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Saturday, August 29, 2015
 

New Books
AV Monografías 178_179 - REM KOOLHAAS 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 176 - HOMEGRAFTS 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 69 - GIANCARLO MAZZANTI 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
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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Staab Architekten, art museum
in Ahrenshoop (Germany)

The Berlin office of Volker Staab has built this museum in Ahrenshoop, a small municipality in the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula of the Baltic Sea. Harboring works of the last 120 years of German art, the design is a contemporary reinterpretation of the region’s...

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28/08/2015

Josep Miàs, Can Zariquiey Center
in Arenys de Munt (Barcelona)

In the catalan county of Maresme, the small municipality of Arenys de Munt is located 45 kilometers from the city of Barcelona, in the northeastern end of the province. With an important textile industry and a growing service sector, the population...

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26/08/2015

How Today’s Young Architects
Are Building the Future

The Wall Street Journal

Enthusiasm for large-scale statement architecture may have reached a breaking point. And the timing couldn’t be better for the rising young architects who have already moved away from the idea of architecture....

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25/08/2015

Banksy's Dismaland: 'a theme park unsuitable for children'

The Guardian

The castle’s derelict, Cinderella’s pumpkin has crashed, and the seagulls are on the attack ... Banksy has opened a theme park called Dismaland at a disused lido in Weston-super-Mare... (Video)

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24/08/2015

Expo Milano 2015: Buttress + Simmonds,
UK Pavilion

A result of the collaboration between the British artist Wolfgang Buttress and the engineer Tristan Simmonds, the pavilion of the United Kingdom stands out on the grounds of Expo Milano on account of its fragile intangibility. Inspired in beehives...

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21/08/2015

José Ignacio Linazasoro,
Los Amantes Square in Teruel

Up to recently, the Plaza de los Amantes was not a square in the true sense, but simply a void left over in the wake of bombings over Teruel during the Spanish Civil War. Nevertheless, because the void is a spot at the center of the city, and one which offers...

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20/08/2015

Garcés-De Seta-Bonet Arquitectes,
studio for painter Eduardo Arranz-Bravo

Vallvidrera, a peripheral neighborhood of Sarriá-Sant Gervasi, one of the ten districts making up the city of Barcelona, is the location of the studio of the painter Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, a work of the Catalan firm of Jordi Garcés, Daria De Seta, and Anna Bonet...

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19/08/2015

Herzog & de Meuron, Chäserrugg restaurant in Unterwasser (Switzerland)

This restaurant is situated at an altitude of 2,262 meters above sea level, in a village of the Swiss canton of St. Gallen called Unterwasser, beside the cable car station built in 1972 over the Chässerrugg, the easternmost peak of the seven forming...

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18/08/2015

Restoration of Aalto's Viipuri Library

Completed in 1935, the Viipuri Library was along with the sanatorium of Paimio one of the works that marked the Finnish master Alvar Aalto’s evolution from the Nordic classicist style of architecture to modernity. It suffered damages during World War II bombings...

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17/08/2015

Archium, Khmeresque Buddhist temple in Battambang (Cambodia)

In the city of Battambang, capital of the northwestern Cambodian province of the same name, stands this temple of Won Buddhism, a relatively young branch of Buddhism with its mere hundred years of history linked to Khmer culture. A work of the South Korean...

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14/08/2015

Land Arquitectos, Santa Rosa School
in Constitución (Chile)

The earthquake that shook Chile in February 2010, marking 8.8 on the Richter scale, destroyed half the facilities of Santa Rosa School, housed in an old adobe building in the coastal city of Constitución. The Santiago firm Land Arquitectos – headed by Ángela Delorenzo...

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13/08/2015

Nieto Sobejano, Barceló Market in Madrid

The Barceló Market area in Madrid includes public spaces, buildings and temporary installations belonging to one same complex. Its multiple denomination – market/sports center/library – soon speaks of collective engagement...

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12/08/2015

AGi Architects, Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic in Kuwait

Designed by the local firm AGi Architects, which, headed by Nasser B. Abulhasan and Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, also has an office in Madrid, this 6,500-square-meter clinic is like a monolithic fortress in the city of Kuwait. Preserving the privacy required...

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11/08/2015

Annette Rudolph and Günter Pfeife:
apartment complex in Mannheim

In the wake of World War II, Germany had to reconstruct its cities. The huge task was undertaken with the resources available at the time, and everywhere arose the so-called Schuettbeton, buildings raised with the rubble of brick constructions...

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10/08/2015

b720: Spanish Pavilion
at Expo Milano 2015

A good part of the success of Spain’s agricultural production can be attributed to a combination of tradition and innovation: that is the argument proposed at the Spanish Pavilion, illustrated by way of siamese gable-roof sheds, with a markedly elongated form...

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07/08/2015

Pere Puig: cultural center in Santa Margarita de Montbuy (Barcelona)

In the small municipality of Santa Margarita de Montbuy, in the county of Anioa, is the Mont-Àgora Cultrual Center. The result of a competition won in 2008 by the Catalan firm of Pere Puig, the building presents a volume containing a library, a conference hall...

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06/08/2015

Steam ring generator for
world’s cleanest power plant

Kickstarter

Help BIG turn fiction into fact by transforming the smokestack, a symbol of the industrial era, into a communicator for the future...

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28/08/2015

Rajendra Singh,
Stockholm Water Prize

The Guardian

The winner of the Stockholm Water Prize says communities and traditional techniques are the solutions to drought, not corporations...

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28/08/2015

The World’s First Entirely
Solar-Powered Airport

Time

Over the next 25 years, the new power system in Cochin International Airport (India) is expected to save 300,000 tons of carbon emissions...

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28/08/2015

Rotterdam to consider trialling plastic roads

The Guardian

Dutch city could be first to pave its streets with recycled plastic bottles, a surface claimed to be greener, quicker to lay and more reliable than asphalt...

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28/08/2015

End of the Red Road

The Guardian

After several false starts Glasgow’s notorious Red Road flats will finally be demolished, leaving mixed emotions...

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28/08/2015

Long-list announced for
Art Mill design competition

Global search for the designer of Art Mill in Doha attracts 489 entries from 56 countries. 26 firms long-listed to progress to the second stage of the competition of one of the world’s leading cultural centres.

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27/08/2015

America’s front yard.
Transforming the National Mall

The Economist

The majestic tranquillity of the National Mall in Washington, DC, has become frazzled in recent years. Funds for maintaining its lush...

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27/08/2015

A World War and Clashing Architecture Foil a German Arts District

The New York Times

Twenty-five years after German reunification, the capital is still trying to fill the lingering gaps in its urban fabric as it vies to be...

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26/08/2015

African cities are starting
to look eerily like Chinese ones

Quartz

It’s easy to see China’s footprint in Africa. On the outskirts of Nairobi, a new highway built by a Chinese firm is crowded with bumper...

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25/08/2015

Madrid blew €105 million on failed “City of Justice” project

El País

The former head of the regional government of Madrid wasted €105 million of taxpayer’s money on a grandiose project...

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24/08/2015

Isis 'blows up temple dating back to 17AD' in Palmyra

The Guardian

Official says group destroyed Baal Shamin in city described as being of outstanding universal value and first appearing...

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24/08/2015

Herzog & de Meuron win 2015 RIBA Jencks Award

RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced Herzog & de Meuron as winners of the 2015 RIBA Jencks Award...

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24/08/2015

Homegrafts

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Dead stones are very much alive. We think about ruins as residues or traces of past activities, and fail to appreciate...

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21/08/2015

Political Economy of the Global.
Spaces of Conflict

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Four recent works chart the political economy of globalization and the spaces of control and conflict in the contemporary world...

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21/08/2015

Ikue Mio: Hachiōji’s
wired landscape

Ikue Mio has photographed concentrations of electrical cables over Japanese streets. Located 40 kilometers from central Tokyo, Hachiōji has such a dense tangle of suspended power lines that they sometimes obstruct overhead views altogether.

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20/08/2015

Dossier: Modern Heritage.
Arquitectura Viva 175

Unprecedented from a theoretical and practical point of view, the problems generated by the restoration of modernity’s iconic buildings are making it possible to reinterpret...

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19/08/2015

Zaha Hadid’s Liquid Glacial collection

The architect Zaha Hadid has added a range of tables and stools and a bowl to her collection of designs. Resembling ice formations that melt, the pieces are made of acrylic and present transparent finishes in color.

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18/08/2015

Fascist Le Corbusier?

François Chaslin

Was Le Corbusier a fascist? This is the question that has made headlines thanks to a combination of events...

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17/08/2015

The Swerve

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The late Koolhaas is not a Koolhaas lite. Having turned seventy, and forty years after founding his Office for Metropolitan...

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14/08/2015

Robert Smithson: Two Views

Eduardo Prieto

There are artists who mix life with art, and those who make their life an art. Robert Smithson made death, his own, an act of art. It...

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14/08/2015

Jean Prouvé 6x6 Demounatble House 1944, by RSHP

The adaptation of Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is based on the original plans with the addition of modern living...

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13/08/2015

Dossier: Structural Timber.
Arquitectura Viva 174

Thanks to new processes of timber production, such as lamination and cross-lamination, which have improved their mechanical properties and made them more...

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12/08/2015
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