue and Joan Callís of the Catalan firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, this pavilion in Barcelona stands beside the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital, a work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The building is part of an international network of centers...

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17/05/2019

‘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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25/03/2019

A city built on water

The Guardian

More than 100 rivers and canals flow beneath Tokyo, but from the ground it’s hard to notice them. Why has the city turned its back on water?...

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20/06/2019

The ‘Bold Vagaries’ of Frank Furness

The New York Review of Books

Late-nineteenth-century Chicago is widely deemed to have been the crucible of modern architecture in this country—the birthplace of the skyscraper, the city that nurtured...

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19/06/2019

2020 SS Prada Man's Show

AMO

For the 2020 Spring/Summer Prada Menswear show, AMO devised a light installation that amplifies the industrial monumentality and rawness of the Silo Hall...

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18/06/2019

‘The Bones of Architecture’ at Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon)

Beyond all of the many components that form a building’s appearance, the physical preconditions remain most important – that of holding the building together and keeping it standing: as animals have bones...

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17/06/2019

Italy's new ruins

The Guardian

Overgrown and weathered, many historical monuments are disappearing as public funds for culture fail to match modern Italy’s inheritance...

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16/06/2019

‘Je est un autre’
by Marshall Brown

Western Exhibitions in Chicago presents this exhibition. Featuring two new projects, Brown uses the historically disruptive properties of collage and montage to create new spaces, forms, and narratives that embody...

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15/06/2019

Google rewards reputable reporting, not left-wing politics

The Economist

Google says that the 10,000 human evaluators who rate sources for its search engine assess “expertise” and “trustworthiness” but not ideology. Web-traffic figures support this defence...

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14/06/2019

Cosentino Design Challenge 13 award winners

The Cosentino Design Challenge international competition seeks to promote research revolving around the configuration of spaces, materials, and building systems. The 13th edition brought in 350...

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12/06/2019

Facebook’s Possible 1,400-Foot ‘Penn15’ Supertall

New York Yimby

Designed by Rafael Viñoly, one of the largest potential office buildings in New York City has long been in the works on the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, at 401 Seventh Avenue...

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11/06/2019

Virgil Abloh's New Art Exhibition at the MCA In Chicago

Forbes

The fashion designer Virgil Abloh teamed up with AMO’s director Samir Bantal to develop the creative direction and narrative of the exhibition...

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11/06/2019

Taliban Captures World Heritage Site in Afghanistan

The Antiquities Coalition

The Taliban captured the 12th-century Minaret of Jam and killed 18 Afghan security personnel tasked with protecting the World Heritage Site...

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10/06/2019

Helsinki's radical solution to homelessness

The Guardian

Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally...

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07/06/2019

‘Landscapes Framed: European Photographic Missions, 1984-2019’

On view from 7 June to 8 September At the ICO Museum in Madrid is a gathering of the work of 56 photographers who between 1984 and 2019 traveled through seven countries with the express purpose...

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06/06/2019

Madrid could become first European city to scrap low-emissions zone

The Guardian

Dismantling Madrid Central may be a complicated affair, with environmentalists mounting a rearguard defence of the pollution measure in the city council and courts of law...

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06/06/2019

Frank Lloyd Wright–Designed Textiles Go on View at the MET

Metropolis

The works featured in Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–60 were based on Wright’s architectural vocabulary and inspired by specific buildings...

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05/06/2019

Stanley Tigerman (1930-2019)

Chicago Sun Times

Tigerman, an outspoken giant of Chicago architecture, has died at age 88. He designed hundreds of structures around the world, including the Illinois Holocaust Museum...

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04/06/2019

Improving robots’ grasp requires a new way to measure it in humans

The Economist

Building comprehensive tactile maps of how people employ their hands to manipulate the world will require huge sets of data...

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04/06/2019

French Senate says Notre-Dame must be restored exactly how it was

The Local

French Senate approved the government's Notre-Dame restoration bill - but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the blaze...

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03/06/2019

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Online

Open Culture

Much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter's work, which at its most distinctive defines its own category of abstraction, still exudes a vitality today...

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03/06/2019

Dubai's urban density portrayed by Manuel Álvarez Diestro

In posthumous tribute to the recently deceased author of Architecture of Density, the photo series of Manuel Álvarez Diestro reflects the tonalities of the desert "of this great mirage built in the middle of nowhere.".

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02/06/2019

Aircraft construction
is being transformed

The Economist

Boeing and Airbus need to speed up production to meet demand. In the case of airframes, the biggest technological shift going on is an invisible one, from metal alloys to composite materials...

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02/06/2019

USA's largest food forest
for public

The Hill

The Atlanta City Council has voted to approve a measure that seeks to transform nearly 7.1 acres of vacant property into a park and food forest...

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02/06/2019

China is surprisingly
carbon-efficient

The Economist

The combination of China’s huge population and rapid gdp growth has nonetheless made it the world’s biggest emitter of carbon...

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01/06/2019

'Out of Silence' at Espai Paris in Barcelona

On view through 30 October, this exhibition presents a series of photographs that Miguel Soler-Roig (Barcelona, 1961) took in Djogchen, one of the regions of Tibet that are most difficult to access, while accompanying a lama on his vow of silence.

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01/06/2019

Centrist liberals gained the most power in the EU Parliament

The Economist

Eurosceptics gained a similar number of seats, but are less ideologically cohesive. Eurosceptics did make progress: parties in the top 15% of hostility towards the EU...

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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...

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31/05/2019

From Castle to Castle

Luca Girardini

Architectures by the Spree river in Berlin, between the Bellevue Castle and the re-built Berliner Schloss. “From Castle to Castle” is an attempt to understand and describe...

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30/05/2019

‘Concrete Island’
by Dionisio González

Ivorypress

This exhibition, open to the public until 27 July, will gather a series of works that analyse the dystopian aspects and consequences of the architectural currents...

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29/05/2019

Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture

Wired

Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego developed an interest in Soviet architecture while working on projects in Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Belarus...

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28/05/2019

Jean Nouvel.
Arquitectura Viva 213

Prodigal son of architecture during the 1980s, Jean Nouvel (Fumel, 1945) knew to make the leap to international fame to join the list of star architects. It was a leap linked to the creation of Ateliers...

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27/05/2019

We Robots

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Robots have been with us for a long time, but only now are they perceived as a planetary threat. The fascination with automata, from Hero to Al-Jazari or from the mannerist...

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26/05/2019

Juan Herreros:
Past, Present, Future

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

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24/05/2019

Venice In Oil: Banksy creates artwork for Venice Biennale

“Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale. Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some reason I’ve never been invited.”...

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24/05/2019
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