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Friday, September 21, 2018
 
New Books
AV Monografías 207 - BATLLE i ROIG 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 206 - ANIMAL HOMES 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 87 - E2A 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
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
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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Robert Venturi, Architect Who Rejected Modernism, Dies at 93

The New York Times

Robert Venturi, the influential American architect and theorist whose buildings and best-selling books helped inspire the movement known as postmodernism...

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20/09/2018

'The Island' at 'Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings' exhibition

On view through 20 January 2019 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London is an exhibition on Renzo Piano. One of the rooms presents 'The Island,' a piece of timber that brings together the 3D-printed models of 102 buildings by the Italian master.

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19/09/2018

Sergio Sebastián Franco,
MM House in Leciñena (Zaragoza)

The traditional model of rural dwellings in the Aragon region is characterized by the use of large wooden doors on the facade that protected the interior spaces from dust and were entrances for the carriages and horses used in the cultivation of cereal. Respecting...

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18/09/2018

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects,
Tea House in Bisei (Japan)

The Tokyo practice of Moriyuki Ochiai designed these colorful pavilions where one can take part in the tea ceremony while stargazing. Located in Okayama Prefecture, the town of Bisei (which means beautiful stars) has an astronomical observatory and is the birthplace...

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18/09/2018

Jorge Mealha, house in Sátão (Portugal)

The objective of the Portuguese practice of Jorge Mealha is to restore and enlarge a house in Sátão, in the Viseu district, the construction for which the client’s father carefully selected the stones. The old dwelling collapsed, and the new project used those same stones...

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17/09/2018

Henning Larsen, Town Hall of Eysturkommuna in the Faroe Islands

This building for the municipality of Eystur dilutes its edges amid nature with a passable green roof that crosses the river. The designer is Osbjørn Jacobsen, Faroese partner of the Scandinavian firm Henning Larsen, and author too, of the Harpa Concert Hall and...

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14/09/2018

Anthropocene Trailer | TIFF 2018

Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky follow up Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark with a sobering meditation on psychedelic potash mines, expansive concrete seawalls, mammoth industrial machines, and other examples...

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14/09/2018

Daniel Valle Architects, Maebong Daycare Center in Seoul (South Korea)

Reduce the scale of the building so that the children can better relate with the construction. With this idea as starting point, the Madrid practice of Daniel Valle fragments the child center in the South Korean capital into five volumes that differ in geometry, materials...

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13/09/2018

RIBA International Prize 2018

The shortlist announced is: Il Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan, by Boeri Studio; Central European University (Phase 1), Budapest, by O’Donnell + Tuomey; Children Village, Brazil, by Aleph Zero + Rosenbaum; and Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, by Nikken Sekkei...

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13/09/2018

Kengo Kuma & Associates,
V&A Museum of Design in Dundee

The Victoria & Albert Museum of Design is the first British building by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, and the only museum dedicated exclusively to design in Scotland. On the banks of the Tay River, with a budget of 80 million pounds, it will host important...

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12/09/2018

Estudio fi, Instituto Alumnos in Mexico City

An obsolete industrial structure in the Mexican capital, formerly used as a warehouse, has been turned into an art foundation center by the local firm estudio fi, headed by Fernando Ituarte. Located in the Jardines del Pedregal residential district, the cultural venue...

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10/09/2018

Renzo Piano presents his design
for the new bridge of Genoa

Renzo Piano has unveiled the project he has donated to Genoa, his native city, to reconstruct the Polcevera viaduct, after its collapse last 14 August, killing 43. (More information)

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10/09/2018

Ares Partners, Miya | Lostvilla resort
in Huchen (China)

A Shanghai firm headed by Helen Wang, Ares Partners has transformed a former granary station into a rural hotel. Surrounded by mountainous landscapes, it is located in the small town of Huchen, in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, and it seeks...

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07/09/2018

BIG, Shenzhen Energy Mansion in China

The new home of the state-owned Shenzhen Energy Company addresses the need to provide comfortable work spaces in tropical climate while reducing energy consumption. The 96,000m2 development consists of two office towers, rising 220m to the north and 120m...

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08/09/2018

Sga-studio, Taksila Roots primary school
in Akbarpur (India)

The architect Shaily Gupta, founder of the Indian firm sga-studio, has designed a primary school for Akbarpur, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the north of India. The building presents a series of blocks with structures of concrete, freestanding around a main...

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06/09/2018

Facebook grows its headquarters
in Menlo Park (California)

Designed by Frank Gehry and built in less than 18 months, MPK 21 is a highly sustainable building with a 3.6-acre rooftop garden featuring over 200 trees and a half-mile meandering pathway. The Town Square is a sheltered green space with 40-foot-tall redwood trees...

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05/09/2018

NL Architects, Club House Varkenoord
in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

This sport center in Rotterdam combines the facilities of three clubs: two for football, one for hockey. This is made possible by the interior layout and the construction solutions applied in the external enclosure. Designed by the Dutch firm NL Architects, the building...

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05/09/2018

Aranguren + Gallegos, refurbishment
of Palencia courthouse

The Madrid practice of María José Aranguren and José González Gallegos has completely renovated and refurbished Palencia’s provincial courthouse. Their intervention involves two major modifications: the roof and the third floor have given way to a lighter volume...

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04/09/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, high-speed railway station in Naples (Italy)

Inaugurated on 6 June 2017, phase one of the Napoli Afragola high-speed railway station designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has been photographed by Hufton + Crow to celebrate its first year of train services. The last phase is programmed to be completed in 2022.

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04/09/2018

Monoarchi, rural hut in Zhongcun (China)

The firm Monoarchi, based in Rotterdam and Shanghai, has built a wooden hut at the foot of Siming Mountain, in the remote Chinese township of Zhongcun (Zheijiang province). An undulating roof governs its interior-exterior interaction as it opens and closes...

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31/08/2018

Dundee's Victoria & Albert
days before opening

A work of the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the Scottish branch of the Victoria & Albert Museum is set to open on 15 September. A video taken from a drone takes us along the exterior of the building inspired by the cliffs of Scotland's east coast.

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31/08/2018

Could a grid of giant filters help clean up Delhi's polluted air?

The Guardian

Thinking big in the fight against smog, architecture studio Znera have designed 100m-high pollution-absorbing towers for Delhi...

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21/09/2018

By the Way House (Robert Konieczny KWK Promes)

The design for this house in Poland connects the acess road, the building, and a nearby river by means of a 'white tape' that wraps the construction, twisting to form its walls and roof.

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20/09/2018

Paul Virilio (1932-2018)

El País

The French urbanist and philosopher Paul Virilio, former director of studies at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, has died at the age of 86...

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19/09/2018

Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio present the project for the Hall of Realms

Spain's Prime Minister attended the function after approving an allocation of 30 million euros to the Culture Commission for the enlargement of the Prado Museum…

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19/09/2018

Spanish goverment to allocate 30 million euros for Prado expansion

El País

Spain's vice president endorses a plan to finance the renovation of the Hall of Realms by Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio...

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19/09/2018

Charlie de Beistegui, the last odyssey of a legendary dandy

ABC

The treasures of the eccentric and hugely rich collector are being auctioned at Christie’s in Paris...

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19/09/2018

Glasgow Art School's Mackintosh building 'will be rebuilt'

BBC

The building was gutted by fire in June, following another blaze in 2014. The future of the GSA has faced speculation...

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19/09/2018

Collapse in buiding work at Madrid’s Hotel Ritz

El País

According to early reports, one person has died and at least eleven are injured after the sixth floor of the building fell down to the first...

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18/09/2018

Rain of awards
for BAAS Arquitectura

Coinciding with its 25th anniversary, the Barcelona practice of Jordi Badia (BAAS Arquitectura) has received several distinctions for its Department of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice...

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18/09/2018

Dazzling projections will cover Walt Disney Concert Hall

Curbed

The Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles will be used as a canvas with Refik Anadol’s projections...

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17/09/2018

Churches help to preserve
bird biodiversity

The Economist

A team led by Piotr Skorka of the Polish Academy of Sciences set out to see just how good churches are as bird habitats...

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16/09/2018

The world’s most spectacular staircases

The Guardian

There are two Bramante staircases in the Vatican Museums in Italy but only the newer (1932) one is generally open to the public...

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16/09/2018

The world's longest labyrinth

El Mundo

In the small Italian town of Fontanellato is the Masone cultural park, which features this labyrinth...

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16/09/2018

Alejandro Aravena,
RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2018

Royal Institute of British Architects

The RIBA Charles Jencks Award is given to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally...

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15/09/2018

David Beckham’s
Miami soccer village

Architects Newspaper

Beckham have enlisted Arquitectonica to plan and design the complex. In addition to the 10.5.-acre soccer stadium...

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15/09/2018

Road makers turn to recycled plastic for tougher surfaces

The Economist

On September 11th in Zwolle, a town in the Netherlands, a 30-metre bicycle track made from 70% recycled plastic and the rest from polypropylene was opened...

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14/09/2018

Volvo’s 360c is a fully autonomous bedroom on wheels

The Verge

The 360c driving office makes it viable for people to live at greater distances from crowded cities...

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14/09/2018

10 of the best new luxury hostels

The Guardian

From India to Peru, all these places offer boutique-hotel touches at budget prices. We pick 10 recent openings from a new book on posh hostels...

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14/09/2018

Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings review

The Guardian

From the Pompidou Centre to the Shard, this exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, showcases the architectural pioneer’s...

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14/09/2018

Grime threatens the Taj Mahal

El País

India's Supreme Court orders the government to save the country's most iconic building, also its leading tourist attraction, from deterioration...

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13/09/2018

Saving the Yamuna River

ABC

The Spanish architect Iñaki Alday leads a project in India to clean up one of the planet's most polluted urban rivers...

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13/09/2018

The Prado Museum presents
its 200 years of art

El Mundo

The art museum presents the program marking its bicentenary, which will reach out to all parts of Spain and kick off on 19 November...

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13/09/2018

Brad Pitt foundation faces lawsuit over New Orleans homes

AP News

An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt’s foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans...

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13/09/2018

Jørn Utzon, architect of the "patient search"

Fahrenheit 451

In AV Monographs 205, Jørn Utzon is presented as a figure who changed the architectural directions of a nation...

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12/09/2018

‘Welcome (To The Teknival)’,
by Kasper Akhøj

Ivorypress Madrid

Open to the public until 3 November 2018, the exhibition documents the architect Eileen Gray's E-1027 villa...

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12/09/2018

‘Broken Light’, by Felipe Cohen

Ivorypress

The show, open until 3 November, will focus on his Light series, featuring Felipe Cohen’s paintings on wood...

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12/09/2018

We live in Matrix

El País / Víctor Lapuente

A group of scientists has proven the existence of a brain mechanism that prevents us from perceiving reality objectively...

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12/09/2018

In Praise of Benidorm

El Confidencial

After some debilitating signs in July, the city of beaches and skyscrapers ended August with increases in occupancy rates...

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11/09/2018

Giant Trap Is Deployed to Catch Plastic Littering the Pacific Ocean

The New York Times

A multimillion-dollar floating boom designed to corral plastic debris littering the Pacific Ocean deployed from San Francisco Bay...

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11/09/2018

The world’s biggest offshore windfarm has officially opened

The Guardian

The new windfarm in the Irish Sea spans an area the size of 20,000 football pitches  and has a capacity of 659 megawatts...

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11/09/2018
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