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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
 
New Books
AV Monografías 206 - LAN 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 205 - AMERICA IMPORTS 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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Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos,
cruise terminal in Lisbon

After a period of persistent decadence, the old Lisbon evoked by Amália Rodrigues has become a desirable destination, already threatening to dethrone other popular tourist hubs, such as Venice and Barcelona. An unbeatable example of this metamorphosis...

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16/07/2018

Moneo Brock, Tec 205 House
in Monterrey (Mexico)

The house is located in the southern border of Monterrey (Mexico), close to Chipinque ecological park, an urban landscape dominated by the Sierra Madre mountain range. The house’s design addresses the features of a plot marked by the presence of four beautiful...

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13/07/2018

Eduardo Souto de Moura, new exhibition hall in Bruges (Belgium)

The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, in collaboration with the Belgian firm Meta, has designed for Bruges a new exhibition and conference center to be raised on the site of an exhibition hall that was built over fifty years ago as a temporary structure...

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12/07/2018

Ravetllat Ribas, refurbishment of
Mercat de Sant Antoni in Barcelona

The Catalan practice of Pere Joan Ravetllat and Carme Ribas has revamped this historical market in Barcelona, built in 1882 in accordance with a project drawn up by the architect Antonio Rovira i Trias and the engineer José M. Cornet y Mas. Reopened...

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11/07/2018

TEd'A arquitectes,
school in Orsonnens (Switzerland)

The Palma de Mallorca firm headed by Jaume Mayol and Irene Pérez, Ted’A arquitectes, designed this school for Orsonnens, a small locality in the Swiss canton of Fribourg, 50 kilometers from Bern. First-prize winner in a competition held in 2014, the project...

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10/07/2017

Luis Machuca, visitor reception center for Caminito del Rey in Ardales (Málaga)

The Málaga-based practice of Luis Machuca, author of the recuperation of the Caminito del Rey, has now completed a visitor reception center for this well-known walkway along the walls of a narrow gorge in Málaga province. Located on a promontory overlooking...

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09/07/2018

Álvaro Siza, Capela do Monte
in Lagos (Portugal)

En 2016, Álvaro Siza Vieira was commissioned to build a Christian chapel in Barão de São João (Lagos), his first completed work in southern Portugal’s Algarve region. The small oratory is respectfully inserted into the landscape through its materials and proportions...

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06/07/2018

Jean Nouvel inaugurates European Patent Office in Rijswijk (Netherlands)

In the Dutch city of Rijkswijk, near The Hague, stands this work of Ateliers Jean Nouvel, based in Paris, in collaboration with the Amsterdam firm Dam & Partners Architecten. The 27-floor building counts a total surface area of 85,000 square meters...

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05/07/2018

Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange, giant sphere for Burning Man 2018

This year’s Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada takes place from 26 August to 3 September. Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to send over the installation ORB, a huge mirrored sphere – 31 meters in diameter – representing the Earth’s surface.

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04/07/2018

Peter Böhm, Philosophy Seminar
in Münster (Germany)

In a privileged enclave between the river Aa and the cathedral square of the city of Münster, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a new construction called the ‘Philosophikum’ forms a unity with the preexisting seminar building and connects with it...

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03/07/2018

Rafael Viñoly, 277 Fifth Avenue tower
in New York

The tower 277 Fifth, a work of Rafael Viñoly Architects, has reached its maximum height, all of 202 meters, and thus becomes one of the tallest in that relatively low-lying stretch of Manhattan. Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th Street, the 55-floor condominium...

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02/07/2018

DnA Design and Architecture, Hakka Indenture Museum in Shicang (China)

The Beijing firm DnA Design and Architecture, headed by Xu Tiantian, has built this museum of stone in Shicang, a town in the Chinese province of Zhejiang where the Hakka community has lived for 150 years. This ethinic group has since the 3rd century suffered five...

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29/06/2018

elii, Save the Children foundation in Madrid

Headed by Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, and Carlos Palacios, the Madrid firm elii has renovated and enlarged the Save the Children’s facilities in Madrid’s Vallecas district, specifically to address the NGO’s program of directly attending to the needs of children. In accordance...

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28/06/2018

Taller Abierto, Ibernegi headquarters
in Toledo

The new headquarters of the energy consultancy firm Ibernegi is located in the industrial area of Santa María de Benquerencia, in the province of Toledo. The Madrid studio Taller Abierto – Nacho Román Santiago, Julio Rodríguez Pareja, and Daniel Martínez Díaz...

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28/06/2018

Idom, Beronia Rueda Winery

Gonzalo Tello of the Spanish engineering and architecture company IDOM has designed new facilities for the Beronia winery in Rueda (Valladolid) to address new needs of wine production and accommodate a wine tourism program, creating an attractive architectural...

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27/06/2018

Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office,
Tree-ness House in Tokyo (Japan)

The Japanese practice of Akihisa Hirata uses the shape of a tree to organize the spaces of a mixed-use building in the Tokyo Ward of Toshima. Within the stack of concrete boxes is an open central void that provides a visual connection between the various floor...

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26/06/2018

Manuel Herz to enlarge regional hospital
of Tambacounda (Senegal)

The Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Le Korsa, is financing this enlargement of Tambacounda Hospital that will house its new maternity and pediatrics clinics. Carried out by the Swiss architect Manuel Herz...

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25/06/2018

BAAS, Faculty of Radio and Television
in Katowice (Poland)

The Barcelona practice of Jordi Badia (BAAS) has built the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia, in the Polish city of Katowice, in collaboration with the local firms Grupa 5 Architekci and Maleccy Biuro Projectowe. Their proposal won the 2011...

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22/06/2018

Foster + Partners, refurbishment of Plaza Colón building in Madrid

The newest Madrid project of Foster + Partners has been announced. It will transform what was a Barclays Bank office, on Plaza Colón, into a taller building for a mix of uses. Because of the choice location, at the intersection of Paseo de la Castellana and Calle Génova...

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20/06/2018

David Chipperfield Architects,
Amorepacific HQ in Seoul

The 216,000-square-meter new headquarters of South Korea’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, Amorepacific, stands in downtown Seoul. The outcome of a 2010 competition, the recently completed construction started to go up in 2014 on the site occupied...

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20/06/2018

Could a city really run on 'floating transport'?

The Guardian

Like Ofo and Mobike’s London offerings, Bird and Lime’s San Franciscan electric scooters, to Daimler’s short-term car hire service...

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17/07/2018

Kemeri National Park Observation Tower Competition

The jury was impressed by the ‘funambulist landscape’, by Ernesto Urquízar Quesada and María Cervantes Lardón from Spain. Kemeri National Park in western Latvia was established in 1997...

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17/07/2018

Yugoslavian architecture at MoMA

On view until 13 January 2019 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is ‘Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980.’ Through 400 items – including drawings...

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16/07/2018

The Dutch underground bicycle-park arms race

The Economist

The new underground bicycle park at Utrecht Central railway station opened last year. Three storeys deep, with electronic monitors...

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16/07/2018

Designing a world-class
Bob Dylan Center

The Seattle Times

Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig  wins an international competition to build The Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa, Oklahoma...

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15/07/2018

Iconic Vlooyberg Tower heavily damaged after explosion

vrt

The Vlooybergtoren is a state-of-the-art staircase which was built 5 years ago. Apparently someone had detoned...

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14/07/2018

Snarkitecture brings their indoor beach back to Washington, D. C.

The Architects Newspaper

The beach balls are back, and they’ve been joined by Kith sneakers, Dig, Playhouse, and Light Cavern. The Fun House exhibit...

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13/07/2018

Stay overnight at the Bauhaus

A very special kind of Bauhaus experience awaits visitors here: overnight accommodation in the studio building. In the recreated studios, the atmosphere of the Bauhaus remains palpable today...

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13/07/2018

Christian de Portzamparc,
Praemium Imperiale 2018

The Imperial House of Japan and the Japan Art Association have every year since 1988 given the Praemium Imperiale – coming with 15 million yen (114.347 euros) in prize money – to five artists...

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12/07/2018

López Obrador won't halt Mexico's airport, at least not yet

Bloomberg

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s next president, is no longer seeking an immediate suspension of Mexico City’s new $13 bn airport, designed by Foster+Partners...

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12/07/2018

Mackintosh building
will be rebuilt

The Guardian

Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, which was gutted by fire last month, will be rebuilt, the school’s director has told...

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12/07/2018

A Spitting Image

The New York Review of Books / James Fenton

‘Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)’ an exhibition at the Met Breuer, New York City, March 21–July 22, 2018...

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11/07/2018

OMA, Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum

The AK360 project – an ambitious campus development project for the Albright Knox Gallery – will double the number of masterworks...

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11/07/2018

Roger Grasas,
PHE18 Discoveries Award

The Ha Aretz series by Roger Grasas (Barcelona, 1970) is the winner of the PHE18 Discoveries Award, having been deemed the best photography work among those presented in the past year by PhotoEspaña in Manila, Casablanca, and Madrid...

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10/07/2018

The places you’ll go!

The Economist

Thanks to an analysis of data collected from 40,000 smartphone users around the world, a new property of humanity’s habits...

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10/07/2018

David Chipperfield leads calls for Mac to be rebuilt

The Architects' Journal

David Chipperfield has called for the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building to be declared a ‘monument of exceptional...

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09/07/2018

Our cities could be controlled by artificial intelligence

Wired

City Brain monitors every vehicle in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, and has helped reduce traffic jams by 15 per cent. Now it is...

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09/07/2018

Metropolis: Bauhaus-inspired urban photography

The Guardian

In his series Metropolis, photographer Alan Schaller interprets the disconnection between people in the digital age...

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08/07/2018

Dream the Combine Transforms MoMA PS1’s Courtyard

Metropolis

Hide & Seek, the Minneapolis firm’s competition-winning proposal for MoMA's Young Architects Program, will host the museum's...

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07/07/2018

All Over the Map

National Geographic

More than 6,000 maps from the magazine's 130-year-long history have been digitally compiled for the first time...

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06/07/2018

New York’s giant photo gallery

Creative Review

A soon-to-be-opened Bowery hotel is home to an 18-storey-high photo exhibition, featuring portraits shot by Christelle de Castro...

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05/07/2018

Apple Cotai Central gives Macau a new oasis of calm

Foster + Partners

Its timeless design reinvigorates a corner of Cotai with a distinctive addition – a luminescent cube, whose pure geometry and warm...

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04/07/2018

University College Dublin International Design Competition Shortlist

Six teams was selected: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Studio Libeskind, O’Donnell + Tuomey, Steven Holl, John Ronan Architects and UNStudio...

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03/07/2018

Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium
is for sale

Curbed

Paimio Sanatorium, a former tuberculosis sanatorium designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, is looking for a buyer...

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02/07/2018

A practical guide to the most nail-biting part of the World Cup

The Economist

Since 1982, the first competition in which penalty shoot-outs actually happened, there have been 26...

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01/07/2018

World Architecture Festival 2018 shortlist announced

Heatherwick Studio's grain silo art gallery, Zaha Hadid Architects' Riyadh research centre and Kieran Timberlake's US Embassy have all been shortlisted for awards at this year's WAF...

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01/07/2018

Large part of Glasgow School of Art to be urgently dismantled

The Guardian

Council says significant part of south facade of the fire-ravaged Charles Rennie Mackintosh building will have to go after...

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30/06/2018

How to hurricane-proof
your house

The Guardian

After Hurricane Sandy, homeowners on the devastated shoreline of New Jersey had their houses raised. Photographer Ira Wagner...

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29/06/2018
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