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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
 
New Books
AV Monografías 213_214 - ESPAÑA 2019 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 213 - COBE 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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Ieoh Ming Pei (1917-2019)

The New York Times

I. M. Pei, who began his long career designing buildings for a New York real estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the world, died at his home in Manhattan. He was 102...

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17/05/2019

Francisco Mangado,
urban redevelopment of Bergamo (Italy)

Francisco Mangado has drawn up a masterplan for redeveloping a large urban area of Bergamo, in Italy's Lombardy region, that extends along the railway axis and the train station. Encompassing 450,000 square meters, the Porta Sud project connects the southern...

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16/05/2019

Álvaro Siza, Art Pavilion and Chapel
in Saya Park (South Korea)

Nestled in the dense woodlands of Gyeongsang Province, this refined complex of sculpture-like constructions explores the close relationship between architecture and landscape. The largest of the complex’s three buildings is the art pavilion...

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15/05/2019

Foster + Partners, expansion of Tocumen International Airport in Panama

In March 2013, 24 kilometers from the center of Panama City, construction of Tocumen International Airport's Terminal 2 began. Phase 1 of Norman Foster's expansion was completed and operations started at the end of April 2019. Containing 85,000 square meters...

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14/05/2019

Izaskun Chinchilla, Coworking Utopicus Clementina in Barcelona

In Barcelona, at Calle Bretón de los Herreros 9, this coworking office building opens out southward to a courtyard presided by a tree whose fruit, the clementine, gives the facility its name. For the design, the Madrid practice of Izaskun Chinchilla took inspiration from the rural...

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13/05/2019

Bauhaus Centenary:
Modern Dawn and International Style

The modernity developed in the crucible of the Bauhaus became the International Style in America. (Two articles by Luis Fernández-Galiano first published in El País in 1999)...

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10/05/2019

Idom, Biocruces Institute HW
in Baracaldo (Vizcaya)

Located at Plaza de Cruces in Baracaldo, this new-build construction harbors laboratories and animal research facilities of the Biocruces Institute. The project drawn up by Idom under the direction of Gonzalo Carro presents eight floors, three of which are basements...

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09/05/2019

Daw Office, secondary school
in Thionck Essyl (Senegal)

The Barcelona firm headed by David García Martínez, Daw Office, designed this educational facility currently under construction in Thionck Essyl, in Senegal’s Casamance region. The project adapted to the needs and the economic situation...

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08/05/2019

Óscar M. Ares Álvarez, Cortes Metalúrgicos Oviedo HQ in Valladolid

On Calle Aluminio of the San Cristóbal industrial park in Valladolid are new facilities of the company Cortes Metalúrgicos Oviedo, designed by Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez (Valladolid, 1972). The 7,500-square-meter project was conceived from the section. Wrapped in a skin...

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07/05/2019

ToHA, a project by Ron Arad and Avner Yashar with Dekton

More than 28,000 square meters of Dekton by Cosentino clad the ensemble, and appear on the ventilated facades, flooring, elevators, ceilings, and the interior partitions. The Dekton pieces, of 10.000 different dimensions and types...

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06/05/2019

Sotheby’s: 8.400 square of free art in the heart of New York

El País

The auction house’s new global headquarters, a redesign by OMA (Shohei Shigematsu), displays 1,400 works and outnumbers the Guggenheim and the Whitney in gallery space… (Image gallery)

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06/05/2019

Tracks Architectes, La Ruche kindergarten in Perthes-en-Gatinais (France )

The Paris firm Tracks Architectes, headed by Moïse Boucherie y Jérémy Griffon, designed this kindergarten as an orderly succession of timber constructions with gabled forms, reinterpreting the simple geometry of local architecture in Perthes-en-Gatinais, a village...

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03/05/2019

b720/Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos,
Forma Itaim Tower in São Paulo (Brazil)

The envelope of ceramic pieces rendered in a variety of colors does much to give the building a personality of its own in the urban fabric, while distinguishing each apartment unit. The 25-floor tower is located in Itaim Bibi, a São Paulo neighborhood...

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02/05/2019

Fernanda Canales,
Tamayo Pavilion in Mexico City

A project of the Mexican Fernanda Canales, this almost rectangular installation organized around three patios of varying size engages in a dialogue of opposite, with the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, a 1979-1981 work of Teodoro González de León...

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30/04/2019

Vaíllo Irigaray y Asociados
to build World Car Center in Vigo

The Navarre practice of Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Luis Irigaray has won the competition organized by Vigo's Duty-Free Zone Consortium for the construction of the World Car Center. The project comprises two new buildings and an intervention on an existing residential...

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26/04/2019

Aga Khan Award
for Architecture 2019 Shortlist

The 20 shortlisted projects, which are located in 16 different countries, will compete for US$ 1 million in prize money. The prestigious prize-giving ceremony will be hosted in the historic centre city of Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation, in the autumn of 2019...

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25/04/2019

SOM, human settlement on the Moon

The firm SOM (SKidmore, Owings & Merrill) – in collaboration with the European Space Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – will masterplan, design, and engineer Moon Village, a permanent human settlement on the lunar surface. Revolving...

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24/04/2019

CTBUH Names 2019 Best Tall
Building Worldwide

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the Best Tall Building Worldwide and Category Winners of the 17th Annual CTBUH Awards Program. The Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is the winner for 400 Meters and Above section...

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23/04/2019

Marià Castelló, Water Sports Center
in Formentera

At the port of La Savina, the main point of access to the Balearic island of Formentera, is a saltwater lake that forms part of a natural park. This lake is used to anchor small fishing boats, and now also accommodates the municipal sailing school along with facilities...

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22/04/2019

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...

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19/04/2019

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

‘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

Jeff Bezos’s ambition to colonise space is straight from the 1970s

The Economist

The boss of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, who is the world’s richest man, has long been interested in using his fortune to advance the cause of space flight...

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20/05/2019

A plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines

MIT Technology Review

The proposal would transform air-conditioning units into machines that capture carbon dioxide and transform it into fuel...

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19/05/2019

Long-Delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Moves Ahead

The New York Times

The director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation has told that construction on a long-planned and much-delayed outpost in the United Arab Emirates is “on track.”...

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18/05/2019

Ngaren, The Museum of Humankind

Ngaren is a historic collaboration in Rift Valley, Kenya between paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard E. Leakey and architect Daniel Libeskind. This cutting edge site for education and research into our origin story...

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18/05/2019

A 200km loop around Paris

The Economist

Welcome to one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects: an ambitious scheme to encircle Paris with a new metro loop, with 68 new stations, it will cost nearly €40bn...

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17/05/2019

Spain Yearbook 2019:
The Multitude in Motion

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Multiple multitudes took the stage during a convulsive year: hopeful multitudes, with the huge demonstrations...

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17/05/2019

Virgin Galactic is moving
to New Mexico

Virgin Galactic is taking its next step towards full commercial service by moving its operations to Spaceport America, desinged by Foster+Partners, this summer...

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17/05/2019

Le Corbusier's Zurich pavilion
is open again

The Le Corbusier pavilion re-opened on May 11 after a careful renovation and some conflict between the former owner and the city over the branding of the new institution. The pavillon is open from May to November...

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17/05/2019

World’s top solar-powered house in Times Square

Fresh off taking first place in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS will take a victory lap that includes constructing the sustainable, grid-connected building in Manhattan...

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16/05/2019

An American Führer.
Philip Johnson, a Biography

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Should biographers respect their subjects? Not necessarily, but even in books about serial killers, authors try to dig beneath the skin of protagonists. No such thing happens...

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15/05/2019

How Life Before AutoCad
Looks Like

The Mind Circle

Before the advent of AutoCAD and other drafting software, the engineering drawings were made on the sheet of papers using drawing boards...

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15/05/2019

Paris Approves First Skyscraper in 46 Years

The Urban Developer

The Tour Triangle, a 41-storey triangular tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron, will be located in the Porte de Versailles neighbourhood...

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14/05/2019

Baselitz retrospective
at Gallerie dell’Accademia

Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the exhibition, curated by Professor Kosme de Barañano, will trace the periods and critical junctures in the artist’s extraordinary 60-year career...

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13/05/2019

A show on Delos mixes classical and contemporary art

The Economist

Sir Antony Gormley’s, one of Britain’s foremost public artists, sculptures are a rare exception to tight rules on the uses of Greek antiquity...

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12/05/2019

The Forest of the Trojan Women by Stefano Boeri

The scenic project for the Euripide’s tragedy The Trojan women is an idea of a landscape rather than an architectural presence in the suggestive environment of Greek Theater of Syracuse...

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12/05/2019

Winners 2019 Skyscraper Competition

The annual award recognizes visionary ideas that through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture...

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11/05/2019

A new report confirms that
life on Earth is in trouble

The Economist

A million species of animals and plants are threatened with extinction.Three-quarters of the world’s land and two-thirds of its marine environments have been altered by human action...

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11/05/2019

Everything that causes gentrification, from A to Z

When bad things happen, we look around for someone to blame.  And when it comes to gentrification, which is loosely defined as somebody not like you moving into your neighborhood, there’s no shortage of things to blame...

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10/05/2019

The politics of suburbia
in Europe

The Economist

“The suburbs are the place where energy is in the city—in the good, in the bad,” said Renzo Piano in 2015. He could have been discussing politics...

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10/05/2019

Review: Voyage to Nexialism

Texas Architect / Ibai Rigby

The SXSW Interactive Festival (formerly the Film & Multimedia Festival), is already as old as the PlayStation or the Segway — that lumbering early version...

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06/05/2019

Satellite data shed new light on North Korea’s opaque economy

The Economist

Nocturnal luminosity is one of the few reliable sources of information about the country. It implies that North Korea’s economy is poorer and more vulnerable to weather than formerly thought....

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05/05/2019

Can you guess the city from the vintage travel poster?

The Guardian

Think you know Chicago from Saint-Tropez? It’s harder than it looks. Which city is this? Genoa, Athens, Hong Kong or Palermo...

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05/05/2019

Iter may deliver fusion power as early as 2045

The Economist

Iter will be a giant fusion reactor of a type called a tokamak. It will have over 1m components. Its main vessel will weigh more than 23,000 tonnes and it will cost at least $20bn...

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04/05/2019

‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’, at Design Museum, London

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

This astounding exhibition reveals the obsessive level of genius the great director showed, whether inventing the space age – or restaging the Vietnam war in a London gas works...

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03/05/2019

Bruno Barbey’s Color of China

Magnum Photos

Jean Loh reflects upon how the photographer's decades of work in China have created a vivid portrait of a country forever on the move...

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03/05/2019

De Blasio cracks down on glass towers as part of Green New Deal

The Architects Newspaper

The OneNYC 2050 initiative tackles climate change through new building codes, glass tower crackdowns, renewable energy requirements, citywide composting...

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02/05/2019

Japan's New Concrete Seawalls

Wired

The Japanese government implemented a number of reforms, including relocating coastal villages to higher land and forbidding further development along the northeast coastline...

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01/05/2019

An old theatre in Barcelona is reimagined as a live/work space

Wallpaper

The building has been named ‘The Theatre’ in honour of its colourful past. The renovation and redesign has been imagined by Cadaval & Solà-Morales...

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30/04/2019

Michael Wolf (1954-2019)

The Guardian

From Japanese commuters pressed against train windows to the high-rise hutches of Hong Kong, the German photographer caught the effects of global capitalism on humans...

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29/04/2019

The stratolaunch

The Economist

Mr Rutan is probably the most original aircraft designer in the world, and Stratolaunch is perhaps his pièce de résistance. By wingspan (117 metres) it is the largest plane ever to have flown...

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27/04/2019

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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26/04/2019

Atlantic City: 'Trump turned this place into a ghost town'

The Guardian

When Trump won the election, photographer Brian Rose made straight for the gambling town – to show the reality behind his billionaire boasts...

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25/04/2019

Gehry to design new office headquarters for Warner Bros

The Architects Newspaper

Gehry Partners has unveiled renderings for a new 800,000-square-foot office complex slated for the Warner Bros. studio campus in Burbank, California...

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24/04/2019
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