Arquitectura Viva
Saturday, July 23, 2016
 

Herzog & de Meuron, Extension of Musée Unterlinden in Colmar

Philip Ursprung

What is known as the Isenheim Altarpiece, painted by Matthias Grünewald in the early 16th century, is arguably one of the most prominent works of art of Northern Europe. Originally commissioned for the hospital of the Monastery of St. Anthony in the Alsatian town of Isenheim, a monastery famous for its treatment of skin disease...

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22/07/2016

New Books
AV Monografías 188 - PAREDES PEDROSA 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 185 - FOR CHILDREN 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 74 - BIG AV Proyectos
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details), heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.
Other publications
David Chipperfield David Chipperfield
The Fundación ICO presents the bilingual Spanish-English catalogue of the exhibition ‘Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects.’ Featuring thirty works and projects, the book covers thirty years in the career of the British architect. 
Juan Navarro Baldeweg Juan Navarro Baldeweg
The Fundación ICO publishes, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg,’ which covers the professional career of the Spanish architect, establishing connections between his works as if they formed a zodiac, a ring of constellations. 
The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
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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O’DONNELL+TUOMEY O’DONNELL+TUOMEY
Architectural culture is material thought, and few works express this as well as those designed over twenty-five years by the Dublin-based studio of Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey. 

Ceramic volumes, Álvaro Siza in Vallès

Álvaro Siza’s latest building in Spain is the Theater Auditorium of the Barcelona municipality of Llinars del Vallès. On a gently sloping site, the red brick volumes of the new cultural center are placed around the main volume containing the auditorium set box...

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21/07/2016

13th BEAU: architectureof ingenuity

“The Spanish architect is an architect of ingenuity.” These words of Begoña Díaz-Urgorri, director of the Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) alongside Juan Domingo Santos and Carmen Moreno, capture the spirit with which the 13th cycle of the...

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20/07/2016

Completion of Lugo auditorium
by Paredes Pedrosa

Organized in an elongated volume between two levels – the urban one of the avenue and the upper one of the gardens, with a seven meter drop –, the auditorium has a strong topographic condition, like the wall of Lugo, which permits using the site’s features...

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20/07/2016

Pokémon Go, an anthropology lesson

When he woke up, the Pokémon was still there. The 721 species that – as naturalists of the digital say – make up the family of Pocket Monsters have found a new ecosystem to colonize: ‘augmented reality.’ The first virtual monsters had to make do...

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19/07/2016

Le Corbusier, World Heritage

The Unesco Commitee that gathered in Istanbul on 10 July only to cut short its stay because of the 16 July coup d’etat attempt has added five new enclaves to its Heritage of Humanity list, among them 17 buildings by Le Corbusier and the battery of pavilions...

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18/07/2016

RPBW, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens

In Kallithea, a municipality within the Athens urban area, on a man-made hill overlooking Falero Bay, rises this architectural complex that includes the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera. The work of Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)...

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15/07/2016

Sameep Padora & Associates,
Jetavan Center in Sakharwadi (India)

With the participation of the inhabitants of Sakharwadi, a village in India’s Maharashtra region, the Mumbai practice headed by Sameep Padora has built this Buddhist learning center. Arranged around two courtyards, the pavilions combine local materials...

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14/07/2016

Vector Architects, seashore chapel
in Qinhuangdao (China)

In the coastal city of Qinhuangdáo, facing the Bohai Sea from Beidaihe Beach, stands this chapel of concrete, a work of Vector Architects, a Beijing practice headed by Gong Dong. The 270-square-meter construction has a prominent pitched roof and...

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13/07/2016

El Equipo Mazzanti, Educational Park
in Marinilla (Colombia)

The Bogotá practice headed by Giancarlo Mazzanti built this community center of Marinilla, a municipality in the Colombian department of Antioquia. Thought of as an “exposed skeleton,” the elevated building is characterized by its faceted volume and the material...

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12/07/2016

Burgos & Garrido + Llama Urban Design, ganadores de la ampliación del MALI

Selected out of 387 entries from 56 countries, the design by the Madrid practice led by Francisco Burgos and Ginés Garrido – in collaboration with the local firm Llama Urban Design of Angus Laurie and Mariana Leguia – has won the competition to build a...

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11/07/2016

Zigzag Arquitectura, San Martín de la Mar Square in Santander

With its choice location and spectacular views over the northern Spanish city of Santander, the square involves the stitching up of the urban fabric around, through a system of terraces and banks with geometries that reconcile the grade differences and resolve...

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08/07/2016

Amann Cánovas & Maruri,
winners in Luxembourg

The proposal of the Madrid office of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri – in collaboration with AMM Arquitectura and the engineering firm Simon-Christiansen & Associés – has won first prize in the bid to build a water deposit and an observation...

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07/07/2016

West 8, artficial hills for Governors Island
in New York

The landscaping project of the firm West 8 – which works from offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United States – presents a sculpted topography of four hills within the public park of Governors Island in New York, an old military base...

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06/07/2016

‘Architecture: Change of Climate’

The fourth of the biennial international congresses organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad took place last week, bringing a cast of leading figures of the world architecture scene to Pamplona to debate around this year’s motto...

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05/07/2016

Unmaterial Studio / Selgascano,
Konokono Education Center en Kenya

One problem with cooperation projects in underdeveloped areas is that design strategies – and also the social and ideological premises that determine them – tend to seem strange to the communities which the buildings are ultimately supposed to serve...

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01/07/2016

Under construction: Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, by Jean Nouvel

As a result of an agreement between the United Arab Emirates and France in 2007, the Louvre Abu Dhabi seeks to embody a spirit of openness and dialogue between cultures; thus, in its 8,600 square meters of galleries it will display artworks with a historic...

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30/06/2016

Equipo 01, expansion of Mario Santiago Stadium in Luanda (Angola)

North of Luanda is Sambizanga, one of the poorest districts of the Angolan capital, occupied mostly by substandard housing. Part of a general plan to improve and put order to the urban and road infrastructures of the zone is the project drawn up by the Madrid...

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29/06/2016

Losada García Arquitectos,
house in Peraleda de la Mata (Cáceres)

Located in the small town of Peraleda de la Mata, in the western Spanish province of Cáceres, this inherited dwelling has been fully renovated, following a project strongly rooted in local building tradition drawn up by the firm of Ramiro Losada-Amor...

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28/06/2016

Tulip fields as abstract art

The Guardian

Bernhard Lang’s photographs play cruel jokes on their viewers. They invite us on a sky-high journey to marvel at our wild...

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22/07/2016

First City Approval
of Lowline Project

NYCEDC

The Lowline in New York aims to transform the abandoned former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal into an underground park...

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22/07/2016

The industrial internet of things: The great convergence

The Economist

China aims to lead the world in connecting the factory. The “internet of things” (IoT) is much hyped. For a decade, a world...

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22/07/2016

MIT scientists find weird quantum effects, even over hundreds of miles

MIT

Neutrinos traveling 450 miles have no individual identities, according to MIT analysis In the world of quantum....

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21/07/2016

Chic District Rises From Hamburg’s Hardworking Port

The New York Times

This city’s port is one of the largest in the world, a 7,150-hectare landscape of sea containers and shipping, smokestacks...

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20/07/2016

A kilobyte rewritable
atomic memory

Nature

The advent of devices based on single dopants, such as thesingle-atom transistor1, the single-spin magnetometer...

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20/07/2016

Ancient Rome today

The Guardian

Photographer Alfred Seiland has travelled Europe and beyond documenting the remains of Roman culture...

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19/07/2016

Nice attack: cartoon tributes

Newsweek

In tribute, and as a way to express shock, sorrow and support, people from across the world have posted cartoons to social media...

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16/07/2016

RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 shortlist

RIBA

The shortlist for the prestigious 2016 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building...

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15/07/2016

Glass wedding cake
or London's best stairs?

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

This year’s RIBA Stirling prize shortlist includes a library, university buildings, a gallery, a controversial estate and a concrete...

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15/07/2016

VentuSky - Wind, Rain
and Temperature Maps

VentuSky

The maps depict wonderful formations illustrating pressure lows that draw in the air around them. For the other meteorological...

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15/07/2016

Tanaka’s X-Ray Illustrations
of Tokyo Train Stations

Wired

Tomoyuki Tanaka can see through walls. Known for meticulous, hand-drawn ballpoint renderings of the innards of everything...

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15/07/2016

‘Architecture: Change of Climate’
in the media

The fourth international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad took place in Pamplona on 29 and 30 June. Addressing the central theme of...

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14/07/2016

Mackintosh’s Classic Designs Abound in Glasgow

The New York Times

While the Mackintosh Building is being restored and closed to the public, other work by its architect...

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13/07/2016

A Killer Music Video Set
in China's Desolate, Fake Paris

Citylab

“Gosh” spotlights the strangely empty streets of Tianducheng, a town that mimics France’s capital...

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12/07/2016

Watch London Get Its
New Crossrail Tunnels Ready

Wired

After eight years of plowing its way under one of the oldest cities in the western world, London’s Crossrail underground system...

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12/07/2016

Want Better Cities?

Wired

Today, everyone from city planners to the World Bank uses data to map the spread of urbanization. But tracking the expansion...

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08/07/2016

Architecture ranks fith
in suicide rates

Centers for Disease Control

Analysis of 2012 National Violent Death Reporting System data in the United States indicated that workers...

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07/07/2016

Renzo Piano's First NYC
Condos Will Ask From $1M

Curbed

The development at 565 Broome Street is currently under construction. The 115 apartments will be pretty expensive...

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07/07/2016

Cities: The right kind of sprawl

The Economist

Growing cities in Africa and Asia are bound to spread out. They do not have to do it so messily...

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06/07/2016

The tidal pools
of Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel, is slowly transitioning from a construction site dominated by towering cranes and scaffolding, into the museum...

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05/07/2016

Three Essays on Energy

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Climate change and fossil fuels are two key factors of the contemporary crisis, so ‘sustainability’ and ‘energy’...

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04/07/2016

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects chosen for Obama Library

Chicago Tribune

Renowned husband-and-wife team of New York architects was named to design the Obama Presidential Center...

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01/07/2016

Into Orbit: my dizzying drop down the world's biggest slide

The Guardian

Carsten Höller has turned Anish Kapoor’s ‘zombie pylon’ into a 178m corkscrew thrill-ride – our architecture critic...

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01/07/2016

Junya Ishigami wins
the BSI Swiss Architectural Award

The prize, which totals CHF 100,000, is presented every two years and aims to draw the public’s attention to architects not older than 50 from all over the world whose work...

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30/06/2016
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